Nextbit Robin cloud-first smartphone now available for pre-order

by: Edgar CervantesOctober 21, 2015
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How many Kickstarter campaigns manage to reach over a million dollars in funding? Not many, but Nextbit managed to surpass that number with the Robin smartphone. Did you miss the funding campaign? Don’t worry, you can put your name to a Nextbit Robin today!

Pre-orders have just opened at $399. It’s a hell of a deal considering it is unlocked, off-contract and can be used with any carrier. Not to mention the specs, which compare to those in high-end smartphones. The Nextbit Robin features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 2670 mAh battery.

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Where is the Robin making sacrifices to reach this price point? The 5.2-inch screen only has a 1920x1080p resolution, which is below the 2015 QHD standards. There’s not much to complain about, though. The phone even comes with a fingerprint reader, front-facing speakers, NFC and Quick Charge support.

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What does make the Nextbit Robin unique is its cloud features. And we are not talking only about using cloud storage; this smartphone takes cloud-based software to a whole new level. For example, the device can automatically store apps to the cloud when they haven’t been used in a long time. Of course, you also do get 100 GB of online storage included, and the phone will automatically back up images and videos.

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We got to test it at CTIA 2015 and got pretty personal with it, so check out our quick hands-on coverage with it. If you are convinced about it being your next tech acquisition, you can go ahead and pre-order it by clicking on the button below. As already mentioned, the price is set at $399.99 and you can pick between 2 versions: the GSM iteration works with AT&T and T-Mobile, while the CDMA option is made for Verizon.

You must also pay shipping, which is not exactly cheap. Delivery fees range between $14 and $117, depending on your location. By the way, shipments are said to start rolling out come February 2016, so you won’t be seeing this phone under the Christmas tree. Who’s buying?

Pre-order the Nextbit Robin for $399.99!
  • Chauntella Stephanie Brown

    I just love the design of this phone! ?

  • I’m an early adopted and got the exclusive Kickstarter “Electric” color scheme edition. I’m so excited for the attention and progress Nextbit has been seeing and has made.

    • Airyl

      How’s the phone? Is the camera decent? Does everything run smoothly?

      • I don’t have it, have it. I just am an early enthusiast that has pre-ordered it before public pre-order was available. So, I can’t tell you about camera performance. Nextbit says samples and what not will come in November-December.

  • Ira

    I don’t think FHD is a drawback, over QHD. Sure it may be a new standard but FHD is friendlier on the battery, and the battery here isn’t exactly great either (average).

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    • It’s definitely not. It’s not like it’s regular HD @ 720p. It’s a great resolution, and the 2K is not that necessary. It’s especially not necessary when it comes down to battery