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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 627 ("Dan Carter, Strung up with Android", 28/02/2021) manually (Size: 32MB, 64 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 627 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Dan Carter

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Malcolm Bryant explains Android Doze
Steve Nutt on Get Notified Quicker In Android
Frank Niethardt on Samsung's Four Year Promise
Tayo Olasope on 1440p vs 1080p vs 720p
Pixel 4a 5G back up to 499
Leaks about the Google Pixel Fold

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Sony Xperia 5 II - Sony Xperia 5 v 5 II Specs
f(x)tec Pro1 - Lineage 17.1
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Realme X50 5G - Ted's Review
Ringke Fusion - iPhone 12 Pro Max Case Round-Up
iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Comparison

QWERTY DIY Video - What Might Have Been

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 Robert Stephens! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 415 (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Redmi Note 9T) and 416 (QWERTY Options for 2021)

Photo of the Week

Frozen in Time by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond using an iPhone 12 Pro Max

Raindrop

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Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 626 ("Ian Furlong, Windows Mobile to Samsung's stylus-packing Android", 21/02/2021) manually (Size: 33MB, 69 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 626 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ian Furlong
- Coolsmartphone

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Richard Yates on f(x)tec Pro1-X Changes
Microsoft Surface Duo has arrived in the UK
AoD for iPhone 13
More on Android 12 - More Screenshots
Sethu Pillai on the Charms of Sony Xperia
Give us a Doze Switch, Google!

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Realme X50 G vs Realme X50 Pro 5G
Sony Xperia 5 II - Sony Xperia 5 v 5 II Specs
f(x)tec Pro1 - Lineage 17.1
iPhone 12 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Comparison

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 Tony Butler! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 414 (iPhone 12 Pro ProRAW and Recalling the Lumia 1020) and 415 (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Redmi Note 9T)

Photo of the Week
Billingham by John Husband using a Samsung Galaxy Note9

Billingham

Download Phones Show Chat episode 625 ("Small to Large, Cheap to Crazy", 13/02/2021) manually (Size: 30MB, 59 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 625 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Tilan de Costa on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Global Release - Specs
Asus Looks Like Going Compact

Frank Niethardt on Phone sizes
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE OneUI 3.1 Update

Surface Duo UK Pricing
Marek Pawlowski on Alice
Leaked Android 12 UI looks an awful lot like iOS
BlackBerry is Back! 

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T - Ted's Review

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Camera Head to Head with the Lumia 950 XL

Four Way Camera Comparison, including iPhone 12 Pro Max in ProRAW Mode

Case Round-Up

Moto G Pro - Ted's Review

UKP179 Challenge! Moto G Pro vs Redmi Note 9T

Sony Xperia 5 II - Sony Xperia 5 v 5 II Specs

Zac Kew-Denniss on Pixel 4a 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 winner is Sethu Pillai! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 414 (iPhone 12 Pro ProRAW and Recalling the Lumia 1020) and 415 (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Redmi Note 9T)

Photo of the Month Winner

Boat Friends by Chris Clayton using an iPhone 12 Pro Max

men in boat

...and Runner-Up Misty Forest Walk by Andy Moon using a Oppo Find X2 Pro

Misty

Download Phones Show Chat episode 624 ("Mike Warner, Snapdragon and Exynos commonality", 07/02/2021) manually (Size: 32MB, 62 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 624 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Keith Bartlett on Nokia/HMD
Moto G Pro on AndroidOne (Ted's Review) gets Android 11
More New Moto Phones G10, G30, E7 Power - Moto E6i, Moto E7i Power - G40
Peter Hines on Google Lens Text Copy to PC Walkthrough - Microsoft Lens
HarmonyOS Just a Badged Fork of Android - HarmonyOS Hands-On
Ron Jeffries says Phones are Not Boring!

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T

Mr Whosetheboss Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Exynos vs SnapDragon Video

Poco X3 NFC

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite

Xiaomi Mi 11

f(x)tec Pro1 - LineageOS

Ubuntu Touch - AnBox - Sailfish - Mike's Tech Life

Sony Xperia 5 II

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T - Ted's Review

iNassen Type C DAC

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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 Colin Bowen! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Photo of the Week

Hello by Babul Mohanty using a Redmi Note 7S (Selfie Camera)

Tree

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)

Download Phones Show Chat episode 623 ("Satisfying the Samsung itch", 02/02/2021) manually (Size: 24MB, 48 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 623 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
iOS App now with Dark Sky Rain Integration
iOS14.4
Beeper

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G 256GB/12GB - Specs
Comparison: Note 10 Plus and S20 FE
Android 11 January Security and OneUI 3.0
iNassen Hi-Res Certification USB C Headphone 3.5mm Jack Adapter Amp
Sony Xperia 5 II
Sony Compact Rumours
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
Nokia 1.3
4 Years On - The Verdict on HMD's Version of 'Nokia'
Lumia 950/XL now works with the NexDock Touch

Download Phones Show Chat episode 622 ("Damian Dinning, Tales from Nokia imaging",31/01/2021) manually (Size: 30MB, 60 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 ontheir front page!

Phones Show Chat 622 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Damian Dinning

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

Feedback
PhoneINFO *SAM*

Chris Kelly on 3D sound, Reality Audio and Dolby

David Hewitt, Scott Brady and Tayo Olasope on Samsung Galaxy S21 Range

Motorola Edge S Now Announced

Device Week
iPhone 12 Pro Max

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 Lee Burnett! 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 SamsungGalaxy S20 FE Review) and 414 (4 (iPhone 12 Pro ProRAW and Recalling the Lumia 1020)

Photo of the Week

Boat Friends by Chris Clayton using an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

men in boat



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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