Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Vodafone K5160 (Connect USB speed 6) Stick Review

After a long time, Vodafone introduced a new LTE Surfstick again since early 2016 in its product range: the K5160 or also called "Connect USB Speed ​​6". However, the LTE-Advanced  is not supported. You can see more details specifications in below blank:

Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (3)



LTE features and characteristics of Vodafone K5160
Manufacturer and model Hauwei E3372s-153
Download rate up 150 MBit/s
Upload rate up 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2x2
External Antenna Yes; 2 aerial sockets type CRC 9 available(Buy Vodafone K5160 Indoor antenna or Vodafone K5160 Outdoor antenna)
LTE Category: LTE modem of Category 4 (CAT4)
chipset HiSilicon Balong 711M
Dimensions (LxWxH) 88 x 28 x 11.5 mm at 35 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)
Quick Start Guide Vodafone " Quick Start Guide Vodafone (PDF)
manual PDF not yet available online
Available at


Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (5)




LTE CAT4 stick

For a long time, Vodafone only has the predecessor Vodafone K5150 for sale, which are already LTE category 4 dominated. With the new K5160 Stick, Vodafone operates more facelift, but LTE CAT6 is still in vain. With LTE Cat6, up to 225 Mbps could be reached. But we can only achieve with a CAT6-device, which so far only the Vodafone R226 offers.        


From the basic information here, the Vodafone K5160 is similar to Telekom Speed ​​Stick 5. Since Vodafone unfortunately does not specify, it is strongly expected that it also is a E3372s-153 from Huawei. Therefore be supported at least 5 LTE frequency bands - LTE800 more specifically, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. In particular, the former and the latter is essential for Vodafone customers. In addition, the 4G Stick naturally offers backward compatibility with GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+ networks. Thus, surfing the 3G network, after all, also up to 42 Mbps fast.


Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (6)



External antenna

The "Connect USB speed 6" (K5160) has 2 ports for operation with an external LTE antenna . As jack comes Type CRC-9 used. MIMO 2 × 2 is also supported accordingly. You can get the indoor and outdoor antenna for Vodafone K5160 from the above link in the blank.  


Installation and App

The key installed during initial operation on your computer, the "Vodafone Mobile Broadband App" (VMB). Here the settings can be made and users can request information for the connection, such as connection time spent, surfing volume etc. User can download the app from the Windows Store for Windows 8 & 10.    



Amazingly, the Vodafone K5160 is not directly offered. If you like this 4G LTE Stick, you can get unlocked Vodafone K5160 from . Actually, if you don’t need the customized version from Vodafone, you can directly get the Huawei E3372s-153, which has all the features of Vodafone Connect USB Speed 6. The difference between them is the logo and customized firmware for Vodafone. Other functions are completely the same.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 LTE Smartphone Review

With the Ascend Mate 7, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei is a "scent mark" in the field of large phablets. From the equipment, Huawei makes the 6-inch smartphone a powerful competition with Samsung Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus, which is also about the price. In such cases, the Mate 7 visually has below features: The body is made entirely of metal and 7.9 millimeters, this rather flat. In addition, the edges around the screen are pleasingly narrow: The display does so more than 80 percent of the front. But the top values are inside - especially in LTE CAT6.




Features and characteristics of Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Manufacturer & Name Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) 1.8GHz & 1.3GHz octa-core (8 cores)
CPU name HiSilicon Kirin 925
random access memory 2 GB
internal memory 16GB (via micro SD card expansion)
operating system Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI 3.0
Display size; resolution 6 inch IPS display with 1080 x Neo-1,920 pixels (386 ppi)
Camera (back and front) 13 MP rear / 5 MP front
Data Transfer:
LTE standards LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
Support LTE following categories CAT6
Dominated VoLTE Yes
wireless Internet access Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n at 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Version 4.0
other standards GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSPA; HSPA+
Other key data:
particularities FM radio; Fingerprint scanner
Memory Card | SIM format Micro-SD | Micro-SIM
battery pack 4,100 mAh
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 185 grams; 81 x 157 x 7.9 mm
download manual " Here download manual (PDF, Language: English, 9.53 MB)
Availability and Price
Release in Germany November 2014
offered at




Technical features  


The 6-inch IPS screen of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, solves with Full HD and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, which is sufficient for a pixel density of 386 ppi for this size. Regarding the processor, Huawei use the octa-core chip like the new Honor 6: The HiSilicon Kirin 925 uses a Cortex-A15 1.8GHz and parallel with a Cortex-A7 1.3GHz.




Large Battery for big tasks  

With big screen and eight-core processor, you may worry about the battery less than you think. The battery is in fact sufficient size with 4,100 mAh - no other phablet currently has such a strong and persistent motor. In test mode, the battery working almost two days by holding on average use. Huawei also promises more than 600 hours in standby.




Maximum download speed with LTE Advanced  


For the maximum speed on the road, the Ascend Mate 7 brings support for fast LTE Category 6, ie LTE-Advanced. In the LTE network, the user can thus achieve download speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s with a corresponding tariff provided already in several cities. In addition to networking, DLNA and NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 are present. WLAN is, however, not in the fastest ac version, which already is a bit surprising for a technology-High Flyer on the Mate. 7




As OS 4.4.2 is pre-installed at the current time Android KitKat. Huawei also puts his own user interface Emotion UI 3.0 in the smartphone. While these sorely missing in earlier versions of comfort, the latest software during handling can now nothing to be desired. The RAM is 2 gigabytes as average as the internal memory of only 16 GB. According to Huawei, only a maximum of 32 GB could be inserted to expand the storage.




Fingerprint Scanner, Speaker & Camera    


Unlike Samsung, where you can sweep across the screen, the Ascend Mate 7 has a fingerprint scanner on the back, below the camera, which instantly releases the screen when touched. Not so well resolved is the sound, because the only speaker is located on the bottom rear. This is suboptimal, if we assume that many users look at a large Smartlet in landscape mode video and playing games. For Huawei does not compromise on the cameras, the rear with 13 megapixels and 5 MP front provide good results.




Availability & Price


The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is available in silver and black. Without a contract, it’s now at only 500.00USD now at Lower prices are to be expected in the further.






With the Ascend Mate 7, Huawei is a major success. If you want to a good smartphone with big screen size, Huawei Mate 7 is really budget comparing with Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 Pus. Here, the Ascend Mate 7 comes not only Sino-cheap, but also makes in its aluminum dress also optically appealing.  

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Huawei E5577 4G Mobile Hotspot Test

Today, we present you one of the smallest mobile hotspots from Bouygues Telecom, the Huawei E5577s-321, we will say E5577 instead in the article below.   The Huawei E5577 is a little smaller than its big brother the Huawei E5786 (4G+), a bit thicker than its little brother the Huawei E5372 (4G), the E5577 is distinguished by the gray color of its edge, but it looks very similar to the other huawei hotspots. The body is in black or white, made of plastic. The E5577 is very slim and it fits in your hand or your pocket. But it’s a pity that Huawei did not set a hole for a strap in the body.


Huawei E5577c


But what can the Huawei E5577 do for users? It can be a good partner in below the situations:  

  • Work as theWiFi hotspot: take the air 3G/4G around you to turn on Wi-Fi, so you can connect up to 10 devices. This is the classic feature "hotspot", when you're in the middle of somewhere and under 3G/4G network coverage.


Huawei E5577c


For the Wi-Fi you have the choice between 2.4GHz (classical, old, but a little crowded) or 5GHz (later, to book in for more powerful). You choose according to the devices you want to connect. The Wi-Fi in 5GHz, up to 300Mbit/s could be achieved if one parameter bandwidth in 2 channel (40MHz) instead of one (20MHz). At 2.4GHz, the Wi-Fi link is up to 150MBit/s. It's already good enough.  


