Here is the good news: If you have been thinking about picking up the fun & fabulous Nextbit Robin, you can still get it for $169 from Amazon. That’s half the cost of the original price of the phone.
Here is the bad news (sort of): You are going to have to wait until next week before it ships. Right now Amazon is showing that November 10th is the date they will have them back in stock. So you can still order it, but it will just take a little longer to get. The wait, however, is worth it. At this price, this is a bit of a no-brainer.
For those that don’t recall, the Nextbit Robin has some great features and offers a unique device-meets-cloud storage solution. It has 32GB of onboard storage merged with 100 GB online storage, so you always have the space you need. Robin seamlessly backs up your apps and photos, intelligently archives the stuff you’re not using, and easily restores items when you need them. The idea is that you never run out of space. Those less used apps are backed up into the cloud but then are instantly available when you want them. You’ll know an app has been backed up into the cloud as it will be grey on your Robin.
As for other key specs, the Robin has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 4 and renders full 1080p HD. It has a 12MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a 5MP front facing camera, dual front facing speakers with dual amplifiers for
some outstanding audio quality for a phone. The phone only works on GSM so if you are a Sprint, U.S. Cellular or Verizon customer, sorry, it won’t work for you. The bands supported include:
- HSPA (3G) 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
- LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900
At this price, the Robin is a awfully hard deal to beat.
I have a Robin and it is a solid phone that I have no problem recommending. If you want to read my thoughts, you can find my review of it here.