Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Specifications, Features, And Price

Microsoft Surface Duo review

If you need two screens at your workstation to Maximize your Work productivity, Microsoft Surface Duo is here for you. This amazing double screen phone offers a similar layout that you can hold in your hand or take with you. If you want to get more work done and need two screens at the same time, this device is for you. 

But accessing two screens at once can also be distracting. To let you know  everything  about this double screen device, we are here with the Microsoft Surface Duo Review. Check every detail about the device before you plan to buy it. 

Microsoft smartphones have always been offering primary phones and it won’t be wrong to say that Microsoft Surface Duo is built to enhance productivity. In short, it is a Dual screen, productivity powerhouse, enabling users to handle Calls and Text Messages. With this in mind, you can call Duo a great device with multiple functionalities. 

As per the review, the device is capable of doing exceptional things that no other phone can offer with this efficiency. Although the phone is crafted meticulously, the price tag is extremely high. 

With lots of features, and dual-screen, here is a detailed description of the Microsoft Surface Duo Review that you must check. 

A Phone With Amazing Dual Screen

The unbelievable thing about the phone is its design and display. When other brands are producing devices with flexible displays, Microsoft did something out of the box. It has come up with the device that has two separate conventional 5.6-inch Gorilla glass-shrouded panels with gigantic bezels. Microsoft prefers each of the duo’s displays as natural windows. The only scenario in which both screens can be used in one window is when turning the Surface Duo on its side. In that case, two 5.6 inch displays comprise one 8.1 inch canvas, making it very comfortable for scrolling web pages and social-media feds. 

Regardless of which side you use, your content will look good on either side of the Surface Duo screen of 1800 X 1350 as the brand went an extra mile to ensure the color and brightness of both screens are as identical as possible. 

The edges of the phone are covered with matte white frames that help to guard the phone screen. Besides this, the exterior of the phone comes with the white glass having a Microsoft logo that is boosting the phone’s look. 


Single Camera At the Top of the Screen

If you’re searching for a wide array of the lens, then here you can be a little disappointed. There is just only an 11 MP camera located above the right half of this dual-screen phone. And this is the only camera that you can use whether for shooting vast landscapes or for a selfie.  

Now you must be thinking that a single 11 MP camera won’t be able to capture caliber photography like other high-end cameras of the year like Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Well yes, if we compare the photography of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with the Surface Duo, Samsung is more praising. 

As per the Microsoft Surface Duo Review, the Duo selfie appears underwhelmed as compared to the iPhone 11 Pro. The shots of the Surface Duo are not as sharp as expected. Sadly, the camera side of the Surface Duo can disappoint the users. However, the Surface Duo is not really for the camera purpose. If you’re looking for a phone for camera purposes, devices like Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are cheaper with the quality camera performance. 

Otherwise, the camera of the Microsoft Surface Duo is satisfied if we don’t consider the phone for camera purposes only. 

A Phone To Enhance The Work Productivity

If you can spend $1,399 to buy a premium phone, you can buy some other phone with the latest processor. The Surface Duo comes with the Snapdragon 855 processor. The old chip 855 slows down when two apps are going at once on the two screens. The switching between the two dual-screen modes can be accessed without a hurdle. However, the 5G network or later is not a big deal today as most phones have already upgraded with the 5G network. 

When it comes to gaming, we have tried the low graphic game Pokemon Go. The phone was unresponsive, which also let chats also unresponsive. Altogether, users do not expect super heavy creative work on this device as the hardware is not so strong. 

If you are expecting a heavy battery from Microsoft this time at this price tag, then let us tell you that you will get just a 3,577mAh battery. But the battery runs more than one day on a single charge. So you can perform multitasking on this mobile cum tablet without concerning the battery life.  At last, the Microsoft Surface Duo price is a little higher than expectations. But if you want to perform multiple tasks in your office on the one go, the device is worth buying at $1,399.

Microsoft Surface Duo Review

Screen Size 8.1 inches
CPU/Processor Octa Core
Storage 128GB/6GB RAM and 256GB/6GB RAM
Primary Camera 11 MP
Secondary Camera Uses Main Camera -11 MP
Battery 3,577 mAh
Release Date 10 September 2020
Price $1,399
Display Type AMOLED
Size 8.1 inches, 195.4 cm2 (~144.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolution 1800 x 2700 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main Camera
Type Main Camera -Single Camera Type- 11 MP
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Videos 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
Types  Uses Main Camera - 11 MP
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60 fps; gyro-EIS
Operating System (OS)  Android 10
Chipset Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-Core
GPU Andreno GPU
Dimensions Folded:145.2 x 93.3 x 9.9 mm Unfolded:186.9 x 145.2 x 4.8 mm
Weight 250gm
Built Quality Gorilla Glass (front & back)
Card Slot NO
Internal 128GB/6GB RAM and 256GB/6GB RAM
Speaker Stereo speakers
Audio Jack N/A
Type  Li-Po 3577 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX, Adaptive
USB Type-C 3.1
Sensors :  Fingerprint (Side-mounted) Accelerometer, Proximity

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