At an event in Paris a few days ago, Huawei launched its new flagship smartphone Honor 8 for the European market. The predecessor Honor 7 has good price-performance ratio and is now available at good price now in www.4gltemall.com. The Honor 8 was sold in China for several weeks. Highlights of the new Honor 8 include the completely new design with 2.5D glass both on the front and on the back, and the 12-megapixel dual camera, which is already known in the Huawei P9.
New design with lots of glass
The Honor 7 was still a massive metal back and a flat glass display cover on the market. The successor Honor 8 provides glass surface on both sides, which is toward slightly rounded at the sides. Thus, the device is expected to be better in the hand and no more act as edgy. The frame is further comprised of metal.
The Honor 8 is available in the colors Midnight Black, Pearl White and Sapphire Blue. All three colors are both on the front and on the back side visible and also the frame is colored accordingly, so that one has a uniform appearance.
The Honor 8 is quite similar to the Huawei P9 technically. Most likely is that visible on the rear dual camera, this has resolution of 12 megapixels and allow good shots particularly. One sensor is an ordinary RGB color sensor; the other is a monochrome sensor.
Again on board is the dual SIM function and the ability to expand the internal 32GB memory with a MicroSD memory card. As a processor, HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core is used, which runs at up to 2.3GHz per core and is equipped with 4 GB of memory. There is also an i5 coprocessor, which provides, in certain applications for acceleration. The Wi-Fi works on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and besides GSM and UMTS, Honor 8 supports LTE networks.
The LCD display of Honor 8 is 5.2 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). And a fast fingerprint sensor on the back has been integrated again. Another new feature is the NFC functionality, even if a Secure Element for secure payments sadly lacking. The integrated battery is 3,000 mAh strong. The Honor 8 can charge to 50% within 30 minutes via the integrated USB Type C port.
The Honor 8 is available on www.4gltemall.com now. As a new mobile phone with new features, it is significantly more expensive than the Honor 7.However, the price-performance ratio is very good if you compare the specifications of Honor 8 with those of similar expensive competing products.
Some years after the launch of LTE, there is already a wide range of mobile LTE routers with integrated battery. Especially the Chinese manufacturer Huawei, who is clearly the market leader in this segment, offered many models. But not every user requires the best and most expensive equipment, therefore the Huawei E5377 is now a very compact, lightweight mobile LTE hotspot available, which is still very good technical equipment.
Smaller and lighter 4G hotspot
Weighing approximately 80 grams, the Huawei E5377 is very light and is very good in the hand or transported in a pocket. With long time use, it becomes quite warm, but the operating temperature is always at an appropriate level. On the front of the Huawei E5377, between the Huawei logo and the power button, there is a square display, where a variety of information such as reception, network technology, the spent data volume are shown clearly. The display is not permanently lit to save energy, it only turns on when you press the power button or a wireless device is connected. Furthermore, you can find a menu button on the top edge, with which you can make a few settings in combination with the power button. Thus, for example the ability to display a QR code through which smartphones or tablets enter into the App Store by scanning the code. There Huawei HiLink app can be downloaded. With this app, further adjustments can be done to the E5377, such as change the wireless network name or password.
Special feature: wireless repeater
In addition to the controller via the Huawei HiLink app, an access to the Huawei E5377 via any browser is possible. The default IP is 192.168.8.1. The web interface responds quickly and provides the most important settings. A special feature is the wireless repeater function, with which you will be able to log the Huawei E5377 into an existing wireless network and this order can be used as an Internet access. The advantage of this solution is, for example, that you can save data volume in mobile network as soon as you use the repeater.
Fast LTE to 150 Mbit/s
The integrated modem in Huawei E5377 supports the three wireless standards GSM (2G), UMTS (3G) and LTE (4G). Depending on the wireless technology, different speeds are possible. So LTE category 4 up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upload speeds are possible. In the UMTS network, speeds are up to 42.2 Mbit/s accessible via DC-HSPA+. Good to know: The Huawei E5377 router is compatible with all major European LTE frequency bands and supports quad-band GSM and dual-band UMTS in many countries for worldwide use.
The reception is good both in the LTE network and the UMTS network. Even in weak regions, you can often surf more easily with the E5377. You’d better put the E5377 router close to the window or even outdoors, because there the reception is usually best. By the way, there are two connections for external antennas; you can amplify the reception with an external LTE antenna, thus increasing its speed. The important thing is that the antenna cable has plugs type CRC 9. These adapters are often called "pigtail" and are available in all good electronics stores.
WLAN at 2.4 and 5 GHz
A maximum of 10 devices can be connected with Huawei E5377 simultaneously via WLAN. Another device also can connect via USB. The wireless speed is up to 300 Mbit/s, on request, instead of the 2.4 GHz frequency band, WLAN in the region are running at 5 GHz. This is particularly appropriate when the 2.4 GHz band is overloaded or interference. The wireless frequency can be changed in the software of Huawei E5377. The WiFi range was very satisfactory in the test. The 2.4 GHz signal was still usable by two walls at a distance of about 8 meters. Unfortunately an external wireless LAN antenna cannot connect.
