Still no JiaYu G3 news! How long are you willing to wait?

The last piece of news we had about the 4.5 inch, dual-c0re MT6577 JiaYu G3 is that JiaYu had sent representatives from their company to Beijing to try to fix the network license problem, but that was a few days ago and we still haven’t received word of what’s going on! 

The JiaYu G3 hit the headlines a few months ago after impressing the gadget world with its great looking alloy design, high-resolution 4.5 inch display, dual-core MT6577 CPU, high-capacity battery and great 8 mega-pixel camera!

The G3’s sudden rise to internet stardom was followed by a few weeks nothing! No news, no details, and we were beginning to think the JiaYu G3 was nothing more than a myth!

jiayu g3 screen and mt6577 cpu news

But as suddenly as the news disappeared it emerged again with the announcement that the G3 would cost a shockingly low 899 Yuan!

Since then there has been a steady trickle of G3 news to keep us going, and even a pre-order, but as time has passed more problems have arisen surrounding this would-be super phone!


Screen and camera problems

jiayu g3 photo camera

This was the first sign of trouble from JiaYu. Just when it looked like the G3 could be ready to launch JiaYu announced that they weren’t happy with the camera and screen performance! The camera fix was software related while the display issue meant JiaYu had to find a new supplier (or at least that’s what they told us!)


MT6577 dual-core CPU shortages

The second problem we were made aware of was that MediaTek, the company behind the low-cost but powerful MT6577 CPU were running into shortages and Chinese phone makers were having trouble getting hold of them.

Gizchina News of the week

jiayu g3 shipping soon

But, JiaYu came back that they were in fact getting the chips they needed even though they were paying a higher price to get them, and that CPU availability wouldn’t affect the G3’s launch date!

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No network license

This one is the big problem and the one we are waiting for JiaYu to clear at this moment! According to reports from the Chinese tech media the JiaYu G3’s network license expired while they were busy finding CPU, screens and fixing Android camera glitches!

jiayu g3 review hands on

So now JiaYu are in Beijing (so they say) taking the bull by the horns to try to fix the issue once and for all, so that we can finally get our hands our own G3 (if we still want them!)


But that’s not all!

As Gizchina readers and commentors will no doubt be aware some Chinese resellers are informing their customers that JiaYu are currently being investigated by the Government which as further delayed the G3.

But worse still it seems that the JiaYu G3 might not even work in a lot of the countries excited customers have ordered them! According to JiaYu the G3 support 2100 Mhz, but according to some who have used the phone it will also function on 900 and 850 (but this is unconfirmed!


How long are you willing to wait for the JiaYu G3

So it has been a roller coaster ride and we are now on a low for the forseeable future, but I still here from readers who are still waiting to get their G3’s, so I wonder who out there reading this now will happily wait fo the JiaYu G3? And who of you have already given up and are looking at some of the other options?

Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. algara
    September 18, 2012

    And they´re saying they´ll build a new G4???. How on earth they dare to realease that information about a better version (G4) if they´re not capable of selling the G3?
    It´s really shameless this way of doing businesses.

  2. roenano
    September 18, 2012

    Today I changed my order to Freelander I10 (same as Newman N1).

    • September 18, 2012

      @roenano really! but I’m about to write up details of the Newman N2…

  3. Raby
    September 18, 2012

    as for the 3g: 2100Mhz only
    i have checked and searched the web for a JiaYu G2
    and some users say that in engineering mode the 850Mhz over 3g appears ( the is a picture of it) and can be selected even thought the official site of JiaYu says it’s only 2100Mhz over 3g
    i thinks it’s the same with JiaYu G3
    and i have pre ordered the phone from and still waiting..

  4. andres
    September 18, 2012

    late, i am waiting for it, but my patience is not eternal.
    when the G3 will be released, will be late because the cuad-core phone are comming

  5. Marius
    September 18, 2012

    I’m in no hurry to get a new smartphone. The G3 has good specs and a very good price so if it comes out I might just buy it, if now oh well I’ll just save some $ and take a vacation or something.

  6. Amby
    September 18, 2012

    I have always criticized Jiayu for being extremely unprofessional ! They have, once again, given us enough reasons to not to trust them.

  7. Inlife
    September 18, 2012

    Still waiting 😉
    Not for specs…. only for design….

  8. Bakkertje
    September 18, 2012

    Looking at de forum on the Jiayu site it states that the 3G license is in place and that the network adapter still has to be licensed.

    This is ofcourse not a formal anouncement from Jiayu.

  9. Gapinho
    September 18, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    first of all; great site with great tech news. I am also interested in G3 for a few weeks now, but as I thought in the begining that the only problem would be choosing the right e-shop, it has now become a no-stock-at-all problem. However, which stores do you guys prefer, and have used before?

