1. the_boon's Avatar
    Anyone here bought the Surface Duo? You may want check yours, the plastic around your charging port, seems Microsoft cheaped out on it:
    Early adopters see cracks in the plastic around Microsoft Surface Duo's USB-C port

    https://m.gsmarena.com/users_report_...news-45652.php

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    Microsoft are really having a good laugh here, issues with lag and poor software, now build quality issues not even 2 months in at $1400, ridiculous.
    That's very unfortunate, it seems like this could have easily been avoided.
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    10-06-20 03:55 PM
  2. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    So I have been playing with a particular foldable for the last few days and I am loving it though it does need some work, I love where they are going with these and the Z Fold 2. Typing on it while unfolded is something I think some here would appreciate over the vertical glass slabs to.

    Web browsing and reading emails has been pure joy on this to! For those who don't know it this is a Huawei Mate Xs. You can even overlay something like a Calculator or File Manager over whatever app you are in much like on pc without completely intruding your current app, really like this.





    Folded vs Unfolded



    Going to have the device with me for a little while so let me know if you guys have any questions!
    Last edited by Tsepz_GP; 10-16-20 at 04:18 PM.
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    10-16-20 03:10 PM
  3. bh7171's Avatar
    So I have been playing with a particular foldable for the last few days and I am loving it though it does need some work, I love where they are going with these and the Z Fold 2. Typing on it while unfolded is something I think some here would appreciate over the vertical glass slabs to.

    Web browsing and reading emails has been pure joy on this to! For those who don't know it this is a Huawei Mate Xs. You can even overlay something like a Calculator or File Manager over whatever app you are in much like on pc without completely intruding your current app, really like this.



    [IMG=4032x3024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/769167b228c01600db9f5e98a93decc6.jpg[/url][IMG=4032x3024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/a552aebf1fedfe6173426bd56af6c4c6.jpg[/url][IMG=2480x2200]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/d181dfa1fd5ca2fdf812d103586542c1.jpg[/url][IMG=2480x2200]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/e2f9d0d80b582115fdf5b3e96e6ce4b8.jpg[/url]

    Folded vs Unfolded

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    Going to have the device with me for a little while so let me know if you guys have any questions!
    Cool stuff! Always fun checking out new tech. Here in NA (I am in US believe you reaide in South Africa) Huawei is a no go. I definitely can see use cases for the foldable devices. Mr. Mobile and others are pretty stoked on the newly released Galaxy Fold 2.

    I am curious if there are any BlackBerry fans that picked up a Duo and how things are rolling with the newly released patch and updates. When these things drop in price I would dig snagging one and rolling with it for a while.
    Last edited by bh7171; Yesterday at 08:03 AM.
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    10-17-20 12:31 PM
  4. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Cool stuff! Always fun checking out new stuff. Here in NA (I am in US believe you reaide in South Africa) Huawei is a no go. I definitely can see use cases for the foldable devices. Mr. Mobile and others are pretty stoked on the newly released Galaxy Fold 2.

    I am curious if there are any BlackBerry fans that picked up a Duo and how things are rolling with the newly released patch and updates. When these things drop in price I would dig snagging one and rolling with it for a while.
    Lol, yeah I have heard from friends staying in the USA. You may need to check Reddit maybe there are some ex BB users using the Duo there.

    Erica Griffin did a good job comparing the Duo with Z Fold 2, very nicely balanced
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    10-17-20 01:35 PM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    So I have been playing with a particular foldable for the last few days and I am loving it though it does need some work, I love where they are going with these and the Z Fold 2. Typing on it while unfolded is something I think some here would appreciate over the vertical glass slabs to.

    Web browsing and reading emails has been pure joy on this to! For those who don't know it this is a Huawei Mate Xs. You can even overlay something like a Calculator or File Manager over whatever app you are in much like on pc without completely intruding your current app, really like this.



    [IMG=4032x3024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/769167b228c01600db9f5e98a93decc6.jpg[/url][IMG=4032x3024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/a552aebf1fedfe6173426bd56af6c4c6.jpg[/url][IMG=2480x2200]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/d181dfa1fd5ca2fdf812d103586542c1.jpg[/url][IMG=2480x2200]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/e2f9d0d80b582115fdf5b3e96e6ce4b8.jpg[/url]

    Folded vs Unfolded

    [IMG=2048x1536]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/a64e1efa28f0e44c8d446efc70853282.jpg[/url][IMG=2048x1536]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/0061a3768451ef70a3991110dd28463c.jpg[/url]

    Going to have the device with me for a little while so let me know if you guys have any questions!
    Nice!

    I have one big question:

    Is the accuracy/typing experience when typing using 10 fingers on the big VKB even close to that of a laptop's PKB?
    10-17-20 07:31 PM
  6. bh7171's Avatar
    Lol, yeah I have heard from friends staying in the USA. You may need to check Reddit maybe there are some ex BB users using the Duo there.

