Today, Apple just unveiled its most powerful iPhone yet, the iPhone 7 Plus at its event today in California, and its a pretty impressive phone so far.
Now, while many of our audience may prefer to consumer Microsoft services on native Windows phablets, the iPhone 7 is a powerful device that can be used for both personal and business use with great integration with Microsoft services. It’s as much a Microsoft phone as any other.
With that in mind, let’s look at the specs Apple brings to the table with its new iPhone and compare it to HP’s latest – and only – phablet – the Elite X3. Now HP’s Elite X3 may be targetted at business, but it still competes with the iPhone 7 plus, whether HP likes it or not.
|Features||iPhone 7 Plus||Elite X3|
|Display||5.5 inches||5.96 inches|
|Resolution||Retina HD display||2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED display|
|Processor||Apple A10||Snapdragon 820|
|Storage||32/128/256 GB||64 GB – expandable up to 256 GB|
|Camera||Dual 12 megapixel, OIS, 4K Video||16 megapixel, OIS.|
|Camera (Secondary)||7MP Facetime HD camera||8 megapixel wide-angle camera.|
|Battery||-Longest ever on an iPhone (whatever that means)||4,150 mAh|
|Colours||Black, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Gold||HP Graphite|
|Material||Aluminum||Polycarbonate and metal|
|Connector||Lightning||USB Type C, 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Biometrics||Touch ID||Iris Scanner, Fingerprint scanner|
When we look at it purely by the specs (numbers and speeds and feeds), the HP Elite X3 appears to trounce the iPhone completely, but Apple always has some tricks up their sleeves that bridge – and even surmount the gap. If you’re deciding between these two phones for whatever reason, the main clincher would be whether HP’s business features are appealing to you or not and how well you can handle the Windows 10 app situation. Otherwise, you’d be better off getting an iPhone 7 Plus Pro Nadella style till Microsoft’s Surface phone is ready.