Verizon HTC One max to have max pricing at $299

Verizon HTC One max to have max pricing at $299
One of the more annoying trends in the mobile market these days is that phablets are getting higher price tags, apparently on nothing more than the size of the display. We've seen it with most phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, although the Nokia Lumia 1520 is breaking that trend. Now, it looks like the same is happening with the Verizon HTC One max.

Last week, we saw Best Buy and Sprint put up pre-orders for the HTC One max a couple days before it was released with a price tag of $249, which is a bit lower than the standard $299 that is seen on phablets. But, a new leak is putting the Verizon HTC One max pricing at the usual $299. The leak comes from a Verizon concept store opening at the Mall of America in Minnesota, where it seems the pricing was posted accidentally. 

The leak shows the HTC One max with Verizon branding right on the front, the $299 pricing with a two-year agreement, and the Verizon EDGE pricing of $24.99 per month. We still don't know when Verizon is going to release the device, but it will likely be soon, because no doubt HTC and Verizon want the newest devices on the shelves in time for the holiday shopping rush.

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)



1. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Max Flop!

2. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

With essentially the same specs, the G Pro at $50, is a great deal. No thx HTC.

3. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

Verizon marks up there price. So what else is new.

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Want sell!!! Nothing more than a stretched version of The One. Why pay $299, when you have the G2, Note 3, even the One--will be slashed in Price on Black Friday, S4 and X.

5. papss unregistered

Hmm this for 299.00 or the 1520 at 99.00.. tough decision

8. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

yeah very tough to get one max instead of 1520.. one max doomed already..

6. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

But why?? Note 3=$299 L1520=$199 G Pro=$99 (One Max=$299 I think this will destroy HTC sales) Plus the L1520 is at $99 for limited time

9. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

1520 is 100 on AT&T website

7. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Note 3 $299 but you are getting a lot promotions from samsung ( $ and apps ) . Whit HTC you are getting.........

10. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

NOTHING.......except a Huge Trinket Collector

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah..........ok.................I'll wait the six months, when it goes down to $89.

12. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Note 3 updated the S4 processor and added a gig of memory on top of the Wacom's fantastic and pricy digitizer technology. Some people could care less about having a precision input device, but I have found it to be extremely valuable feature on my tablet. So, I can't help but correct the author referring to the Note as offering nothing more than a bigger screen (dont mind him arguing for lower prices though). The Max truly does not offer anything warranting a higher price besides a truly gimmicky fingerprint reader. As the masses have already pointed out, it is shaping up to be a flop as I am dumbfounded how anyone at HTC could be ignorant enough to think dated specs could compete with Samsung's, LG's and Sony's up to date phones with similar (if not cheaper) pricing. The absurd $300 pricing is more of an issue with Verizon charging for their "premium" experience overpricing the hardware in addition to their plans as usual. Sprint released the Max already for $100 less.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree with most of what you said, but it's $250 on contract with Sprint, so $50 less.

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