Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Spring 2018

Modern life is almost impossible to imagine without a smartphone. Even those who were skeptical about this type of gadget, preferring to them conventional button phones, eventually realized that having a multifunctional device is not a luxury, but a necessity. Yes, and now you can get a smartphone for a very reasonable money – for schoolchildren, pensioners and undemanding users there is a huge number of budget models with a basic set of necessary options, which you can buy for a modest 3-5 thousand rubles.

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

In 2018, ultra-affordable devices are a bit tight in terms of characteristics, so do not be surprised that gadgets costing less than $ 100 will suddenly find a fingerprint scanner and even a widescreen display with a ratio of 18: 9. Such devices do exist, and you can get acquainted with them in this guide with the most attractive smartphones of the spring of 2018.

Out of competition: Nokia 3310 Dual SIM (2017)

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

No mobile phone will ever be able to replace a smartphone on the Android operating system, even the most affordable one. However, if you categorically refuse to recognize their existence, and a multifunctional means of communication is still necessary, nothing better than the revived Nokia 3310 2017 model year from HMD Global is not found for several reasons.

The first is nostalgia. The new Nokia 3310 differs noticeably from its original due to its more compact dimensions and slightly rejuvenated design, but common features are guessed. Of course, for many this item is not so critical, but the brand phone from a well-known brand with a recognizable appearance is much nicer than an ordinary “nameless Chinese”, sold for similar money. The second reason is a relatively good set of options offered. System Series 30+, on which the new Nokia 3310 is based, far from even the old versions of the mobile OS from Google. However, everything you need on board is available. Music player, Opera Mini internet browser, FM radio, weather viewer, a full set of tools (messages, calculator, voice recorder, converter, etc.), as well as several built-in games (including the legendary “Snake”) in full will satisfy the needs of the average user.

The hardware base is built without frills: a color 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240 × 320 pixels, a 1200 mAh battery, a simple 2-megapixel camera with flashlight, a microSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB), 16 MB built-in memory, a Bluetooth 3.0 module and a 3.5 mm jack. Supports work with two SIM-cards. Also on the case there is a microUSB-port for synchronization with the PC.

Fly FS528 Memory Plus

As a rule, in the segment of the most affordable devices, almost all manufacturers save on the amount of memory, equipping their devices with 4 or 8 GB drives, as well as 1 GB of RAM. However, there are also pleasant exceptions: for example, the new smartphone FS528 Memory Plus from Fly. The name of the model transmits its main chip – an increased amount of permanent and operational memory (16 and 2 GB, respectively). Do not be embarrassed by such modest figures: for a state employee worth 5,000 rubles, this is a lot. The drive can be expanded to 32 GB using a microSD card, having a very large storage for music, photo and video files.

We note a fairly large and high-quality 5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels, a good 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and the ability to shoot videos as 1080p, support for work with 4G networks, as well as a relatively fresh Android 7.0 OS. The battery in the smartphone is removable, at 2100 mAh. Afflicts only not the most current quad-core processor Spreadtrum SC9832, whose power is still enough for all popular applications.

Jinga Start

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Jinga Start – this is a new Android-smartphone from the Chinese company Jinga, most recently appeared on our market and has already attracted attention due to an incredibly low price tag (less than 3,500 rubles) and good technical data. Seeing the cost of the device, you might think that inside it is quite old and unproductive stuffing, but this is not so: Jinga somehow managed to maintain an acceptable balance of price and quality, making the smartphone one of the most profitable offers in the market of budget devices.

Look at the specifications: a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6580A chip with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and an 8 GB drive, a 2000 mAh battery, an LTE module, a dual SIM slot and the operating system Android 7.0. The strong side of the device are its cameras, which are represented by 8- and 5-Mp modules. The design of the smartphone also can not be called repulsive: the back panel has a characteristic texture “under the metal”, and the front of the screen covers the glass with a 2.5D-effect.

Wileyfox Spark

The young British company Wileyfox, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, announced its return and readiness to release a new line of devices last month. While it is not clear when we will see the next generation of smartphones Wileyfox, but now on sale it is still possible to find several early devices of the brand at attractive prices, one of which is the Spark model.

Wileyfox Spark looks more expensive than its cost: a matte case with a soft-touch coating is pleasant to the touch and is complemented by a smooth glass on the front side. Bright orange grid conversational dynamics, branded inscription and a metal logo underscore the design of the device. Despite the fact that the device has already turned 18 months old, its iron remains alive. Under the hood, Wilefox Spark has a 5-inch IPS HD display, a 64-bit MediaTek MT6735A processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM (+ a microSD slot), two 8-megapixel cameras with a F2.2 diaphragm and a 2200 mA battery h. The device is based on Android 7.0. To reduce the cost, the manufacturer excluded the charging unit from the delivery set.

