Warning: JiaYu warn of fake JiaYu G4S and G5S models flooding the market


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It’s not only the big name brands that get cloned, but also popular devices from brands like JiaYu who are warning customers to be vigilant when ordering G4S and G5S models from China.

JiaYu’s reputation from launching quality smartphones has allowed the brand to sell their products easily both at home and abroad, but that popularity has also meant clone versions of their products are also on sale and customers are warned to check details before ordering from China.

JiaYu have told us that their popular JiaYu G4S and JiaYu G5S models are being targeted by resellers on popular e-commerce sites and that many of the new listings are for knock off versions of their phones.

The fake devices, which have been spotted in large numbers on Aliexpress, don’t look like the real JiaYu products, but customers unfamiliar with the brand could easily be fooled in to buying these inferior products.

The photos below show both the fake JiaYu G4S and G5S. As you can see the G4S looks more like an iPhone clone with a choice of gold, silver or white edging. The display size of the G4S is also incorrect as the real JiaYu model has a 4.7-inch 720p panel, not the claimed 5-inch 1080p seen here.

Fake Jiayu G4S

Real JiaYu G4S

A physical home button is the telltale giveaway of the fake JiaYu G5S. The real phone is manufactured from stainless steel with capacitive touch controls, with a 13 mega-pixel main camera.

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Fake JiaYu G5S

Real JiaYu G5S

If you are looking at the specs of the clones and thinking that they look rather good and might be worth the chance, we would strongly recommend you don’t. The chances of these phones actually having 5-inch 1080 displays, 2.0Ghz octacore chips and 2GB RAM at these prices is highly unlikely.

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48 Comments

  1. Triplefun
    October 27, 2014

    So if you are buying internationally through Aliexpress, how do you know you are not buying a fake? Presumably Gizchina should list approved sites.

  2. Triplefun
    October 27, 2014

    So if you are buying internationally through Aliexpress, how do you know you are not buying a fake? Presumably Gizchina should list approved sites.

  3. balcobomber25
    October 27, 2014

    One of the main reasons I don’t shop on any of the Ali sites, they are a hotbed for knockoffs and fakes.

    • geronimonster
      October 27, 2014

      Good sellers and bad sellers, not unlike ebay really. Check the feedback first and you’ll be alright in my experience 😉

      • balcobomber25
        October 27, 2014

        I just avoid them (and Ebay entirely). Don’t need or want to take that risk. For phones I have always had very good luck with Antelife.

        • geronimonster
          October 27, 2014

          Others haven’t, I guess you take your chances either way…

          https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/antelife.com

          That said, I do lots of shopping on Aliexpress and out of 50+ transactions I’ve only ever had one problem (item not as described) and received a full refund (your money is held in escrow pending acceptance of goods).

          As always, caveat emptor.

          • balcobomber25
            October 28, 2014

            You can find just as many complaints for Aliexpress or any other reseller. It’s part of shopping online. I know plenty of people who bought stuff from “trusted” sellers on both Ali and Ebay and they ended up being DOA or fake products. I have ordered all but 3 (All were Xiaomi’s ordered from Xiaomi World) of my phones from Antelife and never had a single issue with them. All were fairly priced, arrived quickly and the post customer service was excellent.

            • geronimonster
              October 29, 2014

              Aliexpress is a marketplace not a reseller. Look at the reviews for a trusted seller there and compare that to a google search of ‘antelife’.

            • balcobomber25
              October 30, 2014

              I go by my own experiences not random people I never met. I have had very good experiences with Antelife over a 3 year period, I had two horrible experiences with Aliexpress and both were from “trusted” sellers.

              I trust very little that I read on the internet especially reviews of things. Usually a negative review is written in haste because someone wasn’t satisfied with the product or service. A negative review is often written out of anger and the person will tend to over exaggerate every little detail because of their anger. Same with positive review they are just biased, I read the neutral reviews only because they are usually the most reliable. It’s the same with hotel reviews or anything on yelp.

            • geronimonster
              October 30, 2014

              Ignoring people’s reviews doesn’t seem like a good idea, but glad that it’s worked out for you!

          • trolleyfan
            October 29, 2014

            +1, I always shop on aliexpress and never had a single problem. Plus they often give out coupons, so it comes out much cheaper than antelife and similar stores. For example, I bought my Xiaomi Note for $174 in June.

  4. Jiayu fan
    October 27, 2014

    The fake versions actually look better than the original, lol

    • desponent
      October 27, 2014

      Eh, maybe if you’re really into iphone.

  5. balcobomber25
    October 27, 2014

    One of the main reasons I don’t shop on any of the Ali sites, they are a hotbed for knockoffs and fakes.

