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HTC One Max

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The usability and design are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reception. Many are less positive about the features and value for money.

screen, design, usability, camera, battery

portability, value for money, features

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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HTC One Max review: Too cumbersome and expensive to be relevant


Before HTC unveils their new crop of flagships for this year, we thought we'd finish off the last remnant of the current line-up. The One Max is currently the most expensive offering from HTC which commands a high premium for its larger display and the...

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...

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HTC One Max Review


The HTC One has been quite the smartphone for HTC as it has sold exceptionally well for the company through the several months that it's been...

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Review HTC One Max Smartphone


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...

Infrared interface for TV remote control; Extensive communication equipment; Bright and high-contrast, 5.9 inch screen with Full HD resolution (SLCD3); Good application and graphics performance; Speech and recording quality; Superb stereo loudspeakers...

Non-removable battery; Inferior camera; No unibody aluminum chassis

Samsung Galaxy Mega, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Huawei Ascend Mate.

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HTC One Max (Verizon)


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 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...

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HTC One Max (Verizon Wireless)


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. Loud front-facing speakers

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

Can't get enough of HTC's slick aluminum smartphones? The HTC One Max is the most phone you can get from the Taiwanese company, now available on Verizon Wireless for $299.99 (direct) with a two-year contract. This supersized phone features a stunning...

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HTC One Max (Sprint)


The HTC One Max boasts a big and beautiful display, impressive battery life and fast Sprint Spark speeds, but it doesn't do enough to justify its girth.

Beautiful 5.9-inch display; Powerful BoomSound Speakers; Fast performance; Supports Sprint's faster Spark LTE network; Fingerprint scanner

Unwieldy and heavy design; Software not optimized for larger screen; Pricey

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...

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HTC One Max


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.

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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...

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HTC One max Review - It's Huge


Big phones are all the rage right now. Although tablets promised the kind of extra screen real estate that would increase productivity while still retaining portability, there's ultimately nothing more likely to be on your person than a phone. I wager...

Concluding the One max review is difficult. I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about the larger sized smartphones and the state of that market, which seems to serve two purposes independently. For users who either don’t want or can’t budget for a...

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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.

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