Microsoft Surface Duo Review

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Lisa Gade reviews the Microsoft Surface Duo, a dual screen folding Android phone that’s more innovative and enjoyable than you might expect. The Duo has 360 degree hinges and 2 OLED PixelSense 5.6” 1800 x 1350 displays that can be used individually or open as an 8.1” tablet. You can use 2 apps at a time and flick them front one screen to another, or span both displays. This is the thinnest smartphone on the market at 4.8mm (9.9mm closed). It works with the Surface Pen and Surface Slim pen and uses MPP (aka N-Trig) technology, so the Galaxy Note isn’t the only active pen smartphone option anymore. It has an 11MP camera, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a GPS. It runs Android 10 on the Snapdragon 855 and is available with 128 or 256GB storage. It’s compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile (and thus Sprint) and Verizon. Microsoft sells it unlocked and there’s an AT&T locked model. Pricing starts at $1,399, and like Samsung and Apple, Microsoft has a trade in program to help offset the price.

  • ерунда сэндвич

    ерунда сэндвич

    6 күн мурун

    So u have double black bar, stupid.

  • OnitsukaTiger82


    11 күн мурун

    Lenovo Fold is going to be a hard to beat device in this segment.

  • Make Money Guide

    Make Money Guide

    17 күн мурун

    As always, quality videos right here!

  • Dylan Gundberg

    Dylan Gundberg

    23 күн мурун

    You are legit my favorite tech review channel. Solid info in an unbiased manner and the shirts just top it off. Thanks for the great content!

  • ondray29


    26 күн мурун

    This product is straight trash. Poor reception, poor connectivity, software bugs, charging port will crack, if you buy to test it out do not do so through AT&T. After the 14 days, you will be stuck in purgatory with a poorly designed piece of beautiful crap because Microsoft will only give you the same piece of crap over and over again while under warranty. Meanwhile, you have to deal with wasted money on skins and screen protectors and time of switching phones (7-10 business days without a phone if you don't have another one laying around) time of dealing with pitiful customer service and time of redownloading apps and contacts...
    Trust me folks, I thought this product was the bees knees after I figured out the functionality of it. But you can only drop so many calls, deal with not being able to make calls in normal places you should because of the poor antenna, or deal with the frustration of the poor Bluetooth and wifi connectivity before you want to pull your hair out. Stay away from the device. Wait for the next one maybe...this product shouldn't be anyone's daily driver especially for $1500! It is a ball of sh!t. And this is coming from a Microsoft Surface fan boy who has pretty much bought every Surface device in the past 5 years. That ended with this phone and the poor customer service in dealing with it.
    Oh and the camera will drive you absolutely INSANE!!!

  • ション0 n-e-m-e

    ション0 n-e-m-e

    27 күн мурун

    i kind of wish there were a few more single screen phones with this screen size.😑

  • Chris Campbell

    Chris Campbell

    29 күн мурун

    A Microsoft product with Android on it. That's messed up right there.

  • Ferdinand


    29 күн мурун

    4:00 wanting to multi-tasks, drag and drop text. If I have to sure... But if you give me choice then give me a laptop with keyboard and mouse. If you carry such a large phone... How far away are you from carrying a 13inch laptop?

  • Ferdinand


    29 күн мурун

    So weird. I thought 5 inch 16:9 was perfect. Every phone beyond that size feels too wide or too long and wants to fall out of my hand. I like my oneplus7 but if I could change 2 things I would want a 5 inch screen with 16:9 ratio. When I look at what I do with the phone I mostly use 1/3of the screen. Sometimes like typing this comment I use half the screen. This phone is so big I can put on a movie and put the phone on a stand as if it is a small TV.

  • Winter Rain

    Winter Rain

    Ай мурун

    MS's version of the Nintendo 3ds

  • ideallion


    Ай мурун

    I bought Microsoft surface Duo phone unlocked for US $ 1483.99 from Best Buy zip code 40503 on 15th sept 2020. after few days this phone start giving me problem such as camera,microphone,speaker and many more. This is a rubbish garbbage phone. When i contact to Microsoft coustmer care they simply refused to help me out and same time they e mailed me company policyPLEASE PLEASE DO NOT SPEND YOUR HARD EARN MONEY BUYING MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO..THIS IS NOT A ALLEGATION ON MICROSOFT. I AM FACING ALL THESE PROBLEM IN REAL.

