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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 525 ("Chad Dixon, a Samsung Photographic Journey", 16/11/2019) manually (Size: 37MB, 62 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 525 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chad Dixon  / Instagram

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

Feedback
Glen Thorpe on Dex for PC
Adrian B on Motorola RAZR
Two Meter Cables
Rugged Doogee S68 Pro

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3a
Xiaomi Mi A3
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Xiaomi Mi A3 - Ted's Review
Always On AMOLED
Pixel 3a - Ted's Review (from May 2019)
Razer Phone 2 - Ted's Review (December 2018)
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Audio Matters - Moto G7 Plus
Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Thomas Baker. 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 379 (NOT the Pixel 4XL Review!) and 380 (Cosmo Communicator Initial Thoughts)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Stormy Day by Pete Warner using a OnePlus 7

Beach

Links of Interest…
PodHubUK - Twitter - FaceBook - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - TTUK - WhateverWorks - AAWP - 361 Degrees - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - The PodChat Show - PixelSwim - Ted's Salmagundi


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Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 524 ("Google-ifying the iPhone, Pixel price craziness", 10/11/2019) manually (Size: 47MB, 65 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 524 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Drop-In Guest Mark Hilton

MeWe Groups Join Links

Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback
Peakago Mini PC
Lee Burnett & Wayne Kelly on Pixel 4
One More Update for OG Pixels
iPhone 11 Pro Deep Fusion Test
Google Recorder App will roll out to older Pixels - Fully Functioning APK
Mark Hilton Audio Drop-In, in praise of Samsung

Device Week

iPhone 11 Pro
Add Blank Icons on iOS
Noreve iPhone 11 Pro Leather Case
Pixel 4XL vs. iPhone 11 Pro Video Stabilisation Test
Pixel 3a
Pixel 4 - Ted's Initial Thoughts
Xiaomi Mi A3
NexDock 2

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is J B Walsh. 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 378 (Lg V50 ThinQ 5G Dual Screen Review) and 379 (NOT the Pixel 4XL Review!)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Autumn in Richmond Park by Chad Dixon using a Samsung Galaxy Note9

Autumn

Download Phones Show Chat episode 523 ("Dual screen, dual hosts!", 02/11/2019) manually (Size: 49MB, 67 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 523 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Malcolm Bryant on Disabling OEM System Bloat
Jason Snowden on Authorising Payments and Samsung
Michael Warner on Xiaomi Mi CC9/Note 10 - More and More
Tim Evans on New AirPods
Rob Vanderkam on Cameras under Glass
Troy Dyall on Moto G8 Plus - G8 Plus vs G7 Plus
Anthony Daniels on Pixel Shortcomings

Device Week

iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 4 & 4XL - Camera vs iPhone 11
LG V50 ThinQ 5G - Ted's Review
Add Blank Icons on iOS

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Carlos Anzola. 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 377 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus) and 378 (Lg V50 ThinQ 5G Review) and 379 (NOT a Pixel 4 XL review)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: 'Ladybird' by Chad Dixon taken with a Galaxy Note 9 & 'Yes, Hooman?' by Ian Furlong using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Winners

Download Phones Show Chat episode 522 ("Xerxes Hodivala, From iPhone to Android and Back!", 26/10/2019) manually (Size: 49MB, 67 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 522 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Xerxes Hodivala

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Julian Lambert on Realme
Tim Evans on Pixel 4
What the 'Made by Google' Keynote Didn't Say
Banks Remove Support for Galaxy S10 Phones
Nubia Z20

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 4 & 4XL
Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 2XL - Phones Show 353
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
NextDock 2
YouTube Dolby Atmos Demo

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Kevin Tett. 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 377 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus) and 378 (Lg V50 ThinQ 5G Review)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Month: Evening Sun by David de Nieuwe using a Pixel 

Evening sun

Download Phones Show Chat episode 521 ("Tim Evans, Pixellated in New York", 20/10/2019) manually (Size: 49MB, 70 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 521 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tim Evans

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

Feedback
Samsung Galaxy Fingerprint Fiasco
Chris Kelly on iOS Home Screen Layout
Carlos E Anzola on iOS and KaiOS
Malcolm Bryant on Choetech Wireless Charger
Realme X2 Pro

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 4 & 4XL
Pixel 3 XL
Pixel 2XL - Phones Show 353
LG V50 ThinQ 5G
NextDock 2

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Mark Finlay. 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 376 (Microsoft Surface Duo, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro) and 377 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Lobsters by Philip Tomlinson using an iPhone 11 Pro Max

Lobsters

Download Phones Show Chat episode 520 ("Andy Large, The Missing Form Factor",13/10/2019) manually (Size: 40MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 520 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Andy Large

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

Feedback
Project Gem from Essential
Black Shark 2 Pro UK Release
Black Shark 2 vs Black Shark 2 Pro
OnePlus 7T Pro
Ahmed Bebars on Nokia Corner-Swipe Launcher

Device Week
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3 XL
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Pixel 2XL - Phones Show 353
Samsung Galaxy Fold
LG G7 - Ted's Review
Pocket Casts
ProtonVPN
QCY TWE Headphones
MyTube!
Veho ZB-6 Headphones
Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones
KeePassium - Sync with Google Drive

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week's winner is Michael Reardon. 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 376 (Microsoft Surface Duo, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro) and 377 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Rod Bostock with (nice) Nice Beach taken with an iPhone XR

Nice

Download Phones Show Chat episode 519 ("Podcasting in the Rain!",06/10/2019) manually (Size: 35MB, 59 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 519 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links

Phones Show Chat - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - Steve - Ted

Feedback

Keith Bartlett on his Photo of the Month (Grass Snake)

Babul Mohanty on ads in Google Feed Cards

Inoreader

Microsoft Launches a Surface Phone After All

Tim Evans on iOS 13.2 Developer Beta

Google Live Caption

Google Recorder App

Dark Mode continues to roll!

