Thank goodness for fast delivery! Our JiaYu S2 review phone has just arrived and we have wasted no time getting it in front of the camera for an unboxing and hands on!

First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI

The JiaYu S2 has been in development by JiaYu since last summer. The device takes all of JiaYu’s knowledge of producing high-quality Mediatek phones and slim’s it all down to a narrow, thin, and extremely comforatble form. The S2 also benefits from the lessons JiaYu learned with the metal body of the G5 and boasts its own stainless steel construnction.

JiaYu S2 Hands On Photo Gallery

First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI
First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI
First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI

Our version of the JiaYu S2 is a pre-production sample, and as yet I am not sure if it is the 1GB or 2GB RAM model. What we do know is that the screen is a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 OGS unit, with wonderful viewing angles, the rear camera is a 13 mega-pixel shooter form Panasonic and Sony provide the front facing 8 mega-pixel lens.

First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI

As you will see in the hands on video below the 6mm body is made of both stainless steel and white plasitc. There is room for dual micro SIM’s and JiaYu have even made a stainless steel head phone jack plug with built in SIM removal tool! Nice touch!

JiaYu S2 First Impressions

First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI

First impressions are very very good. This is one very well made and thoughtfully put together smartphone, and a phone I will happily use as my daily drive until my Meizu returns (possibly even when I get the MX3 back!). The 6mm body is comfortable in the hand, but what is most impressive is the narrow width of the phone overall. With a 5-inch display the JiaYu S2 is only a few milimeters wider than my 4.3-inch Xiaomi Mi2!

First Look: JiaYu S2 Unboxing, hands on and first impressions!-86DIGI

I have already set the phone  up with all my usual apps and testing is underway! Keep postesd for more JiaYu S2 updates, videos and news over the coming days!