Introducing the HTC One Max, the big brother to the HTC One. As one of the biggest phablets on the market, it’s measures up at 5.9 inches diagonally (just beating out the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3). The HTC One Max is the first tablet in the HTC lineup and they have decided to keep the nuances of the original HTC One in tact while adding a handful of new features like expandable storage and a fingerprint scanner for security.
The One Max has a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, which together makes for a processing powerhouse. Although there are other competitors to this device with larger specs, I have found that the One Max responds with virtually no lag and plays graphic-intensive games and movies with pristine clarity and timing. The device also comes with 16GB of on-board storage, but if you want more, its microSD slot (not present on the original HTC ONE) is expandable up to 64GB.
The HTC One Max has an impressive 3,300 mAh battery. According to HTC, you can get up to 25 hours of continuous talk time and get a stand-by time of just over 24 days. I tried to use this device as I would with any other to see what I got out of the battery as a “device power user”. I was truly surprised that I was easily able to get a full day out of this even though I used it for a ton of Pandora, Hulu, and general data usage!
Another great piece of hardware to look at is the screen itself. The HTC One Max will always get attention, just due to its sheer goliath size. The One Max has a 5.9-inch 1080p LCD display, with great contrast and vibrant colors, plus with LCD it’s easier to see in sunlight. You’ll have a hard time putting this down when you have started watching video on the One Max, simply because it’s like holding a home theater in your hand!
Without a doubt, the HTC One Max is a great smartphone. The One Max has an amazing display, superior front facing speakers, and a size that rivals 99% of the market. If you are a consumer that just LOVES a giant screen, and still wants the performance to go along with it, the HTC One Max is the ticket. The One Max is currently $299.99 on a 2 year contract, and $599.99 full retail with Verizon Wireless.
Disclosure: I received the HTC One Max to review by Verizon Wireless and received no additional compensation for this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.