HP Elite x3 price set at $799 in the US

HP Elite x3 price set at $799 in the US
Announced back in February at MWC 2016, the HP Elite x3 has yet to hit the market, though we now know that it should be released in the coming months. Before the device is launched, maybe you'd like to know its price: in the US, the Elite x3 will cost $799 unlocked, as currently indicated by HP's official website.

$799 is not cheap by any means, but we have to keep in mind that the HP Elite x3 is a very large, powerful smartphone with high-end features. 

The Elite x3 impresses with its 6-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, and its dust- and water-resistant body (IP67-certified). The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, further featuring an iris scanner, dual front-facing speakers, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a generous 4150 mAh battery with support for wireless charging. On the back, the HP Elite x3 has a 16 MP camera, and a fingerprint scanner (though this wasn't included on the units demoed at MWC).

The HP Elite x3 is certainly an interesting option for customers who are planning to get a new Windows 10 smartphone. For a closer look at the device, check out our HP Elite x3 hands-on.

Update
: HP just removed the Elite x3 from its US website. Perhaps the company is not yet ready to launch it?


source: HP via NokiaPowerUser

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Elite x3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh(33h talk time)

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44 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This is the windows phone I've been waiting for! I might have to pick this up along with the note 7!

36. COS45

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I was not very impressed when I saw it last week at the Microsoft World Partner Conference. The bottom metal part looks cheap as does the feel for the phone.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Coming months?lol

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I double taked when I read that lol.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But again AT&T will break it down to small investments!! Maybe!!

4. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Omg insta buy and then panos will release the phone that will change the world. Alien technology is here and the surface phone will be it! The surface phone is neo and the HP elite is Morpheus.

6. Subie

Posts: 2355; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Interesting analogy! And keep having fun with the unannounced Surface Phone idea. I know I'm certainly interested in what MS may yet pull out of their sleeves.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

In my opinion, the price is a little too much. Especially when you consider the market share for Windows Phone in general. I think they should've worked with Microsoft to see if there was a way to subsidize it (similar to how Nexus phones are produced) and market it in the $600 range.

20. TerryTerius unregistered

As far as I'm aware, this is geared more towards the enterprise side of things. They aren't really aiming for normal consumers. That said, it may be a bit too pricey even for that.

30. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

And let's face it. An Android phone would do more anyways

43. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

x32 virtualization says otherwise according to HP, as well as some security feature that couldn't be implemented in Android at the moment. Gotta bring up that wc post where Daniel spoke with HP and they mentioned something specific to security.

25. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I'm sure prices will fall eventually. Prices are usually high at the beginning and they sort of guage the enthusiast market. You have to understand that low budget phones generally don't produce developer revenue as people who buy those phones don't spend money on apps as much. Apple gets the most revenue from apps/games even though it has way less market share than android. So creating a premium line is important. I think that's more what the surface phone will aim at though. But HP will drop the price eventually. The prices also don't reflect any enterprise deals they create. This is more for the general public.

7. Subie

Posts: 2355; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

"Update: HP just removed the Elite x3 from its US website. Perhaps the company is not yet ready to launch it?" Maybe they'll lower the official price after all.

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

When I read they removed it from the US website, my first thought was that perhaps the $799 price was incorrect.......hopefully.

8. nhng80

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

There is absolutely no way this is going to sell well at that price. And i am a Windows phone fan too....

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If it was android it would sell pretty well as long as the device is actually good but being windows it really does need to have the priced lowered by $100-$150.

41. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Not at 799 buddy Android or not. For all we know any other top tier Chinese OEMs could soon upend it with a 5000mAh monster this couple of months at half that.

10. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I wish they could access Android apps. I really like windows is

11. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Os......

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Good luck HP.. WP users already crying its hurts so much because no Pokemon Go for WP..

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"Pretty" pricey for a platform that is barely supported. Nice looking phone though. Will probably only be exclusive to ATT. As they are the only ones who really sell Windows Phones now.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

8 bones for any phone is too much, regardless of OS. Granted, we don't yet know if it will be bundled with the Mobile Extender or any other accessories. Businesses can afford this sum because they'll be written down as business expenses so HP can make a quick buck. Few of us have the luxury of writing off our phones for tax purposes (I do) but then again, this phone is not for the average consumer. I'll pass.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hefty price tag, only time will tell what it comes with to justify such tag. The specs and software alone definitely don't IMO.

27. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Funny because with iPhones all you say is that they cost too much for their specs

38. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

As history has proven you're clearly too asinine to realize when a comment is referencing past actions, I wouldn't expect you to realize that this is the first iteration of the Elite X3, hence why I'm giving it a chance...typical asinine numbskull.

19. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

I'm with Dr. Phil and Crispin _Gatieza, this phone is way over priced. If Microsoft plans on ever advancing in mobile market share they will have to pull a Nexus like device of their own and include the ability to run Android apps on its OS.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I think many of you have the wrong idea regarding the Elite X3's pricing. This device was never aimed at consumer interest, not to mention there are several indications that these phones will ship as a bundle deal to enterprise personnel. Yes, $799 is a steep asking price for a phone from an "HP" level OEM, but look at the asking prices of every flagship NOT named 1+ something. TL;DR Yes that's a high price. No it is not "overpriced". There's a distinction that should be noted.

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

But what does it give Enterprise users that other devices do not? Tacking on a high price tag and justifying it with the Enterprise label is silly. Why would any business go for a more expensive option that is less capable, with questionable support?

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Well you'd have to ask the companies involved that question :D. Make no mistake, HP has a deal with several organizations in place, otherwise they'd be fools to release such a phone to the general public that will in all likelihood ignore it's existence. And I wouldn't say WM isn't capable. You have office support, continuum, the ability to run Win32 apps within a virtual environment, etc. Noteworthy: Windows Mobile is also probably the most secure mobile OS aside from BB10, so there's that as well to consider.

22. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

A bit too expensive and I'm a windows phone fan .

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