Dell Venue 8  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released October, 2013

Dell Venue 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Dell Venue 8
8.5 Out of 10
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)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
7.4 Out of 10
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 8 vs iPad mini 2


Processing power and speed

Venue 8


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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Dell Venue 8 

TabletRocket recommends the Dell Venue 8  based on its performance.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Venue 8

Dell Venue 8 

TabletRocket recommends the Dell Venue 8  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Venue 8 vs iPad mini 2

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Venue 8
iPad mini 2

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dell Venue 8

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Much more processing power 6,411 vs 1,409 More than 4.5x better passmark score
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much better performance per dollar 10.96 pt/$ vs 1.4 pt/$ More than 7.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly faster processor 2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.8 mm Around 25% thinner
Slightly smaller 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm vs 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm More than 25% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Venue 8  vs iPad mini 2 

The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad mini 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Venue 8  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.9"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 326 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.3 GHz


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


Venue 8  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


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

form factor

Weight 292 g 331 g
Size 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 10 hour 10 hour
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