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Microsoft KIN ONE

67
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Pros
  • Hardware keyboardUnique designKin Studio cloud-based syncing
Cons
  • Horrible, uneven, and buggy UILack of applications, even IMData plan pricing too high for phone of this class
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Scores

Engadget

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User Reviews

100
Pigpen330
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
jeepguynola
I loved this phone for all of a week before I returned it cause of the $70 monthly...read more
80
garen
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average user Score

Reception and call quality

50
 

Display

65
 

Battery life

90
 

Camera

70
 

Ease of use

85
 

Design and form factor

95
 

Portability (size / weight)

100
 

Media support

60
 

Durability

75
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

67
 
 
100
Pigpen330
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
70
jeepguynola
I loved this phone for all of a week before I returned it cause of the $70 monthly bill. Almost worth it for the awesome software and the magnificent KIN Studio, which I really hope will live to see another day. Not exactly a noble failure, but will always have fond memories. Oh and the tube packaging this came is was really really great.
 
80
garen
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
60
garynagra
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget