There has been a lot of news, tons of delays and plenty of upset potential customers for JiaYu’s G3 4.5 inch dual-core phone, but could all these delays actually justified? These photos seem to suggest so!
The JiaYu G3 MT6577 is JiaYu’s much-anticipated all new phone to replace the very popular JiaYu G2 (which itself has just been updated with a dual-core MT6577 CPU).
Some of the highlights of the JiaYu G3 include 1GB RAM, the MTK MT6577 dual-core CPU, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, but the most impressive feature of the new phone is the 4.5 inch HD screen which is said offer a stunning resolution of 1280 x 720 which should make for some mighty fine visuals on the $100 Chinese phone.
Yesterday however I reported that JiaYu were having issues with the screen and they are not happy with the colours and brightness and are now looking for a new supplier of screens. Obviously many of you were upset at the idea of having to wait even longer for the G3’s launch, but the delay might actually be a good call.
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One of Gizchina’s readers found these photos’ of the JiaYu G3’s screen compared to the smaller, lower spec G2 and as you can see, the G2’s screen looks better!
The JiaYu G3 screen in these photos looks washed out and not very bright, and a bit of a let down! So perhaps Jiayu’s announcement that they plan to use a different screen is good news after all?
What do you guy’s think is the screen all that important, could you live with a slightly lower quality screen if it meant getting the G3 now? or are you happy for the change?
The problem to me is the future. Right now even 480×800 could be fine, but the apps and videos are moving to HD. So i’m happy with the change 😛 If it’s to improve, although I think they do a mistake announcing a model that wasn’t totally developed. The final design seems in a 90% (i hope :S)
qHD (960×540) is fine. If the delay is too long, by the time it arrives, it could be too late….
The “must have cheap china phone” as of today has the mkt6577, 1GB ram, a qHD screen (4,3″ to 5,3″) and runs rooted Android 4.1
Is it not already to late?
i don’t think there is a phone which meet these specs as of today.
G2 SCREEN LOOKS MUCH BETTER BUT ITS SMALLER!! 480*800 AND 3.5inch = MORE PPI
Yup, but the G3 is meant to be the G2’s replacement and have this awesome display, which it does not…
hey, the jiayu-g2 is 4inch screen.. 3̶.̶5̶ ̶i̶n̶c̶h̶
Andi, a good screen is a necessity than the body texture. A black or white plastic body wont be bad than metal but screen relates to pictures so needs qwality.
I totally agree!
Delaying the launch will hurt their sales indeed but a bad screen will hurt their reputation.
I don’t speak from experience but I doubt quad core CPUs offer a significant performance increase over dual core. A well designed cheap dual core phone should be able to stay relevant and sell well for about a year.
The next generation CPUs will attempt to move to 32nm and 28nm without significantly improving processing power. The gain from a smaller die is power savings but there are already many reports of problems with the 28nm process. That will probably translate into increased prices and I predict that next year will be quite slow for mobile chip manufacturers.
I think 2013 will be a year for power savings and we will see a bunch of 28nm multi-core CPUs with low-power helper cores. Those will be the high-end phones while the mainstream will probably still be dominates by MT6577 and similar.
It seems to me that JiaYu is taking a strategic stance at releasing a quality product which stay relevant for a long time. I think they are focusing on the customers they will get in 6months, not right now.
Today saw in FCT shop that they’ve create a new categorie to the next MTK6588 cpu. So I suppose the next month, and perhaps in less time, we’re going to see newer models and Jiayu could seem, Or will be?, an interesting model but outdated…
That’s interesting. A product that its outdated before it is released.
The problem is that its became impossible to buy a china phone. By the time it arrives at your door, the phone is so outdated that there is no fun using it.
