New HTC One Max photos pit it against the Galaxy Note 2 & 3
Considering the ever accelerating pop-up rate at which rumors and leaks surrounding the HTC One Max, HTC's forray into the phablet space, it would appear that the Taiwanese company's turn to awe us is coming up. In fact, we've had more than enough pieces of the puzzle, allowing us to piece together a rather extensive picture of what you should expect if you're digging the premium look and feel of the HTC One, but are in the market for a bigger screened device.
But, as is the nature of most things, the HTC One Max won't be released into a vacuum, and judged on its own merits alone. Rather, it will be going through a pretty rough inspection of its every crook and cranny, and more importantly – will be compared inch for inch with the now increasingly ruthless competition. Today, we're having our first look in that particular regard, for a bunch of new snaps of the HTC One Max have leaked, one of which pits it next to the Galaxy Note 2 & 3. As you're about to see for yourself, the larger 5.9-inch HTC One Max appears perceptibly taller than Samsung's offerings, though the width of the device has been kept in check.
A rather interesting feature that the HTC One Max is shown off sporting, is the apparent ability to transfer your data from your previous device, regardless of brand. Unsurprisingly, the new snaps confirm that 4G connectivity is baked right in, though at this point we should probably take that as granted.
Exact release date for the HTC One Max remains unknown, though rumors point towards a Q4 2013 launch.
HTC One Max
1. zhiae (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
chines will get micro sd slot and we dont i promise you.
6. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
Just like the G2. Koreans get the SD slot and the removable battery, TWO of them included! Although we get a long lasting battery, it's a non-removable one and NO expandable storage. No problem for me but I've definitely heard it was a deducted point.
35. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
you should thanks to apple for that.
apple set the standart, no sdcard for us
39. zhiae (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
thats why 100% of people hates apple people dont like things limited im just wating for the right time to start trolling on ios
look man look there is CM is out like a inc when thats happen god i love android when i speak to i use the first thing out there mouse is cydia poor people .
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Looks just like a big as htc one..........meh....
37. Doakie (Posts: 1305; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Actually this thing being a big *** One is the reason why this is so compelling. If you didn't love the regular HTC One the Max won't do anything for you. I have a HTC One which I REALLY love the front facing speakers on, they are awesome for playing games like Blitz Brigade or watching videos. The other feature that I really enjoy is the HTC Zoe ability. I love the video collages it creates.
Conversely I had a Note 2 just a month ago and I loved the extra functionality a larger screen gives you. Webpage viewing is so much easier and videos are much more enjoyable. I liked huge screens so much I sold that Note 2 and bought an Asus Fonepad. I did find the Note 2's S Pen to be very nice because it allows you to pin point select things without having to zoom in to improve the touch points of webpage navigation.
Combining a large screen with HTCs Boomsound front facing speakers is a no brainer. I'm sold. I want it. The only thing I hate about the One is the damage prone aluminum of the body. I like plastic. Give me high quality plastic...
38. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)
But you're gonna use a case anyway i honestly have never cracked or damaged a phone of mine. i love my little HTCs, only brand Im a fan of. the build and UI sell me on it, anything else....well that's why we root
4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
im guessing no stylus? so just a bigger version of htc one mehh
5. jeanrivera (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
on the 2nd screenshot it looks like unfortunately it does have 1.7 cpu and not the rumored 2.3 SnapDragon 800
33. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm hoping for HTC's sake the 1.7 cpu will be the Chinese variant and the one coming to the U.S. (pun not even noticed until several seconds later) will be an S800. Otherwise there's no way this is my next device. I could see them doing this for cost-reasons.
7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
For those of you complaining it's just a bigger version of the htc one then what does that make the s4 and z1 different from their bigger siblings? I hate your arguments about the s pen functionality, in all the times you've spending outside of your house, how many galaxy note users have you seen using their stylus? My mom had a note2 and she barely took the spen off her phone except only when the time she is bored fondling over it. I also have not usually have seen you reason out how the spen helps you with your everyday life. I am not saying the spen is completely useless, but it's not something that an average consumer will be after when purchasing a phone.
8. hung2900 (Posts: 817; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Your mom doesnt use #### others dont
Do not force others to think like you, ok?
10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
You probably didn't understand my argument. It's not my mom I'm talking about here but the number of people who are actually using their spen on their galaxy note. I also have friends who have a galaxy note and I have never seen them use their stylus even when I asked them if they were using it, they said no. Go look around you and the people you know, look and ask them whether they're using their spen. UNDERSTAND AND LEARN THE FACTS FIRST BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD AND COMMENT
12. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I had and owned both htc and samsung phones so please let's not start a fanwar based from your argument
13. Remmy (Posts: 55; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I have a friend who has a Note 2 and I rarely see her use the stylus, but that doesn't mean it applies to all Note users as well. Have you met all Note owners?
15. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
+1 Remmy. I'm not saying 100% of the note users do not use the s-pen and don't use their functionality. What I'm just trying to point out is that the s-pen is not what people are buying the note series for. I for one, had used a note 2(and even the old omnia2)and want a note 3 but what makes me want to get it is the huge and portable display and I guess note users have had that as their reason for purchasing it not because they want to take out the spen and use it. Ok,that was just my own opinion
22. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
As stated above, your "opinion" is not fact, because I use mine daily. Thank you.
