One Max http://www.stuff.tv/htc/one-max/news en-GB Fully Charged: Buy this 70mph flying dragon right now, LG shows off G Watch and Google Now comes to desktop Chrome http://www.stuff.tv/android-44-kitkat/fully-charged-buy-70mph-flying-dragon-right-now-lg-shows-g-watch-and-google-now-co <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our daily round-up of all the gadgety goings-on in techland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Buy this 70mph flying dragon right now" alt="Buy this 70mph flying dragon right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/remote-control-dragon.jpg?1395732781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flying, fire-breathing remote control dragon goes on sale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you have a spare US$60,000 (around &pound;36,000) lying around and easy access to large, open areas, we have something amazing to tell you: you can now buy a remote control dragon that flies through the air at up to 70mph (it&rsquo;s jet-powered) and, once it&rsquo;s landed, breathe fire thanks to a built-in propane tank.</p> <p>The dragon, which boasts a nine-foot wingspan, has been built and designed by remote control modeller extraordinaire Rick Hamel, and is on sale in the US via Hammacher. True, you could buy a car, an extension to your house or the holiday of a lifetime with the cash&hellip; but then you wouldn&rsquo;t own a dragon, would you?</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=12185&amp;PID=3640130">Hammacher</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/you-can-finally-buy-that-flying-fire-breathing-rc-drago-1548702195">Gizmodo</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG shows off second photo of G Watch Android Wear smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google revealed the existence of an upcoming LG smartwatch last week, but only showed off one (fairly uninteresting) image of the device. Well, LG UK has just released a second photo of the G Watch and it gives a much better impression of how it&rsquo;ll look on your wrist. The G Watch will be among the first wave of Android Wear devices to arrive, and LG says it&rsquo;s &ldquo;coming soon&rdquo;.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/LGUK/status/448093846744735745/photo/1">LG UK Twitter</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear/feature">8 things you need to know about Android Wear</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="675" title="LG shows off second photo of G Watch Android Wear smartwatch" alt="LG shows off second photo of G Watch Android Wear smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-second-pic.jpg?1395732781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Now cards come to Chrome desktop browsers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google Now is one of the company&rsquo;s best new(ish) services for smartphones and tablets, and now it&rsquo;s rolling out beyond mobile. From today, Google Now cards &ndash; which deliver various piece of info that Google believes you&rsquo;ll find interesting &ndash; are available in the Chrome web browser for Mac OS and Windows. The cards, which are a subset of those that would be sent to your mobile device, are available to view by clicking the Chrome notifications icon.</p> <p>Because Google gleans so much about you from your online activity, the cards tend to be on the money, but you can manually tweak the settings if you find yourself getting stuff you don&rsquo;t want &ndash; or turn it off entirely.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/4414004?p=ib_google_now_welcome&amp;rd=1">Google</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Now cards come to Chrome desktop browsers" alt="Google Now cards come to Chrome desktop browsers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-now-for-chrome.jpg?1395732781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One and One Max now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Great news for owners of HTC One and HTC One Max smartphones: the company has officially released an Android 4.4 KitKat update to both. The One update can be pushed to Vodafone, O2, Three and unlocked handsets from the <a href="http://www.htc.com/uk/go/htc-software-updates/">HTC site</a> (EE users have to wait for their phone to update itself), while the One Max update will be pushed to the phone by HTC. Look out for it in the coming days.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review">HTC One Max review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One and One Max now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update" alt="HTC One and One Max now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-htc-one-size_2.JPG?1395732781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android 4.4 KitKat Google One One Max Wearable tech Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:35:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1434218 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet? http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/htc-one-max-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-3-dont-publish-proofing-tomorrow-morning/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s One against Three in this clash of the phablet titans. Who&#039;s your money on? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-max-vs-galaxy-note-3-main.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours HTC's debut big-screen blower the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review" target="_blank">HTC One Max</a> is finally here, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> is already waiting for it in the ring.