Dell Streak 7 Review

Category: Tablets - Date: October 25, 2012

The 7-inch Dell Streak 7 tablet was first released last March 2011 for $380. Today, you can get the tablet for a much cheaper price, typically starting as low as $140. As we approach another holiday season you may be thinking of treating yourself to your first tablet. The Dell Streak 7 is a good introductory tablet because you’re not shelling out over $500 like you would for an iPad. But is the Streak 7 right for you? Let’s see if the tablet could still be a worthy choice for those who are currently looking for a reliable mobile device.


The Dell Streak 7 flaunts a 7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a full screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It may not be as powerful as it was back then but you can still rely on its 1GHz dual core Cortex A9 Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with ULP GeForce. Moreover, the tablet’s CPU is powerful enough to run a couple of widgets, games and apps. Just don’t overload your slate with lots of useless apps. You are also free to store your files on the tablet’s 16GB of internal storage.


Given the fact that Google has already released its latest version of Android which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Android 2.2 Froyo OS inside the Dell Streak 7 may appear a bit outdated. Even so, you can update the slate’s firmware to Android 3.2 Honeycomb but that’s the most that you can get from this tablet.


Like most modern tablets, the Dell Streak 7 comes with a camera. There is a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls through Skype. The rear camera has a better quality camera for capturing life’s moments. There is a 5 megapixel resolution camera with auto focus and flash.


During heavy use, the 2780 mAh Li-ion standard battery that powers the Dell Streak 7 can last for four hours. That’s when you get to surf the net via 3G or Wi-Fi. Of course, the battery of the tablet will last longer if you don’t often use the features that could easily deplete its power.


As stated above, the Dell Streak 7 tablet is a portable Android device with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. It’s not the thinnest of all tablets but it won’t go any thicker than 12.4mm. It weighs around 453 grams.


Considering that the price of the tablet has already went down from $380 to $140, it could be suitable for those who are looking for a budget-friendly tablet that they can use for personal, business or entertainment purposes. The tablet is reliable enough to handle a range of light tasks such as browsing the web, viewing videos on YouTube or editing documents via QuickOffice.

Take a look at some the front and rear view of the Dell Streak 7

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