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Microsoft Surface Duo Review

Score: 78.8 / 100

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.

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.

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.

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 packs an awesome 3577 mAh non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for several hours without charging it. An issue to take into account is that the Microsoft Surface Duo's battery is non-removable so you can't change it when it begins to get older, although having 3577 mAh you will probably replace this device before that becomes an issue.

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.

Microsoft is selling the Microsoft Surface Duo for $ 540, which is not a very good offer for this kind of cellphone. No matter whether you want it to take tons of pictures, want a phone to mainly use social networks, need this phone for work or will use it for gaming, this phone is a good choice . This cellphone sells with Power Supply (18w), Warranty and Compliance Guide, SIM Ejector tool , Bumper (Color: Glacier) and Quick Start Guide.



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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Microsoft
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
Colors:Glacier
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

Display

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

Hardware

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

Battery

Removable:No
Capacity:3577 mAh

Camera

Back camera:11 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.00
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    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
GPS:Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor