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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 . See also the associated Facebook group and forum and Google+ Community.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 482 ("A question of (left/right) balance...",20/01/2019) manually (Size: 40MB, 65 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 482 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

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Feedback
Steve Aspinall and Gavin Fabiani-Laymond on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Nova Launcher
Mark Finlay on Lap Docks
Tayo Olasope on Ted & Steve’s podcasting background, battery drain, micro-USB and Bluetooth headsets
Malcolm Bryant and Babul Mohanty on dontkillmyapp.com
Tom P on why the Nokia 8 Sirocco Can’t be Ignored!

Device Week

Google Pixel 3XL
Nokia 8 Sirocco - No Pie Yet
Samsung Galaxy Note9
- Ted’s Review
DeX (Samsung’s Desktop Experience) - Ted’s Review
The Lollipop Changing Conundrum
Huawei P Smart 2019

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week’s winner is
Paul Fossum. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 354 (Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2018) and 355 (3.5mm Audio Jack vs. Bluetooth)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Pretentious Coffee Shop by Chris Clayton using a OnePlus 6

Coffee shop

Links of Interest…
PodHubUK - Twitter - FaceBook - PSC G+ Community - PSC Photos - FlickR - PSC Classifieds - TTUK - WhateverWorks - AAWP - TechAddictsUK - The TechBox - Chewing Gum for the Ears - Projector Room - The PodChat Show - PixelSwim - Ted’s Salmagundi


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Other recent programmes

Download Phones Show Chat episode 481 ("Geoff Gornall, Wherefore a G4?",13/01/2019) manually (Size: 45MB, 75 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 481 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Geoff Gornall

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Anthony Daniels o
n SZMDLX Bluetooth Receiver
Arne Lind on .nomedia Fix
Pixel 3 and 3XL Audio Fix when Recording Video
Wileyfox Sale
Redmi Note 7
Aidan Bell on Cosmo YouTube Hands-On Video

Device Week
Google Pixel 3XL - January Update
Google Pixel 3
Ted on Always On Displays
OnePlus 6T 256GB
Nokia 8 Sirocco - No Pie Yet
LG G4
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
aptX Adaptive Solution
Smartphone Repairability

Samsung Galaxy Note9
- Ted’s Review
DeX (Samsung’s Desktop Experience) - Ted’s Review
The Pixel Update Bug
More Experiments with Bluetooth
The Lollipop Changing Conundrum
Huawei P Smart 2019

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week it’s the
Case Giveaway Special: Winners are Andrew White, Frank Niethardt, Paul Ivins and Simon Mercer. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 354 (Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2018) and 355 (3.5mm Audio Jack vs. Bluetooth)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Winter Rain and Fog by Rob Vanderkam using a Huawei P20 Pro

Fog in the forest

Download Phones Show Chat episode 480 ("Adrian Brain, Maximum specs? ROGer that!",05/01/2019) manually (Size: 42MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 480 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Adrian Brain

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Feedback
Chris Kelly on Moto Z2 Play
Anthony Daniels on Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 3.5mm, Voltages, microUSB and EMUI
Pixel 3 vs. 3XL Speakers
Sony Xperia XZ4 goes 21:9
Mike Robins on Bluetooth Lag - Comparison
Reliable Leak on Moto Z4 Play
Antonis Petridis on the return of Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit
AOSMark Ranks Top 20 Phones for Updates
Lawrence Wills in search of the Android E90!
Geoff G on Headphones, Earphones and Bluetooth

Device Week

Google Pixel 3XL
Google Pixel 3
Ted on Always On Displays
The Ultimate Qi Pad by Choetech
Moto Z3 Play
OnePlus 6T 256GB
Nokia 8 Sirocco

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is... Dave Latham. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 353 (The Pixel Perplexion) and 354 (Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2018)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Warm Behind by Ian Watson using a Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Dog

Download Phones Show Chat episode 479 ("No DVD rips please, we're Google!",30/12/2018) manually (Size: 42MB, 71 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 479 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

MeWe Groups Join Links
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Feedback
Kurt Kaufman and AJ Santos on Slow Charging!
Malcolm Bryant on Nokia 6.1 Pricing
Rob Vanderkam, Steve Heinrich and Chris Kelly on Phone Repairs
Kurt Kaufman on his Multiple Phones Plan!
Rob Vanderkam on AccuBattery Pro
Jagannath Moorthy on Night Sight
Spam Protection Feature Coming to Android Messages

Device Week
Google Pixel 3XL
Google Pixel 3
Razer Phone 2 - Ted’s Review
OnePlus 6T 256GB/8GB Revisited
Steve and Ted’s Personal Top 3 Phones of 2018
Google Really Don't Want People Using Memory Cards!
Steve’s AndroidBeat Top 10 Phones of 2018
Steve’s Adventures in Bluetooth: Tribit XFree Color

