JiaYu G3 shipments delayed due to screen problems!?

Just as we thought the JiaYu G3 saga was over and done with and we could look forward to JiaYu G3 phones being delivered to customers over the next few weeks a bombshell like this hits the news!

Various reports are coming in today from Chinese media sources (via our awesome Gizchina readers) claim that JiaYu are having more problems with the infamous G3 phone.

jiayu g3 screen problems could delay shipping

This time the problems aren’t to do with official certificates, documentation, delayed materials or other problems which could be attached to a third-party scapegoat! This time it seems it’s JiaYu’s quality control and manufacture which is the problem!

It seems that the JiaYu G3 is in fact shipping to customers across China but are arriving with poorly fitting displays with users reporting the 4.5 inch screen of their new phones are either ‘deformed’ ‘twisted’ or as we can see in the photos here coming away from the body of the main phone!

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jiayu g3 screen problems could delay shipping

These photos have been placed on various forums in China where member’s patiences are wearing thin and many questioning JiaYu’s ability to make a quality product!

Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that the latest batch of JiaYu G3 phones could even be delayed due to the problem which doesn’t look to have been fixed yet!

jiayu g3 screen problems could delay shipping

More JiaYu G3 news and updates as we get them!

Thanks to Techpunk for the tip.


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  1. KooL
    October 5, 2012

    F******************CK!! I jz dropped my phone in water a few days ago.. I need this now! I dnt give a damn if the screen is coming away, i’ll effing super glue it if i have to but just give me the bloody phone Jiayu!!

  2. Boris
    October 5, 2012

    Andi, don’t be so hard on those poor Jiayu quality control workers.
    They must be exhausted cracking wallnuts all day with our phones.

    • RobertNL
      October 6, 2012

      Seen these pictures at launch day (when the first buyers got there phone).

      Bought tablets of Anovo (Ainol), Zenithink, Pipo, Teclast, etc from the first batch and they all can have some crappy problems like these (screen problems, wifi problems, bad soldering, no charging, you name it).

      You are just unlucky if you do have this kind of problem, but in the first batch the chance of having a defective/problematic unit is just higher then in second and following batches.

      Most of the time the second batch has small problems left and the third got most problems ironed out. As this was known a few days ago i do not see to much of a problem with the next batch (in terms of delay).

      Then again if of these 5.000 units, 500 got this problems (That is a lot of units for DOA). There will be a lot of commenting on the forum but still 90% of the units is more or less ”perfect”.

      So just remember that probably 90%+ phones does work ”perfectly!” That does put this in to perspective a bit.

      Then the second batch will probably be delayed just a bit or even not delayed but it will 90% sure fix this problem as this is costing Jiayu a lot of money (RMA’s).

      So summarizing:
      There are problems, no doubt they will be fixed before this batch (without to much delay).

      • RobertNL
        October 6, 2012

        And do not forget the big brands like Asus with for example there first Transfomer (TF101) units. The first batch was a ”mess”, screen bleed and a few more problems. These where allmost all fixed with the second batch. Or search for Nikon D800 problems (first batch).

        Most of the time it just sucks to be a buyer of the first batch as they all got problems.

        This just shows that Jiayu is no different!. I just hope they do iron it out correctly/fast/good.

  3. October 5, 2012

    I’m pretty happy now that I switched my Jiayu G3 order to an Amoi N820.
    Got tired of waiting for the shipment a couple of weeks back, and now, at least I know my phone is on its way.
    A small trade-off I guess? No gorilla glass, and lower resolution – but under the hood, most components are pretty similar 🙂
    And Amoi N820 has a slightly higher price – expect better quality 🙂

    • Darren
      October 6, 2012

      Having received my Amoi N820 earlier this week I can say that I am very with the build quality. This J3 saga has turned into a bit of farce.i

      • Pedro
        October 6, 2012

        what website did you bought your amoi N820? Im interested on buying one or the Huawei 8836d, but i dont know where can i buy it. What websites are the most trusted and more legit? Thanks

  4. Anywho
    October 5, 2012

    bummer for Jiayu. Seems they’ve had their share of bad luck. I was given a Galaxy Nexus, Google phone, so I don’t need to wait anymore anyway.

  5. OS
    October 5, 2012

    Unfortunate. The worse thing is that they actually shipped some out like this.

  6. chibuy
    October 6, 2012

    huarrrrrrhuahahahahahahahaha….no more comment

  7. Airyl
    October 6, 2012

    Forget about JiaYu, I’m getting the Sundance Kid!

