I’m really starting to feel like the $399 price range for a modern day smartphone is really where all the best action can be found. It’s how much you can expect to pay for a new LG Nexus 5X. It’s how much you can expect to pay for a Moto X Play. And it’s also how much you can plop down to pre-order the Kickstarter-backed Nextbit Robin too.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, where the Nextbit Robin was being offered for $299, you can now get in on the public pre-order for a hundred bucks more. It’s still a really good deal. It also demonstrates that going with an “alternative” brand can yield some interesting experiences, just as we can see with the OnePlus 2. Oh, and the 64GB version of that happens to be $389, which is still right in that $399 range I was talking about.

Aside from its rather unique design, the other notable feature of the Nextbit Robin is its cloud-based focus. It comes with 100GB of cloud storage which it will use intelligently to offload whatever is hogging up the 32GB of internal storage. Aside from that, you get a 5.1-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera, 5MP selfie cam, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, plus a massive 3680 mAh battery.


Hop on over to the official pre-order page to add your name to the list. The Nextbit Robin, available in Mint or Midnight, is expected to ship next February. There’s a GSM version for AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as a CDMA friendly model for Verizon customers. Shipping to the United States and Canada is $25 and $39, respectively.

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