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HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim) vs Apple Watch (42mm)

Side by side comparison between HP Elite X3 vs Apple Watch devices, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Apple Watch XHP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)26Points
HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)





64bit Quad


(Non removable)

Apple Watch (42mm)




32bit Single


(Non removable)

What's the better device? HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)

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Elite X3 (Single-Sim)26 Advantages HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)vsWatch (42mm)5 Advantages Apple Watch (42mm)
+2.15GHz 64bit Quad-Core6 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs520MHz 32bit Single-Core
+4GB LPDDR47 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
+64GB (44GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (6GB available)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)35%
vs10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)
+1440x2560 pixels29 times
Higher resolution screen
vs312x390 pixels
+493 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs324 PPI
+5.96"3 times
Larger screen
+(back) 16MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
vsNot supported
+Full HD (1920x1080)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsNot supported
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsNot supported
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4150 mAh19 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs205 mAh
+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsNot supported
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsNot supported
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsNot supported
+IP67 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIPX7 certified
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+101 grams (3.54 ounces)93%
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backAdvantage
More resistant material
1000000 apps (Windows Store)vs+1400000 apps (App Store)40%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+PedometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device

14 Common items in both devices
16 million
Ambient Light sensor
+7 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
ModelElite X3 (Single-Sim)Watch (42mm)
Other model namesHP Elite x3 APJ HSTNH-F606, HP FalconApple Watch 1st gen (2015) A1554 Stainless Steel
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date8/1/20164/24/2015
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)
Size (width x height)83.5 x 161.8 millimeters (3.29 x 6.37 in)35.9 x 42 millimeters (1.41 x 1.65 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)101 grams (3.54 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
IPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
System versionWindows 10 MobileWatchOS 1.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 4.0
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)32bit - Apple S1 (28nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15GHz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6GHz Dual-Core Kryo
Single-Core, 1 processor:
520MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530PowerVR SGX543
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Internal storage64GB (44GB available)8GB (6GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Screen size5.96" inches1.54" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~49.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels312x390 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)493 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Sapphire Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixelsNot supported
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsNot supported
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusNot supported
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackNot supported
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4150 mAh205 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered3 hours
Standbyfeature not registered18 hours

➕ Other features

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, E-mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5Not supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black
- OneDrive 15GB
- Miracast
- WiFi hotspot
- Watch colors: Silver, Space gray
- Watch bands: White, Black, Blue, Pink, Brown, Gray, Steel
- Band material: Leather, Stainless steel, Fluoroelastomer plastic
- iOS 8.2 or higher compatible
- Digital Crown
- MagSafe charging

☢️ Radiation rate

HP Elite X3 (Single-Sim)Apple Watch (42mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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