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Moto X Style vs. Nextbit Robin – Motorola’s High-tier Phablet Against The Cloud-first Smartphone

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Motorola has two new phablets for its fans, and the Moto X Style (aka Pure Edition in the US) is the variant with a larger screen and better specs, while the X Play version has weaker specs and a smaller display. The Nextbit Robin will come in 2016, because its manufacturer needed to raise money for its production and the project will be brought to life because Nextbit raised over 1.3 million dollars through a campaign on kickstarter. But we know the specs of this phone and we’ll tell you more about it.

Dimensions and Displays

The Moto X Style has a similar design as the Moto X 2014, but it’s much larger, measuring 153.9×76.2×11.1mm and it weights 179 grams. Its back is made of plastic and has a diagonal-line texture which helps the device to be more grippable. Motorola protected the sides with a metal frame and added a vertical metal strip on the back, which contains the rear camera and the famous dimple with the company’s logo. Also, the body is water resistant and features a 5.7-inch TFT-LCD screen which supports a high resolution of 1440×2560 pixels at 520ppi.

For now, we know that the Nextbit Robin will measure 149x72x7mm and will sport an IPS LCD screen sized at 5.2-inch, which will support a Full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which will give a basic pixel density of 424ppi. The phone will be made of plastic and will have sharp corners. We’ve seen images of the device having a light blue band at the top and bottom, on both sides, while the rest of the rear surface was grey, but there was also a black version.

Hardware

Both phones are using Qualcomm’s hexa core MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor with two cores running at 1.8GHz and four cores running at 1.44GHz, which are backed by 3GB of RAM. They both have 32GB of internal storage, but the Moto X Style offers two other variant with capacities of 16GB and 64GB and it provides microSD card slots for all models, allowing its users to increase the memory capacity up to 128GB. It isn’t known if the Nextbit Robin will support extra storage, but the producer offers 100 GB of free space online.

Cameras

Motorola has made some improvements in the camera department, increasing the resolutions for both shooters. The Moto X Style has a brand new 21MP main shooter with 4K video recording capabilities, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED and auto-HDR, while the front camera is 5MP. The Nextbit Robin has also a 5MP front shooter, while the camera on the back is 13MP and supports phase detection autofocus and dual tone flash.

Batteries

The Moto X Style is powered by a generous battery of 3000mAh, which is surely better than the 2680 mAh cell which will be found on the Nextbit Robin.