"Here's why we think you should be considering the Nextbit Robin as your next daily driver"
After introducing the Robin in September last year, San Francisco-based Nextbit has finally launched its unique cloud-first smartphone in India. At a time when most smartphones seemingly look the same and offer the same features, the Nextbit Robin feels like a breath of fresh air in what may be the future of smartphone technology. From an enticing design to some power-packed hardware, the Nextbit Robin has a lot going for it.
So without further ado, here are the top five reasons why the Nextbit Robin should be the device in your pocket.
The Nextbit Robin sports a flat rectangular design that does away with the curves found on some other smartphones in the market. With mint or midnight blue bezels above and below the display, the smartphone surely feels appealing to the eye. It’s a minimalist design that can awe many consumers. The phone has a nice grip and the symmetrical design aesthetics give it extra oomph when compared to other handsets. On the rear, the Robin has LED lights which light up when the device is connected to the cloud.
With a unique storybook-like box, Nextbit has carried forward the creativity to the packaging as well. Overall, every shot by the company seems to have hit bull’s eye when it comes to the design of the smartphone.
When it comes to media consumption, the Nextbit Robin is second to none. The 5.2-inch IPS LCD panel of the handset flaunts full HD resolution, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top for added protection. The company has hit the sweet spot for screen sizes as the display is big enough to enjoy multimedia, yet doesn’t make the phone feel uncomfortable to hold in any way. For all those audiophiles, the Robin features dual front-facing stereo speakers with two amplifiers to make the audio experience more immersive. The combination of a vibrant display and good-quality sound make the Robin excel when it comes to media consumption.
The Nextbit Robin has enough horsepower to smoothly run anything that’s thrown at it. Under the hood, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC powers the device aided by 3 gigs of RAM. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor and 32GB of internal storage. For shooting, the Robin features a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. There’s also a 5MP selfie snapper to take crisp selfies. Unlike most smartphones in its price range, the Nextbit Robin supports NFC and dual-band Wi-Fi as well. All this works in tandem to make it a complete powerhouse.
Probably one of the most interesting features of the handset is the cloud storage of the Nextbit OS which syncs automatically. Each phone comes with a ‘Smart Storage’ service, which offers you 100GB worth of cloud storage to save all the apps and data you want. The Nextbit Robin automatically offloads the applications and content you use the least when connected to Wi-Fi, freeing up valuable internal storage. All this happens seamlessly in the background making you feel that the phone will never run out of storage. And of course, you can download your archived data and apps from the cloud any time you want. This might be how our smartphones work in the future, but the Nextbit Robin is offering you this now.
The battery life of the Nextbit Robin is the next big thing to talk about. The phone draws juice from a 2,680mAh Li-Ion battery which lasts a full day on mixed usage. The inclusion of the new reversible USB Type-C port means there are no hassles of connecting the cable the right way. In a hurry and forgot to charge your smartphone? No problem. The Robin comes with support for quick charging to give your smartphone some valuable power boost in no time.
With powerful features, cloud capabilities and a good battery life to make use of them, the Nextbit Robin seems like a real winner.