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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: 
How to use a BlackBerry as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot

Quickly and easily set up your BlackBerry smartphone as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

Features: 
Asus Fonepad release date and price revealed

Asus has confirmed its Fonepad will arrive in the UK on 26 April for £179.

News: 
Google rolls out redesigned Play Store user interface

Google has started rolling out a fresh new look for its Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets.

Review: 
Logitech Z553 review: 2.1 speaker system for your laptop

The Logitech Z553 is a stylish 2.1 speaker system for your laptop, PC and other devices. Read our Logitech Z553 review to find out more.

News: 
EE doubles 4G speeds and aims for one million customers

EE has said it will double the speed and capacity of its 4G LTE network in 10 major cities across the UK.

Review: 
Razer Ferox review: portable 360-degree sound

The Razer Ferox speakers are designed to be portable but still pack a punch. These pop-up pint-sized speakers scrap traditional stereo for…

Review: 
Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comparison review

Two of the biggest tablets on the market are the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad mini, but Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8.0. We…

Features: 
Samsung announces Galaxy Star, Galaxy Win and Galaxy Pocket Neo

Samsung has added the Galaxy Star, Galaxy Win and Galaxy Pocket Neo smartphones to its ever increasing portfolio.

News: 
Facebook tests paid messaging system including celebrities

Facebook is trialling a paid system for private messaging on its website.

News: 
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 goes on sale for £339

Samsung has put its Galaxy Note 8.0 phablet on sale in the UK at £339.


 

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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LG G Watch release date, price and specs: Hands-on and pictures

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How to improve iPhone battery life, what to do if your iPhone battery is running low

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Twitter - not news

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Fun film festival trailer plays with classic movie scenes