</p> <p>This promises to be one hell of a slobberknocker, with both contenders throwing a heap of next-gen technology – and, of course, screens that'll barely fit itnto your slacks - behind each punch</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beauty contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy Note 3's build quality is miles better than the slippery plastic shell of its smaller sibling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S4</a>, and its faux leather back offers outstanding grip. The fake stitching is a little on the tacky side, though, so the HTC One's anodised aluminium cladding could be a deal-maker for anyone craving a premium-feeling handset.</p> <p>Still, the One Max isn't quite the beauty we were hoping it would be. Unlike the HTC One's glorious unibody design, its metallic construction is bisected by a white plastic polycarbonate band, which slightly lowers its prestige. It doesn't look ugly by any means, and its removable back cover almost makes amends for by revealing a slot for a microSD card (the HTC One doesn't have one of those).</p> <p>The Galaxy Note 3's rear cover is also removable, and the Note 3 has the advantage of a swappable battery while the One Max's battery remains unreachable.</p> <p>But there's more to life than materials and slots. Stuff reviewer Sophie Charara whipped her calculator out for the HTC One Max review and worked out that it's 31.5% heavier, 24% chunkier and 9% taller than the Galaxy Note 3, before posing this question – is all that extra heft worth it for just 0.2 extra inches of diagonal screen space? Not to our collective mind: we think the Note 3 strikes a better balance between pixels and portability.&nbsp;</p> <p>(Mind you, if screen size is your top priority then you might want to also consider the massive, 6.4in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z-ultra-hands-review/news" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z Ultra</a>, which really is more of a mini tablet with a phone thrown in.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Note-3-back.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sophie-htc-one-max.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen Wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung vs HTC. AMOLED vs LCD. We've been here before, and once again, it's up to you whether you prefer the over-saturated colours and true blacks of an AMOLED display to the more realistic colours and truer whites of an LCD screen.</p> <p>We prefer the truer colours and whiter whites of the One Max's LCD screen ourselves, and although its pixel density isn't quite as high – both devices have 1920x1080 displays - it means little in real life. Both screens are impressively crisp.</p> <p>As mentioned above, the Note 3's overall proportions make more sense to us: in an ideal world, we'd have a Note 3 with the 5.9in LCD of the One Max affixed to it. Make it so, Samsung.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-vs-note-3_2.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo Showdown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC can talk about Ultrapixels all it wants, but the Galaxy Note 3 produces better photos hands down.&nbsp;</p> <p>While neither device has true optical image stabilisation, the Note 3's 13MP snapper produces clearer, more detailed shots than the One Max's 4MP camera.</p> <p>Still, the One Max isn't an imaging slouch, and its light-guzzling Ultrapixel sensor produces impressive low light shots. Just don't zoom into them too much.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-camera-test.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-3-camera-test.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power Punch-out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On paper the Note 3's newer quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor beats the One Max's quad-core Snapdragon 600 equivalent, which is carried over from the original HTC One.</p> <p>Our AnTuTu benchmark results show that the Note 3 scores nearly 16,000 points higher than the One Max – a substantial difference.</p> <p>In actual use, though, the One Max barely trips up at all and can handle the same 3D games that the Note 3 can with ease.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you want to future-proof your next upgrade though then the Note 3 is the more sensible option, especially with its 3GB of RAM in comparison to the One Max's 2GB.</p> <p>The Note 3's extra grunt also means it can record 4K video, though the extra space recorded material takes up won't be worth it unless you've got a 4K TV.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-3-gaming.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-build-note-3_1.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TouchWiz vs Sense 5.5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We much prefer the muted design of HTC Sense 5.5 to the cartoon-like appearance of Samsung's TouchWiz, and BlinkFeed – a screen on the One Max which shows off all of your social and news media streams – is a genuinely useful and pretty addition to the vanilla Android experience.</p> <p>But Samsung, despite it's inelegant kitchen-sink approach, has some genuinely useful features littered within the Note 3, if you can look past the colourful gimmicks to find them.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ability to open two apps side-by-side is perhaps the most useful element of TouchWiz on the Note 3.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-blinkfeed_2.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touchwiz-note-3.