Dell Venue Pro / Lightning

  • Dell Venue Pro / Lightning
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Based on 33 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Stylish; Impressive screen.
  • Great Looking Display, QWERTY Keyboard, UI Looks Good & is Easy to Use, IE Mobile Browser Works, Good Battery Life
  • Snazzy looks, great Windows Phone 7 OS with latest software...

Cons:

  • Heavy; Low quality camera; Multiple interface issues.
  • Bulky & Heavy, UI Feels Oversimplified at Times, Weak Camera Flash, Outdoor Images have Contrast Issues, Inconsistent Call Quality

Expert reviews and ratings

By CoolSmartphone on

The price of Windows Phone devices has recently been dropping, firstly the HTC HD7, then the LG Optimus 7 and then the other week the Dell Venue Pro. I decided to get a Dell Venue Pro and here is a quick review of the device. Hardware The Dell Venue...

By TechTree on 40

Expert Review MRP: Rs 35,000Street Price: What's peculiar about technology is the ever-accelerating speed at which it seems to evolve. Pretty soon we'll have intergalactic space travel, teleporting sammiches, and releases every other day....

By PCWorld India on 76

The Dell Venue Pro is a high-end smartphone that uses Windows Phone 7.5 OS and offers a touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard....

By ZOMGitsCj on 60

The Dell Venue Pro has to be one of the best designed smartphones from the company, with a very polished looking industrial design. That being said, overall it turned out to be a pretty mediocre phone, thanks to the low camera quality, and average...

By BrightHub on 100

There aren't a lot of reviews that would rank a smartphone as 'Excellent' but the Dell Venue Pro has all the right parts to push it to that level. The phone, when seen in person is just absolutely beautiful. The 4.1 inch screen is one of the...

By HotHardware on

We feel like we end up repeating ourselves somewhere here, but the smartphone market is blossoming in a major way. Every other week or so, we're seeing yet another flagship phone ship from the major players, and while Dell wasn't even a part of...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

The Dell Venue Pro is a pretty good Windows Phone handset. It’s fast, easy to use and the slide-out keyboard is responsive too. However, we can’t help feeling that it’s just a bit too large to be truly comfortable to use, and the...

By IT Reviews on 60

Windows Phone 7 changes a little from handset to handset, remaining predictable and unskinnable. We aren't sure it's the best fit for consumers. The Dell Venue Pro itself is chunky, but the large screen and mini-keyboard are definite plus...

By ZDNet UK on 80

Dell's Venue Pro is a (somewhat late-to-market) first-generation Windows Phone 7 device whose standout features are a large screen and a slide-out keyboard. Some business users, especially in hard-line Windows environments, may find this an...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

I've said it at the start, and I'll say it again. The Dell Venue Pro is a very large and a very heavy device. This phone will definitely not appeal to everyone, but if it does, the Venue Pro is brilliant. The keyboard is excellent, the build...

By CNET UK on 70

Robust build quality and a unique portrait-sliding keyboard give the Dell Venue Pro an edge over its samey Windows Phone competitors, but its pocket-punishing size could prove problematic for some...

By Recombu on 70

Windows Phone 7 handsets have proved to carry a reliable set of features, a bright, clear capacitive touchscreen, at least a five-megapixel camera with flash and dedicated button, and enough processing power to keep your internet browsing smooth.The...

By Tech2 on 60

At a market price of Rs. 34,900, this may not be the most ideal phone to purchase. With the size and weight of the Dell Venue Pro being a major issue there is also no proper weight distribution when the keyboard slides out. The Pro has some great...

By IT PRO on 83

Although a little chunky, the Dell Venue Pro is solidly made and exceedingly stylish. As such, it makes for an extremely tempting Windows Phone 7 smartphone.The physical keyboard should appeal to anyone tuned off by the virtual offerings used...

By 3G UK on 80

We can’t deny the Dell Venue Pro is a weighty phone. The reason for its bulk is a QWERTY keyboard that works well enough, but which you don’t really need. However, Windows Phone 7 is becoming a main player in the mobile market, due in no...

By Mobile Choice on 80

The Dell Venue Pro is a slick, stylish handset with a great operating system but if you’re after a compact handset, look elsewhere...

By T3 Magazine on 60

We loved the latest incarnation of Windows Phone 7 when it was introduced in October last year on a selection of handsets. With the Venue Pro Dell has created one of the most interesting phones, combining a touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard....

By PCQuest on

Undoubtedly, Dell Venue Pro is one of the best phones in the first batch of Windows Phone 7. It's portrait slide-out QWERTY hardware keyboard, 4.1? AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla glass and 16GB storage sets it apart. Earlier called Dell...

By AnandTech on

When we first looked at the retail Windows Phone 7 devices back in September of last year, we had one general takeaway - the hardware, regardless of manufacturer, was fairly conservative. Samsung’s popular Focus is basically just a respecced...

By RegHardware on 80


Big, heavy and impressive, the Dell Venue Pro is a serious phone for serious people. The screen and keyboard are both fine examples of the breed, the build quality excellent and the specification up with the best of the WP7 brigade. If the...