Samsung Smartphones - News & Reviews

Below you can find posts about the various Samsung handsets that we range of the Clove website, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S range and Samsung Galaxy Note range.

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

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge announced

The successors to the S5 have been revealed.

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We all knew it was coming but it was just a case of Samsung really confirming it for us.

Yesterday evening in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung unveiled to the world the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, the successor to the Galaxy S5.

Two different versions of the S6, the devices are almost identical in specification, with the exception of the Edge having a sloped edge to the display on the right and left side.  This is very similar to the Note Edge, but now on both sides.

SM-G920F_001_Front_Black SapphireWhat are the key features and specifications?

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with full access to Google Play services
  • Octa core processor for super fast performance
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32, 64 and 128GB memory options
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back to resist scratches and impacts
  • Made from aluminim and glass for a premium in hand feel and look
  • 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution
  • Edge version has angled screen that offers quick access to certain features and customisation options
  • 16 megapixel rear camera with UHD (4K) video recording and optical image stabisation
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Fast charging with wired connector – Get 4 hours use from just 10 minutes of charge
  • Available in a range of colours including Black, White and Gold
  • MHL 3.0 for sharing content with a HD display
  • 4G connectivity
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • and much more…….

Samsung introduce the two models in the following video.

When will they be available?

First stock is epxected to be available from week commencing 10th April.  Precise launch dates and prices for each colour and memory variant are to be confirmed but around the 10th April is when we expect to see the first S6 and S6 Edge units begin shipping.

Can I pre-order?

At the moment you can only register your interest in the handset. We expect a pre-order campaign to begin later this month.  Of course we will bring you news as this happens.  In the meantime, if you want to be notified about either the S6 or S6 Edge, follow the appropriate link below.

Samsung Galaxy S6 – Register my interest

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Register my interest

Personalise with accessories

Both the S6 and Edge have an array of accessories available for them to protect and personalise your new smartphone.

From screen protectors to S-View cases and fabric wallets and even OtterBox Defender cases, you can view the full range of accessories on the following links.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Accessories

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Accessories

Image Gallery

See what the S6 and S6 Edge look like.

 

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If you would like to read the full press release, please take a look below.

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The need for compact but powerful smartphones

htc-touch-hd-25 years ago having a 4” VGA screen was really quite impressive in a mobile device and those products sold really well.

Times change and so does society and people’s needs and desires.

There are today more women in our workforces holding more important roles and requiring high end mobile computing power.

I wish not for this to sound stereotypical, but generally the larger screen phones are more popular amongst men.  Smaller screened units see higher adoption rates within women, who generally have smaller hands and find the smaller phones more comfortable to use.

For many years though the hero products from manufacturers have always had the best specification. Today we have 5 “and even 6” devices that sell just as well as the smaller 4” devices did 5 years ago.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Galaxy A5 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy A3 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Galaxy A5 is a handset designed with a premium finish, look and feel with, Android OS, 4G connectivity, GPS all your favourite apps and more.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge User Manual/Guide

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Galaxy Note Edge does not conform to the norm, with a special display that is used to deliver important notifications and updates to you without disturbing the main display.

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

Samsung Galaxy A3 User Manual/Guide

Samsung Galaxy A3 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy A3 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Galaxy A3 is a handset designed with a premium finish, look and feel with, Android OS, 4G connectivity, GPS all your favourite apps and more.

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active languages

We recently reviewed the rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active.

Many customers ask what languages are available on products.  So to assist you we have taken screenshots from the Tab Active so that you can see first hand the languages available.

If you have any questions, leave them below.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Review

Function meets practicality with the Tab Active

Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_Active_Hands_On (25)The choice we have today when choosing a tablet computer is phenomenal.  They come in all manner of shapes and sizes with varying specifications; the problem is however many are very similar and few really stand out as being different.

Samsung are in part responsible for this, even the most seasoned technology enthusiast will struggle to tell a Galaxy Tab, Tab 2, 3 and 4 apart, let alone explain the differences between them and the NotePro or TabPro tablets.

Thankfully the Galaxy Tab Active from Samsung is different and stands out thanks to its IP rating.

Whilst it could be used in many situations, the Tab Active is geared more towards the business user; the box even says ‘for enterprise’ on it. To set the scene a little, this tablet has been designed to suit, but not be limited to: engineers, the construction industry, mobile salespersons, technicians and those who may generally find their tablet coming into contact with tougher conditions.

Focused on functionality, lets see how it stacks up.

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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!

Buy SIM FREE LG G3

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Galaxy Ace 4 is a mid range Android powered smartphone with 4G connectivity, GPS all your favourite apps and more.

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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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 sales@clove.co.uk 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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