Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet Review

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Checking Out The Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet is a new release from ‘The Worlds Most Reliable Network’. The Ellipsis 7 is targeted at those looking for productivity on the go, as well as a touch of entertainment. A 7″ tablet is small enough to toss into a jacket pocket or purse, but large enough to use for most tasks without an issue. The Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet isn’t just a Wi-Fi tablet like many of the tablet out there, the Ellipsis 7 is connected to the Verizon 4G LTE network and has all the benefits that come with it. If you’re interested in the Verizon Ellipsis 4G LTE tablet you can pick it up on Amazon.com for as little as $119.99 with a 2 year contract, or $299.99 without a contract.

The Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet is packed with features for us to look at today. The nature of a tablet demands portability, if it isn’t portable (at least by your own definition) it’s not likely to suit the needs that you need it to. Some people may say that a 10″ tablet is to large for them, it is definitely tougher to throw in a pocket or purse, and if you’re carrying it around all day it may get heavy quick. To some though a 7″ tablet like the Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet may be to small to use. Personally I like 7″ tablets they are large enough to work on, but small enough that they aren’t cumbersome to carry around.

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet isn’t going to be the most powerful tablet to come through the Legit Reviews labs, that isn’t what this is designed for. Though it should have plenty of power for most people who are looking to get into an entry level tablet. At the heart of the Ellipsis 7 is an ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor that chugs along at 1.2GHz and has 1Gb of RAM. As I said this isn’t the most powerful tablet or anywhere close to that, it’s an entry level tablet that features a Verizon 4G LTE cellular modem. If the processor is the heart, then the operating system is the life blood of the Ellipsis 7 tablet. The Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet is running Androin 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and it’s pretty much a stock build with only a few extras built in that don’t seem to be removable. The Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet comes with some apps like, iHeartRadie, Redbox Instant, and Amazon Kindle.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Specifications

  • Design
    • 7″ HD IPS Display (1280×800), 216PPI
    • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with SWYPE technology
  • Dimensions
    • Dimensions: 7.72″ (H) x 4.94″ (W) x 0.4″ (D)
    • Weight: 12.7 oz.
  • Technology
    • Technology formats: 4G LTE (B13)
  • Operating System
    • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
    • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with SWYPE technology
  • Memory / Processor
    • Memory: 8GB internal (formatted capacity is less) / 1GB RAM
    • Supports up to 32GB microSD card
  • Processor
    • Processor: 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Battery
    • Standard Battery: 4,000 mAh
    • Usage Time: up to 12.28 hours/Standby: up to 6.53 days

 

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

As with most phones and tablets, the packaging for the Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet isn’t flashy or particularly eye catching. Then again, it isn’t like they have these sitting on a shelf for you to pick up at the store. Once you order online or head in to your local Verizon retail location and let them know you want one, they will grab it out of the back for you. While it may not be flashy, the packaging does show off a good picture of the Ellipsis 7 tablet for you to see.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The back of the packaging isn’t exciting in the least and really only lists out the contents of the box. Packed inside the Ellipsis 7 box is the Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet, USB Cable, power adapter, quick reference guide, and the product safety and warranty brochure.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

Opening up the package for the Ellipsis 7 4G LGE tablet, it looks like I’m not the first to have this sample as there are no warning stickers and the interior of the packaging is showing some signs of wear and tear. Despite the wear and tear, the Ellipsis 7 tablet is still securely packed inside and is in no danger of shifting around.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

Removing the tablet from the box, we can see the paperwork and the wall adapter to charge the Ellipsis 7 tablet. Below the paperwork we would find the included USB Cable tucked neatly underneath.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The screen on the Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet measures 7 inches and features a HD IPS display with a 1280×800 resolution. For more than obvious reasons, the Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet doesn’t have an actual keyboard, for that there is a Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with SWYPE technology. Throughout my time with the Ellipsis 7 I didn’t run into any issues using the virtual keyboard. At the top of the Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet you can make out the front facing VGA camera

