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.
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.
Summary: When HTC released their One in March last year, it was the talk of the town and also picked up numerous awards around the world due to its design and innovative features. From there on, HTC created two different versions of the One; the One Mini and now we have the One Max, for those who prefer...
Pros: Large, sharp and bright screen, Great performance, Long battery life, Good audio
Cons: Fingerprint scanner a little finicky, Unwieldy for those with smaller hands, Camera lacks image stabilisation
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.
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.
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 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.
Conclusion: HTC isn’t wrong to want to offer a lineup that includes normal sized phones and big phones. And if the One Max had been released, as-is, alongside the One, we’d offer little objection. It wasn't, though.
Pros: So much like the HTC One, Sturdy plastic body resembles the One's aluminum body, A big gorgeous screen you'll never get tired of looking at, microSD slot, for those that want it, BlinkFeed and Sense 5.5 really aren't bad with Android 4.3 underneath, Great battery life, Compatible with Sprint's tr...
Cons: So huge, but with no stylus or UI tweaks to account for it, No updates to the silicon, despite Snapdragon 600 being a bit long in the tooth, The plastic body doesn't feel as nice as aluminum, and the removable back plate never seats properly, BlinkFeed and Sense 5.5 still aren't stock, so if you ...
Summary: From a consumer standpoint, HTC launched the One Max to counter Samsung’s booming Galaxy Note line and enter into the “phablet” market. The only issue is that when entering a market completely controlled by Samsung and its marketing teams, you are fighting a constant uphill battle to gain traction.