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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.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 715 ("Jeremy Harpham, All Power, All Connection!", 02/10/2022) manually (Size: 25MB, 72 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 715 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Jeremy Harpham

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback and Contributions
dynamicSpot puts Apple's Dynamic Island on your Android Phone
Chris Bates on Sony Xperia 5iv vs Asus Zenfone 9
Mark Watson on Android Security Updates vs Google Play Services Updates
Microsoft Responds to Surface Duo 2 'Discontinuation' Rumours
Samsung phones are Blowing Up - Here's Why
Steve's Charging Maintenance in Progress
Intel is getting your Android and iOS phones to work with Windows like never before

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Pixel 5a
TP LInk Archer MR600
Netgear MR 5200 5g
ZTE MU5001
Poynting XPOL-1 V2 5G
YILIANDUO 3400-4900MHz 5G
ALLPOWERS Portable Power Station
ALLPOWERS 60W Portable Solar Panel
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted's Review
Nothing Phone 1
Sony Xperia 5iv
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Wavelet

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Strawberry Tree Fruit, Adrian Gavin, Pixel 6:

Fruit

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PodHubUK - Twitter - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - WhateverWorks - Camera Creations - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - Coffee Time - Ted's Salmagundi - Steve's Rants'n'Raves - Steve's YouTube Shorts


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Download Phones Show Chat episode 714 ("Dan Carter saves the day!", 25/09/2022) manually (Size: 12MB, 34 minutes duration).

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APOLOGIES FOR TRUNCATED FLOW AND SHORTER RUNTIME IN THIS PARTICULAR SHOW. ALL IS EXPLAINED IN THE AUDIO!

Phones Show Chat 714 - Show Notes

Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Dan Carter

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Feedback and Contributions

Bo Kullmar on Android 13 device update times

Device Week:

Sony Xperia 1 iv, Xperia 5 iv

Samsung Galaxy Flip 3

OnePlus Nord 2


Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Sunrise Delight by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using an iPhone 14 Pro Max using 48MP and ProRAW:

Sunrise

Download Phones Show Chat episode 713 ("Andy Large, Saving your money the Pro way!", 18/09/2022) manually (Size: 28MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 713 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andy Large

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Feedback and Contributions
Scott Brady on Dead Areas for Signal and StarLink
iOS16 Released
iPhone 14 Pro Max
Adrian Brain on eSIM
Android 13 September Update for Pixel 6a
Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition - Xperia Stream

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy Flip3
Sony Xperia 1 Mk IV
Sony Xperia 5ii
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Huawei P30 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Switchbot

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Koskikeskus by Jussi P using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and 10x zoom:

Rain

Download Phones Show Chat episode 712 ("James Honeyball, Sceptical Island!", 11/09/2022) manually (Size: 23MB, 64 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 712 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with James Honeyball

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Feedback and Contributions
iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra
Nearby Share - What is Google Nearby Share and how do I use it?
Nearby Share's new Self Share feature will roll out in the next few weeks
Marek Pawlowski and Adrian Brain on Samsung Expert Raw
One UI 4.1.1 on Android 12L now rolled out to the SGZFlip3
Gavin Fabiani-Laymond on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 Cameras
First patch to Android 13 fixes five Pixel issues, 6a update delayed
Google has released Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 - Everything New
Google announces Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event for 6th October

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy Flip3
Sony Xperia 1 Mk IV
Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Photo of the Month Winner for August 2022 from PSC Photos

Paddle Boarding, Chris Bates, Google Pixel 6:

Paddle

Download Phones Show Chat episode 711 ("Ian Bundey, Dual Approach!", 04/09/2022) manually (Size: 25MB, 64 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 711 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ian Bundey (bundersmedia.com)

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Feedback and Contributions
Cath Evans on YouTube Creators and Money
Jeremy Harpham on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Battery
Sony Xperia 5 IV is official - GSMArena's Review - Promo Video
Glen on Microsoft's Adverts
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 will get Android 12L soon

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
NexDock 360 and NexDock Touch
iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung Expert Raw
VERO - DALL·E 2
Android Nearby Share
Samsung Galaxy Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Apple Store iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Battery Replacement

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

One Canada Square, Jay Caracciolo, iPhone 13 Pro Max, monochrome filter, Even Longer app:

