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An ambitious cloud phone with a cute look – Nextbit Robin

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Price : ₹ 19,999/- Rating : 75/100 

  • HOW DOES IT FEEL OUT OF THE BOX?

Coming out of the retail box, it was refreshing to hold the Robin as other phones offer similar looking design, giving it an appealing appearance. It nailed on the spot when it comes to first impressions as a lot of my friends inquired about the phone at the first glance. To my surprise, the Nextbit has skipped the metal body designs with chamfering finesse and instead of that went with relatively sharp design in a rectangular form, which caught everyone’s attention.The two, circular, front-firing speakers placed along the central axis have a nice rounded dip with perforations. Why is it worth mentioning? Because, it’s different from what other phone speakers are made of. Moreover, it is catering to the demands of the customers who are in constant need of storage.

  • HOW DOES IT PERFORM?

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808SoC coupled on a 3GB RAM with 32GB onboard, switching between apps to multitask was smooth. Connectivity game is kept at par with LTE support on Indian frequencies, NFC, GPS and dual band Wi-Fi ac. Sporting a 5.2 inch display on full HD, the phone is a pure delight offering vivid colours and solid viewing angles, from watching movies to playing games with no lag at all. The speakers crank up really high so songs, audio books and calls had a crisp vocal. All this operation could be performed with a single hand and why wouldn’t it be?When it’s so light at 7mm. The 2,680mAh juice pack isn’t the longest lasting battery I’ve come across and it does take a good two hours for a complete charge. Fingerprint sensor was good but the dent in it made it troublesome at times to unlock it.

  • HOW IS THE CAMERA OF THE PHONE?

It doesn’t feel like Nextbit has made the camera much of a focus for the Robin, although that’s not to say, the camera is average; more like basic. The back camera with 13MP and 5MP on the front strikes out with good shots in daylight and struggles in dim light, which is negligible at the price range. Videos can be shot up to 4K which again is good enough. The shutter which isn’t fast could kill the moment of grasping the perfect shot.

  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL?

The looks of the phone is what it makes it special, although the brand promises you will never run of storage. The logo behind indicates the smartphone is all about the cloud coming with 100GB of free storage with an additional 32GB onboard. It automatically and intelligently off load things to the cloud the next time it’s plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi. One thing to keep in mind is that only manages two types of content: images and apps.

  • WHAT’S YOUR FINAL TAKE?

The Nextbit Robin’s cloud storage feature is persuasive, but even without that, it’s a great value handset that stands out from the crowd. It’s just a shame the battery doesn’t last a bit longer and the camera is basic. This cute little device is gorgeous. But, we truly hope the brand works on providing adapters in the near future as it’s a real drawback.

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