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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 Show Chat episode 798 ("Ultra Pro Fusion", 20/04/2024) manually (Size: 19MB, 56 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 798 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon (and Malcolm Bryant drops in)

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

Feedback and Items of Interest
Audioboo and AirChat
Edge 50 Fusion vs Edge 50 Pro vs Edge 50 Ultra
Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: What's the difference?
Hello UI
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra vs Motorola Edge 50 Pro
Edge 30 Ultra (2022) vs Edge 40 Pro (2023) - Ted's Edge 30 Ultra Review

Device Week
Motorola Edge 40 Neo - Ted's Initial Thoughts
Pixel 7 vs Pixel 8
Malcolm Bryant on Bluetooth (audio drop-in)
Good Lock's Sound Assistant
Newzerol Leather Pixel Fold Case

Pixel Fold - Google Pixel Fold: to case it or skin it? - YouTube
Clicks keyboard case for iPhone
Clicks Keyboard Review: Does your iPhone need a Physical Keyboard?
Planet Computers - Astro Slide
Moondrop Phone

Bygone Beauties
Nokia 8 Sirocco - Ted's Review (October 2018)

Photo of the Week from MeWe PSC Photos Group

Summer Coming, MaTiCeK, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Tele lens. Quite heavily edited the colours to make the sea look more vibrant:
Summer

Links of Interest

PodHubUK - Steve on Twitter - Ted on Mastodon - MeWe PSC Group - PSC Photos - PSC Videos - WhateverWorks - Camera Creations - Tech Talk UK - TechAddictsUK - 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 Show Chat episode 797 ("Matt Miller, Mobiles, Motorola, and Marshall", 13/04/2024) manually (Size: 23MB, 63 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 797 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Matt Miller

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback and Items of Interest
Ron Jeffries on Podcast Ideas, Smart Watches, Apps and Google Voice
Good Lock's LockStar OneUI 6.1 AoD Manual Brightness Workaround
Big Google Photos Update: Free Magic Eraser, Kind of Free Magic Editor and Pixel Devices Get Love
AI editing tools are coming to all Google Photos users
Android 15 Beta 1 - Shane Craig is on it
Apple will let you repair your iPhone with used genuine parts - Apple
Fairphone's repairable wireless FairBuds put the industry on notice - The Friday Checkout

Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Pixel Fold
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Pixel 8 Pro - Pixel 7 vs Pixel 8
OnePlus Open
Garmin Enduro 2 - Apple Watch
Apple Vision Pro - Meta Quest 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 Specs have Leaked Ahead of its Launch
Motorola Edge 50 Ultra (Renders)
Marshall Earphones Problem with Android 14
Reddit User Analysis
Motorola Edge 40 Neo - Ted's Initial Thoughts
Google Fit
10x Zoom Test: Pixel (in this case the Fold) versus Sony Xperia 1 Mk.V
Weather: Crap. YouTube's Android Shorts creation: Crap. (Video here on Xperia 1 v)
Thankfully, Android Shorts creation works without inversion on Google's own Pixel Fold. Phew!

Photo of the Week from MeWe PSC Photos Group

School Time, Babul Mohanty, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE:
School time


Download Phones Show Chat episode 796 ("Rita El-Khoury, Asking the Authority...", 06/04/2024) manually (Size: 24MB, 75 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 796 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Rita El Khoury (Rita at Android Authority)

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Device Week
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
I Tested The Galaxy S24 Ultra's Terrible Camera Shutter Lag and Found a Simple Fix
Pixel 8 Pro
Pixel Tablet

The 2017 Pixelbook
Pixel Fold
Pixel Fold Latercase

App of the Week
Wanderlog

Neardrop

Photo of the Week from MeWe PSC Photos Group

Putten Dog Walk by Ian Chapple using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra:
Dog
                  walk


Download Phones Show Chat episode 795 ("Shane Craig, Three Pixel Folds walk into a bar...", 30/03/2024) manually (Size: 24MB, 71 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 795 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Shane Craig

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

Feedback and Discussion
OneUI 6.1 Arrived on S23 Series
Samsung's AoD Brightness Bug

Device Week
Pixel Fold
Pixel Fold Latercase
Is this why your Galaxy Z Fold won't open flat anymore?

