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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (2021)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 (2021)
alaScore 96

27 reviews

Jun, 2022

We have collected and analysed 27 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100. The average review date is 21-10-2021. We have compared these reviews to 626308 reviews from other Tablet Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: 27-06-2022.

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Expert review by : Jackie Thomas (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review

 

Getting there

Much better camera ; Faster chipset ; Gorgeous design

Still has some UI bugs ; Very expensive ; Only 8GB RAM

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review

 

Several hardware upgrades make the Surface Duo 2 far more compelling than its predecessor, but the software experience is still a big let-down

Much-improved performance ; Impressive displays ; Solid cameras

Buggy software ; Most apps not optimised ; Slow charging ; Expensive

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.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Dual-screen phone gets a comeback

 

The Surface Duo is back, but can Microsoft's updated foldable set it apart from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?

Significant performance uplift ; Beautifully constructed ; Cameras are much improved

Very expensive ; Non-Microsoft apps can be buggy ; No dual SIM or microSD slots

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...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Adam Doud (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: A great second impression

 

Microsoft dropped the ball with its first-generation Surface Duo. But the Duo 2 makes up a lot of ground.

Marked camera upgrade over predecessor ; Large aspect ratio for reading and multitasking ; Software is largely fixed ; Top-tier flagship specifications ; Superior multitasking capabilities

Poor lowlight camera performance ; Awkward to hold for camera use ; Still a few software bugs to work out

“The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 addresses almost every qualm we had with the original. It's a quirky phone that's fun to use.”

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review

 

Unique multitasking abilities ; Razor-sharp screens ; Solid 4G and 5G reception

Poor cameras for the price ; So-so battery life ; Unpredictable software

No other handheld device multitasks like the dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo 2, but it lives in a category of its own. It's not quite phone, not quite tablet.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Better, but still buggy

 

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 certainly feels like a productivity phone that no other smartphone manufacturer can really compete with. But it's still buggy, and still can't quite measure up to the basic requirements of a premium smartphone.

Dual-screen experience is exemplary ; Surprisingly good daytime shots ; Very good battery life ; Great performance

Dual-screen experience is exemplary ; Surprisingly good daytime shots ; Very good battery life ; Great performance

Microsoft still believes in its dual-screen phone/tablet hybrid. Its vision is coming closer, but isn’t quite there. Hold out for the Surface Duo 3.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Duo-over or strike two?

 

Take 2

Head-turning, futuristic design ; Excellent multitasking ability ; Useful pen support

Frustrating bugs ; Lousy camera ; Expensive ; Awkward form factor to actually use

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is the company’s second attempt at a folding phone. It corrects a lot of the problems of the first generation, but still doesn’t justify its $1,500 asking price.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Kimberly Gedeon (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review

 

Microsoft has a second chance to get it right — did it succeed?

Fun app juggling ; Triple-lens camera setup ; New Glance Bar ; Ultra-thin, portable form factor

Pricey ; Buggy camera app

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Lisa Eadicicco (cnet.com.au)

Surface Duo 2 review: Microsoft's folding phone is innovative, but impractical

 

The Surface Duo 2 feels like a glimpse at where phones may be headed that still isn't practical enough for today.

Eye-catching design ; Flexible hinge is great for reading and playing games ; 90Hz refresh rate makes scrolling feel smooth ; Optimized apps feel innovative and new

Not many apps are optimized for both screens ; Some software glitches still exist ; Size makes it feel cumbersome as an everyday phone ; Camera could be better

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review in progress: Two weeks in and I'm as confused as I am intrigued | ZDNet

 

Microsoft's second-generation foldable smartphone is off to a cautiously optimistic start.

Battery life ; Performance ; Two screens are better than one

Mediocre camera ; Awkward design ; Expensive

Nov, 2021
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