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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 560 ("Juha Alakarhu, A Pure View on phone imaging", 23/05/2020) manually (Size: 42MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 560 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Juha Alakarhu

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

Feedback
Details of Xiaomi Mi UI 12
The Sony Xperia 1 II is now up on Pre-Order
Alan Southern on Dark Mode on Google Search/Discover

Tayo Olasope with Rants and Praise and Comments!

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3
Unihertz Titan
OPPO Find X2 Pro
PoLight - PoLight TLens
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Imaging Test - Oppo Find X2 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro vs Lumia 1020

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Lawrence Wills! 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 394 (May 2020 Top 5 Phones, iPhone SE (2020) Review) and 395 (The Unihertz Titan Review)

Photo of the Week!
Rocky Frame by Rohan Molligoda using a Huawei P30 Pro

Rocky

Links of Interest
PodHubUK - Twitter - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - WhateverWorks - Better Before - 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

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 559 ("No NFC? No Google Pay for YOU!", 20/05/2020) manually (Size: 26MB, 40 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 559 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Andrew Manning Feedback on PSC558
Google Play Music and YouTube Music Transfer - Check Yours
Daniel Bemis is Happy with iPhone
Pixel 4a - New Low Price Leaked

Device Week
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3
Unihertz Titan
Surface Duo Specs
OPPO Find X2 Pro

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
Marcus Brown! 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 394 (May 2020 Top 5 Phones, iPhone SE (2020) Review) and 395 (The Unihertz Titan Review)

Photo of the Mid-Week!
Wet Leaf by Richard Mills using a Pixel 4 XL. Edited in Snapseed

Leaf

Download Phones Show Chat episode 558 ("Andrew Manning, A Four-Fold Approach", 17/05/2020) manually (Size: 36MB, 57 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 558 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andrew Manning

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

Feedback
Andy Moon on the Huawei P40 Pro and Google Mobile Services
Keith Bartlett on Imaging
Neil Gilroy on iPhone vs Android Performance
Google Play Music to YouTube Music
Adrian Gavin on Xiaomi Mi 9 Android 10 Vodafone Chaos

Device Week
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020
Pixel 3
Samsung Galaxy Note9
LG G8
Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1
JBL TUNE 115BTs
Dali Katch
Moto G8 Power - Ted's Review
OPPO Find X2 Pro
Unihertz Titan

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is
David Addington! 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 393 (OnePlus 8 Pro) and 394 (May 2020 Top 5 Phones, iPhone SE (2020) Review)

Photo of the Week
Beautiful Beast by Chris Bates using a OnePlus 8 Pro in Super Macro Mode (crop/Snapseed)

Beast

Download Phones Show Chat episode 557 ("Thousands and thousands... of mAh", 13/05/2020) manually (Size: 20MB, 41 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 557 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Sethu Pillai on Voice Authentication for Banking Apps in Australia
Julian Lambert, Neil Holding, Xerxes Hodivala and Keith F on Android Security and Updates
Harry Myhre on Notification LED and Wide Phones
Stu Miller on AoD Notify - Always on AMOLED
Oppo Admits Fast Charging Battery Damage
Moto G8 Power Lite
Simon Nobs on Verbal Audio Control

May 2020 Top 5 Phones

Steve

1. iPhone SE (2020)

2. OnePlus 8 Pro

3. iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max

4. Pixel 4a

5. Moto G8 Plus

Ted

1. Pixel 3

2. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

3. Motorola One Zoom

4. Samsung Galaxy M31

5. iPhone SE (2020)

Device Week
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020
Pixel 3
Sony Xperia 5 Style Cover View
Sony Xperia 5 vs Pixel 3 Images (see below)

Dark Gmail finally arrived on my iPhone 11 Pro 8-)
High Resolution iOS Amplifier

Squirrels

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Jason Snowden! 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 393 (OnePlus 8 Pro) and 394 (May 2020 Top 5 Phones, iPhone SE (2020) Review)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 556 ("Mike Warner, Back from the Dead", 10/05/2020) manually (Size: 32MB, 60 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 556 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

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

Feedback
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
Google Authenticator Now Cross Device
Dark Gmail on iPhone Saga
Jon Trimmer on OnePlus 30W Wireless Charger
Aty T on Samsung Repairs

Device Week
OnePlus 8 Pro
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020
Pixel 3
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Security Issue
Mike's Huawei P30 Pro Repair
Which Biometric System is the Most Secure
Android Security Authentication
Dolby Atmos Baked Into Phones List - iOS - Android
Musings on Phone 'Assistants' Voice Control of Audio Playback

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Craig Carroll! 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 392 (Samsung Galaxy Z Flip) and 393 (OnePlus 8 Pro)

Photo of the Week
From Dusk Till Dawn by Mark Mochan using a Google Pixel 4 XL

Dusk

Download Phones Show Chat episode 555 ("QWERTY powerhouse", 06/05/2020) manually (Size: 39MB, 60 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 555 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Martin Riddiford

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

Feedback
Nick Ballard on iPhone 11 Pro Max Battery
Pete Warner on Nova and Android 10 Gestures
Xperia 10 vs Xperia 10 Plus vs Xperia 10 Mk.II

Device Week
OnePlus 8 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 - Ted's Review
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020
Pixel 3
Messages for Web
Always on AMOLED
OnePlus 8 Pro USB-C to HDMI Adapter
Martin Riddiford on Gemini/Cosmo/Astro-Slide
Martin talks about the Astro Slide on YouTube

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Kah Leong Ow! 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 392 (Samsung Galaxy Z Flip) and 393 (OnePlus 8 Pro)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 554 ("Carole Theriault, Stay Safe!", 03/05/2020) manually (Size: 42MB, 67 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 554 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Carole Theriault
(Smashing Security)

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

Feedback
PSC Goes Twice Weekly During C-19 Lockdown
Plastic Screens and Fingerprints
Sony Xperia L4 - GSMArena Xperia L3 vs L4
Samsung Galaxy M31 Coming Soon
OnePlus Z Coming in July
Adrian Brain on Sony's Image Processing Algorithms
Xiaomi Allegedly Collecting Users Data

IT and computer help in Reading and Woodley

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S9+
OnePlus 8 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro
Next Door App
Sony Xperia 5 - Ted's Review
iPhone X 256GB
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE 2020

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Tayo Olasope! 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 391 (Huawei P40 Pro) and 392 (Samsung Galaxy Z Flip)

Photo of the Week
Frame in Frame by Pete Warner using an Honor View 20 and InFrame software

Frame

Download Phones Show Chat episode 553 ("What price a Sony?", 29/04/2020) manually (Size: 30MB, 48 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 553 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
PSC Goes Twice Weekly During C-19 Lockdown
Juan Carlos Bagnell on  AndroidCentral Podcast
John Tanzer on Sony Phones - CameraMX
Tim Evans' Revamped Speaker Test
John Mason on iPhone Batteries
Tim Evans and Frank Niethardt on iPhone SE (2020)
Sethu M Pillai on Xperia, Cameras in Phones and Form Factors

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone X 256GB
OnePlus 8 Pro
P40 Pro
Xiaomi Flip Phone 

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Daniel Gray! 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 391 (Huawei P40 Pro) and 392 (Samsung Galaxy Z Flip)



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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