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

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 This,for example, means that we can easily call HTC on using a somewhatcheaper, slightly outdated chipset with the One Max – theSnapdragon 600 (Adreno 320), whereas the competition in the form ofthe Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the LG G2 has already moved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?


HTC One max vs Samsung Galaxy Note3 vs LG G2

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Display

Size

5.9 inches
5.7 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.63 %
74.78 %
76.28 %

Peak brightness

 
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR2
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
34.30 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 

Music playback

 
84.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

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

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

Weight

7.65 oz
5.93 oz
5.04 oz

217.0 g
168.0 g
143.0 g

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Notification light



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  • Battery 3300 mAh
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