Microsoft Surface Duo Dual-Screen LTE Tablets

Design enhancement:

It should open and one screen should twist so when closed it can still be used without having to flip it open when you use it as a phone.

If you are planning on Unlocking to another network. Don’t buy! ATT does not have the Unlock codes anymore or Microsoft is not supplying them. My buddy tried and failed to unlock through ATT. After going through some forums. Microsoft stopped supplying the unlock codes to ATT as of Feb this year.

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Same size unfoldable screen that is thinner but fits in case vs. one that folds but does not fit in a pocket and still needs to be trundled in a case. Seems very niche. Does anyone have a optimal use for this device? Killer app?

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I was considering one as a around the house or travel tablet with a data only sim. Without doing real spec research, it seems to have better specs than most android tablets and is cheaper than Samsung’s latest flagship tablet. Only thing keeping me from doing the spec research is the carrier lock.

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not worth it for 6hrs battery life. Full charge will go maximum 6 hours, especially once you start using it very often, minimal background app usage, 88% lasts 3hrs and 10 minutes. its got 3000mah battery, for dual screen.

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They were locked before as well. You should be able to get it unlocked.

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Be sure to read the previous thread. They’re not having much luck getting them unlocked. Our vendor isn’t having any luck either.

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You can. If you fold over the screen so that both screens are facing outward with their backs touching, only the top screen remains active and it becomes a fat, wide one-screen phone.

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With iPads starting at $300 the reasoning escapes me.

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MS & AT&T need to get this resolved before there is a flood of returned devices, plus not providing unlock codes isn’t legal - they are supposed to. I have a support ticket open with MS on getting these unlocked that I opened on 5/20. If and when I have a status update, I will pass it along.

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FYI per ad each screen is 1800x1350 (4:3), 401 PPI
Dual Displays opened to form 8.1” 2700x1800 (3:2), still 401 PPI

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is speedy with Antutu 410,00-450,000 range. So you are right if that is your primarily sought after spec. And locked for AT&T seems unfortunate indeed.

For others as a comparison, the iPhone 11 (I do not have) has a similar Antutu rating. It has no where near the graphics size of this device but the question is what is the purpose of the device. If I want a tablet, I think I want at least 8.9" If I want a notebook, 15.6". But a cell enabled device, probably pocket-able as a Every day and everywhere carry.

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The FCC page on phone unlocking points to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Alliance’s (CTIA) voluntary standards that they will unlock paid for equipment. Not sure if there’s an official gov’t regulation or law that mandates this. Iirc, back in 2014 the CTIA adopted these guidelines in response to the FCC threatening to impose binding regulations from outside.

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Yup, and I can honestly say AT&T support is really bad. Over a period of 3 days I spoke to ~20 different support people. Only 3 were nice. The rest either hung up on me, were rude, or very clueless about the fact that I wasn’t an AT&T customer. And I got soo many different conflicting answers that I had to get my case escalated up very high just to get a clear answer from them.

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Oof, now that takes me back; I bought one of those from Woot way back in the day, and I’d forgotten about it until now. It did work, mostly, but the old hardware and OS version (that’s Honeycomb, Android 3!!) eventually made it obsolete and I ended up giving it to a co-worker for his kids.

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How about this if we can’t unlock it. It’s Comes with a one-year warranty. Why not get Microsoft to switch it out for another one since it’s defective and not working. Sounds like a warranty issues to me.

So that option won’t work. There’s already a case open where a guy had one that he got unlocked last year, sent it in for warranty replacement, and they sent back a locked one. And now they can’t get it unlocked due to the current issue.

Basically, warranty replacements are replaced for the same carrier devices. ie still locked

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