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02/07/2017

Huawei B528s-23a(Vodafone GigaCube) Features and Test

The Huawei-built Vodafone Giga Cube (model number Huawei B528s-23a) is a mobile LTE router that brings Internet-enabled devices in the vicinity to the Internet. As known from the domestic WLAN router, users can use their smartphone, tablet or computer to enter a password into the Giga Cube network and thus connect to the device. The Giga Cube, in turn, connects to the Vodafone LTE mobile network. This is the case with speeds of up to 150 MBit/s on the Internet.

 

Fast WLAN ac, LTE theoretically with 300 Mbit/s The Vodafone GigaCube

 

supports the LTE Cat.6 standard  and is therefore theoretically designed for download rates of up to 300 Mbit/s. In the Giga Cube tariff from Vodafone, however, the actual maximum data rate is limited to 150 Mbit/s in the download. In the future, Vodafone should screw the LTE speed up in the tariff and the maximum upload is 50 Mbps. Thanks to the WLAN specification 802.11 b/g/n/ac, the Giga Cube uses the latest state-of-the-art WLAN technology to provide the best possible data transmission. The transmission in the frequency ranges runs at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The range of the Giga cubes depends, of course, on the local conditions and, for example, on separating walls; In an open environment, LTE routers of this type reach up to 250 meters.

 

 

Up to 64 internet-capable devices such as smartphones, tablets or notebooks can be connected to the Giga Cube at the same time via WLAN. Alternatively, a Gigabit LAN port is also available on the back of the device. A TV, a computer or a game console can also be connected to the LTE router via LAN cable.

 

Surfing only with power supply

 

For use, the Vodafone Giga Cube is dependent on a permanent power connection. Anyone who wants to be online via the router needs a power supply nearby. At home, in a hotel or in a holiday apartment, this should not be a problem. At the campsite, a power connection is usually also possible. Even if the Giga Cube LTE router does not have a battery, the WLAN from the outlet is nevertheless very flexible.  

 

 

 

Installation

 

Installation of the Vodafone Giga Cubes is actually very fast: simply insert valid SIM card into the SIM card slot on the back. Then the Giga Cube is still plugged into the socket. The Giga Cube then automatically dials into the Vodafone mobile network to establish the Internet connection. After that, of course, the used Internet-enabled device must be connected to the LTE router. This is usually done by entering the WLAN password - as is the same as used by the domestic WLAN router.

 

LTE network Keeping Upgrade

 

Vodafone has significantly expanded LTE in its mobile network in the last few years and is continuing this expansion on an ongoing basis. The LTE network cover is correspondingly high for Vodafone customers, but there are still areas where no LTE coverage exists. In addition, the maximum possible data rates vary from place to place. Speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s are already available in many places, but higher speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s are more rare. Where no LTE is available, the cube accesses the 3G network (UMTS) or GSM (2G) in an emergency.

 

 

All in all, the Internet speed usable with the Vodafone Giga Cube depends on the conditions on site. But even a data rate of 10 Mbit/s and more offers a neat surfing. It is also recommended to set the router for better reception close to the window. Actually, if you use unlocked Vodafone Gigacube or Huawei B528 Cube, you may get much faster speed to 300mbit/s on your own network provider rather than Vodafone.  

 

 

Vodafone GigaCube Test

 

 

The Vodafone Gigacube is easy to use. First, the SIM card must be inserted, as soon as the GigaCube is powered, it can then go directly. The Vodafone "WLAN from the socket" is ready. The Internet speed in the Praxistest was quite high. Although we did not reach the maximum possible speed to 150 Mbit/s, the average available is more than 50 Mbps, which is always comfortable Internet surfing. The good LTE network availability in the state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg does not distort the test result by any means, because Vodafone scores with a high network quality throughout Germany. Currently, more than 90% of the population can use Vodafone LTE.

 

 

The LTE network availability fits with the Vodafone GigaCube, in the daily use we had always a very good Internet line available. We also have nothing to complain about in the setup, WLAN-enabled devices can easily be integrated into the home network. This works either by entering a password or by using the WPS button. And Vodafone has also thought of the domestic PC, by means of network cable, the PC can also access internet easily.

 

 

If you want, the GigaCube can assign its own network name. After the first time the internet browser is started, the login area for the GigaCube user interface is automatically activated. Here you should also assign your own password directly. After this is done, the current data volume can be viewed here. This is possible on the smartphone or tablet alternatively also by app.

 

 

A great advantage of the GigaCube is the flexible use. This allowed us to put the LTE router into operation practically anywhere, only one power supply must be available on site. In the house or apartment it is recommended to place the GigaCube at the place with the best net quality.  

 

Summary

 

Vodafone Gigacube is a good home router needing a power supply when working. It supports fast wireless surfing speed while the Ethernet cable connection is also possible for PC. The Gigacube is easy to setup and connect; management via APP or web interface is possible. If you are considering changing the DSL router, you may consider the Huawei B528 or Vodafone Gigacube for network upgrade with much faster speed.