[this is a joke]
The idea that phones are outdated in a year is a ploy to keep people buying new ones. As long as it runs smoothly, has a decent screen, good battery life, is well built, reliable and affordable what does it matter if it’s not running on the latest processor? I like the styling of the G3, the screen is a perfect size, it has a very decent battery, the price is fantastic and a big plus – Gorilla glass – I hate using screen protectors. My only concern is how reliable this phone can be when it is this cheap – are they cutting corners in quality control during production? At least they are showing concern in the quality of the parts – the screen – and that’s a good sign.
Actually I didn’t mean that I wouldn’t buy one. In fact I still use a very outdated, but very outdated haha, hd7 clone with mtk6515 CPU, i love its design, and this is a reason i haven’t bought another cell phone yet cause they aren’t so eye candy to my taste.
I just wanted to point or remark that this cell phone was announced in a time that this could have been one of the most advanced of its time, but the delays are doing that every week this model be just one among others (thl w3 and new zp300+) and with the new processor closer its impact that had right to had is going to be lesser. I don’t think that it quits the merit that Jiayu G3 is not a clone but a original product very atractive and for that i guess with so much atractive.
Postdata: The cell phones now are computers, so in a year they end outdated, i don’t say useless. HTC HD2 is a super cell phone that can afford Jelly Bean or even Linux, even if it is very old and outdated it is a great machine today and completely useful.
I agree, cell phones are mini computers – and if general people are like any of my friends they use computers for browsing, chatting, playing games and watching movies. They also use them for work – time permitting. The kind of work I do requires a decent screen so until phones have a virtual screen – a plasma of super charged air particles – I’ll stick with my laptop. Maybe I’m lacking vision here but I think for the general user many phones have already reached a ceiling of required hardware. But then again I am assuming that most people are like my friends and are not hard core gamers – gaming being one of the main forces for the ever spiraling upward drive of computer hardware in the early days.
What’s more important right now is battery life – and going for a dual core processor might be a better decision than a power hungry quad core. But your right – after one year the perception is that the phones are outdated and that we need all that extra processing power and ram to do the same things that some of us did perfectly well the previous year. I am not falling for it. I want a phone that has a premium build, doesn’t crash, or lag, and with a decent screen that can be kept naked – I want the G3 if it has got what it takes.
Andi, In this fast world we dont have time for distinct entertainments so the Mobile Mini Computer will carry the whole world with us and picture/screen is a part of it and texts a part of education. I often thought if I had the means I would have fed the world but I can take the world with me through the unbreakable Corning Gorilla Glass G3 affordable Mobile Mini Computer with songs, videos, pictures, texts, games, friends, and even God.
I have two questions:
1) on the Jiayu forum everyone keeps saying “good domain G3” why is that?
2) on its updated announcement it talks about accessories like a case are they to buy separately or do they come with it ?
Thank you for your time.
good domain = direct translation of the name Jiayu
Jia = excellent, great
yu = area, domain
Yup that’s about right 🙂
It’s a bit strange, but I’d actually say the screen of the G3 is actually better than the one of the G2. You get a finer detail on the G3 and the colours seem all right – I surely don’t need oversaturated supercolours.
I haven’t got much insight in all the cell phone industry but I guess finding a different manufacturer for a screen with that spec might get quite tricky.
So I’d say they should rather get it to market instead of postponing it and everyone else can catch up.
Andii, I hope you to comment on the importance off screen. A good picture, pixel density and light sensor to see clearly under the sun. Let us wait for the Jiayu g3 for IPS screen with ambient light sensors. Have patience Bernhard. Sweeter are the fruits of patience. See how can you get the gadget.
Andi, I have forgotten to ask you. What is the zoom of Jiiayu g3? Most ordinary phones have 4x. I hope this to be a little better. This can be compared to S3 but the sound of S3 is not that louder. What about sound? Please enliighten.
I don’t know, but hopefully will find out once I receive our test model.
To me i think the problem is not phone quality as to me specs and look according to the price is marvelous. I think they announced this phone at a very low price so trying to get low cost supplies that can meet that price with out increase in price else that phone will never be launched pals, don’t even bother your selves waiting and giving it a damn.
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