|Touch the screen or use the QWERTY keypad of the Sharp Kin 1 phone to access its interesting features or send text messages. The TFT display at 320 x 240 pixels resolution of this Microsoft QWERTY phone delivers lively image outputs. The 600 MHz Tegra APX2600 processor of this Microsoft phone handles the most complex of applications with ease. Moreover, the LED flash camera, with auto focus and image stabilization feature, in this Microsoft QWERTY phone ensures lifelike pictures. Track the shortest route to your destination using the A-GPS and E911 navigation feature of this Microsoft phone. Transfer digital media files instantly using the 2.1 Bluetooth of the Sharp Kin 1 phone.|
|Network Technology||CDMA, CDMA2000 1X, EVDO|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1240 mAh|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 200 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Average review score based on 81 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love this phone! I wanted it mainly for the look. I love that it is small and has a retro feel to it. The phone has so many great features. I love having my social networks right at my fingertips at all times and to be able to share anything by just clicking and dragging it into the loop and wa-la, it is posted to all the social websites. I am impressed!!!
If you're looking for an iPhone or Droid like phone with a complete app store and lots and lots of features, don't buy this phone. It wasn't meant to be that.
My experience with the Kin has been absolutely positive. I chose the Kin Onem over other Verizon phones because
-5MP camera. While the pictures don't always come out as well as an iPhones, it does have the same resolution.
-Wifi. WITHOUT a data plan. This isn't found on any other Verizon phone.
-Multitasking music player. It uses the same software a Zune does, at least looks-wise. It doesn't output as loud as an iPod touch (Sorry for that comparison, but I have nothing else to compare it too) but it's a very easy to use music player that will run in the background while you browse the web, text, email, etc. There are simple volume buttons on the side, and the music is very easily paused through the lock screen. There are equalizer presets, but they are kind of awkward to get to and in my opinion aren't that great. The phone only holds 4gb, so don't expect to fit a ton of music, but you should be able to put quite a few of your favorite albums on it. I'd also like to point out that you'll NEED zune software to put music on it, it's not just a plug and play mp3 player like I was expecting. Ohwell, it was easy to do.
-Very easy to use email client.
-LONG battery life. If you're used to a Samsung or most other droids, you will be very happy with how long the battery lasts :)
-Pretty interface... Kind of. It takes a while to get used to. It is very simple and easy to get around. Protip; if you think that there should be more to a screen you're looking at, swipe it sideways. There probably is more. This was confusing for awhile.
-Texting is incredibly simple, complete with conversation mode. However there is no copypaste anywhere on the phone, and no way to lock messages.
Overall, if you're looking for a simple phone that will do the things you would expect out of a phone exceptionally well without lots of other unnecessary things (app store), then this is the perfect phone. Did I mention there's WiFi without a data plan? That was 90% of why I bought it. Facebook, twitter, and most other sites work perfectly fine on it. It's not the most responsive, and it does lack YouTube, but for what I needed it to do (social networking, reddit) it worked fine.
I'm very happy, and I would definitely recommend this phone. Especially to anybody using a phone with Verizon software on it, this is definitely an improvement.
Phone is great, but always shows the original set up screen. Otherwise, it's perfect. We have two of these phones. ( both bought on eBay) both of my daughters have this phone. They love it! It is very self explanatory . Very easy to set up! Looks just like a smart phone without the smart phone price! Camera is amazing! Both o my girls love the small compact size and the cute key board.. It's an amazing phone over all! We have absolutly NO complaints! I would recommend it to anyone. Retires are very similar to the palm pre, ( which in my opinion was the greatest phone ever) I liked it better than my iPhone 4!
You'd think I would give this phone 3 stars because most of the categories were 3 stars, but it is such a piece of garbage overall that I couldn't. I am the ONLY person that uses this phone. It has never been dropped, it has been treated very well. It has a hard cover, nothing has ever spilled on it, no water has ever hit it, etc., etc.....
Yet after only a couple of months of owning it it started acting weird (right outside the warranty window, of course). The touch screen "flip open" feature would freeze with a half-black, half-picture screen. If you flipped the phone open, it would work fine, so this was more an aesthetic thing, but still frustrating.
The touch screen would not work if the battery was even the slightest bit low & the battery drained VERY quickly (I do not use it much except to call/take pictures - I have no data plan for my phone - and I let it charge fully when I got it, unplugged when fully charged, etc., all those thins that SHOULD extend the battery life).
Now I've owned it for about 5 months or so, the "a", "e" and "c" key are barely working. Yesterday the "a" would not work at all. Today it's working but only if you push it much harder than should be necessary (enough that I have to pause to push it in texting).
The features & set-up of the phone are clunky and akward. It takes forever to delete certain histories because you have to delete each "call" separately if you've ever called a number back and/or texted (they are all lumped into one "entry" on the phone, rather than "called", "missed", "received", "text", etc.).
I like the "top contacts" feature & that it's an easy & quick slide to get to it. I also love that the phone is tiny, super portable & very "cute".
Overall, however, I hate this phone. HATE it. This is the worst phone I have purchased ever and I tell everyone that!
This phone is horrible. DO NOT BUY IT!!!!! battery life is horrible, no features with this phone no calender no touch screen texting, no calcuator cant send videos cant save videos if they are recieved. deletes texts randomly same with phone calls. and you can only add a limited amount of contacts horrible horrible phone!!!