Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1.0µm
Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The features are pretty much the same as the current-gen foldable phone. But what makes the phone stand would be the software optimization. Unlike the Surface Duo, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 would have better optimization, while the aesthetic hinge design makes the phone stand out from the competition. But at the same time, it divides the screen into two partitions. Anyway, if you are looking for heavy performance, you will get superb support, whether the camera or the battery. While if you have an obsession with buying the latest technology phones, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 might be a better complement to your bookshelf. It may be a strong competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3; as you can see, the phone hits many sections. But does it adds value unless and until you are a Microsoft fan since you can get better foldable phones at the same price with better customization? If you’re looking for an alternative option, you can try the Samsung galaxy Z fold 3 or Xiaomi Mix Fold smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Source: XDA Developers
From the brief amount of time that I got to spend with the Surface Duo 2, I became fairly smitten with it. For one thing, it’s one heck of a sexy device, especially in that new Obsidian color. Seriously though; we talk so much about new features that I feel like the new color is going under the radar. The Glacier color is beautiful, and maybe it’s because it’s new, but the Obsidian color really blows me away. I can’t remember the last time I said that about a black smartphone (sorry Samsung). When Microsoft released the original Surface Duo with such a subpar camera, their defense was that it was a productivity device. Still, people are using this thing as their smartphone. I really don’t think many people were looking to carry around a smartphone to take pictures with and a Surface Duo. So now, the Surface Duo 2 fixes those problems. It’s got a current-gen flagship chip, 5G, a proper camera, and even NFC. All of that comes in an even sexier package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
The Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft's flagship mobile device, and this time around it brings much faster hardware and some notable usability improvements. We'll have to wait to see how it plays out in a full review, but things are looking good this time around. The Surface Duo debuted just over a year ago, and was one of the most unique devices in a while, certainly the most adventurous we'd ever seen Microsoft be. But there were a number of issues that stopped the not-a-phone from reaching its true potential. The Surface Duo 2, then, is Microsoft's chance to take the concept to the masses with some much-needed improvements.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice performance; impressive design; good cameras; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2021
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