Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Review

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Performance Benchmarking

In addition to using the Venue Pro in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the handset compares to other smartphones. WP Bench is a performance-oriented benchmarking application within the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. To date, it's one of the only effective ways to test the small-but-growing stable of WP7 handsets. We've compared CPU, Data and GPU benchmarks below with the Samsung Focus and HTC Arrive.

CPU testing within WP Bench
WP7 CPU testing

Graphics testing within WP Bench
WP7 graphics testing

Memory / Data testing within WP Bench
WP7 data / storage testing


Overall, the Venue Pro ranks fairly well compared to the Focus and Arrive, falling only a bit behind in some tests. The upside is that the Venue Pro comes out slightly on top in a few. The real takeaway here is that none of the first-wave WP7 devices are drastically different than any of the others, particularly from a performance standpoint.  This is primarily because so many WP7-based smartphones on the market currently employ the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon platform.

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