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Microsoft Surface Duo Series

Microsoft Surface Duo 2Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 640, Qualcomm Adreno 660
Display: 8.10 inch, 8.30 inch
Weight: 0.25kg, 0.284kg
Price: 1400, 1699 euro
Average Score: 91.23% - very good
Average of 67 scores (from 132 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 85%, features: 76%, display: 76%, mobility: 77%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

 

Microsoft Surface Duo

Specifications

Microsoft Surface DuoNotebook: Microsoft Surface Duo
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 640
Display: 8.10 inch, 3:2, 2700 x 1800 pixels
Weight: 0.25kg
Price: 1400 euro
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Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 28 scores (from 54 reviews)

 

60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
I want to love the Surface Duo, and sometimes when I’m using it, I really do. Despite its flaws, this device feels truly special. The Surface Duo’s meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful design supports its dual-screen ambitions remarkably well. It encourages you to try things and work in ways you previously never imagined on a mobile phone. What surprised me most about the Surface Duo during my time with it is that it proves Microsoft right in a sense. I can recognize now that there’s enormous potential in dual-screen devices when done properly, and Microsoft has gotten closer to realizing it than anyone before them. As it stands, though, the Surface Duo’s potential is in dire need of refinement, and it’s saddled by a few too many headaches to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
I want to love the Surface Duo, and sometimes when I’m using it, I really do. Despite its flaws, this device feels truly special. The Surface Duo’s meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful design supports its dual-screen ambitions remarkably well. It encourages you to try things and work in ways you previously never imagined on a mobile phone. What surprised me most about the Surface Duo during my time with it is that it proves Microsoft right in a sense. I can recognize now that there’s enormous potential in dual-screen devices when done properly, and Microsoft has gotten closer to realizing it than anyone before them. As it stands, though, the Surface Duo’s potential is in dire need of refinement, and it’s saddled by a few too many headaches to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Duo Display review: Good for multi-tasking indoors
Source: DxOMark English
The Microsoft Surface Duo is not designed for gamers, as its good touch accuracy and rare frame drops are not enough to compensate for lack of smoothness and other issues. For other users, however, the device’s twin display offers decent color and good multitasking functionality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Duo review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Duo completely changes how you use your mobile device. More akin to a pocket-shaped laptop than an actual phone, the Surface Duo is probably the best device around for mobile productivity right now, even if the slightly dated hardware leaves something to be desired.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
It’s at that point you have to face the fact that the Surface Duo doesn’t give you the same amenities its flagship contemporaries do, even though it costs far more in some cases. Surface Duo users will have to live with an underwhelming camera that’s a pain to use; an outdated processor with the bare minimum of RAM; no 5G, wireless charging or NFC; and only average battery life. The more you ruminate over everything you give up, the more you’re convinced to cut your losses and go with a more reliable big-screen phone like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra instead. What surprised me most about the Surface Duo during my time with it is that it proves Microsoft right in a sense. I can recognize now that there’s enormous potential in dual-screen devices when done properly, and Microsoft has gotten closer to realizing it than anyone before them. As it stands, though, the Surface Duo’s potential is in dire need of refinement, and it’s saddled by a few too many headaches to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
I want to love the Surface Duo, and sometimes when I’m using it, I really do. Despite its flaws, this device feels truly special. The Surface Duo’s meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful design supports its dual-screen ambitions remarkably well. It encourages you to try things and work in ways you previously never imagined on a mobile phone. What surprised me most about the Surface Duo during my time with it is that it proves Microsoft right in a sense. I can recognize now that there’s enormous potential in dual-screen devices when done properly, and Microsoft has gotten closer to realizing it than anyone before them. As it stands, though, the Surface Duo’s potential is in dire need of refinement, and it’s saddled by a few too many headaches to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review
Source: Stuff TV English
We’re glad the Microsoft Surface Duo exists. Whether you should buy it is another issue. A bad camera and buggy, often laggy, software mean the actual experience doesn’t match the slick design. The Microsoft Surface Duo is an experiment, and not a failed one. We’re just not sure we want to live with, or pay at least £1350 for, an experiment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: An innovative idea, imperfectly executed
Source: Expert Reviews English
I ordered the Surface Duo simply to be able to have “Android by Microsoft”, to satisfy that inner, extremely childish urge to scream “I told you so!” at the Steve Ballmer-era Microsoft management. I wasn’t expecting it to make me sit back and reconsider the smartphone as a device, its relationship to the evolving world of smartwatches, and to ask all those questions about operational use, social pleasantries and our reliance on this technology. If these things give you pause for thought, the Surface Duo is absolutely right for you. If you would like to do more on a pocket-friendly device than a smartphone can deliver, the Duo is worth purchasing – although I’d still wait for an updated version in the hope of a better camera. I just hope that Microsoft has the determination to push forward with this concept and doesn’t abandon it as a mistake.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
I don't like Microsoft's Surface Duo as a phone, but would love it as a tablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
As I box up the Duo and wait to get my $1,500 back, I'm left feeling hopeful about the second or third generation Duo. Microsoft has found a way to bring the ease of pairing devices like a Surface Pen, and a seamless audio experience with the Surface Earbuds to a non-Windows device, and it's doing so with a completely novel design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo Review: A dual-screen phone to love, if you give it a chance
Source: On MSFT English
3,000 words later, and this is what I have to say. Yes, the Surface Duo isn’t perfect. It has its bugs and is far from the monster smartphone, but if you give a chance, you’ll love it. Sure, the camera isn’t the best, but the real use cases for the Duo are with it’s dual-screens. It changes the way you use your phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2020
Microsoft Duo Teardown - We lost a good one....
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Today we'll take apart the newest dual screened phone from Microsoft, and see how it works from the inside. The Duo has 2 screens, 2 batteries, but only 1 camera and one loud speaker... I wish there was more! Would you ever buy a dual screen phone?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo took me on a roller coaster of emotions
Source: CNet English
Phones are like lifeboats, now. iPads ($270 at Back Market) and Chromebooks are classrooms. VR is my escape pod. Every device in my house has taken on a special purpose, connecting to schools, work, and everywhere else in some sort of insane clockwork dance. I pick my tools carefully. Experimentation happens, of course, but things need to work. This is the life of gadgets in our overburdened virtualized world, 2020.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2020
Microsoft Duo Durability Test! - How Thin is too Thin?!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
As soon as I got this phone out of the box, I know I really, really liked it. Two screens for the price of... two? Perfect. Lets see if the Microsoft Surface Duo can handle the stress of every day life. 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. Should be fun!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2020
I bought a Microsoft Surface Duo – my thoughts (review)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
I can’t say it’s been a blast trying this gadget out. Normally I’m all over new ground-breaking technology, as I was first in line for the Asus Transformer tablet and AiO and have been part of dozens of Kickstarter campaigns in the past. But that’s the thing – this feels like I got something from a Kickstarter, but paid premium prices for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2020
The Microsoft Surface Duo is Really Bad
Source: Droid Life English
I hate doing write-ups like these because I see the potential with Surface Duo. In fact, when I’m chillin’ on the couch at night and need only to watch Twitch or YouTube TV or browse Twitter or look at Instagram or catch-up on news, it’s pretty great. Having two screens this close to one another that move around with a really cool hinge system is an experience I could totally get used to. Using it to cook this weekend was fun, letting my kid play games and watch shows on it in play forts he had built all weekend was cool, and whipping it out just to fold and unfold is satisfying in ways a pen click will never top.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2020
Surface Duo: Microsoft's dual-screen foldable Android smartphone draws mixed reviews
Source: International Business Times English
It might be too early to gauge how well the Surface Duo performs from a sales perspective, but it is one of the more unique products available right now. The handset is compatible with the Surface Pen stylus and the package includes a protective bumper. Microsoft has one more dual-screen device called the Surface Neo, which might likely be released in 2021.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the Microsoft Surface Duo, a dual screen folding Android phone that’s more innovative and enjoyable than you might expect. The Duo has 360 degree hinges and 2 OLED PixelSense 5.6” 1800 x 1350 displays that can be used individually or open as an 8.1” tablet. You can use 2 apps at a time and flick them front one screen to another, or span both displays. This is the thinnest smartphone on the market at 4.8mm (9.9mm closed). It works with the Surface Pen and Surface Slim pen and uses MPP (aka N-Trig) technology, so the Galaxy Note isn’t the only active pen smartphone option anymore. It has an 11MP camera, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a GPS. It runs Android 10 on the Snapdragon 855 and is available with 128 or 256GB storage. It’s compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile (and thus Sprint) and Verizon. Microsoft sells it unlocked and there’s an AT&T locked model. Pricing starts at $1,399, and like Samsung and Apple, Microsoft has a trade in program to help offset the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2020
Microsoft’s first Android device: Surface Duo!
Source: Exhibit.tech English
We cannot call the Microsoft Surface Duo a revolutionary product as similar devices are available in the market and the functionalities are somewhat similar like the LG Velvet and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It is best to keep it on time to tell which formula among these is the winning formula for the future of smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2020
71% Microsoft Surface Duo review: An exciting, expensive, erratic affair
Source: Engadget English
The Surface Duo is decent as a phone, quite bad as a tablet, and somewhat functional as everything in between. That is, when the software works as promised. But bugs and app incompatibility plague this $1,399 device, which will need monthly updates from Microsoft to fix its numerous issues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 71%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Double Troubles
Source: The Verge English
Microsoft has gotten knocked out of the pocketable device games at least four times before — from WinCE to PocketPC to Windows Mobile to Windows Phone, this company is intimately familiar with failure. But in the Duo, I can see Microsoft learning from all those mistakes, and I’m glad to see the company back in the fight again. I hope that this first Surface Duo isn’t its last round.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Duo doesn’t know whether it’s a phone, tablet, high-tech Kindle alternative or a pocket-friendly computer, but that’s what makes the Surface Duo so endearing. The Duo challenges conventional thinking — does the Duo really need to fit into a box? The Duo’s “identity,” in my opinion, is being a funky foldable that doesn’t want to be pigeonholed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Duo review: A two-screen Android phone that could change everything
Source: Yahoo English
At $1,399 and still buggy, the Surface Duo feels more like a demonstration of what Microsoft plans for its smartphone future. It’s similar to what the company did with its original Surface line, getting the idea out there, perfecting it over time, and finally, releasing a damn good product that rivals anything else on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2020
Surface Duo Review: Double Trouble
Source: MrMobile English
What if a Microsoft Surface could fit in your pocket? That’s the question Microsoft has been asking (in some form or another) since well before the Surface brand ever hit the mainstream. From a marketing perspective, it’s a good narrative – better to lean on one of the company’s most successful consumer brands than risk invoking the dreaded carcass of “Windows Phone.” And enough companies have dipped their toe in the waters between smartphone and laptop over the years to suggest that maybe there’s some potential there – Samsung’s recent experiments with foldables being the most obvious example.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo review: An exciting, expensive, erratic affair
Source: Engadget English
Microsoft's Surface Duo is the first phone we've seen from the company in a while, and it's a strange device. Sleek and stylish, the Surface Duo looks like nothing so much as two phones stuck together, folding with a visible hinge down the middle, and that's essentially how it feels. The seam makes the Duo questionable as a tablet - most apps that span both screens don't format properly or have gaps - but the Duo makes using two apps at once a breeze. Tasks like emailing while updating your calendar, watching video while scrolling twitter, or making a video call while taking notes make you wonder how you ever managed with a single screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
50% Microsoft Surface Duo
Source: PC Mag English
Microsoft's Surface popularized a new category: the 2-in-1 PC. Now Microsoft is hoping to do the same thing on a smaller scale with the Surface Duo, a $1,399 phone-tablet that tries to enable those multitasking, productive workflows that never quite happen on your single-screen handset. It's ambitious, certainly, but it's not entirely successful, with bugs and ergonomic issues that sometimes make the Duo confusing and frustrating to use. While it costs even more, the $1,999 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a much more successful example of a folding phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: Hot mess
Source: Android Central English
The Surface Duo is an ambitious, flawed first-generation product that showcases what's possible with new form factors without fully realizing them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo review: A beautiful, bewildering $1,400 phone
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Duo feels truly innovative in how it’s built to help you get things done, but its myriad software inconsistencies, outdated hardware and subpar camera — all for an exorbitant price — betray its inspired design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Unboxing Microsoft's Surface Duo: Here's what comes with the dual-screen phone
Source: CNet English
The Microsoft Surface Duo may be one of Microsoft's most unusual experiments. It's a dual-screened Android phone. And I have one. But for now, I'm just looking inside the box. A full review of the Duo is coming soon, but in the meantime I opened it up to see what's inside. I got a look at a see-through version of the Duo to peek at its circuits a few weeks ago, but didn't have the retail boxed device. We don't know the international price of the Duo yet, but its $1,399 price tag converts to about £1,070 or AU$1,960.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2020
Surface Duo: Windows and Android, together at last
Source: Engadget English
Dual-screen devices have always been held back by their software. From the Kyocera Echo and the Samsung Henessy, to the ZTE Axon M and Lenovo’s Yoga Book, companies have come close to delivering a physical design that might work. But in the real-world, these multi-display devices have failed to deliver. They’ve typically run a tweaked version of Android that has been woefully inadequate at making use of bigger screens, not to mention extra panels. Yet, Microsoft chose Android 10 to power its dual-screen debut, the Surface Duo.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2020
Microsoft Surface Duo drops in September for $1399
Source: Engadget English
Almost a year ago Microsoft teased a pair of folding devices, the Windows-powered Surface Neo, and the Android-based Surface Duo. Since then we've heard little from the company about its foldable plans, but Microsoft just announced the smaller Surface Duo is available for preorder and will for sale on September 10th.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2020
Would You Buy a Microsoft Surface Duo?
Source: Pocketnow English
On Pocketnow Daily, we have some deals on the 16in MacBook Pro, LG phones and more. Google just rolled out a bunch of updates to help you work and study from home. We have some quarter results for smartphone sales in the US and it looks like mid-rangers are on the rise. Foxconn says that they won’t be considering China as their global factory going forward. Apple’s supply chain just stated that the wide-angle lenses for the iPhone 12 won’t cause any delays. Finally, Microsoft FINALLY announced the Surface Duo.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2020

