Dell Streak 7 Reviewed: Problems, Problems and More Problems

Posted on 01. Feb, 2011 by in Tablets

Dell Streak 7 ReviewThe Dell Streak 7 for T-Mobile just get a semi-official price tag the other day of $199.99 on contract but at the time it was hard to judge whether that was a great deal or a crappy one. Now comes today and a couple of blogs, Engadget and Gizmodo have gotten their hands on some review units before the Streak 7 is launched tomorrow.

To boil down each of their feelings about their time with the Dell Streak 7 to just two words, Very Awful. Both blogs cited the main problems with the Streak 7 being the screen quality, screen resolution, poor battery life (even with a down-clocked Tegra 2), lack of video output and lack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Now one of the more important things about a tablet is the screen if that’s of low quality –leave alone resolution– then you the end user will really have a bad time with it, the Dell Streak 7′s 7-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display exhibited very poor viewing angles as shown by Engadget (they demo the quality on video).

However it all really boils down to no Android 3.0 being used and the only sign of hope of it coming is Dell’s word –which should really be taken lightly it took a very long time for them to make Android 2.2 available on the original 5-inch Streak–. If you were dead set on a 7-inch tablet the Samsung Galaxy Tab –though it isn’t exactly on the path to Android 3.0 either– is a better go. [Engadget] [Gizmodo]

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10 Responses to “Dell Streak 7 Reviewed: Problems, Problems and More Problems”

  1. Mike

    02. Feb, 2011

    That’s Dell for you… All pants, no trousers…

    Some suckers will buy these, like they did with the Streak 5, and by the time they realise Dell don’t give a crap about supporting or developing their mobile devices it’ll be too late…

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  2. BEVERLY

    25. Feb, 2011

    I JUST BOUGHT THE DELL STREAK 7 2 DAYS AGO AND I WAS JUST GETTING TO KNOW HOW IT WORKED AND THE TABLET JUST TURNED OFF BY ITSELF (IT HAD A FULL BATTERY) I TRY TO TURN IT ON AGAIN BUT ITS JUST PLAIN DEAD AND I WONT EVEN CHARGE….. IM TAKING IT BACK TO TMOBILE TO SEE IF I CAN GET A REPLACEMENT….. IF I GET A REPLACEMENT AND IT DOES THE SAME THING IM SO GETTING RID OF IT!! HOW SAD THAT COMPANIES SO GREAT LIKE DELL SELL WORTHLESS ELECTRONICS TO ITS CUSTOMERS, IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT AT LEAST WORKS FOR THE FIRST YEAR!!

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    • matt

      04. Feb, 2012

      ive just got a dell streak 7 and the same thing has happened to me spewing I thort dell was a good choice.

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  6. Liz

    05. Aug, 2011

    My Dell streak 7 went out on me in one and a half months! S********!

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  7. oedmonston

    10. Dec, 2011

    Dell streak 7 can’t get pics to transfer to sd card called dell
    no help

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  8. Charles

    02. Jun, 2012

    OK–I hate to get on the bandwagon: but my new (as of a few days ago) Streak 7 has had problems from the start–1. The apps for downloading movies both inform me that the tablet is identified as being ROOTED! (wth?–really? Out of the BOX?). 2. Yesterday while attempting to sideload some ebooks and audio files, the process halted and would not complete. 3.Today, the tablet went completely dead and the refuses to restart! Which is what brought me to this page, searching for a solution. I’ll look for resetting instructions, but have little hope of doing much more with this. Three Strikes.

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  9. Jordan

    28. Dec, 2012

    I loved the Dell Streak at first but now on my second one and having the same problem… the part where you connect the charger is not working the light that lights up it not lighting up to indicate its charging!

    Is anyone else having this problem? I can’t believe this has happened to both tablets!!!

    This will be the last time I ever buy any Dell product!

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