1. 9001020's Avatar
    My 1020 is dying so I needed a new phone. I really wanted the 950/XL but couldn't find a new one with a warranty. After much wavering, I finally bought the Elite x3. It is still in the huge box because I don't have a case for it. I went to the at&t and Verizon stores, Best Buy, and the Microsoft Store and nobody had a case. The closest thing was the silicone sleeve at the Microsoft Store. I found a nice case on Amazon but it won't ship until September. I can't wait that long, so I broke down and bought a cheap folio case that will come next week to tide me over. I even paid extra to have it shipped Monday, and that was difficult because I'm a devout cheapskate. But I need my phone as soon as possible. Anyway, thanks for reading. I just wanted to share my feelings with folks that cared. Jason Ward ain't got nothin' on me!
    aximtreo and nick popplewell like this.
    08-13-2017 01:13 AM
  2. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Welcome. You can run without a case for awhile. The phone is solid. Just don't throw it across the sidewalk.

    Do run all firmware updates. The device is great.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-13-2017 01:21 AM
  3. Byrese's Avatar
    Welcome. You can run without a case for awhile. The phone is solid. Just don't throw it across the sidewalk.

    Do run all firmware updates. The device is great.
    You running it naked or case?

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    08-13-2017 02:02 AM
  4. plarusa85's Avatar
    Great device indeed.
    08-13-2017 08:21 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Congrats on your new Elite X3! Please share your impressions with us when you get it tomorrow. I hope that you enjoy it!
    08-13-2017 09:17 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Congrats on the new device! I love my HP Elite x3.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-14-2017 10:17 AM
  7. 9001020's Avatar
    Ugg. Wrote a Jason Ward-sized post with the x3 and the Windows 10 app kept crashing. To summarize what I wrote, I really like the hardware. It is beautiful and premium. I love the massive screen. I'm currently using the screen naked and having the phone in a cheapo leather folio. The phone in the folio has to be very carefully positioned on my wireless charger in order for it to charge while in the folio case. I was disappointed with the battery life, today, because I drained it to 50% after 8 hours of normal use. I heard that this has legendary battery life. Hopefully the battery with get trained. The double tap to wake is unreliable. I haven't tried the Windows Hello features, yet. I'm a bit concerned that the iris scanner is harmful to the eyes but I haven't researched this. I like how fluid and fast the UI is but it is not as elegant as Metro and it feels too much like a hodgepodge of iOS and Android. The camera is predictably just ok. It is a shame that Windows 10 Mobile failed. It is Nutella's fault.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-15-2017 11:12 PM
  8. Nate W's Avatar
    Ugg. Wrote a Jason Ward-sized post with the x3 and the Windows 10 app kept crashing. To summarize what I wrote, I really like the hardware. It is beautiful and premium. I love the massive screen. I'm currently using the screen naked and having the phone in a cheapo leather folio. The phone in the folio has to be very carefully positioned on my wireless charger in order for it to charge while in the folio case. I was disappointed with the battery life, today, because I drained it to 50% after 8 hours of normal use. I heard that this has legendary battery life. Hopefully the battery with get trained. The double tap to wake is unreliable. I haven't tried the Windows Hello features, yet. I'm a bit concerned that the iris scanner is harmful to the eyes but I haven't researched this. I like how fluid and fast the UI is but it is not as elegant as Metro and it feels too much like a hodgepodge of iOS and Android. The camera is predictably just ok. It is a shame that Windows 10 Mobile failed. It is Nutella's fault.
    For the battery...Give it a few full drain and charge cycles. They are like that right off the shelf...mine was the same way, but I tend to pound on them at times.
    08-17-2017 06:04 PM
  9. 9001020's Avatar
    I hate this app. I keep writing Jason Ward posts that the app fails to post. I even have this trouble with the desktop app.
    08-17-2017 08:55 PM
  10. Nate W's Avatar
    Ya. I stopped using the WC apps on W10M. I only use the Mtalk app now. I can access all the content and the ones I really want to read I click to access the browser with.

    EDIT: There are actually two WC apps. One is from the WP8 days and the other is the newer UWP app that WC realeased.
    08-17-2017 08:57 PM
  11. 9001020's Avatar
    I think if I use the "quote" function, the UWP desktop app fails.

    Anyway, I will try again.

    I miss glance screen. The fingerprint reader is awesome. I'm still afraid of the iris scanner. I am confused with the Windows 10 Mobile version of OfficeLens. The Windows Phone 8.x version saved the picture as a .pdf and OneNote file and both of these were autosaved to OneDrive, in the documents/OfficeLens folder. In Windows 10 Mobile, there is an option to select the destination. If .pdf or OneNote are selected, the file is autosaved to OneDrive, in the documents/OfficeLens folder. If OneDrive is the only option selected, I'm not sure where the file goes and what format is used

    I will try to fight OLED burn in as much as possible. I am using only dynamic tiles. All of the static tiles are unpinned, now, including frequently used ones like settings and Steam. I'm rearranging the tiles periodically. I'm using a black background for the tiles, and the daily Bing image for the lockscreen. I am trying to only use apps that utilize dark theme. I have learned from experience that using high contrast mode paradoxically promotes burn in because of the bright white lines, so I'm avoiding high contrast mode. I'm swiping away the bottom bar as fast as I can.

    Thanks for listening. I really like the monster phone. I cannot return to a smaller phone.
    Nate W likes this.
    08-17-2017 11:48 PM
  12. chenryhen's Avatar
    Congrats on the purchase! I'm the opposite re: monster phones. I envy your specs, but the 950 is about as big a phone as I can tolerate.
    08-18-2017 08:55 AM
  13. Nate W's Avatar
    There's a way to enable LED notifications. I miss glance on oem phones too.
    08-18-2017 12:00 PM

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