Description

Sugar Phone (SIM Free/UK)

Sugar Phone SIM Free UK CloveCan we draw a line between fashion and technology? When does a useful item,in our hands every day, become jewellery?

Sugar are asking these questions with their phone. Featuring an incredible 129 Swarovski Zirconia cut stones, masterfully set by hand into the trim of every phone, the Sugar Phone blurs art with function in a beautiful design.

SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock

When you buy a Sugar Phone from Clove Technology, we guarantee it will be SIM free and able to work with any network.

The stock is certified for the UK, it can, however, work with all global GSM voice and 3G networks.

Reasons to buy the Sugar Phone

  • Features 129 hand-set Swarovski 57-facet Zirconia stones
  • Patterned, shimmering back panel, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with custom interface and adaptable themes
  • 5 inch SHARP AVS Full HD touchscreen
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 13 MP Sony stacked camera
  • 8 MP Sony selfie camera
  • One-key beautification effects, object removal, panorama and GIF creator

Colour and memory variants

The Sugar Phone is available in base colours of white and black. Each version comes with a metallic trim, featuring 129 Swarovski Zirconia stones. Every Zirconia is cut to Swarovski's strict template, creating beautiful, identical 57-facet stones, which are then set by hand and polished for an exquisite shine.

Clove Technology provide the 16GB storage variant of the Sugar Phone.

Box Contents

  • Sugar Phone 16GB
  • Headphones
  • USB Data Cable
  • Mains Charger
  • Card device

Overview

Sugar Phone Clove Close UpThe smartphone has become more than just another technology category. Smartphones have changed the way we interact with each other, conduct business, and entertain ourselves.

Smartphones encourage debate about design, aesthetics and functionality. Smartphones cross age and culture barriers. Smartphones connect people. Smartphones are fashion.

Many major manufacturers are aware of the fashionable status of the products they create; much money is spent on design and development, with talented individuals responsible for shaping the products we use every day.

With this in mind, Sugar have adopted a traditional female-centric ideal and high class approach to producing a device that has quality built in to its very framework.

Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia

The manufacture of a Pure Brilliance Zirconia is a technique closely guarded by Swarovski. The patented procedures create a beautiful gemstone replica, cut to a 57-facet shape and polished to deliver a lustrous rainbow finish. Each stone is uniquely marked with a seal of quality invisible to the naked eye.

Every Sugar Phone has 129 Swarovski Zirconia stones embedded into the metallic frame and edging. The stones are set by hand into a Tiffany classic prong, utilising the skills of trained setters, each with at least 3600 hours experience in the field.

Every stone is hand polished with jewellery grade tools for the perfect lustre.

The introduction of Swarovski crystals bridges the line between jewellery and technology. The result is elegant and highly visible without being overbearing, a classic design augmented with a personalised style.

Your phone, your control

Sugar have more about them than simply adding stones to a smartphone. There are Swarovski studded cases and accessories available for a host of phones that can acheive the same effect, so the Sugar Phone has more tricks than just this.

The Android 4.2 interface on the Sugar Phone has been completely modified and optimised with the user in mind. A choice of themes ranges from a clean and simple set of icons, buttons and colour augments, to a more ostentatious take with shortcut images and links taking on a crystalline appearance.

The quality of the camera also has the ability to make or break the reception of a smartphone and Sugar are fully aware of this.

High quality camera performance and editing

Sugar Phone Stack Camera CloveOther smartphones that find themselves in 'mid-range' specifications often fail to deliver a decent camera. Sugar are bucking that trend by ensuring the main camera is of a certain higher quality. Sony produce some of the best mobile sensors and the 13 MP unit in the Sugar Phone is in that category.

The backside illumination technology results in a more receptive sensor that can receive more of the incoming light, for a more detailed and nuanced image. It also performs better in low-light conditions than many competitors.

The average smartphone has a 2 megapixel camera on the front. Some have moved up to 5, but almost none reach anywhere near 8. Sugar have adopted just this, an 8MP front-facing camera, also developed by Sony. The result? Excellent selfies in a variety of conditions.

It's not just down to the hardware though, Sugar have included several software enhancements to help manage your pictures. A One touch beautification button offers 20 unique effects to apply to images. It also utilises face-tracking technology to create skin smoothing effects and other selfie-positive tweaks in real time.

Object removal can be a very useful tool - if you take a picture of a landmark or some scenery and someone walks through it just as you shoot, try this feature to crop them out without having to resort to Photoshop.

A full 3D panorama mode is available too, as well as a GIF creator for creating funny and interesting short clips for friends, loved ones or your social media followers!

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Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Custom SkinCustom UI with preset themes
Processor
Speed1.5GHz
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelMediaTek MT6589T
Other
Expansion Slot
Type
Capacity (Up to)
RAM2GB
ROM
Internal Storage
Capacity16GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5
TypeSHARP ASV HD IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 (~441 ppi)
Other
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
4G
Frequencies
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.0
FunctionsLE, A2DP
WiFi Yes
Version
DLNA
Version
Ports
DataMicro USB 2.0
PowerMicro USB 2.0
Audio3.5mm jack
Video OutMiracast
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower, Volume
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels13MP
FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
Camera LensSony stack-type camera
OtherGIF creator, object removal, panorama
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type8 MP Sony Camera
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
Formats
Recording
Video
Formats
Recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
Battery
Capacity2,350 mAh
Type
Removable
Call Time
GSM
3G
Standby Time
GSM
3G
Dimensions144 x 72.5 x 8.2 mm
Weight
SoftwareGoogle Services, Google Play
Other360 Panorama, Flashlight, File Manager, Boot Optimiser, Dressing Glass, Themes
Warranty24 months

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FAQs

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Micro SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

No

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No

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