(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!


  • speculation

    im pretty sure i heard the predator running the camera… Does this phone feature any kind of video out, wired or wireless?

    • Original G1er

      LOL exactly what I thought. I was thinking this unboxing should of been shot somewhere in the jungle. Where a fed ex/ups plane flew over and dropped it.

      *hunched over in a cave/shadowing nook somewhere in a jungle/forest*

      “alright guys…”
      -predator sound-
      “We have the G2 here….”
      -predator sound-
      “let’s open this puppy up see what it’s got…”
      -predator sound-
      “…nice interesting box it came in… got some booklets… what else do we have hurr.. charger.. 3.5mm headphones holler…”
      -predator sound-
      “how.. How do you open… Hold on a sec..”
      -predator sound-
      “alright I got it… There this little lever here that releases the back cover which is pretty cool right thurr…”
      -predator sound-
      -predator sound-

  • Randy

    OMG the CHROME RING LIGHTS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! YESS!!!

    • Original G1er

      Yeeeeah! Didn’t know that till tonight!

      Awesome, absolutely awesome. Just kicked it up a notch!

      Double notification? In the ear piece and around the optical track pad?


      • Foxeh

        Maybe the ear LED is just the charging indicator? Either way, I love that notification ring. I am going to love this phone, all doubts are gone.

      • gohard

        does anyone know if any accessories are available for this puppy?

    • AM123

      Can you guys confirm if the led notification lights up for emails, txt msgs, and missed calls please :)

  • steves

    the second unboxing… is worthless…dude’s a moron

  • Lou

    Its now almost a purchace from me now knowing how good this phone holds up and has a LED notifier which I was not sure of until now! Does anyone know if the LED is multicoloured is is it just white? Either way I am looking forward more and more towards this phone.

    Also, nice “The Great Destroyer” Remix ringtone! :D

  • ggfb20

    who will step up to the plate and produce a flawless video? until then stfu, please.
    on another note I’m really looking forward to the mytouch hd, the hspa+ speeds are rocking thus far on the g2 so at worst they should be twice as fast as on my n1. oh and does pdanet or something work on the g2?

  • Lee

    I think that Bevis and Butthead was hired to make the video. As for me, I think that it’s wonderful about the excitement that Android brings with each release. Everyone has a phone that he or she can identify with. Let’s see what the g2 can do! Android for life!

  • steven

    when gingerbread comes out this phone will be OVER 9000 times more awesome than it is now

  • kenny

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!! Way to go T-Mobile..

  • gnash

    Get to the Choppah!! Ever heard of editing?

  • robert

    This is great, just checked ups and it now has an updated scheduled date it will be here today, original date was 10/1

  • Herinel

    OMG i’m getting mine in the morning, i cannot believe the trackpad lights up thats FREAKING AWESOME, +1 for that T-Mobile :)

  • abel2fresh4u

    CANT WAIT UNTIL WENSDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • UPSSucks

    funny you put the roms up because thats actually one of the main reasons im getting this phone. and the keyboard in general. that was the first thing i thought of when i saw this phone leaked. Tecmo Super Bowl III baby!

  • innerchirp

    Question: does the display change to landscape mode only when the keyboard slides out or does it change simply by turning the phone sideways?

    • mikeyo

      when you slide the keyboard. but you can get another launcher and rotate whenever. i recommend LauncherPro Plus

    • hondavic

      I’m positive it has an accelerometer, the guy in the video stated he hadn’t set it up.

    • http://www.aneurysmjune.com Albucian

      By default the G1 home screen rotates only when the keyboard is open but you can enable the phone to rotate the home screen according to the accelerometer. I suppose it will be the same with the G2.

    • felix

      it depends. if you are on the homescreen then opening the keyboard will change to landscape mode. if you are browsing the internet, email, or sending a text then just turnign the phone will change the display to landscape

  • mike

    to bad it doesnt say droid on boot up lol

    • papesh


    • Shawn


      • Herinel

        Triple Douche

  • TechieChicky

    Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to make and send in the videos!

    I’m seriously excited to get my phone today!

    (don’t give a 2nd thought to the whiners and haters.)

