With Surface Duo 2, Microsoft takes mobility productivity to another level compared to a normal smartphone thanks to the dual screen and truly effective operating system customization in every operation. The two screens side by side, with the possibility of switching each application from one to another in a fluid and immediate way, bring the experience of multitasking to levels of excellence, so much so as to replicate the convenience of the double monitor for the PC on the desk in mobility. . Microsoft has capitalized on the experience accumulated with the first Surface Duo, which never arrived in Italy, enhancing the processor with Qualcomm’s top chip, the Snapdragon 888, and the photographic section with a triple camera but confirming the excellent quality constructive, starting from the mechanical hinge which during the test proved to be easy and foreseen to open but at the same time very firm in keeping the screens in the desired position. Both displays are also curved towards the hinge, so as to form a bar that allows you to view incoming calls and incoming and lost messages even with the phone closed.
Microsoft has taken great care in the construction of the Surface Duo 2, which boasts for both displays a protection with Gorilla Glass Victus, seventh generation and twice more resistant than Gorilla Glass 6, while the external panels colored in black or white are Gorilla Glass. The attention to detail is evident in the photographic module that houses the triple camera, tapered so that it can rest perfectly on the cover once the Surface Duo 2 is opened at 180 degrees, and equipped with a thin black border in an elastic material to be able to rest the smartphone on flat surfaces without fear of scratching the external lenses of the lenses. The sensor for fingerprint recognition is instead placed on the edge, integrated into the power button,
Once opened, the Surface Duo 2 shows the two 6.8-inch diagonal PixelSense displays, separated only by a thin border in the center that doesn’t prevent them from merging into a single 8.3-inch screen. As per the tradition of all Surfaces, the display of the Duo 2 also proved to be excellent, with color reproduction extended to the entire Dci-P3 dynamic range and a very high contrast typical of the Amoled, combined with a dynamic refresh rate that it reaches 90 Hz and thus contributes to the sense of fluidity that accompanies every action. As in any Android smartphone, even in Surface Duo 2 it is possible to open each app in one of the two displays, but by dragging the bar at the base it is possible to move it to the other screen or, by releasing it in the center of the two displays, expand it to both.
Being able to use two applications at the same time on each of the two displays has proved incredibly convenient and useful: writing an email while consulting a Word or Excel document or a website, instead of switching from one app to another, cuts down time and possible errors. Furthermore, the accelerometer and gyroscope integrated in Surface Duo 2 orient the displays and thus, by bending the two displays at right angles, it is possible to use one of the two screens as a comfortable virtual keyboard and the other as a monitor for the app. in use. Also used with the Surface Slim Pen 2, which hooks magnetically to the body of the smartphone, Surface Duo 2 transforms together with OneNote and the Office suite programs into the perfect notebook, a sort of digital and intelligent Moleskine always ready to be stored in the jacket pocket.
Designed for productivity and to offer the best possible support to Office on the go, so much so that for the moment it is sold in Italy only to companies or professionals, Surface Duo 2 does not neglect multimedia features. To the front camera with 12 megapixel sensor and large aperture, which has proved perfect for video conferencing in Teams and other platforms, is added the triple rear camera that sees a main lens and a telephoto with 2X zoom, both with a 12 sensor. megapixel and optical lens stabilization system, to an ultra-wide angle lens with 16 megapixel sensor and distortion correction algorithms. During the test, the cameras proved to be excellent for managing not only video conferences, but also the multimedia needs of professionals who have to use photos taken in documents and digital platforms. (All rights reserved)

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