Announcement: Yandex. Phone

Yandex.Telefon (not a “smartphone” for some reason, although it is precisely such) was officially presented.

The sacred knowledge about the presence of NFC support added to the list of previously known characteristics, which, you see, is important. In addition, it turned out that the back panel is glass.

The rest was known before. Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (well, yes, last year), 4 GB of RAM, 64-gigabyte drive, battery 3060 mAh. The screen is 5.65 ″ with a resolution of 1080 × 2160 pixels.

Above the cameras, apparently still to bework, because according to information from the first reviews of the device, “there are only photos and videos without ryushechek, effects and AI” and “additional 5-megapixel camera is not involved at all”. This is so-so news, because a modern smartphone with a mediocre camera is an excusable phenomenon only in the budget price category, where Yandex.Telephone does not fit even with the cashback.

Return the buyer will be able to as many as 2 thousand of17990 rubles spent on a smartphone: 500 ₽ to the Yandex.Money account and a cashback 10% up to a sum of 1500 rubles. With some stretch this can be considered a discount of up to 15990 rubles, which makes the device a little closer to the consumer.

In a set of buns, which Yandex can boast.Phone, includes six months subscription to Yandex.Plus as a gift, promotional code for 300 rubles in Yandex.Taxi, uploading photos and videos on Yandex.Disk without restrictions on the volume and Yandex.Music without advertising.

Of the interesting services there is, of course,Alice, as well as the integration with Yandex.Directory, allowing the smartphone to show which organization the call came from, if the number is in it. In the opposite direction it also works, you can not look for the phone number of such and such branches of such and such a bank, but simply ask to be connected with it. Alice organizes.

Alice has several specific features: Something can be considered as a feature, something as a temporary flaw. In particular, it responds, even if the screen is locked on the smartphone. But not if it is password protected. What on the one hand is correct, on the other hand, it brings down the advantages of the opportunity to communicate with a smartphone lying on the table, without touching it, to nothing. Usually, the password for access to the device, especially - to having a fingerprint scanner - is set by users. Frank bug - lack of ability to recognize voice. Alice can call anyone. At least for now.

Everything else is pre-installed Yandex.Good things like cards, and so on, of course, things are convenient, but you can put them anywhere anyway, so you can only write about the lack of need to mess around.

The lack of color - the smartphone is available only in one color, and the black one is suggested to be solved by purchasing a branded colored silicone bumper. For 1490 rubles.

The main characteristics of Yandex. Phone:

S-IPS screen, 5.65 ″, 1080 × 2160, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 3
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 630
4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, Adreno 508
RAM RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD
Mobile internet LTE cat.6 300/50 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,7,20
UMTS 900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 3060 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions 150.1 x 72.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 163 g
Kamer16 MP, flash, autofocus, double: 16 MP + 5 MP
frontal: 5 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Yandex.Loncher
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya