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Dell Venue 8

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70 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

At just $179, the budget-friendly Venue 8 may meet your needs -- as long as you don't set the bar too high. The 8-inch, 1280 x 800 screen doesn't stand up well against some of the better Android tablets, but CNET says "HD video still looked clear and sharp." The Venue 8 is also well designed in spite of its price, with PC Mag noting that its "squared-off edges" make the buttons "easy to access," and the weight is evenly distributed, making the Venue 8 something you can "carry with you throughout your day," according to Android Central. Unfortunately, battery life isn't great and Mashable says it "completely fails," eking out only 7.5 hours in their tests.

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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Tablet
Android
822
Internal storage
Yes

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70 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

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hailstormknight
The Dell Venue 8 (Android) is, by majority, a very average tablet. Compared...read more
10
Tigerleg
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
90
trobbins3710
For the price I couldn't find a better 8 inch tablet. Seemed to take forever...read more
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