Big phones are currently all the rage. You won’t find a cell in the market that doesn’t have an edge-to-edge display, ultra-sharp screen, beefy battery, and edge-to-edge display. The Zanco Tiny T1 doesn’t possess any of those things, but it does have the title of world’s smallest cell phone, and it currently has plenty of admirers.
The Tiny T1 seems like a toy but it’s really a totally functional cell phone able to make and receive voice calls and texts. It possesses a full numerical keyboard and a very tiny OLED display with a resolution of just 64 X 32. Yep, it is really, really tiny.
As you’d probably guess, the Tiny T1 isn’t really the most powerful mobile on earth. Its little size limits its abilities, letting it function only on 2G networks. With such a little display, you won’t be doing anything besides texting and talking. With that being said, it’s still a seriously amazing accomplishment.
Zanco’s specs list also says it has “32RAM + 32ROM” which you can believe if you want to. There’s no way this phone has 32GB RAM and it’s difficult to believe it has 32GB of storage, particularly when it isn’t even a smart phone. Possibly 32MB. Difficult to say and the phone’s website doesn’t provide any information.
On the positive side, the Tiny T1 is very cheap which probably makes it a great emergency cell phone for someone who doesn’t want to carry a smartphone but still wants to have a phone with them at all times.
When powered up, it has 3 days of standby time, meaning it can handle close to 180 minutes of talk time before needing to be re-charged. How much does it cost? Less than $50.
Do you need one? No! Do you want one just because it’s incredibly cheap, odd, and will bring you some wanted or unwanted attentions? Yep.