Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 980 New Chipset Released

At the IFA 2018, Huawei presented the latest system-on-a-chip processor Hisilicon Kirin 980. According to the introduction from Huawei, the highlight features of Kirin 980 include:

  • World’s first 7nm process mobile phone SoC chipset
  • World’s first SoC Supporting 2133MHz LPDDR4X
  • World’s first Cortex-A76 architecture chipset
  • World’s first dual NPU design
  • World’s first Mali-G76 GPU
  • World’s first chipset to support LTE Cat.21

A year ago we had introduced with Kirin 970, the first mobile processor with artificial intelligence. Kirin 980 continues the trend determined by its predecessor and the most highlighted feature is the 7-nanometer lithographic process, which makes Huawei the first mobile manufacturer that presented such a system. The Kirin 980 combines multiple technological innovations and leads the AI trend to provide users with impressive mobile performance and to create a more convenient and intelligent life.

Thanks to seven nanometers, on one square centimeter, the surface of the processor has been able to fit as much as 6.9 billion transistors. According to the manufacturer’s declaration, this is to make the Kirin 980 be 20% more efficient than the Kirin 970 and will be 40% more energy-efficient.

The Kirin 980 integrates 6.9 billion transistors in an area of less than 1 square centimeter which is a 1.6x fold increase in density to empower better performance. This chipset is the first Cortex-A76 based in the world and has a 75% improvement in single core performance. The Kirin 980 also includes the world’s first commercial use Mali-G76 GPU performance is improved by 46%. The LPDDR4X memory operates at speeds up to 2133 MHz. The fourth-generation ISP utilizes a multi-pass noise reduction to capture quality images and preserve important details. This ISP also has a dedicated video pipeline to effectively improve video clarity and reduce shooting delays by 33%.

 

The Kirin 980 7nm process technology compared with the 10nm process, improves performance by 20%, power efficiency by 40% and the overall energy efficiency of the Kirin 980 increased by 58%. The Mali-G76 GPU has also increased its energy efficiency by 178%. The Kirin 980 is built with a 3 energy efficiency architecture which has 2 super cores, 2 large cores and 4 small efficiency cores and uses the Flex-Scheduling intelligence mechanism to allow the CPU to adapt in heavy, medium and light-load scenarios by reducing its power consumption and giving users a longer battery life while still achieving an overall higher performance experience.

 

 

Huawei Kirin 980 can quickly adapt to AI scenes such as face recognition, object recognition, object detection, image segmentation and intelligent translation with the power of a dual-core NPU achieving 4500 images per minute which is an improved 120% recognition speed. So whether it’s dancing to a fast song or quickly running in front of the camera, the Kirin 980 can focus on the joints and lines of the human body in real time. The powerful object detection capabilities can also accurately identify a variety of objects. In comparison to the Kirin 970, the Kirin 980 is an impressive leap from image recognition to object detection. The Kirin 980 sets the foundation for future AI capabilities by providing complete framework support and rich tool keys for App developers.

The Kirin 980 is the first to support LTE Cat.21 which supports the fastest downlink at 1.4 Gbps and offers a stable connection in congested areas like subways or high-speed rails. With the Hi1103, it supports a theoretical peak download speed of 1.7 Gbps and 160 MHz bandwidth, which is 1.7x the industry level. The GPS is supported by industry leading L1 + L5 dual frequency ultra-precise positioning to give you a more accurate target location when using map navigation, even in complex terrains.

Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810s

Many people may have known the Netgear Aircard 810s 4G mobile WiFi hotspot because it has been available for years in many countries. Huawei E5788 is a new 4G LTE Modem available recently; so many people may don’t know this new pocket WiFi router. Here also comes a new question: what’s the difference between the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S? And which one is better to buy in the two MiFi router 4G? Today, we will compare the Huawei E5788 and Netgear Aircard 810s to find the answers.

 

Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810S Appearance and Interfaces

If you are familiar with Netgear LTE modem, you may know the Netgear aircard series have very similar feature. On the front of Netgear Aircard 810s, there is a LED touchscreen with a home and back button at the side of the screen. The power button is on the top side while the opposite side locates the USB port for charging and two connectors for external 4G LTE antennas. The back cover could be removed to change the battery and insert the SIM card.

 

The latest Huawei E5788 is thinner than Netgear AC810S. It also has a touch screen to do settings and show the connection status. The power button is on the top side while the SIM card slot and USB port at the opposite side. But there is no connector for external antennas. Unlike the Aircard 810s, the Huawei E5788 battery is non-removable like the predecessor Huawei E5786.

