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HTC One Max Pictured Again Next to Big Screen Buddies Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3

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At this point, its no secret to us that HTC is looking to hop into the oversized device game with what we believe will be called the One Max. We have had some pretty clear images leak of the device up to this point, but nothing to really judge its large 5.9″ screen against fairly. Today’s latest leaked picture puts it (allegedly) up against the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3 so we can get a better estimation of its size.

As you can see from the picture, the One Max is enormous, even compared to the newly announced Galaxy Note 3. It looks both taller and thicker than Samsung’s latest tablet-phone hybrid offering. How big is too big? We’re pushing Galaxy Mega size here, aren’t we?

Other than the new comparison that we saw above, nothing new was learned from this leak other than that it scored a 26417 on the AnTuTu benchmark scale, which points towards a Snapdragon 600 processor packed inside, not the 800. The specs that we saw in the last leak seem to be true, with the 5.9″ 1080p screen being the main attraction. Sense 5 is definitely on-board with a suspected 2GB of RAM, Android 4.3 and a 3,300mAh battery as well. But we also did get another shot of the fingerprint scanner on the back, for whatever that is worth.

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Any interest in the One Max at all if it hits the States?

Via: Phone Arena | SIMOnlyRadar

  • samosa king

    Half-Life 3 leaked.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Plain and Simple it’s truly NO COMPARISON. The HTC ONE MAX is big for NO REASON OR PURPOSE. It offers no feature implementations or enhancements and has no multitasking software solutions. The Galaxy Note 2 as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 are pure unparalleled productivity/multitasking handsets on the highest level. Nothing on the market touches or compares to these devices. Finger print scanner means nothing, Snapdragon S4 pro/600 means nothing, 2gb of ram is basic and standard which means nothing. I can go on and on about all the things the HTC ONE MAX isn’t. Plain and simple Galaxy Note products don’t have anything to worry about compared to this silly device.

  • jayman1576

    Found a leaked video of the HTC One Max 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWV97pdNzOM

  • chris125

    Man it even makes the note look small

  • Ron_Swanson

    Well…..this has turned out to be a big disappointment.

  • A.J.

    Why is HTC the only one that has issues with slimming their phones down? I know HTC is all into the uni-body thing, but really? That thing looks absolutely massive and I don’t just meant it’s foot print, I’m talking girth as well.

  • Stephen D

    It looks too bulky to seriously compete with the Note series. The Note 3 is still huge, but they managed to make the overall footprint slightly smaller than the Note 2.

    HTC is in trouble. They need a new CEO who can completely revamp the company. A stupidly large phone and an awful marketing campaign with a celebrity is not what HTC needs right now.

  • Blue Sun

    HTC not supporting the devices long term. No HTC-pen… No thanks.

  • alzeis

    I’m not quite sure why all of you are arguing about what phone is right for you. Get the one you want. Only you know what works for you. I myself am getting the HTC Max. I had the Note 2 and loved it. However now I want a new phone not just another iteration of it. I maty realize later that I made a mistake in wich case I will sell my HTC and get the Note 3. Thank you

    • Blue Sun

      Maybe you missed the last sentence of the article…

      “Any interest in the One Max at all if it hits the States?”

      • alzeis

        No I saw it and in case you missed it I said I would get the HTC. So ys even if Im the only one there is interest lol

        • JoshGroff

          I’m actually rocking the One atm, planning on returning to the Note cult. I’ll probably end up having a One Max at some point because I have severe phone ADD though.

          Brand loyalty is so 2007.

          • Tim242

            I got rid of my Note 2 for the S4. The Note cult is calling.

          • alzeis

            I sell cars for a living and your right brand loyalty is dead.

        • Blue Sun

          I’m not knocking you for wanting this device. I hope you enjoy it. My initial post was regarding your confusion why people were “arguing” about what phone is right for them.

          • alzeis

            the thing is I have had almost every phone out there(craigslist day trader lol) I just get bored with my devices quickly so I decided to start with the One Max if it comes out and then I can always get a Note 3 with my wifes upgrade she never uses hers. We come due for upgrade on the same day so I have choices. Then I have a 3rd line that is due next Aug so again I am not stuck. My initial point however was get what you want and do not let anyone tell you its the wrong phone for you after all its your money

          • JoshGroff

            It’s like we’re connected. (You know it’s a slow day when you come up with references to commercials in your comments…)

          • alzeis

            LOL Maybe your a long lost sibling or child of mine for that matter..lol

          • alzeis

            Thank you

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    No interest. To me there’s really no reason to get this over the Note 3. The Note 3 has it whipped in nearly every category

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      Except maybe price?