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Special Abilities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Max retains the excellent dual front-facing BoomSound speakers of its smaller brother. No, they won't be enough to through an impromptu party on your train carriage, but &nbsp;they're impressive for phone speakers nonetheless. One Max owners will also be able to claim 50GB of Google Drive storage for two years.</p> <p>But that's not all the One Max has in its arsenal. It's also got a fingerprint reader on its rear which can be used to lock the device. You can also assign three apps to three separate fingertips for&nbsp;quick&nbsp;launching. It sounds good in theory, but in practice we found the reader to be slow and clunky, and swiping across it soon becomes tedious. It's miles away from the slick TouchID Home&nbsp;button&nbsp;found on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>, which works with a simple click.</p> <p>The Note 3 on the other hand has a killer move up its sleeve. Or rather, hidden in its lower right corner. The S Pen.</p> <p>It's quite possibly the best stylus we've ever used, and the extra note-taking and doodling smarts it offers is unlike any other smartphone or phablet on the market.</p> <p>The Note 3's handwriting recognition is also very accurate, and while it might not be as fast as bashing out a text on SwiftKey, it's a lot of fun.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-3-s-pen_0.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-fingerprint-reader_2.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juiced Up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both the One Max and Galaxy Note 3 have substantial batteries, with the former packing in a 3,300mAh power pack and the latter featuring a 3,200mAh battery.</p> <p>Despite its bigger screen, we found that the One Max dropped 2-4% less per hour than the Note 3. Both phones should last you till you've slumped down on the couch after a long day at work, which is all we can ask for considering how hard we hammer our devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-3-battery.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 3 will probably appeal to more people given its slightly more manageable size, better camera, S Pen tricks and faster innards, all of which make it the better device overall, in our opinion.</p> <p>But if you're a media monster who will appreciate a big beautiful screen and decent speakers, both of which are wrapped up in a premium metal body, then the HTC One is the handset for you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-3-verdict.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" alt="HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – which is the best phablet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-main_0.JPG?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Max vs Galaxy Note 3 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/htc-one-max-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-3-dont-publish-proofing-tomorrow-morning/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/htc-one-max-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-3-dont-publish-proofing-tomorrow-morning/feature#comments Galaxy Note 3 HTC One Max Samsung Smartphones Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:19:23 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427929 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Max http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bigger, fingerprint reading version of the HTC One should be nerd nirvana. But has HTC got its phablet sums right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-max-review-main.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We love the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a> even after eight months, so the prospect of having even more One in our palms made the Stuff team downright giddy with excitement.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £600.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £47 a month (Vodafone, 4G) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beautiful screen, once again </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sense 5.5 and really useful BlinkFeed </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Expandable storage, huge battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doesn&#039;t quite match build of HTC One </div> <div class="field-item even"> No stylus </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Heavy and big so could spell pocket trouble </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and Build – Mad Max </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every smartphone apart from the iPhone seems to be getting the Violet Beauregarde treatment this year. Only instead of turning blue (i<a href="http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/HTC_ONE">t already did that</a>) the Max has just morphed into a fatter, heavier version of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">One</a>.</p> <p>Don't get us wrong, to the untrained eye it looks like a straightforwardly bigger version of HTC's 4.7in flagship. But we've been poring over handsets long enough to flinch ever so slightly at the white polycarbonate trim (seen first on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one-mini/review">HTC One Mini</a>) around the Max's edges and nod in appreciation over the new power button placement halfway up the right hand side (the IR blaster stays put on top). There are also three pogo pins near to the bottom of the right-hand edge on the back that connect it to an extra power-packing Flip Case.