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HTC One max size comparison: how big it really is

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HTC One max size comparison: how big it really is
The HTC One max has arrived and it is exactly what we thought it would be - a large, 5.9” phablet with the aluminum construction and design we know from the HTC One, but also with some neat additions like a fingerprint reader on its back.

You’ve already heard about the spec story - the 5.9” 1080 x 1920-pixel screen, the Snapdragon 600 chip, the expandable storage and removable back cover. With all that, however, the big question remains: isn’t it just too big? The HTC One max is indeed a large device. The 5.9” display does not have the super tiny bezels of some other devices, and it’s just heavy weighing at nearly 0.46 pounds.

The HTC One max definitely looks large even when compared to its peer phablets, and it’s very thick too. At nearly 10.3mm thick, the One max looks is bulkier than even larger handsets like the Xperia Z Ultra. And to better understand its size, you just have to look at the images below where we compare it against its most prominent competitors.

Against the flagships

HTC One max
6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches
164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm
7.65 oz (217 g)

HTC One max

HTC One
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.



In a company of peers

HTC One max
6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches
164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm
7.65 oz (217 g)

HTC One max

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches
167.6 x 88 x 8 mm
7.02 oz (199 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Sony Xperia Z Ultra
7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
7.48 oz (212 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


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posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:33 2

1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


So its nearly the size of the Mega.

I really hope this thing can sell

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:45 14

5. android_hitman (Posts: 653; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


why? did you invested in HTC?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 20:22 2

48. D.Aceveda (Posts: 364; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Because I don't wanna see HTC have another flop after their commercial FLOPPED

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:39 19

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Why iPhone MUST be always there?
It is totally out of today's measurement standards.
But sorry! I forgot here is iPhonearena!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:45 7

4. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Because its the best selling smartphone for the last 5 years? And you want always to have all sizes to compare. You want only flagship android? Lol. Don you get it how great competition is? And how bad will the android monopoly be for all of us beside google?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:52 5

10. amats69 (Posts: 1125; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Because htc one max is compared to flagships and iphones 5s is apples flagship.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:33 2

32. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2814; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Because it can fit inside the screen of all other monsters. :D

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:23 2

35. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It should be there. It gives people with a particular sized phone an idea how big this is compared to it.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:10 2

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 12394; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's one of the best phones, if you don't like it leave.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:43 6

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1500; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Too big for a phablet, Samsung made the size just right with the note3

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:46 3

8. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I have to agree. Just too be for a phablet. It goes into the xperia ultra category while not having as big screen. Maybe its fingerprint scanner and great design will save it.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:58 2

12. tiara6918 (Posts: 1500; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I really pity HTC, the one max could have been a better competitor only if the company made the right strategy. HTC feels to much pressure leading them to make all sorts of decisions. The design and the fingerprint might save it but what they need to do know is to find something to make the max more convincing to the consumer

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:56 3

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


It shows that max fingerprint scanner was add recently and they just rushed it. It looks ugly, dosnt blend in with the design at all. They just tried to spend as little money as possible developing it since they are runing out of cash. I think 2014 will show if HTC will recover or die/be bought. Its a shame that for the last 3-4 years they had s**tty updates compared to fast samsung. Too many models. s**tty marketing. Just so sad for a company that makes the most beautiful android phones.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:04 1

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wait until next year for HTC... You know how many times that has been said?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:22

34. ngo2dd (Posts: 790; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


They had some of the best phone according to T3 anandtech and mobile choice. But marketing is too big of a factor. Sony has good phone too but you can't compete with a company that spend over 900 million in marketing for just their mobile division. Samsung has two superbowl ads. How many companies can do that?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:31

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Samsung because they're cool like that.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 14:27 1

45. Goldeneye (Posts: 358; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Exactly my thoughts 6 inches with those big bezels is just ridiculous, hell! even the regular One is the same size as the G2 and the G2 has a 1/2 inch bigger display, no wonder HTC is losing money.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 15:56

46. JC557 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Umm, the BoomSound speakers made it larger and I've heard sounds from the Note 3 and it's nowhere near what the One can produce (unless HTC manages to F up the boomsound this time around).

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 16:35 1

47. bumstah (Posts: 14; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Being an iPhone user for 4 years, I thought even the Note 3 was too big. But after using it for a week I'm used to it now and very happy. I can't imagine using anything bigger though.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:45 4

6. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


an oversize htc one.... htc max
an oversize xperia z..... .xperia ultra
an oversize galaxy s dous......note 3
an oversize s4........................galaxy mega
an oversize iphone................ chopping board

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:02 2

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Chopping board lol.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:46 2

7. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


ugh....thats what you get when you have an aluminum body....heavier & thicker...

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:47 3

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


With specs like this, HTC should be careful of pricing it. If not, this phone will not sell well.
Good luck HTC. Looking forward to what you will bring in next year.

By the way, check out this awesome video of the One Max.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3nccIJ7L_o

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:34 2

16. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I can only assume you were being sarcastic about that video being awesome, because to my eyes it was sad and pathetic. The only slightly awesome thing about it is the Finger Scan. Everything else is something that's existed for years (HTC's had sweep-panorama since at least the Touch Diamond in 2008), or a minor software tweak that barely brings it to par with the competition (the S4 had the "PiP camera" thing since launch, and if "HTC Scribble" is the best phablet software they can come up with, I'd be surprised if this sells 500 units.)

