HTC entered the phablet arena with the release of its first tablet-phone, the HTC One Max.
The handset is designed, keeping in mind the flagship device of the company – the HTC One. The latest release by the company, the HTC One Max phablet, runs on similar lines as that of its predecessor. Both the handsets offer similar metallic design, a 4MP UltraPixel camera and a massive 5.9-inch display having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The company did not hold itself back and equipped the phablet with microSD card slot and a fingerprint scanner.
In comparison, the second largest Korean smartphone manufacturer, LG released the flexible display product, the LG G Flex. The handset comes equipped with the state of the art technology, which is new to the market. The phablet comes equipped with a high-end spec sheet along with noteworthy features, such as the curved design, self-healing coating panel and the latest battery technology.
Let us compare the two phablets with respect to their software, processor and memory, to help the potential buyer make an informed decision.
HTC One Max
In terms of software, the One Max from HTC offers the user with an improved version of the Sense UI. The Sense 5.5 of the HTC One Max comes along with the Android 4.3 operating system. The UI graphics and elements are minimized and combined together, in order to cater the potential user with an intuitive, elegant and simple overlay. The UI is renowned for its consistency. However, the changes made to the UI have not affected the performance of the phablet, in any manner whatsoever.
Functionality: In terms of functionality, the HTC One Max’s Sense 5.5 is equipped to add multiple widgets to the lock screen. The ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode of the handset enables the user to turn off sound along with disabling incoming calls.
LG G Flex
LG has successfully made a substantial leap with its state of the art customized Android experience, present on the LG G Flex phablet. In addition, the Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system of the G Flex comes equipped with similar features as that of its predecessors. The G Flex provides the user with vivid and bright on-screen presentation.
Some of the latest apps added to the LG G Flex phablet comprises of Q Theatre, Dual Window, Urgent Call Alert and Swing Lock screen.
Messaging: The LG G Flex comes with similar messaging experience as that of its predecessor. The UI may not be comfortable for reading longer messages. However, the user can alter the background of the conversation, add emoticons and schedule a message to be sent at a given time in the future. However, the massive 6-inch screen of the G Flex would not pose any problem for the user with respect to typing messages on the touchscreen.
Processor and Memory
HTC One Max
The Snapdragon 600 SoC along with a quad core Krait 300 processor clocked at a speed of 1.7GHz and Adreno 320 graphic processor powers the HTC One Max handset. The CPU/GPU combination is coupled with a RAM of 2GB.
In terms of memory, the HTC One Max comes in 16GB and 32GB of internal memory along with external memory card slot for memory enhancement up to 64GB via microSD card.
LG G Flex
The G Flex comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at a speed of 2.26GHz. The Adreno 330 graphic processor along with a DDR3 RAM of 2GB powers the LG G Flex handset.
The G Flex comes equipped with an internal memory storage capacity of 32GB. However, unlike the modern day phablets, the LG G Flex does not come equipped with external memory card slot for memory enhancement.
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