Update: probably not! JiaYu G3 now in stock at resellers and online stores?


Thousands of happy customers have finally been receiving their long-awaited JiaYu G3’s this weekend with customers of both the silver and black models finally getting their super popular dual-core phone! And now resellers and online stores are claiming to have stock!

The JiaYu G3 has been the source of lots of news both negative and positive, but it seems the Chinese phone brand has finally worked out all the bugs and are getting up to speed shipping the phones to customers in China, I have also received word that some dropship and Chinese resellers are beginning to receive stock too!

One such reseller is achinaseller.com (link removed as it seems they are not trustworthy! See comments) who claim they have stock of the JiaYu G3 and are ready to ship the phone internationally now! Just be aware though that I have never dealt with this but have heard from “Jack” who says they have stock. Have any of you dealt with achinaseller? Are they trustworthy?

While achinaseller claim they have stock other stores I have spoken to either avoided the question or told me that they still don’t have the G3 available.

Have any of you guys successfully bought a JiaYu G3? And if so who do you recommend?

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95 Comments

  1. JaySea
    October 21, 2012

    I never bought from this seller and I doubt about it because they claim to have stock on Oppo Finder 5 that’s seems to be impossible… :o/

  2. Luke
    October 21, 2012

    I hope I get mine this week!

    • October 21, 2012

      Wow lots of bad comments about this one! Let’s keep clear of them!

  3. manu
    October 21, 2012

    I think is a fake they want it to be paid through transfer or something like that.
    And that smells, no paypal no good.

  4. Oscar
    October 21, 2012

    Also noticed that they say the price of the phone is going up after Oct. 25th to a whooping $280. Seems suspect to be honest.

  5. don't trust
    October 21, 2012

    don’t trust achinaseller.

  6. nando
    October 21, 2012

    achinaseller is scam, you can googling it.
    i have conversation with them,
    he say they have a stock, then
    i ask he to take photo of jiayu with today newspaper, but after that
    he say the last product already sold, and dont have time to take photo.
    beware of chinaseller.

    • October 21, 2012

      Seems they are one to avoid thanks for your comments guys keep them coming!

  7. KooL
    October 21, 2012

    Achinaseller is a real scam. Don’t trust them. Their website and customer support r very suspicious. They lie a lot to get customers n then u end up waiting forever or even if ur product arrives, theres a problem with it. I prefer ugoodbuy from aliexpress. Impressive customer support and they stick to their word. Can’t wait to get mine soon =D

    Thanks for making my day Andi!!

    • KooL
      October 21, 2012

      BTW Andi, I think you should stop waiting for Jiayu to tell you when to pay. If it’s true that some resellers have stock, order from them then coz it might take forever if you wait for Jiayu to message u..

      • October 21, 2012

        Haha might be a good idea 🙂

  8. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    October 21, 2012

    I don’t know what to say about this site, because when I browse “customers” questions about the Jiayu G3, I see post from July 7th 2012 asking if the phone is in stock, and their reply was “No, this is for a preorder”, so that seems very honest to me, and not leading people on. They are also accepting paypal, moneybookers, and credit cards, usually scam companies only accept western union, or bank transfer, so they seem legit to me.

    Here’s where i get skeptical, they list the OPPO Finder 5 as being in stock when asked, so do they really have that phone, are they stolen, did they manage to sneak some out?????

    Idk man, you’re 50/50 with this company.

  9. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    October 21, 2012

    I did some research on this company. Basically if you want to find out which companies are legit/scammers, just type in their name then put scam in the google/yahoo search, for example “achinaseller scam”, and if they are a scam company, you should see customer reviews about them. I came across a site, and the reviews are NOT good:

    http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=52110

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/achinaseller

    http://www.reviewstalk.com/complaints-reviews/achinaseller-com-l16362.html

    DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE, AND THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. I think we are all safe on aliexpress through “Escrow” that way we are guaranteed refunds.

    • October 21, 2012

      Cheers for that! I’ll take down their link.

  10. kethan
    October 21, 2012

    so which site you guys recommend??

  11. Parso
    October 22, 2012

    Anywhere legit in stock?

  12. Vinh
    October 22, 2012

    Great, I bought the jiayu g3 with them. Looks like I’m ontheshort end of the stick with this one….

    • October 22, 2012

      Did you get it?

