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20/03/2013

HUAWEI E3276 4G LTE Category 4 USB Surfstick Review

Today, we get the demo of Huawei E3276 4G LTE cat4 USB Surfstick. If we say 2012 is the beginning year of 4G LTE, 2013 should be the beginning of 4G LTE Category 4. LTE Category 4 develops from 4G LTE (also called LTE Category 3) and is more efficiency in data transmission. It could support 50% faster speed than 4G LTE Category 3 with peak download speed up to 150Mbps on FDD network. What amazing speed!  

 

 

The Huawei E3276 Cat4 LTE modem is the successor of Huawei E398 and E397, which are LTE category 3 USB modems. Huawei E3276 has been presented to public by many 4G operators all over the world. The Huawei E3276 we get is in white color, no operators' logo. It's in Huawei logo without original package box.

 

HUAWEI E3276    

 

The total design of Huawei E3276 is very cool, in vertical direction; it looks like a burning fire. On the front of Huawei E3276, there is Huawei Logo and beside logo, there is a LED indicator to tell users the connection status.

 

   

 

Just like Huawei E398, the Huawei E3276 is also in rotatable USB design, the difference between them is the there is a cap to stuck the USB for E3276, press the button, the USB could auto eject, so it's somewhat like the USB design of Huawei E397, but Huawei E398 doesn't have this feature.

 

   

 

The USB could be rotated to 2D total 180 degrees. It’s a user friendly design because it will save much space when connecting this dongle to PC, and it would help to get better signal strength.  

 

     

 

On the back of Huawei E3276, there is a stick, on which, we could see the model number Huawei E3276, Certificate information and place of origin.

 

   

 

At the below side of Huawei E3276, we could see the MicroSD card slot covers by a plastic cap. Open it, we can see there is a external antenna connector with the slot. And the other connector for pigtail is at another hole.

 

     

 

Push the back over towards to the direction to USB, the back cover could be removed from the body, and then the inner part could be seen. The Module of inner part is in plastic material, there is SIM card slot in the module. Above the module, there is the model nuber, IMEI number of Huawei E3276, and the S/N number. The model number is HUAWEI E3276s-150.

 

 

 

We get the information that HUAWEI E3276s-150 support 4G LTE FDD 800/2600MHz and 3G UMTS 900/1900/2100MHz with 2G GSM qual band 850/900/1800/1900MHz backward. And it has its partner model HUAWEI E3276s-151.  

 

In conclusion, the design of HUAWEI E3276 is cool and we believe the LTE cat4 dongle would give reliable high speed support for the users. Next time, we will have a test report for HUAWEI E3276 in near future.

05/03/2013

HUAWEI E3276s-151 4G LTE Cat4 USB Stick Specifications

As the first LTE Cat4 USB Modem in the world, HUAWEI E3276 attracts the eyes of the world when it’s first released by HUAWEI, the top telecom equipment supplier from China. The typical feature of the LTE Cat4 is that the LTE devices could support maximum download speed to 150Mbit/s, which increase the 50% speed than the current LTE speed. This speed is even 10 times faster than 3G.

   

Under this speed, users could surf and link to internet in awful experience. What’s the more, HUAWEI E3276 supports 3G and 2G simultaneously, with 3G and 2G backward, the modem could auto switch to the lower network. The UMTS network can achieve up to 84 Mbps download speed due to DC-HSPA+ technology.

 

   

 

Just like HUAWEI E398 and E392, HUAWEI E3276 also has many variants models, such as HUAWEI E3276s-150, HUAWEI E3276s-151, HUAWEI E3276s-152, HUAWEI E3276s-210, HUAWEI E3276s-500, HUAWEI E3276s-601 and HUAWEI E3276s-920 etc…They support different frequency bands to meet the requirement of various operators in many countries or areas. HUAWEI E3276s-151 should be the most popular model, because it supports the popular 4G LTE Spectrums all over the world: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz. And it has been presented to the public by the provider Megafon (Model Number: M150-1) and Vodafone( Modem Nuber: Connect Pen K5007)

 

Below are the details specifications for HUAWEI E3276s-151:  

* 4G LTE FDD 2600,2100,1800,900,800 MHZ

* supports LTE Downlink 150 Mbps

* 3G HSPA + / HSPA / UMTS 2100, 1900 AWS, 900 MHz

* 2G GSM, GPRS, Edge 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

* Built-in antenna

* Uplink 50 Mbit/second (4G)

* Downlink 150 Mbit/second (4G)

* Output for external antenna - 1st For signal reception and 1st for increased bandwidth

* Slot for micro SD cards up to 32GB size (optional)

* Slot for SIM card

* Supports Windows 7 Sp1, SP2, XP SP2, SP3, VISTA SP1, SP2, and MAC OS X 10.5,10,6

* Quick start guide included

* Compatible with all PCs, both desktop and laptop    

 

Here now, we can’t get the full information about other variants models of HUAWEI E3276 LTE Cat4 USB modem. But we will keep updated about them.