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Jim Martin

Jim Martin

Jim is Editor of PC Advisor and has been testing and reviewing both hardware and software for 15 years. These days his specialities include tablets, smartphones and gadgets as well as writing and commissioning reviews, features and tutorials. Jim is also a proud dad, drinker (and brewer) of real ale and ardent motorsport fan.


 

Articles by Jim Martin


Video: 
Huawei Ascend G7 test video

Huawei Ascend G7 test video

Review: 
Huawei Ascend G7 review: a tempting combo: Android, 5.5in display and 4G all for less than £200

Huawei has launched the Ascend G7, a new 5.5in mid-range smartphone with a metal chassis and decent specs. Here's our Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on…

Features: 
Best satnavs 2015 UK: the best sat navs you can buy in the UK

With navigation apps now either free or very cheap, is there still a need for dedicated in-car satnavs? To find out, we took to the road to see…

Features: 
7 best e-readers of 2015 UK: The best e-book readers you can buy in the UK

With a e-reader, you'll never be stuck for something to read. We reveal the seven best e-readers you can buy in the UK in 2015.

Features: 
The 19 Best Activity Trackers 2015: The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK right now

We rank and review 2015's best fitness activity trackers available to buy in the UK right now. Keep track of your steps, distance, calories and…

Features: 
7 best budget (sub-£50) headphones 2015: What's the best cheap headphones you can buy in the UK?

Mobile music lovers have never had it so good. Here we rank and rate the best cheap headphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2015.

Features: 
5 reasons Facebook Messenger is terrible, and 5 reasons it's great

Facebook caused a storm a year ago when it announced it was pulling Messenger out of Facebook and making it a separate app. Here's why we still…

Review: 
Old Moto E vs New Moto E (2nd generation): Why the 2015 Moto E is the most smartphone you can buy for £109

For a long time now, Motorola has cornered the budget smartphone market with its great-value Android offerings. The new Moto E continues the…

Review: 
Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed

The new Lumia 535 addresses some of the criticisms of its predecessor - the 530 - but still fails to impress, even at this relatively low price.…

Video: 
Motorola Moto E 4G rear camera video test

Motorola Moto E 4G rear camera video test


 

Comments by Jim Martin


Features: 
How to set an MP3 as a ringtone on an iPhone

What's unclear? I'll update it if necessary.

Review: 
LG G3 vs LG G Flex 2 smartphone comparison review: the LG G3 is the greatest phone, but we're waiting for the LG G Flex 2 - and here's why

Whoops! That's the difference between quad-HD and 4K. I can see what Matt was thinking, but will fix that now. To be fair, he did correctly state…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

If you don't want to wipe your device, then yes, wait for OTA update. As long as you re-lock the bootloader after updating, you should get OTA…

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

That's not normal, and certainly not what we're seeing on our Nexus 5. Are you running the lrx21o image?

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

We're looking into this, as we're getting the same error when trying to update the Nexus 7 (2013)

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Excellent question. In theory, you should get the updates, but I don't know for sure. I will try and find out.

Features: 
How to get Android L now: a beginners step-by-step guide

Yes, now that people are saying the factory image is out, I will update the post to explain how to install it, whether you've got KitKat or the…

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