Thursday, May 29, 2014

Huawei Release 5 New Products in MWC

Huawei's new conference held this afternoon released two new mobile phones, including the 7-inch tablet phone Mediapad X1, Ascend G6 smartphone.      


Huawei Mediapad X1 officially released  


One Week ago before the MWC, Huawei X1 was exposed and many people are interested in this new series phones. With the conference, veil of X device has also been gradually lifted, which is a 7-inch screen tablet cross-border mobile phone, and is the thinnest of 7.18 mm body in the same level of product.   Huawei X1 supports 4G network in both TDD/FDD formats, and can be backward compatible TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM network, built-in 5000mAh lithium battery, according to official information, the machine can play five online films and 8 local movies.


  MWC debut Huawei G6  


In addition to the glory of X1 and TalkBand, Huawei has released a cost-effective Ascend G6 flagship phone, the aircraft is based on the appearance of Ascend P6, and adjust configuration to make the screen size increased from 4.7 inches to 4.5 inches. With qHD shrunk level, equipped Quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 2000mAh lithium battery, the Ascend G6 is a budget smartphone.  




Huawei wearable devices TalkBand  


Among the many vendors to enter the smart worn equipment, Huawei will look on a Bluetooth headset, Huawei TalkBand equipped with 1.4 inches screen, combining functions of motion recording, sleep monitoring, intelligent alarm, reminder calls into one, which are very perfect for business people.  


  Published 8 tablet Huawei MediaPad M1 deposit  


MediaPad M1 is an 8-inch tablet, the screen resolution is 800 * 1280, equipped with a rear camera 5 mega pixel and 10 mega pixel front camera combination, support for LTE Cat4, has a 4800mAH battery.



Huawei E5786 Wireless Router release

Huawei Wireless router E5786 is the world's first mobile WiFi to support LTE Cat 6, the maximum downlink rate up to 300Mbps, upload speeds up to 50Mbp/s; support WiFi 802.11ac, while supporting 2.4G/5G dual-band with dual antenna. Use carrier aggregation and high-frequency technology, Huawei E5786 supports 10 mobile broadband WiFi access simultaneously; 3000mAh battery can make the product work in a sustainable LTE network for 10 hours, more than 500 hours standby; Huawei has reverse charging technology, which make HUAWEI E5786 can be used as portable mobile power, ready to charge mobile phones and other smart terminal equipments.

Monday, May 26, 2014

3WebCube 3 Comes With LTE

The 3 webCube 3 is now the third edition of the popular router offered by Hutchison 3 in Austria. So far, according to the operator 3, over 120,000 webCube have already been sold. The special features are the compact dimensions and good design compared to other router models. It looks like the previous model Huawei B153 and B183, also named 3 Webcube White. The 3WebCube 3 is the first LTE Webcube model produced by the top manufacturer Huawei,  the webcube 3 could support GSM and UMTS as well as DC-HSPA+, and thus can reach speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s on LTE networks.




Up to 16 wireless devices


Like previous models, the design of 3WebCube plays a major role as the appliance consists of two parts, which can be illuminated in a blue tone. Unlike many mobile LTE router, the terminals can be connected to the modem at the same time via Wi-Fi, not limited to 10, but at least 16 units. So the connected users should be enough for a meeting with many participants capacity to be present. The gross speed is up to 300 Mbit/s over WLAN 802.11 b/g/n.




The 3WebCube 3 supports the latest mobile technology LTE and operates in the frequency bands at 800, 1800 and 2600 megahertz. Webcube 3 can accommodate up to 100 Mbit/s for downlink and 50 Mbit/s for uplink. In the UMTS network, which is still significantly better developed in Austria as LTE, speeds of up to 42.2 Mbit/s can be achieved via DC-HSPA+ downlink.


Now available


The 3 webCube 3 will soon be available on . If you decide, you get the router unlocked and uncontracted. And the unrestricted flat rate for GSM/UMTS/LTE with up to 100 MBit/s fordownload.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vodafone K4606 3G 42Mbps USB Surfstick Available

A new modem Vodafone K4606 is now available on offer. The surf stick is the direct successor of the Vodafone K4605 and offers similar technical specifications. So you can use the DC-HSPA+ technology in the UMTS network, which enables speeds of up to 42.2 megabits per second for the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s for the uplink. LTE is not supported. On this specifications, k4606 is very similar to Huawei E372 3G Stick. The manufacturer Huawei offers two colors for Vodafone K4606 stick, in black or white. So sometimes, people call it Huawei K4606.   High-quality UMTS Surf Stick Even if LTE surf sticks are available in the market for 3 years, pure UMTS surf stick well have still be justified: they are often cheaper and offer many users a sufficient functionality. The Vodafone K4606 closes the gap between the extremely cheap, easy UMTS sticks and expensive LTE sticks. It offers up to all LTE functions, even high-end surfsticks bring that: an interface for an external antenna, built like a manhole for MicroSD memory cards.   HiSilion Chipset The manufacturer Huawei uses its own developed chipsets at this time, and a chipset subsidiary HiSilicon is employed in Vodafone K4606. The "Balong 520" called modem chipset, besides EDGE (up to 296 kilobits per second in the downlink) and UMTS, including DC-HSPA+ (category 24). The supported frequency bands are in the range to 850/900/2100 MHz for UMTS and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. With dimensions of 72.5 x 26 x 11 millimeters and a weight of around 30 grams, the UMTS stick is very compact, but also has a small disadvantage: the USB port is not rotatable, so the modem a few centimeters from the USB port of the notebook stands out. From the appearance, Vodafone K4606 is similar to Huawei E3251, but we are not sure whether K4606 comes from the E3251. But their similar specifications make them to replace each other. The Vodafone K4606 is available on unsubsidized. The SIM lock does not exist, so the surf stick can be used with any SIM card. The software is of course pre-configured for use with Vodafone cards.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

O2 4G LTE Surfstick ZTE MF823 Test

In the last few weeks, O2 has a new LTE Surfstick ZTE MF823 in the product range. We have taken the "O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE" in detail and tested it in O2 LTE network. The ZTE MF823 is available on without contract and is one of the best LTE surf sticks on the market. Inside the MF823 is a modem from Qualcomm, which belongs to LTE category 3 (up to 100 Mbit/s) UE and 3G UMTS, including DC-HSPA+ and GSM are naturally supported. LTE Category 4 is not supported yet, however, O2 advertises currently does speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s in its LTE network.  


The ZTE MF823 is one of the smallest LTE surf sticks  

Delivery and first impression


ZTE MF823 surf stick comes in a flat cardboard box, which looks like similar to the first O2 LTE sticks ZTE MF821D. Only on the design and on the back label, you can see that it is a different and new version of the surf sticks. The package is very simple, next to the surf stick is only listed a German-language Quick Start Guide. At first glance, the ZTE MF823 in white seems very appealing. The dimensions and the weight is relatively low for an LTE Surf Stick, differences to a normal UMTS surf stick are no longer available. The entire front is removable, below that is the slot for the memory card and SIM card. The SIM card must be in standard size (mini-SIM). The USB port is protected by a cap, unfortunately the stick is not rotatable, and so the stick is always a few inches out of the laptop.




The O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE ZTE MF823 requires for operation software on the computer, only need to install drivers. After the first installation of the driver, the icon on the desktop of Windows or Mac OS is added. The configuration is thus completely browser-based, the steps works like the MiFi routers. The web interface has been found in the test as a great advantage, since it reacted extremely quickly and for the user, the operation is much more comfortable compared to separate software on the computer. In the above embedded video, the settings in the web interface are described in detail, so we will limit ourselves here to the main functions: it provides detailed statistics on online time and data usage, you can send SMS messages and also modify the network technology if necessary, such as when the ZTE should MF823 spark only in the LTE network.


Under the cover, there is a slot for SIM cards and memory cards


An LED on the front of the ZTE MF823 is to inform about the current connection status. Once a connection to the Internet, the LED flashes - this is initially a bit confusing because it is the other way around, which is different from other surf sticks. The LED lights up when the connection is constant and without an active connection there is only a flashing visible. The connection itself is very fast, in our test, it connected much faster than modems with separate connection software. The reception strength in the LTE network was satisfactory, and it was strong, particularly in areas with poor reception. A short USB extension cable in this package box is found in the test to be very useful.  



If desired, you can also equip the ZTE MF823 with two external antennas. This requires usually one or two adapters of TS-9 operation in LTE, a MIMO antenna or two simple antennas should be used in any case. And the operation in a Dovado router such as the Tiny Dovado is possible. But unfortunately, AVM FRITZ! did not recognize the ZTE MF823, so no internet connection could be made.


