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Jiayu G2

Jiayu G2Jiayu G2 Features and Specifications

CPU MT6575 CortexTM-A9 1GHz
GPU: PowerVRTM SGX Series5 3D
OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
Language: English, Chinese, others
Memory RAM: 1GB / ROM: 4GB
Micro SD Memory Card (TF-Card), MAX support 32GB
Size 124 x 63 x 10.4 mm
Weight 163 g
Screen 4.0 Inch IPS Capacitive Multi-touch Screen,WVGA 480 x 800
Network Dual SIM G+G W+G
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G:WCDMA 2100MHz
Supports GSM service all over the world
Color Black
GPS Built In GPS & A-GPS
Maps available:
Chile, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, others
Connection Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP
Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g
micro USB 2.0
Camera Dual Camera
Back 8.0 megapixel
Front 0.3 megapixel
Supports recording of MP4, 1280 x 720 pixels with sound, time depends on storage.
Sensor Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Radio FM
Video AVI , MP4 , FLV , 3GP , MOV , ASF , MPEG , RMVB , etc.
Audio MP3 , AAC , WAV , etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
Special functions Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, FM Radio, Wifi, GPS, Multi-touch Capacitive Screen, Dual SIM, Schedule Power On/Off
Battery and Accessories – Li-ion battery 2050 mAh
– Earphone / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
– USB Cable
– Charger
Price For more details, click the link below:


Jiayu G2 package delivered by Fastcardtech

Jiayu G2 Demo

Jiayu G2 Unboxing

Jiayu G2 AnTuTu Test

Jiayu G2 Game Test


Jiayu G2 Front

Jiayu G2 Back

Jiayu G2 Front

Jiayu G2 Back

Jiayu G2 Top

Jiayu G2 Side

Jiayu G2 Bottom
Note: The dual core version of this phone, Jiayu G2 Plus (Jiayu G2-S), is now available.

If you are interested in buying Jiayu G2, I recommend the online shop Fastcardtech. They offer the lowest prices on the web with free shipping worldwide on selected items. You can check out their website by clicking on the link below:


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    • Gil on June 16, 2012 at 9:26 am
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    Hello Chris, congratulations on the blog. It is very useful to those interested in dual sim smartphone low cost (low-end)!
    Aside from performance … My concern is about the quality of the materials in the construction of dual sim smartphone (especially in durability and resistance). In your opinion which is being the best manufacturer?

    And what is the manufacturer of Jiayu G2? It has great tradition in smartphones?

    Thank you!
    I have a great weekend.

    1. Hi Gil! The best cellphone manufacturers in China are Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, and Meizu. These are the ones that are well-established. But there are a couple of new companies that show a lot of potential. These are ZOPO and ThL. I have read a lot of good feedback about their phones. Plus, they have good after-sales support. They provide their customers with software updates for their phones.

      Regarding Jiayu G2, I still have not found enough information about the company that manufactured it. It is a new company. So I will not comment on the quality of their phones for now. But I will post my feedback on Jiayu once I learn more. I am also planning to buy Jiayu G2 but I want to make sure first that it is worth my money. For now, I will recommend to you the following dual SIM phones: ZOPO ZP100, ZOPO ZP200, Lenovo A750, ThL V9, ThL W1 and ZTE U960.

      Best regards,

    2. Hi! I just found out the manufacturer for Jiayu G2. It is called Shenzhen Jiayuyutong Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. This is their official website: http://www.ejiayu.com. But it is in Chinese. Just translate the page so you can read some of the information. Apparently, they have their own factory. So they don’t rely on other manufacturers to build their phones. This is Jiayu’s advantage over other companies that do not manufacture their own phones.

      Best Regards,

    • Roger on June 24, 2012 at 9:53 am
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    I am going to buy one of these. Looks like a really good phone, and the price is really low for a phone with 1 gig of RAM. Also, the phone is very well supported – the manufacturer provides firmware updates on their website and also makes accessories for the phone like a leather case.

    There is also a 4.3″ G3 model.

    The website has been down (except for the webstore) but it online again now and can be translated via Google Translate.

    1. The specs are indeed impressive and the price is very affordable. I myself have just ordered one from Fastcardtech. I am now waiting for it to be shipped. I will make a review of this phone once I receive it.

