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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


Review: 
Philips CityScape Downtown review

The Philips Downtown (SHL5605) are part of the CityScape range headphones designed for those with a 'mordern city lifestyle'. Read our Philips…

News: 
iPad trade-in rockets 500 percent

Since Apple announced its iPad 4 and iPad mini, trade-ins of older iPad models have shot up by 500 percent as consumers look to recycle tablets to…

News: 
iPad mini sets Apple sales record

Apple's iPad mini and iPad 4 have jointly set a sales record for the firm, shifting three million units at launch.

News: 
Virgin Media SmartCall allows free calls over Wi-Fi

Virgin Media unveils SmartCall app allowing home phone customers to use bundled calls on smartphones over Wi-Fi for free.

News: 
Apple loses tablet market share to Android

Apple has lost tablet market share to Google Android rivals in the third quarter of 2012.

Review: 
Nokia Lumia 920 review

Nokia is planning a comeback. Leading the charge is its flagship Lumia 920 smartphone. Nokia calls it the 'world's most innovative smartphone' -…

News: 
Virgin Media offers unlimited data for £10 a month

Virgin Media gives bang for the buck with 'Big Data and Texts' tariff, offering unlimited data for £10 per month on pay as you go.

News: 
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to go on sale 8 November

Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S3 Mini, will be available from UK operators and retailers on 8 November.

News: 
LG Google Nexus 4 goes up for pre-order in the UK

The LG Nexus 4, Google's latest smartphone, is avaialble for pre-order in the UK.

News: 
Microsoft sells 4 million Windows 8 upgrades

A total of 4 million Windows users have upgraded to Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8 during its opening launch weekend.


 

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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