Up now for voting, in this round of Mobile Madness, we have the Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs the Nextbit Robin. These two devices are hard to compare, first they run different operating systems, their functionality differs and one is a well-established business, the other is startup with big aspirations.
We reviewed the iPhone 6S Plus a few months ago, and while it is improved over the 6 Plus, it wasn’t recommended that users go out to buy this iteration if they owned the previous generation. I think most iPhone users will agree. It has decent battery life, large display, decent camera, Apple ecosystem (for good or bad), and 3D Touch. However, it won’t have expandable storage, something which Nextbit seems to have created a really interesting solution for.
So what’s with this Nextbit company? Why enter an already crowded phone market? First off the idea of cloud back-up is really interesting way to free up storage space on your phone. With so many useful (as well as useless) apps are available, and so many photos, videos taking up storage on your personal electronic devices it has become increasingly clear that we need more storage. Whether buying a larger capacity phone, getting expandable storage, or finding out some novel way to handle offloading excess content. The Robin’s story is all about that latter, figuring out how take unnecessary storage and moving it to the cloud until you need it.
Is it enough to get you to buy the phone? iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin? Which would you buy? Which would you vote for? Vote today and vote often, check back to see if your vote wins. Have fun!
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Apple doesn’t typically change up the hardware design — the actual look of the iPhone — when it makes the “toc” upgrades between major changes. In other words, we didn’t see a huge bump in design from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s, or the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s. Unless you own the new rose gold model, someone on the street isn’t going to be able to distinguish — by looking at the body alone — whether you have a 6 or a 6s… read more
Good news, NextBit did it.
The Robin is not without it’s fair share of issues, but between the price and the execution of what made it to launch, it is a phone to contend with in the price range. That is saying a lot with so many great phones falling in this price category. Good, quality competition at an affordable price point is absolutely great for consumers and you should definitely give the NextBit Robin a thorough look… read more
|LG - G5||Nextbit - Robin|
|Display Size||5.3-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (554 ppi)||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD IPS Quantum Display||IPS LCD|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (at launch)||Robin OS, based on Android Marshmallow (at launch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor||2GHz Snapdragon 808|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP + 8MP||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE)|
|Height||149.4 mm (5.88 inches)||149 mm (5.87 inches)|
|Width||73.9 mm (2.91 inches)||72 mm (2.83 inches)|
|Depth||7.7 mm (0.30 inches)||7 mm (0.28 inches)|
|Weight||159 g (5.61 oz)|
|Colors||Gold, Pink, Silver, Titan||Midnight, Mint|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
This poll closes within 24 hours (2:00 PM PT, the following day).
*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.
|March 17||BlackBerry Classic||vs||OnePlus X|
|March 18||Nexus 6P||vs||Sony Xperia Z5|
|March 19||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||vs||OnePlus 2|
|March 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||vs||HTC One A9|
|March 21||Nexus 5X||vs||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|March 22||iPhone 6S||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|March 23||LG G5||vs||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|March 24||iPhone 6S Plus||vs||Nextbit Robin|
|March 25||HTC One M9||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|March 26||Motorola Droid Turbo 2||vs||Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)|
|March 27||Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P)||vs||Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)|
|March 28||Xiamoi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)|
|March 29||Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium)||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)|
|March 31||Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7)||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24|
|April 2||Winner of March 25||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26||vs||Winner of March 27|
|April 4||Winner of March 28||vs||Winner of March 29|
|April 5||Winner of March 30||vs||Winner of March 31|
|April 6||Winner of April 1||vs||Winner of April 2|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|