Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Accessories

S6_AccessoriesWith the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge about 2 weeks away from official launch (at the time of writing), if you are thinking of opting for one of these, you may also wish to think about some of the accessory options you have.

In true Samsung fashion, you are not short of options.

Below are a list of the official accessory options you have, each of which come in a range of colours.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Of course we also have cases and other accessories from other brands such as Case-Mate and Otterbox, so be sure to view our full range of S6 accessories here and S6 Edge accessories here.

We will be offering lots of hands on content and opinions of each accessory, so be sure to continue to check back for more posts soon.

LG Watch Urbane coming 27th April – £269.99

LG_WATCH_URBANE5One of the pioneering brands within the Smartwatch category of technology product, LG have released the G Watch and the G Watch R and now comes the LG Watch Urbane.

Another Android Wear product, the Urbane takes many of the features of the G Watch R with slight design tweaks to create this new variant, which many would argue has a classier and more refined look to it.

Key features include:

  • A sophisticated, elegant and classic looking watch
  • Powered by Android Wear
  • Works with Android 4.3 or higher
  • Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
  • Always-On ambient mode
  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display
  • 410mAh Battery
  • Changeable 22mm straps

Watch the following promotional video to find out a bit more.

This new option is due to be available from the 27th April and will cost £269.99 inclusive of VAT for the Silver option.

If the current crop of watches running Android Wear have yet to win your heart, maybe the more elegant Urbane will.

Pre-orders are now being accepted, just head to the Clove site to order yours.

Pre-order LG Urbane Android Wear Smartwatch

Whilst pricing and availability is still to be confirmed, there is too a Urbane LTE variant coming. The LTE option will not rely on being paired to a phone, but will be more expensive and is to be powered by LG’s own software which is a customisation of WebOs.  If you are more interested in this, you can register your interest here.

Lumia 930 Orange flash sale – £299 this weekend only!

Save £50 on the Orange Lumia 930 – also eligible for a free Fitbit Flex!

Nokia Lumia 930Nokia’s Lumia 930, now under the Microsoft Devices banner, is a high powered smartphone suitable for casual users or executives alike.

Complete with 5 inch screen, 20 MP PureView camera, wireless charging and complete access to Microsoft’s Office and Cloud services, the 930 is a productivity dream.

The most recent Windows 8.1 Lumia Denim update also infuses the 930 with extra software features; introducing Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant, updating the camera performance and improving home screen organisation.

For this weekend only, we are slashing £50 off the retail price of the Orange model to just £299 (£249.17 ex-VAT). So if you have a Dutch friend to gift to or just fancy something a little vibrant as the days start to get a little longer, this could be just what you’re looking for.

Even better, this reduction coincides with the end of Microsoft and Fitbit’s promotion to receive a free Fitbit Flex for UK and RoI customers. Order this weekend, and when your receive your Lumia 930, simply download the Fitbit Gift app from the Windows Phone Store and follow the instructions.

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HTC One M9 – Imaging

HTC One M9 (Clove)The HTC One range has had an interesting ride with camera technology. Both the original 2013 model and last year’s M8 featured an ‘Ultrapixel’ camera.

This was developed in house by HTC and whilst it only had a true megapixel number of 4 (the M8 had two of them for a total of 8), the pixels themselves were significantly larger than in other leading smartphones, supposedly resulting in a greatly increased amount of light let in for each picture.

Critics were divided and whilst the low light performance of the cameras was praised, comparisons of the end results in all situations with other smartphones remained inconclusive at best.

HTC have now decided to transfer that Ultrapixel technology to the front of the One M9. In a time where taking a selfie is the new craze, adding an excellent low-light camera for doing just that is a really smart move.

Listening to critics and consumers alike, the main camera has been updated to an industry leading 20.7 MP, now on a par with Sony. This is also protected with a sapphire lens cover to avoid scratches and damage.

The promo video below shows us a few of the new software enhancements. HTC Zoe returns to provide animated slideshows of your best pictures, as well as an updated photo editor.

The new HTC Eye Experience software (first seen on the Desire Eye smartphone) delivers extra features including Auto & Voice Selfie, Group Video Chat, Split Capture, Crop Me In, Face Fusion, Live Makeup and Photo Booth filters.

Register for the HTC One M9 with Clove Technology

LG G Flex 2 hitting our shelves from April 6

lg-g-flex-3-cloveNot only will it be the start of the new tax year here in the UK but from the 6th of April we will be taking stock of teh LG G Fflex 2.

Owners of the iPhone 6 have mimicked the curved body of the LG G Flex but they simply don’t have Android running on it and it isn’t made by LG.

