Nokia Lumia 830 Unboxing

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Nokia are going from strength to strength with their Windows Phone devices.

Accelerated thanks to the Nokia Lumia 930 and 1020 with its exceptional camera, we now have the Lumia 830.

More of a mid range handset, it does not pack the same punch as the aforementioned, but still you get a lot for your money.

Available SIM free for £300 including VAT you get:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 5” TrueColour IPS Display
  • 10 MP Pureview Camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Internal storage 16GB
  • Free Cloud Storage 15GB
  • Wireless Charging (Qi Standard)
  • And more….

We take a look at the device and show you the box contents in the following video.

A full review will be available soon, but for more information on the Nokia 830, just click here.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact offer ending soon

Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_BlackOur offer for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which includes a free case and car charger with the handset, will be soon be coming to a close.

The accessory bundle was added to Z3 Compact orders when we hit out pre-launch stretch goal and the offer has now been running for almost a month in total.

For those of you that are still interested in ordering, we recommend doing so as soon as possible if you would like to ensure that your order includes the free case and charger.

Order the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SIM free from the Clove website

We currently have the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact available at a fantastic price as well, it was dropped to just £290.83 + VAT before launch. At the moment we only have the black version of the Z3 Compact available to order – the red and white variants have been removed from sale while we wait for more stock to arrive, which is due towards the end of the month.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has been praised in reviews since its release, and at the current price it’s certainly a deal worth considering. If you haven’t seen our own review yet, you can read or watch it here. For those of you that are short on time, we also complete 60 second video reviews for most handsets.

Here’s the video for our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 60 second review:

CAT S50 vs CAT B15Q

What’s the difference between the CAT S50 and the CAT B15Q

Cat_S50_B15Q (9)In this post we take a look at how the CAT S50 and CAT B15Q compare to each other. We have them available to order respectively on the Clove website here and here.

CAT are slowly becoming a stronger and more recognised brand within the mobile industry.

Their devices have been designed to be rugged and fit the environments many would expect CAT products to be used; within the trades such as construction.

Many would consider them less desirable, but for those who need a tougher phone, their products have a high level of desirability, so how does the recently launched CAT S50 compare with the better known CAT B15Q?

In this post, we look to make comparison between them.

If you would like to watch the comparison, rather than read, then watch the video below.

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Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker User Guide/Manual

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker User Guide

Sony_BSP10_Bluetooth_SpeakeIt has never been so easy to consume media on the go. If it is not already stored on your device it is relatively simple to stream content to it.

When it is so easy to obtain it, then it should be just as vital that we enjoy that content on the best possible hardware.

Take music for example, if you have a high quality audio file, you want to appreciate the full sound as the artist intended, so you should opt for the best speakers possible to appreciate such.

Of course we all have a budget on what we can afford and is practical and that practicality comes into its own when listening to music on the go.

Sony have for a long time produced a range of Bluetooth speakers, and the BSP10 is their latest version and it is packed full of features.

Pairing with your phone, tablet or mobile device via Bluetooth, the sound is pumped through the high quality 5 Watt speaker. The SRS-BTV5 that the BSP10 replaces has just a 1.2 Watt speaker.

Great for music and even voice calls, delivering deeper bass and clearer highs, the compact speaker comes in two colours, black and white.

Weighing 300grams it is portable enough with a height of 6cm and diameter of just 8cm.

A built in battery should last for 7 hours of streaming and is capable of up to 400 hours of standby.

At some point that battery will deplete so you will need to recharge it. This is where the BSP10 is really quite innovative. It has Qi wireless charging on board, meaning all you need so is sit it on a wireless charging plate and the battery will be recharged. It works perfectly with the WCH10 charging plate from Sony. Of course there is a microUSB connection for traditional charging.

To make pairing simple too, the BSP10 has NFC in built for one touch pairing too.

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony BSP10 speaker user manual, so you can know all there is to know about this speaker.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the SBH60, 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.

 

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Languages

Are you interested in the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact?

Do you communicate in different languages?

If the answer is yes to both these questions, then why not check out the following video that shows the language options available on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation) Unboxing

moto-x-black-leather-bothThe 2nd generation Motorola Moto X is with us.

Slightly confusingly it is referred to the Moto X, which actually launched last year; but this is a new and improved version that is currently available with a Bamboo or Black Resin finish on the back cover.

The new and improved Moto X has the following headline specifications:

  • 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
  • 9.7mm thick , 140g
  • 4G compatible
  • NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity

In the following video, we show you what you can expect in the box and what it looks like in the hand.

For more information on the Moto X, please CLICK HERE.

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 sales@clove.co.uk 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 E3 User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia E3 User Manual/Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the user manual for the Sony Xperia E3 rugged smartphone. Click the PDF icon to open the manual.

If you would like a printed version of the manual, just click here.

The Xperia E3 offers solid specs without a budget breaking price point. A 4.5″ touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, Android operating system and 4G connectivity are amongst some of the highlights of this device.

Should the user manual here not answer any of your questions about the B15Q, then feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

Cat B15Q User Manual

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.

CAT S50 60 Second Review

Cat_S50_B15Q (5)Once ‘tough phones’ were unsightly and only the really serious had such.

Over time technology and design as well as attitudes have begun to change and the ‘rugged phone’ is becoming increasingly more popular.

There are some variances between these tougher handsets that exist.  There are those that are water resistant and those real tough handsets that are water resistant and drop tested.

The S50, is a handset that falls into the latter category.

It might not be the most attractive when you compare it to the Apple, Samsung and Sony solutions but can they fall 1.8 meters onto concrete multiple times and still leave to tell the tale?

The S50 is also rather surprising with some of the headline features which include amongst others:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system
  • 4.7” IPS HD capacitive touch screen with Gorilla Glass and wet finger tracking
  • IP67 Water and Dustproof
  • Military 810G rated
  • 8MP camera with LED Flash and HD video recording
  • 4G
  • Qi wireless charging

You can read and watch our full review HERE.  However, if you are short of time, why not view the following video which will run through the highs and lows in just 60 seconds

Keen to make the S50 your next companion?  You can purchase one from Clove here.