HTC One Max Review

After a long wait, HTC has officially announced its latest smartphone. It is a device of extended dimensions called HTC One Max. At first glance, it is clear that it is the half-brother of the company’s leading smartphone – the HTC One model. However, the HTC One Max is expanding the boundaries of the familiar and now offers users an impressive 5.9-inch screen, bringing it to the limit that separates phones and phablets. Still, this giant hasn’t lost on the slimness he inherited from the One, so Max will also offer a slim body coated with aluminum, which will consequently weigh 217 grams.

HTC One Max design and screen
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Based on the official photos, it is clear that this latest smartphone with the HTC label does not bring anything new, ie that it is almost indistinguishable from the basic model. As the HTC One was previously marked as a phone that has almost nothing to complain about in the visual sense, it is clear that HTC did not even need some more drastic changes to the exterior. When it comes to the screen, size is not the only thing that adorns it. This full HD display delivers a really great 349 pixels per inch.

HTC One Max fingerprint sensor
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However, the HTC One Max brings another novelty when it comes to HTC. It is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, which brings some new and interesting options. One of them is the ability to register up to three different fingers, which can activate up to three applications simultaneously without unlocking the phone and the classic menu path. So, this fingerprint sensor obviously has a different purpose than the one from Apple’s fresh iPhone 5S model. However, that doesn’t mean that this sensor can’t unlock the phone, because it can! What is surprising and disturbing at first glance is the position of the sensor, which is located just below the camera, which irresistibly resembles the volume button on LG’s best model G2.

HTC One Max specification
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As for the driving power of this enticing device, it consists of a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor at an operating frequency of 1.7GHz. That would mean Max uses the same chip as the One itself. This phone with a micro SIM card has the option of a 4G connection, but also the increasingly present NFC technology.

HTC One Max vs HTC One
Apart from the aforementioned fingerprint sensor and the enlarged screen after which it got its name, the HTC One Max differs from the base model in another way. The new model has expandable memory. Depending on the version, users will be able to count on 16 or 32GB, but also on the fact that a micro SD card slot will be waiting for them under the back cover, which will enable a maximum of 64GB, which will turn this device into a real small laptop.

HTC One Max first impression
HTC One Max 5On screen like this, the HTC One Max seems like a continuation of HTC’s strategy to make the One a recognizable and premium brand. For starters, there is the great One, and now the One Max, which certainly offers a great experience that brings a large screen, a novelty in the form of fingerprint sensors and a slightly worse HTC UltraPixel camera, which comes without optical image stabilization, which is certainly a trifle which can spoil the overall impression. HTC has once again made an effort to give users the best audio experience thanks to dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. Also, the final positive impression on the first impression is given by the generous 3300mAh battery which will definitely enable the whole day of work, and which according to factory data provides 585 hours in standby mode and up to 25 hours of talk time, which is certainly a very good result.

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