    Have a nice day!

    • September 18, 2012

      @Gapinho personally I’ve used Android-sale, Zopomobileshop and Pandawil they’ve all been good for me.

  10. kanishkapd
    September 18, 2012

    i have given up waiting. no point.

  11. Igorsam
    September 18, 2012

    Unpleasant to feel like a fool

  12. Frodo
    September 18, 2012

    I have read some latest news on the jiayu forum.
    I’m copying this news here with google translate. sorry for bad english.

    “wade has been described previously, the G3 has passed the detection of the Public letter ‘Ministry of laboratory products, product quality standards, waiting for the certification stage has now entered.
    Today, according to the latest news in Beijing, G3 has obtained 3C certificate, and also need to wait for the network card last issued. ”

    Link for the topic:

    “3c query URL: (enter a good domain keyword query to select the type of query manufacturers) network card Check Web site:

    good domain network card queries

    from the screenshot you can pay attention to the card issuing time the G2 3C certificate is May 29, the network card is June 1, three days apart. Please note that May 29 is also a Tuesday.
    Then in turn speculated that if the network card of G3 The message issued in the 21st. Not query to 3C permit the specific date of issuance, wade message is accurate, then the the G3 network card issue date no later than the 21 days. Everyone something to look forward to it! The day of payment, Monday can be shipped! The first batch to get the goods this is about the 25th.
    Members on the 20th the G3 message, you will to the pursuit of other brands? ~
    Let’s wait and see to ”

    Link for the topic:

  13. Richard
    September 18, 2012

    Well guys if it is true that they have got the certificates how long will it take to get the network card issue sorted out? ..nobody knows . I cant find any other Phone with those Specifications for what i have paid.. so will wait another 2 -3 weeks after then maybe i will cancel my order and look for something different
    But god i want THAT phone it looks awsome !!!

  14. ram
    September 18, 2012

    in my opinion till i don’t find same specs phone readily available i won’t give up. i think there is no other phone with same specs available in the market yet and the most important with such hype like jiayu g3 there is no other phone. so i recommend hold on for just few more weeks hope the result will be very fruitful.

  15. Roland
    September 18, 2012

    Pandawill already emailed me that it’s still unclear when it will arive and has therefore stopped selling the phone and are giving me alternative phones to choose from (with either a discount or a free battery pack). So I’m going for the THL W3+, which basically has the same specs(6577, 1GB RAM, HD) but lacks multi-language. It’s better than waiting forever…

  16. Juliana
    September 18, 2012

    Well…I’m not in a hurry so I can wait a little more. I made my pre order at in september 6…so I planned to wait around 43 days before ask my money back. So…I’m ok by now. Ah…jiayu…why so much trouble?

  17. max
    September 18, 2012

    The key is … Find the first best phone you could able to get it in hand. And then… run in woods before anyone can find you.
    Looks like our Chinese friends are doing it for long. As all I can see them appear on blog images and all, but never in real people’s hand.

    So I guess some are hiding in woods with Chinese wolves.

  18. September 18, 2012

    I am not in a hurry, so i will be patient, waiting not only the release but also enough reviews from several people. I have in my mind that Jiayu is not the most responsive company, but come on guys… how much can you expect from a so low cost device? i don’t know.. i just wait!

  19. September 18, 2012

    Frink_GR; low cost phone doesnt mean we have to be more patient..
    Jiayu has said in begin of august to lauch te phone.. then the problem of camera and screen occur.. then it was end of augustus
    still no lauch..

    then the network license wasnt corret, delayed to 15 september they said..

    well its now 18 september, and the phone is still not shipped to people..
    now we must wait till 1th of october or something…

    i will wait, because i preorderd 2 weeks ago already.. but i cant wait forever..
    if the phone is not launched in october, i will cancel my order..

    and wait for some good quadcore phones wich will come up soon!

  20. phil
    September 18, 2012

    it’s been a while since i pre-ordered. first i was exited, then disapointed when i learn that 3g is only working in 2100 since it’s no use in my country. ask for a refund then my seller over told me this morning :

    “monica deng:
    08:00 Sep 18,2012
    Dear Buyer
    The jiayu g3 is support 850/900/1900/2100
    Thank you”

    now I don’t know who to believe….

  21. September 18, 2012

    There be some updaters at GizBeat as well. I been think its all so bit amusing at all anger at this company. This Newman n2 has been announced by GizChina, but you still can nobody get a Newman n1 (not is a real one anyways, there are some “OEM” around the street). Nobody’s so agry is at Newman…. It’s because you all want that g3 bad so…It’s not smartphone…It’s crackphone.

