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.

Motorola Moto X (2nd Generation) Unboxing

moto-x-black-leather-bothThe 2nd generation Motorola Moto X is with us.

Slightly confusingly it is referred to the Moto X, which actually launched last year; but this is a new and improved version that is currently available with a Bamboo or Black Resin finish on the back cover.

The new and improved Moto X has the following headline specifications:

  • Android 4.4.4
  • 5.2 inch 1080p full HD AMOLED screen
  • 13 megapixel camera with Shake to Wake
  • Moto Assist
  • Moto Voice
  • Powerful 2.5Ghz quad-core processor
  • 2,300 mAh battery with Turbo Charging
  • 9.7mm thick , 140g
  • 4G compatible
  • NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity

In the following video, we show you what you can expect in the box and what it looks like in the hand.

For more information on the Moto X, please CLICK HERE.

BlackBerry Passport Unboxing

BlackBerry_Passport_Hands_On (2)It has been quite some time since we unboxed a BlackBerry but they are back with the Passport.

Not wishing to be a spoiler, but headline features include:

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
  • 4.5” extra wide LCD display
  • 3 row QWERTY keyboard
  • Use the keyboard as a touchpad
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 13MP camera with OIS

We have already received and shipped our first batch of stock.

See what the Passport is all about in the following video.

Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) flip shell unboxing

Moto-G-2014-Flip-Shell-BlueA couple of days ago, Josh posted about the availability of the Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) shells and flip shells to say they were now ready to order.

Both types replace the existing back cover and the Flip Shells also offer protection to the Moto G’s screen.

Priced at £18 including VAT, they are a good value options and are available in the following colour options:

  • Liquorice (Black)
  • Chalk (White)
  • Cherry Red
  • Turquoise
  • Royal Blue
  • Violet
  • Lemon/Lime

We have completed a quick hands on with the official flip shell accessory to show  you what it looks like and how it fits to the phone.

For more information or to pick one up yourself just head over to the product page on the Clove website here.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Unboxing

Since the announcement from Sony at IFA  we’ve seen a great deal of interest in their products including the Xperia Z3 compact. As a follow up to the Xperia Z3 unboxing here’s a quick look at its little sibling, the Z3 Compact.Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_Black

We’ve been lucky enough to get one to have a look over and as with all of the Sony Xperia range you won’t be left disappointed if indeed this is to be your next phone.

Here’s what you’ll be looking at spec wise:

  • Android 4.4 operating system
  • 20.7 megapixel camera
  • 4K video recording
  • IP65/68 rating
  • Powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 4.6″ HD display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MHL 3.0
  • Stereo speakers
  • PlayStation certified with remote gaming
  • 8.65mm

On paper I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks extremely impressive and you are getting a lot of phone for your money at £349 inc for those who are required to pay it.

To get yours head on over to our website here and if you have any questions, fire away, hopefully we’ll be able to answer most in the video below.

Sony DK48 magnetic charging dock for Xperia Z3 & Z3 compact unboxing

Sony_DK48If you are in the market for a Sony Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact then you might be interested in the Sony DK48 magnetic charging dock.

The magnetic charging dock has been a popular accessory for Xperia Z devices of past and allows you to charge your handset without needing to open the port covers on the phone.  This is thanks to a 2 pin connector on the side of the Xperia handset.  Dock the phone in landscape orientation and the connector on the dock and phone align and start transmitting charge, assuming you have connected it to mains power.

The dock is for charging only and can not be used with a computer for data transfer.  No USB cable is provided in the box, so you will need to use the one that came with your phone or purchase another.

When docked, your device will be sat at an ideal viewing angle should you wish to watch some media back on it.

Sony do include in this kit, 4 adapters.  The adapters allow either a Z3 or Z3 Compact to be used in the dock with or without a case.  We can not provide a list of all the compatible cases, but the official Sony and Roxfit book cases both work with the dock.

See what the dock is like and what you get in our unboxing video below.

And for those of you who are wondering, I am sure there are a few; the dock does not really work with other Sony Xperia Z handsets.  Depending on your Xperia and which adapter you use, you may get the connector to align, but the phone will unlikely hold steady and the connection may be lost.  We have tried a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Z Ultra in the dock with the varying connectors and can confirm that whilst possible, for the hassle and possible DIY fixes you may need to do, best to opt for the dock designed for that particular handset.

Priced at £29.99 including you can order yours here.

Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) Unboxing

Motorola_Moto_G_2nd_GenAnnounced less than 12 hours ago and already in stock, we have got hands on with and unboxed the new Motorola Moto G (2nd generation).

Keeping a very similar design to the original, the new 5″ 2nd generation model has many features including:

  • Android 4.4.4
  • Dual SIM (2x micro SIM)
  • 5″ 720 x 1280 display (294 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8GB storage / micro SD up to 32GB
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400  processor
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3G / WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0
  • Customisable covers

Priced at £149.99 (£124.99 ex-VAT) this is an exceptional value handset that can be ordered here.

See what it is like in the hand by checking out our quick unboxing below.

CAT S50 Unboxing

CAT_S50Earlier today CAT unveiled the new S50 smartphone.

We have over the last few weeks had one of the S50’s in for testing and review so in traditional Clove fashion we have for you an unboxing and we will shortly have a full review.

As a reminder, the key specs of the S50 include:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system
  • 4.7” IPS HD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass and wet finger tracking
  • IP67 Water and dustproof
  • Military 810G rated, capable of survivig drops from 1.2m (4 feet)
  • 8MP camera with LED Flash and HD video recording
  • 4G LTE compatible
  • 8GB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Just 140g
  • FM Radio
  • GPS

Take a look at the video to see the phone in hand and how it performs out of the box.

If you are interested ing etting hands on with this yourself, you can order the S50 now for delivery at the end of September.  The cost is £270.83+VAT. Click here to find out more.

WorldPay Zinc – mobile chip & pin payments made easy

WorldPayZincMany of us here in the UK will often use our credit or debit card with Chip & PIN validation as it is a safe, secure and simple way to make payments.

There’s no need to worry about having cash on you and it’s easy to carry too.  Using Chip and PIN has become the norm across many developed nations.

However when we pay for work to be done by tradesmen, many of us expect pay by cash, cheque, bank transfer or with larger firms you may phone up to make a card payment.

Well what if you had your windows cleaned, walls painted, garden landscaped or car washed and you didn’t need to pay by cash or cheque? Imagine you could pull out your card and pay with that, right there on your doorstep.

Thankfully this is possible, if the people offering the service have a WorldPay Zinc reader.

This is a Bluetooth card payment device that allows anyone to take payments from someone else, providing the person accepting the payment has a WorldPay account.

It is simple and makes it possible for you to pay with cards or, if you are the service provider, it makes it simple for you to take payments for a small fee.

Take a look at the card reader, the mobile app and see how it works in the following video.

The WorldPay Zinc incurs a one off cost of £79.99 with a percentage then taken on each transaction. You can buy your WorldPay Zinc card reader here.

The Brick unboxed

Binatone_The_BrickI published a post about a week ago telling you what your next phone should be.

That phone was ‘The Brick’ from Binatone.

The Brick is a modern day throwback to the first mobile phones and is designed to be used as a prop or joke item. However you can actually use it as a fully fledged mobile phone if you prefer the offline experience it provides.

If you have not seen or head of the brick, headline features include:

  • No camera and not connected to the internet
  • 2-in-1 mobile phone or Bluetooth handset
  • Access smartphone contacts, music and call log via Bluetooth
  • Play music from speaker
  • Micro SD card slot for your music
  • Powerful hands-free speakerphone
  • LED torch to light your way
  • Works with any 2G SIM card

A week on and I’ve got behind the camera to put a quick unboxing video together, which shows you what this unique handset is all about and what it looks like in the hand.

You can get ‘The Brick’ shipped to you by buying one on our retail site here.