(Updated With Yet Another Video, With Gaming!) And Two More T-Mobile G2 Unboxing Video’s

Rather than add this into the previous unboxing video post, we wanted to make sure everyone see this who might be looking for T-Mobile G2 news and early hands on. So without further delay, one more unboxing video for your viewing pleasure!

And we’ve added yet another unboxing video courtesy of our good friends at Wirefly!!!

Thanks dotradder!

Thanks to one of our TmoNews forum members, Shinkinrui for getting the top video up!


  • Mike D.

    Looks awesome. Mine comes tomorrow.

    Side note, that is the most annoying noise in the background…I’m guessing it was the auto-focus on his camera…sounds like jungle noises…lol

    • Manny


    • gunsing

      aahhahaahah thts wat i was thinking, yeah fix ur camera mang but overall nice!

    • JoshL

      lmao! best first comment ever. and it really does sound boggish.

    • steven

      the frame rate is super horrible too. if it wasnt a video of the g2 i would have stopped watching withing the first minute

    • SurgioArmani

      I couldn’t help but think of the Predator every time I heard that noise.

      • Tom

        Exactly my thought. Almost sounds like a baby predator.

    • Ktwist

      There new G1???? Did he really just say that at the end, LMFAO! Dude, what’s up with that Predator noise in the background? 1. Update your Camera, and 2. Use some software to edit your videos, other than that nice first try man and keep working on it. That is all.

      • Herinel

        LMAO he did say that, “hope everyone is enjoying their new G1”

    • J-Hop2o6

      i hope u find a better video David cuhz this guys video was horrible.. bad camera, annoying voice.. sounds like he’s stuggling with speaking.. does he have a jungle in his house? wtf!?

    • Jeff

      It sounds like a mogwai lives with him…. :S

      • Julia

        LMAO Gizmo!

    • FunkmasterC

      I am still seeing spots from his “lighting”. I expected some monkeys to chime in at some point with all of that noise and yes, the auto-focus got really annoying. He tried I guess. Oh well – thanks for the unboxing video, jungle boy. :)

  • 2FR35H


  • mikeyo

    Dude i gotta say this guy treats this phone brutal.

    • http://www.doublegeni.us doublegeni.us

      Ahhgreed. I sure hope the build quality is as good as its been knocked up to be, otherwise this kid is gonna be phone shopping again next week.

      • Foxeh

        No kidding. I was waiting for him to start spanking it and demanding it to make sandwiches.

  • Adam

    I have a table like that…and soon I’ll have a phone like that. yay :-|

  • Blablabla

    Guys I kno this is way off topic nd I really like the g2 btw 1 quick question before I go off topic; is the battery better than the g1 I’ve had many friends complain about it running out fast also the mytouch? Can you Ina way do somethin’ to help the battery on the mytouch slide longer?

    Now my other question I’m sure everybody here remembers the not so far back bogo add a line get the phone free, I added 2 lines got a mts nd bb and it is appearing on the bill tht I chose to pay monthly which I didn’t would customer loyalty be able to help me with this ? If so can somebody tell me how to ask oo nd how can I reach them? Thanks and sorry for goin off topic I’m such a noob at these things

  • Adam

    I was told by a very reliable source that the UMA app will be automatically pushed to the G2 in the near future.

    • David, Managing Editor

      So was I.

      • Will

        Oh, this is great news. Will it also be pushed to the Vibrant then if the G2 gets it you think? I’m debating between this and the Vibrant but if this gets UMA and the V doesn’t then there is no contest, the G2 will be my next phone. UMA is the reason I’ve stuck with my BB 9700

      • annon

        Do you know which phones will get the app? Will it include the N1?

  • Romestar Hunner

    I love this guy. It’s like hulk doing an unboxing.
    PHONE!!!! ::smash smash:: WHERE’s BATTERY?!?!
    I want him to do all the unboxings from now on.

    • Ric

      Me too, definitely should unbox everything. We would know if it’s build quality is good or not. This was the funniest comment yet.

    • kyle

      This made me lol.

      • Josh

        I second that.

  • hondavic

    I don’t about anyone else but was the quality of this video horrible or what?

  • BPRhythm

    That camera, horrible. That phone, sexual.

  • stockypeasant

    i would like to know how the touch sensor calibration is compared to the nexus.

    • mikeyo

      Here ya go bud he does a small test.

    • stockypeasant


  • Will

    I’m still torn between this, the Vibrant, or the upcoming MyTouch HD (I was looking forward to the HD3(7) but I do not like Windows and Windows 7 is hardly an impressive interface). Love that this is stock Android though.

    • HD2/Vibrant User

      Stay away from the vib.

