Posts tagged with: One Max
  • by | October 31, 2013 5:54 AM

    Got a few hundred clams burning a hole in your pocket? Do you love absurdly oversized smartphone displays? Do you see no need for mobile devices to include a stylus in 2013? Then you, friend, have come to the right place. The subjects of today's Pocketnow comparison are not alien to us. Each is a positively massive smartphone featuring powerful media consumption capabilities. We’ve already separately reviewed both the HTC One max and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and we’ve also subjected them to innumerable comparisons - some worthwhile, some outrageous. But there's nothing quite so ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    The spread of LTE has brought higher data speeds than ever before to our smartphones, yet carriers aren't resting on their laurels; we've already been talking about where things can go from here, like with the LTE-Advanced support that's come to phones like the Galaxy S 4. Today we heard about something a little different from Sprint, with news of its own high-speed LTE service, dubbed Spark. The way Sprint describes it, the key to Spark is its tri-band operation, taking full advantage of Sprint's spectrum holdings and seamlessly transitioning the LTE connection between them for optimal ...

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  • by | October 20, 2013 9:00 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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  • by | October 18, 2013 5:34 PM

    There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee on the Weekly!" you demanded. And after weeks of dancing around schedules, overseas trips, and major product releases, we've finally managed to make it happen. For the first time in recorded history, MKBHD and Pocketnow have collaborated to bring you two full hours of audio-podcast goodness. That sounds a lot more grandiose than three guys ...

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  • by | October 17, 2013 5:59 AM

    Honest truth: we'd rather be comparing the One max with the Galaxy Mega. It's a better fit, after all: HTC's latest monster is much less a minimized tablet than it is a maximized smartphone, just like Samsung's preposterous Mega creation. As we mentioned in our full review of the One max, the company's goal with its newest device was to port the experience of the earlier One to a larger form factor. And when, at the press event where HTC distributed review units, someone from another tech site called the One max "more a Mega than a Note," HTC didn't seem particularly put off by the ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 5:00 AM

    You might say this comparison is unnecessary. After all, most people don't need help deciding whether to buy a smartphone or a refrigerator door, right? Given the choice between a standard-sized handheld and a beastly monolith, most folks can tell pretty quickly which they prefer. But it's not that simple. HTC's One is one of the most visible, most well-regarded smartphones of the year -  and so it would follow, in the mind of the mythical average consumer, that something called the "One max" should be even better - maybe much better, right? Well, as our full HTC One max review revealed, ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 4:14 AM

    The HTC One Max is one interesting device, as you can tell from our review. It features a multi-functional fingerprint scanner aside from flagship specs, but we don't really know the future price point of the phablet. However, a recent report tries to anticipate that, placing a RMB 5,088 (around $833) label the device. This is for the unlocked device, as mentioned in the report. When it comes to security, we know that Apple is storing your fingerprint on the iPhone 5S, with no access to it. HTC clarified the situation of the One Max, and, apparently, the same policy applies. "The ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 7:01 AM

    This morning brought news many of us have been anticipating for months. HTC made the One max – the larger brother to the renowned HTC One flagship from March – officially official. Except, instead of the HTC-made superphone we were hoping for, the One max is a bit of a downer. We really liked the HTC One here at Pocketnow. It received, at the time, one of the highest scores we'd ever given to a smartphone – a 9.2 out of 10. And I could barely wait to get my hands on one. On top of that, many of us here at Pocketnow enjoy larger smartphones. You would think the larger sibling of one ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 2:55 AM

    "Excuse me - is that a phone or a tablet?" "That doesn't fit in your pocket, does it?" "That must be one of them new 'phablets,' huh?" "What ... what is that thing?" Carrying the HTC One max for the past seven days has been an exercise in patience - patience with the curious public. Like Samsung's first Galaxy Note, and the LG Optimus Vu, and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and other pioneering slabs of the recent past, HTC's latest smartphone is an audacious foray into uncharted territory. Yes, phones with larger screens and better specs have beaten it to market, but never before has a ...

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  • by | October 14, 2013 11:09 PM

    Today all the news seems to be about the HTC One max. Some love it, others hate it. Taken as a whole, the newest device from HTC seems like nothing more than a big version of their old flagship. And that's okay HTC has found a form-factor that looks good, functions well, and is very obviously scalable between small and large -- at least when we're talking about smartphones. Many will tell you that it's simply not enough. They'll say that HTC needed to pour the latest and greatest of everything into their newest device. Some will even call this "another nail in the coffin" and will predict ...

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  • by | October 14, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR3, some new enhancements to come, and even how to install it on your current Windows Phone. Google follows in the news because their new "Mobile Meter" service might give you incentives if it can track you. We then continue with Google, but this time because we've got a leaked video of the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat. We then go through some leaked renders of the LG G Flex, which should land soon. We end today's show talking about our review of the HTC One max, and some first impressions. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | October 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    There's a reality behind every single successful product that has ever existed: they've all served a purpose. It could be the most trivial of things, like a $1 game that could entertain you so well, and yet be so inexpensive, that people just flocked to buy it, to more complicated things, like mixing the luxury of a sedan with the suspension of a truck to give you an SUV. Regardless if its entertainment or utility, products succeed when they either satisfy a need, or create a desire. I still remember walking the streets of Barcelona in 2012 with Tony, and seeing so many of the Asian ...

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  • by | October 14, 2013 11:01 AM

    Congratulations HTC. You've outdone Apple. Champagne is falling from the skies in your honor. No one thought it was possible, but I believed in you. Once the rumors broke, I knew you wouldn't let me down, and you did not. Kudos. You showed Apple how it's done. You managed to screw up fingerprint sensor implementation even more than Cupertino. You know what we call that? We call that a “Boomsound”. When Apple first debuted Touch ID, it seemed (and still seems to me) a foolhardy concept. The world is just not ready to have our phones storing our fingerprints, nor waiting for a phone to ...

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  • by | October 14, 2013 7:47 AM

    We were right about this week being the week HTC makes the One Max phablet official, but we didn't think it would be this early in the week. Maybe it is to avoid cluttering tomorrow with the rumored LG Nexus 5 announcement. Nonetheless, it's here, it's official, it's big, and it reads your fingerprints like a... iPhone 5S? It looks exactly like the HTC One (and One mini), which isn't a bad thing at all. There's a large, 5.9-inch screen on the front, which has a resolution of 1080p, and, we can only hope it has the same quality as the one found on the One flagship. The outer aspect and ...

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  • by | October 10, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Z1F, which finally brings us a flagship smartphone on smaller dimensions. We then talk about BlackBerry's future, including the fact that its cofounders want to buy it back. Nokia is next as we've got teasers for their October 22nd event that include a laptop. We then go through the Nexus 5 leaks, and a possibility of a launch next week. We end today's show talking about the HTC One Max, and the company's plans to bring some innovations to the fingerprint scanner. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z1 ...

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