Samsung Gear 2 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Gear 2 User Manual

Below you can find the digital version of the user manual for the Samsung Gear 2.

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.

HTC One (M8) Unboxing

HTC-One-M8-Grey-All-Angles

The HTC One was a popular and award winning handset for a number of reasons, so HTC have had to do something special with the 2nd generation HTC One (M8) to appeal to both existing and new users.

From the spec sheet it would look like they have done just enough to compete with other flagships, but that just enough becomes somewhat more meaningful when you hold the device in your hand and see what it looks like for real rather than in the photos.

The M8 has stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and Sony, however the stand out features such as Blinkfeed, BoomSound and HTC Zoe which made the original One unique have been improved upon and continue to differentiate the M8 from other similar handsets on the market.

We unbox the HTC One (M8) 2014 edition in the following video and a full review will be coming very soon.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – Hello, pleased to meet you

Over the past few weeks we’ve been providing in depth coverage of the latest Sony flagship handset; the Xperia Z2.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Now we’ll be taking a look at the new tablet from Sony, the rather similarly named Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. There isn’t that much competition in the high-end Android tablet market so Sony could be forgiven for just putting any half decent attempt out there and being done with it.

That wouldn’t be their style though and by sharing a name with the freshly released flagship phone, this new tablet has a lot to live up to.

With the Z2 Tablet, Sony have provided the market with what could possibly be the best all round 10-inch Android tablet you can buy right now. This may be seen as a very bold statement, however it’s one that I intend to back up and convey to you.

Over the course of our story we will take a look at both the outside and probe deep inside to find out why this is another example of Sony brilliance and a worthy successor to last year’s underrated and often overlooked original Z Tablet.

KAZAM Trooper X5.5 Unboxing

KAZAM_TROOPER_5.5Over the last few months I have had hands on with a few of the KAZAM smartphone range.

It is easily to be critical of the product.  They are not particularly exciting nor do any of the devices make you go wow, I have not seen that before.

However, what can not be taken from KAZAM is their handsets offer what most of us need at a price point far below much of the competition in an all round no nonsense package.

The latest device I haven been using is the KAZAM Trooper X5.5.

Aimed at the Samsung Galaxy Note style devices, the 5.5 comes complete with a flip case in the box and retails for £150 all in.

In this £150 price tag you get a FREE screen replacement included if you manage to break yours within the first 12 months of ownership.  You can not deny, that is a great value added extra.

Some of the features of the KAZAM include:

  • Dual SIM functionality
  • 5.5″ touchscreen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Android OS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

Check out our unboxing below and be sure to check back in about a week for the full review.

 

Sony Xperia Z2 60 second review

Z2_Hands_On_ImageaWe appreciate that time can be valuable so listening to our full review of the Z2 (found here) at 9 minutes long might be a bit too much time to give up.

So, with this in mind we have put together a 60 second review of the Xperia Z2 smartphone.  View the video below to see and hear the positive and negatives to this phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 User Manual/Guide

Samsung Galaxy S5 User Manual

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 user manual. Click the PDF icon to view it.

If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The S5 is the latest flaghsip model in the Samsung range that replaces the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now IP rated it can withstand water and dust as well as offering a faster processor, improved camera and improved software.

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 delayed

Samsung Galaxy S5

UPDATE 15/4:  We have further unfortunate news to share on the release of the SIM free stock of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Stock was expected to arrive later this week after an initial delay; but today we have been notified that the earliest we can now expect units is next week.

This coming weekend is Easter Bank Holiday in the UK, meaning our offices and Samsung’s distribution will be closed from Friday 18th through Monday 21st.

The Galaxy S5 stock will therefore arrive during the latter part of next week. We do not have an exact arrival day as of yet.

We will update you next week when we know more.

We share your frustration and disappointment at the extended delay. To the best of our knowledge, this applies to all SIM free sales from UK retailers. The supply of SIM free stock is ultimately in the hands of Samsung; currently all UK Galaxy S5 stock is to be sold directly by them or their chosen partners with carrier contracts.

We continue to await a shipment from their official distribution partners in the UK. As soon as any units arrive we will process and dispatch orders as quickly as is possible to avoid any further delays.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 official launch date is today, Friday 11th April.

Stock was expected to arrive from Samsung and begin shipping today.  However Samsung have delayed the arrival of the SIM free stock to online retailers including Clove Technology.

As a consequence any order placed with Clove will not be shipping today and will do so when stock arrive.

This is extremely disappointing and we can only apologise, but this delay is out of our control.

At this time we do not have a confirmed arrival date for the stock, but have been told we can expect units next week – week commencing 14th April.

Once we have more information we shall update you and of course ship your order as soon as is possible.

On a slightly more positive note, Android Central have confirmed that the S5 is still subject to a region lock, but they have made it clearer how to remove this.

There is a label on the box that reads:

European Model: This product should be activated with a SIM card issued from a mobile operator within Europe (as defined EU/EEA, Switzerland and the following Non-EEA countries Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.) To use SIM cards from other regions, a cumulative call over five minutes must first be made with the SIM card from European operators.

If you are ordering from Clove to a country outside of the intended region, you will be asked at the checkout to confirm your acceptance of this limitation as well as your consent for the box to be opened and  the device activated on your behalf.

New Range of Nokia Lumia smartphones available for Pre-Order

Nokia Lumia 930Nokia has recently announced a new range of Lumia smartphones.  These include the Nokia Lumia 930, 635 and 630, with the first being a new potential flagship product for the company.  The look and specification of these Windows 8.1 phones is certainly impressive, with their being many great features.  Nokia is known for integrating high-quality cameras into their smartphones and the Lumia 930 is no exception.  With it benefiting from a 20 MP which uses a 6-lens optics configuration for producing stunning photos every time.  Qi wireless charging also makes a return with it once again being integrated into the phone and not requiring any add-on.  With the latest 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 1080p high-definition 5″ display you have high-quality components for enjoying the latest apps, games and all of your media content.

The Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 are also great looking smartphones, with Nokia’s design flare showing through.  If you enjoyed the ability to exchange covers with older Nokia products you will like the fact that you can exchange the shell of these smartphones and choose from a wide choice of vibrant colours.  They offer you the performance needed to keep in touch with everyone in your life and play the odd game when the mood takes you.  The Lumia 635 additionally benefits from 4G connectivity being included so you can quickly download the latest app, games and browse the web like never before.

The specifications of the Nokia smartphones are as below:

Nokia Lumia 930

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 20 MP camera with 6-lens optics
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 5″ high-definition 1080p display
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G connectivity

Nokia Lumia 630/635

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 5 MP camera with autofocus
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 4.5″ IPS LCD display
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 4G connectivity (Nokia Lumia 635 only)

For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 930 Click Here    

For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 635 Click Here

For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 630 Click Here

There is more to it than hardware – Clove Vlog #76

There is more to a smartphone than just hardware nowadays.  Software makes up such a big part of it and with devices like the HTC One, there is a lot of software features to look at test and consider.

Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Card for Samsung Galaxy S5

S5_QI_Wireless_Charging_ReceiverThe Samsung Galaxy S5 is just about to hit the shop shelves at the time of writing this post.

One of the features some would say it lacks is wireless charging.

This can be added through a replacement back cover or case. However there are are couple of downsides.  The phone becomes physically thicker and they are expensive.

Of course the added positive is that the the back cover and case are official Samsung accessories.

If you are however looking for a more cost effective solution, then a QI wireless charging receiver card could be a great option.

The card sits under the standard back cover of the S5 and connects to the appropriate connectors under the case.

The receiver card does not affect the NFC or the thickness of the device as it is sat inside the body of the phone.

Once inserted, the receiver will work with other QI enabled products such as a wireless charging pad be it the Koolpad or the official Samsung pad.

The receiver card is due to be available from late April and can be ordered here for a price of £16.80 including VAT.