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Microsoft Kin One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Microsoft Kin One. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and apps get critical views, while there are some mixed reviews about the performance.

usability, design, price, portability, camera

screen, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Kin One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Kin One

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Microsoft Kin One from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, design, portability, camera

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Ginny Mies, (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Kin One review

 

The Microsoft Kin One social-networking mobile phone has a slick and intuitive user interface, but the hardware is mediocre and unattractive. Additionally, advanced users might be disappointed with some limitations within the operating system.

Right now, it is hard to estimate how well the Microsoft Kin One will do without a price attached to it. While it has some "smart" features, this isn't a smartphone. For the Kin One to succeed on the network, it should be priced to shift.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Kin One mobile phone

 

The lesser of the Microsoft's newest social networking phones, the Kin One has a slick and intuitive user interface, but the hardware is mediocre and ...

Impressive camera, Kin OS is easy to navigate

Looks a little dated, no expandable storage, no native calendar, no app store

The Microsoft Kin One doesn't have the most appealing design, but the slick and intuitive user interface makes up for it--almost.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Stewart Wolpin (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Kin One Review

 

Does an amped-up Sidekick have a place in 2010? Microsoft hopes to find out with the Kin One and Kin Two.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Microsoft Kin One and Two review

 

Make no mistake: the Kin One and Two are coming into the world as the black sheep of the phone industry, and Microsoft would have it no other way.

Hardware keyboard ; Unique design ; Kin Studio cloud-based syncing

Horrible, uneven, and buggy UI ; Lack of applications, even IM ; Data plan pricing too high for phone of this class

May, 2010

Expert review by : Dylan Tweney (wired.com)

Review: Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two

 

Two phones from Microsoft. Two writers from Wired. Should you get either one? Read on, we'll tell ya.

Super pocket-friendly size and weight (4.1 ounces). Cute as a button. Surprisingly usable keyboard. Built-in FM tuner. Extremely responsive touchscreen

Screen too small for much reading or web browsing. Autofocus problems, especially on closeups. Video recording is only standard definition. Doesn’t integrate with Google contacts or calendar. Limited Twitter capabilities

May, 2010

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Kin One (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Microsoft Kin One could have been a cute messaging phone, but it's being sold as an under-powered smartphone.

Cute. Built-in Zune. Automatically backs up photos and messages.

Cramped screen. Not really a smartphone, but priced like one. ; Watch the Microsoft Kin One!

What's Missing and Conclusions A short list of what's missing: no apps, no instant messaging, no calendar, and no GPS navigation. But never mind. With the right service plan, the Kin phones could still have cleaned up. The Kin One may have a cramped...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Kin One

 

The smaller of Microsoft's new social networking phones (the bigger and stronger model is the Kin Two), the Kin One has a slick and intuitive user interface, but the hardware is middle-of-the-road and the phone can sometimes be sluggish. Additionally,...

Versatile camera ; Intuitive user interface

Clunky design ; Software has some limitations

This social networking phone doesn't have the most appealing design, but the slick and intuitive user interface makes up for it--almost.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Kin One Phone Review - PCWorld

 

The Kin One doesn't have the most appealing design, but the slick and intuitive user interface makes up for it--almost.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Microsoft Kin One mobile phone (preview)

 

Microsoft's Kin One has slick software, but unimpressive hardware

Impressive camera, Kin OS is easy to navigate

Looks a little dated, no expandable storage, no native calendar, no app store

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Kin One

 

Microsoft leaps into intriguing territory with the Kin One announcement, a social-networking phone aimed at a very specific market.

Oct, 2010
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