2) Work as a 4G USB modem: take these 3G/4G mobile network waves, and connect via a USB cable to a computer, then acting as a USB modem. In reality, it is a type of "Hilink" modem which does not require installation of drivers, and is managed through a web interface in a browser: the advantage is that the ignition the connection is very fast, takes seconds.  


Huawei E5577c


3) Work as the Wi-Fi repeater: Wi-Fi make the waves around you, open access point, and share them with up to 10 devices: the "repeater" function or "spreader" (called WiFi Extender). Useful to save its mobile data quota when in a "connected" environment. When Wi-Fi is not available, the E5577 (which is small but very clever) automatically switches to the mobile connection.  


4) Work as the backup battery bank: with a small USB micro-B on both sides (not supplied with the device) or the micro-B USB/USB 2.0 supplied to your smartphone or tablet, you can recharge your valuable equipment to communicate. The "battery" function does not prevent normal operation of the hotspot.


Huawei E5577c


Huawei E5577 Features


First surprise unpacking: Huawei E5577 battery is huge and removable, almost twice as thick as that of the E5372! The listed capacity is 3000mAH, against 1.780mAH for the E5372, and is likely to last, according to the mobile network used, 400 or 600 hours standby and up to 12 hours of continuous use. This is a Lithium-ion polymer. In practice, 12 hours are for use 4G (with one machine connected).  


Second pleasant surprise: unlike the interface in the E5372, Huawei E5577 offers that of a connection interface with a login/password. We can change the password at the earliest to avoid problems.  


Third pleasant surprise: the connection statistics and appliance consumption are there! A special section of the interface allows you to monitor what's going on, connected, and for how long. If you are not happy to see such a machine, you can block it by its MAC address. It is also cool to set its "data plan" for the monthly statistics. That's useful, and it was sorely lacking on the E5372!  


And fourth major positive surprise: the E5577 seems to better capture the mobile network than its predecessor the Huawei E5372. E5577 is much more stable when it changes place. In all cases, the difference is very clear: the connection is stable, we can walk with little fear of losing the network.    


In my test, I got 4G 3 bars, 50Mbps downlink (4G) indoor and 30Mbps upstream, almost as well as the E5786 4G+ in the same place. With an external antenna (MIMO 2x2), which plugs into two small TS-9 ports under a small hatch on the front edge, it will reach comfortable DL 70Mbps/UL 30Mbps. This is a feature common to all the Huawei hotspots models I tested.  


Other features

  • The function WPS(with PIN), which allows to connect to the hotspot without entering the security key is present.


  • The micro SD card is classically now available on connected devices that can download or upload files on the storage card (the SD card is not supplied). We can watch a movie stored on the hotspot from their smartphone, or listen to music. The data exchanged over the LAN obviously not count against the quota of "mobile data", as they are traded in Wi-Fi.


  • The link to the customer "My Account" on the home page of the hotspot, works!


  • The E5577 is not simlock. That's fine, we can compare the performance of mobile networks.


  • The battery indicator: 4 bars, so 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, and the empty indicator that flashes when it recharge, rather than a specific percentage, I mean. It always shocks me to go from 25% to 0% without going through the box 15%, which is the moment you should recharge the battery.


  • The inability to change the login name "administrator" and it will remain "admin".


  • The selection of network parameters (2G, 3G, LTE) and Network Mode (Auto/Manual), less intuitive and less accurate than previous models which can only shoot 4G (LTE), you can not choose 2G or 3G.


  • The E5577 hotspot IP is The E5372 and E5786 were, fortunately, you can easily change this address.


  • The PIN entry screen, which always encourages box "Remember PIN" ... thus disabling the PIN code request in the next ignition or next connecting a guest.We would like a safer screen.


