Verizon Ellipsis 8

2.7/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
8"

The Verizon Ellipsis 8's screen is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 5000 mAh battery. Quanta Computer's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.


Reviews summary

2.7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 3 reviews

What's good

  • Good battery life
  • Ample storage space
  • Affordable price
  • 4G LTE support

What's bad

  • Mediocre screen resolution
  • Weak camera
  • Older Android software
  • Locked carrier

Budget tablets are plentiful these days, but its not often you see them with branded. With the Verizon Ellipsis 8, the company hopes to provide an affordable device with the convenience of a service contract. Does it live up to the expectations? Lets see what the reviews think!

The tablet features a plastic shell and a 8-inch, 800 by 1280 LCD display. Reviews mention that while it is bright, it isn’t particularly crisp. Lacking IPS technologies, viewing angles can pose issues if you’re planning to share movies with family or friends. Android Central notes that it’s “not awful, especially for a tablet of this price.”

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Verizon is tight-lipped about the quad-core 1.5Ghz processor, but the reviews indicate that is handles basic tasks and gaming with no issues. Coupled with the internal 5,000mAh battery, Verizon claims a battery life of 14 hours with mixed usage. Even among high-end tablets, that isn’t a bad figure. Hi Tech Reports put the tablet through its paces and calls it a great choice for “not so demanding customers.”

With 16GB of storage and support for microSD cards, the tablet offers plenty of storage for movies, music and apps. Reviews all noted that pre-installed bloatware was relatively low and that the Android 4.2.2 interface was nearly stock. This should lead to a respectable of space after everything is installed.

The camera features 5MP camera on the rear and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat. Like most tablets, reviews on the camera were less than stellar. Lack of flash definitely hinders performance.

At the end of the day, the biggest perk to the tablet is its LTE support. If you don’t mind the concept of a data contract, it’s an incredibly affordable way to enjoy big-screen mobile fun on the go without the worries of Wi-Fi or tethering. Just keep in mind that a contract increases the cost of ownership as well.

Overall, Hi Tech Reports summed up the tablet well, stating, “We consider this tablet good buy if you’re new into the world of tablets, it has everything one tablet should have and it’s very easy to use.” If you’re a power user, there are more compelling options for a little more coin, but in its price-bracket it appears to be a respectable piece of kit.


Reviews (2.7/10 Avg. rating)


Darn, there are no reviews yet for this tablet.

Jennifer

It gets everything done that I need to!

This is one of the cheapest made tablet

no extra anything can't use a SD card reader as with other Android devices and can't be added poor design and to get a straight answer I had to finally get in touch with Quanta computer company they build it for Verizon, Verizon knows nothing about the tablet

I hate this tablet!

I hate this tablet, I should have never traded it for my iPad. There are constant pop ups, it hard to type because it selects the b button rather then the space bar and the apps constantly crash. Apps update all the time and this tablet never does.


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 6, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
LTE:
1700/700 MHz
Data:
LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.43 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.6 x 12.4 x 0.9 cm (8.1 x 4.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 342 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Burst shot, Exposure, Anti-banding
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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