The new HTC One family is complete with the new HTC One max. Now there is HTC One mini, HTC One and HTC One max.
The 5.9” Android 4.3 smartphone comes with HTC Sense 5.5 and will be available in Singapore from 2 November at S$1,028.
HTC announced the HTC One max today – a super sized smartphone with the features of the HTC One, such as HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound..
In addition to those features, the HTC One max sports a Fingerprint Scan feature and HTC Sense 5.5.
The HTC One max has a 5.9 inch full HD1080p display, and runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which features a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU.
With a microSD card slot, the 16GB onboard memory can also be expanded.
Users also enjoy a 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage for two years.
The HTC One max also comes with a large 3300mAh embedded battery.
Positioned at the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock and unlock the screen effortlessly and rapidly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each application.
The HTC One max’s Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalised HTC BlinkFeed that can be further refined by customisable topic categories and new integration with content providers including Instagram and Google+.
Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever you are.
A few of us were invited to try out the HTC One max in Singapore.
The large smartphone was a pleasure to use, especially for surfing the Web and watching videos, where the big screen makes it really easy for the eyes and flattering to the content.
You’d need deep pockets – physically – though, if you want to keep it in the trousers pocket. And you’ll probably fish it out of the pocket the moment you sit down. That’s how it is with all these huge smartphones these days.
Actually, even with small smartphones like the HTC mini, I tend to take out the phone anyway when I sit down for more comfort.
For ladies with a handbag, that’s not an issue of course.
The on-screen keyboard was also too big to type with one hand.
The fingerprint scan is easy to get a hang to and can be done while holding the HTC One max with one hand.
Overall a very positive first hands-on.
Through HTC’s UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, photos are brought to life with a 2.1MP front-facing camera.
The HTC One max captures full HD 1080p videos and through Dual Capture, you can now snap memorable moments and your reaction to them in one single photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.
Improved imaging is also introduced through Video Highlights, which combines multiple photos (including HTC Zoes) and videos to create a mini movie complete with the soundtrack and visual theme of your choice.
And with the HTC One max, your Video Highlights can now be at any length you want.