JiaYu G3 Preorders: Did you get one?

Finally the day has arrived that we can actually preorder the fantastic JiaYu G3 MT6577 Chinese phone! So who has managed to preorder and where did you order from!

The JiaYu G3 marks the first time (which I know of) that a Chinese phone has managed to go viral in both China and across the globe and it’s easy to see why with such a great looking design and high specification at a low price of just 899 Yuan ($140 in China).

If you have managed to completely miss the JiaYu G3 for the past few months (is that even possible?) let me quickly fill you in;

The G3 is JiaYu’s all new Android smartphone set to replace the JiaYu G2 as JiaYu’s flagship model, but unlike most phone manufacturers, JiaYu have managed to give their top of the range phone all the bells and whistles at an extremely low price without any (notable) corner cutting price lowering measures.

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For example the G3 has a 1280 x 720 4.5 inch IPS display which boasts a Gorilla Glass screen to ward of knocks and scratches! This in itself would be worth the $140 price tag, but JiaYu have also loaded the G3 with a dual-core MTK MT6577 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and high quality 8 mega-pixel rear camera!

Even the battery is a great size and should last a good while as it is a 2750mAh unit!

So what are the catches? There has to be at least one! And yes there are!

  1. The first catch is that the $140 price tag in China IS in fact only for the phone (I know this as my wife is online ordering a G3 for me now as I type), but for just $12 extra you can  get the battery, charger, screen protector and protective case!
  2. Secondly is the fact that although we can order our JiaYu G3 phones today, we don’t actually know when we will be getting them as JiaYu is still waiting on the network licences, but that’s ok as JiaYu aren’t asking for full payment yet (although 3rd party resellers are!)
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So who has managed to order their JiaYu G3 phones? And where did you decide to order your JiaYu G3 from? Let us know in the comments below!

You can order your JiaYu G3 direct from Jiayu here!

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  1. Felix
    September 5, 2012

    I pre-ordered for 186 bucks at aliexpress 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… – and fast! I’ll report!

    • September 5, 2012

      @Felix great 🙂 I hope we can all get our G3’s soon!

  2. Lukas
    September 5, 2012

    I ordered jy G3 from fastcardtech for 180 USD (and i also add to cart one more batery and case). Hopefully jiayu will get license soon, because i really need new phone with 2 simcards stanby mode. So I paid 250 USD with shipping via DHL and i have also insurance. I know is more expensive than on the manufactures sites, but it is easier to do this way (at least for me). Cheers! 🙂

  3. September 5, 2012

    Thx andi for that website :p
    Unfortianatly I don’t understand a word they are saying. I see a shoppingcart ^^ SO thats good right.

    Can you make quick movie/tutorial how to order 1 with battery/protector etc..

    • September 5, 2012

      @L3viz working on it now 😉

  4. Andrea
    September 5, 2012

    Hi Andi, I REALLY appreciate your work here, but I don’t understand chinese.
    Could you please make a guide on how to buy the g3 from the jiayu shop?

    • September 5, 2012

      @Andrea Thanks :p we’re still working on it and trying to see if they will ship internationally.

      • September 5, 2012

        Sorry guys JiaYu will only ship within China 🙁 I’ve ordered one though and if I manage to get it I’ll be giving it away as a prize so watch this space!

  5. ozp
    September 5, 2012

    I did not pre order but I saw many many stores selling pre orders for a much higher prices. The international price is way above US$ 140.

    the problem is that there may be so many pre orders that it could be impossible to actualy buy this phone in the next few months.

    Also if many people are ordering it, the sellers will raise the price.

    With Zopo this is something that happends. The old zopos have lower prices in China but expensive prices for international customers

    • September 5, 2012

      @ozp yup I agree! It’s going to be hard to get them unless JiaYu are ramping up production to get ready.

  6. Howard
    September 5, 2012

    Where can I pre-order at the $140 USD rate?

    • September 5, 2012

      @Howard the link is at the end of the post

  7. September 5, 2012

    @ Felix.

    Looks sweet. Free shipping to Belgium :D, Did you transfer cash already or how do you do it?
    I don’t wanna get ripped off and never bought something from China so a bit help is welcome.

  8. September 5, 2012

    Hey, that was my question 😛 Thanks for asking it here 🙂

  9. Ramones
    September 5, 2012


    the official shop is not sending out china i think?
    only within china?

    or do they support international shipping..

    i am also afraid that there so many preorders, that this phone wont be in stock in the next few months 🙁

    hope jiayu have made enough phones..

    • September 5, 2012

      @Ramones I’ve asked my ‘assistant’ to put together a ‘how-to’ which I will post unless she find’s out there is no international shipping.

  10. September 5, 2012

    Hi Andi, could you please ask the Jiayu, are they accepting international order? including the shipping etc? It would be great if they do.

    • September 5, 2012

      @Ivan checking now 🙂

  11. Hafid_Be
    September 5, 2012

    I still can’t choose between THL W3 and JiaYu G3…..

    • September 5, 2012

      @Hafid_Be what about the UMi X1? Same spec as the JiaYu G3 but with a slightly smaller battery and lower price (post coming soon)

  12. Felix
    September 5, 2012

    @ L3viz & anywho

    I’ve also never bought sth from aliexpress so far but the other guys here told me they use “escrow” (buyer protection) on the site. so you pay now but the seller doesn’t get any money until you confirm delivery. so I guess the risk isn’t that high – except the one it might take some time until you really get the phone….

  13. Smad
    September 5, 2012

    The other day I tried to register with the Jiayu website, while filling the address, I could not find other countries ( I am from India). So I doubt if they could ship to other countries.

    Nonetheles, Andi’s assistant is the best person to answer this question.

  14. September 5, 2012


    Any guess what happens when they can’t get the phones? Do you get money back?

  15. September 5, 2012

    Is there any word on what kind of charger the phone uses ? USB micro?

  16. Felix
    September 5, 2012

    @ L3viz

    “Full Money Back Guarantee if your delivery is late.
    We will give you a FULL REFUND if your order does not arrive within 60 days.”


  17. Fraga
    September 5, 2012

    Do we have the information about SAR?

    It´s very important…

  18. David
    September 5, 2012

    Could you also please confirm if the following is true – JiaYu is dropping the retina HD screen and Corning Gorilla glass technology on the JiaYu G3, qHD screen takes over. Still the other physical specs, and impressive MT6577 related characteristics remains. That might be the result of its pricing drop, compared to its initial price announcement which was originally at 1500 yuan (approx. $236).

    The JiaYu G3 now has an officially announced price of just 899 yuan; a very attractive offer observing its impressive specs. Converting it to USD, it will just fall down somewhere on an equivalent $142 price tag.
    see http://techideki.com/jiayu-g3-updates/

    • September 5, 2012

      @David I’ve not heard this but I will check. Thanks for the tip 🙂

  19. Abhishek
    September 5, 2012

    i have preordered one here. http://www.antelife.com/free-shipping-pre-sale-jiayu-g3-mtk6577-android-4-0-3g-dual-core-4-5-qhd-capacitive-touch-screen-black.html

    any reviews about the website ? thank you Andi for all the updates on this phone. i have been checking this website almost everytime i log in for some jiayu g3 news !!

    • September 5, 2012

      @Abhishek thanks I’m glad you’re finding the site useful. I’ve never had dealings with the site you mentioned, anyone have any reviews of Antelife?

    • Gyanendra
      November 10, 2012

      Abhishek, have you recievd ur phone ? bcoz I am doubtful abt this ?

      • abhishek
        November 16, 2012

        Hello gynanendra..
        Got the phone .. but not very happy with the build quality.. screen is great tho:) calls for sme cheers..

  20. Dexter
    September 5, 2012

    Hello Andi. I want to buy this phone but i’ve heard a lot of bad comments about Fastcardtech and their customer service and that they dont care about their customers. How do you do when you order from there and what are your experience? Are they relieble or should I skip buying from there and find something else? Thanks!

    • September 5, 2012

      @Dexter I live here in China so I’ve never needed to use them. But I have to say I have come across their dummy blogs and have seen their dodgy product descriptions…. Maybe you could ask in the forums to see if anyone has had any dealings with them? http://www.gizchina.com/forums

  21. Steve
    September 5, 2012

    Hi Andi. Just wanted an update if Jiayu have closed the preorders for the G3. am considering getting one but don’t wantto get my hopes up like i did with the M1. If the preorders are too many i guess getting this phone will to into a nightmare.

    • September 5, 2012

      @Steve they hadn’t closed last night when I checked. I know they won’t ship internationally though and you can only order 1 per address 🙁

  22. ram
    September 5, 2012

    hiii felix when you receive your package please review it and tell me what payment method did you adopted. i am waiting for your package to be delivered to you soon coz i also want to order it….. 😉

  23. chibuy
    September 5, 2012

    ive changed my mind after saw from youtube the open box preview, it looks so bulky ugly

  24. mohan chouhan
    September 5, 2012

    when available in india

  25. salvatore
    September 5, 2012

    hello andy,i have jia yu g3 pre-order by ttmalls .i have pay 181,oo us and free shipping in italy.ttmalls have send email to me jia yu g3 they 15 september. arrived . i wait will it good bye every one

  26. Steve
    September 5, 2012

    @chibuy. The youtube videos of the G3 so far a of the worst quality ever!! I dont think the phone itself is bulky as someone pointed out that it probably come with the extra casing on thats why it looks like so. There even a video of someone doing an unboxing in a car! Seriously uncool. Plus its like you cant upload HD video on Youtube from China or something because most videos from China are of low quality on the site. Maybe Andi can enlighten us on the matter.

  27. Alwin
    September 5, 2012

    Hello Andy,

    Do you know which color the Jiayu G3 phone in this video has: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gnETdIIRoA

    Is it the Dark Gray or Black version? I can’t really see it.

    Which color option of the Jiayu G3 do you prefer?

  28. gus
    September 5, 2012

    I Pre-Order 07/08/2012 date
    1 month waiting,
    and dying of nerves,
    biting nails

    • September 5, 2012

      @Gus where did you preorder from 🙂

  29. Dexter
    September 5, 2012

    Hello Andi. I want to buy this phone but i’ve heard a lot of bad comments about Fastcardtech and their customer service and that they dont care about their customers. How do you do when you order from there and what are your experience? Are they relieble or should I skip buying from there and find something else? Thanks!

  30. Frodo
    September 5, 2012

    I have found some interesting technical informations on a website about G3.
    i don’t know that this informations is true?

    here listed somes:

    Cover Material: ABS plastics
    ROM/RAM: 1GB Ram + 4GB Rom(NAND FLASH)
    GPS: Built-in SiRFstar III GPS chipset
    Camera: Dual CMOS camera design with autofocus
    I/O Port: Micro USB2.0, Earphone Port, TF Card Port, HDMI OUTPUT
    Talk Time: About 4~5 hours(2G), About 2~4 hours(3G/3.5G)
    Standby Time: 150~280 hours(2G network), 100~150 hours(3G network)

  31. Koko
    September 5, 2012

    I think to order one of this G3. On ”fastcardtech” page is listed in stock.
    On pictures have many items , but down in preview is shown as pre sale ??

    Did someone contacted with his customer support.

  32. Felix
    September 5, 2012

    @ ram

    yeah yeah the waiting is the hardest part
    every day we get one more yard^^

    I paid by visa card.
    hope it’ll arrive this month, I’ll keep you up-to-date!

  33. Коко
    September 5, 2012

    Looks like someone get yours pre order:)

  34. Mark
    September 5, 2012

    A bit of advice on Aliexpress, don’t buy from sellers with no feedback! Only trusted sellers should be used and you should do your research as some sellers will sell you something else or not provide you everything you ordered. And don’t for a second think you can rely on the buyer protection, if you’re relying on that then you’re doing things backwards. Aliexpress’s buyer protection will not always side with you.

    • September 5, 2012

      @Mark great advice! Thanks mate 🙂

  35. Juliana
    September 5, 2012

    Some sites are selling the Jiayu G3 for up to $ 350! I’m still looking for some good site because I want to pay via paypal.

    Any suggestions?

  36. Tony
    September 5, 2012

    Anyone confirm that the G3 will have 850/900/1900/2100MHz for the 3G service?

    ejiayu.com shows it does, but a lot of the resellers only list 850/2100MHz. I am in the USA and use AT&T and they only use 850 and 1900MHz. I need to make sure it has those before I can pre-order or even order.

    Anyone know of any other good phones with 850/1900MHz that would be a competitor of the G3?

  37. chibuy
    September 5, 2012

    @koko; antelife a good big retailer, check on his feedback, i bought some from them but surely not this ugly g3, im happy with my zp900 & jiayu g2 plus

  38. nando
    September 5, 2012

    andi, how about zte v970, the price is bellow 200$ too.
    but have big name company and ZTE is the 4th largest mobile phone vendor.
    and in STOCK 🙂
    can you review v970?


    • September 6, 2012

      @nando I’ll see what I can do ;p

  39. September 5, 2012

    I just bought 2 presell units of this


    and this


    for a total of $447. I hope I’m not being cheated. I’m buying 1 for me n 1 for my dad.

    Also, about that network license thing. I think they cannot sell in china without the network license. But that doesn’t mean they cannot sell to international buyers. Which is why I think these presell units are legit and will be available by the 15th.

    Thats just my opinion anyways. Hopefully i’m right!

    • September 6, 2012

      @koolbrader3000 I hope you’re right too mate 😉

  40. kethan
    September 6, 2012
  41. Angelis
    September 6, 2012

    Tony, I think you have to believe the official information on the manufacturer’s website. Sellers do not know the correct information.

  42. ram
    September 6, 2012

    hi andi is there anyway through which we can order the phone for 140$. as i hv searched most online websites and found that none of the online websites are selling below 180$. and i searched and also found that registered post or Singapore post just cost 12$ so it means they are adding 28$ mark up which is quiet high. so if there is anyway to get it more cheaply

    • September 6, 2012

      @Ram sorry I was hoping to order a few yesterday but we could only order one per address….. I guess we’ll have to wait for them to arrive in shops or for the next preorder.

  43. Viktor
    September 6, 2012

    Pandawill has some strange feedback already from the ‘market’.

    “According to the information we collected from the market, i am afraid that JY-G3 has trouble to really get into users’ hands. The main reason is the upstream supplier has raised the price of MTK6577 chipset. It is hard for Jiayu to sell JY-G3 with advertised price.

    Yesterday it is the official release date of JY-G3, but Jiayu only accepted users to register without payment. They said they will notify users by SMS to pay when JY-G3 is available. That further confirms our worries may come true.

    We offer another choice for people who wouldn’t like to wait any more. If you placed the order for JY-G3, you will receive an email from our CS staff a few hours later. You will know the details from the email. ”

    Huh? Why is it i can’t find any similar feedback on the web, and actually Jiayu has just opened the gates for ordering at $140?

    • September 6, 2012

      @Viktor that is odd news! If it’s true I’m sure we’ll find out sooner or later. I ordered a G3 yesterday from the Jiayu site not had my SMS yet to pay though… Thanks for the info! I’ll post more if I hear anything cheers again:)

  44. raby
    September 6, 2012

    i found this shop but i don’t know if you can trust them

    if anyone has any feedback about http://www.mixeshop.com please share

  45. Felix
    September 6, 2012

    @ ram


    cheapest i could find, but don’t know anyhing bout the shop…maybe someone else here does

  46. ozp
    September 6, 2012

    @nando, ZTE V970 have a poor battery power!! only 1600mAh

  47. maury
    September 6, 2012

    now the link to buy it show this message:
    Sorry, this product has been sold out or no stock the shelves!

  48. ram
    September 6, 2012

    oh my god mixeshop.com is seriously cheaper than other online website thanks frnds they also accept payment through paypal. now i just wanted a good review from someone who purchased from them.

    • September 6, 2012

      Any good review or comments on mixeshop.com?

  49. ram
    September 6, 2012

    @felix dear whats the status of your order. is it dispatched or still pending

  50. David
    September 6, 2012


    See this latest youtube update ..


    Also, I have ordered one from Antelife. Here is an extract of a Skype discussion ..

    I’m interested in the Jiayu G3 cellular phone
    [5/09/2012 9:10:39 p.m.] ANTELIFE: you can order it, but need accept pre-order
    [5/09/2012 9:11:01 p.m.] when is the expected delivery date from the manufacturer
    [5/09/2012 9:12:17 p.m.] ANTELIFE: We can get several pcs every day, and send to our customs according the order time
    [5/09/2012 9:12:22 p.m.] ANTELIFE: one by one
    [5/09/2012 9:13:04 p.m.] ANTELIFE: if you order today, maybe next week can send out

  51. koko
    September 6, 2012

    quote from Webutation about mixeshop.com

    “Good Site
    I have only good words for mixeshop.com where i buy my tablet.
    I live in the netherlands and i have bought the tablet in shang hai.
    I had some problems and a defect charcer for the tablet, but the have solved all my problems and sent me a new charcer.

