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Not that much - it`s only $219 at BySku


£134 for the Jiayu G4 Basic on pre-order? Think I might hold out and wait until its widely available if its going to be around that price. Its only the 1800 battery though so I wonder how much more the 3000 battery model will be? Thats the one I'm interested in :D

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There will be 2 variants: 1800mAh (thin phone) and 3000mAh (fat phone)

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For those looking for 4.5" and 4.7" screens, there`s an interesting spanish forum:
http://www.movilesdu...6589-menos-de-5

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posted in Vowney thread but nobody around..

Done something to the V5 , switch on screen is frozen locked ,nothing works, only place I can get is into factory mode, got 8 headings all in Chinese, anybody know what they are in English , or what I should do now? cheers

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Make a picture and try to PM Xiaognol or Coming for help (they are chinese modaco members).

P.S. This is the reason why I don`t like phones without dedicated forums.

Edited by dakok, 17 June 2013 - 11:44 AM.

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Zopo C2 is no-no at present. I`ve been reading thru their forum and found this:
- they have 3-4 different versions distinguished by stickers inside battery compartment and back color and can`t explain to customers version difference
- they have problems with battery charging

Li-polymer doesn`t differ much from Li-ion, and 2000mAh is the capacity - it gets empty at nearly the same time as any other battery type of the same capacity.
It only may be a bit thinner and lighter if it has higher energy density.

CPU suffers from higher resolutions - take a look at average atuntu scores for FHD and QHD screens (I`d say 10-15% difference) so
there is a buying rule:
If you`re a gamer buy a lower resolution phone
If you want to show-off, buy a 5"er @ 1920*1080 and enjoy the screen clarity in front of your nose :P


Thanks a lot dakok :D Im a gamer, so ill be sure to take you advice into account :) Plus thanks for the heads up about the C2 - very interesting i must say

zte skate is 1800mah battery, and with a terrible processor lasts halfaday, no way, I'm waiting for this jiayu g4. 3000mah is my minimum


+1 to that. You know if you want a REALLY big battery you could wait till the Xiaomi Mi3 which has a 3600mAh battery get released :P

If the G4 was not so overpriced it would probably be my first choice.


Fancy joining the group buying then? What's your cut off price for the G4? I would offer to buy you and JetKun one when i go to china, but i dont want the responsibility or 100's of people then asking me to buy them one as well, so sorry about that :P

Edit: oooo look at this http://www.jiayu.es/...?soft&jiayu=G4B. The CWM is supposed to be in English which is pretty awesome

Edited by arranhs, 17 June 2013 - 12:40 PM.

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Anyone who used EMS advise on the further steps to the UK?

Timing Site Status

2013-06-15 19:05:00 BEIJING Posting

2013-06-15 19:12:00 yonganluyingyebu Despatch from Sorting Center

2013-06-15 20:05:56 BEIJING Arrival at Sorting Center

2013-06-16 00:18:33 BEIJING Despatch from Sorting Center

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My V5 is starting in Hong Kong it seems?!
Waybill: Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 22:50 Origin Service Area: Posted Image HONG KONG - HONG KONG - HONG KONG
Destination Service Area: Posted Image GATWICK - GATWICK - UK Monday, June 17, 2013 Location Time Sunday, June 16, 2013 Location Time 6 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 22:50


5 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 19:27


4 Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 12:44


3 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 04:46


2 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 04:10


1 Shipment picked up HONG KONG - HONG KONG 22:29



Edited by aliaird, 17 June 2013 - 06:58 PM.

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I'm a bit confused about the availability of the Jiayu G4. Some sites say they have stock, some say pre-order only. I can't find a reliable release date anywhere.
Is it a case of limited stock levels going out to certain sellers? Or a lot of sellers claiming they have stock when really they are just trying to get pre-orders?

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I really fancied a Jiayu G4 and still do but looking at the prices and your chances of getting one decided to make the jump for the vowney v5 , when the Jiayu G4 is ready and available in a few months and not at inflated prices I might get one see how it compares to my v5, theres a few niggles with the v5 but like any phone , my mate at work was complaining about is Samsung s4 with data connection problems and having to refresh it to be able to connect to net , so doesn't matter what you buy there be niggles, a least theres no major problems ive found with v5.