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Duo Endlich gut?
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2022
Microsoft Surface Duo Kannste knicken?
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2021
Unser Erfahrungsbericht zu Microsofts Dual-Screen Phone
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2021
78% Surface Duo im Test: Microsofts gewagter Neustart mit Android und Dual-Display
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Surface Duo im Test: Microsofts gewagter Neustart mit Android und Dual-Display
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Surface Duo im Test: Microsofts gewagter Neustart mit Android und Dual-Display
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 78%
Das Urproblem des Smartphones ist gelöst
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2020
80% Recensione MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% display: 85% mobility: 68% workmanship: 96%
58% Recensione Microsoft Surface Duo
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 50% features: 65% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
64% Test du Microsoft Surface Duo : un concept plaisant, un produit déficient
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
70% Test du Microsoft Surface Duo : la bonne idée pas assez aboutie qu’on aurait voulu adorer
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Prise en main du Microsoft Surface Duo : l’étrange smartphone à double écran arrive en France
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Duo - krótka recenzja smartfona z dwoma ekranami
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Negative: Poor dual display; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2020
Surface Duo: двухэкранный Android-смартфон Microsoft за $1399
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; decent autonomy. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2020
73% Recenze Microsoft Surface Duo: dvojnásobná produktivita, pětinásobné starosti
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 55% features: 72% display: 83% mobility: 82% workmanship: 88%
Trên tay nhanh Surface Duo: Smartphone hai màn hình độc đáo của Microsoft, giá 50 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; light weight; nice camera. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Microsoft chính thức bán ra Surface Duo: Màn hình kép OLED, Snapdragon 855, camera đơn, giá 1399 USD, lên kệ ngày 10/9
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Nice dual display; decent processor; impressive design; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2020

 

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Duo 2Notebook: Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 660
Display: 8.30 inch, 12.8:9, 2688 x 1892 pixels
Weight: 0.284kg
Price: 1699 euro
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Average Score: 110.74% - very good

Average of 38 scores (from 78 reviews)

 

