HTC One Max Review


HTC has now come out with the huge one too. And, it has been named perfectly- HTC One Max. The first HTC One device had a 4.7 inch 1080p full HD display, the One Mini had a 720p 4.3 inch display and this one comes out massive with a 5.9 inch full HD 1080p display. It has the display and the looks but can it really stand against the mighty Samsung Galaxy Note III, we doubt so. But, it makes one hell of a competitor.
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A massive HTC One is what this is, the HTC One Max. But unlike the original device, it has a removable back for battery and micro SD card. The built quality is at par against most of the other phablets with this shiny smooth aluminium body. Boom Sound, that amazing technology that gave us the clearest and loudest sound on a smartphone yet has made its way through the micro drilled speakers on the One Max as well. It’s just mind blowing with all the looks and quality.


Like earlier mentioned, the HTC One Max has a full HD 1080p 5.9 inch display. Man is it huge, actually huge is an understatement. It does make a hell of a hybrid with this clear cut high density display. The sharpness is just right and so it the saturation. It also has great viewing angles, if you have a beautiful display you should be able to see it. Gaming and watching videos are simply amazing on HTC One Max.


HTC One Max that same brilliant 4MP “Ultrapixel Camera”. Even though it is 4MP, because of the ultra-pixel technology, you get more light and hence better low light photos, also the sensor size is large, which helps. The 1080p @30fps and 720p @60fps are bliss from the phone in video recording. The front camera is well, decent. HTC Zoe is the same interface software that we saw on the HTC One.


HTC One Max
This rather awesome phone comes with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.5.With the new update to Sense, you can get RSS feeds on Blinkfeed, you can switch the Blinkfeed off if you want. The experience is so much better on the big amazing display. It also has a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone, unlike that of iPhone 5S, you have to swipe for it to scan. It is placed right below the camera and kind of a bad choice to place it there. You have to reach it, too much effort.


Sadly instead of the Snapdragon 800, it uses the 1.7GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 600 processor. There goes your speed against the giant Samsung Galaxy Note III. With 2GB of RAM, it functions really well and multitasks awesome. It does come with a removable battery now and expandable memory to the internal 16/32GB. NFC and Bluetooth see the light on this phone. It also has an IR blast.

Final Thoughts

HTC One Max is amazing but it wont stand tall against the Samsung Galaxy Note III, it does not have the features nor does it have 4K recording technology or the “everything else” but if you don’t like Samsung or you are not looking for too much of a feature full phone, HTC One Max is the one to have.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 – for Verizon, Sprint
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – EMEA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Asia version
HSDPA 1900 / 2100 – for Sprint
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 – EMEA version
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Asia version
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 – for Verison
Announced 2013, October
Status Available. Released 2013, October
BODY Dimensions 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3 mm (6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 in)
Weight 217 g (7.65 oz)
– Fingerprint sensor
DISPLAY Type Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.9 inches (~373 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– HTC Sense 5.5
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers
3.5mm jack Yes
– BoomSound dual front stereo speakers
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Speed HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
CAMERA Primary 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600
CPU Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPU Adreno 320
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Silver
– SNS integration
– Google Drive (50 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 585 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)



Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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