Pocketnow Weekly 196: HTC 10 perfection, LG G5 blemishes, encryption backdoors

Sat Apr 16 2016 (01:30:56)

The HTC 10 is taking the Android world by storm. Can this one phone turn the tides for HTC? Our LG G5 coverage is in full swing, and everything you want to know about this phone will be answered. Lastly, another "backdoor" encryption bill is headed to congress, what might this mean for consumer tech?

We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 196 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on April 14th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting this weekend. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 196 Recording Date

April 14, 2016

 

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck

Producer

Jules Wang

 

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The Rundown

 

6:28 Juan gets tipped - ringed - and sleeved

8:15 It's embargo day for the HTC 10 as it scores top marks for its camera — but why won't AT&T sell it?

26:10 The LG G5 has been reviewed and we completed our intense camera examination — but why won't the DAC ship to North America?

46:35 Our readers are unimpressed by Microsoft's Lumia 920/1020 trade in offer

51:16 Can your phone number be your secure login and password?

57:16 Another "backdoor" encryption bill is heading to the Senate

 

Listener Mail

 (01:10:32)

Listener questions this week from Jonas, Haniko, and Bryan.