Cherry Mobile G1 Watch Phone Unboxing

Update: Cherry Mobile G2 smartwatch review.

We got curious about the Cherry Mobile G1 Watch Phone so we bought one for review. Finding one was a big challenge for us since the G1 watch phone is selling like hotcakes. I spent half of the day yesterday scouring the Cherry Mobile stores and mobile shops in Cash and Carry, Greenbelt, Glorietta, SM Makati and SM Mall of Asia but was unable to find one.


Early this morning, I asked my sister to check the Cherry Mobile store in SM North. Luckily they have just restocked and the Cherry Mobile G1 watch phone was available. She also got to choose from green, yellow, blue and red.

Unboxing and First Impressions

 

Same with most of the Cherry Mobile products, the Cherry Mobile G1 packaging is plain and nothing fancy. Inside the box are the user manual, unit charger, Bluetooth headset and cable charger and the G1 watch phone.

 

The Cherry Mobile G1 watch phone’s materials and quality is a far cry from the premium wearable devices but what do you expect from a Php 1,699 device. The case/body is made of hard plastic and the strap, soft rubber. The Cherry Mobile G1 watch phone more reminds me of a toy watch I have when I was a kid.

 

The power button, together with the camera and volume keys can be found on the right side of the device. On the left side is a micro-USB port for charging.

 

Opening the plastic back cover reveals the 400mAh battery. Underneath the battery are the two SIM slots and memory card slot. The TFT Touch LCD display gives the same visual quality that of the low-end Cherry Mobile phones. Surprisingly, the touch screen is responsive but navigating on a 1.44” screen is very demanding especially if you have large fingers. Same goes with typing on the keypad.

I still haven’t tried making calls and sending SMS using the Cherry Mobile G1 watch phone but I’m looking forward to using this for the next few days.

Cherry Mobile G1 Watch Phone specs and price:

  • Dual SIM | Dual Standby
  • 1.44″ TFT Touch LCD w/ Slider Key+D-Pad
  • VGA Camera
  • FM Radio
  • Music Player | Video Player
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • GPRS Class 12
  • Mass Storage Function
  • MMS Supported
  • MicroSD up to 8 GB
  • Php 1,699

  • http://fb MikeB

    Nice review!
    you are the first to get a review on this thing. Appreciate it Joey/ptb!

    • http://daddyjoey.com Joey

      Thanks! These are just our initial impressions, full review coming soon. :)

      • ochie

        ano ung mga colors nyan sir?

        • http://pinoyurbanblog.com Joey

          red, green, violet, yellow and blue

          • rafa

            sang branch pedeng makabili nian?!

          • shine

            Available na po ba yan?

          • sai

            Sir ask Lang pow ahm yang g1 meron Napo ba d2 sa Cebu oh Cm store???

          • Buyer

            Sir.water resistant po bayan.

          • http://pinoyurbanblog.com Joey

            Nope. :)

          • eva

            wala po bang black or white ??

    • Israel Cudia

      Sana pwedeng mapalitan ung band… parang maganda ilagay ung band ng G-shock o ng ICE… medyo makapal na band…

  • http://romsantiago.blogspot.com zoul1380

    how long does the battery last?

    • http://daddyjoey.com Joey

      that’s one of the things we’re going to test :)

      • http://N/A Aryn

        i already got G1 for almost two weeks and so far the battery lasts for a couple of days without charging on standby (using it only as a watch). but when i listen to mp3’s using the bluetooth headset provided, the device still lasts for a couple of hours until it gets fully drained.

  • http://www.calvinshub.com Calvin

    sana nagiging robot din… miss ko na ang ganung relo ko noon.

    • http://daddyjoey.com Joey

      oo nga eh, ung transformer. :)

      • ochie

        meron din ako nun gift ko nung bata ako sa christmas hahaha

        • http://pinoyurbanblog.com Joey

          cool un :)

  • Randy

    The FM radio is not working

    • punds

      ilagay mo nmn kasi ung headset boy

      • norman

        hahahaha

        • Lester

          does it support E-book?

          • Kulas

            Bobo! ebook ka pa nalalaman.

  • http://www.mobilelitratista.com Bryce

    Looks like something Batman would wear. Nice unboxing.

  • Arvin

    Nice, sana meron din sa cherry u1 hehe

  • archird

    Nice one from CM, would like to know more about this. Will wait for the further review.

  • Huh

    it will be better if they make it waterprof =)

  • Cedric

    ung bt headset po b pwd s multimedia? or for call only? sna stereo pra nggm8 as mp3 earphone

    • lyod

      maganda lang sya sa call mahina sya pang music

  • Choko Martir

    i need full review ng U1 at U2 .. balak ko kc bumili

  • http://www.moonro.net Jhay

    Angas! Sana nagiging power ranger ang may suot nito haha!

  • aha

    sir san banda ung lalagyan ng sd card?

    • http://pinoyurbanblog.com Joey

      sa ilalim ng battery sa likod

      • jhake

        Sir bkit ayaw gumana ng bluetooth headset?? Ska ano pwde charger dun sa b.h ano input at output??

  • noman

    di naman umaandar ang fm radio kasi wala naman saksakan ang headset.. bluetooth lang ang pwede para sa earphones..

    lahat ng audio lumalabas sa bluetooth earphone…mp3, videos, calls..pero pangit ang tunog. mahina ang built-in loadspeaker.

    ok naman kc yung 9yr old kong anak ang gumagamit, on lang ang vibrate pag nasa school..ayos na.

