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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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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Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Hardware

CPU
2 GHz
Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Hardware

CPU
2 GHz
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