As expected, the HTC One Max has now arrived to Sprint! The Now Network is pricing the handset at $249.99 with a two-year contract, though new Sprint customers can get $100 off the contract price by porting over their existing number.
If you don’t want to go the contract route, you can also pick up the handset for $599.99, or you can sign up for a payment plan through Sprint’s One Up program for $0 down and $25 a month for 24 months.
Aesthetically, the HTC One Max is actually pretty similar to its smaller brother, the HTC One. There are a few obvious differences however, including a much larger footprint, a removable back and the button placement has also been switched up a bit.
Hardware wise, the Max has a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, dual stereo speakers, and a 4 UltraPixel camera. There’s also a 5.9-inch fulL HD LCD 3 display, a fingerprint reader and even a microSD slot.
Is the HTC One Max worth picking up? Although the HTC One Max isn’t nearly as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it could still be the perfect device for someone looking for HTC One’s premium design in a large “phablet-sized” package.
If you’re interested in the HTC One Max but not so keen on Sprint, the device is also said to be on its way to AT&T and Verizon sometime in the not-too-distant future.
What do you think, is the HTC One Max a worthy competitor to the Note 3, or will the lack of a Snapdragon 800 CPU and a stylus turn out to be a deal-breaker for most consumers?