84.3% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review - Great but still immature smartphone concept | Notebookcheck
With the Surface Duo 2, Microsoft has launched the 2nd generation of its foldable phone. Compared to its predecessor, the new surface phone comes with many improvements. In this review of the Microsoft foldable, we will explore why the clever advancements still are not quite enough.
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Even with a price drop, that means the Surface Duo 2 still doesn’t have mainstream appeal. It’s an impressive device in many ways, but not one the average consumer should be considering unless they want to completely change how they approach their smartphone use. For others, it could be enticing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Even with a price drop, that means the Surface Duo 2 still doesn’t have mainstream appeal. It’s an impressive device in many ways, but not one the average consumer should be considering unless they want to completely change how they approach their smartphone use. For others, it could be enticing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: built for business
Source: Stuff Magazine English
Performance isn’t up there with the best flagship phones, and the design has its limitations – which makes us think it’s best used as a companion device rather than as a replacement for your smartphone. Given the price, that’s a tough ask. For the same amount you could buy an iPhone 13 and still have cash left over for an iPad. That said, the pocket-friendly form factor and Microsoft service integration could still be enough to convince you otherwise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: built for business
Source: Stuff Magazine English
Performance isn’t up there with the best flagship phones, and the design has its limitations – which makes us think it’s best used as a companion device rather than as a replacement for your smartphone. Given the price, that’s a tough ask. For the same amount you could buy an iPhone 13 and still have cash left over for an iPad. That said, the pocket-friendly form factor and Microsoft service integration could still be enough to convince you otherwise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft’S Weird Surface Duo 2 Has Surprisingly Become My Favorite Device Of The Year
Source: The Verge English
Rumors have it that Microsoft won’t be launching a Duo 3 this year, instead holding it for 2023. That would give it more time to iron out issues and avoid the bug-filled launches that plagued both the original Duo and the Duo 2. Microsoft could also address the aspects of the Duo design that make it difficult to use as a primary phone (a touchscreen on the outside would go a long way here). Perhaps it can figure out a way to attach and charge the pen without resorting to a goofy and expensive add-on case. A recent patent filing from the company imagines a Duo-like device that utilizes a single panel that can fold 360 degrees instead of two discrete screens attached by a hinge. I’m not sure what problem that would solve other than eliminating the gap between the screens when you’re watching video, but it definitely would look cool. Either way, if Microsoft remains committed to the Duo form factor and continues to iterate on it, I’ll be watching. The Duo 2 has gone from one of the most problematic devices I’ve reviewed to one of my favorites, and I’m curious to see where Microsoft takes it next.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2022
Microsoft’S Weird Surface Duo 2 Has Surprisingly Become My Favorite Device Of The Year
Source: The Verge English
Rumors have it that Microsoft won’t be launching a Duo 3 this year, instead holding it for 2023. That would give it more time to iron out issues and avoid the bug-filled launches that plagued both the original Duo and the Duo 2. Microsoft could also address the aspects of the Duo design that make it difficult to use as a primary phone (a touchscreen on the outside would go a long way here). Perhaps it can figure out a way to attach and charge the pen without resorting to a goofy and expensive add-on case. A recent patent filing from the company imagines a Duo-like device that utilizes a single panel that can fold 360 degrees instead of two discrete screens attached by a hinge. I’m not sure what problem that would solve other than eliminating the gap between the screens when you’re watching video, but it definitely would look cool. Either way, if Microsoft remains committed to the Duo form factor and continues to iterate on it, I’ll be watching. The Duo 2 has gone from one of the most problematic devices I’ve reviewed to one of my favorites, and I’m curious to see where Microsoft takes it next.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2022
Surface Duo 2 Long-Term Review: Revisiting A Different Kind Of Foldable
Source: MrMobile English
Just last week on this channel we were exploring what it means to blur the line between smartphone and computer … but I guess the reality is that I’ve been thinking about it since about 2007, when I realized during an otherwise uneventful walk around my college town that I could post a new LiveJournal entry (yep, I was one of those guys) right from my pocket instead of going home for my computer. This week, instead of replacing a PC with a smartphone, we’re talking about bringing a PC feature to the smartphone: the idea of a second screen. The subject of today’s episode of Into The Fold is the Surface Duo 2 from Microsoft, and yes, you’ve seen it before on this channel – but it’s not the phone you remember.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2022
Surface Duo 2 Long-Term Review: Revisiting A Different Kind Of Foldable
Source: MrMobile English
Just last week on this channel we were exploring what it means to blur the line between smartphone and computer … but I guess the reality is that I’ve been thinking about it since about 2007, when I realized during an otherwise uneventful walk around my college town that I could post a new LiveJournal entry (yep, I was one of those guys) right from my pocket instead of going home for my computer. This week, instead of replacing a PC with a smartphone, we’re talking about bringing a PC feature to the smartphone: the idea of a second screen. The subject of today’s episode of Into The Fold is the Surface Duo 2 from Microsoft, and yes, you’ve seen it before on this channel – but it’s not the phone you remember.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2022
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
From a hardware perspective, the Surface Duo 2 is undoubtedly a success. Almost all the upgrades Microsoft introduced hit the mark, including performance from the Snapdragon 888, a new triple rear camera system and much-improved battery life. The new 90Hz displays are also excellent and having two 5.8in screens within such a compact form factor is genuinely impressive. However, Microsoft is yet to fully address the Duo’s software issues. Most apps on the Play Store simply aren’t designed to work across both screens, with app crashes and missing information relatively common. Multitasking is great for two apps side-by-side, but doesn't offer much flexibility if your workflow differs. Ultimately, unless you’re heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem and love the dual-screen form factor, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
880% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Dual-screen phone gets a comeback
Source: Expert Reviews English
It’s quite obvious that the Surface Duo 2 is an enticing upgrade. The sort of phone I was hoping to use when the original model first launched in 2020, Microsoft finally has a foldable worth buying on its second attempt – even if it is stonkingly expensive. For most phone buyers, a humdrum single-screen handset is the better purchase for a while to come, but for anyone with a deep bank balance looking to venture into fresh territory, the Surface Duo 2 isn’t a bad choice at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 880%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
From a hardware perspective, the Surface Duo 2 is undoubtedly a success. Almost all the upgrades Microsoft introduced hit the mark, including performance from the Snapdragon 888, a new triple rear camera system and much-improved battery life. The new 90Hz displays are also excellent and having two 5.8in screens within such a compact form factor is genuinely impressive. However, Microsoft is yet to fully address the Duo’s software issues. Most apps on the Play Store simply aren’t designed to work across both screens, with app crashes and missing information relatively common. Multitasking is great for two apps side-by-side, but doesn't offer much flexibility if your workflow differs. Ultimately, unless you’re heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem and love the dual-screen form factor, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
880% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Dual-screen phone gets a comeback
Source: Expert Reviews English
It’s quite obvious that the Surface Duo 2 is an enticing upgrade. The sort of phone I was hoping to use when the original model first launched in 2020, Microsoft finally has a foldable worth buying on its second attempt – even if it is stonkingly expensive. For most phone buyers, a humdrum single-screen handset is the better purchase for a while to come, but for anyone with a deep bank balance looking to venture into fresh territory, the Surface Duo 2 isn’t a bad choice at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 880%
65% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Do not pay $1,500 for this
Source: Android Police English
Unless you're a major Microsoft fan. The Surface Duo 2 is great at some things you can't do well (or at all) on other phones. For example, you can run two apps side-by-side without feeling cramped, and some apps even have custom interfaces for the Duo that make them much more powerful. However, all of those apps come from Microsoft. If you don't live deep in Microsoft's ecosystem, the Duo 2 will be a consistently frustrating experience. Even just checking notifications and taking photos is tedious on this device. A lot of my frustration is down to bugs, which are rife in the Duo 2's custom version of Android 11. Apps crash far too often, and some of the worst offenders are pre-loaded on the phone. Even the camera app crashes. If you just span Outlook or run a few MS apps side-by-side, you won't run into the worst of it. As soon as you start rotating, typing, and multitasking with both those screens, you'll start to wonder why you spent so much on this phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Do not pay $1,500 for this
