Dell Venue 8 (2014)

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The Dell Venue 8 (2014) currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.1 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

I'm very frustrated here, as the Dell Venue 8 7000 is one of those gadgets that doesn't deliver in person what it promises on paper. Yes, it's the most beautiful tablet available today. But the camera location is downright idiotic, the depth camera is a gimmick, Dell Cast hardly works, and the laggy...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
PC Magazine

In the 8-inch tablet realm, budget and full HD were once mutually exclusive; you'd typically expect to pay up to $400 for that privilege. Spending that much will still get you a great tablet, like the Editors' Choice Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4Best Price at Amazon, but it's no longer required. The Dell...

- Antonio Villas-Boas, PC Magazine
SlashGear

The Dell Venue 8 currently sits at the $149.99 price point; a market segment many overlook. The 8-inch screen won’t blow you away, but the slightly larger real estate comes in handy for reading or casual gaming.This is a great tablet for a few people: kids, older folks (grandma and grandpa who...

- Nate Swanner, SlashGear
TechRadar

Simply put he Dell Venue 8 is an excellent value. It's kept speedy, thanks to a lack of annoying or useless UI elements. Stock Android 4.4 KitKat really works well here, and the battery life is lengthy.If you could design a clean slab of glass, plastic and pixels, and throw in Android KitKat at its...

- Marc Flores, TechRadar
Hothardware

All told, the Venue 8 is a solid device that punches above its weight class given its price, though it won’t redefine the segment. Dell has thrown a few nice extras onto the Venue 8, but at $179, it can occasionally feel a touch under-powered--again though, this is the norm for tablets in this...

- Ray Willington, Hothardware


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Screen Size
8"

The Dell Venue 8 (2014)'s screen size is 8 inches with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.1 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z3480 Dual core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4550mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4550 mAh battery. Dell's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Venue 8 (2014) Specs

Overview
Release date July 10, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3480 Dual core 2.1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4550 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.6 x 13 x 0.9 cm (8.5 x 5.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 340 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 320 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): New Dell Venue 8, Dell Venue 8 2nd gen

Variations:

LTE Model
Supports GPS and microSIM card
Weight: 355 grams
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PC Magazine

Looks terrific on paper, but several odd design choices

from PC Magazine

I'm very frustrated here, as the Dell Venue 8 7000 is one of those gadgets that doesn't deliver in person what it promises on paper. Yes, it's the most beautiful tablet available today. But the camera location is downright idiotic, the depth camera is a gimmick, Dell Cast hardly works, and the laggy performance doesn't show up in the specs or benchmarks...

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I'm very frustrated here, as the Dell Venue 8 7000 is one of those gadgets that doesn't deliver in person what it promises on paper. Yes, it's the most beautiful tablet available today. But the camera location is downright idiotic, the depth camera is a gimmick, Dell Cast hardly works, and the laggy performance doesn't show up in the specs or benchmarks.

For a no-compromises, no-worries smaller tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 still reigns supreme. If cost is an issue, the Nvidia Shield Tablet$299.00 at Amazon, at $299, isn't nearly as shiny as either of these tablets and doesn't have the high-res screen, but it has terrific performance for the price. 

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PC Magazine

A good value for multimedia tablets

from PC Magazine

In the 8-inch tablet realm, budget and full HD were once mutually exclusive; you'd typically expect to pay up to $400 for that privilege. Spending that much will still get you a great tablet, like the Editors' Choice Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4Best Price at Amazon, but it's no longer required. The D...More

In the 8-inch tablet realm, budget and full HD were once mutually exclusive; you'd typically expect to pay up to $400 for that privilege. Spending that much will still get you a great tablet, like the Editors' Choice Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4Best Price at Amazon, but it's no longer required. The Dell Venue 8 (2014) comes in under the $200 mark and will serve up all your favorite videos in full HD. It can't match the Tab S on speed or features, but it's a solid value for on-the-go media consumption.

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SlashGear

Mid-range and proud

from SlashGear

The Dell Venue 8 currently sits at the $149.99 price point; a market segment many overlook. The 8-inch screen won’t blow you away, but the slightly larger real estate comes in handy for reading or casual gaming.

This is a great tablet for a few people: kids, older folks (grandma and grandpa who may not be ready for bleeding-edge tech), and those focussed on reading. If you’re looking for some basic functionality, the Dell venue 8 is an easy recommendation. It handled simply tasks easily, and didn’t get overwhelmed until we went for strenuous gaming or hardcore multitasking...

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The Dell Venue 8 currently sits at the $149.99 price point; a market segment many overlook. The 8-inch screen won’t blow you away, but the slightly larger real estate comes in handy for reading or casual gaming.

This is a great tablet for a few people: kids, older folks (grandma and grandpa who may not be ready for bleeding-edge tech), and those focussed on reading. If you’re looking for some basic functionality, the Dell venue 8 is an easy recommendation. It handled simply tasks easily, and didn’t get overwhelmed until we went for strenuous gaming or hardcore multitasking.

If you want a tablet that will do it all, the Venue 8 isn’t for you. this simply won’t stand up to a Galaxy Tab or Nexus 7 — but it’s not supposed to.

