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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 434 ("Rita el-Khoury, Pixel Battery Champion",18/02/2018) manually (Size: 42MB, 67 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 434 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Rita El-Khoury

Feedback and Errata
Andrew Manning on BlackBerry Uni
Noa N7 with 80MP Camera
Antonis Petridis and Andy Sharp on the Nokia 7+

Device Week

Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Ted’s Review
LG V30
Nokia 8 - Rita’s Review
Razer Phone
Pixel 2 XL
- Rita’s Thoughts
ZTE Axon 7
Xiaomi Mi A1
- Rita’s Review
OnePlus 5T

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Robert Stephens. 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 330 (The Three Phases of PureView) and 331 (Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Lemon Cake by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using an iPhone X

Lemon Cake

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 - PSC Photos - 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 433 ("Johan Lindahl, Anti-Convergence",11/02/2018) manually (Size: 50MB, 82 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 433 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Johan Lindahl

Feedback and Errata
LCD vs AMOLED Brightness
Tom S and many others on G+ App Playing Up
Andrew Manning enthused about new Sony Models
Ian Searle (amongst many others, including AAWP) reports on Wileyfox Troubles

Device Week
iPhone 6s
Marshall London + Marshall Major II
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Yotaphone 2
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Ted’s Review
Nokia 8 - Recording Audio Only with the Nokia OZO
Moto X4 on Oreo - Ted’s Post
Razer Phone - Feedback on Audio Enhancements
Galaxy Nexus on Lineage OS
Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro
Pixel 2 XL
ZTE Axon 7
Lumia 950XL vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro Camera Shootout

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Gavin Bowd. 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 329 (Razer Phone) and 330 (The Three Phases of PureView)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Frost on the Grass by Marek Pawlowski using a BlackBerry KEYone

Frost

Download Phones Show Chat episode 432 ("The Plus is Prime",04/02/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 67 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 432 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon (Gavin Fabiani-Laymond dropped in)

Feedback and Errata
Andy Sharp from OK Google to Hey Google to Anything Google
Aidan Bell and Julie Wills report Gemini delivery getting closer!

Device Week

Razer Phone
- Ted’s Thoughts - No sign of the Update
StarTech USB-C to HDMI Adapter with Power Delivery
Axon 7 - Camera FV-5
Gavin’s LG V30 Camera Review
Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Jason Dridge. 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 329 (Razer Phone) and 330 (The Three Phases of PureView)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Sam Pitt from an Album of Photos depicting the Peterhead Prison Museum, taken and edited on the iPhone X

Goal

Download Phones Show Chat episode 431 ("Zac Bowden, the Android-Windows Continuum",27/01/2018) manually (Size: 42MB, 68 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 431 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon (Zac Bowden dropped in)

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

Feedback and Errata
Andy Sharp report Audiobooks arrived in Google Play Books
Kurt Kaufman on AndroidOne and AndroidGo
John Piggford on Android 8.1 on Nokia 8
Leon Buxton confirms Nokia 8 NFC/Android Pay bug fixed
David Knight on the Nokia 9 and 10

Device Week
Razer Phone
- Ted’s Thoughts - Test Analysis - Video - Super Clean B
Pixel 2 - Ted’s Thoughts
Axon 7 - Camera FV-5
OnePlus 5T
Nokia 8
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro.
Sony MDR-1000X

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Alex Jones. 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 328 (Various Wileyfox Models) and 329 (Razer Phone)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Eyelashes by lucknowtrainman using an Honor 8 Pro.

Eyelashes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 430 ("Tayo Olasope, The Z2 Play Utopia",21/01/2018) manually (Size: 43MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 430 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon (Tayo Olasope dropped in)


Feedback and Errata
New G+ Community PSC Photos
Steve’s Dongle Rant
!
The Nokia 8 Android Pay Saga led by Leon Buxton
Allen Cross on the Great OnePlus Credit Card Hack
Razer Phone Netflix HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Support Coming Soon

Tony Cowell on Axon 7 - Camera FV-5

Device Week
Razer Phone
- Ted’s Thoughts - Test Analysis - Video
Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
Moto Z and Z2 Play
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
LG V30
- What is Quad DAC?

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Jens Ole Dahlsgaard Jepsen. 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 327 (Nokia 8) and 328 (Various Wileyfox Models)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Beginner Snowboard Students by John Piggford using a Nokia 8 and Google Camera App.

Snow



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)

Mate 10 ProShow 331 - Review of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, super premium design and specs

Show 330 - The three phases of PureView - camera phone domination

Show 329 - My Razer Phone verdict, with updated speaker, camera and display software...

Wileyfox ProShow 328 - A look at two new wheezes from Wileyfox: ad-supported Android phones, and a secure Windows 10 Mobile handset for businesses

Show 327 - Hands-on review of the Nokia 8, a cheaper and more capable Pixel 2?

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