Nextbit's first phone is as ambitious as it is pretty. The phone's way of automatically backing up apps and photos you haven't touched in a while works better than expected, and just might free some people from the dread of full phone anxiety. Too bad, then, that the unremarkable camera and disappointing battery life detract from a thoughtful (and truly cool) experience.
- Cloud backups work well
- Gorgeous design
- Nearly stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Camera can be slow to shoot
- Mediocre battery life
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- User Reviews (1)
- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET70Nextbit Robin review: Not quite ready to leave theNextbit's unlocked Robin is a decent midrange Android phone, but its novel cloud storage concept isn't seamless enough for the masses.Gizmodo70Nextbit Robin Review: A Great Smartphone With ItsWith great usability, stellar hardware, and features that avoid the “gimmick” graveyard, the Robin is an amazing 1.o device. I say one dot zero because the real utility of a cloud phone doesn’t seem like enough right now to keep an everyday shopper from a storage-expandable cheap phone.TechCrunch80NextBit Robin Review: An Aesthetic EscapeDespite the occasional hardware quirk, the Nextbit Robin really is something special. It’s been a long wait for early-backers of the Kickstarter campaign and I certainly doubt many of them will be disappointed with the device when it lands at their front doors today.Pocket-Lint70Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphoThe Nextbit Robin offers a good Android experience without breaking the bank. But as much as it is unique in its problem solving, it seems to have created a problem that didn't neccessarily need solving and carries with it problems you'll not find elsewhere.Android Authority80NEXTBIT ROBIN REVIEWThe Nextbit Robin offers a unique design, almost-stock Android interface and excellent speakers, and while the battery and cloud storage feature need improving, this is definitely a phone that leaves a lasting impression.The Guardian80Nextbit Robin review: a cloud-filled breath of freCrowd-funded smartphone is thin, capable, has a decent camera and excellent fingerprint scanner, for a mid-range price.VentureBeat80Nextbit Robin review: Cloud aside, a sleek and capOne of the most aesthetically unique ... smartphones on the market today. At $400, it offers a good value, featuring many components usually found on flagship-class devices. Those two aspects are its main selling points, not the cloud functionality, and they should be your primary considerations.The Verge70Nextbit Robin review: a smartphone in the cloudsNextbit’s real innovation will be the idea of its cloud storage system, not the Robin itself. Ideas are great, but when it comes to buying a phone, spending $400 on an idea might not be that great.Android Central80Nextbit Robin reviewI went into this review thinking I would be talking about an average phone with a cloud gimmick, but I ended up using a really good phone that can also do some cloud archival magic if you need it. I'm impressed.BGR80Nextbit Robin review: A 32GB smartphone that neverIt certainly won’t be for everyone and you won’t find it fighting for shelf space at your local carrier store with Galaxy phones and iPhones anytime soon, but it’s a breath of fresh air in a somewhat stagnant market and I have little doubt that it will quickly build a loyal fan base.
- 10AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader10November 11, 2017Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I would never recommend this phone to anyone. Besides having a charging port that's not compatible with any other phone, It also seems to have a mind of its own. It calls people when you don't make the call, the digitizer will randomly open web browsers or click on pages you don't click on. I give this phone a 1 🌟 rating.