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"Who's it for?"
Anyone who's either just purchased or is
about to purchase a top end phone or smartphone - this isn't
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14 years after starting the show, almost
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In busy times, every week or two. When
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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
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
407 - It's Google
Pixel 4a 5G versus Pixel 5... and the cheaper phone comes out
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
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
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 F2 Pro
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*!