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i wish these would come to the UK officially at a competitive price.

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Have a look at what's on offer here http://android-sale.com/

There are some that are just obvious rip offs of Samsung/HTC/Apple etc but there are others that look like they could stand up on their own. The one I like the look of is this
http://android-sale.com/jiayu-g3.html
1.2Ghz dual core, 4.5 inch 1280x720 display, 1gb ram and front facing camera for £123. It looks quite stylish as well (in the pictures anyway).


You have to laugh at some of the names though like the "HDC ONE X", the "Gooapple V5" and the "HDC Galaxy S3 Plus".

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Have a look at what's on offer here http://android-sale.com/

There are some that are just obvious rip offs of Samsung/HTC/Apple etc but there are others that look like they could stand up on their own. The one I like the look of is this
http://android-sale.com/jiayu-g3.html
1.2Ghz dual core, 4.5 inch 1280x720 display, 1gb ram and front facing camera for £123. It looks quite stylish as well (in the pictures anyway).


You have to laugh at some of the names though like the "HDC ONE X", the "Gooapple V5" and the "HDC Galaxy S3 Plus".





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I forgot to mention that it has Corning Gorilla Glass.

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I was originally waiting for this phone before finally deciding it would probably never be released in the UK and so opted for the G300 instead. It's been knocking around for months now, so if it was coming out over here it would have been announced by Vodafone or something by now. I wouldn't like to import one, due to it remaining a niche phone with a lack of custom ROMs etc.

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You would also struggle with after sales support i would imagine

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Indeed. Although I don't really care much about aftersales support personally, tbh. Usually when stuff goes wrong I'd rather just throw it in the bin than go through the hassle of calling automated telephone numbers and sending stuff back to manufacturers etc.

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Damn you guys. The G300D is sooooo tempting. Now I have to find an excuse to buy one

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I assume it's like buying a cheapish Chinese Tablet, you gotta make sure there is an active Mod community ?

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I forgot to mention that it has Corning Gorilla Glass.


Looks more like King Kong glass.. :)

Looks awesome though wish we could get it here at that price.

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well, anyone gonna give them a go, im rather tempted I have to say?


Just gave my beloved, modded, G300 (with case!) to my Dad after his phone was taken.

So I'm ready for one of these:)

Either of the phones in the OP are verrrry attractive lol.

Will a modding community evolve eventually for these phones? I'll want a phone I can root (not in the Australian sense).

Would the dual sim capability make it difficult for ROMs to be developed?

Using a dumbphone atm so ready to order yesterday really.

edit: from the comments here : "while it may be a dual-core and to most people that probably means “Powerful”, take note that it’s a dual-core Cortex A5, which is weaker than the Cortex A9s found in phones like the Galaxy S2. Expect it to be slower than those phones. Of course, the low price makes up for it."

Edited by arnette, 28 August 2012 - 05:12 AM.

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edit: from the comments here : "while it may be a dual-core and to most people that probably means “Powerful”, take note that it’s a dual-core Cortex A5, which is weaker than the Cortex A9s found in phones like the Galaxy S2. Expect it to be slower than those phones. Of course, the low price makes up for it."

Agreed. However, the phone I linked to ealier in this post http://android-sale.com/jiayu-g3.html uses the MediaTek MT6577 which is a dual-core Cortex A9 and it is still under £125.

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Agreed. However, the phone I linked to ealier in this post http://android-sale.com/jiayu-g3.html uses the MediaTek MT6577 which is a dual-core Cortex A9 and it is still under £125.

For that money, that spec is insanely good, just a bit wary of ordering an import from a company i have no experience of whatsoever...

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I heard that Jiayu have own factories for their mobile. So quality is bigger that all most other companies which phones made some strange factories.

Edited by blaztar, 28 August 2012 - 09:57 AM.

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anyone bought a phone from china? please post your experiences, thanks.

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am i right in thinking that if you buy from one of these sites using a Credit Card and they never send you anything then you are able to claim via your card company and get a refund?

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How much would it cost to import though?

It might drive the cost past reasonable.

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How much would it cost to import though?

It might drive the cost past reasonable.


Usually shipping is free, once you are prepared to wait on China Post. Other charges would be vat if it gets stopped by customs.

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I've got a friend of mine coming back from China next Monday, he's already asked me if I want him to bring anything back, so could get this.
I'm not a techie person, but would like to buy this for my daughters 14th birthday present, but I'm a bit worried that it won't work straight out the box in the UK on vodfone, and I'll be stuck with it.
Any thoughts?

Edited by DADSCAB, 29 August 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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