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HTC One Max

Specifications

HTC One MaxNotebook: HTC One Max (One Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.9 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.22kg
Price: 699 euro
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Average Score: 78.09% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 75%, features: 75%, display: 87% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the HTC One Max

85% Review HTC One Max Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Big brother. Step one: Take HTC's successful One smartphone and blow it up to a gigantic 5.9-inches with Full HD resolution. Step two: Add a swift Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core with an integrated Adreno 320 graphics card. Step three: Blend in 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a big 3300 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner. HTC's new One Max is complete. Is this recipe enough for a podium placement in the phablet category?
60% HTC One Max review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Whether or not you want a phone this big is a matter of personal taste. If you have a 6in smartphone you really don’t need a tablet, as a phone this size is perfectly big enough for casual web surfing. However, it does poke out the top of a jeans pocket, and you'll find you often can’t sit comfortably without taking the phone out and putting it on a table. It's also not particularly comfortable to hold for long phone calls, and it's not really practical to use the touchscreen one-handed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Review: HTC one max
Source: PC Authority English
The HTC One Max is a reasonably impressive example of a super-sized smartphone. We like the design, the screen and the battery life, but the phone’s performance doesn’t match its premium price, and the camera is substandard. We’d be tempted to save some money and find a grey imported Samsung Galaxy Mega instead. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still king of the monster phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
55% HTC One Max review: Too cumbersome and expensive to be relevant
Source: Tech2.in.com English
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. Even of the phone does get a major price cut in the future; we wouldn’t recommend it since it’s a task to live with and HTC will be unveiling its successor in just a couple of days.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 55%
HTC One Max
Source: Hot Hardware English
Our overall experience with the design and feel of the One Max was positive. The phone is heavy, but what you trade for weight you make up for in aesthetics and durability with an extra-rigid back cover. We weren’t overly fond of the placement of the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone since this often required us to turn the phone over in order to unlock it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2014
80% HTC One Max review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
HTC's strategy has been to take a winning formula and adapt it to multiple device sizes and price points. For better or worse, the intended top-of-the-line One Max doesn't seem that much more of an improvement over the One. Ultimately, if given a choice between the One Max and the One, we'd go with the latter. With roughly the same power under the hood and even the same screen resolution, the One Max simply doesn't distinguish itself enough. It also doesn't help that it looks way cheaper than the One, and doesn't have any unique features apart from the forgettable fingerprint reader. If you're more focused on productive work, consider something like Samsung's latest Galaxy Note model. If you like the look and feel of this phone, you'll almost certainly prefer the smaller One. It's only if you're seriously in love with outsized phones and spend a lot of time gaming or watching videos that the One Max is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% HTC One Max
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HTC One Max review: An old phone in a new body
Source: TechHive.com English
The One Max doesn't have any glaring flaws, except that it's basically a reprise of the HTC One with a few new minor features. Regardless, the device is the whole package: speedy processor, capable camera, 1080p screen, and a custom Android interface that looks like someone actually spent some time designing and curating an interface fit for a phone. It’s still a really big device, however, and if your phone is often a pocket-dweller I'd suggest just sticking to the original One, especially since it will eventually receive the Sense 5.5 update.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HTC One Max (Sprint)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HTC One Max is a gorgeous Android device that offers a beautiful 5.9-inch display, powerful speakers and a premium chassis. And, unlike the Galaxy Note 3, this $249 handset delivers faster LTE data via Sprint's Spark network. However, the Max's monstrous dimensions and heft will likely prove too much to handle for most users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HTC One Max Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If you enjoyed the hardware of the HTC One and want that same experience in a phablet, then the HTC One Max is a device we’re sure you’ll enjoy. It has the same internal specs, Ultrapixel camera, dual-stereo speakers and same feel of the HTC One, but just in a larger phone. The only real external difference between the two is the fingerprint sensor, which at times can be finicky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Video: HTC One Max review - big Android phone is really big. Did we mention that it's big?
Source: PC Advisor English
It won't be for everyone, but if you want a big phone (and we mean BIG), you could do a lot worse than the HTC One Max. This is a serious performer that is built to look good and last. We award four stars. (See also: The 7 best high-end smartphones of 2013.)
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2013
80% HTC One Max review - huge Android phone is a stylish heavyweight performer
Source: PC Advisor English
Let's deal with the elephant in the room: the HTC One Max is big. Big, big, big. In moving up to what might be broadly termed the 6in phablet category, HTC has avoided any complicated redesign and taken the rather nice HTC One and made it bigger. Bigger and heavier. This is a high-quality and stylish slab of phone, but it's a big one. Big even when it is next to the Galaxy Note 3. Did we mention that it is big?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One Max head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four of our six categories, Samsung's retained its crown as king of the big screen smartphone makers. The Galaxy Note 3 has a better screen and processor and is far more comfortable to use than the HTC One Max. However, the Max does have some good qualities, featuring a better Ultrapixel camera and custom software that makes it far more pleasant to use as a media consumption tool.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2013
60% HTC One Max review
Source: T3 English
HTC has a strong foundation upon which to build upon with the max, both the One and the One Mini are excellent smartphones with the One being crowned as T3's Phone of the Year at the T3 Gadget Awards 2013. It's not that the One max is a bad phone, in fact all of the specs on the One Max are impressive and they perform incredibly well, but ultimately it's the way in which you package these that counts and in this instance the Max just isn't practical.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
100% HTC One Max review
Source: Stuff TV English
The One Max is a true phablet in that it makes your whole gadget haul simpler – instead of doubling-up on devices that do many of the same things you can keep a big tablet or laptop at home and manage brilliantly throughout the day on this single device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
HTC One Max review
Source: Engadget English
Big though it may be, the One Max is still overshadowed by our expectations. It should have taken things further than the One, but instead it merely attempts to cash in on the One's reputation by allowing HTC to claim that it has a "family" of One devices -- devices that in reality have little in common with each other beyond their superficial appearance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2013
HTC One max Review
Source: Slashgear English
The One max was the obvious next step for HTC’s range. “We’re very committed to being tight with the product portfolio” HTC told us, contrasting its scattershot approach of old – different devices for every different carrier, and for every different possible market niche – with a new age of restraint. The company is particularly proud of the fact that the One max will launch with that branding universally, rather than being renamed on Verizon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2013
60% HTC One Max review
Source: Techradar English
We won't pull any punches. The HTC One Max doesn't come close to hitting the heights of the HTC One. It's a phone that's designed to serve a very singular purpose - give those that liked the look of the One a phone with a bigger screen, and almost nothing else. However, HTC seems to be doing nothing more than ticking boxes here by making a One with a bigger screen - let's hope that the One Max 2014, if there is such a thing, gains something more of its own identity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 60%
HTC One Max preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The HTC One is one of the most beautifully-designed Android phones ever. It already has a smaller sibling in the form of the HTC One Mini, and it’s set to get a big brother very soon in the form of the HTC One Max.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2013

