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Discussion in 'Third party hardware, software and accessories' started by gadgetmonger, Oct 2, 2019.
That is like highway robbery if they continue to sell it at that price.
$1,399 for a mid range specd phone. Nope.
Mm...still too weird to use it as a phone.
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Microsoft commits to 3 years of major Android OS updates for the Surface Duo | Android Police
Mm....Buggy Android on Surface Duo.
Apple: Hold my beer.
I like the design. I prefer having 2 separate screens than having one that folds or bends. Despite its price and older specs, this I think is a step in the right direction in giving consumers a product that will make them more productive while staying mobile.
Early reviews in a nutshell . Impressive hardware, buggy software, unimpressive camera, flagship price, last year’s specs, no dual speakers, no wireless charging. Nice try Microsoft but I’ll wait for gen 2.
mmm...Microsoft can make really good hardware. Based on my experience with Surface line. But with the buggy Android, it is a no deal for now. I m actually looking for a replacement for my only Android device, a Samsung mini tablet, because of poor battery health after many, many years of use. The device has served me well over the years. The Duo is on the shortlist. The price is atrocious but maybe good deals will be available during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Microsoft has promised regular Android updates to fix the issues so the Duo will improve on that front.
Other than the huge bezel on both screens and the camera, the hardware is impressive. Just slightly thicker than an iPhone when both screens are folded. Problem is your hardware’s only as good as your software. 6 out of 7 YouTube reviewers I trust have given it a thumbs down. Marques Brownlee, Michael Fisher, Flossy Carter., etc. Only iJustine have given it a positive review (of course iJustine never gives a negative review.). This is Microsoft’s first foray in Android so I’m not that optimistic that they can fix the buggy software for now. I’ll stick to gen. 2.
Mm...in multi app mode, the software works. That is the posture that I will mostly use it. Read on screen 1, watch in screen 2. Have no need for the other modes or postures. Dont really care for the phone function since I will stick with the iPhone. If the price drops to under 1k, it will be a buy for me.
Bezel not an issue because this is a large mobile device. Matters less than in a smartphone.
Personally... I was looking forward to this phone since other than Pokemon Go (just kidding, its WhatsApp), my most used Apps are all made by Microsoft...
Then I realized its missing 2 very important hardware features...
Wireless charging - I put my phone down and expect it to charge!
NFC - its 2020, does MS still expect us to pull out cards to make purchases and ride public transport?
For my next phone in 2022... Either MS makes a better Duo 3... Or Apple lets me choose default Maps app...
I have no choice right now but to use a Samsung for the next 2 years as the Pixel 5 is a mid-ranger which will not be available here.
Pre Prime Day deal has it listed at $670. More than 50% discount.