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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 701 ("Tech Altar, Folding Future and Battery State", 26/06/2022) manually (Size: 24MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 701 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Marton Barcza (Tech Altar)

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
The Nothing Phone LOOKS Different
Nothing Phone 1 to be sold via invite system, just like OnePlus
A written Summary at XDA
Marton was not so enthusiastic back in March
What we think we know so far
Panu on Bluetooth and Wired Audio, Headphones and Battery...

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max - Screen Recording
Motorola Edge+
Google Pixel 5
Steve's YouTube Shorts
Duodocks - Shane Craig's Video
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
Silicon, Solid State, etc. - What's next for batteries?
Notifications’ Interruptions
AIO Launcher
Scanning and Storing Old Photos
Steve Manages Passwords and Secret Stuff
Resolution and Cropping: Digital vs Film

Photo of the Week

Midsummer's Day by Darren Hendley using an Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Smile

Links of Interest

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


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Download Phones Show Chat episode 700 ("James Burland, Beautiful Dorset!", 19/06/2022) manually (Size: 23MB, 65 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 700 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with James Burland

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
Tim Evans Playing with iOS16 Beta
OzTabletPC for Videos about Microsoft Surface Duo
Another Tweak to Android 13 Beta 3

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Motorola Edge+
Google Pixel 5
Steve's YouTube Shorts
iPhone 13 Pro Max
GTP3
Steve's T-Shirt Auction
Duodocks - Shane Craig's Video
Android vs iPhone - Which is Actually Better? (Arun Maini and Marques Brownlee)

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Dimitrios Bitounis!

Do get involved in the big giveaway in the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - see the instructions in show 700! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Week

Sunnies at Sunset by Marek Pawlowski using a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:

Download Phones Show Chat episode 699 ("Mark Swidler, Aidan Bell", 12/06/2022) manually (Size: 23MB, 66 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 699 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mark Swidler and Aidan Bell

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
June 2022 Pixel Feature Drop

Pocket Operator for Pixel

Google's Sound Amplifier

Google's Lookout

iOS 16

Aidan Bell on Planets Computers' Astro Slide

Android 13 Beta 3 - Platform Stability Issue

How to Get Rid of in-App Advertisements on Xiaomi's MIUI 13

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Motorola Edge+
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Sony Xperia 5ii
Steve's YouTube Shorts

Moto G Stylus 2021

Mark’s GCAM Links - One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven

Nokia XR20 and the Red Button

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Frank Niethardt! Do get involved before the next one by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you winning a prize! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Month for May 2022

Head to the Light, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Sean Paull:


tunnel

Download Phones Show Chat episode 698 ("Shane Craig, The Folding Future", 05/06/2022) manually (Size: 23MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 698 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Shane Craig

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
Pixel 5 vs iPhone 13 Mini Size
Matt Jones on Boring Rectangular Slabs
POCO F4 GT
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV vs Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II
Android OEMs, take note: This is an in-display fingerprint reader done right

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Motorola Edge+
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Disable a Duo Screen - Duo Mono
Steve's YouTube Shorts

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Ed Codrington! Do get involved before the next one by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you winning a prize! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Week

Bizarre Storefront Reflection by Kurt Kaufman using a Samsung Galaxy S10e:

storefront

Download Phones Show Chat episode 697 ("Mike Halsey, Astro Slide, Pixel 5", 29/05/2022) manually (Size: 27MB, 78 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 697 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Halsey

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
Andrew Manning on Updates, iPhone and Batteries
Richard Yates on Phone Storage
Steve's Podarch
Motorola Teases the Razr 3
Motorola is Launching a 200MP Cameraphone in July
Pixel 6 GBP100 off at AmazonUK
Android 13 Beta 2.1
Vivo X Fold - Vivo T2x
Nothing phone (1) Launch Date and Price Leak
Steve's Price-Bracketed Top 5 Phones

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Duo Mono
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Motorola Edge+
Mike Halsey's Computer Museum
Astro Slide, Have Planet Computers Nailed It?
Google Pixel 5
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Apple iPhone 13 Mini
Ted's Google Pixel 4 Review
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Baseus 12V PD Adapter

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Stuart Miller! Do get involved before the next one by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you winning a prize! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Week

Cricket in flower by Keith Bartlett using a Nokia XR20:

Cricket

Download Phones Show Chat episode 696 ("Nick Ballard, Electric Neutral...", 22/05/2022) manually (Size: 22MB, 62 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 696 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Nick Ballard (cheapretirement.co.uk, Twitter)

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
Andrew Manning on Apple Watch
John Tanzer and Kurt Kaufman on Qi Charging
Vivo X80 Pro - GSMArena Hands-On
Vivo X80 Pro Review: The best camera on a smartphone
OnePlus switching to LCD from OLED for Flagships
Microsoft just lowered the Surface Duo 2 by GBP500
Update to Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11
Android apps on Windows 11 will soon be running on Android 12.1

Device Week
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 - Security Update but still no Android 12L
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Tesla Powerwall - EcoFlow - EcoFlow River
Motorola Edge+
Motorola Edge 30 Pro vs Motorola Edge+ (2020)
Fairphone 3+ - A Roundup of Changes from Android 10 to Android 11
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Apple iPhone 14 Series Rumours

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Kah Leong Ow! Do get involved before the next one by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you winning a prize! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Month

Chain by Matt Elphick using an Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. Cropped only.

Chain

Download Phones Show Chat episode 695 ("New Pixels, Sonys, and a solitary Moto!", 15/05/2022) manually (Size: 19MB, 60 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 695 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
PSC - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback and Contributions
Malcolm Bryant on Wear Reminder 2 and Wear Text
Sony introduces the Xperia 10 IV
Sony introduces the Xperia 1 IV
Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
Google Pixel 6a
The Pixel 6a won't use the same fingerprint sensor as the Pixel 6
Android 13 Beta 2 Changes
More details about the Moto G82 Emerge - Specs
Motorola G82 vs G52 vs G22

Device Week
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Pixel 5 - Pixel 6 Pro
Sony Xperia 5ii
Always on Display for the iPhone - YouTube Short
Pixel 4 128GB - errata: looking this up, it seems support for this runs out in October 2022. Oops. Ignore what Steve says on the show!
Oppo Find X3 Pro - Ted's Review
Oppo Find X3 Pro vs Oppo Find X5 Pro
Unihertz Titan Pocket - Michael Fisher's Review - Ted's Unihertz Titan Review
Smart AudioBook Player
tinyurl.com/ps-shorts
Inoreader
Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Live Draw
Every week we have a Prize Draw for your chance to win phone accessories and this week's winner is Michael Jansen! Do get involved before the next one by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you winning a prize! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Month

Loch Brandy by Marek Pawlowski taken with his Huawei Mate 20 Pro:

loch brandy



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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!

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