Motorola Moto C

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

This smartphone is suitable for those who want to have a device from a well-known brand and do not want to overpay for unnecessary gigahertz, gigabytes and megapixels. With regard to the technical characteristics of Moto C 3G from Lenovo is incredibly simple: inside the plastic case housed a 5-inch TN-display with a resolution of 480 × 854 pixels, a four-core chip MediaTek MT6737M with a clock speed of 1.1 GHz, 1 GB of operational and 8 GB of permanent memory ( with the possibility of expansion), as well as a battery for 2350 mAh, which, if necessary, easily changes to a new one thanks to the removable back cover.

You can take pictures with this smartphone, but only with very good lighting: the main 5-megapixel sensor can not be called a photographer’s dream, but if you try, it’s quite possible to get a couple of good pictures. The rear camera is capable of recording video at 720p, but the front camera with its 2 Mp is only suitable for video calls. Moto C 3G works with third generation networks, so if you need LTE, it’s worth looking towards the older version. It is somewhat more expensive, but, in addition to 4G, is equipped with 16 GB of memory.

DEXP G155

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Known for its notebooks and computer peripherals, Russian company DEXP boasts one of the most tempting smartphones of this top, model G155. In addition to the balanced filling and attractive price, it has unique chips for this class – a fingerprint scanner and a screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 (5.5 “with a resolution of 640 × 1280 pixels).

Hardware platform G155 has enough performance due to the quad-core MT6580A from MediaTek and 1 GB of RAM, which without any problems pull the Android 7.0 OS. To store content there is 16 GB of permanent memory, and if this amount is not enough, you can use an additional memory card (up to 64 GB). Photo capabilities are not disappoint: in daylight the main 8-megapixel camera shows good results in terms of clarity and color reproduction, and the front camera will appeal to lovers of Selfie due to its own LED flash. To the pluses we will attribute a capacious battery to 3000 mAh, but from the shortcomings we will distinguish a branded glossy cover, which is quickly covered with scratches.

Archos Access 55 3G

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Archos belongs to those manufacturers who do not compete with market leaders, but keep behind them, producing inexpensive smartphones of budget and middle class for unpretentious audience. Access 55 3G is just such a smart phone on Android 7.0, which does not have unique parameters and has an entry level stuffing.

Do not expect much from this smartphone: technical equipment here is represented by a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 540 × 960 pixels, made using IPS technology, a four-core chip MediaTek MT6580, 1 GB of RAM, a removable battery for 2300 mAh and 8 GB of constant memory, of which the user is allocated just over 4 GB. Saves the slot for a microSD card that supports drives up to 64 GB. Against the backdrop of such archaic iron bribes an 8-megapixel main camera with the ability to shoot video at 720p.

ZTE Blade A510

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Blade A510 from ZTE is similar in many respects to other smartphones presented in this guide, and its strength is cameras – the main 13-Mp module with autofocus is able to please its relatively high quality of work in the street, and 5-Mp frontalka copes well with self-portraits with sufficient illumination.

At the core of the smartphone is a simple processor MediaTek MT6735P and 1 GB of RAM. For everyday tasks, like YouTube and instant messengers, this is enough, but with heavy games, everything is not so smooth. 8 GB of permanent memory – not the limit of dreams, but saves the presence of a slot for microSD. The display on the smartphone is good – IPS-matrix with a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels and an optimal diagonal of 5 inches. We also praise the smartphone for support of 4G LTE, which will be useful when working on the Internet through mobile networks.

Alcatel U5 HD 5047D

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Another version of the standard smartphone of the initial price segment, this time from Alcatel. The filling of the device is predictable, so we will quickly go over the main indicators. The case is made of plastic (the back panel is embossed), and fills it with a 5-inch IPS-display with HD-resolution, 1 GB of operative and 8 GB of permanent memory, a battery capacity of 2200 mAh and a MediaTek MT6737 chip with four cores of 1 , 3 GHz each. The Alcatel U5 HD 5047D carries on board 8-megapixel main and 5-megapixel front cameras with LED-flash, LTE-module, as well as a slot for microSD memory card (up to 128 GB). Supports work with two SIM-cards, as the OS uses Android 7.0 with almost a sink shell, supplemented by branded themes and a number of pre-installed programs.

