Business users looking for a mega-size smartphone have a solid new option from HTC.
The new HTC One Max is an upscale version of HTC’s flagship HTC One handset. The One Max earns its name, packing a pocket-stretching 5.9-inch display and weighing nearly half a pound. The extra size could be a plus for business users who need the space to do real work.
With the feel of a premium device, the One Max phablet features the same slick aluminum shell of the original One and the same 2GB of RAM and speedy quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. It’s not as fast as the processor in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet, but it does allow for snappy multitasking and should fit the needs of all but the pickiest of business users.
The One Max’s display is even bigger than the Note 3’s, which measures 5.7 inches. Unlike the Note 3, the HTC One Max isn’t compatible with a stylus, so business users hoping to take hand-written notes should look elsewhere.
HTC added more than a bigger screen to the One Max. It’s the first HTC handset to feature a fingerprint scanner that allows you to unlock your phone with one press, so business users can more easily keep sensitive company data locked down. And unlike the One, the One Max features a MicroSD card slot for expandable storage. That could come in handy for business users who need to store and access large files on their mobile device.
The HTC One Max runs on HTC’s Sense 5.5 software, which adds new features to the Android operating system. Business users might benefit from the recent launch of HTCSense.com, which allows users to control, back up and customize their phone from any Internet-connected PC. That should give users an extra sense of security when storing private business data.