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Steve      Ted Salmon 

Follow-up chat, views and reviews from myself, Ted Salmon, a weekly podcast, with frequent guest appearances by the mobile world illuminati.  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 302 ("Android M and W10M - living on the bleeding edge!",01/08/2015) manually (Size: 32MB, 43 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 302 - Show Notes
Saturday 1st August 2015

Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

Errata
Mark Esposito on the Gap Across the Pond
Another promise of another flip-phone from LG
Steve spots a 128GB MicroSD Card for less than £40
Plenty of chatter about the Moto G (2015) models

Taz Hoque takes a closer look at the 1+ Two and 2 New Moto X’s
Moto X Play, Style & Moto G Comparison Table

Device Week

Nexus 5 - running Android M
Vodafone Smart Ultra 6
Nexus 6
YotaPhone 2
Moto G (2015) 16GB/2GB
Living with Windows 10 Mobile

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Tim Longman. 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 256

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Panama City Beach by DakotaDave71 with a Samsung Galaxy S4

Panama

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The Phones Show Chat is a one hour (ish) weekly podcast without interruptions.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 301 ("Ben Smith, iPhones and Windows XP everywhere!",26/07/2015) manually (Size: 50MB, 68 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 301 - Show Notes
Sunday 26th July 2015

Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and Ben Smith (Wireless Worker, 361 Degrees, Twitter)

Errata
PSC300 Hangout
- The post-mortem!
Andrew Manning spots an innovative way to boost your Smartphone’s speakers
Aidan Bell joined me in getting fired up by the Marshall London
First time use of HP Print Service Plugin with HP ENVY 4500

Gavin Fabiani-Lamond continues to push the LG G4 - JPG v RAW

Device Week

Nexus 5 - running Android M
iPhone 6 Plus
LG G4
Vodafone Smart Ultra 6
Marshall London
361 Degrees Podcast Competition

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Fernando Viñan-Cano. 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 255

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Cape Cod by Andy Hagon, taken with a Nokia Lumia 930

Cape Cod

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 300 ("300th Show Hangout special!",19/07/2015) manually (Size: 35MB, 57 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 300 - Show Notes
Sunday 19th July 2015
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with a Google Hangouts Special, pulled together by David Rich.
Including: Mayuri Mehrotra, Allen Cross, Gavin Fabiani-Lamond, Kurt Kaufman, Michael Warner, David Gilson, Siamak Masnavi and Ranjit Sambhi. Many thanks to all who contributed, watched live and listened later!

Device Week
Moto G 4G 2015

Aqua Power HD
Moto E
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
1+ One
Nexus 5
- running Android M
Nexus 6
iPhone 6 Plus
LG G4
Xioami Mi Note Pro
YotaPhone 2

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…John Mason. 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 255

Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 299 ("Chris Mitropoulos, Nexus 5, woohoo!",12/07/2015) manually (Size: 37MB, 62 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 299 - Show Notes
Saturday 12th July 2015
Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and Chris Mitropoulos

Errata
Interest in Ted’s return to Nexus 5 and Arrival of the LG G4
Mayuri Mehrotra on the Netflix auto-app-log-in
Neil Gilroy with 4GB RAM in the Mi Note Pro!

Kurt Kaufman spots Nokia 808’s on eBay for $130!
Arne Lind on 4K screens, the Nexus 6 and MicroSD Cards
Aidan Bell on Ted’s Random Number Generator

Device Week
Nexus 5 - running Android M
Nexus 6
iPhone 6 Plus
Apple Watch
LG G4
Xioami Mi Note Pro
Galaxy Nexus

Comparison of voice assistants

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Dave Latham. 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 254

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: VW Bus taken by Pete Warner using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4

VW

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 298 ("Mayuri Mehrotra, LED and Disney Colours",05/07/2015) manually (Size: 37MB, 61 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 298 - Show Notes
Saturday 4th July 2015

Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and Mayuri Mehrotra (@chanimehro)

