JiaYu G3 Release Date Confirmed!


The wait is officially over guys! JiaYu have finally announced the JiaYu G3 release date, and best of all it is only a matter of days!

JiaYu finally announced earlier today that they would being to accept order for the JiaYu G3 on …. September 5th! Which is only 2 days away!

The company have placed ordering details on their forum and along with details which tell customers how they can buy the dual-core G3  Android phone.

Details included that orders can be places and must be paid in full and that any order cannot be refunded, however the phone will retail (in China) for the magically low price of just 899 Yuan ($140).

There are a few catches though one which is confirmed and another I’m not to sure about!

The first confirmed catch is that although you can order and pay for the MT6577 JiaYu G3 on September 5th, you won’t receive it until JiaYu receive an official network license for it…..

The unconfirmed catch is it looks like the 899 Yuan price tag is for the phone alone… I’m still trying to confirm this, but it sounds like the phone will be available for 899 Yuan not including accessories!

While the prices are low, only 10 Yuan for a case and 80 Yuan for a charger and battery, the idea that you are only getting a phone for that low price and not all the necessary parts needed for it to work could very well turn potential buyers off!

I’ll do my best to confirm this and update this posts ASAP.

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76 Comments

  1. Smad
    September 3, 2012

    Are the guys at Jiayu insane? How can they sell any phone without a battery and charger included?

    • September 3, 2012

      @smad unconfirmed

  2. September 3, 2012

    at last we got a date ! i almost bought the bluebo l100. btw andi any idea when they would get this network licence?

    there was an unboxing video at youtube. looks good but a bit bulkier than most phones around. hope there would be a good review soon.

    ps: andi, may i suggest that it would be worthwhile to make a review of the bluebo l100? has same specs as jiayu 3, larger screen and seemingly unbreakable 🙂

    • September 3, 2012

      @kanishkapad if I can manage to get one for review I’ll geo right on it. Cheers 😉

  3. Ramones
    September 3, 2012

    ahhh good news :D!

    But i think it will be come with battery and charger, like G2 also had..
    just a standard package.. you can buy a battery and case extra if you want..

    • September 3, 2012

      @Ramones even if it didn’t the price of the battery and charger is pretty cheap anyway.

  4. achkar
    September 3, 2012

    Sooo, from where we can buy it?

  5. Piotrek
    September 3, 2012

    It comes with a battery and with a rubber protector.

    Please look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gnETdIIRoA

  6. September 3, 2012

    Andi! Will you please buy the phone from them n send them to me?! I’d gladly give u extra cash 4 ur trouble instead of places like Android-sale.com.

    • September 3, 2012

      @koolbrader3000 if they don’t run out of stock first 😉 I’ll try my best

  7. auna
    September 3, 2012
  8. September 3, 2012

    I think you can buy buy it in the official Jiayu Shop. Since yesterday the G3 is listed.http://shop.ejiayu.com/?product-167.html

    • September 3, 2012

      @RunnY yep that’s right!

  9. September 3, 2012

    Most phones these days comes with some standard adapter like USB mini or some such anyway which people already have. I think it’s a good way to keep the price of the phone down without selling unnecessary accessories since people may already have them.

  10. Yamado
    September 3, 2012

    think me understand move this one. this is always making the one like jaiyu g3 cheaper.

    other another site show some accesroies like aluminium shield at ultimategizmo website

  11. broli
    September 3, 2012

    You can hardly call this a release date, perhaps a preorder at best but still for all we know the license granting can take a month or more. In the case of JiaYu they should adopt the “no news is good news” saying and stop dangling the carrot in front of potential customers.

  12. Amper
    September 3, 2012

    At last! i’ve been waiting forever for the release date! and it’s way more closer than i thought…
    thanks man!

    • September 3, 2012

      @Amper no worries 🙂

  13. Andrea
    September 3, 2012

    I also would like to buy this damn phone from about two months. I’m not chinese (I’m from Italy) but don’t understand a thing on Jiayu’s website. Is there an English version?? And I don’t understand if only Jiayu forum users can buy it…

    • September 3, 2012

      @Andrea I think anyone can order it and even if you need to be a forum member it’s easy enough to set up an account.

  14. L3viZ
    September 3, 2012

    I think i’m not the only one who could really use a “chinese buddy” 🙂

    Gladly wanna give him a percentage if he can get me the phone.

  15. Francis.R.
    September 3, 2012

    Good news. In a time we are going to see Jiayu G3 videos that aren’t about how cook carrots or other vegetables in the screen but about the performance 😛

  16. raby
    September 3, 2012

    Really good news
    and i don’t think that the price is for the phone alone,i mean it includes the charger and the battery (at least)
    and how where can i buy it from
    does the official shop of jiayu (http://shop.ejiayu.com/ ) send worldwide or it only for people inside china ?
    and Andi can you help us get this phone ?

  17. ozp
    September 3, 2012

    many sites were selling this phone as a pre-order. Most of them with higher prices. I wonder what will be the actual price for international customers and when the phone will be available for instant and fast shipping

    • September 3, 2012

      @ozp jiayu say their price includes shipping. Not sure if that is only for local buyers only though

  18. nick
    September 3, 2012

    I don’t care about the charger or the headphones (as long as they are standardized, got plenty of those) if it is going to save me a few $$ but the battery must be sold with the phone.

  19. September 3, 2012

    I am confused on what the Sept. 5th date actually means. As ozp states, there are many websites that have had these phones on pre-sale for weeks. Pandawill has it for $187 and merimobiles has it for $269 (along with others). It also doesn’t sound like a release date if they are not going to ship you the phone, maybe more of an official pre-sale date.

    I am from the USA and hoping to get this phone to replace my iPhone 4s. As long as it has all of the frequencies their website says I am hopeful that it will work for both 2g and 3g. 4gLTE would be nice, but not necessary.

    • September 3, 2012

      @tonyvpascuzzi all those sites are dealers who mark up the price for international buyers. Jiayu will sell the phones to fans and direct to customers before any of those sites have stock.

  20. sere82
    September 3, 2012

    Yeah, prices have been all over the shop on the international stores. Merimobiles are having a complete laugh at that price. Personally I don’t think we will see this generally available for a while. As the whole meizu m9 fiasco showed, Network licences do a take a while to come through.

  21. September 3, 2012

    jiayu g3 and nintendo 3ds xl same battle

  22. September 3, 2012

    and still no sign of newman n1 either. maybe we should ask kramer and jerry where he is at lol

  23. g6
    September 3, 2012

    newman has arrived somewhere. Just look for shops

  24. Smad
    September 3, 2012

    Here is a listing on Aliexpress foe 182.99
    http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/624243718-Free-Shipping-Singapore-Jiayu-G3-Smart-Phone-4-5-Inch-IPS-Retina-Screen-Android-4-0-wholesalers.html?src=sns&cn=feedback_coupon&isdl=y&af=DqGpg4T4MPg%3D

    He s providing two batteries, earphone and a screen protector. I confirmed with him through email, the additional battery is also original from jiayu.

    1 x JIAYU G3 Smartphone
    1 x Earphone
    2 x Rechargeable Li-ion battery
    1 x Data cable
    1 x Charger
    1 x User manual
    1 x Screen protector

    This seems to be another best buy. He also ships through Singapore post for free which is better the china or hk post.

  25. nakahara
    September 3, 2012

    if only that is for phone price only,
    i think is still good,
    if added phone + all G3 accessory the price are only around $158
    still reasonable compare other’s MTK 6577 phone price.
    and the seller on many website are put the price at range $180-200
    hope the website seller will not mark up the price for battery and charger.

    • September 3, 2012

      @nakahara I’m sure it will include the battery and charger, just the wording JiaYu used makes me unsure though. Anyway I agree it’s still a great price.

  26. joey
    September 3, 2012

    did anybody noticed the 500. gram weight mentioned here?

    http://shop.ejiayu.com/?product-167.html
    I do not think thats normal,

  27. Nat
    September 3, 2012

    The back camera on the JiaYu is actually better than what I expected: http://bbs.ejiayu.com/thread-196478-1-2.html

  28. suraj
    September 3, 2012

    can u please tell me how is the video recording quality n phone capturing quality of Jiayu G3 phone . please also tell me that where I can buy this phone at the lowest price as I am residing in india.
    thank you

  29. September 3, 2012

    Who is a reliable seller who ships worldwide and will sell this phone cheap(ish)?

  30. Roger
    September 3, 2012

    I’m glad I didn’t wait for this as after checking a couple of sppliers on Aliexpress, it does not support WCDMA 850mhz. I need this for 3G with my network in Australia.

    Initially the specs did state 850mhz support, however the lack of 850mhz support is not surprising, as a while back I read of someone who purchased a G2 and it did not support 850mhz despite the claims that that model did support it.

    Anyway, I purchased a new MTK6577 phone a few days ago directly from the factory that makes it. I could not find any suppliers on Aliexpress or elsewhere selling the updated version of the phone I wanted (V1277) with a Sony camera – the same model as in the Galaxy SII, so I got in touch with the factory and was able to buy one directly from them.

  31. raby
    September 3, 2012

    @Andi
    does the JiaYu official shop (shop.ejiayu.com/) sell and ship worldwide ??
    and if so can you make us a tutorial for ordering (i mean most of us don’t understand Chinese, although it’s worth learning, and Google translate is not that good with Chinese)

  32. Francis.R.
    September 4, 2012

    Days ago I said that there wasn’t problem with the time because it was a new design. Other commenter said me that it remember him a oppo model. I was wrong and he was right.

    Today saw Oppo X905 and, although jiayu G3 has much better specifications, I’ve to say that it’s obviusly based in the first. What a pity, So de delays weren’t for desing problems…

  33. RobertNL
    September 4, 2012

    Just got this mail from ”my” Aliexpress seller where i order my tablets/phones all the time:

    ”Hello Robert,

    many thanks for your email and informtion. Yesterday manger went to factory and talk about the orders. Factory said the g3 will available on 15th Sep, so now they have no stock

    we can only place the order at the middle of the this month, plz let the all the people interested know

    Thank u!”

    As there manager went to a factory/sales team for me before i think this information should be right (If the sales team of Jiayu gave correct information).

    • September 4, 2012

      @RobertNL hope this is true, would be surprised if it is.

  34. September 4, 2012

    Hi, Is it yet avaiable on aliexpress?

  35. ivan
    September 4, 2012

    Woww, the Jiayu G3 topic always attract a lot of crowd. Hope the phone became so popular that there will be tons of Customized ROM just like my ZTE Blade a.k.a Orange San Fransisco 😀

  36. Abdel_BE
    September 4, 2012

    @RobertNL Hook me up bro need a good supplier 🙂

  37. September 4, 2012

    @RobertNL HOOK ME UP TOO BRO!!

  38. Ramones
    September 4, 2012

    @nat: thanks for a link to a photo sample topic…
    the pics provided by gizchina didnt impressed me, these pictures look good enough for a 8 MP phone camera 🙂

    • September 4, 2012

      @Ramones didn’t I put a download link to full size photos somewhere?

  39. RobertNl
    September 4, 2012

    @Andi Lets hope comes out faster. There are now two shops confirming almost the same after they talked with jiayu.

    anyway I think its going to be quite a challenge for any seller to get 100 phones (the current number of interested persons in our dutch group buy).

    @Abel_Be i will inform when the seller gets stock. But i think it will be around the 15th

    • September 4, 2012

      @RoberNI Yep I really hope we can get our hands on this beast of a phone ASAP! I can’t wait to see just how good this phone is!

  40. Smad
    September 4, 2012

    I am wondering about how others are choosing the color of the phone. I am contemplating between silver vs. grey. Also, I am wondering if there any pictures for these phones for comparison.

    Also, there were some concerns that not all colors come with metallic case, any idea?

  41. Yoav
    September 4, 2012

    No longer avaliable for 175 on aliexpress. Seller said he manage to order only 50 until the 20th, only then he will have more pieces.
    The 183$ with tnt , what do you think?
    Check @smad comment.

  42. Smad
    September 4, 2012

    8 USD more you are getting one battery, headphones, and a screen protector, I think these are worthy for 8 USD.

    I am sure battery alone is worth 20usd if you go by current listings at aliexpress.