  13. lamer
    October 22, 2012

    I bought g3 from achinaseller in august….. still waiting…… i think i have lost money -_-

  14. Ansgar
    October 22, 2012

    achinaseller is scam. I ordered the Jiayu G3 as he told me it is in stock. When I got no reply after payment I made several emails but only after I told Jack from achinaseller that I informed Western Union about fraud (I really did and send him copy of the conversation with Western Union) he said he does not have the phone at the moment but he can send another (an S3 clone). As I realized that I have no chance to get my money back I told him to send the S3 clone which I will sell here in Germany and maybe i will lose only 20-30 USD.

  15. gote
    October 22, 2012

    What about antelife, do you guys know this one?

    • Paul
      October 22, 2012

      They are a hit and miss. There are a dozen poor reviews on facebook. They are horrible at communicating. They didn’t even bother sending out the tracking details until it reached my country. It wasn’t until I threatend to dispute the charges with Paypal they started to respond to my messages.

    • October 22, 2012

      Don’t go with them.

    • gote
      October 23, 2012

      Well, I’m afraid out is too late for that…as I did preorder already and have been waiting for a long time. So far they have communicated same things as this page (theoretically they have stock since yesterday)…. Let’s see…

  16. Arifullah8@gmail.com
    October 22, 2012

    Jiayu factory Maximum capability producing phones is 10,000 per week only (If no issues).

    we have some millions of customers eagerly waiting. I think at least 3Months had to wait for resellers to have stock in stores.

    As we are all aware that popular phones like Xiaomi are sold millions of quantity in just 30Minutes after open in their website.

    Jiayu G3 is most popular phone (HOT)

    so we (International) customers have to wait.

  17. Mark
    October 22, 2012

    WE can post links here to good sellers..

    The sellers on aliexpress hasen´t got it yet either..

  18. Arifullah8@gmail.com
    October 22, 2012
    • dani
      October 22, 2012

      i received a mail from them 2 days ago claiming that the address i’ve given is not my paypal verified address, and i’ll need to confirm it’s the one i wanna have it sent to. i replied, but no follow up since then. they claimed to have it on stock 10 days ago (it’s now obviius that they didn’t), and i hope that their mail was the first sign of the phone aproaching my hands….

      • October 22, 2012

        Ok it sounds like we really need to avoid these scammers! I hope you get everything fixed.

  19. Smad
    October 22, 2012

    Just got a mail from my seller (Aliexpress) asking for the color choice for the phone. Apparently the seller would be getting the stock in 2 days from the factory.

    • galinho
      October 22, 2012

      Can you give me the url of your seller? thanks

  20. Felix
    October 22, 2012

    Just had a look at aliexpress. Seems to be in stock now at some sellers…still waiting for a message of mine…

  21. George
    October 22, 2012

    I got my G3 on 12. October from Tmallbox.com. They had it on stock at 5. October. Now, maybe they got more pieces.. Tom or Justin in Live Chat will answer you, if real in stock or not.

  22. Bolec
    October 22, 2012

    i found this seller on Aliexpress caliming he got the phone in stock. But dont know if its true.
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Pre-order-SG-post-freeshipping-Jiayu-G3-MTK6577-Dual-core-1GHZ-CPU-4G-ROM-1G-RAM/664583706.html

  23. Bolec
    October 22, 2012

    “claiming”. sorry for mistake

  24. October 22, 2012

    PandaWill and DinoDirect don’t have yet. FocalPrice and DealExtreme will not sell it
    (I’m admin of a community (it’s like a forum) of OnlineBuyers and I have direct communication with the owners of that store)

    • October 22, 2012

      cheers for the update 🙂

    • Owen
      October 22, 2012

      Hi Profesor Yeow,

      Which online store do you suggest for buying Jiayu G3 and shipping to Canada or US?

      Thanks.

      • October 22, 2012

        I bought it in pre-order in Pandawll. (DinoDirect don’t have pre-order but wil sell it when have a regular stock from JiaYu). Have free-shipping (with tracking-code to all the world) or can choose for express shipping. In my community (of Hispanic people) we always buy there without problems.

  25. Jack Ma
    October 22, 2012

    Hello Guys.
    I am a seller from China.I want to give you some infos about Jiayu G3.
    For the Jiayu G3.It is 4.5”with 1280×720 resolution, MT6577 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, 8MP back camera. Price is only899CNY(142USD). The price makes it good for customers and they seem like it. But Jiayu started to give sad news in July. They announced the sale date:5th Sep.
    Actually 5th Sep is not the shipping date.They just recorded how many people would buy it.People who take preorders, haven’t order from Jiayu.They are waiting for Jiayu official’s news for date of paying.
    Jiayu announced that they will ship 5000pcs of G3 for the first batch.But it’s only for China.You know,there are so many Chinese want it.(As I know, they only informed 2000 people to pay the order until 9th OCT. They just informed people to pay.Some of people are still waiting for the parcel.)Here you can see from the Official Jiayu Website:
    It says, they almost have finished 2000 orders of Black G3,the last order is at 12:30 pm is on 5th Sep. The customer who took the order before 12:30 pm need pay it asap.
    The moderator “Wade” made post Jiayu will start to the orders of the second batch:10000pcs.But until now there is still no news. They even haven’t shipped all the 5000pcs for the first batch.
    Jiayu will just sell G3 by themselves on its own Website as so far.They won’t give to their agents.I am not sure if they have agents now.It’s a New Brand here in Shenzhen.In my opinion, Jiayu doesn’t want to earn much money now.They just want to make their brand more famous and more famous.That’s why it sells G3 at a so cheap price.If you want to deal it or try to buy one for yourself.,I am afraid you have to wait until there is no Chinese buy it anymore.You know,China has a huge population.You might wait 2 months,3months,……or more.
    So if you want to deal it.I suggest you stop this plan now.Or it will make you wait and wait.Then lose the interesting.
    This is just my tips about Jiayu G3’s stock situation,I don’t criticize anything.

    • October 22, 2012

      Thanks for the info Jack

      • Jack Ma
        October 22, 2012

        Hello Andi
        May I know your email address? I wonder if I can discuss something about Chinese phone with you.
        Regards!

        • October 22, 2012

          I have a contact form which you can use.

    • enri
      October 22, 2012

      So Jack to all people like me paid 180 us dollars from achinaseller for this “Virtual” phone g3 what can u say?
      Can u send us another phone or we have to wait till 2015…. or we just wasted our money ???

      • Jack Ma
        October 22, 2012

        Hello I am the Jack Ma who is not from achinaseller.

  26. sickgrinder
    October 22, 2012

    I emailed mixeshop asking if they had any stock, they emailed back saying it is and the price will be going up soon. Wasnt sble to find much on the reseller, hopefully i didnt get scammed when i decided to place an order.

    http://www.mixeshop.com/jyg3-mtk6577-45-inch-ips-retina-screen-android-40-3g-gps-wifi-smart-phone_p1652.html

  27. October 23, 2012

    Dear Andy, are you censoring me here?

    I’ve sent you a hint via the contact form and I posted a comment here yesterday, telling you that my seller (which I named for completeness, not for advertisement – others have named their sellers too) has already sent my Jiayu G3 on its way. I did not receive any response, nor was my comment published.

    Im checking the EMS tracking regularly, according to the log, the parcel has left China and should be here soon.

    • October 23, 2012

      Hi nope this is the first message I’ve seen. Hope you get it soon

    • October 23, 2012

      Maybe the spam filter got you? Feel free to write the name of the seller

  28. Mark
    October 23, 2012

    Mixeshop seems good i have bought things from them in the past but no phone,. just dreambox sat boxes, and they deliver them fast and they was good..

  29. Paul Fieldhouse
    October 23, 2012

    Not sure why but my comments from yesterday have disappeared. No problem but someone gave me a site to download English Android rooms for my copynIPhone 4S. Anyone help me out. Still want one of these phones 🙂

    • Paul Fieldhouse
      October 23, 2012

      Sorry wrong thread. Doh!

  30. Ansgar
    October 24, 2012

    I’ve got message from Tmallbox.com that they have it in stock now and ship within 3-5 days.
    i ordered the phone now. Price: 225 USD (A bit higher than others but still a good price I think)

  31. Plascoch
    October 24, 2012

    Hi I sent a message to AliExpress store UreDeal and asked them when I will get my phone and the reply was that they expect stock from 30th October and that they will fill orders oldest order first, I was the first person to order from them. I also checked a few other AliExpress stores and found at least 2 others stating that they expect stock around 30th October

  32. Ansgar
    October 25, 2012

    Lucky me, looks like I get my phone soon. I have ordered
    delivery with DHL Express, so it should arrive latest end of next week:

    Minutes ago I got this message from Tmallbox.com:
    my friend ,
    have receved your money !
    we will ship it tomorrow by dhl ,and give you tracking no tomorrow also !
    Thanks for your order again !
    B.R
    Tom Lin£¬zhenpengtech@gmail.com
    2012/10/25

    Anyone here who already got the phone ?

