Average review score based on 81 user reviews
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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.
Looks good, feels good, Easy to use when you get used to it, stylish, compact
This phone is for Teenagers. I bought this phone because it looks good, but when I try using it, well its not bad. ITs just that it doesnt look right for me.
The things I dont like about this phone - pro finger print, small keys, no calculator, no calendar, Cant use with other networks, Web browsing is not that good either.
I like it's size since I have small hands.
The physical qwerty is perfect and the touch screen is very responsive.
All Kin phones have the same functionality as the M models. no matter what phone you buy. When purchasing any Kin phone now understand that no phone will have the loop features anymore.
Great phone with no verizon data plan. Nice keyboard for fat fingers. Wifi works great. No apps and No longer supported by verizon, which means no kin.com. But for little money you get a touch screen and query keyboard =easy texting. So overall a cool little phone.
The only problem this phone has is its need to be rebooted from time to time. The unit freezes like most pc based systems and when it does you have to pull the battery out and do a cold reboot. Other than this its and ideal phone and its uniqueness is a major plus. I bought it for my wife and so far she is the only person we know who has this model.
nice phone with interesting features.
I can listen to FM stations and music of my choice.
It is very portable and can be carried in the hands or purse with no heavy weight.
i was sad to realize that since i got the kin m series, unknowingly, i do not have the LOOP or SPOT feature, but besides that i am more than satisfied with this phone. its my wittle baby. lol
I bought this product because my other phone sucked and froze all the time and had a slow reaction time.
I like this product because it doesn't do those things I just mentioned.
I don't dislike much.
Not the best phone, but it does the job. It's a little slow and sometimes difficult to use, but it's a great conversation starter!