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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 594 ("Zoomed to 10!!", 23/09/2020) manually (Size: 30MB, 41 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 594 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Tim Evans on Poco X3 NFC
Tim Evans with a Phone Insurance Warning
Daniel Da Rocha on Longshot
Chris Kelly on Apple Support
Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
Nokia 800 Tough
Motorola One Zoom on Android 10
Google Pixel 4a
Xiaomi Poco X3 (NFC) - Bargain Prices
Pixel 3
Microsoft Surface Go
Xperia 5 ii Lifestyle Video

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. 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

Thanks Links
Amazon UK - Dropbox (free half Gigabyte)

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


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Download Phones Show Chat episode 593 ("Roger Martin, 4a from the USA", 19/09/2020) manually (Size: 40MB, 64 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 593 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Roger Martin

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

Feedback
Stephen McBride on Android 11 Screenshots
Andy Large on iPhone Camera Quality and Amazfit
Sony Xperia 5ii vs Sony Xperia 5 - YouTube Promo
Sony's Black Frame Insertion - OLED Motion Blur
Marek Pawlowski on Musicolet

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone SE (2020)
iOS 14 Widgets
Nokia 800 Tough
Motorola One Zoom
Fairphone 3
Google Pixel 4a
Xiaomi Poco X3 (NFC) - Bargain Prices

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. This week's winner is
Mike Cook. 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 403 (OnePlus Nord Review) and 404 (What Apple did right with the iPhone 11 Pro's imaging)

Photo of the Week
RAF Steingot by Darren Hendley using an iPhone 7

RAF

Thanks Links
Amazon UK - Dropbox (free half Gigabyte)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 592 ("In and out of phase!", 16/09/2020) manually (Size: 23MB, 38 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 592 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Aidan Bell

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

Feedback
Jeremy Harpham on 5G/4G
Gareth Williams on PodHubUK Podcasts and MeWe
Robert MacRowan on Amazfit Bip
Android 11 Changes
Nokia Event September 22nd
Google Pixel 5

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
Nokia 800 Tough
Motorola One Zoom
Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs S10+
Huawei P40 Pro
Planet Computers' Cosmo - In and out of Phase Test Video
POCO X3 (NFC)
Fairphone 3

Download Phones Show Chat episode 591 ("Tom Stuart, Taking off for a larger iPhone", 13/09/2020) manually (Size: 38MB, 61 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 591 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tom Stuart

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

Feedback
Pixel 4a Coming 2nd October
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3a
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 4
Pixel 4a vs Pixel 3a XL
Adrian Brain on Bob and The Nord!
Moto G9 Plus Specs

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone SE (2020)
Rounding Up the Microsoft Surface Duo
iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Streamlets
MS Flight Sim 2020 Chat MeWe Group

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! This week's winner is
James Murray. stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 402 (Microsoft Surface Duo) and 403 (OnePlus Nord Review)

Photo of the Week
Victorian Engineering by Chris Kelly using an iPhone 11 Pro Max
Pier

Download Phones Show Chat episode 590 ("The Great Pixel 3 Screen Power Drain Mystery...", 09/09/2020) manually (Size: 23MB, 36 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 590 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Robert MacRowan on Pulsar Music Player
YouTube Music - Equalizer+ Pro
Kurt Kaufman on Music Folder Player
James Raeburn on iOS14 Dev. Beta 7
JB Walsh on Smart Watches
Snapdragon Wear 4100 Still Behind
Snapdragon Wear 4100 Faster Battery Life
Snapdragon Wear 4100 First Upgrade in Six Years
Xiaomi Poco X3 (NFC)
Xiaomi Poco X3 (NFC) vs Moto G8 Plus
Nokia’s Flood Strategy

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 3
iPhone SE (2020)
LineageOS17 - Supported Devices List
Sony Xperia X - Sailfish - Devices List
Steve's Cellular Story

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. 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

Download Phones Show Chat episode 589 ("Vlad Savov, Neon-drenched Japan",06/09/2020) manually (Size: 42MB, 70 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 589 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Vlad Savov

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

Feedback
Ben Wood's Evolution of Communicators
Mad Pricing for 5G Nokia 8.3
Sony Xperia 5ii - Sony Xperia 5 vs 5ii

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Pixel 4a
Bloomberg Technology - Vlad at Telegram
Vlad's Photos - Red and Blue Light District
Google Pixel 3
Moto G8 Power
Moto Z3 Play
Sony Xperia 5
iPhone SE (2020)
YouTube Music - Equalizer+ Pro
Z Fold 2 Takes on the Duo

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! This week's winner is Gavin Bowd. stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 402 (Microsoft Surface Duo) and 403 (OnePlus Nord Review)

Photo of the Week
Fog is Lifting by Rob Vanderkam using a Huawei P20 Pro, auto, no post processing

Fog

Download Phones Show Chat episode 588 ("The G Pro Makes Six", 02/09/2020) manually (Size: 23MB, 37 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 588 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Frank Niethardt on Cameras and Watches
MaTiCeK on The Phones Show 403
Tim Evans on  Galaxy Unpacked Part 2
Roger Martin on Pixel 4a
Pixel 4a Waiting List

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S9+
OnePlus Nord
AndroidCentral on OnePlus Move Away from Stock
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Moto G Pro (Moto G Stylus) - Ted's Review
Pixel 4a

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. 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 402 (Microsoft Surface Duo) and 403 (OnePlus Nord Review)

Thanks Links
Amazon Steve - Amazon Ted - Dropbox Steve

Download Phones Show Chat episode 587 ("Matt Miller, Exploring the Duo vision", 30/08/2020) manually (Size: 41MB, 61 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 587 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Matt Miller

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

Feedback
Sethu Pillai on Sony Xperia 1 II
Fairphone 3+ - GSM Arena review.
The Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro
LG Wing - Video - The Friday Checkout

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S9+
OnePlus Nord
Microsoft Surface Duo - Emulator
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Moto G Pro (Moto G Stylus) - Ted's Review
Pixel 4a

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! This week's winner is Al Alkadi. stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 401 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review) and 402 (Microsoft Surface Duo)

Photo of the Month Winner
Long Exposure by Ian Bundey using an iPhone 11 Pro Max

Breakwater

Download Phones Show Chat episode 586 ("Eight or Ten Essentials",26/08/2020) manually (Size: 21MB, 37 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

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

Feedback
Julian Lambert on Buried FaceBook Apps
Apple's Smart Stack Widget
Jon Trimmer on Oxygen OS 11 and Android 11
Kurt Kaufman on Pixel 4a
Moto G9 Play


Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
Pixel3a
OnePlus Nord
Moto G Pro
Our Perfect Phone Essentials
Clear TPU Cases


Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each weekend. Do get involvedbefore 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 401 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review) and 402(Microsoft Surface Duo)


For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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