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.

Nokia Lumia 625 v LG G2 Mini Spec Comparison

LG G2 Mini v Nokia Lumia 625

The most striking difference between these two handsets has to be the fact that one is powered by Android whilst the other runs Windows Phone.

Despite this, the two handsets have some similarities and allow you to do a lot of similar things, just in a slightly different way.

If you click on the image below, you will get a full spec comparison of the Nokia Lumia 625 against the LG G2 Mini.

For an animated version of the spec comparison, please watch the video below.

Nokia Lumia 635 coming July 3rd

Nokia Lumia 635 various coloursOrder your SIM free Nokia Lumia 635 in Black for preparation for its launch on the 3rd July.

With the following key features, the 635 has something that will likely appeal to you.

  • 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

Price at £149.99 including VAT the 635 is also extremely competitively priced considering these features.

You may wish to think of it as the Windows Phone alternative to the Motorola Moto G.

Get your order in today by clicking here.

Cheap SIM Free Nokia Lumia 625 & 630

Great value smartphones with £54 entertainment voucher


£150 does not go very far in life nowadays, but there is one part of your life where £150 can go a long way, and that is with the purchase of a new Nokia Windows Phone.

The Nokia Lumia 625 and 630 are available from smartphone specialist Clove Technology now as SIM free handsets.

As a SIM free device, just take the SIM out of your current phone and pop it into the Nokia and within just a few minutes you can be up and running.

Running the Windows Phone OS, the devices are more capable than ever before and you get a lot for your money.

The Lumia 625 is £150 including VAT and features:

  • 4.7″ display with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz processor
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 3G
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • 5 megapixel camera

The Lumia 630 is £128.80 including VAT and features:

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

Of course there are many other handsets in the Nokia range, including the 1020, 1520 and 925 to name just a few.

Windows Phone is set to become the dominate OS in business by this time next year (according to Mobile News), so why not invest in a reputable solution now and future proof yourself.

As an added bonus, if you purchase the 625, 1020, 1320 or 1520 before the 30th June you will be eligible for a voucher worth £54.  You can read more including the full terms and conditions here.



Aside from the handsets themselves, over at the Clove website you can too obtain a full range of official and third party accessories for a wide range of Nokia handsets. Find your appropriate accessory here.