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:03 2

26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sarcastic? I'm talking about the video, not the phone. HTC makes nice ads like the video above, but they never put their ads on TV and billboards. They have bad marketing, bad strategy, which is very disappointing.

The phone is disappointing, Snapdragon 600 processor, 4 Ultrapixel camera... very disappointing. I agree with you that the only awesome thing about it is the Finger Scan. Overall, this phone is disappointing.

I said "disappointing" four times, and you can see how I'm disappointed of this phone.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:37 1

39. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 391; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


It's true. I've always loved their ads, especially the older ones! But they only show the crappiest few on tv, and they only how those like once. HTC has way too much potential they waste. Samsung advertises like crazy, and I haven't been able to watch tv for weeks without seeing that freaking iPhone 5C ad. But HTC doesn't advertise at all and then they wonder why they're dying.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:24 1

41. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I meant that the video was disappointing as well. The video highlights 8 things:

1) Premium Build & Big Screen
2) Fingerprint Scan*
3) BlinkFeed
4) Sweep Panorama
5) Dual Capture*
6) HTC Zoe
7) HTC Scribble*
8) HTC Boomsound

Where * Denotes a new feature to the One Max not currently present in the One.

More than half of the features listed are identical to those featured in the OG One, and of the three that aren't, only Fingerprint Scan is exclusive to the Max due to hardware limitations. So assuming HTC pushes the other two to the One via update, this video is basically telling us that the One Max has one new feature. It doesn't even highlight actual improvements, such as the SD slot and 3300 mAh battery.

I was a bit unfair for criticizing your taste in promo videos, and I apologize for that, but I think HTC went about this all wrong.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:58 4

21. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I think they added fingerprint scanner to differentiate them self s from Note 3 and other phablets. That one feature that might attract people like NOTE3 S-pen. But I am afraid Samsung's marketing machine will crash the max and generally HTC as a company. They almost destroyed HTC by now in every possible way. The only people who buy HTC are the old loyal customers.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:03 3

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S Pen > fingerprint scanner

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:01 2

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So tell me again how the video is 'awesome?'

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:08 3

30. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The music and the animation makes the video awesome. Just my opinion.
The phone is disappointing.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:53 2

11. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1275; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Hard to believe that the Note 3 has at least 3 phones bigger than it. The note was the original beast phone.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:54

18. mdorno (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Actually the Dell Streak was the original beast phone. Too bad Dell crippled it with poor software and lack of support.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:36

42. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The OG Note was bigger than the Dell Streak, so it was more beastly. Besides, every huge phone that comes out can be considered the "original beast phone." When the HTC HD 2 came out, its "massive" 4.3 inch screen was considered beastly as well, as was the iPhone's "massive" 3.5 inch screen a couple years earlier.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:17 1

13. SonyPS4 (Posts: 258; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Price is the key. Should be cheaper than Note 3 and Z Ultra.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:01

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You don't say?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:01 1

24. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


It doesnt matter at all the price. Its all bout marketing and the king Note 3. No one can compete with note 3 marketing. Its simple as that. LG G2 is cheaper than S4/Z and so on but it doesnt sell more than S4. In now days its all about marketing :)

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:03 1

28. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 563; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I dont know about USA etc but in my little country when note 2 came out every freaking billboard had ad of it. TV, radio everywhere. When new HTC comes out no one would even know beside the geeks like me and rest of us.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:23 4

14. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


A comparison makes Note 3 looks like a one hand functionable device. Great design. Note 3 not One Max. Max is just the bulkier version of the One and i don't think it is carrying any kind of novelty factor either. Knowing htc and their pricing history, It is gonna cost higher than Note 3. I don't see it selling much. Very very big. Those who say Note 3 is huuge... show them One Max. Im sure they will hide somewhere.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:31 2

15. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Meh... not exciting. One was already bulky and this one is even bulkier with no kind of novelty factor too seems to be there. It is good though that htc introduced it. Now some haters will realise what kind of great work Samsung has done with Note 3. Great device Note 3. Knowing htc it is gonna be priced well above Note 3 and if it would be true... i just don't see it selling much. Nothing but an overgrown, bulkier version of One. One was good but this seems a too much lol.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:38

17. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Sorry for back to back comments. Not my fault. Blame PA lol. First i couldn't see my first comment, i wrote another.. a refresh and bang...lol. Both posts suddenly became visible with no option to delete either lol.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 07:57

20. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I think the 6" Alcatel One Touch Hero can go toe to toe with this one, better since its price could be nearly half the price of this phone. What a Joke!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:29 1

31. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


LOL. It's gigantic. Even Note3 makes my hand full sometimes LOL

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:33

33. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


That's big.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:29

36. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Other than audio and possibly build, the Note 3 walks all over this.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:34 2

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I disagree with the build quality. Note 3 is solid in the hand imo and is basically indestructible.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:43

43. Taters (Posts: 3525; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


ROFL We have a new super brick champion.

1. HTC One Maxx
2. The legendary Nokia Lumia brick 920. 4.5 inch phone bulkier than 5 inch phones, quite a feat.
3. Xperia Z ultra
4. Xperia Z1
5. Galaxy Mega 6.3

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 14:10

44. electrophage (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Glad I bought the Mega 6.3. Bigger screen than the Note 3, and the Max but almost as light as the Note. Not quite as fast, but no operational effect from that. Guys here may hate plastic construction, but it is the best compromise. Who cares about "premium" feel, if it makes your phone a brick! No one uses them without a case any way

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