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The bottom edge of the Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet features only the micro-USB port for charging and syncing.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The right edge of the Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet is where most of the physical features can be found. Towards the left edge of the photo there is a door that reveals the microSD card and SIMM card. The Verizon Ellipsis 7 comes with 8Gb of internal storage. While 8GB isn’t bad for storage, it isn’t much by todays standards, if you’re in need of more storage the Ellipsis 7 tablet supports micro SD cards up to a 32 GB. Towards the right side of the photo we can find the usual volume and power buttons.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The top edge of the Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet doesn’t have much going on, though it does have a 3.5mm audio jack for a set of headphones.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The back of the Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet is relatively uneventful, at the top we can see the 3.2 Megapixel camera, and the branding along the the bottom. In the fine print along the bottom they have placed the model number (QMV7A), FCC ID numbers, and the all to common Made in China logo.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet

The camera tucked up in the corner of the Ellipsis 7 is a 3.2 megapixel camera. I know it’s not common, but I’d still like to see a flash on tablets. Very few tablets have them but they do help take better pictures.

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  • Kelly Jo

    I was using mine last night, it went into time out mode, I went to turn back on won’t boot up nothing, when charging, nothing, usally will have a battery with lighting bolt icon, nope nothing, I too need to know if any one else is having this problem and how doi fix it. Never dropped, wet, nothing
    Bad. Thanks

    • Greg

      I held down the power button and the volume down button for like 6 secs then it powered back on, might have been coincidence , who knows. give it a try

  • Kimberly

    Worst tablet ever. Currently stuck in a strange Chinese list of whatever it is saying. Won’t turn off, won’t refresh. Crap. Anyone else have a list of Chinese words come on the black screen? I hate this tablet. And I can’t get rid of it without costing a fortune in fees.

    • Tammy Acalco

      Mine is doing The same thing. Did you figure out why its doing that.

      • FortuneIT

        That is the factory reset/diagnostics screen. If you navigate(with volume down button) down to the one that has chinese writing and EMMC(use volume up button to select) or something like that it will factory reset your tablet.

  • ThomasBDX

    Verizon is still trying to shovel this junk someplace. I get an email about their “HOT tablet promotion” about every four days…

  • Marcus Clark

    My wife bought me one for Christmas and I’ve had nothing but problems with it from day one. The processor simply isn’t powerful enough for what few apps I have, aside from crashing when doing simple things like checking the NWS for weather data, it also freezes on startup requiring a reboot, and has frozen many times even then, of course, requiring a hard reboot. Another issue has been the constant messages about the charger being “incompatible with device” even though it’s the one that came with it. I have taken mine to a number of Verizon stores and sent it off for repairs, but since Verizon is not known for its repair service, I keep getting back a tablet that just doesn’t function. Of course, this will happen when Verizon repair technicians send it back saying they can’t duplicate the problems, even though they get it “frozen” with a black screen because it won’t do anything, which by the way, is its current condition. Perhaps I simply got one of those “one in a million lemons” Verizon store employees keep saying, especially if there are customers thinking about getting one, but a check of Verizon’s own website tells a much more clearer picture, it just simply doesn’t have the processor power for it to be a good tablet period, regardless of reviews like this.

    • bill moseley

      Ditto everything you said! Why do they keep using this turkey!? Cheap for them. But don’t they have any sense of ethics? Continuing a decidedly bad product? Cut your loses, folks. This makes you look very bad! I like the idea of a free pad with good apps, but it’s worthless without booting up and delivering a connection. I am currently awaiting my SECOND replacement. Same symptoms as the first unit. I will likely lose several gigs of usage if the pad is not replaced quickly….there is no “roll over,” use it or lose it. If I have no pad, I lose the data usage! Help, I need somebody!

  • john

    I bought all three of my children this tablet for Christmas. One of them won’t stay on. It powers itself off and on and cant do anything with it. This is the worst tablet I have ever owned.

  • lw

    My tablet got extremely hot and not it won’t charge. Can the battery be replaced? Is this a battery problem?

  • frank

    How do you fix the lighting of the camera if it faces you because mines always end up look green and dark…

  • Sooner Chuck

    How can I turn keyboard input on? I can only voice search.

