Surprise surprise JiaYu G3 continues to be delayed but don’t give up!

Here in China the week long October holiday is drawing near meaning that factories are slowing down production and offices in charge of network licesnse will be closed for at least 9 days which is bad new for JiaYu but even worse news for us!

According to this forum post over on the JiaYu BBS, the JiaYu G3 still hasn’t managed to receive it’s network license and isn’t expected to until after the October holiday!

So we are all in for more of a wait! That said though JiaYu have started production of a small quantitiy of JiaYu G3 phones so that they can be shipped to those who pre-ordered the phone last month.

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The delays for the G3 have really pushed our patience and I can see a lot of fans turn away from the 4.5 inch Android powered JiaYu G3 in search for other low-cost Chinese super phones such as the UMi X1, however with all the waiting we’ve been doing I’m personally not about to give up on the JiaYu G3!

jiayu g3 screen update

I’ll still look at other phones in the meantime and likely buy one, however with all the time and energy we have invested in waiting for the JiaYu G3 I feel it would be a shame to give up now!

If nothing else I want to get hold of a JiaYu G3 and see just how goo this phone is and see if the hype (and long wait) was worth it, and if it wasn’t then JiaYu have a lot to answer for!

Thanks to RobertNL for the tip!

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  1. Airyl
    September 24, 2012

    Andi, I was wondering what do you do with so many phones? Do you sell them? Give them away? Keep them somewhere?

    • September 24, 2012

      Keep them or send them back depending on how good/bad they are 🙂

  2. Arnold
    September 24, 2012

    Is there anything stopping JiaYu shipping phones abroad if they don’t have a Chinese network licence?

  3. RobertNL
    September 24, 2012

    Just keep waiting.

    On other news futher on in the treath there are responses by the Admin (topic, page 3 post 2):
    [quote]Post #20 by: ma85929 @ 2012-9-24 09:17
    In late November ability to mass production, does not restrict the purchase of online. [/quote]
    Response of admin Wade on post:
    Has begun mass production, do not understand what you mean[/quote]

    Do you get it? I dont!
    They did not start but did start mass production! (is that good or bad :P?)

  4. RobertNL
    September 24, 2012


    Yes and no i think.
    Yes as they now only ship it to wholesalers that can sell to China based persons.
    And no when they export them directly. But then the next point will come up… They will probably need a same sort of licence in the US, Australia or Europe

  5. Roland
    September 24, 2012

    I’m wondering why I do not read anything about ThL phones here? To me the ThL W3+ is the only alternative phone of the Jiayu G3 as this one is already on the market(not pre-sale, just available!), and shares the same specs as the G3(HD screen, 1GB, 6577 chip). Can’t you get a hold of this one and do a review on it?

  6. Calvin
    September 24, 2012

    By the time the G3 comes out competitors will be launching MTK6588 phones already :p

  7. PHIL
    September 24, 2012

    Today, my trasaction with my reseller on aliexpress was closed. Pending for refund.
    I didn’t ask for nothing. I guess they didn’t see the day where the G3 will come out.
    Now what ?
    I need a phone right now and I was very exited by the G3 specs.

    Which phone should I buy now ? (under 200$ US)

    I’m looking at :
    newman N1 (or freelander i10) or
    ZTE V970 or
    Zopo ZP500+ (small battery ?!!?) or
    any other suggestion ??

  8. nick
    September 24, 2012

    I am waiting to receive a V1277 from ahappydeal. I got it with a discount at 150+$ but you can still score a 10% discount if you like them on facebook. Its not as good as the G3 presented here but the G3 seems to be vaporware while the v1277 is not.

  9. Felix
    September 24, 2012

    I was also looking for alternatives and found the “Dipper Chili Pepper”:

    Does anyone know something about it? Can’t find any information on the internet…

  10. Koko
    September 24, 2012

    Today I ask to cancel my pre order on .

    I will put my order again when will be available in stock.

  11. PHIL
    September 24, 2012

    I need more rom+ram than 512 mb . i’m looking for 1gb ram 4gb rom like the G3
    and it has to suppost 3G on 850 and 1900 mhz.

    how about the new G2 dual core ? someone got it ? how does it compare with the ones i suggested in my other post ?

  12. Amby
    September 24, 2012

    I can bet my 1 month’s salary on the fact that none of us will be getting our hands on Jiayu G3 before November ! Jiayu just went from bad to worse !

  13. Roger
    September 24, 2012

    @Nick The V1277 is an excellent phone. However site a ahappydeal and Aliexpress only sell the model with a 5MP camera. I’ve got the model with an 8MP Sony camera which I bought directly from the manufacturer.

  14. phil
    September 24, 2012

    the dipper chilli pepper looks like the beidou little pepper, check andi’s post of Beidou few days ago.

    • September 25, 2012

      @Phil cheers I think you are right!

  15. phil
    September 24, 2012

    sorry for the 2x post .. but I was reading about the htc clones, and I’ve found this one : stardeve ONE X W5500 with all the spec andi mention in is eastcom clone post. Anyone have heard of this company ? (Stardeve) ?
    It seems impressive but I want a phone that will last more than a few month

    • September 25, 2012

      @Phil there are a few of these HTC One X clones about Eastcom are probably making them OEM

  16. Johan
    September 25, 2012

    The ThL W3+ isn’t that interesting. The specs are less than JiaYu (for example less battery capacity) and you have to pay about $55 more.

  17. Nick
    September 25, 2012

    @ Roger,
    Too late for me now. However a few megapixels more or less, doesn’t make much difference to me. I would sure like some more characteristics (better cameras, better memory) but at that price point I couldn’t find anything better and I have bought stuff previously from happydeal and seem trustworthy. But I wasn’t aware that the manufacturer sells directly. Do you happen to have the website?

    • September 25, 2012

      Sorry @Nick I don’t know of anyone selling the G3 just yet.

  18. Ivan
    September 25, 2012
  19. Johan
    September 26, 2012

    Great phone, but also small battery: one of the reasons why I haven’t bought a smartphone yet.

  20. KN
    September 26, 2012

    @ Ivan,
    I am sorry Ivan but the website you link at seems a bit dodgy.
    Medical equipment site selling mobile phones?!?!
    the rest of the site does not function
    and it was created 3-8-2012 from a guy in Czech republic?
    i would not buy anything from there.

  21. Ivan
    September 26, 2012

    Yes, u’r right. Also I couldnt find much more sites which selling this phone, or manufactor’s site.
    About the phone : its too good to be true (except the battery).

  22. phil
    September 27, 2012

    I gave up on this one. I bought the eastcom one x w5500. similar spec, bigger screen, lower resolution but hey… at least i’m gonna have my phone next week.

    I may come back to the G3 when it hits the market (one of these days… ) then i’ll pass the eastcom to my girlfriend.

    just tired of waiting

  23. Bakkertje
    September 28, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Looking at the jiayu BBS it seems like Jiayu is accepting payments for the black G3. Are they actually shipping??

  24. Don Rogers
    September 28, 2012

    Just found this web-site and it says Pre-Sales orders but it also states that they have 5 Jaiyu G3 units in stock !!

  25. Richard
    September 28, 2012

    $351.22 on that site ? interesting … 180 on others

  26. Richard
    September 28, 2012

    good news trust me to have ordered a silver one DOH!!!