HTC One Max

Complete hardware specifications for the new HTC One Max

After many months of leakage and speculation, the HTC One Max is finally official, and we've got our hands on the 5.9-inch handset, which packs familiar internal hardware.

The short version is the One Max is, on the inside, essentially an HTC One. It's powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 1080p display. But it's also got removable storage in addition to its 16GB of onboard flash, and there's a fingerprint scanner underneath that 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera. It's also the first HTC phone to launch with Android 4.3 and the new Sense 5.5 UI.

You'll find the long version after the break.

HTC One Max hardware specifications

Size 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm
Weight 217g
Display 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, 1.7GHz quad-core CPU
Platform Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed
Storage 16/32GB with microSD expandability (up to 64GB supported, card not included)
Approx. 10GB available on 16GB version, 25GB on 32GB version
Network • 2G/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Sprint: 1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
• 3G CDMA: Sprint/Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
• 4G LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Sprint: 1900 MHz
Verizon: 700 MHz
SIM microSIM
Sensors Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint scanner
Connectivity • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
• Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled 
• WiDFi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
• DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
• HTC Connect™ 
• Support consumer infrared remote control
• microDUSB 2.0 (5Dpin) port with mobile high Ddefinition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Sound HTC BoomSound Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Sense Voice
GPS GPS/AGPS, Digital Compass
Camera HTC UltraPixel Camera
• BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3"
• Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
• f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
• Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
• 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
• Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens with HDR capability
• Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording. 
• HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
• Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
• Continuous shooting and VideoPic Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Multimedia Audio supported formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, wma (Windows Media Audio 9) Recording: .amr
Video supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media
Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) Recording: .mp4 
Battery Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery, 3300mAh
Talk time: Up to 25 hours for WCDMA, Up to 28 hours for CDMA
Standby time: Up to 585 hours for WCDMA, Up to 393 hours for CDMA
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1.5A
There are 57 comments

mrjayviper says:

Other than the cpu, it's a great phone for my needs. I don't game on my phone so an s600 is more than enough.

mlndshh says:

I have a nexus 4 and I can yell you the s4 pro is also enough

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carraser891 says:

A s600 van handle gaming just fine

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Ry says:


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LegacyEvoAce says:

The S800 is not just for gaming it also charges the battery faster Quick charge 2.0 vs 1.0 on the S600.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Pretty underwhelming and a little disappointing in the final quarter of 2013, but the HTC One is one of the fastest and most fluid devices out there.

I'm sure than even with early-2013 specs, the One Max should still be a very fast phone for pretty much anyone who isn't a specs junkie or a gamer.

The addition of an SD card slot should make many HTC fans very happy.

That being said, the One Max isn't compelling enough to trade my One in. Yes, the SD card slot and fingerprint sensor are nice upgrades, but I have never gotten to the point where I really need an SD card and I still consider fingerprint sensors to be pretty gimmicky. (Just my opinion. Put down those pitchforks.)

Was so excited for this until they said the Snapdragon 600. WTF why not put the 800?

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

The Snapdragon 600 is still a pretty fast SoC to this day.

Though I am bummed out by HTC's decision to add the 600 instead of the 800, when others are slapping it on their latest and greatest phones.

Either HTC wants to prove that specs don't matter or they'll make a HTC One Max LTE-A, just like the Galaxy S4 LTE-A.

Valid point.

Save some production cost eliminate the gimmicky fingerprint scanner and upgrade the processor.

sublimaze says:

The average buyer will probably think a fingerprint scanner is more valuable than SD800.

WickedRabbit says:

...until they apparently try it, as some early hands-on previews that have started trickling out this morning are saying it's just as poor as the Motorola Atrix in how they implemented it.

This is obviously targeted more at the Asian market than it is the American market. While the S600 is a nice processor in its right, that doesn't mean they shouldn't have gone with the 800, which offers battery enhancements and stronger GPU - I play Asphalt 8 on my current One and it does drop some frames when a lot of racers are on screen at the same time a lot of times or when a few cars are on the screen and debris is being kicked around (I have the game set to maximum graphics quality... may need to turn it down to medium).

And then they removed the OIS from the camera. This is a One Mini enlarged.

Plus, since it supports microSD it's unlikely Verizon/Sprint will carry the 32gb. So, the only option will likely be 16GB, which for me is too small to store apps and I refuse to store apps on sd card due to poor performance that I've experienced with doing that. Even the gallery can take longer to load photos when you put them on an SD card as opposed to internal storage.

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PZR18 says:

Ya i just hope they come out with a Google play edition of the One Max & hopefully that will include a Snapdragon 800 so its more future proof

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Jay Holm says:

Not a competitor to the Note 3, the Note 3 has 3gb's of RAM, not 2, the Note 3 has the Snapdragon 800, not the Snapdragon 600. . .this Monster phone fails.

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Icipher says:

How about we to see how it performs before casting judgment?

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masterpfa says:

Could not have put it better. The user experience of the HTC One has been case in point and not lost on the tech geeks and reviewers who sing it's praises. Granted it's not the latest and greatest specs but surely "User Experience" needs to be the number one priority here

Glenn Correa says:


The Note 3 has 3GB of RAM and S800 because of that Touchwiz shit. The S600 is waay enough for Sense 5, that's a much lighter skin.

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Kushan says:

Err no, not wrong. Touchwiz might be a little bit heavier than Sense, but it's not like Sense is some lightweight touch either. A lot of people are going to be disappointed at the S600 here as everyone else (not just samsung) is shipping devices with an S800. For enthusiast users, the skin argument is invalid as we'll be installing custom ROMs anyway.

Glenn Correa says:

Yeah. The same people that worry about benchmark....
And Stock is waay lighter than Sense and Touchwiz, so what's the problem with that?
It's a great device. That's it.
I'm not disappointed.

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Nick Rhodes says:

My Nexus 7 (2012) has a 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM. Its definitely not laggy, so the S600 (and that 2GB of RAM), should be more than enough to power Sense 5.5. We shall soon see, though. :-)

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Amir47 says:

Bro sense of late is significantly lighter than sense of the past. Significantly lighter than touchwiz. Any custom ROM will still be just as heavy for note 3 since without touchwiz you lose a ton of gimmicky features..

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Note 3 also has TouchWizz... so the extra 1GB of RAM and extra power is from the 800 over the 600 is pretty much irrelevant.

mhmmdy123 says:

The Note3 must have the 3GB RAM because, it has a lots of junkies preloaded. So that's why Samsung add it one more GB of RAM. To a normal person this is not a selling point.
I'm using the HTC ONE and I do have the GS4, I prefer the HTC ONE.

WickedRabbit says:

I had the GS4 as well and sold it for the HTC One. The One just runs much better and the new version of Sense is excellent. It's the only Android phone I've ever used (and I've owned a lot due to working in the industry) that actually doesn't make me miss even stock android (which is still among my favorite). It runs great, looks great and offers value where needed. For example, if you use Microsoft Exchange you WILL NOT find a better email program on a smartphone than the HTC One. Everything else is garbage in comparison.

sublimaze says:

Jay Holm: "Not a competitor to the Note 3"

To be fair, the Note 3 has no true competitors. Two years and 3 generations after initial release, the Note series is still a in class of its own.

Glenn Correa says:

And I say: meh.

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sublimaze says:

You may not care for it and I get that. Not everyone wants the same thing. But show me another device that offers what the Note series offers. You do that, and I'll retract my statement about the Note being in a class of its own.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

You do realize that the Note is more than just an oversized phone, right?

The phone is made to work well with the S Pen, and once you take it out, you can use it for a ton of things, like a notebook, and much more.

So far, all the phablets I've seen are just oversized phones. The Note series, in my opinion, makes use of everything it has to make it more than just an oversized phone.

That's why he said that the Note is in "a class of it's own". It's because of that S Pen.

Darth Spock says:

I'm not sure they see this as a separate Q4 flagship, but rather as another option for their 2013 Q2 winner.

nikkisix798 says:

almost full 1cm longer plus thicker and wider? this is too big. Note Series is perfect big size phone

alexlam24 says:

HTC attempted to join the new market, too bad they forgot current gen specs

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I'm kinda bummed out that it doesn't have the Snapdragon 800. But I would still buy it.. Ultimate entertainment device. Im not really into the fingerprint scanner thing, but I will probably start saving for this device.

Glenn Correa says:

Those writing shit about the lack of S800 are just stupid.
The same thing happened with the Moto X. Stop your bullshit with the specs. S600 is a very capable soc and Sense 5 is a very light skin.
Said that, I'd never seen an HTC One (s600) with lag, but what about a Note 3 (s800)? Yup, lag everywhere. You know why? Touchwiz.

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hoekapika says:

No lag ever on my note 3 sorry bro

posred via my Galaxy Note 3

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

I tried a Note 3 and it did not lag at all.

However, that phone did not have much apps installed.

Give it some time and put a bunch of apps on it and then we'll see if it lags.

I have a One with a boatload of apps on it and it hasn't lagged. NOT ONCE.

KQuintana says:

Glenn Correa, you started with the name calling. That being said, I hope you and those like you (the mentally challenged) do go out and buy the HTC ONE (fail) MAX... otherwise HTC would have absolutely no hope to survive.

I'm disappointed there is no Sprint triband LTE.

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themuffinman says:

It is tri-band.

JS1111 says:

If i'm not mistaken. 3g is dual band. 4glte is 1900mhz (single band)..SIGH

ericykchan says:

the "s600 cpu more than enough" statement only true if people can proof all apps and games run the same performance against s800. There's a lot more than just lag-free, how about stitching panorama pictures, or skype video conferencing. The faster and more power efficient CPU the better, shouldn't we demand that?

If this phone is market as flagship, then put the current flagship spec. If HTC comes out pricing this as a mid-range phone, then s600 is fine. Everyone gets what they paid for.

jmbburg26 says:

To each his own. The specs on this should be fine. I own a Note 3 and love it. I prefer the S800 to enable 4k video recording. I shoot video for the military and it's nice to have. Needed, probably not but fun to play with. The 4k on here records at 48mbps. That's 1.5GB per 5 minutes of video. That's where the SD Card comes in.

The biggest difference between all of these large screen phones and the Note series is the use of S-Pen. Samsung has a purpose built product that is very well thought out and put together. Others are doing big phones just to do big phones.

It's good to see new products like this. Although, the 2 button layout is still weird.

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Synycalwon says:

What I don't get is the back is removable, but yet it has a sealed embedded battery. :confused: At least it's a decent size, but how long is it going to take to charge it? I'd rather have the option of a spare battery (like my Note 2) and just swap it out on the fly to get back to a full charge within minutes. I seriously may have given this phone some consideration if it had a user replaceable battery, even at the cost of losing the S-Pen, as I really like the screen size (disappointed the Note 3 screen wasn't bigger). But alas, no dice. Sealed/embedded = absolute deal breaker for me. :(

sarout113 says:

i duno whay they make this shity camera!! why not 13 mp even regular camera!
nobody likes this 4 ultrapixel garbage camera!

outlooker says:

It's official folks, the Note 3 still doesn't have any real competition.

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Amir47 says:

Optimus g pro successor?

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sublimaze says:

outlooker is talking about *current* devices, not ones that will come out next year (or whenever).

SoCGHOST says:

I remember rockin the HTC Incredible and it only had a 1ghz snapdragon and OLD azz sense, so I can't understand why people complain about processor speed. I still have that phone and my daughter still uses it as a media player. What are you people doing on a phone that uses even a dual processor to the fullest, let alone a quad? Lets all wait until people get it in hand, that's the only true test. My limited experience with the One was the 5 seconds in the store when shopping for my wife's phone, it was seriously laggy.. Could have been the device had been damaged tho, it was a display phone. Good to see there are some large phones coming to compete with the Note series. Some people don't need all the Note features, they love their phone and simply wish it had a bigger screen. This phone looks like it satisfies that need for One users.

ken512 says:

Nexus 5 here I come

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halmo20 says:

I don't see how this phone can compare to Note3. Call me when HTC puts Wacom FHD digitizer and on board pen to this thing. Or for that mattet, any other so called 'phablets'... The one and only reason above all else of my getting Note3 was for the pen feature...

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cammykool says:

Notice the lack of the Beats Audio logo?

Ry says:

Early 2013 specs in late 2013. So midrange. lol

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dante501 says:

Its a quad core processor so it is gonna be just fine. The Galaxy Mega has only a dual core and a bad screen resolution. Besides the horrible 4 ultra pixel camera this seems to be the much better phone.

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JeffDenver says:

Why is there MicroSD? I have been assured by many many Nexus fanboys on here that nobody wants expandable storage. And that 16 gigs is more than any sane person should need.

sublimaze says:

That simply proves
1. people will say anything to rationalize their choices, and
2. if they keep telling themselves something, they may eventually believe it (despite substantial evidence to the contrary)

KQuintana says:

Bottom Line: Inferior CPU (SD 600 vice SD 800) + Inferior Camera (4Meg Pixel/Ultra Crapola and no OIS) + Inferior Memory (2GB vice 3GB) = either the Samsung Note 3 or the Sony Xperia Z (1 or ultra) for the family and me (that's X5 phones).

barondebxl says:

This does not compete with the Note 3. Productivity vs design.

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jpkerr1 says:

It looks like HTC is finally beginning to at least appear to be listening to customer's wants/expectations with respect to expandable storage. I don't see the S600 as being a deal breaker but then I don't use my phone for gaming. I have a GS4 running a custom ROM and I don't see the Snapdragon 600 as being marginalized any time soon. It's still a very fast CPU despite the availability of the S800. Heck, I still have a mildly overclocked GNex running Android 4.3.1 and it's still useful as a back-up phone and media player even tho it's a dinosaur. I think with the release of Kit Kat and it's lower hardware requirements the intensity of the whole "Oh,that's last year's hot CPU" talk is going to calm down a bit. In another respect HTC only got this half right. Even though you can remove the back and access the memory card slot, they still chose to embed the battery.
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