New HTC One Max photos pit it against the Galaxy Note 2 & 3

Considering the ever accelerating rate at which rumors and leaks surrounding HTC's forray into the phablet space with the HTC One Max indicate that the Taiwanese company's turn to awe us is coming up shortly...
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21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If the HTC maxx didnt look like the one Id be all over it but that gangsta grill turns me off

23. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's plain and simple. Samsung does the best phablets. Look at the size and screen to body ratio. Just perfect. The HTC looks too big for its screen size.

24. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Glad I waited. Love the One Max over the note. Better ui, build quality and better to carry since its longer and not fat wide like note. As stated before, the US version will be sealed and all aluminum, like the one, which I prefer, dont like that crappy plastic around the Chinese version, and US gets 800 chip.

26. poping unregistered

i'll go for the note 3... but i still hope the ho max sells cause i don't want to say goodbye to a good company like htc... ...

27. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The Max looks like it's a lot thicker than the Note 3 and it looks as wide or wider. This is a terrible comparison photo because it makes the Max look dim and washed out next to the bright and colorful Notes. I'm sure the Max will sell, but without a stylus, it had better have top-shelf specs, because otherwise even HTC fans will have a hard time swalling the bitter pill. I'm pretty much settled on the Note3 at this point. When it was all said and done, it was hard to argue against the highest spec'd phone on the market plus the s-pen.

30. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree. really, the only thing that is appealing for me is the front speakers. I would like to support that design change and hope more manufacturers will put them on future phones. Wow the one max looks THICK! That doesn't necessarily bother me since I know I'd be perfectly fine if my Note 2 was a bit more thick. Handling one will be the ultimate test. the 5.9" screen sounds great until you realize it has no hardware buttons. I've been there and done that with the Nexus. I'm not interested in losing 1/4" of screen to on screen buttons.. even if they disappear when I play games/videos. I hated it on the Nexus. Overall though, it looks pretty good! At this point I'm more excited for the Note 3, but this is the first phablet that can compare at all.. I hope HTC does well with it!

28. noles22

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Funny comment earlier, The Htc one Max looks like a big version of the one, What do you think the Note 2 and 3 look like, a big version of the galaxy. FYI the One is better crafted and better device with less gimicks.

31. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

The bezel for the HTC one 4.7 inch screen is okay but for a 5.9 inch screen it looks TERRIBLE!!!. so much wasted space.

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

To be honest they are both pretty bad. Phone arena HTC and Sony lovers may not realize this or they may realize and choose to downplay it but there is a lot of research that goes into Samsung products. They know what the size limit is, they know how heavy the device should be, they know how thin it should be to remain sleek and appeal to the customers. The Note 3 nails it, same size as the Note 2 which is about the max plus a bigger screen. The HTC One Maxx is just pure fail in terms of size and same with the Xperia Z Ultra. Samsung knows this based on the reaction to the Galaxy Mega so they probably stuck to 5.7 and made the bezels as slim as possible.
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