HTC One max review: ask us all you want to know about it

HTC One max review: ask us all you want to know about it
What's big, made of metal, and capable of scanning your fingerprints? No, it isn't a robotic detective we're dealing with. Actually, if you've read the title of this post, then you should have no troubles giving the right answer to this question. Yup, that's the HTC One max – the company's 5.9-inch Android phablet, which launched in some parts of the world just days ago, including markets in Asia and the Middle East. And sooner than later, it is going to reach European and North American shores as well. In the U.S., in particular, Verizon and Sprint are two of the carriers interested in offering this beast, with AT&T possibly joining the fun at some later point in time. 

Now, we've already posted our thorough HTC One max review for anyone who wants to learn more about this humongous handset. But as extensive as our review may be, there are probably details that we unintentionally omitted – details that still might be of interest to some of our readers. That's why we thought we'd have a Q&A session. You, guys, post your questions about the HTC One max – anything you wish to know about it – and we promise to come back in a few days with the answers. Note that if your question has been answered in our HTC One max review already, then chances are we won't provide you with a response. Also, we're pretty sure that the HTC One max would blend, so don't bother asking and don't even think about testing that by yourself. With that out of the way, the comments section below is all yours! 

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One max
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Do you think that One Max was more of a stepping stone into the phablet category, testing how well an "enlarged" version of the One would do? Obviously they haven't made such a large device before, perhaps they were not willing to go crazy with their first try and rather see how a large device appeals to the HTC buyers?

9. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

no, HTC was the first to release the 5" phone back in 2005ish called htc adavantage or another name but forgot it. they let it die and concentrate on 4.3" phones only and that was dell streak 5 came out. After samsung took and control over the phablet market with their Notes series. too many miss opportunity by htc

12. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Good job HTC! I love my htc one.. and i think i am going to max it up!!!!!

2. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I m willing to buy this phone but confused between this and the note question is that htc software is lighter than the one used by samsung, so the performance of this phone is like the note 3 in term of speed?? .. of course the note 3 on paper should be faster but is it true or it's barely noticeable ??

17. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Honestly, in day to day usage both are really smooth and you'll find it really hard to notice the difference. However, if you multitask a lot like leaving apps on the background or opening two apps at the same time, you'll find the 3 gb ram and more powerful chipset and samsungs software goodies ( multi window, penwindow ) really useful.


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

How much useful is its Fingerprint sensor ? If so what are the uses ?

19. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I saw some reviews and apparently the sensor is terrible. If you want the touch sensor now, should go with apple, or you can wait until more OEMS do it or for the next gen of devices. The sensor allows unlocking the phone and different fingers can be set to open different apps. It allows for multiple fingers to be used but its not very good/responsive. Im not sure if it has other uses. Oh and it requires a swipe compared to the tap of the iphone and pocketnow said that it caused smudging to the camera cause your finger would go on it. If it was more responsive it would be much more useful.

4. frrboom

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Would be cool to compare it againast Pantech vega Note, Both have fingerprint sensor and a big screen.

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Hi PA just wanted to ask on be half of the spec nerds, do u notice a huge performance difference between this and a s800 device?

6. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

The HTC One Max was a very bad move from HTC. HTC One was a huge success, why destroy it by bringing out this rubbish!! What is new about the Max? that stupid finger print scanner, rubbish!! This will not even sell 10% of what the HTC One sold.

8. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the HTC one was a huge success?!? lol

7. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

Is the fingerprint scanner accurate?

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Does it pose a threat to my iphone 5??

11. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

a string and a cup is a threat to your iphone 5

13. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013


18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. Comment of the month right here. You, sir, just won the internet.

14. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Is the writing on the wall for HTC? Is this the beginning of the end for them?

15. DodgeFan

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

In the review a "con" was the processor, is the snapdragon 600 inadequate? Does the device lag under intensive use?

16. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I just want to know when I can buy One...

20. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Although I want a one max, I personally think this is a fail entrance by HTC to compete in the phablet category along with the note3. They only made a bigger one with the same specs as the original and there is nothing enticing to a consumer, whereas the note3 is almost better in every way including price. These factors were not considered by HTC and I believe the one max is just a rush out from the company

21. bosss

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

I am using iphone 5 and i love big screen phones for movies and stuff . But all i want to know is the weight tooooo much or is it usable when held in one hand ?

22. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

When the HELL is HTC going to put out Another Windows Phone? Put Windows Phone 8.1 on the HTC MAX and bring it to Sprint! Why does almost everyone treat Sprint like the Redheaded Orphaned Stepchild Twice Removed and Disowned on a Regular Basis? Bring a Good HTC Windows Phone to Sprint! A Good High End Phone! Not the HTC 8XT Low End Phone!

23. abhijithkumar.nit

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Is the phone bulky and heavy as the specs seems to indicate (>10 mm thick and >200 gm weight)? or is the huge form factor making up for that? Thanks.

24. Erdene

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

1. Is there any rumor about if HTC One Max will upgrade its chip like Samsung Galaxy S4 did? 2. Also is there any rumor about black colored HTC One Max?

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