The big Phones Show weekly giveaway
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Mind you, please donate because you think
I/we put in is worth it. And not because of the giveaways, which
simply a way of doling out ex-review hardware to a good home!
are people drawn at random on The Phones Show Chat podcast every
have a choice of accessories (listed below) to give away to
a lucky monthly 'virtual pint of beer'
or an ad-hoc donator (auto-added in from
donations in the previous month - in other words, you don't have
sign up to a recurring 'monthly' donation in order to be in the
random every week until further notice
Phones Show Chat.
The winner, each week, will be notified by email and can choose anything rom the list below, posted free worldwide:
Updated October 2019. 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 Note 10 range:
Samsung Galaxy S10 range:
Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9:
Galaxy Note 8 (Note 4, II and Note 3
'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 X, XS, XS Max, XR:
Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus (i.e. with no 3.5mm jack):
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 377 - Review of
the Galaxy Note 10+
- Thoughts on the teased Surface Duo and a review of the Xiaomi
Show 375 -
Review of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Show 374 -
Huawei and Google - what will happen next?
- The new OPPO Reno 10x Zoom looks great - but how does it
the existing Huawei P30 Pro?
Show 372 -
'One year on' with the Razer Phone 2
Show 371 -
The Galaxy Note 10 and the Future
- It's the fastest phone on the planet - the OnePlus 7 Pro,
Show 369 -
Review of the slender but somewhat perfect Motorola One Vision
Show 368 -
Google Camera vs Huawei's triple lens powerhouse imaging
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
Show 362 -
Review of the stunning value new Moto G7 Plus...
- The Nokia 9 PureView has five cameras, but is it any good, and
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
- Innovative form factors from the past - might one be
Show 357 - my
verdict on Samsung's One UI/Pie update
Show 356 - A
folding phones rant, plus my Huawei P Smart 2019 review
- Summarising the 3.5mm vs Bluetooth debate as it stands in
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
buy right now?
- 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
Show 350 -
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is sleek, it's futuristic, it's one of
powerful phones ever created. But is it the perfect
- Reviewing the Galaxy Note 9 against the Galaxy S9+, plus Pixel
Show 348 -
The LG V40 is announced, but what about the older G7, offering
functions for half the price?
Show 347 -
My verdict on the biggest iPhone ever - the XS Max...
- Establishing the 2018 Smartphone Minimum, with a Nokia 6.1
Show 345 -
Be patient - and save your money. Plus news from IFA 2018
Show 344 -
My Top 5 Phones for Summer 2018!
- Reviewing the Nokia 7 Plus - a perfectly balanced high end
Show 342 -
Review of the new Asus Zenfone 5, so close to a true flagship
third the price!
Show 341 -
Review of the Blackberry KEY2, polished and slick, but one
- The Gemini Verdict!
Show 339 -
The OnePlus 6 and the Smartphone Pantheon
Show 338 -
My hands-on verdict on the Honor 10 budget flagship
- 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
- Taming the Samsung Experience, plus news of the Huawei P20
Show 333 -
My extended verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S9, the flagship with
Show 332 -
My hands-on PREVIEW of the Gemini PDA, setting this new
context and clarifying who it's for.
- Review of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, super premium design and
Show 330 -
The three phases of PureView - camera phone domination
Show 329 -
My Razer Phone verdict, with updated speaker, camera and display
- A look at two new wheezes from Wileyfox: ad-supported Android
and a secure Windows 10 Mobile handset for businesses
Show 327 -
Hands-on review of the Nokia 8, a cheaper and more capable Pixel
Show 326 -
Hands-on review of the brand new Honor 7X, the flawed mid-ranger
- Detailed review of the OnePlus 5T, this year's true budget
Show 324 -
Why Google's making it hard to pick a flagship, and my Top 5
Show 323 -
Exclusive (p)review of the retail Razer Phone, the gaming
- Comparative review of the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL
Show 320 -
News of the Google Pixel 2 and my verdict on the Samsung Galaxy
- Full review of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus - it's arguably better
the X, I contend...
