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Dell Venue 8 (2014) review

7/10 AVG.

Dell Venue 8 (2014)
Dell Venue 8 (2014)
Dell Venue 8 (2014)
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
2.1 GHz
Screen Size
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

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

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

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

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

2.1 GHz

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


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

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

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


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

Release Date July 10, 2014
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Intel Atom Z3480 Dual core 2.1 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, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 320 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
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
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 Comments Other Names (AKA): New Dell Venue 8, Dell Venue 8 2nd gen


LTE Model
Supports GPS and microSIM card
Weight: 355 grams
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