Source: Android Police English
Unless you're a major Microsoft fan. The Surface Duo 2 is great at some things you can't do well (or at all) on other phones. For example, you can run two apps side-by-side without feeling cramped, and some apps even have custom interfaces for the Duo that make them much more powerful. However, all of those apps come from Microsoft. If you don't live deep in Microsoft's ecosystem, the Duo 2 will be a consistently frustrating experience. Even just checking notifications and taking photos is tedious on this device. A lot of my frustration is down to bugs, which are rife in the Duo 2's custom version of Android 11. Apps crash far too often, and some of the worst offenders are pre-loaded on the phone. Even the camera app crashes. If you just span Outlook or run a few MS apps side-by-side, you won't run into the worst of it. As soon as you start rotating, typing, and multitasking with both those screens, you'll start to wonder why you spent so much on this phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Dual Screen Device Can’t Be Easily Compared to Other Smartphones
Source: Tech Acute English
Just like its predecessor, it is unlikely that the Surface Duo 2 will make a lot of sales this year or the next. By the time others gear up to incorporate the new Snapdragon chips and bring out other features at economical prices, Microsoft will always lag if they keep releasing their new phones with almost outdated features towards the end of the year. From the engineering perspective, the innovations such as the form factor seem flawless. But for a customer, it might be a dead-end road.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2021
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Dual Screen Device Can’t Be Easily Compared to Other Smartphones
Source: Tech Acute English
Just like its predecessor, it is unlikely that the Surface Duo 2 will make a lot of sales this year or the next. By the time others gear up to incorporate the new Snapdragon chips and bring out other features at economical prices, Microsoft will always lag if they keep releasing their new phones with almost outdated features towards the end of the year. From the engineering perspective, the innovations such as the form factor seem flawless. But for a customer, it might be a dead-end road.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2021
Microsoft Duo 2 Durability Test! - There's one big problem...
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring the show! Dual screen phones have alway appealed to me. Maybe because Ive always had dual displays for my desktop PC. But.... This Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (running android) doesnt really move my meter. I wish Microsoft would do something new in the moble space... like make a pocket sized computer. What do you think? Let me know down in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Microsoft Duo 2 Durability Test! - There's one big problem...
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Thanks to Stamps.com for sponsoring the show! Dual screen phones have alway appealed to me. Maybe because Ive always had dual displays for my desktop PC. But.... This Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (running android) doesnt really move my meter. I wish Microsoft would do something new in the moble space... like make a pocket sized computer. What do you think? Let me know down in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
71% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Maybe next time
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Finally, the price. $1,899.99 is a steep ask for any phone, especially one that’s not available with carriers since most people still finance or subsidize phones that way. It’s even tougher to swallow when the phone in question is buggy and core features like the camera don’t work properly. Microsoft could totally fix these problems with subsequent software updates, but given the company’s track record on software with the original Duo, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Unless you’re swimming in cash and want to buy the Duo 2 just to experience it, I would recommend not getting this phone. There are too many problems and the cost is too high to justify. The Surface Duo 2 starts at $1,899 and is available at retailers like Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 71%
71% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Maybe next time
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Finally, the price. $1,899.99 is a steep ask for any phone, especially one that’s not available with carriers since most people still finance or subsidize phones that way. It’s even tougher to swallow when the phone in question is buggy and core features like the camera don’t work properly. Microsoft could totally fix these problems with subsequent software updates, but given the company’s track record on software with the original Duo, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Unless you’re swimming in cash and want to buy the Duo 2 just to experience it, I would recommend not getting this phone. There are too many problems and the cost is too high to justify. The Surface Duo 2 starts at $1,899 and is available at retailers like Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 71%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review in progress: Two weeks in and I'm as confused as I am intrigued
Source: Zdnet.com English
I haven't fully tested the cameras outside of a couple of photos of random stuff on my desk and one of my dogs. Even those boring pictures look much better than I remember the original Duo's camera being, but not on the same level of Apple's iPhone, Google's Pixel or even a Galaxy phone. I'm sure my experience and opinion of the Duo 2 will drastically change over the coming days and weeks. I'll keep updating this review in progress as that happens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review in progress: Two weeks in and I'm as confused as I am intrigued
Source: Zdnet.com English
I haven't fully tested the cameras outside of a couple of photos of random stuff on my desk and one of my dogs. Even those boring pictures look much better than I remember the original Duo's camera being, but not on the same level of Apple's iPhone, Google's Pixel or even a Galaxy phone. I'm sure my experience and opinion of the Duo 2 will drastically change over the coming days and weeks. I'll keep updating this review in progress as that happens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Techradar English
When Microsoft released the original Surface Duo back in 2020, it was all about providing professionals an easy way to work on the go, getting rid of the barrier between being in the office and being on the road. It was an odd thing to sell in the middle of a global pandemic, to be sure, but the Surface Duo 2 is here right when the world seems to be at least starting to reopen. And because the world just wasn’t at a stage where something like the Surface Duo 2 was needed a year ago, it feels kind of like a fresh start this time around. We know we’re much more out-and-about than we were when we reviewed the original Android phone, and we know we’re certainly not alone. But the Surface Duo 2, in the face of this fresh start, comes with a higher price tag, starting at $1,499 in the US, which is a bit more than the $1,399 (£1,350, about AU$1,930) that Microsoft asked for last time. With that higher price you are getting a flagship-level mobile chipset in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, along with 8GB of RAM and way better cameras – both front and back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Techradar English
When Microsoft released the original Surface Duo back in 2020, it was all about providing professionals an easy way to work on the go, getting rid of the barrier between being in the office and being on the road. It was an odd thing to sell in the middle of a global pandemic, to be sure, but the Surface Duo 2 is here right when the world seems to be at least starting to reopen. And because the world just wasn’t at a stage where something like the Surface Duo 2 was needed a year ago, it feels kind of like a fresh start this time around. We know we’re much more out-and-about than we were when we reviewed the original Android phone, and we know we’re certainly not alone. But the Surface Duo 2, in the face of this fresh start, comes with a higher price tag, starting at $1,499 in the US, which is a bit more than the $1,399 (£1,350, about AU$1,930) that Microsoft asked for last time. With that higher price you are getting a flagship-level mobile chipset in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, along with 8GB of RAM and way better cameras – both front and back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2nd gen Surface Duo 2 dual screen Android phone offers vastly improved hardware specs compared to the first version. The smartphone that wants to be a mini laptop runs Android 11 on the Snapdragon 888 CPU with 5G, and it has triple rear cameras instead of the solo inner camera on the first version. The 800 nit dual 5.8” OLED displays are excellent and combine to a single 8.3” big screen (with seam in the middle) that compatible with Surface pens including the new Surface Slim Pen 2 that magnetically attaches to the phone and recharges wirelessly. The phone is sold unlocked for use with most carriers in the US and it’s available in your choice of white or black. It competes with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, with the upside is there’s no flexible display here to break.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The 2nd gen Surface Duo 2 dual screen Android phone offers vastly improved hardware specs compared to the first version. The smartphone that wants to be a mini laptop runs Android 11 on the Snapdragon 888 CPU with 5G, and it has triple rear cameras instead of the solo inner camera on the first version. The 800 nit dual 5.8” OLED displays are excellent and combine to a single 8.3” big screen (with seam in the middle) that compatible with Surface pens including the new Surface Slim Pen 2 that magnetically attaches to the phone and recharges wirelessly. The phone is sold unlocked for use with most carriers in the US and it’s available in your choice of white or black. It competes with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, with the upside is there’s no flexible display here to break.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Double Jeopardy
Source: MrMobile English
The Surface Duo 2 is built to help you do a lot of things at once. And for tech reviewers, there is no busier time than the month so insane we gave it a new name: "Techtober." So to see just how well this new Duo does (or doesn’t do) at helping me keep my head on straight, I decided to take a page out of my buddy TheUnlockr’s book and take you along for part of an atypical Techtober day in Brooklyn. I'm Michael Fisher; join me and my friend David Cogen for a day in Dumbo -- on the Surface Duo 2!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Double Jeopardy
Source: MrMobile English
The Surface Duo 2 is built to help you do a lot of things at once. And for tech reviewers, there is no busier time than the month so insane we gave it a new name: "Techtober." So to see just how well this new Duo does (or doesn’t do) at helping me keep my head on straight, I decided to take a page out of my buddy TheUnlockr’s book and take you along for part of an atypical Techtober day in Brooklyn. I'm Michael Fisher; join me and my friend David Cogen for a day in Dumbo -- on the Surface Duo 2!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Reviews Are Mixed: Great Futuristic Design, But Full of Bugs?
Source: iTech Post English
Despite these unpreventable faults, the Duo 2 is still a satisfactory offering, with the addition of Microsoft Pen support and dual-screen gaming as among its strengths. There is also a Glance Bar, which gives users a glimpse of notifications in the gap between screens when the device is shut. This shows that Microsoft is continuing to do its work on improving the Duo 2's form factor. However, the remaining issues that beset the Duo 2, and the steep price tag of $1,500, the Duo 2 is not still something an ordinary, everyday user would want to purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Reviews Are Mixed: Great Futuristic Design, But Full of Bugs?
Source: iTech Post English
Despite these unpreventable faults, the Duo 2 is still a satisfactory offering, with the addition of Microsoft Pen support and dual-screen gaming as among its strengths. There is also a Glance Bar, which gives users a glimpse of notifications in the gap between screens when the device is shut. This shows that Microsoft is continuing to do its work on improving the Duo 2's form factor. However, the remaining issues that beset the Duo 2, and the steep price tag of $1,500, the Duo 2 is not still something an ordinary, everyday user would want to purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2021
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Source: PC Mag English
It was easy to bash the first Surface Duo because on a basic level, it didn't work. The Duo 2 works. It's just really strange. The Surface Duo 2 is the Wolverine of mobile multitasking. "I'm the best at what I do," it says, "but sometimes what I do doesn't look very nice." Yes, it's certainly possible to do split-screen on other Android phones like the Galaxy Z Fold3, but it isn't nearly as easy nor as obvious. If your ideal phone workflow involves copying and pasting a lot from one window to another, the Duo is a uniquely usable tool. But while the Duo 2 does things other $1,500 phones can't do, it doesn't do things other $1,500 phones can, like deliver class-leading image quality or feel comfortable when held up to your head for a phone call. It isn't really an unfolding tablet like the Z Fold3. It's very much its own thing. If you're interested in the Duo 2, go into the experience with your eyes open, your curiosity alive, and your credit card well-financed. It doesn't earn our Editors' Choice award, but for a certain kind of mobile multitasker, it'll be a godsend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Surface Duo 2 review: Microsoft's folding phone is innovative, but impractical
Source: CNet English
The Surface Duo 2 has a new triple-camera system with three lenses: a 12-megapixel wide lens, 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens. It's a big upgrade from the single 11-megapixel lens on the previous Surface Duo, but this certainly isn't a phone for photo enthusiasts. During my tests, the Surface Duo 2 produced photos that were clear and crisp, but in many cases weren't as well-lit and colorful as those taken on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This is usually most noticeable when looking at the sky in the background during outdoor shots, which was sometimes a completely different color compared to the phones from Samsung and Apple. Photos taken with the Surface Duo 2's zoom lens also weren't sharp or vibrant enough, and the same can be said for images taken with its 12-megapixel selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
63% Surface Duo 2 review: Microsoft's second dual-screen hybrid is a letdown
Source: Engadget English
I could go on about all the little ways the Duo 2 struggles, but that would take forever. Some of them are minor and just require a little adjusting, while others, like the camera app, are downright unforgivable. Things Microsoft introduced to improve the experience, like the triple rear cameras and Glance bar, are only slight improvements. I appreciate the faster screens, but at this price they’re almost a given. I haven’t been able to test the Slim Pen 2, but it’s worth noting you’ll have to pay an extra $130 for it. Like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Duo 2 is suffering a sort of identity crisis. Neither device works well as a phone replacement, but at least Samsung’s foldable has reliable software and good cameras. Despite the improvements, the Duo 2 is still a kind of gimmicky device that’s costly to boot and only people with $1,500 to burn and who really need a dual-screen phone should buy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 63%
65% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Maybe third time's a charm
Source: Android Police English
A lot of my frustration is down to bugs, which are rife in the Duo 2's custom version of Android 11. Apps crash far too often, and some of the worst offenders are pre-loaded on the phone. Even the camera app crashes. If you just span Outlook or run a few MS apps side-by-side, you won't run into the worst of it. As soon as you start rotating, typing, and multitasking with both those screens, you'll start to wonder why you spent so much on this phone. Microsoft's ecosystem is valuable if that's where you need to be, and the Duo 2 could be a good phone for someone who is equal parts interested in dual-pane Outlook and streaming Gears 5 over 5G. If that's all you need from a phone, the Duo 2 is where it's at. But I am forced to remind you of the price tag. Is this experience worth $1,500? If you ask me, no. I have a hard time even imagining a consumer who would get their money's worth with the Duo 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Duo-Over Or Strike Two?
Source: The Verge English
It’s easy to see the potential in the Surface Duo line. You can dream up all kinds of different ways you’d put two screens to use, get more work done, and live in the future. But it doesn’t take long for those dreams to come crashing down to reality. Between the bugs and inherent awkwardness of the form factor, the Duo 2 is just a difficult device to live with day to day, much like its predecessor. Despite Microsoft addressing many of the omissions of the first generation — a proper camera, NFC, dual speakers, 5G, current processor — the Duo 2 still feels like a secondary device, something you carry alongside your primary phone for taking pictures, paying for things, and general phone stuff. If you do want a futuristic device that straddles the line between phone and tablet and has pen input, you’ll be better off with the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, which has a better multimedia experience; can be used easier in one hand; and far fewer bugs. Or maybe you just wait, after all, this segment is still very much in its infancy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 hands-on: Holding potential
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The top of the Duo 2, where the bump wedges between the two sides, feels sturdy. But without similar support on the bottom half, it feels like an unfortunate amount of pressure could cause some serious damage. In other words, don’t squeeze the Duo 2 too hard. All in all, the Duo 2 feels like an improvement over the original Duo, but it’s hard to say yet if it’s worth the $1,899.99. My gut says probably not, but I’ll need to spend more time with the Duo 2 to be certain. There will be a full review coming soon with a deep dive into everything — the new camera system, performance with the Snapdragon 888 chipset, battery life and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review in progress: 3 things I love, 3 things I don't
Source: Zdnet.com English
I haven't really used the cameras outside of a couple of photos of random stuff on my desk. Even those boring pictures look much better than I remember the Duo's camera being, but I need more time to fully test them. I'm sure my experience and opinion of the Duo 2 will drastically change over the coming days and weeks. I'll keep updating this review in progress as that happens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Better, but still buggy
Source: PC World English
The old chestnut is that Microsoft is governed by the “rule of threes.” Like Windows 3.0, the third time’s the charm. We’d say the second time certainly isn’t, at least in the case of the Surface Duo 2. Let’s face it: Some really, really big companies (Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi) have spent very large amounts of money designing top-of-the-line cameras for their smartphones. Microsoft might hope that the Surface Duo 2’s camera is good enough, but it falls short in my book. In other areas — NFC and 5G — they’ve checked the boxes customers demanded. Some of Microsoft’s old Lumia Windows Phones were good, and even great, but those were phones that few bought as Android and iOS took hold. The Surface Duo 2 accomplishes what Microsoft set out to achieve: Develop a productive dual-screen phablet-y device that absolutely works unlike anything else under certain scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Alright, I’ll give Microsoft some credit. The Surface Duo 2 is certainly much better than its predecessor, offering a triple-lens, rear-facing camera, a smoother UI experience and a cool new Glance Bar. However, there are still some bothersome aspects that Microsoft should fix, including how difficult it is to take notes while simultaneously using another app. I’m also not convinced about the camera app; it doesn’t seem stable, especially when the screen times out. I always like to reflect on which consumers would benefit from the products I review, and in this case, the Surface Duo 2 is suitable for on-the-go, Microsoft 365 users who are tired of not being able to view two apps at the same time on their devices. For those who often need to cross-reference between two documents on different apps, the Surface Duo 2 is a dream come true and an excellent solution for those who despise the limitations of non-foldable phones. While the Surface Duo 2 is decent, I can’t help but feel as if I must sleep with one eye open.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: A great second impression
