Expert Review of Dell Streak
Dell has always succeeded in manufacturing mesmerizing products to attract the users. It effectively manages to stand up to the expectations of the users. That is the reason why it has created a soft corner in our hearts. Cost effeciency and reliablility are the key factors for its success. The new Dell Streak is all ready to catch the looks of the public with its sexy outlook and tempting features. Dell Streak that is on the cloud nine for so many reasons, and it's honestly impossible to choose and tell best attributes out of all given, as nothing seems like Dell has made compromise with, it's a complete innovative piece of tablet phone that would stand tall against all the expectations that one would maximum expect with his/her dream phone . Let us consider some of the extravagant features that you too would surely feel the same as many of the gadget lovers are anticipating Dell Streak to be the most dashing, advanced and highly compatible phones ever projected by any of the brands, it comes embedded with the dazzling 5 inches multi touch capacitive WVGA display that would show you off everything in the top notch fashion highlighting the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels; a delightful experience of watching videos, browsing the web, scrolling the photo gallery or anything else that you have never felt before. It's going to be loaded with the android mobile Operating system coupled with the android's web kit in order to give you an ultimate experience of browsing, downloading, uploading and video streaming; therefore to make it really possible, Dell Streak has got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor and the HSPDA or so much popular 3G compatibility that is known for offering the swift interent services, moreover it is integrated with the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g that let you connect so quickly and enjoy browsing, and when we further go deep into the exciting features, the tablet Dell Streak is embraced with the 5 MP camera supporting autofocus and Dual LED flash features, while for video calling you get the front fixed camera that too gives a crystal clear clarity at times you are on a video call. And when it comes to the memory capacity, it is embedded with the built in 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM and the mircoSD card slot that can accept the memory card of maximum 32GB capacity.The Streak's size will divide opinion, but its battery life and interface improvements are great. Just over eight months have passed since we first gazed at the Dell Streak. An impressive five-inch device with 2GB of built-in memory, powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon 8250 1GHz processor, the Dell Streak ticks all the boxes as far as specifications are concerned. Jweled up with the features explained above, it has got the other bucket full of advanced & standard features that turns out Dell Streak to be much ahead than any of the existing smartphones or tablet versions available in the marketplace . You can bring it home in just Rs. 17890. But as it is being said that True Beauty lies inside. So we must drag our attention towards the interiors of the device and discuss it in more detailed form.
User Interface and UI functionality
The first time we heard of "Stage UI" , it seems like they are in a relation with the Dell Streak. Now we're hearing that Dell's custom Android user interface will actually appear alongside Android 2.2 when the update finally arrives on the five-inch Streak,but we expect we'll see the updated OS soon. What's more, an unofficial build of Froyo that leaked out for the Streak last month has since been found to have Stage UI on board. Here's the basic idea behind the UI -- giant panes of contacts, apps and shortcuts that fill an entire screen each, but leave your app drawer accessible at a swipe.
The brand new tablet phone Dell Streak enables you to experience the advanced messaging options like Emailing, Instant messaging, Messenger chat & social networking along with the SMS, MMS & EMS(Enhanced Messaging Services), and as the phone is blessed with the touch screen keyboard to run your fingers upon, delivering you an amazing and enhanced texting experience . The messaging app on the Streak is a pretty standard deal. What perhaps sets the Streak aside from other phones is the inclusion of Swype as standard . This was a bit of an odd twist, though. We generally love Swype for thumbing in text messages at great speed, but the Streak just isn't a device used with single hand only. If you hold it portrait and wrap your hand all the way round the Streak, in a firm grip, it's a challenge for you to reach the Q with your thumb. Turn it landscape and you have even less reason to use Swype. Although, You do have the option of installing a third-party keyboard, or simply changing your input device to the standard Android keyboard. In the Messaging app itself, your text messages are grouped, or threaded, with the contact picture emerging on the left.Tapping on a thread will open up the conversation , allowing you to review what is been said so far and to type a response right there in the bottom.
However, It does lack any kind of theme or appearance options, but these can be easily found in other messaging apps such as Go SMS in the Android Market. You can change your notification settings though, including the message tone and if you want your Streak to vibrate to alert you when a text just appeared on your screen.
As far as messaging is concerned, the email app included is the standard Android app. Reading and replying to emails on the Streak is a comfortable operation.The Gmail app wirelessly integrates with your Google mail account. It is quite handy to allow access to other pop e-mail accounts and run them all through Gmail.
Once auto-labelling is used, you have great control over your incoming emails. With plenty of online space for them, you can store or archive your mails rather than deleting them, and always be able to find information people have mailed you. If you prefer to manage your POP/IMAP accounts independently, use the standard email app for this. For that you will just need to provide your username and password and possibly the mail server name, and the Streak will do the rest.
