ObiOne, 16 Sep 2017Guys, you are like everyone else.
Read specs and usability before purchasing product.
I hav... moreWell I went for the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows from Microsoft Store for just $199, bought the Microsoft HD 500 Display dock for $60 and Microsoft All In One Wireless keyboard with built in trackpad for $48, so for just $307 I can do all the things that this phone can do and yeah Alcatel Idol 4S Windows looks way better than this utilitarian device.
So I think this device is just overpriced.
ObiOne, 16 Sep 2017Guys, you are like everyone else. Read specs and usability before purchasing product. I hav... moreI used Lumia 950 XL and i know about desktop expirience. ok phone does its job well but in other hand Viber not working? srsly ? Viber is supported by windows 10 mobile,if i wanna pay that money for that device it need to be well supported and without bugs wich is not case here as well. so real price of this phone should be about 400$ but it have HP logo on back. also samsung s8 and note 8 support desktop expirience , have big screens , better cameras, better support , stylish look , many minor features like iris scanner and wireless charge,fast charge... And guess what?S8 IS CHEAPER
Hudinited, 03 Aug 2017Bro bro bro i'm from serbia too... Personaly i dont have a phone but i meet with it few months... moreGuys, you are like everyone else.
Read specs and usability before purchasing product.
I have HP X3, almost a year, 900$ with dock, keyboard and mouse.
Works perfectly for business (MS-Exchange, Office365, Skype for Business & other).
On the other hand, if you needed a phone, you could buy something for 40-90$ - a phone.
HP Elite X3 is a sort of hybrid, a little bit away of what is usually expected from smartphone. For example Viber is useless on this device (sound does not work and signaling is odd). On the other hand skype is working perfectly. From my point it does the job for which it is made for. And BTW, every manufacturer supports product only on local market where it was purchased, even if this is global product there are local legislation related to purchase. Especially when it comes to communication equipment, this is related to legislation!
Anyway, this is Windows 10 based device. If you used to iOS or Android, this is complete change in approach. If you didn't purposed it properly than it is a money through away.
Was reading on a X3 forum on Windows Central that the X3 will be coming to Verizon in the next couple weeks. Looks like I will be picking up a new phone for Christmas or just after.
AnonD-291615, 09 Jun 2017Ive been fan for windows phone but lack of app has drifted me away , this phone i should go ba... moreYes, It supports almost all social networking apps which you can use on any Android smartphone.
mladen, 06 Jul 2017use HP since new year,no compliment,now totally out of use,hardware and software problem,dead ... moreBro bro bro i'm from serbia too... Personaly i dont have a phone but i meet with it few months ago... my buddy have x3 and mobile networks are just fine ... even 4g works in middletown of Novi Sad... Only complain that i have is low-light performance camera... And im not a fan of windows mobile but this is pretend to be business phone... But im not sure about HP many other manufacturers use different antenas depending on region... so that in your case can be a problem since you live in canada... but 800$ really? you can stick with any other phone but you go for HP? HP is brand but not in mobile division... You have Sammy,Sony,LG,Apple,ASUS,Google,HTC,even Motorola(Lenovo),Meizu,Huawei and Xiaomi are a lot better choice... all of these companies have flagships(High-end phones) if you need Desktop expirience go with S8 if you need big screen S8+ V20 U11 I7 plus etc if you need camera go with PIXEL XZ PREMIUM S8 IPHONE 7 Plus V20 G6 P10 so many choices ... In battery as priority go with MI MIX MATE 9 MI 6 I7 Plus .... so many better choices in every aspect of this phone... I personally use V20 since release... I have all i need ... Big screen,Great camera,Smooth expirience overall,Secondary display,Fast charging,Best multimedia expirience avalible right now , battery isn't that good but i carry one more for any case,It can lasts a day but i have about 9h screen on time daily...there is no phone who can give me that battery built in...Also to mention that LG haven't bootloop issues since they change motherboard vendor and cooling system...Also there are more additional features like wide angle camera,FULL manual mode,IR blaster,Always on second display, removable back(also means u can change if you damage it ) Quad-DAC and so on... so my brother dont be fooled by HP,PANASONIC,KODAK etc ... they have phones but that's not their priority... so you cant expect boom from them... (ok priority sounds stupid Phones are not priority to SONY LG SAMMY but they have a years of expirience and fixed mistakes from the past)... Also microsoft is done with mobile division wich means one year software support in best case... Keep using gsmarena or yt and inform yourself well before you buy next one...
use HP since new year,no compliment,now totally out of use,hardware and software problem,dead phone!this is second,same model,like but something not well perfect,one bought in Chicago,dead on recognize sim card,exchange in Toronto ,working 5 months and start to show more and more problems...anyway in my country in Serbia no service for mobile!!hp service says:return to Canada!can you understood?how one Hp care for their products?lie phone and like to keep,but on this support and very bed service...this very expensive product(paid 880usd)...no way?shall hp pay my ticket to Toronto to exchange new-one?!!
also Windows very sleepy on developing in mobile field...why?
fantastic idea and potential...nobody care!
nokia ans microsoft no more produce.....
