28 February 2017
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
- Decent battery life
- Great 1080p display
- Fantastic audio quality
- Thick, heavy and bulky
- Fingerprint scanner can be tricky
- Camera is low-res and lacks OIS
- Best speakers in the business.
- Solid build quality.
- Epic battery life.
- Side-mounted power button.
- Big, bright, bold display.
- 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.
- 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
- Long, wide, and heavy phone
- Poorly designed back cover
- Limited use fingerprint scanner
- Annoying Sprint Spark connection icon
- 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
- 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2.1 MP front camera
- 4G connectivity not supported
- 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
- 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|
|Connectivity (4G/3G/NFC only)||4G/3G/NFC||4G/3G/NFC||3G/NFC||4G/3G/NFC|
|Technical Specifications for HTC One Max|
|SIM Support:||Single SIM|
|Operating system:||Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed|
|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|
|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|
|Others:||DLNA, Support consumer infrared remote control, MHL|
|Main (Rear) Camera :||4 Megapixel (2688 x 1520 pixels) HTC UltraPixel Camera|
|Front Camera:||2.1 Megapixel, 88Â° 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|
|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|
|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|