Though brands like Acer, Dell and Motorola have attempted to break in to the super-sized smartphone market, phablet (phone/tablet hybrid) success has mostly eluded any company not named Samsung. As of Monday, HTC is now hoping to change that trend with its new, huge HTC One Max, a 5.9-inch variant of the company's well-reviewed One smartphone.
Besides the sheer size of the Max, the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device is probably the most notable addition to this HTC One big brother. No doubt hoping to ride the intrigue wave of Apple's iPhone 5s Touch ID, the sensor gives users a unique way to unlock the device and load designated apps assigned to different fingers. It's a feature that sets the One Max apart from all Android phones on the market today, regular-sized or super-sized.
Otherwise, the One Max is mostly a blown-up version of the One, with the type of larger screen software modifications that set the Samsung Galaxy Note apart from the Galaxy S smartphone. (One noteworthy way in which the One Max departs from the Galaxy Note: No stylus).
*HTC measures its camera in Ultrapixels, which you can read about here.