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HP Elite X3 Review, Revolution in Mobility

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Revolution in Mobility

HP Elite X3 phablet is a huge device that offers to be an all-in-one phone to satisfy all your computing needs. Actually it is a window phone, although window phones have snail-paced rollout, limited application support as well as Microsoft’s unassuming cell phones. Now the Elite X3, wants to change all that with its new phablet, meant mainly for businesspersons.

The largish 5.96” phone sports some very good specs including n Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with a clock speed of 2.15GHz and DDR4 RAM of 4GB. This is because HP intended this phone to work in three distinct modes. Just as the Microsoft Lumia 950 as well as 950XL, it is possible to hook this device to an external monitor for you to enjoy the desktop experience. Apart from this, Elite x3 can be connected to HP’s brand new, Wi-Fi controlled Mobile Extender laptop, whenever you require a mobile workstation.

Summary

The HP Elite x3 will impress anyone because it is loaded with specs as also multiple use cases, although it might have come a bit too late to save the flagging Windows 10 Mobile platform.

Our Score:
Pros
• Loaded specs
• Small screen bezels
• Exclusive continuum modes
Cons
• Hard to manage size

HP Elite x3 Design and Features

The HP Elite x3 is essentially a standalone handset, although it is too large to be termed a handset as it comes with a whopping 5.96” screen of 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The display is even bigger than the 5.7” Nexus 6, as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You’ll have difficulty in holding it with one hand. In spite of its massive size, it is almost all screen and minimal bezels. On the side, thin slivers are there, and the top and bottom has about 1cm to make enough room to house its Bang and Olufsen stereo speakers. The bottom speaker grille at the bottom has a pattern like an equalizer, adding an additional design element to its formal look.

HP Elite X3

The HP Elite x3 has dynamic colors and sharp contrast, thanks to its AMOLED panel that HP selected for its x3 functions. It is duly protected by Corning Gorilla Glass to withstand any number of scratches as well as accidental drops very well.

The front and edges of the device are metal, with a polycarbonate rear. Like most enterprise devices, x3 has been created to be quite durable and even meets the 810G military spec. It is waterproof too to IP67, so it is protected from rain and occasional getting wet from a water faucet.

HP Elite X3

The HP Elite x3’s other specifications include a Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU that is fully integrated with a Snapdragon chip, and paired together with an enormous 4,150mAh battery. As to storage it has a whopping 64GB of space. And talking about cameras, the Elite x3 is equipped with an excellent 16MP rear camera. Apart from this, the front facing camera boasts of an 8MP sensor to snap two images, and during Skype chats combines both into a well-balanced, image similar to HDR. However, what makes the HP Elite x3 real special is that by slotting the device into the USB-C dock to link it with a keyboard, mouse and screen, to gain a whole desktop experience.

HP Elite X3

Verdict

The HP Elite x3 will impress anyone because it is loaded with specs as also multiple use cases, although it might have come a bit too late to save the flagging Windows 10 Mobile platform.

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