    • AM123

      AGREED! Vibrant has no led notification, no led flash, battery life is terrible, and last and most important… Touchwiz blows!

      • Carlos

        i agree with the 2 above statements…however touch wiz was “cute!”
        i kept the mytouch slide over my vibrant so that should tell you something

      • 2FR35H


        Have you even tried touchwiz 3.0 or are you just another one of those a*holes that stuck to the N1 because it got updates first?

  • phone capo

    *kicks hd2 across the room*

  • aedv

    Does this guy have a Predator living with him in the background or something?

  • wunako

    Well the only question i have is about the HSPA+ and the over all fell of the phone. looks great so far, will be getting this phone

  • Terrible Toby

    Is it me or does anyone else hear this noise in the background throughout the video that sounds like the sound the Predator makes when he opens his mouth?

  • HD2/Vibrant User

    My eyes hurt after that one. And is there a alien being held captive at this guys house?

    • Julia

      lmao imagining a scared alien in a cage in the corner of his room

  • steelcobra0

    Yes… enjoy your new G1 too sir ;)

  • mailman13877 (HTC EVO 4G)

    LMFAO this phone is so not a top phone..Top TMO phone yes but not a top phone on the market..I luv i get bashed when im right and so i keep coming back just to see how i grab the attention.Oh and for all you SETTLERS that luv that vibrator so much..Sprint is getting it and it will have FFC so now the have the EPIC 4G and the SGS with FFC..Thats how you supposed to do good bizz but TMO wouldn’t know bout that at all. Evooo FTW..lmfao now bash me

    • mikeyo

      ^f&%@in’ TROLL^

      • Cybersedan

        This is my first reply to you mailman, here it is, plain and simple. If you are so happy and satisfied with your EVO and Sprint, why do you keep bouncing into T-Mo News blogs, dropping comments on everything.

        You sound more like a bitter X that left for something they thought was great, but wish you hadn’t left so you need to make a point of pointing falsely how much better off you are while it’s burning you inside what you’re missing out on.

        You may be happy, either way I don’t care, just that you trolling around here sends the wrong message, isn’t there a Sprint-news blog you can hang around with your fellow evo fans?

      • steven

        somewhere there is a lonely bridge with no one protecting it….

      • Bulge

        Hey Mailman, Is sprint’s high speed network in like 3 cities now or is it 4?

        Is that the network that’s so good that they’re talking with Tmo about using hspa+ while they build out?

        Are you paying for high speed but not getting it like the rest of the sprint folks?

        Just wondering.

      • J-Hop2o6

        mailman is just upset cuhz it burns when he pees.

    • blablabla

      Stop coming on tmo forums when you’re on sprint you loser. Have you seen the quadrant, linpack, and neocore benchmarks for the G2? There’s nothing out there that says that this phone ISN’T a top of the line phone. And why would sprint be getting a SECOND galaxy S? That makes no sense. Stop making up BS and stop trolling forums.

      In all honestly you just sound like you hate tmobile and are a bitter ex customer.

    • Evan

      Are you seriously a fanboy for a PHONE!?

    • Midori

      I know its hard but would everyone PLEASE ignore the mailman so he will go away! Our flaming is fuel for his fire.

    • Yyevo

      Obvious troll is obvious.

    • Fraze1

      I love how a Sprint “loyalist” spends time on a T-mobile blog. There must be something you love about it.

    • Deke218

      Dude, first you’re an idiot. Second, who gives a flying frack about Sprint? Sprint sucks! Who the hell you gonna call with your FFC? NO ONE YOU KNOW HAS A PHONE WITH A FFC! You don’t even have a phone with a FFC! You idiot was the one who settled for Sprint. Why the hell would anyone want the soon to be T-Mobiles bitch Sprint? Maybe your idiot ass hasn’t heard yet but T-Mobiles HSPA+ blows Sprints fake 4G out the water! Sucker! Bashed enough?

  • mikeyo

    “Hope everyone who gets one enjoys their new G1”. Ha f$#@in’ priceless.

  • Khan

    Why did he say “hope everyone enjoys their new G1” at the end of the video? I thought this was the G2

  • blablabla

    Well this guy doesn’t seem to know a lot about how HTC designs there phones. HOME, MENU, BACK, and SEARCH has always been the order. The nexus one was for some odd reason the exception to that…

  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/?spref=gb K. Ray

    Very nice. Must see what WP7 comes out with on the launch unit. It will come down to the G2 and WP7 depending on the next 30-90 Dys. The G2 looks good. I like the fact you will get the updates from Google directly.

    Stay Thirsty my friends…

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  • stockypeasant

    i feel like i posted this on here already , but i would like to see how the touchscreen sensor fairs against the nexus one.


    i also would like to know if the keyboard has a backlight, as in the keys are illuminated in dark settings.

