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Sharp Kin Two

4/10 AVG.
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4/10
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The Sharp Kin Two currently has an Informr score of 4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
3.4"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

There are omissions on the Kin Two I can excuse. No calendar, no instant messaging, no navigation; I can live without if the target audience really doesn't use these features, as Microsoft's extensive focus research has shown. But the lack of these features is hardly the biggest problem I have w...

- Philip Berne, Phone Scoop
MobileBurn

It serves as a solid messaging phone, but lacks chat applications.

- Todd Haselton, MobileBurn


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Common Questions


Sharp released the Kin Two on May 17, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sharp Kin Two user manual here.


Sharp backs up the Kin Two with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Kin Two has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sharp support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sharp's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
3.4"

The Sharp Kin Two's screen size is 3.4 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a Tegra APX2600 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1390mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1390 mAh battery. Sharp's performance ratings are 13.5 days standby time, 480 minutes.

Kin Two Specs

Overview
Release date May 17, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor Tegra APX2600 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.29 W/kg
Body: 0.755 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1390 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 480 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 13.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm (4.3 x 2.5 x 0.7 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Microsoft KIN 2

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Critic Reviews


Phone Scoop

Is clearly meant for the Sidekick crowd

from Phone Scoop

There are omissions on the Kin Two I can excuse. No calendar, no instant messaging, no navigation; I can live without if the target audience really doesn't use these features, as Microsoft's extensive focus research has shown. But the lack of these features is hardly the biggest problem I hav...More

There are omissions on the Kin Two I can excuse. No calendar, no instant messaging, no navigation; I can live without if the target audience really doesn't use these features, as Microsoft's extensive focus research has shown. But the lack of these features is hardly the biggest problem I have with the Kin Two. At every level the phone is an utter disappointment. I can't think of a single feature this phone gets completely right, let alone a spot where it excels. Perhaps the Zune player is a standout, but after months of clamoring for a "Zune phone," I'm inclined to recommend giving up the dream and simply buying a Zune, if you're into subscription music.

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MobileBurn

The KIN TWO isn't a smartphone

from MobileBurn

The KIN TWO is the larger of Microsoft's new KIN series of phones. The devices, to me, are Microsoft's watered down version of Windows Phone 7. There are some similarities, after all, including the panel home screen and a focus on keeping you in touch with your friends - not only through calling and SMS, but also through social networking. There's also the Zune media player available on the KIN phones, which you'll find in Windows Phone 7 as well....

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The KIN TWO is the larger of Microsoft's new KIN series of phones. The devices, to me, are Microsoft's watered down version of Windows Phone 7. There are some similarities, after all, including the panel home screen and a focus on keeping you in touch with your friends - not only through calling and SMS, but also through social networking. There's also the Zune media player available on the KIN phones, which you'll find in Windows Phone 7 as well.

I found the KIN TWO to be enjoyable to use overall, but it wasn't without its learning curves. As a new platform, its unlike anything else currently out there, and so it takes some digging and some exploring to really get used to it. As a phone buff, I enjoyed this, but newcomers might not.

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User Reviews


Not too impressed with Kin TWO

I bought this phone and was impressed at first with some of its feature but when looking in my package for a users manual there was none. Not only now that microsoft doesnt own it and verizon is still selling it u do not get some of the regular feature that originally came with the phone. it is not wor...More
I bought this phone and was impressed at first with some of its feature but when looking in my package for a users manual there was none. Not only now that microsoft doesnt own it and verizon is still selling it u do not get some of the regular feature that originally came with the phone. it is not worth the buy no more and I believe there is a reason microsoft let the phone go. Less

there is alot of question about this phone, im still learning and if u go 2 sharp Kin Two Mannual and down load . It will tell u everything about the phone how 2 do everything im not that up on alot of stuff but it sure helped me


2 months, display will not come on.

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