One of the most anticipated Chinese devices in India is the JiaYu G4 Advanced Edition. The phone, in a way, checks all boxes for a perfect device, which includes a powerful quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, decent screen size, and above all, a robust body. The launch of this device has indeed taken much longer than expected, but it is here, finally.

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The phone was recently listed on the AndroidGuruz website carrying a price tag of 18,500 INR, which does sound a little steep. Let us go ahead with the quick review of this new entrant in the market.

Camera And Internal Storage

The device carries a 13MP main camera at the rear. This is something we’ve seen in most flagship devices from domestic as well as Chinese manufacturers. However, JiaYu has been known to be a tad better than other manufacturers in its range. This 13MP unit comes with BSI enabled sensor which will let users take clearer pictures in low light situations.

On the front, the phone carries a 3MP unit, which should be just about average.

The JiaYu G4 Advanced Edition packs 32GB of on-board storage, which is by far the best we’ve seen on a budget phone, beating even the mighty Micromax Canvas 4 which comes with 16GB. The phone also packs 2GB of RAM, which again, is top of the line.

Processor And Battery

The device packs a quad core 1.5 GHz processor, the MT6589T, which is the updated and more powerful version of MT6589. The MT6589 comes with cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. This makes the device one of the more powerful ones in the category, beating the Micromax Canvas 4 and the likes.

This powerful processor is accompanied by 2GB of RAM, which means users are bound to experience lag-free UI transitions as well as fluid gaming.

On the battery front, the device again impresses us with a 3000mAh unit, which can be expected to last more than one day. Initial users have even reported 2 days on a single charge, which is a good sign.

Display And Features

The JiaYu G4 Advanced Edition comes with a 4.7 inch display, packing a 720p HD resolution with the same. Some other new technologies have been used with the display, which include OGS (One Glass Screen) which makes the gap between the screen and digitizer minimal, and IPS, which lets the display have wide viewing angles.

Among other features, the phone comes with Android v4.2 pre-installed and has the dual SIM feature.

Comparison

The phone doesn’t have many competitors from Indian manufacturers, since most Indian manufacturers are still producing the regular MT6589 phones. However, there are a few turbo phones in the market already, which include Gionee Elife E5, iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1, etc.

Key Specs
Model JiaYu G4 Advanced Edition
Display 4.7 inches 720p HD
Processor 1.5 GHz quad core
RAM, ROM 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM expandable by up to 32GB
Cameras 13MP rear, 3MP front
OS Android v4.2
Battery 3000mAh
Price 18,500 INR

Conclusion

The phone might not have the looks of an HTC One or the slim profile of a Gionee Elife E5, but the device will make a very good phone for those looking for a practical device with no nonsense. The pricing is indeed a bit steep for a Chinese phone, but the pros of the device definitely outweigh the cons in a big way. If you are looking for a device which is robust, has good battery and decent screen, and of course, if you don’t mind going for a Chinese player, then the G4 is the one for you.