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…

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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

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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.

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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
  • 2GB
  • 16GB, 32GB

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Cast Your Vote

Thanks for voting on the Galaxy Note 3 vs. the HTC One Max, come back tomorrow as we continue on our Mobile Madness tournament.

Voting will close Friday March 7 at 2:00 p.m. PST.