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Advice on tablet choice? Dell Venue 7 or Galaxy Tab 3?

#1youneedalifePosted 12/1/2013 9:02:16 PM
Both are currently $150, but lacking experience in the tablet market, I'm wondering which is better. From an outsider's perspective the Venue appears to be the more efficient machine with a faster processor, but I am curious to see if anyone would recommend the Tab 3 regardless due to experience and such.
#2mikewu1Posted 12/1/2013 9:04:11 PM(edited)
inb4nexusfanboys
#3youneedalife(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 9:06:19 PM
Oh, and to clarify, I am plan on using the tablet to watch netflix, do some light gaming, schoolwork, and hook it up to my hdmi TV. I also have a samsung TV if that makes any difference. Thanks again!
#4WyzeGyePosted 12/1/2013 9:11:43 PM
mikewu1 posted...
inb4nexusfanboys


Id rather have the latest version of Android over touchwiz or whatever Dell hands down to it's users. All the junk they add, such as expandable memory and all that is stuff that is hacked onto Android and sucks away at performance or causes issues.

Do a search for common android problems. I'm not going to do it myself, but i'll guarantee that easily 50% of the problems are either with touchwiz or storage.

Though I wouldnt recommend the nexus 10, the new nexus 7 is great.
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#5CardigansFanPosted 12/1/2013 9:17:16 PM(edited)
I can't recommend either, especially if you're looking for HDMI out functionality. They're not too fast, and you can't expect much support in terms of updates and accessories, being the lowest-end tablets available by both manufacturers.

I'm 100% sure the Tab 3 7" doesn't have HDMI-out capability (and Allshare Cast, if your TV has it, is wonky to set up and the quality/framerate is garbage compared to HDMI).

And the only mention I see regarding the Venue 7 is that it requires a "Media Adapter," but any information on such adapter is nowhere to be found, so I have no idea if it's some stupid proprietary Dell adapter you need (that may even be wireless), or just a standard MHL or Slimport adapter.


If you absolutely can't go up in price toward a Nexus 7 2nd gen (2013), I'd get a 1st gen Nexus 7, which is still pretty fast and gets much faster Android updates than either tablets you mentioned.
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#6juscallmeehxPosted 12/1/2013 9:18:35 PM
Buy a high spec tablet and install cyanogenmod on it.
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#7youneedalife(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 9:28:17 PM
Ok, thanks for the advice. I'll look into the Nexus. One last question though, do you guys have any opinion on the Kindle Fire HDX? They're running a $50 sale on it so I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with it.
#8urtvPosted 12/1/2013 9:28:48 PM
asus tf701t
#9juscallmeehxPosted 12/1/2013 9:29:32 PM
youneedalife posted...
Ok, thanks for the advice. I'll look into the Nexus. One last question though, do you guys have any opinion on the Kindle Fire HDX? They're running a $50 sale on it so I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with it.


Kindles are a bastardized version of Android.
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#10mikewu1Posted 12/1/2013 11:12:21 PM
Called it.