  • Moody Cat

    Moody Cat

    Ай мурун

    When I grow up I hope im as cool as her. And im almost 34
    Forever young!!!

  • Brian Jennings

    Brian Jennings

    Ай мурун

    If they could figure out how to split the screen without the obvious seam in the middle, I'd be all over this!

  • Noahrama


    Ай мурун

    LOL her crew is her CAT! :) uwu

  • paulc5588


    Ай мурун

    I had this for 45 days and it is very slow I returned it and got the 2020 Razr 5G best decisión ever

    • paulc5588


      Ай мурун

      So far it’s kicking ass it helps having 8GB of RAM.

    • Jon Doh

      Jon Doh

      Ай мурун

      Funny, because I'm trying the Razr and Duo out and have the opposite experience. The Duo is fast and fluid while the Razr with its mid grade processor is laggy.

  • Zhiyang Lin

    Zhiyang Lin

    Ай мурун

    Bezels that you can land a plane on.

  • J Mark Ashe

    J Mark Ashe

    Ай мурун

    Unfortunately, everybody’s idea of ‘perfect’ with screw up this phone --- I was looking at a pictures of the internals and there is no more room for anything. Microsoft put this together with what I believe is the best of what would fit in the formfactor they designed.
    I use a Nikon D810 full frame camera with lenses that let in more lite than a stupid little lens on a phone. If I pay $1500 for a phone device, I am NOT doing it for the camera.
    I bought mine because I fear what the next version would look like. If Microsoft decides to be stupid and put a bunch of things in that make it a fat, ugly, bulbus, device then there would be criticism about how big and heavy it is. I also installed a different camera app and pictures and video look very different. The camera hardware is the same.
    As for the gestures, people, get used to it. Maybe they should have made a way to change the gestures to be the same as standard Android…. Oh, wait, they did! These complaints should stop – remember going from a flip-type phone to a touch screen?
    I have heard a lot about the hinge being in the way of full-screen mode. Interestingly, someone with a desktop having multiple monitors has a gap between them but has no issue. Odd how people complain about Microsoft providing a feature that you don’t have to use. Personally, I don’t have faith in a screen that folds. I think after a while it will either show signs of stress, crack or even break. Two separate screens is a better idea.
    Finally, the Instagram app is CRAP. It's not the fault of the Duo.

  • Paul Shakeshaft

    Paul Shakeshaft

    Ай мурун

    The worst designs ever seen...

  • Naman Sharma

    Naman Sharma

    Ай мурун

    Lisa is the top YT tech reviewer in my books.

  • JustRandom


    Ай мурун

    Hahahahaha you gained a sub

  • Steve evetS

    Steve evetS

    Ай мурун

    Such a fair review! THANK YOU! You are one of the people that explained this device with an open mind and gave me confidence to get this! I absolutely love my DUO! I'm just waiting for updates to be released by AT&T this month sometime.

  • Shadows O.Š

    Shadows O.Š

    Ай мурун

    Y it look like if Microsoft tried making a slim 3ds

  • Trey Drier

    Trey Drier

    Ай мурун

    Lets be honest. Nobody needs this product. How do you carry around a phone that big? And it's split screen is awkward. I see no reason to buy this unless you want to blow a grand for no good reason. This will be yet another Microsoft flop like the Windows Phone and the Surface RT.

  • James Patrick

    James Patrick

    Ай мурун

    As usual, a great in-depth unbiased review. Love our Lisa.

  • Michael Lewis

    Michael Lewis

    Ай мурун

    This seems like an awesome phone, especially because I don't take many pictures at all.

  • thegass


    Ай мурун

    Nice device with one serious flaw. Android.

  • Russell Hogan

    Russell Hogan

    Ай мурун

    Great review. I would love to have my Uber Drive and Door Dash apps up at the same time, if possible.
    Can you run two Android apps side by side?

  • Tanveer ali

    Tanveer ali

    Ай мурун

    Great review again 👏

  • LiveDiscJockey


    2 ай мурун

    Good review. Why is Sony and Microsoft behind and still 4GLTE??? Geesh!!!! I'm sold but just decided keep 2 phones LG V60(Dual) plus a Samsung Note20 which are BOTH 5G!

