The Galaxy Note 4 – An Infographic

It’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or the Galaxy Note Edge so customers are telling us. The Note range has always proved very popular with our customers, I had one of the first ones that came to market and just as they are now, it was a great bit of kit.

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The S-Pen and the big bright screen is what does it for people, that coupled with Android and access to Google Play is what makes it the device for work, rest and play. We’re selling the Note 4, at the moment we can offer you a White or Black one cheaper than most of the retailers and cheaper than Samsung themselves.

The infographic below is full of useful info that shows off the unique selling points of the Galaxy Note 4

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The Samsung Galaxy Edge – An Infographic

The Samsung Galaxy Edge, it’s proving to be a very popular device, the unique “Edge Technology” is what has been giving it the interest.

With the new edge display you will see that Samsung has extended the display. This is curved around the edge for a truly unique experience. Instead of having to spend time locating your apps and commonly used features they are all, instead, available on the Edge display.

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This makes them convenient to access, and what’s more you can customise the look and feel of it, by adding your own wallpaper and choosing which apps and features are available, it lets you make the Edge uniquely yours.

The Edge display doesn’t just work in isolation as it is able to adjust to apps and the rotation of your device. It even accommodates the camera options when you are using it, clearing the view finder for a more rewarding experience.

Below is a an infographic that gets to grip with many of the features that have proved very popular. If you’re sold on it you can head over to the Clove Website and get an order in. There are many who are torn between this and the Note 4, take a look at some of the unique selling points of that here.

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Nexus 6, 9 and Lollipop are official

Nexus-FamilyGoogle have today announced the Nexus 6 from Motorola, the Nexus 9 tablet from HTC and Android Lollipop, the new version of Android. Rumours and leaks have been plenty on all three fronts as they usually are when it comes to new phones, tablets and OS versions and as usual, people haven’t been all that far off.

First up is the nexus 6, a 6 inch device from Motorola that sports specifications including a 13 megapixel rear camera,  a contoured aluminium frame and a 6-inch Quad HD display. What will be of great interest to many people I know are the front facing stereo speakers which

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Next up Google have worked with HTC to bring their new tablet. The Nexus 7 from ASUS was a huge hit and no doubt a HTC tablet will do just as good. The Nexus 9 boasts a 8.9-inch screen that is perfect for both work and play and of course a great addition to your nexus 6.

The nexus Player is a the Google way of playing games and watching TV. This is made in conjunction with ASUS and will allow you to stream TV, film and you’ll also be able to play games on your TV.

Lollipop Forest

What has had many people guessing is the name for the next version of Android. I know that Lego isn’t a pudding or sweet but I was thinking that Google might have moved away from food stuff, Android Lego does have a good ring to it and I’m sure Google could have had some fun with Lego.

Instead we have Android Lollipop and some of you may have seen this in one of  their latest adverts for Google Search, a shop in New York that sells Lollipops had the red microphone you see when doing a voice search in place of a lollipop in their shop window.

Who’s going to be getting what and what do you reckon to the new line of Nexus devices?

More info can be found about the new nexus range over on the Android Blog.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – stock delayed until 24th October

Samsung Galaxy Note 4We have today received an update on the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Unfortunately the stock due to be with us on Friday 17th has been delayed by 1 week and is now expected on the 24th October.

Charcoal Black & Frost White

The above affects all customers who have a Charcoal Black or Frost White Note 4 on order with us. We will continue to hold your order and ship it as soon as the first stock arrives.

If you have not ordered from us, then you may wish to do so, as the demand for the Note 4 is high and our price currently remains £54 less than Samsung direct. We would hate for anyone to miss out!

Bronze Gold

If you have an order for the Gold colour option, please refer to your email regarding the availability of this (we have now emailed you). This option has been removed from sale on our website due to an exclusivity agreement signed by Samsung. We will reinstate this once we have confirmation it has ended and stock is available.

If you wish to change your Gold order for a Black or White model, please respond to the email you will have been sent with your choice of colour and we will get this changed for you.

