6.1/10
Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Duo currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
5.6"
Camera
11+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocketnow

Other than the mediocre camera, the hardware is beautifully well designed and robust. Yes, there are bezels, but I prefer having those since it gives you someplace to put your fingers in order to hold the device without activating things. The 360-degree dual hinge is practically perfect. The problem...

- Adam Z. Lein, Pocketnow
Droid Life

The problem here is that Microsoft shipped a device that isn’t close to being ready for prime time. They made far too many sacrifices with the hardware, the software probably needs a half dozen updates of straight bug fixes to be decent, and we need more features in there too. If this was a develope...

- Kellen, Droid Life
Tablet News

The problem is that it only has a 3577 mAh battery and also has a singular 11 MP camera, which seems tailored for selfies and involves rotating the device around confusingly trying to get the proper angle to take pics. There’s no redeeming qualities here and to top it all, it lacks the following: NF...

- Radu Iorga, Tablet News
The Verge

In truth, there’s nothing the Surface Duo can do that you can’t do on your current smartphone or tablet. Your smartphone surely takes better photos, and your tablet doesn’t have a big gap in the middle of it. But the difference with the Surface Duo is that the way you do things is unique. I found my...

- Dieter Bohn, The Verge
Wired

What Microsoft has here is promising. I firmly believe multiscreen mobile devices are the future, and the Duo has cemented this notion. Having the extra screen makes me feel like I have room to breathe. I just wish the experience was far more polished than its current state

- Julian Chokkattu, Wired


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Screen Size
5.6"

The Microsoft Surface Duo's screen size is 5.6 inches with 1350 x 1800 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
11+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 11+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128/256 GB

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

Battery
3577

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3577 battery. Microsoft's performance ratings are 1620 minutes.

Surface Duo Specs

Overview
Release date September 10, 2020
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

Compare Android Smartphones

Processor Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3577
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 930 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1620 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Glacier
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.52 x 9.33 x 0.99 cm (5.7 x 3.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 250 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1350 x 1800 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
Secondary Display Color AMOLED, 1350 x 1800 pixels, 5.6 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass, Unfolded: 8.1" AMOLED, 2700x1800, 401 PPI
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX Adaptive
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
11+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
7x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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