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Microsoft Surface Duo

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Microsoft Surface Duo vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Why is Microsoft Surface Duo better than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2?

  • 7.8% higher pixel density
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    401ppivs372ppi
  • 24.5% higher resolution
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    2700 x 1800pxvs2208 x 1768px
  • 6.58% bigger screen size
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    8.1"vs7.6"
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 32g lighter
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    250gvs282g
  • 2.1mm thinner
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    4.8mmvs6.9mm
  • Has integrated LTE
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 better than Microsoft Surface Duo?

  • 25.8% more battery power
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    4500mAhvs3577mAh
  • 6GB more RAM memory
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    12GBvs6GB
  • 1.97% faster CPU speed
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    1 x 3.1GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs1 x 2.84 & 3 x 2.42 & 4 x 1.78GHz
  • 3.27x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MP & 12MP & 12MPvs11MP
  • 256GB more internal storage
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    512GBvs256GB
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 60fpsvs1080 x 60fps

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Duo

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

250g

282g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

4.8mm

6.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

186.9mm

128.2mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

145.2mm

159.2mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.volume

130.26cm³

140.83cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
8.has a physical QWERTY keyboard
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

1.pixel density

401ppi

372ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

2700 x 1800px

2208 x 1768px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.has an HDR10-enabled display
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.
9.Always-On Display
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

Performance

1.RAM

6GB

12GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.CPU speed

1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

1 x 3.1GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
3.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Microsoft Surface Duo (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
9.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Duo (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

11MP

12MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.0

f/1.8 & f/2.2 & f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
7.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
9.supports slow-motion video recording
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

3577mAh

4500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.Supports fast charging
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Microsoft Surface Duo (Android 10)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Android 10)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has reverse wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.

Features

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.supports two physical SIM cards
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
A dual-SIM mobile phone can work with two SIM cards at the same time.
8.has 5G support
Microsoft Surface Duo
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Duo

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Duo backmarketMicrosoft Surface Duo 256GB - White - Lo...Microsoft Surface Duo 256GB - White - Locked AT&T
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$599.99

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