Pocketnow Weekly 195: Leica phone cameras, LG G5 build woes, and BlackBerry's death knell?

Fri Apr 08 2016 (01:35:10)

We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand?

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 comparing mid range phones, but of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 195 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on April 7th (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 195 Recording Date

April 07, 2016



Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck


Jules Wang



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The Rundown


6:58 Juan Carlos's Samsung smash of the media

15:56 Huawei P9 makes dual Leica cameras official

29:28 iPhone SE selling better or worse than projected?

43:38 Is a Blackberry Priv price cut too late?

53:40 Will build quality woes sink the LG G5?

59:40 Android is poaching Windows Phone users

1:06:40 AT&T & Verizon hike prices while Sprint searches for cash and T-Mo makes a call


Listener Mail


Listener questions this week from Cyrille, Ganesh, and Adam.