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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 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


Forum Classifieds (Kev Wright and 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


Phones Show Chat is also on Stitcher Radio here

Other recent programmes:

Download Phones Show Chat episode 386 ("Tom Stuart, Have family, will iPhone!",19/03/2017) manually (Size: 42MB, 59 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 386 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tom Stuart

Errata & Feedback
Steve Nutt on StereoMatch
Aly Naseer and Malcolm Bryant on Android System Battery Management

Device Week

Moto Z vs. Moto Z Play
ZTE Axon 7 Mini - Malware Issue
ZTE Axon 7
iPhone 7 Plus
Moto G4
Lumia 640 XL
Honor 8

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Harry Thackray. 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 302 (MWC 2017, Nokia 9500, Gemini) and 303 (ZTE Axon 7 Mini)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Tree Bark by Andy Hagon using an LG G5

Bark

Plus:Central Park:

Park

Download Phones Show Chat episode 385 ("Tim Evans, John Major's Beard",12/03/2017) manually (Size: 44MB, 64 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 385 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tim Evans

Errata & Feedback
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth - Why the Marshall London’s speakers are great

Tom Pickert with loads of feedback from the last show
Aidan Bell’s Gemini Phone/PDA thread
Ahmed Bebars on Moto Mod Design, Microphone Pixel hardware issue and there will be a Pixel 2 this year!

MicroSD/Adoptable Storage Question from Ted

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


Device Week

Google Pixel
Nexus 6P
Moto Z vs. Moto Z Play
ZTE Axon 7 Mini
ZTE Axon 7
The Marshall London 2!
iPhone 7 Plus
Tim’s Been to MWC!

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Phil Greet. 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 302 (MWC 2017, Nokia 9500, Gemini)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Intent by Marek Pawlowski using a Huawei Mate S

Watch this space

Download Phones Show Chat episode 384 ("John Cooper, Moto Z Play time",05/03/2017) manually (Size: 47MB, 67 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 384 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with John Cooper

Errata & Feedback
SmartPhone Batteries with Darren Steel, Leon Buxton and John Doe
Allen Cross (and others) noted the rollout of Google Assistant to all Nougat phones
MWC 2017
: As summarised in Phones Show 302 - Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, BlackBerry KeyOne, LG G6, Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus and Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Ted on Unhealthy Notifications

Device Week
Google Pixel
Moto Z
Nexus 6P
Moto X Play
NextBit Robin
Logitech K380
- AmazonUK

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

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Francis Muir. 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

App of the Week
Amazing Audio Voice Recorder (revisited) for Android

The Phones Show

Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 302 (MWC 2017, Nokia 9500, Gemini)

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

Namibia

Download Phones Show Chat episode 383 ("Designing the ultimate smartphone",26/02/2017) manually (Size: 44MB, 61 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 383 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with a CatchUp Special!

Errata & Feedback

Music testing via headphones
Google Closes Spaces
Google Camera Updated for Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 9
Messaging Google Confusion with RCS and Renaming to Google Messages
Moto Mod QWERTY Slider Coming and Motorola’s 3 Year Promise

Device Week
Google Pixel
Moto Z
Nexus 6P
Marshall London
BlackBerry Passport
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
iPhone 5C
Doro 6530
Google Daydream
Steve’s Ultimate Smartphone!
GDrive.Net UWP Review

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

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Mike Mullen. 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

Around the Corner
BlackBerry KeyOne Specs

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 301 (The Future of Windows on Phones)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Spring is Here by Steve (3lib) using a Marshall London(!):

Spring

Download Phones Show Chat episode 382 ("Leigh Geary, Four times since Christmas",19/02/2017) manually (Size: 41MB, 57 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 382 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Leigh Geary (CoolSmartphone)

Errata & Feedback

Tim Evans 99.6% of new SmartPhones run iOS or Android
Chrome now supports VR
Understanding Emoji
Kurt Kaufman on the Sony Xperia X Compact
John Cooper on the Nextbit Robin
Google Messenger
App Diversion

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


Device Week
Google Pixel
Moto Z
Nexus 6P
HTC 10
LG G5
ZUK Z1
Marshall London
Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Anker SoundCore

App of the Week
TV Guide UK for Android

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Tom Stuart. 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 300 (Kodak Ektra and Viewers’ Phones Stories)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Rust Doesn’t Stop by Dave using a Samsung Galaxy S5

Rust

Download Phones Show Chat episode 381 ("Steve Nutt, Voice assistance",12/02/2017) manually (Size: 47MB, 65 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 381 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Nutt

Errata & Feedback
Leon Buxton on the Lenovo P2
Ambient Display coming soon from Sony
Moto Mod Edge spotted by Andrew Manning
Rob Macrowan on Wifi Switcher
Andy Hagon on Network Signal Info
Jason Mountjoy on Circular Fingerprint Scanners
Steve on Android and RAM Optimisation
Positive feedback on PSC from Rob V and Paul Lund

Elorm Joshua on Infinix on YouTube and Tecno Phantom 6 on YouTube
Malwarebytes for Android

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

Device Week

Google Pixel
Moto Z
Nexus 6P
Kodak Ektra
Sony Xperia X Compact
Equalizer+ for Android
HTC 10
AutoVoice - Using Tracker and AutoVoice

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Xerxes Hodivala. 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 300 (Kodak Ektra and Viewers’ Phones Stories)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Morning Sun by Roland Roberts using a Google Pixel

Snow

Download Phones Show Chat episode 380 ("Gareth Myles, X Compact and no ads!",05/02/2017) manually (Size: 47MB, 65 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 380 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Gareth Myles

Errata & Feedback
Troy Dyall highlights the lies of HTC in order to sell the A9
Antonis Petridis picks up on the Death of Google Now rumours!
Ahmed Bebars spots Android 7.1.2 adding swipe gestures to Nexus 5X/6P fingerprint reader
Neil Gilroy on Motorola Good on their Promise still for Z-Series Updates
Gareth Williams on Microsoft, what might have been
Joshua on TECNO and INFINIX
Darren Steel on Nokia Refocus for Android

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

Pub Meet Photo

Device Week
Google Pixel
Moto Z
Nexus 6P
Kodak Ektra
Sony Xperia X Compact
Steve’s Emergency Torch/Charger
Network Signal Info
BATTOP keyboard with trackpad
Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard
Other Keyboards: One
TwoThreeFour Logitech K480

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Sri Ganesh K.. 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 the main Phones Show videos.

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Amazing Clouds by Pete Warner using a Huawei P9
Sunday Afternoon by Pete Warner using a Huawei P9

Amazing clouds

And that bonus photo from Pete:

Sunset

Download Phones Show Chat episode 379 ("Stephen Forbes, Swiping in from every direction",29/01/2017) manually (Size: 45MB, 60 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 379 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Stephen Forbes

Errata & Feedback
Andy Hagon wants to pick us up on the meaning of the word ‘Errata’
Netflix now allows SDCard Storage for Offline viewing
Zachary Kew-Dennis on Moto Z with Free JBL SoundBoost
Andrew Manning discusses Blackberry Priv vs. DTEK70
John Doe on Battery Data

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


Device Week
Google Pixel
Moto Z
Elite X3 Lap Dock Gallery
Nexus 6P
Lumia 1020
BB Priv
Honor 6X
Kodak Ektra - Jon’s Review at Clove
Google Daydream - views and thoughts

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Andrew White. 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 299 (Honor 6X)

Phones Show Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week/Month: Morning Frost by Marek Pawlowski using a Huawei P9

Morning frost

(Pete Warner posted his Pic of the Week from last week in its original glory!)



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


The Phones Show (videos)

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