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Zach Nilson tested Microsoft Surface Duo for strength (video)


The long-awaited smartphone from Microsoft SurfaceDuo is already available for pre-order and will go on sale on October 10, 2020. However, experts are already actively exploring the new dual-screen device. The Surface Duo was traditionally tested by authoritative blogger Zach Nilsson, author of the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything.

The examiner performed standard tests and made sure thatthe surface of the screen, covered with Gorilla Glass, is reliably protected from mechanical damage when the surface is scratched. In his research, Nielson concluded that only objects with a hardness higher than 6 on the Mohs scale are scratched. This figure is the standard for all modern top-class smartphones.

Однако рамка смартфона с двумя экранами made of plastic and easily scratched. Such a characteristic is not typical for expensive devices, because the Surface Duo is priced at a hefty $ 1,400.


The most anticipated test of the case isbending strength. This indicator is especially important for folding devices, constantly experiencing mechanical stress. However, despite the fact that the Microsoft Surface Duo case was slightly deformed during the bending test, the specialist was unable to destroy the screen, protective glass, or the frame of the device.

High durability of the Microsoft Surface Duo smartphoneall the more important because recent testing from iFixit specialists has shown that the device is extremely difficult to repair and, in fact, is a one-off. Experts gave the smartphone only 2 points on a 10-point scale of maintainability.