Device Week

Motorola One Zoom - Ted’s Review

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

iPhone 11 Pro

Pixel 3 XL

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Pixel 2XL - Phones Show 353

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is Jason Mountjoy. 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 375 (Apple iPhone 11 Pro Review) and 376 (Microsoft Surface Duo, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group

Photo of the Week: Decades Day by Nigel Parrish using Portrait Mode on his iPhone XR

Decades Day

Download Phones Show Chat episode 518 ("The Penny iPhone Arcade",28/09/2019) manually (Size: 35MB, 61 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 518 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Stephen Penny

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

Feedback
David Jackson on Multi-item copy/paste app for iOS Copied
Kurt Kaufman on Folio Cases and Speakers
Mark Finlay on Carrying Cards
Adrian Brain’s Humongous Huawei Mate 20 X Review
Dark Mode for GMail
Troy Dyall on the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha

Device Week
Motorola One Zoom - Ted’s Review
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
iPhone 11 Pro
Pixel 3 XL
Choetech Fast Wireless Charging Stand
Nokia 9 PureView Noreve Leather Cover
Razer Phone 2
Galaxy S9+
Moshi DAC/Adapter

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is Martin Hall. 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 374 (Huawei and Google) and 375 (Apple iPhone 11 Pro Review)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Month Winner: Keith Bartlett for his shot of a Grass Snake using a Nokia 9 PureView

Snake



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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 PlusShow 319 - Full review of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus - it's arguably better than the X, I contend...

Show 318 - Thoughts on smartphone pricing in the wake of the iPhone X launch...

Show 317 - A review of the 'alternative' Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro and news of the LG V30

Nokia 6Show 316 - A review of the Nokia 6 in - indeed - an all-Nokia show!

Show 315 - A holiday look at the Wileyfox Swift 2 X...

Show 314 - A Moto-catch-up and an overview of Lineage OS

Honor 9Show 313 - My last big review of the spring and summer: full review of the Honor 9.

Show 312 - Full review of the impossibly shiny HTC U11

Show 311 - Full review of the OnePlus 5, plus news of the Honor 9

SteveShow 310 - News from WWDC, plus my Top 5 Phones for June 2017.

Show 309 - Full review of the Blackberry KEYone, QWERTY in 2017, amazing!

Show 308 - Review of the massive (in all senses) Samsung Galaxy S8+

LG G6Show 307 - News of the HTC U11 and my review of the LG G6.

Show 306 - Review of the Huawei P10 hardware - and thoughts on what you might like to buy instead!

Show 305 - Creating the ultimate smartphone. Plus news of the Galaxy S8 range.

Axon 7Show 304 - Moving up to the 5.5" Axon 7! And a walkthrough of 10 improvements in Emotion UI for all the top Huawei and Honor phones

Show 303 - my review of the Marshall London 2, err... I mean the ZTE Axon 7 mini!

Show 302 - Full summary of MWC 2017, plus an old favourite introduces a possible new PDA

Lumia 950Show 301 - My thoughts on the future of Windows on phones, plus a look at the ultimate power bank

Show 300 - Review of the KODAK EKTRA - plus future-looking thoughts from some viewers!

Show 299 - Review of the Honor 6X - with only one caveat, one of the best value mid-rangers in the world right now?

Nexus 6PShow 298 - News from CES, a review of the Hasselblad Moto Z mod, and thoughts on my way forwards with Android

Show 297 - My hands-on review of the most futuristic - and one of the most expensive - smartphone in the world today - the Xiaomi Mi Mix 18K

Show 296 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2016!

Swift 2 PlusShow 295 - Enter the Ektra, hands-on review of the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

Show 294 - Review of the new Blackberry DTEK60 - secure, updated and decent screen and speakers

Show 293 - Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and thoughts on pros and cons of buying from China

chipsShow 292 - Chipsets? Bah! Why you shouldn't pay too much attention to raw specs...

Show 291 - Review of the Google Pixel XL, the flagship for Android 7.1 and a new age of Google (in theory)

Show 290 - Reviews of the Moto Z and Moto Mods, plus the Wileyfox Spark X

iPhonesShow 289 - Review of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!

Show 288 - News of the Moto Z Play, something new with Xenon, and hands-on reviews of the HP Elite X3 and Moto G4

Show 287 - My Top 5 Phones for August 2016, plus news of the Honor 8

OnePlus 3Show 286 - Review of the budget Honor 5c, plus my take on news of the Galaxy Note 7...

Show 285 - Review of the super-rugged CAT S60, plus news from Blackberry about the DTEK50

Show 284 - Review of the premium mid-ranger with brutal stereo speakers, the Alcatel Idol 4, plus news from Wileyfox...

OnePlus 3Show 283 - Review of the (astonishing value) OnePlus 3 flagship...

Show 282 - Review of the ultra-budget Vodafone Smart Prime 7, plus news of the OnePlus Three and the Moto Z and MotoMods

Show 281 - Review of the new mid-sized Sony Xperia X, plus news of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

LG G5Show 280 - News of the Zenfone Max and a full review of the modular LG G5

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows