Microsoft’s Weird Surface Duo 2 Has Surprisingly Become My Favorite Device of the Year

At least nine software updates and a sizable price cut have transformed Microsoft’s dual-screen phone

It’s exceedingly rare that a product actually gets better months after it was released.

But Microsoft’s oft-forgotten Surface Duo 2, which launched back in October 2021

with a steep price tag and a laundry list of bugs and issues that made it very frustrating to use, has bucked that trend.

In fact, the Duo 2 has improved so much that it’s now one of my favorite mobile

devices, even if it’s still weird and unique enough that I can’t exactly recommend it to most people.

In case you’ve forgotten, the Surface Duo 2 is a folding phone with two big screens joined by a hinge.

Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, which takes a single tablet-sized display and

folds it in half to fit in your pocket, the Duo 2’s two screens make it feel more like two large phones attached together