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18/05/2018

GlocalMe G3 Review – LTE Mobile Hotspot for Worldwide Use

There are many 4G Mobile WLAN routers available in the market now, but most of them have some application limit due to the network incompatibility if moving to another particular continent. Here we get a new gadget that provides a perfect solution for this trouble. The GlockalMe provides the G3 hotspot not only with the support of multiple frequency bands but also directly offers an integrated CloudSIM service that enables worldwide LTE usage at astonishingly fair prices.

 

 

GlocalMe G3: Appearance  

 

The GlocalMe G3 is the most powerful mobile WLAN hotspot from the Chinese provider. The device looks like a very thick Apple iPhone 4, runs with a highly customized version of the Android operating system and comes with a very large touchscreen display(for a hotspot) therefore. In terms of price, the GlocalMe G3 is reasonably priced at around 199 USD, especially since 1.1 GB of data usable worldwide is already included in the purchase price.   In addition to the device itself, only one USB to MicroUSB charging cable is included. There is no power adapter, but you can use any ordinary power supply with the USB port. The GlocalMe G3 hotspot looks incredibly thick at first glance because there is a very strong battery with 5,350 mAh capacity. On the side of the device, there are two buttons for louder/quieter (whose functionality is unclear) and a power button. Processing, materials and the SIM card slot always make a decent impression.

 

 

 

GlocalMe G3: Dual-SIM Capable

 

The GlocalMe G3 is dual-SIM capable, and it has two nano SIM slots. This is a unique selling proposition for Mobile WLAN Hotspots and can be very convenient in many situations. In the test, the GlocalME G3 was working quickly and simply with Vodafone and Orange SIM cards: after a short press on the power button, it took only about half a minute for the router to be online. A quick-access menu allows you to easily switch between the two SIM cards and the virtual SIM card.   The operation is very easy and is done via the GlockalMe G3 touchscreen. By using the Android operating system you have the advantage of a "full-featured" keyboard, for example, to be able to change the WLAN name and the WLAN password. The display itself is of poor quality in terms of brightness, resolution and viewing angle stability in comparison with current smartphones, but for a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, it is of course quite sufficient.

 

 

 

GlocalMe G3: CloudSIM in the test

 

The main highlight for the purchase of the GlocalMe G3 is probably the virtual SIM (CloudSIM), which allows the easy worldwide use of the device in addition to the dual SIM function. 1.1 gigabytes of the data volume is already included in the purchase; additional volume can be purchased if you create an account. All this can be done either via an app (for iOS and Android) or via the GlocalMe website.     GlocalMe offers the data volume in the form of various data packages. These are valid for different lengths of time (for example 30 days, 90 days or 365 days) and are available for different countries and continents. The prices seem surprisingly fair at first glance, so costs 1 GB world-wide data volume for 1 year € 29.90. If you only need data in Germany, you can buy eg 3 GB for 19 Euro or 1 GB for 7 Euro (each valid for 30 days).

 

 

In the test, the virtual SIM card was tried in Germany, the service worked easily and in the LTE network data rates up to about 25 MBit/s were measured in the download. The latencies (ping) were about 30 milliseconds and in the uplink about 5 Mbit/s were reached. These are not top scores, but for surfing and streaming HD videos, it is absolutely fine.  

 

GlocalMe G3: Speeds

 

The speed test with the local SIM gave the GlocalMe G3 router a very bad picture. In LTE mode, a maximum of 35 MBit/s was possible via WLAN, in UMTS mode it was over at about 24 MBit/s. For comparison: under identical test conditions, an Apple iPhone 8 managed about 140 MBit/s in the downlink and about 68 MBit/s in the uplink via LTE, similar values were also provided by the Netgear AirCard 810 hotspot.  

 

 

A positive feature is the good worldwide frequency band support. The GlocalMe G3 offers FDD LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/19/29, TDD LTE Band 38/39/40/41, UMTS Band 1/2/4/5 / 6/8/9/19 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900.  

 

 

GlocalMe G3 Wi-Fi and battery

 

The WLAN of the GlocalMe G3 is comparatively slow, according to the official specs, only the 802.11b/g/n standard on 2.4 GHz with a maximum of 72 MBit/s downlink is supported, but 5 GHz is not available. For comparison, other mobile hotspots in the price range usually offer dual-band WLAN with at least 300 MBit/s.     The battery provided an operating time of about 20 hours in the test, which is a very good value for a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. If required, you can also charge other devices such as a smartphone via the full-size USB port, the GlocalMe G3 then becomes a power bank.  

 

Others

 

Unlike most other mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, the GlocalMe G3 lacks many features. There are no connections for an external antenna, no MicroSD memory card slot, no RJ45 LAN connection and also a web interface, as it is usually known from mobile WLAN routers, is not present on the GlocalMe G3.   The software is extremely limited, many other usual settings such as a "LTE only" or "3G only" mode do not exist. Statistics on data consumption and information on the network used are only very limited visibility when using a local SIM. That does not necessarily have to be bad for the end customer - the GlocalMe G3 works well and does its job. However, this fact must be mentioned in this review and it would be nice if a possible successor would offer more configuration options.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

The GlocalMe G3 is a very interesting mobile wireless router. Anyone who travels a lot in the world and often travels to different countries should take a closer look at the device. The prices for mobile data use with the virtual SIM card are very competitive, so that in most countries, the purchase of a national SIM card can be omitted. Also for the ease of use and the very good battery life, the GlocalMe G3 deserves praise.   For technology enthusiasts and those who value good technical equipment, the device is quite uninteresting. Although the many supported LTE frequency ranges, as well as the dual-SIM function, are to be positively emphasized, the comparably slow modem, the weak WLAN, and the few setting provide not a good impression. To summary, the GlocalMe G3 is a highly recommended hotspot with many unique selling points.  

 

If you want to buy the GlocalMe G3 hotspot, click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/glocalme-g3.html 

17/05/2018

Huawei B715 VS Huawei B525 LTE Router

In past few years, Huawei has presented many LTE WiFi routers to the market. Some are especially for the network provider in specific areas or countries; Some are open for all the market (SIM-free for global travel). However, Huawei did not provide a full list of its 4G LTE Routers. Some models, so the specs of the Huawei LTE routers. Huawei B715 LTE routerand Huawei B525 are the two Huawei official website, but they are definitely Huawei products for LTE-A networks. Some customers may have a problem with the application of the two routers for their applications at home or office etc. Today, we will have a general review of the difference between Huawei B715 and B525 router. You can get the reference if you want to buy one of them.

 

 

Appearance

 

Unlike the latest Huawei B618 LTE Cube, both the Huawei B715 and B525 are in the shape of a traditional wireless router. On the front, the Huawei logo and few LED indicators for power, WiFi, internet connection status and signal strength. On the back, 3 LAN ports and one LAN/WAN port with telephone port are listed at the below side. On the top side, two SMA connectors for external antennas are covered by a cap. Huawei B525 router had the label at the bottom, and we can see the crescentic shape from the bottom side.

The label of Huawei B715 is just at the side of the external antenna connectors. The label and connectors are covered by a whole cap. However, like the Huawei B525 router, the SIM card slot of Huawei B715 is also located on the bottom side. Like other Huawei 4G wireless router, some important information would be printed on the label, such as the model number, IMEI number, S/N number, SSID, WiFi Key, web log in IP address, WPS pin, FCC ID, power plug voltage, WiFi certified, RoHS logo, Made in China and some model may have the supported LTE frequency bands if there is. Here now, the Huawei B715 has only white color available, but Huawei B525s-23a has black and white color available.

 

 

Variant models

 

Here now, the Huawei B715 has only one variant model Huawei B715s-23c with the support of 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/32/38 and 3G &2G network backward compatible. We are not sure whether Huawei will release more variant models to support different LTE frequency bands combination for other network providers. But as you can see, Huawei B525 has three variant models: B525s-23A, B525s-65a, B525s-95a. They support the frequency bands as below:  

Huawei B525s-23a:

- Support 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 (FDD 800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600MHz, TDD 2600MHz)

- Support 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/UMTS Band 900/2100MHz

- Support 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz  

 

Huawei B525s-65a:

- Support 4G LTE Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41 (FDD 2600/2100/1900/1800/1700/1400/900/850 / 800 / 700MHz, TDD 2300/2500 / 2600MHz)

- Support DC-HSPA 3G + / HSPA + / UMTS Band 1/2/5/6/8/19

- Support 2G GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz

Huawei B525s-95a : Unknown yet!

