Pros Looks cool. Good music player.
Cons Bad internet, screen is WAY too small.
Can't erase indivudal texts messages.
Has a habit of erasing data.
Has a habit of not being able to send or receive picture messages.
Camera is blurry but alright.
Summary Phone is unreliable and way too small. Only good thing about it is the music player. It's a pain
Pros - nice color capacitive touch screen
- easy navigation
- cute style
- easy to use
Cons no apps, no gps,no SD card slot. - you can only load music and pics through Zune, which you will need to download onto your computer - your music can't be used as a ringtone - can't download anything direct to the phone - Not very customizable
Summary NOT recommended for anyone under 35 who wants a lot of functionality. NOT recommended for former iPhone, Android, Blackberry (or smart phone in general users).*refurbed, sorry spelling error :-)
Looking at the limited Pros and lengthy Cons... one might wonder why I'm even giving this 3 stars. Well.. my 53 year old mother wanted a cell phone. She sucks with technology and she can't figure out how to lock a candy bar style phone so it doesn't butt dial people when she isn't looking. I knew she'd want to join the 21st century with texting. But, an old flip phone without a qwerty keypad would make that difficult. So I needed to locate a phone with a screen large enough for her old weary eyes to read easily, qwerty keypad for easy texting, no complicated screen lock mechanism (* + green button = complicated for her). Being able to view websites is a bonus she will probably never use. But email sync is a nice perk that she probably will.
It's kind of sad because it seems like MS wanted to target young, hip, college kids with the initial social networking focus of this phone. They've completely removed that feature.
In short. It's simple, very easy to use, and cute. My mom will be able to handle this. Because it fits her needs, I give it 3 stars. I enjoyed playing with it and setting it up for her... but as soon as I realized how limited it was, any thought of envy went completely out of my mind.
Incidentally, I'm a relatively tech savvy Android user. Not a computer nerd by any means. But if you're 35 or younger and want media, navigation, apps, etc. This is not the phone for you.
I bought mine in like new condition on eBay for $40 from someone who had it for a week and realized the very same thing... Don't spend a lot of money on this! You can get it like new or reburbed for what I paid or probably even less.
Updated on Jan 25, 2012
Pros Its easy to find things
doesn't receive messages at times
Easily slips out of hand
plastic back falls off often
Zune Importing photos is annoying.
Summary I've had the kin One for awhile, and LOVED it at first but now that I've had it I'm starting to dread it. The problems I usually have with the phone is it constantly slipping out of my hand because its so tiny, the sound not always going off, vibrate not working while phone is on loud, glitches, and I don't like how every time I sync it with zune it takes the photos I have in my phone and puts them in albums on my computer, then copy's it back on the phone to were I can't delete them. You can't forward messages! I guess If you just wanted a really simple phone its a good one, but i'm not really fond of it.
Pros Like someone else wrote, it's cute.
Cons Screen freezes, often requiring taking out the battery and putting it back in. Eventually this doesn't even help. Can't fwd texts from this phone.
Summary Even though we have insurance and a warranty on it, we are not even bothering with a third one. If you are considering this phone, cross it off your list immediately... unless you want the hassle. ;)
Pros This phone seems to be a good one when I messed with it the store so I bought it online and it will arrive shortly. I'm excited and have taken all the reveiws into account. Wish me luck!
Cons Small, small sound
Summary It seems to be good and I hope its good