    • monsoon
      October 6, 2012

      Do you have a link to it ?

  8. Freeje
    October 6, 2012

    That’s why you have to wait a little longer for them to iron the BIG kinks out. Otherwise if you can’t wait then get other phones like the Amoi which may have better build quality.

    I got myself an S3. It costs so much more but it saves me from headaches re:quality problems and ROM is upgradeable easily. Learned my lesson after buying Chinese phones and even Japanese branded phones. Taught me that the phone itself should not be the main criteria in buying one but upgradeability and support.

    It would take awhile for these Chinese companies to get things right. Hopefully sooner so I can get myself a second phone, hehe. Believe me, my wife used to work for these OEM companies making electronics for some of the western big name companies. It’s a constant headache for her to get production to get the specs right. They are pressured to meet deadlines and in pursuit of this, quality has taken a backseat.

  9. Francis.R.
    October 6, 2012

    Well, i’d suggest to wait for reviews. It’s a pain in the a$$ to buy a cell phone from China, go to the customs to get the phone and to see that it has a screen problem or is uncomplete…

    I suggest wait for reviews because for experience if one model doesn’t have videos then it could be a model slow, or with bugs. And remember, a cell phone with lower performance could last very little or ending like a nice feature phone o dumb phone.

    Jiayu G3 is a promise (although it seems a bit a Kafka cell phone) but anyway if someone is determined to buy it I’d say not to buy it till see a video review. Personally I waited so long that with the money I saved I am most interested in buy a lumia 920 :P, so Thx Jiayu LOL!

  10. Simon
    October 6, 2012

    I really want one of these too but no way am I buying a phone before reading some reviews. I have bought and disposed of far to many cheap Chinese gadgets to have high expectations. Still, I really need a new phone so hopefully there’s something you can recommend me which is actually available!?

  11. nick
    October 6, 2012

    I bought a v1277 and unfortunately received a V12 with a sticker claiming to be V1277. Antutu though had a different opinion. And although I could live with that, the phone would reboot every time it went to sleep and it was not connected to the PC via USB. I did try every “custom update” and available rom that I could find to no avail.
    I promptly send it back and now wait to see how the customer service is. Despite those problems, I do think though that its a quite good phone for the price.

  12. chibuy
    October 6, 2012

    only 1 chinese phone manifacture i trust with high quality, HUAWEI. Have s7 slim, honor, mediapad, all great quality, not even zte cant match huawei, tried haier, coolpad, zopo, well cant say nothing with their quality

  13. lancer039
    October 6, 2012

    My phone crashed today!!!! Why so long…. i need it!

  14. James
    October 6, 2012

    Iphone 9 will be out before the G3 even release

    • October 6, 2012

      I think there will be plenty on low cost Tegra 3 phones on the market before the G3 is sorted!!

  15. kanishkapd
    October 6, 2012

    day by day i rejoice my decision not to wait for this phone. my experience with chinese gadgets/phones is not that good either. cheap but mostly unreliable alternatives to original stuff. but chinese phone makers are making a great progress, so, decided to try out some. jiayu doesnt seem to be that promising though.

    • Antishill
      October 6, 2012

      define “original stuff” we are not talking about a lookalike here.

      The G3 is not trying to resemble an “original” like the goophone and similars.

      • kanishkapd
        October 6, 2012

        i know they are not copying any well known branded phone. what i mean is i dont have good experience with chinese gadgets/phones. only huawei, zte and lenovo produce stuff on par with the well known htc, samsung..etc. if you analyse the chinese phone makers are progressing at a very fast rate. and sometimes with drawbacks. its always wise to see a video review, some user opinions before you buy. especially when you are buying from a little known company like jiayu. thats why i didnt jump into preordering this one. on the other hand if you buy a htc, sammy or even lenovo, zte, huawei, you can be assured that issues like this would not happen. (most of the time, i mean)

    • Ali
      October 6, 2012

      I am starting to regret my decision now to buy it now…i wonder if i can cancel my order.

