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Dell Venue 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1474 reviews of Dell Venue 8. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the camera. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Venue 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Venue 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Venue 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1089 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and GPS navigation. Comments about the apps and performance are mixed.

price, usability, screen, portability, design

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Venue 8 16 GB Tablet (Android)Dell Venue 8 16 GB Tablet (Android)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Dell Venue 8 review

 

Dell comes back to the Android tablet world with the $180 Venue 8. It's not groundbreaking or flashy but offers decent enough performance and build quality for a reasonable price.

If Dell set out to make a decent middle of the road budget tablet with the Venue 8, it succeeded. It’s not going to wow customers with looks (unless they see the red one) or with performance. It does balance value and price well for people who have to...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Patrick Austin (pcmag.com)

Dell Venue 8

 

Dell's Venue 8 would be an adequate entry-level Android tablet a few months ago, but it's completely outmatched by the competition.

Inexpensive. Loud speaker. Simple design.

Poor cameras. Fuzzy display. Better options are available around the same price point.

The Venue 8 plays almost every video and audio file format out there, save for FLAC audio. The outward-facing speakers get plenty loud, but sound tinny when turned up to the maximum. There's no HDMI out, MHL, or anything else to output video to a TV....

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Dell Venue 8 2013

 

Editors' note: The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are similar devices in 7- and 8-inch models that only differ in camera specs, so their reviews might look familiar.

The Dell Venue 8 starts at an affordable $179 for 16GB of internal storage, with a microSD expansion slot, and smoothly runs a pure version of Android Jelly Bean. Its soft, grippy back makes it comfortable to hold.

The touch screen is sometimes unresponsive, large games take long to load, and battery life only lasts about a day.

The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

Dell Venue 8 Review

 

The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179.

Affordable; Vibrant display for the price; Comfortable, soft-touch design; PocketCloud app enables remote PC access

Older version of Android; Slow accelerometer; Lackluster audio

The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

Dell Venue 8 review: mid-range and proud

 

Android tablets shouldn't cost much, and they don't have to. Dell kept this in mind when designing and building their Venue 8 tablet. A decidedly mid-range tablet, the Venue 8 may still pack a punch. How brutal could that gut-shot be? We find out in...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Dell’s Venue 8 7000: A striking tablet that falls short of greatness

 

Review: A premium tablet with a cool design that doesn't always work in real life.

Unique, interesting design that defies tablet conventions, looks nice, and works most of the time ; Great screen ; Very thin, light, and easy to hold—it's an 8.4-inch tablet that feels more like a 7-inch tablet ; Premium build quality ; Good CPU...

GPU performance lags behind other tablets in its price bracket ; No NFC ; Interesting RealSense effects are held back by a mediocre camera ; You'll very occasionally run into apps that don't run on Intel processors ; Pretty expensive for an Android...

The vast majority of Android devices out there use ARM chips from one supplier or another, but Android doesn't really care about what instruction set you're using most of the time. When you download an Android app, what you're usually downloading is...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Dell Venue 8 7840 review

 

One of the more exciting pieces of consumer hardware to come out of CES 2015 wasn't from the usual Android suspects. Not Samsung. Not HTC or Motorola or LG or even ASUS. Nope. In 2015, we welcome Dell back to the Android stage with an awkwardly named...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Travis Pope (gottabemobile.com)

Dell Venue 8 Review [Update]

 

Whether you like them or not, tablets – more specifically, cheap tablets running Google's Android operating system – have come to define the mobile computing space. Sure, many users need the comfort, power and versatility that only full-size laptops...

Shortly after we finished this review Dell began deploying a software update that addressed the processing and stability issues cited here. After spending another few days with the Dell Venue 8, I was happy to find that the lag and touchscreen...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Dell Venue 8

 

There's no shortage of high-performing Android tablets available on the market right now, but the Dell Venue 8 isn't quite like many of the models you can buy for less than $200. For starters, it runs on an Intel dual-core processor clocked at 2GHz,...

Decent price tag, Well-rounded list of features, Simple yet functional design

Runs somewhat outdated version of Android, Internal storage is capped at 32GB, Doesn't support mobile / cellular data

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Dell Venue 8 review

 

In our review, we found the Dell Venue 8 to be a great tablet for the price, and an excellent choice for first-time buyers.

For first time tablet buyers, the Venue 8 is a solid choice this holiday season. It’s nice to see Dell back in the Android game, and the Venue 8 is a refreshing reminder that a solid Android slate doesn’t have to break the bank. It's a well-built...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:15 / 15.1 / 15.5 / 15.51 / 17.29 / 18 / 32 / 5900
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 15.1 / 15.5 / 15.51 / 17.29 / 18 / 32
Battery life (max):7.9 / 9.5 / 9.8
Battery performance:4100 / 4550 / 4830 / 5900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1 / 2

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 6 / 8
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Red / Red
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form Factor:Clamshell / Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:10 / 8 / 8.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS / OLED
LED backlight:No / Yes
Pixel density:320
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600 / 800

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Docking connector: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-i, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-i,VT-x / VT-x
Mouse included: Yes
Processor socket:BGA1380 / BGA592 / FC-MB4760
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Miracast:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Position location:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Conflict Free processor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
FSB Parity: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Processor:Z2580 / Z3480 / Z3580 / Z3735F / Z3740D
Processor ARK ID:70100 / 70102 / 78416 / 80274 / 81195
Processor boost frequency:1.83 / 2 / 2.133 / 2.33
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR146 / SR1S0 / SR1UB
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.133 / 2.33
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:Z2580 / Z3480 / Z3580 / Z3735F / Z3740D
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size:12 x 12 / 14 / 14 x 14 / 17
Processor series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2.2
Stepping:B1 / B3 / C0
Supported instruction sets:AES,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / Y
Tjunction:90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology:Y
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y

Software

Bundled software:--
Operating system installed:Android / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system version:32 / 4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean / 4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 8.1
Platform:Android / Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC / No / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Included memory card size:32
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.236 / 0.352 / 0.354 / 0.374 / 0.386 / 8.5 / 8.95 / 9.5 / 9.9
Height:0.352 / 0.354 / 4.88 / 48.2 / 7 / 8 / 8.35 / 8.5 / 9
Weight:10.3 / 10.8 / 11.9 / 12 / 12.3 / 13.9 / 23
Width:10 / 4.88 / 5 / 5.12 / 8.5