Source: Digital Trends English
First, this is not a phone for everyone; it’s not supposed to be a phone for everyone. This is a phone for someone who values productivity over creation. This is a phone for someone who either will carry a second phone with a good camera or someone who doesn’t really care about the camera. The person buying this phone doesn’t want an iPhone, or a Galaxy S series phone. They want something that’s unique and fun and they don’t mind paying a lot extra for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Source: PC Mag English
It was easy to bash the first Surface Duo because on a basic level, it didn't work. The Duo 2 works. It's just really strange. The Surface Duo 2 is the Wolverine of mobile multitasking. "I'm the best at what I do," it says, "but sometimes what I do doesn't look very nice." Yes, it's certainly possible to do split-screen on other Android phones like the Galaxy Z Fold3, but it isn't nearly as easy nor as obvious. If your ideal phone workflow involves copying and pasting a lot from one window to another, the Duo is a uniquely usable tool. But while the Duo 2 does things other $1,500 phones can't do, it doesn't do things other $1,500 phones can, like deliver class-leading image quality or feel comfortable when held up to your head for a phone call. It isn't really an unfolding tablet like the Z Fold3. It's very much its own thing. If you're interested in the Duo 2, go into the experience with your eyes open, your curiosity alive, and your credit card well-financed. It doesn't earn our Editors' Choice award, but for a certain kind of mobile multitasker, it'll be a godsend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Surface Duo 2 review: Microsoft's folding phone is innovative, but impractical
Source: CNet English
The Surface Duo 2 has a new triple-camera system with three lenses: a 12-megapixel wide lens, 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens. It's a big upgrade from the single 11-megapixel lens on the previous Surface Duo, but this certainly isn't a phone for photo enthusiasts. During my tests, the Surface Duo 2 produced photos that were clear and crisp, but in many cases weren't as well-lit and colorful as those taken on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This is usually most noticeable when looking at the sky in the background during outdoor shots, which was sometimes a completely different color compared to the phones from Samsung and Apple. Photos taken with the Surface Duo 2's zoom lens also weren't sharp or vibrant enough, and the same can be said for images taken with its 12-megapixel selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
63% Surface Duo 2 review: Microsoft's second dual-screen hybrid is a letdown
Source: Engadget English
I could go on about all the little ways the Duo 2 struggles, but that would take forever. Some of them are minor and just require a little adjusting, while others, like the camera app, are downright unforgivable. Things Microsoft introduced to improve the experience, like the triple rear cameras and Glance bar, are only slight improvements. I appreciate the faster screens, but at this price they’re almost a given. I haven’t been able to test the Slim Pen 2, but it’s worth noting you’ll have to pay an extra $130 for it. Like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Duo 2 is suffering a sort of identity crisis. Neither device works well as a phone replacement, but at least Samsung’s foldable has reliable software and good cameras. Despite the improvements, the Duo 2 is still a kind of gimmicky device that’s costly to boot and only people with $1,500 to burn and who really need a dual-screen phone should buy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 63%
65% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Maybe third time's a charm
Source: Android Police English
A lot of my frustration is down to bugs, which are rife in the Duo 2's custom version of Android 11. Apps crash far too often, and some of the worst offenders are pre-loaded on the phone. Even the camera app crashes. If you just span Outlook or run a few MS apps side-by-side, you won't run into the worst of it. As soon as you start rotating, typing, and multitasking with both those screens, you'll start to wonder why you spent so much on this phone. Microsoft's ecosystem is valuable if that's where you need to be, and the Duo 2 could be a good phone for someone who is equal parts interested in dual-pane Outlook and streaming Gears 5 over 5G. If that's all you need from a phone, the Duo 2 is where it's at. But I am forced to remind you of the price tag. Is this experience worth $1,500? If you ask me, no. I have a hard time even imagining a consumer who would get their money's worth with the Duo 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Duo-Over Or Strike Two?
Source: The Verge English
It’s easy to see the potential in the Surface Duo line. You can dream up all kinds of different ways you’d put two screens to use, get more work done, and live in the future. But it doesn’t take long for those dreams to come crashing down to reality. Between the bugs and inherent awkwardness of the form factor, the Duo 2 is just a difficult device to live with day to day, much like its predecessor. Despite Microsoft addressing many of the omissions of the first generation — a proper camera, NFC, dual speakers, 5G, current processor — the Duo 2 still feels like a secondary device, something you carry alongside your primary phone for taking pictures, paying for things, and general phone stuff. If you do want a futuristic device that straddles the line between phone and tablet and has pen input, you’ll be better off with the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, which has a better multimedia experience; can be used easier in one hand; and far fewer bugs. Or maybe you just wait, after all, this segment is still very much in its infancy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 hands-on: Holding potential
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The top of the Duo 2, where the bump wedges between the two sides, feels sturdy. But without similar support on the bottom half, it feels like an unfortunate amount of pressure could cause some serious damage. In other words, don’t squeeze the Duo 2 too hard. All in all, the Duo 2 feels like an improvement over the original Duo, but it’s hard to say yet if it’s worth the $1,899.99. My gut says probably not, but I’ll need to spend more time with the Duo 2 to be certain. There will be a full review coming soon with a deep dive into everything — the new camera system, performance with the Snapdragon 888 chipset, battery life and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review in progress: 3 things I love, 3 things I don't
Source: Zdnet.com English
I haven't really used the cameras outside of a couple of photos of random stuff on my desk. Even those boring pictures look much better than I remember the Duo's camera being, but I need more time to fully test them. I'm sure my experience and opinion of the Duo 2 will drastically change over the coming days and weeks. I'll keep updating this review in progress as that happens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021
60% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Better, but still buggy
Source: PC World English
The old chestnut is that Microsoft is governed by the “rule of threes.” Like Windows 3.0, the third time’s the charm. We’d say the second time certainly isn’t, at least in the case of the Surface Duo 2. Let’s face it: Some really, really big companies (Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi) have spent very large amounts of money designing top-of-the-line cameras for their smartphones. Microsoft might hope that the Surface Duo 2’s camera is good enough, but it falls short in my book. In other areas — NFC and 5G — they’ve checked the boxes customers demanded. Some of Microsoft’s old Lumia Windows Phones were good, and even great, but those were phones that few bought as Android and iOS took hold. The Surface Duo 2 accomplishes what Microsoft set out to achieve: Develop a productive dual-screen phablet-y device that absolutely works unlike anything else under certain scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Alright, I’ll give Microsoft some credit. The Surface Duo 2 is certainly much better than its predecessor, offering a triple-lens, rear-facing camera, a smoother UI experience and a cool new Glance Bar. However, there are still some bothersome aspects that Microsoft should fix, including how difficult it is to take notes while simultaneously using another app. I’m also not convinced about the camera app; it doesn’t seem stable, especially when the screen times out. I always like to reflect on which consumers would benefit from the products I review, and in this case, the Surface Duo 2 is suitable for on-the-go, Microsoft 365 users who are tired of not being able to view two apps at the same time on their devices. For those who often need to cross-reference between two documents on different apps, the Surface Duo 2 is a dream come true and an excellent solution for those who despise the limitations of non-foldable phones. While the Surface Duo 2 is decent, I can’t help but feel as if I must sleep with one eye open.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: A great second impression
Source: Digital Trends English
First, this is not a phone for everyone; it’s not supposed to be a phone for everyone. This is a phone for someone who values productivity over creation. This is a phone for someone who either will carry a second phone with a good camera or someone who doesn’t really care about the camera. The person buying this phone doesn’t want an iPhone, or a Galaxy S series phone. They want something that’s unique and fun and they don’t mind paying a lot extra for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
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
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
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

