2The One Max Is HTC’s Papa Bear
3Max, Meet the iPhone 5S
5Max Gets the Same Detailing
7Bigger and Better
Three very notable things about the One Max are that it has enhanced dual front speakers (the bottom one of which is seen here); it runs version 5.5 of the Sense interface, which includes smart additions like the ability to save stories from the BlinkFeed for later reading, as well as the ability to get rid of the BlinkFeed all together; and it has a great camera.
8HTC’s Ultrapixel Camera
9From Filters to Zoes
Sense 5.5 also makes it easier than before to share content. From the Gallery, a user can click on an Event (the phone collects photos, based on when they were taken, to create an Event for you) and then Video Highlights and have a 30-second video made from photos and videos in the event. It can be easily shared via email, text or social networks, and be customized or created entirely by the Max.
11Making a Big Effort
HTC has made it simple to save data to the cloud, set up and customize the Max and transfer contacts from an old iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or Android device. The question of whether it can get users to switch from competing devices—even with a lineup as strong as the One family—looms large for HTC, whose market share and revenue have sunk. For those who want a large display and don’t care about a stylus, the HTC One Max is a great choice.