In summary, the Huawei E5577 is a more complete version of the E5372: it has the same features - and even more, its interface is more complete, the data connection is more efficient and Wi-Fi connection faster. With a large battery capacity, it goes for a long session of work or leisure. With slim pocket size, Huawei E5577 is a good mobile router.          

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 (2016) Compared

To meet the demand for the middle class smartphones, Samsung offers a new version of its Galaxy A series a few weeks ago. However, most of users may not know what’s difference between the two Samsung devices, and whether the Galaxy A5 worth for the additional cost, today we will show this comparison.


Samsung Galaxy A5 VS A3


The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 differs only the size. The design and materials are identical in both devices, the frame is made of metal and the front and rear glass, which is down slightly rounded at the sides. Both units are perfectly finished and make a very high-quality impression. Overall, the Galaxy A3 2016 is due to the smaller size but a bit better in the hand than the Galaxy A5 2016. The smaller unit is also better for single-handed operation.


Samsung Galaxy A5 VS A3 SIZE


Both smartphones are available in four colors, including black, white, gold and pink. The color is applied to both the back and on the front. Especially with the black version, fingerprints shows very well.

Display and Camera

Both smartphones feature a Super AMOLED display, which is very bright and very angle-stable. The display of the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 is 4.7 inches and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, the display of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is 5.2 inches t, and dissolves with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Both displays are good, but that of the Galaxy A5 is in direct comparison better because the higher resolution is quite visible on closer inspection. In daily use, the Galaxy A3 offers sufficiently high resolution for all applications without direct comparison. At the Galaxy A5 2016, there is a practical LED notification above the display, which can display, for example, new SMS or WhatsApp messages. Unfortunately, this LED is missing in the A3 2016.


samsung galaxy A5 VS A3 UI


The back camera of the A series both devices is 13 megapixels, the quality is really good on both devices. Especially with macro shots surprisingly beautiful pictures are possible. The Galaxy A5 2016 provides a whole but the slightly better camera, as it is with F1.9 aperture light-sensitive than the A3 and also has an optical image stabilizer, which is to prevent blurred images. Videos are possible for both devices with full HD and the front camera for selfies solves both devices made with 5 megapixels.


Samsung Galaxy A3 VS A5 Screen



Performance and operating system

Both the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 comes with the Android operating system in version 5.1 Lollipop. Whether an update appear on Android 6, is still unclear. The operation is fluid and fast on both devices, a total often but the A5 respond slightly faster to inputs than the A3, possibly due to better hardware. So the Galaxy A5 has built a Octacore processor, while the A3 is delivered only with a quad-core processor. Also, the memory of the A5 is with 2GB slightly larger than the A3, which has only 1.5GB.


Samsung Galaxy A5 VS A3 Camera


The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 offers excellent radio properties, thanks to LTE Cat6, speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s downstream and up to 50 Mbit/s upload speeds over the wireless network possible. The Galaxy A3 2016 has "only" LTE Cat4 with up to 150 MBit/s. Even with WLAN, the Galaxy A5 has the edge: it supports dual-band WLAN with the latest 802.11ac standard, the A3 contrast, only WLAN 802.11n 2.4 GHz.


Samsung Galaxy A5 VS A3 thickness



Conclusion: Galaxy A3 or A5?

Which of the two Samsung Galaxy A 2016 smartphone should you buy now, the A3 or A5? The A5 is more expensive and provides the better specification in almost every way. The processor is faster, the memory increases, the camera better and Wi-Fi and LTE are significantly more current. The Galaxy A3 is in smaller dimensions and offers an enough specification for common use. If you want a budget smartphone, Galaxy A3 may be a good one, but if you want better experience and can accept high price, Galaxy A5 may be better.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Huawei Presents P9 Series Smartphone

Huawei today unveiled the P9 series at a press event in London. This includes two smartphones Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus. The devices, which can be seen already from the name, are the direct successor of the Huawei P8 series. A highlight of Huawei P9, is the camera; Huawei works with Leica together and relies on a combination of two cameras on the back panel.




