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HP Elite x3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of HP Elite x3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and camera get critical views.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC


It offers improvements to Windows 10's Continuum, but it has plenty of problems too.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

HP Elite X3 hands-on: HP at MWC 2016


HP managed to surprise us at the MWC with the announcement of a Snapdragon 820-powered flagship - the Elite x3. The 6" phablet is running on Windows 10 Mobile and supports Windows Continuum.

HP managed to surprise us at the MWC with the announcement of a Snapdragon 820-powered flagship - the

Feb, 2016

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 : 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 : Rich Woods (

HP Elite x3 review: The closest thing to one device for all of your needs


HP promises that its entry into the Windows 10 Mobile market, the Elite x3, is a 3-in-1, in that it should serve all of your computing needs. We put that to the test in our review.

HP's Elite x3 fills a very specific niche. If you're running a business and you're looking for one device to give your employees to fill every role, then look no further. And to be clear, that's exactly who this handset is aimed it.

Nov, 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 (

Review: HP Elite x3, The First '3-In-1' Computing Device


The CRN Test Center did a deep dive with the groundbreaking new device, and found plenty of pluses and minuses.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Koh Wanzi (

In pictures: HP Elite x3, the phone HP says isn't a phone


According to HP, its new Elite x3 smartphone could be the only Windows device you will actually need. Here's a closer look at this 6-inch powerhouse.

Apr, 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

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:15.98 / 4150
Battery life (max):500
Battery performance:4150
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.85
Browsing time (3G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:13
Continuous video playback time:13
Number of battery cells:1
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (3G):33

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Chrome, Graphite
Device type:Phablet
Form Factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP67


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:5.96
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Technology:AMOLED
Display Type:AMOLED
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:494
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter family:Adreno


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM
Internal RAM:4


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:N


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Position location:Y


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
EDGE multislot class:33
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Internal memory:4
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating system version:Mobile
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:230
Processing die size:206
Processor ARK ID:27512
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.15
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:90
Processor model:820
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:37.5
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32


Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Mobile / Windows Mobile
Operating system version:10


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2 / 2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:4
Storage media:Flash / SSD


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Internal memory:4


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 3.07
Height:6.37 / 6.38
Weight:4.28 / 6.84
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