HP Elite X3 preview – 5.96″ QHD display, Snapdragon 820 and PC-like capabilities

HP Elite X3 is something more than just a smartphone, though at first glance it seems that it’s just that. It is capable of connecting an external monitor, a mouse or a keyboard to it and to use is as a PC.

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5.96-inch QHD display, iris scanner and high

The display has a diagonal of 5.96 inches and a resolution of 2560 х 1440p. This will ensure high detail image with a pixel density of approximately 494ppi. The AMOLED panel will allow you to enjoy bright and vivid high-contrast images. The screen is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The model incorporates iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor. HP has not only thought about the security of your personal information but also for the durability of the device. That’s why they made it water and dust resistance (IP67 certificate granted). It is also protected against salt, moisture, fog, extreme heat and shock.

Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 4150mAh battery

The mobile device runs on the powerful Snapdragon 820 SoC that includes four Kryo cores with a frequency of 2.15 GHz. This is actually the best that Qualcomm can offer for a smartphone at the moment. Adreno 530 graphics card and 4 GB of RAM are present. The available internal storage is 64 GB which can be expanded via a microSD card with up to 256 GB. The microSD card uses the second SIM slot which is also 4G enabled.

The available battery has a capacity of 4150mAh. The manufacturer claims that it would be enough to last up to 500 hours of stand-by and up to 33 hours of talk time. In other words, it should get you trough a full work day without any hiccups.

B&O PLAY stereo loudspeaker, 16MP camera and HP Workspace

Thanks to the B&O PLAY audio and the noise cancellation microphones you will be able to conduct seamless conference calls. The front-facing 8-megapixel camera will ensure high-quality video during the calls. In the rear of the smartphone you will find a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash.

HP has developed a Workspace feature that will provide you the ability to use desktop apps in their full potential once you connect your device to an extenal monitor. Basically, you have a virtual computer that could work with any Windows 10 app that you have license for. This feature is subscription-based but if the preinstalled apps on the phone are enough for your needs you can use it for free with the so-called Continuum program.


Spec sheet

OSMicrosoft Windows 10
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (4-ядрен, 2.15GHz, Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
Display5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive multitouch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and 2560 x 1440 resolution
ConnectivityBluetooth® 4.0 Combo , 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) WiFi, NFC; GPS
Camera16-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front
  • Dual SIM device (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by)
  • microSD card slot, up to 256GB (utilizes SIM 2 slot)
  • USB v3.0, Type-C; magnet connector
  • 3.5 mm 3 and 4 polar audio jack
  • 2 stereo loudspeakers
  • Snapdragon Audio + подкрепа
  • audio from B&O PLAY
  • microphone
  • combined ambient light + proximity sensor 
  • accelerometer + gyroscope
  • e-compass
  • IP67 certified- dust and water resistant
  • MIL-STD 810G – class, protected against salt, moisture, fog, extreme heat and shock
  • iris scanner
  • fingerprint sensor
  • HP Elite x3 Desk Dock
Baterry4150 mAh
Dimensions83.5 x 161.8 x 7.8 mm
Weight195 grams

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