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Dell Streak (Mini 5)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and responsiveness are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but comments about the value for money and camera are mixed. Many are critical about the features and reliability.

screen, usability, size, responsiveness, portability

reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Dell Streak (Mini 5) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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For my needs, is great


I had a HTC Tatoo before. Loved android, but hated the hardware. 'course this gadget is double price, but it really has everything you need to play (well) with the full potential of this OS. Sadly it only runs the old 1.6 version, with an updated to 2.2 "promised" by Dell and one to 2.1 leaked on the net (for O2 locked phones). Battery is good compared with other smartphones, screen is fantastic and camera is finally a two-clicks real autofocus one. Nice design but little heavy. However, I would still loved to have a physical keyboard, but this is my taste. I still like, differently from most reviews, the separate numeric keypad. It doesn't interfere with my normal writing and it is very useful when needed to insert numbers.

Easy to use, Easy buttons and controls, Strong signal

Uncomfortable keypad

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Review Dell Streak 5" Tablet/MID


Tablet Phone. Notebook editor meets smartphone - no, actually a M

Balanced design, very good workmanship; Extensive communication configuration; Telephone function; HDMI out with AV kit; Feasible integrated cam; Pleasant to use touchscreen; High mobility; Maintenance possibility for users (battery, memory)

A lot of junk on the Android Market; Very small virtual keyboard; Occasional jitters observed in videos; Automatic position adjustment sometimes inappropriate

Apple's iPad is too big as an alternative, and various smartphones too small. First, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab with its 7 inch screen comes close to Dell's Streak.

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The Dell Streak Tablet


The Dell Streak is one of the first Tablet/Slate devices to be launch official capacity. It's a lot smaller than your average tablet and a lot larger than your large touchscreen mobile phone. So the big question is, just where does it fit in? That's a...

So here’s the Rs. 35,000 question – should you buy the Streak or go in for a mobile handset like the HTC Desire or a better option in this case, the Samsung Galaxy S? The handsets offer the same functionality as the Streak and more especially with...


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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...

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The Dell Streak Review - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News


The iPhone has an unusual problem. Its UI is fast and smooth enough that you want to browse the web on it. However the device is cramped enough that you don't want use it for any serious web browsing. If you're just looking to quickly read something...

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The Dell Streak Review


The iPhone has an unusual problem. Its UI is fast and smooth enough that you want to browse the web on it. However the device is cramped enough that you don't want use it for any serious web browsing. If you're just looking to quickly read something...

Until we get foldable displays we're going to see smartphone manufacturers experiment with larger screen sizes. While no one likes to carry around a giant phone, the benefits of a bigger screen are undeniable.

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Dell Streak (16GB, AT&T)


Everyone is eager to see a serious competitor for the Apple iPad tablet computer. For the moment, the Dell Streak is the strongest contender we've seen, though its pocket-size design and phone capabilities have us wondering if it shouldn't really be...

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.

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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

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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.

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Dell Streak Smears Line Between Phone and Tablet


Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Is it a sharktopus? It's all of these things! Well maybe not the sharktopus part.

Sleek, slim design fits right into the pocket or a tiny purse. Simple UI makes for an easy-peasy experience

Shutter lag makes photography difficult, Android 1.6 OS is so last-year. No Flash or tethering

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Dell Streak


A mammoth 5-inch display and sleek design make the Streak an intriguing tablet-phone hybrid, but we'd wait for a software update.

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...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No
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