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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 443 ("David Gilson, From the UK to Canada and back, from OnePlus to Xiaomi",22/04/2018) manually (Size: 39MB, 64 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 443 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with David Gilson

Feedback
PSC Pub Meet at The Squirrel, High Wycombe HP12 4RZ on Monday 14th May 2018
Rob Macrowan Supports the Smart Home!
SmugMug Buys Flickr reported by Sean Paull (and many others!)
Dan Johnson spots the Ulefone Power 5 with 13,000mAh Battery!
Allen Cross spots Google Photos rolling out a More Powerful Movie Editor
R.I.P. Google Allo - Hello Chat via RCS (Rich Communication Services) via Google Messages

Device Week

Razer Phone
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Ted Considered the 669 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
!
Moto E5 Range Specs Comparison
Moto G6 Range Specs Comparison
Huawei P20 Pro
Battery Life - Ted says It’s Still Not Enough

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Michael Jansen. 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 334 (Taming the Samsung Experience) and 335 (A Dozen Smartphone Hot Potatoes)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Niagara Falls by Aidan Bell using a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Vote for April Photo of the Month is underway! Head across to G+ to cast yours!

Niagara

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…
PodHubUK - Twitter - FaceBook - PSC G+ Community - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - PSCForum - TTUK - WhateverWorks - AAWP - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - The PodChat Show


Phones Show Chat is also on Stitcher Radio here

Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 442 ("Chris Mitropoulos, The iPhone X+ and the Black Shark",15/04/2018) manually (Size: 38MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 442 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Mitropoulos

Feedback
Summary of Available PSC G+ Communities and where to go for what!
Dave Rich new podcast: The PodChat Show, The PodChat Show G+ Community
PSC Pub Meet at The Squirrel, High Wycombe HP12 4RZ on Monday 14th May 2018
Simon Nobs now received the Google Daydream
Xiaomi Black Shark in shallow waters!
Andrew Manning on Android Phones Missing Patches

Device Week
Razer Phone - VLC Player
- Ted’s Thoughts
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Soundcamp
Nokia 8
- Always On, Always Useless - The Case for Naked
iPhone X
Alcatel Idol 4 Pro
- Microsoft and Alcatel Saga - Microsoft and Maps Saga

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is…
Petter Ostbye. 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 334 (Taming the Samsung Experience) and 335 (A Dozen Smartphone Hot Potatoes)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Derwent Water by Peter Hines using an iPhone 7, cropped and tweaked in SnapSeed

Derwent

Phones Show Chat 441 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Kelly

Feedback
Taz Hoque and Arvind Iyer on PSC440
A Memory Card Data-Erase Reminder
John Cooper on the Honor 9 Lite for 169
Andrew Manning on Galaxy S9 and Sony XZ2

Device Week
Pixel XL - Pixel 2/2 XL
iPhone 7 Plus
Lumia 950XL
Razer Phone
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - S9+:The imaging tipping point - I (and the 950) finally give in
LG V30 Plus - Daydream and LG V30 - Annoying Notifications Issue - LG V30+ Naked
Nokia 8
- Still no Update
Come Back MicroSD Cards...All is Forgiven

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week we’re doing two! The winners are…
Arne Bruning and Ed Codrington. 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 333 (Samsung Galaxy S9) and 334 (Taming the Samsung Experience)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Snowmageddon by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using a Samsung Galaxy S9+

Snow dog

Download Phones Show Chat episode 440 ("Myriam Joire, The Flagship Conundrum",01/04/2018) manually (Size: 43MB, 68 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 440 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon - Myriam Joire drops in

Feedback

Michael Warner on Snapdragon SoCs
John Doe spots Moto Moving Z-Series FPS to the side
Gboard - Remove Annoying Recurring Suggestions
Brian Penders spots Razer’s new promise of Oreo 8.1. in April
Ted’s Fighting with MicroSD Cards again - Here We Go Again
Taz Hoque on why Not Everybody Wants Stock Android

Device Week
Pixel 2/2 XL
Razer Phone
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - Steve’s Case Roundup
Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro - UWP (Windows 10) App Scene
LG V30 Plus - Ted’s Thoughts
Huawei P20 Pro
Ted’s Speaker Test
(Pixel 2 XL vs. Razer Phone vs. Marshall London)

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week we’re doing two! The winners are…
Tony Butler and Trevor Bennett. 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 333 (Samsung Galaxy S9) and 334 (Taming the Samsung Experience)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Month: Old Building by Arvind Iyer using an LG V30+

Old

Download Phones Show Chat episode 439 ("Budget Options",25/03/2018) manually (Size: 39MB, 61 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 439 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Heinrich

Feedback
Paul Ballard on the Samsung A3
Ahmed Bebars on reliably leaked OnePlus 6 Specs
Kurt Kaufman on 512GB storage on Android phones!
Andrew Manning on SIM Card Tray Quality and arrangements
Pete Warner, Brian Penders, Phil Hendy and Derek Watson Praising the Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mark Mochan on the Resurrection of Wileyfox!

Device Week
Pixel 2/2 XL
Razer Phone
Steve Heinrich’s Pixel Swim Podcast
Samsung Galaxy S9
- Microphone Testing Video
Marshall London
Moto X4
- Moto X4 at 199
Nokia 8 - Tick, Tock for March Security

Camera head to head: Lumia 950 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Ted’s Speaker Test
LG Q6

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Tim Evans. 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 332 (Gemini PDA) and 333 (Samsung Galaxy S9)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Roller Blinds by Kah Leong using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Vote for Photo of the Month before next PSC!

Download Phones Show Chat episode 438 ("Steve and the S9 Spin",18/03/2018) manually (Size: 38MB, 63 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 438 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

Feedback
Simon Nobs, Taz Hoque, Andrew Manning and Keith Bartlett feedback on PSC437
Anthony Daniels in praise of 3.5mm Audio Jacks!
Allen Cross notes YouTube Dark Mode coming to Android

Device Week
Pixel 2/2 XL
Razer Phone
Moto Z/Z2 Play - Ted’s Casing Quest
Steve Heinrich’s Pixel Swim Podcast
Samsung Galaxy S9
- Microphone Testing Video
Marshall London
Moto X4
- Moto X4 at 199
Nokia 8
Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro steve litchfield - W10M Updates
Sony Xperia XA2 - Ted’s Review

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Nick Healey. 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 332 (Gemini PDA) and 333 (Samsung Galaxy S9)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Fuel and Snow by robin_ottawa using a Pixel XL

Snow car

Download Phones Show Chat episode 437 ("A Galaxy of Chat",10/03/2018) manually (Size: 37MB, 61 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 437 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with a pop-in from Gavin Fabiani-Laymond

Feedback
John Shelton in praise of the PSC Community
Gavin Bowd and his VPoB Prize
Tim Evans Speaker Test
John Cooper spots the bargain Moto X4 at 199
Some thoughts about what’s coming in Android P

Device Week
Pixel 2/2 XL
Razer Phone
Moto Z/Z2 Play - Moto Power - DIY Bumper Fail
iPhone X
Samsung Galaxy S9
- Gavin’s First Impressions
Marshall London

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s 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

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 331 (Huawei Mate 10 Pro) and 332 (Gemini PDA)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: At The Football by Spiri44 using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Football

Download Phones Show Chat episode 436 ("Chris Dickinson, Journey to the 3T",04/03/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 62 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 436 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Dickinson (and pop-in from Kev Wright)

Device Week
OnePlus 3T
Nokia Lumia 730
Nokia 8
Pixel 2/2 XL
Razer Phone
LG V30
Moto Z/Z2 Play

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Neil Gilroy. 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 331 (Huawei Mate 10 Pro) and 332 (Gemini PDA)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Week: Old Building by Arvind Lyer using an LG V30 and Pixel Camera App. with Snapseed.

Old

Download Phones Show Chat episode 435 ("Kev Wright, Cranked up to 100%",25/02/2018) manually (Size: 52MB, 80 minutes duration).

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

Phones Show Chat 435 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Kev Wright

Feedback and Errata
Family Link for Android
3.5mm Audio on the way out? Maybe not!
Bluetooth Audio One Day up to Steve’s Standards
Andrew Manning’s App/Game Recommendation Backgammon for Android
Google added a Dark Theme to Vanilla Android - coming soon!
Allen Cross on the Land Rover Explore rugged, modular phone (Bullitt - Cat, Kodak, JBC)
MWC Starts this weekend!


Device Week

LG V30
iPhone X
I Didn’t Get Where I am Today by Not Understanding Subjectivity
Moto Mod Batteries Made to Measure?
Moto Z/Z2 Play

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is…
Bart Van Laer. 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 331 (Huawei Mate 10 Pro) and 332 (Gemini PDA)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group (Richard Yates)
Picture of the Month: Gavin Fabiani-Laymond’s Magical Walk on Dartmoor (High Res on Flickr) using an LG V30+

Dartmoor



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 336 - My hands-on verdict on the Huawei P20 Pro flagship

Show 335 - My take on a dozen smartphone Hot Potatoes - controversial spec points!

P20 ProShow 334 - Taming the Samsung Experience, plus news of the Huawei P20 Pro.

Show 333 - My extended verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S9, the flagship with everything

Show 332 - My hands-on PREVIEW of the Gemini PDA, setting this new smartphone into context and clarifying who it's for.

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