Comparing the specs of the iPhone 7 Plus with the HP Elite X3

HP Elite x3

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.


Spec Comparison:

FeaturesiPhone 7 PlusElite X3
OSiOS10Windows 10
Display5.5 inches5.96 inches
Resolution Retina HD display2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED display
ProcessorApple A10Snapdragon 820
Storage32/128/256 GB64 GB – expandable up to 256 GB
CameraDual 12 megapixel, OIS, 4K Video16 megapixel, OIS.
Camera (Secondary)7MP Facetime HD camera8 megapixel wide-angle camera.
Battery-Longest ever on an iPhone (whatever that means)4,150 mAh
ColoursBlack, Space Grey, Rose Gold, GoldHP Graphite
MaterialAluminumPolycarbonate and metal
ConnectorLightningUSB Type C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
BiometricsTouch IDIris 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.

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