Jiayu S3 Review

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 12/29/2014

Jiayu S3 is the latest smartphone created by Jiayu, the Chinese company that specializes in inexpensive devices and just announced the prices of this one, which can be found presell (2015-01-07) in Geekbuying for only $239.99, saving a 32% respect to the regular price of $352.57.

Jiayu S3 Review 1

Jiayu S3 is the new flagship of the company, and it standing out thanks to a design that can be considered a hybrid of an iPhone (on the front of the phone) and Meizu MX4 (on the rear). The thickness is only 8.9 mm with a rounded back panel, easy-to-grip, that gives the impression of being thinner with a dimensions of 152 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm and 189 g. If there is a time to feel enthusiastic about the Chinese mobile market, this is now.

Jiayu S3 Review 2

In terms of display, Jiayu S3 has a Full HD IPS screen of 5.5 inch protected by laminated Gorilla Glass 3 (capacitive, multi-touch and scratch resistant), LTPS and OGS to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is supported by the MediaTek MT6752 SoC, consisting of an Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.70 GHz (64 Bits) and ARM Mali-760 MP2 GPU at 700 MHz, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB with an additional SD.

Jiayu S3 Review 3

Other features of the phone are complemented by a dual SIM, a 13 megapixels camera with Sony IMX214 Exmor RS sensor and dual LED flash of 4160 x 3120 pixels of image resolution and 1920 x 1080 pixels of video resolution along with a front camera of 5 megapixels (autofocus, exposure compensation, continuous shooting, touch focus, face detection, digital zoom, panorama, geotagging, HDR, white balance settings, ISO settings and scene mode), 3000 mAh battery, 3G (900 MHz) connectivity, 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi 802.11, b, g, n, ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG and GPS. The audio hardware has two speakers, a micro USB and includes the Android OS, 4.4 kitKat version.

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In short, Jiayu S3 is a pretty good device that will become one of the most popular mobile phones of the next year. It offers great features and is a powerful smartphone with a big display at more than reasonable price.