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enjoying it both the shows then please
consider helping out by joining what I call my monthly
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Mind you, please donate because you think the work I/we put in is worth it. And not because of the giveaways, which are simply a way of doling out ex-review hardware to a good home! Winners are people drawn at random on The Phones Show Chat podcast every week...
I have a choice of accessories (listed below)
to give away to a lucky monthly
'virtual pint of beer' donator or an ad-hoc donator
(auto-added in from donations in the previous month - in other
words, you don't have to sign up to a recurring 'monthly'
donation in order to be in the draw), chosen at random every
week until further notice on the Phones Show Chat.
The winner, each week, will be notified by
email and can choose anything from the list below, posted
September 2021. Very old items are now right at the
bottom, underneath the 'miscellany'! I've sorted the accessories
into rough and ready groups, where applicable:
Samsung Galaxy S21 range:
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (/5G):
Samsung Galaxy S20 range (/5G):
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 range:
Samsung Galaxy S10 range:
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Note 4, II and Note 3 stuff in 'older' section at end):
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S8, S8+ (older S series in the section at the end of this main list):
Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max:
Apple iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR:
Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus (i.e. with no 3.5mm jack):
Nokia Android devices:
Miscellaneous stuff (pick several of these, they need to go?)
I'll keep the giveaways coming - I've got quite a pile of ex-review gear that needs to find a good home!
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Show 430 - Full
review of the Sony Xperia 5 iii
Show 429 - Full
review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
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
425 - Chasing the hardware, is a smartphone's OS
Show 424 - Replacing
a laptop with a smartphone OS?
Show 423 - 2009: the
year Nokia lost the plot...
422 - 2006/2007 - my most exciting year in smartphone
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
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
Show 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+
Show 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?
Show 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
Show 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 compromises?
Show 362 - Review of the stunning value new Moto G7 Plus...
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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?
Show 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?
Show 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...
Show 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!
Show 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?
Show 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
Show 337 - Living with a 'compact flagship' - the Sony XZ1 Compact.
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!
Show 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.
Show 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...
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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+
Show 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.
Show 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
Show 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?
Show 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!
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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
Show 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...
Show 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
Show 280 - News of the Zenfone Max and a full review of the modular LG G5
Show 279 - Review of the brand new HTC 10, plus news of the Moto G4 pair...
Show 278 - Review of the modular Fairphone 2, plus a sideways look at the Nexus 6P
Show 277 - News of the HTC 10 and a full review of the Huawei P9, a premium mid-ranger
Show 276 - Review of the Apple iPhone SE - the 'perfect iPhone'?
Show 275 - Top 5 Phones for March 2016 and a mini-review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Show 274 - 20 years of smartphone innovation - a whistle-stop tour!
Show 273 - MWC catch-up, plus reviews of the Lumia 650 and Blackberry Priv
Show 272 - Review of the brand new Honor 5X, premium build at a budget price
Show 271 - Hands-on review of the Zenfone Zoom, plus why I 'film' on a humble 808....
Show 270 - Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, plus CES catchup
Show 269 - Into my second DECADE! Why I don't use an iPhone or iOS!
Show 268 - Hands-on review of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, plus a Christmas wallet charger miracle....
Show 267 - Hands-on review of the OnePlus X premium mid-ranger
Show 266 - Hands-on review of the two budget phablets, the Wileyfox Storm and Alcatel Idol 3 5.5"
Show 265 - News from Motorola and Blackberry, hands-on review of the Google Nexus 5X, and some Christmas stocking filler ideas.
Show 264 - Hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, plus news of the HTC One A9
Show 263 - Hands-on review of the Apple iPhone 6s, pointing the way to a perfect 7?
Show 262 - News from Microsoft and Google, hands-on review of the Motorola Moto X Style, and some noteworthy accessories.
Show 261 - Hands-on review of the Alcatel Idol 3, plus Samsung's huge mistake....
Show 260 - Hands-on review of the Smart Prime 6, my Top 5 for September 2015, plus some interesting new case ideas for the iPhone 6s.
Show 259 - News catch-up from IFA 2015, plus hands-on review of the loudest phone on the planet, the Marshall London!
Show 258 - Hands-on previews and reviews of the Honor 7 and Motorola Moto X Play
Show 257 - News of the Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ and Xperia M5, Hands-on review of the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen), and a look at a waterproof case option for the Galaxy S6
Show 256 - News catch-up, plus hands-on review of the bargain Smart Ultra 6
Show 255 - News of the Honor 7, Hands-on review of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, and a Proporta Premium Present
Show 254 - The Top 10 Expectations of Camera Phones
Show 253 - Musings on smartphone size, past, present and future, plus a look at the Turbocharger 8000
Show 252 - Review of the ultra-premium Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Show 251 - Review of the LG G4, a look at the new version of the BeachBuoy
Show 250 - My May 2015 Top 5 Phones, plus 'Why Nexus?'
Show 249 - News of the Huawei P8, a £100 challenge/comparison, and a look at two Galaxy S6 cases
Show 248 - Review of the HTC One M9, with traditional camera at last, plus news of the M8s...
Show 247 - Musings on smartwatches, a look at the Frankie II and Android 5.1 on.... the ancient Galaxy Nexus!
Show 246 - Review of the 'Nexus 6 Lite', musings on the smartphone experience, and a MWC catch-up!