</p> <p>And this time the brushed aluminium back comes off. Still feeling solid as a whole, a small toggle on the left-hand side allows the back to be peeled off – on our unit, it doesn't sit completely flush to the sides but we're assured this is just a symptom of an early review sample and not indicative of what you’ll be buying. And quite right, too.</p> <p>Inside, goodies include a microSIM slot and microSD card slot (more on that later) but that 3,300mAh battery is sealed-in tight. We'll let you know if we see any gadget torturers from elsewhere on the web prising it out for an upgrade.</p> <p>Overall the One Max feels slightly less polished and premium than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">One</a>, and that’s certainly partly on account of its almost comical size. By comparison the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Galaxy Note 3</a> is much lighter, more compact and easy to manage one-handed than the One Max (although the less said about Samsung’s faux leather look, the better). This is the kind of phone you’ll drop on your own face when you try to take an early morning phone call from bed. Or play hot potato with as it slips through your hand or tips to one side in portrait. Simply put, the magic maths of Big Screen + Hand-friendly Size isn't quite there with the One Max, so it’s imperative that you try it out in your own paws before you take the £600 plunge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-htc-one-size.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/%20sophie-htc-one-max-small.jpg?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-build-pins.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-vs-htc-one-back.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fingerprint Scanner – Beta Max </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC's big gamble with the One Max, which in all other respects is a blown-up <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a>, is the fingerprint reader beneath the rear camera lens.&nbsp;</p> <p>Swiping your finger down the blank grey-black square on the back – old school compared to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review">iPhone 5s'</a> Touch ID Home button press – can be used to unlock your One Max without a PIN and launch specific apps. Up to three digits can be scanned in, which makes sense considering your thumb and little finger should be grasping your slab of a phone as if their very existence depends upon not dropping it.</p> <p>It's quicker to set up than Touch ID, but the One Max is fatally slower at recognising your prints. And while we're not averse to a pleasing gadget rear, stroking the back of your phone feels downright weird just to open an app.</p> <p>It's almost exactly the same idea as Apple's Touch ID system – apart from Apple using it to verify app purchases – but on the iPhone it's a much more thoughtful and elegantly executed feature. On the One Max we turned it off after day three, on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review">iPhone 5s</a> we locked our phone just to have another go.</p> <p>We're excited to see if any third-party apps make use of the One Max's fingerprint reader in interesting ways, but for now it's too slow to be of any real use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-fingerprint-reader.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen – as huge and stunning as expected </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Any gripes you have with the One Max's build or fingerprint tech instantly disappear as soon as you load up a good looking movie or luscious game on the 5.9in Full HD screen.</p> <p>It's a great size to watch movies on, so you can ditch the plan to buy a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> and use it in landscape as a (admittedly very expensive) mini tab. Everything in Sense is now more spaced out, too, and there are rows five-apps wide instead of four on the homescreens.</p> <p>Webpages load very large by default, and changing the phone’s font settings only effects text within Sense, so it's worth paying a visit to your chosen browser’s settings to scale down the text. On the Stuff.tv homepage, 50% on the accessibility slider worked a treat so that we could zoom out and see more stories, making use of the extra screen space. Other apps, such as Facebook, will scale up your news feed, so the extra space doesn't actually equate to more information.</p> <p>With a cooler and more realistic colour palette than the Note 3 (even in the latter’s muted Professional Photo and movie modes), the One Max's screen is still punchy, engaging and detailed. With a slightly lower ppi than the Samsung (due to the bigger screen), it’s occasionally caught out – with hi-res images, for instance – but largely when viewing webpages the supreme contrast and clear resolution make for fonts that appear lovely and smooth.</p> <p>It’s fair to say that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3</a> has a marginally better off-axis picture, and if you like your colours vivid enough to give you sunburn you’ll love its Dynamic mode, but if accuracy matters to you (and we think it should), the One Max is a real winner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-vs-note-3.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-screen-bees.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-screen-note-3-close.jpg?