Deal: Nextbit Robin sale knocks 25 percent off the phone's price tag

Deal: Nextbit Robin sale knocks 25 percent off the phone's price tag
When you're making a new smartphone, it's all too easy to take an existing popular model, tweak a few aspects of its design and feature set, and call it a day; how many cookie-cutter gray slabs of handsets have we seen launch over the years? So when Nextbit introduced the Robin, with both a design aesthetic that was like nothing else out there, and a cloud-focused storage mechanic that felt like it had the potential to be more than just a gimmick. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, we saw the Robin arrive earlier this year, and were pleasantly surprised by the company's inaugural effort. Now the phone's getting a decent price break, as Amazon knocks $100 off the Robin's price for the next two weeks.

From now through June 21, you can pick up a Nextbit Robin at Amazon for just about $300, a $100 savings off the $400 the phone regularly goes for.

That $300 price point also represents the same deal the very first Kickstarter backers got to take advantage of; if you weren't one of those lucky 1000 early adopters, this is your chance to pick up the phone for that same low price.

We saw a similar $100-off deal arrive early last month, but that one only ran for a week, so now you're able to take your time and think about whether or not this innovative phone might be a good fit for you.

Since launching, we've already seen the Robin receive a major software update, getting Android 6.0.1 in the process. Unfortunately, that update also managed to fry our review unit, but luckily for most users, that appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone thinking of dropping $300 on this handset? Or would you rather spend your smartphone-buying dollar on more traditionally mainstream models?


source: Amazon via Android and Me

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6 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

If I didn't have a Moto X Pure then I would consider this.

2. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Moto X is much better than this. I had Robin, and sold it after few days. A terrible battery life, speakers, and camera. It actually doesn't worth over $200. You can now get LG G4 or Moto X for less than $300, and they are better than Robin in almost every aspect .. Except for the fingerpring scanner.

4. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Well that suck. I would probably get another phone then

3. srgonu

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Pebble watch goes fine with this. Both Funskool stuff

5. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The speakers are great, the camera is not the best but very far from the worst, but the battery life is always barely a day. Enjoyed the phone but couldn't get behind that battery life. :(

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I like the concept of the Nextbit Robin... but that primary design, the white/mint, just looks way too "Fisher-Price" to me. Especially around the speakers. Looks like a kid's toy. Hopefully it looks better in person than what's depicted in photos.

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