How much better is the HP Elite x3? Here's our thorough review of the specs and features

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:26:26, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 11:43:08

What are the strengths of the HP Elite x3? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the HP Elite x3 is right for you.

HP Elite x3's features, performance, reviews

HP Elite x3's camera specs

HP Elite x3 has a 16 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, HP Elite x3 has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

HP Elite x3's battery performance

The battery performance of the HP Elite x3 is 4150 mAh, and which is an unusually large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the HP Elite x3 has an unusually long battery life. At this amount you will be sufficiently pleased with the battery life. Even if you watch movies for a long time or play games, you will not have much trouble with the battery.

HP Elite x3's CPU specs

With the 2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core) for processing power, the HP Elite x3 has relatively high performance. Among all smartphones released to date, its performance is positioned between high level and middle class, but you won't feel any stress using most apps. For lighter 3D games you will almost always be able to play without complaint. And for 2D gaming you will probably feel hardly any stress.

With 4GB of RAM, the HP Elite x3 has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the HP Elite x3, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

HP Elite x3's storage size

The data storage capacity of the HP Elite x3 is 64GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The HP Elite x3 is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

HP Elite x3's size

The HP Elite x3 has a width of 3.3 inches (83.5 mm), a length of 6.4 inches (161.8 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (7.8 mm). At this size it would feel a bit difficult to operate with one hand. In addition, the weight of the HP Elite x3 is about 195 oz (195 g). You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the HP Elite x3, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

HP Elite x3's screen

HP Elite x3 has a 5.96 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

HP Elite x3 has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

HP Elite x3's general rating

The HP Elite x3 is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

Advantages and disadvantages of HP Elite x3

Advantages of HP Elite x3

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a long battery life, so it is suited for watching videos or playing games for an extended period of time.

Disadvantages of HP Elite x3

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Comparing the specifications of HP Elite x3 against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

HP Elite x3

67.5-Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.3 inches (83.5 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:195 oz (195 g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:492 ppi, Display size:5.96 inch, OS:Windows

Energizer Hardcase H550S

59.6Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.2 inches (80.7 mm) x 6.3 inches (158.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (11.1 mm), Weight:203 oz (203 g), Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Power Max P600S

65.2Color:Black/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.2 inches (82 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.8 mm), Weight:190 oz (190 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:409 ppi, Display size:5.9 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Energy S550

44.0Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78.2 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:180 oz (180 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Power Max P550S

49.1Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78.3 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.4 mm), Weight:203 oz (203 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Energy S500E

33.4Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 5.7 inches (145.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:167 oz (167 g), Display type:TN TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 854, Pixel density:195 ppi, Display size:5 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Energy E520 LTE

50.2Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (11.1 mm), Weight:206 oz (206 g), Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android

Energizer Energy 500

43.0Color:Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.2 inches (80.6 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.3 mm) x 0.7 inches (18.8 mm), Weight:284 oz (284 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi, Display size:5 inch, OS:Android

waterproof performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twowaterproof performance

HP Elite x3

74.0-

Energizer Hardcase H550S

90.0

Energizer Energy E520 LTE

90.0

Energizer Energy 500

90.0

Energizer Energy 400

90.0

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

HP Elite x3

54.9-

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

24.6

Celkon Win 400

24.6

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

0.0

Energizer Hardcase H550S

65.6

Energizer Power Max P600S

65.6

Energizer Energy S550

54.9

Energizer Power Max P550S

54.9

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

HP Elite x3

68.8-

Celkon A355

5.0

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

50.0

Celkon Win 400

27.5

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

27.5

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

50.0

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

27.5

Energizer Hardcase H550S

68.8

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

HP Elite x3

58.3-

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

74.0

Celkon Win 400

27.2

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

27.2

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

15.8

Energizer Hardcase H550S

58.3

Energizer Power Max P600S

58.3

Energizer Energy S550

50.0

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

HP Elite x3

48.6-Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.3 inches (83.5 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:195 oz (195 g)

Celkon A355

85.0Color:Light Blue/Dart Blue/Red/Yellow/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5 inches (63.3 mm) x 4.5 inches (115.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.2 mm), Weight:97.5 oz (97.5 g)

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

67.0Color:White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.6 inches (143.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm), Weight:136 oz (136 g)

Celkon Win 400

76.8Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6 inches (65 mm) x 4.9 inches (125.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.3 mm), Weight:120.6 oz (120.6 g)

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

78.7Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5 inches (63 mm) x 4.8 inches (122 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:122 oz (122 g)

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

62.8Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.0 inches (152 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:143.8 oz (143.8 g)

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

79.4Color:Silver/Grey, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.5 inches (64.7 mm) x 4.9 inches (125.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm), Weight:109.3 oz (109.3 g)

Energizer Hardcase H550S

47.5Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.2 inches (80.7 mm) x 6.3 inches (158.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (11.1 mm), Weight:203 oz (203 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

HP Elite x3

87.4-Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:492 ppi

Celkon A355

11.1Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):320 x 480, Pixel density:164 ppi

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

59.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

Celkon Win 400

42.3Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

42.3Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

53.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

42.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Energizer Hardcase H550S

85.0Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

HP Elite x3

85.0-Display size:5.96 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:492 ppi

Celkon A355

31.0Display size:3.5 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):320 x 480, Pixel density:164 ppi

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

71.0Display size:5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

Celkon Win 400

51.5Display size:4 inch, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

51.5Display size:4 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

71.2Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

51.5Display size:4 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:233 ppi

Energizer Hardcase H550S

79.9Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

HP Elite x3

57.6-OS:Windows

Celkon A355

0.3OS:Android

Celkon Millennia OCTA510

39.6OS:Android

Celkon Win 400

14.9OS:Windows

Celkon Campus Whizz Q42

16.5OS:Android

Celkon Millennia Epic Q550

16.5OS:Android

Celkon Campus Crown Q40

16.5OS:Android

Energizer Hardcase H550S

61.8OS:Android

HP Elite x3's specs

HP Elite x3
ImageHP Elite x3
MakerHP
Release date8, 2016
ColorBlack
OSWindows
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.3 inches (83.5 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)
Weight195 oz (195 g)
Display size5.96 inch
Display typeTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 2560
Pixel density492 ppi
Battery capacity4150 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU specs2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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