    • Roger on June 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm
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    One thing which does concen me is the radiation levels from Chinese phones, I have read that they can up to ten times higher than for brand name phones.

    Do you have any information on this? Perhpas because it is a well supported phone with a manufacutrers website, it fares better than some other Chinese phones?

    1. Unfortunately, I don’t have the data for the radiation levels of Jiayu G2. Information like this is difficult to find for Chinese phones. But I do know that phones from established Chinese manufacturers like Lenovo have low radiation levels. The Lenovo A750 reportedly has a SAR of only 0.233w/kg maximum.

      Since Jiayu has its own factory with a research and development department, it should do better than the “generic” Chinese phones.

    • wan on June 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    I too am going to purchase this but i want to confirm FCT service reliability. CAn they be trusted?

    Also, can you do a intensive review on the phone Kris? Thanks alot!

    Things would be good to mention:
    8mpx autofocus?
    Battery given?

    Will wait for your review. Thanks! :)

    1. Hi! Yes I will do a review of this phone once I receive it. It was just shipped out. I ordered it from Fastcardtech. Fastcardtech has been selling goods online since 2005, so they can be trusted.

    1. That’s great news! Thanks for the link! I look forward to this new model. MT6577 is a dual core processor. This would definitely be on my wishlist.

    • Juan K Correa on July 9, 2012 at 3:23 am
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    I want this phone.
    the official website says it has posted 850/900/1900/2100MHz WCDMA. but I want to confirm that it supports WCDMA in 850/1900/mhz, as these are the operating frequencies of my country.
    when you get your phone and perform the review, would have to prove whether the facility if it also works for 3G 850 and 1900Mhz bands.
    Thank you!

    1. Hello! I have already received my Jiayu G2 and I am very satisfied with this phone. I was just too busy to make a review. I’ll post is as soon as I can. The networks in my country support the WCDMA bands of 850/2100MHz. Jiayu G2’s 3G works well here. The frequencies supported by Jiayu G2 is 2100MHz.

    • vinicius on July 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm
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    Hello Kris Amora …
    you bought your Jiayu g2 in which shop?
    what color was it?
    Jiayu g2 screen is good?
    the camera is good?
    thank you

    1. Hi! I bought Jiayu G2 from Fastcardtech. You can click the links posted above to buy Jiayu G2 from Fastcardtech. I chose the black color. The screen is great. It is already an IPS screen, the same screen used by new Apple products. It is very clear even when viewing from different angles. It also is viewable under direct sunlight. The camera is great. Pictures taken are good quality and clear. I highly recommend this phone.

    • Juan K Correa on July 10, 2012 at 3:27 am
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    thanks for answering promptly. then I can conclude with your answer, that within the especifiaciones attached to the Jiayu G2 states that received support in WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100Mhz?

    another question that I stay pending the last time: IMEIs few have. in my country dual sim phones IMEI must be 1 for each SIM, that is to be accepted this phone should have 2 IMEIs.

    Thank you.

    1. It works here in my country, so at least it’s true it has 850/2100MHz. Regarding IMEI, it has the same no. for both sims. If u want 2 different IMEI nos. check out ZTE U960. It is unique because it is a dual sim dual active android smartphone. You can receive calls from sim 1 and sim 2 at the same time, unlike other dual sim phones wherein the caller on sim 2 hears a busy tone when you are currently receiving a call on sim 1.

    • praveen on July 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm
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    how about the battery standby and talk-time
    how about the quality of phone and video& picture ?
    i am from India can you guess how many days will it take to reach Kerala, India

    1. Hi Praveen! From my experience, the battery lasts around 2 days when you use it for basic cellphone functions like a few calls and some text messages. But if you always use the internet, play games or use the camera, it usually lasts around 1 day. The quality of the pictures taken by its 8.0 megapixel camera is very good. The images are clear along with its color definition. Just use the night mode to improve photos taken during dim light conditions. It records 1280 x 720 pixels videos but it’s not the best I have seen, although it is already better than most cellphone videos I have observed. Regarding delivery time to India, I don’t know how long it would take. Mine took around 1 week or so using EMS as the delivery method. Since you are closer to China, I believe it will be faster. Just ask Fastcardtech how many days it will reach India.

