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DELL Venue 8 3840 Z3480 16GB 8" Tablet

hardwaremx.com Gold Award computershopper.com Good For Families hothardware.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
Z3480 Android 16GB 8" Apr 2015
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Seven Industry Awards

The writers at Expert Reviews and Gagadget.com both recommend this tablet computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both decided that this tablet was excellent and gave it their highest award. Hothardware.com and Laptopmag.com both gave this tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this tablet computer. The expert at Hardwaremx.com gave this Z3480 processor tablet a "Gold Award" and concluded it was exceptional and the expert at Ua.gecid.com gave it a "Value for Money" award and thought it was great for its price.

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this tablet was good. Computershopper.com gave this DELL tablet computer a "Good For Families" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this tablet is 74%.

Robust

Several customers who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 3840 reckoned that it was well made. Androidheadlines.com wrote in their DELL Venue 8 3840 review “Solid gaming and content streaming performance”. Androidheadlines.com also wrote “Solid buildquality”. Expert website 91mobiles.com wrote two years ago “The Dell Venue 8 is an affordable Android tablet that offers solid build and performance."Dell hasn't had the most successful time with smartphones” in their review.

Several customers said in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 3840 was strong and durable. Expert review site Hothardware.com mentioned two years ago “The extra heft makes it more durable perhaps, for kids”. Androidheadlines.com said this month “Durable, kidfriendly exterior” in their review of this tablet.

One DELL Venue 8 3840 reviewer said in their reviews that it was reliable. Androidheadlines.com said in their review in December “Dependable performance”.

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Nice Design

Several DELL Venue 8 3840 owners thought it was a good design. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this tablet two years ago “Improved performance, all in a sturdy design” and rated the DELL Venue 8 3840 80 out of 100. Laptopmag.com also wrote “The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179”. Androidheadlines.com wrote in December “Comfortable softtouch design”.

A number of customers thought it was smooth. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Packing a pure Android OS and smooth performa”.

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Easy to Use

A few DELL Venue 8 3840 reviewers who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 3840 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Androidheadlines.com said “Comfortable to hold and use”. Androidheadlines.com also said “Comfortable to read and watch videos on”. Androidheadlines.com also wrote “Its soft, grippy back makes it comfortable to hold”.

One customer considered that the product had a good experience. Three years ago expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “With its soft-touch back, sharp 1280 x 800-pixel display and clean Android experience”. One DELL Venue 8 3840 reviewer who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 3840 reckoned that it was easy to use. In December Androidheadlines.com said “Handy PocketCloud remoteaccess app”.

One person who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 3840 concluded that it had a good interface. Techmagnifier.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “Available with clean Android interface, sharp display”.

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Good Size

Five customers who purchased this tablet agreed that it was compact. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote in their DELL Venue 8 3840 review “Budget-friendly, compact Android tablets certainly haven’t been in short supply over the last year or so”. Computershopper.com also wrote “This entry-level compact Android tablet performs”. Expert review site Alphr.com said “In the cutthroat world of budget compact tablets, manufacturers are jostling to dish out ever-more capable tablets at rock-bottom prices”.

Two people reckoned that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “It's actually just as slim, at 9mm, as the Nexus 7” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Androidheadlines.com mentioned a few weeks ago “Wellbuilt, yet slim” in their review of this tablet.

One person said that it was good structurally. This year Androidheadlines.com wrote “Good looks and construction”. One DELL Venue 8 3840 owner considered that the product was lightweight. Androidheadlines.com mentioned a few weeks ago “Comfortable and lightweight design” in their review.

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Good Value for Money

Ua.gecid.com highlighted in their review that this Z3480 processor tablet was good value for money.

Good Battery Life

Three people agreed that the DELL Venue 8 3840 had a good battery life. Two years ago expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “Dell has refreshed its Venue tablet series, bringing better performance, battery life and audio quality to its 8-inch Android slate” in their review. Androidheadlines.com mentioned a few weeks ago “Good battery life”.