Powering the phone is a massive 2.8 GHz Octa Core processor and 2 GB of RAM so you’ll be able to chuck all of teh power hungry apps out there at it.

Android Lollipop comes running out of the box so you’ll have one of the most powerful and up to date handsets out there.

The biggest talking point though is that curved design. With an impressive 5.5″ screen and a resolution of 1080 x 1920  viewing angles, panoramic pictures and gaming are going to look rather special with the LG G Flex 2.

Other specs include:

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 16 GB storage / 2 GB RAM
  • micro SD up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP Laser autofocus camera / 2.1 MP front facing camera
  • 4K video recording
  • HDMI out via Slimport
  • Bluetooth 4.1 / GPS / NFC / Infrared
  • LTE available
  • 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4 mm
  • 152 grams

You can place your order now over on our website where you can grab one for £469 plus shipping. It’s sim free, unlocked and comes in Black.

What do you think of the curved design?

Buy the LG G FLex 2 from Clove Technology

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)

Buy Samsung Galaxy S6

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)

Buy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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.

Free Fitbit Flex with select Lumia phones – 1 week left!

Last chance to pick up a Fitbit Flex with Lumia 930, 830 or 735

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Back in January we informed you of an offer being run by Microsoft Devices (previously Nokia) that allowed you to receive a free Fitbit Flex with select Lumia handsets.

Well it so happens that there’s only a week left of this offer – qualifying purchases must be made before March 31st!

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All purchases of the Lumia 930, 830 or 735, in any colour, are eligible to receive a brand new Fitbit Flex with an RRP of £79.99.

Once you receive your phone, you will need to activate with a UK or RoI SIM card and register the purchase. This can be done through the ‘Fitbit Gift’ available through the Windows Phone Store. Once registered, a black Fitbit Flex should be on its way to you within 28 days!

Registration must be completed before April 15th.

The offer is being run through Microsoft, Fitbit and their promoter, so unfortunately we cannot change the T&C’s and allow for other countries.

We are a registered partner though, so all purchases from Clove will definitely count. For full terms and conditions of the offer please read after the break.

The Fitbit Flex is a smart activity tracker to monitor your daily exercise, sleep patterns and provide analysis. With a Fitbit account and connected smartphone app you can set goals, share or compete with friends and enjoy real time updates of your progress.

N.B. If you have already registered for this offer and have not yet received your Flex, there is a helpline available on 0844 409 6620. Helpline open hours are 9:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday. Calls are handled by A-Novo Ltd on behalf of Microsoft. 

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HTC One M9 – BoomSound

HTC One M9 (Clove)BoomSound has been one of the stand out features of the One range since HTC first brought us the front-facing speakers in 2013.

The HTC One M9 doesn’t just feature the powerful dual speaker set up of previous models, it also utilises Dolby Audio Surround technology to deliver your music or movies with truly separated audio channels for a more immersive experience.

Whether your using Spotify, streaming an episode of your favourite series from Netflix or playing back a clip of the most recent gig you went to, The HTC One M9 offers great sound quality every time.

Register for HTC One M9 with Clove Technology

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge – Hardware

samsung-galaxy-s6-next-is-nowTop of the range smartphones need top of the range hardware and the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge are no different to others in this respect.

Samsung have utilised their own processor technology in the S6 range, bucking a longstanding partnership with manufacturer Qualcomm and their Snapdragon chips.

The new Samsung Exynos is the first 14 nm octa-core mobile chip, making it an absolute performance powerhouse when coupled with 3GB of RAM.

Battery life remains a big issue in 2015 and Samsung have addressed this. New fast charging technology offers up to 4 hours use from just 15 minutes of charge, and there are now far more options for managing power consumption and optimising the phone to conserve battery.

As an added bonus, Samsung have also included wireless charging as standard (no need for extra cases) – even better – they have ensured both the Qi and PMA standards are covered.

Register interest for Galaxy S6   Register interest for Galaxy S6 Edge

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HTC One M9 – Sense Home

HTC One M9 SIM Free UKIn this promotional video we take a look at the new Sense Home Widget available for the first time on the HTC One M9.

The widget has been designed to use your location data and then display a unique set of applications based on this.

The idea behind the widget is that when we’re relaxing at home, sat at our desk in the office or out for a stroll at the shops, the applications we’ll be interested in differ. By learning your daily patterns, the Sense Home Widget can curate which apps you have the quickest access to at any time.

The video also briefly advertises how the new Themes applications can take your own images to personalise not just the phone interface, but also a number of internal applications too.

Pre register for HTC One M9 with Clove Technology