Time

Download Phones Show Chat episode 710 ("Live from Studio B!", 27/08/2022) manually (Size: 24MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 710 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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Feedback and Contributions
Sony Xperia 5 IV launching on 1st September
Microsoft Outlook is now showing more ads in its iOS and Android app
Nokia's G400 5G
Samsung is about to update a 2015 phone

Device Week
Google Pixel 6a - Ted's Review - YouTube Short mini-review
Nokia XR20 - 64GB/4GB GBP269 (128GB/8GB GBP349)
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
NexDock 360 and NexDock Touch
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Google's Rewards
Apple Maps vs Google Maps

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Benagil Cave Algarve, Daniel Da Rocha, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:

Cave Bikini

Download Phones Show Chat episode 709 ("Jason Kneen, from Revo to (iOS) Revolution", 21/08/2022) manually (Size: 27MB, 67 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 709 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Jason Kneen

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Feedback and Contributions
Frank Niethardt on Bluetooth Keyboards
Google launches Android 13, rolling out now to Pixel phones
Android 13 is coming to more phones "later this year"
Android 13 is a permanent upgrade on Pixel 6 range
Android 13 hands-on: Here's EVERY user-facing feature, function, and tweak
Android 13 betas will continue in September with more Feature Tests
Weird Pixel update issue gives users Android 12 instead of Android 13 - Google says it wasn't a mistake
Dynamic Vibration coming to Pixels?
Gmail update now supports Surface Duo spanning (video) - MSPowerUser
Get Microsoft Surface Duo (or any other Android device) Audio to a PC
Bluetooth Audio Receiver
- Shane Craig's Video
Nothing clarifies why it reduced the Phone 1's brightness
Apple could take a page out of Android's playbook with iPhone ad plans

Device Week
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Google Pixel 6a - Ted's Review - YouTube Short mini-review
Wavelet
Sony Xperia 5ii vs Pixel 6a
Pixel 6a vs Pixel 6
Pixel 6a vs Pixel 5
Pixel 6 Pro
Planet Computers Gemini
iPhone 13 Pro
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 - Duo Mono - Xtremeskins - Duo 2 Teardown Skin

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Ferris Wheel by John Piggford using a Pixel 6, motion mode:

Ferris



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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Show 436 - The End (please watch!)...

Show 435 - My Top 5 Phones at Christmas 2021...

NexDock 360Show 434 - Review of the new NexDock 360, a lapdock with a twist...

Show 433 - Full review of the Google Pixel 6 Pro - a flagship with compromises waiting for updates...

Show 432 - Full review of the Fairphone 4 and a look at its philosophy...

Duo 2Show 431 - Review of the super-premium and innovative Surface Duo 2...

Show 430 - Full review of the Sony Xperia 5 iii

Show 429 - Full review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

XR20Show 428 - Reviewing the super-rugged behemoth, the Nokia XR20

Show 427 - Full review of the Sony Xperia 1 iii

Show 426 - Update and video capture comparison

HardwareShow 425 - Chasing the hardware, is a smartphone's OS irrelevant?

Show 424 - Replacing a laptop with a smartphone OS?

Show 423 - 2009: the year Nokia lost the plot...

N95 8GBShow 422 - 2006/2007 - my most exciting year in smartphone history

Show 421 - Step inside my Mobile Office!

Show 420 - Hands-on review of a true budget champion, the Redmi Note 10 Pro

CosmoShow 419 - More QWERTY, with my review of the Cosmo Communicator, one year on!

Show 418 - Hands-on review and verdict of the Xiaomi Mi 11 5G

Show 417 - The (surprising) true value in your smartphone...

QWERTYShow 416 - A look at QWERTY options for getting text typed up in a hurry...

Show 415 - Bookending the world of 5G smartphones: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Show 414 - Apple iOS 14.3 ProRAW and a hark back to the Lumia 1020

ChristmasShow 413 - My Christmas Top 5 Phones, plus my review of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Show 412 - NexDock Touch review - a touchscreen lapdock for Samsung and Huawei flagships...

Show 411 - Reviewing the top of the range iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xperia 5 iiShow 410 - Sony's new compact flagship, the 'Xperia 5 ii' turns out to be something of a winner all round...

