Dell has gone out to release their tablet in India as well. The Dell Venue 8 saw a mainstream release in the states last year in Q4. Dell as we all know is a well-established laptop and PC making company. They had a failed attempt with their smartphone, let’s see how this tablet holds up for their fortune.
Dell Venue 8 has nothing too incredible on the design and built side. It is a fairly average in built quality and there is nothing ground breaking in design as well. It holds really well in your hands for an 8 inch tablet. Dell Venue 8 has a really texturized back panel. Now that is a personal choice if you like that or not, I personally like my back panels nice and smooth. Dell Venue 8 is fairly decent in this business.
As the name goes Dell Venue 8 has an 8 inch display. It is an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 800×1280 pixels and if you do the math, it accounts for just 189ppi. This will give you the idea that Dell Venue 8 does not have the sharpest display. Actually I would not pay for this tablet because the most essential part of the tablet is the display if not the overall functionality. Dell Venue 8 is just decent but given the price, it is too much for the kind of display it actually has.
Camera should not be a form factor in a tablet but anyway, let’s talk about it. Like most of the standard tablets, Dell Venue 8 comes with a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The secondary camera is decent enough for video calls. The primary camera is really good. You get good vibrant colours in your photos but don’t expect it to be state of the art.
Dell Venue 8 runs on the v4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean OS. It gives you the power for customization and a whole wide portal of amazing applications. You don’t have a really fancy Android skin here. The user interface looks clean and easy to get around. Dell Venue 8 is great this way.
Dell Venue 8 has an Intel Atom Dual Core processor along with 2GB of RAM. It works fairly well while you multitask. You surely can’t make it useful with the heaviest of apps because it just won’t work that well. There is no NFC support. You get about 16GB of internal storage in Dell Venue 8 and you can expand it twice. But it would be better if you try not to do so.
Dell Venue 8 comes for Rs. 17800
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||212 x 130 x 9.8 mm (8.35 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)|
|Weight||292 g (10.30 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels|
|Secondary||Yes, 2 MP|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Chipset||Intel Atom Z2580|
|CPU||Dual-core 2 GHz|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
– YouTube, Google Talk
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input