Clove’s top 10 smartphones of July 2014

It seems like only 5 minutes ago that we were talking about CES, but now into the 7th month of the year we are nearer the next CES than the last!  Time flies hey!

It is safe to say that now all the major players have released their flagship handsets, the G3 from LG was the last to the party here.

Last it might have been but by no means lacking was it, making quite an entrance with the quad HD display.

The updated Motorola Moto G has too made quite an entrance, selling better than expected and offering 4G for well under the £200 price point.

The choice of which smartphone to go for has never been so great. Various models in various memory sizes and in various colours often with a mini counterpart. Which device to go for will be your choice, but  if you ever need any assistance then then we are always willing to advise here at Clove.

Contact us on sales@clove.co.uk or by phoning +441202552936.

We do too have a range of full device reviews here.

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.


10. LG G2 Mini

LG G2 Mini

Falling dfown the list, the G2 Mini lacks the wow factor of so many other device, but it is no slouch and will make a very lovely handset for anyone who takes the plunge.  I still feel that this is more comfortable in the hand than the Z1 Compact.

It has a 4.7″ display which is a nice size, not too big or too small.

The resolution of the screen and the slight inbalance of the camera results mean that the G2 Mini doesn’t have quite what it takes to compete with the best but a strong contender it is none the less.

Witht he winning form factor from the original G2 the rear mounted button configuration I think works better on the smaller G2 Mini.

Now available for less than £350 the G2 seems to have dropped off the radar for many in the tech circles but it is still an exceptionally powerful product.

It is snappy and looks the part with some nice UI features.

Buy LG G2 Mini HERE.

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HTC Desire 610 V LG G2 Mini Spec Comparison

LG G2 Mini V HTC Desire 610

Want to know how these two compare in terms of hardware and specification?  If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place.

Click the following image to get a detailed specification comparison between the two.

LG G2 Mini V HTC One Mini Spec Comparison

HTC One Mini v LG G2 Mini

The G2 Mini and One Mini are just two examples of the mini versions of premium handsets we see manufacturers offering.

There are inevitably differences between the two and the following comparison aims to show you just what those differences are.

Click on the image below to be taken through to a full specification comparison, or watch the video below this if you prefer the animated version.

HTC Desire 610 now available

htc-desire-610-landscapeAnyone is a sucker for something new and shiny but despite this, the edge can be taken off when you look at the price.

We all know that features affect the price, but many of us, me included do not always need the best specification.

The Desire 610 is a mid range handset that is available for £235.00 including VAT.

Headline features include:

  • Android 4.2 Operating System
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 8 MP Camera with autofocus and HDR
  • 4.7” Capacitive Display (234ppi)
  • Dual front-facing speakers
  • HTC BoomSound
  • MicroSD memory card slot

Offering big screen entertainment and impressive sound thanks to the BoomSound speaker setup the Desire 610 is available to purchase SIM free from Clove now.  Just click here to order yours.

HTC Desire 610 User Manual/Guide

HTC Desire 610 User Manual

Below you can find the digital version of the user manual for the HTC Desire 610.

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

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

HTC Desire 310 User Manual/Guide

HTC Desire 310 User Manual

Below you can find the digital version of the user manual for the HTC Desire 310.

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

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

HTC One (M8) 60 Second Review

If you want to find out the positives and negatives of the new HTC One (M8) and are short of time, then be sure to watch our 60 seconds review video below.

If you have a little more time or want to know more, then read the full review or watch the following video for the full review.

To buy the HTC One M8 click here.

HTC One (M8) Review

HTC_One_M8The HTC One was the winner of many prestigious awards in 2013, so any successor is going to have a tough time living up to the same standards.

So perhaps by no surprise then the HTC One (M8), as a successor is very similar to the original HTC One.

There are a few obvious differences; most notably the size and the addition of a second rear camera, but more subtle changes and improvement become apparent when we dig a little deeper.

It will be very hard not to compare the new M8 to the original HTC One throughout, however we will do our best to judge the handset based on it’s own abilities rather than considering its older brother.

Read on below for the full written review.

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HTC One (M8) v Sony Xperia E1 speaker test

Sony_Xperia_E1hThe HTC One (M8) is well known for its exceptional audio quality, it really is the best audio experience on a  smartphone. Great volume and quality.

A logical competitor would not be the Sony Xperia E1 for many people as it is at the other end of the scale in terms of specs and price.

What makes the Xperia E1 stand out is its speaker.  It is capable of producing 100 decibels; which is loud for a smartphone.

I though therefore I would put a quick video together to show the differences between the speakers on the two.

The M8 produces very balanced sound with good volume, whereas the E1 is louder but the quality is not as good, the speaker sounds strained, but it does serve a purpose at a price.

HTC One (M8) Languages

If you are thinking of buying the HTC One (M8) and want to know what system and keyboard languages are on the phone, then be sure to check out the video and screenshots below that show you just this.

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