16 - Episode 18

The Gadget Show

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Apple's latest version of its market-leading smartphone, the iPhone 4S, hit the shops in autumn. But are customers buying a convenient bundle or a quality package? With a comparable budget, Suzi Perry sets out to buy as many gadgets as possible, and test them against the iPhone's capabilities.

Meanwhile, Polly is in the USA checking out the frontline of military tech - an amphibious tank.


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  • pop pop

    almost 2 years ago

    pop pop

    i love the gadget show

  • PavPev

    2 years ago


    They should just rename it "The iGadget Show", constantly bumming iDevices...what about non native flash? No mass storage? limited BT? shoudlnt that be 3 points down? disappointed by the lack of actual geekyness and the obvious mainstream appeal theyve given over to...

  • Frank

    over 2 years ago


    demand 5 get rid of the bl**dy adverts! It's ridiculous the amount you make us watch!

  • Sam

    over 2 years ago


    This show is so Apple biased it's actually embarrassing. iPhone 4S winning the battery test when Apple openly admit it suffers from a battery usage fault? Not using the keypad on the BlackBerry for testing the texting test? The only blind tests they did, the iPhone lost. And in the iPhone vs Android test there were three people so there were 3 iPhones and for some reason only 1 Android? Suzi's entire feature was just a joke and totally pointless.

  • Joshua

    over 2 years ago


    it is rubbish why are the not showing it?

  • Rob

    over 2 years ago


    I'd like to know what Rucksack Suzi had - any ideas would be a great Christmas present for someone I know!!! Anyone have a link?

  • Mr Tech

    over 2 years ago

    Mr Tech

    I agree with alot of the previous comments as it would appear that the GS is rather biased when testing the iphone 4S. There are better phones than the Iphone 4S such as the Samsung Galaxy S2. I have the new Samsung Galaxy Note...and its brilliant...more than brilliant...! I had an iphone 3GS and was certainly not going to be running to the shops for the latest version. The battery is horrendous and there are still antenna issues. This test should have been conducted with a range of the latest phones such as the Samsung Note, Nexus and S2, Blackberry Torch and the new curve (9900) and Nokia's new windows phone. What a let down GS...really poor performance. Stop being on the fence or being one sided and actually do a thorough test.

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  • Nayim

    over 2 years ago


    Good show. Kind of biased towards apple though. They should've included the samsung galaxy s2. They missed out a lot features an android phone can do differently when compared to iPhone. Such is being able to watch show via the web browser using flash ;)

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  • Rob

    over 2 years ago


    I have always had nexus phone's n1,nexs & now gnex, personally I prefer the "pure google" experience. I bought the gnex on day 1 and despite the initial bugs i'm super happy, i use apple products everyday and love them im just not a fan of ios only really because of its lack of google integration, i use alot of google services so it's essential and ics does it even better now. btw the quality of apps on android argument is rubbish, there are plenty of very decent polished apps for android now. people dont realise apple have a moderation process to clean out the less polished apps.

  • mike

    over 2 years ago


    That was a very poor judgement excluding the Samsung Galaxy S2 from the end test....apart from the screen (which is debatable) and icecream sandwich OS, we all know the S2 is a much better phone then the Nexus, and the S2 will be getting the same OS anyway.

  • iPhone Sucks

    over 2 years ago

    iPhone Sucks

    clearly Gadget Show like iPhone, doesn't matter if other phone is better. Gadget Show should be called WE LOVE APPLE BUT ALSO GADGET TO SHOW....

  • Uncle Nick

    over 2 years ago

    Uncle Nick

    You neglected to point out that, if you use Onavo, you can't use UK only mobile tv apps, 'cos Onavo's servers are outside the UK. Otherwise, good show

  • sucks 2 be 5

    over 2 years ago

    sucks 2 be 5

    stupid adverts should have a choice to pass them, and ive tried watching it 8 times but gets to 40 secs of adverts then black screen . i dont know why we post on this site, none of the mods ect take any notice unless its a bad comment

  • ahmed

    over 2 years ago


    this show has drifted into itv4 territory.

  • david

    over 2 years ago


    that iphone comparison test was a joke.

