The Verne V5 a 5-inch JiaYu G4 eater?


The current crop of Chinese smartphones pack quad-core processors, 5-inch screens and 13 mega-pixel cameras, and before you start to choose one to buy here’s another to add to your list, the Verne V5.

When I first set eyes on the above render of the Verne V5 I instantly saw similarities between this 5-inch phone and the 4.4-inch Meizu MX2. The more I look though I can also see traces of Xiaomi, Newman and JiaYu G4! The combination makes for an attractive design which boasts a narrow bezel and great specification all for just $160.

A 5-inch 720p OGS display takes pride of place on the front for the Verne V5, with capacitive navigation buttons on the chin and 8 mega-pixel front camera towards the top. The removable rear is made of white plastic with an 13 mega-pixel rear camera and LED sensor perched over the top of a 2400mAh battery.

Moving further in to the bowels of the V5 we can find a quad-core MT6589 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and SD card reader support. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will come installed as standard!

The narrow bezel edges and average size battery give an overall size of 141.9 x 72.8 x 9.35mm, that’s almost slap bang in the middle of the ‘Youth’ and ‘Premium’ versions of the JiaYu G4 as does the larger screen, powerful CPU, and low 999 Yuan price tag!

Just from the render and these details I can already feel the draw of the Verne V5! Could this phone be a true JiaYu G4 eater?

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12 Comments

  1. Marius
    March 8, 2013

    Well it certainly doesn’t sound bad but at 5 inch it’s a bit large and at that size I want fullHD. Besides I’ve never heard of these guys so I don’t really trust them to make a good phone.

  2. emka
    March 8, 2013

    G4 has 2gb of ram, bigger battery and is ‘jiayu’ .
    I would choose the g4

    • March 9, 2013

      You need to pay extra for the 2gb RAM and extra battery, so it’s going to be higher that 160$.

  3. Ratheesh
    March 8, 2013

    What 8MP Front camera ?????

    • Allanitomwesh
      March 8, 2013

      I think it’s a bluff,to get your attention as a customer.

  4. Ding
    March 8, 2013

    I luv Chinese phones because they have good specs/design and much cheaper than popular brands especially the quad-core with HD screen. Can you please tell me which top 5 Chinese brands are popular and has a good quality? Thanks and more power!

  5. Whyzor
    March 8, 2013

    The Iocean X7 5″ 1080p MT6589 phone looks even sleeker and lower priced than UMI X2:

    http://youtu.be/jUkNb9FYs_U

  6. Kurian
    March 8, 2013

    Hello Guys,

    I am in confusion to choose which quad core phone. I would like to have a phone with notification LED, good screen and frequent android updations. I am having Jiayu G3 and waiting for a stable 4.1 release since January, don’t know when Jiayu will release that. Do iocean x7 or UMI X2 have notification led?

    Thanks

  7. Joe
    March 10, 2013

    Guys whats the best china site that ships to USA. thanks

    • aian
      June 21, 2013

      Hey Joe, check out merimobiles.com they offer best prices for these kind of phones and it’s for free shipping world wide. they also have href=”http://www.merimobiles.com/verne-v5-mt6589-quad-core-3g-wcdma-android4-2-1-1-2ghz-dual-sim-5-0-ips-1280-720-dual-camera_p/meri7415.htm”>Verne V5

  8. chevir
    March 11, 2013

    the ram size on android phone does not matter once it is above 1gb (it will always be full, that is how android works ) the rom size is more important … phones withonly 4gb cannot run any big app (nfs most wanted, nova3, gameloft game) as android only installs app data on the rom (sdcard1, which is built in). for me a 5.3” to 5.7” phone with at least 8gb of rom, mt6589 chipset and 1gb of ram would work very well

  9. March 11, 2013

    ZOPO