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is... Aidan Bell. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Around the Corner
Lenovo Z5 Pro and Z5 Pro GT

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 353 (The Pixel Perplexion) and 354 (Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2018)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Month: On Guard Duty by Gavin Fabiani-Laymond taken with a Google Pixel 3

Guard

Download Phones Show Chat episode 478 ("Chris Kelly, No Celebrities, All Meat!",23/12/2018) manually (Size: 43MB, 74 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 478 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Chris Kelly

MeWe Groups Join Links
Phones Show Chat (https://mewe.com/join/phones_show_chat)
PSC Photos (https://mewe.com/join/psc_photos)
PSC Classifieds (https://mewe.com/join/psc_classifieds)

Feedback
Simon Nobs on Podcast Addict App
Glynn Stone on Ageing but Capable Phones
Martyn Dix on Pillow Speakers
Geoff G on Qi charging, Landscape photography and Normobs
NottingHilly on Phones and Viruses
Stereomatch
Apps
Nokia’s December Update Drive

Device Week

Google Pixel 3XL
Google Pixel 3
iPhone 7 Plus
Nexus 5X
Razer Phone 2 - Ted’s Review

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Andy Hagon. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 353 (The Pixel Perplexion) and 354 (Top 5 Phones for Christmas 2018)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Turkish Coffee by Ahmed Bebars demonstrating the capability of the Nokia 7 Plus. Edited in Snapseed.

Coffee

Download Phones Show Chat episode 477 ("Steve Nutt, Cyber Eyes!",16/12/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 477 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Steve Nutt

Feedback
MeWe? Mais oui!
Ahmed Bebars on Nokia 7 Plus
Prize-Winner Lee Burnett on Pixel, Nokia and Note 9

Device Week

Google Pixel 3XL - Steve’s AndroidBeat Review
Google Pixel 3
- Ted’s Review
Google Fit Widget
Google Voice Access
Envision AI
Nokia 7 Plus
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Nexus 5X

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Mike Cook. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 352 (BlackBerry KEY2 LE) and 353 (The Pixel Perplexion)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Plymouth Guildhall by Sean Paull (Vessel Beer Festival) using an iPhone XS & Snapseed

Beer

Download Phones Show Chat episode 476 ("Correspondence Cavalcade",09/12/2018) manually (Size: 40MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 476 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon

Feedback
Geoff Gornall on Steve’s Cameraphone Comparison Grid
Craig J is finally leaving Symbian Behind!
Andy Hagon on Lumia 1520, Sirocco and Show 500!
Mike Warner’s Phone Size Preference Poll
Google Plus Software Updates Category

Device Week

Google Pixel 3XL - Steve’s AndroidBeat Review
Google Pixel 3
- Ted’s Review
Moto Camera 2 Update
OnePlus 6T
- Ted’s Review - Does Size Matter?
Ted’s 25% Dilemma Pixel 3 ...or Sirocco
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
Lumia 830 Updated to W10M 1709

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is... Lee Burnett. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 351 (Google Pixel 3) and 352 (BlackBerry KEY2 LE)

Around the Corner
Nokia 8.1/X7 - Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 7 Plus

PSC Photos & Flickr Group
Photo of the Week: Nakhon Phanom Walking Street by Chris Clayton using a OnePlus 6

Street

Download Phones Show Chat episode 475 ("Tim Evans, The T Triangulation",01/12/2018) manually (Size: 48MB, 83 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat is helped out by IMax Repairs - phone, tablet and general tech repairs and servicing.

Alternate download link for anyone having cellular download problems.

Phones Show Chat 475 - Show Notes
Steve Litchfield and Ted Salmon with Tim Evans

Feedback
Keith Martin on Photo of the Month
Keith Bartlett on Password Management
Allen Cross on Nokia 7.1 64GB/4GB
Mark James Rose Reviews the Honor Play
Steve’s Cameraphone Comparison Grid

Device Week
Google Pixel 3 and 3XL - Update Woes
Pixel 3
- Ted’s Review
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
- Ted’s Review
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Fuchsia
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week and this week the winner is...
Helen Finlay. Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club - It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

The Phones Show
Tune into Steve’s YouTube Channel to watch Phones Show 350 (Huawei Mate 20 Pro) and 351 (Google Pixel 3)

PSC Photos & Flickr Group

Photo of the Week: Lac de Payolle by Marcus France using a Lumia 950

Lake



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

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 PlusShow 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

Nokia 6Show 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

Honor 9Show 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

SteveShow 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+

LG G6Show 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.

Axon 7Show 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

Lumia 950Show 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?

Nexus 6PShow 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!

Swift 2 PlusShow 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

chipsShow 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

iPhonesShow 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

OnePlus 3Show 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...

OnePlus 3Show 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

LG G5Show 280 - News of the Zenfone Max and a full review of the modular LG G5

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows