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Dell Streak (Android 2.2) review

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

Dell Streak review: Camera

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You can adjust white balance to counter the orange effect of flourescent light, for example. You can set the flash to auto, off or always on.

In the app's settings you can also change the brightness, contrast, scene mode (such as portrait, sports, scenery and so on) as well as reducing the MP count to something smaller, making files easier to upload.

The Dell Streak has a slight edge on most other devices in the camera department because it has a dedicated camera button, which seems to be a rarity these days.

The only problem is that it's rather flush to the camera casing, and we found it hard to press it through its two-stage focus and shutter release without wobbling the phone a little. You can use the on-screen shutter button to avoid this, if you suffer a similar problem.

Dell streak review

The camera itself is a 5MP sensor capable of 720p HD video. While this is quite impressive, we wouldn't suggest the quality of the video was comparable to even a cheap camcorder of a similar resolution.

Close-up shots seemed to confuse the Streak a little. With something like the Desire HD, the camera app did a great job of adjusting the flash level to give a properly exposed photo. The Streak didn't seem to be able to do this, overexposing the close-up. We turned off the flash and it then did a reasonable job of the picture.

Dell streak review

As well as the 5MP camera on the back, the Streak has a handy front-facing VGA camera. While we've not really had any need for a front-facing camera yet, there's no doubt that when the apps start appearing that make use of them, they'll become a must-have on new phones.

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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