Netgear Aircard 782s Mobile Hotspot Review

Netgear Aircard 782s is not the first 4G mobile WiFi hotspot from Netgear. We had introduced the first generation 4G mobile hotspot Netgear Aircard 762s. Now the Netgear Ac782s comes with better and pure LTE technology. The AirCard 782S, also known as the Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced, so we can see the Telstra logo beside the screen. The AC782S is perfect for mobile lifestyles, surf and stream almost anywhere using the most efficient technology available. We get the Netgear 782s on hand and let’s have a look the features about this new 4G pocket router.

Netgear AC782S Appearance

The Netgear 782s thinner than the Aircard 762s and the craftsmanship is better. There is a 2.4 inch QVGA resistive LCD touchscreen, where use can see the parameters such as Network status, battery status, network providers, SSID and pwssword etc..On the back, the Netgear logo is there. On the top side, it’s the power button. On the below side, there are two connectors for external antenna. They are covered by two caps. Move the cap to side, we can see the connectors. The connector type is TS-9, if you want to buy external antenna for Netgear 782s, you can click here:

Beside the left antenna connector, it’s the slot for SIM card. Open the back cover, we can see the battery port for Netgear aircard 782s.  There is a stick showing the model number ” Netgear Aircard 782s” and the IMEI number. The Wi-Fi name, WiFi password and s/n are included. It’s a pity that we didn’t find the slot for SD card, we are afraid the Aircard AC782S can’t support SD card sharing.


Wireless Technology

As a second generation mobile hotspot, Netgear AC782S could support new the LTE category 4 technology which could achieve peak download speed to 150Mbps. Based on the Qualcomm MDM9225 & WTR1605L chipset, Netgear 782s could perform well for network connection. Up to 10 wireless terminals could connect to this network for surfing. The WiFi technology could support 802.11 b/g/n with 2 x 2 MIMO on dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Since Netgear 782s was first available for Telstra, it can support all the network frequency bands for Telstra: FDD  band 1/3/7/8 (900/ 1800/2100/2600 MHz). And UMTS and WCDMA networks are backword, with the DC-HSPA+ technology, the peak download speed could reach 42mbps on 3G network.


As the official sayings from Netgear, the battery capacity of Aircard 782s is 2500mAh, which could support up to 10 hours of active usage and up to 10 days of standby. The battery is removable, if you have a spare battery, you can change the battery when the power is off.


Now there is unlocked Netgear 782s available on , you can use other network providers’ SIM cards from Europe and Aisa. It’s a good partner for business trip or tour.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is unique: it’s the first smartphone on the market to have both sides curved display. In addition, it’s a very good technical equipment, which is second to none. Camera, processor design and feel – in almost all important features, the new Samsung smartphone presents the top craftsmanship. Of course there may also be a recent LTE Cat6 modem (up to 300 Mbit/s). We have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge last week to test in detail and would like to report in this review about my experience with the device.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes in a rather unspectacular package with the standard smartphone accessories included. In the accessories, only the power supply is worth: this can load not only with 5V/2A, but also supports a rapid charger function with 9.6V/1.67A. This unit is actually charged beautiful afloat and the remaining charging time is indicated in the status bar. If you had used the previous models of Samsung smartphones, you may know the body of Samsung Galaxy S5 was made of much plastic material; the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now glass and metal. The Galaxy S6 edge is extremely in high quality, it feels great at the sides curved.

Unfortunately, the new design of the Galaxy S6 Edge also has two disadvantages: user cannot replace the battery, as it was still possible in previous generations and also the memory expansion via memory card is no longer possible. Since the permanently installed battery is now widely used and becomes the main stream, the lack of microSD bay is still very annoying, especially since Samsung has integrated the Galaxy cheaper models with metal housing such a manhole.

Bent AMOLED display
The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the display. It is slightly curved towards either side and looks very futuristic. The resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD), in all the major disciplines such as sharpness, brightness and color fidelity, the display is the best thing I’ve ever seen in a smartphone. However, the interesting questions are whether it’s necessary to the curved display? What are the benefits and features?

After two weeks of intensive use I can say that the display has fascinated me every day. It is not the function. There are much more the feel and appearance that make up the curved display: the missing edge is an excellent sensation during use and it looks really great. Particularly in the presentation of images, it is an interesting, new experience. Whether the curved display is well worth the price charge, you have to decide for yourself, personally, I would pay it well!

Excellent camera
In this review, I will not imagine every single feature of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, but the camera deserves a separate chapter, because it is definitely one of the best smartphone cameras, which you can get at present. In my Galaxy S6 Edge, a 16 megapixel sensor from Sony IMX240 was installed, and it also provides Samsung Isocell sensors in Galaxy S6.
Overall, the camera takes very nice photos. In daylight you can achieve great defocus effects at dusk and nightfall depending on the subject and situation. The tripping time is top and to start the camera, a twofold pressure on the home button reaches. Of course, 4K videos recordings are possible in Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s not a problem.

Technology and software
on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge runs Android version 5.0 Lollipop, an update to Android 5.1 is coming shortly . Overall, the operating system looks much tidier than previous Samsung devices with TouchWiz interface, but most of the well-known and appreciated features have been retained. By the Exynos 7420 Octa-Core processor, the operating system is very fast, the energy consumption nevertheless remains limited: the 2,600 mAh strong battery lasts even with intensive use for a whole day.

The internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB in size, with each memory level extra money to be paid. But an extension of the internal memory is unfortunately not possible, as already mentioned earlier in the test. The fingerprint reader is integrated as standard in every Galaxy S6 and usually provides a very fast and reliable way to unlock your device. If you work a lot in the garden or on the construction, you’d better not use the sensor: very light soiling, damage or moist areas on the skin may cause that the fingerprint is no longer detected.

Fast LTE Cat6
The modem of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could support EDGE and UMTS with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink), of course LTE network is also supported. As LTE category 6 is supported, up to 300 MBit/s can be achieved in the downlink via carrier aggregation. In practice test the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge impressed with a very good reception on LTE 800 MHz and a really good wireless reception. The speed in the LTE network achieved up to 220 Mbit/s in the downlink and 46 Mbit /s in the uplink; however, the speeds often fluctuate between 50 and 120 MBit/s. On WLAN, the speed reached up to 866 MBit/s based on AC standard.


The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a true flagship. I could write a lot more about the device, but I think with this review, I have summarized the most important experience for Galaxy S6 edge. When did you get the phone, you will see what’s really amazing!


Huawei Honor 6 4G Smartphone

Huawei has its smartphone series “Honor” exported from China to Europe for years. Honor smartphones have upgraded from honor 3 to Honor 3C. Now we get Honor 3C 4G version and the latest Honor 6 smartphone. You can check some technical details about Huawei Honor 6. This reflects the general selling point for Honor 6 smartphone by Chinese manufacturers: The Honor 6 provides just about everything you can expect from a top-device, at a surprisingly low price. The amazing feature is that LTE standard CAT6 the smartphone is also equipped.

Features and characteristics of Huawei Honor 6

Manufacturer and Model Huawei Honor 6
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) Octa-core (8 cores) with 1.3 & 1.7 GHz
CPU name HiSilicon Kirin 920 / ARM Cortex A7 & A15
Main memory 3 GB
internal memory 16 GB (via microSD card expandable)
Operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat with EmotionUI 2.3
Display size; Resolution 5-inch IPS display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels (445 ppi)
Camera (back and front) 13 MP rear / 5 MP front
Data transmission:
LTE standards LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
Support of LTE-Advanced yes
Support LTE  categories CAT6
Dominated VoLTE yes
Wireless Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n at 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Version 4.0
Other standards GPRS; EDGE, UMTS; HSPA; HSPA +
Other data:
Features no NFC; FM radio
Memory Card | SIM format microSD | microSIM
Accumulator 3,100 mAh
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 132 grams; 68.8 x 139.8 x 7.5 mm


Technical Features


The Huawei Honor 6 is equipped with a 5-inch IPS display that achieves a very high pixel density of 445 ppi according to the manufacturer, and its full HD resolution is 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Till now, only Google Nexus 5 offers such pixels per inch. The Honor 6 is in an attractive design with a back made of glass, while the windscreen with Gorilla Glass is protected from scratches.

