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Dell Venue 7 review

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The Dell Venue 7 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Pure Android build, no extra firmware
  • microSD memory expansion

What's bad

  • Touchscreen sometimes unresponsive
  • Camera photos lacked proper color mix

The Dell Venue 7 is an entry-level, Android powered seven inch tablet featuring a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display, 16GB or 32GB of onboard memory, 2GB of RAM, a 3MP primary camera, and a battery lasting just under 7 hours.

According to reviewers, the Venue 7’s 1280 x 800 IPS display did a good job with HD video and text, but the screen was sometimes unresponsive. CNET said that text on the screen "looked sharp and readable. I did, however, occasionally have swipes and gestures go unrecognized."

The Venue 7 was also able to play most games admirably. According to Forbes, “I also tested some more demanding examples of Android games such as Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger, and both ran perfectly with only the occasional — and marginal — dip in framerate.”

Reviewers found both the front-facing VGA camera and the rear, 3MP camera to be adequate in a pinch, but without frills or particularly good picture quality. According to CNET, both cameras "produced unflatteringly dark, grainy, and fuzzy photos.”

The tablet performed email, messaging and web surfing duties without incident according to reviewers, with Android Central noting, "Bottom line here, the tablet served us well day-to-day.”

Overall, reviewers found it offered an acceptable user experience and performed all basic functions with only minor issues. According to Forbes, "It’s best suited as someone’s first Android device, and a solid option for the children in your life."


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Community

The Dell Venue 7 does have some good and some not so good points. In the end, for us, what this comes down to is price. We admit the Venue 7 isn’t our favorite tablet available at the moment, but it does provide a solid value for the price — $150. While we had some general complaints, we...

- Robert Nelson, Android Community


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Screen Size
7"

The Dell Venue 7's screen size is 7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z2560 Dual core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4100mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4100 mAh battery.

Venue 7 Specs

Overview
Release date October 18, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z2560 Dual core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 8 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.3 x 11.8 x 1 cm (7.6 x 4.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 234 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capactive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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The Dell Venue 7 does have some good and some not so good points. In the end, for us, what this comes down to is price. We admit the Venue 7 isn’t our favorite tablet available at the moment, but it does provide a solid value for the price — $150. While we had some general complaints,...More

The Dell Venue 7 does have some good and some not so good points. In the end, for us, what this comes down to is price. We admit the Venue 7 isn’t our favorite tablet available at the moment, but it does provide a solid value for the price — $150. While we had some general complaints, we also wouldn’t hesitate to offer a recommendation depending on who was doing the asking. Bottom line here, if you are shopping for a tablet and are on a budget, the Venue 7 should be on your short list of tablets to consider.

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It works great and fast. Does everything I want it to do and is user friendly.

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