HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Battery Life
Battery life is also something that is looked at quite heavily these days. Out of the three, the HTC One Max comes in with a fairly respectable 3300mAh battery. This means that there is a quoted 3G talk time of 25 hours, with 585 hours of 3G standby time.
Samsung's Note 3 comes in with a whole 3200mAh battery, making it slightly smaller. This is also reflected in the call time, giving it only 21 hours 3G talk and 420 hours standby.
As for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it comes in with the smallest battery size. This is measured at only 3000mAh, giving it the smallest talk time at only 16 hours. However, the standby time is far more impressive, measured at 820 hours. That's over 34 day, apparently.
HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Storage
Coming in 16 and 32GB options, the HTC One Max comes with a fair amount of storage. It also differs from the HTC One in one key feature, microSD support. HTC has said that there will be support for up to 64GB, meaning a whopping 96GB is potentially on offer.
Samsung has long supported microSD, meaning that the 16 and 32GB that is on offer is also backed up by another 64GB.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with only 16GB of storage, putting it in line with the lowest storage options of the HTC and the Samsung. There is no 32GB model, however. Thankfully, 64GB of microSD is supported, so you're not left wanting.
HTC One Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Dimensions and Weight
Size wise, the HTC One Max comes in at 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm, weighing 217g. This makes it the heaviest of the three, although some of that heft can be put down to the fact that is the only phablet of the three with an aluminium chassis.
The lightest and smallest of the three is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with a weight of only 168g. Vital statistics put it at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm.
With the largest screen, it is unsurprising that the Sony Xperia Ultra is the largest of the three. Measuring in at 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5mm, it also manages to keep the weight lower than the HTC, at 212g.