Dell Venue 8 Review


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.

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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.


Dell Venue 8
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
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


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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2013, October
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)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Speed HSPA+
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes
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
Browser HTML
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
– YouTube, Google Talk
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Organizer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input



Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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