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Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Brand: Microsoft
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 8 GB / 128, 256, 512 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core Kryo 680
  • Camera Back / Front: Triple (12, 12, 16 MP) / 12 MP
  • Battery: 4449 mAh, Li-Po
  • Display: 8.3 inches, AMOLED, 1892 x 2688 pixels
  • OS: Android 11

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2, which is Microsoft’s current flagship phone, was released on the 21st of October 2021. The phone was released a month back on the 22nd of September 2021. Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G processor that is based on the 5 nm technology powers this device. The Adreno 660 GPU looks after your gaming experience, which is supported by the 90 Hz refresh rate. The device runs Android 11 out-of-the-box, but the company has promised three years of updates for the phone. However, it’s worth mentioning here that there have been reports about the software not being bugs free. The smartphone supports one physical Nano-SIM and one e-SIM. Also, it supports connectivity from 2G to 5G.

The device has stylus support, which is one of its highlights. Coming to dimensions, the phone measures 184.5 mm inches in height, 145.2 inches in width, and 5.5 mm inches in thickness when it’s unfolded. Once you fold, the smartphone measures 145.2 mm, 92.1 mm, and 11 mm in height, width, and thickness respectively. The device weighs 284 grams, which is understandable considering it is a foldable phone. As the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is a foldable phone, multitasking on should be pretty good. The glass back is protected by Gorilla Glass, while the glass front is protected by the top-of-the-line Gorilla Glass Victus.

Coming to the display, the phone has an 8.3 inches AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1892 x 2688 pixels. Its screen-to-body ratio is an amazing 152.6%, and its PPI density is 401. When folded, the screen measures 5.8 inches with the screen resolution being 1344 x 1892 pixels. It’s worth noting here that many users have experienced touch issues on this phone. The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 comes in three configurations. The base variant has 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. The other two variants have 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM with 512 GB of internal storage.

The price of the three variants is $1499, $1599, and $1799. For color, you can choose between Glacier and Obsidian. As far as cameras are concerned, the phone has a triple camera set-up on the back. It has a 16 MP ultrawide camera with a 12 MP wide and telephoto camera. On the front, the device features a 12 MP wide-angle camera. The rear camera set-up has features like Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, and panorama. The front camera can record videos at 1080p, while the rear camera set-up allows you to record videos at both 1080p and 4K. The camera performance of the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 isn’t up to the mark, and especially when it comes to a premium device.

In the sound department, the phone lacks the 3.5 mm headphone jack but has stereo speakers. For communication, the device has dual-band Wi-Fi, W-Fi Direct, Hotspot, and Bluetooth 5.1. While you won’t be able to listen to radio on this phone, it does have USB Type-C 3.2, GPS, and NFC. Coming to sensors, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual accelerometer, dual gyro, dual proximity, and dual compass. On the subject of battery and charging, the device has a 4449 mAh non-removable lithium-polymer battery. The gadget supports 23W fast charging and should last a day on a single charge for most users.



Announced Date 2021, September 22
Release Date 2021, October 21


Dimensions Unfolded: 184.5 x 145.2 x 5.5 mm | Folded: 145.2 x 92.1 x 11 mm
Weight 284 g (10.02 oz)
Colors Glacier, Obsidian


Display Type AMOLED, 90 Hz
Size 8.3 inches, 204.0 cm2 (~152.6% screen-to-body ratio) | Folded position display: 5.8 inches, AMOLED, 1344 x 1892 pixels (4:3)
Resolution 1892 x 2688 pixels (~401 ppi density)
Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus


Primary Triple (12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS | 12 MP, f/2.4, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom | 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm)
Secondary 12 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.0µm
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Camera Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama


Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660


Card Type No
Internal 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB


OS Android 11


Technology Used Li-Po
Capacity 4449 mAh
Fast Charging


3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Stereo Speakers


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
USB USB Type-C 3.2, DisplayPort


Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), dual accelerometer, dual gyro, dual proximity, dual compass



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