1. Richard 2's Avatar
    Hi, I've owned several Windows phones through the years. I recently sold my XL. I would like to purchase the x3 but I'm reading mixed reviews. The device looks amazing and the specs are strong.. What's everyone's thoughts!?
    02-08-2017 06:32 AM
  2. Corwin_Amber's Avatar
    I am in. If Windows Mobile does what you need and the size is right for you and camera is not a deal breaker (it is solid and even great in good light), then go ahead.
    02-08-2017 06:48 AM
  3. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Why did you sell your XL (950?)?
    02-08-2017 07:01 AM
  4. Richard 2's Avatar
    Just was getting tired of it. Wanted something with more of a premium build.
    02-08-2017 07:29 AM
  5. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Just was getting tired of it. Wanted something with more of a premium build.
    Performance wise I wouldn't have thought there would be a big difference.
    If premium build is what you seek and money isn't an object the HP Elite x3 fits the bill.
    02-08-2017 07:37 AM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    Just was getting tired of it. Wanted something with more of a premium build.
    PM'ed you.
    02-08-2017 07:56 AM
  7. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I think you should go for the X3 them, is the only device that comes to my mind as better than the 950XL, but it is also a matter of preferences.

    I read (and I can't find where) that Asus was planning to release a win10m phone with high specs, but it can be in 2018 or something, so the HP is the option.
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    02-09-2017 08:09 AM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Hi, I've owned several Windows phones through the years. I recently sold my XL. I would like to purchase the x3 but I'm reading mixed reviews. The device looks amazing and the specs are strong.. What's everyone's thoughts!?
    If you looking for an upgrade to your 950 XL, then the x3 is your best option. I think with all smartphone releases, you are going to get good and bad reviews and thats normal. Not everyone has the 'issues' that come with a phone. I mean, it cant be worse then the Note 7 right? ^_^ haha

    Give it a try!
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    02-09-2017 12:48 PM
  9. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Just was getting tired of it. Wanted something with more of a premium build.
    I don't get the term 'premium build.'

    My $800 x3 seems about the same 'build' as my work SGS6 or Iphone 6s. As it is, all are wrapped in a case.

    It isn't like you sit there and look at the device for aesthetics. It is a tool, similar to (but way more functional than) a screwdriver or hammer.

    Sent from mTalk
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    02-09-2017 10:36 PM
  10. rcorso's Avatar
    When I owned my XL everything was great about it except the removable battery cover felt loose and when typing it had play between the battery and the cover.. So I thinking the HP is more of an high end phone. Also I never case any of my phone's.
    02-12-2017 04:27 PM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    It isn't like you sit there and look at the device for aesthetics.
    Not sure what you're talking about. Back when I had a Lumia Icon I would often look it over and admire the slick design. I'd run my fingers over the slightly curved screen. I'd apply pressure to the sides of the phone just to feel how sturdy it was. These things aren't simply tools. They're designed for aesthetics and feel as well. That's precisely why I've never put a case on a mobile device.

    Aesthetics aside, build quality doesn't only refer to how the phone looks. It refers to how well it's built, what materials are used, etc...
    02-14-2017 01:27 PM
  12. Walter Rossi's Avatar
    This Phablet, it's just great. Great for dimensions of course, great for the hardware, great for the looking, great for everything. Actually is the best Windows Phone on the market, and of course, you should buy it. You'll love it as we do.
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-22-2017 03:41 AM
  13. mikepalma's Avatar
    No way. Don't buy this over priced cheap plasticky, dated phone.

    Buy a 640XL for $69, which is like 1/10 the price and feels and performs at the same level. Then you can spend real $ on the Surface phone, if it comes out this fall
    02-22-2017 04:33 AM
  14. aespix's Avatar
    Not sold on the x3 ,

    Glance screen is not where , camera is sub par and it's expensive ,

    You can get a lumia 950 or xl for cheaper and have a better experience .

    You just in love with the image it portrays , don't waste your money.
    02-22-2017 04:52 AM
  15. nishant786's Avatar
    Having used the phone for a month after having used the 950xl for a year I can attest -
    1) screen - size and quality - both outsanding.
    2) much better build quality. Not on par with android flagships but premium enough.
    3) really good performance. Better than other wm10 devices.
    4) regular updates.
    5) finger print sensor is godsent.
    6) sub par camera.
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    02-23-2017 03:42 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    Having used the phone for a month after having used the 950xl for a year I can attest -
    1) screen - size and quality - both outsanding.
    2) much better build quality. Not on par with android flagships but premium enough.
    3) really good performance. Better than other wm10 devices.
    4) regular updates.
    5) finger print sensor is godsent.
    6) sub par camera.
    I've had mine a month now and like it better than the 950 xl I owned for about a year. I find it faster with fewer hangups requiring soft reset.

    As for the camera; my eyes are older but I think the pics I take look really good. Not sure if a future firmware update would improve the camera or not. i use Proshot and it compensates a bit for the lackings of the standard camera quality.
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    02-23-2017 08:54 AM
  17. Cryio's Avatar
    If you want premium, you are better with the Idol 4S
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    02-23-2017 10:35 AM
  18. Manu Sekhri1's Avatar
    Best Windows Phone made to date...
    02-23-2017 04:53 PM
  19. PerfectReign's Avatar
    5) finger print sensor is godsent.
    6) sub par camera.
    Concur!

    My 950xl is on a nightstand used as a clock. I only take it out now for camera work and to check the latest insider build.

    Just put my One M8 back on Windows 8 - wow, Win 10 is so much cleaner and more intuitive.
    02-23-2017 05:45 PM
  20. mikepalma's Avatar
    Concur!

    My 950xl is on a nightstand used as a clock. I only take it out now for camera work and to check the latest insider build.

    Just put my One M8 back on Windows 8 - wow, Win 10 is so much cleaner and more intuitive.
    What app do use for the clock?

    Sent from mTalk
    02-26-2017 05:44 AM
  21. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Originally posted by Cryio
    If you want premium, you are better with the Idol 4S
    Not sure which part of Idol is more premium than x3. Lower res screen, smaller battery, no wireless charging, no NFC? Having metal doesn't make it premium. The plastic finish on x3 is really nice, even better than the Lumias i had. Hp is a global company with strong tech support. I'm sure the price is better w Idol, and that's because it is cheaper to make hence less premium. But if price is not an issue, I vote for x3.
    Manu Sekhri1 and aximtreo like this.
    02-26-2017 05:51 PM
  22. Jed Cutler's Avatar
    I've been waiting to get the X3 since it came out. It's just now that it is available here in the Philippines. But I'm having second thoughts of getting one since its very expensive for a Windows Phone. Still worth buying? I sold my Xiaomi Mi Mix coz I want a new phone. Hehe...It was a great phone but I'm really looking at the X3 now.
    03-24-2017 01:40 AM
  23. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Negative reviews are fine, but ignore the snotty ones in this thread. The camera is about 85% of the 950xl. The 640 is NOT EVEN close in performance. That's utter garbage. The idol 4s in some ways feels more premium, but they don't support the phone. Not a SINGLE firmware update and the camera is about 65% of the XL even at 21mp. The x3 is the best we are getting for some time, until the X3(2) comes out later this year.
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    03-26-2017 10:25 PM
  24. Adventurer64's Avatar
    Yap, I'm still using an Idol 4S and no support from Alcatel. I'll probably buy and X3 and use my Idol as a clock or something. The camera blows, white balance is off and it locks up frequently when using camera.
    09-26-2017 11:18 PM

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