Huawei P9


The Huawei P9 comes with a 5.2 inch full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) and has pre-installed operating system Android 6 marshmallow together EMUI interface. The internal memory is 32 gigabytes in size, an expansion via MicroSD card is possible. The RAM is 3GB and the processor is a HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core for use (in the Huawei Mate 8 , the predecessor was still Kirin 950 installed). The LTE modem supports 18 different frequency ranges and is therefore also suitable for international use. WLAN is supported on 2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz.




The Huawei P9 has a metal body which is to be very thin with 6.95 millimeters. The battery is 3,000 mAh strong and not changeable, charging via a USB Type C port. On the back of Huawei P9, you can see the two camera lenses immediately and the Leica logo. The camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels and a f2.2 aperture. Under the camera, the fingerprint sensor is visible. The Huawei P9 comes available in mid-April 2016 on the market, the retail price varies depends on the speciications without contract. The golden color version is initially exclusively at Vodafone available on the open market and for other providers the colors Titanium Grey and Mystic Silver offered.







Huawei P9 Plus

The Huawei P9 Plus is not particularly different from the normal strong P9, it will be available in the middle of May on the market and the price is of course higher than P9 without a contract. It is with 166 grams 20 grams heavier than the normal P9, which is probably due mainly to the change in size: the P9 Plus has a 5.5 inch full HD AMOLED display, which is also sensitive to pressure. The internal memory is 64GB in size and memory 4GB, the processor is identical to the normal P9. The Huawei P9 Plus battery has a capacity of 3,400 mAh and there are stereo speakers for improved sound. The Huawei P9 Plus will be initially available only in the color Quartz Grey.




As the first high end smartphone from huawei, Huawei P9 and P9 Plus plan to compete with iPhone and Samsung S7 series. The market will tell whether this challenge will succeed.  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Netgear AirCard 790s Mobile LTE Hotspot

Since early 2016, the Netgear AirCard 790 Mobile Hotspot with LTE Advanced Cat6 and large touch screen display is available in the market. The device is priced settled in direct comparison with the competitors of Huawei E5786 and Alcatel One Touch Y900. In LTE network, the router can reach up to 300 Mbit/s, the connection to the connected devices runs through MicroUSB 3.0 or Dual Band WLAN ac. We will check the detailed features of Aircard 790s.


Netgear Aircard AC790S (1)


The Netgear AirCard 790 router is supplied in a small cardboard box. In addition to the device itself, you will find a power supply with an output of 5 volts at 1 amp and a USB to Micro-USB 3.0 cable included. The power supply has a modular design and is supplied with an "adapter" for the common use in Europe socket. This of course is useful if you want to make even a holiday or a business trip. Besides the normal USB cable, another short "Jump Boost Cable" can also be found yet in the package. This allows you to connect an ordinary USB charging cable and thus the use of the Netgear AirCard 790 for charging other devices ( "Power Bank").  


Holding the Netgear AirCard 790 hotspot for the first time in his hand, this feels good. The workmanship is good and the weight of 136 grams including battery is completely pocket-fit. Also the large display is on the front, which is easy to read. But more on that later.


Netgear Aircard AC790S (2)



 LTE Advanced Cat6

The Netgear AC790 Hotspot has a current LTE multimode modem Qualcomm MDM9230 that for LTE Advanced category 6 ( "Cat6") with up to 300 Mbit/s supported in the downlink. In the uplink up to 50 Mbit/s are possible. In the test with a mobile data plan, around 200 Mbit/s can be achieved, the ping time was on average about 25 milliseconds. The data rates fluctuated quite widely depending on the radio cell and the time of day, but this is quite normal.   The reception at the LTE network on 800 and 1800 MHz was good, better than many smartphones. If necessary, you can receive and data rates with an external antenna optimized to stand side of the AirCard 790 Router (two TS-9 connectors). The terminals are protected by a small sliding mechanism from dust.


Netgear Aircard AC790S (3)


Of course, the Netgear AC790 is also the 3G/UMTS network backward compatible, here are DC-HSPA+ up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink possible. 2G and the GSM network is not supported, although Netgear advertises on its homepage partially. This is unusual for a mobile hotspot. But since 4G is now the mainstream and 3G is now widely used, 2G may not be necessary now in most areas.


Up to 15 devices can be powered wirelessly over WLAN with an Internet connection at the same time from Netgear AirCard 790s router. The connection is made either in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz range, thanks to the 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, speeds of up to 1,200 Mbit/s. Fast enough to see the full LTE speed to use Cat6. The WLAN range was in the test quite well, the data rates increase - particularly in the 5 GHz band - but very quickly, as soon as a wall is between the router and the terminal. On request, you can also use USB ( "USB Tethering") for connection and the WLAN can be optionally completely disable.


Netgear Aircard AC790S (4)


  The Netgear AC790 supports both multi-SSID as well as a guest-Fi function. So you can, for example, separate the private network from another shared WiFi network. On the maximum number of connected devices that are not altered, the number of 15 devices refers to all wireless networks simultaneously.  

Operation and Software

While many mobile LTE routers provide a small display for displaying important information, but the setup and configuration of the device usually requires a computer or at least a smartphone app. When Netgear AirCard 790 hotspot that is different, the router has a large touchscreen display on the front, so that the web interface normally is not required. Operation is self-explanatory thanks to large icons and clear labels, the capacitive display reacts quickly and properly. At the side of the display, there is "back" two soft-touch buttons and "Home", which are also self-explanatory. The display switches off after a short delay and without actuation independently, so that the energy consumption is not too high. A bright LED above the display then informs about the operating status.


Netgear Aircard AC790S (5)


On the home page or the "home screen" all relevant information are clearly displayed, for example, the battery level, the number of connected devices, the used data volume and the network operator. Even the SMS function is easily available on the touch screen display, even if the keyboard is of course advised quite small.

Battery with Power Bank Function

The battery of the Netgear AirCard 790 hotspots has a capacity of 2,930 mAh and is easily replaceable by the user. The Aircard 790s can be charged via USB cable, including power supply, but also easy to charge with a possibly existing smartphone PSU including microUSB port. The operating time is about 11 hours according to Netgear. In the test, this figure could be reached fairly accurate. With the included "Jump Boost cable", the Netgear AirCard 790 hotspot can be also used for charging other devices, such as smartphones. Although this is not very efficient, a full battery charge may not be possible in most smartphones, but the Jump Boost function definitely interesting for a short "recharging".


Netgear Aircard AC790S (6)



Optional Docking Station

Netgear provides for the AirCard Hotspot series of two docks that extend the mobile hotspot to a "real" stationary LTE router. The two devices are called DC112A and DC113A, where currently only the DC113A is available. The Cradle DC112A is significantly better equipped than the DC113A dock, so you get the DC112A as four Gigabit LAN ports, one Gigabit WAN port, two high-performance WLAN antennas and an improved WLAN module. The connections for an external mobile antenna are "looped through", so that one also can connect an external antenna LTE (2x TS-9 connector) at DC112A.


Network Preferences-network mode


Conclusion: Netgear AirCard 790


The Netgear AirCard AC790S Hotspot could convince in the test with a large variety of functions and the latest technology. The modem is fast and the Internet connection even with frequent cell Jump stable, the WLAN module scores with good data rates and many setting options. Some prospective customers will also complain about the lack of WiFi Extender function. The Aircard 790s is offered at good price than its competitors. It’s a recommended 4G pocket router with aggressive price!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Samsung SM-V101F 4G Mobile Hotspot Review

Samsung is always known as the top vendors for mobile smartphones, even though it's also very professional in networking solutions. Since the LTE is now the mainstream in the market, there is very few UE from Samsung. We had introduced the Samsung GT-B3730 and GT-B3740, but we had never introduced a 4G mobile hotspot. We had ever heard the Samsung GT-B3800 4G pocket router, but we didn't really get it in hand for test or detail check.

Samsung SM-V101F


Now we get a new Samsung Mobile 4G router, the model number is SM-V101F. It's smart and thin, like a mobile smart phone, but only in size of half of a smartphone. The front and back cover are both in plastic material, from the appearance, you canot imagine it's a mobile hotspot.

Samsung SM-V101F


On the front, there are three LED indicators in a line, the first LED indicates the network signal strength, the second one indicates the WIFI status, and the third one shows the battery status. The Samsung logo is printed below the LEDs. At the top side body the body, the power button and WPS button are listed. The bottom side has a USB port for power charging. Open the back cover, there is a stick which shows the model number Samsung SM-V101F, FCC ID, IMEI and S/N number. on the upper side of the stick, there is a hole for external antenna. Beside the antenna hole, there is a little stick which shows the SSID and WiFi key.

Samsung SM-V101F

The SIM card slot is at below side of the stick. The Samsung SM-V101F uses micro-SIM card. The battery is removable and battery model is B650AE with capacity of 2600mAh. After Sim card and battery are inserted to the SM-V101F, press the power button and it can work now. Usually, the Samsung SM-V101F will automatically connect to the wireless network from SIM card. But if the SM-V101F can’t detect the sim card, you need setup manually via web browser. User can log in the to setup the APN and then connect.

Samsung SM-V101F


After log in the web browser, user can choose the preferred network in the options of LTE/WCDMA/GSM, GSM/WCDMA, WCDMA only, GSM only. And user can reset the admin password and reset the device to factory default. The SM-V101F can receive and send message. The language could also be chosen in English, Germany, French, Italian, Polish, Czech. User can also do the Mac filtering, DHCP server, WiFi name and password, broadcast channel settings. User can see the data usage information, connected devices.

Samsung SM-V101F


In summary, the Samsung SM-V101F is a slim pocket router with cool design. It would be great partner for Samsung mobile smartphones.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Huawei E5577 E5577C 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot Review

Following the Huawei E5 classic design, Huawei E5577 looks like the predecessor models such as E5776, E5372, E5377. The E5577 LTE MiFi is in white or black color. It’s now already available for many network providers in Asia and Europe. As the second generation of LTE category 4 mobile hotspot, we will have a look at what’s improved in the new pocket router.

Huawei E5577CS-321


The Huawei E5577 looks smarter than its predecessors, perhaps because it becomes thinner. The body material is made of plastic but touch feel good. On the front, there is Huawei logo and power button which are located at the two sides of the 1.45 TFT LCD screen. On the top side, there is “Menu” button while the USB port and connectors for external antenna are on the bottom side.

Huawei E5577CS-321


The back cover could be removed for battery change. Open the back cover, we can see there are two slots for SIM card and MicroSD storage card. At the left side of the slot, there is a label where the model number, SSID, WiFi key (password), IMEI & S/N number are printed.

Huawei E5577CS-321

After the SIM card and battery is inserted in the E5577 LTE MiFi, press the power button on the front and the E5577 will fast boot in seconds. Huawei E5577 is still using standard 6-pin SIM card. Usually, the device will automatically configure and connect to network in a couple of minutes. But the E5577 will not do that, user need setup the router manually. You can log in the Huawei Mobile WiFI APP though smartphone or via web browser in PC to do that.

Huawei E5577CS-321

When the Huawei Mobile WiFi E5577 is working, user can see many information from the screen such as the network providers, SSID, WiFi key, signal strength, SMS unread, battery status and WiFi connected users. Like other Huawei E5 pocket WiFi, Huawei E5577 could support up to 10 wireless users to access internet simultaneously. And one extra one could be connected with USB.

