Jiayu firing on all four with official JiaYu S4 specs


jiayu s4

The JiaYu S4 has been surrounded in will they or won’t they mystery for some time, but finally it looks like the phone will be coming to the market and with the following specs.

JiaYu had been in a bit of turmoil over the past year, but recent changes to the company could mean that they are back in the game will be getting back to the market by September.

The first new phone from JiaYu will be the much anticipated JiaYu S4 which apparently is already in the sample stage and will begin European trails in the coming weeks.

Specs for the JiaYu S4 so far included a Helio P10 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, 5.5-inch Sharp IGZO display, and 13 mega-pixel rear camera. The JiaYu S4 will be the first JiaYu ever to ship with a rear fingerprint scanner and USB Type C, and also looks set to be the first CNC alloy JiaYu too.

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No word on pricing, but as JiaYu have sales channels already set up in Germany and Spain it should at least be easy to buy.

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45 Comments

  1. justyfier
    July 13, 2016

    battery?

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 13, 2016

      my thoughts exactly, its like batteries is such a no one cares specs it isnt “leaked” very much or mentioned

    • inquirercet
      July 13, 2016

      Judging by how thick it looks it looks like they copied rn3 and placed a 4000 mah battery.

  2. balcobomber25
    July 13, 2016

    Depending on the pricing this could end up being a decent option.

  3. derece
    July 13, 2016

    There is a life after dead but that is not for jiayu,i have used 2 jiayu phone ,our survival has end.

  4. Stiffmah
    July 13, 2016

    I think it’s a decent upgrade from the Jiayu S3, sadly it contains a weaker SoC (Should have got SD652 / P20 or X25).
    And I must say that if the design from the photo is real that it looks very good in my opinion, clean and simple. Hopefully it wont be too pricey.

    Send from a Jiayu S3 btw.

    Edit:
    Oh, and do I see laser autofocus there on the back …

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2016

      It’s not a weaker SoC, the P10 and 6752 are about the same in performance, they are both 8 core A53 chips that are clocked around 2ghz. The P10 has a better GPU, is more efficient and a better modem.

      • Tremaine Underwood
        July 14, 2016

        I will agree on the efficiency and modem points and that on paper it appears to have a better GPU. The thing is though, the real world gaming performance seems worse. All the video reviews I have of the P10 especially in asphalt 8 are incredibly choppy. I have 3 67 52 phones and all of them handle it on highest settings with a lot less lag. At first I thought it might be optimisation but it seems to affect all p10 phones. But worse than that is that the x20 and x25 seem to suffer from the same problem. People have commented that the gaming performance of the x10 seemed better. My personal opinion is that mediatek with there new generation of SOCs have created a bottle neck between GPU and CPU since on paper they should be better

        • balcobomber25
          July 14, 2016

          S7yler plays Asphalt 8 in his review of the P9000 which uses the P10 it isn’t incredibly choppy at all, he also does an MTK shootout with the Zoppo Speed 8 (X20), Umi Super (P10), Ulefone Future (P10) and Elephone S3 (6753) in which he plays Asphalt 8 on high settings and again none of them are incredibly choppy.

          • Tremaine Underwood
            July 16, 2016

            I just watched the P9000 review thanks. I must still watch the shootout. That’s definitely the best I have seen from the P10, so maybe there is hope with updates. Installing Asphalt 8 on my 8392 powered tablet really surprised me, the Mali 450 in there handled it on a 2k resolution without any slow down. I was expecting it to be totally unplayable and it was better than my phone, so that kinda changed my perspective on things 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              July 16, 2016

              Most Mediatek chips aren’t as bad as people make them out to be. They still have that negative stigma of being cheap underpowered chips with terrible GPS.

    • Brento2
      July 15, 2016

      I’m also owner of a Jiayu S3 and I really want the S4 be the new bang-for-budget king, but they made a mistake with the SoC choice. It’s slightly better in performance, but there are already a lot of phones at around $180 that are superior to these specs (LeEco Le1 Pro X800, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, etc).

      And on top of that, Jiayu wants to enter a more premium price point (~$300), as stated by them on the german facebook page.

  5. E8hffff
    July 13, 2016

    Too under powered. Maybe if they put a 21MP camera it might sneak through to the attractive mark.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Why would a 21mp camera make it attractive? 21mp wouldn’t make it a better camera it would just give it a bigger MP number and most of the 21mp sensors like the IMX 230 and OV21840 are older sensors.

  6. justyfier
    July 13, 2016

    battery?

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 13, 2016

      my thoughts exactly, its like batteries is such a no one cares specs it isnt “leaked” very much or mentioned

    • inquirercet
      July 13, 2016

      Judging by how thick it looks it looks like they copied rn3 and placed a 4000 mah battery.

  7. balcobomber25
    July 13, 2016

    Depending on the pricing this could end up being a decent option.

  8. Guest
    July 13, 2016

    There is a life after dead but that is not for jiayu,i have used 2 jiayu phone ,our survival has end.

  9. Stiffmah
    July 13, 2016

    I think it’s a decent upgrade from the Jiayu S3, sadly it contains a weaker SoC (Should have got SD652 / P20 or X25).
    And I must say that if the design from the photo is real that it looks very good in my opinion, clean and simple. Hopefully it wont be too pricey.

    Send from a Jiayu S3 btw.

