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Official Moto E 2nd Gen cases available for pre-order now

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Official Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Grip Shell Case - Blue

The second-generation Moto E is coming out soon, and we’re ready with our first official cases for the phone. The Official Grip Shell offers a stylish way to cloak your Moto E, adding protection and preventing drops with a grippy polymer construction.

The case includes a transparent back that lets the cool colours and stylish design of your Moto E shine through. The case adds little bulk, ensuring easy pocketability.

This official Motorola accessory is the first of many Moto E 2nd Gen cases we’re expecting. It’s a beautiful little case that should be a great choice for anyone planning to pick up a new Moto E – and with the low price, it’s possible to pick up a couple of colours to suit your mood. With five colour varieties available, you’re sure to find something that suits you.

To place your pre-order for these beautiful official shells for the Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen), please visit the product pages linked below:

Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to have a great week ahead!

HTC Desire 626 UK price announced

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

This week HTC announced their latest handset, the Desire 626. This smartphone redefines the mid-range, with a powerful octa-core processor, front-facing stereo speakers and a five inch 720p display. It’s an incredibly compelling package, particularly when the Desire 626 will cost just £150 sim-free! Let’s take a closer look.

Clever design

The Desire 626 is an attractive and surprisingly stylish smartphone, with a smart two-tone design. The white option we’re looking at here has a gold frame, while the blue variant has a turquoise frame – both look great to my eyes.

The ‘caps’ above and below the 5-inch 720p display remind me of the One M8, while the back is a little more generic with a corner-mounted camera and inlaid HTC logo.

One of the best design elements of the Desire 626 has got to be its front-facing stereo speakers. These worked fantastically on the One M8, and should prove equally great inclusions here. Having two speakers facing toward your ears (instead of back into your hand) is an entirely logical move, and I’d love to this trait adopted by more phones in the future.

This 5-inch phone is thin and light too: it’s just 8.2mm thick and weighs 140 grams. Compared to HTC’s own 5-inch flagship, the One M8, you’re looking at a Desire 626 which is 1.2mm thinner and weighs 20 grams less.

Powerful internals

The Desire 626 comes with a mid-range but recently released processor: the Snapdragon 410. That’s a quad-core unit running at 1.2GHz, and it’s also one of the first 64-bit processors to be released. Backing this is 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, expandable by micro SD cards. The phone has a moderate-sized 2000mAh battery to keep all of this going.

In terms of cameras, the Desire 626 is still very impressive for what is ostensibly a mid-range unit. You’ll find a massive 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a respectable 2-megapixel unit on the front. This combination performs better in good light than HTC’s current One M8 flagship, which is incredibly good for a £150 smartphone.

Crunchy KitKat

The Desire 626 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, the second most recent version of Android to be released. HTC have done well to upgrade their phones to the latest version of Android promptly, so expect the Desire 626 to reach Android 5.0 soon too.

On top of this Android 4.4 base, you’ll get HTC’s Sense UI which provides a unique look for the OS. This increasingly light skin offers a few great new features too, like a clever camera and the handy Blinkfeed social media / news app.

Conclusion

The Desire 626 seems like a strong mid-range option for 2015 – the phone has a solid design, good specs and a tasty flavour of Android. For £150, it’s a damn competitive option.

For more information or to place a pre-order, please visit the product page linked below. You can also see our range of accessories for the phone.

Thanks for checking out the article! Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter @mobilefun!

Hands-on with new Galaxy S6 cases reveal design changes

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is coming soon. It hasn’t yet been announced – that’ll come in early March at MWC – but already we’ve seen quite a few Galaxy S6 cases from various manufacturers that shed some light on the phone inside. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve received our very first Galaxy S6 cases in the flesh, the Encase FlexiShield, and it too is quite illuminating.

These cases offer good protection and minimal bulk at a low price. The flexible gel material is easy to install and also provides a lot of grip. These cases are also usually available in a good range of colours; for the Galaxy S6 we’ve begun with options for white, black, light blue and purple.

The Encase FlexiShield Gel Case in Light Blue is the first variant to actually arrive. You can see our hands-on photos below.

Mike from our products team has the scoop:

“The S6 appears to have lost its waterproof rating, with no cover which was seen on the S5. Also, the headphone port has shifted to the middle of the top of the phone and the volume buttons are now two separate buttons instead of a single rocker.”

If you’d like to see more information or place a pre-order for any of these Galaxy S6 cases, please visit our product pages via the links below:

Thanks for checking out the article, and stay tuned for many more Galaxy S6 accessories in the days and weeks to come!

Apple Watch coming in April, accessories too

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Apple Watch will be released in April, 2015! That’s the word from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was speaking during an earnings call late last week. The date is a little later than expected, but still falls within the company’s previously announced early 2014 timeline.

The Apple Watch is likely to be one of the best-selling smartwatches of 2015, with a range of models in different materials, styles and price points. Apple calls it “our most personal device yet“, and it’s not hard to see why.

The main idea is to keep your iPhone in your pocket for tasks that are simple, like seeing notifications, paying for goods and services using Apple Pay, and tracking your fitness. While we haven’t seen many apps running on the device, a wearable deeply integrated with your iPhone or iPad is likely to be a feature that attracts a hearty following.

Here at Mobile Fun, we’ll be supporting the Apple Watch with a full range of accessories. We’ve already added charging docksmains chargers and screen protectors to our site, and we’ll have more accessories to come as the Apple Watch’s release date draws closer. With the combination of our accessories and the many styles of the Apple Watch, you’ll definitely be able to make a wearable that is uniquely yours.

Are you excited for the Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments below, or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun!

First Galaxy S6 cases at Mobile Fun

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

We’re the first UK retailer with Samsung Galaxy S6 cases. So far, we’ve added cases from Spigen and Encase, with many more to come over the weeks and months to come. Check out all our Galaxy S6 cases, or read on for more details!

Spigen Galaxy S6 cases: Neo Hybrid, Slim Armor, Thin Fit & more!

Spigen have released their entire case lineup for the Galaxy S6, and these have duly been added to our site. The range includes favourites like the Neo Hybrid, Slim Armor, Tough Armor and many more. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Spigen Neo Hybrid Samsung Galaxy S6 Case - Champagne GoldNeo Hybrid - GoldBlueSlateSilver
A super-sleek case with a two-tone polycarbonate and TPU design

Slim Armor Case - GoldGunmetalMintWhite
An armoured case, offering a smoother look and excellent two-layer protection

Slim Armor View Case - WhiteBlack
The same armoured protection, with a windowed flip cover

Slim Wallet Case - Brown
A stylish leather-style wallet case with credit card slots and media stand

Spigen Slim Samsung Galaxy S6 Wallet Case - Brown

Thin Fit Shell Case - BlackMintWhiteCrystal
A slim, inexpensive case that still provides decent protection

Tough Armor Case - GoldGunmetalSlateSilver
Excellent protection from drops and falls in a stylish case

Ultra Hybrid Case - ClearGunmetalSlateMint
A clear-backed bumper case at an affordable price

Encase Armourdillo cases for the Galaxy S6

Encase ArmourDillo Samsung Galaxy S6 Protective Case - BlueEncase ArmourDillo Samsung Galaxy S6 Protective Case - Purple

The Encase Armourdillo is a protective case with a dual-layer TPU and polycarbonate design. The back of the phone has a textured grid that adds rigidity and grip, and even includes a flip-out media stand. The case is available in five colours: BlackBlueGreenPurpleRed.

Signing off

Are you excited for the Galaxy S6? Let us know in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for reading the article and be sure to let us know what you think!

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