BQ 5522 Next

Smartphones with real frameless displays are still too expensive to manufacture in order to massively move into the initial class, but attempts in this direction have already been made by some Asian companies. These include the Russian-Chinese brand BQ, which presented late-last year ultra-budget smartphone BQ 5522 Next, featuring an extended display format 18: 9.

Of course, it’s not about full-fledged framelessness. Yes, the 5.45-inch display of the device due to its ratio made it possible to make the smartphone more compact, but even compared to similar mid-range devices, the screen frames are quite large. Along with this, a low resolution (480 × 940 points) is cast in the eye, which does not allow to fully appreciate all the charms of such a decision. But it looks like BQ 5522 Next is fresh, and for these costs you can close your eyes to these shortcomings.

The other stuffing completely corresponds to the price tag: the MediaTek MT6580M processor, 1 GB of RAM, 2500 mAh battery, 8 GB storage, a pair of simple 5-megapixel cameras, and a hybrid slot for microSD and SIM cards. There is also a technology for unlocking the face of Face Unlock.

Ark Elf S8

Perhaps, one of the most interesting Android-smartphones in the category to 5000 rubles – Elf S8 from Ark. Attention immediately attracts 5.72-inch display, featuring a large diagonal and a fashion ratio of 18: 9. This is the only smartphone in the guide, endowed with a main camera with two modules (8 megapixel). Next is a fingerprint scanner, located on the back panel, which is also a rarity in this kind of device.

Yes, in this smartphone it can be far from the top-end processor (MediaTek 6580), a small amount of memory (1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM) and not the best screen (resolution below HD – 480 × 960 pixels), but it wins at the expense of effective appearance and low cost.

Beginning of 2018

We are again launching for you a series of guide articles devoted to smartphones of various price categories: from ultra-budget to flagship. The last series came out in early 2017, therefore, it’s time to find out what the newcomers were presented by smartphone developers.

Let’s begin, by tradition, with the most accessible and widespread devices, whose cost does not exceed 5000 rubles.

All smartphones from this guide unites not only an incredibly low price tag and Android OS, but also the most simple stuffing, which can give users only a basic set of functions. Typically, in such devices you can find displays with a diagonal of 4 to 5 inches and a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels (but you can find HD-resolution), weak quad-core processors, no more than 1 GB of RAM, flash drives at 8 GB and unpretentious cameras with sensors at 5.8 and sometimes 13 Mp.

TP-Link Neffos C5L

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

In 2016, the well-known manufacturer of network equipment, TP-Link, introduced several affordable Neffos smartphones, including C5L. C5L – this is the initial model of the manufacturer, built on the basis of the old Snapdragon 210 processor, well-proven in low-level devices. The energy-efficient chip is supplemented with 1 GB of RAM and an 8 GB drive with expandability, a 2000 mAh battery, and LTE support. The device runs on Android 5.1. From the weak points, we can note not the best 4.5-inch TN-screen with low resolution (854 x 480 pixels) and far from the best cameras (8 and 2 Mp respectively). Although, in order to photograph the text or make a quick self, this is quite enough.

Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 5051D

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Alcatel managed to make, perhaps, the most interesting device in the segment “up to 5 thousand”. Smartphone One Touch Pop 4 5051D is not only good in appearance thanks to a thin 8-mm case, but it is also slightly better than its competitors, for which the developers are especially thankful. Yes, the platform is not very top-notch (5 “HD-display, Snapdragon 210 chip, 1 GB of RAM, 8-GB drive and Android 6.0), but if you scroll quickly through the list, you can see that for the same money, some do not offer and this. Plus, u One Touch Pop 4 5051D has a battery for 2500 mAh, allowing it to work without problems in the active mode throughout the day, as well as a good photo component. Behind – the camera is 8 megapixel with autofocus, and in front – 5-megapixel module with a wide angle and its own flash for shooting in poorly lit places.

ASUS Zenfone Go ZB452KG

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Smartphone Zenfone Go ZB452KG from ASUS has long been on sale and during this time managed to collect a rather large army of fans. Buyers are attracted by the nice price, the corporate design of Zen and good for their time characteristics. The device looks much more expensive than its cost; Some touches, such as a button on the back panel and a stylized plastic under the metal, give it elegance. Inside, virtually everything is the same as that of other smartphones of this class: a 4.5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, a Snapdragon 200 processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 GB memory drive with the ability to increase memory, Android 5.1 and weak chambers at 5 and 0.3 Mp.

