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Microsoft KIN ONE

    Microsoft KIN ONE

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    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.

    How we score

    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).

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    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
    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.

    How we score

    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).

    Scores

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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
     
    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

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