HP Elite x3

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HP Elite x3
BrandHP Inc.
Compatible networksGSM, LTE
Availability by regionOctober 2016
Form factorSlate
Dimensions161.5 mm (6.36 in) H
83.6 mm (3.29 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Mass195 g (6.88 oz)
Operating systemWindows 10 Mobile
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)
GPUAdreno 530
Storage64 GB eMMC
Removable storagemicroSD up to 2 TB
Battery4,150 mAh Li-Ion battery
Qi/PMA wireless charging
Display5.96 in (151 mm) WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED, 494 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera16 MP, 4K
Front camera8 MP, 1080p
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen
OtherIris scanner and fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello
Continuum for Phone via HP Desk Dock and Lap Dock IP67, MIL-STD 810G

HP Elite x3 is a premium Windows 10 Mobile smartphone produced by Hewlett-Packard. It was officially announced on February 21, 2016,[1][2] and released later that year.


The HP Elite x3 was built for enterprise users with several enterprise specific features such as high-end processing power (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820), large and bright display (Samsung 5.96" WQHD OLED), IP67, MIL-STD 810G, Dual biometric authentication with Iris and fingerprint scanner, 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac, Cat 6 LTE, Bang & Olufsen sound, USB-C charging with a 4,150mAh battery and Qi/PMA wireless charging.


Setting it apart from other premium smartphones, HP Elite x3's defining feature is its ability to connect to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse via the HP Desk Dock, providing a desktop PC-like environment, powered by Microsoft's Continuum feature on Windows 10 Mobile. HP also offers the HP Lap Dock, which is a laptop shell that does not have any computing power in itself (i.e. no CPU, no Motherboard, no HDD, etc.), but connects to the Elite x3 via wired (USB-C) or wireless (802.11ac) connection and powers the Lap Dock, which is essentially a display terminal with a keyboard, touchpad, battery and I/O ports in a laptop form factor.[3][4]


Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2016, the HP Elite x3 garnered over 30 "Best of MWC" awards.[5][6][7] However, despite some positive reviews by critics,[8][9][10] sales have been less than expected due to diminishing market position of Windows 10 Mobile as a viable Mobile OS platform.[11] While HP's sales and marketing have been focused on targeting enterprise customers, consumers are able to purchase the Elite x3 and the Desk Dock and Lap Dock at hp.com website[12] as well as in Microsoft Stores, both offline and online.[13][14]

Model variants[edit]

There is an EMEA+APJ model, an Americas model, and an Americas model connected by Verizon (US only).[15]


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  2. ^ Rubino, Daniel (21 February 2016). "HP announces the groundbreaking Elite x3 smartphone powered by Windows 10 Mobile". Windows Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ "HP® Computer and Laptop Store | HP.com". store.hp.com. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  4. ^ "HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, First Take: An add-on laptop experience for your Windows 10 Mobile phablet Review". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  5. ^ McLellan, Charles. "MWC 2016: HP unveils the Elite x3, a business-class Windows 10 phablet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  6. ^ Nguyen, Hubert; PST, on 02/26/2016 11:05. "Ubergizmo's Best of MWC 2016". Ubergizmo. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  7. ^ "MWC 2016: six of the hottest new smartphones and gadgets". the Guardian. 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  8. ^ "HP Elite x3 review: The phablet that wants to be your only computer Review". ZDNet. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  9. ^ November 2016, Cameron Faulkner 04 (4 November 2016). "HP Elite x3 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  10. ^ "HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone". PCWorld. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  11. ^ Wehner, Mike (2017-01-27). "Just when you thought Windows Phone couldn't get any more dead…". BGR. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  12. ^ "HP Elite x3". HP Store.
  13. ^ "Buy HP Elite x3 Bundle". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  14. ^ "Buy HP Elite x3 + Lap Dock Bundle - Microsoft Store". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  15. ^ http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05193008[dead link]

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