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Dell Streak / Dell Mini 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Dell Streak / Dell Mini 5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and size. The camera and reliability get critical opinions.

screen, usability, performance, portability, design

battery, price, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Dell Streak / Dell Mini 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Streak / Dell Mini 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Dell Streak / Dell Mini 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and price are overall positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability and reliability, while there are some mixed views about the size.

usability, screen, price, performance

reliability, durability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Streak Tablet Android Phone (AT&T)Dell Streak Tablet Android Phone (AT&T)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Dell Streak review: Size does matter

 

The Dell Streak has crossed the line where phones stop – and by some distance too – but we are still not completely convinced it's beyond the point where tablets start. Is the Dell Streak sitting on a fence or sitting right in the middle of nowhere?

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Full phone functionality ; 5" 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (800 x 480) pixel resolution ; Android OS v1.6 (Donut) with nicely customized homescreen ; 1GHz...

Too large and heavy for a phone, and too small for a tablet ; Proprietary 30-pin connector for charging and USB connectivity ; Disappointing screen quality and sunlight legibility ; No Eclair/Froyo update yet (most units are still stuck on 1.6 Donut) ;...

The Dell Streak is trying to find the best balance between smartphone and tablet in a place where no one else has looked. The hardware certainly seems up to the task, matching the best the market has to offer. Or so it seems when you look at the specs...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Dell Streak 16GB review: Dell Streak 16GB

 

Editors' note: Dell has released a larger version of the Streak for T-Mobile, one that is compatible with 4G wireless speeds. It has also pushed out an over-the-air update for the Streak's operating system, bringing the device up to Android 2.2 (Froyo)...

The Dell Streak offers an unprecedented combination of processor power, screen size, and design quality. Support for 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth hit all the wireless sweet spots, while photo, camcorder, and calling capabilities blur the boundaries between...

Battery life isn't great, the touch-screen keyboard is awkward, music quality is below average, and the position of the camera tends to cloud photos and video.

The Dell Streak is the first Android tablet worth taking seriously, though its size puts it on the fence between tablets and smartphones.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Streak Review

 

When compared to competing smart phones, the larger-than-life Dell Streak comes up a little short. It's not as fast as devices that run the latest 2.1 software (and 2.2 is just around the corner). As for the bigger screen, it truly is gorgeous, but the...

Gorgeous 5-inch display, Intuitive, customizable interface, Front-facing camera for video calls, Bundled syncing software, HDMI dock and car dock options

Runs older Android OS 1.6, Sluggish at times, Doesn't record 720p video, Problems playing certain video files

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (engadget.com)

Dell Streak review redux: thoughts from the New World

 

If you've been following the ongoing saga of Dell's Streak, you've probably already read our review of O2 UK's version -- thing is, the British perspective can be very different from the Yankee one (we didn't see eye-to-eye during the War of 1812, for...

Beautiful hardware ; Solid construction ; Great, well-utilized display

Still runs Android 1.6 ; Puzzling UI tweaks ; No micro-USB connector

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Dell Streak (AT&T)

 

Dell's smartphone/tablet has sleek hardware, but rocky software.

Slim and well-built. 5-inch screen is roomy. Fast processor.

Too big to hold in one hand easily. Buggy software. Old version of Android.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Dell Streak Tablet Review - PCWorld

 

Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Dell Streak Review

 

Since the first rumors many months back, to Michael Dell flashing his prototype in the street and then a few quiet appearances at trade shows, the Dell Streak has taken its time coming to market. Running Android on a broad, eye-catching 5-inch display,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Dell Streak Review

 

Even though some would argue that the massive sized displays of the HTC EVO 4G and the Motorola DROID X can be regarded as almost tablet-like, out comes the Dell Streak pushing forward and inevitably commences Android's presence into the tablet market....

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Android Police (androidpolice.com)

Dell Streak Feature Roundup, Hands-On, And Impressions

 

The Dell Streak is certainly an interesting device to say the least. Its unique size and design makes it a contender in the market, as it stands out above the rest of the smartphones on the shelves. I'm certainly looking forward to the Android 2.1 (or...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Briggs (mobilewhack.com)

Dell Streak Smartphone Review–A Little Phone, A Little Tablet, A Lot Quality

 

We end our week on a Dell note, taking a look at the Dell Streak. You may think of Dell as a computer maker, but they've been spreading on a tear into the tablet and the mobile phone market, and this is one of their attempts.

Great battery life ; Huge array of features

Less than responsive controls

The Dell Streak is a candy bar style phone that runs Android 2.2 and also offers up mobile email, a five megapixel digital camera facing the rear with another camera facing the front for videoconferencing, a variety of downloadable content items, a...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Networking

Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11g

Performance

GPS: Yes