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Dell Venue Review

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Dell Venue Review
Calling quality with the Dell Venue is less than engaging since voices sound hollow on both ends of the line – and at the same time, static and background noise litter the experience through the earpiece. Switching to the speakerphone, it’s evidently profound with its boisterous tones, but muffled voices lessen its output.

Running on T-Mobile’s network, the handset manages to pull in a decent amount of signal strength at -71 dBm. However, we experienced a couple of dropped calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Charging up its battery fully, we’re able to achieve a talk time of 6.5 hours before completely dying. With normal every day usage that primarily consists of web surfing, emailing, texting, and the occasional phone call, we’re able to easily get a solid day’s use out of the handset – though, it’s ideal to charge this one nightly. Light users will naturally get more juice, but heavy users might want to charge it throughout the day to retain a decent battery level.


Conclusion:

Honestly, one of the best things about the Dell Venue is the fact that it’s one of those handsets you don’t quite expect to see in the wild – thus, it’s able to stand out more amongst the usual pack of smartphones out there. Looking into it more, Dell has done a magnificent job with its design, and much like its Windows Phone 7 sibling, every inch of it seeps with elegance – though, it doesn’t quite hit the high marks in all categories with its performance. In the end, its $99.99 price point is fitting for a handset with its hardware, but no longer competes on the same level as some of the newer handsets on the scene. For the money, it’s a respectable offering that stands out from the usual crop out there.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.2
Build number: 13505
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9-perf

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Pros

  • Gorgeous looking handset
  • Mesmerizing AMOLED display
  • Reasonably priced at $99.99

Cons

  • Stutters with Flash content
  • Shoots ugly looking 720p videos
  • LED flash is nearly worthless
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Dell Venue

Dell Venue

OS: Android 2.2
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Display4.1 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (228 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM8250, Single core, 1000 MHz
Size4.76 x 2.52 x 0.51 inches
(121 x 64 x 12.9 mm)
5.78 oz  (164 g)

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