HP Elite x3 – Full specs of Windows phone

HP Elite x3 – Full specs of Windows phone

The HP Elite x3 has been pretty up in the air recently, with its release being delayed over and over again. After what seems like forever, though, the wait may finally be over for people who have been dying to get their hands on the HP flagship device. The phone is finally listed on the Microsoft Store and should be shipping right now to those that have pre-ordered. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can pick the phone up right now from its Microsoft Store page.


Windows phones aren’t in a good place, with its awfully slow rollout, limited app support and Microsoft’s own underwhelming handsets. HP wants to turn the tide with its new business-focused Elite x3 phablet.

This massive phone promises to be your all-in-one device for your computing needs.


The 5.96-inch phablet comes well stocked with a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of DDR4 RAM. That’s more than enough power to drive your average smartphone, and that’s because HP has designed the x3 to work in three different modes.

Like the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL, you can hook this handset up to an external monitor for a desktop experience. What’s more, the Elite x3 can power HP’s new, Wi-Fi controlled laptop, called the Mobile Extender, when you need a mobile workstation.


As a standalone handset, the HP Elite x3 is just fine but it’s almost too big to call it a handset, with its 5.96-inch screen. The display is one of the largest used, and it’s actually bigger than that of the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Two tenths of an inch might not sound like a lot, but the Elite x3 feels as big as a Kindle. I find it nearly impossible to hold and use the device one-handed.

Although the phone is massive in-hand, it is practically all screen with minimal bezels. There are thin slivers on the side, while the top and bottom extend by roughly a centimeter to make room for the smartphone’s Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers.

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, August
Body Dimensions 161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8 mm (6.37 x 3.29 x 0.31 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– MIL-STD 810G – grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal shock resistant
Display Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.96 inches (~72.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~494 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Platform OS Microsoft Windows 10
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 16 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Bang & Olufsen
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
Radio No
USB v3.0, Type-C reversible connector; magnetic connector
Features Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Qi/PMA wireless charging
– Microsoft Continuum support
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.265 player
– OneDrive (15 GB cloud storage)
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
Battery Removable Li-Ion 4150 mAh battery
Misc Colors Black