High-res images of the HTC One Max leak online with rear fingerprint sensor [Update]

High-res images have leaked online that show off the HTC One Max in all its glory. Although this - like the iPhone 5s -also features a fingerprint sensor, the main difference as previously reported, is that it's situated on the back of the device rather than on the front; due to Android’s more open nature we are likely to see a larger number of use cases than just unlocking the phone.

The specs aren't too shabby either, as this is expected to go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s as HTC's flagship phone.

Full Specs:

  • 5.9-inch full-HD screen
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • The same Ultrapixel camera as the HTC One
  • 2.1 MP front shooter
  • 3,300 mAh battery
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi ac.

Like the HTC One, only time will tell if HTC has made yet another mistake in coming to market well after Samsung and Apple have launched their flagship devices.

There is no details on pricing or availability, although the HTC One Max will be announced tomorrow in China.

Update: HTC have now officially announced the HTC One Max.

Source & Images: Xuite Blog (Chinese) via VR-Zone

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The fact its on the back of the device is the kicker, and on a phone that big its just ... awkward to get to. You have to 'rub' over it as well, so with that kind of friction how long is it going to last with constant use?

Ok, how much are we willing to bet this isnt anywhere near as secure as Apple's implementation? Will HTC have an area of their SoC that stores the data, cut off from the rest of the system? Ppl were saying how Apple are secretly feeding the NSA your prints now. You'll feel better scanning it into this? On a platform run by the largest advertising company?

while i havent postulated in depth as you have, i did wonder about how they were going to handle security with something as valuable (and yet so trivially available) as a fingerprint

Spicoli said,
Apple's sensor was easily fooled just like we knew it would be.

What did that have to do with what I said? I was talking about security of the fingerprint..... you've not noticed the tin foil hats coming out over it? Also 'easily' fooled btw urm, if you are up on 'current events' the method of fabricating a print was far from simple. It depends upon having a perfect print available, and equipment that no average person would own. If thats easily then.. yeah.

Spicoli said,
I think you're not up on current events. Apple's sensor was easily fooled just like we knew it would be. It's just the Authentec unit rebranded.

Way to miss the point. But I guess anything to push your agenda.

Joswin said,
Ok, how much are we willing to bet this isnt anywhere near as secure as Apple's implementation?

LOL,made me spit my coffee. Fingerprint scanners are not secure period,no matter who implements them.

vcfan said,

LOL,made me spit my coffee. Fingerprint scanners are not secure period,no matter who implements them.

Oh come on. Does anyone read? Please read the sentence AFTER that one....

Will HTC have an area of their SoC that stores the data, cut off from the rest of the system?

I was referring to the STORED print. As you know the A7 has part of its silicon dedicated to storing and cutting off the data from the rest of the phone. Where does the HTC store its prints? Though id be willing to bet the HTC scanner can be more easily fooled anyway, you have to rub your finger over it -as in old tech.

Joswin said,
As you know the A7 has part of its silicon dedicated to storing and cutting off the data from the rest of the phone.

this is all it takes for people to believe this crap? they're selling you snake oil. it doesnt matter how isolated from the cpu it is, it can be hacked,and the print can be intercepted before it gets hashed. the implementation doesnt matter.

vcfan said,

this is all it takes for people to believe this crap? they're selling you snake oil. it doesnt matter how isolated from the cpu it is, it can be hacked,and the print can be intercepted before it gets hashed. the implementation doesnt matter.

....... dear lord.

vcfan said,

this is all it takes for people to believe this crap? they're selling you snake oil. it doesnt matter how isolated from the cpu it is, it can be hacked,and the print can be intercepted before it gets hashed. the implementation doesnt matter.

Buddy, you already failed the first time. The way Apple implemented it is probably the most secure way possible. Only a hater could deny that.

stevan said,

Buddy, you already failed the first time. The way Apple implemented it is probably the most secure way possible. Only a hater could deny that.

tough decision, comedy central? or should i just read apple fans comments? just stop guys, im rolling on the floor.

vcfan said,

tough decision, comedy central? or should i just read apple fans comments? just stop guys, im rolling on the floor.

Why even reply if you're only trolling? Bring some proof to the table, you're still confusing opinions with facts.

I like how people are concerned with security, dismiss the fingerprint reader, and act like a pin number is any better. Seriously? What a joke.

Besides, for anyone that didn't have their head up their ass, they'd realize that one layer of security is never the best implementation. If you have something you don't want others having access to, maybe you should take into consideration how you store it instead of sitting on Neowin bitching at what others choose to spend their money on, even though it doesn't effect you.

stevan said,

Why even reply if you're only trolling? Bring some proof to the table, you're still confusing opinions with facts.

sorry i cant help apple users who refuse to step out of the reality distortion field. theres no hope educating someone whos fallen prey to the apple marketing machine. calling something most secure because "it is isolated from the soc" is a complete joke,and a disrespect to security. the most touted secure common criteria certified(yeah i bet you guys know what that even means) chips of the world have been easily hacked and molested.

Again, you're failing to read comments before replying. That's the basic thing about going on forums. Learn to READ.

It is miles more secure than any other fingerprint reader implemented into a cell phone. Much more secure and better implemented than Atrix, HTC or whatever company out there had it before. That is a fact.

Why can't you just accept facts and stop coming into these threads and trolling. You, like spicoli, are a typical troll. You offer no proof to backup your claims whatsoever.

And once again, please READ before replying, that way you won't make your sell look like an a**.

youre just trying to mislead us. saying its more secure than htc,etc.. doesnt make it secure,and doesnt mean much. if you lose a race,but still faster than someone else, you still lost, you are still a loser,and in terms of security, fingerprint scanners are big losers.

vcfan said,
youre just trying to mislead us. saying its more secure than htc,etc.. doesnt make it secure,and doesnt mean much. if you lose a race,but still faster than someone else, you still lost, you are still a loser,and in terms of security, fingerprint scanners are big losers.

Dude, seriously. Trying to mislead you? What on gods earth are you talking about....

The way apple implemented their fingerprint scanner is in a way that fingerprints are secured on a separate chip. The the tenth time we are not discussing how secure fingerprint scanners are as a whole but how Apple's implementation is more secure than other OEMs.

I would much rather trust a fingerprint scanner than a 4 digit code. I see no one around me wanting to steal my information. It's the same with the majority of the consumers out there.

Same old argument every time there is a new announcement for whatever OS/Platform, choice is king here, choose what you want and accept others will do the same. It annoys me that people flame each other for having an opinion which sides on what their choice is.

So you get to finger the phones butt now?
One little problem, the finger print sensor on a large screen is tough to give your phone the old reach around using one hand.

Guess they don't want to be sued by apple for putting it on a button on the front.

Steven Parker said,
It probably has more to do with the standard Android buttons. Windows Phones would have the same difficulty.

Nah WIndows Phone can easily put that behind the WIndows button... but too be honest the figure-print sensor is a just hype.

Wouldn't it be better to have it in front like Apple does? Why on the back of all places, and below the camera lens to? Sure you could probably use it with one hand that way but you could just as well do the same if it's on the front if you use your thumb.

Android manufactures are a**holes. I'm sorry, disagree all you want, forget about the Atrix. But even the fingerprint sensor (HTC), the passbook (Samsung), the fact that there many things many don't realize are being implemented AFTER Apple's reveals. It's all ****ing me off and I'm getting sick of this insecure OS that originally ran off Linux's Kernel and now has every company that uses it thinks they're killing the competition when they wouldn't be crap without Google buying it. Just like every PC manufacture for Windows.

This is why I stick with Apple because at least I don't have to worry about the differences, the compatibilities, and integrations they always set into their lines every year. Unlike the 100s of companies who use the same crap and everyone thinks they're the best. How come I never see any HTC vs Samsung vs LG fanboys?

Goddammit.

Mr.XXIV said,
Android manufactures are a**holes. I'm sorry, disagree all you want, forget about the Atrix. But even the fingerprint sensor (HTC), the passbook (Samsung), the fact that there many things many don't realize are being implemented AFTER Apple's reveals. It's all ****ing me off and I'm getting sick of this insecure OS that originally ran off Linux's Kernel and now has every company that uses it thinks they're killing the competition when they wouldn't be crap without Google buying it. Just like every PC manufacture for Windows.

This is why I stick with Apple because at least I don't have to worry about the differences, the compatibilities, and integrations they always set into their lines every year. Unlike the 100s of companies who use the same crap and everyone thinks they're the best. How come I never see any HTC vs Samsung vs LG fanboys?

Goddammit.

Oh poor you, Android bothers you because it simply its better. FYI the fingerprint sensor already appeared before, it was not apple who first put it on a cellphone.

Ladies and gentleman, a perfect example of an iSheep here.

Nah, if anything, I like Android for what it is, an open platform that ain't afraid of getting the best features of anything. For example, I don't like any cellphone android devices for music, that's why I preordered a NWZ F886, which isn't exactly the most powerfull device out there with Android, but it has full dedicated audio circuitry, far better than any other cellphone device out there. No camera? no problem, my QX100 pretty much blows any camera on any cellphone any day.

Haters will hate because they cannot have all the single great things on a single package, Android is not perfect by any means, but it gives me freedom that I simply don't have with any other mobile OS.

Arceles said,
Android is not perfect by any means, but it gives me freedom that I simply don't have with any other mobile OS.

Talking about mainstream, most people who use android based phones bought them because they were cheap.

Mr.XXIV said,
snip

Cry me a river. Android OEMs are not the only companies that copy from someone else. Apple likes to make everyone think, and lots buy it, that that they are the first to do anything and what they do is innovative above the rest.

And fanboys are normally with product type...not manufacturers and the reason there are little to no fanboys for Samsung, LG, or others. It is WP, Android, or iOS.

Dont like Android, fine stay with Apple. No one is forcing you or asking you to switch.

I'm already fully using Apple, I couldn't care less about WP or Blackberry.

Here's why I don't care about Android. Your productivity only revolves around the phone, unlike iOS and OS X.

My computer with both Ubuntu and Windows seem to disagree, considering I develop and do research on them I hardly think my productivity has to be limited to one specific OS. Again, the beauties of freedom (at a fraction of a price).

Mr.XXIV said,
Android manufactures are a**holes. I'm sorry, disagree all you want, forget about the Atrix. But even the fingerprint sensor (HTC), the passbook (Samsung), the fact that there many things many don't realize are being implemented AFTER Apple's reveals. It's all ****ing me off and I'm getting sick of this insecure OS that originally ran off Linux's Kernel and now has every company that uses it thinks they're killing the competition when they wouldn't be crap without Google buying it. Just like every PC manufacture for Windows.

This is why I stick with Apple because at least I don't have to worry about the differences, the compatibilities, and integrations they always set into their lines every year. Unlike the 100s of companies who use the same crap and everyone thinks they're the best. How come I never see any HTC vs Samsung vs LG fanboys?

Goddammit.

Deal with it?

What about the notification centre? that was in Android from day one... Apple had no problems implementing that in iOS years after Android had it.

All the major companies borrow ideas form the competition and try improve on it it some way. When apple released Facetime on the iPhone they acted like video calling had just been invented.

Look at all the Androids with 1080p screens, sooner or later Apple are going to do that on an iPhone.

It's worrying something like this bothers you that much to be honest, use what you like and be happy... I can think of far more important things to get upset about.

I don't even believe Android was the first with a notification center.

FaceTime is different, especially when combining iMessage. Android or windows doesn't have that unless you're using Kik or Skype.

I have Ubuntu on my system for a Server. But I'm using it on VirtualBox, and thanks to OS X I have a Terminal which makes things 1000x times easier.

And whether OS X and iOS does it first or not, it's always been done better. Especially with Reminders, Calendars, Contacts, iMessage and all other things that keep iCloud in Sync.

Mr.XXIV said,
I don't even believe Android was the first with a notification center.

Point is, Android had it before Apple did. So Apple copied which again, all companies do.

Everyone copies and if no one did, then you would have one company making a product that everyone would have to use...because there are no alternatives. This goes beyond the phone market and in to pretty much every market there is.

And whether OS X and iOS does it first or not, it's always been done better. Especially with Reminders, Calendars, Contacts, iMessage and all other things that keep iCloud in Sync.

Yea, Apple Maps really worked out well for them....

Apple isnt god...they have their fare share of screw ups.

Sorry man I don't use "Apps" that are so limited on functionality. I prefer Outlook, Thunderbird or Trillian for real communication experience.

Maps isn't a Cloud service. Oh and Google Maps has it well for them too if you haven't' noticed the same errors every other App service has made. But it's cool though, in Mavericks we have Maps on our desktop, thus sending it to our iPhone or Tablet.

