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Verizon Ellipsis 8
Verizon Ellipsis 8
Verizon Ellipsis 8
Verizon Ellipsis 8

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The Verizon Ellipsis 8 currently has an Informr score of 2.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.”

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.

Operating system
Operating system
1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
5000 mAh

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Screen Size

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

1.5 GHz

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


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

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


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

Verizon Ellipsis 8 Specs

Release Date November 6, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.43 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Main 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 / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
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
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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