Errata
More on Nexus 6 And Ted’s Qi charging woes! Choetech Stadium
Even more on Nexus 6 with Google dropping the price
Google Plus Phones Show Chat Community now has 844 members!
A (convincing) rumour of the Android powered BlackBerry Venice

Readers letters from Paul Sargent, Steve Aspinall and Mark Wilkinson (at the end of the show)

Device Week
Nexus 5 - running Android M
Nexus 6
HTC One (M8)
Samsung Galaxy S4
Nokia 808 Pureview
Nokia E7
iberry Auxus Beast
Moto G (2015)
- Moto G (2015) 2nd Gen 16GB Dual SIM
OneDrive Auto-Upload problem - now fixed
Windows 10 Mobile, now very grown up and can only get better

8GB smartphones are a disaster waiting to happen!

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…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 254

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Panama City Beach by Dave Seven One using a Samsung Galaxy S4, processed by PicMonkey:

Heron

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 297 ("James Burland, Gazing into the Future",28/06/2015) manually (Size: 39MB, 65 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 297 - Show Notes
Sunday 28th June 2015
Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and James Burland

Errata
Taz Hoque leads a discussion on the awful battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S6
Steve meets up with Mike Warner, Mark Wilkinson, Neil Gilroy, James Honeyball and Nick Healey at an Impromptu Pub Meet - short audio clip towards the end of this week’s show


Device Week
Nokia Lumia 930 - New camera behaviour in terms of resolution
Nexus 5 - running Android M
Nexus 6
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M9)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Sony QX10
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Galaxy Nexus

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Peter Hughes. 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 254

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Old Jetty by Ross Major shot using a Samsung Galaxy S6

Old Jetty

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 296 ("Andy Large, One Plus One equals Nine Months",21/06/2015) manually (Size: 39MB, 65 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 296 - Show Notes
Sunday 21st June 2015
Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and Andy Large

Links

Buzz of the Week seems to be Vodafone’s Smart Ultra 6 (1080p 5.5" screen, 2gb ram, 16gb storage,13mp/5mp camera, snapdragon 615 Octa core cpu, 3000mah battery, pretty much stock 5.0 all for only £125)

Leon Buxton is having trouble with his LG G4 built-in keyboard lagging

Steve spots cheap Qi Coils on AmazonUK

Tim Evans discovers that iOS9 allows more than 5 photos to be emailed at once

Michael J King spots Motorola’s Sale and the FairPhone 2 Ethical SmartPhone

Microsoft add Chromecast support to OneDrive, reports Anthony Ridley

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Ow Kah Leong. 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 253

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Spot the Bear taken by Neill:

Spot the bear

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Follow us…

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 295 ("The dark side of the iPhone",14/06/2015) manually (Size: 38MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 295 - Show Notes
Saturday 13th June 2015
Steve Litchfield with Ted Salmon and Gavin Fabiani-Laymond

Errata
Dave Knight on Small Phone, Big Phone, Old Phone, New Phone!
Sue Blandford’s out and about observing numbers of different phones in the wild
Taz Hoque with Google’s Find the Android Phone for You tool

Andrew Manning with GSMArena’s page of phones ‘not officially announced yet’
Phil Wild would like the same Camera App for Android and iOS

Device Week

Nokia Lumia 930 - Opening and bending Qi coil contacts
Nexus 5
Nexus 6 - Grabbing 8MP Stills from 4K Video tutorial
Nokia Lumia 1020 - changing the battery/screen
HTC One (M8)
LG G4 - Camera MX
YotaPhone 2
Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Ray Kaluza. 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 253

Phones Show Flickr Group
Picture of the Week/Month: Jellyfish taken by Olivier Noirhomme using a Nokia Lumia 1020

Jellyfish

Phones Show FlickR Group - Join the Group here - Thanks to Richard Yates - Info/advice on Flickr - Uploading Photos using Windows Phone - Android

Forum Classifieds

Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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?'

Show 249 - News of the Huawei P8, a £100 challenge/comparison, and a look at two Galaxy S6 cases

Show 248 - Review of the HTC One M9, with traditional camera at last, plus news of the M8s...