    • noman

      loudspeaker pala

      • http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-g1-watch-phone-unboxing person

        pwede po ba sya pang music?

  • person

    its morphin time!!!

  • Rod

    How about the U1 and U2 (water resistant) phones, are they out?

    • http://hdjdud me

      Ayaw mag pair sa bt ko

  • http://hdhdhhd anyare

    Mga sir di madetect ung bt ko.help

    • http://pinoyurbanblog.com Joey

      baka lowbat? press the bluetooth headset button.

      • http://hshdhd anyare

        Full charge sir naka blue po sya ng ilaw..di lang sya madetect ng unit. Try ko n din i search sa ibang my bt di makita ung bt head set.

      • noman

        off mo muna bt earphone mo….then press mo power ulit. makikita mo magbiblink ung LED then wag mo muna bitawan dapat magsteady yung blue led.. then using your g1 unit detect mo na sya .. D66 ang lalabas ok na nun….

        di po water resistant yung g1.. ultimong pawis inaalala namin baka masira din..

        • jhake

          Thank u.. Sir

  • interested

    is this water proof? katulad pag naulanan habang suot, tatagal kaya?

  • jop

    anong mga supported videos pwede iplay? pwede bang mag play ng movies?

  • http://www.pinoytechblog.com Tom

    aw astig .. meron pa po kaya sa sm north ?

  • DJ23

    wala talagang kabitan ng headset un kaya useless yung radio featutes nun BOY..:D

  • Ash

    This will be perfect if there is a 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack.

    • Jtwizzy

      watch with a wire? naglalakad?, nagdarive? tumatakbo? imagine kung meron 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack. :)

      • http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-g1-watch-phone-unboxing/comment-page-1#comment-577758 kho

        Edi ilagay sa bulsa dree.

      • clonefuzed

        wire-armband para cool.:D

      • Albert

        Merong example ng watch with wire yung Ipod nano 6th gen may 3.5mm jack, pangit nga lang gamitin habang nag dridrive hehehe.

  • http://facebook teejhay

    ask ko lang dba may headset na bluetooth na nokia?
    compatible or magwowork ba cya sa g1?

  • totep

    pwede ba i-pair ito sa smartphone?

  • http://www.yahoo.com gaiking73

    on na pareho and paired both bluetooth and phone pag nag try calling the unit sa mismong watch nasasagot yung bluetooth ayaw..please help po. kakabili ko lang po kasi. thanks in advance.

  • geridubai2011

    San po sya available pang store?kc ang dami ko na pong npagtanungan dna daw available..gus2 ko sya talaga.ddalhin ko sa dubai kc very unique ang design..thanks po

  • ichitaka

    Pd b tangalin un strap b tawg dun xa pinaka bracelet??

    • cherry mobile

      Oo..putulin mo ng gunting..cute tingnan no pag walang strap..prang mini slide phone..

  • voltron

    made china,go..go…power ranger.. pang pokpok yan

  • bentilador

    Rebrander nga ehh pag ba local brands gamit agad ng pok pok?
    Walang superbrands na di dumaan sa pagiging rebrander ..nag iimprove naman ang cherry

  • Jang

    Q1: So, hindi pwedeng gamitin yung BT headset para sa FM Radio?
    Q2: May internet ba ‘to? Wi-Fi?

  • Lester

    Does it support E-book?

  • Jean

    AVAILABLE NA PO BA ITO SA PAMPANGA CM outlets?

  • ian

    saan po pwd maka bili? email lng po ako, joey

  • Jaycee

    Is it like a smartphone.Is it touch screen

  • hottricks

    panu pag di na totouch ung screen?? may sira ba un or pwedi ba e sittings un sir??

  • Kat

    Gaano katagal tinatagal ng batt? Standby and pag on call?

    Touchscreen po ba?

    May phone memory po ba pra sa storage ng messages pag napuno ang sim? Ilan?

    Compatible po ba kumonek sa ibang bluetooth headset?

    Sana masagot po to… :( thanks!

  • robert castro

    Ung bluetooth earphone naiconnect ko sa ibng cp..perp sa G1 ko ayaw na..
    Ano dpat gwin dun..thanks

  • http://Facebook Miko Barcelo

    You know if you buy one try it the Bluetooth first if it work it’s ok.
    Then try the touch screen if it is working.
    Then try the charger and the Bluetooth if it work then buy one.

    Your problem is only basic.

  • carlo

    gusto ko bumili ng ma-try hahaha 😉
    na-featured kasi ito last 2weeks sa PopTalk hehe

  • http://facebook ednamaeareglado

    Paano po Malalaman Na Done Charging Na ??
    Reply Asap Plsss

  • jon michael

    Okay sana kung wifi ready narin or atleast supported sya sa bluetooth personal area network kahit d sya wifi ready pwede mag internet via bluetooth PAN ng hindi gumagamit ng gprs..

  • Sajid R. Primo

    available an ba ito? I ordered one of this item sa OLX, na scam lang ako. Please let me know kung ok pa mag order, and im hoping this time, di na ako ma scam….. im not a scammer.

  • dony

    Sir joey binibenta nyo na po ba tong g1 na to?? Kase po may nakita ako sa o£x.ph na nagbebenta ng ganto ehh iting mga pictures nyo po na to ang nandun.. gusto ko lang po iclarify kung kayo pp yung nagbebenta para bilhin ko na po.. 😉

    • http://pinoytechblog.com Joey

      Di po ako yun.