HP Elite x3 - Full specs of the ultra-powerful Windows Phone

Today in Barcelona, Spain HP announced their return to the Windows Phone ecosystem with their Elite x3 device powered by Windows 10 Mobile. This phone is no common smart device, however. Instead, it is an ultra-powerful 3-in-1 system thanks to its support for Continuum, HP Desk Dock, and Mobile Extender accessories.

Forgetting our analysis and hands-on with the device, for now, we'll let you gaze over the official and full specifications for this flagship-level device due later this summer. Also, be sure to check out our HP Elite x3 FAQ!

HP Elite x3 Full Specifications

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Product ColorHP Graphite
Operating SystemWindows 10 Mobile
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz, 4cores)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996
Memory4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM (onboard) Dual channel x32 PoP 32Gbit
Internal Storage64GB eMMC 5.1
Display5.96" diagonal WQHD (2560x1440)
AMOLED multi-touch display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Anti-reflective coating
Available GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
Audio2 Stereo speakers (one with earpiece)
3 integrated omni-directional microphones with HP Noise Cancellation Software
1 external microphone (from headset jack)
Snapdragon Audio+ support
Audio by B&O PLAY
Wireless Technologies802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
WWAN:2G/3G/4G,LTE-A with carrier aggregation 4,5,6,13
Expansion Slots1 microSD (Expandable up to 2TB)
Ports and ConnectorsOne 3.5mm 3 and 4 pole headphone jack
1 USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Dual nanoSIM or nanoSIM + microSD card via 3-in-2 card tray
Pogo pins
Camera16MP f/2.0 FHD rear-facing camera
8MP FHD front facing camera and Iris camera
Available SoftwareHP Workspace
HP Device Hub
HP Registration and device onboarding
Adobe PDF Reader
Security ManagementElite x3 device has dual biometrics with Iris recognition and Fingerprint reader
FIPS 140-2 cryptography
Qualcomm processor includes Secure Boot
128-bitkey Unified Image Encryption
256-bitkey Full Disk Encryption
Anti roll back
fTPM2.0security; Windows 10 includes 128 key Bitlocker encryption
Enterprise grade VPN
Dimensions3.29 x 0.31 x 6.36 in
83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm
WeightStarting at 0.43lb
Starting at 195g
Power10W 5V/2 Aadapter
Non-removable 3.85V battery pack
4150 mAh Li-ion polymer
Wireless ChargingQi and PMA
SensorsAmbient light sensor + proximity combo
Hall effect
Energy Efficiency ComplianceENERGY STAR certified
registered where applicable
EPEAT registration varies by country
Durability featuresDesigned to pass IP67
Providing seals against liquid and dust ingress to IP67 rating
Designed to pass MIL-STD810G testing

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Hallelujah!!! Finally can get a new phone
  • That's perhaps the best phone on earth! Omg!
  • Agree
  • Non removal battery + No liquid cooling + finger print.. Beware of over heating guys.. I thinks the 950 xl is still the king here..
  • It's doesn't need ridiclous liquid cooling becasue it doesn't have the crappy 810 SOC.  The 820 is subjectvely leaps and bounds ahead in performamce terms. I skipped any phone that had an 810 in it, 950XL included.. 
  • 950XL was made to showcase to OEM's what's possible. That's what helped this HP phone come to be. This phone and others after it are what's going to help keep WP alive and maybe even attain more than a couple percent market share. 
  • ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺
  • It literally has everything
  • Even the weight lol
  • except for a camera button :(
  • There isn't one? Dang....almost...but the specs might make me not care
  • +950... I agree, that's probably the best phone on planet earth right now. The specs are outta this world
  • Just please. DO A RIGHT marketing,
  • I know right! They are hp. Hopefully they wont screw up.
  • They are HP, they're already screwed up.. They have to aim for the fences just to get people interested at all, and that might not cut it.
  • YES! But late this summer :(
  • This is a buisness forcused phone not being sold direct to consumers via networks. So in what way do you expect them to market it?
  • Your're only half right.  It is a business oriented phone first and foremost but it will also be available to you and me.  See the FAQs.  http://www.windowscentral.com/hp-elite-x3-faq
  • DO A RIGHT? This phone is being sold directly to businesses by HP, there will be no marketing as it's not going to be widely available or sold in stores.
  • Ⓙⓤⓢⓣ Ⓦⓞⓦ
  • Lumia Killer. hahaha
  • Now that's a flagship! But I think its still a win for MS.
  • A win for Windows 10 Mobile
  • It is a win for MS, if this thing sells well and more OEMs (and especially app developers) adopt W10M. Microsoft is a "software and services" company. The hardware it produces are merely reference products--manufactured to show what the software is capable of with the right hardware. MS set the bar with the 950/950 XL, and HP just raised it.
  • Not a problem. Lumia is meant esp. the 950 and XL to be a market starter.
  • Battery size ? Anyone?
  • 4150 mAh Li-ion polymer
  • Lithium Ion Polymer? Now that's cute! :D
  • ~4100mah.
  • wow!
  • Boom!
    (mic drop)
  • Amen!
  • W O W
  • Nice. Nice.
  • I heard it was dead.
  • Guess what. It's alive.
  • It's now undead and looking for hosts.
  • Hah!
  • A killer zombie phone
  • What!!!!!
  • Wow! Just wow.
  • The Kitchen sink!, Really curious how they managed to do this, amazing.
  • Wow looks great with great specs.
  • Sd card up to 2TB? Holy crap!
  • That's the limit for SDXC, currently MicroSDXC only goes to 200GB. It'll be a long time till you see 2TB MicroSDXC Cards.
  • Toshiba is developing a 500GB microSD card and will hopefully be ready by Q3 2016
  • Damn this phone will even put android flagships to shame
  • It already has.
  • It will when it is released.
  • It can only happen in dreams, do you really think putting top of the line hardware makes a phone inevitable? It will never be a good Phone because of this Crapdows OS :-(
  • Absolutely...up yours. =[
  • Troll...
  • oh,  Please humor us on what is better?  IOS?  nope...thats a crap OS made for 12 years to snapchat and douchebags to share selfies.....andorid?  NOPE,  unsecure, laggy on all but every phone its ever been on.  Windows is much better that both of them. 
  • Hi troll. Now hand over the keyboard to daddy and go to sleap again.
  • It just did
  • Coming from an avid Nexus user.... This is a heck of a phone I wish I could get my hands on... Posted with the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, or Surface Pro 3
  • Ha-ha me too. Posted via the Windows Central App for Nexus 5x
  • Hardly mate. Pretty much the same specs as the other flagships. Posted via the Windows Central Beta App for my Lumia 950 XL
  • This phone seems to have everything
  • How much we have to pay for this device?
  • 1 Human soul.
  • LOL man, you made my day.
  • Hmm :)
  • According to some it's a Zombie OS so, brains...
  • Lol
  • $1,300?
  • Looks like a great replacement for my somewhat disappointing 950XL.
  • Same here
  • I know right. But hey. If you are planning to throw away your 950xl, please rather give it to me. :P I had saved a lot. And then when 830 had launched, I had bought that. Now I just want a better phone. Lol.
  • there are people in the forums selling their W10M devices. Check there for all the sales
  • yeah me too. I'm terribly disappointed with my 950XL. but I'm already hatching out a master plan to push out my 950 XL to my wife and get this when it comes :-)
  • I really feel bad for hp :-( soon they will be very disappointed by the sales of this phone :-( cuz no one will buy it :-( Sorry hp :-( crapdows Phone will break your heart :-(
  • Lol u are wrong
    Enterprises will fight to get their hands on this
  • Enterprise buying $800 phones in large quantities? Doubtful. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Enterprise won't spend that kind of coin on phone...? Why do so many of them have iPhone then? On which planet is that a cheap phone! If you have HP as your hardware supplier the phone won't cost 800$ and it will work great with the rest of the HP line
  • Most of the companies around me switched to 5C's, so... There may be a few companies to hand out premium devices, but HP can't live off them. Even in business, mass market is key. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Our company has about 20000 employees and we use pretty much all HP (even ProCurve but we're moving to Cisco for that). I'll be presenting this to my manager as we've looked for a solution like this for our company's manager. We have managers that move between sites and notebooks are too heavy. We can get these docks with monitors and input and have people hot desk their phones in them. Also, I don't know what the AUD price will be, but we never pay retail. This phone and the its dock seems like a good for for us.
  • @WreckItChamp, alot of people forget buisnesses don't pay rrp lol. If the thin client dock takes off, we should alot more hopefully NexDock is working one. This will give Continuum a two pronged approach - the UWP platform and Thin Client docks.
  • Not really (@forgetting business get price breaks). A cheaper phone is still a cheaper phone. I'm not saying they don't exist, but companies looking to buy for 10's of thousands of employee will usually opt for less expensive devices. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • @Blacklac. To be honest, phones of this calibre are usually given to top tier executives. However you need to take into account package deals, HP is offering virtualisation along with this device. Furthermore HP does have other enterprise produc