Conclusion: Here, though, you also get a thin, attractive, and well-built tablet with good connectivity, plus solid performance when running a few apps at a time. It's a worthy pick in the $150 range, though the MeMO Pad competition from Asus is just as good.
Pros: Well-built, yet slim, Decent-looking screen, Above-average cameras, Handy PocketCloud remote-access app, Good battery life
Cons: Audio is serviceable, but lacks stereo separation, More third-party apps installed than we'd like, At times, screen showed slight lack of saturation
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.
Excerpt: Dell's refresh of its 7-inch Venue tablet makes it a tempting choice for budget-conscious shoppers. The device features an upgraded Intel Atom Z3460 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash memory for just $160.
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.
Conclusion: Still, as mentioned earlier, we like the Venue 7 especially for first-time tablet buyers who may not know how much, or if, they’ll use a slate. It also works as a second tablet for the family, or maybe for a small child. (Not too small, of course.
Pros: Well-built and attractive, Decent IPS display, speakers for price, Comfortable for one-handed use, Low bloatware load, Stylus support
Cons: Short battery life, Slightly pricey, given competition, Poor cameras, Stylus costs extra
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.