Quad-core JiaYu G3S now listed on the JiaYu Store at $137


JiaYu seem to be making good on their promises for the JiaYu G4 and now the quad-core JiaYu G3S which just just made an appearance in the JiaYu store here in China.

The JiaYu G3s is this years update of the dual-core JiaYu G3 which propelled JiaYu to fame last year. Like last year’s dual-core JiaYu G3 this new model has a 4.5-inch 720p IPS display, 1GB RAM, 2 mega-pixel front camera, 8 mega-pixel rear, Android 4.2.1 plus dual SIM and support for 64GB SD cards, but gets a faster and more efficient quad-core MT6589 processor and a new lower price tag!

JiaYu have listed the G3s on their official online store here in China at just 839 Yuan ($137) with a release date of May 25th. We have checked with a few international resellers who tell us they also expect stock soon, however prices will be more.

Thanks again to Norman for the tip!

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39 Comments

  1. May 23, 2013

    Hi Andy will the Jiayu shop send to other countries or are we stuck paying the higher prices from resalers

  2. Norman Zakaria
    May 23, 2013

    No problem =]

  3. zachozoi44
    May 23, 2013

    great….

  4. XrainX
    May 23, 2013

    Great price!
    Why buy G4 if G3S is only $137? I expect on AliExpress to be $180 from the start even some of them are trying to sell it with more than $240.

    • Yuki
      May 23, 2013

      G4 has better and bigger screen, slightly better battery and maybe OGS. That’s why.
      But G3S has very interesting, IMO, design, so I think it will get its share of sales.

      • Yuki
        May 23, 2013

        >OGS
        OTG, selffix.

  5. aaa
    May 23, 2013

    if price will be noticable lower than G4, ill consider this phone, especially because its smaller
    sthan G4 and.. it actually exists :

    • Stef
      May 23, 2013

      Its actually bigger in every possible dimension than g4 but I guess… whatever rocks your boat eh?

    • Manos
      May 23, 2013

      Andi can you ask Jiayu I have read that it will have aluminium body! The size it will be the same? May with aluminium body be smaller…

      • Norman Zakaria
        May 23, 2013

        There is no aluminium body. Its all plastic. Also the size of Jiayu G3 and Jiayu G4 is almost the same. In fact, Jiayu G4 is a little bit smaller than the Jiayu G3. Yes the screen size of Jiayu G3 is 4.5 inch and Jiayu G4 is 4.7 Inch but on the Jiayu G4, the bezels, top of the phone and the chin has been reduced so as to not make the phone too big.

        TLDR:
        1)Jiayu G3 is 10.8mm thick and Jiayu G4 is 10mm thick.
        2)No Aluminium body (Probably aluminium shielding/plating inside the phone)

  6. BaSch
    May 23, 2013

    The G3 is not smaller!

  7. temporary
    May 23, 2013

    any retailer that can ship internationally?

  8. Camaman
    May 23, 2013

    Very nice option.
    To bad there is no white or some other color

  9. peppirù
    May 23, 2013

    what i don’t understand is why these products are never officially sold outside china, forcing people who would like to buy them to pay much higher prices because of online resellers 🙁 there is no solution at all for this problem?

  10. May 23, 2013

    Too bad it ends up in the vicinity of 180 – 220 dollars on Aliexpress. Why wouldn’t they ship to other countries outside China?

    • May 23, 2013

      You can become an official reseller for your country/region.

  11. Xiaolu
    May 23, 2013

    Right, but is a nice pick for 840 yuan… Andi, could it be possible 4 u to grab 1 and try that battery (and overall performance, sure)? 2750 mAh looks good at least in the paper. Thx for all the info! 🙂

  12. May 23, 2013

    you dont need a reseller – get it from official sites jiayumobileshop.com or jayuofficial.com

    • May 23, 2013

      they are not official

      • May 24, 2013

        What do you mean – they are not official?
        At least jayuofficial.com should be official.

        What about zopomobileshop.com
        Is it official?

