HTC One Max update already rolling up in Asia I think. I'm from the Philippines and have updated my one max yesterday. As promised, here are my feedbacks:
1. There are noticeable improvements when you updated your phone to 4.4.2. say for example the battery icon on the notification area becomes white.
2. When you swipe up the home button you will notice the search icon for google now.
3. There is a new setting called "Daydream" under the display, gesture & button settings. (more like a screensaver when your phone is in idle mode)
4. The Printing in Cloud storage. And many more noticeable changes.
The only drawback is that I notice the battery drains faster!!!! way faster that it sucks the battery juice of about 10% per hour without doing anything! (take note that I am connected to wifi) but this doesn't happen on 4.3.
I don't get it, this should be an improvement. Though you get to fully charge your battery faster for about 1 and a half to two hours but it drains too fast for me.
I'm better of to charge the battery in about 3 to 4 hours before fully charge but in return a superb battery experience. Now I wanted to downgrade to 4.3. :(
For all those who already upgraded to 4.4.2 please send your feedback if you're experiencing what I mentioned above. For all those who wanted to try the kitkat upgrade, better to wait for more user feedback.
Can someone please tell me if the camera of this phone is as good as note 2 camera in real life not on paper?
Good news HTC One Max users, KitKat update is now seeding! You may want to check your software update manually in your settings. :) I'm currently downloading the file and will be back to send some feedback about the new update.
The battery is amazing! Lasted for 2 days with normal usage. It normally lasted for a day on my previous Note 2!
Hi Its amaizing Before it I see and use this Nice Phone don't think but Htc Have Best phones
So we all now that the max has awesome sound quality but what about the camera??
I've heard lots of people say its camera is low quality, please tell me if this is true
asdf, 12 Feb 201410000 is enough for this phone otherwise goto note3Note 3 is nothing but a crap!!! that's all i can say. it can't even match my HTC HD2
The HTC One Max has been described by many as being "far too big" and it's also been said that there is no place on the market for a phone like this so when I got my hands on the device a little under 2 month ago I had mixed emotions about it, before I even opened the box.
Was this device that would finally have me backing up the comments of others and finally admitting that there is a size that should be classed as too big to be a phone or would I be blown away by the HTC One's bigger family member?
Will I ever be able to stop comparing the HTC One Max to the HTC One? All will be revealed in my review below.
At first glance you could easy mistake the HTC One Max for an oversized HTC One however there are some very big differences between the HTC One and the HTC One Max.
Looking at the front of the device there is little difference at all between the two handsets and the differences aren't really found until you look at the side of the device where you will notice that the bezel has been swapped out for an HTC One Mini styled plastic one. HTC have also moved the power button to just below the volume buttons giving way to a dedicated IR-Blaster on the top of the device alongside the 3.5mm headphone port.
Flipping the device over reveals the biggest difference between the HTC One and HTC One Max which is the removable back cover. Despite there being no removable battery there is space for the sim card and a removable micro-sd card.
The back of the device reveals more interesting changes from the HTC One with the shift of the LED Flash to the left hand side of the camera and the introduction of a fingerprint scanner below the camera as well as POGO pins at the bottom right hand side of the device (more on those later).
The HTC One Max comes with Android 4.3 right out of the box along with HTC's Sense 5 overlay. You’re instantly greeted by HTC’s Blinkfeed page and a simple side swipe will return you to the standard Android home screen.
The main difference between the HTC One and HTC One Max on the software side of things is the introduction of fingerprint scan which lies within the settings menu of the device and allows you to set your finger print scans and quick actions based on those.
Like most oversized devices the colour clarity on colours like black ends up very much lost in the screen. At low level brightness you can clearly identify that black is 100% black however at maximum brightness, the black colour is far from black and struggles to blend in with the black border which surrounds the screen itself.
For most people (myself included) the colours look great on the device and when it comes to watching HD movies in a dark room it's very much like having your very own home cinema.
Amazing Battery Life
Removable Rear Cover
Finger Print Scan
I guess there has to be a bad thing with every device right? Well on the HTC One Max there are 2 items that I consider to be bad an they are listed above.
You may be questioning why I have listed the speaker grills well the grills are a little too easy to dent and sadly the fix requires a whole new front end which makes me very very sad. I have a lovely looking device that sadly a design flaw has managed to ruin.
Buggy Brightness, where to start with this... Rather than say why it annoys me or why I consider it bad let's just try to replicate it and then you can add comments below to say why I listed this item.
1. Put the phone on auto brightness
2. Open the camera button on anything and then without taking a photo hit back
You will now notice that you have the sun in your eyes. The brightness has returned to its native Super Bright status despite being on auto.
At the start of this review I asked if the HTC One Max would cause me to say that there really does come a point when a devices size is simply too big to be a phone and to answer that question I'll simply say no. The HTC One Max, despite being 5.9 inches, quickly becomes very "the norm" after a week of useage and going back to devices like the HTC One proves to be an annoyance. With that said, I do (on occasion) still feel slightly embarrassed when the phone rings and I have to pull the handset from my pocket (yes it fits) to reveal what can only be seen by others as a tablet.
I've spend the best part of this review comparing the phone to it's smaller family member the HTC One which could be considered as unfair considering the popularity differences and not least the form factor differences however comparing it to any other handset (such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Sony Xperia Z Ultra) would also be unfair as the handset (in my opinion) is so far out of the leagues of other handsets in its range. I had considered reviewing it on its own merits however again, the HTC One Max simply is too close to the HTC One not to compare it.
Overall my experience with the HTC One Max has been a very positive one and so much so that the handset is now my daily driver.
Thanks go to HTC for sending me this handset to test.
Guys, cease to indite dull elongated messages. be short and straight to the point don't oblique.
any one here has a link for a "how to" change the ROM on this phone from one region to the official UK ROM?
HOw to release date htc one max kitkat in india,plz ans me dear htc users
When I first heard about the HTC One Max, I thought it would be ridiculously too big. I was wrong. When the phone got delivered, it felt much better in the hand than I thought. Not too wide. It’s still definitely noticeable in the pocket compared to my previous phones though.
While many people are going to complain about its massive size, there’s a benefit to it. Movies, games, and web browsing is awesome on this device because of the bigger screen to play with.
My favorite feature is definitely the BoomSound on the HTC One Max. With both speakers at the front of the phone, I don’t have to worry about it getting muffled when placed flat on my desk. It sounds great too.
The camera is okay. It’s not great, but it doesn’t suck either. I mostly upload to Instagram anyway, so this isn’t a deal breaker.
Another thing I would have liked on the HTC One Max is Android Kit Kat. It doesn’t have the update yet. I heard it’s coming soon, though.
Disclosure: HTC sent me the phone to test out.
The HTC One Max, its just a larger version of the HTC One, isn't it?! Well, yes & no.
While both models have a lot in common, having both devices, I feel that the user experience has a distinction. I find the larger screen real estate on the One Max really lends itself to reading/browsing and multimedia activities better, though the One isn't a slouch in that respect, just that the larger screen is an advantage there.
Screen - the large 5.9" Super LCD3 is something that doesn't disappoint and supporting Full HD output, it makes viewing text, reading, watching clips/videos & editing photos a breeze. Despite the screen size, it doesn't seem to be as large as you'll expect, thanks to HTC's well thought out industrial design.
Audio - BoomSound speakers still rock. No Beats Audio on this model, but I don't miss it as I'm not a fan of its sound profile. Dual front facing speakers still make listening to music, videos and the like an enjoyable experience, without a need to cup over the rear speakers like other mobiles.
Camera - 4mp Ultrapixel unit similar to the One, it has the additional features of the Dual shot mode, as well as an anti-shake mode possible to compensate for the lack of OIS (optical image stabilisation) which was on the One. It does not disappoint though. Take good pics and performs well in video mode as well. Superb for making Zoes and video highlights. Coupled with the larger screen, it makes viewing easy on the eyes when reviewing shots.
Hardware - While some people might lament the Snapdragon 600 as not being powerful enough, but in my experience, it has no issues with lag or performance bottlenecks with the 2Gb RAM on board, using the phone, Blinkfeed and any other application, I've not had issues with it in the 2 months I've had the One Max.
Fingerprint scanner - To some this seems like a gimmick, but it does add a layer of security for users. Not to mention that it makes one handed unlocking a straight forward affair. But it also has the ability to fire up applications like how I've set it to fire up the camera app if I swipe the pre-programmed finger. Works well, though I would ideally like to see more functionality to it in time to come.
Battery life - This is where the One Max stands out. Thanks in no small part to its superb software optimization with Sense 5.5, and of course the large 3300 mAh battery on the One Max, that my battery bank has taken an indefinite hiatus for the time being.
All in all, I think the HTC One Max is a very compelling device, phablet lovers & loathers alike (I must admit I was leaning towards the latter group, initially) should give it a try and be surprised at what it offers. It has lots to offer and you might just be surprised at how much you'll enjoy the larger screen.
I've been using the device for nearly two months. I also used HTC One for some comparisons on features and experience.
First impression after unboxing: it's gigantic, heavy, but still as gorgeous as the original One. It feels robust and looks very premium. The curved back is there, but being taller and wider than the original One it just feels less noticeable. The battery cover seems so thin and fragile at first sight, but it turns out solid as well. At 217 g, HTC One max is heavy and I seriously doubt it belongs to side pocket of your chino pants. Back to design, HTC One max is probably the best looking, most handsome phablet in the market right now.
I really like the volume buttons (it's kind of reminiscent to HTC Radar's). The placement of power button is now much better executed compared to that one of HTC One. It's easier to reach with better tactile feedback.
I tried the fingerprint scanner. I set my right index finger to unlock the phone. The procedure was easy and accurate but the usage is not really. I have to push the power button and then swipe my fingertip to the scanner to unlock the phone—it's two steps. I think HTC could simplify this. Sometimes it's also hit-and-miss.
The camera is not so different from HTC One's, with addition of some new features e.g dual capture for both still images and videos (I didn't find it really useful at day-to-day use). HTC One max produces photo with sharp details and relatively accurate colors. White balance and dynamics are generally good. Low light shots are better than most of competition in the market, although it's not the best. HTC Zoe is still present, and it's still fun to experiment with. Video highlight is much improved with 12 new themes, revamped (better!) interface and option to choose your own song. Oh yes, the wide-angle front camera is really good for selfies.
Performance is smooth, thanks to both quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset and 2GB RAM. Battery life is pretty good—it lasts up to several days with mild usage and nearly 24 hours straight with heavier usage. The magic of 3,300 mAh battery!
Almost everything from the original HTC One is retained here, from BoomSound, BlinkFeed, Sense 5.5, Sense TV, etc. The BoomSound speaker is louder than that of HTC One. The new BlinkFeed enables users to choose editions—I choose both global English for technology and lifestyle updates and Indonesian edition for local news (so better this way)—and now supports updates from more social media channels (Instagram, Google+, to name a few). Beats Audio is removed, though, but that's not a big deal. The included in-ear headset delivers crisp and clear sound quality.
5.9" display is huge for most hand size and browsing web is much better with this size. 1080p resolution makes image look vivid and detailed. The LCD 3 is still a pleasure to the eyes—the colors, saturation, contrast, brightness and viewing angle are probably one of the best in the market at the moment.
The only drawback I encounter with HTC One max is the absence of stylus. HTC Scribble (a fun, interactive, multimedia-rich note-taking app by HTC) is designed to be used with stylus and HTC didn't include it in the retail package.