  • Mark

    over 2 years ago


    Ahhh yes another Pro Apple and iPhone show. You can always rely on the Gadget show to be firmly in the Apple corner.

  • zoefoal2

    over 2 years ago


    why is every1 complaining the cant help it

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  • zoey

    over 2 years ago


    theeses people shouldnt b complainin

  • Tony M

    over 2 years ago

    Tony M

    What happened to the last few seconds? Was surprised they didn't include the Samsung Galaxy S2 in the mobile tests as it is Samsung's flagship model. Watch Gadget Show via Youtube if you want to reduce the time spent watching adverts (1 min as opposed to 9)

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  • beth

    over 2 years ago


    This programme is so apple biased it is embaressing to watch! Please sort it out!

  • Ben

    over 2 years ago


    As a blackberry fan I'm very disappointed with the unfair testing. One of the major advantages of the torch is the slide out keyboard which was not even used in the text test?!

  • Alex

    over 2 years ago


    Oh, and just after hitting post on that comment, I'm forced to watch another round of the same adverts.

  • Alex

    over 2 years ago


    Please cut down on the adverts. 9 minutes of repeated 'content' for a program that's already gone out (and you've already made advertising and competition money on) is bordering on ridiculous. Pretty backwards for a show that looks into the future.

  • secret

    over 2 years ago


    SO annoying i watch the adverts then it said problem with is video! cant wait to see it

  • AndyP

    over 2 years ago


    Back to the phone test.... Why didn't the texter use the Blackberry Torch's keypad rather than the touch screen? Surely having a proper keypad is one of the main plus points of the Torch but the tests ignored it!

  • ben

    over 2 years ago


    its a bit of a joke that the website showing 'the gadget' show isnt capable of doing so....

  • Graham Scott

    over 2 years ago

    Graham Scott

    "I don't believe it" - It available !!!!!!!

  • steveo

    over 2 years ago


    i hate u channel 5 why do this to me aaarrrhhhh

  • Disgruntled

    over 2 years ago


    Humbug, Channel 5 does it again. Failure to provide content in a timely fashion. Santa please bring me a TiVo box for Christmas; then I won't have to rely on these half-wits.

  • A insult to British TV

    over 2 years ago

    A insult to British TV

    WTF Channel 5 this has happened again (Delivery Issue) Thumbs up for BBC Iplayer 4OD,ITV, there better

  • AngryCustomer of Channel5.ltd

    over 2 years ago

    AngryCustomer of Channel5.ltd

    Yet again Demand Five messed again. If this carrys on in 2012 i will report demand five i'm just collecting my evidence I Hate you Channel 5 !

  • @Worst catch up service!!

    over 2 years ago

    @Worst catch up service!!

    at the post above ... how many times must people like you be told ??? it isnt on here yet as it is yet to be repeated on five* this isnt a catchup its on demand so its here when it is here so as i see it you have 3 options watch it when its on ,watch it on five* or wait!!!!

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  • !!!!!!!!!!!Worst catch up service !!!!!!!!!!!!

    over 2 years ago

    !!!!!!!!!!!Worst catch up service !!!!!!!!!!!!

    ok when will this show be up this week well its 1 hour after the show was on channel 5 but other catch up services have it up in a matter of minutes after it was on t.v

  • Simon Matthews

    over 2 years ago

    Simon Matthews

    Poor i-phone and camera test - only tried static pic, most pics are motion - phones fail! Computer speed a second quicker but call it a draw??? Try that one on James Toseland!! Poor gaming device - use one you'd see on the street or the Gadget Show lol. Biased test if ever I saw one.

  • Dean Conway

    over 2 years ago

    Dean Conway

    On the conversation of "Smart Phones" What ever any of you do! Do NOT Get an HTC Mozart 7!!! I have had Four in two weeks and all of them only gave me three! yes THREE hours of battery time! I am on the Orange Network! They have been really unhelpful in getting this situation resolved!!! I have been left with NO phone for SIX Days now while awaiting Orange to "test" the phone to see what is wrong with the thing!! It is also a Windows Phone, which is just useless!!!!!

  • t beard

    over 2 years ago

    t beard

    best show yet