The first round of our Mobile Madness 2014 tournament features two phablets.
Honestly, we did not pair this match up knowingly. We drew this paring out of a hat and it is truly the luck of the draw.
These two devices are the flagship phablets of their respective companies. But which device wins in a head to head comparison? You decide: Galaxy Note 3 or the HTC One Max.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 3 Video Review
The device is the third in Samsung’s portfolio of Note-branded smartphones, and it packs the most powerful hardware of any of Samsung’s current smartphones. That said, it also has a massive display that can be cumbersome to hold with a single hand, though its software features promise to make the experience worth it…
Galaxy Note 3 Specs
- 5.7-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (386 ppi)
- Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor – 3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB Storage
HTC One Max
HTC One Max Unboxing
HTC One Max Fingerprint Scanner
The One Max also offers a few other compelling features, such as Sense 5.5, Android 4.3 and a fingerprint reader on the back of the device. Enthusiasts may also be pleased to learn that there’s a removable back cover and expandable storage through a microSD card slot.
HTC One Max Specs
- 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (441 ppi)
- Android 4.2.2 (at launch)
- 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- 16GB, 32GB