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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 637 ("Sharpening the Razer's Edge", 09/05/2021) manually (Size: 32MB, 68 minutes duration).

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PSC is helped this month by Noreve, makers of luxury leather cases and accessories - see their front page for '15% off' offers!

Phones Show Chat 637 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mike Warner

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Motorola G100
JB Walsh on Let's Talk Photography - 12 Whys of Phone Cameras
Pixel May 2021 Update
Kurt Kaufman on IBM 2nm Chip Breakthrough
Kris J on Oppo Commits to 3 years of Software Support for Find X3
Popcorn Computer - Linux on the Go

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Razer Phone - Lineage 18 - Developer Tools
108MP Camera Sensors Taking Over the Midrange
Mobile Image Sensor: above 44Mp
ISOCELL HMX: Features and Specs
Poco F3 vs Redmi Note 10 Pro
Sony Xperia 5ii
Motorola Edge+
F(x)tec Pro1 - pro1 - LineageOS 17.1 Changelog
All About Mobile Launched
Windows Phone 8.1 in 2021
Apple Podcasts Bugs
Myriam Joire's Mobile Tech

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 Mark McAneny! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 420 (Redmi Note 10 Pro Review) and 421 (The Smartphone-Enabled Mobile Office)

Photo of the Month for April 2021
Beach Walk by Ian Bundey using an iPhone 12 Pro Max

Beach walk

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 636 ("Chris Kelly, Different folks, different imaging strokes", 02/05/2021) manually (Size: 32MB, 65 minutes duration).

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PSC is helped this month by Noreve, makers of luxury leather cases and accessories - see their front page for '15% off' offers!

Phones Show Chat 636 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Kelly

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Richard Warriner on 1password
Budget Moto G20 launches in Europe with 90Hz display, 5,000mAh battery
Nokia X50
Gavin Fabiani-Laymond on THX Onyx - YouTube Review
Samsung Type C DAC - Comparing all the Type C DACs
Asus ZenFone 8 - ZenFone 8 Mini
ZTE's New Phone for Visible Offers Wireless Charging for Under $200

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Motorola Edge+
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
NexDock Touch
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Redmi Note 10 Pro
Sony Xperia 5ii - Sony MDR-7506 - Sony WH-1000XM4
Lumia 1020 - DSLR shootout
Razer Phone - Lineage 18
Doogee S86

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 Roland Roberts! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 419 (Cosmo Communicator Review) and 420 (Redmi Note 10 Pro Review)

Photo of the Week
Wide Spring Shot by Steve Litchfield using an iPhone 12 Pro Max:


Spring

Download Phones Show Chat episode 635 ("Phone cam or DSLR? A trick question!", 25/04/2021) manually (Size: 35MB, 66 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 635 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
DSLR vs Camera Phone, 2021 - Are We There, Yet?
New TCL Phones Announced
TCL 20 Pro - Ted's TCL 10 Pro Review
Wireless vs Wired Charging Poll
Google Pixel's Now Playing has been ported to other Android devices
Bob Higgie's SI Rant
Low-End Galaxy Made for India Coming to the UK for UKP159
Samsung Galaxy M12 vs Moto G30
Android 12 to Auto-Hibernate Apps You Don't Use
Lenovo Offers Extended Warranty for Legion
Lenovo Legion Pro 2 Specs

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Motorola Edge+
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
NexDock Touch
Redmi Note 10 Pro
Always On AMOLED
Keepassium

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 Godfrey Lisk! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 419 (Cosmo Communicator Review) and Phones Show 420 (Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro review)

Photo of the Week
Hats Away by Ian Furlong using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Hats

Download Phones Show Chat episode 634 ("Jon Trimmer, iOS lock versus Android carousel", 18/04/2021) manually (Size: 35MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 634 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Jon Trimmer