Up to 6 hours operating time with battery
The model battery of Huawei hotspot E5377 is easily replaceable by the user. It has a capacity of 1500 mAh and provides an operating time of about 6 hours. Unfortunately, no power adapter is included so that one is forced to connect the E5377 4G router to a USB port on the computer or on an existing USB power adapter. Compared to other devices, such as the Huawei E5786, the operating time is quite short - but it is possible to buy a second battery, thereby extending the duration.
The Huawei E5377 has consistently convinced with good performance in the test. The Internet connection is very fast, the receive and transmit performance is good and the WLAN transmits on request at 5 GHz. Also very pleasant are the compact size and very low weight. Only the battery could be considered a point of criticism, as compared to other mobile wireless hotspots with large battery such as Huawei E5770 and E5771. The Huawei E5377 is now available at www.4gltemall.com. The unlocked version could be used worldwide without any limit.
The Huawei E5787 is a new modern LTE-Advanced hotspot with a large touchscreen display. The download speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s can be achieved, in the upload up to 50 Mbit/s are possible. The battery is easily replaceable by the user and has a term of up to 12 hours working time. With fast WLAN AC, Huawei E5787 hotspot can supply up to 10 devices simultaneously with an internet connection via USB cable.
|Features and characteristics of Huawei E5787|
|Manufacturer and Model Number||Huawei E5787 Mini Hotspot|
|chipset:||Hisilicon | HPM Coretx A9 processor|
|Download rate up to:||300 Mbit/s|
|Upload rate up to:||50 Mbit/s|
|Supported LTE bands:||* LTE FDD Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20 (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz) * LTE TDD Bands: 38/40/41 (2300/2500/2600MHz)|
|Backward compatible with:||LTE CAT4 / DC-HSPA+ / UMTS / GSM|
|Support of LTE-Advanced:||Yes|
|External Antenna:||Dual TS-9 Connector for 4G/3G(Buy Huawei E5787 Antenna)|
|With integrated telephone system:||No|
|Network | LAN & WLAN|
|WLAN standards:||WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|5 GHz WLAN support:||Yes|
|encryption:||WPS, WEP, WPA, WPA2|
|Wireless Internet Hotspot function:||yes, support up to 10 devices/users|
|Battery pack:||3000 mAh, exchangeable|
|Dimensions and weight:||109 x 58 x 7.5 mm at 155g|
|Memory card expansion:||Micro SD|
|Manual as PDF||"Not yet available online|
LTE Advanced with 300 MBit/s
The Huawei E5787 Hotspot is manufactured by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei and it provides a current LTE-Advanced CAT6 modem for up to 300 Mbit/s downstream and up to 50 Mbit/s upstream. It’s the second LTE cat6 mobile router from Huawei. The modem is manufactured by HiSilicon and also comes with the predecessor model Huawei E5786. Although the Netgear AirCard 810 is already a faster LTE hotspot, the Huawei E5787 is one of the fastest mobile LTE routers on the market.
Most other devices provide only up to 150 Mbit/s in download (LTE CAT4). Of course the E5787 4G hotspot is also backward compatible with older wireless technologies GSM and UMTS (3G and 2G). In the UMTS network, up to 42.2 Mbit/s download via DC-HSPA+ is possible with GSM Data Accelerator EDGE is supported. Regarding the supporting frequency bands, we suppose the version for Europe FDD-LTE networks would be first available, ie. Supporting LTE band 1/3/7/8/20(800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz).
Easy operation with touch screen
Unlike its Huawei E5 predecessors, Huawei upgraded the screen on the Huawei E5787 because it has a large touchscreen display. So it’s also called Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch. Thus, the hotspot can quickly and easily use, which you already know and experience it from your smartphones ago. The key features like data consumption, connection time and receive status are displayed directly on the home screen. More detailed information you get on the menu that is graphically appealing. This feature was already available on Netgear Aircard 790s and 810s for long time. On this point, Huawei follows Netgear’s steps, but it should be the mainstream for high-level gadgets now.
WLAN AC and Replaceable Battery
Compared to its predecessor Huawei E5786, Huawei E5787 has a removable battery. This has a capacity of 3000 mAh and will provide an operation time of approximately 12 hours. If there are many devices simultaneously connected, the capacity will probably be more likely to be slightly lower. The integrated WLAN radio module distributes the Internet connection of various devices such as laptops, smartphones and Tablets. On request, internet access via USB is possible and due MicroUSB cable is included and is also used to charge the battery. The wireless radios on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and supports the latest standard 802.11ac, so that the high-speed LTE also arrives at the terminals.
The Huawei E5787 is currently only available abroad, for example in Saudi Arabia. The online store www.4gltemall.com also provides the unlocked Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi touch for global shipping. If you can confirm the Huawei E5787 is compatible with your local LTE networks, you may get the new fashion mobile WiFi hotspot from www.4gltemall.com.