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Steve      Ted
                    Salmon 

Smartphone-related 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 Chat episode 724 ("Kurt Kaufman, The Top Pocket Test", 27/11/2022) manually (Size: 25MB, 66 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 724 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Kurt Kaufman

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback and Contributions
Roger North on fitBAG
Palm OS emulator coming to Internet Archive

Device Week
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 - Duo Dock 2
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Motorola Edge 30 Neo - Ted's Review
Motorola Edge+ (2020) vs Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV
Pixel 7 - Pixel 7 vs Pixel 7 Pro - Pixel 7 vs Pixel 6a
Anker 521 Powerhouse
Juan Carlos Bagnell's Sony Xperia 1 Mk.IV vs Google Pixel 7 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 pro Max vs Pixel 7 Pro Imaging Comparison
Steve's New URL for his YouTube Shorts - tinyurl.com/SL-shorts

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Atrium by (ahem) Steve Litchfield using an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max:
Atrium

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Links of Interest

PodHubUK - Twitter - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - PSC Classifieds - WhateverWorks - Camera Creations - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - Coffee Time - Ted's Salmagundi - Steve's Rants'n'Raves - Steve's YouTube Shorts


Phones Show Chat is also on Player FM here and Stitcher Radio here

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Download Phones Chat episode 723 ("Moto vs Sony, iPhone imaging", 19/11/2022) manually (Size: 18MB, 46 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 723 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback and Contributions
James Raeburn on ESR HaloLock Universal MagSafe Ring, Kit, Sticker
Full Resolution Photos on MeWe
Which Dead Smartphone Brand Would You Resurrect?

Device Week
Motorola Edge 30 Neo - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted's Review
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II
Imaging Test of Xperia 1 Mk.IV vs the new iPhone 14 Pro Max
SeaMonkey Composer
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Imaging and Android 12L Bug
Steve's New URL for his YouTube Shorts - tinyurl.com/SL-shorts

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

St Andrews Cathedral, Mark Mochan, Pixel 7 Pro:

Cathedral


Download Phones Show Chat episode 722 ("Adrian Brain and the Zen of Zenfone", 13/11/2022) manually (Size: 29MB, 77 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 722 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Adrian Brain

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

Feedback and Contributions
Xiaomi 13 Renders - Xiaomi 12 Specs
Paul Sargeant - My Pixel 7 won't sell!
Samsung's Latest Good Lock Module RegiStar

Device Week
Sony Xperia 1 Mk.II
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Asus Zenfone 9 - Zenfone 8 vs Zenfone 9
Nothing Phone 1
Pixel 6a
Motorola Edge 30 Neo - Ted's Review
Motorola Edge 30 Neo vs Edge 30 Fusion vs Edge 30 Ultra
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Comparison

Winner of the October 2022 Photo of the Month from PSC Photos

Puddle People by Chris Clayton using an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max:
Puddle

Download Phones Show Chat episode 721 ("Ian Thomas's view from Hong Kong!", 08/11/2022) manually (Size: 15MB, 34 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 721 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Bonus chat with Ian Thomas, from Hong Kong!
We cover Planet's Astro Slides, as well as Xperias and older tech like Psions.


Download Phones Show Chat episode 720 ("Do what I say, Don't do as I do!", 05/11/2022) manually (Size: 18MB, 45 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 720 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback and Contributions
Matt Jones on Microsoft Lifecycle Promise
Frank Niethardt on Camera Assistant Module for Good Lock
Android 13 out there for the Sony Xperia 1iv and 5iv Pair

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted’s Review
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted’s Review
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV vs Sony Xperia 1 Mk.IV
Microsoft Surface Duo 1
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Google Pixel 6a vs Google Pixel 7
Marques Brownlee on iPhones and USB-C
12 Pro Max vs 14 Pro Max
Sony Xperia 1 iv
Sony Xperia 1 iv - Review roundup and verdict!
Sony Xperia 1 iv - Who’s it aimed at?
Sony Xperia 1 iv - Introduction to its ‘Pro’ apps

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Wet Autumn Leaves by Chris Clayton using an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max:

Autumn

Phones Show Chat 719 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tom Stuart

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

Feedback and Contributions
Samsung Camera Assistant lets you customise your stock camera app
Moto Razr 2022
YouTube introduces precise seeking, pinch to zoom and other improvements
Apple confirms iPhone with USB-C is coming
You'll soon be able to hotspot your phones cellular data with Phone Link on Windows 11
Google explains how the Pixel 7 series benefits from 64-bit-only