      • RoninX

        And looks and build quality.

        Personally, I’m debating between the Note 3, One Max, and Nexus 5.

        • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

          What? You think the aluminum beats out pleather?!?!? :D I have been wanting the One Max, but it’s looking a little thick in these pics. I am inching closer and closer to the Note 3.

          • Tyler James Edward Hills

            I had really hoped they would trim the bezel that the One had but it seems to be just as huge :/

          • michael arazan

            Should of made it with latex instead of pleather, a lot of latex fetishes out there

      • Tyler James Edward Hills

        I doubt it. With the One already at $199 I don’t see a Max sized version dropping in at the same price. Although I’d be pretty happy if it did lol

      • michael arazan

        I think the One Maxx does have the Note 3 whipped in speaker loudness, those speakers look bigger than a lot of headphones speakers

  • http://www.twitter.com/dback02 dback02

    I’ve been passing on HTC devices since I got rid of my Evo 3D. This looks like it could be good, but I’m not a fan of HTC Sense. I’m waiting to see if the Nexus 5 comes to Sprint before I get rid of my Note 2 and iPhone 5.

  • roberthenderson

    I only needed the note 3 to improve on the Galaxy S 4′s bad low light photography and have non-rear speakers that could be clearly heard at a low volume level while looking at the screen. Speaker isn’t in the back but no one is talking about the sound quality. And the camera seems to be the same one as the S4. I know the Max will sound great and it looks like they have bumped up the ultrapixels by 25 percent. I hate onscreen buttons with a passion, so I’m safe there. So if the Max has an SD card and at least 32gb of memory, I will probably get it despite my disdain for non removable batteries and how thick it looks next to the N3

    • Chippah

      you may be dissapointed, as it will be arriving late and likely no sd.

      • roberthenderson

        I know, I’m not holding my breath.

    • Tim242

      You realize there is a night setting on the S4, right? Takes great low-lights.

      • roberthenderson

        Cnet did the best camera comparison. The S4 kicked butt outside, but got pretty slapped around in low light shooting.

      • holdthiscat

        If by great low light shots you mean lots of image noise, you’re right! It’s well documented that the Ultapixel cameras take superior low light pictures. The GS4 has plenty of great features, but this is not a battle you should be trying to fight.

        • Tim242

          The people that claim that have obviously not used the night option.

          • holdthiscat

            Well you’re wrong about that too, Tim. I’ve done plenty of side-by-side comparisons. HTC One also has a Night Mode. Doesn’t even need to be in that mode to still take better low-light pictures than the GS4. But what do I know…you so “obviously” know everything.

          • Tim242

            Show me. See, I work in a cell phone store and have tried them side by side in the back of the store. Regardless, unlike a lot of nerds, I don’t stay in dark rooms. I like to take pictures outside. There’s no setting on the One to make it take good regular pics. Talk about noise!

          • holdthiscat

            OMG!! You work in a cell phone store????? You must really know everything! Holy crap!!! I don’t know I was talking to such an expert.

            You asked for proof:

            http://www.androidcentral.com/megapixels-ultrapixels-samsung-galaxy-s4-versus-htc-one-camera-shootout

            Here’s the quote you should be looking for…

            “All of our night shots were taken using the phones’ dedicated night modes. And no surprises here — the HTC One runs rings around the Galaxy S4 in night shots. The S4 didn’t fare too badly here, but there’s plenty of noise and fuzziness to be seen compared to HTC’s ‘Ultrapixel’ camera.”

          • Tim242

            I saw that when it was first posted. AC is known to show bias for their favorite of the week. To be honest, pictures from both of them look ultra blurry. The takeaway here is that pictures look best in ample lighting. The S4 wins hands down there. The pictures I took and printed from my vacation look better than most point and shoots. The One has a major lack of detail, because of the lack of pixels.

