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The brand new LG G5 might have a nifty modular design that we’ve never seen before on a smartphone, but how useful is it really? And to make things worse, there aren’t really any good modules available yet, so it’s basically just an overly complex removable battery.
If you want to see real innovation, check out the Nextbit Robin, a new factory unlocked Android phone that ships with 32GB but never runs out of storage space.
How is that possible? What kind of magic is this?! Read on to find out.
In our Nextbit Robin review from earlier this year, we discussed the phone’s innovative storage system. In a nutshell, the Robin backs up all your apps and photos over Wi-Fi, and mirrors everything on secure cloud-based severs. Then, if the 32GB of local storage on your device starts to get full, it deletes things off of your phone to make room for new data.
But what happens if you want to use an app or play a game that has been deleted? Just tap the icon and the Robin will restore it in just a few moments, and all of your user data stayed on your phone. It’ll be like the app was never removed from your phone.
The Nextbit Robin is easily the most innovative smartphone out there right now, and it’s an incredible value at $399 unlocked and contract-free. For a limited time on Amazon though, the phone is just $299!
Some key specs:
- 32 GB 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.
- 5.2″ 1080p LCD with Gorilla glass 4
- 13 MP rear Camera with phase detection Autofocus and Dual tone flash
- Dual Front facing speakers with Dual amplifiers
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – HSPA (3G) 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 – LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
Here’s a link to the Nextbit Robin in the “Midnight” color, and here’s a link to the Nextbit Robin in “Mint.” Note that the $299 sale price is only good through the end of the day on May 10, or while supplies last.
Article updated to clarify details surrounding the Robin’s backup and restore process, as well as sale duration.
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