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.
The Dell Venue has an attractive, solid design with a large 4.1-inch touch screen. The Android 2.2 smartphone also features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor for smooth performance and comes with a number of extra apps.
Decent battery life, Camera quality was not bad at all.
Spruced Up UI, Browser Supports Flash.
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.
Heavy. Some reception issues. A little buggy.
The camera quality was subpar, Dell's Stage user interface could use some refinement and won't appeal to everyone, and the Venue doesn't support T-Mobile's HSPA+ network.
Can't charge a drained battery from wall socket, Backup utility not reliable.
By Wired on August 20, 2011
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...60
By CellPhoneQuick on July 26, 2011
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 July 13, 2011
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...80
By Phone Arena on June 30, 2011
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....75
By HardwareZone.com on June 16, 2011
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 June 14, 2011
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...70
By Android Central on June 14, 2011
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 June 13, 2011
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 June 06, 2011
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 May 27, 2011
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...60