  • FunkmasterC

    Everyone seems to be getting tracking numbers. I ordered mine through customer loyalty the first day – had to make several calls starting at 6am. Finally got it ordered at 1pm. I have seen several posts about cust loyalty working with customers to lower cost of phone and data plan – one guy reported $20 for the data and 150 for the phone?? I tried to squeeze more out of them last night to get away from the $30 data plan – no luck. All they guy would say is that I should have the phone by the 6th.

    Pretty lame experience for me. T-mobile – where is my phone? You gave me a text message Sunday that I would have it in three business days – how about sending it??!! At least give me a tracking number,

    • Daniel

      on my tmobile order page it still says pending shipping but when i track my package through http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/reference?loc=en_US&WT.svl=SubNav type in your phone number and it will pull it up. try putting your number in the format XXX-XXX-XXXX or just try your number without dashes.

      • FunkmasterC

        I have been checking UPS – I don’t even know where the order page is on T-Mo’s web site. Nothing.

      • FunkmasterC

        Well at least I found the order on T-Mobile. Thanks for the heads up about that – I didn’t realize they had it up there. Now if they would just ship it. Seeing how it is Thursday and I don’t have a tracking number yet, no phone till next week. :(

    • Cr

      I didn’t get a tracking message yet. I found out by going to UPS and looking at reference number. my.t-mobile still shows it as backordered.

  • alex32

    the light on the trackpad when someone calls is awesome!

  • bjoseph

    im jealous i want my upgrade!
    damn 2 year contract

  • fuzzy


    • RICK


      • chotpy

        yup, i had to go on a looong journey to get it at the pickup center ;-;

    • Lamp

      LOUD NOISES!!!

  • patrick

    ive actually got a question for anyone who would like to answer.
    i really would love to get this phone, but i am honestly kind of worry. we all know tmobile has great customer support, but what if we get this phone and all the hype that has been building up and such just completely disapears. yes, the phone has amazing specs, but what if tmobile just leaves it in the dust? what if the phone doesnt get the gingerbread update? or the UMA update? of the possible update for the 3g hotspot? tmobile has terrible history of no updating a single android phone in their lineup. and yes of course there is always rooting it, but for some people, they do not want to, or want to take the time to do that. im just worried, thats all. what do yall think? as much as i would LOVE to have this phone, im starting to have second thoughts. though, i will probably get it anyway :D

    • Matt

      It’s got what I believe to be an underclocked chipset that runs more efficiently then most of the current competitors (scorpion CPU). So I don’t think that will be a limiting factor come Gingerbread. And further, I think that between Vanilla Android and Cyanogenmod buying one, I think this is a set that will be upgradeable through manual work-arounds like rooting (which I tend to enjoy) for at least 2 years to come.

      • Shawn

        Yeah something has to be different. Wasn’t one of the requirements for Froyo a 1 ghz processor? But the G2 has it.

    • ihatefanboys

      the G2 will get the 3.0 update. i doubt tmo or htc or google would specifically put out a new phone that would not be ready for at least 2yrs of updates. there will be those that will say to u that the G1 was “left behind” but the G1 never had the physical capacity to reach beyond 1.6 without losing some of what made 2.0 that much better than 1.6 i myself have a G1 with a cyanogen 2.2 running but its not the same as having a phone that has the full 2.2 with hardware and software support behind it. i will be in my local tmo store on day 1 getting one, im waiting because me and the wife want to start a new family plan as an upgrade from our 2 individual plans…makes more sense……well i say buy it on day one like me, but if u want to wait for more unboxings, and tech reviews, there will be tons in the next week leading up to the premiere date next wednesday…dont hesitate, the hype is warranted, the phone is awesome…i will not buy another phone for 2yrs when the inevitable G3 comes out !! cant wait

    • keele8

      Patrick, some people don’t like the answer of rooting your phone, but it has been a great experience for me. I still have my good old G1 (some would say that phone was left in the dust) but I am running 2.2 on it right now. The guys at XDA-Developers are the answer to phones in the dust. I personally don’t think for one minute this phone will will be phased out for a long time (can’t wait for mine to show up). But if they do, no big deal. Root it and get any update you want. I would not consider this a concern.

