Durability test video: The Microsoft Surface Duo is unexpectedly resilient
The Microsoft Surface Duo has been in the development stage for a rather long time, but this doesn't mean that the hardware engineers of the Redmond-based giant put too much effort in making it easy to repair. On the bright side, it seems that this device turns out to be more resilient than its looks — and the reliability issues of such pieces of hardware that were released so far — suggest.
According to JerryRigEverything, "The halves of this phone are super thin. When folded shut, it becomes as thick as a normal phone. We'll start off the durability test by opening up the Slim Pen. Then we'll scratch test the Duo along with the normal fire and bend tests."
Spoiler alert: Jerry had no trouble breaking the stylus, although it is quite obvious that the force he used to do that is not something that this accessory would be subjected to in any regular use scenarios. The foldable handset itself was able to withstand Jerry's regular torture session without breaking a sweat. Overall, it looks like the Microsoft Surface Duo is a foldable device (almost) worth its pretty high price. After all, there are quite a few good laptops out there one can get for US$1,399 or less.
What do you think about the video below? Does it make you more interested in the Surface Duo or not? Should Microsoft focus on making such devices more rugged or maybe they should take repairability into account as well?
JerryRigEverything (on YouTube)