HP Elite x3 Phablet Specs & Price

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HP Elite x3 is a 6-inch phablet designed to appeal to business users. The Windows 10 Mobile device is a handset, laptop and desktop computer rolled into one. HP Elite x3 is waterproof with military grade toughness, fingerprint sensor, and an iris scanner.

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HP Elite X3 Phablet


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Build and Display

The HP Elite x3 flaunts a slim design at a thickness of just 7.8 millimetres. The handset is a road warrior built to withstand military-grade MIL-STD 801G testing. It is IP67 certified, which means it is well protected against water and dust.

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The HP Elite x3 phablet crams in a massive 5.96-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 2560 pixels for very sharp image and text appearance.

Camera and Storage

HP Elite x3 has a powerful 16-megapixel camera on the back for great shots. You also get an equally-impressive 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for your selfie taking needs.

HP Elite x3 has generous onboard storage with a capacity of 64 GB. That storage should suffice if you intend using this mostly as a phone. But you can still expand storage space by a whopping 256GB using a microSD card.

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Power and Performance

The HP Elite x3 is decked out to supply convincing performance with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset running under the hood. The quad-core SoC, which consists of two dual-core processors clocked at up to 2.15GHz and up to 1.6GHz respectively. HP Elite x3 sports a 4GB RAM.

Like the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, the phablet runs on Windows 10 Mobile operating system designed to enable PC-grade productivity. HP Elite x3 supports Continuum and comes with a Desk Dock that converts it to a full fledged PC.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Huawei Elite X3 offers both a fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner for enhanced security. HP promises all-day battery life on full charge of the 4150 mAh battery.

Multiple-use Phablet

With the HP Elite x3, you get a phablet that can be transformed into a laptop or desktop computer with the aid of right accessories and thanks to its OS’ Continuum feature.

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HP Desk Dock, which is used for converting to a desktop computer, offers a number of ports, including DisplayPort, an Ethernet port, and a USB Type-C port.

You transform the Elite x3 into a laptop using an HP Mobile Extender featuring a 12.5-inch display with thin bezels, an integrated battery, and a full-size keyboard.

HP Elite x3 comes with numerous features for business users, including dual biometrics (fingerprint and iris), TPM, 128-bit and 256-bit encryption, and Bitlocker support. It packs dual front-facing speakers powered by Bang & Olufsen for rich sound.

Pricing and Availability

HP Elite X3 Phablet is not yet available in Nigeria or Kenya. It has launched in the UK for £706.80 and is expected in the United States in September.

When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. HP Elite X3 Phablet Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 220,000 to 280,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

HP Elite x3 Phablet Specs

Here are a few specs of the HP Elite x3 Phablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
  • Processor: Quad-Core SoC: 2.15GHz dual-core, 1.6GHz dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.96 Inch Touch Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, HD Video [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Dual-video record
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes (Qi/PMA)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Ion 4150 mAh battery (Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HP Elite x3 Phablet Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: August 14th, 2016
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