92% Mit dem Zweiten wird alles besser
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 97% features: 88% display: 88% mobility: 88%
92% Mit dem Zweiten wird alles besser
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 97% features: 88% display: 88% mobility: 88%
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Die Idee ist gut, aber...
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2022
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Die Idee ist gut, aber...
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2022
Doppelt gemoppelt
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2022
Doppelt gemoppelt
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2022
Viele Schritte vor, aber ein großer zurück
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Viele Schritte vor, aber ein großer zurück
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Software und Performance
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Software und Performance
Source: Windows United DE German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Surface Duo 2 im Test: Klapphandy zwischen Mini-Notebook und Smartphone
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high performance; support 5G; nice cameras. Negative: Hard to fold it down; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2021
Surface Duo 2 im Test: Klapphandy zwischen Mini-Notebook und Smartphone
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high performance; support 5G; nice cameras. Negative: Hard to fold it down; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2021
70% Surface Duo 2 – praktisch hebbeding is niet voor iedereen
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Surface Duo 2 – praktisch hebbeding is niet voor iedereen
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test Labo Microsoft Surface Duo 2 : un concept innovant, qui reste à affiner
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2022
Rating: performance: 100% display: 50%
Test Labo Microsoft Surface Duo 2 : un concept innovant, qui reste à affiner
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2022
Rating: performance: 100% display: 50%
50% Test du Microsoft Surface Duo 2 : un coup de cœur impossible à conseiller
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
50% Test du Microsoft Surface Duo 2 : un coup de cœur impossible à conseiller
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
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
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