Digma Vox S506 4G

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Another device in the category of ultra-budget devices from the company Digma, which almost does not differ from its “relatives” – it is not better and not worse than other, similar in price, smartphones. The Vox S506 is a five-inch screen with an IPS matrix that pleases with wide viewing angles, but grieving with a solid “grid” (due to low WVGA resolution), a Spreadtrum SC9831 processor running at 1.3 GHz, 1 gigabyte of RAM, 5 and 2 megapixels, 8 GB for content storage and Android 6.0 as an operating system. Supported and working with LTE-networks. However, for a long surfing on the Internet, 1800 mAh batteries may not be enough.

Fly Cirrus 11 FS517

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

This Android-smartphone is one of the most affordable in the line of Cirrus from the brand Fly and the price / quality ratio stands out well against the background of other representatives of this guide. Judge for yourselves: the device has a five-inch IPS-screen with a high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a quad-core Spreadtrum chip with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz (although, in fact, not as fast as it seems), 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of permanent memory, support for two SIM cards and LTE-module. And all this – for a modest five thousand rubles. Add here the basic 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, copes well with its tasks, the ability to change the rear plastic cover (in the kit there is an additional, just in case), as well as a very capacious battery for 2100 mAh and get a good competitor to the same counterparts from Xiaomi .

LG K3 LTE

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

The junior representative of the budget series of mobile devices from South Korean LG, bribing with a non-trivial appearance, compatibility with LTE and a little less than 5 thousand rubles is an ideal option for a schoolboy or an undemanding person to a smartphone. LG K3 runs on the operating system Android 6.0, which means that you will have access to all the necessary applications, be it navigation, instant messengers or other useful programs. The power of the smartphone (under the case of 1 GB of RAM and quad-core chip MediaTek) is enough for unpretentious games, if you do not chase the graphics. Unfortunately, on a good screen and LG cameras stinted and installed hardware “from the last century”: a 4.5-inch TFT-display with a WVGA-matrix and a pair of cameras at 5 and 0.3 Mp, which is not very pleased with the quality. Nevertheless, there is a “fee for the brand” here, but if you want to get a device from a well-known manufacturer for five thousand rubles, this is one of those smartphones.

Micromax Bolt Juise Q3551

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Micromax feels quite confident in the Russian market due to the right policy: the brand does not try to keep up with well-known companies with their numerous flagships, but concentrates on the production of budget and medium-budget devices. An example is the Bolt series with a number of interesting models at the most affordable prices. One such – Juise Q3551 – a typical Android-smartphone entry-level, but not deprived of its chips. The main hardware here is standard: a 4.5-inch display with WVGA resolution, a Spreadtrum processor (4 cores with a frequency of 1.2 GHz), 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, 5 and 2 megapixel cameras, a 3G module and double slot for SIM cards. Despite this, the smartphone easily launches all the preinstalled programs in Android 6.0, and also guarantees a long work due to a 3000 mAh battery. A nice bonus is the metal cover behind, which is rare for such devices.

Motorola Moto C 3G

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

If you are looking for your first smartphone, do not want to overpay for it and, at the same time, want a device from a well-known brand, then Motorola Moto C from Lenovo will be an excellent choice. This device is the youngest and available from the entire line, so it’s not worth counting on fabulous characteristics and figures in benchmarks. Moto C is very simple both outside and inside, but is assembled and manufactured in high quality. The body is made of plastic, with a removable battery (2350 mAh), which means that it is always possible to change the battery or socket to new ones. As already mentioned, the filling corresponds to the cost: a 5-inch WVGA display, a MediaTek chip with 4 cores and a 1.3 GHz frequency, a standard set of 1 and 8 GB of memory (RAM and constant), and cameras for 5 and 2 Mp. Inside – a clean version of Android 7.0 without any shells, which is not found in every device class above, but here – just a budget.

Samsung Galaxy J1 mini (2016) J105

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

South Korean company Samsung produces not only excellent flagship smartphones, but also budget devices for a wide range of users. The Galaxy J1 mini of the 2016 model year is at the very bottom of the popular line and can not boast of key features of older models. His destiny – it’s calls, Internet surfing and browsing YouTube, with which he copes with cheers. Due to the display of a small diagonal (4 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels), the body of the device turned out to be very compact, which made it convenient for daily use. The operating system Android 5.1 (with the TouchWiz shell) provides a 4-core processor Spreadtrum R3533S with a frequency of 1.2 GHz, supplemented with 768 MB of RAM and a battery for 1500 mAh. In terms of photos from the Galaxy J1 mini is not very clear – the 5-megapixel main camera is only suitable for shooting in good weather conditions and recording video in 720p-quality.

