US price - 825 EUR equiv.
Europe price - 1550 EUR
WELL DONE MICROSOFT! :'-D
the multi-tasking ability of this phone is nice and hard to give up. It is just like working with two monitors; you cannot know how good it is until you have it.
That said, this is like a beta test for what the Surface Duo should have been...
One of the BEST Features is how awesomely bright the screen is. I have had phones (flagships or high-mid range) that I could not see well in sunlight. This phone will light up a room if you hold it open.
The number of times that I felt like throwing this at the ground is sadly high. The camera is terrible. I am not talking picture quality (terrible as well but I can live with that)
I mean, the camera is front facing only. So you need to fold the phone all the way open. Then fiddle with the thing's gyro sensor/tap the screen to make the screen stay on the correct side... once you hold it up to take a picture there's a 50% chance it will flip to the other screen before you can take the picture. Because it senses that you turned it back over (while holding it in a traditional landscape position for a photo).
If you are like me and use screenshots a lot -- this phone captures both screens. I checked everywhere but there was no way to capture only the active screen and I have to edit the photo to crop out my other screen - for some reason when I use the default photo app to do this, it kills the resolution to a pathetic pixelated mess. Even though when the whole image is sent it is clear.
SURFACE DUO 2
-PLEASE add a way to get pictures fast
-Add some kind of small LED on the outside to use as a flashlight and to give silent notifications (Red Green Blue)
-allow disabling one screen to save battery.
I actually love the whole productivity-first appeal of this smartphone. I don't even care about the two-year-old Snapdragon 855 chipset as it is still relevant in 2021. Heck, even the dual-display idea is so much better than having a foldable screen though it's not as versatile as LG's DualScreen case. But "Android" and "productivity" seldom go together in one sentence. If Microsoft released a Surface Duo successor with Windows 10X, I would immediately buy one. If Microsoft is still adamant about using Android, they better prep out a super useful Desktop Mode á la Samsung DeX.
winman, 24 Jan 2021forget what i siad (yes i changed my nickname) its just i dont like processor hybrids Me neither, but a future full of x86/ARM hybrid processors will always be hundreds of times better than only and exclusively ARM.
mine, 24 Jan 2021ok that means apple are jerksforget what i siad (yes i changed my nickname) its just i dont like processor hybrids
mine, 19 Jan 2021then why apple switched to armIn fact, ignore my previous comment, I did some research and it turns out the M1 processor is actually x86/ARM hybrid, which is why Rosetta 2 doesn't crash. Apple is straight out lying about their processor architecture, so here's that.
isch, 17 Jan 2021How would Android be so bad if it works so well for people? People don't like things that... moreEvery single phone that you listed right there had hardware issues, not software issues, and everyone bought them anyway. Also, everyone fucking LOVED the HTC U Ultra. Just because i mentioned a windows tablet doesn't mean I am a Microsoft slave. The whole point of x86 is that YOU CAN INSTALL ANY OPERATING SYSTEM YOU WANT, BECAUSE x86 HAS A BIOS AND ARM DOESN'T. You can install Linux for all I cared, since Android is not Linux anymore. And yes, Windows on a phone or tablet works flawlessly. Just look at WOA or the HP Stream 7.
And next time you shit on x86, do some research.
mine, 19 Jan 2021then why apple switched to armBecause they know ARM doesn't work, and putting ARM on their macbook means more people will buy them, because they love products that don't work.
FlarosOverfield, 09 Jan 2021If they put windows 10 on it, no one will buy it. It has been proven over and over and over ag... moreHow would Android be so bad if it works so well for people? People don't like things that don't work, take all of the terrible phones that have come out and were failures(HTC U Ultra, Amazon Fire Phone, Blackberry Storm, Key2, etc.) You saying that people only like things that don't work is idiotic. Not everyone is such a slave to Microsoft like you. You can believe what you want, but Windows on a phone or tablet clearly dosen't work as well as Android. Maybe that's why you like Windows so much?
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too little details , 05 Dec 2020No information about gsm bands, 850, 900 1800, 1900, , ? 3G, 4G, 5G 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12, 13, 7,... moreYes it does work with tmobile or att , if you buy at bestbuy it is much cheaper if you buy with a network provider compared to unlock one.
TERRY, 07 Jan 2021It does not have selfie camera how would it make vedio callIt has camera on which side the phone that camera is facing determines if its a selfie or regular if you double tap the other scree without a cam it is a regular camera but when you open the camera initially it is a selfie camera.
ccduckie, 22 Oct 2020That’s messed up. Microsoft creates this a nod puts Android on it. What happened to all the hy... moreIf they put windows 10 on it, no one will buy it. It has been proven over and over and over again that people love android, because android doesn't work. Android is a malfunctioning housefire, and that's why people love android. If everyone wanted a phone that actually worked, no one would buy ARM devices in the first place. They would buy an 8110 to act as a 4G Hotspot, and carry a 7 inch windows tablet with them to do actual work with. No one does that because people love devices that don't work.
It does not have selfie camera how would it make vedio call
No headphone jack, no sd-card slot, small battery, huge price. Pass!
Hopefully will be possible to see this device in action and Rogers brings it to Canada. The idea seems definitely good. It drive me crazy the inability to run two apps in those strange narrow and useless ultra tall screens. To use two phones at once is very cumbersome. And when using a mini-laptop the fan is very noticeable and if disconnected gets a bit hot, plus the keyboard is there if you need it or not.
Microsoft should have continued with Windows 10 Mobile, to bet on Google when they also sell smartphones and tablets made no sense.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2020I want to get this phone for my business and I do meeting and documents together does it worth... moreGet the surface duo 2 if it ever gets out,this has some hardware defects as well as countless software bugs ans issues, and it's slow. I am sure that if there's a version 2 will be vastly improved and will be worth the $1200-$1500.