An affordable Android tablet
Display and Configuration
The Dell Venue 7 features a 7-inch HD display and weighs 234g. Performance is handled by a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, assisted by 2GB of RAM.
Camera and Memory
The tablet features a 3.15MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. There is 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
Connectivity and Battery
For connectivity, the tablet offers Wi-Fi, USB, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. It is powered by a 4,100 mAH Li-Polymer battery.
Overall User Rating (3.9 Out of 5 based on 1,190 ratings)
Overall: Okay. So after 21 days of use, I offer my feedback regarding this tablet from Dell.
1. On the box as well as on the website it was written that it ships in with JellyBean 4.2.2. However, the product that I got, shipped in with JellyBean 4.3 (imported March 2014) and I was able to upgrade it to KitKat 4.4.2 after connecting it to the internet.
2. No bloatwares (except PocketCloud, PocketCloud Explore and a few Google apps). You get the freedom and comfort of the Vanilla Android without any modifications. (I love the simplicity.)
3. You can easily disable the apps you don't need/use.
1. After the update the apps got optimised automatically but there were a few bugs (like Gallery/Video Player was crashing when I tried opening videos from the file manager and Facebook Messenger was not working.) However these problems were solved after I reset my tab to factory defaults.
2. It has no built in/stock File Manager. I had to download one. (ES File Explorer)
3. It has no stock Memo/Notepad. (I am using "Do It Tomorrow".)
4. It supports Facebook, Hike, Skype and Whatsapp.
5. No preloaded office software.
6. Certain apps are showed as incompatible in the Play Store. However, you can download them from their respected websites or use application extractors and install them manually.
1. It has got a Micro SIM card slot. Supports both 2G and 3G. I use Aircel 3G. It's a bit difficult to put in/tap out the SIM into/from its proper place. (You'll need sharp fingernails or any other sharp object.)
2. No voice calling/messaging through carrier/mobile service provider is possible. However you can make VoIP calls/send messages using data service.
3. For the above reason you cannot check your data balance. The only way out is to set a data limit from the settings menu to keep a check on your data usage.
4. WiFi support (802.11 b/g/n) Band: 2.4GHz
5. Bluetooth v.4
Looks/Display & Feel
1. It's a lightweight tab, compact and very handy.
2. The back of the tab sports a kind of velvet texture which is very helpful for holding it.
3. The screen (which is a bit reflective) is very much responsive to touch and you can easily slide your finger(s) on it without difficulty.
4. The resolution obviously as you can see is 1280x800 which packs a punch of 211 ppi (average). The display is very sharp and crisp.
5. When looked at from different angles, the IPS display works well and holds up colours without any grey shades spoiling the party. Works well in sunlight too.
6. After upgrading to Kitkat 4.4.2, you'll get the option to auto adjust brightness.
1. The 1.6 GHz Intel Atom dual core processor with hyper threading technology works really well without causing any lags in the performance of the tab. The hyper threading technology enables 2 virtual cores along with the already present 2 physical cores. That means you get the power and speed of 1.6 GHz x 4 cores. It has got integrated Intel HD graphics too.
2. The 2GB DDR2 RAM was a cause of concern for me. I was at first unsure whether to go with 1GB DDR3 RAM (on a different tab) or with 2GB DDR2 RAM (on this tab). Finally after quite a bit of research I decided to go with this one.
3. Heavy games like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Real Racing 3, Dead Trigger and Dead Trigger 2 work very well with optimal quality enabled.
4. Both 720p and 1080p videos run smoothly without hiccups.
1. Another reason why I chose this tab over others was it's internal storage of 16GB. Running Android OSes like JellyBean 4.3 or KitKat 4.4.2 takes up quite a bit of space. Plus certain Google Apps like Google+, Hangouts, Google: Newsstand, Games, Movies, Music, Books, Drive and Chrome take up a huge amount of space specially after updates. (I have kept them disabled though. Saves quite a bit of space.)
2. Storage is expandable up to 32GB.
3. The microSD slot is quite tight. Like its SIM counterpart, the microSD card needs to be put in/tapped out with something sharp (like fingernails).
1. The 3.1 MP rear camera is quite ordinary. In daylight it takes O.K. pictures (rating 2.7 out of 5). During night, well better not take any pictures!
2. The 0.3 MP front camera is again average. It daylight it takes O.K. pictures (rating 2.4 out of 5). During night, you will not find yourself in the pictures! LOL!
1. The single speaker lies at the bottom of the tab. The sound is pretty ordinary again. Not something great but again not something bad also. If you'll be using headphones, well it will do you a better job.
2. The 3.5 mm jack serves you well here.
1. The 15.5WHr (4100mAh) battery packs a serious punch for all game/movie lovers. Roughly speaking if you use your tab to watch movies/play games heavily, the battery on average lasts about 8 hours (that's my experience).
2. It's unremovable.
1. It supports OTG.
2. The Power as well as the Volume buttons are decent in quality.
3. In the box: Tablet, USB cable, Charger/Adapter
1. No headphones are provided with the tab. Buy yourself.
2. Certain offline retail shops will frighten you by saying you'll not get warranty if you buy online. Well this is absurd. I was able to register my product successfully on the Dell website with the given Service Tag (printed at the bottom of the tab/on the box) for warranty activation.
3. Moreover before buying I contacted Amazon customer service and they assured me that if I was unable to register my tab on the Dell website for warranty activation, they will refund my money.
4. The original Dell Folio cover for this tab costs 2,300 (approx) while the original Shell cover costs 1,200 (approx). Search thoroughly on different online shopping website(s) and you'll find the perfect folio case specially made for this tab for as low as 700 (approx). Moreover, you'll get a screen guard and a stylus free. I am sorry, I cannot disclose the name(s) of the website(s) here.
5. Curiously enough it doesn't seem to have a vibrator (as far as my experience goes).
BOTTOMLINE: GO BUY IT. I RECOMMEND IT. (UNLESS YOU NEED SUPERB CAMERAS AND SUPERB SPEAKERS, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TAB UNDER 10,000.)