Review Yandex Browser

Discussion in 'Users Review' started by AlphaBeta, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. AlphaBeta

    AlphaBeta Level 3

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    Name of Software/Product:
    Yandex Browser 16.6.0.8153
    Advantages:
    -Cool new interface for all platforms.
    -Combines both a chromium derived engine and opera's turbo technology for smooth performance.
    -1500+ extensions including some good ones like Adguard and WOT.
    -Seems like a extension of opera browser with wider range of features.
    -Uses the kaspersky engine to scan downloaded files.
    Disadvantages:
    -Some of the extensions and settings descriptions are still in russian.
    -Designed mainly for Russia and requires some re-configuration for the search engine and news feeds.
    Bottom Line:
    Gives a new taste to the interface and provides the most essential extensions without a hassle. It would be more useful if they went international with the browser.
    Protection:
    5 / 5 ✪
    Usability:
    4 / 5 ✪
    User Interface:
    4 / 5 ✪
    CPU/RAM/Storage:
    Fair Usage
    Performance:
    Fair Impact
    Overall Rating:
    Very Good - 4 / 5 ✪
    Just tried a browser from a country that has some competitive engineers.
     
  2. Noxx

    Noxx Guest

    YANDEX is interesting, UI wise, feature wise, but it's probably the slowest Chromium browser I've used to date.
     
  3. AlphaBeta

    AlphaBeta Level 3

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    I've been using it for the past two days, haven't noticed any issues performance wise.
     
  4. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    I have been meaning to try this browser for a while now. @AlphaBeta your review might just be enough for me to give it a spin. :)
     
  5. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    How soon does it update its Chromium core?
     
  6. Ankh

    Ankh Guest

    I love this browser. It´s a nice Chromiun based, fast and comfortable, but in my computer, Opera improves its performance in speed and RAM consumption
     
  7. Noxx

    Noxx Guest

    Idk, I've tried it multiple times, same result. It'll work well like the first day or two, and then it'll just fall off a cliff. Could just be client-side, like anything else.
     
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  8. AlphaBeta

    AlphaBeta Level 3

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    It doesn't use chromium. It uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project
     
  9. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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  10. AlphaBeta

    AlphaBeta Level 3

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    Most browsers work well and smooth on my PC. I just have a problem with them not being able to render web pages right. Checking my CPU and RAM usage, yandex seems to use a little bit more RAM than chrome and opera.
     
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  11. AlphaBeta

    AlphaBeta Level 3

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    It doesn't seem like they have a solid changelog. The latest version uses chrome v50 anyway.
     
  12. BugCode

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  13. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Yandex 17.4.0.2461 is on Chrome 57.0.2987.2461

    As expected it's one version behind the current Chrome browser
     
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  14. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    But
    Opera has limited chrome extensions availability. So far Chromium uses chrome extensions without problems
     
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  15. YListin79

    YListin79 New Member

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    so whats the bottom line? hot or not? :)
     
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  16. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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  17. Windows Defender Shill

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    Good to know, using new or updated browsers is fun.

    Using the same old same gets boring, plus Kaspersky download protection is a big deal
     
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  18. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    The build is different but they update it in their own way(so it doesn't matter)because it get updates every day.
    Btw they use Sophos(Sig+Behaviour), Kaspersky and their own engine for blocking the websites.
     
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  19. Predrag Radjenovic

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    I'm giving it a spin from both work and home for some time now. Security features are really neat, scan on download, tempering alerts, etc. As for speed and lightness, my current favorite is Opera, and I'm not measuring it by opening a task manager and looking at the usage - a bit pointless with todays hardware imho. As a guy with ~30+ tabs opened at an average, the feeling is it's almost as fast as Opera. Speaking of which, I'm quite irritated at the fact that there is no way of putting those tabs vertically. Opera, Firefox (haven't tested the Quantum yet), Vivaldi (I'm trying so hard to like it, but it's still missing that "someting") all have that possibility implemented one way or another. Yandex hasn't and that's the only thing that puts me off. Otherwise, I'd make a default browser in a minute.

    I read some posts in other threads arguing the country it originates from. With all due respect to those members, this has nothing to do with the quality of the product. I understand personal preference, and speaking of trust, I'd sooner put mine in this one than in NSA one (whoops, USA one).

    Conclusion, I think it has a really nice perspective and is great feature wise. If it, in addition, could cater to the tab freaks like me, it would be my default one.
     
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  20. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Can you tell me where does Yandex connects to upon start up? Does it connects to Google?

    Thanks
     
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