Pixel Fold Shorts
Be Nice! Demoing App Pairs on the Google Pixel Fold
Folding phones: Skin them or case them?
My Top 6 Tips to get more out of your Pixel Fold´┐Ż

Other recent Pixel Fold editorial
Why I hope that Google hasn't finalised the Pixel Fold 2 yet...!
Google Pixel Fold: December 2023 Feature Drop (part 1)
Google Pixel Fold: December 2023 Feature Drop (part 2)

Steve's original Pixel Fold review Shorts
Introducing the Android 14 powered errr... Surface Duo 3!
The one week verdict (form, speakers, Qi)
Periscope zoom, sensor fusion, and Super Res Zoom
General imaging review
Multitasking and productivity (just like the Surface Duo)
Camera buttons and compact imaging in general!
A Swiss Army Knife with multiple modes
Media watching nit-picks!
Small screen to large, app by app!
The Google Pixel Fold one month verdict

App of the Week
Be Nice

Photo of the Week: Panning - from MeWe PSC Photos Group

Biker Dude by Babul Mohanty using a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Heathrow Bound by Adrian Gavin using a Google Pixel 6:
Bike

Train


Download Phones Show Chat episode 794 ("Steve Nutt, Envision's AI Provision", 23/03/2024) manually (Size: 24MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 794 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Nutt

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

Feedback and Discussion
The Hisense A9 Pro E-INK Phone - JerryRig Teardown
TCL 50 XL NxtPaper 5G
Sony phones will get "5 years of updates"
Sony's 2024 models will not have 4K displays or 21:9 screens

Device Week
Google Glass at Envision AI - LetsEnvision
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Pixel's Clear Calling
Marshall Acton III
Anker PowerHouse 521
Motorola Edge 30 Neo - Ted's Review
Pixel Fold
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola - Ted's Review
Steve's Personal Top 5 Phones, March 2024
Problem: Apple Music Mac sync waits... forever. Solved!
Nokia N97: Huge ambition, botched execution
The most mature '50:50' smartphone: Nokia E72
Clicks keyboards
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.V - Still the ONE. Or should that be FIVE?
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.V vs Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted's Review
Steve's Sony Xperia 5 Mk.V YouTube Shorts...
Overview and Intro
Camera Testing
Music Galore - Speakers, jack, codecs, DSEE, Dolby
Is the telephoto missed from the Mk.V?
Battery life, IP68 despite all the gadgets
Possible caveats and issues, longevity

App of the Week
Bubble UPnP
Podcast Addict

Photo of the Month Winner for February 2024 from MeWe PSC Photos Group

Golden Gate Bridge, Joe Hickey, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra:
Bridge


Download Phones Show Chat episode 793 ("Mark Ellis, iPhone landmark and Pixel mystery", 16/03/2024) manually (Size: 24MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 793 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mark Ellis (Eight or Sixteen Podcast)

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

Feedback and Discussion
Google Enables Display Output on the Pixel 8 - Shane Craig Demonstrates

Device Week
Pixel Fold
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Nothing Phone (2a)
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola - Ted's Review
Motorola Edge 30 Neo - Ted's Review (from November 2022) and Comparison with Pixel 7 (March 2023)
Normobs and PIM
Sony Xperia 5 Mk.V vs Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - Ted's Review
Steve's Sony Xperia 5 Mk.V YouTube Shorts...
Overview and Intro
Camera Testing
Music Galore - Speakers, jack, codecs, DSEE, Dolby
Is the telephoto missed from the Mk.V?
Battery life, IP68 despite all the gadgets
Possible caveats and issues, longevity

Bygone Beauties
Apple iPhone X (2017)

Photo of the Week from MeWe PSC Photos Group

Shallow Prickles, David Hewitt, Honor Magic v2:
Thistle


For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (shorts), 2022 onwards

Full YouTube Shorts video list

The Phones Show (full length videos), pre-2022

Show 436 - The End (of long videos, 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