Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone – Battery Life

Cat B15Q dustWith many recent smart phones it is difficult to get a full days usage out of them.  The days when you could charge your phone once a week seem behind us, but the Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone has better battery life than most.

Cat has given the B15Q a large 2000 mAh battery which means you have talk time of up to 16 hours.  This means it should get you through an entire day of talking without any worry about running out of power and having your call cut off part way through.

You can also take advantage of the many features available with the Cat B15Q such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth without having to constantly keep turning them off to save power.  There by restricting your usage of the phone.  Making the smart phone better able to fulfil your requirements and giving you a better experience while using it.

Being able to keep talking for 16 hours is not something most of us will do within a typically day.  It does however give a good sign of the battery efficiency the Cat B15Q has.  Most of us however occasionally make phone call and do a bit of web browsing in a typical day.

The rest of the time the smart phone is in standby and it is good to know the Cat B15Q can stay in this mode for up to 21 days.   Keeping you away from your charger for longer and removing the constant need to charge the phone.

Check out the Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone.

Another Special Offer for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Free accessory bundle included if we reach 600 orders

We’ve had a great response following the huge price drop on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Thanks to those of you that have placed an order and shared this deal on social media!

We need you to help us a little more though…

If we can get to 600 orders for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (read our Z3 Compact review here!) before launch (due late September), we’ll be able to include a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Roxfit Case and a Sony car charger free with every order.

This means that for £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT) you’ll get the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact + Roxfit Case + Car Charger.

To get to this figure it would be great if you can tell friends and family, and share on social media. We know that everyone has been great at sharing the discounted price of the Z3 Compact already, but with an extra push hopefully we can get to the 600 mark.

We currently have 400 475 over 500 545 575  orders and we’ll update this post periodically as the figure rises. Any outstanding orders will be automatically upgraded to the free bundle once we hit 600 orders.

This is the link to our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Product Page

Thanks to those that have already ordered – hopefully we can add even more value to this deal for you!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Accessories now available

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Accessories

We’re seeing a great deal of excitement  in the new addition to the Samsung Galaxy Note range and we’re pleased to announce that we have a wide range of Galaxy Note 4 accessories for you to take a look at.

From a wide range of cases to a spare S-Pen and a very handy extra battery kit, there is something for everyone to keep their Samsung Galaxy  Note 4 protected, productive and looking good.

You’ll find a host of official Samsung cases as well as some carefully selected third-party accessories all competitively priced, with the back up of great customer service whether you’re local or on the other side of the world.

Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 accessory page  or give us a call if you need any help on 44 (0)1202 552936.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Unboxing

Since the announcement from Sony at IFA  we’ve seen a great deal of interest in their products including the Xperia Z3 compact. As a follow up to the Xperia Z3 unboxing here’s a quick look at its little sibling, the Z3 Compact.Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_Black

We’ve been lucky enough to get one to have a look over and as with all of the Sony Xperia range you won’t be left disappointed if indeed this is to be your next phone.

Here’s what you’ll be looking at spec wise:

  • Android 4.4 operating system
  • 20.7 megapixel camera
  • 4K video recording
  • IP65/68 rating
  • Powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 4.6″ HD display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MHL 3.0
  • Stereo speakers
  • PlayStation certified with remote gaming
  • 8.65mm

On paper I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks extremely impressive and you are getting a lot of phone for your money at £349 inc for those who are required to pay it.

To get yours head on over to our website here and if you have any questions, fire away, hopefully we’ll be able to answer most in the video below.

Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone – Android 4.4 KitKat

Cat B15Q rightTraditionally smartphones which have a rugged design use older versions of operating systems.  An older example of this was when you could buy a rugged phone with Windows 6.5 installed, long after it disappeared from general consumer phones.

This is due to companies often having update schedules, as well as using bespoke software which needs testing to make sure of compatibility with multiple systems. There are also costs implications with moving to a new OS which typical consumer devices do not have to worry about.

It is therefore refreshing that we have seen a different approach from Cat, in that they are offering the latest version of Android with the B15Q Tough Smartphone.

The first rugged phone with Android 4.4

4.4 KitKat provides many benefits and improvements over earlier versions of Android, making the Cat B15Q an interesting product for anyone looking for a modern, rugged smartphone.

So what are the improvements with Android 4.4 and how do they enhance the B15Q?

A feature you may have heard about is “OK Google”.  With it you can perform searches, send text messages, get directions and access many other abilities of your phone by simply using your voice.  This means that if your hands are dirty and you don’t want to touch the screen, you can still access many of its functions. All you have to do to activate this voice control is say “Ok Google”, just as the name implies.

There is also enhanced caller ID which retrieves information from local listings within Google Maps. This can be great for helping you know who those unrecognized numbers are, giving you the option to take the call, or ignore it as necessary.

All of your communication is now consolidated into one place, bringing together your SMS, MMS video calls and Google Hangouts chat messages. This means you no longer have to hunt around for messages you know you received, but can’t quite recall from which service. This makes it easier to follow all communications between friends, clients and yourself.  Also if you chat with certain people more often, your Cat B15Q will automatically sort your contacts and rank these based on popularity making them easier to find.