I gave up on Trillian years ago. One, our Mail app can use any email server, I'm even using Mail for my Voicemail Server since I work for Apple as a Mac Expert in the Sales department. Isn't Thunderbird dying? "limited on functionality". That's pretty funny considering you can't text and do whatever if your service is off. So when we only have Wifi, all of my friends have OS X and/or iOS, so texting and facetiming between mobile and desktops are always easy.

Limited to functionality my ass.

This is what I got from your rant: "forget the Atrix because Apple copied the feature from it, but screw the other Android devices that copied the feature from Apple!"

Did I understand you correctly?

No, I'm talking about what's relevant in THIS timeline, THIS year. How quick was the response from HTC or Samsung whenever Apple releases something? The Atrix was years ago.

I don't know what do you want to achieve, I can already do that and more with the tools I know that are not dependent on the OS; that's freedom, the concept itself seems difficult for you to grasp. Considering your "Mac Expert" employment it doesn't surprises me the slightest that you want to defend "your" product, but... how to put it, there is a lot of people that knows better alternatives.

Tools? You want to talk about tools?

Tell me. Does Windows have a Terminal that can natively use SSH and other commands just like Linux? Does it have it's own own amazing tools like Transmit, Sequel Pro, does it take advantage of 1Password between multiple devices using the Cloud?

Can you text or video chat your friends from your desktop without having to install something like Skype and whatnot? You can grasp everything my balls tell you, because as a developer, I can do 100s of things 1000 times better than on Windows OR Linux. I'm using OS X to take advantage of Ubuntu as a Server, and the only thing I ever cared about using Windows for was Fruity Loops because they haven't fully ported to OS X yet.

Here's another thing. About security..okay, no, I'll savor that.

Do you wanna see how I use crap on a daily basis? Cause I'm pretty sure you couldn't touch me when it comes to productivity unless you attempted to use PuTTY and other things you had to get somewhere else on Windows that are better than the apps I've mentioned and boy I hated that piece of software.

Tell me, how does it feel not to reach 4.4 or 4.3 yet because your carriers told you, screw you, you get it when I tell you that you can get it?

Mr.XXIV said,
snip

Getting way off topic. Want to bitch and moan about Android and why you think iOS is far superior, then open up a thread in Soapbox area.

techbeck said,

Apple likes to make everyone think, and lots buy it, that that they are the first to do anything and what they do is innovative above the rest.

Examples? The only claim I've seen is that they were the first to put a 64bit chip in a phone, and it's a claim that's holding up.

Mr.XXIV said,

No, I think I'll be fine here.

Stop quoting things I DID NOT say. I never said my phone is a year old and it cant be upgraded. Infact, my phone is 2rs old and still getting updates.

Take your anti Android agenda elsewhere. People are not buying it.

THAT'S RIGHT, the 64-bit. And guess who talks about having their phones work with it right after the release of the iPhone 5s..SAMSUNG.


A Sidekick 4G was the first phone I ever had. Rendered useless. And what phone is yours? Because it doesn't seem for the 3000 other Android phone models.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]Tools? You want to talk about tools?

Tell me. Does Windows have a Terminal that can natively use SSH and other commands just like Linux?
[/quote]

I use both ubuntu, sometimes debian and windows, for windows I use Putty.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]
Does it have it's own own amazing tools like Transmit, Sequel Pro, does it take advantage of 1Password between multiple devices using the Cloud?
[/quote]

My brain has enough capacity to store all my 14 characters passwords, no need for a program to store them all (I don't need it but they do exists for the people that likes them). As for audio, I use Cubase 7 coupled with Halion 5, thanks.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]
Can you text or video chat your friends from your desktop without having to install something like Skype and whatnot? You can grasp everything my balls tell you, because as a developer, I can do 100s of things 1000 times better than on Windows OR Linux.
[/quote]

What's the problem of Skype? I like it and I use to play Guild Wars 2 while chatting with my party. Also Skype is integrated on Windows 8 but I still prefer the desktop application.

Also, I'm a developer. I do what my research requires me to do, do you know OpenCL? do you use your GPU to accelerate calculations? looking here: https://developer.apple.com/li...roduction/Introduction.html it says that it's supported until 1.1, 1.2 brings image buffers that basically give more speed to two dimensional arrays thanks to buffering, so no good support for this tool. I really like Visual Studio by the way.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]
I'm using OS X to take advantage of Ubuntu as a Server, and the only thing I ever cared about using Windows for was Fruity Loops because they haven't fully ported to OS X yet.
[/quote]

What's the problem with using debian/ubuntu or windows for this? I see nothing impeding me to do it.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]
Here's another thing. About security..okay, no, I'll savor that.
[/quote]

I use common sense, hardly a problem since the days I used my 486 connected to the internet.