Carmanen , 03 May 2017I kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office worke... moreWell Alcatel Idol 4S Windows runs on Windows 10 Mobile too and has same specifications and can do all the things that HP Elite X3 does and costs 1/3rd the price of Elite X3. I see no point in buying HP Elite X3.
Even the HP Lapdock works perfectly with it. No matter how you see it one can't ignore the fact that Elite X3 is overpriced. I work in corporate sector too and even I was tempted to buy Elite X3 but then I realized that the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows offers all the features I need from Elite X3 at a way lower price and way more attractive design.
Jeff, 08 May 2017But you don't get NFC, MIL-STD 810G - grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal s... moreCool down guys, both are good Windows 10 Mobile devices.
HP Elite X3 is an excellent flagship.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is an excellent flagship killer.
Both devices are targeted at two different groups of consumers.
HP Elite X3 is pricey but due to its enhanced durability it is more suited for corporate road warriors.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows isn't durable as Elite X3 but by packing similar specifications at an affordable price it targets the mainstream audience.
Both are excellent Windows 10 Mobile devices.
I've just bought it and battery life isn't good. I have to struggle very much to get to the end of the day with only about 3 or 4 hours of total usage in WhatsApp, Internet and playing videos, all of it with all the connections turned off most of the time, and screen brightness set to the minimum.
My 1020 has WP10 and works fine, it still does. I have Android, Apple and W10 devices and use them all for their strengths and avoid them for their weaknesses. I can tell you from this experience that W10 has the best lay-out and best potential and functionality, but isn't as vastly supported, but that's not to blame solely on MS. The Android has so many issues too, and is a lot less safe to run some applications on. Apple works the smoothest, but is also the most limited in functionality, so no wonder. For Office and Outlook users it is very convenient to have it all in one platform. If you want a toy you are better off with Android.
sasha, 24 Jun 2017I have 950xl, but since upgrade, 3 months ago, my keyboard in landscape mode is tiny. cant use... moreyou can change the size and position of the keyboard. Just press and hold the spacebar until the keyboard gets highlighted in a rectangle. Then you can move it up-down or left-right. You just need to move it to the center of the screen and then move it down.
I have 950xl, but since upgrade, 3 months ago, my keyboard in landscape mode is tiny. cant use phone like that anymore. is it fixed on this one?
AnonD-291615, 09 Jun 2017Ive been fan for windows phone but lack of app has drifted me away , this phone i should go ba... moreYes, they have those apps. They might not come with the phone
but will be on the Store! You should certainly buy one because
the best phone you can buy is WINDOWS!!
Ive been fan for windows phone but lack of app has drifted me away , this phone i should go back to the platform but i need to know social apps is now better or not for example facebook messenger has voice calls or not ??
Max, 06 May 2017Tried this phone and I was indeed tempted to buy it but then of course I couldn't due to its h... moreBut you don't get NFC, MIL-STD 810G - grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal shock resistance, IP67 dust and water resistance, 1440 x 2560 pixels screen, Bang & Olufsen audio system and a big 4150 mAh battery with Alcatel Idol 4S Windows.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows uses Asahi Dragontrail glass and from what I've heard it ain't as good as Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Carmanen , 03 May 2017I kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office worke... moreTried this phone and I was indeed tempted to buy it but then of course I couldn't due to its high price especially with the desktop kit. I mean $599, that's just crazy.
So after checking some rave reviews about Alcatel Idol 4S Windows I went for it. Yeah it did cost me cheaper. $275 for the unlocked version from Amazon, $60 for Microsoft display dock from eBay and $30 for Microsoft Wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard from Amazon. So at a total price of $365 I can do all the things a HP Elite x3 with desktop kit priced at $599 can.
The only thing I miss is the Quad HD 6 inch panel of HP Elite x3 but I can live without it.
Conrad, 30 Apr 2017Especially now when the factory unlocked version of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is available in Am... moreI kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office workers as their desktop substitude/helper. It's not meant for entertainment device in the first place.