Excerpt: The HTC One Max is HTC’s answer to the growing demand of bigger screens with its latest model that pushes a larger 5.9″ Full HD display. Taking the well loved aluminium clad design of its smaller 4.7″ HTC One , the new HTC One Max is not only larger but comes with several minor changes as well. In terms of hardware and performance, the One Max is rather identical as the HTC One with a quad core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Summary: The HTC One Max is a gorgeous, sturdily built effort, just as you’d expect from the company. But like the Huawei Ascend Mate, it really is too big and more importantly too impractical for all but die hard fans. At this size, Samsung’s design decisions - thin plastic shell and bezel - really help give the Galaxy Note line an edge, as do its stylus skills and software usability.
HTC One Max review: Too cumbersome and expensive to be relevant
27 February 2014
Summary: The official price of the One Max is Rs 56,490 but you can find it online for a little under Rs 50,000. This is a very high price for a phone that’s just a larger version of the HTC One with a fingerprint sensor. Not only that, the Max is also very inconvenient to live with everyday due to its large size and weighty body.
Excerpt: T3 was invited along to take along to take a look at the new phone prior to the official unveiling - here's what we made of it... ه The flagship model features is hewn out of a single block of Aluminium, with no seems or bolts, which conveys a feeling of sturdiness and refinement to the phone. Few of the folks in the Middle East got to examin the HTC J Buterrfly, or it's US cousin the Droid DNA.
Pros: Brilliant Screen (Full HD, Super LCD3, 4.7 inches), Fastest Android processor currently, 2 Gigs of RAM., Full Aluminium sexy design
Cons: comes with Android 4.1 (4.2 is promised, though)
Summary: The One Max feels like something HTC didn’t genuinely want to make, but one they had to in order to keep up with the Joneses. It comes off as a purely reactionary device, devoid of any meaningful innovation and only around to capitalize on the recent phablet craze. It borrows too many of the HTC One’s ideas to be a bad phone, but it fails to take any advantage of its size, and the few new things it does add are either insignificant or inconvenient.
Pros: Zippy performance, Beautiful display, Excellent, Great for gaming and entertainment purposes
Cons: Comically large and unwieldy, Finicky, useless fingerprint scanner, Camera downgraded from HTC One, Cheap build quality for the price
Summary: If you thought that the HTC one and HTC One Mini were too small and you’re looking for a large smartphone with an elegant design, big memory and a good software and layout, then you should really consider the HTC One Max, HTC is definitely bringing its A game with this one.
Pros: Fast processor, Long life battery, elegant design and nice software.
Cons: Physically very large and has an irremovable battery.
Summary: The One S is the Goldilocks choice of HTC's new Ice Cream Sandwich-packing range -- neither too big nor too small, and with just the right amount of oomph under the hood allowing it to throw pixels around like a hyperactive clubber throws shapes.
Pros: Very fast and responsive; Ice Cream Sandwich; Latest HTC Sense is easy to use; Good 8-megapixel camera; Slender but sturdy form.
Summary: HTC have been on a winning formula in 2013; the HTC One was — without doubt — one of the best smartphones of the year. When Ausdroid reviewed it earlier in the year , we sang its praises which were well deserved. Unlike Samsung, which has (and probably will) release a good number of variants on its winning Galaxy formula each year, HTC is much more focused, and until recently, the HTC One was pretty much it for 2013.
Pros: Big, beautiful display, battery life that lasts for days, A very solid, premium feel, Android 4.3 — not the latest, but close, Same camera as the HTC One — it’s a good camera
Cons: It’s really little more than a big HTC One, Large size means its hard to use all functions with one hand, A phablet-sized device, with no phablet features; it could be so much more than just a big phone.
Summary: The HTC One Max is a case of too much of a good thing. It comes with everything we loved in the original One, including best-in-class audio, a dynamic BlinkFeed interface and an appealing aluminum design. However, while having such a large screen is great, the software isn't optimized for a screen that size, and the design will be too bulky for many users. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner can also be tough to reach.