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Max Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating System:</strong> Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5</p> <p><strong>Processor:</strong> Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 1.7GHz quad-core</p> <p><strong>RAM:</strong> 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen:</strong> 5.9in Full HD 1080p (no technical details)</p> <p><strong>Camera:</strong> unspecified UltraPixel camera, BSI with 1080p video, front: 2.1MP</p> <p><strong>Storage:</strong> 16/32GB + microSD up to 64GB</p> <p><strong>Data:</strong> 3G/ 4G LTE</p> <p><strong>Battery:</strong> 3300mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions:</strong> 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 217g</p> <p>Connections: Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC, IR blaster, microUSB 2.0 with MHL</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sense 5.5 – a small triumph for an Android skin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Launching with Android 4.3 out of the box within a week of the (probable) 4.4 KitKat launch isn't much to brag about. But actually HTC’s Sense 5.5 skin really is. And it's another way in which the One Max gets one over the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">original One</a>.</p> <p>And besides, with Google shifting most of its updates to individual apps (Drive, Keep, Maps, Gmail) rather than doing the whole lot with each new iteration of Android, keeping up with the Nexii is becoming less important.</p> <p>Sense 5.5 was already a great, grown-up Android skin, and adding just a few meaningful tweaks has worked wonders. Thankfully the One and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one-mini/review">One Mini</a> will be getting the same update within the next few weeks.</p> <p>The multi-tasking panel, still accessed by a double-tap of the Home button, now has bigger thumbnails that fill the screen so you can actually see what's happening within each app. Tweaks to the quick settings grid include Fingerprint scan, the new Do Not Disturb mode and Wi-Fi Hotspot toggles.</p> <p>HTC has also added its own S-Note rival, Scribble – although there's no built in stylus and far more limited integration than you’ll find on the Note 3. Compared to the S Pen's heady list of hovering, cutting-out and multi-tasking tricks, a bolt-on notes app from HTC doesn’t really cut the mustard. Finally, Beats Audio is gone – both from the One Max's internals and as a logo from the back – and we can’t say we’re sorry to see it go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-sense-5point5.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Max sound quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Beats logo has gone, but in reality little has changed in the way HTC approaches sound. The stereo speakers on the front are still miles better than you'll find on other phones, and if you must listen to your handset out-loud you'll find it's clear and surprisingly balanced. They're still tiny phone speakers, though, so prevailing standards are pretty low and we (and everyone around you) would prefer you put headphones in.</p> <p>And with headphones the delivery is good. This isn't the punchiest, most dynamic delivery around, but it is smooth, clear and controlled, with a reasonable amount of bass.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlinkFeed – you can now delete it, but you shouldn&#039;t (and not just because Stuff is on it) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best bit of Sense 5.5 is BlinkFeed, and one of the best things about BlinkFeed (at least as some will see it) is that you can now turn it off via the homepage management and widgets screen. We're not kidding – it's great that HTC has built this option in for anyone who just wants regular homescreens. But funnily enough, with its new feature set, you'll no longer want to get rid of HTC's Flipboard rival.</p> <p>Swipe to the right of the regular BlinkFeed panels to access feeds (now including Instagram and Google+), settings and search. First up, you can add RSS feeds to Blinkfeed as well as the predetermined list of sites and 'topics' you're used to. Just don't be disappointed that the tiles aren't full image bleeds like the posts pulled in from Facebook. More importantly, this means you can build an homage to your now-dead Google Reader on your phone – although admittedly without desktop support. Some RSS feed links are tricky to find but just look for the orange RSS icon and when in doubt hit 'view RSS XML'.</p> <p>HTC has also thrown proper search into the mix, and for free - unlike the excellent Feedly. As well as returning Twitter users and YouTube videos alongside text articles, you can also view a custom feed of one search term to keep on top of your favourite topics.</p> <p>Offline reading is another welcome addition that's missing from most free readers – choose from text only or full articles and these 'read later' articles will be housed in the Reading list tab under Highlights. The feature isn’t compatible with every RSS feed yet, but it’s already exceptionally handy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-blinkfeed.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera – Still the chink in HTC&#039;s aluminium armour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you’re happy to buy a phone this big, perhaps camera quality isn’t your biggest concern (seriously, don’t be that guy at the gig), but while it stops short of the best, the Max's rear cam is reliable enough. Sticking with the One's UltraPixel system of larger pixels – we think 4MP but HTC hasn't specified – plus a f/2.0 aperture and BSI sensor, results are unsurprisingly similar to its smaller comrade.