    • Ansgar
      October 26, 2012

      http://www.tmallbox.com. I bought there, they will send the phone today.
      www .fastcardtech.com also trustworthy

  33. verdi
    October 25, 2012

    Andy, can you tell us which trustworthy sellers? I think ive been scammed by achinaseller

    • October 25, 2012

      Best to ask other readers in the forums.

    • Ansgar
      October 26, 2012

      http://www.tmallbox.com.
      I bought there, they will send the phone today.

      www .fastcardtech.com also trustworthy

      • Rui
        October 31, 2012

        did you already receive your phone?

        • Ansgar
          October 31, 2012

          The package left HongKong this morning at 4:45 h. I hope the phone is inside the package…
          I think I have a good chance to get it Friday (DHL needs only 3 days).
          I will let you know

  34. Plascoch
    October 26, 2012

    Just checked my supplier for my G3 at http://www.uredeal.com and big banner at the top of the screen saying Jiayu G2 & Jiayu G3 in stock. Strange since I ordered mine on 11th September but still not shipped, made an instant message call and this is the text below

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 14:55:42)
    Hi do you have the Jiayu g3 in stock yet

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 06:56:31)
    sorry ,jiayuG3 have no in stock now

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 06:57:02)
    why not choose another ,jusy like ,UMIX1 NEWMAN N1

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 06:57:14)
    IS also sells very good

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 14:58:13)
    On your website at uredeal.com you have a big banner at the top saying Jiayu G2 & Jiayu G3 in stock

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 06:58:46)
    yes ,but there are too many orders,

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 14:59:15)
    I ordered my g3 on 12/09/2012

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 06:59:33)
    in our shop?

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 15:0:28)
    yes Ali express order number xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 07:02:32)
    ok ,let me check

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 07:05:13)
    dear ,i have got it,

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 15:5:40)
    Can you ship me the phone today

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 07:06:07)
    your goods will send in the next arrival,because we send goods accroding to the order time

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 15:7:8)
    When will you get next arrival

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 07:07:51)
    sorry ,the last arrival have all send out ,and most of them oder in August,so your order is SEP,we will send in next arrival

    Tina Wong(2012-10-26 07:08:29)
    next will arrival in one and two week

    Donald Rogers(2012-10-26 15:9:15)
    OK no problem

    • October 26, 2012

      Seems like these guys are overrun with orders….

  35. ritche
    October 27, 2012

    have someone tried this?

    http://www.jiayumobileshop.com/jiayu-mobile-phone/jiayu-jy-g3/jiayu-g3-mtk6577-dual-core-4-5-inch-ips-retina-gorilla-glass-screen-1g-ram-2750-ma-large-battery-smart-phone-black.html

    it said that jiayu g3 is in stock and available for shipment. is this official jiayu shop or just another online scam?

  36. xtr3m3
    October 31, 2012

    Someone who already receives the phone, the glass is gorilla glass or not?
    thx

    • November 1, 2012

      I got mine yesterday. Yes, its gorilla glass. And I generally do like the screen. Good brightness, colors are good imo, not as overly intense as on Samsungs AMOLED displays.

      • arifullah8@gmai.com
        November 1, 2012

        hi,
        george from which seller you purchase?

        arifullah8@gmai.com

    • Ansgar
      November 2, 2012

      i got mine. 🙂
      – display amazing
      – performance good
      – backcover very thin plastic, take care when opening the phone!

      bought mine at tmallbox.com

      • xtr3m3
        November 2, 2012

        when you ordered?
        If I ask nicely can you test for me the Viber application, or other voip apps It works well, because the THL w3+ does not like the woip apps

        THX

        • Ansgar
          November 2, 2012

          I ordered it October, 24th. I got an email that they have in stock and I paid immediately.
          Yes sure I can test some things for you. I will install Viber and let you know

          • Arifullah8
            November 3, 2012

            Hi Ansgar,

            i try to buy from tmall box and i not able to find payment by Paypal.

            how you pay them

          • Ansgar
            November 3, 2012

            As tmallbox.com is ttrustworthy I paid with Western Union.Viber works fine. I installed and tested it.

        • Ansgar
          November 3, 2012

          Viber works fine.Any other things I should test?