Huawei E5577CS-321

With LTE Category 4 technology, Huawei E5577 could achieve downlink speed to 150mbps and uplink speed to 50Mbps. When LTE network is not available, it can switch to 3G UMTS or 2G GSM networks. On 3G network, the peak download speed could reach 43.2Mbps. The E5577 could support WLAN 802.11b/g/n with dual-band. If you are located at areas with weak signal, it would be necessary to use the external antenna to improve the signal so that get better surfing experience. You can refer to below the two indoor and outdoor antenna for Huawei E5577 mobile WiFi:


Huawei E5577/E5577C 4G Indoor External Antenna:

4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Modems/dongles/mobile hotspots


Huawei E5577/E5577C 4G Outdoor External Antenna:

4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Dongles/aircards/modems/mobile hotspots


The Huawei E5577 is also named E5577C. Here now we have Huawei E5577Cs-321 and E5577Cs-603, which could support different LTE network frequency bands. They are for different markets. If you need this mobile hotspot, please check your local network frequency bands and then choose the right one. You can also contact us for help.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Difference Between Huawei E5577 and E5573

Huawei E5 Mobile WiFi family have new members in the past year. Except the hot Huawei E5786 LTE Category 6 mobile hotspot, we also got the Huawei E5577 and E5573 4G LTE Category 4 mobile hotspot. You may feel puzzled about the name of the two mobile hotspot. They are too similar that we cannot tell what’s real difference between. That’s why we write this article today. Let’s check what’s the real difference and make a clue to the customers who are interested in them. Huawei-E5573 vs E5577 MIFI Appearance If you only hear the name, you don’t have imagination about the two mobile routers. But if you get the two routers in hand, you will see there is obvious difference: Huawei E5577 has a 1.45 inch TFT LCD screen, at the left side of the screen, it’s the logo; and at the right side, the power button. Huawei E5573 has no screen, the power button is at the middle of the top body. At the left side of the power button, it’s the signal strength indicator while the battery indicator at the right side. From this point, Huawei E5577 seems more friendly, because user can read the information about network providers, network signal, WiFi connected users, battery status, WiFi name and password on the screen. Huawei E5577 is thicker than E5573 even though they both has the same battery capacity of 1500mAh. And their battery can be removed so that user can insert the SIM card under the battery.   Technical Specifications Huawei E5577 and E5573 are both LTE mobile hotspots based on LTE Category 4, so they could both support the peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps on FDD-LTE networks. While on TD-LTE network, the peak download speed to 112mbps and upload speed to 10Mbps. And they both support up to 11 wireless terminals to access internet simultaneously. Similarly, the 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE networks are backward. And the speed on DC-HSPA+ network could reach 43.2Mbps, which is good for most users. Huawei E5573 and E5577 both have the connectors for external antennas. The connector type is TS-9, so if you are located at areas with weak network coverage, an external antenna may be necessary so that to get better surfing experience. Below are the recommended external indoor and outdoor antenna for Huawei E5577 and E5573: Huawei E5577/E5573 4G Indoor External Antenna: 4G LTE Indoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Modems/dongles/mobile hotspots   Huawei E5577/E5573 4G Outdoor External Antenna:: 4G LTE Outdoor Antenna (2 x TS-9 Connectors) for Huawei/ZTE 4G LTE Dongles/aircards/modems/mobile hotspots   From the technical specifications, we can see the two mobile hotspot are too similar that we believe the manufacturer Huawei just re-design the appearance to distinguish them. The core data are kept same for markets demands. So if you are interested in them, we can only tell the Huawei E5577 is more user-friendly. Other features are very similar that you can ignore. huawei E5573 MIFI SIZE One more important note is that the two routers both has many sub-models, which could support multiple LTE(TDD or FDD) bands. You must check carefully if you want to buy them. You need check your local network and then decide which one is for you.