x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Microsoft KIN ONE

Announced
Apr 12, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
May 6, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.73 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution video capture

Share

embed

Description

The Microsoft KIN ONE has a slide-out portrait QWERTY keyboard and capacitive QVGA touchscreen, which will let you interact with the custom interface. It has a 5MP camera with flash and 4GB of internal storage space.

Do you ...?




Compare

Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.31 x 2.66 x 0.73 inches (84 x 68 x 19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.90 oz (111 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 154 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 36.85 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.25 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1240 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 5.66 hours
      the average is 14 h (838 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.8 days (210 hours)
      the average is 16 days (389 h)

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • TTY/TDD
specifications continue after the ad

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, E911
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Apr 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 50

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.38 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.49 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Microsoft KIN 1, Sharp KIN ONE


Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Microsoft KIN ONE specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Phone specs database licensing page.


User circle

artificial

Had it

atomicblue

Had it

bbonline

Have it

Exypnos

Had it

joeylara

Want it

keka13

Want it

kesasims

Want it

KraMsti

Had it

Petra

Want it

RJizzle911

Want it

saif007

Want it

scdecde3

Want it

tanmanhd

Have it

Partners

iPad 2 Cases
MaxCDN

Latest stories