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

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:35

What's big, made of metal, and capable of reading your fingerprints? No, it isn't a robot 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. And sooner than later, it is going to reach U.S. shores. Verizon and Sprint are two of the carriers interested in offering this beast, with AT&T possibly joining the fun as well at some future point in time...

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:45 1

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 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?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:19 3

9. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:31 2

12. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:53

2. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

I m willing to buy this phone but confused between this and the note 3..my 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 ??

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:02

17. adrianzka (Posts: 62; Member since: 25 Apr 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:03

3. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 22:57 1

19. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:04

4. frrboom (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:04 2

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 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?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:05

6. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:15

8. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

the HTC one was a huge success?!? lol

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:13

7. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

Is the fingerprint scanner accurate?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:24

10. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Does it pose a threat to my iphone 5??

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:30 4

11. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:37

13. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:51

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:50

14. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:12

15. DodgeFan (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:34 1

16. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:08

20. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 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

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 03:33

21. bosss (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 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 ?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 04:20

22. gd761 (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Sep 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!

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 06:49

23. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 47; Member since: 09 Apr 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.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 09:13

24. Erdene (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Sep 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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