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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal, November 4, 2013
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This review is from: Dell Venue 7 16 GB Tablet (Android) (Personal Computers)
I just got this tablet so I can't speak to longevity, etc., but as for first impressions, this is a really great tablet for the price. What I like:
-Build quality seems excellent - really solid feel.
-Micro SD slot for expansion is great.
-Pretty much stock Android (I have used the Samsung version in the past, I found it almost unworkable).
-Lots of RAM and a fairly fast processor means apps run quickly

On the negative side, it has cameras, though they are pretty low quality - good enough for Skype, etc., but won't beat your phone for pictures.

Overall, I would recommend. I will update after a while if anything goes wrong.

EDIT 11/7/2013: Just thought I would give an update about the Micro SD card reader, as I was a bit confused about it. On the Dell site, it says it is SDXC compatible, supporting up to 128GB (when they are available), but in other spots it says "a micro SD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage", which would imply it is not SDXC compatible. Well, tonight I put in a 64GB SDXC card, formatted to FAT32, and all 64GB were available. Copied files from my desktop onto the card, and the Venue was able to read them no problem. So that is a very nice feature if you have a lot of movies, music, etc you want to lug around with this tablet.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2013 11:48:57 AM PST
kevin98 says:
i bought this to use as a mp3 player. will use my 64gb sdxc that i already have :). it's impossible to find high capacity mp3 players these days. this could go upto 128gb which is great.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 4:59:42 PM PST
ediboyzee says:
Could you give me an idea hows the video/picture quality of front and back camera? thanks

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 11:04:59 AM PST
Also you can store more info for your tablet wirelessly.
Got mine from http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151169687996&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 3:34:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2013 3:34:55 PM PST
Is there an option to format the SD card to a format other than FAT32? FAT32 has a 4GB limit and I'm wondering if this limit can be lifted? It would be nice to store movies without having to down-convert them to fit within 4GB.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 12:37:14 PM PST
some guy says:
You should be able to format as NTFS, and I believe Android will read it. Google ntfs format sd card, and you will get what you're looking for...

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 5:42:57 AM PST
TWo questions...does the camera at least FLASH indoors or in low light? 2)For music storage will this work with appl such as itunes..if not what app can manage music files ? It seems at up to 128GB I can store a lot of lusic where most units will only handle up to 32G micro inserts (Some up to 64 when working)

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 7:04:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2014 7:06:28 PM PST
Having done a bit of trial and error with formatting micro SD cards, I have trashed at least one 64GB card by formatting it to FAT32 and trying to use it that way. Samsung, (the maker of the trashed SD card), recommends leaving the file table as exFAT ("extended File Allocation Table" format), as the allocation tables are a hard set configureation, not soft set (as conventional hard disk drives are.) They can become unstable and will corrupt larger files stored on them, as happened with mine.

Repeat: DO NOT reformat a SDXC (64+GB "extended capacity") card to FAT32. Doing so will wind up irrecoverably ruining files stored on the card.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2014 9:17:54 AM PST
merlin says:
Did you ever get the fat32 limit worked out? I'm having the same problem on my Venue 8 android. Will not recognize exFat or NTFS.

Posted on May 14, 2014 3:30:31 PM PDT
Are you able to move downloaded apps to the external sd card?
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