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Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (Surface Duo Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
8.30 inch 12.8:9, 2688 x 1892 pixel 396 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Folded: 5.8 inch 1892x1344, 4:3, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, dual gyro, dual proximity, dual compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.5 x 184.5 x 145.2 ( = 0.22 x 7.26 x 5.72 in)
Battery
4449 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple : 12MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1.4µm) + 12MP (2x optical zoom, f/2.4, 51mm, 1.0µm) + 12MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 1.0µm)
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1.0µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
284 g ( = 10.02 oz / 0.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review, Pros, and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
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
Hands on: Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 mostly fixes the problems of the original
Source: XDA Developers English
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
Hands on: Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Techradar English
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

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 : la prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Decent processor; nice performance; impressive design; good cameras; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2021

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 888 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.30":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.284 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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