Visit our Business Solutions website >>

HP Elite x3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of HP Elite x3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The size and durability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and camera. Reviews are divided on the usability.

portability, durability, size, performance, battery

price, camera, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP Elite x3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 20 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 20 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (35)

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review


Business racer. HP is the only manufacturer offering a premium device with Windows 10 Mobile, which is mainly targeted towards business customers. Besides a large display, the customer also receives a strong battery, and a robust case, which can even...

fast SoC ; outstanding voice quality with ANC ; robust design ; large AMOLED display ; extendable storage ; USB 3.1 with DisplayPort/HDMI ; iris and fingerprint sensor ; strong business ambitions ; large battery

increased power consumption under load ; PWM flickering

The HP Elite x3 is a massive phablet, which HP advertises as a tablet not without reason. It combines a functional, robust design and functionality for a successful business tool. It targets the health sector, logistics, POS, the industry, and mainly...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (

HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone


HP's Elite x3 combines amazing hardware, tremendous battery life, a stellar Continuum experience, and support for older Win32 apps. Whether that's enough to buoy Microsoft's vision remains to be seen.

Workspace virtualized apps are something special ; Desk Dock provides an excellent Continuum experience ; Two (not one!) ways to log in via Windows Hello

Extremely high price out of reach for most consumers ; Workspace interface could use some ease-of-use refinement ; Mediocre camera

Workspace makes your phone your PC—for real. Say what you will about Continuum, or how well HP has implemented it; you’re still at Microsoft’s mercy. And because Continuum only supports Microsoft’s relatively new UWP apps, there’s a vast body of apps...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

HP Elite x3


The HP Elite x3 is an unusual business-focused Windows phone that could really pay off for imaginative IT departments.

Big, clear screen. Easily IT managed. Integrates well with Microsoft Cloud and Salesforce. Turns into a desktop or laptop with Continuum.

Not as well supported by third parties as Android or iOS device. Continuum only works with a limited subset of apps. Main camera experienced focus problems in testing.

Comparisons and Conclusions The HP Elite x3 looks like a great solution for enterprises that want to consolidate their hardware layouts, are willing to buy into the full Microsoft stack (Office 365, Skype for Business, SharePoint, domains) and don't...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Althea Chang (

HP’s Elite x3 Phone Is a Mini PC in Disguise


HP's Elite x3 can bolster productivity by transforming from phone to desktop to laptop. We certainly give the phone points for versatility, and the battery life seems impressive. But the process of going from handheld device to workstation mode wasn't...

Transforms from phone into mini PC ; Dual SIM option ; IT-department friendly ; Impressive battery life

Windows Phone lacks apps ; Difficult to type with one hand ; Occasional lags when switching apps

With the right accessories, the Elite x3 can convert into a laptop or desktop, but Windows 10 Mobile's lack of apps is still a turnoff.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (

HP Elite x3 review


A beautiful, capable phone limited by its OS

Massive battery ; Stunning design ; Can transform into a PC

Lousy app support ; Unwieldy size for some

HP’s Elite x3 is a well-built device and a solid performer all-around. Unfortunately, Windows 10 Mobile fails to back it with enough app support to make it suited for business users and consumers alike.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Can the transforming HP Elite X3 smartphone replace your desktop and laptop PCs?


We've seen devices of this ilk before, not least in the form of the Motorola Atrix 4G released a staggering five years ago, but HP believes it has overcome the barriers that have previously prevented all-in-one smartphone solutions from replacing all...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

HP Elite x3 hands-on review


HP's Windows Phone can be your PC too

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (

HP Elite X3


HP is a name more associated with laptops than smartphones, but with the Elite X3 the brand is hoping to bring a little of its business nous to one of the most crowded and, arguably, tough to succeed in fields in tech.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (

​HP's Elite x3 smartphone wants to replace your computer


HP's first smartphone in nearly two years is a Windows phone designed for business customers. On the surface that may not sound all that exciting, but the HP Elite x3 may end up being the first smartphone to actually replace your computer -- at least...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

HP Elite x3 hands-on review


HP's Windows Phone can be your PC too

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Browsing time (3G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera


Kids tablet: No


Pixel density:494
Screen shape:Flat


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


2G: Yes
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes


Conflict Free processor: No

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No


Internal RAM type:LPDDR4