Two great deals on 4.5-inch quad-core phones

As you are all aware Chinese phone makers have fully embraced the 5-inch + screen market, leaving very little choice for smaller quad-core phones. Luckily there are a few and they are available at great prices.

The start of this year has seen a flood of Chinese Android phones with ever-increasing screen sizes, but what about for those of us who don’t want huge screen phones but still want the benefit of a quad-core processor.

Thankfully there are a few options available such as the recently launched JiaYu G3S and THL W100. Both phones come with smaller 4.5-inch displays and both are powered by a 1.2Ghz quad-core MT6589 processor and 1GB RAM.

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The JiaYu G3S is the updated quad-core version of last years dual-core JiaYu G3 and features the same great 720p HD display, and 8 mega-pixel main camera as the older phone but with the faster quad-core CPU and updated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. International pricing for the G3S is currently around $220 however GizChina readers can order the JiaYu G3S from Antelife here for only $178.99 with the following discount code:

  • JiaYu G3S discount code: gg3su29

If you are after something a little more modern and more affordable the THL W100 is a great 4.5-inch quad-core option too. Like the G3S it features a quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM and 8 mega-pixel camera, however the display has a lower resolution of 960 x 540 helping to drop the price to around $170, or just $144.99 for GizChina readers using the following Antelife offer:

  • THL W100 discount code: gw100u20

We will try to bring more great discounts next week.

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  1. Uriziel
    August 2, 2013

    Those are really nice offers indeed. And what about Jiayu g4 Advanced codes ? Will there be any soon ?

  2. AndyW
    August 2, 2013

    Nice one!

    Any Antelife G4 discount codes available ? (The previous ones published on here seem to be no longer valid)

  3. August 2, 2013

    hi…, jiayu g3s with 1.2 ghz is already in discounts for a long time …..
    it would be better if you could give discount for new jiayu g3s with turbo 1.5ghz.
    ….gizchina readers are eagerly waiting for jiayu g4 advanced coupouns desperately……:-)

  4. August 2, 2013 has the Jiayu G3S priced at $173 (standard price).

    • KU DE TA
      August 2, 2013 has the Jiayu G3 Plus priced at $165 (standard price).

  5. geo
    August 2, 2013

    AnteLife Sucks Big Time because is not sending Greece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Shame on Them !
    Andi put some Presure on Them !
    THere are a lot of guys from Greece who want to buy !

    • AndyW
      August 2, 2013

      I don’t live in Greece 🙂

    • Yorgos
      August 2, 2013

      @ Geo – are you certain they don’t ship to Greece? Seems Greece is listed in the drop down menu when selecting Country

    • serious Sam
      August 3, 2013

      you guys have money to pay for such phones and yet you declare yourself bankrupt

      • geo
        August 4, 2013

        @serious Sam
        Hello!The country might be bankrupt not me!
        The other thing that bothers me is WORLDWIDE!
        PANDAWILL MERIMOBILES ORIENTDEAL MINIDEAL etc. all send to Greece this site wont !

        if you dont live in Greece you can at list support me message
        and if havent visited Greece YET its time to visit the most beautifull place on earth besides buying phones sirs.

        • August 5, 2013

          Try Spemall and Etotalk They post to Greece.

    • Arc
      January 5, 2014

      Shut up you idiot

  6. August 2, 2013

    Other great 4.5 inch mtk6589 phones include the
    Sege XYZ @159 dollars.720p HD mtk6589
    Cubot gt99 @155 dollars.720p HD mtk6589

  7. claudio
    August 3, 2013

    i see jiayu g3s with mtk6589t on antelife….how this is possible ?

    • Yorgos
      August 4, 2013

      Jiayu’s official distributor in Spain have announced a turbo version of G3 on their website – so it looks like 6589T version is out there. Some sellers also post it on their sites as G3T.
      Just be cautious before finalizing your purchase – maybe pm seller to validate version that they will actually sell you.

      • August 5, 2013

        Official JIAYU MobileShop list a G3S with MTK6589T priced at $194 incl shipping.
        Strangely enough, the one with MTK6589 is priced the same!

  8. August 3, 2013

    That also showed up on so it looks legit?

  9. chris
    August 4, 2013

    good offers but take cares my friend….. and i want ask question i need help before 3 month and 1 week i find a phone on with resonable price and i talk with suplier by skype and i saw they had good feedback on 3 years and i order the phone i paid by moneygram until i never receive the phone and they don’t reply me on skype some body can help me ????

  10. August 4, 2013

    Antelife show five JiaYu G3S models; all at diffrent prices. Confusing!

  11. Waiting for G4 advanced in UK
    August 5, 2013

    Does anyone know if the new Jiayu G3s support USB OTG?

  12. geo
    August 7, 2013

    We want for W8s

  13. Sheraz
    August 16, 2013

    Hello Abbie

    I am a regular visitor and love your work. your articles have been great help. i want to ask something and really need your help. i live in Pakistan and want to order G3S/G3T online. which site is best for price, shipping cost etc.. i cant decide among famous site like etotalk, antelife, spemall. all of them have diffrent pricing models, some charge insane shipping costs. your expert advice is requested


  14. asim
    August 23, 2013

    how can i give order to purchase online this set .as im in karachi pakistan ,can any distributer here in karachi?

  15. zdanee
    August 29, 2013

    Hi guys!

    I see a Jiayu g3s for $30 over at aliexpress. It seems too good to be real, but given my positive history with aliexpress I’m willing to try it. What do you think, is it a scam?