JiaYu S3 officially listed on Chinese site from $145


jiayu s3

Of all the current 64bit MT6752 smartphones launching over the next few weeks, very few come close to the JiaYu S3 which has been officially listed from 899 Yuan in China.

Jaime haven’t attempted to keep the S3 a secret from us, and have actually been quite open about the design, specifications and price of their flagship phone. As we know all to well though, what a company plans and what actually happens can be very different, so it is a relief to see the official online listing for the JiaYu S3 over in China.

As promised the JiaYu S3 specifications page lists the new phone from 899 Yuan with 2GB RAM and 999 Yuan for the top of the range 3GB RAM version.

jiayu s3

Specification highlights include LTE support, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 64bit MT6752 octacore chipset, Sony IMX214 F2.0 rear camera with dual LED flash, HIFI audio and a large 3000mAh battery.

jiayu s3

Delve a little deeper in to the details and we can find a 5 mega-pixel front camera, dual SIM, NFC, OTG and Gorilla Glass 3!

With these specifications the JiaYu S3 has what it takes to rival the Meizu m1 note, Elephone P7000 and recently released Zopo ZP920.

What we really need to know now is the official international retail price of the Jiayu S3. If we convert the Chinese RRP to USD we get a price of $145 for the 2GB RAM model and $160 for the 3GB version, adding the cost of taxes, shipping and reseller mark up we could be looking at prices as low as $240!

You can get the full specification low-down from the official JiaYu website here.

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40 Comments

  1. Don Rogers
    December 27, 2014

    Just need to know when the S3 will be released then we buy

    • Simon
      December 27, 2014

      Have you owned a Jiayu before ?

      • Don Rogers
        December 27, 2014

        Yes I have Jiayu G3 bought it in October 2012 it’s been great never gone wrong but battery now not so good. I must have dropped it about 50 times, had beer spilt on it several times but it still works OK. The camera was not very good either but for about £125.00 when it was new it was well worth the money

        • Simon
          December 27, 2014

          Awesome. I might try then. If it will last 15 months then it will be cool.

        • Manos
          December 28, 2014

          Don’t drop the S3 when you get it! it not a good idea!
          I have see a g3 with broken screen dropped with the screen and cracked easy.

    • Jason45
      December 27, 2014

      Some resellers say mid Jan 2015 or end Jan 2015 for the 2 GB version, no release date info yet about the 3gb version.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    December 27, 2014

    240 is too much …
    why cant it be below 200 :'(

    • Jason45
      December 27, 2014

      It should be possible to buy the 2gb version below 200dollar. Some resellers were selling this phone below this price.

      • Don Rogers
        December 27, 2014

        Don’t know how reliable the 1949deal.com are but they have it on pre-sale for $159.99, but you cannot order it yet.

        • Manu
          December 27, 2014

          well about 1949deal.com … i havent ordered anything from their side, but the opinions on some forums are mostly split in either very possitive ones or very negativ ones :-/

          • Manos
            December 28, 2014

            Spemall will have first all Jiayu and has real stock! I don’t know about 1949deal

        • Jason45
          December 27, 2014

          it is most likely a placeholder price.

    • Marco Lancaster
      December 27, 2014

      check this videos of the actual phone, Haha if you’re wanting it so much like me!

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBMrT19dXmJ3aFzYDV9Z7Rg

  3. Enzo
    December 27, 2014

    If someone expects that the people outside China are so stupid to buy a chinese/cheap (because the very same chinese firms exploited the chinese/cheap/dual_sim connection) smartphone for 100$ more, he/she must be very stupid! These same people will rather buy used/older models of the korean/whatever manufacturers, and there will be more bancrupt merchants. Not the least, because these same tricks are not new and were used from the same firms, which opened the market for chinese smartpones!

    Observe what happens with Sony in connection with that crap upsell policies!

    • Airyl
      December 27, 2014

      English please.

  4. December 27, 2014

    Is not possible to order directly from the jiayu store?

    • Manu
      December 27, 2014

      the jiayu store is not official 😉 they´re also resellers and as such i think we need to wait until january to buy it from them

      • December 27, 2014

        Oh I thought http://shop.ejiayu.com was official, not the other one jiayu-store something something. Any recommendations for a good reseller?

  5. realjjj
    December 27, 2014

    The premium should be 15-20% once supply catches up with demand, more than that,and we buy something else.It’s not like there won’t be 100 different options to chose from.So 185-190$ for the 3GB version and around 170$ for the 2GB.

  6. Marco Lancaster
    December 27, 2014

    There are some videos of Jiayu S3 tests on Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBMrT19dXmJ3aFzYDV9Z7Rg

    • Simon
      December 28, 2014

      Thanks 🙂

  7. Kingu Prima
    December 27, 2014

    will it get Lollipop ?

  8. Codename_Snake
    December 27, 2014

    I”m gonna TaoBao this baby…

  9. Simon
    December 27, 2014

    How does this compare with the Jiayu G6 ?

  10. FerFer
    December 27, 2014

    How is usually software support by JiaYu?

    • dennis
      December 28, 2014

      I have jiayu G4C and it’s stucked on 4.2.2 🙁
      so I swithced to Xiaomi Mi3 (OnePlus One was too expensive)
      there is weekly OS update for MIUIv6 and I like it!

      • sean
        December 28, 2014

        you just hate jiayu

        • sean
          December 28, 2014

          No, Jiayu have really good phones, they just don’t have aftermarket support.
          Before Jiayu I had zopo h810 (I think) same story, OK hardware but stucked on 4.1.2 android, no aftermarket support.
          So I googled which phones have regular software update and Xiaomi pop up few time.
          I can say this, many manufacturers can create nice phone based on referent design, only few have regular software updates.
          Once you realize your phone is like your PC it NEEDS software patches and updates than you will appreciate more manufactures which have OTA updates.

      • cesc
        December 29, 2014

        jiayu g4c has 4.4 update, search the web

  11. billybloggs
    December 27, 2014

    I so want that JiaYu

  12. Lumia
    December 27, 2014

    HIFI Audio ? Andi are you sure of that ?
    we know already Jiayu S3 have a dual stereo speakers ,, you sure they will use an audio chip or something to boost the audio performance of the phone ?

  13. dave bryson
    December 27, 2014

    Does anybody know the wcdma frequency,its listed as band 1/2/5,my understanding is 2100/1900/850 although some sites have it listed as 900 and not 850

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      January 15, 2015

      Hi Dave,

      For you and all who wants to know:

      Sim Card: Dual SIM card (support TD-LTE and FDD-LTE)
      Service Provide: Unlocked
      Brand:
      GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ
      WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHZ
      TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
      TDD-LTE B39 B40 B41
      FDD-LTE B3 B7 B20

      Found on the official website

      • dave bryson
        January 16, 2015

        thanks for that,guess i will have to look for something else as i need WCDMA 850/2100MHZ

        • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
          January 16, 2015

          No problem.
          You absolutely need the 850 band? I think 2100mhz will be the most used.

          Good luck anyway, much more phones to take a look at 🙂

          • dave bryson
            January 16, 2015

            yea i do unless i change tele company which use 900/2100 but i dont want to do that,will be watching releases of new phones.
            thanks again

  14. Daniel Sánchez
    December 27, 2014

    Who is Jaime? Lol

  15. cesc
    December 30, 2014

    official Italian price for 2gb version is 209 euros, from ejiayu.it

  16. Tiz
    January 28, 2015

    Where can I buy it at $160? This one is the lowest price I can find http://goo.gl/VOo83w

  17. Liam
    February 2, 2015

    I want an upgraded Jiayu G6!