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17/03/2013

HUAWEI E5372 150Mbps 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot Review

We are glad to inform the wireless users that Huawei released a new 4G 150Mbps LTE mobile hotspot. The model is Huawei E5372 for LTE category 4. Today, let's have a look what the LTE cat4 mobile WiFi could bring us.  

 

The Huawei E5372 LTE Cat4 mobile WiFi was first presented to public a one month ago on MWC 2013. This time, it's in white color. In our memory, black color is the classic color for Huawei E5 Mobile WiFi. Per the official saying, Huawei E5372 is the smallest LTE cat4 Mobile WiFi. So even E5372 is in pocket size, it's still much smaller than its predecessors, such as Huawei E589 Mobile Pocket WiFi and Huawei E5776 LTE Cat4 Mobile Hotspot.      

 

There is a 1.45 inch TFT screen which will show the important information for Huawei E5372, it indicates the network signal strength, connection status, users connected, remaining battery, operator and SMS. There is only one button for power on and off. The one-button operation is very convenient for user, and it's friendly for user experience. These features are almost the same as Huawei E5776, the predecessor of Huawei E5372.  

 

 

We found the platform of Huawei E5372 is not Qualcomm chipset, it's Huawei own Hisilicon V7R1. But the battery of Huawei E5372 is only 1780mAh, which is only a little bit more than half of Huawei E5776 battery. The Huawei E5372 could be charged via USB through USB interface.      

 

Like other LTE Category 4 Mobile WiFi, the Huawei E5372 could support maximum download speed up to 150Mbps on FDD network and 112 Mbps download speed on TDD network. The upload speeds are 50Mbps for FDD and 10Mbps for TDD. And the Huawei E5372 supports WiFi 2 * 2 MIMO and WiFi. The WiFi spectrums are 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There are two external antenna connectors in the body of Huawei E5372.

 

 

 

There is another feature we have to mention that the Huawei E5372 could quick boot in 5 seconds, we are not sure whether the HiLink technology is applied in the LTE Cat4 mobile Hotspot, but the boot time is so short that it will highly improve the user's experience. Huawei E5372 is compatible with the usual operation system such Windows and Mac.  

 

We believe there will be many variant models for Huawei E5372, and we will review them in future. To check more new 4G LTE gadgets on www.4gltemall.com  

10/02/2013

What’s the difference Between ZTE MF820S2 and ZTE MF820T?

As one of the LTE vendors over the world, ZTE had released many 4G USB Modems for operators all over the world. Most of them have been presented to the public with the commercial LTE systems.  

 

We found there are two similar models: ZTE MF820S2 and ZTE MF820T. Today, we will introduce what’d the difference between the two LTE USB Modems.    

 

ZTE MF820T is a 4G LTE TDD Modem for 2300/2600Mhz with download speed up to 100Mbps and upload speed to 17Mbps. The bandwidth is 10MHz and 20MHz.  

 

ZTE MF820S2 is greater than MF820T, it can work not only on LTE TDD 1900/2300/2600 MHz, but also on FDD network (band 2600MHz). Under TD-LTE network, the peak speed is almost the same as MF820T, but under FDD network, the peak speed could reach 100Mbps while upload speed could reach 50Mbps.  

 

What’s more, the 3G TD-SCDMA and WCDMA networks are both available for ZTE MF820S2. This feature makes it more powerful than MF820T.   Above are the key difference between ZTE MF820S2 and ZTE MF820T. If you want to buy any of them, welcome to check www.4gltemall.com .

30/01/2013

Will you buy HUAWEI E398u-11 or ZTE MF820 for your 4G LTE Modem?

As the top telecommunication equipment suppliers in China, ZTE and Huawei are always competing from 3G to 4G market. To share the global market, they may release similar telecom products for wireless network. Huawei E398u-11 4G LTE Surfstick and ZTE MF820 4G USB dongle are two similar modems that both works for 4G LTE FDD network band 1800/2100/2600MHz.  

 

Then here comes the question: which one is better between Huawei E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 4G LTE USB Modem?    


Appearance

 

From the appearance, they both in rotatable USB design and the modem body is somewhat bigger than common 3G USB dongles. Huawei E398u-11 seems cooler because the design is inspired by luxury car.    


External Antenna Connector  

 

There are two external antenna connectors in HUAWEI E398u-11 but there is no external antenna port in ZTE MF820. With 2 x 2 MIMO antenna, the speed would be double or may even triple faster.

   

Operation

 

If you want to plug 4G SIM card to the modem ZTE MF820, you need to open the whole back cover of MF820. And according the writer's experience, the design is not user-friendly, because the first question is you don't know where to open it, second, after you find the little cap to open, you may be unable to open it if you don't too much effort. And you must two hands together to work. But if taking too much effort, you may worry to break the modem. You will never wish to break the modem before using it.

 

 

In this case, Huawei E398u-11 is easy to operate. There is only a short cap of a third of back cover. One hand can open it easily.    


Mobile partner  

 

Most of HUAWEI E398u-11 4G Modem is with mobile partner, like ZTE, it also has its own operation software. Both of them would take a little bit long time to install and get ready for connection. With large firmware, sometimes, they may let your PC run very slowly. But I personally like HUAWEI mobile partner more, because it seems HUAWEI Mobile partner is more simple and easier to setup than ZTE.

   

Connection speed  

 

HUAWEI E398u-11 and ZTE MF820 could both connect in few seconds, actually, it may depends on the external network situation to determine which could connects faster. Under the same condition, HUAWEI E398u-11 may connect faster than ZTE MF820 for only 2-4 seconds, usually, we can’t notice that.  

 

The above factors are important for a user to choose a 4G LTE USB modem, but it seems the two modems are equal to buy. HUAWEI E398u-11 is just better in appearance and antenna function, other factors are almost same, in this case, users can choose per their preference. If you like cool model and better signal and speed to surf, you should choose HUAWEI E398u-11, but if you want practical modem with better price, ZTE MF820 should be taken into your consideration.   If you want to have more options for 4G LTE USB dongles, please check http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-usb-modem.html .