The brand new smartphone maker Nextbit has launched its first smartphone in India, most of us have heard the name, it is the Nextbit Robin. Like every first timer, this company has also tried to do something different to grab the eyeballs. It comes with a completely new approach which is its own software, temporary archive apps and other cloud features with 100 GB of cloud storage. No other phone does that till now, and that makes Nextbit an interesting phone.
We had short session with the phone and here are the answers to the most common user queries.
Nextbit Robin Pros
- Cute and unique design
- Decent display
- Fast Charging
- Stereo Speakers
- Ample of Cloud features
- Minimal bloatware
- Fingerprint sensor
Nextbit Robin Cons
- Below average battery backup
- Buggy software and camera
- No micrSD card slot
- No USB OTG support
- Cloud features not apt for Indian consumers
- Non-removable battery
Nextbit Robin Quick Specifications
Key Specs Nextbit Robin
Display 5.2-inch IPS Display
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.8 GHz hexa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Memory 3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage Upgrade No
Primary Camera 13 MP with dual-tone flash
Video recording 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Battery 2680 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Regular
Weight 150 gms
Question- How is Design and Build Quality?
Answer- The Nextbit Robin is very light at just 150 grams, considering the 5.2 inch display and the 2680mAh battery. It is also thin measuring just 7mm. It looks premium and is quite minimalist. The phone is made out of a hard, matte plastic.
The Nextbit Robin’s speaker placement is quite different. It features a speaker where other companies usually place their home button. It comes with dual front-facing speaker and the second speaker is placed on the top beside the front camera. The power button is placed on the right edge which also acts as a fingerprint sensor.
Nextbit Robin Photo Gallery
Question- Does the Nextbit Robin Have Dual SIM Slots?
Answer- No, it does not have dual SIM slots.
Question- Does the Nextbit Robin Have microSD Expansion option?
Answer- No, it does not offer memory expansion options.
Question- Does Nextbit Robin Have Display Glass Protection?
Answer- It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Question- How is the Display of the Nextbit Robin?
Answer- The Nextbit Robin comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) IPS Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is a good display panel in terms of crispness and colors, and also the viewing angles are pretty good.
Question- Does Nextbit Robin Support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?
Answer- It comes with on-screen navigation keys.
Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?
Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the Nexbit’s OS on top.
Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?
Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor and it works flawlessly.
Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Nextbit Robin ?
Answer- Yes, it comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Nextbit Robin?
Answer- No, apps cannot be moved to SD card but they can be achieved to cloud storage.
Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?
Answer- It comes with almost no bloatware apart from 2-3 apps.
Question- Does it have LED notification light?
Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.
Question- Does it support USB OTG?
Answer- No, it does not support USB OTG.
Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?
Answer- It comes with dual front facing speakers, and the sound output is really impressive. It is good enough to fill up a small hall or a room.
Question- How is the Call quality?
Answer- We did not test the call quality from the phone, but as far as reviews are concerned, it has great reception.
Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Nextbit Robin?
Answer- The Nextbit Robin comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone flash. There is a 5 MP front-facing camera for selfies. It is capable of clicking decent pictures in day light but does seems to be quite ordinary if compared to other cameras in same price segment.
Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Nextbit Robin?
Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.
Question- How is Battery Backup on Nextbit Robin?
Answer- It comes with a 2680 mAh battery, which seems to be short for the type of hardware it has. With that full-HD display and Snapdragon 808, it might struggle a little bit.
Question- What Color Variants are Available for Nextbit Robin?
Answer– It comes in Mint and Midnight coloured variants.
Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Nextbit Robin?
Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.
Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Nextbit Robin?
Answer- Yes, it has power saving modes to improve the battery efficiency.
Question- Which Sensors are available on Nextbit Robin?
Answer- It has Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Magnetometer and Accelerometer.
Question- Does it have IR blaster?
Answer- No, it does not have an IR blaster.
Question- What is the Weight of Nextbit Robin?
Answer- It weighs 150 grams.
Question- What is the SAR Value of Nextbit Robin?
Answer- The SAR value is 0.5789999961853
Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.
Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.
Question- Does Le 1S support VoLTE?
Answer- No, it does not support VoLTE.
Question- Does Nextbit Robin Have Heating Issues?
Answer- We have not tested the heating on this device yet but we have heard that there are some heating issues with the Robin, especially at the back where the CPU is baked. Nextbit Team has assured that the heating will be reduced in the upcoming update as they are working hard on thermal tuning.
Question- Can Nextbit Robin be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?
Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question- What was the AnTuTu score of Nextbit Robin?
Answer- It scored 69,644 on AnTuTu.
Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?
Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.
Nextbit Robin is perfect for countries where high-speed internet access and fair data usage policies apply. In India, it will take some tough convincing to adapt to this style of mobile computing as we still lack the proper infrastructure and using high-speed internet is expensive. At INR 19,999, Nextbit Robin is a great phone but the main idea of a Cloud-centric phone may not work in India with a lot of people.