Show 318 -
Thoughts on smartphone pricing in the wake of the iPhone X
Show 317 -
A review of the 'alternative' Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro and news of the
- 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
- My last big review of the spring and summer: full review of
Show 312 -
Full review of the impossibly shiny HTC U11
Show 311 -
Full review of the OnePlus 5, plus news of the Honor 9
- 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+
- 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
to buy instead!
Show 305 -
Creating the ultimate smartphone. Plus news of the Galaxy S8
- Moving up to the 5.5" Axon 7! And a walkthrough of 10
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
Show 302 -
Full summary of MWC 2017, plus an old favourite introduces a
- My thoughts on the future of Windows on phones, plus a look at
ultimate power bank
Show 300 -
Review of the KODAK EKTRA - plus future-looking thoughts from
Show 299 -
Review of the Honor 6X - with only one caveat, one of the best
mid-rangers in the world right now?
- News from CES, a review of the Hasselblad Moto Z mod, and
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
Show 296 -
My Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2016!
- Enter the Ektra, hands-on review of the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Show 294 -
Review of the new Blackberry DTEK60 - secure, updated and decent
Show 293 -
Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and thoughts on pros and cons
buying from China
- Chipsets? Bah! Why you shouldn't pay too much attention to raw
Show 291 -
Review of the Google Pixel XL, the flagship for Android 7.1 and
age of Google (in theory)
Show 290 -
Reviews of the Moto Z and Moto Mods, plus the Wileyfox Spark X
- 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
of the HP Elite X3 and Moto G4
Show 287 -
My Top 5 Phones for August 2016, plus news of the Honor 8
- Review of the budget Honor 5c, plus my take on news of the
Show 285 -
Review of the super-rugged CAT S60, plus news from Blackberry
Show 284 -
Review of the premium mid-ranger with brutal stereo speakers,
Alcatel Idol 4, plus news from Wileyfox...
- Review of the (astonishing value) OnePlus 3 flagship...
Show 282 -
Review of the ultra-budget Vodafone Smart Prime 7, plus news of
OnePlus Three and the Moto Z and MotoMods
Show 281 -
Review of the new mid-sized Sony Xperia X, plus news of the
Galaxy S7 Active
- 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
- News of the HTC 10 and a full review of the Huawei P9, a premium
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
- 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
- Hands-on review of the Zenfone Zoom, plus why I 'film' on a
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!
- Hands-on review of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, plus a Christmas
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
Alcatel Idol 3 5.5"
Show 264 -
Hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, plus news of the
Show 263 -
Hands-on review of the Apple iPhone 6s, pointing the way to a
- News from Microsoft and Google, hands-on review of the
X Style, and some noteworthy accessories.
Show 261 -
Hands-on review of the Alcatel Idol 3, plus Samsung's huge
Show 260 -
Hands-on review of the Smart Prime 6, my Top 5 for September
some interesting new case ideas for the iPhone 6s.
- News catch-up from IFA 2015, plus hands-on review of the
phone on the planet, the Marshall London!
Show 258 -
Hands-on previews and reviews of the Honor 7 and Motorola Moto X
Show 257 -
News of the Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ and Xperia M5, Hands-on
the Motorola Moto G (3rd gen), and a look at a waterproof case
for the Galaxy S6
- News catch-up, plus hands-on review of the bargain Smart Ultra
Show 255 -
News of the Honor 7, Hands-on review of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro,
Proporta Premium Present
Show 254 -
The Top 10 Expectations of Camera Phones
- Musings on smartphone size, past, present and future, plus a
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
- My May 2015 Top 5 Phones, plus 'Why Nexus?'
Show 249 -
News of the Huawei P8, a £100 challenge/comparison, and a look
Galaxy S6 cases
Show 248 -
Review of the HTC One M9, with traditional camera at last, plus
- Musings on smartwatches, a look at the Frankie II and Android
on.... the ancient Galaxy Nexus!
Show 246 -
Review of the 'Nexus 6 Lite', musings on the smartphone
a MWC catch-up!
