They are taking over the android world much faster than anyone imagined. Although android giants HTC was always one of the favorites in the arena, the desire and love for their handsets reached at the top with the release of their masterpiece, the HTC One in the early months of this year. Why say more, when this superb android phone by HTC was voted from all over the world as one of top 3 Smartphones of the year 2013 along with Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4.
After the success of the HTC One and the One mini, HTC are opting to surprise everyone with an android handset that possess a greater display and increased features known as the new HTC One Max. As the announcement of the HTC One Max was made in the late October of this year there emerged great responses from public and HTC lovers towards it. It is said that HTC has come up with much more achievements in the HTC One Max over its predecessor HTC One. So, read along lets take an overview of the new One Max and find out what it has for us.
Design & Build quality
It is undoubtfull that HTC has come up with the stylish and best forms of designs for their handsets in the whole android world itself. As most of the recent android giants come up with a wider dimension, HTC has also done the same with a measurement of 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3 mm. Although the wider display makes the phone a bit larger, the quality stuff used in the design and stylish format makes the HTC One Max cool to handle. On the top of the 5.9 inches screen there lies the 2.1 MP front camera and the usual sensors. On the bottom of the display as usual there are two capacitive keys; the back key and the home key. The right side contains the volume adjustment keys and the power/lock key. The USB port and the mouthpiece are at the bottom while the 3.5 mm audio jack is the the head portion of the One Max. The back side contains the 4 MP camera with LED flash and under the camera lens HTC has included the fingerprint scanner.
As mentioned earlier, one of the main achievements of the HTC One Max is a larger 5.9 inches screen which is simply brilliant. The display is super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. As the previous HTC One had only a 4.7 inches screen with a stunning pixel density of ~469 ppi, HTC was forced to decrease this to ~373 ppi in the new HTC One Max due to the extended display size. But nothing to worry because it is hard to find the difference because the colors are very vibrant in the One Max and you can enjoy the videos at pretty good quality. The display has multitouch with HTC Sense 5.5. But as most of the recent android giants, HTC could have included a display protection to its new One Max.
Memory stats & Connectivity
As opinions raised that HTC could have added a memory card slot in their HTC One, the One Max comes with a microSD card slot through which you can add memory up-to 64 GB along with the available internal memory of 16/32 GB. It is always good to have the maximum memory for an android smartphone, right? The One Max has a RAM of 2 GB for the better performance. Now coming to the connectivity, the HTC One Max has access to GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and in addition Infrared connection. HTC has also added the the new NFC feature in this android giant which sounds pretty good.
Camera & Sound
As mentioned earlier the HTC One Max comes with a 4MP rear camera with LED flash. Don’t get upset hearing this because you can’t underestimate the quality of cameras in HTC handsets. Although it is only 4 Megapixels, it offers good picture quality. The camera features include geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HD video recording and much more. The One Max also has a 2.1 MP front facing camera for purposes like video calling. As for the sound you have super stereo loudspeaker with build in amplifiers which is in short stunning. It also has a slot for 3.5mm jack along with Boom Sound dual front stereo speakers. So, it is quite clear that the HTC One Max really scores in terms of sound.
Software & Features
The HTC One Max will be updated with the latest version of android, ie, android v4.3 jellybean. A Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600 chipset along with a Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU ensures smooth and quality performance. And for the gaming needs, HTC has included an Adreno 320 GPU for smooth running of quality games and apps. Other overall features of the HTC One Max includes Maps, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, SNS integration, TV-out, Google Drive with 50 GB storage and much more. As per the available reports the One Max is said to come in silver color.
Battery specs & Price
The new HTC One Max will have a powerful Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery that gives you a long lasting back-up. The expected stand-by time is Upto 585 hrs and the talk-time is upto 25 hrs. Although there are rumors regarding price of this android giant, the expected price range is around 448€.
Lets conclude by saying that HTC has proved that they can also stun the android world with a quality handset that has all the features for a fierce competitor and has a screen larger that 5 inch. The HTC One Max is surely a tough opponent for other android giants like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which has a large interface. what can we say more. The challengers keep on coming and the android wars continues.