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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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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).

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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User Reviews

90
trobbins3710
For the price I couldn't find a better 8 inch tablet. Seemed to take forever...read more
10
Tigerleg
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
90
hailstormknight
The Dell Venue 8 (Android) is, by majority, a very average tablet. Compared...read more
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67
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

73
 

Features

64
 

Ease of use

70
 

Storage capacity

80
 

Battery life

53
 

Portability (size / weight)

76
 

Display

63
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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80
 

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90
 
74

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74
 

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74
 

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