  • Jessica

    This is one of the worst devices I have owned. We got it on a promo when we started up with Verizon. A bout a month & a half later the screen completely stopped working, it stays completely white, or grey. If we leave it be for a few days and keep it on the charger occasionally the screen will return to its normal state but if you so much as think about unplugging it from the charger, your screen is gone again. I had it working for about a week and now it won’t work at all screen wise. We have never dropped it, over heated it, spilled on it- nothing. Just quit for no reason. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

  • omar

    ????????????????/

  • omar

    is it worth paying 150 for one any one kan help me plz

    • Gigi59

      NO

    • underworldelement

      $40 at the pawn shop, lol

  • Jack

    Elipsis 7 is the worst device I have ever used to tether to internet with my PC. It does not stay online. You have to reboot continually even with an expensive cell booster. Since it is the only tablet offered by Verizon, it is a horrible deal. The only good thing is that, Verizon has told us, we can get out of our contract when we find a better actually reliable service. I have nothing good to say about this table.

  • Amorris

    My brother and I purchased Ellipsis &’s about 3 months ago. They will not charge! We have to keep the charger plugged in to use them.

    • Spencer Johnson

      simple fix open the back of it with a small flat head

      screw driver and unplug the battery for 1 minute then plug it back it allow it to charge complete before removing charge also make sure it’s not saying charger incompatible .

    • Rock Sadler

      I have a e 7 to but the plug that came with it stop working n none of my phone charger will work even know it the same USB plug

  • bug

    mine wont turn on even though its charged

  • amy

    How can I upload photos from my SD card to the tablet?

  • Gail

    Can someone please tell me how to get safe mode of please???

  • sj

    I erased the keyboard by mistake. How do I reinstall it

  • Ashley

    Can anyone tell me how to save apps to my sd card on this tablet? I keep having problems with memory. I have a 16gb sd card in but there isn’t anything on it. I am just frustrated with the insufficient space popping up on me! I went in to the store I got it from two people couldn’t figure it out. Please help.

    • jd

      I don’t think this device has this capability of saving anything but pix to the ext SD card

      • mtenenbaum

        The only way you can manage the memory map is to load apps that allow you to store data and executable code in the auxiliary SD card. Well that’not exactly true. If you know your way around Linux you can enter soft links to have the OS look at another location for data and executables.

  • TampaMeg

    where is the damn Tab key on this ellipsis 7??!!!

  • Sharon

    Just got the tablet from Verizon last week. Email does not load and files say they are loading and never do. Also batter doesn’t last very long and after charging all night it is still not 100%

    • user

      If you don’t close out your apps after you are done with them it can cause your battery to die fast or not charge properly. Press the two boxes at the bottom right of the screen and swipe all of the apps.

  • Darryl Hines

    Can a stylus work with this device?

  • peggy

    didn’t mean to give scooby a “thumbs down”
    sorry sorry
    how did you make ellipsis 7 stay “on” longer?

  • Amber Finken-Johnson

    Can anyone tell me if I can use an external keyboard with this tablet? I see that Verizon is now selling a Bluetooth external keyboard for it but I was looking at one that plugs into the micro USB and don’t want to get it if it won’t work with my tablet.

    • Julie

      I bought a
      Tsmile® New Detachable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard PU Leather Case Cover Stand Protective Skin for Verizon Ellipsis 7 MV7A Black
      for mine. It is wireless, so you have to charge the keyboard just like the tablet. What I like about it is the keyboard is part of the case to protect the tablet.

    • Sally Wilkins

      Amber, I came here looking for the same answer. I can tell you that the (cheap) usb keyboard I bought does not work . . .

  • scooby

    Ours works great love the 4g feature but tablet keeps shutting down and restarting if you are not using it hasn’t done it for a while though I think I might of fixed the ptoblem

  • http://www.stogiereview.com Mike – KnightRid

    Nice review for what seems to be a little below the line tablet. I would love to stay connected on the go but with the cost of data plans being ridiculously high, it just isn’t an option.

    If someone ever does a truly unlimited 4g (or above by that time) connection just like you get with your cable, dsl, fios, etc, they will take away business from everyone as long as they can sustain the hit in bandwidth.

    Wireless is just to darn expensive and limited to do more than small things on.