    • praveen on July 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm
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    thanks for the valuable information friend , could you pls sent me one or two picture taken from this mobile at full resolution?

    • Vojco on July 12, 2012 at 5:41 am
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    Does this phone have working compass?

    1. I have not found a compass app installed in my phone when I received it. I just downloaded the app “Compass”. I’ll see if it works after I setup my GPS.

    • praveen on July 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
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    thanks Kris

    • Paul on July 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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    Hi Kris. Some websites list 3G frequencies at 850, 900, 1900 & 2100MHz while others only list 2100MHz. I purchased a phone from China, but it would not work on 850MHz (Telecom NZ) so have returned it. Any thoughts?

    1. Hello Paul! In Jiayu’s official website, it says Jiayu G2 supports 850/900/1900/2100MHz for WCDMA. To visit their website, click here: http://www.ejiayu.com. You can also ask Fastcardtech if it really supports these frequencies.

    • Roger on July 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm
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    Jiayu G3 photo and information www. gizchina.com/2012/07/14/jiayu-g3-promises-bring-android-super-phone-low-price

    1. Thanks for the link Roger! It seems Jiayu G3 is going to be a hot-selling phone when it gets released. I have posted its specs and a couple of photos here: http://www.chinaphonereview.com/jiayu-g3

    • Juan K Correa on July 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    Hi Kris!
    I’m still interested in this phone, and ask your cooperation to find the maximum download speed on 3G.independent of the network.
    have you tested this feature with some apps? which has resulted in Mb/s.
    which has resulted in the top speed of upload?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi! I have not tried downloading using 3G yet. I have tried using WiFi and it downloads fast. I don’t know the exact MB/s. But I’ll see what I can do.

    2. From the information that I have gathered, Jiayu G2 works with HSDPA for 3G. And HSDPA has a transfer rate of at least 7.4 Mbps. I’m not very sure about this as I can’t seem to find the technical details for Jiayu G2’s 3G transfer rate. All I I know is it is HSDPA.

    • praveen on July 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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    do this phone support video call ?
    how about the headset sound quality ?
    can we use battery of other phones ?
    because some Chinese made phones can support some Nokia batteries

    1. Jiayu G2 supports video calls. I have used the front camera for skype video calls. It can also be used for 3G video calls.

      The headset sound quality is good. I don’t have any problems with it. I use it whenever I listen to music or with Skype video calls. But you can use better branded headsets if you like.

      I don’t think you can use batteries of other cellphone models for this phone but I think Chinese battery manufacturers have made cheaper commercial batteries that are compatible for Jiayu G2. If you order at Fastcardtech, you have the option to buy extra batteries. You can probably choose the original or the commercial battery.

    • Jujitsumodo on July 18, 2012 at 6:02 am
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    Thanks for this page man, great help to others. Here’s a view from my perspective.

    I got mine in the other day (black/white version). Great little thing, works swell over here in Europe. The WCDMA in combination with GSM SIM-slots just works superb and the integration of dualsim within Android really surprised me positively.

    There is some slight, hardly noticeable backlightbleeding on the upper left side of the screen, other than that I didn’t encounter any flaws. The screen works very precise and responsive, the viewingangles, resolution and brightness is really ok, just outdoors with bright skies it gets a little hard to see.

    Getting the back off requires some unprofessional fiddling around with your fingernails, but once open everything is pretty accessible and straight forward. Two SIM-slots, one marked ‘W’ for WCMDA the other ‘G’ for GSM, a microSD-card slot and a batterydock. The stated 2050mAh battery lasts me about 36 hours, atleast, so has been my experience so far, with some moderate use (on the high side).

    The phone tends to get a little hot when you’re it needs to pull a lot of data from the wireless or 3G network, for example, streaming YouTube videos. The camera LED flash is pretty unusable for flash photography. It misses the intensity, whiteness and fill range of a (phone)flash and is (imho) more for using as a small lightsource to find your keys or something. The 8 megapx camera is okay, but not that impressive, neither is the frontfacing camera, but it is a very nice addition, should you be of the kind to make Skype videochats alot.

