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Dell Venue 7 review

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Dell Venue 7
Dell Venue 7
Dell Venue 7
Dell Venue 7
Dell Venue 7

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The Dell Venue 7 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Pure Android build, no extra firmware
  • microSD memory expansion

What's bad

  • Touchscreen sometimes unresponsive
  • Camera photos lacked proper color mix

The Dell Venue 7 is an entry-level, Android powered seven inch tablet featuring a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display, 16GB or 32GB of onboard memory, 2GB of RAM, a 3MP primary camera, and a battery lasting just under 7 hours.

According to reviewers, the Venue 7’s 1280 x 800 IPS display did a good job with HD video and text, but the screen was sometimes unresponsive. CNET said that text on the screen "looked sharp and readable. I did, however, occasionally have swipes and gestures go unrecognized."

The Venue 7 was also able to play most games admirably. According to Forbes, “I also tested some more demanding examples of Android games such as Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger, and both ran perfectly with only the occasional — and marginal — dip in framerate.”

Reviewers found both the front-facing VGA camera and the rear, 3MP camera to be adequate in a pinch, but without frills or particularly good picture quality. According to CNET, both cameras "produced unflatteringly dark, grainy, and fuzzy photos.”

The tablet performed email, messaging and web surfing duties without incident according to reviewers, with Android Central noting, "Bottom line here, the tablet served us well day-to-day.”

Overall, reviewers found it offered an acceptable user experience and performed all basic functions with only minor issues. According to Forbes, "It’s best suited as someone’s first Android device, and a solid option for the children in your life."

Operating system
Operating system
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP
4100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Community
Android Community

The Dell Venue 7 does have some good and some not so good points. In the end, for us, what this comes down to is price. We admit the Venue 7 isn’t our favorite tablet available at the moment, but it does provide a solid value for the price — $150. While we had some general complaints, we...

- Robert Nelson, Android Community

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Screen Size

The Dell Venue 7's screen size is 7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.6 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z2560 Dual core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) operating system (OS).

3+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 3+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4100 mAh battery.

Venue 7 Specs

Release Date October 18, 2013
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Processor Intel Atom Z2560 Dual core 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capactive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 8 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.3 x 11.8 x 1 cm (7.6 x 4.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 234 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

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