Wireless charging and the larger screen are nice, and we really like the solid build quality, here. We saw about two days battery life with moderate use, so dedicated workhorses will probably see a day with this one.

If you’ve got modest wants from your tablet, the Venue 8 is fantastic. If you want more from your tablet, those devices are out there — for a price. 

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TechRadar

This budget Android tablet checks all the boxes it needs to

from TechRadar

Simply put he Dell Venue 8 is an excellent value. It's kept speedy, thanks to a lack of annoying or useless UI elements. Stock Android 4.4 KitKat really works well here, and the battery life is lengthy.

If you could design a clean slab of glass, plastic and pixels, and throw in Android...More

Simply put he Dell Venue 8 is an excellent value. It's kept speedy, thanks to a lack of annoying or useless UI elements. Stock Android 4.4 KitKat really works well here, and the battery life is lengthy.

If you could design a clean slab of glass, plastic and pixels, and throw in Android KitKat at its barest with a few add-ons, that's what you get in the Venue 8. Couple that with snappy performance and long battery life, and you practically have a steal at $200. 

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Hothardware

A solid device that punches above its weight class given its price

from Hothardware

All told, the Venue 8 is a solid device that punches above its weight class given its price, though it won’t redefine the segment. Dell has thrown a few nice extras onto the Venue 8, but at $179, it can occasionally feel a touch under-powered--again though, this is the norm for tablets in t...More

All told, the Venue 8 is a solid device that punches above its weight class given its price, though it won’t redefine the segment. Dell has thrown a few nice extras onto the Venue 8, but at $179, it can occasionally feel a touch under-powered--again though, this is the norm for tablets in this market segment. If you're looking for a tablet with more horsepower, you're going to have to justify the upside cost. If, however, you're looking for a quality slate that gets the job done and offers some pretty strong gaming chops, the Venue 8 3840 is definitely worth considering. At its affordable price point, we feel the Venue 8 3840 is deserving of an Editor's Choice, due to its good build quality and battery life, support for 802.11ac WiFi, and excellent, Full HD display.

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PC Pro

A well-equipped budget compact tablet

from PC Pro

The Dell Venue 8 has all the makings of a superb compact tablet: the Intel hardware racks up impressive benchmark scores and the display gives the Nexus 7's Full HD panel a run for its money. Ultimately, though, the impressive benchmark scores don't tell the whole story – in everyday use, t...More

The Dell Venue 8 has all the makings of a superb compact tablet: the Intel hardware racks up impressive benchmark scores and the display gives the Nexus 7's Full HD panel a run for its money. Ultimately, though, the impressive benchmark scores don't tell the whole story – in everyday use, the crashing issues and laggy performance are difficult to forgive. Forthcoming system updates could yet transform the Dell Venue 8's appeal, but, unless gaming performance is an absolute priority, the Nexus 7 is a far better buy right now.

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CRN

A good choice for budget-minded buyers looking for a minimalist device

from CRN

Despite its bare-bones feature list and scant options, the Dell Venue 8 is a good choice for budget-minded buyers looking for a minimalist device for solution deployment that's free of vendor-specific UI whistles and bells.

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Despite its bare-bones feature list and scant options, the Dell Venue 8 is a good choice for budget-minded buyers looking for a minimalist device for solution deployment that's free of vendor-specific UI whistles and bells.

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Laptop Magazine

Better performance, battery life and audio quality

from Laptop Magazine

The new Dell Venue 8 delivers a sharper display, improved performance and longer battery life than its predecessor, for just $20 more. The refresh also makes this device the only $200 Android tablet to offer a full HD screen.

If you're looking for a more powerful Android slate in this...More

The new Dell Venue 8 delivers a sharper display, improved performance and longer battery life than its predecessor, for just $20 more. The refresh also makes this device the only $200 Android tablet to offer a full HD screen.

If you're looking for a more powerful Android slate in this size, we recommend ASUS' MeMO Pad 8, which costs the same as the new Venue 8 and offers speedier performance, more endurance, and better software and apps. But if higher screen resolution is more important to you, Dell's Venue 8 is a great choice.

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GreenBot

Average Android tablets at a below average price

from GreenBot

Dell’s latest tablets are as solid as the low-end Android tablet market allows them to be. If you’re looking into a tablet with a low price tag, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not looking into Dell’s update Venue lineup.

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Dell’s latest tablets are as solid as the low-end Android tablet market allows them to be. If you’re looking into a tablet with a low price tag, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not looking into Dell’s update Venue lineup.

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Computer Shopper

It’s thin, attractive, and comfortable to hold in one hand

from Computer Shopper

The problem here is that at least a dozen major-brand under-$200 compacts are already competing for your money, and this one, like most of the others, doesn’t offer enough new or compelling to raise it much above that pack. On the other hand, we couldn’t find any strong reasons not to...More

The problem here is that at least a dozen major-brand under-$200 compacts are already competing for your money, and this one, like most of the others, doesn’t offer enough new or compelling to raise it much above that pack. On the other hand, we couldn’t find any strong reasons not to recommend it, either. The bottom line: Most would-be buyers will be happy with this tablet for the money—and so would we, if it cost just a little less.

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