    In the end, this is a great little phone, for a great little price! You get so much for your money here. Dualsim, fast processor, great design and I could go on and on. It feels so effortlessly, the processor/RAM together with Android 4.x makes a great performer out of this phone. It might not be the perfect phone, but considering what you pay, you won’t get any better deal anytime soon. That is, untill they release the Jiayu G2s (better screenresolution and internal materials) and the Jiayu G3 (better everything: processor, screen, materials, battery, etc)…

    1. Thanks for the review! I agree with you. Jiayu G2 may not be perfect, but it gives the biggest bang for the buck. It is probably the best phone for its price range. You get more than what you pay for. I’m sure I did.

      Now it makes me a little excited thinking what its dual core successor, Jiayu G3, can do. It’s going to be released very soon, probably by the end of this month.

    • Jack on July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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    Hi Kris, thanks for the review it has helped me a lot. I am really keen on buying the G2 but don’t know wheather I should wait for the G2s do you know the price of this? Also would you reccomend any other phone around $220 over the G2. And if I was to buy the G2 will it allow me to use both sims at once or do I have to switch between them.
    Sorry for the long questions, and thank you for your great blog.
    Many thanks Jack

    1. Hello Jack! I don’t know about the G2s but I recommend Jiayu G3. It is the successor of Jiayu G2. It already has a dual core 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, 4.5-inch HD screen, and a lot more. But it is not released yet. It is expected to come out by the end of this month. It has a $210 price tag at Fastcardtech. I own a Jiayu G2 and I love it, so I expect its successor, Jiayu G3, to exceed G2’s already great performance.

      Jiayu G2 and G3 allows the use of both sims at once. It is dual sim, dual standby. It is so convenient.

      Thank you too! If you have more questions, I’m more than willing to answer them.

      Best Regards,

    • Han Boxhoorn on July 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm
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    Is there a n Englisch User guide available for the JIAYU G2

    1. Hi! The user manual comes in Chinese language only. But if you’re familiar with the Android operating system, you can figure out things easily. The phone is user-friendly. I discovered some of its functions easily and without the need for a user’s manual.

    • tpedreno on July 23, 2012 at 2:39 am
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    Hi Kris,
    Thanks for the site and for the reviews. It gives great information to the people living far from East and wanting to have references on these phones.
    I have 2 questions about this phone:
    – In terms of rooting, I think there is some kind of pressure from the Jiayu forum to open the install for MIUI. Do you have info about this?? It would definitely make me buy it without further thinking!
    The UI that Jiayu installs on the phone: how does it behave?
    – About the camera, if you had to compare it to a branded model, which one would you choose? The megapixels are eventually plain numbers, so I would like to have some kind of comparison to one easy-to-find model.

    Thanks for your help with this!!

    1. Hello!
      Thanks for visiting my site! I have no information yet about the MIUI on Jiayu phones. For now, they have the standard Android 4.0 ICS UI. The UI in Jiayu G2 is smooth. I don’t experience lags in navigation. Pictures taken by its camera is good, but the quality diminishes when you take pictures at night. I’m sure the quality can be improved by changing the camera settings but I had no time to explore on it yet. I don’t know which branded model I can compare its camera. But you can take a look at these pictures taken by Jiayu G2:

        • tpedreno on July 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm
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        Hello Kris,
        Thanks for the answer and the picture samples.
        The question about MIUI was because I saw in some Chinese boards an open petition for bringing MIUI to this model, which would be the definitive push I need for buying it. :)

        About the pictures, I’ve been looking through the Jiayu official forum for more samples, and the pictures look amazing, macros and night pictures don’t look bad at all: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://bbs.ejiayu.com/thread-114073-1-1.html&usg=ALkJrhiV1dNHqiZ8KAHvDwL3Fpy1xDOgTQ.

        How about the size and weight? Is it attractive to the hand? Stylish? I watched one video where it looked to be kind of close to a square instead of a long rectangle… It looks really good in the pictures though.
        Battery life??

        Sorry about having too many questions for you…

        1. Hi!
          The size of Jiayu G2 is 124 x 63 x 10.4 mm and the weight is 163 g. It is still handy for a 4.0-inch screen phone. I feel it is light enough for me to carry and text with one hand comfortably. For me, it is an attractive phone. It looks similar to a Samsung Galaxy S2. My friends all thought it was a Galaxy S2 at first glance.