          • holdthiscat

            And you never show bias…please! The fact that you work in a cell phone store spreading this kind of blatant bias is disturbing. Now you are changing the subject to ample lighting. Your original point was that the GS4 has great low-light shooting. Like I said…this should not be your battle. Plenty of other good ones to fight…but not this one.

          • Tim242

            It takes great low light, as compared to the One. They both look similar, and aren’tthat great. Why do some people concentrate so much on low light pics? Can you swim in low water very well? Do you people take pictures with the lights off? Do you ever go outside and get real pics? There is noise in any cell phone low light pic. Calling one better, pun intended, is bias. I never said that the S4 takes better low light pics. So no, I am not biased.

          • holdthiscat

            Low-light shooting is really one of the very few battlegrounds left when it comes to high-end smartphone cameras. You see Nokia, LG, Motorola, and now even Apple really focusing on improving this. Why? Because most smartphone cameras already take very good pictures in regular lighting. Differentiation is key for every company. HTC happened to be the first to really focus on this area, as they tend to do with a lot their products. Innovation runs deep in their history.

          • flosserelli

            Don’t mind Tim242. He’s just butthurt that his S4 gets spanked by the One in low light, and he doesn’t know when to shut up.

  • rutgersjaffo

    I’m a Note 2 owner who can’t sing its praises loudly enough. Best. Device. Ever. That said, I am also 6’4″ and have pretty large hands and I have to say that going any larger than the Note 2 is just over the top in my opinion and getting pretty close to actually using a tablet as your phone. But hey, to each their own, right?

    • flosserelli

      Agreed. I am completely happy with my Note 2′s dimensions. But anything larger is too big and no longer pocketable.

      • chris

        Exactly. Note 3 looks to be perfect and better specs. I have preordered. :)

    • rutgersjaffo

      Who would have downvoted this post and why, lol?!

  • CircularPastry

    Heck yeah! I’d take the 800 over the fingerprint scanner any day tho!

    • Chippah

      Fawkyea! get zooted and rock out that dragonsnappa

  • zombiewolf

    never was interested in huge phones i dont see the point. only way i would ever get a phone as big as the note or sony if it was a nexus device

    • rutgersjaffo

      For people like myself who send and receive large volumes of docs such as PDF via both email and digifax and who do business on the fly, the ability to view them on the larger screens of the Note 2 and its ilk is something that just plain makes life easier. And as far as leisure goes, watch some Netflix on your puny screen and then come watch it on a Note 2. You’ll be in line waiting to buy a Note 3 about 5 minutes after that.

      • zombiewolf

        >implying people only use their devices to watch netflix,the fact that people work and dont have time for netflix on their phone and if they do have time for netflix they watch it on tv.. and last i checked 4.7 isnt small mate. and if u need a huge phone to look at emails u dont need a huge phone u need glasses

        • zombiewolf

          i had a note 2 before and i simply could not enjoy it. ok simple as that u may enjoy it good for u. but i didnt. i barely use my phone enough to the point where i would need a huge screen to do simple and everyday task and when i did use it, it was simply for music while in college, so i enjoy my nexus simple as that

        • rutgersjaffo

          Reading long documents on a smaller screen is a PITA dude. But to each his own.

        • roberthenderson

          Spoken like someone who had never looked at spreadsheets and graphs on a phone.

          • zombiewolf

            pretty sure half of the people on this site dont look at spreadsheets or graphs on their phone mate

    • nina

      i wasn’t either. heck even when i first had my note 2, i thought it was too big. but the screen size makes up for a lot, not to mention the features (hardware and gui) i get from my phone. compared to phones costing the same, i think having a phablet is pretty good value. the phone size doesn’t bother me anymore, and after picking up regular size phones, i don’t think i can go back to a smaller screen.

      • rutgersjaffo

        This. I tell people all the time (and yes, when you own a Note 2, people really do ask you about it and say things like “Wow, nice phone!”) that once you have this much real estate…there is no going back. An iturd looks like a postage stamp. Heck the entire iphone is small enough to fit solely on my screen with room to spare.

        • jboogie1289

          Total agreement, as I’ve said on countless sites.

  • justapotato

    this or sony x ultra???? if the htc comes w/ SD card (and by the pic it looks like it even though its probably china only version) i will get the htc.

  • CasperTFG

    Yes. Interest. Here.

