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HTC One Max Now Available From Verizon for $299

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The HTC One Max, with its massive 5.9-inch HD display and Snapdragon 600 processor, is now available from Verizon for $299 on two-year contract or $599 at full retail (woof). Leaked for months before its unveiling, the One Max is sort of a mix between the original One and One Mini, only it has been supersized. With its current specs and gimmicky fingerprint scanner, it tends to fall in the mid-range One Mini category, only HTC and Verizon clearly think this is a top tier device given the price. 

Outside of the display and 1.7GHz quad-core processor, you’ll find a 4MP (UltraPixel) camera with all its tricks (HTC Zoe, Highlights, etc.), BoomSound audio, HTC Sense 5.5, 32GB of storage, 2GB RAM, 3300mAh battery, and Android 4.3. The phone runs on Verizon’s LTE network here in the States, but also has the ability to connect to a bunch of global GSM networks.

We have one in house, which we’ve already unboxed, so stay tuned to learn more about HTC’s take on a mega-sized phone.

Via:  Verizon

  • RoninX

    Regardless of whether you want to buy a One Max or not, it’s impressive how quickly Verizon got this phone compared to the glacial delay for the HTC One. Hopefully, this means that future HTC flagships won’t be half a year behind the curve by the time they reach Big Red.

    • Ironically it comes with a Snapdragon 600, so in a way it is half a year behind the curve anyway. I wonder if Verizon has concerns about Samsung’s dominance, and that has been the driver of the immediate launch?

  • Blue Sun

    $100-199 too expensive for a 2 year contract price.

  • skinja

    So $150 on sprint and $300 on VZW for the same phone

    • Adrynalyne

      250 on Sprint.

      150 is online only with a new line.

  • jboogie1289

    Meh! And in other Driod Life news…………..

  • roberthenderson

    I am 6 feet 9 inches tall and I find this phone to be just way too big for normal usage. I can see someone who watches a lot of media without headphones liking it for the boom sound speakers. I am more than willing to admit that they are of a higher quality sound than what I have on my note 3. Everything else about this phone screams teenager and it screams this is not for serious people I ve I wouldn’t be caught dead carrying it into a meeting how’s the business suit type. I had a galaxy s3, and I find the build quality and feel of the note 3 to be a thousand times better. I am more than willing to forgo the added weight of a dental metal frame for the lightness of feel in a phone this large. Now if it was something of the four and a half to 5 inch screen variety I would probably well come a little added stylishness of aluminum. That said though, I don’t know anybody who uses their phones a great amount and doesn’t have it in some sort of case to protect it from accidents. I think if HTC had really pumped up the specifications, at least matching what was on the Galaxy Note 3, then they would have had a bigger base of sales. unfortunately they were slow on the draw with technology that was lagging behind the current crop of flagships and still have the nerve to introduce it at a premium price. I too feel it will be heavily heavily discounted in short order. Excuse any typographical errors this was all done on the fly through voice dictation with no editing.

  • Morbid138

    This thing is an abomination.

  • mustbepbs

    We’re all gonna be so surprised when HTC goes under.

    Right, guys?

  • Pakmann2k

    God, the Verizon pricing of these devices is horrible…. HTC One Max – $299 with 2yr or $599 off contract. Moto X – $99 with 2yr (without discounts) or $599 off contract.

    Yea, that seems right?!?

    • Adrynalyne

      Most people don’t buy off contract. It is a ploy to entice them into signing contracts.

    • Goes to show you the HTC One Max will be down to $99 in no time flat. They are milking the enthusiasts.

      • Blue Sun

        There are enthusiasts for this device? Maybe in August there was…

        • I suspect not many, that is why the price is likely going to drop like a rock quickly.

    • price skimming

  • Radgatt

    It will probably be deeply discounted come Cyber Monday.

  • Rwolpicc

    It will be free on a two year contract by February.

  • Hugh Hansen

    No one is going to buy this for $299 (and only a fool would). It will be $199 before the end of the year.

  • zepfloyd

    The Note 3 is objectively better in every category, unless you have to have sense don’t know why anyone would want this really.

    • john

      Isn’t this metal and have front speakers? I would rather have that over plastic / fake leather…

      • Destroythanet

        Don’t most people use headphones when watching video and listening to music on their phones most of the time, or do they just like to constantly bother everyone around them?

        • Mchl496

          You use headphones when you are trying to watch a video or show it to friends? Its a cellphone… not a boombox.

      • Adrynalyne

        I’ll concede on the plastic and crap fake leather wannabe backing, but speakers?

        I’ll use my UE Boom which kills Boomsound dead, if I want to use a speaker on my phone.

      • zepfloyd

        That metal will scratch and tarnish a lot faster than the faux leather. This is of course with no case, if you use one, it doesn’t matter in either way really.

    • hkklife

      Not every category:

      HTC absolutely has better build quality and radios/RF performance. The Note 3 , at least on VZW, continues Samsung’s horrible tradition of lousy radios and devices that run hot and spend more time in 3G than in LTE.

      HTC also has superior speakers (at a price, however) and I will take Sense anyday over the dated travesty that is TW.

      HTC also has that cool extended battery cover for the Max. And I have zero use for the S-Pen so I’d rather have a GS4 Max instead of a Note 3.

      But in EVERY other aspect, the Note 3 demolishes this pig.

      • Adrynalyne

        Actually, they both use Snaps (600 and 800). They are using virtually the same radios. The Note 2 was different because it was Exynos.

        My Note 3, despite all its faults, sticks to LTE like a fly on sh*t. I work in a fringe area, and very rarely does it go to 3g.

        Edit: No, I guess the 600 doesn’t even include a modem, so HTC had to add one. Even so…the Note 3 does not have bad radios.

        • hkklife

          The reports of various issues on the (VZW) Note 3 are pretty widespread, at least on other forums and sites. The recent update seemed to help somewhat with voice quality but mine still does worse in nearly every case compared to my wife’s DNA and my coworkers’ Droid Maxx and Razr HDs.

          Now, the Note 3 is *much* better than my GS3 was and I’ve not yet been stranded in a building with no coverage at all (just left with minimum 3G connectivity).
          I know the GNex was 2011 and I was not referring to it at all but rather to my VZW GS3 which I got on launch day in 2012. It had dreadful reception in places where my X, Bionic and RAZR would shine.
          I also dislike Sense but just find it slightly easier stomach than TW.

          • Adrynalyne

            Voice quality may be different. I wasn’t referring to that.

            Note 2 voice quality trumps the Note 3.

      • zepfloyd

        The Note 3 does perfectly fine on signal, especially with the 800 vs the 600 (20% RF power improvement). It’s 2013 not 2011… Quoting Galaxy Nexus radio experience and passing it off for the Note 3 doesn’t speak for everything. N3 also does AWS Band 4 LTE, does this?

        Picking best speakers is like picking the fastest turtle in a race, the fact is they all suck.

        Sense vs TW is personal opinion, I’m a fan of neither, that’s what custom launchers are for, but Sense 5.5 even still largely looks like a flattened Android 2.3 to me.