 

 

Specifications

 

You may be attracted by the appearance of the two routers, but when you want to work at your location, you must see the specifications of the two routers. Below is the list comparison of the Huawei B715s-23c and Huawei B525 WiFi router specs for your reference:  

Model Huawei B715s-23c Huawei B525
Product type LTE WiFi Router LTE WiFi Router
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
chipset ? HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 450Mbps / UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps / UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38 B525s-23a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
B525s-65a: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41
WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, SMA-female jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei B715 External Antenna Huawei B525 external antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP  Huawei Hilink APP 
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240mm × 448mm × 47mm 163 x 52 x 226 mm
interfaces * 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port (45)
* 1 x LAN / WAN port (45)
* 1 x phone port (RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
* 3 x LAN port (45)
* 1 x LAN / WAN port (45)
* 2 x phone port (RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
datasheet Huawei B715 Datasheet (PDF) Huawei B525 Datasheet (PDF)
User Manual Huawei B715 User Manual (PDF) Huawei B525 User Manual (PDF)
Other features  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 / IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding  Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Reviews Huawei B715s-23c Review Huawei B525 Review
Price / USD 399.00USD

259.00USD


 

Conclusion

 

From the specs table, we can see Huawei B715s-23c is more advanced. Huawei B525 provides more variable models for different LTE frequency band combinations and more colors to select. Usually, the more advanced of the router, the price higher. So we can see the Huawei B715 is more expensive than Huawei B525 router. If you do not care about the price then Huawei B715 is the right one for you. Huawei B525 may not be the most advanced, but for most customers, the downlink speed is enough for most applications. Almost same interfaces would not help you. VPN, VoLTE, VoIP or DHCP, you can check the datasheet carefully to confirm. HOWEVER,Five Tips to Buy a Huawei 4G Router.

15/05/2018

Huawei B715 VS Huawei B618 LTE CPE

As time goes, more and more network providers upgrade their LTE networks to LTE Advanced with the application of new LTE technology such as carrier aggregation and MIMO. Many customers want to surf at the faster speed than ever. So an LTE advanced router may be necessary for home or office. Huawei B618 and B715 are two latest popular routers for the LTE-A networks. Someone may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei B715 and B618? To buy one from them, which one is better? To answer this question, let’s have a compare of the two LTE WiFi routers.

 

 

Appearance

 

Huawei B715 and B618 router both could work well in Europe. Some network providers already introduced them to their contract plan. The Huawei B618 was available for EE, Telekom on the model number B618s-22d while B715 was available for LMV on the model number B715s-23c. The Huawei B715s-23c looks like the common Huawei 4G WiFi router such as Huawei E5186 or Huawei B525, but Huawei B618 looks like a cube. You may think it’s a smart home device rather than an LTE-A wireless router.  

 

On the front of Huawei B715s-23c, there are few indicators for power, data transmission, WiFi, connected device, and signal. On the back, there are 4 RJ45 ports for LAN, one of which is for WAN/LAN. And one RJ11 port is available for connecting telephone. Huawei B618s-22d LTE router has only one port for LAN/WAN and another one for LAN only. They both have a USB 2.0 port for sharing file. Like other Huawei LTE routers, the Huawei B715s-23c has two SMA connectors for external antenna while the Huawei B618s-22d WiFi router has two TS-9 connectors for 4G external antennas. They both have the same feature that the SIM card slot is at the bottom of the body.  

 

 

Technical Specifications To know more about the technical specs of the two LTE-A router, the table below will give clear information about the chipset, category, data rates, supported frequency bands, interfaces, and prices etc..

 

 

 

Model Huawei B715s-23c Huawei B618s-22d
Product type LTE WiFi Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with SIM card slot and Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset ? HiSilicon Balong 750
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28, B32, B38 LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 64 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, SMA-female jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
App management Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery NO NO
Dimensions 240mm × 448mm × 47mm 95mm × 95mm × 208mm
Interfaces * 3 x LAN port(45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11) * 1 x USB 2.0 port * 1 x LAN port(45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11) * 1 x USB 2.0 port
Other features  VPN, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack, DMZ, Port forwarding DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Price 399.00USD 449.00USD

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

From the appearance, we can see both the Huawei B618s-22d and B715s-23c are cool, but I personally love Huawei B618s-22d better. But if you want the WiFi router to have more Ethernet ports to connect your desktop, the Huawei B715s-23c may be better. From the specs, we can see Huawei B618s-22d support higher level LTE networks with faster LTE downlink & uplink speeds. But if you need the LTE router to work for more LTE frequency bands especially for band 32 or band 28, Huawei B715s-23c should be taken into consideration. And the Huawei B618s-22d with advanced LTE technologies would be more expensive, if you don't care about the price, Huawei B618s-22d would be the right one for your home or office.