ZTE Blade A515 LTE

Smartphones up to 5000 rubles in 2018

Modest characteristics of this smartphone is clearly not enough to fully reveal all the features of the Android operating system (the device is version 5.1), but for a comfortable work with the browser and social networks, its fillings will suffice with a margin. Nothing special inside the case (by the way, plastic) you will not find – a simple quad-core processor MediaTek MT6735P, 1 GB of RAM, LTE-module, battery for 2200 mAh and 8 GB of permanent memory. The screen and the main camera look pretty good: a five-inch display, made using IPS technology and having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a rear camera, armed with a 13-megapixel module with the ability to shoot video at 720p. Lovers of selfie also lucky – frontalka here 5-megapixel.

Catch Me If You Can

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Some people, when retiring, are fond of fishing, others – golf. But when Roland – better known as F5ZV on an amateur radio station – left the deserved rest, he devoted himself to another unusual occupation: hunting for radiosondes.

Meteorologists launch white plastic boxes on balloons, full of tools for measuring wind, temperature and humidity. These devices transmit information to the ground with the help of radio waves, but somewhere at an altitude of 30 km the balls burst, and radiosondes descend on parachutes.

Roland began using a radio and antenna to search for landed boxes on rooftops, parking lots and even pastures. “He was obsessed with radiosondes,” recalls Swedish photographer Vincent Levrat, who captured this pursuit in the series “Catch Me If You Can.” “He can rise in the middle of the night to go hunting,” the photographer added.

According to Roland himself, across Europe at least a thousand hunters keep track of the launch of radiosondes. Hunting they begin with a special software called Balloon Track, by which it is possible to determine the approximate landing area of ​​radiosondes. Balloon Track calculates the trajectory based on wind speed and flight altitude.

The hunt itself can take more than six hours, so hunters take snacks with them. “Cheese, bread and a bottle of wine,” Roland jokes, who allowed himself to be photographed only on condition that his name remains a mystery.

The antenna and radio receiver are tuned to the frequency of the radiosonde and can listen to its signals, which are then decoded using the computer program SondeMonitor. Often the probes turn out to be in quite unpredictable places: for example, in the kitchen of a perplexing couple who found him in the backyard. “They do not understand how I found it with an antenna,” explains Roland.

Photographer Levrat lives in Lausanne, just 45 minutes from the Pierers aerological station, where balloons with probes are launched twice a day. After he saw on television the story of the hunt for probes, he contacted the federal agency MeteoSuisse, which runs the station. There Lewrath was connected with Roland, who was just nearby, in his collection there were more than 150 probes. He made a whole site devoted to his hobby. “He is not just a hunter,” Levrat believes, “he is actually advertising the case.”

Levrat began to attend ball launches in Pierna, photographing everything. In May, the agency MeteoSuisse allowed Lewrath to attach the GoPro camera to one of the probes that was sent to the sky. As soon as the scientists learned about this, Levrat and Roland jumped into the car and drove 65 km to the supposed place of the fall, but the wind blew the probe to the nearest lake. The men lent the boat and went in search of a radiosonde and a camera on land, safe and sound.

Levrat captured this unusual hunt from all possible angles: from the radiosonde, hovering at an altitude of 20 kilometers, and the eyes of the man who tracks this box from the ground.

Vladislav Radimov: “I congratulate Denisov on the championship! Sorry, not in a T-shirt with an arrow »

Former Zenit captain Vladislav Radimov congratulated his former partner on the St. Petersburg team, Igor Denisov, who became Russia’s champion in the Lokomotiv team.

“Congratulations on the championship! All deserved and on the case! Sorry, not in a T-shirt with an arrow, but yes, life is a complicated thing! Well done, Garik! “Radimov wrote on his page in Instagram.

Congratulations on the championship! All deserved and on the case! Sorry, not a T-shirt with an arrow, but yes life is a difficult thing! Well done, Garik! ⚽️&# 127942; # denisov # number27 # guys the whole of the yard #

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Photo of the Day – February 22 (2018)

Early in the morning on September 20, 2016, Victor Buzot watched the spiral galaxy NGC 613, testing a new camera for his telescope. Having studied a set of photographs with a short exposure, which he had just made, he noticed something strange on the outskirts of the Galaxy – a bright spot of light. It turned out that the astronomer photographed the birth of the supernova.

Astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of La Plata recognized the importance of discovering Victor Buzot and called on astronomers around the world to study this site in the sky.

The state of the supernova, recorded in Buzot’s photographs, shows the moment when the exploding star has already thrown out most of its hydrogen envelope. Using theoretical models, scientists estimated that the host star originally had a mass about 20 times the mass of the Sun, but probably at the time of death it was about five solar masses. The researchers say that the rest of this mass was absorbed by the supernova.