</p> <p>That means capturing bright and vibrant colours with impressive contrast and an impressive low light performance, especially when Night mode is unleashed. But detail is a bit lacking, both indoors and out, especially when shooting at a distance. The HDR mode on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Note 3</a> is much more capable, too, and with the One's optical image stabilisation missing on the One Max, the ability to shoot smooth 1080p video on the fly suffers, even with the digital anti-shake option turned on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/gallery?viewid=103793" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL HTC ONE MAX GALLERY</strong></a></p> <p>With me-too features such as Dual Capture (stick your face in the scene for no reason!), the most exciting tweaks are actually in the editing suite. HTC Zoe – its insanely useful photo'n'video capture tool – is now listed in the photo capture modes as well as keeping its handy spot on the left hand side of the camera app. And it now comes with a GIF creator/editor – add effects, change speeds and yo-yo the footage on a loop before sharing in various file sizes to the usual social media suspects.</p> <p>Video Highlights, which creates automatic montages of stills and video grouped together in one Event, has been improved, too. There are more editing styles to try out and you can now add your own music with magic beat-mapping to match the cuts. It’s an addition that we love – just be careful of Facebook's strict copyright policies or you'll be one <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr3X77WX9gA&amp;feature=share" target="_blank">instructional Rubik's Cube video</a> away from a ban.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-camera-app.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-camera-rear.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance – (Not quite) Max Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One criticism that spec junkies will aim at the One Max is that it's running on the same quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip that beats inside the HTC One, despite all the big boys in the playground, such as the LG G2 and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Galaxy Note 3</a>, having moved onto the Snapdragon 800. At the pace smartphones move, this is as heinous as non-ironically playing on a Mega Drive when the PS4 lands.</p> <p>The benchmarks backup the assumptions, and compared to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3's</a> deadly Snapdragon 800 and 3GB of RAM combo, which scores 35311 on AnTuTu, the One Max can ‘only’ manage 19634. And yet back in reality the One Max runs very well indeed. We managed to flummox the One max a couple of times with real app abuse but the likes of Real Racing 3 look glorious and play gloriouser. We suspect in the coming months we’ll find games that make the One Max stutter, but they’re not available just yet.</p> <p>It scores 1195.8ms on the SunSpider web browsing benchmark and both big games (we tried the 1.36GB Max Payne) and HD movies download very quickly over Wi-Fi.</p> <p>The Note 3 also uses some of its extra silicon to process 4K video recording, but unless you're going to break into Selfridges' TV department no-one's going to see that footage in all its glory for a fair while yet.</p> <p>In the end both the One Max and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3 </a>are just almost entirely hiccup-free in day-to-day handling, but the Galaxy looks to be the more obviously futureproof phone, and that may be something to consider if you’re signing up for a two-year contract.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-build-note-3.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Storage – Max out at 96GB, more than enough </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More good news for HTC fanboys getting Mutant Ninja Turtle-green with envy over Samsung’s love affair with microSD card support. Whereas the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">One</a> comes in non-expandable 32GB and 64GB flavours, the One Max opts for 16GB or 32GB models but with – joy – microSD expandability by up to 64GB.</p> <p>Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed by HTC (we’ll update as soon as it has) but we anticipate the smaller model saving most buyers a fair bit of cash - power users who don’t have to splurge on a 64GB model and casual users who can make do with 16GB.</p> <p>HTC has also ditched its free Dropbox space offer and replaced it with a similar Google Drive bundle. Just open up Drive from the One Max and you’ll be rewarded with 50GB of free cloud storage for two years. Nice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-storage-microSD.jpg?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life – an HTC One handset that lasts the day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In stamina, too, the One Max lives up to its moniker – even with that humongous screen. One of the big reasons the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a> dropped from the top spot in our list of the best smartphones in the world (link) is the handset’s slightly compromised battery life.</p> <p>Not so the One Max, which has a beastly (but admittedly not removable) 3,300mAh battery. This is slightly bigger than the Note 3’s 3,200mAh offering and it shows, with the Max dropping 2-4% slower per hour in our head-to-head video rundowns.After a few days of use and abuse we can comfortably say the One Max’s 5.9in Full HD screen isn’t so much of a juice-sapper to cause any 8pm fretting– and that’s a big point in HTC’s direction. And if you’re a real power user or unemployed Candy Crush Saga addict you can always add the Power Flip case with its extra 1,150mAh.We have, however, found that it can take that bit longer to recharge the Max, and indeed our unit didn’t even get to the blinking red light behind the speaker grille stage for half an hour after we plugged the dead handset into the mains. Just something to bear in mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-microUSB-battery.