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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.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 581 ("New Pixel, new topic", 05/08/2020) manually (Size: 23MB, 36 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 581 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Pixel 4a
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3a XL
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3a
Tim Evans on Tap Tap - Video
CAT S62
Nokia 8.3

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
TCL 10 Pro 128GB - Ted's Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Microsoft Surface Go
Beelink U57

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
Kurt Kaufman! 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 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers) and 401 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review)

Links of Interest
PodHubUK - Twitter - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - WhateverWorks - Better Before - Camera Creations - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - PixelSwim - Gavin's Gadgets - Ted's Salmagundi - Steve's Rants'n'Raves


Phones Show Chat is also on Stitcher Radio here

Other recent programmes


Download Phones Show Chat episode 580 ("Ben Smith, More Than an Ecosystem", 02/08/2020) manually (Size: 43MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 580 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ben Smith

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Gaz Morris on Touch Sampling Rates
Marcus France and Mark Finlay on Phone Updates

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro - iPhone 11 Pro Case Round-Up
iPhone SE (2020)
TCL 10 Pro 128GB - Ted's Review
OnePlus Nord
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
OnePlus Nord vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Moto G8 Plus
Geekbench 5

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
Frank Niethardt! 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 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers) and 401 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review)

Photo of the Month Winner
Gone Fishing by Ali Foote using a Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Fishing

Download Phones Show Chat episode 579 ("TCL, OnePlus, Redmi - fight!", 29/07/2020) manually (Size: 25MB, 40 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 579 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Stephen Metcalfe on the Importance of Phone Cases
Marc G's Battery Mod
Lenovo Legion Duel Now Expected in Europe After All
Tom Zach on Android vs iOS

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro - iPhone 11 Pro Case Round-Up
iPhone SE (2020)
TCL 10 Pro 128GB
OnePlus Nord
Adrian Brain on Nokia 5310
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (sorry for getting the price wrong on-air, it's actually UKP249 and UKP269!)
OnePlus Nord vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Moto G8 Plus
Geekbench 5

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Andrew Wielandt! 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 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II) and 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 578 ("James Pearce, Beyond Huawei and Honor", 26/07/2020) manually (Size: 42MB, 65 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 578 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with James Pearce

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
OnePlus Nord

GSM POCO F2 vs Nord

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
Huawei P30 Pro

Nokia 5310

TCL 10 Pro 128GB

Always On AMOLED

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Pawel Baranowski! 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 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II) and 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers)

Photo of the Week
Tenby Lane by Owen Lyttle using an iPhone SE 2020

Tenby

Download Phones Show Chat episode 577 ("Roving the Smartphone Landscape", 22/07/2020) manually (Size: 27MB, 45 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 577 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Benefit of the Doud Podcast
Gavin Whyman on Understanding Mobile Phone Photography
Jeremy Harpham on Lenovo Legion Audio System Teaser Video
Sethu Pillai on Exposure Bracketing and Apple Support
Marek Pawlowski on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Moto G8 Plus Android 10 News
Adrian Gavin on Google Play Pass - TechAddicts Podcast

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020) - iOS14 Beta 2 Changes
Nokia 9 PureView
The Smartphone Landscape 2020
f(x)tec Pro 1
Xiaomi 9T Pro - MiUI 12 Changes
Xiaomi Smartphone Product Lines

Xiaomi
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Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Johan Lindahl! 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 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II) and 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 576 ("Chris Kelly, Zooming with your feet!", 19/07/2020) manually (Size: 42MB, 70 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 576 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Kelly

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Frank Niethardt on Transparency Mode
Shen Ye on Smartphone Manufacture Costings

Moto Mods in 2020
Moto Z3 Play
Moto GamePad
Hasselblad Camera Mod - X3 SZ at 40x vs MotoZ3P+Hasselblad at 40x
Alexa-Powered Smart Speaker
JBL SoundBoost 2
Moto Mod Projector
TurboPower

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Showcasing the Huawei P40 Pro Microsoft Launcher
RockJaw T5 on Amazon UK

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Paul Swafford! 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 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II) and 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers)

Photo of the Week
Ladybird by Chris Bates using a Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, crop Snapseed.

