Nextbit Robin is now available at a reduced price of Rs 14,999 on Flipkart. The phone was initially launched at a price tag of Rs 19,999. The price cut is said to be applicable for a limited period. The Rs 5,000 price cut makes the Robin a great deal smartphone, especially for those who buy the phone’s cloud-first philosophy. In our review of the device, we had said that it is as good as the Nexus 5X, if not better in some areas.
The main USP of the Robin is that it’s supposed to ‘never run of storage’, courtesy its built-in smart cloud-storage feature. The phone comes with 32GB of in-built memory, and 100GB of free cloud memory. Nextbit OS which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow knows when the phone is running low on internal memory and automatically starts offloading (archiving) the least used apps and the oldest photos in the phone to its cloud servers.
The company is also actively working to support videos as well in smart storage. The Robin has been criticised for uploading (archiving) just the least used apps and the oldest photos in the phone to its cloud servers, when we know, it is videos that you shoot or store in your phone that take up more space. Video archiving support has now been added to the Robin; however, it is still in beta and would be available for the select few who like to tinker around with beta software.
The Robin is also touted as a ‘design-first’ smartphone. It boasts of a unique rectangular slab of a design, which is essentially plastic. Circular motifs thrown in add visual variety to the smartphone. It has a physical home button on the side that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. There’s also USB Type-C port for charging and data-syncing purposes.
The Nextbit Robin further comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM. The single SIM phone supports 4G LTE connectivity and uses a 2,680mAh battery.