While we’ve seen the HTC One Max in leaked pictures before, it’s been hard to get an idea of just how big the 5.9-inch device would be. Well, we finally have a real scale phone to compare it to. The folks at ePrice grabbed a Motorola XT882 — perhaps the most random phone you can find for this particular need — and put it right on top of the HTC One Max. That 4-inch phone isn’t even big enough to fill the display of the HTC One Max, and that’s including the width and height added by the bezel on each side.
This phone is pretty much a small tablet. Some are beginning to wonder whether or not our idea of “big” is starting to get too big. At what point do we say enough is enough? Will we keep going until phones exceed the size of 7-inch tablets? Does every phone need to be bigger than the last? Thankfully, HTC has realized that this device doesn’t have a place in everyone’s hearts and filled the market with more pocketable options before introducing this monstrosity.
Other companies, like Motorola with its 4.7-inch Moto X, have already shunned huge phones. The company publicly stated its desire to only make phones with that “just right” size. The 5-inch DROID MAXX and DROID Ultra are probably pushing that boundary, but those are the only phones coming close to the phablet space for them.
in any case, many of you will be excited for the HTC One Max. HTC just began teasing the device yesterday, with teaser videos hitting the web telling us to watch out for “big things ahead.” We expect the announcement to go down right around IFA Berlin, a fitting time for such a device to hit the market. It would line up right with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 announcement, which will almost certainly by made at a September 4th event.
Alongside that 5.9-inch 1080p display, the One Max is said to come with a 3,300mAh battery, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM and more. Does this size comparison have you wondering whether this thing just might be too big for comfort, or are you already sold on one of the biggest phones we’ve ever seen?