Conclusion: The Dell Streak is great for web browsing, watching videos and social networking but its size means that it won’t necessarily fit into a pocket and will prove a bit of a handful for some. This is accentuated by the homescreen view being locked to landscape forcing to you hold it in two hands. Those looking for something truly portable may want to consider a smaller-screened smartphone instead.
Conclusion: If you love Android and you're a fan of the bigger form factor then the Dell Streak could be the handset to make you cast aside your hesitations. An interesting device for trailblazers and phone geeks.
Pros: At five inches across, the Dell Streak is certainly the biggest touchscreen phone we've seen and Dell has emphasised the fact by locking it down into landscape mode use. But for all that, it's impressively thin. At just under 10mm, the Streak is barely thicker than the new iPhone 4, and will still comfortably slip into your pocket, despite its width. The 1GHz Snapdragon processor is as zippy as you'd expect on top-end Android handsets. And the WVGA screen is responsiv...
Cons: It's heavy – at 219g, the Dell Streak is hefty for a smartphone (an iPhone 3GS weighs just 135g). The five-megapixel camera takes average stills, and has a slightly laggy shutter and the onscreen keyboard is simply not good enough for such a large, otherwise responsive screen. The Dell Streak also only runs the older Android 1.6, albeit a nicely skinned version, so no delicious FroYo Flash support or multiple Google accounts. And because it’s skinned, don’t expect imm...
Conclusion: It's hard not to love the Dell Streak unless you prefer smaller, voice-centric smartphones. It's not only a voice phone but a tablet with a 5" display that makes for a better Internet and multimedia experience than 4" and even 4.3" Android smartphones . Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's pocketable, you can hold it to your head and make calls and you can use it as a phone (US Galaxy Tabs don't do cellular calls).
Pros: Elegant hardware, pocketable, good price with contract.
Cons: The AT&T version is still on Android 1.6 (soon to be updated to Froyo). The Unlocked version is available with Android 2.2 Froyo.
Summary: Given its size, the
certainly isn't for everyone, but I think there's a group of people it is right for.
If you're a hard-core smartphone user who frequently finds yourself frustrated by trying to accomplish too much on too small a screen, you should seriously consider this device.
On the other side of the coin, if you are thinking about getting a tablet computer, but you want something that will fit in your pocket, you might also think about the Streak.
Excerpt: The Dell Streak is very unusual in the sense that it has all the features of a tablet, but is similar in size to a smartphone. It has a five inch display and a 800 x 480 screen resolution. The screen is bigger than the iPhone 4 and bigger than the Android phones, HTC Evo 4G and Motorola Droid X.