Pictures of the day: May 2, 2018, Wednesday

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The Direct Ticket Office for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was opened at the FIFA ticket center in Moscow

In the Chinese Guadzhou, a parade took place on the occasion of the International Animation Festival

The cup of the FIFA World Cup was delivered by a special flight to Vladivostok from Tokyo. The trophy returned to Russia after traveling 51 countries of the world

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Leader of the opposition movement of Armenia, head of the Elk parliamentary fraction Nikol Pashinyan urged his supporters to avoid violence and not to interfere with the work of Zvartnots airport – in his opinion, the situation “can not but end in victory” of protesters

Science Slam Economics

Scientific battle in the field of economics

In early April, was the first in Russia Science Slam on the economy, which competed students of the New Economic School (NES). Each participant had 10 minutes to be available and interesting to talk about his idea in the field of economics and finance. And the audience defined the applause of the best. Who needs renewable energy in Russia? Do smokers keep a promise to quit smoking?

Anastasia KIM, a student at the New Economic School:

Hello! I have a request to all: let’s imagine, within the next 10 minutes, that we are in the circle of anonymous neurotics? And now you will hear my story. Please, take it seriously.

So, my name is Nastya, and I believe in renewable energy. Well, to the world, of course. I believe that someday windmills, solar panels and mini hydro power plants will become an integral part of our life – the same as electricity once was.

Now the technical question is: during the next 10 minutes you will very often hear from me the abbreviation of RES, which means “renewable energy sources”, and not a pop group (VIA, vocal and instrumental ensemble). Please, remember!

Several years ago I was lucky enough to live a little in Oman. This is a wonderful country! There 342 days a year the sun shines. And what do you think, what is the basis for the energy system of this country? You are right: there is burning oil to get electricity! And solar panels, unfortunately, a little – they can be counted on the fingers. I still could not understand why this was so. After all, if you believe scientists, if you build up 3% of the Sahara desert with solar panels, then this will be enough to provide energy for the whole world. The climate of Oman and the climate of the Sahara are very similar. If someone talks about global warming, then believe me, guys: these people do not need global warming.

This question tormented me for so long that I even entered the NES magistracy for the program “Economics and Energy”. Of course, it was possible to google, but we are not looking for easy ways. As you can see, in Russia the situation is little better. At the same time, we all understand that we want to leave to our children the beautiful planet on which we now live. But somehow some countries – such as the European Union, in the States … everything is arranged – they change their energy system in a more environmentally friendly way, rebuild, build a lot of renewable energy, introduce very serious criteria for selection. And we somehow do not do this. And let’s see why this happens?

The matter is that even now RES projects do not pay off at all. Such energy is much more expensive than traditional energy – as, for example, from coal or gas power plants. In Russia, this is especially true, because we have very low prices for gas and coal. In addition, we do not have such technologies yet, and it is quite expensive to build and erect it. I say this to the fact that without additional investment this industry will die.

Let me tell you very quickly and by analogy, why this is happening. Imagine now that you are performing in a circus troupe. You make a living by building a living pyramid, like the one shown on the slide. You have been working for a long time. Without you, not a single circus show goes by, and everything seems to be going well. Your number is sharpened to automatism, and everything is very cool. But over time, the public, as a very capricious lady, changes some of their ideas. She says: “We are bored! We want something new. ” And the one who now stands on your side is very old. He’s bald, fat, old, clumsy and very boring. In general, the audience does not want to see it every time.

But there is a new promising, progressive artist. But at the same time he is very unstable. It is unclear what to expect from it. And you can not calculate his next actions. However, the public says: “We are willing to pay extra to see him at least sometimes in performances!”. You have nothing to do, you agree to these conditions. But, as I said, it’s impossible to predict what will happen to this star. So, something has changed, only you now live in a terrible nerve. Performances must pass every day. But at the same time the star may appear, or it may not appear! And whether the artist will appear, you will know only after the curtain is opened. And thus, you live in two states: in 30% of cases the star appears, and everything is fine. And in 70% on the scene comes your old friend, who worked before – and continues to work. But at the same time look: the star is very expensive, he needs to pay this money. And your old acquaintance also needs to pay extra, otherwise without him the whole system will collapse.

And now replace the star with renewable energy, and the old friend with “old” thermal electricity. And then you get the principle and the basics of how the electricity market works now. The question is: who needs such a headache? At the moment, what will happen with RES further in Russia, is solved by a very small group of market players. And the support system that exists now, honestly, will end after some time. And what will happen next is completely incomprehensible.

