Land Rover Explore (SIM Free / UK)
Designed for Explorers.
The Land Rover Explore is a tough and rugged Android smartphone built to withstand the elements and be a useful tool as well as a modern smartphone.
The base model features a large 4,000 mAh battery encased in an IP68 certified handset that also meets the MIL SPEC 810G standard for toughness.
Beyond the raw specifications, Land Rover and manufacturing partners Bullitt have partnered with ViewRanger, to include detailed topographical mapping software out of the box, as well as several other utilities and personalised interfaces so you can use the Land Rover Explore as a tool on your outdoor excursions.
The back of the Land Rover Explore has pogo pin connectors so you can attach a range of modular packs and enhance the phone's features.
The most impressive of these is the Adventure Pack. Not only does this almost double the battery capacity of the device, it also adds a 25mm ceramic GPS antenna patch. This can take over from the phone's internal GPS antenna to provide super fine location details and better signal in remote locations and works perfectly with the included ViewRanger maps.
SIM Free / Unlocked stock
When you order a Land Rover Explore from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Reasons to buy the Land Rover Explore
- Android 7.1 Nougat with scheduled 8.0 Oreo update
- 5" Full HD toughened IPS LCD display & Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- ViewRanger topographical mapping solution pre-installed
- Additional hiking & utility apps pre-installed
- MediaTek Helio X27 processor & 4GB RAM
- 16MP rear camera / 8MP selfie camera
- 64GB storage / micro SD support
- Compatible with additional Land Rover accessory packs
- 4,000 mAh battery / GPS / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / DUAL SIM
Colour and memory variants
The Land Rover Explore will be manufactured for the UK market with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. This can be expanded with micro SD cards up to 400 GB.
- Land Rover Explore - SIM Free, factory unlocked
- Mains Charger
- USB Type-C cable
Free Adventure Pack Launch Offer
The Land Rover Adventure Pack contains an additional modular pack that connects to the Land Rover Explore smartphone.
This Pack contains a 3,600 mAh cell to make a total capacity of 7,600 mAh when connected to the handset.
The unit also features a 25mm ceramic patch GPS antenna. When connected, this overrides the Land Rover Explore's internal GPS antenna and vastly improves the GPS performance of the device, providing finer accuracy, coordinates and metadata for use with compatible applications such as the pre-installed ViewRanger software.
Also included within the Adventure pack is a carabiner to attach the Explore to clothing, bags or other materials, as well as a ruggedized protective shell case.
Land Rover Adventure Pack retails separately for £99. For a limited time post-launch, each Land Rover Explore purchased from Clove Technology will be packaged with* a FREE Adventure Pack while stocks last.
*Free Adventure Pack offer is provided in specialised retail packaging as one item, there is no additional item or box.
ViewRanger Mapping Software
ViewRanger provides high-quality smartphone friendly maps that can be used in conjunction with GPS for detailed navigation. These are far more detailed than the free to use options from Google Maps, with points of interest, major roads and topography all highlighted.
Also available* from ViewRanger are highly-detailed Ordnance Survey maps featuring extensive topographical information at up to 15 zoom levels.
ViewRanger Skyline is an excellent Augmented Reality feature that lets you locate and tag landmarks by simply using your phone's camera to check the surrounding topography.
Combined with the 25mm ceramic GPS antenna found on the Adventure Pack module, the Land Rover Explore can act as your complete navigational assistant in the great outdoors.
*Ordnance Survey grade maps are an additional premium feature and require payment. Land Rover Explore customers will receive a voucher code included in their package so they can upgrade to Ordnance Survey maps for free. For more details, please refer to the FAQ section on this page.
My device has come into contact with a known/unknown liquid what should I do?
If a liquid other than fresh water enters the HPJ (Audio Jack) or the USB ports this should be flushed out as soon as possible. Firstly flick the device to extract the liquid droplets and then leave to dry before inserting Audio Jack headset or USB cable. Note: Point 2 - Should also be followed for water entering these ports.
What size SD card can be used with the device?
The Device supports SDXC. Class 10/Ultra high-speed Size up to 128Gb
How do I resolve when poor sound quality is experienced?
There are a number of contributing factors which can affect the audio performance of your device for example:
- If the handset has been subject to immersion in water, then the microphone and speaker will need to dry out to resume normal functionality
- If the incoming call has been routed long distance and is being routed through a number of service providers telecoms infrastructure
- Technical performance among handset manufacturers, this can be software or hardware related
- The environment the handset is used in, especially where there is background noise, typically traffic in a busy city environment or large shopping malls and airports
All handset manufacturers must design equipment to work within very rigorous standards set by organisations like the European Union. These are normally safety based so that you do not suffer from hearing problems with extended use. The Land Rover Explore phone meets these safety standards and is CE marked as an assurance that we comply with these standards and our audio levels are within safe limits.
What should I do when experiencing reception issues?
Poor quality of calls: Please check if the volume of the device is adjusted to an acceptable, comfortable level.
