When I first bought both Microsoft’s Surface Duo and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, I was open to the possibility of keeping one of them. It’s not easy to drop $1,400 to $1,850 on a device that won’t be my primary smartphone. However, I do get paid a small amount to do this and I have always had an undying interest in new technology. For all of their weirdness and flaws, dual-screen devices and foldables are definitely on the leading edge.
After kicking the tires on the Microsoft Surface Duo and coming away intrigued, but ultimately unconvinced, I figured that I also needed to take a look at this year’s other major foldable smartphone to get the full picture of what’s happening in this space. While Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also considered the same category of device, its design and the experience it provides are very, very different.