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Seems like there is HTC written all over the news today, as of last week, Spring HTC One Max users got the Kitkat update, today we have the news coming in that Verizon One MAx users would see the update rolling out to them starting Monday.
HTC Verizon One Max Owners! We have received technical approval for Sense 5.5 + OS 4.4.2! Expect the OTA update to start on Monday afternoon
— Mo (@moversi) April 4, 2014
As you would expect it is a staged roll out so expect it to arrive in the upcoming weeks, if you don’t get a prompt to download the update, you could manually check for one!
The HTC One Max has finally been announced, but it seems to be too little, too late for the struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. The HTC One Max had no surprises that leaks haven’t already disclosed.
The HTC One Max packs a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/ 32GB of expandable storage, 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage, a 4MP UltraPoxel camera, a 3,300mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s new Sense 5.5 UI. There is no Optical Image Stabilization as rumored, neither does it feature the BeatsAudio enhancements HTC is known for. It does pack a lovely rear fingerprint sensor however.
So, essentially it is an enlarged HTC One, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, except for its hefty 217g weight as well as it’s 10.29mm thickness. It doesn’t seem to feature anything special, that would make it stand out against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. So, what makes it suck so much?
The HTC One Max has a sucky camera, 4MP compared to the 13MP unit found on the Galaxy Note 3 and the 8MP one on the Xperia Z Ultra. Its processor is older, and less capable, the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 compared to the Snapdragon 800 found inside the Xperia Z Ultra (2.2GHz) and Galaxy Note 3 (2.3GHz). It is quite bulky and heavy at 10.29mm as opposed to the Galaxy Note 3’s 8.3mm and Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.5mm.
It has one thing going for it however, it’s 3,300mAh battery is the largest of the three, larger than both the Galaxy Note 3’s 3,200mAh and Xperia Z Ultra’s 3,000mAh units, but then again actual performance may differ quite a bit. The HTC One Max sadly doesn’t have anything special, such as the Galaxy Note 3’s S Pen & accompanying UI, or the Xperia Z Ultra’s water- and dust resistance or slim design.
If you’re asking if HTC has a winner over here, it sadly does not seem so…
The HTC One Max will undoubtedly be one of HTC’s best devices to date, sadly if recent rumours are to be believed, its $800 launch price is more than likely to kill it before it hits the local store shelves. Now a launch date has supposedly leaked.
According to Taiwanese publication, ePrice, the HTC One Max is set to launch globally on October 17 and will retail for just over $800. If the rumoured price is true, then the company is likely to sign their death warrant on October 17, although the HTC One Max might just be a thorn in the back of the likes of Samsung and Nokia, whose phablet devices are set to compete quite a bit with the device. The HTC One Max’s main differentiating feature will be its rear fingerprint sensor, similar to the new iPhone 5S’s front fingerprint sensor, a feature more than likely making a comeback to the market.
The HTC One Max uses quite the original design, inspired by the smaller, HTC One, and much different from what competitors have in store for us. What do you think? Will you buy the HTC One Max or are you heading for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?