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Exceeded expectations, despite those expectations already set high this Summer when I discovered EliteX3 "coming in Fall 2016 - Winter 2017". Pro-grade build quality. Two things:
Sure I sound too cheerful to believe but nobody is forcing you to believe... look at the Specs, look at the fact you can't get real work done on iOS/Android, and look at MS Continuum's roadmap:
EliteX3 is WHAT WE've BEEN WAITING for YEARS (if not decades). I envisioned it back in mid-2000's. As an Engineer (Electronics + 3D Mechanics design), I however bought this EliteX3 as an individual (besides our business) - for personal use, to upgrade my (old) trusty Motorola DroidMaxx, I've had/have world's best SmartPhones by tech specs/raw performance (rather than "popularity"), including the newest Motorola "Moto ZForce" - BUT NONE SUCH comes close to HP EliteX3 running Windows10M ! X3 is as close to real Windows/productivity as technology can get at present, with NOBODY ELSE in the world offering a device like this EliteX3 (the closest thing would be a "real" Tablet running Windows10 Pro, but it would be also a "real weight"/size defeating the portability/battery life vs. EliteX3, & no phone/Voice capability other than unreliable, lower quality VoIP, that can fail during an emergency call).
If real Work AND Entertainment AND Phone/Voice calls, are to be done "super-portably" & all on the same device, unlike even the best iOS/Android SmartPhons (e.g. Moto ZForce) - it can only be done on this HP EliteX3. I sometimes do pair EliteX3 with HP EliteX2 tablet (when travel space allows), but tablets aren't SmartPhones although close - they can't compete for weight/size/battery life of a SmartPhone AND they've no dedicated voicecall ability, they can do VoIP (e.g. Skype) but if my life depends on a phonecall, in emergency, or quality is important - don't VoIP, you need a real SmartPhone - EliteX3 does it all, at least for me.
I suspect EliteX3 running Win10M is the beginning of a revolution in mobile productivity, although non-GSM carrier i.e. Verizon (CDMA) is slow to certify, all GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, etc. work with EliteX3 natively - NOW (by design), so much so was my desire to fully utilize EliteX3, that his week (after many years!) Iam switching the wirless carrier Verizon - to AT&T (GSM). Can't wait for Verizon to get it done. AT&T even promised to start offering HP EliteX3 thru their channel (2-year contracts) but so far we have to order EliteX3 outside the carriers, then bring as a "bring your own device [BYOD]" under your wireless account, at that carrier - be it AT&T, T-Mobile or whatever GSM carrier.
Note: technically it's possible to use ELiteX3 even on a CDMA carrier like Verizon, even today before the official acceptance by Verizon (which stands alone in its stubborness vs. HP/Microsoft team) - by using VoIP (e.g. Skype, etc.), and save money by registering it as a Data only device (i.e. a "Tablet", rather than a Voice+Data i.e. a "SmartPhone" device class), but Iam not playing these games. I just left Verizon & went to AT&T - just so I could have EliteX3.
Once Verizon completes transition to LTE-network (already close to 100%, at present), then it all should work regardless of CDMA/GMS).
Note: this HP EliteX3 DOES HAVE hard/firmware support for CDMA!, it's just disabled in firmware & b/c of "politics" of Verizon resisting addign new devices sofar, e.g. Band13 is disabled in the firmware of EliteX3, but Verizon runs CDMA on it
So the roadmap for EliteX3's success, I think is:
HP - bring Verizon on-board with other carriers on which EliteX3 runs, don't exclude Verizon dueto some "politics"; and for Microsoft (perhaps jointly with HP/IBM) - invest/continue developing Windows10M this coming year 2017 (i.e. ARM 64bit support, or try to convince Intel to devellp a new x86 chip, etc.) to start choking off iOS/Android - which can't get real work done (besides little entertainment), only Windows & desktop LinuX can (even though Android is actually related to Linux).
Windows used to have no MicroSD support, no USB on the go, lots of missing features and unstable apps. Fortunately much has changed since W10M was released, it's still catching up in some aspects but it's much improved in every aspect. The blocky UI may seem weird at first but it's productive and there are plenty of customization options. The app store however lacks Google and Apple apps, Snapchat and some popular games, such as Pokémon Go and Super Mario Run. In the US several companies such as banks ditched Windows app development, following the tiny adoption of the platform but it's still somewhat strong in Europe, for now at least. While not always convenient many of these services can be reached through the browser, just like one would do with a PC. Windows Insider allows for the latest improvements but it comes with bugs just like any beta testing. Fast ring is strongly discouraged.
- Design -
The Elite x3 is anything but inspiring. It doesn't look classy with its HP logo on the back or the grey words right below but it does have a business appeal. Bezels could be thinner, especially at the top. It's made of hard plastic, feels robust with good grip and it's comfortable to hold despite the size and weight. If one can handle the larger iPhones this is about the same size. The bottom grille helps with the looks but holds dust and fingerprints. Using a protective case is advised as the screen glass is much too exposed.
- Screen -
The screen is large and beautiful, almost an invitation for watching movies. The resolution is WQHD (2560x1440px) sized at 6 inches and allows for extensive use of desktop mode web browsing. It's bright enough for most uses but I find it less readable than desirable outdoors. Automatic brightness still needs work.
- Hardware -
Windows is not as demanding as Android which means the Snapdragon 820 paired with 4GB RAM has a lot of power to spare and barely heats except on Continuum. The 4150mAh battery lasts long with the platform, tops every Lumia ever released and virtually eliminates any need for power banks and bulky battery cases.
Fingerprint scanner is great, speeds up unlocking and can be used in certain tasks such as app store purchases. There's iris scanning as well but I don't think one will prefer it over fingerprint scanning. There's a LED for charging status.
Carrier signal is strong, download and upload speeds are excellent. Wi-Fi speeds are good but range is poor.
The earpiece is loud enough and clear. Vibration is good and quiet. Speakers are not particularly loud or accurate but they're definitely better than those of most flagships.
The USB-C port is OTG enabled, you may attach thumb drives and other accessories directly to USB. USB-A adapter is not included but I use an Apple adapter for the sarcasm. It drives enough power for about every sort of hardware but hard drives.
And... there's a 3.5mm jack for all those who prefer it over Bluetooth.
- Camera -
The rear camera is an f/2.2 16MP sensor (9.9MP effective in 16:9) with image stabilization and LED flash, resolves plenty of detail in good light despite the noise. Colours are mostly accurate, it doesn't do oversharpening or oversaturates. Focus is more reliable since firmware update but it's slow. The single LED flash is powerful and works great as a flashlight. The 8MP front camera is actually good for video calls and selfies but still average with much cheaper phones now sporting larger sensors and LED. Taking 1 star for the sub-par rear camera.
- Desk Dock -
It's essentially a second charger with added powered USB ports, DisplayPort and ethernet. It comes with its own power brick resembling those used on monitors. It provides enough power for external hard drives or even charging other smartphones over USB-A or USB-C. Key for Continuum usage but in my case it's an exquisite accessory that lies between two monitors at office. It's heavy and solid. If portability is a concern, one may use different USB-C cables and hubs instead as it's not proprietary.
- Continuum and future -
The feature is half way from being revolutionary. At this point USB-C, Miracast and Bluetooth are mature in Windows platform, you may attach a display, TV, mouse, keyboard, hubs, memory card readers (etc.) and they just work, seemingly like a PC. With all the cables and hardware attached it really feels like the handset is indeed the future of PC. And it is on its own, it's just the software that's not there - yet. Microsoft is likely to port Windows 10 Pro (the one used on PCs) to ARM64 in future, along with x86-64 emulation, allowing applications used on regular PCs to be used on smartphones.
- Usage tips and other thoughts -
Oily fingers make the fingerprint reader fail attempts over use, it needs regular cleaning for faster operation.
The device comes with lots of software and firmware bugs out of the box thus requiring updates for stability and performance improvements. Once running Creators Update performance and battery life are further increased.
MicroSD slot (shared with SIM 2) has a known issue. It may "eject" at random. HP is aware since last year.
There's no sync app support for OS X since El Capitan.
- About the reviewer -
The x3 is intended to replace 2 smartphones I use daily. A Lumia 930 which I deeply regretted buying. I really found Windows 8/8.1 to be awful in about every aspect. My colleagues with their iPhones just seemed to have a "smarter" phone except for the camera. My other phone is a Nokia 808 PureView, which I love and will probably keep for longer. I'm into digital photography and music so I'm rather picky with smartphone cameras and having a 3.5mm jack is a requirement. To sum up, I'm no fan of Windows but I prefer Microsoft over Google due to security and privacy concerns. I have Apple products but I find the iPhone (software and hardware) far too restrictive to my liking. I have considered the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 last year but stepped back once reviewers claimed it had overheating issues.
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