Show 245 -
Review of the unique Yotafone 2 and the ultra-rare OnePlus One,
the Proporta 6-port Turbocharger
- Review of the HTC Desire EYE, with twin main cameras, plus
Show 243 -
Review of the 5"-screened budget Lumia 535, a look at CES news,
FV-5 and the Proporta SafeKeep wallet
Show 242 -
Hands-on review of the Google/Motorola Nexus 6, a vision of the
- 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
- Review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, plus news of new Galaxy A
and Oppo phones
Show 237 - News
of the Nexus 6, hands on review of the Lumia 830 'affordable
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,
verdict on the Lumia 735
- Review of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, plus iPhone 6
news of the Blackberry Passport
Show 234 - News
catch-up from IFA and Apple launches, Moto G (multiple!) and
Show 233 - News
catch-up, Facepalm, Lumia 530
- Review of the Nokia Lumia 930, and my brief review of the LG G
and Android Wear
Show 231 - Fire
Phone, hands-on review of the LG G3, another Pocket Power
Show 230 - Android
L, HTC One mini 2, Top 5 Phones for mid 2014
- Review of the Nokia Lumia 630, a retrospective on the Galaxy
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,
best Z series handset so far
My thoughts on smart watches, plus a sumptuous Galaxy S5
Show 225 - News of
the Galaxy K Zoom, my hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S5
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
of the Freedom Bluetooth Backlit keyboard...
My hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1320 budget phablet and
Motorola Moto X with 'Touchless Control'
Show 222 - My take
on news from MWC 2014, Snap/Android on the full QWERTY
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
Blackberry Z30 in Android 4.x-compatible guise
My hands on review of the Oppo N1, demoing the 'Nexus Note' and
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
Show 218 - Hands
on review of the Pebble smartwatch, plus trying to solve the
My hands on review of the Jolla phone and Sailfish OS, plus a
the Proporta Customiser
Show 216 - Hands
on review of the Nokia Lumia 625, plus Nexus updates and some
Show 215 - Hands
on review of the Motorola Moto G, plus hacking the Galaxy Nexus
My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with S Pen and
learning curve, plus a look at the Pocket Power and the LG G
Show 213 - Hands
on review of the Google Nexus 5, plus my Top 5 Phones for
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
of the HTC One Max
My hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1, plus news of the Oppo
Show 210 - My
thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and six weeks with the 808
Show 209 - News
of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, plus my review of the ZTE Open
walk through ProCapture.
My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, plus news of
Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Show 207 - News
catch up, plus my Top 3 Smartphone Upgrades, cutting edge OS on
Show 206 - Hands
on review of the Huawei Ascend P6, plus my hands-on first look
Nokia Lumia 1020 and its rather special camera.
My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, plus news of
Nokia Lumia 1020
Show 204 - When is
a phone not a phone? Plus a review of the Nokia Lumia 928 (with
and an OIS update, by popular request(!)
Show 203 - News
catch-up, plus a hands-on demonstration of the state of the art
My detailed review of the utterly unique Blackberry Q10
Show 201 - News
catch-up, plus my thoughts on stock Android...
200 - Full review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, plus your user
sent in to celebrate 200 shows!
199 - News of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Archos devices,
my Top 5
for May 2013
198 - why wireless charging will be standard on all top
within 12 months, plus hands-on review of the Nokia Lumia 520
197 - News of Facebook Home, my story of 'customising the
of the Galaxy S III, plus a cosy chat on the sofa(!)
196 - Extended review of the HTC One: the premier Android
smartphone in the world?
195 - hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z, plus news
the HTC One
194 - Extended review of the Blackberry Z10: beginning of
a new era
or beginning of the end?
193 - Reviews of the iPhone OtterBox ARMOR, the Nokia
Lumia 620 and
(kind of) the HTC 8S(!)
192 - hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini,
plus news of the Blackberry
Z10 and Q10
191 - The ins and outs of software video stabilisation,
far back could you go?'
Show 190 - My review of the Samsung Ativ S, plus phone news from CES 2013