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Topic # 115500 27-Mar-2013 20:37
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Visiting China last year, I was browsing in some stores and found a whole range of phones that caters for the domestic Chinese market.

Now I'm starting to see some of those appear online (Vivo, JiaYu, THL etc) and some of them are getting favourable reviews.
Their specs and prices are pretty good.
e.g. Quad-core A9 1.2Ghz, 5" 720p screen, dual-sim for around NZ$300.

Looking at buying options you could either go down the eBay route or an online store like Pandawill or Fastcardtech. You don't have to look far to see people grumbling about them sending them older versions of the phone, different phones altogether or generally being stuffed around.

Question is, which of these sellers (online store or eBay) that people had good experience with. And which ones do you think to clear steer of?

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  Reply # 798310 12-Apr-2013 11:19
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Hi, I am getting a JiaYu G3 from DHgate, so maybe drop me a line in a week for so.



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  Reply # 798361 12-Apr-2013 13:06
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You getting the updated model (with 6589 chipset) ?

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  Reply # 798378 12-Apr-2013 13:47
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Don't the dual sim phones have one use 3g and the other 2g?
In which case, the second sim would be pretty much useless.



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  Reply # 798399 12-Apr-2013 14:06
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Yup, most of the current ones have one of each.
There are a couple that have both 3G slots .. that will get more common as time goes by.

If you have a second/foreign SIM card, you probably really want to use data on it ... maybe only to receive txts/calls etc.

I'm planning on using 2G for voice and 3G for data, instead of using a USB modem.



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  Reply # 798532 12-Apr-2013 17:17
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no I got the cheaper one
jiayu  G3  MTK6577  the one your talking about is the G4 and 100US deaer



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  Reply # 798763 13-Apr-2013 13:22
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G4 is delayed until, at least, next month.

There's a new Revision G3 that should be on the market now ...
http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/03/quad-core-jiayu-g3-launch/

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  Reply # 798764 13-Apr-2013 13:26
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sudo: 

I'm planning on using 2G for voice and 3G for data, instead of using a USB modem.



That's actually a pretty good idea... you could go a mobile broadband plan and get more data!

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