    • The cat’s meow

      Use. Less. Periods.

      • CasperTFG

        Says the girl who has many periods.

      • Hugh Hansen

        You. Mean. Fewer. Periods.

  • Chippah

    htc fanboys are getting as bad as iphone people, ha

    • CircularPastry

      Yeah, Sammy fans are nothing like that! /sarcasm

    • Ian

      Thank you for supporting efforts to drive wedges in the Android community. /s

      • Chippah

        I think you should blame this on Manufacturers and wireless carriers. Not me. If this was half the thickness, removable battery and sdcard I would be all in, I don’t have a race in any companies horse or sumphin. tss tss

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Thinking about the media consumption with the brute, has me slightly interested in the one max. It may not be a spec whore or have an s pen, but the front facing speakers look loud, HTC puts good screens on their phones, and the battery is big. A 5.9 inch screen isn’t bad for gaming and media watching. If the fingerprint scanner is practical , I smell a low key winner. I would take an 8 inch tablet that looks like this. This is just too huge to carry around, and that might be what they are getting at. Good phone when you put it all together. Hopefully camera improvements

  • Eric

    Not getting either device but HTC appears to have it all wrong with big screen phones. Samsung has a nice ecosystem going on with the S-Pen and other features that really utilize the big screen.

    • rutgersjaffo

      Once you realize how convenient and usefule it is, the S-Pen is indispensable. I use it constantly.

      • JoshGroff

        That’s the one thing I miss about my Note 2. Most likely coming back to the cult with the Note 3 though. (Specs are actually top notch this time, yay)

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      I am thinking HTC may compete on price. Cut out the ‘fat’ and deliver the phone for less $. I mean, the HTC One can already be bought on contract for $50.

  • Butters619

    HTC = Hyper Tall Chassis.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    I’m impressed at how much they were able to slim down the bezels especially the top and bottom while keeping the stereo speakers. Definitely not for me, but it looks really interesting.
    However, the scanner-thing on the back looks odd. Like a foam rubber pad. Never seen anything like it on a mobile device that’s for sure.

    • roberthenderson

      Had a windows phone and couple of years back with a track pad mouse. It was great. Would love to see that make a comeback. It would be the perfect thing for a large screen phone.

  • Tim Wing

    Interesting that every leaked picture only shows the app drawer, I wonder whats instore for Sense on this device

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Really good question. Being 5.5, I’d guess more refinement that anything spectacular.

  • NoBullFitness

    Note 3 all ready preordered

    • Steve Ballmer

      *already

    • CasperTFG

      I do like the back.

    • jadeveon da destroyer

      u mean pink iphone 5c….. i will troll on lol

  • Tim Wing

    No expandable storage no thanks!

    • holdthiscat

      Didn’t notice the sd card slot? Assume much?

      • Tim Wing

        Its been stated on many sites that the China variant which is pictured will have 1 as well as the removable back plate, where as the US version is almost certain to not have those.

        • RoninX

          I’d like to see official confirmation. This is likely what will tip my decision either toward the One Max (if the SD card slot exists) or the Note 3 (otherwise).

        • holdthiscat

          Many websites state many things. They are all still assumptions. Once specs are finalized and made official, then you can complain about your need to live in 2011 with your sd cards.

          • Tim Wing

            And when was the last time HTC had an SD card slot! Nice douchy comment, all of us dont like to stream everything!

          • holdthiscat

            Probably supposed to be a question mark in there…so I’ll answer your question. HTC continues to put SD cards slots on phones that have less internal storage. Flagship devices shouldn’t have this problem. Not everyone uses their cell phones as portable hard drives. When it comes to streaming, I never said anything about it…you must be assuming again. Seems to be a bad habit of yours.

  • Chippah

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAp-T8Gklw0

    Looks FAT and will be slow.. so I dont care!
    they could have made this a great device but its already DOA.

    • Nathaniel_G

      The Snapdragon 600 is in the new Nexus 7 and my tablet isn’t slow.

      • Futbolrunner

        No its not. Snapdragon S4 Pro.

        • Nathaniel_G

          Ah, you’re right.

