Dell announced the refreshed variants of Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets in June, while their original models were announced last year. This week, the slates made their way into the Indian market starting from a pricing of Rs 11,999. We have come up with a detailed comparison between the two Dell Venue 7 tablets to know how they are different from each other.
Display and Processor
Both the variants of Venue 7 tablet are similar in terms of display as they are given 7 inch IPS LCD screens that carry a resolution of 1280×800 pixels translating to pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. This display is decent for the pricing of the tablets as it should suffice for the basic usages such as browsing the net, playing games, watching movies and others.
When it comes to raw hardware, the previous generation Dell Venue 7 is powered with a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor that is paired with 2 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the new model comes with a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z3460 processor that is teamed up with 1 GB of RAM. While the former is based on the 32 nms process, the Z3460 uses the latest 22 nms processor that is more powerful and it becomes a power efficient dual-core chipset designed for the Android devices.
Camera and Internal Storage
In terms of imaging, the yesteryear model comes with a 3 MP primary camera and a VGA front facing selfie camera. In comparison, the newer Venue 7 features an improved imaging department with a 5 MP rear camera and a 1 MP front facer for video conferencing respectively.
On the storage front, both the tablets pack 16 GB of internal storage capacities. The difference is that the old Venue 7 features expandable storage support up to 32 GB, whereas the latest slate comes with 64 GB additional storage support.
Battery and Features
There is a 4,100 battery in the 2013 model of Venue 7, whereas the new Venue 7 comes with an enhanced 4,550 mAh battery that will definitely render longer hours of backup to the slate with a power efficient processor.
Both the tablets come with connectivity features such as optional 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. In terms of software, the previous generation model runs the dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform, while the latest one makes use of Android 4.4 KitKat with richer resources.
|Model||Dell Venue 7||New Dell Venue 7|
|Display||7 inch, 1280×800||7 inch, 1280×800|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560||1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z3460|
|RAM||2 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB||16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||3 MP/ VGA||5 MP/ 1 MP|
|Battery||4,100 mAh||4,550 mAh|
|Price||Rs 10,999||Rs 11,999/ Rs 14,999|
The specifications of the Dell Venue 7 tablets are pretty impressive and there are notable changes in the newer generation slate. While the inclusion of a power efficient chipset is a welcome feature, the vendor has downgraded the RAM capacity to 1 GB, but we hope it does not affect the multi-tasking capability. However, the new Venue 7 is a better one as it comes with an enhanced processor, better imaging aspects and an improved battery.