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict – a fine first phablet from HTC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The One Max is a true phablet in that it makes your whole gadget haul simpler – instead of doubling-up on devices that do many of the same things you can keep a big tablet or laptop at home and manage brilliantly throughout the day on this single device.</p> <p>Bar a few viewing angle issues, the One Max's bright, sharp, accurate screen is the finest yet to adorn a phablet. Couple that with a rebooted version of our favourite Android skin, bags of storage available via microSD and an all-day battery life and it looks like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Galaxy Note 3</a> could be in trouble.</p> <p>But while this HTC looks more stylish and feels more premium than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3's</a> plastic and faux leather shenanigans, the One Max isn't quite as elegant as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a> and the extra bulk and weight over the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3</a> isn’t quite worth it for that little bit of extra screen. In the end the Note 3 gets the balance between phone and tablet more right, and to us that’s really the point of a phablet. But if your belief is that the best phablet is simply the phone with the biggest, best screen, you certainly won’t be disappointed if you fill your boots (and hands) with the One Max.&nbsp;</p> <p>Review by <strong><a href="https://plus.google.com/100316166955509219073/posts">Sophie Charara&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-in-hand.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gorgeous screen, slick Sense and superb battery life but the max doesn’t quite master its phablet maths</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Max review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-review-main.JPG?1383127353" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HTC One Max Smartphones Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:22:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425935 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max-finally-official-and-its-massive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The phone that&#039;s leaked more than a bullet-ridden colander gets unveiled at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" alt="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-max-front-back.jpg?1381764671" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HTC One Max is quite possibly the most leaked smartphone in history, but it has finally been revealed by HTC in all its glory.&nbsp;</p> <p>It joins a growing list of super-sized phablets like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z-ultra-hands-review/news" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z Ultra</a>, but what exactly does it bring to the table?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s the One, but embiggened </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The One Max has a whopping 5.9in display - a tad larger than the 5.7in Note 3's screen - and as expected it packs in a 1920 x 1080 resolution with 373ppi.</p> <p>While it looks nearly identical to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a> with its dual front-facing (now Beat-less) BoomSound speakers and metal construction, there are a few differences, including white plastic edges that are similar to those found on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one-mini/review" target="_blank">HTC One Mini.</a></p> <p>The back cover is removable, and taking it off reveals the microSIM slot and - storage fans rejoice - a microSD slot for expandable memory.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly the battery is still non-removable, but it measures in at a hefty 3,300mAh and should offer plenty of juice to feed that ravenous display.</p> <p>Sitting beneath the rear camera is a fingerprint reader which can be used&nbsp;to&nbsp;unlock the phone. You can also select three apps to open automatically after you've assigned them to three individual fingers (<a>something we were really hoping Touch ID could do</a>). Unlike the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>' Touch ID sensor though, you have to swipe your fingertips over the reader to scan them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" alt="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-front-back-angle.jpg?1381764671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Under the hood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The One Max is powered by a 1.7Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM, which on paper makes it less powerful than rivals like the Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>.</p> <p>Still, specs aren't everything and we're looking forward to seeing how the One Max stands up to the real world in our full review.</p> <p>The 4MP Ultrapixel camera from the One returns (minus the optical image stabilisation), and there's a 2MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.</p> <p>The One Max will debut with HTC Sense 5.5 on Android 4.3, which adds a few tweaks to Blinkfeed in addition to other minor changes.</p> <p>While there's no specific price or release date for the time being, we're told that the One Max will hit shelves by the end of this week, so not too long to wait for gadgeteers looking for a super-sized One.