Verizon Wireless Ellipsis 7

5.6/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
7"

The Verizon Wireless Ellipsis 7's screen is 7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Quanta Computer's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.



Reviews summary

5.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 8 reviews

What's good  

  • LTE connection
  • Good viewing angles and color reproduction
  • Decent battery life

What's bad  

  • No 3G or 2G modem for fallback
  • Slow performance
  • Faux metal finish attracts fingerprints

The Ellipsis 7 is Verizon's first device that offers an LTE connection. Aside from a fast browsing experience, reviewers note that the tablet does not have any other standout features. Experts critique the tablets lackluster design, pointing out that the plastic faux metal back attracts fingerprints and has a poor grip.

The front of the tablet sports a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. According to experts, the screen offers good viewing angles and accurate color reproduction though they also mention that there's no vibrancy to the colors.

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Despite having a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, critics complained about the tablet's slow performance. Browsing the web didn't create any issues; however once reviewers tried switching through apps, they noticed significant slowdown. When put through a graphically oriented benchmark test, the Ellipsis 7 scored incredibly low at 14 frames per second, more than half the speed of the Dell Venue 7.

Included with the rest of the hardware is 8GB of internal storage, expandable microSD slot, a 3.2MP rear camera and a 4000mAh battery which, when tested under heavy use, lasted around 6 hours.

The tablet's biggest draw is its LTE connection. Unfortunately, Verizon dropped the 3G and 2G modem so if LTE is not available then users cannot connect to a network. It does support Wi-Fi also, but only the 2.4GHz band.

Overall, most reviewers have a hard time recommending the Ellipsis 7. PCMag states, "…the Ellipsis might be worth it if you just need a basic, inexpensive device…But if you're looking for anything beyond the basics, this isn't a great deal."


Reviews (5.6/10 Avg. rating)


Legit Review

Targeted at those looking for productivity on the go as well as a touch of entertainment

from Legit Review
The Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet is a great deal. I never had any significant issues while I was using it, the camera left something to be desired, but it when it came to the usability and user experience it was able to handle everything I wanted it to do with ease... Full review
TabletPCReview

Very much a niche product

from TabletPCReview
If all that you care about is internet on the go and basic tablet features, the Ellipsis 7 is a decent deal. If you're looking for a more well-rounded tablet with more longevity, you might want to look elsewhere... Full review
Eb

Disappointed...

Even the description boast " with expandable microSD card"..... too bad you are unable to utilize it's full potential... They fail to mention the limited amount of space dedicated to apps and the inability to store apps on the SD card.
Even the description boast " with expandable microSD card"..... too bad you are unable to utilize it's full potential... They fail to mention the limited amount of space dedicated to apps and the inability to store apps on the SD card. Less

Been a good tablet so far !

I have had this tablet when Verizon a was running a promo and it was free (I was upgrading my phone, so they threw it in ). so far it has been working just fine for me. The camera is slow and resolution is not great...but I don't use it much anyway. Wi-Fi works great all the places I took it and the... More
I have had this tablet when Verizon a was running a promo and it was free (I was upgrading my phone, so they threw it in ). so far it has been working just fine for me. The camera is slow and resolution is not great...but I don't use it much anyway. Wi-Fi works great all the places I took it and the 4G LTE worked in most areas I traveled. It would be nice if they included the 3G backwards compatability. Speed is not bad, I can download video and it plays normal to me only a couple of times was it slow but then so was my phone...bad area I guess. Battery life is pretty good as I read articles and books on it too. I put an 8GB Sd card and case on it to give it better protection and the case acts as a stand too. So far so good. Less
Hi

Really awesome

Works well, I have hade it for 3 months with no problems
Works well, I have hade it for 3 months with no problems Less

I love it.

I have had the tablet a week today. It has taken me a while to figure some things out with it (first tablet I have used), and it has not helped that the different apps I needed for school, the instructions for the apps were wrong, but I am working at figuring it out. I wish I could figure out how... More
I have had the tablet a week today. It has taken me a while to figure some things out with it (first tablet I have used), and it has not helped that the different apps I needed for school, the instructions for the apps were wrong, but I am working at figuring it out. I wish I could figure out how to take Andorra's time off the time screen. I figured out how to put it on, and Istanbul's, but I haven't figured out how to take them off. I put them on by playing with it and I guess I will take them off the same way, or actually get the book that came with it out and see if there is something in there about it. Was looking for a e-manual when I found this site. :) Give me another week to figure it out and I may have better to say about it. Less
sue

