The HTC One Max: What’s it All About?

At First Look..

The Max is here and this is the first phablet type phone coming from the team at HTC! Kinda a bit late on the scene though but it’s always better late than never one might say. The HTC MAX goes up along phones like the LG G2 and Samsung note 3. Think of this as a bigger HTC one in your pocket as the design overall remains the same with some new added features that makes it worthwhile to look at

htc one max

We love these features:

  • 5.9″ 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi pixel density
  • Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.5
  • Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
  • 4 MP autofocus “UltraPixel” camera with 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • HTC Zoe
  • Expandable memory (only internal on htc one)

 Disappointing to us:

  • 4MP UltraPixel camera has less than stellar performance in good light comparing to the 13mp camera on Samsung galaxy s4, LG G2 and galaxy note 3
  • Non user-replaceable battery sucks in our view

htc one max

 Final Thoughts:

Very little has changed in the processor department since the advent of the One, which means the One Max is very much a mid-cycle addition to the family rather than a new flagship. Big though it may be, the One Max is still overshadowed by our expectations. It should have taken things further than the One, but instead it merely attempts to cash in on the One’s reputation by allowing HTC to claim that it has a “family” of One devices — devices that in reality have little in common with each other beyond their superficial appearance. The One Max should have had a better, optically stabilized camera; it should have future-proofed itself with a Snapdragon 800 processor; and it should have been physically more manageable.

The HTC ONE MAX builds on what the One had to offer with a bigger screen, finger print scanner and some new software additives. It’s definitely worth taking a look on this phablet but check out the Galaxy Note3 and LG G2 which have higher ratings in the phablet ring.

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  • urbanchartz

    Great review!, I really love this HTC, it’s one of the best phones on the market right now!