Meet Robin, Nextbit’s new flagship smartphone. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this phone right now and we’re going to get into the box and see what it’s all about. The fancy pants packaging you see in the video below is not actually what you’ll get when you purchase this smartphone. They sent us a special care package with Robin for review purposes, but we’ll go over the contents of the retail packaging in this video as well…
This special package they sent is absolutely gorgeous. A nice wood-grain finish on the top and inside plus a few extra goodies to go along with it. Inside we have a couple of cases to fit Robin, which are pretty nice as well as a USB-C to USB cable and a wall adapter. Oh, and let’s not forget the Nexbit Sheep mascot.
Unfortunately, the retail experience isn’t quite the same though. With your Robin order, you’ll get a pretty slim-line box, which is nice and unique, that contains Robin and a USB-C to USB cable. So you’ll have to pay extra if you desire a wall adapter or cases, but that’s not a deal breaker in my opinion.
Check out our Nextbit Robin unboxing video below:
Taking a look around Robin, you can see the design is pretty different from what we’ve seen in other smartphones. It has a very modern feel to it, and I’m kind of digging the color scheme here. Not sure if these light colors will hold up over time, but we’ll put that to the test in my full review.
As for specifications, Robin is packing a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display covered by Gorilla Glass 4. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 100GB of cloud storage, which plays into how Robin never runs out of space. There’s no Micro SD card slot here, but if everything goes well with Robin’s software, you’ll never need to worry.
Speaking of which, we actually covered the software more in-depth in a previous video, which you can check out here. Inside we also have a 2,680 mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and even a fingerprint sensor built into the lock button on the side. Around the front you’ll find a 5-megapixel camera and dual front facing speakers, and around the backside we have a 13-megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, along with Nextbit’s cloud logo and some LED indicators that assist with the phone’s functionality.
The software here is rather simple at first glance, but like I said there’s a deeper level of cloud integration here. Essentially, Robin will archive and backup your specified apps and data to the cloud while charging. This will free up space on your phone and only leave the things you use the most often. It’s pretty genius, but we’ll talk more about that in the full review.
That about does it. Just a quick and easy unboxing of Robin, while I prep for the full review, but be sure to let us know what you’d like to see covered in the review video. If you’d like to pick up Robin for yourself, it’s available on February 18 for $399. Let us know what you think about the Nextbit Robin in the comments section below.