    • mikeyo

      you did and posted this as well.

    • J-Hop2o6

      “i also would like to know if the keyboard has a backlight, as in the keys are illuminated in dark settings.”

      this is the dumbest question i’ve read today.. im not even gonna answer it.

      • stockypeasant

        @J-hop2o6 there is no need to remark with negativity. we are ALL excited to see this device and know what it has and doesnt have.

      • J-Hop2o6

        but come on.. read what u asked.. of course the buttons will light up.. even the cell phones from the 90’s lit their keys up.

      • stockypeasant

        ha! good point…..but knowing manufacturers these days they might all of sudden bring back this design. http://miniurl.com/57435

        i just cant decide to get this or wait it out for the holidays. I called customer loyalty and they secured the G2 [OFF Contract & no 2 year renewal] for $249.

  • Chris

    He sounds like this guy

  • LSxChevelle

    Just ran quadrant on the G2 and scored a 1692! Love this phone!

    • stockypeasant

      @LscChevelle can you confirm that the keyboard is backlit? i am curious if this device will be useable at night.

      • LSxChevelle

        Yes it does like the myTouch Slide…ambient light sensor to turn on in less than optimal lighting conditions.

        I really like the build of this phone. Once I got familiar with the slide mechanism it’s like butter.

      • stockypeasant

        thanks for the info…. congrats

  • BlackHawk

    I must have watched too many phonedog unboxings…I couldnt sit through that one. Nice looking phone though, but not my cup of tea. Have fun new/soon to be G2 owners.

  • Evan

    Possibly the worst unboxing video ever, but nonetheless, still cool.

  • vinny

    Does it have tethering? What about wifi calling? Somebody show us the settings on this phone. Man was he one annoying SOB.

    • LSxChevelle

      No tethering and no wifi calling yet. Wifi calling will be soon I’m thinking…

  • alex32

    Man thats a good looking phone, cant wait cant wait for mine.
    I have a feeling though in a couple of months tmobile will surprise us with more colors for the g2..like black and white. but the gray looks nice.
    Phonedog needs to do a review on this thing pronto, that was a tough video to watch haha, but i still appreciate these g2 videos (:

  • some internet dude

    just read that tmo will release 15 new models in the next two months, 2 of which will be faster than 1Ghz, anybody hearing/reading this?

  • J1

    Yeah I read that as well, and posted the link on the prev thread.. but here you go again lol.. http://www.androidspin.com/2010/09/29/rumor-t-mobile-is-about-to-

  • Foxeh

    I got to play with a G2 at a T-Mo store today for about, oh 54 seconds. I didn’t even get a chance to compare its size to my G1, but wow, what a nice phone. The hinge is remarkably smooth and and not overly spring loaded and doesn’t get caught up in anything. The only thing I got to check software wise is the menu option for wifi-hotspots which was indeed missing (unless I looked in the wrong place).

    The Rep would have let me look at it longer, but it was crazy busy there with people who didn’t even know what smartphones were. He was showing them the G2 and they were looking at it like it was some sort of alien artifact and I had to interrupt just to get to see it; I wasn’t about to miss that chance, the line was quite long.

  • LaNsLyDe

    @some internet dude

    that doesn’t even sound realistic

    • some internet dude

      Well the holidays are coming and I think G2 will yesterdays news by then. So I am expecting more. It may not be 15 handsets, but it will be something. And rumors have been floating around that by the end of the year there will be faster than 1Ghz HTC mobiles out. So given than I think its more than likely.

  • patrick

    twice as much? nah. not at all.

  • Foxeh

    The fellow that posted this unboxing on Youtube put a couple more G2 videos up. At the end of the benchmark one, there IS a notification light ring around the track pad.

    Very snazzy.

  • Miguel

    Someone tweet this guy and tell him he has a Predator in his house! I love everything about this phone except it lacks a front camera. That’s the near future. All the upcoming tablets have them as well.

  • David

    WTF, twice as thick? How about 30% thicker.

  • vinny

    I bought the G2, will have it tomorrow according to UPS imfo. Will go very nice with my Nexus One rooted and loaded. Now if T-Mobile does snag some real power houses I am a glutton for great phones, I will have to get me one as well. I just can not help it. I have the HSPA+ Network up and barking in my area and this G2 should really sing. My plan with T-Mobile is great, very happy with it and as I said I couldn’t get a better signal from any other provider. I had big red years ago until I dropped them like a bad habit. Worst company in the world, biggest but the worst.
    Thanks T-Mobile.

  • patrick

    yaaay for notification light. ive only had my mytouch for less than 5 months and im ready to use my other upgrade on a differnt line. i rooted it, loaded 2.2 on it and got as much as i could out of it. i just need to preorder it

  • Kyle

    One of the better unboxings..

