5.6/10
Informr score
The Verizon Wireless Ellipsis 7 currently has an Informr score of 5.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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."


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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.

- Dan Stoltz, Legit Review
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.

- AdamaDBrown, TabletPCReview


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Screen Size
7"

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

Processor
1.2 GHz

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

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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.

Verizon Wireless Ellipsis 7 Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2013
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
Data:
LTE
SIM card size
Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 366 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
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 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 SMS, MMS, 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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
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
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, White balance, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 12 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
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
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
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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