Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

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Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

Being fit in a phone forum, I wanted some phone wars to go raging in the community 😊. How about this: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin? I know the forum might be a little bias, but lets try this out. What's your pick: Nexus or Nextbit?
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Rebel 2.8
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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

How about breaking the question down?

Affordability: Nexus 5X or Robin?
Design: 

Hardware:
Software: 
Features: 
Support: 

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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

I will gladly do this when I receive my Robin. I own both devices.
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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

This is an interesting comparison. I'd love to hear thoughts from those with both device.

Currently have a robin and contemplating getting a 5x instead
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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

I currently have a 5X contemplating the Robin...what's your SOT and how's the screen?
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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

Well considering all the specs are the same except the 5X has 1GB less RAM I would say day to day performance will be really similar. Biggest difference would be the camera, which from the sounds of the Robin's, the camera will be substantially better in the 5X.

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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

I moved from a 5X to the Robin.

 

Performance:  Robin.  There was some insufferable lag on my 5X - I don't know if it was a set of units or what, but a lot of 5X users, like me, dealt with bizarre lag

Screen:  Pretty close, slight edge to the Nexus 5X.

Appearance:  Robin, because it's so distinctive.  However, the Nexus 5X feels better in-hand.

Camera:  The 5X has the best camera I've ever seen in a phone, and objective tests show it to be the best if not one of the best cameras ever put in a cell phone.  So.  yeah.  The Robin's is just okay.

Cost:  Kind of a push these days.

Speakers:  The 5X speakers suck and I think the Robin's are pretty good.  There is some distortion at higher levels, but what can you do.

Other:  The 5X now has Band 12 and VoLTE support, which Robin still lacks, and has a Cat. 6 modem vs. the Robin's Cat. 4.  This biggest impact is carrier aggregation, et al.  Also, THE HEADPHONE JACK IS ON THE TOP of the Robin for some unholy reason.

 

 

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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin


ajfink wrote:

I moved from a 5X to the Robin.

 

Camera:  The 5X has the best camera I've ever seen in a phone

 

 

 


You must have not seen the S6/S6 Edge/Note 5 camera yetSmiley Wink

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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin

Yeah, there seems to be a lot of issue issues with lag on the 5X...
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Re: Nexus 5X vs Nextbit Robin


sfomin wrote:

ajfink wrote:

I moved from a 5X to the Robin.

 

Camera:  The 5X has the best camera I've ever seen in a phone

 

 

 


You must have not seen the S6/S6 Edge/Note 5 camera yetSmiley Wink


I take it you own a Samsung phone, lol.