Dell Streak 7

Released November, 2011
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.0
Unfortunately, app performance is no better on the Streak 7 than it was on the Samsung Galaxy Tab or any other Android 2.2 tablet we've seen.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
6.7 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Dell Streak 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Streak 7
6.4
Nexus 7
8.1
Passmark and AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Streak 7
6.8
Nexus 7
10.0
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Streak 7
5.8
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Streak 7
7.9
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

6.7

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Streak 7
6.7
Nexus 7
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Dell Streak 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Streak 7
906
Nexus 7
336

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Streak 7
1,445
Venue 8
6,412
Nexus 7
2,282

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Streak 7
5,064
Nexus 7
13,772

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Streak 7
970
Nexus 7
2,716

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Streak 7
1,166
Nexus 7
3,842

Reviews Word on the street for the Dell Streak 7


5.0
Other basic features such as 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth audio and data connections are here, though we wouldn't mind having an 802.11 n setting.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Because tablets measure their screen size on the diagonal, you may be surprised to realize that the Streak's 7-inch screen is about half the size of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad display.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
We've also found that without extensive design help, many apps made for the smaller screens of Android smartphones can seem out of place or oversized on tablet-size screens.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
By contrast, Samsung's Tab took the same basic Android 2.2 elements, left Google's home-screen design alone, and optimized basic apps such as notes, e-mail, and calendar for a more tablet-friendly, split-screen view.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)

Operating system

We still haven't seen any tablet that can stand up to the iPad in this regard, on which Web pages seemingly glide across the screen on their own imaginary momentum-but the Streak 7 is no step forward for Android tablets.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
Granted, we've seen similar 7-inch Android tablets come and go, but this time around Dell is raising the stakes by making the first 4G-compatible tablet (courtesy of T-Mobile), priced at a tantalizing $199 with a two-year contract ($450 without).
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
In fact, Qik video chat software comes preinstalled and T-Mobile is quick to point out that users are free to use the service over their cellular connection, though it's a surefire way to burn through your data plan.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)

Operating System

It couples solid, refined hardware with a creative spin on Android 2.2.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
At the time of this review, Dell has made no statements assuring that the Dell Streak 7 will be compatible with future versions of Android.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
The awkwardness of running smartphone apps on a tablet-size screen is still no easier to accept in 2011 than it was in 2010, and will likely not be solved for Android devices until Android Honeycomb makes its way into the world.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)

Network technology

For us, the 4G speed enabled faster loading for YouTube videos, with less frequent dropouts.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
Aside from the Streak 7's 4G network compatibility, it isn't particularly swift or responsive when it comes to general tasks, such as navigating, composing e-mail or browsing the Web.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)
Because 4G is still in its early rollout phase, coverage will vary from location to location, so check with T-Mobile's 4G coverage map before making the jump.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)

Apps

It's not the elegant plug-and-play of the iPad and iTunes, but it gets you close.
by c|net (Jan, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Resolution 800 x 480
PPI 133 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. MMC
  3. SDHC
  4. SDSC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No

form factor

Weight 453 g
Size 200.7 x 119.4 x 12.4 mm
Thickness 12.4 mm
Battery life 4 hour
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