    Thank you and in the future i can buy other thinks at your firm.
    Wil bergmans from the Netherlans”

  52. Felix
    September 6, 2012

    @ ram

    still pending, but I don’t expect it to be sent out before next week anyways as the lead time is about 09-15 in nearly every shop I looked at

    …or did anyone of you guys who pre-ordered already get a delivery confirmation?

  53. Felix
    September 6, 2012

    anyone knows in which languages the phone is available?
    in lots of shops there are listed many in the product descriptions but when I contacted the seller he told me he can only send it in English or Chinese

  54. nakahara
    September 6, 2012

    i have past experience buy phone from fastcardtech. i agree their support aren’t very friendly or “they don’t understand English”
    but the phone is arrive in my door step in good condition. that’s what im glad about.
    because befor buy from Fastcardtech,
    i once buy from Vkamobi site.
    very bad terrible support.
    Vkamobi didn’t do packaging really well made the phone broken during shipment.
    Although fastcardtech have terrible support i will keep buying from them since i got the phone in good condition.
    ( i never intend to send the phone back for warranty claim it could cost more to send it back )
    just my opinion.

  55. Ronnie Katsie
    September 6, 2012

    We are warmed up by G3 but we need to be observant i placed my order with mixeshop.com and promised to pay whatever shipping cost they are willing to charge me as long as they are to ship with Express Services ( DHL, EMS, TNT, UPS, FEDEX etc ) any of those but they refused that they only ship with Post Mail so be careful as they already know that in case you are coming from a remote area they have an excuse to raise as they shipped your item and lost on the way to me there is know online shop that can fail to ship with express shipment when the client is willing to settle that bill as they also eager to see you items coming to you earlier. Better watch out pals when you are making orders now im just sitting back with my money in hands waiting for a better chance may be in October. I ever used fastcardtech.com purchasing a phone they are genuine and ship exactly what you have ordered but i cant buy from them any more being born Chinese they are really so Pride to the extent of forgetting that we the clients and them each need other they are there because of us and the same to we but they will never listen to clients suggestions but just goes with only there decision in general they are Rigid to change that’s the only way i can term it in simple terms. with online buying its like gambling try and win or loose so if you are willing to obey then try fastcardtech.com you will be same if not better try another alternative may be in future we international buyers Andi will find a solution for us.

  56. Ronnie Katsie
    September 6, 2012

    what is the cheapest china phone to run Android 4.1 Jelly bean at first i thought would be Jiayu G3 but it seems failed i really like those fancy feature in Android Jelly bean.

  57. chandu
    September 6, 2012

    friend i need two pieces please confirm me that will this g3 has really ips display and not qhd display rite. Suppose when you get in stock if the price falls as mentiond in jiayu website that 140$ will you give remaing amount back or wat dear

  58. Richard
    September 7, 2012

    I ordered one of these cant wait. preorder from fastcardtech yesterday just hope they get released soon feel like a kid waiting for christmas to come again 😀
    never ordered before from fastcardtech will keep you updated ..

  59. Felix
    September 7, 2012

    before ordering at MIXESHOP, you should contact them first and tell them to which country you want to have the phone delivered, as they just told me it probably won’t be possible sending it to GERMANY

  60. chandu
    September 7, 2012

    hi andy as per many website , it says the jiayu is goiendg to release with qhd display , please confirm me is it IPS or QHD

  61. Ronnie Katsie
    September 7, 2012

    failed to get clear specifications for Jiayu G3 every thing is just in Rumors no clear guide and information from real device

  62. коко
    September 7, 2012


    Lot of ”out of the box” review on YouTube show that the display have resolution of 1280x720p
    On official site information is the same. IPS display with 720p resolution.
    So nothing to worry about. I think.


    at first look mixeshop offer lowest price but when take your purchase have additional taxes 6.36 $ PayPal, 10 $ China post or 13 $ Hong Kong post.

    On checkout price raise up to 159+6.36+10 or 13 $ = 175.36 / 178.36$
    which is still the lowest price. I think to buy from Antelife 186.99
    They offer to declare lower value price on parcel (30$) to avoid any custom TAX

    I also contacted with lots of resale shops. All of them expect availability after 15-20 september.

  63. badan
    September 7, 2012

    mixeshop I did some shopping. I bought Jiayu jy-g3. I took the risk. I’m waiting. What do you know about this web site. Did you do more shopping before?

  64. Juliana
    September 7, 2012

    I got mine on http://www.mixeshop.com too…best price and paypal. So let´s wait!

  65. koko
    September 7, 2012

    unofficial site of Jiayu G3 > http://jiayug3.com

  66. Jerry
    September 9, 2012

    I ordered my G3 from Shenzhen Sealine Technology Co.,Ltd. Not cheapest list price and no many feedbacks (Since few months ago), but 1st class service! She have contact to factory and they have told that G3 is including 46 languages. Only problem is that people in factory do not understand English and when supplier asked Finnish (Suomi) language She got different answer from one person and different from other one! We have talked that I confirm my payment just after She can confirm Finnish language in G3. I ordered lot of accessories to G3 (silicon and leather cases, batteries, protectors, memory card and desktop charger same time and price was not bad! I recommend this supplier!

