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December 22nd, 2016 by


With more than 1 billion users, YouTube is an amazing resource for learning new things or for just watching entertaining videos.

CLICK BELOW to view YouTube’s most watched videos (in general) in 2016.

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One of the most watched categories of video is unboxing videos.

Unboxing videos are videos of people taking items out of their boxes and packaging and giving the viewer their unfiltered first impression of the item or product, as they’re unboxing it.

Tech items are amongst the most watched unboxing videos on the internet. After all, who doesn’t love unwrapping a shiny new gadget?

10 Of The Most Watched Unboxing Videos On YouTube

Here are some of the most watched tech unboxing videos of 2016.

1. Marques Brownlee: iPhone 7 Unboxing

Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD, is one of the most subscribed-to tech channels on YouTube. He currently has 4 122 502 subscribers on his channel.

He covers everything from unboxings to reviews to roundups of the best tech on the market.

His most watched unboxing video of 2016 has 7 945 006 views. That’s a lot of people who wanted to watch the Jet Black and Matte Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus being unboxed!

2. Jonathon Morrison: iPhone 7 Unboxing

Apple seems to be dominating the unboxing videos so far, with Jonathon Morrison’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus unbox video ranking as his most watched unboxing video this year. The video has a total of 2 477 4504 views.

His channel currently boasts 1 794 725 subscribers. This means that more people watched this unboxing video than are subscribed to his channel.

3. Lewis Hilsenteger: $4 Android Smartphone Unboxing

Lewis Hilsenteger is most well known as the host of Unbox Therapy. As the name suggests, his videos are mainly unboxing videos.

His boisterous, off the wall energy has attracted 6 884 444 subscribers to his channel where the most watched unboxing video this year is all about a $4 Android smartphone. The video has 12 082 349 views!

4. Austin Evans: Inexpensive Smartphones Unboxing (And Comparison)

Austin Evans has 1 801 100 subscribers on his YouTube channel. He covers everything from gaming PC’s to mobile phones.

Whether you want to find out if a new gadget is worth it, or you want to deconstruct retro and cutting edge tech, or you just want to see someone testing the latest smartphone, his channel is where you’ll find what you’re looking for. 

His most watched unboxing video this year is actually a comparison of some of the best inexpensive smartphones on the market (in the United States). It has amassed 1 182 529 views in the past three weeks.

5. Matthew Haag: $7500 PC Unboxing

Matthew Haag, better known by his handle Nadeshot, is a former professional American Call Of Duty player, turned YouTuber. 

Considering his background, it’s not surprise that his YouTube channel is all about gaming (and vlogging).

His $7500 PC unboxing is the most watched unboxing video, on his channel, with 3 776 530 views. That’s impressive when you consider that his channel has 2 850 367 subscribers.

6. PewDiePie: Ruby Playbutton Award Unboxing

Arguably the most well known gaming YouTuber in the world, PewDiePie has 51 119 029 subscribers.

He doesn’t usually do unboxing videos, but when YouTube sends you a Ruby Playbutton Award, you have to unbox it.

This video has been viewed 15 398 411 times! 

7. IGN: PS4 Pro Unboxing

IGN is a media and gaming company based in San Francisco. They also happen to be one of the best online sources for gaming information. At least that’s what it seems like based on their 7 887 252 subscribers. 

Their PS4 Pro unboxing video has garnered 372 329 views so far. 

8. Grant Hinds: Lego Dimensions Unboxing

Grant Hinds is a South African YouTuber, based in Cape Town, with an insane passion for gaming and tech gadgets.

His channel focuses primarily on gaming, but you will find the occasional non-gaming YouTube video as well.

One of his most watched unboxing videos is this one, of Lego Dimensions, which has been watched 12 702 times.

At this stage, his channel has 14 894 subscribers. This might not seem like much, when compared to international YouTube channels, but is quite a significant amount for a local YouTuber.

9. Lazygamer: Gaming Accessories Unboxing

Lazygamer is one of the most well known names in the local gaming scene.

Their most watched unboxing video (with a total of 8 602 views) is not of a games console or VR headset, as one might expect, but is actually an unboxing of a gaming accessories combo (think keyboard and mouse).

Their YouTube channel has 2 170 subscribers.

10. CompareGuru: Marshall Headphones

CompareGuru SA is still rather new to the YouTube scene, as evidenced by our 7 subscribers.

Our Tech Guru unboxes and compares a variety of tech products to help you find the best tech ‘bang for your buck’.

Our Marshall Major II video has been watched 117 times.