HTC One Max: A Brief Overview

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HTC is known for creating quality products with brilliant technology, excellent material and attractive features. HTC One Max is one such top notch product manufactured by this company that is great in terms of functionality as well as the range of entertainment oriented services it offers. But is it a bit too late? Let us have a quick look at the key features and specifications of this smartphone:


Built: The dimensions of HTC One Max are 6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches and it weighs about 217 grams. It is a bit on the heavier side of things but you get a strong build quality in return. The smartphone is way too big for single handed use and lack of a stylus further worsens the ease of functionality.

Display: This smartphone carries a capacitive multi touch Super LCD 3 touch display of 5.9 inches that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 373 ppi.

Processor: The HTC One Max device has been powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600 system chipset, Krait 300 quad core processor clocked at 1.7 Giga Hertz and Adreno 320 GPU. And this is where it loses the plot. The processor is a bit under powered for the flagship device and a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz would have done it a world of good.

Operating System: This smartphone functions on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version with HTC Sense 5.5.

Memory: This device carries a RAM of 2 GB and internal memory of 16/ 32 GB. It features expandable memory of up to 64 GB. HTC could have done slightly better by launching it with a 3GB RAM instead.

Camera: The HTC One Max smartphone has been loaded with a rear camera of 4 mega pixels with auto focus, LED flash, geo tagging, smile and face detection, and other exciting features. It offers 2699 x 1520 pixels resolution. It also carries a front facing camera of 2.1 mega pixels with 1080 pixels resolution. It performs well but falls short of competition.

Connectivity Features: This smartphone offers connectivity features such as EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared, NFC and micro USB port. It also supports 2G, 3G as well as 4G network.

Other Features: The HTC One Max carries an embedded fingerprint scanner. The scanner is at the rear and what HTC thought would be convenient, ends up being not so convenient. It also features loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack along with BoomSound dual speakers in front. This smartphone offers compass, proximity sensor, gyroscope and an accelerometer as well. It is available in Silver color variant.

Battery: This smartphone has been equipped with a powerful non removable Li-polymer battery of 3300 mAh. It provides about hours of 585 standby time and 25 hours of talk time.

Our Take: The HTC One Max is quite a good device but loses out in the processing department. The main attractions are its powerful battery with excellent capacity, sufficient storage capacity, a wide range of additional features plus the fingerprint scanner. There is no information on the Indian price right now but expect it to be around the Rs 45,000 mark. However, a better camera, a slightly smaller screen and a stylus would have made this smartphone a better buy.

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