Not yet a fan

Well perhaps I shouldn't give a review as yet as I am only 2 days in, but my first impression isn't that great. Of course part of my problem stems from coming from an apple product down to the elipsis7. You just can't do that and be happy. There is nothing like the i/anything in my book. My reason... More
Well perhaps I shouldn't give a review as yet as I am only 2 days in, but my first impression isn't that great. Of course part of my problem stems from coming from an apple product down to the elipsis7. You just can't do that and be happy. There is nothing like the i/anything in my book. My reason for the downgrade is simple. My iPhone4 is outdated. Not to me mind you but to apple. Most of my fav apps have disappeared in an attempt to get me to upgrade to an higher iOS. This cannot be done without losing some data I won't sacrifice and I absolutely do not want a new hideous "toys r us" looking colored phone! I wouldn't upgrade when the 5's came out because I hated the size change and the junky metal back. That glass back on the 4's is supreme! No, I am sticking to my 4, Steve's last phone, as a classic, as long as the thing will make a call! Soooo that brings us to here. All for my eBay app back, I have gotten this ellipsis 7. Major reason, it was free, and a cent more I would not have paid! First its only 8 megabytes! Are you kidding me?? I have it half filled now! Next is the camera, only 3.2 megapixels, barf-o-rama! I'll never use it. I've been uploading photos from iPhone to the ellipsis and I have to do it by email because the Bluetooth wont work between devices Apple snobbery again! You can bluetooth photos from ellipsis to the iPhone but you cannot bluetooth from iPhone to tablet. It (iPhone)recognizes the device, but does "not support" it! Surprise,surprise!!! One reason I don't mind having something other than an Apple product is so that I can at least get Flash content if I find the need to! Sometimes their snobbery can be tiresome! Next, even on 4G its not as fast as my 3G iPhone.??? Don't get that, but is true. And it failed to get a signal in an area my phone worked! Same carrier and all, so dont get that. I guess the phone has better antenna or something like that. Twice now it has lost signal completely in area that is always served well, and my phone was getting 4 bars. Had to reboot and signal restored. THIS could get very tiresome if continues! Of course the screen can't compare with the iPhone retina display my eyes are spoiled to. But its decent I suppose. New to me is the speaking search and even dictation. A novelty to be sure but probably only that. How actually useful, I doubt. With the dictation you have to speak very clearly and distinctly or you will find yourself editing so much, typing to begin with, would have been easier. I like the size, easier on the eyes than a phone screen but not to big to handle easily, and you don't need a briefcase size bag to take it with you. I dislike the fact you have to swipe at the first screen up 3-4 times to get where you can go somewhere. I want home when I hit power. After a bit of experience I eliminated that though. The little web tabs at the top are a nuisance too, I much prefer safari's pages. Its easy to hit the wrong tab or even the close x accidentally. Keyboard is well done and if used to a touch screen pad should not require any getting used to. Battery is going to be a MAJOR ISSUE for me! Not used to power drain so fast. You CANNOT beat Apple batteries. If you are only used to other products I don't think you will have the shock I had at the twice daily charge-ups. Well that's about all I know at this early date. I'm sure I'll learn a lot more in coming days. Again I am satisfied with it for the sole purpose of getting my eBay app back. Other than that and some general web browsing I wouldn't settle for it. If this, my first introduction to tablet land, becomes addictive I will certainly lay out the bucks for the i-whatevers, that are available then. Less
sue

Not yet a fan

Well perhaps I shouldn't give a review as yet as I am only 2 days in, but my first impression isn't that great. Of course part of my problem stems from coming from an apple product down to the elipsis7. You just can't do that and be happy. There is nothing like the i/anything in my book. My reason... More
Well perhaps I shouldn't give a review as yet as I am only 2 days in, but my first impression isn't that great. Of course part of my problem stems from coming from an apple product down to the elipsis7. You just can't do that and be happy. There is nothing like the i/anything in my book. My reason for the downgrade is simple. My iPhone4 is outdated. Not to me mind you but to apple. Most of my fav apps have disappeared in an attempt to get me to upgrade to an higher iOS. This cannot be done without losing some data I won't sacrifice and I absolutely do not want a new hideous "toys r us" looking colored phone! I wouldn't upgrade when the 5's came out because I hated the size change and the junky metal back. That glass back on the 4's is supreme! No, I am sticking to my 4, Steve's last phone, as a classic, as long as the thing will make a call! Soooo that brings us to here. All for my eBay app back, I have gotten this ellipsis 7. Major reason, it was free, and a cent more I would not have paid! First its only 8 megabytes! Are you kidding me?? I have it half filled now! Next is the camera, only 3.2 megapixels, barf-o-rama! I'll never use it. I've been uploading photos from iPhone to the ellipsis and I have to do it by email because the Bluetooth wont work between devices Apple snobbery again! You can bluetooth photos from ellipsis to the iPhone but you cannot bluetooth from iPhone to tablet. It (iPhone)recognizes the device, but does "not support" it! Surprise,surprise!!! One reason I don't mind having something other than an Apple product is so that I can at least get Flash content if I find the need to! Sometimes their snobbery can be tiresome! Next, even on 4G its not as fast as my 3G iPhone.??? Don't get that, but is true. And it failed to get a signal in an area my phone worked! Same carrier and all, so dont get that. I guess tge phone has better antenna or something like that. Of course the screen can't compare with the iPhone retina display my eyes are spoiled to. But its decent I suppose. New to me is the speaking search and even dictation. A novelty to be sure but probably only that. How actually useful, I doubt. With the dictation you have to speak very clearly and distinctly or you will find yourself editing so much, typing to begin with, would have been easier. I like the size, easier on the eyes than a phone screen but not to big to handle easily, and you don't need a briefcase size bag to take it with you. I dislike the fact you have to swipe at the first screen up 3-4 times to get where you can go somewhere. I want home when I hit power. The little web tabs at the top are a nuisance too, I much prefer safari's pages. Its easy to hit the wrong tab or even the close x accidentally. Keyboard is well done and if used to a touch screen pad should not require any getting used to. Battery is going to be a MAJOR ISSUE for me! Not used to power drain so fast. You CANNOT beat Apple batteries. If you are only used to other products I don't think you will have the shock I had at the twice daily charge-ups. Well that's about all I know at this early date. I'm sure I'll learn a lot more in coming days. Again I am satisfied with it for the sole purpose of getting my eBay app back. Other than that and some general web browsing I wouldn't settle for it. If this, my first introduction to tablet land becomes addictive I will certainly lay out the bucks for the i-whatevers, that are available then. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 366 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.6 x 12.5 x 1.0 cm
(7.7 x 4.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 360 grams
(12.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, White balance, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 12 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Amazon Kindle, Flipboard, Google, Google+, Hangouts, iHeartRadio, Local, Maps, Messenger, Movie Studio, Navigation, Play Books, Google Play Store, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
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