Nextbit Robin Review – design statement of former HTC-designer

Mar

5

2016

In summary
The Nextbit Robin is above all a design statement. The specs for 2016 midrange and if he performs well. The cameras are slow and there are alternatives with much better cameras. The screen is adequate, but no more than that and the battery life is about the same level as that of many competitors. The modifications to Android tackle not so positive and Nexbit mainly devised something complicated with Smart Storage, which would be easily solved with a SD card slot. That leaves the draft notice; it is totally original, well thought out and without a doubt the strongest point of this device.

pluses
original design
Prima fingerprint scanner
Stereo speakers at the front
negatives
Taking pictures is slow and camera could be better
Software is cumbersome
Smart Storage adds little
final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 7,5
Price for publication: € 399, –
Tested version: Nextbit Robin Midnight
You see them rarely or never at parties or on the train, they are not high in PriceWatch and there are no major discussions on the forum, but they are there: smaller manufacturers who are trying to do innovative things in the smartphone market. They put themselves in various ways against the established order.

Some of these manufacturers make products stand out more than others, and one of the most striking new star in the firmament is the Robin Nextbit. First, the company itself: there are three founders on the site. Two of them worked at Google on Android; the third is Scott Croyle, former chief designer of HTC. At HTC, he was among other known devices like the Touch Diamond, HTC One X, One M7 and M8 One.

That’s what you call a promising team and Robin has become a striking device. In this review we discuss Next Bits first smartphone.

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