Under the Fly brand has released a new smartphone Cirrus 13, the first in the lineup already from the factory that comes on the basis of OS Google Android 7.0 Nougat. In this model, the manufacturer applied a variety of solutions specific to flagship devices – this metal enclosure minimum thickness, and reduced screen frame, and a good display with high resolution.
However, new Fly Cirrus 13 is much cheaper than many models with similar hardware specs: at the time of writing this review, its average price at “Yandex.Market” was exactly 9000 rubles, or about $155 at current exchange rates. The smartphone has a number of interesting features identified during testing and have to buy, and about them we will tell in the text. On the test we got to Fly the Cirrus 13 in a dark-blue body.
Fly Cirrus 13 comes in very minimalist packaging, the feelings, of the secondary recycled cardboard, which is always good, because green technology. On the box there are no images of the smartphone, but there is a list of its characteristics on the back side: brief, but is presented in several languages, including Russian.
By itself, the packaging Fly Cirrus 13 times more compact in comparison with most 5-inch smartphones, which is also a plus: first, it is pleasant to hold in hands, and secondly, many consumers keep a box of gadgets during the entire period of operation, and in this case much space it will take.
The small size of the box from Fly Cirrus 13 immediately indicate that inside of it will not put so many accessories. And so it was: the manufacturer has decided to abandon the headphones and charger.
Total, the smartphone offers customers in the set with data cable and manual, supplemented by a warranty card. Also, there is a paper clip to eject the tray for SIM-card. The protective film kit is also not there.
Smartphone Fly Cirrus 13 very pleased with their specs, because for 9000 rubles, he offers a lot more than the vast majority of mobile phones with the same cost. In particular, this 2GB of RAM and a Full HD screen instead of the usual HD, and a modern operating system.
The list the manufacturer provided on the box and in the complete instruction, plus on the official website it is also available in expanded form.
screen: IPS, Full HD, 5 inch, Dragontrail glass;
– processor: MediaTek MT6737T, 4 core, 1.5 GHz;
– memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, microSD up to 64 GB;
– work in networks: GSM, 3G, LTE;
camera: front 5 MP, the main 13 MP, Full HD video;
interface: 2xSIM, microSD, microUSB, 3.5 mm;
– communication modules: GPS, FM, Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.1;
– battery: Li-polymer, non-removable 2400 mAh;
– autonomy: 13 hours of talk time, 380 hours standby;
– body: metal;
– features: a fingerprint scanner;
– dimensions: 144х71х8 mm;
– weight: 137 grams;
– color: dark blue.
It is worth noting the presence of a overclocked CPU from MediaTek: letter “T” in the model name indicates precisely that, and the performance of “shoots”, which is reflected in the relevant section of the article. Also note that the LTE smartphone will catch on throughout the country thanks to the support of the Band 20.
As mentioned above, Fly Cirrus 13 made in the image of the modern flagships: it’s thin, light and with a reduced part of the screen. The front panel covers the protective glass 2.5 D, and the main part of the housing is made of die-cast metal and does not give access battery compartment. This fact means increased strength in bending and the lack of additional noise and squeaks during operation.
Fly Cirrus 13 looks very stylish: all black front panel and dark dark dark blue back, almost black, at certain angles remotely ghostly green. Front and the device has only a display, light sensors and proximity, earpiece and, in fact, the front camera: the brand logo is missing, and with it, unfortunately, and touch button control. Our opinion on this matter is unwavering: the transfer of the three android buttons on the screen surface we always believe the savings on user and belong to the disadvantages.
The back panel Fly Cirrus 13 has a main camera with flash on the basis of a single led, a fingerprint scanner and the manufacturer’s logo. On top is the input for headphones, bottom has one speaker, microUSB port and microphone.
We will add that back panel of the smartphone has plastic inserts top and bottom for output antennas communication modules. They are made in the style of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, but, in contrast, are almost invisible and blend in with the metal plate.
Slot for SIM-card and microSD made in Fly Cirrus 13 on the right side. Here is a power button, whereas the volume rocker, it was decided to put on the left side of the body.
Fly Cirrus 13, much more compact than many modern 5-inch smartphones due to the small part of the screen. In size it can be compared even with the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, and weight of the Apple phone even slightly inferior: tested smartphone a little easier and subjectively thinner.
In the hand the weight is almost not felt, which makes it suitable not only for men but also for women, most of them storagewise heavy bulky phones. The ends of the shell have the same slightly rough finish that and the rear wall, but there are periodic attempts to escape and slip out.
The fingerprint scanner is located at a considerable distance from the camera and slightly recessed into the body. This allows the first time to find him under all conditions and leave the optics of the camera clean.
Bit like the choice of the destination volume buttons: in our opinion, place him next to the power button just so the majority of smartphones in the budget and middle segments, and the buyer will have to get used to the new location.
The microUSB port is placed on the lower end of that right: during charging, the power cord does not interfere with use of the smartphone. Again, the removal of entry under headphones on the top face is true from the point of view of ease of use.
Made of metal, Fly Cirrus 13 great resists twisting and bending and thus no backlash. The elements are adjusted to each other very well, and peeling of the protective glass, which is characteristic of 2,5 D, is not observed.
In many ways, this solidity is achieved due to the lack of access battery compartment and, as a consequence, removable back cover. In General, the smartphone gives the impression of a durable and reliable means of communication.
The display of the smartphone Fly Cirrus 13 based on the matrix IPS, though fairly high quality. If color reproduction is a purely individual option, as many people have different perceptions of different shades, the angles, the setting is much more objective.
