Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 8 Do Windows and Android

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Performance: Battery Life

Dell estimates battery life under normal use to be about 7.9 hours for the Venue 8 and 9.9 hours for the Venue 8 Pro. Having used both tablets for weeks that sounds about right. And as you’ll see, the Venue 8 Pro’s battery life rocked our Web browsing test.

The Dell Venue 8 landed a little behind most of the other Android tablets we’ve tested with AnTuTu’s battery test with about 6.73 hours of battery life. On the other hand, the Dell Venue 8 Pro knocked it out of the park in our Web browsing test, which refreshes a Web page regularly until the battery is exhausted. The Dell Venue 8 Pro lasted 14.1 hours, topping even the Microsoft Surface 2.

Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 8 Pro

As we mentioned earlier, the Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro have front and back cameras. We particularly liked the 5MP back cameras. In both cases, the camera software handles auto-focus during the shot and provides basic photo-editing tools afterwards. The shots here are unedited indoor and outdoor photos from the tablets. 

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