  • WR Johnson

    WR Johnson

    2 ай мурун

    Lisa, best up-to-date review I have read. I am going to buy as I am no longer concerned about the issues other reviewers made. I am a power user, don't care about 5 g nor facial recognition. I forward my android to my lasted gen Apple SE, only purchased to FT with my wife who is in a nursing home. I take the "disposible" SE out running, etc. I don't care for Apple or Android, but I do care for the integration MS gives to its products, which you have clearly explains exists. Other reviewers noted the MS integration as well. That integration was what I loved about the defunct Microsoft phone, which of course, hung me out to dry. I will now take the plunge again. I am on my Suface Pro writing this comment, by the way.



    2 ай мурун

    Useless. Does the same

  • Sutton Bechtold

    Sutton Bechtold

    2 ай мурун

    Gotta slow down just a little when you talk lol, you're constantly either "eating" half or entire words at the beginning/end of sentences because you're rushing with enthusiasm to convert the thoughts that move faster than the tongue is capable of into spoken words and the result is your speech being chopped and screwed 😂 I know I'm often guilty of doing this myself, especially when I'm excited about the topic I'm discussing, but for the sake of improving the quality of your content here on YT at least consider taking a few breaths before jumping into it and remember to try to pronounce each and every word properly and completely so you don't end up only getting half of a word or skipping one completely in a haste to get onto the next one quicker than is necessary hahah... Great review otherwise! Definitely picked up a lot of great information that I will take into consideration before making a decision on which mobile device I will be going with in the next couple of weeks 🙌👍

  • P S

    P S

    2 ай мурун

    The fold is annoying and distracting.

  • Zunera .A

    Zunera .A

    2 ай мурун

    waow i thought grandmas only know about secret cookbook recipies ..... but she is talking about tec! i am blown and mesmerized! plus her review is the best among all !

  • ticsX lol

    ticsX lol

    2 ай мурун

    the touch screen is less responsive? i saw alot of times you do gestures but no reaction from the screen. sometimes you swipe up to close the window but it transfers to the other side. is it a laps or a room for improvement factor?

  • ерунда сэндвич

    ерунда сэндвич

    2 ай мурун

    so it's 2 phones glued together by a piece of metal, what a joke.

  • Brandon Whitman

    Brandon Whitman

    2 ай мурун

    I am a huge apple fanboy and have ordered the duo. Lisa is the BEST!

  • RT


    2 ай мурун

    Let’s have a moment of silence was too funny. As usual I love your reviews and your cat!

  • Haroldo Ortiz

    Haroldo Ortiz

    2 ай мурун

    I'm on the market for one of these phablets.
    I got a brand new surface pro. I'm considering get rid if that and get the surface duo. However the battery 🔋 short range and not so good camera may me think on the Samsung -z Fold, but with no stylus 🖊 pen won't convince me enough. I've been using Samsung galaxy notes since versión III.
    For now I'll have to wait until Samsung add the 🖊 to the fold phablet. In the meantime I'll continue using my note 9 and a Samsung 10 tablet with 🖊

  • GaRaM MaSaLa

    GaRaM MaSaLa

    2 ай мурун

    What a lovely phone 🥰🥰🥰

  • Rich Taylor

    Rich Taylor

    2 ай мурун

    Looks interesting. Nice one Lisa

  • Public Of Ostia

    Public Of Ostia

    2 ай мурун

    you should check out samsung galaxy z fold 2

  • Jeremiah Nichols

    Jeremiah Nichols

    2 ай мурун

    Glad to know I can count on you to actually use a product before writing it off. There are so many so-called "tech reviewers" who have a few software hiccups during setup and play with it for 20 minutes and call it bad. I have a Duo and agree with everything you said. Sure there are issues but once you get beyond initial setup where its downloading your whole life from Google it does pretty well. You do also have to take time to get used to the gestures and screen rotations in order to make the most out of the device but from there it's pretty awesome! So many people are quick to call it trash but then say they can't wait to see the second generation. Well... we may not get a 2nd gen if you don't even take the honest time to appreciate and place any sort of value on the first one...

  • Bryan


    2 ай мурун

    Great review! Now I’m considering this as a replacement for my iPad mini rather than my iPhone.

  • Sparky Rih

    Sparky Rih

    2 ай мурун

    I wonder how the Android built-in magnifier would work... Would it zoom both screens at the same time, or would it just zoom the one screen on which you triple tap?