My task as a researcher is to determine in what possible direction this industry will move. What decisions can or can not these market participants take? This is an applied work. I use the already approved methodology, adapted to the Russian market. In my model there are about 30 players. Each of these players has its own positions, opinions, interests. And most importantly, that there is a weight for decision-making. The approximate picture you see on this slide. Imagine an elephant is a state. He is very large and slow. From him a lot that depends. And he tries to not cause a chain reaction by his actions, so he takes a neutral position more or less. My algorithm calculates how the positions of these players change over time, depending on the position of the other participants. As a result, they either converge or diverge, and therefore decisions are made or not taken, depending on whether they converge or not. I guide my animals in 5 directions. Each of these areas is a separate way of supporting RES. I hope you can see these names, because to be honest, I’m not going to tell you very deeply about what it is (or what’s behind it). But I’ll tell you now one thing – without the support of consumers, without realizing that we need these technologies … for example, the introduction of “green” certificates or an online trading platform for electricity exchange will not work.

So, probably, the main idea of ​​my presentation today is that we can believe or not believe in global warming. We can believe or not believe in anthropogenic impact on the environment. Well, it’s a personal matter for each of us. But in my opinion, RES are technologies that are similar to exploring the cosmos. Perhaps someday a person will find his only right decision in these technologies.

Therefore, going back to the main issue of my presentation, I can ask the question: who needs renewable energy in Russia? And most likely, I will answer that to all of us. Maybe not now, then. But in no case should we forget that this must be done, it needs to be developed. In general, such cases. Thank you for attention!

Marina ZAVALINA, a student at the New Economic School:

Today seems to be such a nice weather outside the window, right? Spring has already come! Spring is the time for change, preparation for the summer. You probably want to somehow change life. We need to start running! It’s time to stop smoking! We must start eating right, stop going to McDonalds. Or maybe it would be a good idea to take a course on the history of Russia, for example? Or learn how to type blindly: in general, this greatly speeds up your life. Well, and this is vital for students – probably, you already wrote your diploma, he lies and dusts on the shelf? And you are waiting for everything: “Well, when will I take it to him, I’ll finally deliver it and tell it?”. Because you planned everything in advance, prepared and all that. And in general: “From Monday I will start a new life! So that”.

Please raise those of you who at least once in your life have promised something to me. Yes, I am with you, really! Now raise your hands to those of you who have fulfilled at least half of what he promised. Well, the ranks have thinned out! It’s a familiar feeling.

So, one American economist Richard Tyler said in his interview: “Traditional economics suggests that people are very rational. Super-rational and dispassionate. They can make decisions like computers, and do not have problems with self-control. They never overeat. They will never get drunk in a bar. They postpone each month the necessary amount of money. But real people are not like that! “. Economists have noticed this for a long time and began to investigate. So there was a new field in this science called “behavioral economics”. For the contribution to which, by the way, Richard Tyler received the Nobel Prize in economics last year. That’s why he’s so pleased in this photo!

Let me show you on a concrete example, in what is this model of irrational behavior of people? All of you, probably, remember the experiment with children and marshmallows. There was such video on YouTube: before the children put a marshmallow and said – “You can wait one minute, and I’ll bring you a second marshmallow.” Then the subjects were left alone with this sweet little white marshmallow.

And then there were very funny, funny actions from the children. They tried to smell her, to lick a little – this is not considered for what he ate? Or just hypnotized her with a look. Of course, there were children who suffered in a minute and eventually, like a girl on the slide to the left, received the second and were extremely pleased. She, in general, rationally acted: two marshmallows are better than one. But some children could not resist and half-eaten the first marshmallow, and then looked enviously at other, happier children.

Why does it work this way? Because we value “today” more than “tomorrow”. And tomorrow and all other days – about the same. And in the end, if we have any business (like, for example, those about which I spoke at the beginning of my speech), then we think: “Well, I will do it tomorrow, because today I already do a lot of work. I’m tired – I came home from work! Here tomorrow I will begin 100% ». And you are postponing it for tomorrow. However, tomorrow you are absolutely in the same situation as today, and again postpone for another day. So in the end it does not lead to anything.

In general, something like this happened with my diploma. I very long postponed the decision on the choice of the topic, I deliberated what I should do about it until eventually I came across one interesting question from the population monitoring. It sounded like this: “What will you do if the prices for cigarettes grow 2 times?”. The question was asked to smokers, as you guessed. And I was interested! There were several answers, but I was interested in the option “I’ll quit smoking,” of course.

It so happened that at the same time my friend decided to quit smoking. Well, we argued with him for 500 rubles. It seems that money is small. However, when you have a whole scholarship of 1,500 rubles, this is a considerable amount. It all coincided – an interesting question, a dispute with a friend and the economic methods that I studied for so many years. As a result, I began my research.