 

Netgear AC810S VS Huawei E5788 Specs and Features

From the appearance, we can see the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S are very different. Then let’s have a check the Huawei E5788 specs and Netgear AC810S specs for a comparison:

 

Model Huawei E5788u-96a Netgear Aircard AC810s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.11
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9250 Qualcomm Snapdragon X12
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 15 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Aircard 810s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 3000mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions 129 x 65 x 13.5mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5788 Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual Telstra 4GX Advanced III Manual
Other features 4CC CA 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5788 Firmware Aircard 810s Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5788 Driver Aircard 810s driver
Reviews Huawei E5788 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review
Price 499.00USD 249.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5788 is more advanced than Netgear AC810S. The Huawei E5788u-96a could support peak download speed up to 1Gbit/s while Netgear AC810S supports peak speed to 600Mbps. They both have only one variant model now. Huawei E5788 could support more LTE frequency bands than that of Netgear Aircard 810s. Huawei E5788 supports the maximum of up to 32 users with 4 x 4 MIMO while Netgear AC810S supports the maximum of up to 15 users with 2 x 2 MIMO. However, Huawei E5788 doesn’t have the connectors for an external antenna. The Netgear Aircard 810s has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas.

From the specs, there is no doubt that Huawei E5788 is better to buy than Aircard 810s. However, the Huawei E5788 price is much higher than Netgear AC810S price. Considering the decent good specs of Aircard 810s, we think Netgear AC810S is a budget mobile router with comparably good specs for daily use. So if the Huawei E5788 price is out of your budget, Netgear AC810S is good to buy.

Huawei MS2372 — LTE Stick for the Industry

USB surf sticks with LTE modem were the first devices for the first LTE networks in 2011, with which you could use the new mobile network of the fourth generation. In Europe, for example, the Samsung GT-B3740, Huawei E392u-12 and the Huawei E398 were widely used. In the meantime, at the end of 2017, LTE surf sticks in the end customer sector hardly play a role anymore. Most customers want to use a LTE hotspot with WLAN and battery for mobile use and a “real” LTE router with LAN and WLAN function for stationary use as a DSL replacement. For industrial applications, Huawei now presents a new LTE stick: Huawei MS2372.

 

Huawei MS2372 Applications

According to the manufacturer, the Huawei MS2372 LTE USB stick can be used, for example, in mobile sales terminals, in vending machines, in consumption meters or in medical device. These devices require a connection to the Internet for a variety of reasons and can be upgraded with the LTE Stick as needed. For example, a remote update of certain devices is possible or a vending machine can report transactions in real time to the central office. The Huawei MS2372 seems to replace the previous old model Huawei E220 modem, which was widely used in various terminals.

To support different LTE frequency bands from various network carriers, Huawei also presents many sub-models like the Huawei E3276 LTE Stick to support these networks:

 

Huawei MS2372h-517:

* LTE FDD B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B28

* UMTS B1/B2/B4/B5

* GSM:850/900/1800/1900

 

Huawei MS2372h-153:

* LTE FDD B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

* UMTS B1/B8. GSM 850/900/1800/1900

 

 

Huawei MS2372h-607:

* LTE FDD B1/B3/B7/B8/B19/B28 and LTE TDD B40

* UMTS B1/B6/B8/B19

* GSM 850/900/1800/1900

 

Extended temperature range

For the consumer market, usual LTE modems work only in a quite limited temperature range. For the MS2372, Huawei has significantly extended this temperature range, the stick works between -20 and +55 degrees Celsius. The USB modem requires a power supply of 5V / 700mA for operation and is quite compact at 88mm x 28mm x 11.5mm. The weight is just under 50 grams.

 

LTE Cat4 with 150 MBit/s

The maximum speed in the LTE network is around 150 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink. This corresponds to LTE category 4. In addition, the stick is backwards compatible with 3G/UMTS and 2G/GSM, including the data accelerators DC-HSPA+ and EDGE. The following frequency bands are supported by the model MS2372h-153 designed for the European market:

 

  • LTE: B1/B3/B7/ B8/B20
  • UMTS: B1 / B8
  • GSM: Quadband (50/900/1800/1900 MHz)

On the side of the USB stick, there are two connections for external antennas under one cover.

 

Control via AT commands

The Huawei MS2372 LTE stick can be controlled via AT commands, in addition to the 3GPP TS 27.007 and 27.005 standards, extended Huawei AT commands are also supported.

