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.

Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Accessories

S6_AccessoriesWith the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge about 2 weeks away from official launch (at the time of writing), if you are thinking of opting for one of these, you may also wish to think about some of the accessory options you have.

In true Samsung fashion, you are not short of options.

Below are a list of the official accessory options you have, each of which come in a range of colours.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Of course we also have cases and other accessories from other brands such as Case-Mate and Otterbox, so be sure to view our full range of S6 accessories here and S6 Edge accessories here.

We will be offering lots of hands on content and opinions of each accessory, so be sure to continue to check back for more posts soon.

Pre-order SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

SIM Free pricing from Clove for 32/64/128 GB versions of both S6 flagships

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Black_White_GoldIf you are looking for the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you can now pre-order a SIM free variant from us here at Clove.

We are going to be stocking all 3 memory variants – 32, 64 & 128 GB – in the 3 colour options – Black, White & Gold.

You probably do not need reminding of the features, but just in case:

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop – updated with new features for 2015
  • Samsung Exynos octa-core processor – incredible power and performance
  • 32/64/128 GB storage – plenty of storage space for all your documents, media and applications
  • Quad HD display – a more immersive experience with more detail and clarity, along with an improved outdoors viewing experience
  • Metal and glass body – a new premium and solid design that makes the S6 look more of a premium product.

The prices are as follows:

Galaxy S6

  • 32GB Galaxy S6 – £575 including VAT (£479.17 excluding VAT)
  • 64GB Galaxy S6 – £630 including VAT (£525.00 excluding VAT)
  • 128GB Galaxy S6 – £699 including VAT (£582.50 excluding VAT)

Buy Samsung Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Edge

  • 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £675 including VAT (£562.50 excluding VAT)
  • 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £725 including VAT (£604.17 excluding VAT)
  • 128GB Galaxy S6 Edge – £800 including VAT (£666.67 excluding VAT)

Buy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

When you pre-order from Clove you are not charged, you are simply registering your intent and desire to obtain one of these handsets.  The pre-order can be cancelled at any time without penalty.

As we get closer to launch, expected mid-April we will contact customers who have pre-ordered and request final confirmation and payment for the order.

Any questions, do get in touch by emailing sales@clove.co.uk or calling +44 (0)1202 552936 or leave a comment below.

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera features

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Alongside the design improvements Samsung have made to the S6 series, a lot of work has been put into the camera on the phone.

With 7 out of 10 shots captured by consumers done so on mobile devices there is ever evidence you and I want more from the cameras on the phones we have in our pockets.

We all know the best camera is the one that you have with you right?!

There is 16 megapixel rear facing camera and a 5 megapixel on the front.

Both have an F1.9 aperture meaning better low light shots. The front camera captures 60% more light and the rear 34% more than compared to the previous S5 cameras.

Other features include:

  • Quick launch – launch the camera on 0.7 seconds by double tapping the home button
  • Improved auto-focus, find and keep focus with less hassle
  • Tracking auto-focus allows you to retain focus on a subject even when it is moving
  • A variety of camera shooting modes including, Auto, Pro, Selective Focus, Panorama, Slow Motion and Fast Motion
  • Pro mode allows you to control ISO and more, much like you would on a DSLR camera
  • HDR for front and rear camera with real time view
  • Optical Image Stabalisation (OIS) to reduce shake in footage

Take a look at the official Samsung video that explains all.

If you are interested in either phone, click the link below to see the range of SIM free Samsung phones we range.

SIM free Samsung smartphones

Samsung Unbox Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Black_White_GoldThere was a time when unboxing videos never existed but they have become increasingly popular in many different product categories, not just phones and mobile technology.

The one we have to show you here is from Samsung.

Their official unboxing video of both the S6 and the S6 Edge the video shows the two devices in the various colours as well as presenting the clear view cover which is a new case which not only protects the phone but acts as a mirror.

Take a look at the video below to see what you can expect with the S6 and S6 Edge.

If you are interested in either phone, click the link below to see the range of SIM free Samsung phones we range.

SIM free Samsung smartphones

We also have a range of accessories too to personalise your Samsung phone.

Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge accessories

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge User Guide/Manual

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The S6 Edge takes the same form factor, and features as the standard or flat S6 and introduces two sloping edges to the right and left of the display, hence the edge name.

This Edge feature allows for some unique on screen software experiences which include quick access to contacts, notifications and more.

One of the more functional is that when the device is laid face down on a desktop the edges of the screen illuminate the pre-programmed colour of the contact that is calling you, so you know who is calling without having to look at the screen.

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

 

If you are looking for the standard S6 manual, please CLICK HERE.

Samsung Galaxy S6 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Galaxy S6 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The S6 has been redesigned to give a more premium look and feel.  This has resulted in a device that has an aluminium frame and front and rear Gorilla Glass 4 panels.  Gone is the IP rating, removable battery and microSD slot.  Instead the battery is built in, as is the memory.

What remains is the premium connectivity options which include 4G, video out and USB hosting.  Goolge Android OS is present, just this time it is Android 5.0 Lollipop with less customisation that is normal from standard meaning a cleaner, smoother performing experience with more memory available out of the box.

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

If you are looking for the manual for the S6 Edge, please CLICK HERE.

 

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

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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