[quote=Mr.XXIV said,]
Do you wanna see how I use crap on a daily basis? Cause I'm pretty sure you couldn't touch me when it comes to productivity unless you attempted to use PuTTY on Windows and boy I hated that piece of software.[/quote]
[/quote]

I automated putty to send, execute and remotely debug an application in my Raspberry Pi just after pressing compile on Visual Studio, seems you have a problem with software... in general.

Mr.XXIV said,
THAT'S RIGHT, the 64-bit. And guess who talks about having their phones work with it right after the release of the iPhone 5s..SAMSUNG.

Yea, imagine what would of happened if PC manufacturers, or Apple, never started to ues 64bit when the first company to do so did. Its the way things work. Someone comes out with a new feature for their device it gets copied. It is called competition. If you don't know how that works, then that is your problem.


A Sidekick 4G was the first phone I ever had. Rendered useless. And what phone is yours? Because it doesn't seem for the 3000 other Android phone models.

If you are unaware of what Android phones actually do get updated for a long period of time, then you obviously have no idea what you are talking about and have no reason to wine about Android.

I hate Putty, like..what about using SFTP?

I use 50 characters in all symbols and alphanumerics without avoiding ambiguous characters.

Where does OpenCL itself come into this? What differs from having to work on compatibility within ALL devices? Xcode since iOS and OS X apps are practically built off of it so easily. Thank you integration.

I'm using Ubuntu Server, that's it, I'm not touching the desktops anymore because I get all the better apps ON OS X, for Christ's sake, I'm tired of FileZilla and phpMyAdmin.

Same

No, I don't have a problem with software, I go with what makes everything easier, quicker, and run more efficient. Especially when I have everything ran on One Desktop. But I'll just get a new one soon and just use Ubuntu Server solely on this Mac Mini.

You hate putty, that's nowhere my problem. for SFTP I use fileZilla.

I don't know what you mean here, but if you refer to variables I certainly haven't used weird symbols for them, it's simply not convenient for readability.

OpenCL is supported only up to 1.1, function calls like createImage2D are deprecated. OpenCL 1.2 works quite nice on ubuntu/devian and windows, same for Android.

That's again your decision and seriously not my problem.

Ditto.

Whatever makes things easier doesn't correlate to be efficient neither faster. If you like it that way is completely your way but by no means better.

Rob Waldhauser said,
Lmao I love this thread! You'd think a "Mac Expert" would have a little more common sense!

Common Sense. Alright. Tell me about "Comment Sense".

Arceles said,
You hate putty, that's nowhere my problem. for SFTP I use fileZilla.

I don't know what you mean here, but if you refer to variables I certainly haven't used weird symbols for them, it's simply not convenient for readability.

OpenCL is supported only up to 1.1, function calls like createImage2D are deprecated. OpenCL 1.2 works quite nice on ubuntu/devian and windows, same for Android.

That's again your decision and seriously not my problem.

Ditto.

Whatever makes things easier doesn't correlate to be efficient neither faster. If you like it that way is completely your way but by no means better.

Have you ever used OS X on a daily basis?

Rob Waldhauser said,

Somebody with common sense wouldn't need to ask that.

Someone with common sense would elaborate on why you claim that person has no common sense.

Mr.XXIV said,

Have you ever used OS X on a daily basis?

I have no problem on using any OS at all, but my preference is towards both Debian/Ubuntu (stability mainly) and Windows. OS X is nice and everything and while I did my hackintosh back in the day using a Pentium 4 machine, I simply cannot live without the freedom of selecting my own hardware. Because as far as I know... there is no AMD R7950 GPU in any mac computer, you can buy a sapphire mac edition card, but again, where would you fit it? only in the older power macs and seriously, I like my AMD FX8350 processor, considering al the threads I need for my current research. Let's not mention, that those components are of very high quality and still cheaper (my GPU comes from MSI, my motherboard from ASUS).

Here's one of the things why I believed OS X is superior to Windows. You can do anything productive while resizing your own Hard Drives. You can delete your entire Mac or Hard Disk and have your Mac download the entire OS from the internet.

