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There was a time when phone-makers fought tooth and nail to make the smallest, most compact mobile device. Once smartphones took over, bigger phones were almost unanimously considered better. In these conflicting times emerges the Micro X S240, an Android smartphone that's as big as a credit card, and claiming to be the smallest smartphone in the market, measuring 89 mm across its longest edge.

Made by Posh Mobiles, the Micro X S240 reportedly has a 2.4-inch screen, 512 MB RAM, a dual-core 1 Ghz processor, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It doesn't exactly have the most up-to-date specs, but it connects to a 4G network.

The tiny smartphone also packs a 2 MP rear camera and a VGA-resolution front camera. The 650-mAh battery, according to GSM Arena, is supposed to last up to 200 hours on standby, giving users 7 hours of talk time.

While the images published by Posh Mobile show the phone accommodating four shortcuts and the app tray, Unboxtherapy's video shows one would be lucky to have three. It is of course possible to add more shortcuts on the screen, but that would require moving the clock and any other widgets over to the next page.

Needless to say, the phone's on-screen keyboard is tiny, which makes one wonder whether the phone is targeted at children. Reviewing facts, like the colours the phone is available in, it wouldn't actually be that bad an idea.

The Elephone Q, which is more-or-less the same phone in terms of looks and specs, is pegged as a child-friendly smartphone. What's also interesting is the Elephone Q, which weighs 53g (a gram more than the Micro X S240), can also be used as a key chain.

This application sounds pretty intriguing as one can always log into Android Device Manager and use the phone's location services to find out where the keys are in case they are lost. The possibilities seem endless!

The Micro X S240 retails at $90 and can be found on Amazon and also ships to India via eBay's Global Easy Buy service.