Microsoft Surface Duo Review

Score: 9.36

Microsoft Surface Duo is a very complete phone launched 2 years ago, packed with an extremely powerful 2.84 GHz Octa-Core processing unit, a 8.1-inches display and an 11 mega-pixels back-facing camera.

The Microsoft Surface Duo is only 7.36" long and 5.72 inches wide, but it manages to hold a 8.1" display. The Microsoft Surface Duo has a gorgeous design, with a thickness of just 0.19". Regarding its construction quality, this phone is manufactured with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) . The Microsoft Surface Duo feels much lighter than what one would think about a phone this size. Microsoft only offers this phone in glacier color.

Microsoft decided to build this phone using a very powerful 2.84 GHz Octa-Core processing unit, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150 chip and a big 6 GB of RAM. This cellphone comes with a 128 GB huge internal storage and whereas it doesn't come with a slot for external memory cards, it it is more than enough to install hundreds of applications without worrying about running out of space.

Microsoft packed this device with an absolutely amazing 8.1" screen, and a resolution of 1800 x 2700 , which makes it impossible to even see the pixels that compose the screen.

This phone is only equipped with an 11 MP back side camera. It is capable of capturing videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 60 frames per second.

This phone packs an awesome 3577 mAh non-replaceable battery that would have been good if this phone didn't demand so much energy for its screen and processor. A possible problem to evaluate is that the Microsoft Surface Duo's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, making it necessary to change the whole cellphone or maybe take the cellphone to an expert who can dismantle it and replace the battery.

The Microsoft Surface Duo includes Wi-Fi capability (which it can provide to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G super quick connection and also HSPA+ connection type (which is a lower speed 4G variation) and fast 3G connectivity, supported by HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. The Microsoft Surface Duo has dual sim to be able to to use 2 different phone numbers or carriers in the same device.

This phone also features a couple of cool characteristics such as Fingerprint Identification, Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Microsoft Surface Duo is priced about $ 540, which is a really high price for a phone this level. If you will use it as a gamer phone, are looking for a device for work, need a device to mainly use social networks and internet browsing or love photography, you will probably love this phone. When buying the Microsoft Surface Duo you also get Warranty and Compliance Guide, Bumper (Color: Glacier), SIM Ejector tool , Quick Start Guide and Power Supply (18w).

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 10
Dimensions:7.36 x 5.72 x 0.19 inchesMetric18.69 x 14.53 x 0.48 cmImperial
Weight:8.82 ouncesMetric250.04 gImperial
Materials:Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Bumper (Color: Glacier), Power Supply (18w), Quick Start Guide, SIM Ejector tool , Warranty and Compliance Guide
Release date:2020-09-10
Price:$ 540.00


Screen Type:AMOLED
Size:8.1 inchesMetric20.6 cmImperial
Resolution:2700 x 1800 pixels
Pixel density:401 pixels per inchMetric157.87 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Processor:Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz)
RAM Memory:6 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 640
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Capacity:3577 mAh


Back camera:11 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor