Thoughts on the Microsoft Surface Duo

Back when the Surface Duo was shown off by Microsoft I remember being excited at the prospect of using it in my daily workflow and now it’s available for pre-order (USA only) it rekindled my thoughts around wanting to test drive one for a bit so how it fits in.

You can view all of the info on the product HERE

I’ve been toying with picking up an Android device but having something at this level where I could possibly use it for everything I do is an exciting prospect. The only area that I have some concerns is how good the camera is going to be but as soon as reviews drop I’ll be paying close attention.

Adaptive camera 11MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, PDAF and 84.0° diagonal FOV optimized with AI for front and rear

Photos:

Auto mode with low-light & HDR multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene detection

Super resolution zoom, and super zoom up to 7x 

Portrait mode with adjustable depth control

Panorama mode

Burst mode

Video recording:

4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps

1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps

HEVC and H.264 video recording formats

Gyro-based digital video stabilization

It has all of the apps that I need (with the exception of iMessage) and with the extra screen I’m curious to see how the device would cover me for photography, blogging, sketching notes for my day job and generally dealing with productivity like a daily Calendar and task list.

I can’t afford to drop this amount of money on something to test but if someone at Microsoft happens to read my stuff or see this please contact me, pretty please.