Microsoft Surface duo folding mobile phone evaluation, equivalent to two mobile phones

This can be seen from the attention paid to folding screen phones such as Huawei mate XS and Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2. Microsoft is a novice in this field, but no one can deny its technical strength. < / P > < p > strictly speaking, Microsoft’s foldable devices don’t fold from the middle of the screen like Samsung or Huawei. Instead, two separate screens are connected together. It may be that Microsoft has accumulated a lot of experience in developing folding hinges on surface tablets, so it is very handy to make such folding devices. In addition, since the surface duo can rotate 360 degrees, it has more ways to use it than the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2. However, the software system of mobile devices has always been a weakness of Microsoft. As a result, the new surface duo has chosen Android 10, which is pre installed with Google. < / P > < p > so, can Microsoft’s latest foldable device surface duo win a place in the mobile terminal market with Microsoft’s hard power? Can the cooperation between the two IT giants win the recognition of users? < / P > < p > whether deployed or combined, the surface Duo is a very thin device, which is very different from the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2. The surface Duo is only 9.9 mm thick when combined and 4.8 mm thick when deployed, while the galaxy Z fold 2 is almost twice as thick. And the galaxy Z fold 2 weighs 282 grams, while the surface duo weighs only 250 grams. The overall light weight means that it is easier to use for a long time. < / P > < p > the right edge of the surface duo has a power button, a volume control key and a fingerprint reader, and a usb-c charging port in the middle of the bottom. < / P > < p > when the device is closed, there is a striking Microsoft Silver Logo on the smooth white shell of the surface duo, which is very clean and beautiful with the silver hinge part. However, the device itself is not resistant to dirt. Fortunately, the surface of gorilla glass is very wear-resistant, not easy to leave scratches. < / P > < p > the most important part of the folding device may be the hinge. The folding hinge of the surface duo looks very strong, and it is easy to rotate. The difference between it and most foldable devices is that it can rotate 360 degrees, while the folding products of Samsung and Huawei can only rotate 180 degrees. < / P > < p > the advantage of 360 degree rotation is that it can be placed on the desktop in a variety of ways, such as propped up like a tent, or folded up as a two-sided screen mobile phone. < / P > < p > when Microsoft Surface Duo is used as a mobile phone, its two screens are 5.6-inch AMOLED screen respectively, and the aspect ratio is 4:3, which needs to be controlled by two hands. < / P > < p > but the clarity of the screen doesn’t look clear when the camera is shooting, but it’s very clear when browsing the web or watching videos. For example, when I take pictures with its 11 megapixel single camera, the real-time images on the screen are a little blurred. And when I finished taking photos to check, the images were particularly clear and rich in object details. < / P > < p > the surface Duo is worse than most flagship phones in low light environment, but it performs well in color restoration and clarity. Sometimes it’s almost impossible to tell which photo was taken by surface duo and which was taken by iPhone. However, the lens used by Microsoft is a little bit green, which can be distinguished by this point. < / P > < p > although the shooting effect of the camera is similar to that of most mobile phones, the surface duo uses a single camera, so there is a switching process when it is used as the main lens and self shooting lens. Microsoft has developed a program that can detect the orientation of the phone to determine which side of the screen needs to be turned on when taking pictures. However, this program has a disadvantage, that is, the process of screen switching is relatively slow. If you flip the phone quickly, it doesn’t immediately switch the screen. And you need to rotate the phone slowly to detect it. This kind of problem will limit you to capture those fleeting pictures in your life. < / P > < p > however, the surface Duo is really a device that can be used as a mobile phone. Its width is not outrageous, only a little wider than a normal cell phone. Although it may seem strange to put it on your ear to make a phone call, it doesn’t affect your use. Most people can hold the palm of your hand. Unless you are too small, in that case, don’t call it. It will fall off. < / P > < p > in fact, some foreign netizens have handmade a surface duo like device. They stick two mobile phones together with magnetic strips. And Microsoft’s surface duo looks similar, like a pair of connected phones. Although the hinge connecting the two screens is very small, it leaves a wide black bar between the screens. When it is used as a tablet computer, it is very uncomfortable to watch the pictures. It is only suitable to run the multitasking window. < / P > < p > this page like design is the perfect solution for multitasking, where you can write articles on one screen and watch videos on the other. Of course, you need to be able to do both. But if the entire program supports drag and drop, that’s another matter. For example, drag items from one program to another. Unfortunately, it only supports dragging between Microsoft’s own programs, such as word and PowerPoint. < / P > < p > obviously, there are still some aspects that need to be run in between the surface duo and Android system. For example, when you put the device down, the screen is turned off. You’ll slide down the left screen to see the notification, but if you don’t deploy the device, you won’t be able to use the app on the right to reply to the message. < / P > < p > but there are some hardware problems, there is no way. For example, the surface duo’s speakers are located behind the left-hand display, so if you’re watching video on the right-hand screen, the sound will sound a bit harsh. However, this is a small problem, just fix the video on the left screen. < / P > < p > there is also a fun way to use the surface duo, which is folded in half and then placed on the desktop like a laptop. So one of the screens is facing you and the other is facing up. If you are live, you can watch the live content on one screen and watch the barrage chat on another screen at the same time. This is not what Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 can do. < / P > < p > what makes Samsung’s foldable mobile phone better than Microsoft’s surface Duo is its tablet function. Although there may be slight creases on the screen of the galaxy Z fold 2, the folding part of the Microsoft Surface duo directly covers the screen content. When you view an image or run a program on an 8.1-inch screen, the content is divided into two parts. It’s easy to miss some screen information. < / P > < p > although there are many imperfections in software, the performance of surface Duo is not ambiguous at all. Last year, snapdragon had 856 GB of memory, which was enough to handle all tasks. < / P > < p > it’s a bit late to switch between applications or take photos quickly, but it looks more like a software problem than a lack of hardware configuration. At first, I was worried that the surface duo would get hot when multitasking, but it never felt overheated in actual use. < / P > < p > when it comes to the battery of the surface duo by the standards of two phones, it performs quite well. In the test, one screen circulates the video, and the other screen turns on the Android home screen. The battery lasts for a total of 10 hours and 32 minutes. If you don’t watch the same video on both screens at the same time. < / P > < p > it’s hard to say whether the surface Duo is a mobile phone or a tablet. When the mobile phone appears too big, as a tablet computer, its performance is not good enough. However, when you fold the two screens into the shape of a notebook, it’s like an extra screen on the computer. I think it’s very easy to use. < / P > < p > although the software still has many defects to be solved, we should be sure of Microsoft’s innovative action of trying new devices. Of course, Microsoft’s technical ability and efficiency in fixing software problems are also very strong. But equally powerful is the $1399 price tag. Continue Reading865 optimization is different? These mobile phones should teach you a lesson!