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Phones Show follow-up chat, views and reviews from myself, Ted Salmon and guests from the mobile world. Comments and questions welcome to my Twitter account @stevelitchfield . See also the associated Facebook group and forum and Google+ Community.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 391 ("Andy Hagon, Twitter Chameleon and G6 lover",22/04/2017) manually (Size: 45MB, 69 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 391 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andy Hagon

Errata & Feedback
Andrew Manning enthusing about the 6.4” Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Aly Naseer
, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond, Adrian B, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 & LG G6
Adrian B has his Samsung Galaxy K Zoom out and concludes that There’s Still Life in Kitkat!
Ted’s not alone with 140+ Apps in regular use!
Rob Vanderkam on Batteries

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing

Device Week

Moto Z
ZTE Axon 7 - slim fit grippy case
Pixel/XL
LG G6

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Fernando Vinan-Cano. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 304 (Axon 7 and Honor Emotion UI) and 305 (the Ultimate SmartPhone)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Shoe Abstract by Ahmed Bebars using a Lumia 920 - Nexus 6P Variation

Shoe

Forum Classifieds (Nick Robinson)
Don’t forget to check out the classified sales bargains at pscforum.co.uk

Links of Interest…
PSC on Twitter - FaceBook - Google Plus - FlickR - TTUK - WhateverWorks - AAWP - TechAddictsUK - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - PodHubUK


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Download Phones Show Chat episode 390 ("Assisted living with 16GB",16/04/2017) manually (Size: 39MB, 53 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 390 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with an Easter Catch-Up

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing

Errata & Feedback

Aly Naseer asks Why is the Pixel so Boring?
...and Which Android Phone Did We Like Best?
Moto E4 and E4 Plus
Moto Z2 - Hardly Seems Like it’s Worth the Bother
Alan Webb on Wileyfox Baked version of 7.1.1 and April 2017 Security
Google Assistant Featurette

Device Week
Moto Z
ZTE Axon 7
Pixel/XL
Ted’s WiFi Woes
Marshall London Firmware Update

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Han Shiong Siah. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 305 (the Ultimate Smartphone)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Rocks & Turquoise Sea by Sean Paull using an iPhone 7 Plus

Cliffs

Download Phones Show Chat episode 389 ("Myriam Joire, Going 2:1",09/04/2017) manually (Size: 54MB, 72 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 389 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Myriam Joire

Errata & Feedback
Steve’s Head-to-Head at AAWP Pixel vs. Lumia 950
Pureview Take 2 at AAWP
Ahmed Bebars on the YotaPhone3 tease, MM for YotaPhone2

Device Week
We chat with Myriam about all things mobile including Honor 8 Pro, pocketability, optimum screen sizes, Moto Z, Moto Mod Keyboard, Axon 7 agonies, gBoard/Dictionary, recording audio/video with the Pixel XL, DayDream, QHD, 4K screens, VR, LG G6, ZTE Axon 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei P10 and Motorola Moto G5. Phew!

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…Gary Gotham. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 304 (Axon 7 and Honor Emotion UI) and 305 (the Ultimate SmartPhone)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: The Forest is Alive by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using an iPhone 7 Plus

Forest

Download Phones Show Chat episode 388 ("No Fools Guaranteed!",01/04/2017) manually (Size: 46MB, 64 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 388 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with a section with Gavin Fabiani-Laymond of Gavin's Gadgets

Errata & Feedback
Robert Macrowan on gBoard/Dictionary and Facebook App Woes
Moto Mod Keyboard latest
New version of Pixel Launcher

Ahmed Bebars on the Audio Only feature of Duo
Andrew Manning on the LG G6 Potential whilst Myriam Joire is Bowled Over
Coverage of Google Assistant Coming Soon

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing

Device Week

Moto Z vs. Moto Z Play
ZTE Axon 7
Samsung Galaxy S8
Huawei P10
Red iPhone 7 Plus
Motorola Moto G5
Steve’s Stereo Speakered Phones ‘Best Of’ Ratings (tweaked, comments welcome for next PSC!):
100% = Moto Z/Z Play with JBL SoundBoost
60% = Marshall London
40% = ZTE Axon 7 with Dolby Atmos turned on
30% = HTC One M7, Alcatel IDOL 4S/Blackberry DTEK 60, iPhone 7/7Plus
20% = Nexus 6P, 6, HTC One M8
15% = HTC One M9, Xperia Z5, Nextbit Robin et al.

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Marcus Brown. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 304 (Axon 7 and Honor Emotion UI)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Medusa by Patrik Andersson using a Nokia Lumia 1020

Medusa

Download Phones Show Chat episode 387 ("Delayed but perfectly formed",26/03/2017) manually (Size: 48MB, 67 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 387 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

Errata & Feedback
Aidan Bell on Steve Nutt’s Sound Appreciation Argument
Marek Pawlowski on his Neon Sign Photo
Allen Cross reports that Hangouts is removing SMS - AAWP Insight 211
Ahmed Bebars reports Super Mario Run out for Android - Ted’s Thoughts
More details about the Moto Mod Keyboard emerge
Tayo Olasope links to the Nokia 6 Durability Test on YouTube
Google gBoard/Dictionary screwed

Device Week
Moto Z vs. Moto Z Play - The Screen’s Gone!
Moto Mod Projector
ZTE Axon 7 Mini - Malware Issue
ZTE Axon 7
Honor 8
BlackBerry DTEK60
Windows 10 Mobile Creator’s Update

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing

Steve’s original objections to the Nexus 6P


Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winners are…
Aidan Bell, Ross Major. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 303 (ZTE Axon 7 Mini) and 304 (Axon 7 and Honor Emotion UI)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Manchester Piccadilly by Sean Paull using an iPhone 7 Plus

Station



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Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing


The Phones Show (videos)

Show 305 - Creating the ultimate smartphone. Plus news of the Galaxy S8 range.

Axon 7Show 304 - Moving up to the 5.5" Axon 7! And a walkthrough of 10 improvements in Emotion UI for all the top Huawei and Honor phones

Show 303 - my review of the Marshall London 2, err... I mean the ZTE Axon 7 mini!

Show 302 - Full summary of MWC 2017, plus an old favourite introduces a possible new PDA

Lumia 950Show 301 - My thoughts on the future of Windows on phones, plus a look at the ultimate power bank

Show 300 - Review of the KODAK EKTRA - plus future-looking thoughts from some viewers!

Show 299 - Review of the Honor 6X - with only one caveat, one of the best value mid-rangers in the world right now?

Nexus 6PShow 298 - News from CES, a review of the Hasselblad Moto Z mod, and thoughts on my way forwards with Android

Show 297 - My hands-on review of the most futuristic - and one of the most expensive - smartphone in the world today - the Xiaomi Mi Mix 18K

Show 296 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2016!

Swift 2 PlusShow 295 - Enter the Ektra, hands-on review of the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

Show 294 - Review of the new Blackberry DTEK60 - secure, updated and decent screen and speakers

Show 293 - Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and thoughts on pros and cons of buying from China

chipsShow 292 - Chipsets? Bah! Why you shouldn't pay too much attention to raw specs...

Show 291 - Review of the Google Pixel XL, the flagship for Android 7.1 and a new age of Google (in theory)

Show 290 - Reviews of the Moto Z and Moto Mods, plus the Wileyfox Spark X

iPhonesShow 289 - Review of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!

Show 288 - News of the Moto Z Play, something new with Xenon, and hands-on reviews of the HP Elite X3 and Moto G4

Show 287 - My Top 5 Phones for August 2016, plus news of the Honor 8

OnePlus 3Show 286 - Review of the budget Honor 5c, plus my take on news of the Galaxy Note 7...

Show 285 - Review of the super-rugged CAT S60, plus news from Blackberry about the DTEK50

Show 284 - Review of the premium mid-ranger with brutal stereo speakers, the Alcatel Idol 4, plus news from Wileyfox...

OnePlus 3Show 283 - Review of the (astonishing value) OnePlus 3 flagship...

Show 282 - Review of the ultra-budget Vodafone Smart Prime 7, plus news of the OnePlus Three and the Moto Z and MotoMods

Show 281 - Review of the new mid-sized Sony Xperia X, plus news of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

LG G5Show 280 - News of the Zenfone Max and a full review of the modular LG G5

Show 279 - Review of the brand new HTC 10, plus news of the Moto G4 pair...

Show 278 - Review of the modular Fairphone 2, plus a sideways look at the Nexus 6P

Huawei P9Show 277 - News of the HTC 10 and a full review of the Huawei P9, a premium mid-ranger

Show 276 - Review of the Apple iPhone SE - the 'perfect iPhone'?

Show 275 - Top 5 Phones for March 2016 and a mini-review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

20 years of smartphonesShow 274 - 20 years of smartphone innovation - a whistle-stop tour!

Show 273 - MWC catch-up, plus reviews of the Lumia 650 and Blackberry Priv

Show 272 - Review of the brand new Honor 5X, premium build at a budget price

Zenfone ZoomShow 271 - Hands-on review of the Zenfone Zoom, plus why I 'film' on a humble 808....

Show 270 - Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, plus CES catchup

Show 269 - Into my second DECADE! Why I don't use an iPhone or iOS!

Lumia 950Show 268 - Hands-on review of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, plus a Christmas wallet charger miracle....

Show 267 - Hands-on review of the OnePlus X premium mid-ranger

Show 266 - Hands-on review of the two budget phablets, the Wileyfox Storm and Alcatel Idol 3 5.5"

Nexus 5XShow 265 - News from Motorola and Blackberry, hands-on review of the Google Nexus 5X, and some Christmas stocking filler ideas.

Show 264 - Hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, plus news of the HTC One A9

Show 263 - Hands-on review of the Apple iPhone 6s, pointing the way to a perfect 7?

Moto X StyleShow 262 - News from Microsoft and Google, hands-on review of the Motorola Moto X Style, and some noteworthy accessories.

Show 261 - Hands-on review of the Alcatel Idol 3, plus Samsung's huge mistake....

Show 260 - Hands-on review of the Smart Prime 6, my Top 5 for September 2015, plus some interesting new case ideas for the iPhone 6s.

Marshall LondonShow 259 - News catch-up from IFA 2015, plus hands-on review of the loudest phone on the planet, the Marshall London!

Show 258 - Hands-on previews and reviews of the Honor 7 and Motorola Moto X Play

Show 257 - News of the Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ and Xperia M5, Hands-on review of the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen), and a look at a waterproof case option for the Galaxy S6

Smart Ultra 6Show 256 - News catch-up, plus hands-on review of the bargain Smart Ultra 6

Show 255 - News of the Honor 7, Hands-on review of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, and a Proporta Premium Present

Show 254 - The Top 10 Expectations of Camera Phones

Turbocharger 8000Show 253 - Musings on smartphone size, past, present and future, plus a look at the Turbocharger 8000

Show 252 - Review of the ultra-premium Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Show 251 - Review of the LG G4, a look at the new version of the BeachBuoy

Nexus logoShow 250 - My May 2015 Top 5 Phones, plus 'Why Nexus?'

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows