HTC One max size comparison: how big it really is

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

HTC One max

Dimensions

6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches

164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm

Weight

7.65 oz (217 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

HTC One max

HTC One max

Dimensions

6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches

164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm

Weight

7.65 oz (217 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

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

HTC One max

Dimensions

6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches

164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm

Weight

7.65 oz (217 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

HTC One max

HTC One max

Dimensions

6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches

164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm

Weight

7.65 oz (217 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Dimensions

7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches

179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

Weight

7.48 oz (212 g)

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



Related phones

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)

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48 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 430; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

So its nearly the size of the Mega. I really hope this thing can sell

5. android_hitman unregistered

why? did you invested in HTC?

48. D.Aceveda

Posts: 430; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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?

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

32. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

35. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

34. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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?

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung because they're cool like that.

45. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

46. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 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).

47. bumstah

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

6. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 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

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Chopping board lol.

7. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

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

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.)

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

39. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

41. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S Pen > fingerprint scanner

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

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