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" alt="HTC One Max is finally official. And yes, it has a fingerprint reader" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-flip-case.jpg?1381764671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max-finally-official-and-its-massive/news#comments HTC One Max Smartphones Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:58:32 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427867 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Max leaked pics give a closer look at that weird blank square on its back http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max-leaked-pics-give-closer-look/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC&#039;s upcoming phablet comes under scrutiny – it looks like the fingerprint sensor may happen after all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/HTCOneMain.jpg?1379472752" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some fresh images of the upcoming HTC One Max and its 'fingerprint scanner' have surfaced. HTC's upcoming phablet has been touring the leaks circuit for a while now, but these are the clearest snaps yet.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finger-friendly phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new pics have come from a user of Chinese social network Weibo and again show that shiny square below the camera that is rumoured to be a fingerprint scanner. They also show the phablet running in multitasking mode, making the most of its big 5.9in display.</p> <p>Another Weibo account, this time tied to the China Mobile network, has published specs for the HTC One Max. These specs include a quad core processor running at 1.7GHz, with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It's worth noting, however, that there are often differences between Chinese and European specs. An earlier leak put it at 2.3GHz with 32/64GB storage.</p> <p>In line with its little brother, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a>, inside its aluminium shell is expected an identical 4MP 'Ultrapixel' camera, the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and the option of 4G LTE.</p> <p>For the whole HTC One Max story so far, check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review">HTC One Max preview</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-one-max-leak-image-specs-269808/">Android Authority</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTCOneScreens.jpg?1379472752" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max-leaked-pics-give-closer-look/news#comments HTC One Max Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:33:27 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1426763 at http://www.stuff.tv 5.9in HTC One Max phablet spotted in press shot http://www.stuff.tv/htc/59in-htc-one-max-spotted-press-shot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The phabletised HTC One makes another appearance in a convincing beauty shot. Are your hands ready for its 5.9in screen? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="920" height="690" title="5.9in HTC One Max spotted in press shot" alt="5.9in HTC One Max spotted in press shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-max-evleaks-press-shot_0.jpg?1376385148" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The gigantified <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review‎">HTC One</a>, better known as the the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-gets-phablet-treatment-meet-htc-one-max/news" target="_blank">HTC One Max</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-t6-take-samsung-galaxy-note-3/news" target="_blank">T6</a>, has been leaked by notorious smartphone snoopster @evleaks in what appears to be a genuine press shot.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Man the harpoons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We've tried to illustrate roughly how big the HTC One Max stacks up against the HTC One and HTC One Mini, and it definitely falls into the upper ends of the phablet roster, standing in the same weight class as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z-ultra-hands-review/news" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z Ultra</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ascend-mate/huawei-ascend-mate-review-round/news" target="_blank">Huawei Ascend Mate</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-mega-63/samsung-galaxy-mega-63-official/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Mega</a>.</p> <p>Still, this is all best taken with a pinch of salt for the time being, until the HTC One Max's official reveal which could be as early as IFA next month. With the Max reportedly packing a rumoured Snapdragon 800 processor, bigger battery and the same 4MP Ultrapixel camera as the current <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a>, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/heres-what-we-need-galaxy-note-3/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> should have a solid fight on its hands in Berlin next month.</p> <p>[<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/112200452723264454895/posts/525gAGuGzNk" target="_blank">@evleaks</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/12/early-htc-one-max-press-image-spotted/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="797" height="598" title="5.9in HTC One Max spotted in press shot" alt="5.9in HTC One Max spotted in press shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-max-mini.jpg?1376305388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/59in-htc-one-max-spotted-press-shot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/59in-htc-one-max-spotted-press-shot/news#comments HTC One Max Smartphones Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:34:15 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425457 at http://www.stuff.tv