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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 412 ("Nick Ballard, Life on the Road",17/09/2017) manually (Size: 42MB, 61 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 412 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Nick Ballard

Feedback & Errata
Phones Show Chat Pub Meet at The Squirrel, High Wycombe, HP12 4RZ, from 8-10pm on Monday 25th September. (Near the M40 junction.)
Simon Nobs on the LG G5 Fingerprint Scanner Problems
KH Chan on Google Replacing Defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XL 128GB
Google Keep’s Voice Transcription
Zachary Kew-Denniss sees BlackBerry Priv will not get Nougat

Device Week
iPhone 7S
Moto Z
ZTE Axon 7 with Lineage OS
Ted’s Monumental Google Pixel Foul Up

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Kevin Tett. 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 316 (Nokia 6) and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro (317)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: St Mary’s Lighthouse - shot by Paul Sargeant using a Huawei P10

Lighthouse

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 - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - PodHubUK


Phones Show Chat is also on Stitcher Radio here

Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 411 ("Mike Warner, Treble (Snapdragon 8)20!",09/09/2017) manually (Size: 46MB, 65 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 411 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

Feedback & Errata
Phones Show Chat Pub Meet at The Squirrel, High Wycombe, HP12 4RZ, from 8-10pm on Monday 25th September. (Near the M40 junction.)
Rob Anderson with The Story of Harald Bluetooth
Mark Hilton on Oxygen OS icon packs and Google Pixel Camera App
HTC U11 to get In-App Squeeze Customisations
CAT S41 on sale now at Clove
Google to buy HTC as alleged by many

Device Week
Moto Z
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro - Steve’s Review Hardware and Imaging - Video and Multimedia - Verdict
Steve’s Video - Highlights Windows 10 On Phones in 2017
LG G6 - Ted’s Thoughts
BlackBerry KEYone - Keyboard Developments
ZTE Axon 7 with Lineage OS
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Project Treble
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Global)
Kimovil
Aliexpress
Google Assistant Developments

Live Draw
We make draws for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winners are…
Adam Duus-Boolsen and Paul O’Keeffe. 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 316 (Nokia 6) and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro (317)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Gravity Drop by Ahmed Bebars using a Nokia Lumia 920

Drop

Download Phones Show Chat episode 410 ("Ian Maxfield, Repairability Ruminations",02/09/2017) manually (Size: 43MB, 61 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 410 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ian Maxfield (himself!)

Feedback & Errata
Philip Smith (and others) on Black BlackBerry KEYone announced at £549
Working Demo from IFA of the the Moto GamePad Mod
Meelis Väljamäe at IFA on Hisense A2 Pro
LG V30 announced formally at IFA for £699
Gareth Myles on a 128GB/6GB red version of the HTC U11 fo £699
Nokia 8 on Pre-Order for £499 from CPW

Device Week
iPhone 7
Marshall London
Moto Z
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro - Steve’s Review Hardware and Imaging - Video and Multimedia - Verdict
LG G6 - Ted’s Thoughts
BlackBerry KEYone
ZTE Axon 7 with Lineage OS

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Sacha Obado! 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 316 (Nokia 6) and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro (317)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Month: Dusk on the Water (yes, again!) by Marek Pawlowski using a BlackBerry KEYone

Download Phones Show Chat episode 408 ("Andy Large, Feeling nothing like at home",20/08/2017) manually (Size: 48MB, 65 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 408 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andy Large (Andy Large on G+)

Feedback & Errata
Tim Evans on YotaPhone 3 Pricing
Nokia 8 Announced

Device Week

Three Feel at Home
Nokia 6 - Ted’s G+ Thread
Idol 4 Pro
Marshall London

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Mayuri Mehrotra! 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 314 (LineageOS) and 315 (Wileyfox Swift 2 X)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Return of the King by SlyFoxSal using an Honor 8

King Arthur

Download Phones Show Chat episode 407 ("Andy Hagon, Nokia and a Slice of the future",13/08/2017) manually (Size: 48MB, 65 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 407 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andy Hagon

Feedback & Errata
Rob Vanderkam on Aspect Ratio and Resolution
A Quick Look: Ulefone Armor 2
A Quick Look: YotaPhone 3

Device Week
Wileyfox Swift 2 X
Samsung Galaxy S8
Nokia 6 - Ted’s G+ Thread
ZTE Axon 7

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
David Knight! 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 314 (LineageOS) and 315 (Wileyfox Swift 2 X)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Up Close by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using a Vodafone Smart N8

Bee

Download Phones Show Chat episode 406 ("Introducing the Kapsys SmartVision 2",06/08/2017) manually (Size: 49MB, 66 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 406 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Nutt

Feedback & Errata
Five Billion Google Play Services Installs
Shane O’Connor on Hermit App for Android and VLogging Hardware
CPW Slash Pixel Prices
Darren Steel (and others) on the Nokia 3

Device Week
Nexus 5X with Android O DP4
BlackBerry KEYone
Wileyfox Swift 2 X
Kapsys SmartVision 2
- Buy Link

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Adam Duus-Boolsen! 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 313 (Honor 9) and 314 (LineageOS)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Glasshouse at Night by Bonapartacunasa using an iPhone 6S

Glasshouse

Download Phones Show Chat episode 405 ("Aidan Bell, 6.2" is not enough!",30/07/2017) manually (Size: 42MB, 57 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 405 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Aidan Bell

Feedback & Errata
Nigel Dickens on Moto Z - 7.1.1 and July 2017 Security Update
Motorola Announce - Moto Z2 Force, Moto 360 Camera Mod
BlackBerry announce an all-black KEYone!
Godox A1
- Xenon for SmartPhones!

Device Week

Moto Z & Mods
BlackBerry KEYone
Wileyfox Swift 2 X
Gemini
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (Mr Mobile YouTube Video)

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Harry Myhre! 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 312 (HTC U11) and 313 (Honor 9)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Seaside by James Burland using an iPhone 7 Plus

Seaside



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

Show 318 - Thoughts on smartphone pricing in the wake of the iPhone X launch...

Show 317 - A review of the 'alternative' Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro and news of the LG V30

Nokia 6Show 316 - A review of the Nokia 6 in - indeed - an all-Nokia show!

Show 315 - A holiday look at the Wileyfox Swift 2 X...

Show 314 - A Moto-catch-up and an overview of Lineage OS

Honor 9Show 313 - My last big review of the spring and summer: full review of the Honor 9.

Show 312 - Full review of the impossibly shiny HTC U11

Show 311 - Full review of the OnePlus 5, plus news of the Honor 9

SteveShow 310 - News from WWDC, plus my Top 5 Phones for June 2017.

Show 309 - Full review of the Blackberry KEYone, QWERTY in 2017, amazing!

Show 308 - Review of the massive (in all senses) Samsung Galaxy S8+

LG G6Show 307 - News of the HTC U11 and my review of the LG G6.

Show 306 - Review of the Huawei P10 hardware - and thoughts on what you might like to buy instead!

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