Nextbit Robin

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.20-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 2680mAh
  • OS Android 6.0.1
Market Status Released
Release Date August 2015

Nextbit Robin Review

By Roydon Cerejo (May 24, 2016)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Beautiful design
  • Fast charging
  • Unique cloud storage integration
  • Stereo speakers
  • Unlocked bootloader
  • Bad
  • No USB OTG; FM Radio
  • Granular controls needed for cloud syncing
  • Average battery life
  • Camera struggles with macros

Cloud storage is now an indispensable part of our lives and we all use one service or another, be it Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud or OneDrive, to name a few. The idea of having your personal data safely tucked away for you to access at any time and from any device is brilliant, and it's easy to take for granted once you start using it. We've also seen devices that rely completely on cloud services, such as the Asus Chromebox and Chromebit as prime examples. But is it time for smartphones to make this transition too? Well, Nextbit certainly thinks so.

Nextbit Robin Summary

The Nextbit Robin is the first Android cloud-based smartphone that uses the cloud to manage your apps and data. The custom syncing mechanism works by moving unused app data and photos that you've clicked to the cloud automatically, depending on the amount of local storage available. Other than this unique feature, it also boasts of an eye-catching design and stereo speakers in the front for a better multimedia experience. Under the hood, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone also runs on a custom version of Android Marshmallow and allows you to 'pin' apps to prevent them from backing up to the cloud. The camera on the other hand is a bit average as it struggles with macro shots and battery life could have been better too. It's certainly a unique phone with an aggressive price but you need to ask yourself, is the cloud is the best choice right now as a substitute for local storage when microSD cards are still very much relevant?

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Nextbit Robin Full Specifications

Brand Nextbit
Model Robin
Price in India ₹19,999
Release date August 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.00 x 72.00 x 7.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2680
Removable battery No
Colours Mint, Midnight
SAR value 0.58
Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Processor 2GHz hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating system Android 6.0.1
Skin Nextbit OS
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Regular
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • Next Best Android Phone!
    Demeyo D. Koso (May 25, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    Nice features, the only android phone that comes with an unlocked bootloader, good specs. Love the overall design of the phone. I just wonder why the performance rating is just 7?
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  • Awesome Fency Look with HighTech Configuration
    Sujon Roy (Aug 10, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Nextbit Robin just a awesome and unique piece of Handset.
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  • Battery capacity is very low
    Paloju Ram (Aug 29, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    Device looks good and features also good. But to enjoy this feature we need battery life. in this price segment, the battery capacity is more compare to other mobiles.
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  • Great design, weak body
    Jason Lingard (Dec 7, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    I love the design, how it feels and functions. However I was disappointed that under stress it bent and the casing broke slightly after only a few weeks. Body is just too weak
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  • Great Android phone
    Paul Jahnke (Oct 12, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Have used 4 different manufacturer phones over several years. None of them have the feel or quality of function that this phone has.
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