We appreciate the delay is frustrating. We wish to get hands-on with the Note 4 too, we love tech after all!

Updates will continue to be placed on this blog and on our website should the situation change.

We are doing what we can to ship orders as soon as possible.

In the meantime we are still taking new orders for the Black and White Note 4:

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Clove’s top 10 smartphones of October 2014

We are now into the 4th quarter and in the last month the smartphone world has gone crazy with a raft of new phones hitting the market.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we are still waiting on, but many of the other big names have begun shipping their handsets so our top 10 is very different to months prior.

During this time, the question of how bendable each handset is has arisen.  Our top 10 list does not take this into consideration.

So after a bit of discussion, we have come up with the list below.

Please do remember that this list is our top 10 based on our preferences, feelings, sales and customer feedback.  Others may have a very different opinion on what makes their top 10.

If you have any questions then contact us on or by phoning +441202552936 and we will happily help.

Nokia Lumia 830_610. Nokia Lumia 830

The bright colours of Nokia phones make these handsets standout.  But it is not just the colours that make these handsets appealing.

Windows Phone is not everyones choice but it is evolving and the old argument about lack of apps is reducing.

A Carl Zeiss lens on the camera and the Pureview camera technology along with the vast array of manual control make this a winner for many who like capturing photos on the go.

16GB of internal storage a microSD memory card slot and user removable battery are make the Lumia 830 what it is.

The 830 is also one of the first handsets to come pre-installed with Cortana, Microsofts voice assistant.  It is early days but it is set to be a powerful option learning from what Siri and Google voice do so well.

Buy Nokia Lumia 830 HERE.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – Arriving week commencing 20th October

xperia-z3-tablet-compact-b+w-sidesWhat is the perfect companion to your mobile lifestyle? A tablet of course!

You may already have one, you may not, but maybe the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact could be an addition to your mobile technology products.

It has many of the features of other tablets that line shop shelves, but there are a few other unique features that make this stand out.

Key hardware specifications include:

  • Android 4.4.2
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon MSM8974AB 801)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM / 16 GB storage / micro SD up to 128 GB
  • 8.0″ 1200 x 1920 screen
  • 8.1 MP main camera // 2.2 MP front-facing
  • MHL 3.0 video out
  • USB OTG & Hosting
  • 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm // <270grams (model dependent)
  • 4,500 mAh Li-ion battery
  • 4G / WiFi only versions available

What makes the Z3 Tablet Compact more unique is the fact that it is IP rated, meaning get it wet and it will be ok.

It is also the only tablet computer to have support for Sony’s Remote PLAY for the Playstation 4.

As the image below shows, connect via WiFi to the PS4 in your home and resume game play on the tablet.  Even use the PS4 controller with the tablet thanks to an optional game controller mount.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

We can today confirm pricing and availability on this lovely little tablet.

There are two options that will both be available from later this month.  The first stock will be arriving during week commencing the 20th October; just over a week away.

The first option is a 16GB Black coloured WiFi only variant available for £349.99 including VAT, and a 4G and WiFi variant available for £399.99 including VAT.

You can be amongst the first to own one, if you order yours here.

Sony SmartBand Talk due late December, £130 inc. VAT

Sony smartband talkSony’s new fitness wristband, the SmartBand Talk, is due to arrive with us late December. It’s now available to order here on the Clove website, priced at £108.33 (£130 inc. VAT).

The SmartBand Talk comes in Black or White, but interchangeable colour bands will also be available.

We’ve also just announced SmartWatch 3 availability – it’s due later this month on October 23rd.

The SmartBand Talk is more lightweight than a smart watch (in terms of both features and cost!), but they share some of the same capabilities.

Like the SmartWatch 3, the SmartBand Talk has Sony’s Lifelogging technology built-in so that it can keep a daily record of your fitness activity.  Both are IP68 rated, meaning they can withstand water immersion and can therefore be taken for a swim with you.