So, we have people who promised to quit smoking in 2010, if prices rise by 2 times. From 2010 to 2015, prices have risen about 2 times, taking into account inflation. So I took this period for consideration. What happened? It turned out that only 30% of people kept their promise and really quit smoking.

On the one hand, these people know something about themselves, because on average smokers are less likely to quit smoking than in 30% of cases. But on the other hand, is it worth believing their promises after that? Perhaps worth it. There is a chance that they have had some changes in their life during these 5 years. That is, shocks, unpredictable factors – they did not expect them.

But it turned out that such shocks did not influence whether people kept their promise or not. What did I do next? I realized that all these people are points in a multidimensional space. And each coordinate is some kind of characteristic of a person: for example, sex, age or income. There were many of them. Further in this multidimensional space, I divided all people and projected on a plane so that you would understand. Well, even if you do not understand, I’ll explain. As a result, several groups of people have turned out – namely, 10 is drawn here. Each group has its own color. Inside each of them you can see the dots and the plus signs. Let me tell you what groups I had.

For example, here is one of them – people who live together, but have not officially registered their relationship (are not married). Of these people only 10% kept their promise. Look, the promise to quit, the promise to get married – see, is there any connection? I’m not going to say which one. But you think about it! The second group of people are girls, divorced, with children. They were not very happy with their life, their financial situation – but, nevertheless, 40% of them quit smoking. And the last interesting group are such men in the prime of their life, for 50 years, who no longer work, drink, are satisfied with life and smoke cheap cigarettes. Of these, strangely enough, about half quit smoking. I guess they started to watch their health; all the same age!

As you probably guessed, my friend did not belong to any of these groups. He belonged to this blue group number 3 (I’ll show you now!), Namely, to people who are young, they have a small income, they have never been married, and they have no children. But they are young, full of life. It turned out that 30% of these people quit smoking – as an average for the population. It would seem that this should help me in a dispute with a friend! However, as you remember, here people gave the promise to quit smoking in case prices rise by 2 times. And my friend had a stronger incentive: a dispute with me. So, I think he really will quit smoking. Moreover, he is now every day in Instagram lays out the following image: “I do not smoke for three hours, support your likes, reposts! I am strong!”.

And I, in turn, will continue my research and see what I do with these groups of people. Namely – what can the government do to encourage them to quit smoking?

Filipe Luis started working with the ball

Defender “Atletico” Filipe Luis came to the final stage of recovery from injury.

Lateral began to work with the ball. Footballer did not participate in official matches since March 15.

“Atletico” tomorrow will play with “Alaves” in the framework of the examples, and on Thursday will meet with “Arsenal” in the second leg of the return leg of the League of Europe.

43 días después, vuelvo a tener el mejor sentimiento del mundo. Si tienes un sueño, tienes fe y te esfuerzas mucho puedes conseguir todo lo que propongas. #fe #esfuerzo

Publication from Filipe Luís Kasmirski (@filipeluis) Apr 28, 2018 at 5:04 am PDT

Mandzhukich was stitched on his leg. These are the consequences of the foul Vesino

The striker was wounded in a match with Inter (3-2), when he was attacked by Milan midfielder Matias Vesino. Referee Daniele Orsato removed the midfielder following the outcome of that episode.

Specialist in plastic surgery imposed Mandzhukichu about ten stitches. The operation was performed under local anesthesia.

The striker may miss the match with Bologna, which will take place within the 36th round of the series A.

Cavani beat Ibrahimovic and became the top scorer of PSG in league 1

Forward “PSG” Edinson Cavani issued a double in the match of the 35th round of league 1 against “Gengam” (2: 2).

These goals were for the Uruguayan 114th and 115th in the composition of the Parisians in the French championship.

Thus, the 31-year-old striker bypassed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and became the best scorer in the history of the capital’s club in the national championship.

After the game, the president of the “PSG” Nasser Al-Helayfi congratulated Edinson on this achievement, having handed a special T-shirt.

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– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) April 29, 2018

“Arsenal” extended the contract with the defender of the Holding Company

“Arsenal” extended the contract with the young defender Rob Holding.

22-year-old player, moved to London from Bolton for 2 million pounds in the summer of 2016, signed a new long-term contract with the club.

In the current season, the Englishman appeared on the field 10 times within the Premier League, and in just two seasons he spent 42 matches for Arsenal.

"Arsenal" extended the contract with the defender of the Holding CompanyPhoto: Arsenal’s official website