Foreign Reviews

80% HTC One Max - Alu-Riese Im Alltagstest
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
94% Phablet mit starker Akku-Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90% emissions: 95%
HTC One Max
Source: c't - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/15/2013
80% HTC One Max
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% HTC One Max
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
HTC One Max
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
80% HTC One Max
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% HTC One Max
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
95% HTC One Max
Source: SFT - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
92% HTC One Max
Source: Computerbild - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
80% HTC One Max
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Riesen-Talent mit 5,9 Zoll-Display ?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: classy design; strong and stable performance; large body; high quality display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Stilvoller Bürorechner für richtig große Hosentaschen
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good display; appealing design Negative: high price; large and chunky dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
90% XXL-Smartphone der Oberklasse mit toller Haptik
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: strong performance; good workmanship Negative: large size
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Premium-Smartphone im XXL-Format
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; appealing multimedia functions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.9": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.22 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HTC: A Taiwanese manufacturer known for smartphones, which sells tablet computers as well in a global market.


78.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Yota Devices Yotaphone
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.3", 0.146 kg
» ZTE Grand Memo LTE
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5.7", 0.197 kg
» HTC One Dual Sim
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.2 kg
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» LG G Pad 8.3
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 8.3", 0.338 kg
» Motorola Droid Mini
unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Droid Ultra
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.2 kg
» Sony Xperia ZR
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Moto X
Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Google Nexus 7 2013
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 7", 0.29 kg
» HTC Butterfly
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.151 kg
» Asus PadFone Infinity
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.7 kg
» Sony Xperia SP
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.6", 0.155 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia ZL
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.151 kg
» LG Optimus G E975
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.145 kg
» HTC One
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» Sony Xperia Z
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.146 kg
» Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 10.1", 0.5 kg
» Google Nexus 4
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.139 kg
» Asus Padfone 2
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.135 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» HTC Desire EYE
Adreno 330, unknown, 5.2", 0.154 kg
» HTC Desire 820
unknown, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.155 kg
» HTC Desire 510
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7", 0.158 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» HTC One Remix
Adreno 305, unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» HTC One E8
Adreno 330, unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-10- 6)