Good Sound Quality

A few customers concluded that it had good sound quality. In December this year Androidheadlines.com wrote in their review of the DELL Venue 8 3840 “Audio is decent.”. Androidheadlines.com also wrote “Decent speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased this tablet thought it was quiet. Expert website Hothardware.com said in their review “It's quieter, more nimble”.

Good for Games

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good playing games on.

Good Connectivity

One DELL Venue 8 3840 owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it had gps. Expert review site Fonearena.com said in their DELL Venue 8 3840 review “This has GPS that is commonly not seen on WiFi-only tablets” .

Good Picture Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Androidheadlines.com wrote “Displays natural colors, microUSB expandable memory jack” in their DELL Venue 8 3840 review.

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL tablet computers and also specifically for DELL Z3480 processor tablets and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

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Fairly High Pixel Density

The average pixel density of similar spec tablets that were launched more than a year ago is 260ppi, and the pixel densities range from 150ppi to 360ppi. The DELL Venue 8 3840 has one of the higher pixel densities (320 pixels per inch) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Venue 8 3840

Released Over a Year Ago

This Z3480 processor tablet was released over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the DELL Venue 8 3840 has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Venue 8 3840.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Venue 8 ($179.95).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Venue 8 3840 has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Z3480 processor tablets that have been available for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including the DELL Venue 8 ($179.95) which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

The Venue 8 3840 has a fairly typical screen size (8 inches) compared to most of the other Z3480 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Venue 8 3840.

We compared all the other 8" tablets to this tablet computer and we think the DELL Venue 8 ($179.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Venue 8 3840 is two. That's average compared to the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Venue 8 3840 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

There are a number of alternative 2 processor core tablets currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Venue 8 ($179.95).

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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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7 Awards

ua.gecid.com Value for Money hardwaremx.com Gold Award computershopper.com Good For Families hothardware.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice gagadget.com Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

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28 January 2016

This is the first Dell, Android device we've used since the Dell Streak way back in the day. The Dell Streak was the phablet before phablets were cool. Although now the Dell Streak 5 seems kind of... Read more…

Inexpensive
Full HD display
Runs stock Android
Highdef touch screen
Good performance
Excessive bloatware
Slow performance at times
Limited memory, Android had fewer tablet apps that Apple
Performance can suffer with lots of multitasking
Battery life is a bit short
18 March 2015

Phablets have taken a bit of shine out of the pint sized tablets (read: 7-inchers) but that doesn't mean no takers for tablets. The 8-inch display suddenly seem to be the right size for a tablet,... Read more…

24 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.For sometime now, tablets have been bridging the gap between laptops and smartphones. There has... Read more…

21 November 2014

While it won't win any speed awards, the Dell Venue 8's full HD display and low price make it a good value for multimedia tablets...

1 November 2014

If you are looking for a low-cost tablet with good performance and a great, high-definition display, the 8-inch Dell Venue 8 hits all the checkboxes. There's plenty of pop here for typical tablet...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Akuma
Akuma would recommend the Dell Venue 8 (Verified Purchase)

Everything opens up very fast and the screen is exceptional. Way better than the screen on my iPad. I am a visual person and seeing photos and images so vivid and clear on the tablet screen is why... Read more…

The Dell Venue 8 is a decent, budget Android tablet. It has a nice 8" IPS display, albeit not full HD 1280 800), but the colors appear accurate and bright. 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom 86 CPU offers r
Light, thin, fast, bright
Good screen, excellent build quality, no bloatware, cheap memory upgrade
Fast and reliable tablet
This is my first tablet and so far I'm very impressed. Web browsing and all the apps I've tried so far (Kindle, Netflix, Steam) have been smooth as silk. The light weight and rubber padding on the bac
Mediocre battery life
Not full HD (the resolution isn't terrible, but I'd prefer a higher pixel density, 1920 1200 would have been nice
Not as smooth as an ARM based CPU like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Pro (code translation from ARM to 86
Compatibility issues with some apps that used native code instead of the standard SDK
Cameras are mediocre

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