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HTC One max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison

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HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison

The HTC One Max is now a reality,and though product unveilings are usually a joyous occasion for thecompanies behind them and consumers both, it falls down on the latterto roll up their sleeves and start weighing the product's relativepros and cons. And though the general user experience is arguablyonly partially reliant on specs, they do remain an important readingthat we go through every time a new flagship device enters themarket.



Today, we're comparing three ofthe hottest flagships currently (and soon, in the case of the HTC OneMax) available. Unlike the software side of things, where the triofeatures a wildly different value propositions, down under in theworld of hardware, things are simpler and far less subjective. This,for example, means that we can easily call HTC on using a somewhatcheaper, slightly outdated chipset with the One Max – theSnapdragon 600 (Adreno 320), whereas the competition in the form ofthe Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the LG G2 has already moved toSnapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 graphics. On the other hand, at5.9-inches, the HTC One Max has the largest screen real estate of thegroup, and this one should prove to live long enough to see more thana day of heavy usage, thanks to the large 3300mAh battery that HTChas snugged inside the One Max. While we're still at the topic ofdisplays, it's probably also worth mentioning that the threecontenders have all opted for a somewhat different display tech, each with itsrespective cons and pros – Super-LCD 3 for the One Max, SuperAMOLED for the Note 3 and an LG IPS LCD panel for the G2. In ourexperience, Super-LCD 3 panels are a tad superior to some IPS LCDs (S-LCD3 is also an IPS panel) and alsohave a hand over AMOLEDs (though that gap has been significantlyreduced with the Note 3).



Another rather more substantial winfor the HTC One Max is its dedicated fingerprint sensor, not a firstfor Android or the world of smartphones as a whole, but definitelythe first in a truly modern smartphone. Whether the said sensordelivers, however, remains to be seen (or tested).



With those in mind, and takinginto account the extensive specs break-down we've provided for youbelow, do you think the HTC One Max will manage to sway consumers offrival propositions?


Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.7 inches
5.9 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

76.28 %
74.78 %
70.63 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 320

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3200 mAh
3300 mAh

Talk time

34.30 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.30 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

 
84.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
4 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (60 fps)

Features

OIS
Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus

Front

2.1 MP
2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches (164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
7.65 oz (217.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

Notification light
Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Touch sensitive control keys
See the full LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note3 vs HTC One max specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.



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One max

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

9.8
  • OS Android 4.4.2 HTC Sense UI
  • Display 5.9 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
Galaxy Note3
  • Display 5.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
G2

PhoneArena Score:

9.4

User Score:

9.2
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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