Progressing from the SmartWatch, Sony’s previous fitness wristband, the SmartBand Talk has a 1.4″ E-Ink display. This means that it can show you basic information, such as images, alerts and health stats. It also has a microphone, loudspeaker and NFC included.

This is a great accessory for anyone getting started with wearable tech. Here’s a quick overview of its main features:

  • 1.4″ E-Ink display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 70mAh battery
  • IP68 rated
  • NFC one touch pairing
  • Accelerometer
  • Altimeter

View our full range of fitness wristbands here

Sony SmartWatch 3 priced, first stock due October 23rd

Black and lime coming October, metal to follow

We’ve now priced the Sony SmartWatch 3, it’s available to order here on the Clove website.

The black and lime variants are due to arrive first on October 23rd, priced at £150 (£180 inc. VAT).

The metal variant is then expected to arrive mid November and will be priced at £179.17 (£215 inc. VAT).

Sony smart watch 3 black and lime


The previous two iterations of the SmartWatch came with Sony’s custom OS, but the SmartWatch 3 ships with Android Wear. It’s also got Sony’s new Lifelogging technology, which works in conjunction with your Android smartphone to keep a record of your daily, weekly and monthly activity.

We love the design and we can’t see how the watches match up alongside Sony’s new Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact devices. Here’s a quick run through of the main spec for those that haven’t seen it:

  • 1.6” transflective display
  • Pixels 320×320
  • With voice, touch and gesture input
  • Microphone
  • Accelerometer, compass and gyro
  • Google maps
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • BLE
  • Waterproof IP68

Order the Sony SmartWatch 3 from Clove Technology

BlackBerry Passport now in stock

SIM free BlackBerry passportAre you looking for a powerful smartphone that does not look like the rest?

Have you considered the BlackBerry Passport?

It has a rich feature set and a unique square design.

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
  • 4.5” extra wide LCD display
  • 3 row QWERTY keyboard
  • Use the keyboard as a touchpad
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 13MP camera with OIS

See it in action in the following video:

Interested?  It is yours for £485 including VAT and is in stock now as a SIM free unit at Clove. Just click here to order yours.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Now In Stock

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact*** UPDATE 29/09 ***

We are still in stock of all 3 colours of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact & both colours of the Xperia Z3.

It has been very busy since stock first arrived last week and all of us here at Clove would like to thank everyone who has placed an order so far.

We are pleased to say all cleared orders placed up until the end of the weekend, have now been processed and dispatched, along with many more placed today.

All orders for the Z3 have shipped with their free bundle of accessories. Some customers may not have the magnetic charging adaptor – this will follow shortly.

Due to the massive demand, not all orders for the Z3 Compact have shipped with their free accessories from the ‘stretch goal’. We have kept track of these and will likely ship them in about two weeks, when more stock of the cases arrives.

If you have an order with Clove, please check your emails thoroughly for a dispatch confirmation as this may well contain your tracking number. If it does not, please check your account on the Clove website and view the order. The tracking number may well be visible on the printable order form.


We are pleased to confirm that the first stock of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has arrived.

If you have already placed an order, we have already begun shipping many orders with further orders due to be dispatched tomorrow.

If you have not yet placed an order, but have been holding out for stock to arrive then we can confirm that you can now order yours today as stock is here and ready for shipping.

As and when your order is dispatched you will receive a dispatch confirmation.

We are including FREE accessories with every Xperia Z3 Compact purchased.

Some customers will receive these accessories with the phone.  For those customers who do not receive the accessories; these will follow in a separate package, at no cost to you, in the next couple of weeks.

Naturally you are keen to get hands on with your phone as soon as possible.  Please rest assured that we are working as quickly as we can to dispatch all orders.

We ask kindly that you avoid contacting us for an update on your particular order, unless we contact you with specific queries. The more people we can dedicate to shipping phones the sooner you will receive it.

Thank you for your custom and we hope you enjoy using the Z3 Compact.