Breaking! JiaYu G3 Could Cost as Little as $150!

Ok some of you may be a little fed up with the continued rumors circulating about the JiaYu G3, but I am sure all of you will be excited by the latest news that the dual-core JiaYu G3 could go on sale for as little as $150!

JiaYu have finally announced that they will be releasing a pre-production run of JiaYu G3 dual-core phones in early September with prices set at a might low 899Yuan ($150)! This will not only made the JiaYu G3 one of the cheapest dual-core phones on the market but also one of the best looking and best performing!

Official reports go on to say that the JiaYu G3 will still feature a 1Ghz dual-core MTK MT6577 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, and a 4.5inch IPS screen with Corning’s Gorilla glass and an amazing 1280 x 720 resolution an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and a front 2 mega-pixel camera!

Chinese gadget websites seem unsure as to if JiaYu will keep the very low $150 price tag when the G3 is finally in stores in large quantities but speculated even with a price increase we will likely still see the JiaYu G3 prices at a wallet friendly $172 which is still a great saving when compared to the original pricing.

At these low prices JiaYu are set to drop a bombshell on the Chinese phone world and are going to upset companies such as Amoi and Beidou who are also entering the low-cost dual-core Android phone arena!

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JiaYu G3 Android Smartphone Specifications and Functions

  • CPU MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz
  • GPU: PowerVRTM SGX Series5 3D
  • OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
  • Language: English, Italian, French. Spanish, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, German, Indonesian, Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese, Malay, others
  • Memory RAM: 1GB / ROM: 4GB
  • Micro SD Memory Card (TF-Card), MAX support 32GB
  • Size 135 x 65 x 10.8 mm
  • Weight 121 g
  • Screen 4.5 inch IPS Capacitive Multi-touch Screen
  • HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 16 million colors
  • Network Dual SIM G+G W+G
  • 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • Supports GSM service all over the world
  • Built In GPS & A-GPS
  • Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • micro USB 2.0
  • Camera Dual Camera
  • Back 8.0 megapixel
  • Front 2.0 megapixel
  • Supports recording of video
  • Sensor Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Radio FM
  • Video AVI , MP4 , FLV , 3GP , MOV , ASF , MPEG , RMVB , etc.
  • Audio MP3 , AAC , WAV , etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • Special functions Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, FM Radio, Wifi, GPS, Multi-touch Capacitive Screen, Dual SIM, Schedule Power On/Off
  • Li-ion battery 2750 mAh



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  1. krastiasn
    August 10, 2012

    maybe they are trying to see what other makers are selling theirs before the release the G3……. So they can compete in sales……

  2. tundra
    August 10, 2012

    sorry to ask you guys! I’m still a noob in the Chinese Smartphone arena. Just want to know if JIAYU is a reliable chinese smartphone brand?

  3. Fel
    August 10, 2012

    maybe they ve to go even lower as with still no news on release date… they will be only tailgating in the low price segment as technology wise they missed the train…again.
    Chinese companies could learn a lot from westrn competitors. dont spill the beans and finger point others if you cant deliver…

  4. Juliana
    August 10, 2012

    Andi…now I’m confused. Jiayu g3 will come with ICS or Jelly bean??

    • August 10, 2012

      Released with ICS update to JB. Unless they change their minds again:)

  5. Reality
    August 10, 2012

    Best chinese design ever 🙂
    Really waiting this phone.

    • August 10, 2012

      Best Chinese phone design at the best price too.

  6. Milind
    August 10, 2012
    • August 10, 2012

      nope not available yet!

  7. Arnold
    August 10, 2012

    I see the G3 has dropped to $190 on Android-sale! They seem to have so many new phones “out of stock”. I don’t know why these companies list phones that you can’t actually buy – and even when they claim to be in stock, they often aren’t.

    • August 10, 2012

      Yup a simple ‘Coming Soon’ banner would be much better.

  8. Broli
    August 10, 2012

    They really shot themselves in the foot with the g3, if they released on time they could have used the hype to sell boatloads if these. Now with all the delays it will be much harder to stand out with all the cheap dual cores by then.

    • August 10, 2012

      Couldn’t agree more! If they are going to do any leaking they should follow the Apple, Xiaomi route and drip feed us not pour it all on then leave us with nothing….

  9. Kalle
    August 10, 2012

    Here is a side, they sell the phone for 157€ (190$)
    yesterday the price were by 197€ (242$)

    here the dates from the side :

    Processor : MTK MT6577 1.2GHz dual core processor ???
    Operating System : Android 4.1 OS ???
    Front Camera Yes : 1.3MP ???

    could i trust this side to buy there the Jiayu G3?

    • August 10, 2012

      Yep their prices do seem to go up and down don’t they….

  10. andres
    August 10, 2012

    Jiayu G3 is the clone of Oppo x905 (in appearances) but at half price! 🙂 or less, awesome!! 10 days and counting….

  11. Amby
    August 10, 2012

    Its strange why Jiayu might want to sell first few phones for cheaper price before a formal launch… Generally initial price of products is always higher than the price for standard release. Its hard to make people buy the same stuff for 200-250 USD when they all know that the same product has been bought by many for US$150. ZOPO ZP300’s dual core variant is being released in another week or two. Similarly many other good quality dual-core dual-sim phones are coming out in next few weeks. Its just gonna get tougher and tougher for Jiayu G3 from here on. I love this phone, but with so many options in the market (not to mention, the growing frustration because of G3’s ever receding launch date) its has to (negatively) affect G3 sales. They should sack their marketing and sales strategy teams (if they got one!) and hire some of us ;-P

    • August 10, 2012

      Amby I think it’s good that you think JiaYu are acting rather strangely. As soon as we start understanding the madmen behind this brand we should all start worrying 😉 to be fair to JiaYu and their marketing team, they’ve done a great job of keeping in the headlines and getting people excited/angry about them. Let’s see if they manage to get through the G3’s launch without to much negativity 🙂

  12. Eliot
    August 10, 2012

    Will the pre-production phones be different to the normal released product?