          The battery life is good. A fully-charged battery will last around 2 days for me if I use it for basic cellphone use like some voice calls, text messages, and perhaps occasional internet browsing. But if I use it for heavy internet browsing, gaming, taking pictures or videos, it lasts only around 1 day.

          Feel free to ask me more questions about the phone. I will try to answer them according to my experience.

            • tpedreno on July 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

            Hello Kris,

            Thanks again for your reply and help with this.
            I do have one more question for you:
            – In terms of firmware upgrades, how would it work? I know that the Jiayu forum is a pretty active community with a lot of users and there are new releases of the firmware that show improvements on the phone.
            However, for non-Chinese users, how would the upgrade process be?
            In this sense, have you upgraded the phone to a newer firmware release?


          1. Hi!
            That is one thing that I have yet to try. I have been satisfied with my phone’s performance that I have not thought of updating yet. But I know these firmware updates will improve my phone so I’m going to try it soon. I’ll check out Jiayu’s website for updates.

    • chandu on July 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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    Hi kris,
    i am chandu

    i have some questions please solve it.about jiyayu g2

    1)how is the touch sensitivity of g2 can you compare with any branded like samsung
    2) design
    3) is it really pure android
    4)how do you feel when you compare this smartphone with other branded galaxy s2

    plese tell fast because i am loving to buy g3….

    1. Hello Chandu,

      I have not really fully used the Galaxy S2 but I’ll answer your questions based on my experience with Jiayu G2.

      1. Touch sensitivity of the G2 is great. It is very responsive. Just as responsive as the top brands like Samsung.
      2. The design is patterned on the Galaxy S2 but a little smaller with the 4.0-inch screen. My friends thought it is a Galaxy S2 at first glance.
      3. It is real Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
      4. The experience is really good. Smooth navigation with its user interface (UI) and fast internet browsing. I’m also able to run several apps at the same time without the system slowing down.

      Since I had a good experience with G2, there is no doubt that the G3 will be much better.

    • vinicius on July 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm
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    Hello Kris Amora …
    He has magnetic sensor?
    the gps works perfectly?
    has a yellow light leaking from the screen?
    thank you

    1. Hi!
      Jiayu G2 has a magnetic sensor. The GPS works good but you need to set it up first. Refer to this video to know how to set up the GPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdo2mSsIO-0.
      I don’t see a yellow light or any kind of light leaking from my screen.

    • fran on August 2, 2012 at 6:14 am
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    Kris, are you sure that’s have 1gb ram? i’m seeing a video in youtube whith antutu and i’ve seen 500 of ram like x2 star one (whith 512) and the antutu benchmark is better in the x2 than in the g2. i’ve seen in antelife.com telephons whith fake ram and i think this could be one.
    sorry for my poor english.
    (kris, seguro que tiene 1 gb de ram? ya se que eso pone en las reviews pero fijate en el test de antutu y compara con otros modelos con 512 como el x2 star one y veras como los resusltados de ram son iguales. al menos sospechoso.

    1. Hi Fran,
      Yes I’m sure it has 1GB RAM. I did not test it with Antutu but the Android 4.0 system info is showing me that there is at least 0.96 GB of RAM on my Jiayu G2. And it shows when I use multiple applications. My phone does not slow down even with many apps running at the same time.

    • Erik Allen on August 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm
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    Kris, i live in the U.S. i bought this phone because it said it had 850/1900mhz 3g but i cannot get it to work at all. no matter what sim slot i use no matter what apn settings i use. All i get is edge speeds. maybe you can help? any way you can find out if indeed it is 850/900/1900/2100 mhz WCDMA? and if it is how do i get it to work in the U.S. on 3g?


    1. Hi Erik,

      Unfortunately, I don’t know how to make it work in the US since I don’t live there. It is posted in their official website that it is WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz. Try to contact them directly through their translated website here: Contact Page of Ejiayu.com. I hope it helps.

      Best Regards,

    • Erik Allen on August 13, 2012 at 12:02 am
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    thank you for the response however i tried to contact them and they seem unwilling to help. maybe with your contacts someone would respond to you.

    1. Hi Erik,

      Have you tried translating your message to Chinese? Maybe they can’t understand English that’s why they did not respond to your query. Anyway, I’ll try to see. I hope I can help you with your problem. Also try to find some answers on Android forums. You may also want to check this website: gizchina.com. The author is based in China. He might be able to help you.

