Most phone makers are quick to move on to the next device and leave their old models behind, but JiaYu are still producing the JiaYu G3C 2 years on, but is it still really a great deal?
When the JiaYu G3 originally launched it was one of the most talked about flagship smartphones of any Chinese manufacturer. Customers around China and the world were blown away by the then high-end specifications which saw the G3 pack a MT6577 dual-core processor, 4.5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM and 8 mega-pixel main camera.
Design was also something to behold with many Chinese phone fans following head over heals for the alloy front panel and original styling.
Move on a couple of years and the JiaYu G3 has seen a few updates with the current version, the JiaYu G3C, receiving a significant upgrade over the original while selling at a lower price. The JiaYu G3C is now on sale for $129.99 internationally and features an updated quad-core MT6582 processor for better performance, and the same 1280 x 720 Gorilla Glass display and 1GB RAM of the original.
The hardware may have moved on to meet todays standards, but the angular design is beginning to look a little dated when compared to some of the more slender offerings from iNew, DOOGEE and others.
Is the Jiayu G3C still a great deal 2 years on?
Are you in the market for a low-cost Android smartphone? Do you think the JiaYu G3C still cuts the mustard, or is it time to move on to something more modern?