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Sony Xperia 1iii and 5iii announced with 120Hz screens, variable telephoto lenses
Sony Xperia 1iii vs Xperia 5iii
The Xperia 5 and 1 'Mark III's with 3.5mm and Variable Telephoto
Sony MDR-7506/1 Professional
Sony Xperia 1iii vs 5iii vs 10iii
Sony Xperia 10ii vs 10iii
Moto G60 and G40 Fusion with 120Hz displays and 6,000mAh Cells
Moto G60 Specs
Realme 8 5G - Realme 8 Pro
Oppo Reno6 Pro
New TCL Phones Announced
TCL 20L, TCL 20L+, TCL 20S and TCL 20 Pro
Ted's TCL 10 Pro Review

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Motorola Edge+
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
OnePlus 9 Pro
Battery Experiments with Pixel 5 and 4a 5G
Steve's Perfect Phone
NexDock Touch
Redmi Note 10 Pro

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 Gary Gotham! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 418 (Xiaomi Mi 11 Review) and 419 (Cosmo Communicator Review)

Photo of the Week
Portrait Prowess by Chris Bates using a Google Pixel 4a 5G

Portrait

Download Phones Show Chat episode 633 ("Ed Hause, Chocks Away!",11/04/2021) manually (Size: 33MB, 64 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 633 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Ed Hause

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Chats and Groups Head for GMail
LG Gone - It's Official
LG Mobile Officially Shuts Down, Ends 15 Years in Smartphones
LG Promises 3 Years of Android Updates
Recent Pixel 5 Update Improves GPU Gaming Performance
Android 12 Beta 1 Now Coming in May
Nokia X10 and X20 - G20 and G10
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra or Pro+
Sony Event on 14th April

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Cosmo Communicator - Ted's Review
iPhone 6S+
Samsung Galaxy S8
DxO One
Motorola Edge+
Review: Apple/Cubilux: A Tale of Two Type-C DAC/Dongles
UGreen Dongle
Round-up of all the Compact DACs on AAWP
THX Onyx

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 Mark Hilton! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 418 (Xiaomi Mi 11 Review) and 419 (Cosmo Communicator Review)

PSC Photo of the Month Winner for March 2021

Another Sunburst by Adrian Brain using a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Sunburst

Download Phones Show Chat episode 632 ("New Mis and an Android dilemma", 04/04/2021) manually (Size: 32MB, 62 minutes duration).

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 632 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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

Feedback
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Michael Warner on Lineage 18.1 - Overview of Changes
Adrian Brain on ODM Companies
Marc G on Polarcell
Sony Confirms Launch Event for 14th April
Sony Xperia 1 III specs leaked
Bluetooth Speakers and Qi Chargers

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Motorola Edge+
Xiaomi Mi 11
iPhone 12 Pro Max case roundup
Stereo Speaker Madness
Pixel 4a 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S9+
Cosmo Communicator - Ted's Review

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 Anthony Daniels! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 417 (The True Value in Your Smartphone) and 418 (Xiaomi Mi 11 Review)

Photo of the Week
Breakfast by Chad Dixon using a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Breakfast

Download Phones Show Chat episode 631 ("Mark Swidler, The Search Goes On", 28/03/2021) manually (Size: 34MB, 68 minutes duration).

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Phones Show Chat 631 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Mark Swidler

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

Feedback
Doogee S59 Pro

OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Review at GSMArena

Poco F3 vs Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro Review at GSMArena

Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro Released

Black Shark 4 vs Black Shark 4 Pro

Juho Sarvikas Leaving HMD

Moto G100

Device Week
Pixel 5 - Pixel 3 - Pixel 4a 5G
Harman Kardon Invoke

Motorola Edge vs Edge Plus - Comparison Review

Nokia 9 PureView

Urbanista Sydney BT Speaker

Marshall London

Xiaomi Mi 11 - UKP 650 on Amazon UK

Steve's Battery Experiments - AccuBattery

How Practical is Solar Power for your Smartphone?

Apple's USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter

Cubilux USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter

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 Gerald Fraser! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve's YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 416 (QWERTY Options for 2021) and 417 (The True Value in Your Smartphone)

Photo of the Week

BnW Flower by Joe Hickey using a Google Pixel 5 and edited on snapseed

flower

For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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Phones Show Chat is part sponsored by Noreve - luxury tough leather cases for your smartphone!

Noreve cases

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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

CosmoShow 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...

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