I used to want a gaming PC so bad, then as a Developer, I've had so many problems managing things on Windows, don't get me started on DLL's and startup programs.

I want things that are built in. When I leave, I want things to be automated. The Mac updates while it's asleep. Technically you can treat OS X like Linux which is what amazes me.

I can't live without harmony itself. That's something I couldn't do on Windows unless you had to get all the extra things.

Mr.XXIV said,
Here's one of the things why I believed OS X is superior to Windows. You can do anything productive while resizing your own Hard Drives. You can delete your entire Mac or Hard Disk and have your Mac download the entire OS from the internet.

I used to want a gaming PC so bad, then as a Developer, I've had so many problems managing things on Windows, don't get me started on DLL's and startup programs.

I want things that are built in. When I leave, I want things to be automated. The Mac updates while it's asleep. Technically you can treat OS X like Linux which is what amazes me.

I can't live without harmony itself. That's something I couldn't do on Windows unless you had to get all the extra things.

I hardly see myself deleting the whole drive like that, at best, as good IT guy that I had always been, I always have a backup copy of the OS and drivers so I can erase with confidence.

Not a problem for me. For startup programs there is always the msconfig option, or recently on win8 you can remove programs from the startup in there. Then again I don't install every single software that I can download.

I don't like built in things, I like my freedom. I like to automate when I want to automate, I manually download updates whenever I see fit. For a linux experience I prefer a Linux distro.

I really don't know harmony. But I'm very sure that I wouldn't like it, just as I don't like I tunes myself.

I use Time Machine (best backup ever) to another Hard Drive and I delete the entire drive so I can organize my system from scratch because I keep my music, software, documents, server, and OS in separate spaces between 2 Hard Drives and Partitions. So I can just delete my SSD itself and not worry. And we don't worry about Drivers on OS X, never worried.

We have our startup settings in our login options for user accounts, UAC is more sensible for me on here.

Freedom? Technically Unix is like Linux, we have the same power, you don't have to use the built in apps. It's just there to make things easier.

iTunes, yea. I got rid of my Cable service just now because I can watch The Walking Dead, The Blacklist, Legend of Korra all on iTunes on any device. So yea. iTunes is pretty much my own Hulu + Netflix.

Mr.XXIV said,

Someone with common sense would elaborate on why you claim that person has no common sense.

First rule of Common Sense Club, you do NOT talk about Common Sense Club!

Mr.XXIV said,

I gave up on Trillian years ago. One, our Mail app can use any email server

You cant use Exchange Active Sync, so your forced to use the legacy IMAP protocol to use Outlook.com Inbox's on OSX.

I could argue against a lot of the other stuff your saying, but I don't really care enough to.

Rob Waldhauser said,

First rule of Common Sense Club, you do NOT talk about Common Sense Club!

But you're the one who mentioned it in the first place that lead to this..wtf

InsaneNutter said,

You cant use Exchange Active Sync, so your forced to use the legacy IMAP protocol to use Outlook.com Inbox's on OSX.

I could argue against a lot of the other stuff your saying, but I don't really care enough to.

And whatever happened to something supporting AES, eh?

Mr.XXIV said,

But you're the one who mentioned it in the first place that lead to this..wtf

And whatever happened to something supporting AES, eh?

YOU CANT JOIN! STAHP!!!!

After reading all the things Mr.XXIV has posted here, I'm very tempted to copy them I save them for posterity in case I forget how a true fanboy looks. I don't even liked the fanboy label before but this is just so over the top I can't help myself.

Congratulations to him for using what he thinks is best and fill his needs. For the rest of us, there's choices too and we use what we think is best (whatever that is, I won't mention a product/OS) and fills our needs.

Unless you wanted everyone to use what you use, what's the point in making all these comments?

One thing you have to admit, when Apple does something, we all know it will work great and UX is up to everyone's expectation. Unlike all other manufacturers; they push their products out and they never really do great.

Everyone started talking how the finger print will work great even though no one tried it! But we took it for granted it will work. We never give this blind trust to other products. Overpriced? Yes, but there is a huge market for it. My friend paid over $4500 for a Mac book which costs $900 for the same specs from Lenovo (he never shuts up about the Retina display)

Fawzi Breidi said,
Unlike all other manufacturers; they push their products out and they never really do great.

Samsung disagrees with you.