    Erica Griffin did a good job comparing the Duo with Z Fold 2, very nicely balanced
    Excellent review and comparison. So glad to see those learning to multitask with these types of devices demonstrating their strengths and foibles. Looks like the Duo has dealt successfully with issues in the pre released software. The initial set up fixed pre release and now they are honing in. I am one that likes Samsung all touch devices and owns an excellent A71 5G but if I was putting money out on a dual screen it would be the Duo type layout and build I would purchase. Now I am even more excited for price drops on the OG Duo. I find it absolutely HILARIOUS Daniel Bader just heaped massive praise on the Pixel 5G at 799 with the 765G chip like my A71 5G but early reviews on Duo were so harsh on Microsoft using the 855. The tech pundits are serious head scratchers. This gal seems to have zero lag or slowdowns in her demonstration.
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    10-18-20 04:17 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    I find it absolutely HILARIOUS Daniel Bader just heaped massive praise on the Pixel 5G at 799 with the 765G chip like my A71 5G but early reviews on Duo were so harsh on Microsoft using the 855. The tech pundits are serious head scratchers. This gal seems to have zero lag or slowdowns in her demonstration.
    Very different animals though. There is massive processing required to handle all of the screen resizing and orientation issues. The Duo could get bogged down pretty fast if under load. I'm not saying that the 855 shouldn't necessarily be enough - but many reviewers have had concerns.

    Correction: Pixel 5 is $699 usd, and $799 can.
    Yesterday 07:53 PM
  8. bh7171's Avatar
    Very different animals though. There is massive processing required to handle all of the screen resizing and orientation issues. The Duo could get bogged down pretty fast if under load. I'm not saying that the 855 shouldn't necessarily be enough - but many reviewers have had concerns.

    Correction: Pixel 5 is $699 usd, and $799 can.
    I didn't see any lag in that gals demo??

    The Pixel 5G is a very strange value proposition with the 4a 5G at $499, like the A71 5G. One can get all the performance of the 765G for 200 less and the S20 FE is similarly priced not on sale and has been down to $549 with the 865 AND that's before any trade in value.

    The Duo, unfortunately was released with bugs and in an era where the really expensive, premium devices have been drastically overpriced especially in the midst of a pandemic.
    Yesterday 08:39 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    I didn't see any lag in that gals demo??

    The Pixel 5G is a very strange value proposition with the 4a 5G at $499, like the A71 5G. One can get all the performance of the 765G for 200 less and the S20 FE is similarly priced not on sale and has been down to $549 with the 865 AND that's before any trade in value.

    The Duo, unfortunately was released with bugs and in an era where the really expensive, premium devices have been drastically overpriced especially in the midst of a pandemic.
    The value proposition between the 4a 5G and the 5 is quite different in Canada. The two phones are $679 and $799 respectively - equivalent to $499 and $599 usd. So the 5 is only $100 usd more.

    The 90Hz GG6 screen, the extra 2GB ram, the aluminum frame, and the IP rating make it a no-brainer.

    I'm not a fan of Samsung personally, so the S20 FE is not on the table.
    Last edited by conite; Yesterday at 09:37 PM.
    Yesterday 09:11 PM
  10. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I didn't see any lag in that gals demo??

    The Pixel 5G is a very strange value proposition with the 4a 5G at $499, like the A71 5G. One can get all the performance of the 765G for 200 less and the S20 FE is similarly priced not on sale and has been down to $549 with the 865 AND that's before any trade in value.

    The Duo, unfortunately was released with bugs and in an era where the really expensive, premium devices have been drastically overpriced especially in the midst of a pandemic.
    Part of the issue I am seeing is that many Surface Duo users are using them as secondary devices, and not as their main device and this makes it harder to justify its price. I am following r/Surfaceduo on Reddit and a lot of them loving it but using it only as a secondary device. Some are even returning it despite loving it because it just isn’t correct as a main device.

    It’s an interesting yet awkward device it seems.
    Today 05:40 AM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Part of the issue I am seeing is that many Surface Duo users are using them as secondary devices, and not as their main device and this makes it harder to justify its price. I am following r/Surfaceduo on Reddit and a lot of them loving it but using it only as a secondary device. Some are even returning it despite loving it because it just isn’t correct as a main device.

    It’s an interesting yet awkward device it seems.
    It’s like when people ask for Android Passport that seems like a good idea but then you have one and discover the law of unintended consequences.
    Today 06:22 AM
  12. the_boon's Avatar
    It’s like when people ask for Android Passport that seems like a good idea but then you have one and discover the law of unintended consequences.
    What "consequences" would an Android Passport bring?

    I didn't see much complaining about app aspect ratio incompatibility with the Unihertz Titan.

    If anything, it would be even better now than a few years ago now that there are aspect ratios close to square.
    Today 07:15 AM
  13. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    What "consequences" would an Android Passport bring?

    I didn't see much complaining about app aspect ratio incompatibility with the Unihertz Titan.

    If anything, it would be even better now than a few years ago now that there are aspect ratios close to square.
    Better yes.... still seems to be issues though.

    Any news out of Unihertz about another PKB device, been months since they talked about it. Be nice if they'd move to a Qualcomm chip and dropped the ruggedized body.
    Today 07:47 AM
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