Show 409 - It's new iPhone time - I review the ProductRED iPhone 12...

Show 408 - Upgrading your smartphone camera in minutes! Fairphone 3 to Fairphone 3+

Pixel 4a 5GShow 407 - It's Google Pixel 4a 5G versus Pixel 5... and the cheaper phone comes out on top!

Show 406 - It's... a new Pixel, it's a cracker, and it's compared to other new Pixels!

Show 405 - Review of the phone of the year, the POCO X3 (NFC) - amazing value for all!

3 cams iPhoneShow 404 - What Apple did right with the iPhone 11 Pro's imaging...

Show 403 - OnePlus Nord review - by way of comparison!

Show 402 - The Surface Duo - in a parallel universe!

XiaomiShow 401 - The true 'budget flagship'? Not a lot missing for under UKP250 with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro!

Show 400 - A look back at 14 years of the show, plus some well-wishers!

Show 399 - Review of the new high end Sony pro-camera contender, the Xperia 1 mk II

RealmeShow 398 - Verdict on the new Realme X3 SuperZoom - the poor man's Huawei P series flagship?

Show 397 - Review of the surprisingly solid new Xiaomi sub-brand flagship, the POCO F2 Pro

Show 396 - Reasons why the OPPO Find X2 Pro exemplifies the best and the worst in the smartphone flagship world!

TitanShow 395 - Hands-on review of the unique Unihertz Titan

Show 394 - May 2020 'Top 5 Phones' and a look at the new iPhone SE (2020)

Show 393 - Review of the super-fast OnePlus 8 Pro

Galaxy Z FlipShow 392 - Verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the smartphone that folds in half!

Show 391 - Review of the Huawei P40 Pro imaging flagship

Show 390 - Verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S20 *Ultra*!

Fairphone 3Show 389 - Review of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 flagship (and S20+, by extension)

Show 388 - Musings on smartphone screen repairability

Show 387 - Review of the Moto G8 Plus, the budget smartphone that everyone should consider - it does everything!

Fairphone 3Show 386 - Review of the eco-conscious Fairphone 3, 100% repairable!

Show 385 - Review of the NexDock 2, a lapdock that transforms Samsung and Huawei flagships

Show 384 - Review of the new QWERTY powerhouse, the f(x)tec Pro1!

Show 383 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2019, plus a review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Pro)

iPhone and PixelShow 382 - So I'm using an iPhone 11 Pro - "What Changed?"

Show 381 - A case with a difference (Mous) and a review of the Nokia 7.2

Show 380 - First impressions of the Cosmo Communicator

Pixel 4 XLShow 379 - Thoughts on the Google Pixel 4 XL in the context of the current smartphone world...

Show 378 - Review of the LG V50 Dual Screen - folding without creases!

Show 377 - Review of the Galaxy Note 10+

Surface DuoShow 376 - Thoughts on the teased Surface Duo and a review of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

Show 375 - Review of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Show 374 - Huawei and Google - what will happen next?

Reno 10x ZoomShow 373 - The new OPPO Reno 10x Zoom looks great - but how does it compare to the existing Huawei P30 Pro?

Show 372 - 'One year on' with the Razer Phone 2

Show 371 - The Galaxy Note 10 and the Future

OnePlus 7 ProShow 370 - It's the fastest phone on the planet - the OnePlus 7 Pro, reviewed here!

Show 369 - Review of the slender but somewhat perfect Motorola One Vision

Show 368 - Google Camera vs Huawei's triple lens powerhouse imaging shootout...

P30 ProShow 367 - Don't be tempted by shiny new hardware - newer may not necessarily be better!

Show 366 - My review of the Google Pixel 3a XL

Show 365 - My Top 5 Phones for May 2019

P30 ProShow 364 - The ultimate zoom camera-phone meets... the ultimate zoom camera-phone!

Show 363 - Review of the Huawei P30 Pro with massive imaging zoom - worth a few compromises?

Show 362 - Review of the stunning value new Moto G7 Plus...

Nokia 9Show 361 - The Nokia 9 PureView has five cameras, but is it any good, and does it live up to the brand name?

Show 360 - It's iOS vs Android in a fight to the finish!


iPhone 8 Plus

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