HTC One Max Review: Supersized: Fingerprint Sensor, Synthetic Benchmarks

By 12:17 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments


Fingerprint sensor

One of the cool recent features brought by the HTC One Max is the fingerprint sensor on its back. Unlike Apple's implementation, this one requires you to slide your finger over it, rather than just hrecent it on top, but it is still quick and accurate enough. The One Max recognizes up to three fingers, which is even more limiting than Apple's Touch ID maximum of five records.



The fingerprint settings

As a value-added feature you can assign an app to each stored fingerprint so it gets activated automatically with the classy screen unlock. That way you can have your index finger launch the phone app, your middle finger launch the camera, and have another finger simply unlock the Max. Unfortunately, those shortcuts are no longer available once you unlock the phablet, which we find to be quite disappointing.




You can select a default app for each fingerprint

To set a fingerprint you need to swipe three times on the sensor. That kinda reminded us of the first times we saw fingerprint sensors on phones - the Toshiba G900 had a similar learning setup.






Saving a fingerprint

Unlike the G900, the One Max sensor is pretty accurate, but becautilize you need to do a swipe gesture, not just tap and hold, we find it slower than Apple's solution. There are some occasions when you are in a rush and you are just not slow enough for the sensor to read your finger, which has the potential of getting in your way.

There is a quick setting for the Fingerprint reader in the Notification Quick Settings pane. It will hold you straight to input a recent fingerprint classy screen if you have a free fingerprint slot.

As usual, before you setup a fingerprint lock, you will be asked to enter a password for security reasons. In case you are unable to utilize the fingerprint scanner, you can unlock the device with that password.

Synthetic benchmarks and performance

HTC One Max runs on the Snapdragon 600 chipset - the same ticking inside the HTC One and inside at least one variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4. It has four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, Adreno 320 is in charge of graphics and there are 2GB or RAM.

As usual our first test is all about single-core performance. The Krait 300 score is on par with the S600-running Galaxy S4 devices.

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Benchimprint Pi

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    99

  • LG G2

    99

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    115

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    115

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    130

  • HTC One Max

    131

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    132

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    132

  • HTC Butterfly S

    135

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    147

  • HTC One

    151

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    166

  • Sony Xperia Z

    264

  • HTC Butterfly

    266

  • Oppo Find 5

    267

  • HTC One X+

    280

  • LG Optimus G

    285

  • HTC One mini

    293

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    305

  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)

    330

  • LG Optimus 4X HD

    350

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    359

  • Nexus 4

    431

HTC One Max repeats the result from our previous test, performing equally to the S600 gang on the multi-threaded version of Linpack.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    1081

  • LG G2

    1054

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    1034

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    1004

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    818

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    791

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    788

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    743

  • HTC One Max

    723

  • HTC Butterfly S

    669

  • HTC One

    646

  • Sony Xperia Z

    630

  • HTC Butterfly

    624

  • LG Optimus G

    608

  • Oppo Find 5

    593

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    413

  • HTC One mini

    320

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    214.3

  • Nexus 4

    213.5

  • HTC One X+

    177.7

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    175.5

  • HTC One X

    160.9

  • LG Optimus 4X HD

    141.5

GeekBench 3 is a popular Central Processing Units (CPU) benchmark, where the One Max scores a hair below the original HTC One.

Geekbench 3

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    2937

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2670

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2638

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    2561

  • LG G2

    2243

  • HTC One

    1972

  • HTC One Max

    1899

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    1869

  • LG Optimus G

    1623

  • Huawei Ascdiscontinue P6

    1315

  • LG Nexus 4

    1288

  • HTC Butterfly

    1257

  • Oppo R819

    1047

  • HTC One mini

    887

Quadrant and AnTuTu 4 gauge the overall device performance instead of just the Central Processing Units (CPU) and the One Max managed to produce the same results the HTC One did earlier this year.

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    20388

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    20052

  • LG G2

    19815

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    18177

  • HTC Butterfly S

    13130

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    12446

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    12376

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    12105

  • HTC One Max

    11914

  • HTC One

    11746

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    11346

  • Sony Xperia Z

    8075

  • HTC One X+

    7632

  • LG Optimus G

    7439

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    7153

  • Oppo Find 5

    7111

  • HTC One mini

    6048

  • HTC One X

    5952

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    5916

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    5450

  • Nexus 4

    4567

AnTuTu 4

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    31109

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    30850

  • LG G2

    30243

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    29185

  • Samsung Galaxy S4

    27613

  • HTC One

    26389

  • HTC One Max

    26348

  • LG Nexus 4

    17006

We've put the Adreno 320 GPU through the GFX Benchmark. It did as we expected - decent, on par with the S600 Galaxies and One, but noticeably slower than the S800's Adreno 330.