  • Alex

    For a moment I thought Predator was going to rip his spinal cord out..Seriously, this is the phone to get..period..Awesome, anything with STOCK ANDROID is a win and that keyboard looks as sweet as FROYO…

  • mandy

    Anyone know where I can get a good case for the g2?

    • ihatefanboys

      i saw on some pics from the tmo stores that they have hard cases with kickstands and regular cases….but id love to see what the phone kiosks in the mall will have in due time….i have a nice blue gel case for my G1 that i got in my local mall, with a mirror reflective screen protector.

  • Rob

    That is just sick. SNES on your phone and it runs like that? That is exactly how i remember playing that game. I can not wait to get this phone.

  • Kyle

    Any reports on the battery life??

  • Alex

    All reports is that it will be the best industry do to the CPU tech incorporated on the G2. It was built for efficiency and longer life…

    • Kyle

      Oh, I know that.. just seeing if anyone has had any issues or can report heavy use hours in real life.

  • phongeek

    when the track pad lit up and i seen the emulators running smooth.. i think i found my next phone good job tmo

  • LSxChevelle

    I think the home screen rotates even without the keyboard open…

    • felix

      negatory, for the home screen to rorate you have to open the keyboard

      • J-Hop2o6

        go into the settings to enable auto-rotate

  • felix

    I love the Z-hinge or whatever they call the sliding mechanism. It opens so smoothly and the screen does not at all obstruct or get in the way of typing on the keyboard

  • Dub-R

    When did Seth Rogan become an Android Phone reviewer?!?! It’s crazy


    • Greentea

      LMAO He sounds just like him…wirefly guy

  • shawn1224

    The PSX emulation seems to be decent but not perfect. The sound is choppy as hell although the 3D graphics look rather fluid. I’d like to see this handle something like Resident Evil or Silent Hill.

    Still a nice device but I’m holding out for my 4.3 inch android phone.

  • shawn1224

    BTW – Does anyone know how it handles the gameloft games?

  • jazzmanmonty

    so far so good with the reviews and what i’m seeing on the videos. but hmm lemme see how tmobile thinks. “So do we put an FFC or HDMI out on this phone? That would be cool. But hey lets throw that out the window and instead put a Glowing Trackpad!” lol i really like the glowing trackpad though (as long as its not gonna affect the battery life too much.

  • alex

    Just got my phone….very very solid build. The hinge to open the keyboard is amazing and so smooth. The only problem I’ve run into is with screen lock/unlock sounds not working, but I haven’t tried a reboot yet. The best thing is the touchscreen is the new kind which supports true multitouch, unlike my nexus one. I downloaded the visual test and was running my two fingers all over the screen without the axis switching or anything. Too bad I bought this phone for my dad, because I’m really really digging it. He’ll be happy, as he’s coming from my old mytouch 3g 1.0

    • JM77

      Thats nice of you! I pay for my parents lines, but I would NEVER give them my G2. lol

  • Shawn

    Anybody else that lives in a city with HSPA+ done a speed test?? I live in Minneapolis MN where there is HSPA+, and I am only getting 0.63 MBPS download on speedtest.net

    • Shawn

      *Just to clarify – I am talking about the G2 lol.

      • alex

        Just did a test….only getting 186kbs down and 80 up….tried my nexus one and got 4000 down and 800 up….something’s wrong here

      • alex

        OK nvm….tried it again and got the same speeds that I was getting on my nexus. Overall if you have a nexus one or any other 3g device that doesn’t have the hspa+ radio you’ll only get a max of about 7 megs….I don’t expect for my dad to see much of a difference than I do on 3g, despite him having the faster radio.

      • shawn1224

        You should still be getting better numbers with your G2. What city do you live in?

      • Shawn


    • Foxeh

      Thanks for the report.

      I’m in the same metro area as you. I’m still on the G1, but I’ve been able to get up to 3.5Mbps with speedtest.net though I had to test pretty frequently in various areas. In many cases I only get half a megabit/second despite being on 3G, but the G1’s 3G top scores beat its wifi scores. (yeah, wtf)

      Try it everywhere you go. Minnesota is a very flat state which makes it difficult to set up good coverage and T-Mo is quite spotty here.

  • alex

    If anyone has any questions feel free to ask

    • Deke218

      Yeah, what can’t I find this phone on My T-Mobile?