Corners here a full order: the screen does not fade from the word “all”, at what angle it may look. We conclude that the matrix honest here, and to save her did not. The same applies, in our opinion, and flowers: a slight inversion of the black characteristic of all IPS, but the white is bright, rich, without switching to warm colors.
By cons directly relate on-screen buttons, thedosia a significant portion of the screen. Could make them under the display or at least make them transparent substrate as the Samsung S8, but no, only black background in most apps, only hardcore.
The brightness of the backlight of the screen is sufficient for comfortable reading of information in sunlight: mirror display does not become under any circumstances.
The sensor layer detects 5 simultaneous touches, and even feeling wet hands. Nevertheless, gloved fingers without the “magnetic” pads touch will not respond.
The fingerprint scanner and the tray for SIM-cards
Built-in Fly Cirrus 13 dactyloscopy handles touch quite quickly – the screen lights up in less than a second after triggering the sensor. The scan accuracy is high: 8 out of 10 cases the finger was recognized correctly. Here we should mention a little lifehack for making precision operation to 100%: since any smartphone is usually one person, then in the settings you can create multiple profiles with a print of the same finger. This trick is tested.
As for the tray for SIM-card, he was disappointed. Fly Cirrus 13 applied a combined tray, that is, it can be placed either dual SIM card (micro and nano), or one SIM card and microSD storage. Taking into account the fact that the phone has 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card need much, and will have to make the best choice between the transformation of the mobile phone in odnoskatnyj and removal of the information from the internal memory.
On volume new Fly Cirrus 13 is also very different from the classmates. Note that it is for volume, but not quality: the main speaker is audible very well, but he lacks a bit of bass. However, the call you are guaranteed not to miss and to watch movies or clips on YouTube quality is more than enough.
The earpiece of the smartphone provides good audibility in the room at 80% of maximum volume, which is pretty good. In noisy environments, however, have more pressing apparatus to your ear. Microphone Fly Cirrus 13 works on 4 and 5 points, showing good protection from the wind due to being in a small cavity in the housing.
The smartphone’s camera off to put it mildly, a good idea: even frontalka quite capable of producing high-quality images, but with a small caveat: only in good lighting, even artificial. Dim light she fears lowering the detail.
Main camera Fly Cirrus 13 takes on the level of the apparatus for 13000-15000 rubles. The noises only occur when shooting at night. The overall impression of the smartphone as a camera and camcorder purely positive, not just like flash: it is absolutely unintelligible, because it uses only one led that the year 2017 is a bad habit.
Software and memory
Fly Cirrus 13 runs on almost pure Android 7.0 Nougat from Google, not burdened with additional features. Instead of the standard shell used here is the “Yandex.Launcher”, which will be liked by not everyone, and which is not removed by standard means.
In addition to the emergency launcher spotted a number of pre-installed applications – there are more than 10, and, alas, not all of them are removed without rooting. Access to Play Market here, of course, is.
After the first boot and until you remove the garbage BY user available 781 MB of RAM from 2 gigabytes, not so much. Disk space is much better, with 16 GB ROM free left of 10.35 GB, so at first there will be enough space for almost everyone.
Android OS 7 feels on this phone is excellent: I have been never, even after the very first load. Everything works fast and stable.
The smartphone comes in a set with a non-removable battery capacity of 2400 mAh, which, according to the manufacturer, enough for 13 hours of talk time or 380 hours of waiting. In the kit there is the charger, and the manufacturer recommends the use of standard adapter at 1 amp.
In our case, Fly Cirrus 13 survived 11 hours of talktime on a full charge in the networks of the second generation. Capacity battery with heavy use lasts an average of the day: use the device from 8 am to 23 PM emptied the battery by 85%. In the interval from 10 to 0% charge melts in a matter of minutes. In GPS mode at maximum brightness smartphone screen breaks out in 1.5 hours.
The recommendations of the manufacturer regarding the choice of the charger is quite justified: less than 1A of sense to use there, as recharge will be very slow, and the charge rate at 1.5 A is the same as in 1A, except that the smartphone heats up much stronger. Charging takes about 3 hours, the memory effect was observed.
Smartphone Fly Cirrus 13 very lucky with the CPU – it’s got a turbocharged MT6737T from MediaTek, who in his usual modification shows good performance. As a result, in conventional applications, the apparatus generally does not slow down, and more or less heavy of the game was it quite on forces.
Very powerful 3D-graphics Fly Cirrus 13 already, of course, not too tough, but it’s not a gaming smartphone and it never was marketed. In 3DMark the gadget has got quite expectedly low score, but AnTuTu and Quadrant Standard, on the contrary, praised the potential of his video. In GeekBench the smartphone also not struck in a dirt the person – 1502 points in multi-core mode.
Smartphone Fly Cirrus 13 costs 9,000 rubles, but there is at least 15,000 rubles. Quality materials, built-in dactyloscopy, great camera and a very bright colorful screen, high resolution – all this is quite applicable to this model.
Of course, I would like the battery better: after all, in 2017, given the volume of content consumed daily, 2400 mAh is not enough space. And with the memory of something to do, because it is 16 GB at present also not so much as to deprive the smartphone is the second SIM slot is not very desirable. And, of course, on-screen buttons – they are this smartphone did not fit.
The rest Fly Cirrus 13 is purely positive emotions: powerful, efficient and lightweight, with modern firmware and LTE Band 20, so for the money camera, to put it mildly, very interesting.
The Pros Fly Cirrus 13
screen Full HD;
– a good camera;
– LTE Band 20;
– metal housing;
– high quality build.
Cons Fly Cirrus 13
– on-screen buttons;
– the absence of a microSD slot;
– small battery capacity;
– sparse equipment.
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