  67. Abhishek
    September 10, 2012

    just when would this phone be released ? its testing my patience now. have pre ordered one on antelife.com

  68. Ronnie Katsie
    September 10, 2012

    In fact I’m also tired of waiting i wish UMI X1 comes first i will just go with the one available i made order but up to now nothing is coming out UMI X1 has license but no products, Jiayu has product no license awkward tales as we international buyers are not affected by their licenses but still they are not selling to us any way we call it…………………

  69. ram
    September 10, 2012

    @ abhishek i am also waiting for my jiayu g3 i have also ordered from antelife on Friday, when did you ordered it. i am also from India i paid 182$ after applying discount coupon antsave5 and got 5 $ disc. and getting two free gifts touch pen and card reader. when i ask the customer support they said that we will dispatch your order after 25th sep and maximum to 10th of oct. can you mail me when you receive your phone my mail i.d is ramjp000@rediffmail.com

  70. Richard
    September 10, 2012

    Hi Guys . I ordered mine from fastardtech last week . had an email saturday

    Saying the order number and “We have shipped your package on 2012-09-09 23:09:20.” and gave me the shipping tracking number too
    it also said

    **It takes 1-3 business days for your tracking number to be updated online**

    **All package shipped out from china must pass custom check and will update**

    **Because some country custom problem, we maybe will change shippment service for buyer, different part shippment fee we will refund buye**

    So i cant wait ….

    • September 10, 2012

      @Richard let us know when it arrives mate!

  71. evandro
    September 10, 2012

    @nando i found this review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCmAldfwSZk.
    ZTE V970.

  72. Koko
    September 10, 2012

    I purchased Jiayu G3 from Mixeshop.com today for 178$ with Airmail & tracking number.
    Linda from online support say that expect to be available to the end of the month.

    Can’t wait :)))

    • September 10, 2012

      @Koko great please update us when it arrives! I ordered mine through Jiayu and they still haven’t asked for payment yet…!

  73. Richard
    September 10, 2012

    HI Andi will do mate and Koko thanks for that info if mines as good as i think its going to be i will buy one for my missus, probably from the mixeshop as thats about 60 dollars less than i paid for mine ..:)

  74. Abhishek
    September 10, 2012

    @ ram.. i had a conversation with grace too , their customer service representative.. they seem to very clueless about it too.. i am thinking of cancelling this order. any reviews on Hero 9300 + .. i cant find their 1gb version ? anyone knows where to buy the 1gb version ?

  75. rhs
    September 10, 2012

    hero h9300+ version with 1gb ram and 8mpix is called zopo zp900 and costs $299. so 512 ram version for 195 bucks is better deal.

  76. nando
    September 10, 2012

    @Abhishek: that name is hero 9500 you can find in this

  77. ram
    September 10, 2012

    @ abhishek there will be no fruitful result in cancelling the order coz the procedure will take about 7-10 days for refunding the money, instead of that you should wait . i have mailed them for sending jiayu g3 as soon as possible they replied telling they will dispatch it in between 25th to 10th. and i think jiayu g3 is worth waiting and a far better than hero h 9300+.

  78. Ronnie Katsie
    September 10, 2012

    i had it in mind that fastcardtech.com should have it i don’t know how but they are wise enough and may be doing it discretely i should pay mine tomorrow i wish i paid earlier.

  79. Felix
    September 12, 2012

    “Dear Buyer

    Today we received call from Jaiyu factory the phone production time will be delay to 01/10/2012
    They said their company account is investigate by China government so they will be busy for that
    so production Jiayu g3 will be delay we will received on 1th oct. nobody can get products before that time

    Thank you”

    • September 12, 2012

      @Felix seems like you’re not the only one 🙁

  80. Richard
    September 12, 2012

    Hi Guys thanks for that .. I wonder how Fastcardtech say that they have sent mine out to me then :D,
    I am still waiting for a Tracking number for the DHL shipping but im wondering if there is some kind of game , will keep you updated 🙂

    • September 12, 2012

      @Richard look forward to your update. Hope you get it soon!

  81. ram
    September 13, 2012

    jiayu is not doing good, its being very long time now people are searching for jiayu g3 alternative options and as soon as they find they gonna switch to that irrespective of the price people will now be willing to get phone with same specs for few more bucks but they won’t wait anymore if jiayu wants great sales figure then they have very little time for that. they should act fast in the course of availability of the phone as soon as possible.

  82. Koko
    September 13, 2012

    Some info about Hong Kong post if choose their servise.

    Hongkong post can not post item with battery now.
    And we can only post the item to you by Singapore Post or China Post .

  83. Koko
    September 13, 2012

    Service 🙂

  84. kaskuser
    September 13, 2012

    finally i buy umi x1.
    i hate jiayu sell way.with all promising delay.
    that is not good for your health if you always waiting, but dont know when the waiting will end :)).

    btw i dont believe jiayu have 2750 mh battery in their current size. because to have 2750 mh battery you must have big size battery like double power battery.

  85. Richard
    September 14, 2012

    Update from Fastcardtech
    Dear customer:
    Thanks for order in Fastcardtech..Our great honor to get your order number ******
    As you may know ,Fastcardtech ,as one of the authorized agents of Jiayu Company .sell all series of Jiayu products and bears some reputation of this product line.

