Lumia 950 vs HP Elite x3: a battle of specs and features


Today is a big day in the world of Windows 10 Mobile — HP has officially announced the Elite x3, a powerful Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with amazing specs, gorgeous design, and awesome capabilities. Let’s put this phone to the test against Microsoft’s own Lumia 950 and see which devices comes out on top in terms of specs and features.

Lumia 950 HP Elite x3
Display size: 5.2-inches 5.96-inches
Screen res: 1440 x 2560 1440 x 2560
Corning Gorilla Glass: 3 4
Anti-reflective coating: No Yes
Multitouch: Yes Yes
Chipset: Snapdragon 808 Snapdragon 820
GPU: Adreno 418 Adreno 530
Clock rate: 1.8GHz 2.15GHz
Cores: Hexa Quad
Storage: 32GB 64GB eMMC
MicroSD: up to 200GB up to 2TB
Camera: 20 MP, f/1.9 16 MP f/2.0
Front camera: 5 MP 8 MP
Battery: 3000 mAh 4150 mAh
Wireless charging: Yes Yes
Lumia 950
Lumia 950
HP Elite x3

For those curious, the Lumia 950 XL has pretty much the same specs at the Lumia 950, except for a bigger 5.7-inch display and a Snapdragon 810 processor.

The Lumia 950 has the following sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, and SensorCore. The Lumia 950 also has an Iris scanner. The HP Elite x3 has the following sensors: Ambient light sensor + proximity combo, Accelerometer+gyro, eCompass, Pressure, Hall effect, NFC, and GPS. It also has both an Iris scanner and a fingerprint reader.

While the Lumia 950 works on AT&T and can be purchased unlocked via the Microsoft Store, the HP Elite x3 is slated to work on AT&T and T-Mobile, with a possibility of Verizon.

So there you have it. A quick battle of specs and features between the two powerhouse Windows 10 Mobile devices. Clearly, the HP Elite X3 is the top device — don’t you agree? Share your thoughts in the comments below.