Excerpt: 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 (version 2.2) wrapped in Dell’s Stage software for managing apps and media. The Venue was released earlier this year as an unlocked device, priced at $500.
Summary: For a price of just under Rs 30k, the Dell Venue offers a combination of good looks with disappointingly sluggish performance. The Venue oozes class with its looks and superb finish. However, despite being powered by a 1 GHz processor, the Venue doesnï¿½t feel that powerful. If you want a touchscreen phone with a 4-inch or bigger screen, there are slightly less expensive (and better performing!) alternatives available.
Pros: Great build quality and finish, Big 4.1-inch display makes on screen keyboard very comfortable to use, Good battery life
Cons: Interface feels jerky, even with minimum app load, Higher screen resolution wouldï¿½ve made the display more impressive, Camera lag is extremely annoying