    This is to inform that our provider”JIAYU COMPANY” get some problem in the hardware Purchasing ,All MTK 6577 chipset based products estimated arrival will delay .
    Your ordered Item “Jiayu G3 mtk6577” is for presale , The definite arrival date is pending for further confirmation and update as the MTK6577 chipset unavailability temporarily but in great demand yet.
    We just get one Jiayu G3 engineering prototype for test Sample ,and with our test result ,we give some pieces of Improvement suggestions to the factory , Hope we can get preordered first bulk of the Best one.
    Very sorry to advice this bad news and keep you waiting ,For the time being ,we can offer several solutions you may choose from
    1)You can change for other MTK6577 products ,Highly recommended Official version HDC Galaxy i9300 S3 Plus .Then benchmark run almost 6000 score. .
    Refer-link :http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7422-HDC-Galaxy-i9300-S3-Plus-Andorid-40-MTK6577-Dual-Core-2GHz-3G-Dual-Sim-Standby-8MP-Camera.html
    2)If you still want to wait for the JIayu g3 Plus MTK6577″, we can keep your order till its new arrival ,and send you free screen guard and original leather case additional
    3) If you do not want to wait ,neither do not want to change new products, we can also full refund
    Anyhow ,we will keep you update with the further products news ,your any reply will be high appreciated .
    Have a nice day and Best regards!

  86. ram
    September 14, 2012

    @ richard i think you should wait. as it is not available anywhere. what fastcardtech can do and i am sure thats its a pressure on them as well as on jiayu co. to make it available as soon as possible.

  87. Richard
    September 14, 2012

    @ Ram & Andi yep im gonna wait till either october or unless the mighty Andi recommends me something different in the mean time . there doesnt seem to be anyother phone with those specs available and i really like the look of it.

    To be honest i heard many bad reports about FastcardTech, well so far i cant see why at all , they have been totally honest and replied fast to all my emails ..
    i have no nails left at all now chewing my fingers 😀

  88. Abhishek
    September 14, 2012

    cancelled my preorder at antelife. they refunded the amount in full. however i am still addicted to jiayu g3 waiting for the launch now….

  89. Victor
    September 15, 2012

    I read that some people above my post are talking about Antelife.com, I haven’t ordered directly from Antelife but I have been purchasing from their Aliexpress store.

    My first and last impression is:
    Their descriptions are not accurate to the product. The after-purchase attention is non-existing. You have been warned!

  90. Ronnie Katsie
    September 15, 2012

    Guys you should be warned and Kin about china clone leave out branded phones like Jiayu and Zopo but i mean clones that move in other phones’ images majority have false specification the chinese programmers have a tendency of hacking the android kernel and put in high specifications so you should not judge the clones by antutu bench mark be warned as i once ran into that ship moreover at a very high costs

  91. Raby
    September 15, 2012

    hi guys.
    i have just found a shocking info about the Jiayu G3 (at least for me)
    as in the official jiayu site it says the it supports only 2100MHZ over 3g
    which is not enough for the most of us (i think )
    can anyone confirm this or have any info about this
    it is very important
    source : http://ejiayu.com/Product-18.html (2nd Tab)

  92. Tony
    September 16, 2012

    @Raby I also just noticed this. A few days ago it said that it supported 820/900/1900/2100MHz for 3G WCDMA. I posted a comment on the ejiayu.com website, but haven’t heard back yet. If it is only 2100MHz, I have wasted a lot of time following this phone as it will not work for me.

  93. Tony
    September 16, 2012

    Sorry, I typoed my last post.

    @Raby I also just noticed this. A few days ago it said that it supported 850/900/1900/2100MHz for 3G WCDMA. I posted a comment on the ejiayu.com website, but haven’t heard back yet. If it is only 2100MHz, I have wasted a lot of time following this phone as it will not work for me.

  94. Raby
    September 17, 2012

    same here, contacted the re-seller and asked him to replace my order with Umi X1 as it supports 3g: 900/1900/2100 MHz
    the re-seller also confirmed that JiaYu G3 is only 2100MHz over 3g
    hope he can get Umi X1 for me

  95. Israel
    September 17, 2012

    Hello Andy:

    I’m from Mexico and I preordered the jy-g3 from pandawill for the 189 dlls. Honestly this is my first purchase on the Chinese market online and I hope there will no problems with that. When I saw it for the first time I was exited for the price and specifications and the released delivery that they announced was September’s 15. But now I received a email when they told me that this product is in a uncertain status and I don’t know if a will receive it on this year.

    Do you know something about this Site, and the delivering time?

    • September 17, 2012

      @Israel hi Pandawil have been good with me but I don’t know what they are like for international orders. However the G3 looks like it won’t work in Mexico so I would check this with them and see if you can get your money back.

  96. Viktor
    September 18, 2012

    Pandawill is also good for international shipping, but they usually also don’t have anything on stock from the popular items.
    G3 is a shortage everywhere, that is not up to them to sort out.
    On shipping, i recommend to avoid Hongkong or China post and pay that small extra for Singapore post.

  97. rhs
    September 18, 2012

    If g3 supports only 2100 wcdma, then all mtk6575/7 phones doesnt support other freq. But anyway 3g is almost useless, it is needed only when you are in good 3g coverage and use phone as modem for computer. If you use browser on phone edge is even faster.
    P.S. I have galaxy s2.

  98. Коко
    September 18, 2012

    Viktor is right.

    Singapore post are more reliable than H.K. or China post.

  99. rhs
    September 18, 2012

    Forgot to mention that pandawill, as well chinabuye, go2tao, tinydeal, dealextreme, focalprice is good site for international buying.

  100. Gomez
    September 18, 2012

    On the Jiayu site it says the same about the frequency for wcdma (2100) and yet allot of people could use it on 3G in their countries?? So maybe it is not only 2100MHz, we will see, here in europe and allot of other countries its all 2100MHz China uses the multiple bands for UMTS so why would they only put 2100 in their phones??

  101. Gomez
    September 18, 2012

    On the Jiayu site it says the same about the frequency for wcdma (2100) for the G2 and yet allot of people could use it on 3G in their countries?? So maybe it is not only 2100MHz, we will see, here in europe and allot of other countries its all 2100MHz China uses the multiple bands for UMTS so why would they only put 2100 in their phones??