    • David, Managing Editor

      Any unboxing that doesn’t turn the phone on, doesn’t qualify as “better.”

      • Kyle

        It qualifies as better in my own opinion, especially when the guy behind the camera doesn’t sound “special” and the video isn’t fluttered with annoying alien sounds and constant auto focusing. You really have it out for me huh david?

      • Kyle

        It qualifies as better in my own opinion. Especially when the guy doesn’t sound “special” and the video isn’t followed by constant alien/predator noises and continuous auto focusing. You really have it out for me huh david?

        • David, Managing Editor

          I don’t know who “you” are, but if I’ve ever responded to your comments before, I certainly have no beef with you. I see hundreds of comments each day, I can’t possibly remember them all. I don’t mean his video was bad, but it certainly didn’t include a number of things a general unboxing and first look should include. This video isn’t wonderful, but at least it gives a better look at the device itself.

      • Kyle

        Fair enough.. every comment i’ve made on here you’ve replied on it saying it basically wasn’t up to par. No harm no foul.

        • David, Managing Editor

          I’m sorry about that! I’m brain dead most days, you can’t listen to me!

    • Original G1er

      lol cool video.

      He almost broke it a few times. Seemed like a kid was trying to figure it out lol.

      But cool nonetheless, in the sense that it was an unboxing of somebody who basically has no knowledge about the phones hardware, so it’s kinda of like an genuine first time unboxing where everything is foreign to you.

      Me on the other hand, followed this phone intensely over the past months. So it made me a little uncomfortable seeing him trying push/snap the back battery cover in. It’s like dude, naw, you slide the right side in first, then put pressure on the left and slide down the “lever switch thing” there… to secure it lol

      I also thought he was going to snap the screen off for a second lol

      Wish he turned it on. But it IS one of the clearer unboxing ones out there. Where the camera is at least on a tripod… And smooth frame rate.

      Thanks for posting it Kyle!!

  • Rage

    I know that this isnt the main point of the 1st video, but did you see how smooth those games ran? I have a feeling im going to be playing a ton of games once i get my G2! Stoked on that. Where does someone go to find games like Chrono Cross and Yoshi’s island?

  • http://t-mobile jenni

    im super excited mine will be here friday..
    gpot to play with my demo at work today..\
    one of the perks of being a tmo employee

  • Silex

    please… more sniffing, slurping and snorting from this guy… he even spit on the phone. what a juice ball!

    • sino8r

      Yeah, I agree. he’s sounds like a fat, nasty, loser, drooling all over the phone. And the other guy has a pet locus or something plus fat, chubby hands. otherwise good info. but almost impossible to listen to. sounds like these guys never get to socialize or leave their mother’s basement.

      • sino8r

        my bad, I meant pet locust… lol!

    • hondavic


      • David, Managing Editor

        Man you guys are tough, remind me never to make a video!!

      • Original G1er

        Hey, shysters! At least he made a video. In fact it’s ones of the first G2 unboxing videos out there, for your viewing pleasure.

        But I have to admit, those background “predator” sounds cracked me up….. Hilarious.

  • Fraze1

    Apart from the jungle mating call in the background and this guys weird voice, I can’t wait to get my G2!

    • Original G1er


      It’s Predator, dam it! Schwarzenegger

  • keemworld

    you guys need to stop being jerks. so what if the video quality isnt perfect the kid never claimed to be a professional at making these kind of videos. he made it just because he knew that people would be interested in an unboxing of the most talked about phone on this site for the moment. so regardless how its presented you have to appreciate he did for the community.

    • sino8r

      You made one of the videos, didn’t you? Come on and admit! ;) We DO appreciate the videos but they are fun to tease a bit. Get a sense of humor!

      • hondavic


    • keemworld

      No I didnt make any of those vids I just don’t like when people do things they are not obligated to do to help others and those same people start to personally attack them on matters that have nothing to do with the act. I do have a sense of humor but being an ass isn’t apart of it.

  • Shawn

    This guy should never make another video, he doesn’t have the voice or charm to draw the attention of the watcher, he is actually slightly annoying.

    Anyways, the phone is a pass, I still don’t see the point of this phone over the Vibrant. A keyboard and HSPA+ are not enough selling points in my opinion.

    • JoshL

      How about a functional GPS? ‘It’s been updated’…. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • hondavic

    I’M DONE…SMH!!!!!!

    • Julia

      serious enough to warrant screaming, huh??

    • Deke218

      So mister critic, where is your unboxing video? Yeah, thats what I thought. Until you can make a better one, please STFU!

  • hondavic


  • Danger

    saw this one twitter. speedtest of g2 on hspa+ woot woot!