HTC has finally announced its first phablet, the HTC One Max which will be released in various world regions soon. The Taiwan manufacturer will be soon joining the ever-growing phablet competition against devices such as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Which is your favorite among these three?
The HTC One Max is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, which was a disappointment to some who were hoping for the Snapdragon 800. The Xperia Z Ultra has a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, while the Galaxy Note 3 has either a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU or a 1.9GHz Exynos octa-core processor dependent on region.[more…]
The One Max has a 5.9-inch display at 373 ppi, while the Xperia Z Ultra’s measures in at a over-sized 6.44-inches and is a Triluminous display with 344 ppi. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display at 386 ppi.
RAM and Storage
The One Max and Xperia Z Ultra both have 2GB of RAM while the Galaxy Note 3 packs 3GB. As far as internal storage is concerned the One Max comes in 16 or 32GB models, expandable via microSD to 64GB. The Xperia Z Ultra has 16GB on internal storage only, expandable via microSD to 64GB. The Galaxy Note 3 comes in 16, 32 or 64GB models (regions and carriers vary) also expandable via microSD to 64GB.
The HTC One Max features the impressive 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera inherited from the HTC One. This camera has autofocus and LED flash and benefits from features such as HTC Zoe with Sequence Shots, Always Smile and more. It also has a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and both cameras are capable of Full HD video capture.
The Xperia Z Ultra has an 8-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, autofocus and Full HD video recording and 2-megapixel front-facing camera also with Full HD video recording capability. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and many features such as Best Phone, Drama Mode and more, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter with Full HD video capture.
In term of battery, the HTC One Max leads the other two with a 3300 mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 3200mAh battery while the Xperia Z features the lowest battery capacity, 3050 mAh.
These phones all run the Android operating system. The One Max and Galaxy Note 3 both run the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS with the One Max skinned with HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI while the Note 3 is overlaid with Samsung’s TouchWiz. The Xperia Z Ultra runs the slightly older Android 4.2 OS skinned with Sony’s UI.
Dimensions and Weight
The One Max measure 164.5mm x 82.5mm x 10.29mm and weighs 217g. The Xperia Z Ultra measures 179.4mm x 92.2mm x 6.5mm and weighs in at 212g. Meanwhile the Galaxy Note measures 151.2mm x 79.2mm x 8.3mm and weighs 168g.
The HTC One Max comes with a notable fingerprint sensor, the Xperia Z Ultra is dust and water-resistant, and the Galaxy Note 3 has the use of the S-Pen stylus.
Also include the design in your consideration, which phablet is your favourite?