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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 620 ("Lineage, Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish", 17/01/2021) manually (Size: 34MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 620 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner (Mike's Tech Life)

Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone - look out for promos and codes on their front page!

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

Feedback
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Announcement
LG Prada and Capacitive Screens
USA Xiaomi Ban
Tim Evans on Ted's Moto Z3 Play with Lineage

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Pixel 4a 5G - Battery Drain
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G - The Phones Show 413 - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison Review
Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Samsung Members App - Android 11 Maybe
Samsung Galaxy A41
F(x)tec Pro1 - Ubuntu Touch - AnBox - Sailfish

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 prize winner is Dave Latham! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review) and 414 (4 (iPhone 12 Pro ProRAW and Recalling the Lumia 1020)

Photo of the Year 2020
Mam Tor by Darren Hendley using an iPhone 12 Pro


Vista

Thanks Links
Amazon Steve - Amazon Ted - PayPal Me Ted

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 - Coolsmartphone - 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 619 ("Zoe Kleinman, plus size debates!", 09/01/2021) manually (Size: 30MB, 60 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 619 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Zoe Kleinman (Twitter)

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

Feedback
Mike Schwartz on Google Maps
S21 vs S21+ vs S21 Ultra Leaked Specs
Stephen Metcalfe on Samsung vs Sony

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Pixel 4a 5G - Battery Drain
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G - The Phones Show 413 - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison Review
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Motorola One Zoom
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3
Microsoft Your Phone
Samsung Galaxy S10 - Ted's Review

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 double-prize winner is Mike Robins! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review) and 414 (iPhone 12 Pro ProRAW and Recalling the Lumia 1020)

Winner of Photo of the Month for December 2020
Community on a Lake by Enzro Greenidge using a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Lake

Download Phones Show Chat episode 618 ("Smartphone baseline for 2021", 03/01/2021) manually (Size: 27MB, 52 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 618 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Pete Shepherd on Seeing AI - Soundscape - People Detection
Xiaomi Mi 11 Announced
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Leaked News
No More NexDock Touch
No Photos in 2021 with the Nokia 8.3

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3
Pixel 4a 5G - Battery Drain
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G - The Phones Show 413 - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison Review
Nokia 9 PureView
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Pixel 3a XL
iPhone SE 2016
Fairphone 3 Plus
GSMArena Phone Finder

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 double-prize winner is Jonathan Pagel! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 412 (NexDock Touch Review) and 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review)

Winner of Chris Bates' Monthly Theme Competition for December
Chris Clayton's Frozen Fence-Post! Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra


Fence

Download Phones Show Chat episode 617 ("Not Quite The End. Of 2020...", 27/12/2020) manually (Size: 28MB, 55 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 617 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Motorola won't update any of its older phones to Android 11
Tayo Olasope switched from iOS to Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
John Husband on Tasker Videos
Turning Off Volume and Screen Brightness
Setting Up Emergency Calls when Ring Volume is Off

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
F(x)tec Pro 1 - LineageOS
Sailfish - Second Article - Mike Warner
Ubuntu Touch - Anbox - YouTube Video
Apple Moves the Phone Imaging Goalposts
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - Specs - Android 11 and One UI 3 Changes
Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison Review
Another Widget
Seeing AI
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G

Problem

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 double-prize winner is D I Thomas! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 412 (NexDock Touch Review) and 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review)

Photo of the Week

Manual at Sunset by Enzro Greenidge using a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Sunset

Download Phones Show Chat episode 616 ("Mike Warner, Four More Years (of Android updates)!", 20/12/2020) manually (Size: 31MB, 61 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone - look out for promos and codes on their front page!

Phones Show Chat 616 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

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

Feedback
Zac Kew-Denniss on PSC615

Android 11 is rolling for the SGS20FE with OneUI3

Tom Pickert on iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Choice

Aty on the Realme 7 5G (UKP209 on AmazonUK)

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 4a 5G
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite vs OnePlus Nord N10 5G

iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - Specs

Sony Xperia 5 II

F(x)tec Pro 1 - LineageOS

Sailfish - Second Article

Ubuntu Touch - Anbox - YouTube Video

Apple Moves the Phone Imaging Goalposts

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 double-prize winner is Julian Lambert! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 412 (NexDock Touch Review) and 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review)

Photo of the Week

Sunrise Through the Rocks by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using an iPhone 12 Pro Max

Rocks

Download Phones Show Chat episode 615 ("Fan Editions, Samsung and Google on the ascendant?", 12/12/2020) manually (Size: 33MB, 65 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone - look out for promos and codes on their front page!

Phones Show Chat 615 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Robert Macrowan on Xiaomi and Google Discover Correction

Chad Dixon on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (4G, Exynos)

Expensive AirPods Max

Stewart Bowie on Android 11 Bugs in Samsung Galaxy S20

Train Beacon AR for Android and iOS

Steve Heinrich on Branch Education

Zac Kew-Denniss on Samsung Upgrading their Fingerprint Sensor for the S21

Steve’s Christmas 2020 Top 5

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

iPhone 12 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G

Sony Xperia 5 II

Pixel 4a 5G

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 4a 5G
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison with OG

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Pixel Feature Drop (December 2020) - Ted's Blog Post

Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison Review

iPhone SE (2020)

RCS

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - Specs

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 double-prize winner is John Tanzer! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 412 (NexDock Touch Review) and 413 (Christmas 2020 Top 5 Phones and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Review)

Photo of the Week

Silhouette by Mark Mochan using a Pixel 4 XL

Silhouette

Download Phones Show Chat episode 614 ("The curious case of the ever-growing smartphone", 06/12/2020) manually (Size: 34MB, 67 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat is helped out by Noreve - luxury leather tough cases for your smartphone - look out for promos and codes on their front page! Case reviews coming soon...

Phones Show Chat 614 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Zac Kew-Denniss

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

Feedback
Apple Podcasts PSC Reviews

Keith Bartlett on Nokia 9 PureView

Jason Snowden on Samsung Mobile Repairs

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 4a 5G
iPhone 12 Pro Max
NexDock Touch Review - Gallery

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Motorola One Zoom - 279GBP AmazonUK

Sony Xperia 5 II - Ted's Comparison with OG

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro - Specs

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro vs Huawei P30 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

AAWP Specs Feature

Camera Head to Head: Lumia 950 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

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 double-prize winner is Ian Mackay! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 411 (iPhone 12 Pro Max Review) and 412 (NexDock Touch Review)

Photo of the Week

Dog Portrait taken by Mark Whittam using an iPhone 12 Pro Max in Portrait Mode:

Dog



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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

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