SmartwatchesShow 247 - Musings on smartwatches, a look at the Frankie II and Android 5.1 on.... the ancient Galaxy Nexus!

Show 246 - Review of the 'Nexus 6 Lite', musings on the smartphone experience, and a MWC catch-up!

Show 245 - Review of the unique Yotafone 2 and the ultra-rare OnePlus One, plus the Proporta 6-port Turbocharger

Desire EYEShow 244 - Review of the HTC Desire EYE, with twin main cameras, plus news of Windows 10

Show 243 - Review of the 5"-screened budget Lumia 535, a look at CES news, Camera FV-5 and the Proporta SafeKeep wallet

Show 242 - Hands-on review of the Google/Motorola Nexus 6, a vision of the future?

Galaxy Note 4Show 241 - The last show of 2014: Review of the top-specced Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Show 240 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2014, plus a look at the Proporta Stripe Turbocharger 12000 and a review of the LG G Watch R

Show 239 - Review of the Motorola Moto X (2014), plus a request for feedback on the show's future!

Iphone 6 PlusShow 238 - Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, plus news of new Galaxy A devices and Oppo phones

Show 237 - News of the Nexus 6, hands on review of the Lumia 830 'affordable flagship', and a look at the Doro Liberto 810, for your mum and dad!

Show 236 - News of the Desire EYE, hands on review of the Blackberry Passport, and verdict on the Lumia 735

Xperia Z3Show 235 - Review of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, plus iPhone 6 bits and news of the Blackberry Passport

Show 234 - News catch-up from IFA and Apple launches, Moto G (multiple!) and Proporta Pocketool

Show 233 - News catch-up, Facepalm, Lumia 530

G WatchShow 232 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 930, and my brief review of the LG G Watch and Android Wear

Show 231 - Fire Phone, hands-on review of the LG G3, another Pocket Power testimony

Show 230 - Android L, HTC One mini 2, Top 5 Phones for mid 2014

Lumia 630Show 229 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 630, a retrospective on the Galaxy Note II, and some transformational cable tidies....

Show 228 - Review special: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom - dethroning the Nokia 808/1020?

Show 227 - News of the LG G3, Moto E and my hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z2, the best Z series handset so far

Smart watchShow 226 - My thoughts on smart watches, plus a sumptuous Galaxy S5 accessory

Show 225 - News of the Galaxy K Zoom, my hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and thoughts on custom vs manufacturer firmware...

Show 224 - News of Windows Phone 8.1, my hands-on review of the HTC One (M8) and a review of the Freedom Bluetooth Backlit keyboard...

Moto XShow 223 - My hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1320 budget phablet and the Motorola Moto X with 'Touchless Control'

Show 222 - My take on news from MWC 2014, Snap/Android on the full QWERTY Blackberry Q10, My Top 5 Phones for March 2014, Turbocharger 7000

Show 221 - Hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, plus a mini-review of the Blackberry Z30 in Android 4.x-compatible guise

Oppo N1Show 220 - My hands on review of the Oppo N1, demoing the 'Nexus Note' and a mini-review of the Sony QX-10 smartphone camera add-on

Show 219 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 'phablet', plus a look at a bulletproof case...

Show 218 - Hands on review of the Pebble smartwatch, plus trying to solve the Charging Conundrum!

jollaShow 217 - My hands on review of the Jolla phone and Sailfish OS, plus a look at the Proporta Customiser

Show 216 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 625, plus Nexus updates and some teases/surprises

Show 215 - Hands on review of the Motorola Moto G, plus hacking the Galaxy Nexus

Note 3Show 214 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with S Pen and massive learning curve, plus a look at the Pocket Power and the LG G Flex and Moto G

Show 213 - Hands on review of the Google Nexus 5, plus my Top 5 Phones for November 2013 and a bonus clip of reconditioning an iPhone 4S

Show 212 - Hands on review of the LG G2, plus a look at the Proporta BeachBuoy and news of the HTC One Max

Z1Show 211 - My hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1, plus news of the Oppo N1 and Blackberry Z30

Show 210 - My thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and six weeks with the 808 PureView's successor

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows