MWC – HP Elite x3 Hands on

MWC   HP Elite x3 Hands on
We posted the news yesterday that HP are re-entering the mobile market with a Windows 10 device. Now we’ve had some time to get hands on with one of the devices.

I am very impressed with it but instead of reading my thoughts on it lets see what Sahuil from HP has to say about it.

I also had a chance to have a little play with the device and ask a few questions. Before we get into this I do need to state that the devices on display are prototypes and they, don’t even have the fingerprint sensor on them yet. That being said they feel great in the hand and are feature packed.

Here is a quick look at the specs for the device..

Product Color-HP Graphite
Operating System – Windows 10 Mobile
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz, 4cores)
Chipset – Qualcomm MSM8996
Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM (onboard) Dual channel x32 PoP 32Gbit
Internal Storage – 64GB eMMC 5.1
Display – 5.96″ diagonal WQHD (2560×1440),AMOLED multi-touch display,Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Anti-reflective coating
Available Graphics – Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
Audio – 2 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 Technologies – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2)
WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
WWAN:2G/3G/4G,LTE-A with carrier aggregation 4,5,6,13
Expansion Slots 1 microSD (Expandable up to 2TB)
Ports and Connectors -One 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
Camera – 16MP f/2.0 FHD rear-facing camera, 8MP FHD front facing camera and Iris camera
Available Software – HP Workspace, HP Device Hub ,HP Registration and device onboarding, Adobe PDF Reader
Security Management – Elite 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
Dimensions – 3.29 x 0.31 x 6.36 in, 83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm
Weight – Starting at 0.43lb, Starting at 195g
Power – 10W 5V/2 Aadapter, Non-removable 3.85V battery pack , 4150 mAh Li-ion polymer
Wireless Charging – Qi and PMA
Sensors Ambient light sensor + proximity combo, Accelerometer+gyro, eCompass, Pressure, Hall effect, NFC, GPS, Energy Efficiency Compliance ENERGY STAR certified, EPEAT Gold registered where applicable
Durability features – Providing seals against liquid and dust ingress to IP67 rating, Designed to pass MIL-STD810G testing

As we can see fro the specs, this thing is a beast of a machine and it needs to be. The HP proprietary HP Workspace software will allow you have desktop apps on the phone under a virtual environment which is just too cool for school.

MWC   HP Elite x3 Hands on

The phone also features a great battery with a huge 4105 mAH Li-Ion battery and it is MilSpec and IP rated to IP67, sharing the same rating with Sony Xperia Z devices.

MWC   HP Elite x3 Hands on
MWC   HP Elite x3 Hands on

I am massively looking forward to putting this through it paces and we will be getting a review unit very soon.