You can expect to see a number of “unboxing videos” for the Bq Ubuntu Phone appear online in the coming days, as those gifted handsets at the Feb 6 event take to the ‘tubes to share their thoughts.

While we also got a handset we won’t be posting an unboxing video of our own. This isn’t because we don’t want to, rather we just didn’t have time. That and, like most, we’ve already opened it ;)

Another thing you will need to be aware of while watching the videos that surface is that the consumer packaging for the Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be different and may lack some of the extras given in our gift boxes.

YouTuber Jordan Keyes nabs the honour of being the first to post a video of someone unboxing an Ubuntu Phone online. His video offers a thorough rundown of the packaging and, importantly, some decent hands-on time with the device itself.

One thing you will note is the lengthy boot time. This is something that I can attest to and, more frustratingly, seems to only be a fraction faster when restarting. Here’s hoping a future update can fix that!

We’ll keep this article updated as more — from hob-nobbing at the event it seems everyone and their auntie is planning an unboxing video of some kind — arrive. If you spot one before we do, give us a shout using our tip form. We’d sure appreciate it!

Ubuntu Phone Video bq unboxing