  43. Felix
    September 4, 2012

    did you pre-order for 183$? anyone knows the seller? never bought on aliexpress, so dont know how risky it is…

  44. Smad
    September 4, 2012

    I have not bought from this seller. I made several purchases from Aliexpress. Aliexpress seems to be the better place to buy from china. Nonetheless, buying from a seller with good rating is always good.

    • September 4, 2012

      Looks like Aliexpress is getting some good reviews. Anyone got some horror stories?

  45. September 4, 2012

    Aliexpress is one of the better ones.

    If something does go wrong yeh they’ll take some time to sort it (3 months sometimes) but they do sort it unlike other companies that screw you over.

    I’ve used it before and been happy. But i’d like to know where else we can buy them and if they’re trustworthy sites. For example, fastcardtech are selling it cheaper but i’ve heard some horror stories from them.

  46. Felix
    September 4, 2012

    hm….okay…pretty tricky…I’m also not sure where I should order and whether to pre-order or not to get it as fast as possible…

    • September 4, 2012

      @Felix if you use Eskrow like @ThinkOutSideTheBox suggested you will be safe but you still might be in for a long wait.

  47. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 4, 2012

    There are so many comments on this article. This tells me that the JiaYu G3 Is In high demand, and will be hard to come across. Let’s see what happens…….

    • September 4, 2012

      @ThinkOutsideTheBox it’s amazing how popular the G3 is! I’ve had a few articles linked to about the iPhone 5 but it’s the G3 which remains the most popular 🙂

  48. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 4, 2012

    Also, do people wanting to purchase items from Aliexpress, use “Escrow”. If you use that the site won’t release the sellers money until you confirm everything Is 100% fine. There shouldn’t be any problems If you use that payment method.

  49. RobertNL
    September 4, 2012

    When production starts up it should be fine. Atleast its that way with tablets that way. First batches are small and then when they scale up a bit all orders are fullfiled quite fast.

    Not sure what capicity the Jiayu factory got tho. Will try to ask my seller some photos if they visit it again in 10 days. Should be fun to have some photo’s of the factory/production (if they allow that).

    • September 4, 2012

      @RobertNL if you get photos please do share them! That would be awesome!

  50. ogron925
    September 4, 2012

    I resently brought 2x Jiayu G2 from Aliexpress ugoodbuy 1 is good the other have scratch and dented back shell and on phone. Seller unwilling to compasate me fairly.
    He compansate me $10 discount on next order or sent me a new back shell or sent back for full refund. I don’t wanna sent it back as it wastoo risky with all the story on net. I’m trying to open dispute with Aliexpress atm got Server busy try back later. So be carefull buying from UGOODBUY.

    • September 5, 2012

      @orgon925 thanks for that it’s good to hear both the good and bad when deciding who to buy our gadgets from! Cheers!

  51. Aaron
    September 4, 2012

    I pre ordered the phone with delivery and all accessories here for $219 usd. http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/200710997.html

  52. Yoav
    September 5, 2012

    @smad thanks man. Just yesterday i was talking with the seller he said he run out offpre order stock that he order from the factory and he removed the sale. Now its back. I wonder..

  53. September 5, 2012

    Haha I love how Jiayu gets more traffic to the website.

    I’m actually stunned by the price ranges as I have been going on and on about not wanting to buy it past $200 mark.

    This is great now people have forgotten the Little Pepper lmao.

  54. Felix
    September 5, 2012

    ok, thanks for the information. I pre-ordered now for 186 bucks http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/201207848.html

    the price seems really good to me as it has free shipping via tnt included. hope everything works fine. I’ll report!

  55. sanjeev
    September 5, 2012

    aliexpress seller SZ-SERTEC

    or

    mixeshop.com

    on aliexpress this seller has only 1 rating whereas mixeshop has been there as yaoxcin for last 4 years , please comment which seller to use

  56. September 5, 2012

    Most sellers on aliexpress will only list them on their shops when they got the products in hand.

    I have asked around

  57. Sanjeev
    September 6, 2012

    Hi Geodex

    thats not true G3 is a preorder , no one has that in hand as of now, so thats not correct and i have seen many people had bad experience with aliexpress sellers too so i really do not trust a 1 year guy with 1 rating , thats why asking here what do others think