  16. ram
    October 6, 2012

    just an year back your comment will be totally correct but now the scenario is changed. these chinese are now producing phones with better qualityalthough the quality can’t be compared with the brands like htc, nokia ,sony but still they are of very good quality. last year i bought 2 chinese android phones and they are still working very well although there were few software bugs but u gonna find lots of custom roms as these phones are used worldwide. i had a good experience with them thats why i had preordered jiayu g3

  17. Piorel
    October 7, 2012

    This Jiayu G3 thing is totally a soap opera… I’ve bought an Allview Alldro P5 and stoped waiting for this crazy phone… Thanks god I didn’t place an order with payment in advance. Keep on watching this Young and restless thing or get a phone that exist, one that sells…

  18. ivann_rs
    October 7, 2012

    Hey guys, really bad news for JY’s fans, but I am still on it. I agree with RobertNL. I will wait few more week to see some reviews and news around JY.
    Andi do you still want to buy JY, because I would be really happy to see a review from you.
    Sorry for my English, Have a nice day 🙂

  19. ivann_rs
    October 8, 2012

    Dont know for you, but still want my JY, even these news. There is one thing, I would like to get it from second batch, but how can i be sure it is?
    Do you think if I order a silever JY it would be from the second batch, because there was information which says that there are only black phones in the first batch.

    • October 8, 2012

      It’s still the best priced phone with these specs

      • ivann_rs
        October 8, 2012

        Yes Andi I am on the same opinion. Did you give up or not. And do you know how to understand is the phone from 2nd batch, before I buy?

        • October 8, 2012

          I’ve not given up, still waiting for JiaYu to send me a message to say I can pay for the damn phone!

  20. patouki
    October 8, 2012

    Everyone forget that the main brands are just more discret about this kind of problems…

    • George
      October 8, 2012
      • Freeje
        October 9, 2012

        Guys, with another problem like that in the video I guess you’d all better wait for the 3rd plus batches. Else you’d be getting a soon to be paperweight.

  21. juliana
    October 10, 2012

    http://www.fastcardtech.com are saying they already have the phone in stock!
    they say it on the phone’s page, on the questions people ask.

  22. Richard
    October 10, 2012

    Hi all i ordered mine from http://www.fastcardtech.com on the 6th sept still had no reply from them to say they shipped it yet but if you look at the http://jiayug3.com/ site at the bottom of the page you will see Fastcardtech are listed as the official store.
    Makes me wonder if they will get jiyau to send out directly to the customers from the factory instead of sending to them to distribute , that could explain the comments written on their site here at the bottom half of the page http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7418-Jiayu-G3-MTK-6577-Dual-Dore-Dual-Simcard-Dual-Standby-1G-RAM-45-IPS-Screen-8MP-Camera.html

    when i get (if) an email of mine been sent out will let you all know ..

    hope i dont get one of the dodgy batch with the screen problem or non working buttons it would cost me too much to send it back 🙁
    good luck to all !!!


    • ivan
      October 11, 2012

      http://jiayug3.com/ is not official site of the phone, also i think its very simple and still have so much to do to be preferd site by users.

  23. Felix
    October 11, 2012

    Just received a message from my aliexpress seller:

    “Dear Buyer

    We have received 2 pcs jiayu g3 sample from factory on last week so after we test it has no problem
    so jiayu factory promise us to delivery 200pcs today but they did not they said network license not ready
    will be ready on next week so will will wait till end of October if they do not release we will refund
    all of the orders

    Thank you for understanding”

    dont know what to think of that again….

    • October 11, 2012

      You’ve waited so long, it might be a shame to change now. I would give them till the end of the month if I was in your shoes. Saying that though I still haven’t been sent my order confirmation from JiaYu….

      • Felix
        October 12, 2012

        yeah, of course i wait. i’m in no hurry. just wondering about the licence thing….

  24. JY
    October 11, 2012

    Enough for me. I am changing my order too.
    —> HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 EX
    29$ more but at least it is available and I don’t thrust the G3 anymore.

    • October 11, 2012

      Let us know what you think of it when you get it

  25. KooL
    October 11, 2012

    Really? Everyone still hasn’t received theirs? My Aliexpress dealer told me that they’ve started shipping Jiayu G3 phones according to purchase date since Oct 10th. They’ve just shipped out to those who ordered in June n July. Since I ordered the black n silver n he only had the black I told him to send the black Jiayu G3 to me via DHL as soon as possible because my current phone has water damage. So he said that he will ship to me the black Jiayu G3 via DHL next week. The silver Jiayu G3 he will ship via free shipping when he has stock of it.

    • KooL
      October 11, 2012

      If and when I do get the phone, I’ll make sure to take a photo or video of it n make a mini review that covers any forms of damage or glitches the phone has in the Gizchina Forums k?

  26. George
    October 14, 2012

    Hi all,
    I have received my G3 on Friday. It was on stock at tmallbox.com since 5. Oktober . See my testreport at china mobiles.org

    • October 14, 2012

      Cheers for that!

  27. ingrid
    December 17, 2012

    Was the problem solved, after all? I bought mine last week.