Remember JiaYu? They were once one of the most exciting smartphone companies out of China but this year the only real notable release was the JiaYu S3 and the new JiaYu S3+.
At the start of this year JiaYu made a bold move. They ditched metal in favour of plastic on their flagship and built a 5.5-inch FHD phone with powerful Mediatek MT6752 chipset, and when all is said and done it was a good phone. With options for up to 3GB RAM, a FHD display, Coning Gorilla Glass 3 and NFC it had all the spec an early 2015 flagship could want. And then JiaYu went all quiet.
The next time we would hear about the company was when rumours of a restructure surfaced and news that they were working on a new 5.5-inch phone emerged.
Well here is that ‘new’ phone expect it isn’t new, it’s just the original 3GB RAM version of the JiaYu S3 with a Mediatek MT6753 octacore at its heart and a stock Android 5.1 OS running on it as standard.
You can watch my JiaYu S3+ unboxing and first impressions in the video above. I also plan to review the phone but so far it runs just like the original S3, only with a cleaner stock Android install. You can read my original JiaYu S3 review here.
Thanks to JiaYu.es for sending me this review sample.