When the device is used in the areas with poor signal, e.g. near the high buildings or in basements, the call quality may be affected adversely. When this device is used in a high call intensity period, like the rush hours, call failure may be caused by network congestion. Standby time is reduced, Standby time is related to the system setting of network, it may be that the phone is used in an area with poor signal Where there is poor signal, the phone will constantly attempt to communicate by searching for base station signal and battery will lose charge quicker, hence the standby time is reduced
What do I need to do if “Enter PUK code” is displayed?
Following three consecutive failures to input the correct SIM card PIN code, the PIN code will be blocked and the request for the PUK code will be displayed. Before attempting to input the PUK code ensure that you have the correct code provided by Network Provider. After ten unsuccessful attempts to input the PUK code, the SIM card will be permanently disabled Once the SIM card is permanently disabled, you will need to purchase a new SIM card.
What do I do if “Emergency Call only” is displayed on your home screen?
This will be displayed if there are issues with the SIM card. Additionally, if you are in an area not covered by your Network Provider.
What should I do if the device displays the message “No Service”?
This may be displayed if you are in an area that is not covered by your Network Provider, or if you are in an area of poor reception, for example, an enclosed area. No service will be displayed on your screen until the situation is resolved by relocating to an area of service. If this problem persists when in a known good service location, contact your Network Provider to ensure there are no restrictions on service or your SIM services.
What does the message "Please Insert SIM card" indicate?
Make sure that you have correctly inserted the SIM card.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Do not insert the SD card into the SIM slot. This may damage the SIM card reader contacts and the SIM card will not be able to be read. The device will need to be returned to the Service centre.
If correctly fitted and the message is still displayed, please clean the contacts of the SIM card using a dry cloth. If still unrecognised, please call your Network Provider to ensure the SIM card has been enabled or to check if they have any further instructions.
How is Caller ID enabled/disabled on this device?
Go to the phone menu and select Settings, select Call Accounts and then the desired “SIM”. In this screen scroll down to “Additional Settings” There are two options in this screen “Caller ID” and “Call waiting”. Select Caller ID, a pop-up window will appear with three options:
- “Network default” select this if you are aware of what the default of the Network is and if that is what you require.
- “Hide number”, check this is not set as this will prevent the caller ID being displayed at the receiving device.
- “Show Number”, select this to ensure Caller ID is displayed at the receiving device
Why do calls to this device get picked up by other devices?
Go to the phone menu and select Settings, select Call Accounts and then the desired “SIM” In this screen, scroll down and select “Call Forwarding”. Check if the “Always forward” option is enabled if this is the case disable. In this screen there are three further options: “Forward when busy”, “Forward when unanswered” and “Forward when unreachable”. Enable/Disable the functionality you desire
Why does the device not make certain calls?
During use, the device will not make calls for example to International numbers. Check if Fixed Dialling Numbers (FDN) is enabled: Go to the phone menu and select Settings, select Call Accounts and tap on the desired “SIM” Select Fixed Dialling Numbers (FDN) In this screen you can enable/disable FDN, you will need to know the PIN2 code. You can also manage the list of FDN from this page
How do I ensure that in 'Do Not Disturb' mode the clock alarm will be heard?
You will need to set priority interruptions, this can be done through Settings menu and by selecting sound and Do Not Disturb Select Priority only allows In here you have Priority interruptions, select from Alarms, events and reminders you will receive your alarm at the time set In addition, you can receive designated calls or messages by activating then going to “Calls/message from” and managing your contacts list
How can I back up data to an external storage device?
Connect the Land Rover Explore to the PC/Lap top via the supplied USB cable On the screen of the Land Rover Explore a notification will appear, "USB charging" this device, click on this notification On the screen you will see a number of options, select transfer files On the PC: Go to start screen and select Land Rover Explore, choose what to do with this device Select Internal shared storage or SD card Select the folder and files that you want to save or move to the PC Capture and move to the desired location on the PC.
How do I clear the cache and browser history?
Go to “Chrome” menu Select the Menu and then select "Settings" Select “Privacy” option At the bottom of the screen, select the message “Clear Browsing data” Select the browsing history, Cookies, site data and cached images and files to be cleared
How do I copy contacts from the SIM card to the device?
Go to the “Contacts” menu and settings Select “Import/ Export and "Import from uSIM card” Select the contacts to be imported or select all Then select "OK"
How can I transfer data to another device via Bluetooth (for example an image)?
For example go to Photo menu Select the folder that contains the file that you wish to transfer Select the image that you intend to forward, select the icon at the top of the page, select Bluetooth Select the device to send to and send
How do I pair to another Bluetooth device?
Go to Settings menu Beneath the Wireless and Networks settings you can see the Bluetooth button Select Bluetooth by tapping on Bluetooth The “Search for Devices” will start. Select the device you wish to connect to in the list displayed Confirm the passkey shown on your device and the device you want to pair with is the same and then select “Pair”
What can I use my ViewRanger voucher for?
For customers in Belgium, France, or Great Britain:
1. Premium map packs:
- Country-wide mapping for your own country, on a 1-year subscription, at 1:50k.
- Country-wide mapping for either of the other two countries listed above, on a 1-year subscription, at 1:50k.