    • Erik Allen on August 14, 2012 at 7:37 am
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    Thanks Kris, I appreciate your help. It is a nice phone would be so great if the 3g worked in the US.

    • Erik Allen on August 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm
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    Were you able to get a response from jiayu.?

    1. Hi Erik,
      I have tried to contact them. I’m still waiting for their reply. How about you? Have you found some answers?

    • Erik Allen on August 16, 2012 at 7:42 am
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    i truly do appreciate your help. i have not received any response. i hope that with your blog and reviews they will answer you. i would just like an answer either way . like ‘this is what you do to get it to work’ or ‘sorry we were wrong and it does not work’

    1. Hi Erik,
      I still haven’t received any response from ejiayu. I don’t know why they would not respond. I just hope someone comes up with the answers. There must be someone out there from the USA who has also bought this phone…

        • Juan K Correa on August 18, 2012 at 5:36 am
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        hi kris,
        Congratulations to your excellent Web Site. This is very useful for people who are interested in dual sim cell phones, and dont have real references nearby.
        I join the request of Erik Allen. I live in Colombia (South America) and I interested in this phone (Jiayu G2), so I want to make sure that the frequency supports WCDMA 850 and 1900mhz.

        1. Hello Juan,

          Thank you for your support! Rest assured, I will try my best to bring accurate information about the latest Chinese smartphones.

          As for Jiayu G2 WCDMA frequencies, I am now unsure especially with Erik’s problem. It would be nice to hear from other Jiayu G2 users from the USA or from countries with 850/1900 3G frequencies.

          Best Regards

    • Juan K Correa on August 18, 2012 at 5:40 am
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    Certainly, Jiayu G3 will be available soon, as the company has decided to upgrade the Jiayu G2 with the new Mediatek dual-core processor MTK6577, offering better performance!

    1. Thanks for the info Juan! I hope the new dual core Jiayu G2 will be cheaper than the G3. If not, people might ignore it and go for the much newer G3.

    • Erik Allen on August 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm
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    thank you for your attempts but i actually believe Jiayu has lied about the specs if they were real they would have replied to you. I do not think they care about the end user.


    1. Hello Erik,

      I’m sorry I couldn’t help you much. But I still hope we will find the answers soon.

      Best Regards

    • erik allen on August 20, 2012 at 4:22 am
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    You have tries helping more than anyone and I thank you for that

    • Erik Allen on August 22, 2012 at 10:08 am
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    Any luck?

    1. Hi Erik,

      No luck at all. There was no response from Ejiayu. I’m just waiting for some Jiayu G2 owners from the USA or from countries with 850/1900 MHz 3G frequencies to post their experiences on the phone.

    • wangiles on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm
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    Hey, fastcardtech.com has yet to give me my jiayu g2. I purchased it on 27th June 2012 and still have yet to receive it? You got any idea whom i can contact?

    1. Hi! Try emailing these addresses: payment@fastcardtech.com, support@fastcardtech.com, service@fastcardtech.com
      Include in your message your order number.

    • Erik Allen on August 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm
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    thank you again, now truly believe the specs are not real. the should respond to you i would think as your blog is far reaching. it just shows the lack of respect they have for the end user.

    • Erik Allen on August 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm
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    any recommendations on a company that produces a phone that fits what i am looking for?

    1. Hi Erik,
      You can check out these new phones: K-touch V8 Bumblebee II, Xiaomi M2, Newsmy Newman N1, Star N9880, Carpad Note5 F6. They reportedly support 850/1900 MHz WCDMA frequencies.

      You can visit some of the official websites translated in Google here: k-touch.cn, xiaomi.com. It might be a good idea to contact these companies about the WCDMA frequencies to be sure.

    • praveen on August 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm
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    friend, do this phone support auto focus on video recording ??

    1. Hi! Yes it supports auto focus and video recording.

    • wangiles on September 9, 2012 at 7:44 am
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    hi. Are you able to find the compass app for jiayu g2?

