Dell Streak (Android 2.2) review

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

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Dell Streak review: Battery

Swing by any forum for pretty much any Android device and we'd be amazed if there isn't a lengthy thread discussing the battery life of said device.

Something else you'll notice on these forum threads is that people with the exact same devices will have very different battery life experiences, be that because of different usage or different apps running that might drain more power than others.

Dell streak review battery

Dell has done a good job with it, though. The Streak easily lasts us a full day with 40 per cent battery left. This includes an hour of music playing and an hour or two of screen-on time, plus half the day spent on a decent Wi-Fi connection, the other half on a 3G data connection.

Dell streak review

There are many devices we've seen that would be struggling near the end of the evening (such as the HTC Desire), but not the Dell Streak.


The Dell Streak comes with QuickOffice already installed. In theory, with QuickOffice you can view documents on your phone. In reality, we struggled to do this on many occasions.

Dell streak review quickoffice

In QuickOffice you get the option to log in to your Google Documents account, Dropbox account or many others. We had no problems here, but over half the files (Word and Excel files) on Dropbox wouldn't open on QuickOffice. Opening Google Docs was fine, but how much use is this really if you can't edit them?

Of course, you can organise most of your life through the many great apps and mobile sites Google has to offer, such as the calendar and contacts, which will sync with your Google account, so you can look things up or add things through any computer browser.

Dell streak review calendar


Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
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
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 Address
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