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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Chris is a Senior Staff Writer at PC Advisor covering news, reviews, features, opinion and video content. Chris can be found writing about almost anything to do with technology but he focuses on mobile, particularly smartphones and tablets. Far from a fanboy, Chris likes getting the best of both worlds by using various operating systems including, but not limited to, Android, iOS and Windows 8.

When Chris isn't up to the eyeballs in kit, he likes to carve up the slopes on his skis followed by a nice pint of ale. He's also a keen gamer, musician, sportsman and Tottenham Hotspur supporter.


 

Articles by Chris Martin


Features: 
What's the cheapest 4G smartphone in the UK?

With EE's 4G LTE network firmly in place in the UK and more on the way from rivals, here's our list of the cheapest 4G enabled smartphones.

Features: 
Nokia announces Asha 210 with a WhatsApp button

Nokia has announced its budget Asha 210 which has its own dedicated WhatsApp button.

News: 
Apple sees first slide in profits in a decade

Apple has seen its first decline in profits for a decade during the first quarter of 2013.

News: 
Firefox OS smartphones go on sale at Geeksphone

Smartphones running Mozilla's Firefox OS have gone on sale today courtesy of Geeksphone.

Review: 
ZombieU review: hit zombies with a cricket bat

Developed by Ubisoft, ZombieU is one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U console. There is even a ZombieU bundle which you can opt for.…

News: 
Nokia gets HTC One banned in Netherlands

Nokia has managed to ban the HTC One smartphone in the Netherlands.

News: 
Microsoft to bring back Start button in Windows 8.1

Microsoft is planning to resurrect the iconic Start button which users are sorely missing from its Windows 8 operating system.

Features: 
The best new and upcoming smartphones of 2013

We round up the best new and upcoming smartphones of 2013.

News: 
Laptop makers turn to Android after Windows 8 woes

With Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system struggling to boost laptop and PC sales, vendors are reportedly turning to Android.

News: 
Facebook Home hits 500,000 downloads but gets bad reviews

Facebook's new Home app for Android has been downloaded at least 500,000 times but gets bad reviews from users.


 

Comments by Chris Martin


Review: 
Samsung Gear 2 Neo: World's first Tizen smartwatch is impressive

Clove has it in stock http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung...

News: 
Sonos adds Google Play Music streaming service to wireless Hi-Fi system

Shame it's not a Surface Pro for the desktop application. I've spoken to Sonos about Windows Phone support and they feel the platform doesn't have…

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner

You'll be asleep for a while. The iPhone 5s is still relevant despite being around for a few months now and will be until probably September. And…

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Added both. We hadn't finished testing the HTC battery life.

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner

There's no clear winner so we don't want to pick one for the sake of it. The idea is to highlight the pros and cons of each to help people decide…

Features: 
Group test: what's the best smartphone?

Price isn't everything and while it has a great spec for the price, it can't compete with the big boys. It does top our budget smartphone chart.…

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Android flagship are closely matched

So hardware is more important than software to you?

Review: 
Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Android flagship are closely matched

Hey guys, I've added the stereo speakers and headphone to the 'unique features section'. Thanks for pointing it out. Chris

News: 
Apple announces CarPlay as 'iPhone in the car' system

A great question and one which we will answer as soon as we can. Thanks, Erik.

Review: 
Huawei MediaPad X1 hands-on review: A Nexus 7 rival which is sadly a phablet

Our expert verdict is that it would work better as a tablet rather than a phablet. Feel free to disagree.

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