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.

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 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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Nokia Lumia 735 and 830 now available for pre-order

Nokia Lumia 830_6If you were thinking of purchasing either the Nokia Lumia 830 or the Nokia Lumia 735 you will be glad to hear that we now have pricing and availability of these products.  We are expecting first stock of both products for the 2nd October, so there is not long to wait now.  All colours will be available at launch giving you the choice of either smart phone in black, green or orange.  So you can choose the colour which best reflects your own personal style.

Both of these smart phones have Windows 8.1 offering you the latest benefits and features of this platform.

Just to remind you here are some of the highlight features.

Nokia Lumia 830

  • 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)

Nokia Lumia 735

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 4.7” HD display
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 6.7 MP rear camera with Zeiss optics
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Internal storage 8GB
  • Free Cloud Storage 15GB
  • Wireless Charging (Qi Standard)

These smart phones will be available at the following prices.  Click on the links below to order, or read more information.

The Nokia Lumia 830 – £250 + VAT (£300 inc)

The Nokia Lumia 735 – £183.33 + VAT (£220 inc)

Nokia Lumia 930 60 Second Review

Nokia_Lumia_930_Hands_OncThe Nokia Lumia 930 has been available to buy for a few weeks now.  It might not be eveyones cup of tea with the bright colour options and Windows Phone platform, but we have already seen some very positive feedback here at Clove from customers already using the device.

We have put together a full written review and video here, but below is a video that gives you the positives and negatives of the 930 in just 60 seconds.

Hit play to find out what they are.

Nokia Lumia 930 60 Second Review

Nokia_Lumia_930_Hands_OnaSpoiler alert!

In my review of the Nokia Lumia 930 I concluded “There is no denying that the Nokia Lumia 930 is one of the best examples of a smartphone today. It is in my book the best example of a Windows Phone.

Whilst the conclusion is very positive, there is without doubt some negatives.

Watch the following 60 second review video to see what are the overall positives and negatives of this smartphone and help make your decision on whether it is right for you or not.

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 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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Nokia Lumia 930 Review

The best Windows Phone right now.

Nokia_Lumia_930_Hands_OnbIt has been some time since I have extensively used a Windows Phone device. I tried and failed to fall in love with the OS because whilst appealing, it lacked much of what I wanted or what I had already.

I am still an avid Android user at heart, sold into the Google ecosystem, but change is good and Nokia or should I say Microsoft have made a big play of the Lumia 930 and what Windows Phone 8.1 has to offer.

Many Windows Phone users have very positive experiences and only good things to say and what cannot ever be knocked are the statements that Nokia make with their hardware.

The Lumia 920 burst onto the scene quite some time ago, the 925 and many others have arrived with only the 1020 and 1520 perhaps getting the attention they deserved. The 930 looks set to make a similar impact that the 920. So what is my opinion on it? Read on to find out.

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Nokia Lumia 930 offer explained


UPDATE 29/07






We often get questions about the products we sell, but add in a special offer and often more queries arise.

We understand you want to know the full details so we aim to answer the common queries, we are receiving in the following video.  It is also confirmed in text below the video.

  • The 930 is available in Black, Green or Orange, we can not offer the White units.
  • The phone is UK specification with a UK mains adapter.
  • The phone is SIM free and unlocked for use on any network.  There is no SIM card or contract with the phone or any network branding.
  • In the box with the Nokia Lumia 930 is a free DT-601 wireless charging plate.  This is Black in colour irrespective of the phone colour.
  • The phone will ship ahead of the bundle.
  • Visit to claim your bundle
  • The bundle will follow approximately 28 days after the phone and will be delivered to the address given in the claim process.
  • The bundle is available only for customers who are ordering from and having their phone delivered within the UK.
  • The MD-12 speaker and DC-50 wireless charger in the bundle will be WHITE in colour. The colour cannot be changed.
  • The DC-50 wireless charger has a 2,400 mAh battery built in and can charge your 930 without the need to be connected to the mains.
  • The bundle cannot be exchanged for other products or money.
  • All our phones are brand new and not refurbished or used.
  • The offer applies to orders for the Nokia Lumia 930 up to and including 31st July 2014. Orders after this date will not qualify for the offer.
  • Orders will be shipped at the earliest opportunity after stock arrives with dispatch confirmations being sent to customers on dispatch of their order.
  • Under no circumstances can we speed up or give preference to your order.
  • The price is always subject to change but we do not anticipate any changes between now and the end of July.
  • Offer valid whilst stock lasts.

You can buy the SIM free Nokia Lumia 930 here.


SIM Free Nokia Lumia 930 – £435 with wireless kit worth £130 included

Lumia_930_OfferIt is the flagship Windows Phone from Nokia/Microsoft and it will be available from the 17th July from Clove.

For just £435 including VAT you can purchase a SIM free Nokia Lumia 930 in Black, Orange or Green and also claim a FREE wireless kit worth £130.

Nokia Lumia 930The Lumia 930 boasts many strong features that make it a desirable handset.

Key features include:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Stunning 5 inch display full HD
  • Improved readability in direct sunlight
  • 20 megapixel Purview camera (6-lens optics)
  • Integrated Qi wireless charging
  • Powerful 2.2GHz quad core processor
  • Exclusive Nokia Apps

In the box with the phone you will receive a wireless charging plate that is black in colour.

You will then receive in a seperate shipment the free wireless kit, which contains a MD-12 wireless speaker and DC-50 portable wireless charger, both of which will be white in colour and a £20 voucher for use on the Windows Phone app store.

Interested? Want to be one of the first to own this premium mobile device? order yours now from Clove by clicking here.



Nokia Lumia 635 – Now in stock

Nokia Lumia 635 various coloursThe number of new devices coming to the shop shelves (all be it ours are virtual) is unbelievable, there seems to be a new one every few days.

Today is no exception, but unlike many of the Android devices, the Nokia Lumia 635 is a Windows Phone.

A great alternative to the Motorola Moto G, the 635 has a very similar specification list:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 4.5″ IPS Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 5MP rear camera
  • External storage up to 128GB
  • Exchangeable shells
  • 4G/LTE compatible
  • 7GB Cloud Storage

All of this for £149.99 including VAT.

The handset is being marketed in a range of colours, but as of today only the SIM free option in Black is available.

4G enabled the Nokia 635 is great for a first time or experienced smartphone user and the recent updates to Windows Phone OS, now included in Windows Phone 8.1 make Nokia handsets more desirable than ever before as it was often suggested Windows was falling behind, but not now!

Buy your Lumia 635 now, here.