As a previous HTC One user this phone is quite similar to its smaller counterpart. The new mega device in the android family features a large 5.9-inch 1,920-by-1080-pixel LCD, and the beautiful screen display you’d expect from a HTC phone, on the Android with HTC Sense 5.5 platform. And of course you music lovers can’t forget the fact the HTC One Max also includes the BoomSound speakers (Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers) which for me produce a sound other smart phones have yet to match.
Runnung off the same 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM as the HTC One, the display is also similar; complete with Flipboard, HTC BlinkFeed, home screen shortcuts to messaging, internet, phone and more. Overall, the same, with a few notable changes like the enhanced security of rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that allows you to unlock your phone as well as program multiple fingers and assign certain apps to launch with each finger. This is of course optional, you can override the fingerprint scanning and use traditional security features. The fingerprint scanner is neat, but I found sometimes it would take a few attempts to get it to “read’ my print properly, which could be annoying.
The HTC One Max runs on Sprints new tri-band Spark LTE, which is said to deliver peak speeds of up to 50-60Mbps. This service doesn’t run well yet in my area, so I am not comfortable speaking for it. But call quality was clear, and when I had a good data connection outside my home, speeds were reasonable.
Personally it has been hard for me to determine if I am a mini or mega kind of girl. I love the convenience of simple tossing my phone in my back pocket, but I also love to share photos and view photos on a larger display. I think if I didn’t feel awkward holding such a large device up to my ear the mega devices would be for me. But until I get over that, this mom simply prefers a smaller more portable device for her busy everyday life. Now, my husband, he is definitely a bigger is better kind of guy. He prefers the clarity and larger text of the big screen and the fact that he isn’t fumbling around when trying to text. He is an HTC One user still and has met what seems to be his perfect match in the HTC One max.
If size is a factor, either way, you can't go wrong with an HTC One (or max) on the Sprint Network.
Disclosure: I am a Sprint Ambassador. Product(s) and information provided to help facilitate this post. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced. Your opinion may differ.