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted’s Review
Pixel Watch
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted’s Review
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV vs Sony Xperia 1 Mk.IV
Pixel Watch
Microsoft Surface Duo 1
Surface Duo Update brings familiarity with Windows 11 and Android 12L
gBoard’s Split Keyboard
Microsoft Remote Desktop - Shane Craig on Microsoft Remote Desktop on Surface Duo

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Rope Bridge by Paul Garner using an iPhone 13 Pro Max:

Rope


DownloadPhones Show Chat episode 718 ("Wheeling and Dealing", 21/10/2022) manually (Size: 22MB, 54 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 718 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback and Contributions
Sony and Xperia Updates Rant
First Oppo Flip phone will have big battery, 50MP camera
Motorola's Rollable Smartphone Concept - Demo Gif
Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - Armor Frame
Microsoft Surface Duo
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II vs Mk.III vs Mk.IV
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV vs Sony Xperia 1 Mk.IV
OnePlus Nord 2 - Ted's Review
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted's Review
Pixel 6a
Pixel Watch
Nothing Phone 1
Keepassium
Mac and Apple for Media
Google's Rollout of 'landscape' Apps Continues

Featured Photo from PSC Photos

Burning Bush by Scott Brady using a Google Pixel 6 Pro:

Burning

Download Phones Show Chat episode 717 ("Garry Clark, The Lure of the Fold", 16/10/2022) manually (Size: 25MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 717 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Garry Clark
- CoolSmartPhone

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

Feedback and Contributions
Microsoft Event
Kurt Kaufman on Samsung Galaxy S10e
Sony Xperia 5 iv imaging versus iPhone ProRAW
Paul Sargeant on Pixel 7 Fingerprint Scanner
The Pixel 7 series might be the first 64-bit-only Android phones

Device Week
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II vs Mk.III vs Mk.IV
Pixel 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
Motorola One Macro
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Microsoft Surface Duo
Sony Xperia 5iv vs Sony Xperia 5ii
OnePlus Nord 2 - Ted's Review
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted's Review

Featured Photo from PSC Photos
Bean the Kitten by Darren Hendley using an Apple iPhone 13 Pro on Macro:

Kitten

Download Phones Show Chat episode 716 ("Steve Heinrich, Only buy if the back is cracked!", 09/10/2022) manually (Size: 24MB, 62 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 716 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Heinrich

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

Feedback and Contributions
Google Pixel 7 Event
Microsoft Launch event on the 12th October
Pixel October Security Update with 9 fixes
Android 13 QPR1 Beta 2
Malcolm Bryant on Banking apps on Android
Xiaomi 12T Pro launches w/ 200MP camera, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 120W charging
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro will receive 3 major OS Updates and 4 Years of Security
Xiaomi 12T vs Xiaomi 12T Pro

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Moto One 5G Ace
Samsung Galaxy Flip3 - Ted's Review
Nothing Phone 1
Wavelet
Brushed Titanium from XtremeSkins
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.II vs Mk.III vs Mk.IV
Qi Coil on Amazon

Photo of the Month Winner for September 2022 from PSC Photos

Armadillo Building, Kenny Gordon, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:

Armadillo

For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (full length videos)

Show 436 - The End (please watch!)...

Show 435 - My Top 5 Phones at Christmas 2021...

NexDock 360Show 434 - Review of the new NexDock 360, a lapdock with a twist...

Show 433 - Full review of the Google Pixel 6 Pro - a flagship with compromises waiting for updates...

Show 432 - Full review of the Fairphone 4 and a look at its philosophy...

Duo 2Show 431 - Review of the super-premium and innovative Surface Duo 2...

Show 430 - Full review of the Sony Xperia 5 iii

Show 429 - Full review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

XR20Show 428 - Reviewing the super-rugged behemoth, the Nokia XR20

Show 427 - Full review of the Sony Xperia 1 iii

Show 426 - Update and video capture comparison

HardwareShow 425 - Chasing the hardware, is a smartphone's OS irrelevant?

Show 424 - Replacing a laptop with a smartphone OS?

Show 423 - 2009: the year Nokia lost the plot...

N95 8GBShow 422 - 2006/2007 - my most exciting year in smartphone history

Show 421 - Step inside my Mobile Office!

Show 420 - Hands-on review of a true budget champion, the Redmi Note 10 Pro

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows