We have put the One Max through our extensive battery life test that mimics real-world usage and found it more than capable to do so. The HTC phablet scored a whopping 7 hours and 27 minutes on our battery test. This puts it at the top of our rankings, beating the already long-lasting Galaxy Note 3 by a huge margin, and leaving smaller smartphones in the dust.
The 7 hours and 27 minutes is the single-charge longevity you should get out of the HTC One Max if you use like you normally would with one exception - in our test, we don’t put it to rest not even for a second. In reality, of course, you are not glued to your screen non-stop, so you should expect it to last much more. The One Max has great stand-by performance, and if we had to translate its 7h 27m score into real-world terms, we’d say that you can easily have it last a full 24-hour day, even under the heaviest of strains. Use it without going to extremes, and you’d enjoy two to three days of use between charges. Neat!
All in all, the HTC One Max is not only big in size - it’s equally big in battery longevity. And with that gorgeous aluminum body and premium design, it might turn out to be a great choice for those looking for their first phablet.
HTC One Max battery life test
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
As for our battery test, we use a simulation of real-life usage. A smartphone nowadays is used for much more than calling and texting, so we had to take this into account. The average smartphone user actually spends most of the time on the web and social media, and you might be surprised that this average Joe of a user actually listens to music and plays games more than he talks! To get a better understanding of that average use, feel free to take a look at the top activities we do on our smartphones.