Microsoft Duo is a flexible smartphone, but… it is better not to bend it

Microsoft Duo is a flexible smartphone, but… it is better not to bend it

Microsoft Duo is not only one of the most unusual and even strange smartphones of 2020, but also clearly one of the most overrated if we talk about a product aimed at the average customer.┬áRecall that Duo costs 1400 dollars, and it has no 5G support, no modern top platform, no stereo speakers and water protection, there are questions about autonomy and camera, and scenarios of use – this is a separate conversation.

At the same time, there are two screens and unique program functions that you will find nowhere else. And what about durability? Microsoft Duo has gotten to the blogger JerryRigEverything, so we can find the answer to that question too.

With glass everything is standard – we are interested in the bend test because it correlates to the real loads – a lot of people put a smartphone in the back pocket of their jeans, where the device is experiencing just about this kind of stress.

As you can see, the device is bent very hard, but it does not break. This is quite unusual by the standards of modern smartphones, but it is quite understandable: a strong metal frame is only in the base – it serves as a hinge – and the rest of the body is mainly made of glass and plastic.

As a result, before us a very flexible smartphone in the literal sense, while in the context of terminology it is not a flexible smartphone. It’s true that this kind of flexibility cannot be written down as a plus, so it’s better to be more careful with the device.


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