      • chotpy

        call customer service

  • Deke218

    Okay, this is sick!


    Now thats fast! I may just have to get this puppy but for some reason I can’t find the thing on My T-Mobile.

    • alex

      That site isn’t reliable….the speedtest.net app is better and the best thing to do is tether your connection to your computer and goto a speedtest site….I went there one time before hspa+ was even announced in my city and was getting 11000kbps on my nexus one which is technically impossible.

      • Deke218

        I understand but those results are more than in the realm of possibility for the G2.

    • alex

      True it’s possible, but I highly doubt that test was accurate. It’s still an awesome phone, I don’t think I can say enough how much I love the build quality and the sliding mechanism.

      • Deke218

        Your father is never gonna see that phone is he Alex? LOL!

  • Lee

    Wouldn’t mind putting a desire z ROM on it.

    • FILA

      eww, are you crazy, sense UI or any UI for that matter, come on your ruining the reason for this phone. Its gotta be Vanilla

  • alex

    Just pulled 6200kbps down on the G2, if this was my phone I couldn’t wait for root to enable wifi hotspot and tethering.

  • enjoijams

    Does anyone who has both N1 and G2 notice an improvement in reception over the N1? Because I have way better reception on my G1 than on my N1. Especially when the N1 kicks down to Edge.

    • alex

      I have both and noticed about the same reception.

  • alex

    I’ll tell you what….the photo gallery is so much more enjoyable with pinch-to-peek that actually works because the touchscreen sensor is of a high caliber. I’m still keeping my nexus one until the next developer phone hits, whatever that may be. Once you experience true stock android, you never want to go back, at least that’s my opinion.

  • G1 user waiting on G2

    Did anyone see on the wirefly video how the guy almost broke the G2 by trying to open it like if was a flip phone, im not sure if he did it on purpose as i did not hear the audio since im watching this at work (Shhhhh).

    • g2omg

      Yea. That guy really had no idea what he was doing. Just by looking at a few pictures of the phone you can tell it doesn’t open like that.

      He also called it a “slider” which I don’t really think the G2 is.

      Truthfully, I think “Bob, the cell phone professor” (as he calls himself) knows absolutely nothing about this phone.

      • Foxeh

        Oh I know! That part was painful to watch. Maybe not quite as bad as the fellow in the other video who tried to get the battery door open with a large rock, but still.

        After watching these unboxings I have more confidence than ever that this phone is nigh invulnerable. :P

        I think we can excuse calling this a “slider” as it opens just fine if you actually, you know… push it open like you would a slider and not a flip phone.

    • LuckyStar

      I’m glad someone else noticed that, this guy is a moron calling himself “the cellphone professor” thank God he didn’t call himself the “the smartphone professor” because he was second away from breaking the damn phone. Lucky for us that HTC build their phone tough.

  • OMFG!!!!

    I juattttt got my G2 :) bwattt phoneee everrrrr!!! I was going to do an unboxing but I don’t know how to upload videos into something. Lmaooooo. If your looking for a great phone with a keyboard I definiteky recommend the G2 :)

  • Kevmo

    This guy better be careful. I think that predator is about to rip his spine out and keep his skull for a trophy.

  • Foxeh


    Yet another unboxing by BoredatWork. This fellow not only doesn’t try to break the phone, but he compares its physicality with a G1 (w/extended battery).

    • Kyle

      No side by side, but I just went to the local radioshack that had a dummy phone for display and I have to say, this thing is mighty thin coming from a G1. I’d say about 30-40% thinner. This was my main concern. Getting mine this sunday..

    • Foxeh

      I snapped a pick from the video, hah!


  • Kyle

    Sorry, guess I should of said back to back.. haha

  • someone

    The guys who are doing the unboxing videos just seem so nervous. For all the hype this phone has built you would think that they would put more effort into these videos.

  • someone

    The guys who are doing the unboxing videos just seem so nervous. For all the hype this phone has built you would think that they would put more effort into these videos.

  • HD2/Vibrant User

    My status still says back ordered

  • Blinkstafoo182

    Still waiting on UPS. Tracking says in transit and will be delivered 9/30. HURRY UP UPS.