  • Tom S

    Tom S

    2 ай мурун

    I bought a z flip, I'm debating returning it for the duo - I like the flip and the folding display its a fun little thing to pull out and shock boomers LOL but I mainly bought it to watch youtube in bed without having to hold my phone ...I had a iPhone X and I can't tell you how many times I dropped it on my face as I fell asleep watching youtube lol ..I have like 8 days left to return it any input from you would help with my decision lol

  • MovieCaveDave


    2 ай мурун

    It’s a £499 device at most, software as always let’s all DR🤮ID users down, lag, reboot, freezes, for £1,399 ? Gtfoh

  • JB_XYZ


    2 ай мурун

    Wow. Actblue donations from worldwide sources went to Biden?

  • jacksputrid


    2 ай мурун

    Why can’t you just literally split the screen lmfao fuck a hardware line. Way to weird.

  • Absotivalutely


    2 ай мурун

    Idc, for wireless charging, face recognition or NFC, I definitely want this device.

  • Dean


    2 ай мурун

    This is why I watch this channel. A straight non-fanboy(girl) review about a device. If Microsoft really stays with this product, supports and upgrades it, the Duo could really be something revolutionary.
    I'm not a big picture taker. I envision this being my portable device replacing what I do on a laptop when I'm out running around doing stuff.

  • Brian Karcher

    Brian Karcher

    2 ай мурун

    Looks decent for a version one phone. A little too beta for me though. Version 2 should fix a lot of the issues present now.

  • Johns Video

    Johns Video

    2 ай мурун

    Nintendo 3ds of phones. Finally.

  • Shafayet Chowdhury

    Shafayet Chowdhury

    2 ай мурун

    No software support for old device on android or Microsoft and one year later you are going to end up buying the next exclusive thing. So I don’t have high hope for these. Great review tho....

  • Saad El Boury

    Saad El Boury

    2 ай мурун

    We need a version running Windows 10X with continuum, plug it to external keyboard/monitor and get the full Windows10 experience!

  • kascax


    2 ай мурун

    Lisa, great review as usual! Thanks for the video :)

  • Rodney O

    Rodney O

    2 ай мурун

    Absolutely love the Duo! And great review 👍👍👍

  • Bryan S

    Bryan S

    2 ай мурун

    Loved the review, I think I have the same opinion as you - I love it!

  • Lei Zhang

    Lei Zhang

    2 ай мурун

    Surface Duo is just a trial product from Microsoft. The screen to body ratio sucks..........

  • Dave Friedel

    Dave Friedel

    2 ай мурун

    "Let's have a moment of silence for 6 Gig Ram... " LOL

  • Severus Sinister

    Severus Sinister

    2 ай мурун

    not my proudest fap

  • Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson

    2 ай мурун

    Well, 4x4 mimo is nice. Haven't even found a use for the full speed of 3x3 yet. So, that is definitely future proofed wifi even without ax.

  • Answering Machine

    Answering Machine

    2 ай мурун

    She gets it, which lots of people don't. The Duo is a proof of concept for that form factor, it isn't about all about the specs. Microsoft put it out there to see who can find use for it, who is in the market before they put out a better specs in subsequent generation.

  • 101therealest


    2 ай мурун

    TRASH 🗑 what a waste of money!

  • Kayasar K.

    Kayasar K.

    2 ай мурун

    somebody: who wants to see a huge line in the middle of the screen?
    microsoft: ehe ehhe, me!
    disgusting device.



    2 ай мурун

    Awesome Dear

  • nelson pereira de almeida junior

    nelson pereira de almeida junior

    2 ай мурун

    quanto custa?

  • ksolo614


    2 ай мурун

    reminds me of the Sony Tablet P.

  • dv Vaughn

    dv Vaughn

    2 ай мурун

    pulls up fake news cnn... what a joke

  • The Tinker

    The Tinker

    2 ай мурун

    Decent review! This is my 1st time coming to this channel. I subbed.

  • Ville Väinö

    Ville Väinö

    2 ай мурун

    Screen does not seem to be responsive.

  • polyglotuk


    2 ай мурун

    Maybe it's just me but your words often elide into one another and even as a native English speaker I find I miss bits. :(

  • Peter Jolliffe

    Peter Jolliffe

    2 ай мурун

    Endless new phones and tablets keep coming out and I haven't felt much interest in any of them for years now....but the surface duo really appeals to me ...the other thing that has really got my interest is the Acer concept D 7 Ezell

  • ueg1974


    2 ай мурун

    love ur t-shirt

  • Lean6


    2 ай мурун

    Interesting, but before i'd switch platforms, i'd wait to see if it makes it to 2.0 or 3.0 first when it comes to Microsoft.

