Screen: 5.2" 1080p IPS LCD, Gorilla Glass 4
Dimension: 149.00 x 72.00 x 7.00 (height x width x thickness)
Camera: 13 MP Rear-facing with Phase detection
Autofocus, Dual-Tone Flash
5 MP Front-facing
Speakers: Dual Front facing Speakers with dual amplifiers
Processor: 2GHz hexa-core Qualcomm™ Snapdragon 808 processor
Ram: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB
Port: USB Type-C
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Network: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Battery: 2680mAh non removable battery
SIM Slot: Single SIM
Sensors: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Retail Price: $399(Expected)
Sleek and Simple
USB Type-C port
No Authorization over the Cloud Storage
Hello everyone, I am back with the all new Nextbit Robin(It’s a Smartphone, just a bit smarter though). And what’s so special about this? Well the design is simplistic and is well thought with all the aspects of any error marginal. Other than this it provides free 100 GB Cloud Storage(Yup, you read it right!) apart from the 32 GB inbuilt storage. And how will this Cloud storage be of use? Just keep on reading and you might get what you seek.
Okay, so talking about the phone we get a design that sooths the eyes and because of the polycarbonate case it is coated in a soft touch finish that doesn’t take on fingerprints and it doesn’t have any sharp edges which makes holding it a delightful experience.
The whole phone is made under the concept of Symmetry every detail in the phone displays the beauty of symmetry. It can be seen in the dual front-faced stereo Speakers that are placed right in the middle and adjacent to each other even the charging port and the audio-jack are placed right below each other. The buttons are nice and the power button also acts as a fingerprint scanner which allows it’s user to unlock the phone without making any complicated patterns or remembering any password, the user just needs to press the Power button once and let the thumb be there for a couple of seconds to unlock the phone. The fingerprint ID sensor is not that much fast as compared to those of other brands but still it does the work effectively.
Robin comes with an unlocked SIM so you can choose your own carrier. The unlockable bootloader and open source drivers make it easy to load CyanogenMod or any other ROM you want and Robin will still be under warranty.
The processor is not the latest one in the market but does stand out in it’s segment in competition with the same range phones be it HTC, Motorola, etc.
The phone will automatically archive files in the cloud that is not used to keep space in the phone, And will load it back when the file is needed. The Apps are also archived but the data is never erased, so when the app is required just tap on the app icon and the phone will only take 2 minutes to load the app as it was before with all the data intact.
The only issue with the cloud storage is that it can’t be accessed by the user, everything that is transferred between the cloud and the phone is done in the background and the user has no control over it, which is needed to be rectified.
The back panel has it’s logo with 4 little dots that lits when the phone is getting synced with the cloud.
In a few days Nextbit is going to release the OS update, the update not only changes the OS version to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but also brings new features dealing with the smartphone’s camera, ringtones, audio, and more, apart from bug fixes.