34. timepilot84 (Posts: 95; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
And I use mine never. The only thing the S-Pen has done for me is make it so no one makes waterproof cases for my Note 3. Fart.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a much better way of doing things, allowing you to use a pencil as a stylus when you need it.
25. LordDavon (Posts: 107; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
I have a Note II and I rarely use the S-Pen, but what I do use it on matters. While you may not see me in the wild flaunting the pen, I am often taking photos of products, and scratching notes on them -- I even draw little pointing arrows, and circles! Amazingly, I doubt anyone has ever seen me do it, yet tens of thousands of e-cig users are reaping the benefits of it.
There are 4 other Note II users at my day job. I've never seen them use the S-Pen either, but half wouldn't purchase a phone without one; one of them even claims to be an artist, yet I'm not discounting it since I've never seen his work.
36. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 121; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
R u a vapor?? Which forum??ecf,v2???
14. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I'm in China right now and here, many NOTE II owners use their S-Pen to write on their phones. In restaurants, buses, subways and even while walking. And I think it's the same in the other eastern asian countries.
16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
i rarely use the S-Pen to, but its useful when i want too doodle around and draw pictures, or diagrams for university.
The S-Pen is actually the main reason why people bought the note series, most costumers are happy to see that a pen can be used. Sure they might not use it as much, but the fact that an S-Pen is included makes people want it more.
Also, people dont just use the pen for drawing, people also use it as alternative to using their fingers, because its more accurate, im mostly talking about the older generations.
So please, just because you or your family and friends doesnt use it, doesnt mean nobody else does... people would prefer a pen included than not.
9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
No thanks if it runs S4 Pro and still has that 4mp camera.
17. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 214; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Oh htc don't blow this thing up,because everybody is then going to buy sgn 3 and then ur back on the bottom...
18. piyath (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Shame on you htc... Try to do something new... And the NOTE series meant to bring lot of functionality to people other than big display. htc is trying to fire without an aim.
19. jamesish (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
The Max will not have a stylus so I'm not regretting my decision to go with Note 3. If it did I would of traded this device in within 1 hour of receiving it in the mail.
20. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)
These leaks are definitely by Htc and on purpose. The GN3 is coming out soon and they don't want ppl to forget about them
21. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
If the HTC maxx didnt look like the one Id be all over it but that gangsta grill turns me off
23. twens (Posts: 697; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
It's plain and simple. Samsung does the best phablets. Look at the size and screen to body ratio. Just perfect. The HTC looks too big for its screen size.
24. newbey123 (Posts: 449; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Glad I waited. Love the One Max over the note. Better ui, build quality and better to carry since its longer and not fat wide like note. As stated before, the US version will be sealed and all aluminum, like the one, which I prefer, dont like that crappy plastic around the Chinese version, and US gets 800 chip.
26. poping (unregistered)
i'll go for the note 3...
but i still hope the ho max sells cause i don't want to say goodbye to a good company like htc...
27. Immolate (Posts: 288; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
The Max looks like it's a lot thicker than the Note 3 and it looks as wide or wider. This is a terrible comparison photo because it makes the Max look dim and washed out next to the bright and colorful Notes. I'm sure the Max will sell, but without a stylus, it had better have top-shelf specs, because otherwise even HTC fans will have a hard time swalling the bitter pill.
I'm pretty much settled on the Note3 at this point. When it was all said and done, it was hard to argue against the highest spec'd phone on the market plus the s-pen.
30. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
really, the only thing that is appealing for me is the front speakers. I would like to support that design change and hope more manufacturers will put them on future phones.
Wow the one max looks THICK! That doesn't necessarily bother me since I know I'd be perfectly fine if my Note 2 was a bit more thick. Handling one will be the ultimate test.
the 5.9" screen sounds great until you realize it has no hardware buttons. I've been there and done that with the Nexus. I'm not interested in losing 1/4" of screen to on screen buttons.. even if they disappear when I play games/videos. I hated it on the Nexus.
Overall though, it looks pretty good!
At this point I'm more excited for the Note 3, but this is the first phablet that can compare at all.. I hope HTC does well with it!
28. noles22 (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Funny comment earlier, The Htc one Max looks like a big version of the one, What do you think the Note 2 and 3 look like, a big version of the galaxy. FYI the One is better crafted and better device with less gimicks.
31. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
The bezel for the HTC one 4.7 inch screen is okay but for a 5.9 inch screen it looks TERRIBLE!!!. so much wasted space.
32. Taters (Posts: 3520; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
To be honest they are both pretty bad. Phone arena HTC and Sony lovers may not realize this or they may realize and choose to downplay it but there is a lot of research that goes into Samsung products.
They know what the size limit is, they know how heavy the device should be, they know how thin it should be to remain sleek and appeal to the customers.
The Note 3 nails it, same size as the Note 2 which is about the max plus a bigger screen.
The HTC One Maxx is just pure fail in terms of size and same with the Xperia Z Ultra. Samsung knows this based on the reaction to the Galaxy Mega so they probably stuck to 5.7 and made the bezels as slim as possible.