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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: 
Apple and HTC settle smartphone patent dispute

Smartphone vendors Apple and HTC have settled a long lasting patent dispute with a 10 year license agreement.

News: 
Ofcom finalises 4G LTE auction plans

Finalised plans for the UK's 4G LTE mobile spectrum auction have been announced by Ofcom.

Review: 
Microsoft Surface RT review

The Surface RT is Microsoft's first own-brand tablet running on its Windows RT operating system. Find out what we think of the Surface RT in our…

Features: 
iPhone 5 UK price and mobile network round-up

Everything you need to know about getting your hands on Apple's new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5, and get the best deal.

News: 
Samsung Galaxy S3 best-selling smartphone ahead of Apple's iPhone

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone has outsold Apple's iPhone 4S to become the world's best-selling smartphone.

Review: 
Acer Iconia Tab A110 review

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a 7in Android tablet that faces stiff competiton from Google, now that the advertising giant and OS developer puts its…

Features: 
Rovio launches Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars is now available to download, the latest in Rovio's successful mobile gaming app franchise.

News: 
Microsoft to ditch Windows Live Messenger for Skype

Windows Live Messenger, formally MSN Messenger, will be shut down by Microsoft next year in favour of Skype.

Review: 
HTC Desire X review

The HTC Desire X is a middle of the range, middle of the road Android phone that sells for around £230 without a contract.

News: 
Microsoft to make 7in Xbox Surface gaming tablet

Microsoft is building a 7in Xbox Surface gaming tablet to follow on from its Windows 8 Surface tablets.


 

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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