  102. kaskuser
    September 18, 2012

    @raby : better you buy umi x1,
    relase date is tomorow and have a better screen,
    and i think design is better than g3.
    and again the most important feature is support 900/1900 mhz 🙂
    the spec detail is here :

  103. raby
    September 19, 2012

    well i have been talking to my reseller about the Umi X1 and he told me that he is not sure when it’s going to be out
    and i agree the Umi X1 is a bit better for me than the JiaYu G3
    but as far as i understand the Umi X1 is in presale now and 20-9 is not the release date ,
    20-9 is the date that the company can take pre orders for the second batch
    and it is not confirmed when they will be shipping it
    anyway , kaskuser please tell me if you are sure that 20-9 is the release date so i can tell my reselller to get me one
    thank you

  104. kaskuser
    September 19, 2012

    @raby : i buy from aliexpress, they said will shipp to me at the end of september.
    just wait 🙂

  105. raby
    September 19, 2012

    well i told my reseller and he said that it’s not confirmed when it is going to be released but he said that he will keep checking the Umi X1 site
    and he will order one for me if he can
    anyway i tend to believe my reseller as he is so honest
    we had already more than 50 messages
    and i can tell that he is so honest

  106. Israel
    September 20, 2012

    Thanks for your comments. I pandawill indeed told me that is not possible for them to send me the jy-g3. They offer me the freelander I10 and I a little gift instead. Is it a good option? I don’t like that it only has English and Chinese language.

  107. raby
    September 21, 2012

    the Freelander i10 is good it’s the same as a Newman N1 (they both have the same specs)
    but the only different thing is that Newman n1 has a website where you can download OS updates while the Freelander does not .

    a good question would be if any one knows if we can use the updates of Newman n1 on the Freelander i10 (like install Newman n1 Rom on freelander i10) ?

  108. Isma67
    September 22, 2012

    Being tired to wait for the jiayu and newman n1. I m seriouly thinking to buy the ZP300+.
    Did any one already and feedback about it??
    It seems to be great phone even if it is more expensive .
    Thanks a lot

  109. ram
    September 23, 2012

    hiii frnds… has anyone ordered from lighttake.com the deal is preety good they offer dhl for just 20$ extra. and also you get 5% discount by using this coupon code retailmenot and also offering a small free gift for free and also after checking out all the aspects they look promising to me so i am thinking of cancelling my order from antelife and as i have paid 183$ and on lighttake i just have to spend 10$ extra to get ems…. what do you say????

  110. Aussie Marc
    September 23, 2012

    Hello World,
    I cancelled my Jiayu G3 pre-order because I had a nasty dream last night….
    •Sulphur from cheaply made plastic corroding the insides of the G3.
    •Chipset not working.
    •’Metalized’ body cracking & warping.
    •Expensive teething problems.

  111. kaskuser
    September 24, 2012

    i already give up.
    i already buy umi x1 at aliexpress at 186,99$ (before they raise price :P) ,
    they real shipping, so many people already own this phone.
    i hope i will get my phone at second batch 🙂
    there is some review from user who have real machine, not imaginer machine like g3 😛

  112. September 24, 2012

    Anything new? I am looking to buy this site:


      but I was informed that I am paying the same fia waiting ….

    • September 25, 2012

      @RAphael Duarte nope no news except they might have their network license by mid October…

  113. Israel
    September 26, 2012

    Hello everyone :

    Please help me, I changed the jy-g3 for the freelander I10. Pandawill and many others says that this phone work on 3g 850mhz. I but many others says that doesn’t. I I don’t know what to believe now. Can you please tell me what is the truth about this? Thanks

  114. September 26, 2012

    Hi guys! I loved this blog! I’m wanting to buy a chinese phone and this is helping me lot! But I still don’t know what phone I should buy…
    Which do you think that is the best phone to buy now, for about $200?

    • September 26, 2012

      @pituca292 ok I’ll write something up

  115. September 26, 2012

    @Andi Thanks a lot guy! You are awesome! I will be waiting!

  116. Matt Parsons
    September 30, 2012

    Hey Andi, could you help with the frequency reports?

  117. Abhishek
    October 8, 2012

    “Aussie Marc

    Hello World,
    I cancelled my Jiayu G3 pre-order because I had a nasty dream last night….
    •Sulphur from cheaply made plastic corroding the insides of the G3.
    •Chipset not working.
    •’Metalized’ body cracking & warping.
    •Expensive teething problems.””\

    @ aussie Marc , your dreams are already coming through .. !! the cheap build quality is a reality now !!

  118. Gyanendra
    November 17, 2012

    Hi Andi,
    can you tell me the official website of Jiayu mobiles.

    Is these all are the offical website or promational by venders

    • November 18, 2012

      None of those are the official site. The Jiayu site is:


      • ian
        December 19, 2012

        did you ever work out the frequencies of the jiayu g3 andi?

  119. B-boy
    January 8, 2013

    hello Andi,do u know about any website,where i can buy jiayu g3 priced around $180?plz help me.i badly need dis phone.

