Motorola Smartphones - News & Reviews

Below you can find posts about the various Motorola smartphones that we range of the Clove website, including the popular Motorola Moto G and Moto X lines.

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

Nexus 6 Midnight Blue 64GB pre-order is live

SIM free nexus 6 available to buy

The Nexus 6 from Google and Motorola is now available to pre-order in Midnight Blue that comes with a whopping 64GB of storage, enough to store pics, vids and whack on as many apps as you can shake a stick at.

We’ve seen a great deal of interest in the 64GB version and now that it is confirmed you can place your orders ready for delivery in January. As usual the Nexus 6 will come sim free and unlocked so you can use a sim from any network.

Why go Nexus, well with the latest updates direct from Google your Android will get all the latest and greatest improvements before anyone else.

Orders are expected to come in thick and fast for this so if you’ve been holding out now is a good time to get your name down.

Pre-order the Nexus 6 Midnight Blue 64GB from Clove Technology

Clove’s top 10 Smartphones of December 2014

Here in the UK, the festive season is upon us.  There has not really been much change in the number of devices available on the market, although the YotaPhone 2 has been announced, but it is not in time to hit our charts this month.

A new smartphone is on many peoples Christmas lists or if it is a little too pricey then what better time of year to treat yourself?!

So what are our top 10 smartphones for December 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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Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Review

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The new Moto X, will it be the Moto G of the high-end market?

We already know that Motorola have come on leaps and bounds in the smartphone space over the last year or so. The Moto G was a massive hit; it sold by the bucket load here at Clove and the 2nd Gen Moto G has proven just as popular in recent months. That’s the lower end of the market taken care of, so what about the high-end?

The original Moto X didn’t go down all that well with consumers in the UK, it was by no means a bad device, in fact a very good one, however  it just didn’t seem to sell particularly well.

This time round Motorola have devised a phone that packs some big specs behind an even bigger screen, which still gives you a clean and smooth Android experience. Motorola also offers a couple of extra built-in apps and features that actually serve a purpose – not many phones out there can boast that. Before we get in to the review here’s the main talking points:

  • 2.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 5.2 AMOLED capacitive touch screen
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • MicroUSB with USB host
  • 3G / 4G
  • Miracast (screen mirroring)

Check out our video review below or read on for the full written copy

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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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Motorola Moto 360 Review

Motorola_Moto_360 (18)A computer on your wrist was once something for a sci-fi movie, but no longer is this the case.

You, I and even your great uncle Pete can now wear an intelligent device on your wrist that reduces the need to interact with your smartphone.  Never has it been so possible to do so much without physically touching a computing product.

With the power of voice you can now set reminders, send text messagers, reply to emails and navigate from point A to B.

This ever capable product is referred to as the SmartWatch, and they come in various shapes, sizes and specifications; but the Motorola Moto 360 is the first to become available with a circular face and looks more like a traditional wrist watch than a black box strapped to your wrist.

The SmartWatch may still be a product for ‘geeks’ or the technically aware, but the 360 looks the part and begin the mass market adoption.

Read on to find out more, or if a video review is more your style, press, play, kick back, watch and listen.

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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen/2014 Edition) 60 Second Review

Moto-G-2nd-Gen-Clove-Review-2The Moto G is without doubt the most desirable smartphone under £150 at the moment and for very good reason.

Recently updated to the new 2nd Generation version, the Moto G (2014 Edition) has a larger screen, dual SIM functionality and more.

The following video review provides the highs and lows of the device in around 60 seconds, ideal if you are short of time.

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Motorola Moto 360 60 Second Review

Motorola_Moto_360 (4)The Motorola 360 is in huge demand, but regretfully, limited supply but that has not stopped us getting hands on with 360.

A few days ago we published an unboxing, and today we have our newer format 60 second review, which gives you the good and bad bits in around 60 seconds, whilst teasing you before the full and more detailed review which will be available next week.

Update: Read our full Moto 360 Review here

Motorola Moto 360 Unboxing

Moto_360The Motorola Moto 360 has not as yet landed as yet with Clove, but Motorola have been kind enough to send us a sample.

What are the key features of the 360?

  • Compatible with Android Smartphones running 4.3 or higher
  • Powered by Android Wear
  • Pedometer and Optical Heart Rate Monitor built in
  • 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM
  • TI OMAP 3 processor
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • 1.56” 320 x 290 (205ppi) circular face with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 49 grams in weight
  • IP 67 water & dust resistant
  • 320 mAh battery
  • Receive notifications from your Android device(s)
  • Integration with Google Now
  • Voice recognition
  • Inductive wireless charging

Of course we will be bringing a full review very soon, but until then here is an unboxing video to show you what you can expect.

 

Motorola Moto X 2nd Generation User Guide/Manual

Motorola Moto X 2nd Generation User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation/2014 Edition) user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Moto X 2nd Generation is the best of Motorola in one package.  Powerful processor, big screen, sleek design and great software features.

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.

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Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation User Guide/Manual

Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Motorola Moto G (2nd Generation/2014 Edition) user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Moto G 2nd generation is a fantastic value handset that offers dual SIM functionality, a 5″ display and quad core processing power for less than £150!

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.

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