    • geronimonster
      October 27, 2014

      Good sellers and bad sellers, not unlike ebay really. Check the feedback first and you’ll be alright in my experience 😉

    • balcobomber25
      October 27, 2014

      I just avoid them (and Ebay entirely). Don’t need or want to take that risk. For phones I have always had very good luck with Antelife.

    • geronimonster
      October 27, 2014

      Others haven’t, I guess you take your chances either way…

      https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/antelife.com

      That said, I do lots of shopping on Aliexpress and out of 50+ transactions I’ve only ever had one problem (item not as described) and received a full refund (your money is held in escrow pending acceptance of goods).

      As always, caveat emptor.

    • balcobomber25
      October 28, 2014

      You can find just as many complaints for Aliexpress or any other reseller. It’s part of shopping online. I know plenty of people who bought stuff from “trusted” sellers on both Ali and Ebay and they ended up being DOA or fake products. I have ordered all but 3 (All were Xiaomi’s ordered from Xiaomi World) of my phones from Antelife and never had a single issue with them. All were fairly priced, arrived quickly and the post customer service was excellent.

    • trolleyfan
      October 29, 2014

      +1, I always shop on aliexpress and never had a single problem. Plus they often give out coupons, so it comes out much cheaper than antelife and similar stores. For example, I bought my Xiaomi Note for $174 in June.

    • geronimonster
      October 29, 2014

      Aliexpress is a marketplace not a reseller. Look at the reviews for a trusted seller there and compare that to a google search of ‘antelife’.

    • balcobomber25
      October 30, 2014

      I go by my own experiences not random people I never met. I have had very good experiences with Antelife over a 3 year period, I had two horrible experiences with Aliexpress and both were from “trusted” sellers.

      I trust very little that I read on the internet especially reviews of things. Usually a negative review is written in haste because someone wasn’t satisfied with the product or service. A negative review is often written out of anger and the person will tend to over exaggerate every little detail because of their anger. Same with positive review they are just biased, I read the neutral reviews only because they are usually the most reliable. It’s the same with hotel reviews or anything on yelp.

    • geronimonster
      October 30, 2014

      Ignoring people’s reviews doesn’t seem like a good idea, but glad that it’s worked out for you!

  6. iKosh
    October 27, 2014

    The fake Jiayu is actually a fake iPhone. Got to love china.

  7. desponent
    October 27, 2014

    You know a phone is popular when they have fake.

    • boudhaim
      October 29, 2014

      I have, as an ass, buy a fake “jy-g5s+ customized version”, and when I flash it, using SPFlashtool, with a rom from Elephone P6i, it can not boot any more 🙁

      Any one have a valid ROM for this to revive it ? boudhaim at gmail.com

  8. Guest
    October 27, 2014

    The fake versions actually look better than the original, lol

    • desponent
      October 27, 2014

      Eh, maybe if you’re really into iphone.

  9. iKosh
    October 27, 2014

    The fake Jiayu is actually a fake iPhone. Got to love china.

  10. desponent
    October 27, 2014

    You know a phone is popular when they have fake.

    • Guest
      October 29, 2014

      I have, as an ass, buy a fake “jy-g5s+ customized version”, and when I flash it, using SPFlashtool, with a rom from Elephone P6i, it can not boot any more 🙁

      Any one have a valid ROM for this to revive it ? boudhaim at

    • myros
      October 31, 2014

      i need the same thing. have a bricked fake g5s+ and need rom. did you find any?

  11. Robbieee
    October 27, 2014

    Clone of the G5S is a clone of Elephone P6i
    😀

  12. Guest
    October 27, 2014

    Clone of the G5S is a clone of Elephone P6i
    😀

  13. iKosh
    October 28, 2014

    This is hilarious, I’ve actually seen these in Serbia. Advertised as G5S+ for 220 euros with 16 mpx camera and 2ghz octacore.

  14. MattD
    October 28, 2014

    Yeah, i’ve seen a fake jiayu g5s… Bad look, bad spec and the highest price ever… Really bad deal… Not to talk about the back cover… The logo was a biten apple… Who in the world would buy a thing wich was already biten by someone else?!

  15. iKosh
    October 28, 2014

    This is hilarious, I’ve actually seen these in Serbia. Advertised as G5S+ for 220 euros with 16 mpx camera and 2ghz octacore.

  16. MattD
    October 28, 2014

    Yeah, i’ve seen a fake jiayu g5s… Bad look, bad spec and the highest price ever… Really bad deal… Not to talk about the back cover… The logo was a biten apple… Who in the world would buy a thing wich was already biten by someone else?!

  17. Ulloo
    February 13, 2015

    I got suckered into the fake and it has a error message showing when I put a Sim in! They may look good but don’t work

  18. Guest
    February 14, 2015

    I got suckered into the fake and it has a error message showing when I put a Sim in! They may look good but don’t work