HTC has had a decent run in the Indian smartphone market even as it continues to experiment with its offerings for the surging Indian buyers. HTC launched the One Max few days ago while the HTC One has been doing brisk business in the market. The One Max helms the product line of HTC even as it competes with other powerful phablets in this emerging market. At the same time, it also faces competition from its younger siblings, the One Mini and the One.
With all the hype that has surrounded the HTC One Max, one cannot miss noticing the absence of the Beats Audio. Quite understandably, this is because the two companies have recently split. The HTC One Max leaves all its rivals behinds, at least in the OS department. It features Sense 5.5 and Android 4.3 as compared to Sense 5.0 and Android 4.2 seen in other top end HTC phones. However, the update to Sense 5.0 and Android 4.2 is on the anvil.
Needless to say, the most striking differentiating factor between the HTC One and the HTC One Max is the screen size. Indeed, the screen holds the trump card among these two devices. Unsurprisingly, the HTC One Max packs in a gargantuan screen. It features Full HD display screen, measuring 5.9 inches. Thus, the HTC One Max’s display is larger by 1.2 inches as compared to the HTC One. The HTC One’s Full HD display screen measures 4.7 inches.
The large screen of the HTC One Max is not the only differentiating factor that sets it apart from the HTC One. The HTC One Max measures 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm and weighs 217 grams. This makes it dramatically larger than the smaller HTC One. The One measures 137 x 68 x 9.3mm, Weighing at just 143 grams, the HTC One is only 65 percent of the weight of the huge HTC One Max.
Speaking about the processing power, the HTC One Max does not zoom ahead of the HTC One. Both HTC devices are powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor chipset that clocks at 1.7 GHz. Both the HTC One Max and the One packs 3GB of RAM cache.
In the storage department, the HTC One Max is a clear winner. The One Max is equipped with microSD support. Using a microSD card, the One Max’s memory can be expanded up to 64 GB apart from the inbuilt 16GB/32GB memory that HTC provides. On the other hand, the HTC One only packs in an internal storage of 32 GB and clearly lags behind the One Max.
Both the HTC One Max and One have different batteries owing to the fact that they greatly vary in screen sizes and thus, need different batteries to keep them powered all round the day. Quite obvious to state, the HTC One Max packs the largest battery. It is built with a 3300mAh battery. HTC quotes a 3G talk time of almost 25 hours while the standby time is stated as 585 hours. The HTC One is equipped with a smaller, 2300mAh battery. Though it translates into less talk time, it still manages a decent 3G talk time of 18 hours while the standby time is quoted as 500 hours for the HTC One.
The HTC One has exemplified what HTC intends to do when it comes to designing phone cameras. The One Max and even the One Mini follow in the One’s footsteps. The HTC One as well as the HTC One Max feature the advanced UltraPixel technology that let in abundant light to seep in, thus delivering sharp images even in low light conditions.To put it in simple words, the cameras found in the HTC One Max as well as the HTC One is quite identical.
The HTC One is an exceptional product that has retained some positive things about the One. It also packs in a few more exciting features like expandable storage option and a fingerprint scanner. However, it also brings with it some glaring snags. And these snags have nothing to do with the intimidating weight and the size.
But the HTC One Max does impress critics and buyers alike the Super LCD 3 panel which is simply stunning. If you prefer seeing the LCD display exhibit natural colors and not prefer the over-saturated display, then the HTC One Max is your best bet. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra’s screen display, which was considered as the best ever screen from Sony and also in general, fades away in front of the One Max’ display in terms of contrast, viewing angles and even outdoor visibility, barring the color accuracy.
The HTC One is built with a nearly unidentifiable Android 4.1.2 owing to the latest version of HTC’s Sense UI. One good thing with the HTC One X was that you still recognize that it was the operating system of Google that lurked beneath the device. However, the One ditches the entire look of the Android 4.1.2 for an uncluttered look that offers seamless experience. For the HTC One, the most striking new feature is the BlinkFeed. This is essentially a news aggregator which the user can customize with the social networks. With BlinkFeed, the user can several news sources that are compatible with BlinkFeed.
Both, the HTC One and the One Max, are equipped with the advanced BoomSound feature from HTC. This is evident from the dual speakers on the front end. The One Max does miss the Beats Audio. This is the first handset from HTC to be designed without the Beats Audio after the two firms decided to split. The HTC One Max, in a way, makes up for this with the fingerprint scanner, thus, clearly leading the battle against the One. With the fingerprint scanner, the HTC One Max also gives tough competition to the prohibitively priced iPhone 5S. Indeed, the HTC One Max shall continue HTC’s legacy of developing futuristic and affordable phones.
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