Nov 16 AT 9:00 AM Nick Gray 29 Comments

Hands-on with the HTC One max – what questions do you have?

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If you have not heard, the HTC One max is now available in the US. Sprint is selling the phone for $249.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 if you can stomach the full retail price. Our good friends at HTC were kind enough to send us a review unit. We have been playing around with the device for a few hours already, but our review is at least a week or two away. Fortuneteller, you don’t have to wait that long if you have questions about the HTC One max. Simply leave  a comment below and we’ll pick the best question to highlight in an upcoming post.

So what do you want to know about the HTC One max before you buy it?

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • MyMilan

    I already have a HTC One and love it.

    Other than the bigger screen, why should I trade it in for a One Max?

    • deborahalvarad

      my classmate’s half-sister makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been without work for six months but last month her pay was $12697 just working on the internet for a few hours. recommended you read>>>>>>>
      http://x.co/2tye1

    • stafford

      my classmate’s half-sister makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been without work for six months but last month her pay was $12697 just working on the internet for a few hours. recommended you read………. http://iop.li/5vZ

  • Ed

    Is it $250 better than the nexus 5?

    • TheVoodoo

      Considering the unparalleled design and build quality of HTC phones compared to other Android handset manufacturers, I would say that it would have been worth the extra price if it were released with the same internals, namely processor.

  • Narayan

    Will it also come in developer edition so we get the stock Android experience? If not, does it have an unlocked bootloader so we can get more rapid updates from Cyanogenmod?

  • Jtowns

    2 questions:

    1. Considering in-store demo models are all hooked up to anti-theft/charging tethers, it is difficult to determine pocketability, a potential issue for this behemoth. So, considering the average khaki pants pocket, and dress shirt breast pocket, how well do you think it will fit?

    2. I know a lot of the preproduction review models has issues with the back panel fitting properly, has the been addressed satisfactorily?

  • Bart

    Will it blend?

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC One max

  • aufan1

    I can’t tell from picture 15 but does it have a removable battery?

    • Jennifer

      No

  • MarkT

    Can I use this as a bmx ramp?

  • Drake Paulsen

    i would much rather the leaves in the photo. htc is horrible.

    • Keef

      Regardless of what you think of the company, the HTC One is amazing. If the Max brings everything the former does, and then some, I’d imagine it’s a great device as well.

  • J.B.

    Harpo who dis Fortuneteller?

    Edit and spell checker are you’re friends.

    • Fortuneteller

      I believe they were addressing me, sir…

  • Dean Caldwell

    We all know HTC isn’t horrible Drake. Just because you may have had 1 bad experience, does not mean the company is horrible. I bet you own a car. I bet it has broken down or needed a tune up. It’s the same with any human made device. It can be faulty and can break down. Problem with society these days is it is expected that nothing should break down and if it does, that company is scratched off their list. As for HTC and every other manufacturer, they use modern electronics. Electronics fail. Fact. Deal with it.

    As for my HTC One Max question, is the finger print scanner as useful as it is claimed to be? Eg launching certain apps with different fingers?

  • KidEnglish

    I saw one of these in carphonewarehouse when the HTC rep happened to be in, the thing is fucking big.

    Looked gorgeous and I could see myself using it, but as a phone, I’m not sure.

  • scubabum

    This Sprint version of HTC Max has a SIM slot but Sprint uses CDMA.
    Is this a world phone?

    • Jim

      LTE is a God technology, and therefore requires a SIM

      • Jim

        GSM*

  • donger

    This phone is awesome.

  • Maek

    i have a problem with my battery on one max..when it says full charge, I am unplugging it but after about 1min, it immediately goes down to 96%. That is happening everytime.

  • Hunter Hubers

    Does the One Max support QI Wireless charging?

  • Prince KG

    Wow, I can’t believe some of these comments. Yes HTC as a whole needs some work, but you can’t say they don’t come out with some amazing products. Keep the support that claim to be number 1. And don’t forget Android wouldn’t be where it is today without them.

    I what to now if the Max would be good as a secondary device and manager tablet and for apps like Kindle or Nook dose it register as a tablet like the Galaxy Note 2 and the Note 3 does?

    • Prince KG

      Speech to text suck, but you get what I was trying to say.

  • StephanieJackson

    My Uncle Ryan got an awesome cream Chevrolet Camaro Convertible by work part time using a laptop… helpful site>>> http://migre.me/gFw7e

  • alice scanlan

    hi ive lost my htc at the mall just wondering is there a way to track down my htc one max!! nobody can get into it becps ive locked it please help me please

  • Jennifer

    This phone, I’m not happy with but for one reason. It collects a lot of viruses. On my free time at a Dr’s office I enjoy you tube and I also just like to browse and even with a good company like AVG FOR EXAMPLE I get virus after virus!can anyone please explain why this keeps occurring. A mom in a Dr’s office needs entertainment!

