World’s Smallest Phone
Well, there were times when people used to carry a phone in their bag packs, but not anymore, because technology happened, and everything just became smaller and compact. From the big Motorola mobiles we have reached an era where we can make a very small mobile phone, as big as a zippo lighter, and it performs all functions of a normal phone. If you place this phone next to a AA size battery, the height difference will not be much, the phone being a little taller.
XUN CHI 138 HP, the world smallest phone ever made, is not just for calling and messaging. It has all the features you find in a decent phone these days, including a good lens camera. HP thin models have been introduced by Motorola and Samsung, but the designing wars between companies will continue, and the race for building a sleek and compact model is currently being won by XUN CHI 138 HP, and has a super small size. The phone which looks very much like a zippo lighter is 67 mm long and weighs merely 55 grams. The bar type phone operates on a GSM network, and this cute little device has very delicate furniture fittings that are really impressive. A keypad is impossible to use on this little piece, and the only feasible solution was a touch screen, and the phone also has a hand writing recognition on board, which makes typing messages much easier.
The phone has a 1.3 mega pixel camera, but the quality is not as good as the ones you find on a same resolution Sony Ericsson or Samsung, but is still better than the unbranded fakes you find in the market. The VGA like camera is good for a quick pic, but not for photography or capturing the fun moments of a trip or a holiday, because the picture quality will be disappointing and the resolution will awfully low. The phone has 260K colors and surprisingly the display, although the smallest in the world, is pretty cool and cute. The screen quality is decent and the wallpapers really look cool on the small handset. The phone also has USB support to transfer files from the computer and some of the main features include WAP support, GPRS and mp3 player. Well, you cannot have a lot of songs on this phone because of the small internal memory, just 138 MB and the absence of an expandable memory option with a micro SD card, but you could use it to play your ringtones and a few favorite music numbers. The phone does not have Bluetooth to communicate with other devices and hence there is no possibility of a wireless headset or any other Bluetooth attachment.
XUN CHI 138 HP Specifications:
- Size: 67 mm x 32 X 18
- Weight: 55 gram
- Network: GSM 900, 1800 MHz
- Feature Display: LCD Touch Screen
- Camera: Camera 1.3 Megapixel
The Xun Chi 138 sports a stylus for the touch screen and is clipped back on the body. The touch is sensitive and responsive, but you may find it difficult to access the buttons or the folders on the phone due to its small size but once you get used to it, the fancy phone is great to flash in public. The device would have looked great in a metallic black color or even a matte finish, but reports say that the Xun Chi 138 HP is deliberately made with a flashy color pink goal to be easily visible because of its small size. This problem prevailed in small devices like iPod Mini and Nano as well, and the numbers of lost music players reported are huge, and let’s hope that this phone does not add to it.
The Xun Chi 138 HP is no doubt a cute little phone which attracts the crowd, but the sale of this phone will only be limited to the young crowd or the females, because the upcoming generation looks for features more than style, and with iPhone and Android in the market, the chances people going for a little cute phone rather than the one with advanced apps and motion games is low. Still, Xun Chi 138 HP is still the world’s smallest phone, features or not.
Shahenshah is a computer science engineer who likes to do things differently. He spends most of his time with the love of his life which is his computer, using it mostly for gaming and writing and has a incredible knack for peppering humour into his life.