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21/02/2014

Huawei E5776s-601 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot

Our site has been published several stories about 4G Mobile routers, access points and Wi-Fi with built-in cellular modems that support 3G. These equipments can be used to provide mobile access to the Internet in a variety of scenarios: working devices (e.g.: tablets) without a built-in modem, a backup channel for home, outdoor activities in the nature and on the road. We should also mention using the WiFi router can roam globally among the local operators and support several gadgets simultaneously. Thus it is possible to save much cost, as well as consume less battery.

 

 

 

Huawei E5776s-601 appearance and features

 

Today we tested another sub-model of this E5776 router family. Among the interesting features, the ability to support 4G/LTE network is most attractive one; with large capacity built-in battery, LCD screen and a wireless speed up to 150 Mbit/s is practical functions. Huawei E5776 offered several versions to the market, which may differ based on a range of cellular module. Our sample had a full name E5776s-601 and, according to the presented documentation, it supports 3G on 900 and 2100 MHz bands and LTE in 3, 7 and 40 (FDD 1800/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz). We note that this E5776s-601 is also sold in a branded version of MTS named 821FT (only works with SIM-cards of this operator and its range if the device is SIM locked). There is user manual, power adapter and Micro-USB in the package box.

 

 

The size of Huawei E5776s-601 is 107 × 65 × 17 mm, and weight is approximately 140 g. However, we must realize that the battery is built-in with large capacity and a two-antenna configuration access point. At the same time, there is no wired port in the router. So the E5776 could be easily put in the bag and the pocket. The body is made of sturdy black plastic. There is no doubt that the frequent use in mobile mode, the surface becomes coated with scratches. However, the E5776 body is smooth and user friendly.

 

 

Huawei E5776s-601 4G router Settings

 

Huawei E5776 displays the current mode of the connection to the cellular network and the level of the signal, the number of wireless clients that connect to the internet status, battery level, the name of the operator and the amount of processed data, duration of call, the arrival of new SMS-messages. Users also have the opportunity to change the name and password of the wireless network. During normal operation, after a few second short press, the device will start to work and the screen will show the information above.  

 

On the "lower" end of the router is WPS button to connect wireless clients, and there is Micro-USB connector for PC and charge the battery. There is one connector for external antenna for 3G or 4G. On the opposite side you can see the slot for memory cards microSD, hidden reset button and the standard Mini SIM-card format.   In terms of appearance and design, the gloss on the top panel is only one important note. You can also complain about the lack of rubber feet or other elements for mounting the router.

 

Huawei E5776S-601 Technical characteristics

 

Per the official information, the Huawei E5776s-601 4G router supports 2G networks  (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (UMTS 900/2100 MHz), 4G (LTE FDD 1800/2600 MHz, TDD 2300 MHz) with support for GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ and LTE Cat4 FDD/TDD technology. The maximum data acquisition rate for 3G is 43.2 Mbit/s, and for 4G up to 150 Mbit/s (FDD). If your Huawei E5776s-601 is SIM card unlocked to one operator, you can use any SIM-card over the world.  

 

Clients connect to the E5776s-601 router by Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, who works in the 2.4 GHz band with a maximum connection speed of 300 Mbit/s. PCs and laptops can connect with the router through a wired connection via port Micro-USB. The E5776 has inserted driver support for Mac OS 10.5-10.8 and Windows operating systems from XP SP3 to 8. When working on Wi-Fi, it does not require any drivers, and compatibility is related with the operating system on the client. The same USB port is used for charging the built-in non-removable battery, which has an impressive capacity of 3000 mAh. With this battery, the battery can keep work for 10 hours and standby time is up to 500 hours.  

 

For most users, they can take the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi in bag or pocket for outdoor activities. And a group of people will share the wireless network simultaneously. Here now there is SIM unlocked Huawei E5776s-601 with Yes Optus logo available on 4gltemall.com . If you can wait to access the 4G network locally, you can take the HUAWEI E5776s-601 as your good partner for your hand electronics.  

20/02/2014

Huawei Ascend P2 4G LTE Cat4 Smartphone

There are very few 4G Smartphones available now to support LTE Category 4 with 150 Mbit/s download speed. The Huawei Ascend P2 is one of them; it was presented in February 2013 during the Mobile World Congress. We have tested the new Smartphone in the networks of Telekom and Vodafone. Particular attention was paid to the ability in the LTE networks and the high speed data rates.

 

 

First impression and technical data

 

The Huawei Ascend P2 is available with black or white back. The front of the display is black for both models and both rounded upward as well as downward, which leaves a good impression. The size is 0.8 x 6.7 x 13.6 cm with a weight of approximately 122g, which is just acceptable; one hand operation is a little bit difficult.

