Pre-order SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

SIM Free pricing from Clove for 32/64/128 GB versions of both S6 flagships

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Black_White_GoldIf you are looking for the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you can now pre-order a SIM free variant from us here at Clove.

We are going to be stocking all 3 memory variants – 32, 64 & 128 GB – in the 3 colour options – Black, White & Gold.

You probably do not need reminding of the features, but just in case:

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop – updated with new features for 2015
  • Samsung Exynos octa-core processor – incredible power and performance
  • 32/64/128 GB storage – plenty of storage space for all your documents, media and applications
  • Quad HD display – a more immersive experience with more detail and clarity, along with an improved outdoors viewing experience
  • Metal and glass body – a new premium and solid design that makes the S6 look more of a premium product.

The prices are as follows:

Galaxy S6

  • 32GB Galaxy S6 – £575 including VAT (£479.17 excluding VAT)
  • 64GB Galaxy S6 – £630 including VAT (£525.00 excluding VAT)
  • 128GB Galaxy S6 – £699 including VAT (£582.50 excluding VAT)

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Galaxy S6 Edge

  • 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £675 including VAT (£562.50 excluding VAT)
  • 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £725 including VAT (£604.17 excluding VAT)
  • 128GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £800 including VAT (£666.67 excluding VAT)

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When you pre-order from Clove you are not charged, you are simply registering your intent and desire to obtain one of these handsets.  The pre-order can be cancelled at any time without penalty.

As we get closer to launch, expected mid-April we will contact customers who have pre-ordered and request final confirmation and payment for the order.

Any questions, do get in touch by emailing sales@clove.co.uk or calling +44 (0)1202 552936 or leave a comment below.

Honor 6 – £229.99 for a limited time #forthebrave

The best, high end smartphone under £250 is now £20 cheaper

Honor_6_Hands_On (7)Motorola’s Moto G sets the bar for feature rich smartphones below £150, but for a large number the Moto G lacks some of the power and more premium features they desire.

So increase the budget to £250 and you get the Honor 6, personally my preferred smartphone at this price point.  There are many features built into the Honor 6 that premium phones like the Sony Xperia Z3, and Samsung Galaxy S6 demand £150+ extra for.

Just some of the key features:

  • 5” full HD touchscreen display with 441 pixels per inch
  • Octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • Rear 13 megapixel camera with a front facing 5 megapixel
  • 3100mAh user removable battery
  • Video out
  • Android operating system with Emotion UI interface

At £250 this phone was excellent value, but now for a LIMITED TIME you can purchase it SIM FREE, in either Black or White colour for £20 less.  It is now just £229.99.

Buy Honor 6 SIM FREE for £229.99

I personally concluded in our full review (available here)

If you want high end power and features for a price that does not leave you really having to justify the purchase to yourself then the Honor 6 is a super option and nobody would fault you for making such a decision.

Since writing that my opinions have not change.

If you want to find out more about the Honor 6 watch our full review below, or if you are short of time, watch our 60 second review which gives you the highs and lows in just a minute.

Full review:

60 second review:

Buy Honor 6 SIM FREE for £229.99

This offer is valid for a limited time only.  Get it whilst you can.

Thinkware H100 Dash Cam Review

Thinkware_H100_Dash_Cam (3)With ‘Crash for Cash’ schemes costing around £400 million per year within the UK it is not unsurprising that more people are taking it into their own hands to protect themselves as best as possible from such.

If you have not been there yourself, you will have heard stories of how long it can take for claims to be resolved by insurance companies due to the differing accounts and the need for insurers to actually work out who was to blame.

Dash cameras are the solution to making this whole process easier and protecting yourself.

Ranging from the cheap to the expensive which one is right for you will depend on your needs.

On test here is the Thinkware H100 that costs £100 and offers what many would consider the basics required from a car camera.

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Hisense SoundTab Review

The modern version of the boombox

Hisense_SoundTab_Hands_On (2)In a technologically advanced world where there seems to be a solution for everything, there are few occasions when a product makes you think twice and say why has that not been done before.

In this instance I refer to the Hisense SoundTab.

I cannot categorically say that nothing like this already exists, but I do not recall in my 10 years of experience in the mobile space finding a product like the SoundTab.

It is the modern equivalent to the boombox that urbanites of the 1980s would carry around.

As the name implies it is a tablet with powerful speakers but how does this combination combine and work in practice?

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Sony Xperia E4 now available

Sony Xperia E4At £99 inclusive of VAT when purchased SIM free this is more of a budget handset from Sony than we are used to.

However budget need not mean boring or basic nowadays.

With a 5″ touchscreen, the E4 makes it simpler to interact with content  at any time on screen whilst the 2,300mAh battery will last you up to 2 full days thanks to STAMINA mode.

Running Google Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system with an update to Android Lollipop expected you can be up and running very quickly.  Within a matter of minutes sync your Google account data to the handset syncing via WiFi or 3G. If you particularly want 4G you will need to wait for the Xperia E4g.

If you have specific apps you want, just download them from the Google Play store.

Planning to spend the day away from home? Use Google services to find exciting places to visit, use maps to navigate there and use the rear facing 5 megapixel camera to capturing images and videos.

All your media be it images, video, documents or apps can be stored on the 8GB of internal memory and when space is short, use a microSD card in the provided expansion slot to give you more memory.

