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Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
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7.2/10
Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2.84 GHz
Processor
Processor
2.84 GHz
5.8"
Screen Size
Screen Size
5.8"
12+ MP, f/1.7
Camera
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.7
4449 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 is a different interpretation of foldable smartphones than, for example, Samsung's Fold series. The Duo 2 has an elegant and yet robust appearance. Using two apps simultaneously is much easier with this dual-screen phone than with a Galaxy Z Fold3. If you do not have a use...

- Marcus Herbrich, Notebookcheck
The Guardian
The Guardian

The Surface Duo 2 is an improvement on its predecessor, but is still a very odd proposition that’s neither a good phone nor a good tablet. The individual screens are short and stout, forcing lots of scrolling in apps when using it like a phone and making one-handed use very difficult. The gap at the...

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

Microsoft has almost perfected the hardware of the Surface Duo 2, but this makes its lack of software optimisation all the more frustrating. Even if you're set on a foldable, there are much better options out there.

- Anyron Copeman, Tech Advisor
Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

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-sc...

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews
CGM
CGM

An Awkward form factor and buggy software makes the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 more of a showpiece than a phone you would want to use.

- Brendan Frye, CGM


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Microsoft Surface Duo 2 prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Microsoft's suggested retail price is $1499.99. You can compare Surface Duo 2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Microsoft backs up the Surface Duo 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Surface Duo 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Microsoft support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Microsoft's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.8"

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2's screen size is 5.8 inches with 1344 x 1892 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4449mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4449 mAh battery. Microsoft's performance ratings are 1680 minutes.

Surface Duo 2 Specs

Overview
Release Date October 21, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB
RAM 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Zoom
10x digital
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), 3rd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1344 x 1892 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
Secondary Display Color AMOLED, 1344 x 1892 pixels, 5.8 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4449 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 23 W
Video Playback Time Up to 930 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1680 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Material Glass
Colors Obsidian, Glacier
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.45 x 14.52 x 0.55 cm (7.3 x 5.7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 284 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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