Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo is now the cost of a normal phone

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If you’ve been curious about taking a look at the Microsoft Surface Duo Foldable Android Phone, but didn’t want to pay the original $ 1,399 price, first of all, I get you. The good news is that you no longer have to pay such high fees to get one. Wellbots sells the unlocked Surface Duo with 128 GB of storage that works on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile for just $ 690.

Verge readers can score this deal by using the offer code THEVERGEDUO at checkout. Residents outside of California and New York will not be charged tax on this purchase. If you want to double the storage space, you can buy the 256 GB Surface Duo for $ 790.

This phone was released in September 2020 to a less than stellar reception by Dieter Bohn. In his review he praised the battery life, the great design of the hardware and of course the pleasure of using two apps at the same time. The high price was a big roadblock, but while the price is lower these days, you will likely find that the camera is not competitive with other similarly priced flagship Android phones. Still, you can overlook its shortcomings as it is a unique device now in the sales industry.


Microsoft Surface Duo

Prices taken at time of publication.

Microsoft’s first Android phone was the ambitious foldable Surface Duo. It features two OLED screens and the high-quality design fits into the larger Surface product family.

Before going any further, I wanted to mention that BuyDig is selling the Surface Duo for $ 699 and the purchase includes a set of LG Tone wireless earbuds. However, this version of the phone only works on GSM providers such as AT&T and T-Mobile.

Hori’s Split Pad Pro controller is a great alternative for those who find the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con awkward to use. Normally $ 50, the midnight blue color is $ 40.50 at Amazon which is good value. Hori’s Joy-Con replacements can turn your switch into a more ergonomic device that should make it easier to last for a long time Monster Hunter: Rise sessions. These do not contain a battery, HD rumble motors or motion sensors. They cannot be used for that purpose if they are not connected to the Switch, so keep that in mind.


Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro

Prices taken at time of publication.

Hori’s version of the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, but split into two separate pieces. The Split Pad Pro is a good Joy-Con alternative for people who mainly play their Nintendo Switch in handheld style.

Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds in White are $ 50 (normally $ 80) today at Best Buy. Anker claims up to seven hours of battery on a single charge and up to 28 hours of total playback time from battery in the included Qi wireless charging case that can also be charged via USB-C. I can’t confirm the sound quality of this, but the silicone earbuds should provide a relatively comfortable fit that blocks out some outside noise.


Anchor Soundcore Liberty Air 2

Prices taken at time of publication.

Anker’s 2019 version of AirPods is called the Liberty Air 2. They use silicone ear tips for a customizable fit, and a wireless charging case is included with the purchase that can charge for up to 28 hours.