Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet Review

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Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Camera and CPU Performance

I took the Ellipsis 7 tablet out shopping with me, fruits and vegetables are usually great in photos because of the bright colors.Unfortunately, the camera on the Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet really didn’t impress me in the least. Many of the fruits in the pictures above were much brighter than what’s shown in the pictures. Another issue that I was encountering with the Ellipsis 7 camera was that it was slow to actually capture the image. There were an number of images that I shot, that if I moved the tablet to soon after trying to take the picture it would come out blurry.

These are a handful of the photos I took before I realized what was happening. Once you hit the button to take the picture the Ellipsis 7 Tablet would grab the screen, slide it over into the preview box and it looked like that’s what you’re getting. It wasn’t until I tried to preview the first of the pictures that I had taken did I realize that they were coming out blurry like this. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly impressed with what was happening with the pictures.

  Verizon Ellipsis 7 Google Nexus 7 Haier Digital2 D2-961G
Android Version 4.2.2 4.4.2 4.2.2
Antutu 13291 21034 10176
Quadrant 2.1.1 4822 5551 7778
SunSpider 1.0.2 1446.3ms 1004.5ms 2434.1ms
BrowserMark 2.0 1313 3013 1992
3DMark IceStorm 3184 Maxed out 2276
3DMark IceStorm Extreme   7730 1165
Vellamo Metal 446 765 274
CF-Bench 12921 15009 11096
GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex Onscreen 265 (4.7FPS) 844 (15.1FPS) 479 (8.6FPS)
GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex Offscreen 153 (2.7FPS) 916 (16.4FPS) 501(4.1FPS)
BaseMark X 963 13059 2566
  Higher Scores are better in all but SunSpider, Lower is better there

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE tablet has a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor at the heart of it, at one point in time that was a beast of a processor. Now days though, it’s a  bit of a dog in the benchmarks. The Google Nexus 7 2nd generation tablet that Nate reviewed at the end of July 2013 was able to pretty well spank the Ellipsis 7 in each of the benchmarks. The Google Nexus 7 has a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor while the Ellipsis 7 is a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor that just couldn’t keep up with the Nexus 7. A number of the benchmarks were considerably different between the Ellipsis 7 and Nexus 7. In Antutu the Ellipsis 7 scored 13291 while the Nexus 7 was 58% faster with a score of 21034. When running FutureMark IceStorm the Verizon Ellipsis 7 scored 3184, the Nexus 7 maxed out the basic score and hit 7730 in the Extreme version of the benchmark!

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • omar

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

  • 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

  • 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.