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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

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 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.7
12+ MP, f/1.7
4449 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

Several software updates and a price drop make the Duo 2 a far more compelling device now than at launch. But Microsoft still has work to do to convince people that this foldable form factor has a long-term future.

- Anyron Copeman, Tech Advisor

It had a rough launch, much like its predecessor, but Microsoft has streamlined the Surface Duo 2 with regular updates. It’s still a niche device, but absolutely nails its multitasking and productivity brief.

- Tom Morgan-Freelander, Stuff
The Verge
The Verge

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. In the meantime, I’ve got another book to finish reading.

- Dan Seifert, The Verge

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

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

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

2.84 GHz

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


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

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.

128/256/512 GB

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


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

Surface Duo 2 Specs

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 512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Type
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
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
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
10x digital
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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