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Video: HTC One Max Unboxing and Hands-on

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This week, we finally got our hands on the leviathan known as the One Max from HTC. It is currently available from Sprint, running on the 4G LTE network, purchasable for the price of $149.99 on a two year agreement when porting your number to their network. To cut to the chase, this is the largest phone we have probably ever held. Not only is it massive, but given its metallic body, it is also extremely heavy to hold. It’s an incredibly unique experience, and we are pretty excited to put it through the paces. 

As for specs, the device is running a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, sports a colossal 5.9″ 1080p LCD display, a microSD slot for expandable storage, a 4MP UltraPixel back-facing camera, a 2.1MP wide-angle front-facing camera, BoomSound speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3,300mAh battery. It’s a beast in both specifications and looks.

Be sure to watch for our full review of the One Max, and in the mean time, check out our unboxing and hands-on video below.

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  • Yakuzahi

    What about the other SIDE with the toggle button???

  • Gasaraki

    Umm, this phone had a fingerprint scanner before the 5S…

  • MistaButters

    “This One does not” teehee

  • Michael Cohen

    Also I know initial impressions of a phablet are often how big it is, but if you buy one of these phones for the reasons that having a much larger screen benefit you, then these phones really don’t take long to get use too.

    • droidify

      You should add fanny pack to the list. If wearing a fanny pack rates high on your list than this is the phone for you.

  • Michael Cohen

    I don’t understand, was the reviewer expecting the phone to be small. I mean he spent 75% of the unboxing commenting on how big it is. I get it, it’s a big ass phone. Okay now what else, oh you didn’t get to that because your still commenting on how big the phone is. As if people who are interested in buying this phone don’t already have an understanding on how big it is. I mean I am not saying he shouldn’t have commented on the size and the fact that he mentioned how heavy it was was useful, but 75% or more of the unboxing on this fact is redunkless.

  • thexfile

    No Snapdragon 800?

  • Destroythanet

    The Xperia Z Ultra makes the Max look small.

  • GoBallisticNerds!

    Referring to the fingerprint scanner, did he say “Thank you Apple for innovating, not other vendors know what to put on their phones”?

    • Adrynalyne

      Because Apple is the first to add a fingerprint scanner to a smartphone….

    • tomn1ce

      I think he said now other OEMs know what to put on their phones. Why he’s thanking apple is beyond me. The OG Atrix has a fingerprint scanner o_0

  • schlanz

    Got my hands on this today, I have to say its just too damn big.. Note 3 is as big as I think I’ll be comfortable with. The increase in screen size is damn near negligible between the two, about .2″ difference, but translates to almost a .5″ difference in height.

  • Franswa

    You say it has beats but I do not see the logo any where on the phone?

  • skinja99

    Why is the phone so thick?
    Isn’t it the same specs as the HTC One with just a bigger screen?
    (and a microsd slot)


    • schlanz

      Basically. Still running a snapdragon 600 and 2gb ram. Dunno why this is priced like the Note 3 when its not even in the same league spec-wise.

  • crazed_z06

    HTC lost.

  • LionStone

    The pogo pins connect to a battery flip case, adds I believe another 1200mah

  • MichaelFranz

    Big phone is BIG!

    While i want to like this phone, i cant just yet. There really isnt a spec bump from the HTC one to the One Max. At least with samsung the S4 and Note 3 has significant spec bump.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    We are getting to the point where people might as well being carying cement blocks around in their pockets.

  • DJyoSNOW

    O_o 4 mega pixel O_o

    • flosserelli

      But…but…each pixel is an “Ultra” pixel 😛

  • Intellectua1

    No Beats Audio logo on back.. Does that mean this device isn’t supported by Beats. (I know he mentioned Beats in the video but normally if it had Beats it would say so on the back)

    • Mike Aurin

      Didn’t they end their partnership right after the release of the One?

      • Intellectua1

        Yep that’s what I thought.. So no beats in this one..

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  • Rafael Montilla

    Do you have Spark Service where you from? so you can test it.

  • zurginator

    It’s so painfully obvious they added the fingerprint scanner AFTER the designer fiasco. It completely destroys what is otherwise a decent looking device.

    Seriously though: Make it another circle the same size as the camera sensor. Put the LED in between them, and boom it looks 9001% better.

  • droidify

    I can’t imagine a lot of people will buy this. I am 6’5 and the Note 3 is bordering on being too big. This dwarfs it.

    • Pierito

      I’m 8′ 2″ and I use a Palm Pre.

      • JMonkeYJ

        I would have guessed the Pixi…

        • tyguy829

          more like the veer

    • j

      Saw a demo unit at Verizon last night. HOLY CRAP THIS IS A LARGE PHONE. Seriously, it’s a tablet though. Dwarfs the Note 3.

      • j

        and I’ll say the cheesy faux back on the Note3 isn’t that bad in person.

        • Adrynalyne

          It is even cheesier in person.

          The only thing worse than stitching on a phone, is plastic made to look like stitching.

  • His fast hand movement is so distracting in the beginning haha

  • Tom Luley

    HTC One Max is only a couple two tree months too late…