Not long after the first HTC Max 4G Unboxing, here comes one detailed review on the WiMAX-enabled HTC Touch HD handset. Mforum.ru got this exquisite device, and after putting it through its paces, found it to be an almost exact copy of Touch HD.
According to mforum.ru, if you get pass the obvious cosmetic changes, the Max 4G shares most of TOUCH HDâ€™s hardware, removing, as the name Max 4G suggests, support for 3G networks in favour of WiMAX. But since this phone was developed exclusively for Russiaâ€™s Mobile WiMAX (4G) network by Yota and HTC, this is not a big surprise.
Continuing with the review, among the things the two devices share is the high resolution screen, the touch sensitive keys at the bottom, the front facing camera that in Max 4G can only be used in VOIP telephony and most of the software. The camera at the back might as well be the same as the one found on Touch HD, but according to msforum.ru there is a lack of official information and inscriptions on the device itself. In addition, they could not set the picture resolution above the 3MP range (2048×1536 pixels).
Another interesting detail that msforum.ru points, is the lack of a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, as the one on Touch HD. Fortunately, HTC tries to make up for it, by packing a mini-usb to 3.5mm audio jack adaptor. That same adaptor has a microphone and a call answer button, making the user able to use it, with the also included stereo headphones, as a hands-free headset.
Finally, HTC included with Max 4G a higher capacity battery than the one found with Touch HD. This could be attributed to the WiMAX being a more power hungry network so there was the need for a larger battery. Nevertheless, Max 4G is good for a healthy (and slightly better than Touch HD) 2 days period between charges under mforum.ru usage.