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Fancy joining the group buying then? What's your cut off price for the G4? I would offer to buy you and JetKun one when i go to china, but i dont want the responsibility or 100's of people then asking me to buy them one as well, so sorry about that :P

Yeah, I wouldn't want to pressure you or anything, and a seller's warranty is worth something I guess. I'd say £150-£160 as a cut off personally

EDIT: This looks like a nice place http://www.to2c.com/...ml#.Ub94dvnV98E OTG is pointless for me, and the price is nice?

Edited by JetKun, 17 June 2013 - 09:09 PM.

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I really fancied a Jiayu G4 and still do but looking at the prices and your chances of getting one decided to make the jump for the vowney v5 , when the Jiayu G4 is ready and available in a few months and not at inflated prices I might get one see how it compares to my v5, theres a few niggles with the v5 but like any phone , my mate at work was complaining about is Samsung s4 with data connection problems and having to refresh it to be able to connect to net , so doesn't matter what you buy there be niggles, a least theres no major problems ive found with v5.


I know what you mean there are a lot of problems that still exist with the G300...

Anyway I might be looking for another phone too, my brother wants my V5 lol.. And I don't want to buy two phones exactly the same. I showed him the Jiayu G4 but he hates the look, says its too square and thick. The Vowney is thin and feels next gen in hand... hmm if the G4 comes down in price then it's back in the running. But I do like the Vowney..

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give it a couple of weeks and there will probably be new 1080p 1/2GB MTK6589T devices at a budget price, lol


the "vivo x5 play" looks like a cool phone... doubt its cheap though

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the "blu vivo" looks like nice phone, love all black design... this is the only reason i like the G4, no daft silver rim / buttons,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ggu0ieAtpZA

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The X play looks a really nice phone, think you have it right about the price, interested to see what it retails at

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I know what you mean there are a lot of problems that still exist with the G300...

Anyway I might be looking for another phone too, my brother wants my V5 lol.. And I don't want to buy two phones exactly the same. I showed him the Jiayu G4 but he hates the look, says its too square and thick. The Vowney is thin and feels next gen in hand... hmm if the G4 comes down in price then it's back in the running. But I do like the Vowney..


Yeah in my opinion from what I have read the G4 is probably one of the best of the first MTK6589 crop, especially those lovely thin bezels and I think the fact its 720p is a winner. I'm still not convinced that 1080p on MTK6589 is the way to go although I think, those 1080p phones would still be quite usable I think over all perfromance would suffer. Perhaps the Bumped MT6589T with 2Gb will help though, but again those phones will be more expensive.

Despite its issues though I have kind of fallen in love with the V5. The weight and slim profile are so sweet and the huge display is just glorious. I still find it amazing that it can be sold so cheaply, when you consider in china its actually sub £100 which is straight bonkers.

give it a couple of weeks and there will probably be new 1080p 1/2GB MTK6589T devices at a budget price, lol


the "vivo x5 play" looks like a cool phone... doubt its cheap though

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http://pdadb.net/ind...k_vivo_x5_xplay


the "blu vivo" looks like nice phone, love all black design... this is the only reason i like the G4, no daft silver rim / buttons,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ggu0ieAtpZA



Yeah the xplay is an absolute beast, they got it up on hotmid.com for around $600 shipped. lol, it is snapdragon 600 though

Edited by Sere83, 17 June 2013 - 10:50 PM.

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give it a couple of weeks and there will probably be new 1080p 1/2GB MTK6589T devices at a budget price, lol


I hope so..

the "blu vivo" looks like nice phone, love all black design... this is the only reason i like the G4, no daft silver rim / buttons,


Exactly.. Why Oh why can't we just have all black phones.. As soon as I have had my V5 for 30 days I'm ordering a black back cover.

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Yeah in my opinion from what I have read the G4 is probably one of the best of the first MTK6589 crop, especially those lovely thin bezels and I think the fact its 720p is a winner. I'm still not convinced that 1080p on MTK6589 is the way to go although I think, those 1080p phones would still be quite usable I think over all perfromance would suffer. Perhaps the Bumped MT6589T with 2Gb will help though, but again those phones will be more expensive.


I totally agree 1080p phones tend to lag in the home screens, although I would prefer an 8mp camera on the G4 but at least you might be able to turn it down if needed, and I wish it was as thin as the V5.

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My phone is at Heathrow... just a short hop to Gatwick to go!!

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My phone is at Heathrow... just a short hop to Gatwick to go!!


Mine is in Madrid. A little bit further to go lol.

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