Dell Venue 8

Released October, 2013
  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
The Venue 8 features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution screen, which isn't particularly high or impressive compared with what's out there, but HD video still looked clear and sharp.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Dell Venue 8

Performance

Processing power and speed

Venue 8
8.4
Nexus 7
7.2
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Venue 8
n.d.
Nexus 7
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Venue 8
7.0
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Venue 8
8.6
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from reviews.cnet.com

8

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Venue 8
8.0
Nexus 7
7.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Dell Venue 8

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Venue 8
6,412
Venue 7
3,221
Nexus 7
4,082

Reviews Word on the street for the Dell Venue 8


6.3
Yep, the Venue 8 is no Beyonce, but with a $179 price, fine performance, and a no-frills design, it doesn't have to be.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

The simplicity of pure Android OS is complementary to the no-frills design of the Venue 8, and when combined with a sub-$200 price tag, it makes for an attractive option.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
It's a sub-$200 tablet running a pure recent version of Android that actually delivers smooth performance.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Screen

The grippy texture helps secure the device in your hands, and the Venue 8's bezels satisfactorily provide enough space on the side to let your thumbs rest without creeping onto the touch screen.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Apps

When it came to simple activities like checking e-mail and surfing the Web, the Venue 8 consistently performed swiftly and smooth; I rarely had an issue with crashing apps, sluggish behavior, or buggy functionality.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Camera

Both cameras produced disappointing photos that were fuzzy, grainy, and dark.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Storage

The microSD card slot can be found on the right edge and the Micro-USB port and volume rocker on the left.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 8"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 292 g
Size 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm
Battery life 10 hour
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