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Microsoft Kin Two

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Microsoft Kin Two. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and camera. The durability and design are also appreciated. Views about the performance and reliability are mixed, and some have doubts about the GPS navigation and apps.

usability, design, durability, camera, screen

price, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Kin Two is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Kin Two

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Microsoft Kin Two from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft KIN TWO Windows PhoneMicrosoft KIN TWO Windows Phone

Aug, 2017

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

Microsoft Kin Two review

 

With a better design and stronger specs, the Microsoft Kin Two social-networking mobile phone outshines its sibling, the Kin One.

Right now, it is hard to estimate how well the Microsoft Kin Two will do without a price attached to it. While it has some "smart" features, this isn't a smartphone, fun though it is.

Apr, 2010

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

Microsoft Kin Two mobile phone

 

With a better design and stronger specs, the Kin Two outshines its sibling, the Kin One. But it isn't perfect: Limitations and omissions within the so...

Attractive, larger display than Kin One, impressive camera, Kin OS easy to navigate

No native calendar, no native IM client, no app store

The Microsoft Kin Two impresses with solid hardware and an intuitive user interface, but glaring omissions -- like the lack of a calendar and IM client -- keep it from being the ultimate social networking phone.

Nov, 2010

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

Microsoft Kin Two mobile phone (preview)

 

Microsoft's Kin Two phone is stylish, but missing some key features

Attractive, larger display than Kin One, impressive camera, Kin OS easy to navigate

No native calendar, no native IM client, no app store

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Kin TWOm (Verizon Wireless)

 

Zune Pass. Nice keyboard and screen. Speedy UI

Zune Pass is Wi-Fi and sideload only. Awkwardly placed buttons. Non-expandable 8 GB for storage

The Microsoft Kin TWOm is a good feature phone sure to please frequent texters.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Kin Two (Verizon Wireless) Review

 

Perhaps it's telling that Verizon Wireless dropped $50 off the price of the Kin Two to $99 the day before it was announced; regardless, consumers will still have to cough up $30 a month for a data plan on a device that does much less than a more...

Lightweight, Innovative Studio web interface, Zune built in

Poor integration with social networking apps, No instant messaging, Clumsy interface, No third-party apps or games, Mediocre call quality

May, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Kin Two (Verizon Wireless)

 

Microsoft's Kin Two social-networking phone delivers solid Facebook and Web browsing experiences, but it isn't quite a smartphone.

Built-in Zune. Good Web browser. Web-based interface for your photos. Easy to share information with your friends.

Not really a smartphone, but priced like one. Limited account integration. ; Watch the Microsoft Kin Two!

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. Send a bunch of teenagers into a...

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. Straddling the fence somewhere between a dedicated smartphone and high-spec featurephone, they've been...

Decent hardware keyboard ; 720p video recording ; Kin Studio cloud syncing

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

May, 2010

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Microsoft KIN Two (Verizon) Review - Part 1

 
Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Microsoft Kin Two Review

 

Microsoft's Kin Two is mid-range consumer-oriented phone created for people who are looking for a device for texting, social networking and music. Michael Morisy brings us a review of one[...

Solid hardware that’s sturdy and sleek, A chance to integrate your social networks into one place, Good web browser

A glitchy, buggy interface that feels like it was never used by its primary audience, A high monthly bill, particularly for Zune Pass subscribers, Missing standard phone functions like a calendar and calculator

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Microsoft Kin One and Two

 

Microsoft unfurls its Kin One and Kin Two social networking phones, complete with Zune media software. Both phones do one thing fairly well, but fall flat in other areas. Updated with info about battery life, signal, and music syncing.

May, 2010
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