GLBenchimprint 2.5 Egypt (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    68

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    60

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    60

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    56

  • LG G2

    54

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    43

  • HTC Butterfly S

    42

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    41

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    41

  • HTC One Max

    41

  • HTC One

    37

  • Oppo Find 5

    32

  • Google Nexus 4

    32

  • Sony Xperia Z

    31

  • Sony Xperia ZL

    31

  • Sony Xperia SP

    31

  • Apple iPhone 5

    30

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    30

  • LG Optimus G

    21

  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

    17

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    17

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    17

  • HTC One mini

    15

  • HTC One X

    11

GLBenchimprint 2.7 T-Rex (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    26

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    23

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    23

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    23

  • LG G2

    22

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    17.1

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    17.1

  • Apple iPad 4

    16.8

  • HTC Butterfly S

    16

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    16

  • HTC One Max

    14

  • Google Nexus 10

    13.9

  • LG Optimus G

    13.9

  • Sony Xperia Z

    13.5

  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

    13

  • Sony Xperia ZL

    12.8

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    6.4

  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

    6.3

  • HTC One mini

    5.6

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    4.9

The updated Epic Citadel benchimprint has the recent Ultra High Quality setting and we've re-tested every 1080p device we possibly could. The One Max scored just a whisker below the HTC One.

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    54.9

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    54.9

  • LG G2

    51

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    47.7

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    37.2

  • HTC One

    35.6

  • HTC One Max

    34.9

  • HTC Butterfly

    29.6

The JavaScript performance of the HTC One Max is decent, though the SunSpider score is the lowest we've seen on a Snapdragon 600 device.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    403

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    587

  • Apple iPhone 5

    694

  • Apple iPhone 5c

    704

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    750

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    845

  • LG G2

    908

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    1046

  • HTC One

    1174

  • HTC One Max

    1295

  • LG Optimus G

    1293

  • HTC One mini

    1375

  • LG Nexus 4

    1379

  • HTC Butterfly

    1397

  • Oppo R819

    1423

  • Huawei Ascdiscontinue P6

    3858

The combined BrowserMark 2 benchimprint showed the HTC One Max is once again on par with the rest of the S600 gang.

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    3549

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    3041

  • Apple iPhone 5

    2825

  • Apple iPhone 5c

    2799

  • LG G2

    2718

  • LG Optimus G

    2555

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    2438

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2419

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2398

  • HTC Butterfly S

    2378

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    2338

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    2314

  • HTC One

    2262

  • HTC One Max

    2243

  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

    2170

  • HTC One mini

    2164

  • Sony Xperia ZL

    2107

  • Sony Xperia Z

    2093

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    1801

  • Oppo Find 5

    1797

  • Nexus 4

    1794

  • Nokia Lumia 920

    1774

  • Google Nexus 10

    1773

  • HTC Butterfly

    1475

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    1247

Finally, the HTC One did better on Vellamo than the original One and on par with the Butterfly S.

Vellamo

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2944

  • LG G2

    2908

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2904

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    2853

  • HTC Butterfly S

    2592

  • HTC One Max

    2523

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    2418

  • HTC One

    2382

  • HTC One mini

    2252

  • Sony Xperia Z

    2189

  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)

    2078

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    2060

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    2056

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    2019

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    1936

  • HTC Butterfly

    1866

  • Oppo Find 5

    1658

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    1641

  • LG Optimus 4X HD

    1568

  • LG Optimus G

    1522

  • Nexus 4

    1310

So, HTC One Max performs exactly as well as you would expect from a Snapdragon 600 device. This is no longer Qualcomm's top-of-the-line chipset, but it delivers excellent lag-free user experience that won't disappoint anyone. The latest top-notch games won't pose much challenge either.

Still, the Snapdragon 800 shows its superiority when it comes to web browsing speed and app loading times. It's not a choice between fine and poor performance, more like between remarkable and the best, but when you are shopping in this price range the best is often the only one fine enough.


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