- Country-wide mapping with no time limit, in any
For customers in Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, or the USA:
1. Premium map packs:
- Country-wide mapping for your own country, with no time limit, at 1:50k.
- Country-wide mapping with no time limit, in any of the following countries, at 1:50k: Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, or the USA
- Country-wide mapping for Belgium, France, or Great Britain, on a 1-year subscription, at 1:50k.
2. ViewRanger credits pack (1000 credits)
Can be redeemed against the purchase of regional maps, or small map tiles to create a custom map, in any of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the USA.
Note 1: the maps available vary by country, and price. There is a mix of 1:50k and 1:25k maps available.
Note 2: users can choose to use their credits to buy areas from multiple countries if they wish.
3. ViewRanger Pro subscription (2 years)
Users can opt instead for a 2-year subscription to ViewRanger Pro, which unlocks a number of premium features within the app. These include
- Offline use of the augmented reality feature (Skyline)
- Offline maps anywhere in the world (with several layers: ViewRanger Landscape map, Satellite, OpenStreetMap, Cycle maps, Ski maps, Transport maps)
- Auto-generated navigation and routing
- Ability to print maps
How do I enable/disable Bluetooth and connect Bluetooth tethering?
Note: Bluetooth tethering is subject to being included in your data package with your Network Operator. On the device: Go to the Settings menu and select "Enable" Return to Settings menu and Select “More” Select “Tethering and Portable Hotspot” Select “Bluetooth tethering”, return to the previous screen and then return once more to settings window Select Bluetooth to make your device discoverable Next steps: On your PC/Laptop, search for Bluetooth devices Select your device and connect to it Once your device is connected and the drivers are successfully installed, click on your device from the list of connected devices. Tethering is now complete.
How do I turn On/Off predictive text?
Go to Settings menu Scroll down and select “Language & Input” Select keyboard and input methods or example “Gboard” option Scroll down and select “Text correction” then select the level of correction that you require
How do I customise the Notifications, sound and vibration for incoming messages?
Launch the Messaging app Within the app bring up the Settings menu Scroll down and select “Notifications” Select the “Select Ringtone” menu to select required ringtone Next to “Vibrate” tick to enable/disable vibration for incoming messages
How do I enable/disable delivery report and read report for messages?
Launch the Messaging app Within the app bring up the Settings menu Scroll down to “Text (SMS) messages” section Next to “Delivery reports” tick to enable/disable delivery reports for SMS Note: read reports are not available for SMS messages 5. Scroll down to “Multimedia (MMS) Messages” section 6. Next to “Read reports” and “Delivery reports” tick to enable/disable read and delivery reports for MMS
I have some issues with Windows 10 and the Land Rover Explore, how do I resolve this?
Microsoft Windows recently updated Windows 10 and this has caused an issue with MTP driver. The MTP driver is called Media Transfer Protocol this helps user’s transfer data between Windows and our devices. To fix this issue, you need to perform the following steps: Go to Start Menu (or Cortana) Search. Just click the Search for Cortana icon in the Windows 10 taskbar and type “Run.” You’ll see the Run command appear at the top of the list, open the program Type in the following: http://www.android.com/filetransfer/
How do I carry out a factory reset on the device?
Note: Before performing this activity, ensure you have backed up and secured your data.
- Go to Settings menu
- Select "Backup & Reset", select “Factory data reset”
- Select “Reset phone” and “Erase everything”
- The device will then reboot
How do I know there is a device update available, how do I check I have the latest SW?
NOTE: When a new Firmware/Software is available, notifications are sent out to all Land Rover Explore devices. On the home screen, an Icon will show in the notification panel. When the icon appears you can drag down the notification panel and select. To manually update:
- Go to Settings menu
- Scroll to the bottom of this screen, and select “About phone”
- Select the “System updates” option, check for updates if update available 4. Select the “Yes” option 5. The device will check the battery charge level and may ask you to further charge
How do I find my IMEI Number?
1. This can be found on the outside of the box that you received your phone in and makes up part of the Approval’s label 2. If the IMEI is not available, type into the device via the keyboard #06# a pop-up box will show the device IMEI 3. Go to settings menu select Status then select IMEI Information
How do I take a screenshot on the device?
1. Migrate to the screen that you want to capture 2. Whilst on the screen press both the Power button and Volume down button for approx. 2 seconds
How do I resolve when poor sound quality is experienced following contact with liquid?
1. If the handset has been subject to immersion in water then the microphone and speaker will need to dry out for them to resume normal functionality 2. Place the device in an area where the microphone and speaker can dry out
In error, I have accidentally deleted an App, how do I recover?
1. Visit the Google Play Store, open it and make sure you are on the homepage of the store 2. Tap on the settings icon in the upper right of the screen 3. Tap on My Apps & Games 4. Tap on Library, all previously installed Apps will be located here 5. Select the App required
How do I perform a reset, when my screen is blank?
The device has an embedded battery that can only be accessed by authorised personnel. To reset the device, simultaneously press the Power on and Volume up button for 10 - 12 seconds The device will power down and then automatically reboot Device will now power on, perform and charge as expected
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