See the E4 in more detail in the following video and if you want to make the E4 your next handset, then click the blue button at the bottom of this post.

Buy SIM Free Sony Xperia E4

Hisense SoundTab – The Modern Boombox

Hisense_SoundTab_Hands_On (7)Remember the big boombox that used to get carried on the shoulders of young urbanites in the 1980s? The SoundTab is the modern equivalent.

A unique product, we do not expect you have seen much like it before.

A combination of Android powered tablet and powerful speakers, this device sits on an aluminium stand and offers a highly portable, powerful mobile media device for the modern home.

Suitable for use in the kitchen, garden, lounge, dining room, kids bedroom, university accommodation or even down at the park, the SoundTab has something for everyone.

Do not think of it as a tablet on its own, it is not designed to be this or to replace an existing tablet (unless you choose to). It is a complementary product to your modern, digital life.

Key features include:

  • Hisense_SoundTab_Hands_On (8)Android 4.4 with full access to Google Play store and other services
  • 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM
  • 7” touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • WiFi
  • Internal 3,000 mAh battery so you can use away from a fixed power source
  • 10 watts of combined speaker power to ensure sound is heard in even the noisiest of locations
  • The ability to output the content to a larger HD display via the HDMI port
  • Connect other audio sources to the SoundTab with a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth
  • A microSD card slot to further expand the 8GB of internal memory up to a maximum combined stoage of 40GB
  • Sleek design with solid aluminium base that looks good and can act as a handle.
  • Remote control for easy control at a distance, no need to actually touch the SoundTab

We are sure you will agree it is quite an interesting product.

Here are a mix of official and hands on images.

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What do you think? Does it have a place in your life?

What if we told you it was just £139.99?

See the SoundTab shown off in the offical promo below.

The first stock is due in April from Clove.

Order the Hisense SoundTab or find out more here

Motorola Moto G 4G (2nd Gen)

Motroola_Moto_G_4G_2nd_GenaThe Moto G (2nd Gen) has been one of the most popular handsets for us here at Clove.

The competitive £150 price point has a lot to do with this, but the following features help:

  • 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

There problem is that it has until now been missing 4G connectivity; which many have desired.

I say up until now, because Motorola have unveiled the Moto G 4G (2nd Gen) which takes this form factor and adds 4G connectivity.  It does do away with the extra SIM card slot, so there is only 1 on this new handset.

Sporting a 5″ HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass and many other features, not to mention the customisable settings this is a winning handset in our opinion.

Due at the end of the month, the handset will cost £155 including VAT. To register your interest or obtain one, click the link below.

Register my interest in the Moto G 4G (2nd Gen)

Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) User Guide/Manual

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Moto E 4G user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The second generation of the Moto E, the newest version comes with 4G included and interchangeable bands that allow you to personalise the phone.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini user manual

Sandisk’s 200GB microSD memory card will work with devices that support 64 & 128GB cards

200GB_MicroSDJust over a week ago, SanDisk announced a 200GB microSD memory card.

Yes, that is a card not much bigger than a fingernail that can hold 35,000 16 megapixel photos!

Quite unbelievable, but that is the wonder of modern technology.

Many are asking will it work with their smartphone or mobile device.

The simple answer is yes, if your smartphone or mobile devices supports 64GB or 128GB cards then the 200GB card will work too.

SDXC stands for Secure Digital Extended Capacity.  Superseding the previous SDHC standard that was capped at 32GB, SDXC can theoretically go up to 2 Terabytes, meaning SD card sizes will continue to grow and we could one day potentially have 2 TB microSD memory cards, if companies like Sandisk can continue to overcome the physical limitations.

So if you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia Z3 as an example you will be able to use a 200 GB microSD if you wish to pay the price of circa £260 when it hits the market in the next few months.

Being an ‘Ultra’ card and rated class 10, video and other data heavy content can be easily read and written to the card as it never drops below 10 Mbps.

Do not just take my word for it.  This video from Mobile World Congress has a SanDisk representative confirm this.

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera features

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Alongside the design improvements Samsung have made to the S6 series, a lot of work has been put into the camera on the phone.

With 7 out of 10 shots captured by consumers done so on mobile devices there is ever evidence you and I want more from the cameras on the phones we have in our pockets.

We all know the best camera is the one that you have with you right?!

There is 16 megapixel rear facing camera and a 5 megapixel on the front.

Both have an F1.9 aperture meaning better low light shots. The front camera captures 60% more light and the rear 34% more than compared to the previous S5 cameras.

Other features include:

  • Quick launch – launch the camera on 0.7 seconds by double tapping the home button
  • Improved auto-focus, find and keep focus with less hassle
  • Tracking auto-focus allows you to retain focus on a subject even when it is moving
  • A variety of camera shooting modes including, Auto, Pro, Selective Focus, Panorama, Slow Motion and Fast Motion
  • Pro mode allows you to control ISO and more, much like you would on a DSLR camera
  • HDR for front and rear camera with real time view
  • Optical Image Stabalisation (OIS) to reduce shake in footage

Take a look at the official Samsung video that explains all.

If you are interested in either phone, click the link below to see the range of SIM free Samsung phones we range.

SIM free Samsung smartphones