The Nextbit Robin is the newest phone developed by a company whose founders already ha vast knowledge on how phones are made and the softwares that power them. If you are looking to buy the Nextbit Robin device, there are a few things you need to know.

Robin is currently available for US$399 and goes beyond the expectations of its modest price tag. The phone is far from perfect but with all things considered, this is the latest affordable phone champion and one of the best yet.

1. Check the privacy policy and cloud storage terms

Nextbit Robin is pretty efficient when it comes to storage capabilities. The device provides adequate storage space by backing up everything on it including stuff you don’t even use, to your Nextbit cloud, which in turn leaves a lot of free space.

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With this in mind, it is important to know what to expect in terms of your data and privacy when it comes to using the service. Nextbit has detailed all these in a language anyone would be able to understand. When you first sign in to the Robin smartphone, before you can start using it, you’ll be able to read everything. In case you want to read it prior to purchasing the phone, Nextbit has everything covered here.

To avoid later complaints, read, understand and even ask questions if necessary.

2. The fingerprint sensor located on the side

Although, the Nextbit Robin uses a similar Android operating system as the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, its fingerprint reader functions a little differently. For example, when you place your finger on the sensor, it does not stay awake like Nexus variants. However, it gives you the same great experience you’d get from the Nexus Imprint. The fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate. When you press your power button, the fingerprint sensor reads your print and immediately unlocks the phone.

The choice to place the sensor on the power button, located on the phone’s right side just above the SIM slot rather than have stand-alone set-up, seems to have worked out.

3. Robin has almost no bloatware

Other than the basic contacts, clock, settings and clock apps, the Robin mostly features the Google apps as well as the Android Pay mobile payment service. So expect no unnecessary apps only the full accessibility to all that Google Play has to offer. You also have the option of disabling the Google apps you don’t have use for.

4. The home screens, the home for all your apps

It is a great thing that there aren’t a ton of apps pre-installed on Nextbit Robin, considering the fact that the phone has a unique app drawer not seen on many Android devices. Just as the app storage folders, all your apps remain on your different home screens. It is somewhat similar what you’d find on an iPhone with a few features thrown in.

It looks crisp and clean with only few apps, not so sure if it would remain the same after a few hundred app installs. However, if you prefer your own customization, you can choose to have a third party launcher app like the Google Now Launcher, installed.

5. 25GB of storage

The 32GB phone offers around 25GB of free storage with the added bonus of an entire 100GB cloud storage space. This is more than adequate to say the least.

6. An awesome bootloader policy

What is even excellent about the phone is the fact that, it allows unlocking and flashing of all things while still allowing you to keep your full warranty. If you want to confirm this check Nextbit’s website.

What else do you think is awesome about the Nextbit Robin? Let us know in the comments.

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