 

 

 

29/06/2017

Xiaomi Mi 6 Smartphone Available

The Mi 6 from Xiaomi, a new smartphone, which should compete with the upper class of other manufacturers. Today, let’s have a look at its specifications and whether it is worth buying?  

 

 

Features and characteristics of Xiaomi Mi 6
Description & Manufacturers Xiaomi Mi 6
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) 64-bit architecture Octa-core (eight cores) up to 2.45 GHz
CPU name Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
random access memory 6 GB of RAM
Internal memory space 64 GB/128 GB
operating system Android 7.1
Display size; resolution 5.15 inches, 1920x1080 pixels (full-HD), 428 ppi
Camera (Back and Front) 12 megapixels / 12 megapixels, dual camera, 8 megapixels
Data transfer:
LTE standards LTE 850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
Support of the following LTE categories CAT 16
Dominates VoLTE No
wireless Internet access WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Other standards GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA +, GPS
Other Basic data:
particularities Dual camera, splash-proof
Memory card SIM format No | Nano-Sim
battery pack 3350 mAh
Mass; Dimensions (HxWxD) 310g, 145.2x70.5x7.5mm
Download manual »Currently unavailable
Availability and price
Release in Germany April 2017
Price / RRP ~ 559.00USD without contract
Offered at www.4gltemall.com

 

 

Chipset and technology

 

The Mi 6 gives the impression of a good-looking and high-quality smartphone. The large IPS display with a diagonal of 5.15 inches and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (full HD) as well as the fingerprint sensor can be found at the front. On the back is a dual camera next to the Mi logo, which has already available at the Honor 9. Positive: Apart from a good appearance in the colors ceramic black, black, blue or white, Xiaomi has designed the phone resistant to splashing water.

 

 

The built-in technology can be quite impressive. The processor is a Snapdragon 835 CPU from Qualcomm, which makes the smartphone neat. In this chipset, eight cores are hiding, each clocking up to 2.45 GHz and with a more compact design, it’s energy-saving. This includes 6 GB of memory and an Adreno 540 GPU, which is available for graphics-intensive tasks.    

 

Powerful built-in camera

 

Also with the Mi 6, Xiaomi follows the trend in top models so-called dual cameras incorporate. These have two sensors and should be distinguished by a better photo quality. In addition to the main sensor, there is a sensor, which captures photos only in monochrome. This is to collect additional information about the subject, such as colors and details of the sharpness.

 

 

In the Mi 6, two sensors are with 12 megapixels. Since other smartphones offer partial cameras with 20 megapixels, a small excursion to photography is worthwhile here:  A high number of megapixels promises a sharper photo in daylight, but leads to higher picture noise in the night because many pixels are "squashed" onto a small sensor surface, Xiaomi seems to be well aware of this fact, since it does not only dispense with a large number of pixels, but also incorporates a larger sensor area than usual. For scenes in dark environments, the aperture can be opened on f/1.8. Optical image stabilization is also available. In front of Selfies, a camera with 8 megapixels is ready.

 

 

Videos are recorded at the rear with 4K, front with full-HD resolution. Since in particular 4K-Videos are very memory-intensive, users with the 64 GB version of the device in the medium-term are facing problems because the internal memory cannot be extended. Therefore, the reference to the variant with 128 GB storage space is advisable.   As usual, there are a number of standards in the Mi 6 which are intended to connect the device to the outside world. The features include GPS, NFC and Bluetooth according to the latest standard 5.0. The WLAN supports standards b/g/n and ac. The standard ac is particularly useful when the phone is to be used in areas with many WiFi networks, since the frequency range to 2.4 GHz, previously used With WLAN b/g/n. The latest standard also operates in the frequency range around 5 GHz and can therefore use untapped frequencies. The result is fewer disturbances and higher speeds.

 

 

Since Xiaomi has provided the Mi 6 so far only for the Chinese market, presumably in this area is also the biggest shortcoming of the new smartphone. Unlike in Europe, the network operators in the People's Republic of China do not use the LTE band 20, thus LTE radio around the frequency range 800 MHz.  

 

In the case of the remaining LTE technology, the Mi 6 is more than the current technology. The 4G modem on Qualcomm's chipset supports LTE Cat 16. This allows up to 1 Gbps of data per second to be downloaded. Up to 150 Mbit/s is possible in the upload.   The battery has a capacity of 3350 mAh, which is charged via a USB-C connector. Another plus: With the software, Xiaomi has paid attention to the latest news and installed Android version 7.1.

 

 

Conclusion and availability

 

The technical specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6 give a very positive impression. Current software, a large battery and the fastest CPU from Qualcomm are a good basis for a new device. Overall, we can conclude the Mi 6 a high standard smartphones with budget price. You will know it’s worth its price after using it. And you can get the Xiaomi Mi 6 from www.4gltemall.com .  

27/06/2017

Huawei E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi 2 Pro Test

In the internet era, we need surf internet anytime and anywhere, but when going outside, the unstable WiFi and expensive charge on 4G may be a big problem for those who want high quality data transmission. And then the Mobile WiFi Hotspots are becoming a good solution for this. Today, we would introduce a new Mobile Hotspot from Huawei, and let’s see what’s new it bring to us.

 

Cool Appearance

 

The new model is named Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi 2 Pro, more specifically; the model number is Huawei E5885Ls-93a. We suppose there will be other model numbers for various network providers over the world. If the new brother model available, we would also introduce.   Following the design from first generation of Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770, the Huawei E5885Ls-93a is in cuboids shape, but it’s thicker and more elegant than E5770. The size of E5885 is just as large as one hand and user can easily take it in hand or pocket. It also looks like a common mobile power bank, actually, it can work as a mobile power bank to charge other devices by USB cable.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front logo

 

The top half of the front is made of black plastic material, where there is a 0.96 inch OLED screen in the middle. The screen function is similar to its predecessor huawei E5786, but not a touch screen like Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi Touch. When the Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 working, the screen would show the network connection status, battery status, signals, SMS and WiFi connections etc.. The rest half of the front is made of leather, which makes the Huawei E5885 very soft so as to have a very good touch feel. And we can see, the Huawei logo is just printed on the leather at the below side of the LED screen. The back cover is also made of leather with Huawei logo and the words “CAT6/6300mAh/23Wh”, which means the E5885Ls-93a could support LTE Cat.6 and has large battery of 6400mAh to have 23 hours continuous working time.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 back logo

 

The back cover of the Huawei E5885 could be opened and we can see the SIM card & Micro SD card slot with one Reset hole. Huawei E5885Ls-93a uses Micro SIM card. The Huawei WiFi 2 Pro could support maximum SD card storage up to 32GB, and the data could be shared through the WiFi in the connected users. At the side of the SIM card slot, there is a small label which indicates the name of this device: Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro2 E5885L and model number E5885Ls-93a. And the SSID, WiFi key, IP address, IP log in user name and password. There is also one QR code, where user can scan to connect, and the IMEI number, S/N number, certified logos are listed below.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 ports

 

The round side of the Huawei E5885 is made in champagne gold color, which makes the WiFi Pro 2 looks very cool. On the top edge, the WPS and power button are located at each side. Open the cap between them, we can see the 5V/2A output USB port, Input 5V/2A port and one RJ 45 Ethernet port. With the Huawei E5885, there is a sling which can not only hang the device but also work as a USB cable. It’s very useful for user to hold the E5885 WiFi pro 2, and charge other device. We see the design is also available on the Huawei E5770 mobile WiFi Pro and it’s really a good design.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 power and WPS button

 

Internet Connection Through WiFi

 

The Huawei Mobile WiFi 2 Pro is easy to use, user just need one valid SIM card with data plan, plug into the SIM card slot and power on, then there will be WiFi available for internet connection. The SIM card needs to be Micro SIM. User can see the network mode, data used and left, battery status in Huawei HiLink APP through smartphones. And user can also setup the WiFi mode, single band or dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) are both available. Of course, we can also see the data used and network mode & provider’s name on the OLED screen.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot and sd card slot

 

Internet Connection via Ethernet

 

If only Ethernet cable is available for internet, Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can also show its function. Just plug the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port and configure the settings through Hilink APP or web interface, you can then access internet. We suggest downloading the Hilink APP, connecting with the Huawei E5885 WiFi and open the APP for settings. To be more secure, you can also change the log in user name and password. The whole process is very simple and user can also do further settings if necessary.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot

 

Work as WiFi Repeater

 

The Huawei E5885L can also work as a WiFi repeater, which means the WiFi PRO 2 can get connected with the existing WiFi from other gateway or router, just like a phone connecting to WiFi. After connected, the Huawei E5885 can extend the WiFi coverage for more space. However, if the Huawei E5885 is already connected with Ethernet cable, the WiFi repeater function would be unusable.  

 

Battery Saving and Guest WiFi

 

The Huawei E5885 is very smart in application. There is battery-saving function, when it’s activated, the WiFi Pro 2 would automatically close the WiFi if long-time data transmission so as to save battery. Sometimes, user may need setup a special WiFi for visiting guest, the Huawei E5885 can provide this function and if don’t need it, user can close this function easily from Hilink APP.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 in box

 

Storage Sharing without Data Consumption

 

The users connected with Huawei E5885 WiFi can share the files or videos in Micro SD card easily, what’s amazing is that the sharing would not cost any data, so it’s called ”Zero data consumption sharing”. It’s better to share the files, images or videos through the Huawei Hilink APP. The Huawei WiFi 2 PRO also supports sending short messages.  

 

Fastest Wireless Surfing Speed

 

In our test, the Huawei WiFi 2 Pro would provide stable and fast internet connection. With the support 300mbps download speed on LTE category 6, Huawei E5885 can switch to the fastest network mode available so as to provide the best support for data transmission. It can definitely meet the common requirements whenever you are at home or going outside.

 

HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 USB Cable

 

Summary

 

As a latest LTE gadget combining the functions of 4G mobile hotspot, Ethernet gateway and mobile power bank, Huawei E5885 mobile WiFi Pro 2 is a powerful and practical partner for outdoor activities or business travel. With the cool design and good touch feel, we can’t praise more on the small pocket router. The easy setup and management is also very good for most users.