    • August 10, 2012

      Not that i know

  13. Amby
    August 10, 2012

    If I must buy this phone (or any Jelly Bean rumored phone), I would rather wait few more weeks until the phones are formally released and the Android versions are confirmed.

    Would you know how Chinese companies provide OS updates to their phones? Is it over-the-air or they (like Zopo did for ICS) make ROMs available online that you need to use to manually update your phone?

    If I have to wait for another month to directly buy a Jelly-bean phone, I guess I would..

    • August 10, 2012

      It depends on the company. Xiaomi, Meizu and Zopo perform OTA updates others have download sections on their sites. Not sure what JiaYu have planned.

  14. Arnold
    August 10, 2012

    I’m still waiting for one of these companies to supply source code for their phones, as they are obliged to do. I’ve been stung by Ainol (or should that be in…) as they haven’t released kernel sources for their device so even though there are some dedicated coders developing versions of ICS and Cyanogenmod for the device, they are unable to build newer kernels. Thus JB or ICS with proper drivers is never going to happen.

  15. JIAYU
    August 10, 2012

    Hi, Do you know if it smartphone supports Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/n? and Have it HDMI?

    • August 10, 2012

      Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 yes HDMI not sure

  16. Geodex
    August 11, 2012

    So I went for 1week holiday and you guys had fun with all the goodies without me.

    LOL This is a fantastic news. I can get it with DHL shipping from aliexpress under $200 if this price is not changed.


  17. teja
    August 12, 2012

    andi can u suggest some good chinese android phone under 200 $ apart from this J 3

    • August 12, 2012

      Zopo’s phones are good, the new Amoi dual-core phone looks good too. If you wanted to go down the knock-off route there are also the GooApple phones and I was quite impressed by the fake HTC One S clone we reviewed.

  18. Arnold
    August 12, 2012


    Jiayu asked if the phone has 802.11a or 802.11n, meaning in the 5GHz band. I don’t think any of these cheap phones have 802.11a. As for n, if any of them do N then it will be at 2.4GHz, the same as g and b.

  19. Hug
    August 13, 2012

    The official price that Jiayu is giving is 899 Yuan (aprox. 140$):

    Do you think that the China sellers will increase that price?


    • August 13, 2012

      Great news! But I doubt the resellers will be selling them that cheap!

  20. Geodex
    August 13, 2012

    why andoid 4.0 not 4.1 Jelly Bean? Just realized this

    • August 14, 2012

      ICS for release JB update

  21. mike
    August 14, 2012

    I feel that this price drop is a temporary measure to hold on to our interest and stop people from thinking about other choices and abandoning their G3.

    And thanks for your blog Andi, really great source of latest info on China phones.

    • August 14, 2012

      Could be very well be. Cheers Mike!

  22. Telmo
    August 14, 2012

    Hi Andi & everybody,
    I think mike is right: the price can’t be that low!
    Still waiting but i’m really considering buying newman n1 or amoi n820 .
    I like those cause they aren’t clones with good specifications.

    • August 14, 2012

      I’m only going off what JiaYu say and JiaYu could be telling everyone the trade price rather than the RRP.

  23. Telmo
    August 14, 2012

    Hi again,
    i forgot to say that i hoped i was wrong of course 😉
    Thanks for your great job Andi.

    • August 15, 2012

      Cheers 🙂

  24. Neil
    August 14, 2012

    Anyone know whether this phone will support AptX bluetooth technology (Like the SGS3 and HTC1X) ?

  25. Xman
    August 17, 2012

    Hi, I just hope the phone will look as in your (or jiayu) pictures… as there are other pictures out there which looks rather “ordinary” and not so oh/ah… see here:

    most visible is the (too big) jiayu engraved logo on the bottom side and long unseen dusty packing environment… Funny thing is the seller is showing these photos together with “designed” originally released photos.
    Really don’t see how such photos could help push the sale?!?!
    But as these are real photos, I just hope this is not the end result of waiting…

  26. александр
    August 18, 2012

    доброго времени суток хотел бы заказать 2 таких телефона с доставкой в россию сколько будет стоить и когда будут первые отправки??

  27. Shakkhar
    November 12, 2012

    hi andi,how much price of JiaYu G3 on Nov?and how can i buy dis phone without paypal?bcz in our country here is no paypal system.

    • November 12, 2012

      Sorry I don’t know of anyone with stock

  28. Shakkhar
    November 13, 2012

    ok Andi,thnx…but i’m confusd about dos china phone like newman n1 & jiayu g3.realy dos have 8 megapxl camera?i’m asking u dat qus bcz i saw some china maltimedia phones which had 5 or 8 megapxl camera but picture condition was like 1.3 megapxl & flash light just a led torch light,flash didn’t work at night,so,i’ve asked u dat,realy dos have real 8 megapxl cam & real flash light?can i compare dem with Sonyericsson xperia neo?

    • November 13, 2012

      The 8 mega-pixel cameras should be actual 8MP units. Some of the 12MP phones use software to boost the mega-pixels though

  29. shakkhar
    November 14, 2012

    i’ve one more qus bro..why some jiayu g3 has a Jiayu logo infront of da phone & some has no logo?i’ve marked it on da web photos.and dos r seems to me a lil bit different.