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Google Pixel Fold vs. Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Product breakdown comparison

Person holding a Microsoft Surface Duo 2

The Google Pixel line of electronic devices is growing in popularity, and the Google Pixel Fold is Google's newest and first folding smartphone. Although Google is one of the latecomers in the folding phone market, expectations are high for this first generation device. Only time will tell if it can stack up against one of its main competitors, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2.

If you’re thinking about purchasing the Google Pixel Fold, you might be wondering how it compares to the Microsoft Surface Duo 2. Whichever device you decide to purchase, you should invest in product protection to ensure it's covered in case of any accidents or damage it might encounter. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get coverage for all your electronic devices under the same product protection plan, for just $9.99 a month.

Here’s what we know about both of these folding smartphones, and how they stack up to one another.

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Google Pixel Fold vs. Microsoft Surface Duo 2: How do they compare?

The Google Pixel Fold is Google’s first foldable smartphone. Microsoft’s version of the foldable smartphone, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, has been on the market for some time. The Surface Duo 2’s screen is not continuous; rather, it’s two screens connected by a hinge, allowing it to fold 360 degrees.


Google Pixel Fold

Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Starting price



Main screen size

7.6 inch OLED

8.3 inch AMOLED

Main screen resolution

2208 x 1849, 380ppi

2688 x 1892, 396ppi

Front cover screen size

5.8 inch OLED


Front cover screen resolution

2092 x 1080, 408ppi


Rear cover screen size


5.8 inches AMOLED

Rear cover screen resolution


1892 x 1344




Dimensions (open)

139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8mm

145.2 x 184.5 x 5.50 mm

Dimensions (closed)

139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1mm

145.2 x 92.1 x 11.0 mm

Battery capacity


4,449 mAh


Rear: 48MP, f/1.7, 0.8μm (main), 10.8MP, f/2.2, 1.25μm (ultrawide), 10.8MP, f/3.05, 1.22μm, 5x (telephoto),

Front:9.5MP, f/2.2, 1.22μm (cover), 8MP, f/2, 1.22μm (main)

12MP, f/1.7, 1.4μm (main), 12MP, f/2.4, 1.0μm (telephoto), 16MP, f/2.2, 1.0μm (ultrawide)


HDR, 4K video recording at 30fps and 60fps, 1080p video recording at 30fps and 60fps, slow-motion video up to 240fps, 4K timelapse with stabilization, astrophotography timelapse

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)


Google Tensor G2

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit


12 GB

8 GB


256 GB, 512 GB

128 GB


USB-C charging port

USB-C charging port

Wireless charging



Water and dust protection

IPX8 rating



Face unlock, fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint scanner

Stylus support



Color options

Obsidian, porcelain

Obsidian, glacier

Based on the specs alone, the Google Pixel Fold and Microsoft Surface Duo 2 have some noticeable differences. For example, the Google Pixel Fold has a bigger battery capacity (4,821mAh compared to 4,449mAh), more RAM (12 GB compared to 8 GB), and more modern capabilities, such as wireless charging, water and dust protection, face recognition, and other helpful features. However, the Google Pixel Fold also has a higher price tag at $1,799.

The Google Pixel Fold is also a true foldable smartphone with one continuous screen, while the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 is really two separate screens, making it ideal for accommodating an on the go lifestyle. Ultimately though, if you’re willing to swallow the price, the Google Pixel Fold is probably an objectively better choice based on the stats.

Final thoughts

Regardless of whether you opt for the Google Pixel Fold or the Microsoft Surface Duo 2, don’t forget to purchase product protection. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you can protect your device from common incidents, such as accidental damage, hardware failures, manufacturer’s defects, and more, for only $9.99 a month.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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