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Dell Venue Pro review

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8.8/10
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The Dell Venue Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Phone
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Coolsmartphone

The Dell Venue Pro is quite a chunky device, mainly down to its hardware keyboard and large screen. Apart from that it pretty much fits into the standard Windows Phone template...

- James Pearce, Coolsmartphone
PhoneArena

First and foremost, the Dell Venue Pro is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones in recent memory as its unique looking industrial design radiates a sense of polish at every angle. However, its overall performance is mediocre at best in specific categories like battery life, camera qual...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Pocketnow

The build quality of the Venue Pro is remarkable, and we hope this is a sign of things to come from Dell. The mixed used of glass, metal, textured plastic, and rubbery plastic makes for a very high-end feel. That, coupled with the weight of the device, and you've got a commanding device that fee...

- Brandon Miniman, Pocketnow


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Common Questions


Dell released the Venue Pro on November 27, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Dell Venue Pro user manual here.


Dell backs up the Venue Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.1"

The Dell Venue Pro's screen size is 4.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. Dell's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Venue Pro Specs

Overview
Release date November 27, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA 7.2
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 1 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.12 W/kg
Body: 1.39 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.4 x 1.5 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.6 in)
Weight 193 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Webmail
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Dell Lightning

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Critic Reviews


Coolsmartphone

Large screen, quite a chunky device, nice solid feel

from Coolsmartphone

Overall I really like the Dell Venue Pro. I have always been a fan of hardware keyboards and this one is slightly different to others but still useful. Coming to Windows Phone from Android has been a little difficult as I had certain apps in mind that I wanted to find for Windows Phone. But the X...More

Overall I really like the Dell Venue Pro. I have always been a fan of hardware keyboards and this one is slightly different to others but still useful. Coming to Windows Phone from Android has been a little difficult as I had certain apps in mind that I wanted to find for Windows Phone. But the Xbox integration, the Zune software for my pc, the various hubs gathering media and the neat and straightforward layout of the Metro ui have won me over. If you fancy a Dell Venue Pro I would keep your eyes on Expansys as they seem to be clearing these out.

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PhoneArena

You get more than what you pay for with this impressive Windows Phone 7 mobile

from PhoneArena

First and foremost, the Dell Venue Pro is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones in recent memory as its unique looking industrial design radiates a sense of polish at every angle. However, its overall performance is mediocre at best in specific categories like battery life, camera q...More

First and foremost, the Dell Venue Pro is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones in recent memory as its unique looking industrial design radiates a sense of polish at every angle. However, its overall performance is mediocre at best in specific categories like battery life, camera quality, and calling quality – and not to mention the gleaming issue we witnessed with signal bars dramatically dropping. Regardless, the Windows Phone 7 experience is no different from everything else out there on the market. And when it's priced at $99 for the 8GB version ($150 for the 16GB one), it's more than a steal when you factor in its impressive set of features. So, if you've bypassed all other Windows Phone 7 devices to date, you'll surely come to appreciate what the Dell Venue Pro has to offer.

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Pocketnow

The Dell Venue Pro has a remarkable build quality

from Pocketnow

The build quality of the Venue Pro is remarkable, and we hope this is a sign of things to come from Dell. The mixed used of glass, metal, textured plastic, and rubbery plastic makes for a very high-end feel. That, coupled with the weight of the device, and you've got a commanding device that...More

The build quality of the Venue Pro is remarkable, and we hope this is a sign of things to come from Dell. The mixed used of glass, metal, textured plastic, and rubbery plastic makes for a very high-end feel. That, coupled with the weight of the device, and you've got a commanding device that feels ready to do whatever you ask of it.

If you've been waiting for Windows Phone 7 and wouldn't mind the bulk of a heavier device, the Venue Pro might be the phone to get.

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