The network link speed of honor 6 is amazing with the latest technology. Huawei Honor 6 comes with the latest processor HiSilicon Kirin 920, an octa-core chip, which consists of a Cortex A7 1.3GHz and a Cortex A15 1.7GHz. Some benchmarks of this combination have already beaten Samsung Galaxy S5.


The memory of Honor 6 is dimensioned generous with 3 gigabytes. Unfortunately, only the model with 16 GB of internal storage will be available now. After all, you can increase this by micro SD card to store photos, music or apps.


With the support for LTE category 6 (LTE-Advanced), download speeds are theoretically up to 300 MBit/s. Bluetooth 4.0 is of course also on board as WLAN, but not the fastest way wireless ac. NFC is not supported in the new Huawei honor 6. While the model has a version with dual SIM slot in China, the most common version is with a single-SIM.

Good Camera and Strong Battery


The main camera is equipped with 13 megapixels and an f/2.0 aperture up-to-date; moreover, honor 6 has provided a 5-megapixel front camera for video telephone and Selfies. The battery of 3100mAh is generous. So it can standby for around two days. The Honor 6 is supplied at the beginning with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Based on the Google operating system, Huawei creates its own user interface EmotionUI 2.3.


Huawei Honor 6 is now available on without contract. It is available in black and white. You can choose the FDD version or TDD& FDD version.




The Huawei Honor 6 is great compared to the some top brands 5-inch smartphones: Both pixel density as well as memory, battery and LTE standard are top, especially the price is budget and great for most users. If you want to pay less money with top specifications, Huawei Honor 6 will be the first option.


Huawei CarFi E8377 Hotspot Test

A Wi-Fi hotspot in the car – this feature is so far available only for a few cars of the upper middle class and upper class. Huawei changed the cigarette lighter connector for new Carfì hotspot for 12V. Users can reach up to 150 MBit/s via LTE through the Huawei Carfì Hotspot, of course, the CarFi can also a fallback to 3G and 2G. But the Carfì wireless router is really as good as the expensive installation solutions from car producer? In this test, we find out the answer.

Appearance and Technology

Huawei Carfì Hotspot is conducted under the Model Number Huawei E8377 and comes in a nice package for buyers. The scope of supply is tight, next to the hotspot itself there is  a Quick Start Guide, a brochure with safety instructions and an indication of the Huawei HiLink app included. The Huawei Carfì Hotspot is kept in a matt black plastic and the front is equipped with a carbon look, which is likely to look smart in almost any car. On the front there is also the power button, which simultaneously serves as an indicator of the reception strength by the underlying LED. A yellow LED indicates poor UMTS / LTE receiver while a green LED indicates good reception.

Of course, you need a SIM card with the appropriate data plan for the operation of Huawei Carfì. The card must be in micro-SIM format and is inserted under the side cover in the Carfì hotspot. Under the cover you will find also a reset button and a connector for an external antenna. There is a integrated rechargeable battery; so user can operate Huawei router Carfì in the car and can take the CarFi in a meeting or outdoors.

The maximum speed in the LTE network is 150 Mbit/s over LTE Cat4. According to Huawei, the Huawei CarFi supports frequency bands by 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz. If no LTE times are available,  you can also use 3G (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and 2G. In the test of the handover between the different network technologies, Huawei CarFi can work smoothly while driving. The reception is in both LTE and UMTS, but no better than most smartphones. Those who expect a good reception will be disappointed by Huawei Carfì or possibly should directly connect an external antenna. If you want the antenna for Huawei CarFi, click here: 

The wireless module operates on the 802.11 b/g/n, ie on the frequency band around 2.4 GHz. The area around 5 GHz is not supported. The signal is strong enough to cover larger cars.


Control via App
Once you have the Huawei Carfì Hotspot connect it to a cigarette lighter connector, it must be turned on manually before use each time. Before first use you should write down or take a picture of the WLAN key, because as soon as the device is plugged in, it’s different for to read the key. Also, one should previously load the Huawei HiLink app to Android or iOS device, because that is for the establishment and the operation.

