Here comes the competition of Samsung Galaxy 4 with the launch of HTC one Max 5.9 inch phablet the Taiwanese giant this time has made many changes to its design to give tough competition to Samsung galaxy S4 runs for it money the biggest being that it has got a removable back cover to micro SSD card to increase the memory of phablet so will HTC succeed in giving competition to brand like Samsung and Sony and able to win the confidence of consumers back let’s find out.

Build and Design

We have been hearing a lot that HTC is considering a large screen device to give competition to much reputed brand like Samsung and Sony and HTC one max has really got the big screen it is the biggest phablet produced by HTC at 5.9 inch and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone which also lets you unlock your phone.

It is the large version of HTC one 4.7 inch phone but apart from the size of screen there are few more important changes to the phablet the most important is that it has finally got the removable back cover but the bad thing is that you cannot change the battery because it is irremovable though HTC is offering an additional Power Flip case with a built-in 1150mAh battery. But you can insert the micro Sd card up to 64 GB inside the phone hence can increase the memory storage of the phablet it weights on the heavier side at around 7.65 ounces which is quiet heavy considering that Samsung same 5.7 inch phablet weighs around 5.93 ounces which is quiet portable compare to HTC one MAX. The new phablet measures 164.5×82.5×10.29mm

OS Hardware and Connectivity

The phablet runs on Android 4.2 version of jelly bean software the processor is a tad disappointment because it is powered by the same quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor as the original One, which has since been eclipsed the Snapdragon 800 it comes with two version of internal memory 16/32GB while it support up to 64GB of external memory the RAM is quiet Good at 2 GB its also runs on HTC sense 5.5 software which allows you to further customize HTC’s BlinkFeed menu and offers integration with services like Instagram and Google+.

As for connectivity HTC one max offer apart from 3G other connectivity option like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and HTC Connect.

Camera and Battery

The rear of the phone is equipped with HTC’s UltraPixel Camera while there is a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera which also comes with HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, first seen on HTC One.

The phablet is powered by 3300mAh battery which can give up to 25 hours of talk time and 585 hours of standby time for 3G networks which is quiet good for phablet measuring 5.7 inch.

Price: 600$


164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm
5.9 inch, Full HD 1080p
CPU Speed

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor
1.7GHz quad-core CPUs

Platform Android

Android™ with HTC Sense™

HTC BlinkFeed™

SIM Card Type
micro SIM


  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz


  • EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • Sprint: 1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps


  • 800/1900 MHz for Sprint and Verizon

4G – LTE:

  • EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
  • Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 Mhz
  • Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz, TDD 2600 MHz
  • Verizon: 700/AWS MHz

Total storage : 16GB / 32GB, available capacity varies


Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)

  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Gyro sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • HTC Connect™
  • Support consumer infrared remote control
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI
  • connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Sound Enhancement

HTC BoomSound™

  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • Sense Voice
  • HTC UltraPixel Camera
  • BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
  • f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens with HDR capability
  • Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording
  • HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
  • Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

Capacity: 3300 mAh

Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Talk time:

  • Up to 25 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 28 hours for CDMA

Standby time:

  • Up to 585 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 393 hours for CDMA
AC Adapter
  • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A

Good: 5.9 inch screens, Snapdragon processor with 2 GB RAM Super LCD display of resolution 1920*1080 pixel

Bad: Irremovable battery, Heavy build