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The HTC One max is now official! Our review is upcoming, but if you have questions - ask away and we'll answer them!

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THE HTC ONE® GETS SUPERSIZED WITH THE HTC ONE MAX

World’s best smartphone now in 5.9” with new and improved HTC Sense 5.5 ® experience

London, October 15, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One max, a super-sized smartphone that brings the award- winning design, functionality and performance of the HTC One to fans of larger handsets. A new Fingerprint Scan feature takes convenience to a new level while acclaimed features including HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, combined with the new HTC Sense 5.5, which are all enhanced to continue to deliver the best overall smartphone experience, now on a larger screen.

“The addition of the HTC One max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise.”

Big and powerful
The HTC One max’s 5.9” full HD1080p display is perfect for enjoying photos, videos and movies on the go. Smooth and efficient performance comes courtesy of a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 processor featuring a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU enabling jaw-dropping performance, ultra vivid videos and booming sound. Whether you’re watching videos in stunning HD, playing games or checking out what’s hot online, the HTC One max sounds amazing, looks sharp and keeps working when you need it.

The 16GB or 32GB onboard memory can be expanded thanks to a microSD card slot, with a massive 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage being offered exclusively to HTC One max owners1.

The large 3300mAh embedded battery means that this level of performance will last and last. Even the most intensive users will find the HTC One max is up to the challenge thanks to the optional HTC Power Flip Case, a stylish 1200mAh battery expansion for your HTC One max which offers both protection and extra juice when you need it most.

Maximum convenience at your fingertips
The average person checks their phone multiple times a day, so the HTC One max welcomes a new era of convenience and advanced functionality thanks to a built-in Fingerprint Scan feature. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.

More content than ever before
The HTC One max’s Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalised HTC BlinkFeed that can be further refined by customisable topic categories and new integration with premium content providers including Instagram, Tumblr and Google+. Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever you are.

Ultimate imaging
Featuring HTC’s UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, that brings your photos to life, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the HTC One max will capture stunning photos and full HD 1080p videos whether you’re the photographer, the subject or both. Dual Capture means you can now snap memorable moments and your reaction to them in one extraordinary photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.

Improved imaging is also introduced through Video Highlights, which combines your photos and videos to create a mini movie complete with the soundtrack and visual theme of your choice. And with the HTC One max, your Video Highlights can now be any length you want.

Design at its Best
Available in Glacial Silver, the HTC One max shares the same premium design credentials as the rest of the HTC One family, providing an all round exceptional experience.

Global Availability
The HTC One max will begin rolling out across the globe from mid - end October. See specific regions for details.

Specifications:


SIZE: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm

WEIGHT: 217g

DISPLAY: 5.9” Full HD 1080p

CPU SPEED:
• Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600, 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs

PLATFORM
• Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5
• HTC BlinkFeed

MEMORY
• Total storage: 16GB/32GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Expansion card slot: Supports microSD memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)

NETWORK:
• 2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• 3G - UMTS/ HSPA:
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
• 3G - CDMA
Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
• 4G - LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz Sprint: 1900 MHz
Verizon: 700 MHz

SIM:
• micro SIM

SENSORS
• Gyro sensor
• Accelerometer
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light sensor
• Fingerprint scanner

CONNECTIVITY
• 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
• HTC BoomSound - Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
• Sense Voice

CAMERA
• 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

MULTIMEDIA
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

BATTERY
• Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
• Capacity: 3300 mAh
• 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

GPS
• GPS/AGPS
• Digital Compass

AC ADAPTER
• Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• DC output: 5V and 1.5A


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Is the fingerprint reader any good or is it just a gimmick?


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How does the size compare to the HTC One in use? Too big?

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Is the fingerprint reader any good or is it just a gimmick?

 
It is not very good...

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How does the size compare to the HTC One in use? Too big?


Probably too big for me!

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How does it shape up compared to the Galaxy Note 2?

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And Note 3 :),  How does the screen compare in quality


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Will the fingerprint scanner get better over time?  What's the current problem with it?


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Have you tried the dual recording feature?  How well does it work and how do you view the playback?  Does it offer some kind of overlaying or just present them as two separate videos.


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Any idea on price yet?


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Will the fingerprint scanner get better over time?  What's the current problem with it?


It's just not very good. Probably a 25% hit rate for me even after retraining...

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And Note 3 :),  How does the screen compare in quality


Screen is stunning, really excellent.

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How does it shape up compared to the Galaxy Note 2?

 
It feels a lot bigger!

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Have you tried the dual recording feature?  How well does it work and how do you view the playback?  Does it offer some kind of overlaying or just present them as two separate videos.


I haven't yet.

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Any idea on price yet?

 
TBC.

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First big question Paul.

 

How disappointing is sticking with this slinky back and not going with a faux leather back? is it a deal breaker? :P

 

Secondly, interesting they've added microSD expansion. Will we see this in future devices do you think?

 

I'm interested to know how it feels size wise compared to a Z1 and a nexus4 (just cause that's the device I currently have).

 

I guess price plays a part, but being up against the Note3 and the likely arrival of a nexus 5 very shortly, could you truthfully recommend this as a purchase? Do you think it's 6/9 months too late?


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How easy is it to resist the urge to shout, "I'M ON THE PHONE" when taking calls on this gigantic device? :)


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It's massive compared to both the Z1 and the N4. ;)

The One max will be a very very personal choice, so it's hard to say.

Also, we don't know pricing yet.

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How easy is it to resist the urge to shout, "I'M ON THE PHONE" when taking calls on this gigantic device? :)


Haha, very tempting! :)

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I'm used to the Note 2 size, but I'd have to handle a one else max before considering it. On paper it just looks too big. I do like that flip cover with inbuilt additional juice. However that just increases the bulk

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