Pictures and Video quality
Dell Streak is all set to capture your heart with the high resistive 5 mega pixel camera that has got the potential to click the stills in the resolution of 2592x1944 pixels, and the premium quality of images is assured even more by given LED flash and autofocus, and if you get them printed they would look like captured with some top quality digital camera, so if you have this,you won't have to carry your digital camera or camcorder when you are on a trip and wants every moment to be captured, whereas when it comes to enjoy the video calling, it gifts you the front side VGA camera, that also offers pretty fine resolution. Although Snaps are colourful but they lack sharpness, especially when shooting in dark conditions or when subjects are moving.
Talking about the controls, you can adjust white balance to counter the orange effect of flourescent light. 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 an edge over most of the devices in the camera department because it has a dedicated camera button, which seems to be a rarity these days.The camera is capable of recording 720p HD video. That's quite impressive when it comes to record a video with a tablet phone.
Nothing to brag about, it's clear by now that Dell Streak has became the most compatible phone to bring into use. Talking about the internet support, first the phone comes in handy with the third generation (3G) network which is known for delivering the speedy browsing, downloading, uploading & video streaming facilities, secondly it is loaded with the android web kit that includes the full HTML android browser as well that opens up the web pages like some laptop or desktop computer, and third and the most important factor is the offered large 5.0 inches multi touch responsive screen that will feel like using a mini computer.
Internal and External Memory
Dell Streak is escorted with the 512 MB RAM, 512MB ROM and built in 16GB space that is considered to be more than enough for storing whatever you want, no matter how large the stuff is, if you are still not satisfied,no worries, you can expand its external memory maximum up to 32GB using microSD card, now you are free to store as much data as you want.
Applications and Gaming
The Dell Streak supports pretty good number of Java enabled games that would surely increase your craving of playing games over it. With the slight touches on the screen you will be able to gain an out of the world experience. Though the count of games are enough, still you can load games of your choice no matter how much in numbers.
Escorted with a Lithium-Ion 1530 mAh battery that offers you an amazing talk time, battery backup is around 6 to 7 hours having the greater stand by support.
The Dell Streak is supported with the Dual networks both GSM & HSPDA or 3G, out of which its 2G or GSM network will be working on the bandwidth frequencies 850,900,1800 & 1900 MHz while the HSPDA will run on 900 & 2100 MHz, so you can be stay sure of enjoying the hustle and bustle free network under any situation.
The Dell Streak is the first Android tablet worth taking seriously, though its size puts it on the fence between tablets and smartphones. Its using Android 1.6 and is upgradable to 2.2V. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers an excellent value and a full Android 4.0 experience that no other tablet can currently match for the cost. Talking about Nokia E7, its choice of operating system is a bit dissapointing as it is still using Symbion 3 OS. Although their prices are nearly same.
So That makes Samsung Galaxy a better choice if you are spending money and want full return for your investment. But still if you have extreme love for Dell products, you can opt for Dell Streak, it won't dissapoint you at all !
Dell Streak Description
Dell Streak, which was earlier known as Dell Mini 5, is an Android smartphone-tablet hybrid and falls in the category of phablet. It is operated at GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequencies in 2G network and HSDPA 900/2100MHz, HSDPA 850/1900/2100MHz frequencies in 3G network. The SIM slot used with Dell Streak is a miniSIM slot. Dell streak comes packed in a length of 152.9mm, breadth of 79.1mm and a thickness of 10mm, contributing to a weight of 220 grams.
It offers you a 5-inch (13cms) capacitive multi-touch screen with 480 x 800 pixels of resolution and 187ppi of pixel density to avoid sluggishness. Dell Streak comes with 16M colors of TFT display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass sheet. Dell streak is powered by Android v.1.6 (Donut), which is upgradable to v.2.2 (Frovo) operating system. A remarkably fast response rate on this Dell streak phone is delivered by its 1GHz Scorpion dual-core processor with a chipset of Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon. The sensors which you can enjoy with this phone are Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass. The phablet consists of 16GB of internal memory storage, 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM with a microSD memory card slot that helps in expanding the external memor up to 32GB. The phone generally comes in black, red and white color with Wi-Fi network compatibility.
Dell Streak provides you a 5 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The phone also supports a VGA secondary to enable video chats and self-portraits. Both the cameras are capable of doing video recordings. Dell Streak is powered by Li-ion 1,530mAh battery with a standby battery time of up to 400 hours and a talk time of up to 9 hours 48 minutes. Connectivity options include v.2.1 Bluetooth (A2DP, EDR), GPRS, EDGE and USB port. Dell Streak comes with a 3.5mm input headphone jack and also features Geo-tagging. One can also cherish video storage and streaming with integrated technologies, which avoid pausing while videos play. Dell Streak is the best phone for students and the business persons. There are three capacitive buttons for Home, Menu and Back at the bottom of the display, when you hold it in a landscape mode.