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Microsoft KIN TWO

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Pros
  • Decent hardware keyboard720p video recordingKin Studio cloud syncing
Cons
  • Uneven and buggy UILack of applications, even IMData plan pricing too high for phone of this class
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User Reviews

50
soren121
NOTE: I have the KIN TwoM. Hardware-wise, it's the same as the original model....read more
80
cobb55
Great little phone with WiFi and no data plan... Zune Player. Decent keyboard....read more
70
techspce
Overall as a feature phone, it is the best on the market. As a smart phone...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
65
Average Critic Score

Battery life

80
 

Camera

70
 

Ease of use

40
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

40
 
 
60
Engadget
...there are much better choices for much less money on the market, and Microsoft hasn't demonstrated to us why you would choose this phone over those.
 
70
Gizmodo
The Kins have an audience, a sense of style, and—a rarity from Microsoft—a coherent philosophy. They're precocious feature phones, with actual potential. So why are they priced like smartphones?
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SlashGear
A few weeks ago, Microsoft made some big headlines when they announced their latest phone, the KIN – specifically designed for teenagers. People all over the Internet had comments on it, positive and negative – but here’s a take from the target audience – an actual teenager.