Octacore JiaYu G4S offers

Now that stock of the Octacore JiaYu G4S is settling, Chinese resellers are beginning to offer some interesting deals.

The JiaYu G4S is basically an updated version of last year’s G4 with a new octacore MT6592 processor, Mali 450 GPU and new internal memory options, as anyone following the JiaYu G4S already knows.

So unlike newer phones JiaYu have the supply chain nicely sorted and stores are already able to offer the updated phone at a good price. Here are a few details which Chinese E-commerce site SPEmall are currently offering;

Gizchina News of the week

  • Option A: JIAYU G4S.   Original Price: 199.9USD  price with coupon: 194.9USD  5USD OFF  Coupon: G4SA
  • Option B: JIAYU G4S+ Original Silicon Case + Screen Protector. Original Price: 207.79USD  price with coupon: 197.79USD, 10USD OFF  Coupon: G4SB
  • Option C: JIAYU G4S+ Original Silicon Case + Screen Protector +Original 3000mah Battery with Charger Docking. Original Price: 233.78USD  price with coupon: 213.78USD, 20USD OFF Coupon: G4SC
  • Option D: JIAYU G4S+ Original Silicon Case + Screen Protector +Original JIAYU Earphone,  Original Price: 221.78USD  price with coupon: 206.78USD, 15USD OFF Coupon: G4SD

More details about the offers and the G4S phone can be found on the SPEmall product page here.

[ Spemall ]
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  1. desponent
    April 25, 2014

    Still waiting mine to arrive, ordered since friday last week.

    • Tom
      April 25, 2014

      Do you have a tracking no?

      • desponent
        April 25, 2014

        Yeah I do and it’s progressing, rather slowly.

      • kevin
        April 25, 2014

        I bought it this Wednesday, and yesterday (Thursday) i got my track number via email, only one day ! Fast efficiency SPEmall ! Seems they really have 300 pcs in stock .

        • desponent
          April 25, 2014

          Not my experience, got my tracking number on tuesday after I bugged them, and only officially on the user panel/mail on wednesday.

          I’m undecided whether they’re good or bad.

  2. Blake
    April 25, 2014

    Oh, very great discount deal for the JY G4S octa core, i think i will buy the Option C with the coupon . THANKS SPEmall !

  3. Robstein
    April 25, 2014

    I have already receive the phone and is great. The only problem I had was with spemall. I have paid more than 40 $ because they sent me the phone by DHL instead of normal airmail.

    Very bad service. Its the last time I bought in that web. Be careful with them.

    • desponent
      April 25, 2014

      They clearly state that expedited shipping will be sent with either DHL, USPS or EMS so you have nothing to blame but yourself.

    • daly
      April 25, 2014

      This is daly from Spemall, we send all the package with declare
      27.5USD on the invoice, the name of the items is digital photo frame, so it
      is almost no tax for all the customer from worldwide. but no problem if you do
      paid that much tax, pls provide order number and tax details to
      service#spemall#com, we will offer you compensate accordingly

  4. Aron Craig
    April 25, 2014

    Mine is “in transit” according to DHL. Hoping I don’t have to pay customs, and really wish the vouchers and deals had been available from the start!

    • billybloggs
      April 25, 2014

      shouldn’t be too big an amount, ask service live chat on SPEMall

  5. patrick
    April 25, 2014

    Chossing for DHL increases your chances of paying VAT. This offer is kondif pointless ass they are selling the device at teh discounted price at ohter resellers as usual wit hthese ‘offers’ from gizchina

  6. Alyssa
    April 25, 2014

    I want to buy the black and white each one with Option D, is it reliable? Don’t have buying experience with SPEMall, any suggestions?

    • kelly
      April 25, 2014

      I bought the black version and already received it, but I bought early, didn’t enjoy the discount ….. But about the phone, i very satisfy with it . Consider to buy a white version ??THINKING

    • John
      April 25, 2014

      SpeMall is reliable, i brought mine from them, i already have the phone in my hands now, it runs great till now. it take 4days on the way, and i do not pay any tax. they send the packge to my home

      • wbgenetic
        April 25, 2014

        Hey John,

        can you please tell me how camera is doing for you – shutter speed, birght light, low light conditions? Blur when shooting at lower iso speeds?


        I am considering buying 2 of these but Camera is the showstopper as there is no info about it anywhere!

