JiaYu is already showing the JiaYu G4 Turbo on their website!


JiaYu are already showing the quad-core, MT6589T JiaYu G4 Turbo on their homepage but after such a long wait can we be really sure they are ready to launch?

If you have read our JiaYu G4 review then you will know that we think it is a great phone. The fact is JiaYu are capable of manufacturing great hardware, but what’s going on in JiaYu’s marketing department?

The first and only time we have seen details of the JiaYu G4 Turbo is in leaked photos which included Antutu benchmarks of the phone. Since then there has been no official announcement and no launch date! That hasn’t stopped JiaYu from posting the new MT6589T equipped phone on their homepage! In true form clicking on the image of the JiaYu G4 Turbo actually takes you to the regular G4 specification page.

Many JiaYu fans have waited more than 6 months to get their hands on the quad-core JiaYu G4, many sticking with the company even after inaccurate launch dates and delays.

Are JiaYu really ready to launch the JiaYu G4 Advanced with MT6589T processor, and if not why do they have it on their homepage! For those of you don’t want to wait for the Turbo you can buy the JiaYu G4 Youth now for from international resellers at $249.99.

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19 Comments

  1. June 4, 2013

    I see a lot of companies coming with the Turbo version. So I guess there is no shortage of turbo chipsets. So shouldn’t be a surprise actually.

    • Ward
      June 4, 2013

      Umi had a shortage for the UMI X2 Turbo i thought, that’s why only chinese have the turbo and international resellers got the “old” non-turbo.

  2. maddox
    June 4, 2013

    so inreal world usage, what is the advantage of the “turbo” version?

    • June 4, 2013

      apparently better performance

  3. June 4, 2013

    the phone is very very very stupid, because it does not have touch button lights. very lame and ignorant work…

    everything awesome, but lights made it upset.

    • June 5, 2013

      Some like it, some doesn’t, just because you don’t like it it doesn’t mean that it’s ignorant and lame, turd

  4. Sergii
    June 4, 2013

    Hi, Robin.
    You said “In true form clicking on the image of the JiaYu G4 Turbo actually takes you to the regular G4 specification page.” But actually if you click on “Specification” tab then you will be able to choose different versions of Jiayu G4 phone with different hardware.
    I think we should expect more differences between Youth and Advanced versions:
    Youth: MT6589 1.2Ghz 1GB RAM+4GB ROM
    Advanced: MT6589T 1.5Ghz 2GB RAM+32GB ROM

  5. Bert
    June 4, 2013

    Do the terms G4 ‘Advanced’ and G4 ‘Turbo’ mean the same thing?

  6. June 4, 2013

    I see no mention of OTG though. As Andi wrote an article saying it would happen hopefully it does!

  7. Simon
    June 4, 2013

    My understanding is the Jiayu G4 Advanced would automatically come with the new Turbo chip, so they are one and the same phone (correct me if i’m wrong)

    • kaskuser
      June 4, 2013

      yeah because advanced version will lauch end of year.
      and in that time, no normal version producted :))

      • Simon
        June 4, 2013

        Hopefully the iOcean X7 Elite Model will come quickly & Jiayu will be confined to the dust.

  8. ivo001
    June 4, 2013

    I think that i have read that the Turbo version of the mtk6589 has significantly better GPU performance.

  9. Ramones
    June 4, 2013

    Well i in the header on the frontpage Jiayu is promoting 1.5 Ghz ( wich is the Turbo version)

    But when clicking on the header, it will open op the product page of G4 wich saying just the normal MTK6589 speed ( 1.2 GHz)..

    i dont think the G4 will be a turbo version at launch..

    • June 4, 2013

      If you go to Specification and then click on 2GB it shows the 1.5GHz model

  10. rob haigh
    June 5, 2013

    So…
    If I read it right.

    The g4 ( when it eventually arrives 🙂
    Will now be in these flavours

    Standard non turbo 1gb with a big or small battery
    Advanced with turbo chip, 2 GB and a big or small battery

    If that’s correct they have ditched the non turbo 2gb model.

    Hopefully for all us that have had the 2gb on order forever this and we get the turbo version for the same price ??

  11. stachu
    June 5, 2013

    Hi Andi
    Has Jiayu confirmed already when they want to launch advanced version? Based on Chineese stores dates varies depending on store.

    Thanks

  12. hanu_blr
    June 10, 2013

    Will there be turbo version for g3s/g3+ ???. It would be good if they can release turbo version for g3s too. For g4, i see in long term usage, the battery back cover will be an issue, as this has integrated vol+/- keys and power button in this. which can wearoff in a long run. But for g3s, this is not an issue, its built-into the body than the back cover. So u also need to buy an xtar back covere for g4

    except for 0.2inch screen and 250mah battery juice, i still see g3s as an very good alternative to g4. Guess OTG is aslo supported for g3s ??