Dell Streak (Android 2.2) review

Dell's five-inch Android offering now comes with Froyo

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Dell Streak review: Internet

Surfing the web is of the strengths of the Dell Streak. The huge screen lends itself to browsing, with no need to keep zooming in and out to see what's on the current page.

Dell streak review android broswer

The browser used is the standard Android browser, which is simple but effective. We found it easily whisked us in and out of pages on a decent connection, including sites with Flash content (thanks to Froyo), provided you have the Flash plugin installed for free from the Market.

Dell streak review android broswer

Not only is the screen large, but text shows crystal clear and images look vibrant. Should you want to zoom in on a certain area, simply double tap and text gets rearranged to fit into your new screen view. Double tap the screen again to come back to full page view.

The standard browser doesn't technically have tabbed browsing, but it does allow you to open multiple windows. A few presses allows you to switch back and forth between pages.

Dell streak review tabbed browsing

Apple will tell you that Flash slows down your browser, but Android has the answer to this and its called 'available on demand'. Select this in browser settings and instead of loading Flash content as a page loads, it renders the page but leaves empty boxes where the Flash parts would be. A simple tap and the content is loaded for you. It's really quite an impressive system.

Dell streak review flash on demand

BBC's iPlayer ran very nicely in the browser, and looked and sounded fantastic on the Streak too with little slowdown, although it wasn't perfect all the time.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSPA+
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Brand NameDell
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size17.8 cm (7")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Weight (Approximate)454 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height120 mm
Width200 mm
Depth12 mm
Screen ModeWVGA
ManufacturerDell, Inc
Product ModelStreak 7
Product NameStreak 7 Tablet Computer
Aspect Ratio15:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSTR7-8142
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.dell.co.uk
Marketing Information

Introducing Dell Streak 7. Share photos, videos and movies together. It's small enough to carry around, big enough to gather around.

The web with the works

With so much to see and do on the Internet, you don't want to miss a minute of it. Powerful, pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.1 makes sure that your favorite sites load and look their very best. Browse, game, surf, email, download, post, and share the content you love, the way you want, with the quality you deserve.

It's show time

Always be ready for instant entertainment on the go. Stage gives you fast access to your favorite clips and lets you catch an internet TV show or two with the touch of a button2. And since the Streak 7 is small enough to carry around, video is as portable as it is accessible.

Maximum Memory32 GB
Package Contents
  • Streak 7 Tablet Computer
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter