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HTC's oversized One Max (pictures)

The new HTC One Max flaunts a big, bright screen, a fingerprint scanner, and a sturdy aluminum design.

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Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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Large and in charge

With a massive 5.9-inch 1080p HD LCD screen, the HTC One Max has a large visual canvass to work with.
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An extra touch of security

On back of the HTC One Max is a fingerprint scanner, right below the main camera lens.
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A bit unweildy

Tipping the scales at almost 8 ounces, the mostly metal chassis is very heavy, big, and hard to handle.
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A serious set of speakers

Framing the HTC One Max's screen are two stereo speakers which get mighty loud.
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Switch to unlock

A switch on the One Max's left side releases the lock for the phone's back panel.
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USB port on the bottom

The bottom edge of the HTC One Max holds a Micro-USB port for charging and transferring files.
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Audio and power

Unlike the HTC One, the HTC One Max has a power button separate from its IR blaster. You'll find it, and volume controls, on the phone's right side.
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This camera is feature-packed

On board the HTC One Max is a camera app that's jam-packed with settings and extra shooting modes.
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Fingertip missteps

Sadly, the HTC One Max's fingerprint reader often ran into trouble.

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