The operation on a router - here the Dovado Tiny - is possible


O2 LTE network: good extension, decent speeds


While using the ZTE MF823, we have also tested the LTE network from O2. We have performed velocity measurements in the entire city of Nuremberg; also we were in the region around Cologne. Both cities are so-called high-speed Areas of O2 and therefore already serve a large area with LTE. But even far outside of these cities, one often has a good LTE supply. Under O2 LTE network, the speed could often reach to the advertised maximum of 50 Mbit/s download when located in the city. Even more surprising, the good uplink speeds could often reach above 20 Mbit/s, here you can praise the technicians of O2, and the other vendors generally offer considerably lower speeds. Latencies were on average between 40 and 60 milliseconds, in comparison with a bit higher than the competition.


The O2 Surf Stick 4G LTE ZTE MF823 has two antenna connectors


When one uses the O2 LTE network, is a fast page loading guaranteed. In the test Wore good speeds were available even in weak signal areas, which is different from the UMTS network, you can clearly see. So for O2 customers, it is certainly worthwhile to invest a few more euros for a LTE-capable rate, so at least our opinion after the test. If you get the unlocked ZTE MF823, you can use it with Vodafone, Telekom and O2.  




The ZTE MF823 is a solid LTE stick, with which you cannot go wrong. Although the technology is not completely up to date ("only" 100 Mbit/s), the price is good and operation convinced with fast service and good data rates.  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Vodafone R215 Mobile Wi-Fi (Huawei E5372 ) Test

Since the end of November 2013, Vodafone offers a new portable mini router called "Mobile Wi-Fi R215". The unit dominated LTE and all relevant previous standards. The R215 LTE router is designed for travel companion rather than purely stationary use. Therefore, the package also advertises with the slogan "Wi-Fi everywhere in your pocket". We have tested the Vodafone R215 detail on the heart and kidneys. Vodafone R215 = Huawei E5372 Vodafone R215 is made incidentally by Huawei and is identical to the E5372 - just provided with Vodafone brand. If the R215 is SIM unlocked, of course, other providers SIM cards can be used with it. Huawei E5372 is original from Huawei, so many features are pure and not customized. So someone ask whether they can use the E5372 with Vodafone SIM, the answer is yes.   Technical parameters and first impression We were surprised by the first dimension, with only 9.9 x 6.2 x 0.14 inches (HxWxD), the Vodafone R215 actually fits into any jacket pocket inside. With battery, we measured a weight of 97 grams, but we could not quite understand the 130g specified by Vodafone, perhaps with the box. In this sense, the router weighs so less than a bar of chocolate. Visually, it is in itself nothing to complain about. The housing is made of black matte plastic, so that the router is not comparable with a high quality smartphone, but never feels cheap. On the left side is an screen which measures 2.5x2.5 inches and operation pops up the most important results.   Inserting the battery and SIM card Regarding the technical data, the R215 is absolutely convincing. The R215 hotspot supports LTE Category 4, so it can be used in combination with tariffs, which offer up to 150 Mbit/s download rate. In addition, the operating via HSPA+, HSIPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS is possible. However, unfortunately Vodafone R215 only support the frequency bands at 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz, so that the use of 4G abroad is a matter of luck. But it can still use in European countries. In 3G mode that looks a bit different. When traveling to the USA, South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, there should be no problem, since all major bands (850, 900, 2100 MHz ) are covered .   We come to the next core of the R215, the WLAN module. If necessary, R215 can establish a hotspot with little effort. Up to 10 wireless devices can then connect to the Internet. It requires only a single Sim card in this scenario. This is an interesting method for those who want to connect several terminals on the road or in a hotel such as tablet, laptop, smartphone. The WiFi is supported with 2.4 or 5 GHz and in the standards 802.11 b/g/n. Thus, data rates up to 300 Mbps are possible.   Unfortunately, there is innately no internal memory (other than a 6 MB large system cache). However, up to 32 GB via Micro SD Card are extendable. Files can be loaded into and from the memory. Other connected users can also access other devices and read the files.   External antenna As befits a portable 4G router, an external antenna can be connected, of course, if the receiving site is not ideal. Two TS9 ports are located on the underside (MIMO 2x2).