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