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

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 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

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

Flash

LED
Dual LED
LED

Software Features

Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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 certified

IP 67
 
 

MIL-STD-810 certified

Yes
 
 

Biometrics

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

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

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

33.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
 
25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 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
 

Cellular

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 4, 5, 13
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

Data

LTE
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort

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: 21164; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

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