  1. I already have a HTC One and love it.

    Other than the bigger screen, why should I trade it in for a One Max?

    • my classmate’s half-sister makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been without work for six months but last month her pay was $12697 just working on the internet for a few hours. recommended you read>>>>>>>
      http://x.co/2tye1

    • my classmate’s half-sister makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been without work for six months but last month her pay was $12697 just working on the internet for a few hours. recommended you read………. http://iop.li/5vZ

  2. EdGuest 2 years ago

    Is it $250 better than the nexus 5?

    • Considering the unparalleled design and build quality of HTC phones compared to other Android handset manufacturers, I would say that it would have been worth the extra price if it were released with the same internals, namely processor.

  3. NarayanGuest 2 years ago

    Will it also come in developer edition so we get the stock Android experience? If not, does it have an unlocked bootloader so we can get more rapid updates from Cyanogenmod?

  4. JtownsGuest 2 years ago

    2 questions:

    1. Considering in-store demo models are all hooked up to anti-theft/charging tethers, it is difficult to determine pocketability, a potential issue for this behemoth. So, considering the average khaki pants pocket, and dress shirt breast pocket, how well do you think it will fit?

    2. I know a lot of the preproduction review models has issues with the back panel fitting properly, has the been addressed satisfactorily?

  5. BartGuest 2 years ago

    Will it blend?

    • Hom0ncruseGuest 2 years ago

      final nail in the coffin for HTC One max

  6. I can’t tell from picture 15 but does it have a removable battery?

  7. Can I use this as a bmx ramp?

  8. i would much rather the leaves in the photo. htc is horrible.

    • KeefGuest 2 years ago

      Regardless of what you think of the company, the HTC One is amazing. If the Max brings everything the former does, and then some, I’d imagine it’s a great device as well.

  9. J.B.Guest 2 years ago

    Harpo who dis Fortuneteller?

    Edit and spell checker are you’re friends.

    • FortunetellerGuest 2 years ago

      I believe they were addressing me, sir…

  10. Dean CaldwellGuest 2 years ago

    We all know HTC isn’t horrible Drake. Just because you may have had 1 bad experience, does not mean the company is horrible. I bet you own a car. I bet it has broken down or needed a tune up. It’s the same with any human made device. It can be faulty and can break down. Problem with society these days is it is expected that nothing should break down and if it does, that company is scratched off their list. As for HTC and every other manufacturer, they use modern electronics. Electronics fail. Fact. Deal with it.

    As for my HTC One Max question, is the finger print scanner as useful as it is claimed to be? Eg launching certain apps with different fingers?

  11. I saw one of these in carphonewarehouse when the HTC rep happened to be in, the thing is fucking big.

    Looked gorgeous and I could see myself using it, but as a phone, I’m not sure.

  12. This Sprint version of HTC Max has a SIM slot but Sprint uses CDMA.
    Is this a world phone?

  13. This phone is awesome.

  14. MaekGuest 2 years ago

    i have a problem with my battery on one max..when it says full charge, I am unplugging it but after about 1min, it immediately goes down to 96%. That is happening everytime.

  15. Hunter HubersGuest 2 years ago

    Does the One Max support QI Wireless charging?

  16. Prince KGGuest 2 years ago

    Wow, I can’t believe some of these comments. Yes HTC as a whole needs some work, but you can’t say they don’t come out with some amazing products. Keep the support that claim to be number 1. And don’t forget Android wouldn’t be where it is today without them.

    I what to now if the Max would be good as a secondary device and manager tablet and for apps like Kindle or Nook dose it register as a tablet like the Galaxy Note 2 and the Note 3 does?

    • Prince KGGuest 2 years ago

      Speech to text suck, but you get what I was trying to say.

  17. StephanieJacksonGuest 2 years ago

    My Uncle Ryan got an awesome cream Chevrolet Camaro Convertible by work part time using a laptop… helpful site>>> http://migre.me/gFw7e

  18. alice scanlanGuest 1 year ago

    hi ive lost my htc at the mall just wondering is there a way to track down my htc one max!! nobody can get into it becps ive locked it please help me please

  19. JenniferGuest 1 year ago

    This phone, I’m not happy with but for one reason. It collects a lot of viruses. On my free time at a Dr’s office I enjoy you tube and I also just like to browse and even with a good company like AVG FOR EXAMPLE I get virus after virus!can anyone please explain why this keeps occurring. A mom in a Dr’s office needs entertainment!