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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2011
This phone is great! I got it the day after I ordered it. Takes a bit to get used to it, but the touch screen is very responsive. You can't take notes, save drafts, play games, or forward messages. It's also not much for personalization. But it's great for texting and the design is adorable. It has wi-fi capabilities so you can surf the web without getting charged. You can also set a passcode for those who enjoy their privacy. You can add favorite contacts so they're always at your fingertips. Battery life is great so far. Also, the camera takes great pictures.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I was skeptical to purchase this phone, but having wanted a wi fi compatible phone for so long not (but not wanting to pay for a data plan) made me go through with the purchase. I have had the phone for about 6 months now and am very satisfied with the purchase. This is a tiny touch screen phone with a menu screen that includes alarm, phone, messages, calculator, email, browser, camera, calendar, music (it has an am/fm radio as an added bonus), setting, search, and contacts. The menu screen can also be made a variety of cute colors including pink, red, green, and baby blue.

The functionality of the internet/browser is not the best; however, it allows me to get where I want to go and see what I need to see so long as wi fi is available. Its nice to be able to check my email on the go.

Pro's:
-WiFI
-Tiny and cute
-Seems to have good battery life (I charge it every 2 days)
-Slide up keyboard

Con's:
-Sometimes when you try to dial a number and hold the phone to your face to talk, your face cancels the call...
-Otherwise, none.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
The battery life is excellent. I went from a Motorola Rival, then an LG Chocolate Touch, and now I have arrived in cellular phone heaven with the Kin One. The keyboard is so much nicer than any other phone I have had. The phone responds really well with the touch screen. There are only two gripes I have and that is the fact I only have four color themes (Green, Blue, Pink, and Red) *I would have liked to see a purple or orange* and sometimes the phone shuts off on its own. But still a great phone if you need a replacement.

P.S. another great plus is that you don't need a data plan!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
Neat device for phone calls and text messages. Texting works better with small and sensitive finger. A real attention getter. Will continue to use because of its small size. Picture functions are surprisingly good. Speed and touch screen navigation are pretty good considering size. Never worried about accidental screen touches. Only draw back is the feel and touch of keys.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2011
I just go this phone yesterday from verizon. I had an old chocolate 3 flip phone before. The front screen finally broke so I checked verizon online and called them to see what kind of new phone I could get, but without a data plan. I don't want to pay for a data plan when I already pay for internet at home. I asked them if they have any phones with Wi-Fi, but no data. The only phones verizon had that gets Wi-Fi is the Kin One and Two. I wanted the Kin two, but they don't sell it anymore. At first I thought the Kin One looks like a toy phone, it still kind of does. I didn't want the Kin One so I called AT&T and T-Moble. Neither one of them had a phone that had Wi-Fi without a data plan. I was then looking at getting the LG Cosmos touch, but it got bad reviews and it seems like it had a lot of bugs. The other flip phones were not even as good as my old chocolate 3. All these phone companies want you to pay for the data plan, so they don't make any nice flip phones with nice cameras or feature anymore. So, after about two weeks of looking at phones, I decided to try the Kin One and see if I like it. If I didn't like it I could just go back to my old phone. The Kin One was free anyways. So far the phone is not bad. You can't transfer your contacts from your old phone to the kin, you have to manually do it. I thought it would take a forever, but it actually didn't take that long. The other thing I notice is the phone doesn't have predictive text so now I have to actually learn how to spell. Before I would use perdictive text like a spell checker. It also doesn't have a note pad, I used to keep all my passwords on the note pad. But it does have Wi-Fi, 5 MP camera, video, FM radio, Zune player, and it is fast. It doesn't lag, but that might be because I don't have many pictures or video on it yet. It is taking me a little getting used to, but so far I like it. I know it is was made for a text-aholic teenager, not a 31 year old man, but it is better then my old flip phone. The best thing I like about it is the camera and of course the Wi-Fi. I will update this later if I end up hating this phone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2012
I've always wanted this phone and I finally got it. It's so cute an amazing. You can actually forward messages by taking screen shots by pressing the back button and the camera button at the same time. I like the favorites tab. And I like that you can put music, videos and listen to the radio on it. The picture quality is fantastic for such a small phone. I highly recommend this phone for anyone that wants a simple phone but at the same time wants some smartphone capabilities.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2012
This phone is very cute! I bought it after breaking an old samsung that I had. At first this phone seemed like a blessing, however I soon discovered that the keys are hard to type on because they are so close together. There's also no way to delete all your messages you have to go through them one by one. Depite these complaints it is a cute phone, that does get free wifi which is nice. It has multiple color schemes, which I like. Overall this phone is good, but like all things as its issues.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2011
I ordered this phone because I switched from a smartphone down to a 75mb data plan. I wanted a good texting phone and hated the phone that I got through Verizon. I researched a lot before I decided on this phone. Despite the negative reviews the phone got when it originally came out, now that it does not require a data plan it is a great texting phone and I love the design. It is also really cool that you can connect to wifi. I have my gmail hooked up and I have it on manual sync so I can check it when I have wifi or use my limited data when I'm expecting an important email.

Pros:
Only "basic" phone that allows you to hook to wifi. (Any other phone that allows wifi requires a data plan)
Touch Screen
Qwerty Keyboard
Small Dimensions
Great Layout (Favorite Contacts with pictures is my favorite)
Easy Hookup to most email carriers
Nice messaging designs (when recieving a message it pops up as a word bubble next to the contacts picture. If you are in the middle of something it pops up smaller in the lower left hand corner and when in messages it is threaded, like facebook messaging.)
Even though comparing sites say different it has a very user friendly calendar and alarm
Nice camera for a basic phone 5mp
You do not have to slide open the phone to make calls look through the phone. You only need to slide open the keyboard when you need to type.
External Camera button for quick access
Browser is easy to navigate.

Cons:
Keyboard is a little clicky
you cannot change the vibration length (for texts this is especially annoying because it is pretty long)
The slide feels a little sketchy, like it might break. We'll see.
Zune pass is difficult to get (if you want it) and expensive. If you do not want it the zune pass icon cannot be deleted off the main page, but you can move it down to the bottom.
No expandable memory...only 4gb internally
No facebook app (since they deleted the loop) but you can access it through the browser.
No games and no way to download games
Does not hook up to Macs. This only really matters if you want Zune in which case you will have a PC

I'm going to buy a rubber case and a screen protector because I drop phones a lot.
I will update if any of my opinions change.

Hope this helps!

Nikki
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2012
I love my Kin and have had it for 2 years. I'm so sad there is nothing similar on the market because I have to switch providers. This is a great little phone!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2012
I purchased this phone for my daughter. She was having some issues with her Kin twoM. She loves that this phone is little and isn't bulky in her pocket. This is a great texting phone and more if you use wi-fi or 3G. We set this up without a data plan, so she can only use e-mail and web on wi-fi. I find the browser to be too slow, but I am used to computers and my iPod touch. This phone is not compatible with back-up assistant, that is it's biggest downfall. Overall, this is a great texting phone and is unique, not like every other phone.
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