 

 

 

The screen is 4.7 inches in diagonal size and display with 1280 × 720 pixels. This means the Huawei Ascend P2 doesn’t have the highest pixel density, but still offers an exceptionally good picture: it is very bright, the colors are realistic and the viewing angles are excellent. The operating system used Android not-so-current version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.  Huawei has installed his "Emotion UI" surface, which should be a real simplification for most users. User can install the APPs to the smartphone. Based on the good solution design, the software is extremely fast, apps open almost instantly. Huawei P2 is not keeping up with current flagship Smartphones and not has the much more powerful hardware.  Huawei Ascend P2 is based on a HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz clock rate, which are 1 gigabyte of memory.

 

 

 

Modem and Wireless

 

In Huawei Ascend P2 Smartphone there is built-in LTE modem that also used in various modems from Huawei, for example, the Huawei E3276 or the Huawei E5372. It allows speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink, i.e. LTE Category 4. In the test, the maximum speed was around 120 Mbit/s with network of Deutsche Telekom, when working with Vodafone, nearly 80 Mbit/s download speed can be achieved. In addition to LTE network supported, 3G UMTS network is also supported, but only 21.6Mbps download speed could be reached. Almost all other manufacturers now offer DC-HSPA+, up to 42.2 Mbit/s could be achieved. Huawei also offers DC-HSPA+ for many years in various modems, but why here DC-HSPA+ was saved at Ascend P2, remains a mystery. The same is also for the WLAN module: this only supports the 2.4 GHz frequency band, which is absolutely not up to date for a high-end Smartphone.

 

 

The received power is overall quite good, compared to other Smartphones but not significantly better.  Which is worth mentioning is definitely the manual network search: in contrast to most other Android Smartphones, Huawei Ascend P2 displays networks as separated by wireless technology (2G, 3G, 4G), which is a nice thing, in particular for mobile enthusiasts. You can manually switch between the 2G, 3G & 4G networks.

 

   

 

Miscellaneous and Conclusion

 

The internal memory is 16 gigabytes, which is not particularly large, especially when it is not expandable via memory card. So you have to often transfer the photos in the 4G Smartphone to a computer to get back free space. The 13-megapixel camera takes pretty good photos and also also beautiful full-HD videos. The battery offers 2,420 mAh, which is comparatively good capacity and thus a solid runtime. Not connected with LTE, the Huawei P2 can get so loose over an entire working day.All in all, the Huawei Ascend P2 is a beautiful smartphone that worth to buy based on all his good display and fast software.

 

 

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17/02/2014

Netgear Aircard 762s (AC762S) Mobile LTE Hotspot Available in Germany

After the network specialist Netgear has recently acquired the well-known manufacturer Sierra Wireless for UMTS and LTE modems, the first mobile LTE router from Netgear comes to Germany now. The new model number is Netgear Aircard 762S, usually in short name AC762S.

 

The MiFi hotspot AC762S still follows the typical design of the hotspot line of Sierra Wireless, now it’s available in Northern Europe. The technical data are not quite up to date, only LTE Category 3 is supported, while some LTE Category 4 devices are already offered, such as the Huawei E5776 Huawei E5372.

 

 

 

 

Good equipment

 

The Netgear AC762S LTE router can supply maximum of 10 wireless devices to the Internet via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz Band. Whether an Internet connection via microUSB connector is possible, it must face a test, in any case, you can recharge the battery via the USB Interface, which would allow operation time for up to 6 hours after one charge. If the AC762s connects the computer via USB cable continuously, the Netgear 762S would keep working without any interruption. The exact capacity of the battery is 2000mAh, and the battery is removable. The operation is just like a WiFi router usually managed via a web interface in the browser, but alternatively, Netgear also offers an app for smartphones and tablets to manage the 4G hotspot. The display on the front displays important information such as the data consumption, connection speed or network technology.

 

 

Under the LTE network, the speeds of up to 100 megabits per second for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink are possible. The supported LTE frequency bands allow operation in every network in Germany and in most European networks: LTE800, LTE1800, LTE2100 and LTE2600 are available. The LTE Category 4 with up to 150 MBit/s is already offered by the operator Telekom and Vodafone since the summer of 2013; however, you cannot make it come true on Netgear AC762S. In the UMTS network, the frequency bands around 900 and 2100 megahertz are available; unfortunately this feature makes it impossible to use worldwide, since important bands for the Americas missing. The maximum speed over UMTS is 42.2 Mbit/s for the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s for the uplink, when the Aircard 762s works on the 3G network based on DC-HSPA+. If the reception at your own location is too weak, you can connect one or two external LTE or UMTS antenna with the Netgear AC762S over the two TS-9 connectors.

 

 

The LTE mobile hotspot Netgear AC762S is now available in various online stores such as 4gltemall.com .You can find a good comparison with other mobile hotspots on our site. Actually, there is a brother model Netgear Aircard 760s which was available in few months ago. It’s already known and used by many customers. The Aircard 760s is for Australia operator Telstra. They look the same from the appearance, other features are almost the same except that the frequency bands on 3G and 4G LTE. If you want to use the mobile hotspot in America or Australia, Netgear 760s would be a good option for you.