Sunday, August 30, 2015

Choose a messenger for android-devices: text messages – Hangouts, Telegram and 4talk Messenger – Overclockers.ru

Interface
Excellent (all in one)

 
The ability to self-configure
Good (mainly privacy settings)

 
The maximum load on the system (CPU / RAM)
0.2-0.4% / 43 -68 MB

 
Functionality
only text messages

 
Availability Emoji, emoticons, gif-animation
The complete set of

 
Transfer files and multimedia
The full set, including files

 
SMS-messages
No

 
The social component (integration with social networks, group chats)
Group chat, contacts from Skype

 
Cross-platform
The complete set of

 
Стабильность
Отлично

Первое impression

We met welcome window, offering to get acquainted with the main advantages of Telegram, that is faster, safer, and most importantly free.
 

Next is traditionally trying to drive your number for the registration. Once it’s SMS, are making their name, or any other nickname.
 

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The interface is designed in the style of” VKontakte “, which is not surprising. This arrangement of windows on the main window, and the engine is very similar to the structure of IM +, ie, “all in one” and contacts, and chat.
 

To say that someone borrowed, it is difficult, because the latter has long existed and is an application of open source. In fairness it should be noted that the Telegram has more advanced engine with a nice look “material” animation.
 

Now the main thing – about the Russian localization, which, By the way, there is, but it must be able to load on your device. For convenience, you can ask the robot to send you this file (usernametelerobot). To do this, chatting write command locale android. After receiving the robot immediately send you back a file location. After that, click on the three dots in the message and use our localization, by the way, there are Ukrainian.
 

If you do not understand – there are detailed instructions . It is strange that Russian developers have reacted to their own language. Apparently say old grievances. But we digress.
 

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The left sidebar is presented an opportunity to create a new group or secret chat and e-mail, which already puts the messenger apart from other applications, although something similar offered the same Xabber. Below are arranged contacts, invite friends, and settings. Not without its FAQ.
 

All the settings can be found in a small window of our account where in addition to the parameterization of personal data can be configured startup media, that is, that the load on the mobile network, and that the only Wi-Fi. It is important that there is a possibility to set font size. Everything else, like everyone, sending by Enter, and other pleasures.
 

By the way, stickers can create yourself and send them for approval to the bot, then you can show off the originality and creativity of their own to share with friends. What a great solution that is particularly relevant in our time trying to standardize everything.
 

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Notifications implemented standard. Of the features worth noting the possibility to set the LED color to the message, if it allows a constructive smartphone, as well as fine-tune vibrate and play the message counter on the icon.
 

It is possible to create a black list, and change the list those who can see the time of your last activity. In the latter case, you can use the auto-tuning, or select a particular contact. Yes, the approach to privacy from Telegram really serious.
 

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In addition, protect the program with a password, which is rarely done in the same program, and activate the two-step authentication, that is at the entrance to another device in addition to the SMS you will be asked you specified earlier password.
 

It should be noted that this method is really great protection from foreign invasion, so you can safely use the Telegram for business correspondence.
 

But that’s not all. You can monitor the open sessions on other devices, that is, to complete the application on a remote computer if you forget to do it. This displays the status of the unit, his real name, and even the operating system installed.
 

Well, if you do not use the account a long time, it is possible to configure it to self-destruct, which can happen in a month, quarter, year, or six months later.
 

As in Viber, you can change the background color of the chat . There are several beautiful screenshots and the ability to load an image from the Gallery or camera. Just below to enable or disable the animation.
 

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The first Telegram impression of more than good, at least in the settings and there is no rigorous parameterization messages. But confidentiality okay, but otherwise only the most necessary, which makes it a great competitor to the notorious WhatsApp and Viber.
 

Test

Interestingly, the application eats minimum RAM – 43.2 MB, but it makes the strain processor – 0.4% constant load. Last consumption due to the beautiful animated interface, but what can you do, the beauty demands victims. But you can always disable the animation that pleases.
 

As for the permits, they are standard for such programs, although the developers could and swept away the wave appetites. Do not forget that the Telegram, for that matter, other messengers, wants to know everything about your location.
 

Go to the direct testing. As we said, all communication takes place in the same window rather than in a separate tab, which is convenient, because in front of you emerges a complete picture of the chat.
 

Traditionally, trying to drive the bottom of the message, attach it to one of many emoticons, memes, or stickers and send. All communication takes place the traditional ladder, at least for this and not a lot of places.
 

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To You can attach a picture message. In this recent photo from the gallery displays the thumbnail at the top of the screen. You can also send video or audio recording of an unlimited size. And quickly, because Telegram forwards the message to the nearest server, whom the world he uses a lot.
 

In addition, you can send contact that reason taken more from Skype and specify the location on the map of Google. Incidentally, the file is sent to anyone, even a PowerPoint presentation or file.
 

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Not without its communication a la PPT, ie “push to talk” only through the Internet. In the upper right corner, you can activate a quick search for contacts (everywhere), clear history, delete chat and disable notifications for this contact.
 

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should also be said about the secret chat room in which you can add up to two hundred participants. It uses through encryption, self-destruct timer, the prohibition of delivery, and leave no trace on the server. Well, not bad at all, but have to believe in the word of the good name of Pavel Durov.
 

Not without multicast messages to multiple users. That’s all.
 

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So, as of the end of the test Telegram ate 68.2 MB of RAM at 0.2% of the load on the processor, which proves the theory about how to disable the animation in order to save resources. In general, a very good result, which complements the meager flow of mobile traffic. Bravo, writers!
 

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Conclusion

Telegram – a great alternative Whats App, ICQ, and Viber, which we so value and love. The picture was slightly spoils the troubles with the Russian language, which would alienate from the messenger “dummies”, but otherwise some advantages.
 

Beautiful interface, the minimum bandwidth consumption and system resources, excellent protection against unauthorized access and confidential communication, the ability to send absolutely any media and make their own stickers, as it was implemented in the Messenger Facebook. In general, it remains only to add voice calls at low rates, and video chat.
 

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