• Dell Venue
72
Based on 14 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Gorgeous looking handset, Mesmerizing AMOLED display, Reasonably priced at $99.99
  • Attractive design; Solid build; Good camera; Powerful loudspeaker; Convenient Silent mode switch.
  • Touchscreen, HD video playback, web surfing.

Cons:

  • Stutters with Flash content, Shoots ugly looking 720p videos, LED flash is nearly worthless.
  • Last generation hardware and software; Power button inconveniently placed; No DivX/Xvid playback; No HDMI-out; No video call camera; Dell Stage is sluggish; Low volume in headphones; Camera lens gets easily covered.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Wired on 60

The Android-based Dell Venue, like the Windows-based Venue Pro we reviewed previously, is neither svelte nor lightweight. But does pack a punch. It lacks the physical keyboard found in its Windows cousin, but beneath the glass lurks an Android soul...

By CellPhoneQuick on -

This phone is not the strongest device on the market in any one category, but together all of its features DO make it a solid choice for those looking for a device that can run on any network they choose. Dell is a brand you can trust to bring you a...

By VR-Zone on 80

If Dell is banking on the saying that late products are eventually good, and that it is better to be late than to deliver a rushed, half-baked product, the Venue will probably be the best example of how untrue such a logic can be, especially where...

By Phone Arena on 75

Honestly, one of the best things about the Dell Venue is the fact that it’s one of those handsets you don’t quite expect to see in the wild – thus, it’s able to stand out more amongst the usual pack of smartphones out there....

By HardwareZone.com on -

At the end of the day, what's in for those looking for a Dell Venue? Outwardly, the Venue is a charmer no less, with a solid Gorilla Glass touch display framed by chrome edges but it falls short primarily in two areas: user experience and multimedia...

By TechTree on 70

The battery life is on par with most Android phones. Which means it sucks.The Venue has a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery, whose life is mediocre and on par with other Android phones. With all the Google services active in the background, while making regular...

By Android Central on -

I'm nervous for Dell. I sympathize for them like I did for myself in high school when nobody would sit with me at lunch (wah wahhh). It must be hard for a company to try to enter a field that's already dominated by heavyweights that keep...

By ZOMGitsCj on -

Dell’s delivered a very solid phone with the Venue, with a nicely designed form factor, and a good overall package. At it’s price its a comparatively good deal, but admittedly it’s yet to get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.Apart...

By CIOL on -

Dell Venue is just the second phone from Dell after the popular Dell Streak, yet it is no sequel to the latter. However, it presents a good alternative to HTC Desire HD, which is 2-3k lesser than Venue. Dell Venue rides on Android 2.2 OS with 512 MB...

By BrightHub on 60

The Dell Venue is a decent phone and is ranked in at a solid 'Average' rating. If the Dell Venue had debuted earlier in the U.S. market, it may have been considered a game changer due to the design and specifications. However, in the current...

By Android Police on -

I like to think of the Dell Venue as a preview of things to come from the company that has really been the Ford of consumer and business computing products. Sure, it's no Ferrari, but it's not like you're buying something that was slapped...

By ThinkDigit on 60

Almost there, but...While the Dell Venue is a real improvement over the entire package offered by the Streak, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done before Dell has the most competent phone to rival the likes of HTC and Motorola. The...

By HotHardware on -

The smartphone market is as crowded as it has ever been, and it's becoming increasingly more so by the week. Dell wasn't even in this market a few years ago, and now, they're making a major play to take on folks like LG, Samsung, HTC and...

By PC Mag on 60

The Dell Venue is a powerful Android phone with a smooth UI, but there's little to distinguish it from the competition. Buy it...

By cnet on 77

The Dell Venue is a good option for those looking for an unlocked Android phone, but it falls a bit short of the...

By Tech2 on 80

Connectivity3G, Wi-Fi and EDGE/GPRS are the modes of internet connectivity available with the Venue. With Wi-Fi and 3Gm thanks largely to Froyo, the Venue can also be turned into a portable hot spot and can also be tethered via USB to your laptop or...

By PCWorld India on 74

The Dell Venue is a Froyo powered Android smartphone with a large AMOLED display and an 8MP camera that can record 720p videos....

By Pocketnow on 70

We have to look at the Dell Venue comparatively. If you're considering this device, you're probably also considering other unlocked phones, probably ones that will work with T-Mobile if you're in the US. One of our favorite phones, the Nexus...

By Engadget on 80

All in all, Dell's delivered a solid phone that comes in nice package, as well as a form factor that's no doubt more tolerable for the average joe. For what it's worth, the Venue is certainly a very attractive deal (in Hong Kong, at least),...

By MobilesRoom on 83

Dell Venue ReviewWith a slew of first-class products, Dell has made a name for itself in the technology sector. The Dell Venue Pro is a testament of another of this US maker’s honest attempts at making a foray into the smartphone market. So has it...