HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Oct 16, 13 HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The HTC One Max follows the foot steps of the HTC One and the HTC One Mini. The bigger phone in the line has officially been announced by its manufacturer.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was recently launched which is a predecessor model to the successful Samsung Galaxy Note.

One common feature of the two is the big screen that triggers the competition of supremacy between one another. Please continue to read on to get a clear insight of their differences.

Dimension, Weight & Handling Experience

The HTC One Max measures 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm weighing 217gm. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 measures 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm and weighs168gm.

In terms of weight HTC One Max weighs 50gm extra compared to its competitor. The over weighing model has received negative reviews from customers as it does not support comfortable long duration handling experience.


Both the device have 1920 x 1080 resolution power but use different display technology. While sharper AMOLED display is found on Note 3, the HTC One Max has a LCD screen.

Note 3 has 386ppi against the HTC One max’s  373ppi, not a huge difference though!

The phablets size don’t impose any conflict as One Max comes at 5.9-inches and the Note 3 at 5.7-inches.

Even on LCD technology, the One Max shows elegant pictures that are vibrant with colours and great viewing angles.


There isn’t much of difference between the HTC One Max and its predecessor version HTC One. The BoomSound speakers on the front, aluminum casing and removable back cover to access SIM and micro SD card impersonates the same design features.

However, the light weighing Samsung phone sports a faux leather on the back with stitching details  and comes with plastic casing.  Nothing to comment here but, it has more color option to offer unlike the single aluminum colored One Max.


Outstanding Features

HTC One Max has the fingerprint sensor on its back similar to Apple’s iPhone 5s Touch ID. This feature allows an user to load designated apps with designated fingers. Among the Android phones available in the market today, this feature is unique to HTC One Max.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has S Pen that allows an user to to search on the phone using handwriting recognition, apart from this it offers access to collection of innovative software features.

Processor, Camera & Battery


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 overtakes the HTC One max on the processor front!

The One Max has quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 paired to 2GB RAM, while the Note 3 packs a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 paired to 3GB RAM. In simple words, going by the main specs Note 3 is faster than its rival HTC.


The HTC One Max has a 4MP camera and Note 3 has 13MP primary camera. The 4MP fitted in HTC is UltraPixel Sensor cam that misses out on optical image stabilization. They are capable of performing equally well as they have their own advantage and disadvantages.


HTC One Max is loaded with 3300mAh battery, while the Note 3 has 3200mAh. HTC promises a 585 hours standby time and 25 hours talk. As for the Samsung it is said to offer 420 hours standby and 21 hours talk time to a user.

Final Verdict

BoomSound speakers and great design style should add-up for HTC’s success. On the other hand Note 3 is a superior phone compared to the old Note and has some amazing specs compared to HTC. To pass the verdict on the winner is not only tough point but to early too.

Please find the HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison chart below;


Parameter HTC One Max Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Dimensions 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm
Weight 217gm 168gm
Display 5.9-inches 5.7-inches
Processor 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Operating System Android (4.3) Sense 5.5 UI Android (4.3)
Built – in Storage 32 GB 32 GB
Storage Expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC
Primary Camera 4MP 13MP
Secondary Camera 2.1MP 2MP
Battery 3300 mAh 3200 mAh
Design Featues Fingerprint Sensor S Pen

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