News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 14, 2013.
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The HTC One Max took HTC into new territory. HTC has made several large phones before, and it has even produced a tablet or two, but it never created anything on the scale of the One Max. With a 5.9-inch, 1080p HD display, the One Max put HTC firmly in the phone-meets-tablet hybrid area that so many Android phone makers are trying to reach.
When rumors of the HTC One Max first appeared, there were mixed reactions to the phone. At first sight, it seemed like just another giant Android device, which was strange considering that the well-received HTC One was already fairly large with its 4.7-inch screen. Could you really tolerate something maximizing that design to an even larger size? For others, that's exactly what they want. An even bigger and, perhaps, better version of something they already know and love. Does HTC succeed in that regard?
Below is a video review of the HTC One Max. The review is focused on the GSM version available in Europe, not the CDMA/LTE version launching on Sprint tomorrow. We'll be back with a separate look at that model, but here's a look at the standard workings of the intentional model hardware and software.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.