HUAWEI E589 4G Pocket WiFi Router Review– Smooth and Stable 4G Router

After months waiting, finally, we get this hot 4G LTE Pocket WiFi Router – HUAWEI E589 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot. It’s said that this is the most popular and fastest 4G Pocket wifi router. Everyone wants to see how fast it is.

Huawei is the leading company who search and develop the portable WiFi router from 3G and 4G, and HUAWEI E5 series hotspot is the most popular pocket wifi all over the world. Since the 4G era comes, it’s no doubt HUAWEI E589 will become the shining star in the mobile 4G Router market.

Now we touch the new slim art, feel very good. The craftwork can compare with iPhone. When you touch it, you may feel it’s not an WiFi router, it’s an art. And at first glance, you may think it’s a mobile phone. It’s designed in pocket size and a small 1.45 inch LED screen. The dimensions are 113 x 62 x 13.5 mm and then the internal battery of 3000mAh which should give around 6 hours of web browsing on 4G network, you can connect up to ten devices to the router. When it power on, it will show the signal strength, battery level, the operator, network connected and how many devices are connected.

Besides the ability to connect to the 4G network, it can also connect to 2G, 3G network where no 4G network available.  On the 4G network, it can connect to the network using the following frequency bands: 2600, 2100, 1800, 900 and 800MHz, which means that it support almost most of the 4G LTE networks and operators all over the world.

HUAWEI E589 Mobile 4G LTE Router also has room for microSD and a socket for the antenna, if you are on a boat or in a caravan and want to access higher speeds, you can easy make it true with an external antenna. The device is loaded with a Micro USB cable which of course included in the box. And it could help to recharge the power and the extra function is to work as a USB modem.

Huawei wanted to create a router that is easy to use and therefore there are no menus to scroll through. The three buttons on the page is to start it up, show the SSID and password, and turn on and off WiFi. The simplicity is very good, because this is a product that does not require any knowledge of technology; touch of a button to start followed by two button to get SSID and password and you’re ready to start surfing.

Speed test:

It’s a pity that we didn’t get any monster speed from the test even in different places. Perhaps the network environment is not as good as wish, or many people are sharing the network at the same time around my test places, we reached the peak download speed up to 32Mbps, which is far from the maximum speeds of 100Mbps. But at the same, we found the average download speed is around 15Mbps,  which is about ten times of what you normally get through 3G network. We also use the SIM to test with HUAWEI E392 4G LTE USB dongle, and the result is almost the same. So we think it’s the network limit, not the device fault. Or perhaps there are other factors.

There is no problem for HUAWEI E589 LTE MiFi to connect 10 WiFi devices after the test, and the WiFi signal coverage is in large range. When we divided us into small areas, we can still get stable speed. Even when we were below ground level surrounded by cement walls, we could get sufficient speeds of around 5-7 Mbit/s .

The biggest advantage is that the router did good transitions between 3G and 4G, which resulted in that we did not lose connection just due to we were out of reach for a 4G network.

After being turned on for a few hours, the temperature is low of 30 – 35 °C, which is great to have in your pocket.

HUAWEI E589, also named HUAWEI E589u-512, below is the specifications for details features:

HUAWEI E589u-512 Specifications datasheet.pdf

A smooth shape, long battery life and good signal strength is important for a mobile MiFi Router, HUAWEI E589 LTE MiFi incorporates them all, with easy operation, it’s really a perfect mobile WiFi router for 4G. It’s clear now that HUAWEI E589 mobile 4g router is one of the best 3G 4G pocket wifi router.