Here's what $160 get you in China: a 5.5'' 1080p phone with a 13MP Sony cam, octa-core processor and 3GB RAM

By now, most of you will know that Chinese handsets come dirt-cheap, even if they're filled to the brim with flagship-level hardware. Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei – all three of those offer exactly that and you can usually rest assured that you're getting a quality handset. But there are also smaller companies that still offer you that, and there's no other as recent example of that as the just-announced Jiayu S3...
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22. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

Jiayu phones are well made and offer great specs at affordable prices. I am looking to own this phone.

24. Elfmonster unregistered

Everyone worries China will take over America someday. But by the time that happens, Americans will be so fed up with American corporations like Apple screwing us over, we'll just be like, Welcome, new overlords.

26. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

People in North America are pretty satisfied with Apple products, no cheap IP treasonous hardware can really go on the market outside of most of Asia without being litigated into the grave. Besides, the hardware and software probably brings forth an unoptimized experience anyways.

29. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

These generally tend to perform worse than regular midrangers.

30. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

These generally tend to perform worse than regular midrangers.

31. fyiinfo

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Just check out the unlocked 5.5 inch Android 4.4 smartphone with quad core CPU and 13MP camera for $110 at KooBay

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I am all for cheaper phones etc. I find it funny that any EU/USA country would actually pay for a phone with the overhead their nations force upon people with minimum wage laws etc. Think of it this way. Lets say each worker made 15/hr, something the nation wants for fair living wage. That is 31,200 per employee after taxes etc levied upon the company it comes out to more like 40k. So 40,000 * say something like the recently departed Nokia of 18,000, but to make it fair lets do 10,000. They would 400Million just to pay the employees, sans parts. If they were to charge 200 a phone. They would need to sell 2 million phones just to pay employees. This is not including parts, facilities, deals, taxes, the list goes on. The reason why they are so cheap, is because 15/hr does not exist where they are made.

35. SolaTiz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Jiayu is most cost-effective mobile phone I think. 13MP Camera, 3GB and octa core is awsome for this price in myefox.es

39. emearg

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I bought the Jiayu G3 two years ago. It was a reasonally specified phone with much better screen resolution and quality than I could buy locally unless I wanted to pay approximately three times as much. I researched Jiayu and as well as I could tell they had a good reputation and didn't appear to be a scam. I still have my G3 and still like it very much but am keen to get a slightly larger phone with more grunt. This is why I am looking at the S3. It is cheaper than the G3 was and now days I have no doubt about buying direct from Jiayu. For the doubters this post may help to reassure you? Cheers Graeme (from New Zealand)

40. Tech-8816

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

For myself, I didn't use the JIAYU smartphone before. What I am concerned when choosing a phone is about the CPU, octa-core is ok, and for the internal storage, 3GB of RAM is good for me too. Most importantly, the price should not be so high. Of course, if it will have Android Marshmallow, it will be better. Today, one of my friends tell me that the Oukitel K6000 Pro with 6000mAh battery and Android 6.0 OS is only $143.99 at gearbest, it is a good news for us, and I will go to view it latter.
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