Unlike a couple of years ago, when the Galaxy Note was the only… errr… notable phablet on the market, the Note 3 has a couple of powerful competitors this year: the Xperia Z Ultra and the HTC One Max. The latter one is now available for purchase at Sprint, so let’s talk about it.
The phablet manufactured by the Taiwanese company is now available for purchase on Sprint’s virtual store for as low as $149.99. The $149.99 price applies only for the uses who switch from another carrier and port in their phone number. If you are a regular new Sprint customer or you just plan to add a new line to your Sprint contract, you will have to pay $249.99 for HTC One Max and sign a two-year agreement.
If signing two-year contracts with carries is not your thing, you can grab HTC One Max from Sprint at the full price of $599.99.
What are HTC One Max’s technical specifications? I’m glad you asked. The phablet is basically an HTC One on steroids, which also comes with a fingerprint sensor placed right below the camera. The handset brings a 1080 x 1920 5.9-inch Super LCD 3 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-core 1.7 Krait 300 GPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, and HTC One’s 4 MP UltraPixel camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, 1080p@30fps video recording, and HTC Zoe, which, unfortunately, lost the optical image stabilization.
Even though the back lid can be removed to allow the user insert a microSD card (up to 64 GB supported), the 3,300 mAh battery can’t be pulled out and replaced. One Max is leaving the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5 on top of it, and it will also receive Android 4.4 KitKat… sometime.
Are you getting the HTC One Max from Sprint or did you purchase the Galaxy Note 3 already?