Samsung Gear 2 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Gear 2 User Manual

Below you can find the digital version of the user manual for the Samsung Gear 2.

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.

Qi Wireless Charging Receiver Card for Samsung Galaxy S5

S5_QI_Wireless_Charging_ReceiverThe Samsung Galaxy S5 is just about to hit the shop shelves at the time of writing this post.

One of the features some would say it lacks is wireless charging.

This can be added through a replacement back cover or case. However there are are couple of downsides.  The phone becomes physically thicker and they are expensive.

Of course the added positive is that the the back cover and case are official Samsung accessories.

If you are however looking for a more cost effective solution, then a QI wireless charging receiver card could be a great option.

The card sits under the standard back cover of the S5 and connects to the appropriate connectors under the case.

The receiver card does not affect the NFC or the thickness of the device as it is sat inside the body of the phone.

Once inserted, the receiver will work with other QI enabled products such as a wireless charging pad be it the Koolpad or the official Samsung pad.

The receiver card is due to be available from late April and can be ordered here for a price of £16.80 including VAT.

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of April 2014

April is always a big month with the previously announced devices arriving in shops and on the virtual shelves.

At the time of writing we are days away from the first stock arriving of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2.

The HTC One M8 has just arrived in time to make it into this months list.  However, where will it stand in a months time?

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.

1Cat B15 front0. CAT B15

CAT might be a name you are familiar with if you have been past a building site.  If you work in the trade you are likely more familiar with it.

Focused primarily on heavy machinery, the brand have a range of accessories to cater for the needs of those in the building industry and the B15 is one such example.

This phone is capable of being dropped, knocked and submerged in water and still able to perform.

Larger than many phones, it will not be desirable to all but it is better suited than many.

the specs are not too bad really all told and the phone comes in both single and dual SIM options.  So you can have your personal and work phone on at the same time.


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Samsung Galaxy S5 pre launch price drop!

Save £10 GBP when you order Samsung’s upcoming flagship with Clove

295x175 Samsung Galaxy S5 order nowWe’re delighted to announce that the price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has dropped before it’s even hit our shelves – save £10 on Samsung’s upcoming flagship by placing an order with us today!

The S5 was previously listed at £445.00 (£534.00 inc VAT) but has now dropped to a more attractive price of £435.00 (£522.00 inc VAT)

We are set to receive first stock of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on the 11th April and will be ranging the black, white and blue variants.

Let’s have a look at the stand out features of the Samsung Galaxy S5:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 4G connectivity
  • IP67 protection rating (dust and water resistant)
  • 16MP camera with 0.3 second autofocus
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • 2800mAh battery (Ultra Power Saving Mode)
  • MicroUSB 3.0 (for extra fast charging and file transfer)
  • 2GB RAM
  • MicroSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Download booster

If you want the latest and greatest in smartphone tech for a reduced price; then please click here for more information on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo & Gear fit available to pre-order

 Samsung wearable tech available for order.


Back at Mobile World Congress in February Samsung announced the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit alongside the Galaxy S5.

The 3 products are wearable technology products that all offer something different.

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the second generation of Smartwatch from the Korean firm, with the Neo offering the option to have a smartwatch without a built in camera.

The Gear Fit on the other hand is more glorified fitness band that tracks you hear rate but also pairs with your Samsung phone for things like music control, message and call logs.

To date we have been unable to confirm pricing and availability on these lines, but are pleased to be able to confirm this for you.

All 3 products are due in May and are available to pre-order now on the Clove website using the links below.

The Gear 2 (SM-R3800) will be available for £230+VAT (£276 including VAT)

The Gear 2 Neo (SM-R3810) will be available for £166.66 + VAT (£199.99 including VAT) 

The Gear Fit will be available for £166.66 + VAT (£199.99 including VAT)

Each product is available to order in only the Black colour options at the moment.  Other colour variants of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are due later.

The Gear Fit can be customised with alternative coloured wrist bands through the optional purchase of these as accessories for the Gear Fit.  Price and availability on these bands is still to be confirmed.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official Video

Samsung Galaxy S5 main features detailed in official video

Below you can see the Samsung Galaxy S5 official video, which runs through its main selling points:

  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Download Booster
  • 16MP Camera with 0.3 second autofocus
  • IP67 protection rating (dust and water resistant)
  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • MicroUSB 3.0 (for extra fast charging and file transfer)
  • 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode

We’re expecting to have the UK SIM free version of the Galaxy S5 in stock in April and we will have it available to order on the Clove website shortly. One of the features mentioned in the official video is Ultra Power Saving mode, which we posted about here last week.

Clove’s top 10 smartphones of March 2014

The last week of February saw Mobile World Congress (MWC) take place in Barcelona, where a whole host of devices were announced for the world to see.

Key highlights include the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. These will not come through until April but they are certainly something to look forward too.

March is often filled with anticipation of the pending launch of the announced devices, but there are still very good phones on the market should you be keen to grab one now.

Little has changed from February, but April no doubt will be a very different story.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Ultra Power Saving Mode

New feature to improve Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life

Samsung Galaxy S5During its announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, Samsung detailed Ultra Power Saving Mode to improve battery life. This looks like a great way to either preserve battery when you know  you won’t get an opportunity to charge for a while, or to squeeze as much life out of the battery once it has almost lost its charge.

There are a couple of ways that Ultra Power Saving Mode will preserve battery on the Galaxy S5. The first is to reduce connectivity functions to a minimum, effectively creating an enhanced version of aeroplane mode. Another mode that it can toggle is Greyscale. This will render this display in black and white only – reducing the number of colours used cuts down power consumption.

The video below from PhoneArena demonstrates Ultra Power Saving Mode in action and gives a quick look at how the screen appears when in Greyscale Mode. Samsung says that turning Ultra Power Saving Mode on when there is only 10% battery left will generate an extra 24 hours battery life (standby time), which is great if you are going to be unable to charge your phone for a while and can cope with the reduced functionality.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Announced

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress

As expected Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, as well as two new additions to the Galaxy Gear range; the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear Fit.

We now have the Galaxy S5 listed on the Clove website and we’ll let you know as soon as a UK SIM Free price and date is available. In the meantime, you can sign up for our S5 mailing list and we’ll send you details as soon as details arise. You may also like to keep an eye on our Galaxy S5 accessories - we’ve already got a fair few available to order and will be adding more in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy S5 email sign up

Given the success of the Galaxy S4 there was no need for Samsung to radically reform its design, so the S5 is an iterative update. That said it bring some new features; including a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, microUSB 3.0, and a download booster, which links Wi-Fi and 4G together to achieve the best download speeds possible.

Below is a run through of the S5′s other features, as well as a hands-on video from the UNPACKED event. If you would like to see more images, the full specs or to read about the S5 in more detail, you can do so on our Samsung Galaxy S5 website listing.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Main Features

  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Download Booster
  • 16MP Camera with 0.3 second autofocus
  • IP67 protection rating (dust and water-resistant)
  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • MicroUSB 3.0 (for extra fast charging and file transfer)
  • 5.1″ Full HD Super AMOLED
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini V Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Samsung have taken the smartphone industry by storm in the last 2 years, with the Galaxy brand becoming synonymous with their easily recognisable phones.

The S4 Mini shares a similar form factor with a 4.3″ display, so how to the two pair up when you take a detailed look at the specification.

Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices: