Review: HTC One max
It's often easy to fall into the trappings of modern society, which dictate that to make things better, they must be made bigger. The HTC One max is an exception to the rule, because it its case, bigger is most definitely not better — at least for most people.
The phone is absolutely huge. I found it to be far too large for everyday use one-handed. Further, it didn't fit into about half the pockets I tried to stuff it into. The max is clearly meant to be used with two hands, and that means it is for people who are looking for that particular experience. Personally, it's not for me, but for people seeking the cinematic, over-sized device, it might be perfect.
The display, which should be the max's most breathtaking feature, is an average screen at best. The large dimensions mean pixels are further apart and easier to spot. The call quality was miserable, despite strong network performance. The battery life, on the other hand, was outstanding.
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As far as media devices go, the max keeps up with the best. It has an IR blaster and access to plenty of content; the camera and video camera are both excellent; and the quality of sound that comes from the BoomSound stereo speakers is very good when it comes to music and video.
Would I recommend the HTC One max? Only if you're ready to live life with a device that requires two hands most of the time.
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