    • Ronnie katsie
      January 8, 2013

      fastcardtech thats where i bought mine

      • B-boy
        January 8, 2013

        wow.really it is!!is it support western union money transfer system?& can i trust on dis website?@Ronnie

        • Ronnie katsie
          January 9, 2013

          yeah i also used western union as here in East Africa we dont use paypal im from Uganda but i paid extra 30 dollars for DHL shipping

          • B-boy
            January 10, 2013

            thnx.but how safety it was?i mean,dealing with da website.@ronnie

            • Ronnie katsie
              January 11, 2013

              they are okay and i didn’t experience any problem with there customer care the only minor problem is it seems they don’t know English very well so they use interpreter of which some time when you question they transceive the message in a wrong way and gives a wrong answer until you ask again but they are really genuine and nice

  120. Richard
    January 9, 2013

    Make sure you buy one of these compared to the garbage UMI X1 . ever since i recived it it has been faulty, now just dropped it by accident small distance and the screen is cracked. the Giyau G3 that i ordered for my wife is awesome wish i had waited and bought one of those instead . 200 bucks down the drain

    • Ronnie katsie
      January 9, 2013

      exact problem i faced Jiayu G3 is better than Umi x1 for sure its more than quality yet the price is low

  121. B-boy
    January 11, 2013

    thnx again.but i’v already sent dem 2 email.but no ans.can u give me da correct email addrs of their custmr cares…

    • Ronnie katsie
      January 12, 2013

      use this one is the one i used until i received my parcel but you need to create account first and order as when you are making inquiries they should be based on the order id you receive

  122. Ronnie katsie
    January 17, 2013

    as i know i dought otherwise it depends from the country you are from else if ure from Africa DHL free shippinp is lie

    • B-boy
      January 17, 2013

      i’m frm Bangladesh & Asia.they told me dat they will pay DHL shipping cost.but ma fear is if i’ll pay them by western union,then if they will not sent my phone!!dats ma fear.can they do it?

      • Ronnie katsie
        January 17, 2013

        try your lack but that price with free DHL shipping is a lie unless they are planing to use F.O.B where you will be requested to pay shipping fee upon delivery else failure to pay the parcel confiscated by the shipping company

  123. Robert
    January 26, 2013

    I bought Jiayu G3 from fastcardtech, but it came with faulty 3g. I tried everything, APN settings, factory reset, custom ROM… nothing. I know its not my SIM or network since a friend also has a Jiayu and it works normally (my network supports WCDMA 2100)

    Mine loses internet completely when I “enable 3g” and I can’t even send SMS/texts then.

    Fastcardtech’s customer support is a joke. They tell me to “contact my telecom operator.” Yah, right.

    Reading the forums, I noticed several other users have problems with the network and I’m guessing its hardware related.

  124. Ronnie katsie
    January 26, 2013

    i think 3G radio antenna device is disconnected try professional phone expert can fix it for else some one changed its frequency to 850 as it can also support it after tweaks

  125. B-Boy
    January 30, 2013

    @ronnie.i knw,u’ve a jiayu g3 already.i want to knw about perfomence of flash/LED focus of jiayu g3.how is it?can i compare it with SE xperia neo?

  126. Ronnie katsie
    January 30, 2013

    To me everything seems to be working fine and has conning gorilla glass 2 but i advice better wait for Jiayu G4 as it seems its release date is near and has a greater specs

  127. Richard
    January 31, 2013

    I just ordered a sliver G3 after buying one for my wife for Xmas awesome phone .. cant wait for the G4 after the waiting game last year . hope they deliver on time because their products are 1st class

    • Robert
      January 31, 2013

      Their products are definitely not first class since they suffer form bad quality control. My G3 came with defective 3g (so I can only use edge – AND NO its NOT the settings or wrong band in my country – I checked, a friend has G3 and it works) and, judging by the experiences of users on the xda forums, a considerable number suffer from bad reception/3g problems/low signal strength.

      This has been determined to be an MTK hardware error which means that its the manufacturer’s fault.

      • Ronnie katsie
        January 31, 2013

        that way mtk will take the blame but mine is okay since i bought it and so far it fell down heavily once but remained as it was no cracks on screen nor signal loss may be was just a bad luck in your case

        • Robert
          January 31, 2013

          I am quite pleased with the build quality, the screen, the battery, even the camera (in daylight). I’m in no way advising against buying this phone, but, my guess would be that about 5% suffer some kind of signal problem. Mine is just very direct 🙂

          And yah, it is bad luck on my part, but I will probably not consider a Chinese phone when I upgrade since buying another one to regain 3g means I could have gotten an S3 with warranty locally.

  128. Ronnie katsie
    January 31, 2013

    have a look on G4 from official jiayu site

    • Richard
      January 31, 2013

      Maybe its just me but i prefer the look of the G3 i know its not same spec obviously as the G4 but i have already had one in my hands and that’s the phone for me, G3 gorilla glass …G4 ?

      Sorry to hear about your experience rob hope i am not one of those 5 %


      • Ronnie katsie
        January 31, 2013

        but take a clear look of g4 from official site i really love it even i sold of my G3 now im targeting G4 so stunning i really love it.

        • Richard
          January 31, 2013

          do you have a link ? there are many site with the G4 on not sure which one is the “official” site

  129. Ronnie katsie
    January 31, 2013

    ejiayu(dot)com/en replace dot as the site dont allow posting emails and websites

    • Richard
      January 31, 2013

      HI thanks for that. i noticed on there that it says g1 and g3 stopped production too …..

  130. Ronnie katsie
    January 31, 2013

    G4 release date is stated to be march and actually they opened up for international buyers buying in bulk of more than 100 pieces have you checked G4 via Specification link its really nice check the pics at the bottom

  131. darkside
    June 20, 2013

    There must be bad batched of these G3s..Mine is actually a G3N, got it last April..after a couple of months, an unresponsive area appeared on my screen..about half-inch horizontal area, and after a couple more days, another appeared. Processing RMA, too bad had it been within a month, I would’ve replaced the thing with another phone..it looks like this (not mine, and if you search carefully there’s lots of the) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIuDN8A2rGs