Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Surface Duo not an impossible comparison: video

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Last updated: September 16th, 2020 at 14:26 UTC+01:00

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Surface Duo are far from an impossible comparison to make, even though Microsoft keeps insisting its newly released and repeatedly delayed gadget is doing its own thing. Or, better said, that may be true, but its own thing is still in the ballpark of what Samsung’s latest foldable smartphone has to offer. That’s according to Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview, whose newest tech video review drew some direct and rather informative parallels between the duo, no pun intended.

For starters, real-world performance isn’t dramatically different even though Microsoft’s two-screen handset ships with a year older chipset. Though as it’s only equipped with half of the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s 12GB of RAM, its multitasking capabilities are way less consistent.

Surface Duo deemed better Galaxy Note successor than Samsung’s own foldable

On the other hand, Surface Pen support makes the Surface Duo a way more sensible choice for someone moving from a Galaxy Note device. While Samsung has reportedly been trying to incorporate a digitizer into its flexible-screen smartphones for a while now, it turns out that replacing the Galaxy Note family is a gargantuan task. Ultimately, however, it’s impossible to say which device offers outright better value for money as the $600 price difference doesn’t amount to much when the level of UX refinement on offer isn’t comparable. Because while the Galaxy Z Fold 2 made a truly generational step forward, the Surface Duo, on the whole, still feels undercooked, Gade concluded.

Microsoft started selling its first dual-screen Android smartphone in the United Sattes several days back. The Galaxy Z Fold 2, meanwhile, is slated for a global release on Friday, September 18th, following a successful pre-order period.

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