        • desponent
          April 25, 2014

          gizchina reviewed jiayu g4 camera months ago, assuming this use the exact same hardware beside the cpu (why wouldn’t they), then it should be still true now.

          • wbgenetic
            April 25, 2014

            One would assume that an upgraded ver of the phone features an upgraded version of the camera. Regardles of that – fresh real life camera samples will be more than welcome. This could be a decent offer if the camera is capable of at least somewhat nice photos.

            • desponent
              April 25, 2014

              Not really, this has the exact same design as the old one so one would assume they source from the same and now cheap hardware.

  7. wbgenetic
    April 25, 2014

    Anyone tried the camera on this one – maybe compared to a decent mid-range shooter – like the zp980+?

    • Connor
      April 26, 2014

      But the zp980+ price is higher than jiayu g4s

      • wbgenetic
        April 26, 2014

        Indeed but only 30-40USD …

        • desponent
          April 26, 2014

          So you expect non-reviewer to have those two phone and compare them for you?

          Well good luck.

          • wbgenetic
            April 27, 2014

            I would expect someone like Andi who has much better access to such devices to make such a review yes.

            I have had my hands on the zp980+ but would want to see real world examples photographs from the Jiayu g4s … does not sound so weird now does it ?

            • desponent
              April 27, 2014

              I think anyone budget conscious, which is the majority in this site I imagine, who already has zp980+ would not want to buy another phone with slightly inferior spec like this. But hey, worth a shot asking I guess.

              Good luck. I suggest to scourge Chinese-only site if you want better chance.

  8. deogratius tesha
    April 25, 2014

    Andy, once again I am asking, please answer. where can this phone be bought in China?

    • April 25, 2014

      Any of the JiaYu stores in Shenzhen (possibly Xian) or online through the ejiayu.com site

      • deogratius tesha
        April 26, 2014

        Thank you.

      • Allanitomwesh
        April 27, 2014

        Where are we with full reviews of the JiaYu devices you have with you?

  9. billybloggs
    April 25, 2014

    drat ordered mine 3 says before the discount and it is on the way, but heigh ho still a good buy imho

  10. Ninny
    April 25, 2014

    Good price and sweet specs; wish the screen was 5″.
    I’m happy that it has otg too.
    Are there any reviews of the phone and any impressions of this company’s build quality? Ie never heard of the company before this article.

    • desponent
      April 25, 2014

      They’re one of the better known small chinese manufacturer but hey don’t take my word on it try searching “Jiayu” here or on google.

    • Destiny
      April 26, 2014

      There is a video review on their website , you can go to the jiayu g4s product page to have a look. And i bought 2 times from SPEmall, introduced by friend, i am satisfied, fast delivery and good service, excellent company from China .

    • Adrian
      April 26, 2014

      Hi. I am as confused about this as you seem. Specs seem too good at this price, even compared to other similar spec Chinese phones. That makes me wonder about quality.

      There are also some well rated sellers on aliexpress, I can’t use spemall as I can’t get PayPal.

      Do you know whether it’s possible to root this and put on other roms like cyanogen or others?

  11. Kevin
    April 25, 2014

    i bought at 179usd.199usd worth to buy>?

  12. Mohamed Onsy
    April 26, 2014

    I really regret that i trusted SPEMALL just because it was recommended by gizchina

    yes they have jiayu g4s in stock but they are so incompetent when it comes to shipping & logistics

    their service team member Daly claims that DHL doesn’t accept shipping parcels with batteries

    i contacted our local DHL agent . they stated that they accept packages with batteries but it must be declared on a Shipper’s Declaration.

    i also provided him with PDF for lithium ion batteries regulations explaining what they need to do so DHL can accept parcel

    Daly still insists that i will have to switch to singapore post & pay additional 12usd which is a clear rip-off cause DHL is faster and more reliable

    so i asked Daly to cancel my order & i’m waiting for his reply

    i really hate I’ve been through all this hustle

    i take most of responsibility for being a victim of this incompetent service team but you Andi Sykes Share responsibility with me cause you recommended them to us

    • desponent
      April 26, 2014


      so will you blame google later when you found another site with the same “problem” as spemall?

      why didn’t you ask them BEFORE you bought the phone if it’s oh so important to use DHL you’d rather waste few days cancelling it than just let the phone fly to you?

