Cloud computing has become an integral part of our lives and a large part of it is due to cloud storage. Having a large amount of your important data stored online means you can access it from anywhere, anytime from any device. Many devices rely on cloud storage for their functioning but cloud storage integrated into Android smartphones? Doesn’t sound familiar, right? Meet Nextbit Robin: an Android smartphone that offers deeply integrated cloud storage service apart from the internal storage. Here’s our review of the device.
In the Box:
NextBit Smartphone unit
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- Dimensions: 00x 72.00 x 7.00 mm
- Display: 5.2 inch 1080×1920 pixels
- Processor: 2 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal Storage: 32 GB
- Camera: 13 MP rear with flash, 5 MP front
- Operating System: Android 6.0.1, Nextbit OS
Look & Feel:
The Nextbit Robin sure does an extraordinary job of standing out amongst the android smartphones we are used to seeing today. Even though it is made of plastic, it offers a premium feel and a good grip in the hand. The symmetrical and non-conventional smartphone shape make it look rather cute, specially the Mint color variant.
The phone features small round volume buttons and a power button which also houses the fingerprint sensor. You have two front facing speakers: one above the screen and one below it. The device charges via a USB Type-C port which sits on the bottom of the device along with the mic and a notification LED. A couple of LEDs are also lined up on the back of the device which light up when the device is syncing data to cloud.
Display & Camera:
Featuring a 5.2 inch display with full HD resolution protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the Nextbit Robin does not fail to impress us in this section either. The IPS panel puts on vibrant colors and crisp images. Touch response is way above average and visibility in bright sunlight is not bad either.
The device also features a 13 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash that struggles a bit with focusing. While focusing on landscapes is better, the camera struggles while focusing on close up objects. Objects at times appear to be red extra vibrantly. Low light shots look decently good. On the other hand, the phone records video exceptionally well as compared to capturing photos. The front camera serves the purpose of clicking selfies well, even in low light.
Some Pictures clicked by Nextbit Robin Smartphone:
Nextbit Robin is the first Android smartphone that brings cloud storage integration of this extent. Even if we ignore the whole cloud storage feature, the device can still make a good selling point. However, the cloud storage feature cannot be sidelined and it can only be used in regions with fast mobile data service. Apart from that, the device packs in a lot of features in what is an out of the box mobile look. Priced at Rs. 19,999 the device could sure offer serious competition to other devices in this price range.
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