Why I backed the Nexbit Robin

The Nexbit Robin is a cloud based OS. That fact alone is intriguing in itself because it completely changes the way a phone operates. Rather than everything being used on a device’s internal storage, it uses the cloud to it’s advantage. Pretty much this the future of how device’s operate, but is coming now.

Up until this point devices run off of the internal storage. The Robin uses the cloud to store apps and such that are not frequently being used and when you need those items it returns to the phone. This helps manage the amount of space on a whole new level. Gone are the days of getting rid of apps, photos, and videos off your phone that you would rather keep on the device. Now everything will be accessible whether from the internal or cloud storage.

Recently, Google Photos added the option to store photos and videos with their cloud services with unlimited storage. This has been a lifesaver for me because I know that I can access my content from anywhere while maintaining high definition quality without running out of cloud storage as well; not too mention for free. Another service from Google I use on a regular basis is their Music app. I am able to upload and store my music in the cloud. It has been a very long time since I have actually stored music on my phone. I say all this because the way the Robin uses the cloud will enhance the way I use cloud services already.

Robin manages your power based on what you use and supports quick charging. Even when it’s connected to the cloud, Robin won’t drain your battery. It only backs up when you’re plugged in and on Wi-Fi unless you say otherwise. And it doesn’t use any extra power to make more space when you need it.

For the most part apps and media content is what takes up most of my devices space. 2015 has taught us the appreciate SD cards because many of the new flagships released this year do not have SD card slots. Meaning we have to figure out other ways to store our content. Especially if you do not use any cloud services; I think more people will begin to use cloud services now because of this fact.

Alright, so the cloud based stuff is great, but what else stands out about the Robin? Plenty!

Not only is the smartphone smart, it looks amazing! There is nothing like the Robin. The design alone looks fun to use. I love the colors, button shapes, and the layout. It’s got a modern minimalistic approach. Colors and design is on point, but the Robin goes beyond just that. The specs don’t disappoint either.

  • Processor: Snapdragon 808
  • Memory: 3GB RAM / 32 GB onboard / 100 GB online
  • Screen: 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 13MP with phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2680 mAh
  • Dual front facing stereo speakers
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • NFC
  • Quick charging
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • WiFi A/B/G/N/AC
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 72mm x 7mm
  • Weight: Approx. 150g
  • GPS enabled

GSM Version (for AT&T and TMobile networks in the US; best choice for all international backers including Canada)

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
  • LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
CDMA Version (for Sprint and Verizon networks in the US)
  • CDMA 800/1900
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA 1700/1800/1900/2100
  • LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/7/13/20/25/26/41

Pretty much this thing has much of what I look for in a phone. Some of the stand out features I appreciate include – CDMA (Verizon) model, fingerprint sensor, dual stereo front facing speakers, quick charging, USB Tpye-C, and the memory. Everything else is pretty great too. The only concerns I have is if the screen will be visible in sunlight and if the camera produces great shots. The screen is only 1080p, but that might not phase me because it is possible to have a beautiful screen at only 1080p. The OnePlus 2 actually did a good job with their 1080p screen. As far as the camera, time will tell when I get to using the phone.

Side note – the fingerprint sensor looks freakin’ awesome!


For the hackers and modders you will like the fact that unlocking the bootloader will not void the warranty and they encourage you to use the phone how you see fit. If you want to load Cyangenmod, do it! My eyebrows raised in excitement to learn how they want us to enjoy our phones the way we want to! No worries about voiding warranties or dealing with uneducated customer service reps.


As my team member David says, this phone is an auto-buy. Meaning as soon as this was made available on Verizon, it was a given to get this phone. Last Friday, they opened a sale on the new Verizon model for only $300! After the 300 phones were sold the price went up to $350, which still is a killer deal for a phone that packs so much goodness. I made sure I could grab the $300 deal when it went live and within the minute the sale going live, the phone was bought.



For a while I was planning to get the Moto X Pure Edition, but due to some personal situations I was not able to purchase the phone when it came out. It’s funny how it seems as though what seemed to be a bad situation only was to provide a better door to walk through later on.

Fun fact – Nexbit’s goal was set at $500,00 and at the time of this post exceeded that goal sitting at $1,246,695 with 3,331 backers on Kickstarter; and I am proud to be one of those backers! 

The Nexbit Robin can’t get here soon enough!

Source | Nexbit

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