  22. chibuy
    September 18, 2012

    still waiting for this crap? omg….well im waiting for better….Lg L9

  23. ram
    September 18, 2012

    its freaking but i think everyone is addicted to waiting of this phone and m sure within 2 weeks its gonna launch

  24. September 18, 2012

    Some stores are sending email to users (were buy a pre-sale) for change the G3 for other phones (like Freelander o THL).
    I hope this problem solve soon… I would like have in my hands, my G3, before Christmass.

  25. Koko
    September 18, 2012

    I’m not hurry too. I can wait to 15/25 october. I maked my pre order at on september 7

    I planned to wait around 40 days before ask my money back.

    With this spec & price is worth to sit and hold your breath 🙂

  26. Anywho
    September 18, 2012

    No hurry here either. I want the best deal for the $. I don’t even intend to order it until after it’s been out and the reviews come in.

  27. Anywho
    September 18, 2012

    According to ttmalls “F.I.Y: Jiayu factory delayed this phone release date to the end of September!”

  28. PHIL
    September 18, 2012

    Is someone speaking chinese here that could ask on the forum or send an email to jiayu to ask them if 3G 850/900/1900/2100mhz is supported cause I’ve tried to get an answer from them but it seems that nobody can speak english in this company, I got no answer for a few days now. It would be very appreciated and I think it could help many people since almost everywhere in North America 3G 2100mhz is useless , we need 850/900/1900mhz to be working with this phone.


  29. gapinho
    September 18, 2012

    Thanx Andi for the tips.
    What about
    I have found many phones, that could be good for me, like Fashion/Bluebo L100, Zopo 300+, Amoi N820.. What do you think of that?


  30. Steven
    September 18, 2012

    I cancelled my order. Ordered a samsung galaxy s3 and its a super phone.

    Only set back is its price….

  31. kaskuser
    September 18, 2012

    @PHIL : better you buy umi x1,
    relase date is tomorow and have a good 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 :

  32. Aaron
    September 18, 2012

    I ordered the phone Sun Aug 26. At this time I did not know it was a pre-order and it was not marked as such by the seller. After finding information at gizchina that is when I found out it was a pre order. I have decided this is enough. DO NOT ORDER from UgoodBuy Ali-Shop. Even though they never said it was a pre order they will not allow me to cancel or change the order. Alibaba always talks about buyer protection, however when I select cancel order this is what it has said for the last 10 days now, “Your order cancellation request is pending the supplier’s approval.” That’s right the suppliers approval. so much for buyer protection.

  33. Koolbrader
    September 19, 2012

    I’ve been waiting for Jiayu G3 since July I think.. Maybe earlier.. And even though there are ups and downs, I’M A TRUE BELIEVER OF JIAYU G3!

    I believe they will release the phone soon.

    I don’t mind the wait.

    I don’t mind the baseband 2100 coz all my telco supports that band (Malaysia)

    I love the cheap price!

    I love the design!


    I will wait for it at least until I can find a better looking phone with same or better specs than this =]

  34. Pavel
    September 19, 2012

    Preordered it 5 days ago. Will wait until 1st decade of October, then, I think, I’ll take my money back. No alternatives.

  35. Frodo
    September 19, 2012

    There is very detailed review about G3 on the jiayu forum.
    You can read on this link with google chrome + english translate.

    post directorys:

    1 floor: Preface
    good domain G3 hardware configuration parameters of the G3 the appearance of the details show good domain G34.0.4 system some interface shows
    users hot Frequently Asked Questions

    2nd Floor: call test
    game testing
    high-definition movie playback test
    Internet / WIFI / sliding operation test
    photographs / video test

    3 floor: / run memory / system
    standby / power consumption test
    GPS satellite test
    magnetic sensor test
    G3 and G2 screen contrast test
    temperature measurement of a variety of software running test

    4th Floor: Disassemble evaluation
    gorilla generation screen scratch degree / endurance evaluation
    G3 actual weight and size measurements
    of other tests and supplementary

    5th Floor: the engineering machine G3 found the defects and feedback follow up the case

    6th floor: the link address of the G3 evaluation

    7th floor : all G3 evaluation link address

  36. Juliana
    September 19, 2012

    Still waiting for news…hope they send my phone before my birthday (oct 8). Or I’ll start to search more info about Newman n2.

    But I really can’t forget all “gorilla glass” thing.

    • fel
      September 28, 2012

      Hey Juliana! My bday is on 8th Oct. too and am waiting for the same thing!

  37. Randy
    October 16, 2012

    cheap copy of oppo
    with a lot of promises that are not true and large number of defects

    changed order

  38. Randy
    October 16, 2012

    it’s just another Chinese forgery

  39. Randy
    October 16, 2012

    like iphone5 @ 2011 😀