My first reaction to HP’s Elite X3 smartphone was, here is a phone that could eventually replace your PC. The Elite X3 has high performance hardware that places it in the same pack as industry leaders such as LG V20, Google Pixel and even iPhone 7.
This is one phone that supports the PC’s legacy apps. The Elite X3 is an easy and convenient way to work, in the office and on the go. You dock in the optional HP Elite X3 Desk Dock or HP Elite3 Lap Dock to get the efficiency of a notebook. With its Continuum, the phone can act as a PC allowing you to surf the web on a big screen when connected to its included dock. Continuum blurs the line between phone and mobile computer.
The phone is Windows 10 Mobile, this is an operating system that most people don’t even know exists. As a journalist, I use the Elite X3 and Desk Dock to write my articles and I can tell you that I enjoy every minute of it and I am not planning on letting go. Other journalists in the newsroom were so impressed and wanted to get their hands on it because it is so classy.
The Elite X3 has a 5.96- inch Quad HD display with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also boasts a 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, dual front-facing speakers, a rear fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port, and a microSD card slot for up to 2TB of additional space.
It has an iris scanner and wireless charging. Unfortunately, it is on Windows 10 Mobile meaning it doesn’t have enough app support for first choice for business and consumer users alike.