x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Dell Streak Review

Dell Streak

Posted: , posted by John V.

Tags:

Pages
Dell Streak Review
Introduction:

Even though some would argue that the massive sized displays of the HTC EVO 4G and the Motorola DROID X can be regarded as almost tablet-like, out comes the Dell Streak pushing forward and inevitably commences Android's presence into the tablet market. In actuality, the Dell Streak slams accurately down to earth as it records a display that's 5 inches of pure screen love. At that screen real estate, can it still provide a tablet friendly experience without allowing its below average sized display to eventually become its own Achilles Heel?


Dell Streak Review
Dell Streak Review
The package contains:
  • Dell Streak
  • 16GB microSD card
  • Stereo Headset
  • 30-pin USB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Microfiber pouch
  • Quick Start Guide


Design:

More than a handful from an initial grab, its sleek and streamlined (0.38” thick) body provides the notion of it being extremely manageable to hold. But instead, it'll steadily require more of a two handed operation than one. Luckily, its minimalistic design is well appreciated thanks to its hard lines, tapered edges that are curved, and high-quality plastic that's supplemented with a metallic rear cover. Finally, for something commissioned to be a tablet solution, we're surprised to find its weight to tastefully complement its construction. 

The Dell Streak has sleek and streamlined body - Dell Streak Review
The Dell Streak has sleek and streamlined body - Dell Streak Review
The Dell Streak has sleek and streamlined body - Dell Streak Review

Dell Streak Review

You can compare the Dell Streak with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Instantly, there's no hiding the fact that it's boasting a meager 5” WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen that's constructed out of Gorilla glass to give it an impenetrable persona. Even with its high resolution, it lacks any distinctive looking text and requires you to place the tablet closer to your eyes to make it out. Moreover, colors begin to fade partly when viewing at some extreme viewing angles. However, its sheer luminance when set to the brightest setting is still appealing enough to the naked eye – while being usable in direct sunlight. And finally, we didn't experience any issues with its responsiveness seeing that it's able to register even the most subtle of touches.

The device has 5 inch Gorilla glass display - Dell Streak Review
The device has 5 inch Gorilla glass display - Dell Streak Review
The device has 5 inch Gorilla glass display - Dell Streak Review


Its three touch sensitive buttons, the home, menu, and back keys, are spaced far enough from one another and the edges of the phone to minimize accidental presses. On the right side of the phone, its volume rocker, power, and shutter keys are distinguishable to the touch while offering a sensible response when pressed. Additionally, you'll find the 3.5mm headset jack on the same side as well. Even though some would've like to see a traditional microUSB port, it instead resorts to using a proprietary 30-pin port which isn't something different in the tablet world.

The three touch sensitive buttons - The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review
The proprietary 30-pin port - The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review

The three touch sensitive buttons

The proprietary 30-pin port

The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review
The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review
The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review
The sides of the device - Dell Streak Review


We're greeted to a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash in the rear while a VGA front-facing camera is discretely placed above the touchscreen. The rear metallic cover plays a crucial role in not only protecting its innards, but it keeps the device powered while connected into place. In fact, sliding it off will instantly kill power to the device – and thus offering you access to the SIM card slot, 1530 mAh battery, and microSD card slot. Finally, the speaker grill is found in a groove located on one side of the rear cover.

Dell Streak Review
The Dell Streak has 5MP camera with dual-LED flash - Dell Streak Review
Dell Streak Review
 

The Dell Streak has 5MP camera with dual-LED flash

 



Dell Streak 360-degree view:


4 Comments
  • Options
    Close





Want to comment? Please login or register.

Dell Streak

Dell Streak

OS: Android 2.3 2.2 1.6
view full specs
PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display5.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (187 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size6.02 x 3.11 x 0.40 inches
(153 x 79 x 10 mm)
7.76 oz  (220 g)
Battery1530 mAh, 9 hours talk time

Latest stories