Google Nexus 7  vs Dell Venue 8 

Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8 Out of 10
Its insanely high 2560x1600 resolution gives it an unprecedented 300 PPI, which is the most of any tablet currently on the market (for those wondering, the retina iPad has a 264 PPI).
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
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)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 7 vs 8


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Venue 8
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Dell Venue 8 

TabletRocket recommends the Dell Venue 8  based on its performance and battery life.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Nexus 7
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 Nexus 7 vs Venue 8

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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Venue 8

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.8 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Dell Venue 8

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8

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Significantly more processing power 6,411 vs 4,089 More than 55% better passmark score
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
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
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly lighter 292 g vs 340 g Around 15% lighter
Better performance per dollar 3.78 pt/$ vs 1.83 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Smaller 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 35% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 7  vs Venue 8 

It also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and support for Google's NFC-based technology, Android Beam.
Nexus 7

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 7  vs
Venue 8 
Size 7" 8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi 188 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 2 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


Nexus 7  vs
Venue 8 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera None 5 MP


USB support 1 USB Micro USB
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 340 g 292 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 9.8 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 10 hour
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