Connection parameters like APN or access numbers can’t not be stored. The Huawei Carfì can automatically recognized the SIM card from Vodafone and Orange in the test and the data stored accordingly. Only the PIN code must be entered, if enabled. The Huawei HiLink app allows various settings, for example, you can configure the name and password of the WLAN network. A wireless guest network with a separate name and password can be set up, ideal for guests in the car or for taxi drivers.

Connection information such as data consumption, connected wireless devices and the online time are displayed graphically in the app. The firmware of Huawei Carfì can easily be updated online. A major disadvantage of Huawei HiLink app: the test with Android smartphones, the program fell on extremely high energy consumption. Here Huawei should urgently provide an update for Remedy.
In the test, we can find Huawei Carfì has two major disadvantages: firstly, the device must be turned on every time manually, if you want to use it, a start on some cars are not possible, at least for a VW Golf VI, a Ford Galaxy and a Renault Scenic. Second, only the internal antenna is used in the hot spot, whereas fixed-mounted solutions always use the external antenna, thus naturally have much better reception conditions.
Nevertheless, the Huawei Carfì Hotspot is recommended as a retrofit solution definitely, because all the promised features are well met. Of course, you could also have a mobile wireless router with battery, the Carfì Hotspot is significantly more convenient.

Huawei Announced P8 P8 Max and P8 Lite

Huawei has announced the P8 series smartphone in London. In addition to the Huawei P8, which is the flagship device of the series, there will be a Huawei P8 Max with greatly enlarged display and a Huawei P8 Lite with stripped-down functionality. The Huawei P8 waived first time to lure the customers with various highlights. So far the quality of the camera is so far consistently praised in glowing terms and also Huawei has seemingly done everything right for the P8. The P8 is clear as Huawei P series device, since the design was little changed compared with the previous Ascend P7. Overall, the body is high-grade and almost completely made of a metal block.

Huawei P8

The Huawei P8 comes with a 5.2-inch display with full HD resolution, and the operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop including Huawei EMUI 3.1 interface. The camera is one of the highlights as I said; it has a resolution of 13 megapixels, features an optical image stabilizer and is in spite of the very small dimensions. A special camera function, for example, the possibility of photos exposing long, thus allowing for light-effects such as “Light Painting”. Videos can be recorded at up to 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). The internal memory is 16 gigabytes in size, and can be expanded via microSD card.


The processor of Huawei P8 uses a Kirin 930 from the house HiSilicon, which has about 8 cores. Four of them have a maximum clock speed of 2.0GHz, the other four are working with a maximum of 1.5 GHz. It’s very disappointing for the P8 flagship device that wireless only supports in the frequency range of 2.4 GHz (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) and LTE is in Category 4, and around 150 Mbit/s in the downlink is limited. From network suppliers such as Huawei, one might have expected LTE Cat6 and WLAN ac, especially since this is an absolute standard in 2015.

Huawei P8 Lite
The Huawei P8 Lite is only half as expensive as the big brother Huawei P8, but still offers good facilities and a similar design. With dimensions of 143.0 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm, it is quite compact, considering that on the front, a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels is installed. Huawei P8 Lite can support 16 GB of internal memory with a microSD card to expand. The camera triggers with 13 megapixels like its big P8, is likely to be different from the picture quality.

The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor, which has eight cores with 1.2 GHz and offers 2 GB of memory. Huawei P8 Lite is on board LTE Cat4, so that speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s can be achieved through LTE. Whether the wireless networkof P8 Lite is also limited to 2.4 GHz, has not been announced in the press release.

Huawei P8 Max

The Huawei P8 Max is the big brother of the P8, we suppose it would be available in Europe soon. The two biggest differences to “normal” Huawei P8 are the larger display (6.8 inches instead of 5.2 inches) and the significantly stronger battery with 4360 mAh. The Huawei P8 Max also supports LTE Cat6 with up to 300 MBit/s in the mobile network, so the connection speed is twice as fast as the normal P8. Also WLAN ac to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are supported.

The processor of Huawei P8 Max comes with the HiSilicon Kirin 935, the 3 GB RAM are aside. The internal memory is 64GB in size and can be expanded via MicroSD. Unfortunately, the display is in spite of its huge size of 6.8 inches, “only” equipped with FullHD resolution, here if equipped with a QHD resolution, it would have been quite timely.