Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why HTC One Max got a 6.0 at The Verge

Many people know that The Verge loves Apple and therefore all other products get their score lowered.
What they don't know, however, is that on October 14, 2013, The Verge briefly switched from their standard 0.0-10.0 review score scale to a 0.0-5.0 scale. Which means that the HTC One Max actually got a 6/5, not a 6/10. This makes it clear that mr. Vlad Savov acknowledges the HTC One Max as an extraordinary phone.
It seems, however, that mr. Savov tried to show how unbiased he is by listing some disadvantages of the HTC One Max next to the review score. So I will be covering that here as well.
Mr. Savov says that HTC's first phablet effort is "far too large and awkward". What he seems to be forgetting, though, is that the HTC One Max is so good that not only humans want to use it, but also aliens from the planet Epsilon-4 who are all 9 feet (275cm) tall and have gargantuan hands.
As for the "poorly implemented" fingerprint scanner, well he simply got used to TouchID on his iPhone so he finds it difficult to switch to the divine scanner on the HTC One Max.
While the HTC One (M7) does have a better design than the HTC One Max, it doesn't have a removable back cover and a microSD card slot, which are big tradeoffs.
And finally, about the lack of camera OIS. Everybody knows that HTC's UltraPixel camera is terrible, and there's not supposed to be anything good in a terrible camera, and optical image stabilization is definitely good. That's why HTC was actually smart to remove the optical image stabilization.

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