      • mohamed onsy
        April 27, 2014

        Hi desponent
        of course i’m not going to blame google
        google is just a search engine but giz china is a review website so if you’re looking for a trusted place to buy chinese phone you go directly to a trusted review website like gizchina & check their recommendations for a place to buy your next phone like i always did in the past with my previous phone that i ordered from Aliexpress without anytrouble
        i blame Andi cause when he posts recommendation for a website he usually makes sure that this website is trusted & he tried dealing with it before posting

        amd by the way i already asked about DHL availability before placing my order & they confirmed

        now after placing order they turn around & ask you for more money for a lower shipping option

        of course it’s not acceptable

        thanks for your reply desponent

        • desponent
          April 27, 2014

          wait so they ask for more when you’ve paid for DHL? now that’s scummy

    • daly
      April 29, 2014

      HI,this is daly from spemall. for the battery problem, only DHL shipping method to Egypt have problem since 2014, but Singapore post and Singapore EMS to Egypt can still send battery without any problem, and for your parcek, we already change the shipping method to Singapore EMS and send your parcel without adding any cost for you finally, our service has updated you SG EMS tracking NO.
      Also, DHL to all other countries not have battery problem, we send thousands parcels successfully every day.

    • Jason
      April 30, 2014

      suggest you buy from vifocal website ,it is much cheap and have a nice service

  13. Fanceska
    April 26, 2014

    So any reviews of this thing yet? How is te screen and the wifi signal quality and the phone reception?
    Can g4s be rooted?

    • daly
      April 29, 2014

      the phone can be rooted, you can root it by vtool, there is video review on spemall products page

  14. Len
    April 27, 2014

    Andi! I’m waiting for your review of this phone! Your review of the g4 was excellent and I want to know if weak wifi , poor video and slow gps still persist.
    I’ll pull the trigger once you do the review, c’mon please

  15. John
    April 29, 2014

    Hi, very very simple (no questions or anything). I ordered the Jiayu G4S when it appeared on spemall. It arrived days ago via DHL well packaged, no additional customs, and it is a WONDERFUL phone, so this is me just saying thank you very very much!

  16. New
    April 29, 2014

    hey too much tax here in the philippines damn.. spemall is good but customs here sucks

  17. Bruno Venturini
    May 1, 2014

    Hi Andy,

    I would like to thank you for the great reviews, detailed information and awesome work you’ve been doing here @ GIZCHINA.

    I´m from Portugal, and I’ve ordered 2 Jiayu G4S last week from SPEMALL. I had to wait for 2 or 3 days because the white one was not available. As soon as everything was ready to be sent, SPEMALL sent them and 4 days (!!) after I was receiving them by DHL in my home. Also with the DHL service I was able to follow all the logistic procedures and to be informed by sms for every detail. Concerning Import fees, I had to pay nothing! So, bottom line: 5 stars!

    Concerning the Jiayu G4S octacore. As mentioned, I ordered 2, one black and one white. The white one was as European standards (keyboard, software, apps) – Great!!
    The black one came with Chinese Baidu IME keyborad and some more chinese apps. After “digging” Gizchina and Spemall I took some minutes making the changes need (with chinese characters it was not that easy, at least for me). After that, Great, great! I’m really happy.

    The black case (in my opinion) has a great feeling when in your hands. It has a rubber feeling. The white one is plastic (also as the pink – I ordered also this extra back cover). The white one has also a little aluminum border all along the phone perimeter.

    We have them for near a week now and GIZCHINA REVIEWS are 100% accurate. For near 200$ the Jiayu G4S octa is a great deal.
    Oh, and the 3000mha battery is fantastic. In a normal day, using mail services, facebook, browsing, linkedin, installing apps, exploring the new mobile, etc, at the end of the day I had near 40% battery charge left. The morning after I had 39%. Yes, during the night it just used 1%.

    Before this phone, I used a SE Xperia MiniPro. The speed of Jiayu 4GS comparing to my old Xperia is like… lightspeed!!! =)

    Thank you once again.

    PS – SPEMALL has a great service. I wrote them a ticket in my account order support, and in real time I had all the answers need. For sure I do recommend SPEMALL!


  18. Tibor
    October 23, 2014

    Never buy from spemall, Gizchina might get free phones from them, but Pandawill is always cheaper… Just bought the G4S for 169 dollars and look forward to receiving it!