Cat B15Q dustIf you ever need to create documents quickly you will welcome the integration of QuickOffice. This is now pre-installed on the Cat B15Q and enables you to edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations, whether you have used Microsoft Office or Google Docs to create them.

These are just some of the features which show how having Android 4.4 KitKat improves the capabilities of the Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone, giving you the ability to do more, quickly and efficiently.

Check out the Cat B15Q Tough Smartphone, currently available from Clove for £234 (£195 ex-VAT), with FREE Cat Safety Glasses while stocks last.

Sony Xperia Z3 gets wireless charging with WCR14 wireless charging cover

Sony-Xperia_Z3_WCR14_Wireless_Charge_Cover (3)Sony are set to offer Qi wireless charging on the Xperia Z3 in the form of the WCR14 wireless charging cover which will be available in both Black and White.

The lack of wireless charging is quite possibly one of the biggest disappointments on the Z3 smartphone.  Whilst a magnetic charging connector and optional dock go some way to doing away for this need, Qi charging for many is a real bonus.

The downside of adding Qi charging to the Z3 is that it is not a simple back cover replacement like it would be on a Samsung smartphone, it is a case with Qi built in.

An official accessory, made specifically for the Z3 (not the Z3 Compact) the WCR14 cases are due to be available around the time of launch of the Z3 itself, at the end of September.

The cost of the case will be £59.99 including VAT, but as well as adding wireless charging it will also protect your device and allow you to sit it in landscape mode so there is extra added value.

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The case will be compatible with all Qi enabled wireless charging pads, but Sony do offer their own, the WCH10 which was released earlier this year to pair with the WCR12 for the Z2, but they never came to market in the end.

If you are into your Sony products and contemplating either the WCR14 or WCH10, you might be interested to know that the new BSP10 Bluetooth speaker can also use the WCH10 as a charging pad so a bundle of the three might make for a more cost effective solution.

Due in at the end of September, you can order a White or Black coloured WCR14 case from Xperia specialists, Clove, here.

Sony Xperia Z3 bundle – Just £515 with £40 of FREE accessories included

Sony_Xperia_Z3_BundlebAre you contemplating Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z3 as your next smartphone?

If the answer is yes, then we have a great offer for you.

Order a SIM free Black or Copper coloured handset from Clove for £429.17 excluding VAT (£515 including) and have supplied with the phone 3 accessories that are together worth £40 at no additional cost.

The offer which is open to anyone includes:

  • 1 x MicroUSB To Magnetic Connector Adapter – This allows you to charge your phone without opening the port covers. Just connect a microUSB mains adapter to this and connect to the magnetic charging pins on the side of the phone
  • 1 x Roxfit book case for Sony Xperia Z3 – Protect your phone from unwanted marks and damage with this case made specifically for the Z3
  • 1 x Sony AN401 Compact Car Charger With MicroUSB Cable – Made up of a USB to microUSB cable and a car power adapter you can keep your device powered when in a vehicle.

Sony_Xperia_Z3_BlackaThe Xperia Z3 itself boast the following features:

  • Android 4.4
  • 20.7 megapixel camera
  • IP65/68 rating
  • Powerful 2.5GHz processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • MHL 3.0
  • 4K video recording
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Hi-Res Audio support
  • PLayStation certified with remote play
  • 152g
  • 7.3mm thick

The first stock of the Z3 is due at the end of September, so you have some time to take advantage of the offer, but it will not be around for long!  CLICK HERE to order yours.

 

Moto G 2nd Gen Shells & Flip Shells Now Available

Moto-G-2014-Shell-RedOne of the most surprisingly successful accessories in the last year has been the simple Motorola Shell, compatible with the original Moto G and Moto G 4G. Initially we were surprised at the volume of requests for these, however in hindsight it now seems obvious that they were going to be a highly sought after accessory.

Android smartphones have become increasingly similar in their look, with only a few colour variations to exercise your personal choice. Sony have a rather flamboyant purple shade for some of their flagships, however for almost everyone else it’s mostly just black or if you’re lucky, white.

With the Shells and Flip Shells, Motorola provided a cheap and simple method of quickly refitting your Moto G. Thankfully this has been continued and the range has been completely repurposed with the same colour options for the new 5 inch 2nd generation Moto G.

A device this cost-effective is going to appeal to a huge number of different people from fashion-conscious teenagers to novice users and also those in developing areas of the world. With a couple of Shells under your belt, you can swap out the look of your Moto G in seconds. Shells are also a great way to give the G a new lease of life, should you be a bit heavy handed and give your original black cover a bit of a beating after a few months.

Moto-G-2014-Flip-Shell-BlueYou can also benefit from the Flip Shell, which also replaces the back cover of your new Moto G.

