Nextbit Robin: Cloud storage + physical storage in a new Android phone. How well does it work?
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Intro Track: Ongoing Thing by 20syl, Oddisee
I got about nine hours with streaming Spotify Premium with extreme quality, downloading apps., some YouTube, Messenger, Facebook, using the camera a bit, some Internet, and streaming the music via Bluetooth to my Bose. XD :like:
Ah okay. Yeah I saw the video. I don't really agree with him on storage being a lot of phones don't go past 64 GB SD card storage and most phones are between 16-32 GB storage. So that part felt quite biased indeed but overall it is what he prefers and he overall loves the phone. I got mine last night after wanting it for months. I have the Ulefone Power but it has had display issues in the last week or so. The phone I have had for a few or so months. It doesn't take 4GLTE doesn't work with certain carriers, including what I use which is the amazing MetroPCS. So between the E, EE, and H+ and the display issues I made sure to have another phone. Now I have one with over 6000 MAH and this beauty!¡ xD ∆∆∆ <(())>
I bought one when the price dropped to around $160 and it is well worth it. Two things I didn't like is small battery and no app drawer. Nova launcher fixed the app drawer problem and putting up with small battery. If you can get one at this price go for it.
The problems weren't mentioned here, so I will make note of them. The CPU heat dissipation is horrendous, sometimes to where I have to put it down for a few minutes because the phone got that hot, there is something within the back facing camera that jiggles around like it's loose when you shake the phone/put it on a hard surface, and the bottom speaker, when introduced to bass, will crackle, sometimes intensely (I've figured out that for some reason, Nextbit has implemented software-based bass booster).
Hopefully this is just a defective unit, but I had read other people with these same exact issues, which is quite disappointing.
this is actually a really cool idea, but the fact that they directly tied it to the cloud was a terrible choice. Both for users and them. They should have implemented their archival system against an SD card instead, so that the stuff you don't use a lot gets moved to a slower SD card, but not totally off the phone. that way the fast internal storage gets used to its full potential, while not putting everything else out of reach without the internet. Plus they wouldn't have to pay for all the cloud space for their customers.
One of the biggest problems with Androids built in handling of SD cards is that it is all or nothing. Either entirely replace the internal storage at the cost of flash storage speeds or only use it for media and not apps, but then you're limited by what storage systems your apps support. This archival software is a great idea to utilize secondary storage while maintaining the snapiness of internal storage.
I love the way you review a phone like the Nextbit. The way you film, and the information you tell in a nice way. You tell positive things about the phone like the unlimited storage, but also bad things to like the annoying volume buttons...
thanks for the good review
Honestly, buying this phone has been a huge mistake for me. The battery life barely holds up, the phone bends with the slightest bit of pressure, there are some glaring software issues, it takes forever to charge but depletes in less than 3 hours.. it's just not a good phone.
Yo Marques, I came back to this video today, and I just gotta say, even though it's been a year since this video, your style makes it feel fresh and clean. I rewatch your videos all the time, they're fantastic.