HTC One max vs. Oppo N1

Published: January 20, 2014

The phablet space is filled with Galaxy Notes and One maxes, but what about an Oppo? The Oppo N1 has been a hot topic lately thanks to its CyanogenMod software, but it overshadowed what Oppo has actually achieved. The N1, which runs Android 4.2.2 with ColorOS, is a giant 5.9-inch phablet device that's built like nothing else on the market. 

The HTC One max and Oppo N1 share quite a few specs, including the same 1.7GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. There are difference in terms of build quality and the Android experience offered by the two phones, though.

The HTC One max is basically an HTC One mini pumped up into a max body. The back cover is removable, the metal bezel is replaced with a cheaper-looking plastic band and gone are the beautiful chamfered edges from the ole HTC One. The Oppo N1 is made out of a solid chunk of aluminum that gives it insanely good build quality, but that construction also making it a bit unwieldily to carry due to its size and weight.

Another big difference lies in the software on these two phones. The HTC One max runs the well-known Sense 5.5 user interface, while Oppo's ColorOS is a bit more unknown and unrefined than the five-year old Sense. They both take on interesting approaches to achieve the perfect phablet experience, so be sure to give our review a watch to learn which one comes out on top!

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