          • xtr3m3
            November 3, 2012

            Thanks a lot.
            It was good to hear it works. Only this app what interested me.
            I want to ask , how many FREE ROM/RAM can use by default and drops the GSM or GPS sign?
            The battery keeps 2 day?

            The next week I have to order one from the Tmallbox, and i well write the duration of transport.

            Thanks your help and have a good day

          • arifullah8@gmail.com
            November 3, 2012

            Hi Ansgar,

            1.How is the Loud Speaker quality is it stereo quality or normal , in following condition i. with ear phone ii. without ear phone.
            2.Battery
            3.Display quality
            4.Build quality

            Arifullah8

            • November 3, 2012

              Hello Arifullah,

              I can answer.

              1) Speaker quality with ear phones is good (judging by music), speech quality will depend on the microphone on the other side. Loud speaker quality when playing music is not too good and mediocre when phoning.

              2) battery life: Expect a day of above average usage with around 10-30% left in the evening. It takes rather long to charge, thought.

              3) Display quality is great, imo. Colors look very natural in my opinion, not as artificially intense as on AMOLED displays

              4) Build quality is good. Havent found a reason to complain yet. Well crafted and well built phone.

          • Arifullah8
            November 3, 2012

            thank for detail test and final question is photo picture quality

            1. day light – inside room
            2. day light – outside room
            3. night – inside room
            4. night – outside oom

      • Arifullah8
        November 3, 2012

        sorry i forget to ask about

        1.Internet speed
        2.GPS navigation

        please take your time for test and i will check web page for every 2-3 hours

        Thanks

        • Ansgar
          November 4, 2012

          Tested both today. Wlan very quick.
          GPS signal after few seconds

          • Arifullah8
            November 5, 2012

            Hi Ansgar,

            GPS signal after seconds means you are losing or what?

            what about picture quality taken by camera

          • Ansgar
            November 5, 2012

            I mean that the phone finds the signal very quick and is stable. Picture quality is good.

  37. ritche
    November 4, 2012

    hi, can anyone post or send the tmallbox URL. thanks.

  38. AB
    November 6, 2012

    Uhh, I just ordered G3 from tmallbox. Hope I will receive it soon…
    Today at 10 am (GMT+2) for very short time this phone was in stock also at fastcardtech…

    • November 6, 2012

      Good luck 🙂

  39. Ansgar
    November 7, 2012

    After 5 days of receiving the phone I can say that the battery definitely
    holds longer than any other in my phones I had before (Galaxy S2, Huawai Ascend P1)
    Plugged it off from loading yesterday morning at 8 am. Checking/writing Emails regularly, using internet, WLAN switched on, played Angry Birds, used Facebook and Twitter.
    Now 27 hours later: battery still on 46 percent.

    • Ansgar
      November 7, 2012

      Well, something negative (for me it is):
      Camera shoots only pics with format 4:3. Not possible to switch to 16:9 wide format.
      Quality of the pics is good (colour/sharpness). But why the hell only 4:3 format?
      I tried other camera apps but it is not possible to chose other format.

    • kethan
      November 7, 2012

      Can you weigh the battery ?…

      so roughly with 48hrs with normal or heavy usage??

      • Ansgar
        November 7, 2012

        Lol – yes I can weigh the battery when I am home later.

        Let’s say 43,4 hours normal use in a row. Of course you
        have to deduct sleeping time in the night.
        I meant 27 hours = 46 percent but from these 27 hours
        I slept 7 hours where it was in Standby.
        To be exactly:
        46 percent = 20 hours use
        100 percent = 43, 5 hours use

        But be careful with such informations, I think every user defines normal or heavy use different.

      • Ansgar
        November 7, 2012

        Battery = 54 gramms
        Phone = 102 gramms
        Total = 156 gramms

        • kethan
          November 7, 2012

          Hi thanks for your time and reply 🙂

          • Ansgar
            November 8, 2012

            No problem!
            Interseting: when you search for the specs of this phone, everywhere is mentioned 121 gramm. The real weight is 30 % more !!!

  40. Jaayuu
    November 9, 2012

    Does anybody know whether it’s possible to update the android version of the G3 and if yes, how do i do this? sorry but i am new to android and especially to chinese phones 🙂

  41. Ivan
    December 27, 2012

    I want to ask why I can’t take photos without SD card? I mean lots of friends have android phones from China and there’s no problem! but when I use G3 I cannot listen to music, take photos… any suggestions? is the SD card so essential? I mean there’s internal memory.. why can’t I use it..?