  • Lars A G

    Lars A G

    2 ай мурун

    Microsoft + Android= true. So give us die hard Lumia 950 etc. users an Android OS version for our phones please. Oh and thx for your review.

  • whattpoh45


    2 ай мурун

    Great beautiful small piece of hardware with big screen, if you want a big screen in your pocket this is a great device. There is a pen as well, that is great. Now the chose is between this and Z fold, hmmm... I guess it depend on what you need the device for, hmm I like how thin this one is, that is really great, the other one is big but has a front screen hmm...

  • Carlovfx


    2 ай мурун

    Phone?? Who would use this as a phone???

  • orangetux


    2 ай мурун

    I love that you had next to at one point. I think that is completely fair...also, love your videos!

  • Lord Greystoke

    Lord Greystoke

    2 ай мурун

    Great review. Love the t-shirt Lisa :)

  • strykr360


    2 ай мурун

    Lisa rockin the vibrator sized lapel mic. I love it, this woman probably makes love like a enchanted unicorn

  • Djordje Trkulja

    Djordje Trkulja

    2 ай мурун


  • Michele Platts

    Michele Platts

    2 ай мурун

    Oh I love your review. Everyone else is bashing it but I’ve ordered one from the US - not available in the UK.

  • Christopher Nugent

    Christopher Nugent

    2 ай мурун

    I feel like we are slowly going back to netbooks, just with touchscreens and better cellular modems

  • Red Foreman

    Red Foreman

    2 ай мурун

    Looks like a Nintendo DS

  • ShiVaM BenDrE

    ShiVaM BenDrE

    2 ай мурун

    what a relevant review looks alike !

  • Fernando Rosebush

    Fernando Rosebush

    2 ай мурун

    Those bezels do .....

  • minimin0425


    2 ай мурун

    Fold 2 is a phone that became a tablet.. surface is a tablet that became a phone.. Transgenderism has reached techs 😂 if you ask them, they no longer identifies themselves has phones or tablets anymore cuz it hurts their feelings 😂🤣

  • Oleg Vorkunov

    Oleg Vorkunov

    2 ай мурун

    Remember ZUNE? That one has the same fate.

  • Oleg Vorkunov

    Oleg Vorkunov

    2 ай мурун

    MS cut so many corners with this junk, it became, practically rounded.

    • Emmett Bradford

      Emmett Bradford

      2 ай мурун

      Please Google Bradford Technology

  • F1 Racer

    F1 Racer

    2 ай мурун

    sensible review, not sweating the little stuff, but focusing on the important functionality, and the only review I've seen so far, not even Microsoft support knew the answer to, yes the Duo does 4x4 mimo, or ATT's 5Ge, really just advanced 4G LTE, hence the faster speeds, even faster than TMobile's real actual 5G

  • Andrew James

    Andrew James

    2 ай мурун

    Thanks! I'll wait until a few more versions pass so Microsoft can work out some of the kinks. 😃

  • Sam Stacey Murchison

    Sam Stacey Murchison

    2 ай мурун

    My phone from Japan 2 years old is dual and 10000 x better

  • Jedson Teng

    Jedson Teng

    2 ай мурун

    ios can run multiple apps with just 2gb of ram ,because its optimized ,it this has 6gb,what they need to do is optimize the os

  • TheGoat


    2 ай мурун

    I think your the first reviewer to look at this how I think Microsoft designed it; as a multitasker, not as a folding massive screen phone. IMHO this is one of the first phones in a long time aimed squarely at business users who want/need multitasking abilities, I look at it much like running a dual screen PC?

  • Edward Moemeka

    Edward Moemeka

    2 ай мурун

    How did you be the Blur effect on the app tray? That setting does not seem to be there on the retail version

  • My Channel

    My Channel

    2 ай мурун

    When comes with 5G??

  • Matsuo


    2 ай мурун

    I loved the Mad Minion, NightRider's T-Shirt. Finally, a microsoft product that I like...

  • bljrlj


    2 ай мурун

    So no facial recognition, now with this masks it is a hinderance, how can phone recognize you when it can't see your face. So fingerprint scanner is way to go. :)

    • bljrlj


      2 ай мурун

      Btw, i forgot to mention, nice review, i am seriously thinking about getting one as soon as it gets to EU

  • Tammy Tsang

    Tammy Tsang

    2 ай мурун

    I like this.