Editors Liked

  • Unique design, Decent battery life, Background sync with Kin Studio, Loaded with social networking features, HD video on Kin Two
  • Form, camera, cloud storage, Zune integration
  • Zune builtin, Great messaging phone, Seems well made, Decent battery life
  • Solid keyboard, HD video camera with 8 megapixel photos, Zune music player, good design
  • Clever social-network-centric OS, Mirrors all activities and auto uploads photos to Kin Studio Web site, High-quality 5 MP (Kin One) and 8 MP (Kin Two) camera with flash, 4GB (Kin One) 8GB (Kin Two) built-in memory, Light, sleek, stylish uncluttered exter
  • Lightweight, Innovative Studio web interface, Zune built in
  • Built-in Zune. Good Web browser. Web-based interface for your photos. Easy to share information with your friends
  • The Kin Two offers easy access to contacts and social-networking sites. The Kin devices are the first Windows phones to feature the Zune multimedia experience, including Zune Pass. The Web-based Kin Studio backs up all of your phone's data

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lacks app store, integrated navigation app, Slow browser, no tabs, No memory slot, Calendar and event sync omitted, Feed links have to be opened in browser, Lacks IM client, Requires smartphone plan
  • UI is buggy and unintuitive, no expandable memory, social networks are very limited, expensive
  • No external memory, Camera button placement is not good, Not exactly easy to get photos and videos off phone, Audio quality is worse than expected
  • Can't add new applications, data costs as much as a smartphone, user interface can be confusing, no email notifications, no IM clients
  • Cluttered, claustrophobic OS, No third-party apps, Slippery exterior, Unintuitive music player, Hard to get high-quality video off phone, No external memory card slot
  • Poor integration with social networking apps, No instant messaging, Clumsy interface, No third-party apps or games, Mediocre call quality
  • Not really a smartphone, but priced like one. Limited account integration
  • No calendar app or IM clients. User interface can be a bit overwhelming and has a learning curve. You can't upload photos to Twitter. Camera quality is subpar. Requires smartphone data plan