HTC is the latest major phone maker to jump on the massive-handset bandwagon with its new HTC One Max. The HTC One Max is expected to have a 5.9-inch display with a Full HD resolution, as well as a finger print sensor on the back and a high-resolution 4-ultrapixel camera around back. Many tips have pegged the HTC One Max as harboring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a step up from the HTC One’s Snapdragon 600, giving a nice boost in power to go along with the other specs.
Also, HTC one-ups Samsung with at least one new addition, a Fingerprint Scan feature on the back of the device that folks can use to lock or unlock the screen and launch up to three designated apps (by assigning a different finger to each). Unlike the Touch ID fingerprint scanner that Apple has placed on the new iPhone 5s, you cannot use HTC’s scanner to authenticate purchases, at least for now.
HTC One max has 32GB of onboard storage and comes with 50GB of free Google Drive online storage. You can also expand the memory via microSD card slot that’s hidden behind the removable back cover, but the battery cannot be removed.
HTC One smartphone owners who try out the phablet will experience a similar look, feel and metallic design. The biggest difference, of course, comes with the bigger form factor and heavier (little over 7 ½ ounces) weight. And some changes are subtle, with the power button moving from the top to the side.
There’s a personalized HTC BlinkFeed home screen, now with fresh content from Instagram and Google+. HTC says up to 120 articles can be downloaded for offline viewing.
There’s also an UltraPixel camera with the HTC Zoe mode that grabs bit of video while you’re snapping a still. A Video Highlights feature creates a mini-movie backed with a soundtrack.
Like its smaller sibling, the max has dual front-facing stereo speakers, but HTC is now pushing its own HTC Boom Sound. Beats Audio is not on this latest device.
Looks And Connectivity
This phone looks like a bigger HTC One with two boom sound speakers at the front on top and bottom of the larger screen display. The back has aluminum casing and is slightly curved similar to HTC One to fit better in your hand. The phone is also significantly heavy at 217 grams.
Connectivity features include 3G HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, WiFi , Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, NFC, DNLA, MHL and GPS with GLONASS.
This device is meant for those users who like big screen phablets which provide with good gaming and multimedia experience and are good for reading. But don’t look much like a phone. If you are one such user you can consider phones like Huawei Ascend Mate, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Conclusion The HTC one max is a big phone which is expected to have a huge price tag. HTC is riding on the success of HTC One and have added new features like finger print scanner and Sense 5.5 which makes the phone trendy. The only limiting factor is that HTC is not made any changes in the chipset specifications and camera as compared to HTC One. The latest offerings from competitors are better in this area.