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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 supposed to be TV for uber-geeks or programmers, it's more 'all about smartphones for the rest of us'.
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Watch via YouTube on the web via any computer or tablet or smartphone. Or grab the MP4 manually or automatically by RSS/iTunes, to play on a Windows desktop or a Mac or an iPod or a PSP or a smartphone. So that's just about everybody sorted then!
"When does it come out?"
In busy times, every week or two. When
there's less to review or cover, every two or three weeks. Meanwhile,
the weekly Phones Show Chat audio podcast
keeps a scheduled beat going
with my thoughts - and guests!
"Shot ON a smartphone? Really?"
Yes, virtually all of The Phones Show is shot (video and stills) on a phone. In previous times, I've used the Nokia N93, N86, Samsung i8910 HD, N8, Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView (the Nokia phones have always had by far the best captured audio and video quality). I wanted to demonstrate how powerful some of these modern devices are in terms of multimedia creation. The Show is the proof....
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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 smartphone into
context and clarifying who it's for.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Show 323 -
Exclusive (p)review of the retail Razer Phone, the gaming monster
- 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
Show 320 -
News of the Google Pixel 2 and my verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- 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
- 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 the Honor
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.