HTC One Max – Our Review

HTC-One-max-Glacial-Silver-3VFollowing on from the success and accolades for the HTC One, HTC have just unveiled their latest smartphone – the HTC One Max. As well as building on its award-winning features, HTC have made a super-sized handset with the HTC One Max boasting a 5.9-inch screen. We take a look at what we can expect from the HTC One Max which is due to hit stores by the end of this month.

Apple’s iPhone 5s is not the only new phone to come with a fingerprint scanner as the HTC One Max also sports one too. HTC have placed theirs on the back cover of their handset though and you have the option of registering three of your finger prints. You can even assign your different finger prints to open different apps to save a bit of time.

The HTC One Max has an aluminium and plastic design and comes with a removable back cover so you can access the MicroSD slot. The excellent BoomSound speakers, like the HTC One, are located on the front of the handset and these have also been super-sized to provide superb and powerful sound. Despite its larger size, the One Max weighs in at 217 grams and isn’t too chunky with a thickness of a shade over 10mm.

The HTC One Max also boasts a great 5.9-inch Full HD LCD3 touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which gives it 373 pixels per inch. It will run on the very latest Android Jellybean 4.3 and features a very decent Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a non-removable 3300mAh battery. There are two options for onboard memory storage – 16 or 32GB which can be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card. In terms of camera, the HTC One Max sports a 4-megapixel rear facing ultrapixel camera and a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front. The cameras can be used simultaneously with its new Dual Capture feature.

As well as the latest Android JellyBean 4.3, the HTC One Max comes with HTC’s Sense 5.5 enhanced User Interface. Like the HTC One, the One Max features a personalised and customisable HTC BlinkFeed and has been integrated with RSS feeds, Google+ and Instagram amongst others and you can now download over 100 articles to read offline.