Show 245 - Review of the unique Yotafone 2 and the ultra-rare OnePlus One, plus the Proporta 6-port Turbocharger
Show 244 - Review of the HTC Desire EYE, with twin main cameras, plus news of Windows 10
Show 243 - Review of the 5"-screened budget Lumia 535, a look at CES news, Camera FV-5 and the Proporta SafeKeep wallet
Show 242 - Hands-on review of the Google/Motorola Nexus 6, a vision of the future?
Show 241 - The last show of 2014: Review of the top-specced Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Show 240 - My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2014, plus a look at the Proporta Stripe Turbocharger 12000 and a review of the LG G Watch R
Show 239 - Review of the Motorola Moto X (2014), plus a request for feedback on the show's future!
Show 238 - Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, plus news of new Galaxy A devices and Oppo phones
Show 237 - News of the Nexus 6, hands on review of the Lumia 830 'affordable flagship', and a look at the Doro Liberto 810, for your mum and dad!
Show 236 - News of the Desire EYE, hands on review of the Blackberry Passport, and verdict on the Lumia 735
Show 235 - Review of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, plus iPhone 6 bits and news of the Blackberry Passport
Show 234 - News catch-up from IFA and Apple launches, Moto G (multiple!) and Proporta Pocketool
Show 233 - News catch-up, Facepalm, Lumia 530
Show 232 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 930, and my brief review of the LG G Watch and Android Wear
Show 231 - Fire Phone, hands-on review of the LG G3, another Pocket Power testimony
Show 230 - Android L, HTC One mini 2, Top 5 Phones for mid 2014
Show 229 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 630, a retrospective on the Galaxy Note II, and some transformational cable tidies....
Show 228 - Review special: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom - dethroning the Nokia 808/1020?
Show 227 - News of the LG G3, Moto E and my hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z2, the best Z series handset so far
Show 226 - My thoughts on smart watches, plus a sumptuous Galaxy S5 accessory
Show 225 - News of the Galaxy K Zoom, my hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and thoughts on custom vs manufacturer firmware...
Show 224 - News of Windows Phone 8.1, my hands-on review of the HTC One (M8) and a review of the Freedom Bluetooth Backlit keyboard...
Show 223 - My hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1320 budget phablet and the Motorola Moto X with 'Touchless Control'
Show 222 - My take on news from MWC 2014, Snap/Android on the full QWERTY Blackberry Q10, My Top 5 Phones for March 2014, Turbocharger 7000
Show 221 - Hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, plus a mini-review of the Blackberry Z30 in Android 4.x-compatible guise
Show 220 - My hands on review of the Oppo N1, demoing the 'Nexus Note' and a mini-review of the Sony QX-10 smartphone camera add-on
Show 219 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 'phablet', plus a look at a bulletproof case...
Show 218 - Hands on review of the Pebble smartwatch, plus trying to solve the Charging Conundrum!
Show 217 - My hands on review of the Jolla phone and Sailfish OS, plus a look at the Proporta Customiser
Show 216 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 625, plus Nexus updates and some teases/surprises
Show 215 - Hands on review of the Motorola Moto G, plus hacking the Galaxy Nexus
Show 214 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with S Pen and massive learning curve, plus a look at the Pocket Power and the LG G Flex and Moto G
Show 213 - Hands on review of the Google Nexus 5, plus my Top 5 Phones for November 2013 and a bonus clip of reconditioning an iPhone 4S
Show 212 - Hands on review of the LG G2, plus a look at the Proporta BeachBuoy and news of the HTC One Max
Show 211 - My hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1, plus news of the Oppo N1 and Blackberry Z30
Show 210 - My thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and six weeks with the 808 PureView's successor
Show 209 - News of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, plus my review of the ZTE Open and a walk through ProCapture.
Show 208 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, plus news of the Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Show 207 - News catch up, plus my Top 3 Smartphone Upgrades, cutting edge OS on classic hardware.
Show 206 - Hands on review of the Huawei Ascend P6, plus my hands-on first look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its rather special camera.
Show 205 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, plus news of the Nokia Lumia 1020
Show 204 - When is a phone not a phone? Plus a review of the Nokia Lumia 928 (with Xenon) and an OIS update, by popular request(!)
Show 203 - News catch-up, plus a hands-on demonstration of the state of the art in smartphone OIS
Show 202 - My detailed review of the utterly unique Blackberry Q10
Show 201 - News catch-up, plus my thoughts on stock Android...
Show 200 - Full review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, plus your user stories sent in to celebrate 200 shows!
Show 199 - News of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Archos devices, my Top 5 Phones for May 2013
Show 198 - why wireless charging will be standard on all top phones within 12 months, plus hands-on review of the Nokia Lumia 520
Show 197 - News of Facebook Home, my story of 'customising the heck' out of the Galaxy S III, plus a cosy chat on the sofa(!)
Show 196 - Extended review of the HTC One: the premier Android smartphone in the world?
Show 195 - hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z, plus news comments on the HTC One
Show 194 - Extended review of the Blackberry Z10: beginning of a new era or beginning of the end?
Show 193 - Reviews of the iPhone OtterBox ARMOR, the Nokia Lumia 620 and (kind of) the HTC 8S(!)
Show 192 - hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, plus news of the Blackberry Z10 and Q10
Show 191 - The ins and outs of software video stabilisation, plus 'how far back could you go?'
Show 190 - My review of the Samsung Ativ S, plus phone news from CES 2013