The Phones Show Chat (audio podcast)
Phones Show follow-up chat, views and
reviews from myself, Ted Salmon
and guests from the mobile world. Comments and questions welcome
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The Phones Show (videos)
Show 421 - Step
inside my Mobile Office!
Show 420 - Hands-on
review of a true budget champion, the Redmi Note 10 Pro
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...
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
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
Show 411 - Reviewing
the top of the range iPhone 12 Pro Max
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+
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
Show 405 - Review of
the phone of the year, the POCO X3 (NFC) - amazing value for
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!
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
398 - Verdict on the
new Realme X3 SuperZoom - the poor man's Huawei P series
Show 397 - Review of
the surprisingly solid new Xiaomi sub-brand flagship, the POCO
Show 396 - Reasons
why the OPPO Find X2 Pro exemplifies the best and the worst in
the smartphone flagship world!
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
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*!
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!
386 - Review of the
eco-conscious Fairphone 3, 100% repairable!
Show 385 - Review of
the NexDock 2, a lapdock that transforms Samsung and Huawei
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
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
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+
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?
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
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...
Show 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
Show 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
Show 362 - Review of
the stunning value new Moto G7 Plus...
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
358 - Innovative form factors from the past - might one be
Show 357 - my verdict
on Samsung's One UI/Pie update
Show 356 - A folding
phones rant, plus my Huawei P Smart 2019 review
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
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
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
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...
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!
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
Show 341 - Review of
the Blackberry KEY2, polished and slick, but one compromise too
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
337 - Living with a 'compact flagship' - the Sony XZ1
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!
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
Show 332 - My
hands-on PREVIEW of the Gemini PDA, setting this new smartphone
into context and clarifying who it's for.
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
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
325 - Detailed review of the OnePlus 5T, this year's true
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
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
Show 320 - News of
the Google Pixel 2 and my verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8