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HP Elite x3

HP Elite x3
alaScore 88

95 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 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 really like the durability and size. The performance and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and camera.

portability, usability, performance, size, durability

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 88/100 = Very good 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...

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 : Dan Graziano (

HP Elite X3: The most interesting phone you don't need (hands-on)


The HP Elite X3 is a high-end Windows phone built with serious business in mind.

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 : Chris Goetting (

HP Elite x3 Windows 10 Smartphone Review: An Office In Your Pocket


We take an in-depth look at the HP Elite x3, a Windows 10 for phones powered mobile device, that targets corporate and enterprise users.

Feb, 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

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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