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HTC One Max - 5.9" Full HD Smartphone with Finger-Print Scanner

14 October 2013 0

The new HTC One Max is a 5.9-inch Full HD display smartphone powered by Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor . It is HTC's largest display mobile till date and also the third largest smartphone from any global brand (Sony Xperia Z Ultra is largest with 6.4" Full HD display and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is second with 6.3" HD display) . But it weighs highest among the three and also it is thickest (10.3mm) due to front-facing BoomSound speakers . Along with 4G LTE it comes with high speed 3G data connectivity support . It has the same 4MP UltraPixel camera as the HTC One have . It sports a microSD card slot (up to 64GB) under the removable back cover (HTC One and One X lacked MicroSD card slot) , but battery is still non-removable. Like the original HTC One , the new HTC One Max also comes encased in the aluminum shell , giving it same iconic and premium look and feel .

But what is unique about this smartphone is an in-built fingerprint scanner below the rear camera . It is the second phone (after the Apple iPhone 5S) to sport the fingerprint scanner which can not only be used for unlocking the phone but also with various other apps . The placement of fingerprint scanner does not look as convenient as is the iPhone 5S's (menu button) but this can be concluded only once it is actually tried upon .

HTC One Max Phablet Key Features:

  • Large 5.9 inches Full HD Display
  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS with HTC Sense 5.5
  • Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • High speed 3G and 4G enabled
  • In-built Fingerprint scanner
  • HTC 4MP UltraPixel Camera with Full HD Video recording
  • HTC BoomSound dual front stereo speakers
  • Long lasting Battery life with talk-time up to 28 hours
  • Up to 64GB Expandable  storage

Video - first look

HTC One Max Reviews Online


  • Pros
    • Decent battery life
    • Great 1080p display
    • Fantastic audio quality
  • Cons
    • Thick, heavy and bulky
    • Fingerprint scanner can be tricky
    • Camera is low-res and lacks OIS


  • Pros
    • Best speakers in the business.
    • Solid build quality.
    • Epic battery life.
    • Side-mounted power button.
    • Big, bright, bold display.
  • Cons
    • Fingerprint scanner is poorly implemented.
    • Worse fit and finish than the One.
    • Camera lacks optical image stabilization.
    • Only 16GB of base storage.
    • Older processor doesn't compete well against competition.


  • Pros
    • Fantastic 5.9 inch 1080p display
    • Long battery life thanks to 3,300 mAh battery
    • MicroSD expansion slot
    • High quality front facing stereo speakers
    • Power button on right side
  • Cons
    • Long, wide, and heavy phone
    • Poorly designed back cover
    • Limited use fingerprint scanner
    • Annoying Sprint Spark connection icon


  • Pros
    • Huge HD display of 5.9 inch
    • High resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
    • Big internal storage of 16/32 GB
    • Latest Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean
    • Expandable memory up to 64 GB
    • Lots of RAM-2 GB
    • UltraPixel rear camera
    • 3300 mAh battery
    • Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC
  • Cons
    • 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
    • 2.1 MP front camera
    • 4G connectivity not supported


  • Pros
    • Huge,beautiful looking screen.
    • Best audio quality ever, loudest phone i've heard, it is still a phone after all.
    • Great Battery life, you could get a couple days with light use, but it's hard to stop looking at the screen.
    • Build Quality
  • Cons
    • Not for people with small hands.
    • Could've made the battery removable, but when it lasts so long, it doesn't really mattter.
    • Doesn't come with earbuds.

HTC One Max Price in India : Available now in India at unavailble  , around same price as iPhone 5s , the only other phone with Fingerprint reader . You can consider buying HTC One Max in comparison to iPhone 5S , the only reason being the display size difference . Come-on Apple , 4-inch display is too small in the market where flagship smartphones are coming with minimum 5-inch display !

Compare the Phablets - HTC One Max Vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Vs LG Optimus G Pro

Features HTC One Max Sony Xperia Z Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LG Optimus G Pro
Display 5.9 -inch Full HD 6.4 -inch Full HD 5.7 -inch Full HD 5.5 -inch Full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz Quad Core Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 + 1.3Ghz quad-core Cortex-A7) Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz Quad Core Processor
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB
OS Android v4.3 with HTC Sense Android v4.2 Android v4.3 Android v4.2.2
Unique feature FingerPrint Scanner Ultra slim, waterproof and dust-resistant S Pen Stylus NA
Camera Rear : HTC 4MP Ultrapixel camera;Front : 2.1 MP Rear : 8 MPFront : 2MP Rear : 13MPFront : 2MP Rear : 13MPFront : 2.1MP
Dimensions(mm) 164.5x82.5x10.29 179x92x6.5 79.2x151.2x8.3

Weight (gm) 217 212 168 174
Connectivity (4G/3G/NFC only) 4G/3G/NFC 4G/3G/NFC 3G/NFC 4G/3G/NFC
Price 32000 8000 18994 13499

Technical Specifications for HTC One Max
SIM Support: Single SIM
Operating system: Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed
Touchscreen: Yes, Capacitive
Processor: 1.7GHz quad- core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Memory: 2 GB RAM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
4G: LTE 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Display Size: 5.9 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Type: Full HD Display
Others: Capacitive Touchscreen
3G Speed (Download/Upload): 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA)
Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
Bluetooth : Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
Tethering: Wi-fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
NFC Support: Yes
Others: DLNA, Support consumer infrared remote control, MHL
Main (Rear) Camera : 4 Megapixel (2688 x 1520 pixels) HTC UltraPixel Camera
Flash: LED
Auto-focus: Yes
Front Camera: 2.1 Megapixel, 88° wide angle lens
Video recording : 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
Other features: HTC Zoe with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal, Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share, Continuous shooting and VideoPic, Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Audio Player: HTC BoomSound dual front stereo speakers
Video Player: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
3.5mm audio jack: Yes
Internal: 16GB / 32GB
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (mm): 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29
Weight (g): 217
Capacity: 3300 mAh Li-polymer battery
Talk time (max) : Up to 28 Hrs (2G), 25 Hrs (3G)
Standby time (max): Up to 585 Hrs (2G), 393 Hrs (3G)
Email Support : Yes
Instant Messenger: Yes
Pre-loaded Apps: Yes
Sensors: Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint scanner
Physical Keys: Power Key ,Volume Key
Handset Color Options: Silver
Inside the Mobile box: Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual
Others: Phone Book, SMS Memory, Alarm clock, World clock, Stopwatch, Calculator



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