The domestic smartphone AYYA T1 has gone on sale, is it worth considering such a device for purchase?

Sales of a domestic smartphone called AYYA T1 (also called “Trustfon”) have started in Russia, and the manufacturer is the Rostec company. For such a new product you need to be prepared to pay 18,999 rubles. You can purchase it at M-Video or Eldorado. Let’s take a look at this new product and whether it’s worth purchasing.

The development of the gadget was carried out by a Rostec subsidiary, Smartecosystem. In order to somehow distinguish their device from competitors, the developers paid attention to the safety of storing users’ personal data. We added several functions, for example, blocking the camera and microphone.

The smartphone is designed for a domestic operating system and components, but in fact the gadget uses foreign parts, and the operating system is Android 11. From Russia, the gadget has pre-installed domestic programs and applications.

The question arises: why buy such a smartphone if Chinese analogues are several times cheaper and also have wider functionality? In all likelihood, this model is some kind of test on the market. But why put such a price tag?

Of course, there is a positive aspect to this news. Russian gadgets will begin to appear on store shelves. Many have heard that similar attempts have already been made, but, unfortunately, not successful (YotaPhone, Taigaphone and others). Maybe this time something will work out. There’s a long way to go.

Smartphone AYYA T1, screenshot from the website of the online store «M-Video»: Smartphone AYYA T1, screenshot from the website of the online store «M- Video»: Smartphone AYYA T1, screenshot from the website of the online store «M-Video»: products/smartfon-ayya-t1-black-30059787

Let’s go over the components of the gadget:

  • Screen: 6.5 inches with a resolution of 1600×720 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz;
  • Processor: 8 cores MediaTek Hello P70 (considered an old model);
  • RAM: 4 GB (enough for modern software);
  • Built-in memory: 64 GB (it seems not enough in modern times, there is support for memory cards up to 128 GB);
  • Main camera: 12 MP (the camera is weak, there is no wide range of useful settings for photos and videos);
  • Support: 2 SIM cards;
  • Data transmission: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • NFC: yes;
  • Housing: metal/plastic;
  • Available body colors: black and green;
  • Dust and moisture protection: no;
  • Charging: Type-C, fast charging technology supported;
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.

Overall, nothing special. Based on reviews from buyers of this model, we can say that the smartphone is weak and not worth the stated price. It is currently difficult to compete with Chinese smartphones, but let’s hope that the development of domestic gadgets will continue. The emphasis on the security of storing user personal data is questionable. Taking into account Russian legislation, making a smartphone a reliable, confidential means of communication for the user, I believe, is something out of the realm of science fiction.

Smartphone AYYA T1, screenshot from the website of the online store «M-Video»: Smartphone AYYA T1, screenshot from the website of the online store «M- Video»:

At this point in time, it is unlikely that such a model will be of interest to ordinary users for retail purchase. Perhaps there will be demand for government procurement of a similar model. It will be expensive for a user to pay 18,999 rubles for such a gadget, but for procurement at the level of state companies and large commercial organizations, it will be just right. Nowadays, domestic software is being actively promoted, and a Russian-made gadget is an excellent option.

And a little humor, according to comments in reviews of this model:

“If this is a Russian phone, then why not call it normally, then what the hell???”

“There is nothing to add, if only to say ayay again”

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