    1. Hello! Try downloading the app “Compass”. But you must set up your GPS first.

    • wangiles on September 9, 2012 at 7:47 am
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    hi. E-compass working? waiting for u to view

    • Enzo on October 27, 2012 at 3:04 am
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    Hi Kris, I fell on your site and this discussion I found interesting, because I was looking for information about this phone.
    I have a few questions, I have seen many videos, but I do not understand:
    1 If the phone is loaded directly with cable or battery must be removed
    2 ° There are many variations of the above, some write mtk 6577 processor 1gb ram, 1gb ram others with mtk 6575, others with mtk6577 512 mb ram, how to tell the truth?
    3 ° The flash fires when shooting or turn by hand before?
    4 ° Better that Jiayu G2, or Lenovo a789 (unfortunately without flash)?


    1. Hello Enzo,

      1. You don’t have to remove the battery to connect the cable. It is supplied with a USB cable which you can connect at the phone’s external bottom.
      2. The MT6575 version is called Jiayu G2; the dual core MT6577 version is called Jiayu G2 Plus which has 2 versions: 512 MB RAM and 1 GB RAM versions.
      3. I don’t know what you mean by this. But you can root this phone and flash custom ROMs.
      4. I think Jiayu G2 Plus is better than Lenovo A789.

        • enzo on November 3, 2012 at 4:05 am
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        Thanks for the reply.

        With the 3 question (badly translated from google), I meant if the flash turns on by itself or you have to turn it on by hand before taking the picture?
        Radiation values you know them?
        Last question, how is the reception or coverage?

        1. The flash is automatic. It turns on by itself when you take pictures. I don’t have information about the radiation values. Based on my experience, the reception or coverage of Jiayu G2 is very good. It is similar to other branded phones I have used.

            • enzo on November 23, 2012 at 6:21 am

            Grazie kris per tutti i dettagli.
            Ho aquistato il suddetto, merita veramente.

    • Nith on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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    dear sir or madam,

    My phone is Jiayu G2 . Now I hav problem that all of letter in my phone it change to chinese. I want to change it to English . Would you mind to guide me the way how to change it. Because I am so new for this phone and that my present so please tell me the way to change in English .

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Best regards,

    1. Hi! First go to Menu. Then tap Settings which looks like a square with 3 buttons. Tap “Language & input” which looks like this: A…
      Tap the first line which is for Language. Then tap the 4th line which is for English.

    • Marie on June 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm
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    my phone is a Jiayu G2 1Gb and by mistake I reset manufacture configuration. Now is all in Chinese and I would like to have it back to English. I try to understand the advice sent Kris Amora but I could not find anything looking like a square with 3 buttons etc. Could you please help me?

    Many thanks


    1. Hi! Just look for a gray square with blue borders.

    • martine on June 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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    where is it possible to find an user manual in english (pdf) I don’t understand chineese :+(
    thank you for your help

    1. Hi! You can try searching Google for Jiayu G2 English user manual or you can visit Jiayu’s official website ejiayu.com and contact them.

      • Iván on July 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm
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      en español…

    • Len on July 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm
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    Hi! I have just received my phone It is nice and quick, but it really warms a lot…. But really a lot! Is that normal? How can I fix it? Thank you very much for your help

    1. Hi! Smartphones usually become hot when you use 3G, WiFi, games or movies continuously. Don’t worry about it. It’s perfectly normal.

  1. Hi Kris,
    Great articles and content here. I have a few questions about the Jiayu G2 Plus.

    1. Will it work well in the U.S. with my standard TMOBILE and ATT sim cards?
    I currently have an ATT SIM with just talk and text from work and a TMOBILE prepaid
    for personal.
    2. Would I be required to upgrade to a data plan just to talk and text?
    3. Are there any other phones on the market you would recommend to suit my needs?
    4.I would also like at least a 5mp camera with flash.

    Thank You,

    1. Hello! GSM (2G / EDGE) will work on Jiayu G2 Plus on those networks. However, for 3G the phone supports only WCDMA 2100MHz. T-Mobile supports 1700/1900MHz while AT&T 850/1900MHz. Choose a phone that supports your carrier’s frequency bands. Try looking at these phones that may suit your carrier’s 3G network:
      HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 Phones
      WCDMA 850/1900/2100 Phones

      Just ask your carrier whether or not you need to upgrade to data plan for talk and text.

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