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Dell Venue 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1473 reviews of Dell Venue 8. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the camera, while many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Venue 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Venue 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Venue 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1089 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and GPS navigation. Views about the apps and performance are different.

price, usability, screen, portability, design

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Dell Venue 8 7840


Apple's iPads capture headlines thanks to its brand, buzzwords and sales figures, so rival manufacturers have to innovate elsewhere if they want to compete. The Dell Venue 8 7840 takes charge by beating the iPad in one noteworthy category: slimness.

Three cameras add features ; Sharp, impressive screen ; Consistently good performance ; Excellent battery life

New features are gimmicky ; Camera quality is mediocre ; Ergonomic niggles throughout

Mar, 2015

Techradar Great Value 2014

Expert review by : Marc Flores (

Dell Venue 8 review


This budget Android tablet checks all the boxes it needs to

Nice display ; Long battery life ; Stock Android UI

Lackluster design ; Poor camera ; Weak speaker

The Dell Venue 8 is ideal for people who want a budget Android tablet without losing out on a sharp screen and long battery life.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (

Dell Venue 8 7840 review


The Venue 8 7840 is a super-stylish Android tablet with an innovative camera

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (

Dell Venue 8 Android review


The Venue 8 Android is an excellent inexpensive tablet and a worthy rival for the Google Nexus 7

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Dell Venue 8 tablet hosts pure Android OS and attractive pricing


The 8-inch Dell Venue balances a mix of simplicity and value, with its pure Android OS, no-frills design, and steady performance.

The ; starts at an affordable $179 for 16GB of internal storage, with a microSD expansion slot, and smoothly runs a pure version of Android Jelly Bean. Its soft, grippy back makes it comfortable to hold.

The touch screen is sometimes unresponsive, large games take long to load, and battery life only lasts about a day.

The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (

Dell Venue 8 7000 review


Dell's Android tablet is a stunner, and packed with interesting technology

The Venue 8 7840 is packed with interesting technology. Not all of it will come in handy day-to-day – being able to measure distances within photos is a neat trick rather than an indispensable innovation. However, the core specifications, performance...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Dell Venue 8 review


Dell serves up a well-equipped budget compact tablet for £179, but the crisp screen and potent hardware are let down by software niggles

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (

Dell Venue 8 7840 Tablet Review


Dell is not a name many people would associate with quality tablets. Rather, most would associate the company with mass-produced office PCs, or at best the expensive Alienware brand. However, Dell have recently expanded into other areas, with tablets...

Gorgeously thin design.

Camera itself is poor.

May, 2015

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by : Adam Shepherd (

Dell Venue 8 7840 review


We take a look at the worlds thinnest tablet.

Unbelievably thin and light; Gorgeous screen; In-picture measurement tools

Uneven bezels make landscape typing awkward; No Office support

The Venue 8 7840 is a killer tablet, with a great screen and stunning build quality. It's let down a little by awkward bezels and a lack of Microsoft Office, but other than that, it's a knockout.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Patrick Austin (

Dell Venue 8


Dell's Venue 8 would be an adequate entry-level Android tablet a few months ago, but it's completely outmatched by the competition.

Tablets, for the most part, are not really meant for photography and usually take middling photos. The Venue 8′s 5-megapixel camera is no different. Most photos were noisy, indoors and out. The 2-megapixel front-facing camera is worse than your average...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes


Battery Capacity:4100 / 4550 / 4830 / 5900
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 15.1 / 15.5 / 15.51 / 17.29 / 18
Battery life (max):7.9 / 9.5 / 9.8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1 / 2


Auto Focus: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 6 / 8
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p


Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Red / Red
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form factor:Clamshell / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Aluminium,Black / Black / Black,Red / Red


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:20.3 / 21.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS / OLED
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Pixel density:320
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600 / 800


3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Docking connector: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-i, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-i, VT-x / VT-x
Miracast: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Processor Socket:BGA1380 / FC-MB4760
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Headphones included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Stylus pen:Y


Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10


Conflict Free processor:Y
FSB Parity:N
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Processor ARK ID:70100 / 70102 / 78416 / 81195
Processor boost frequency:1.83 / 2 / 2.133 / 2.33
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR146 / SR1S0
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.133 / 2.33
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Model:Z2580 / Z3480 / Z3580 / Z3740D
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size:12 X 12 / 14 / 14 x 14 / 17
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2.2
Stepping:B1 / B3
Supported instruction sets:AES,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:N / Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:N
Intel Flex Memory Access:N
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel RealSense Snapshot: Yes
Intel RealSense Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology:Y
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y


Bundled software:--
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android / Windows 8.1
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean / 4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 8.1
Platform:Android / Windows


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Included memory card size:32
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.6 / 6 / 8.95 / 9 / 9.5 / 9.8
Height :12.4 / 21.2 / 21.6 / 8.95 / 9
Weight:292 / 305 / 338 / 350 / 395
Width:12.4 / 13 / 21.6