The Nextbit Robin is a relatively new cell phone that was made by a new company called Nextbit which is based in San Francisco. The Nextbit Robin is a slim phone that’s nicely designed with a unique internal storage system. The storage system works by storing apps that are rarely used in the cloud when the phone reaches its maximum storage capacity.
The Nextbit Robin has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB built-in memory, 100GB of free cloud storage which is provided by Amazon, and a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels).
The primary camera on the phone is a 13MP camera with dual-tone flash which has phase detection auto-focus. The front facing camera is a 5MP camera, the Nextbit Robin comes equipped with dual amplifiers along with 2 front facing speakers, one speaker at the top of the phone and one at the bottom.
The Nextbit Robin comes with Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery which uses quick charge 2.0. The Nextbit Robin runs on the Android Marshmallow operating system, this phone has a unique look and feel to it. The chassis of the phone is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and polycarbonate, so the phone is built to last.
The battery life on the Nextbit Robin could have been better, the 3,000 mAh battery will not last you all day if you’re constantly using the phone. The Nextbit Robin does not come with a charger unlike the majority of cell phones on the market today. If you buy the Nextbit Robin you will have to spend some extra money on the charger.
The quality of the Nextbit Robin 5.2 inch 1080 IPS display screen is good but not as good as it is on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or some of the other high end phones on the market. When viewing the display screen in direct sunlight, the display screen loses its integrity which results in a less than spectacular viewing experience.
The Nextbit Robin comes with the Android Marshmallow operating system pre-installed however Nextbit has modified the operating system to make it compatible with its cloud storage system along with its own home screen launcher. The user interface does not have home screen widgets or an app drawer.
The cloud storage system in the Nextbit Robin is password protected, once you log in you will be able to view the amount of used and unused data on the phone. The Nextbit Robin allows the user to choose what type of content they would like to be backed up which mainly refers to photos and apps.
This is a state of the art feature which separates the Nextbit Robin from all the other cell phones on the market today. I assume that many of the cell phones in the future will adopt this new technology. The Nextbit Robin will automatically back up unused apps, and when this occurs the apps will be grayed out.
The primary camera is a 13MP camera, the quality of the pictures taken with this camera are not too bad. However, when taking multiple photos the camera has a bit of a lag, you have to wait a few seconds after taking a picture before you are allowed to take another picture.
If the camera and the battery life were better the Nextbit Robin would have been a much better phone. This is the first flagship phone released by Nextbit hopefully the next phone will be a better one. Please share your experiences with me about the Nextbit Robin in the content section below.