    Edit:
    Oh, and do I see laser autofocus there on the back …

    • balcobomber25
      July 13, 2016

      It’s not a weaker SoC, the P10 and 6752 are about the same in performance, they are both 8 core A53 chips that are clocked around 2ghz. The P10 has a better GPU, is more efficient and a better modem.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      July 14, 2016

      I will agree on the efficiency and modem points and that on paper it appears to have a better GPU. The thing is though, the real world gaming performance seems worse. All the video reviews I have of the P10 especially in asphalt 8 are incredibly choppy. I have 3 67 52 phones and all of them handle it on highest settings with a lot less lag. At first I thought it might be optimisation but it seems to affect all p10 phones. But worse than that is that the x20 and x25 seem to suffer from the same problem. People have commented that the gaming performance of the x10 seemed better. My personal opinion is that mediatek with there new generation of SOCs have created a bottle neck between GPU and CPU since on paper they should be better

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      S7yler plays Asphalt 8 in his review of the P9000 which uses the P10 it isn’t incredibly choppy at all, he also does an MTK shootout with the Zoppo Speed 8 (X20), Umi Super (P10), Ulefone Future (P10) and Elephone S3 (6753) in which he plays Asphalt 8 on high settings and again none of them are incredibly choppy.

    • Guest
      July 15, 2016

      I’m also owner of a Jiayu S3 and I really want the S4 be the new bang-for-budget king, but they made a mistake with the SoC choice. It’s slightly better in performance, but there are already a lot of phones at around $180 that are superior to these specs (LeEco Le1 Pro X800, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, etc).

      And on top of that, Jiayu wants to enter a more premium price point (~$300), as stated by them on the german facebook page.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      July 16, 2016

      I just watched the P9000 review thanks. I must still watch the shootout. That’s definitely the best I have seen from the P10, so maybe there is hope with updates. Installing Asphalt 8 on my 8392 powered tablet really surprised me, the Mali 450 in there handled it on a 2k resolution without any slow down. I was expecting it to be totally unplayable and it was better than my phone, so that kinda changed my perspective on things 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      July 16, 2016

      Most Mediatek chips aren’t as bad as people make them out to be. They still have that negative stigma of being cheap underpowered chips with terrible GPS.

  10. Aeonia
    July 13, 2016

    looks very clean with a potential good build quality, sadly it has a useless soc and going by Jiayu standards looks like it’s going to be another 8.0mm – 9.0mm

  11. E8hffff
    July 13, 2016

    Too under powered. Maybe if they put a 21MP camera it might sneak through to the attractive mark.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Why would a 21mp camera make it attractive? 21mp wouldn’t make it a better camera it would just give it a bigger MP number and most of the 21mp sensors like the IMX 230 and OV21840 are older sensors.

  12. Boni M.
    July 13, 2016

    looks very clean with a potential good build quality, sadly it has a useless soc and going by Jiayu standards looks like it’s going to be another 8.0mm – 9.0mm

  13. Karly Johnston
    July 14, 2016

    By itself it seems fine, compared to the competition it is a joke.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Competition will depend on pricing. If it’s priced like a flagship it will be a joke, technically this will be Jiayu’s flagship. But if it’s priced under $300 it could be a very good phone.

  14. Muhammad Yasir
    July 14, 2016

    pricing will determine if this is hot cakes or just another phone…

  15. Karly Johnston
    July 14, 2016

    By itself it seems fine, compared to the competition it is a joke.

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Competition will depend on pricing. If it’s priced like a flagship it will be a joke, technically this will be Jiayu’s flagship. But if it’s priced under $300 it could be a very good phone.

  16. freddy
    July 14, 2016

    5.5 inch seriously? Jiayu didn’t you notice everyone is producing those and you’d be far better off competing in the 5 inch (girls) department where it’s hard to find a decent phone?

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Actually the new size everyone is producing is around 5.2 inches. Nearly every flagship this year has been around 5.2.

  17. Guest
    July 14, 2016

    pricing will determine if this is hot cakes or just another phone…

  18. MitsosDaBest
    July 14, 2016

    Wow, I totally forgot that JiaYu still exists! =P

  19. David Košič
    July 14, 2016

    Still going with mediatek I see. Well good luck.

  20. freddy
    July 14, 2016

    5.5 inch seriously? Jiayu didn’t you notice everyone is producing those and you’d be far better off competing in the 5 inch (girls) department where it’s hard to find a decent phone?

    • balcobomber25
      July 14, 2016

      Actually the new size everyone is producing is around 5.2 inches. Nearly every flagship this year has been around 5.2.

  21. MitsosDaBest
    July 14, 2016

    Wow, I totally forgot that JiaYu still exists! =P

  22. JimmyChoo
    July 17, 2016

    I have F2,G3,G4,S3 …. problem with Jiayu is that they don’t upgrade their OS… you can always use custom roms from internet but often some features are buggy, loss of GPS or camera accuracy loss … I am tired of it, I realized that having a company that maintain the OS to up to date version of Android is a must ! Android has bugs and updating is always for the better ! Jiayu, this message is for you !

  23. JimmyChoo
    July 17, 2016

    I have F2,G3,G4,S3 …. problem with Jiayu is that they don’t upgrade their OS… you can always use custom roms from internet but often some features are buggy, loss of GPS or camera accuracy loss … I am tired of it, I realized that having a company that maintain the OS to up to date version of Android is a must ! Android has bugs and updating is always for the better ! Jiayu, this message is for you !