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HTC One Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 reviews of HTC One Max. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the apps and portability.

size, screen, usability, performance, design

portability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One Max

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of HTC One Max from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reception. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, screen, portability, design, performance

reception

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One Max UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver (16GB)HTC One Max UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver (16GB)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC One Max

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 user reviews of HTC One Max from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reception. Some have doubts about the portability.

screen, size, performance, usability, design

portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One Max, Silver (Sprint)HTC One Max, Silver (Sprint)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC One Max

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC One Max from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One Max 16 GB Smartphone Factory Unlocked-No Warranty, WhiteHTC One Max 16 GB Smartphone Factory Unlocked-No Warranty, White

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

HTC One Max review

 

HTC's One Max is mostly an upsized version of the original One, with a frustrating fingerprint reader tacked on. But if you're looking for a phablet at a reasonable price, it's still a good choice, especially if you like long battery life.

The simplest way to look at HTC’s One Max is as an up-sized HTC One. It has similarly nice aesthetics (with some white plastic thrown in), the same internal specs (with the addition of expandable storage), the same camera, the same screen resolution,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: HTC One Max

 

Achtung, David: Hier kommt Goliat. Nach der sympathischen Miniaturisierung des 2013er-Smartphone-Designs nimmt HTC mit dem One Max die Megaphones à la Note -Serie von Samsung oder auch das Xperia Z Ultra von Sony ins Visier. Es ist ein wahrer Bolide....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC One Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Heavy hitters

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note may have started the phablet craze, but history won't count for much when the Note 3 faces the HTC One Max. The Max takes the lauded HTC One design and build and trumps the Note 3 in terms of screen size. This fight though is...

The two phablet titans were built by established electronics companies with very different development cultures. Samsung has found its place with the "throw everything at the wall" approach, while HTC is more restrained when it comes to adding new...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Sharif Sakr (engadget.com)

HTC One Max review

 

The debate around giant smartphones is over. Manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and LG have amply demonstrated that it's possible to build a pocketable,

Decent battery life ; Great 1080p display ; Fantastic audio quality

Thick, heavy and bulky ; Fingerprint scanner can be tricky ; Camera is low-res and lacks OIS

The One Max isn't much of an upgrade over the One and its features don't warrant the excessive volume or weight. Its screen, speakers and battery life are saving graces, however, and give it some credibility as a media player.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Orlin Milinov (gsmarena.com)

HTC One Max review: Supersized

 

It's phablet o'clock on HTC's watch and they're shifting gear and changing direction. Done expanding the One portfolio towards the compact end of the spectrum, HTC are going the other way with the aptly named One Max. It builds on a proven formula...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE ; 5.9" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi pixel density ; Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.5 ; Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm...

4MP UltraPixel camera has less than stellar performance in good light ; Non user-replaceable battery ; Poor video and audio codec support out of box ; Fingerprint scanner let down by software support ; Snapdragon 600 chipset is no longer the snappiest...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

HTC One Max (Sprint)

 

The HTC One Max is a nice extra-large phablet that lends itself to on-the-go media consumption, but otherwise doesn't justify its giant size.

Nice aluminum design. Big, beautiful display. Supports Sprint's faster Spark LTE. Loud front-facing speakers.

Big, bulky, and heavy. Doesn't make good use of screen real estate.

Multimedia and Conclusions The 32GB model comes with 24.58GB of free storage out of the box. For video, the One Max supports MP4, H.264, AVI, and Xvid, but not DivX, at resolutions up to 1080p. The One Max played back all of our audio test formats,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

HTC One Max review

 

With the new One Max, HTC officially enters the burgeoning massive-screened smartphone market. Equipped with an impressive 5.9-inch display that's bright, colorful, and sharp, the HTC One Max will certainly scratch the itch if you're hankering for an...

The HTC One Max has a massive screen that's bright, colorful, and sharp. The camera is packed with features and takes pictures quickly, plus the phone has a powerful set of stereo speakers.

The HTC One Max is large and heavy and the integrated fingertip reader often fails to recognize finger swipes. The phone's battery is not removable either, and the One Max's components don't match its high price.

The HTC One Max has a display big-screened phone shoppers want, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's superior design and display make it a better buy.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

HTC One max review: a lot more of the same

 

Homer's two great works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are technically poems. In the exact same way that an inch-thick tome can be a poem, the HTC One max is a phone. It has all the requisite...

Best speakers in the business ; One of the best displays ; Epic battery life ; Side-mounted power button

Far too large and awkward ; Fingerprint scanner is poorly implemented ; Worse fit and finish than the One ; Camera lacks optical image stabilization

The end result is less than the sum of its parts

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

HTC One Max

 

The HTC One Max is essentially an HTC One (M7) with a much larger 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p display and a rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor. Otherwise, you're getting the same HTC UltraPixel Camera (with a 4.0MP image sensor, F/2.0 28mm lens with optical...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

HTC One Max (Verizon) Review

 

The HTC One Max packs a ginormous 5.9-inch display, impressive sound quality and a fingerprint sensor, but it's a bulky device.

Roomy, crisp display; Best-in-class audio; Long battery life; Smooth performance; Fingerprint scanner

Cumbersome size; Software not optimized for larger screen; Camera blows out some images; Expensive

The HTC One Max packs a ginormous 5.9-inch display, impressive sound quality and a fingerprint sensor, but it's a bulky device.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300
Battery performance:3300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):393 / 585
Talk time (3G):25 / 28

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):4
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):4
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Body SAR:0.315
Body SAR (EU):0.315
Body SAR category (EU):A
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:1.29
Head SAR (EU):1.29
Head SAR category (EU):D

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSPA+ / CDMA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:1900 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:600
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:600

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.406
Height:6.46
Weight:7.65
Width:3.25