Microsoft's original Surface Duo introduced a unique form factor to the mobile phone space. It features two screens and an incredibly then body, even when folded shut. It has since been succeeded by the Surface Duo 2, which builds off the original while having significant improvements across the board. While the Surface Duo 2 is newer and more refined, it is also much more expensive ($1,500). If you'd like to try out Microsoft's dual-screen mobile vision without breaking the bank, you can pick up an original Surface Duo. Right now, it's on sale for $400 through Woot, though stock is limited.
The discounted model includes 256GB of storage and is locked to AT&T. That means you either have to be on AT&T's network or be willing to switch to get cellular service on the Surface Duo. While it's not the intention of the device, you could pick up the discounted Surface Duo to use as a foldable tablet. The original Surface Duo normally costs $700 on Microsoft's website.
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The Surface Duo currently runs Android 10 but is set to receive Android 11 before the end of 2021. Hopefully, that will improve the software experience, which was criticized in Surface Duo reviews. While the software update will likely improve the performance of the device, it's important to purchase tech for what it can do at the moment, not what it could hopefully do in the future. Make sure to check out our coverage of the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 before picking either up.
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