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. In the time since then, Dell has launched an updated model in India. These were first shown off at Computex 2014, and are currently available in our market.
The refreshed Dell Venue 7 (2014) comes in a Wi-Fi-only version and a LTE- and voice-enabled version. Unfortunately with the latter, the LTE capability doesn't work on Indian bands, but voice calling is supported for those who want it. Thankfully performance is significantly improved compared to last year's model, and battery life is quite good too. The tablet has a sturdy rubber body and feels a lot better than similarly priced devices from smaller brands. On the other hand, the camera is quite mediocre.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Dell Venue 7 Tablet (16GB, 7 Inches, WI-FI, Black)||₹ 9,750|
Dell Venue 7 (2014) 3G price in India starts from ₹ 9,750. The lowest price of Dell Venue 7 (2014) 3G is ₹ 9,750 at Tata Cliq.
|Alternate names||Venue 7 3740|
|Model||Venue 7 (2014) 3G|
|Release date||October 2014|
|Dimensions (mm)||193.00 x 118.00 x 8.95|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4550|
|Screen size (inches)||7.00|
|Processor make||Intel Atom Z3460 Merrifield|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||64|
|Operating system||Android 4.4|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|