Telegram X Beta - Alternative client for Android Community Report 📲 Google Pixel XL 2, Android 8.1.0

This is a brand new Telegram client app for Android. It has a lot more features + it is super fast! This app has a beta release which is cool. I did a short smoke test here with a brief review.

  • Devices: Google Pixel 2 LX, Android 8.1.0
  • App version: 0.20.4.744-arm64-v8a

Bugs:

  • Phone number edit text on the connection screen doesn't allow you to delete numbers in a sequence. Steps - open app - pass welcome screen - see phone number confirmation screen - copy and paste a phone number into the edit text - place the cursor at the middle of the phone number - press delete keyboard button multiple times. Expected result - all characters from the left side will be deleted. Actual result - some left characters were deleted from the left side (until the last two) and then it starts deleting characters from the right side.

Features:

  • Better stickers management, the user can browse through Trending stickers lists.
  • Faster stickers loading from the chat screen (two times from my POV).
  • Two dark modes + one white (instead of two white modes + one dark in the off app).
  • Bubble chat mode (Facebook messenger like).
  • Faster navigation between chats and calls.

Only one bug in 20 minutes is a very good result + I managed to check no connection and device orientation edge cases. I also made a short video with a difference of loading speed between off Telegram beta app and Telegram X beta.

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Happy Testing!

  • An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features
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