 

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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).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs).

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

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.

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


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

SD 855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 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 X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.

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.


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


0.25 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

0.284 kg:


91.23%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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

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Devices with the same GPU

Motorola Moto S30 Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.55", 0.172 kg
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.55", 0.172 kg
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.67", 0.22 kg
Vivo iQOO 9 SE
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.62", 0.199 kg
Huawei Mate Xs 2
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 7.80", 0.255 kg
Asus Zenfone 8z
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 5.90", 0.169 kg
Oppo Find X5
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.55", 0.196 kg
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.62", 0.1998 kg
Vivo iQOO Neo 5S
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.62", 0.196 kg
Motorola Edge S30
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.80", 0.202 kg
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 6.90", 0.19 kg
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.40", 0.177 kg
Oppo Find N
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 7.10", 0.275 kg
Motorola Moto G200 5G
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.80", 0.202 kg
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.67", 0.22 kg
OnePlus 9RT
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.62", 0.1985 kg
Oppo Find X3 Pro Photographer Edition
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.70", 0.19 kg
Honor Magic3 Pro Plus
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.76", 0.236 kg
Meizu 18s Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.70", 0.189 kg
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.50", 0.211 kg
Meizu 18s
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.20", 0.162 kg
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.78", 0.238 kg
realme GT 5G Racing Yellow
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.43", 0.186 kg
Vivo X70 Pro+
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.78", 0.209 kg
Vivo iQOO 8
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.56", 0.2 kg
Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.92", 0.259 kg
ZTE Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G, 6.80", 0.215 kg
Xiaomi 11T Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.67", 0.204 kg
Honor Magic3
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 5G, 6.76", 0.203 kg
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