LG Smartphones - News & Reviews

Below you can find posts about the various Sony handsets that we range of the Clove website, including the popular Sony Xperia Z series.

If you're thinking of buying a new phone, please see our SIM Free LG Phones section on the Clove website. We also offer official and third party LG accessories for the handsets that we range.

LG Watch Urbane coming 27th April – £299

UPDATE 30/03 – an earlier version of this post had the LG Watch Urbane priced at £269.99. This has since been revised to £299.LG_WATCH_URBANE5

One 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 £299 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.

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of January 2015

We are at the start of another year and no doubt 2015 will be just as big a year in tech as 2014.  What can we expect?  Who really knows, but it is a pretty safe bet that we will see the next generation of wearables, battery life will become ever more important and it is quite likely that the integration of services for a simplified connected life will play a big part too.

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the USA begins this week and is the first insight into 2015 technology.

Little has changed in terms of our smartphone top 10 from December, so read on to find out what our list looks like.

10. LG G3

LG G3With a quad HD display the LG G3 is an absolute stunner when watching back some media on the handset, but is the mobile world ready for this yet, a lot of feedback would suggest not quite.

It is an absolute power house and considering its size of screen it does not feel as big as the Note 3 and not much bigger than the Sony of HTC counterparts.

LG have learnt from the G2 and Nexus handsets and put all of this into the G3 to make it what it is today.

It has a higher PPI than the human eye can really detect, but is that not just a reason to have it, because more pixels are better?

At under £400 including a FREE Bluetooth Headset this is a simply outstanding product bundle for the price!


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LG G Watch R 60 Second Review

Short of time and want to know what the positives and negatives are of the new LG G Watch R?

Check out the following videos which covers the highs and lows in around 1 minute for you.

Clove’s top 10 Smartphones of November 2014

It is at this time of year that we have normally seen all the new devices come to market and it will be a new year before any significant changes occur in the mobile space.

Between now and the New Year I can think of a couple of devices though that will be arriving, but what impact they make on the top 10, only time will tell.

There is a fantastic selection of phones available, from the big to the small and slim, few will find it difficult to find the right phone for you.

So what are our top 10 smartphones for November 2014? Read on to find out.

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. For a complete list of the phones that we range, see our SIM free smartphones section.

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

Spending another month in the 10th place spot the 830 is a respectable smartphone.

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 everyone’s choice but a lot has changed since many considered it, vast improvements from the notification shade to the availability of apps.

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. There are few that can argue that the camera on a Nokia phone can be beaten.

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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LG G Watch R Review

LG_G_Watch_R (17)The battle of the SmartWatches is upon us.  It began with Sony and with the introduction of Android Wear, LG, Samsung and Motorola have all given it a shot.

They all have their positives and negatives, but for many the squarer faces of the first wearables were not acceptable.  The demand for many is for circular, more traditional watch looking devices.

Motorola stood first with the Moto 360, but LG has quickly followed with the G Watch R.

The 360 has been released, but UK availability is sparse and the G Watch R is not facing such supply issues.

In this review I tell you all the good, bad and OK bits about the G Watch R. If you prefer to sit back, watch and listen, then the video below if for you.  If you prefer to read then scroll down for the full written review.

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LG G Watch R – In Stock Tomorrow – £224.99


The title of the post says is all, the LG G Watch R will be in stock tomorrow, the 24th of October.

We did not receive our order from last week and have now been told the stock of the LG G Watch R is due to be at Clove on Wednesday 29th. This keeps our stock closer to LG’s officially announced UK high street release day at the end of this week. We will now be shipping from this date.


It might be the second Android Wear device from LG, but unlike the original G Watch launched only a few months ago, the G Watch are has a completely circular watch face and a more traditional

look to it, yet retains all the great features.

Key features include:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Stainless steel body
  • 410 mAh Battery
  • Changeable strap
  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display
  • Use in direct sunlight
  • Utilization of the whole screen

Available in Black only, the G Wartch R is available for order from Clove now at £224.99 including VAT or £187.49 excluding VAT.


Interested? Want to know more? Watch the video below and see what it can do for you.

If you have not seen what Android wear is all about, you can watch our full Android Wear review in the following video, which features the original G Watch. You can find our full range of smart watches here on the Clove website.

LG G3 £84 price drop

Down to £325 (£390 inc. VAT)

SIM free lg g3The LG G3 has received a sizeable price drop, it’s now down to just £325 (£390 inc. VAT) on the Clove website. We currently have it available in Black and Gold.

Here’s a quick look at the G3’s main specs:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • LG Emotion UI
  • 5.5” Quad HD 1440 x 2560 (534 ppi)
  • 13 MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS & HDR
  • 2.46 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2 GB RAM / 16 GB internal storage
  • Micro SD memory card support up to 128 GB
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
  • 3,000 mAh removable battery
  • Wireless charging

Click here to order the SIM Free LG G3 from Clove 

The G3 is certainly one of this year’s best devices, Jon was more than impressed when he reviewed it back in June:

“There are so many elements that make this device strong, most notably what it gives back to you and I as the user. It gives control, scope and options in a way that is not overly complicated.

The attention to detail and focus on giving the user what they want makes the G3 stand out aside from its strong list of specifications. It has tough competition, but it has what it takes to compete.”

You can read the full review here or watch the video version below.

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LG G Watch 60 Second Review

LG_G_WatchfEarlier this week I published a full review of the LG G Watch and the Android Wear software found on it.

The G Watch is the next generation of Smartwatch that is capable of becoming quite something given time for apps and android wear extensions to become available.

If you missed the review you can read  it here.

If you are short of time or want to know only about the watch itself rather than the software so much, why not take a look at the following video which summaries the main positives and negatives in 60 seconds.

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of August 2014

Where has the time gone? It is the middle of summer here in the UK and everyone is using their photos to snap pictures of beaches, planes, far flung destinations and family members enjoying themselves.

August tends to be a quiet month in the mobile industry as people wind down after a busy few months and prepare for the run up to that big day in December….(yes we are already thinking about this).

Although things may be calming down that has not stopped a battle emerging for a space in the top 10 smartphones this month.

We have a new addition in the form of the Nokia Lumia 930 and a few movements amongst other strong contenders.

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.


Motorola Moto E Front_small10. Motorola Moto E

A less featured Moto G but below with £100 price point the Moto E brings great value performance and features to the mass market. Dual core processor, 5 megapixel camera and 3G connectivity.

It might not be all that inspiring in terms of design but it offers what the majority of us will need for communicating on the go and there are interchangeable covers for that added personalisation.

Like the Moto G the E offers all round value but does away with the added power and features that not everyone needs.  As an upgrade from a feature-phone this is a good example of a first smartphone.

Buy Motorola Moto E HERE

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Free Bluetooth photo printer with LG G3

Receive a FREE wireless Bluetooth pocket photo printer worth £100 with every LG G3.

The printer connects via Bluetooth with NFC one touch pairing available as an option and prints the pictures you ask of it.

Available SIM free from Clove, the LG G3 is amongst the must have devices of this summer that boasts the following features:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • LG Emotion UI
  • 5.5” Quad HD 1440 x 2560 (534 ppi)
  • 13 MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS & HDR
  • 2.46 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2 GB RAM / 16 GB internal storage
  • Micro SD memory card support up to 128 GB
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
  • 3,000 mAh removable battery
  • Wireless charging

If you have not really seen what all the fuss is about then why not take a look at our quick 60 second review below.

For more information or to take advantage of the offer, please click here.