Like Wired’s Julian Chokkattu, it was full of bugs. (He also read Hill In the original Duo, which I didn’t realize when I started reading Science Fiction Favorites in Duo 2). These weren’t just a few bugs, some portable luggage that you might find tolerable at the beginning of a new-phone relationship. This was the thing that broke the contract. Microsoft was determined, though, to do it better. To try, at least.
So the Duo 2 is built with a much more Snapdragon processor (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888) and a slightly thicker but stronger body than the last model. The new design includes a triple-lens camera module on the back — a 12-megapixel wide camera, a 16-megapixel ultraviolet camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens কঠিন a solid upgrade from the original Duo’s 11-megapixel camera, which has been doubled. Like both the camera and the rear camera (once you flip the device around). Like the previous Duo, the Duo 2 is dazzling. The front cover has a glossy Microsoft logo, coated in glass, which I’ve already scratched. Two 5.8-inch, high-resolution display panels have a respectable 90-GHz refresh rate. Also, it works with the Surface Stylus Pen, which starts at around $ 65.
It displays a flash of brightness, such as a literal flash of a notification that appears on the backbone of the device when it is off. Users of the first Duo, those brave beta testers, didn’t like the fact that there was no way to see incoming notifications when the Duo folded off. So Microsoft has created a “Glance Bar” in the backbone, where you’ll see the phone’s charging status or an incoming call or text. This was strangely delightful. I asked WIRED’s new world editorial director to send me a text because he was standing nearby so we could see the Duo 2’s glance bar illuminated. I think I dug more than that.
The camera is decent, but for a $ 1,500 phone, it has performed less. I took Apple’s iPhone 13 ($ 799) and Google’s Pixel 6 ($ 599) with me when I tested the Duo 2 and was often disappointed by the Duo’s lack of comparable camera skills. Photos of people in standard lighting settings looked dull In a series of photos of the sunset on the beach, the colors came together and the edges of the sand tiller were less crisp than the same images captured on a new iPhone. When I snatched shots from colleagues in our office with the Duo 2, a ray of office light shone behind them.
Maybe more significant, just Acceptance Photos are a laborious process, as it involves opening the booklet first To capture a screenshot you have to press the power button and the volume down button at the same time — also awkward. Conversely, when you take a selfie, you can easily move the phone forward and take a photo, without the need for a phone stand.