amazon Dell Venue 8 reviews
Pros: Cheap; Good screen compared to the price; Design soft, comfortable; PocketCloud enables applications to access remote computer control.
Cons: Android version of the old; Accelerometers bit slow; Sounds expensive.
Soft Case is the first thing you feel is the Dell Venue 8, which gives the feeling Venue 8 higher than the tablet in the same price. Dell symbols carved quite prominent on this smooth back plate. 5MP camera protrudes a little bit, but not serious enough to attract attention.
The front of this tablet is equipped with glass design close to the edge of the spill, with large black border around the screen frame 8 inches of the device. Screen surface is attractive but also easy to stick fingerprints.
The left side of the tablet with the volume rocker and the microUSB port for charging said equipment. Above, right on front 2MP camera, a headphone jack and power button. But most notable is the Dell Venue 8 property microSD memory card slot, a feature not common on smaller tablet cheap.
8-inch screen of the Dell Venue 8 perfectly suited for watching movies and reading usual. With a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, this screen has the same resolution as the Tegra Note 7 and Memo Pad HD 7.
The biggest disadvantage of the Dell Venue 8 is a view. This tablet ‘s view too narrow, even just pulling down a little tablet screen image became blurred stature. Another notable drawback is the screen Venue 8 less glare resistant.
With screen brightness of 359 lux, 8 patents Venue 359 lux average of the same type and tablet ASUS Memo Pad equivalent HD 7 (358 lux). Venue 8 also significantly lighter than Venue 7 (255 lux), but less so than Nvidia Tegra Note 7 (451 lux) and Nexus 7 2013 (531 lux).
The sound emanating from the speakers of the Dell Venue 8 unimpressive. When Venue 8 song “Seven Days, Seven Nights” by The Fratellis, we noticed the lead singer’s voice and instrument sounds are not clear. The different tone guitar, vocals, drums and bass seem to blend into each other, the lyrics or the melody were not emit clear.
But the Venue 8 still sound better than the Tegra Note 7, Tegra Note 7 ‘s speaker makes sound guitar, vocals, drums and bass emanating from performers like being underwater.
Although Dell Venue 8 speaker sound quality is not good, but it’s enough volume to fill a small room. In experiments with LAPTOP Audio Test software, Dell Venue 8 reached 81 decibels sound, the average level of the tablet.
Like most other Android tablets, the Dell Venue 8 is equipped with a quick setup menu handy opened by dragging your finger from the top edge of the screen down. This menu allows you to adjust a number of settings easily fixed, such as WiFi connectivity and brightness, but other tablets such as Nvidia Tegra Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 offers more options. Dell Venue 8 provides eight optional settings quickly while Nvidia’s tablet provides 10 options.
Nothing special in the app tray Venue 8, it’s pretty basic and neat categories like pure Android app. Dell Venue 8 is equipped with standard applications such as alarm clocks, books, bookmarks, calendar and contacts.
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Dell Venue 8 are equipped with Google’s standard applications often appear on the Android device such as Google+, Gmail, Google Drive and Google Maps YouTubem … The third-party applications are not very abundant outside the Amazon Kindle and Flipboard . However, the advantage is not set too much bloatware in Dell Venue 8.
The most compelling applications on Dell Venue 8 is PocketCloud, this application supports user to control the computer remotely using tablet. After downloading and installing the software supported on Windows, we have remote access to perform some work on the computer using the Dell Venue 8. Service operations immediately, but not quite perfect. However, the application can be useful in case you need remote access to handle emergency situations.
Another interesting application called PocketCloud Explore other, this is an application that helps users to manage files, it supports users to view and transfer files easier when working remotely. The application interface is neat and reasonably help keep files organized state.
You can move files between the tablet and your computer easily by manipulating click and hold the file then click Transfer to transfer, but you can not transfer video files. To convert video files and the file size you need to pay to upgrade services, $ 5/1 month.
Dell Venue 8 5MP camera taking pictures of pretty obvious. The photos are quite clear streets with sharp colors, but a bit hard to read the words on the signs, taxi and truck in the background.
Venue 2MP front camera of 8 also inadequate, not so bad. In the picture “take a selfie” above, this camera accurately describe the color, from bright pink of the dress to light red hair. No excessive noise and not too dim.
Intel Atom Processor Z2580 clocked at 2GHz with 2GB of RAM inside the Dell Venue 8 is capable of handling well, smoothly most of the tasks, but we still think that the machine sometimes delayed. For example, to convert the orientation from portrait mode to landscape mode Venue 8 need about 1.7 seconds.
Dell Venue 8 scored good marks in the benchmark test. In experiments with Geekbench 3, this tablet scored 1,301 points, a better competitor ASUS Memo Pad 7 (951 points) but lower than the 1766 average of the tablet. In this test, the Tegra Note 7 with Tegra 4 processor scored 2,523 points in 2013 with the Nexus 7 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor S4 Pro 1849 points scored, surpassing the Venue 8.
In experiments focusing on graphics, the Dell Venue 8 has scored good marks. In 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, 7689 Venue 8 record number of points, higher than the 7238 average score of the tablet, but still significantly lower than the Nexus 7 2013 (10 624) and the Tegra Note 7 (16 451). ASUS Memo Pad 7 shows pretty bad in this test with a score scoring just 2.218.
Experiment with the LAPTOP Battery Test, in terms of web browsing over WiFi networks 40% screen brightness, Venue 8 can run in 7 hours 22 minutes. Equivalent to the average of the tablet and longer than the Nvidia Tegra Note 7 (6 hours 51 minutes), and about an hour longer than 7 Venue.
With a sharp screen, attractive design and compact Android interface, Dell Venue 8 gives users exciting tablet experience at an affordable price. But Intel’s microprocessors it provides uneven performance. Navigate the list, open the app and play games quite smoothly. But slow accelerometer and video transcoding time-consuming will cause discomfort for the user.