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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 468 ("Zac Kew-Dennis, All Things Google",14/10/2018) manually (Size: 42MB, 71 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 468 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Zac Kew-Denniss

Feedback
Richard Yates, Adrian B and James Raeburn feedback on PSC467
Sean Paull on The Ultimate Mid-Ranger - Samsung Galaxy A9
Razer Phone 2 Announced at their Event this week
John Mason in Praise of Apple Aftercare

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Moto Z3 Play
- Ted’s Review
Essential Phone - Ted’s Review
Google Pixel 2XL
Google Pixel 3 and 3XL

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Tom Stuart. 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 347 (iPhone XS Max) and 348 (LG G7 ThinQ)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group

Photo of the Week Winner: Melville Building by Sean Paull using an iPhone Xs with Snapseed

Melville

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Links of Interest…
PodHubUK - Twitter - FaceBook - PSC G+ Community - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - TTUK - WhateverWorks - AAWP - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - The PodChat Show - PixelSwim


Phones Show Chat is also on Stitcher Radio here

Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 467 ("Michael Saxon, The Z3 Club",07/10/2018) manually (Size: 38MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 467 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Michael Saxon

Feedback
Essential Phone Gets October Security Patch Before Pixel!
Simon Nobs and Wayne Kelly feedback on PSC466
Google going Dark Theme Mad!
Arne Lind on Huawei Honor 8X Max

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Moto Z3 Play
- Ted’s Review
LG G7 ThinQ
- Ted’s Review
iPhone X 256GB
ASUS Zenfone 2
OnePlus 6
Blackberry KeyOne
Nextbit Robin
Essential Phone
- Ted’s Review
Ted’s HDMI-Out Phones Test
Stereo Speaker Setup Doesn’t Use Accelerometer

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Alan Kennedy. 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 347 (iPhone XS Max) and 348 (LG G7 ThinQ)

Around the Corner
BlackBerry Evolve vs. BlackBerry Evolve X

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Month Winner: A Dog’s Life by Mark Whittam using an iPhone XS Max

Dos life

Download Phones Show Chat episode 466 ("Sue Blandford, X for breakfast",30/09/2018) manually (Size: 38MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 466 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Sue Blandford

Feedback
Allen Cross on Android Pay Peer-to-Peer by QRCode
Roy Gardiner on The Guardian’s Two Obnoxious Students!
Ted’s Jumbo Screens Quest - Honor Note 10
Adrian B’s Casual 3.5mm vs. Wireless Survey
Colin Bowen on My Switch to Budget
Malcolm Bryant on A Trio Triumph
The Bump by Kenny!

Device Week
iPhone XS Max
- Phones Show 347
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Moto Z3 Play
- Ted’s Review
Nokia 6.1 - Ted’s Review
LG G7 ThinQ
- Ted’s Review
Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Ted’s Review
iPhone X 256GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Motorola Moto Z2 Force
Land Rover Explore

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Michael Saxon. 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 346 (Establishing the 2018 Smartphone Minimum with a Nokia 6.1) and 347 (iPhone XS Max)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Month Winner: Andrew Martin with Caves, taken with a Pixel 2XL in Majorca

Caves

Download Phones Show Chat episode 465 ("Kurt Kaufman, Compact Stereo",23/09/2018) manually (Size: 37MB, 62 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 465 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Kurt Kaufman

Feedback
Allen Cross on Nokia’s 4th October Event
Jeremy Robinson links to an Audio Appraisal of the LG G7
Nokia 8 Sirocco - at last! Someone’s dropped the price!
Android Q confirmed for Essential Phone and Pie rolling out for OnePlus 6 now

Device Week

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Moto Z3 Play
- Ted’s Review
Nokia 6.1 - Ted’s Review
Xperia X Compact
- Volume Maximiser App
LG G7 ThinQ - Ted’s Review

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Stuart Miller. 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 345 (Be Patient and Save Money!) and 346 (Establishing the 2018 Smartphone Minimum with a Nokia 6.1)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week Winner: Arvind Iyer Wide Angle Ruin taken on an LG G5
Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and his iPhone Xs Max Close-up Photo
Go vote on PSC Photos POTM which we’ll announce the winner of next week!

Hole

Download Phones Show Chat episode 464 ("JB Walsh, Medical Match",16/09/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 464 - Show Notes

Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with J B Walsh

Feedback

Steve’s Phones Show RSS Feed

Roland Jay Roberts on Moto Keyboard RIP

AndroidGo hits 10M Installs on PlayStore

Ahmed Bebars spots OnePlus Dropping 3.5mm Audio Socket

Razer Phone 2 looks highly likely now

Device Week

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Moto Z3 Play - Ted’s Review

iPhone SE

Nokia 6.1 - Ted’s Review

iPhone X

Nexus 5X

Lumia 950 and 925

Nokia 1 - Ted’s Review

Live Draw

We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is... Sue Blandford. 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 345 (Be Patient and Save Money!) and 346 (Establishing the 2018 Smartphone Minimum with a Nokia 6.1)

Around the Corner

Motorola One Power - Motorola One

PSC Photos & Flickr Group

Photo of the Week Winner: My Girl by Mark Mochan using a OnePlus 6

My girl


Download Phones Show Chat episode 463 ("Paul Sargeant, Metal Miniature",09/09/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 463 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Paul Sargeant

Feedback
Gareth Myles’ Honor 7C Review
Jason Snowden on Apple Sales
Tim Evans and John Doe on 79% of Mobile Business is done on iOS
Michael Warner on Nokia 2018 Flagship - The Future of Imaging?
Allen Cross (amongst others) reports YouTube Dark Theme for Android
Ahmed Bebars on the 279 Honor Play
Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed as getting an Early Slice of Pie in September!

Device Week

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Pixel 2 XL
Moto Z3 Play
- Ted’s Review - 3-Day Battery Barrier
iPhone SE
Huawei P10
Nokia 6.1 - Ted’s Review

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Chris Smith. 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 344 (Steve’s Summer Top 5 Phones) and 345 (Be Patient and Save Money!)

Around the Corner
Motorola One Power
- Motorola One

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week Winner: Secret Garden at Greys Court shot using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Secret Garden



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing


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The Phones Show (videos)

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