          • Tyler James Edward Hills

            nah you were right the first time. From Anandtech’s N7 review

            “The while the original Nexus 7 was fast for the money, the new Nexus 7 is just fast. Moving away from NVIDIA to Qualcomm, ASUS and Google settled on the APQ8064 Pro. Although we originally assumed this would be a quad-core Krait 200 based SoC, Brian’s teardown revealed the part number 8064-1AA. What’s special about that part number is it implies newer Krait 300 cores, making the SoC effectively a Snapdragon 600.”

          • Futbolrunner

            Effectively a 600, but not. It may have newer cores but its a spruced up S4, technically.

        • Tyler James Edward Hills

          Not quite. Anandtech tested the n7 chip and said it’s closer to a lower binned/underclocked S600. It tested faster in every way over the N4 (with a true S4 Pro)

    • Chippah

      you dont get it, How much will this be compared to a Nexus 7? This will try and compete with the Note 3 and will fail miserably with the specs and size so zero fucks will be given to this device.

    • Uncle Paul

      fat and slow or sumtin, tss, tss.

      • Edwin M

        Ta scren is 10 inches … Aprel Fawls!!!

  • drose0

    Not sure I want one that big, but it looks a bit more appealing than the Note. I’m just not a fan of the big button, I prefer entirely on-screen buttons.

    • 213ninja

      what about it is more appealing, joc?

      • roberthenderson

        Front facing high Fidelity speakers
        Much better low light/indoor photography
        Screen visibility outdoors
        Premium feel of the build quality

        • 213ninja

          if that’s what’s most important to you…..enjoy.

          • roberthenderson

            Going to have a tough time. Each phone has something that the other doesn’t have that a want. May have to wait for the Note 4 or Max 2 to see if one of the companies will have the guts to just say “Screw it, we’re going to use the best components and Tech available. “

          • JoshGroff

            Then what would we have to argue about, build materials? :(

          • 213ninja

            it feels like aesthetics vs. functionality to me. button layout and metal build are strictly aesthetics.

            the One speakers are the best in the business no doubt, but Note3 moved it to at least what we think is a better location (it’s unobstructed at least). BUT, how often is the speaker actually used vs. headphones or buds? some people use it all of the time but unfortunately in my office, phones must be worn. the camera thing is not such a valid argument in my opinion unless you’re shooting in night clubs and MOSTLY in low light situations. most of my pictures are not low light, and the flash does a decent job. as well, the camera in the note3 (s4) takes better overall pictures from what i have seen in reviews and witnessed first hand. the camera in my note2 takes excellent pictures.

            so assuming no one cares about finger print readers, it boils down to what’s most important….audio quality, low light photography, and aesthetics……or, having an Spen, and entire suite of productivity/creativity apps and OS features that support the Spen, more storage AND external storage, a removable battery, more RAM, and a faster proc (on paper anyway).

            hopefully HTC has more to announce with this device than what has been already leaked, but if it is what it is now, it’s a no brainer for me based upon my personal priorities.

          • JoshGroff

            At least with the One Max, you won’t feel bad replacing all those great features with an AOSP ROM. ;)

          • 213ninja

            agree. i did it with the s3 and constantly flip flopped between TW roms and AOSP. when i got the note2, strictly TW. i know some really creative devs are working to build AOSP based apps that mimic TW and some may even leverage spen, but it’s not the same. if you are using spen, TW owns. some of it may be ugly and old, but i’m more in it for functionality.

          • JoshGroff

            For sure, it was the only phone I left pure stock. That phone was truly function over form though. Would love to see Samsung clean up the UI while still keeping their feature set.

          • roberthenderson

            You hit the nail on the head. Personal priorities.

          • jboogie1289

            Plus the Note 3 has an improved audio card (if that’c correct) with higher frequencies for a better sound. Now, add that in with the new speaker location and……..we’ll just have to wait and see. Good points though.

      • drose0

        I just think it looks better. As I said, I hate the button. I think the One looks nicer than the S4, and since these are basically bigger versions of each, I think the One Max looks bigger than the Note 3. I was strictly referring to the physical aspects, nothing related to Touchwiz vs. Sense, etc.

        • 213ninja

          no doubt, the one is pretty.

  • Jim890

    Nope! I’ve been waiting for the note 3 for a while now and I’m still getting the note 3!

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Good choice. Better specs :)

      • Jim890

        Definitely. HTC name says it all.
        HELP
        THIS
        COMPANY