HP Elite X3 vs iPhone 6s Plus vs LG G5: specs comparison


The newly launched HP Elite X3 is the best Windows 10 Mobile phone so far: with a massive 6-inch display, the Snapdragon 820 system chip and - most importantly - full support for Windows 10 Continuum and the option to use it to power a desktop and a laptop shell, it's as versatile as it gets.

What about the HP Elite X3 specs, though? Microsoft flagships have often been a bit behind when it comes to the specifications of their devices and this has affected sales negatively.

In order to see how the HP Elite X3 does in the specs department, we compare it against Android's latest, the LG G5, and Apple's best - the iPhone 6s Plus. We compare them in various areas: display technology and resolution, cameras, processors, storage and so on. With Snapdragon 820 on board, the Elite X3 finally seems to stand a chance against the rest of the top dogs out there, don't you think?

HP Elite x3 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs LG G5

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

493 ppi
401 ppi
554 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.43 %
67.91 %
70.15 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
 
8 megapixels

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.29 x 0.31 inches (161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67; MIL-STD-810 certified
 
 

Biometrics

Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9 APL1022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

4150 mAh
2750 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

33.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 
25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

 
80.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 949
 


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5 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Look at that screen-to-body ratio on the HP... Oh my goodness, oh my dayum!

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

A microscopic body with a macro screen. LOL

3. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Hahahaha

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

LMAO xD

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Spec wise, it matches up pretty well against the competition.

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