7 colours of each, all available now

The Moto G 2nd Gen Shell is available now for £14 (£11.67 ex-VAT), in the following colours: Turquoise, Lemon/Lime (yellow), Cherry Red, Royal Blue, Chalk (white), Violet & Spearmint (green).

The Moto G 2nd Gen Flip Shell is available now for £18 (£15 ex-VAT), in the following colours: Turquoise, Lemon/Lime (yellow), Cherry Red, Royal Blue, Chalk (white),Violet & Liquorice (black).

The new Moto G, Moto X & Moto 360

Motorola_Moto_G_2nd_GenMotorola have today announced two new handsets, the Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto X.

Yes, these names are the same as before, however we now have a 2nd generation with improved specs that go by the same names. The old models with the same name are now discontinued and cannot be purchased.

Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen

Starting with the new Moto G or Moto G (2nd Gen) also referred to as the Moto G 5 because of its 5″ display, the key features are:

  • Dual SIM Android smartphone
  • 5″ HD display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Quad-core processor
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Customisable covers

As you can see this is a pretty impressive specification, but what is more impressive is that this handset is available NOW and is priced at just £149.99 including VAT.

Order the new and improved 5 inch Moto G now HERE.

Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen

Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)The New Moto X features:

  • Android 4.4.4
  • 5.2 inch 1080p full HD AMOLED screen
  • 13 megapixel camera with Shake to Wake
  • Moto Assist
  • Moto Voice
  • Powerful 2.5Ghz quad-core processor
  • 2,300 mAh battery with Turbo Charging
  • 9.7 mm thick /140g
  • 4G compatible
  • NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity

The Moto X will come in 2 options, the first being one with a black resin back cover and the second being a leather back cover option.

Their prices are £419.99 and £439.99 respectively inclusive of VAT.

Order yours from Clove HERE.

Motorola Moto 360

Motorola Moto 360Whilst the Moto 360 has been talked about for some time, Motorola are now showing it off and allowing orders to be taken.

First stock is due in the UK at the end of October and will be in very limited supply.

Initial stock will be with either grey leather strap & light stainless steel, or black leather wrist strap with dark stainless steel.

  • Compatible with Android Smartphones running 4.3 or higher (check compatibility atg.co/WearCheck)
  • Powered by Android Wear
  • Pedometer // Optical Heart Rate Monitor
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • 320 x 290 (205ppi) circular face // Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • IP 67 water & dust resistant
  • 320 mAh battery
  • Receive notifications from your Android device(s)
  • Integration with Google Now
  • Voice recognition
  • Inductive wireless charging

UK stock is due at the end of October and will be available for £199.99 inclusive of VAT.

We are currently taking advance paid orders HERE.

CAT S50 Tough Smartphone

CAT_S50CAT have today unveiled the S50 smartphone.
Cat Smartphones are built tough, to be more robust and deal with harsher environments than most other smartphones, the S50 is no exception.

It has an IP67 ingress protection rating, so it is waterproof to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes in fresh water. You will also find it is impervious to dust and can deal with drops of up to 1.2 metres, as it is shockproof.

Tough it may be, but it is also powerful with the Cat S50 being powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, that works in harmony with a 4.7” IPS touchscreen display and the latest version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). Add to this the 8GB internal memory, GPS, NFC, 4G and USB on the go and the S50 is a very capable phone with access to the latest apps thanks to the Google Play Store.

Be it for business, pleasure or both the S50 is a rugged and tough solution for your mobile communication needs.

Whilst the S50 will be perfectly at home within any environments, if you work in construction, outdoor pursuits, mountain rescue or emergency services, the S50 should be on your list to consider.

Cat_S50_BackSnap pictures or HD video on the rear 8 megapixel camera that is complete with LED flash and save these to the internal 8GB of memory or to the microSD memory card inserted into the expansion slot.

Use the 4.7” touschreen display that has an impressive 315PPI to view and even edit what you have captured and then as your device has 3G, 4G andWiFi on board you can easily share your photos and video with the world.

There are no limitations on the Cat S50 as it is running Android version 4.4 with full access to all Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Chrome and much more. If you have an Google account, just enter your details and your data will be restored to the handset and you will be functional within minutes.

The S50 does too have an internal battery with a capacity of 2630mAh, meaning a full days use away from a charger! When it does come to needing a charge, do not worry about connecting a microUSB cable. Just sit this on a Qi wireless charging pad and watch the battery recharge.

You also get the benefit of NFC, Bluetooth 4, GPS including GLONASS and memory card support up to 64GB.

At 12.6mm thick, the S50 is not the slimmest phone but show us a phone that has all this and is thinner?

So to recap the key features are:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system
  • 4.7” IPS HD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass and wet finger tracking
  • IP67 Water and dustproof
  • Military 810G rated, capable of survivig drops from 1.2m (4 feet)
  • 8MP camera with LED Flash and HD video recording
  • 4G LTE compatible
  • 8GB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Just 140g
  • FM Radio
  • GPS

First stock is due at the end of September and it will cost £325 including VAT when purchased SIM free from Clove.  You can order yours here.

For the Full press release read below.

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