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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


News: 
BBC Three to be pulled but live on as online channel on iPlayer

The BBC has announced plans to axe its BBC Three channel to save money and make some shows available online.

News: 
Roku announces Streaming Stick to rival Google's Chromecast

Roku's Streaming Stick will arrive in the UK before Google's Chromecast at £49.

News: 
Apple CarPlay release date, price and features: When will the iPhone in the car system come out?

Apple CarPlay has been announced so here's what you need to know including release date, price, features, compatible cars, compatible iPhones and…

News: 
Android topples iPad in fast growing tablet market

Android tablet have seen a surge in sales to take the tablet top spot from Apple's iPad, according to Gartner.

News: 
Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with $500 of free content and subscriptions

Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S5 will come with more than $500 worth of content via 'Galaxy Gifts'.

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

MWC has been slack on the tablet front but we managed to find a Nexus 7 rival. Here's our hands-on review of the Huawei MediaPad X1.

Review: 
Creoir Ibis dual-face smartwatch hands-on review

Sick of chunky and ugly smartwatches? Well, read our hands-on review of the new dual-face Ibis smartwatch from Creoir.

Review: 
YotaPhone 2 hands-on review: Dual-screen Android smartphone gets better

If you've never heard of the YotaPhone then you need to read this, if you have then you're also in luck because this is the second generation.…

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

Samsung has announced new wearable technology at MWC 2014. Read our review of the Gear 2 Neo smartwatch from Barcelona.

Review: 
LG G2 mini hands-on review: Mid-ranged G2 offers new colours and software features

Like many smartphone makers, LG has made a mini version of its flagship smartphone. Read our hands-on review of the LG G2 mini from MWC in…


 

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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Samsung Gear 2 review: Classy Tizen smartwatch is too expensive

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Why our gadgets will kill us all: bleating notifications, too many chargers and the proliferation...

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