Verizon’s selection of affordable LTE-enabled Android tablets is perhaps not as robust as you’d expect from America’s largest wireless service provider, but starting today, Big Red’s customers have another decent alternative for the Ellipsis 8 HD and Ellipsis 10.

Based on the SM-T378 model number alone, one can easily tell the “new” Galaxy Tab E is more than a little similar to the old, deprecated SM-T377 variant. Indeed, the design is practically identical (and instantly forgettable), including none of the “premium” build qualities of the Galaxy Tab A (8.0) available lacking LTE connectivity in the US.

Unfortunately, apart from mobile internet capabilities and a low $150 starting price, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 32GB doesn’t have much going for it. Okay, maybe the 5,000 mAh battery isn’t terribly small, and pre-installed Android 7.1.1 Nougat software is really the best you could have hoped for.

But that can’t make up for a modest pair of 5 and 2MP rear and front cameras respectively, just 1.5GB RAM and an unspecified processor that’s unlikely to break any speed records. The 8-inch TFT screen is about as average as you’d expect, delivering 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, and the aforementioned price tag is merely valid with two-year contracts.

Outright, Verizon’s Galaxy Tab E fetches $249.99, which you can always split in 24 monthly payments of $10.41 with $0 down.

Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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