Ladybird

Download Phones Show Chat episode 575 ("Single Take iPhone", 15/07/2020) manually (Size: 27MB, 40 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 575 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Realme X3 SuperZoom vs Realme X50 5G
Tayo Olasope on Apple Cables
Frank Niethardt on AirPods
TCL 10 Plus vs 10 SE
TCL 10L vs 10 Pro
Waveform Podcast

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S9+
iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Single Take
iPhone 12: 240fps 4K Video Recording
iOS 14: Skipping Upcoming Alarms, UI
iPhone SE (2020) Filing System, Speakers, Battery and Headphones

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Jon Satherley! 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 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II) and 400 (Retrospective and Well Wishers)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 574 ("Mike Robins, Desperately Seeking QWERTY", 12/07/2020) manually (Size: 37MB, 58 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 574 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Robins

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Top 10 Tip for Better Phone Photos
Moto G 5G Plus
Moto One Vision Plus
Snapdragon 865+ announced
ROG Phone 2 vs ROG Phone 3
HDMI-Out iOS vs Android

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S9+
F(x)tec Pro 1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
iPhone SE (2020) - iOS14 Beta 2 Changes
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3a XL

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 398 (Realme X3 SuperZoom) and 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II)

Photo of the Week
Gone Fishing by Ali Foote using a Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Fishing

Download Phones Show Chat episode 573 ("Where is Ted and what have you done with him?", 08/07/2020) manually (Size: 27MB, 43 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 573 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Tim Evans on 5.4Ē iPhone 12
Possible Capacitive FPS on Pixel 5

Device Week
Sony Xperia 1 mk II
iPhone SE 2020
Realme X3 SuperZoom - Tedís Review
Realme X3 SuperZoom vs X50 Pro 5G
Multi-Phone Camera Testing
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Moto G7 Plus

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
David Walker! 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 398 (Realme X3 SuperZoom) and 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 572 ("Tim Evans, SE, betas, and the Fold", 05/07/2020) manually (Size: 37MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 572 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tim Evans

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Kurt Kaufman, Sethu Pillai and Adrian B on The Phones Show 399
Shaun Dixon on Phone Prices and Market Value
Motorola One Fusion and Fusion and Fusion Plus
Marek Pawlowski is Dreaming of an Old Phone with Today's Specs

Device Week
Sony Xperia 1 mk II
iPhone SE 2020
Samsung Galaxy Fold
T5 Ultra Connect
Marshall Major II BT

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
Sue Blandford! 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 398 (Realme X3 SuperZoom) and 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II)

Photo of the Week
Trees by Sean Paull using an iPhone XS

Trees

Download Phones Show Chat episode 571 ("£200 vs £1000", 01/07/2020) manually (Size: 27MB, 40 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 571 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Martyn Dix on Honor 20 Lite
Chris Bates on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Tim Evans on 32-bit Float and iPhone Audio Recording
Moto G 5G
iPhone SE Flashback
Realme X3
DooGee S88 Pro

Device Week
ROG Phone 2
Sony Xperia 1 mk II
Galaxy Note9
Moto G8 Plus vs Sony Xperia 1 mk II
G8 Plus vs One Zoom

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Jerzy Jarmasz! 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 398 (Realme X3 SuperZoom) and 399 (Sony Xperia 1 mk II)



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

XiaomiShow 401 - The true 'budget flagship'? Not a lot missing for under £250 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!

Show 359 - thoughts on the possibly premature introduction of in-screen fingerprint sensors

E7Show 358 - Innovative form factors from the past - might one be resurrected?

Show 357 - my verdict on Samsung's One UI/Pie update

Show 356 - A folding phones rant, plus my Huawei P Smart 2019 review

3.5mm jackShow 355 - Summarising the 3.5mm vs Bluetooth debate as it stands in 2019!

Show 354 - My Top 5 Phones selection for Christmas 2018

Show 353 - The Pixel Perplexion - it could be that last year's Pixel is the best buy right now?

KEY2 LEShow 352 - Choosing which phone to shoot with, plus my review of the new Blackberry KEY2 LE

Show 351 - The most powerful 'compact' smartphone ever? This is the Google Pixel 3...!

Show 350 - The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is sleek, it's futuristic, it's one of the most powerful phones ever created. But is it the perfect camera-centric smartphone?

Note 9Show 349 - Reviewing the Galaxy Note 9 against the Galaxy S9+, plus Pixel 3 news

Show 348 - The LG V40 is announced, but what about the older G7, offering 95% the functions for half the price?

Show 347 - My verdict on the biggest iPhone ever - the XS Max...

6.1Show 346 - Establishing the 2018 Smartphone Minimum, with a Nokia 6.1 review

Show 345 - Be patient - and save your money. Plus news from IFA 2018

Show 344 - My Top 5 Phones for Summer 2018!

7 PlusShow 343 - Reviewing the Nokia 7 Plus - a perfectly balanced high end mid-ranger?

Show 342 - Review of the new Asus Zenfone 5, so close to a true flagship yet a third the price!

Show 341 - Review of the Blackberry KEY2, polished and slick, but one compromise too many?

GeminiShow 340 - The Gemini Verdict!

Show 339 - The OnePlus 6 and the Smartphone Pantheon

Show 338 - My hands-on verdict on the Honor 10 budget flagship

XZ1 CompactShow 337 - Living with a 'compact flagship' - the Sony XZ1 Compact.

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

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 Plus

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows