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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

The One Max isn't much of an upgrade over the One and its features don't warrant the excessive volume or weight. Its screen, speakers and battery life are saving graces, however, and give it some credibility as a media player.

Pros
  • Decent battery life
  • Great 1080p display
  • Fantastic audio quality
Cons
  • Thick, heavy and bulky
  • Fingerprint scanner can be tricky
  • Camera is low-res and lacks OIS
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

100
gzlolailo
I've been more than happy with this handset from HTC. I already knew the HTC...read more
90
Olaf Gottschalk
The HTC One max - just a bigger One? Not quite, but almost! :-)The main question...read more
100
Pedro Fernandes
The huge screen, the extraordinary sound quality, with stereo speakers and technology...read more
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Model
16GB Unlocked

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
Model
16GB Sprint

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (1xrtt, Ev do r0, Ev do ra) (Yes)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
Model
16GB Verizon

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (1xrtt, Ev do r0, Ev do ra) (Yes)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
Model
32GB Sprint

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (1xrtt, Ev do r0, Ev do ra) (Yes)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
Model
32GB Verizon

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (1xrtt, Ev do r0, Ev do ra) (Yes)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
Model
32GB Unlocked

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3300 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA)

Display

Screen size
5.9 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
374 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No