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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 .  

22/12/2012

HUAWEI E392u-12---- The Most Popular Surfstick of HUAWEI E392 4G USB Modem

As the flagship of 4G LTE USB Modem, HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multimode USB Modem like a big tree, derives many branch models, such as HUAWEI E392u-12, HUAWEI E392u-21, HUAWEI E392u-22, HUAWEI E392u-92, HUAWEI E392u-6, HUAWEI E392u-9, HUAWEI E392u-511 etc… They are for different operators in different areas, so they incorporates difference modules to support various 4G LTE bands.

 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="708" caption="HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card

 

[/caption] Based on good quality and reliable performance, HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Modem is the first option for many network providers. Which one is the most popular model?

 

Before we give the conclusion, let us talk about the 4G network deployment status. From the beginning of 2012, operators all over the world are planning and starting deploying the 4g networks. At this trend, the providers in Asia seems running faster than European operators. Perhaps it’s due to the economic depression in European area.

 

Per the report of 4G network status, LTE technology is most commonly adopted to use in data transmission. And the LTE Band 1800Mhz is most commonly deployed spectrum, 38% current LTE networks choose 1800Mhz (Band 3). It’s the refarming of GSM 1800Mhz. As we know, GSM is the most common 2G network. And per our information, Band 7(2600Mhz) is also the common FDD network in Europe and APEC areas. Then we look back to HUAWEI E392. The brand model works on band 3 and band 7 has two models HUAWEI 392u-12 and E392u-6. [caption id="attachment_16" align="alignnone" width="214" caption="HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card"]HUAWEI E392 4G LTE Multi-mode Data Card[/caption]

 

HUAWEI E392U-12 4G Modem support LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 Mhz while HUAWEI E392U-6 4G Surfstick supports LTE FDD 900/1800/2100/2600Mhz. Band 1(2100MHz) is only available at North Amerian and Band 8 ( 900 Mhz) only deployed in few countries. But 800Mhz is a common LTE spectrum in Europe and Asia.

[caption id="attachment_17" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="4G 3G 2G Frequency bands 4GLTEMALL"]

4G 3G 2G Frequency bands 4GLTEMALL

[/caption] In this case, we could conclusion that HUAWEI E392u-12 is the most commonly used 4G LTE Surfstick. If you are a professional journalist or other professional who usually travel between countries and need fast data transmission, it’s necessary to take HUAWEI E392u-12 around. Frankly speaking, comparing with 3G USB modem, HUAWEI E392 seems a little large, but compare with digital camera and luggage carrier, it’s slim enough. 4GLTEmall.com could offer unlocked one. If you want it, welcome to buy it on 4gltemall.com. [caption id="attachment_18" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="HUAWEI E392 4G LTE USB MODEM"] HUAWEI E392 4G LTE USB MODEM[/caption]