HP Elite x3 - Features and reviews

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:07:14, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 12:23:56

Detailed review of HP Elite x3's features

What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the HP Elite x3? We conducted a deep-dive review into what makes this phone great. We did a thorough analysis into the often compared aspects of the device!

Review of the product design of the HP Elite x3

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an HP Elite x3, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the HP Elite x3 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The size of the HP Elite x3 allows it to be carried in one hand, but depending on the user it might feel too large to hold comfortably. Furthermore, care must be taken when carrying it along with a wallet as it is relatively easy to drop if you are not paying attention.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the HP Elite x3 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

With the HP Elite x3, it is quite difficult to put it into your pocket and then take it out again. If you try to put it in your pocket, the cloth in your pocket may rip, or the phone may be damaged because of pressure.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The HP Elite x3 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the HP Elite x3 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The large size of the HP Elite x3 makes controlling it with one hand difficult. If you have to use it with one hand, it is better to lay it in the palm of the hand rather than grabbing onto it. It isn't difficult once you get used to it, but as this grip is fairly unstable care must be taken not to drop it inadvertently.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The HP Elite x3 feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the HP Elite x3 with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the HP Elite x3 are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Inputting keys with one hand with the HP Elite x3 can be done but this grip tends to feel unstable. Because of this sometimes you can drop it carelessly when trying to type quickly. If you take your time when typing though you will be unlikely to drop it.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

I think it is easy to use the buttons on the HP Elite x3 as they are displayed in large sizes. However, it is difficult not to make typos when typing at high speeds. I don't think you will feel it difficult to type if you are careful when typing.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the HP Elite x3 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the HP Elite x3 is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the HP Elite x3 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the HP Elite x3 can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the HP Elite x3, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the HP Elite x3 provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

It is more than adequate for applications such as using social media—like Facebook and Instagram—and searching the Internet. Sometimes, though, it may feel a bit slow.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of HP Elite x3 performance and functions

The size and weight of the HP Elite x3

The body of the HP Elite x3 is 3.3 inches (83.5 mm) wide, 6.4 inches (161.8 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.8 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.96 inch, and it weighs 195 oz (195 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

HP Elite x3
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HP Elite x3Icemobile Gravity 4.0FREETEL SAMURAI REI
ColorBlackBlack/White/Orange/Yellow/Green/ / / /
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)3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 5.5 inches (140.4 mm) x 0.6 inches (16.3 mm)2.8 inches (71.5 mm) x 5.7 inches (145.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.2 mm)
Weight195 oz (195 g)316 oz (316 g)136 oz (136 g)
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Display of the HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 has a TFT screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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HP Elite x3Icemobile Gravity 4.0FREETEL SAMURAI REI
Display size5.96 inch4.02 inch5.2 inch
Display typeTFTIPS LCDIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 2560480 x 8541080 x 1920
Pixel density492 ppi243 ppi423 ppi
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The battery life of the HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 has a battery capacity of 4150 mAh. Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite a high-capacity battery.

The processing capability of the HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 uses the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 CPU with 2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 4GB. The CPU processing performance is average. This level of processing is perfectly fine for games and Internet searches. It is slightly lacking in terms of high-capacity processing such as 3D games, but there are no real issues for normal usage. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

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HP Elite x3Icemobile Gravity 4.0FREETEL SAMURAI REI
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Mediatek MT6582MT6753
CPU specs2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)1.3GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB1GB2GB
Storage size64GB8GB32GB
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The camera of the HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 has a back camera with 16 MP. The front camera has 8 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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HP Elite x3Icemobile Gravity 4.0FREETEL SAMURAI REI
Rear-camera resolution16 MP8 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP3 MP8 MP
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