HTC One Max Revealed: HTC One’s Big Brother

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HTC One Max
HTC One Max

HTC’s flagship phone HTC One has not even got older in the market and the company has revealed it’s bigger version the HTC One Max. HTC’s much-anticipated One Max phablet is now official, even ahead of the event scheduled for October 16 in Hong Kong.

The all new phablet from HTC features the long-rumored fingerprint scanner at the back which according to Engadget lets users log-in with a swipe of fingertip. The HTC One Max is now the second device launched this year to come with a fingerprint scanner feature after the Apple iPhone 5s. It is not as neat as the iPhone 5s’s, it does the basic job of letting you log in with a swipe of your fingertip. It was also rumored to have multiple finger print scanning system, allowing to use it in launching several user defined applications.

Features

Besides the HTC One’s classy aluminum look and feel, the HTC One Max features a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage variants with support for up to 64GB of additional external storage via microSD card. The device also features HTC’s UltraPixel Camera at the back while there is a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and also comes with HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound. It comes with 5.9-inch full-HD LCD display and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean along with the new Sense 5.5 UI.

Connectivity features on the HTC One Max include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and HTC Connect. The device also packs a 3300mAh battery which can give up to 25 hours of talk time and 585 hours of standby time for 3G networks.

Specifications

  • 5.9 inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display (373 ppi)
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5 UI
  • 4 MP UltraPixel camera with OIS and 2.1 MP front camera
  • 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage variants, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3mm
  • 217 grams
  • 3300 mAh battery

There are much more additional features available like Blinkfeed, Zoe etc.

Price and Availability

The price of the HTC One Max isn’t officially confirmed yet but it can be expected to be priced little higher than the HTC One and that would be around $600-$750, also the release date of the device is not revealed yet. The device is expected to be available some time from the end of October.

Conclusion

Pros-

  • HTC Sense 5.5
  • Design
  • Bulid Quality
  • BoomSound speaker
  • Finger print scanner

Cons-

  • Non removable battery
  • Absence of Beats audio
  • Placement of the finger print scanner
  • Lack of good hardware (Snapdragon 600 instead of 800, 2GB RAM instead of 3GB)

The HTC One Max is definitely a good device but comparing against the devices of it’s category like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Sony Xperia Z Ultra, It lags behind in terms of specification. It still has the Snapdragon 600 chipset whereas Snapdragon 800 is the advanced version available in the market right now. HTC One was a great success in the market. They have also released the smaller version HTC One mini too. Hope it fights well in the market with it’s design and extra added features.

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