Microsoft didn’t let the total market failure of the first Surface Duo stop it from launching the Surface Duo 2 a few weeks ago, and although there are some notable improvements in it over its predecessor , it probably won’t. popular either.
The dual-screen construction features a sort of ‘foldable’ device, but not in the way we’re used to thinking of the word. Neither screen folds, it’s just a device with two screens separated by a hinge – and bezels. But here’s the million dollar question: How will he behave when subjected to torture tests?
This is exactly what YouTuber Zack from JerryRigAll goes on a discovery tour, and you can see all of his experience documented in the embedded video above.
In case you can’t watch, we’ll give you the basics. Because these screens are not flexible, they are both coated with Gorilla Glass Victus, which scores at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, with deeper grooves at level 7 – as expected, and as on n ‘any other phone. The sides of the Surface Duo 2 are made of plastic, and that includes the fingerprint sensor, which means if you scratch it, it won’t perform very well (or at all).
Both displays can take a direct flame from a lighter for a very long time without leaving any huge marks, and when it comes to bend testing … the phone survives, but it’s clear that the part opposite the hinge is quite prone to bending – and Not in a good way.