Excerpt: The Dell Venue 7 Android tablet sounds like a good idea on paper, but a nice piece of hardware with a good price for a 7-inch Android tablet gets hampered by sluggish performance, even after a much-needed firmware update that improved things a little.
Summary: Light-shunning LTE slate. Dell launches a balanced, 7-inch tablet that is based on a current Atom processor from the Merrifield generation and Google's Android 4.4 KitKat, dubbed Venue 7 LTE, on the market. Its brightness and speakers are the biggest points of criticism.
Pros: High graphics power, Expandable storage, High-speed LTE, ac-WiFi, 20 GB Dropbox storage (one year), Long battery runtimes and a decent performance. Besides that, cutting-edge communication modules are installed.
Cons: Pressure sensitive display bezel, Few sensors, No App2SD support, Weak speakers, A slightly higher brightness and more homogeneous illumination would have certainly contributed to the otherwise great screen.
Summary: If you're looking for the longest battery life possible in this price range, the cheaper $129 ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 is your best bet. However, the Venue 7's clean Android build, clear display and comfy design make it a good contender.
Excerpt: Dell Venue 7 is a mid-end Android tablet with a 7-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, Intel Atom Z2560 chip clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 3.2-megapixel rear and VGA front cameras, and 16GB of expandable storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: We were fairly impressed with the Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 which we reviewed almost exactly a year ago. Dell has only just decided to get serious about the Android tablet world, and despite some flaws, the first two Venue models were pretty good for their asking prices.
Pros: Good, Great performance, Well built, Lightweight and portable
Cons: Bad, Indian LTE bands not supported, Voice calling is awkward
Summary: With the tablet space picking up its pace it was obvious that major PC brands like Dell and HP angle their focus towards the rise of smart devices. Dell launched its Venue 7 tablet in the country and it is highly expected that the company continues to offer its devices with same panache.