        • May 24, 2013

          Zopomobileshop are actually Zopo. Jiayu have told me that these sites arent dealing directly with them. That’s not to say you won’t be able to get phones, it’s just that you’re buying without Jiayu’s backup

        • Robbie
          May 24, 2013

          They ARE NOT OFFICIAL!!! – as Andi say…
          jiayumobileshop.com -owned by AnteLife (ordered 2 times,G2+,G3=no problem)
          the other one – I don´t know

  13. May 23, 2013

    Well, peppirù, at least for me, I would not want it to be sold in Brazil, otherwise it would cost close to US$1000, or better yet, like an iPhone 4S which cost close to US$1300 here… or the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 is close to US$1500
    I will wait for the Jiayu G6…

    • May 23, 2013

      OMG that expensive that’s ridiculous in Europe it’s about €600

      • May 23, 2013

        Lola, all prices are ridiculous around here… if compared with other countries where taxes are reasonable, our prices seem unbelievable… even if we buy from China from a reseller, we still have to pay 60% import tax… and it’s still a lot cheaper than if we buy a smartphone at the telecom store…

        • Carlos
          May 23, 2013

          Hi Marcelocapille. I’m from Chile and here we see many Brazilians and Argentinians shopping like crazy. Right now, in the Samsung Store and factory unlocked: Galaxy S3 USD.$650 and Galaxy S4 USD.$960 (But for Chileans is cheaper with a plan, you couldn’t have a plan though.)

          http://www.samsungstore.cl/telefonos-celulares-tablet-1/telefonos-celulares.html

          Note: In Chile, by law, all phones sold must be unlocked.

          I really don’t know how convenient prices are here, but when I visited Brazil (beautiful) everything from outside Brazil was crazy expensive. That should explain why I saw brazilians shopping every single item from an Adidas store in Chile once xD

          Of course things in the USA are much cheaper, but Chile is closer.

          • May 24, 2013

            Hi Carlos…
            I have been to Chile and know the difference you guys have in prices… the major problem are taxes… we have outrageous taxes, around 50% compound sales taxes on basically everything, but mostly for imports which get about 60-to-100% on top of the 50% compound sales taxes, which makes our prices absurd…
            at least, if we are importing ourselves [as a regular person, not a store or company] we pay only 60% on top of “item+freight” and nothing more… although absurd, it still feels like a break… most retail work around 80% markup, so, we feel 60% as a good option…
            yes, I know you have great prices in Chile, but I cannot get a phone there, not with a plan…

  14. sjaak
    May 23, 2013

    i wonder what the G3S performance is compared to the G4

  15. GS88
    May 23, 2013

    What is the battery capacity?

    • May 23, 2013

      2100mha according to the specs on their site

      • aaa
        May 24, 2013

        thats bad, i thougt it’ll be like old G3 had – 2750

        • May 24, 2013

          According to what I’ve read in the link, it is 2750.

  16. May 23, 2013

    fatscardtech has it currently in stock at 175

  17. Orlin
    May 24, 2013

    I’m sick of waiting for the G4 that I pre-ordered in March. Today I emailed the reseller to change my order to Neo N003. At least the N003 has a release date and it’s spec is far more clear.

  18. Judah
    May 25, 2013

    Hi Andy, and the rest of the team of Gizchina.

    You guys should open a webshop so you can resell phones for a lower price.
    Like this Jiayu G3s for about $160-$175 (maybe a bit more).

    • abbie
      May 25, 2013

      I totally agree!!

  19. May 26, 2013

    204$ on minideal, heh, too much

  20. Ray
    May 30, 2013

    does this phone have GorillaGlass & Gyroscope-sensor same as the previous version of G3?

  21. June 13, 2013

    Has anyone in the US received either a G3S or the G4 at this point? All of my china resellers are delaying shipments. I’ve tried a few guys at Alibaba, Fastcardtech with nothing. I have a lot of trouble figuring out which is the real, authentic Jiayu shop as well. Any help appreciated!