Homer’s two great works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are technically poems. In the exact same way that an inch-thick tome can be a poem, the htc One max is a phone. It has all the requisite characteristics: 3G and 4G connectivity, an earpiece and multiple microphones, và a thiết kế that invites you khổng lồ use it lượt thích a regular smartphone. & yet, it’s just so big.Bạn vẫn xem: smartphone htc one max xách tay

The new 5.9-inch thành viên of HTC’s One family takes the vaunted One thiết kế up into a higher weight class, squaring up against the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy note 3 và Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra. Unlike those devices, however, the One max pays no special fealty khổng lồ pen or stylus input — its secret weapon in the battle for consumer attention is a back-mounted fingerprint scanner. So, eight months after its initial launch, the điện thoại htc One gets supersized & fingerprint-savvy. Does that keep it in the running for best app android smartphone? Or does the extra kích thước drag it down?


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Though điện thoại htc would prefer that you think of the One max as an extension of the One’s design, what you’re looking at with the new phone is an enlargement of the slightly less classy One mini. That means a plastic wraparound encasing the display, though you still get plenty of aluminum và a nice little bonus: the back cover is now removable. Don’t let that fool you into thinking you’ll be able lớn swap batteries; you won’t. Smartphone htc has built the 3,300mAh battery right into the One max and only opens up the rear khổng lồ let you insert a Micro SIM (or two, with the dual-SIM model destined for China) or a microSD memory card.

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The back cover"https://khanhhoatrip.com/htc-one-max-xach-tay/imager_1_17343_700.jpgs removable, the battery is not

The newly removable back cover isn’t without its compromises, either, as it adds tangible seams that are not present on the One or One mini. Smartphone htc keeps the One’s IR emitter at the đứng đầu of the device, but shifts the nguồn button on the One max khổng lồ the side — a first for the company và a much sought-after tweak. A volume rocker rests just above the power key và that’s all you’re getting for physical controls. Given the kích cỡ of the One max, many might be disappointed not khổng lồ see HTC add in a dedicated camera button.

Even the 5.7-inch Galaxy cảnh báo 3 feels petite when mix against the One max
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Fingerprint frustration

Fingerprint frustration

Using the One max in the recommended way — as a very generously proportioned phone — is an exercise in frustration, và nothing exemplifies that better than its major new feature, the fingerprint scanner. Firstly, it’s placed in exactly the wrong place. Sitting immediately below the camera lens & requiring a swipe, it pretty much compels you lớn smudge the lens every time you want lớn identify yourself. The need for a vertical swipe is also problematic, since your hand’s natural position is at an angle khổng lồ the sensor, demanding an unnatural & uncomfortable motion to activate it. Inevitably, that leads khổng lồ regular failures lớn recognize your epidermic signature.

Equally aggravating is the fact that you have lớn wake the One max from sleep before swiping lớn unlock it. The whole point of these fingerprint sensors is to lớn speed up security processes, not make them more finicky, and that’s exactly where the htc One max fails. There’s plenty of potential here, as you can enroll up to lớn three different fingers & assign each an tiện ích to launch, but that only works from the lock screen — why not universally? As it is, the fingerprint scanner implementation here is clumsy, awkward, & comfortably in line with the long history of failed attempts at making this technology work.

The very same can be said of the One max’s size factor. It just doesn’t work. Every time I pick up this device, I long for either a properly sized tablet lượt thích the Nexus 7 or a more compact beast lượt thích the original One. Hell, even the 5.7-inch Galaxy note 3 feels petite and compact when mix against the One max.


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Change is a scary thing

Change is a scary thing

Also unchanged from the One & One mini is the Super LCD display technology. The One max’s 1080p 5.9-inch display is a pleasure to lớn behold, keeping up HTC’s reputation for using some of the very best panels available. As luxurious as it feels, however, it’s no longer quite as exceptional as it once was — LG’s G2 is at least as good when it comes to contrast, màu sắc reproduction, and viewing angles, but pulls ahead by virtue of its spectacularly thin bezels around the screen. The htc One max cannot be accused of having a thin anything.

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HTC’s 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera makes a reappearance on the One max, however it discards one rather important feature from the original One: optical image stabilization (OIS). That’ll have an impact when you’re shooting from a less than perfectly still position or in lower light, though let’s not forget that even with OIS the One’s camera is not exactly a world beater. What you get from the One max is quick operation và decent image quality, the latter being enhanced somewhat by its excellent display. There are still software foibles, such as the automatic trắng balance jumping wildly between a golden sunlit scene & a cool blue hue in two successive photos of the same landscape. That might not sound lượt thích a huge deal, but it leaves you with albums of rather inconsistent-looking pictures.

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Building on a dubious foundation

Building on a dubious foundation

Sense 5.5, built atop android 4.3, is HTC’s latest effort at convincing you that it’s adding value to Google’s sản phẩm điện thoại OS. To lớn that end, the company points out that 70 percent of điện thoại htc One customers are using BlinkFeed — a news & social media aggregator that closely resembles Flipboard — regularly. My reading of that statistic, given that BlinkFeed is the default home screen on the One, is that 30 percent of users are actively avoiding the company’s headline feature. As if to prove that point, điện thoại htc has now made BlinkFeed removable. That’s a good change, in isolation, but why waste resources on emulating something that already exists for those who want it (namely, Flipboard)? htc has spent time building in RSS & Google+ support, adding a new Reading List, & automating setup — for a feature that 30 percent of its users run away from in terror.

A similar lack of inventiveness is evident in the rest of the Sense 5.5 additions: the photo gallery now has an animated GIF maker, Zoe photos have more themes và audio options… and that’s about it. Smartphone htc calls these enhancements, but I gọi them a failure lớn innovate. There’s nothing on the One max that I can’t get from any other app android phone. Samsung’s quick toggles in the notifications thực đơn are better implemented and quicker to lớn access, Sony’s aesthetic flourishes are prettier, và even LG has a lead with its implementation of a double tap to wake or put a device to lớn sleep. điện thoại htc sweetens the khuyến mãi a little with a không lấy phí 50GB of Google Drive storage for two years, but the fact remains that a company that needs its devices to stand out is playing it far too safe.

A company that needs its devices lớn stand out is playing it far too safe

That timidity is evident not only in the software and design of the điện thoại htc One max, but also on its spec sheet. The Snapdragon 600 processor that powers the One is retained with the One max, giving you predictably unchanged performance. Four cores and a 1.7GHz max tốc độ are nothing to lớn scoff at, but Samsung & Sony manage to fit the more powerful Snapdragon 800 within their lưu ý 3 & Z Ultra devices, leaving htc lagging. The One max’s 3,300mAh battery does give it one category where it leads the others, though in my experience it didn’t last significantly longer than the Galaxy chú ý 3. A day và a half’s use with either device is a perfectly reasonable expectation, và if you’re comfortable pushing past the low battery warning, you’ll probably get two full days before reaching for a charger. This is one of the great benefits of these jumbo phones: more space to lớn fit more battery.

Good Stuff

Best speakers in the businessOne of the best displaysEpic battery lifeSide-mounted power button

Bad Stuff

Far too large & awkwardFingerprint scanner is poorly implementedWorse fit & finish than the OneCamera lacks optical image stabilization

When I reviewed the original Galaxy Note, I described it as a bad idea executed extremely well. The htc One max is the diametric opposite. Enlarging the điện thoại htc One design & adding a fingerprint sensor seems like a great way lớn build on a strength and add something new và unique. The result, however, has been an ergonomically stilted device whose best new feature will be classed as either a gimmick or a disaster.I can think of no good reason to lớn buy the One max over the original One or even the One mini. & if you absolutely must have a large-screen device, Samsung’s Galaxy lưu ý 3 does a better job at almost everything while also being smaller & lighter.