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Steve      Ted Salmon 

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 424 ("Xerxes Hodivala, The Phone with the Unkillable Battery",09/12/2017) manually (Size: 36MB, 70 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 424 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Xerxes Hodivala

Feedback and Errata
Ahmed Bebars on Samsung and 512GB Storage
Colin Bowen on Files Go by Google
Mike Warner’s Step-by-Step Guide on installing Lineage 14.1
SMS 25 years old!

Device Week

Google Pixel 2 XL
Xiaomi Mi A1
Blitzwolf Cables
Lenovo P2
Nokia 8 - Ted’s Thoughts
LG G6 and Lineage OS

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Stephen Greenslade. 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 325 (OnePlus 5T) and 326 (Honor 7X)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: A Cool Sundown in Vollen by Gerald Fraser using a Pixel 2

Sundown

Forum Classifieds
(Kev Wright, Dave Rich, 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

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 423 ("Mike Warner, Flexible Cores and BIG.little",03/12/2017) manually (Size: 30MB, 62 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 423 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

[Apologies for inferior audio quality from my (Steve's) end in this show. Needs must....]

Feedback and Errata
Tom S on Blocked as Lost
Ahmed Bebars on Google Activating Pixels’ Visual Core

Device Week
Google Pixel 2 XL
Moto Z2 Play - TurboPower Mod
Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro
BlackBerry Motion
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Xiaomi Mi A1 - Mike’s Sale on PSCForum
Noreve Tradition E Case for BlackBerry KEYone
- Ted’s Thoughts
OnePlus 5T

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is… Lourens Albeda. 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 324 (Why Google's making it hard to pick a flagship and Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2017) and 325 (Review OnePlus 5T)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Breakfast Tram by Sean Paull using an iPhone 7 Plus

Tram

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

APP OF THE WEEK
Libby
for Android

Download Phones Show Chat episode 422 ("Price matters: G6 and 5T",25/11/2017) manually (Size: 27MB, 63 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 422 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

Feedback and Errata
Mark Hilton on OnePlus 5T
Coverage of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond
Stuart Cutts - rollout of Oreo for the Nokia 8
Amazon have put the Moto Mod TurboCharger in the post!
Barnaby Steer - New Batch of Pixel 2 XL’s out already?

Device Week

Google Pixel - Google Pixel 2 - Text Review
iPhone X - Text Review
Moto X4 - Ted’s Thoughts
Razer Phone
LG G6
Moto Z2 Play
Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro
Steve’s Speakers Corner!

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Aidan Cunningham. 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 323 (Razer Phone) and 324 (Why Google's making it hard to pick a flagship and Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2017)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Candle by Rob Vanderkam using a Nexus 5X

Candle

Download Phones Show Chat episode 421 ("Tim Evans, In search of the perfect smartphone",19/11/2017) manually (Size: 27MB, 63 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 421 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tim Evans

Feedback and Errata
OnePlus 5T Announcement
Roland Jay Roberts on the LG G6+ with 128GB, DAC, Qi
Andrew Manning on Audio Testing the LG V20 vs LG V30 vs Fiio X5iii
Andy Hagon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Device Week
Google Pixel - Google Pixel 2 - Text Review
iPhone X - Text Review
Moto X4 - Ted’s Thoughts
Razer Phone

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winners are…
Thomas Baker. 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 and 322 (Thoughts on Pixel 2/2XL) and 323 (Razer Phone)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Now We Have Snow by Gerald Fraser using a Google Pixel 2

Snow

Download Phones Show Chat episode 420 ("Blue Shift Atmos",11/11/2017) manually (Size: 29MB, 68 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 420 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Nutt

Device Week
Google Pixel - Google Pixel 2 - Text Review
iPhone X Text Review
Razer Phone
iPhone Guide for Blind People
Google Assistant via Bluetooth on Pixel 2 XL
BlindSwitching Podcast

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winners are…
Andy Wall? 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 and 322 (Thoughts on Pixel 2/2XL) and 323 (Razer Phone)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Lost Lagoon by Lee SamLong using a Nexus 6P

Lake

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

Around the Corner
We take a very brief look at the HTC U11 Plus and HTC U11 Life

Phones Show Chat 419 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Anthony Fear

Feedback & Errata
Poor Nokia 2 specs
TheKeithBBB spots Nokia 8 at 399 at CPW
Razer Phone

Device Week
Google Pixel - Google Pixel 2 - Text Review
BlackBerry KEYone - No Boring Slab Here
Essential Phone
Alcatel Idol 4S Pro
Lumia 950XL

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winners are…
Adrian Brain. 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 and 320 (Samsung Galaxy Note 8) and 321 (Thoughts on Pixel 2/2XL)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Sophie by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using a Google Pixel 2

Sophie

Forum Classifieds
(Kev Wright, Dave Rich, Nick Robinson)
Don't forget to check out the classified sales bargains at pscforum.co.uk



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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


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The Phones Show (videos)

Show 326 - Hands-on review of the brand new Honor 7X, the flawed mid-ranger

iPhone 5TShow 325 - Detailed review of the OnePlus 5T, this year's true budget flagship

Show 324 - Why Google's making it hard to pick a flagship, and my Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2017

Show 323 - Exclusive (p)review of the retail Razer Phone, the gaming monster

iPhone XShow 322 - Comparative review of the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL

Show 321 - News of the Huawei Mate 10 line and my initial verdict on the Google Pixel 2

Show 320 - News of the Google Pixel 2 and my verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

iPhone 8 PlusShow 319 - Full review of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus - it's arguably better than the X, I contend...

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