Availability

The Huawei MS2372 would be available soon around the beginning of 2018. We would take test for this new LTE stick and show our report on www.4gltemall.com.

Vodafone GigaCube – Huawei B528 LTE Router Released

A few days ago, Vodafone has officially presented the GigaCube to public with data tariff plan. The Vodafone GigaCube comes from the Chinese manufacturer huawei and the original model is Huawei B528. As the successor to Huawei E5180 Router, the Huawei B528 LTE router follows the design of E5180 cube but different in details. Of course, the technical features are upgraded as the technology develops. Technically, the Huawei B528 can reach speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the downlink (LTE Cat6), but Vodafone limits the GigaCube data rate to 150 MBit/s.



Huawei B528 Specifications

The Huawei B528 has not been sold in Germany; Vodafone is the first network operator to offer the router here. The focus is clearly on the case design in smart white plastic. But technically, the router is quite up-to-date thanks to the LTE Cat6 modem, Gigabit Ethernet and WLAN ac as the following data sheet shows.

Huawei B528s-23a LTE Router
Dimensions  105 x 105 x 181 mm
Chipset  HiSilicon Balong 722
Mobile communications LTE Cat6 (300/50 Mbit / s), UMTS with DC-HSPA +, GSM / EDGE
Frequency bands  LTE FDD: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32. LTE TDD: B38
Connection Interfaces 1x Gigabit LAN (RJ45), 1x RJ11 (VoIP), 2x external antenna, MicroSIM slot
WLAN standard  IEEE 802.11b / g / n / ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO), up to 867 Mbps
Package Content  Huawei B528, power supply, RJ45 LAN cable, quick start guide

What interesting is that the Web Interface is probably not from Vodafone, but in the original Huawei design. The Voice over IP telephone function with the RJ11 connection should function basically, that user could use the Huawei B528 to call over the LTE network with the Vodafone GigaCube data tariff. For more practical performance, here you should wait for first user reports.

First router for LTE Band 32 (1500MHz)

Very interesting in the data sheet is also the indication that the Huawei B528 supports the LTE band 32. This is the frequency range around 1500 Megaherz. Vodafone had bought the radio spectrum in 2015 in this area and could use the tape in the future as a “supplementary downlink” to increase the capacity in the LTE network. Currently, Band 32 has not been used in Germany and there are also hardly any end-user devices supporting LTE 1500 or Band 32. The same is true for LTE Band 38, also this is so far not used in Vodafone, but is supported by the Huawei B528.

Even if the Huawei B528 router can theoretically achieve download speed up to 300 MBit/s and the Vodafone network offers even up to 500 MBit/s in the downlink in some places: the GigaCube, as customized Huawei B528 LTE router,  allows a maximum of 150 MBit/s in the downlink. Actually, Huawei had provided another LTE Cat6 router named Huawei E5186 or Vodafone B4000, which can also reach peak download speed to 300mbps. If you can’t wait the availability of GigaCube B528, you may consider Huawei E5186 OR Vodafone B4000.

 

Telekom Speed Stick V LTE Stick

The Germany operator Telekom offers the 5th version of the stick-series now named Speed Stick V. The new model is distinguished by a number of improvements. It is a worthy successor of the Speed Stick III. We show what the device can do and what advantages it offers compared to earlier versions.

 

 

 

LTE features and characteristics of Speed Stick V LTE Stick

Manufacturer and Model

Hauwei E3372s-153

Download rate

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600MHz

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type CRC-9 available(Buy Huawei E3372 Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem of Category 4 (CAT4)

Chipset

HiSilicon

Others

Dimensions (LxWxH)

88 x 28 x 11.5 mm with 24 grams

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)

 

Solider successor of the Speed Stick III

 

Now from an unspecified reason, the Telekom changes the model name with each generation between the two manufacturers Huawei and Alcatel. The first Speed Stick came from Huawei, later model from Alcatel, so now Huawei was on train again. In any case, the Speed Stick IV has not been a really big hit. The Speed Stick III was the best model in the range, now the Speed stick V dominates. The former is for detached in the shop and will no longer be available.

 

first impression

First, it is noticeable that Huawei continues to focus on shrinkage rate. The Speed Stick V is 4 millimeters smaller than Version III and with only 24 grams of even 25 percent lighter. And also the height has been reduced by the same length. Here Huawei has unfortunately saved considerably on material.

 

 

 

Technical Data

 

Under the Telekom logo hides the Huawei model with the serial identifier E3372, specifically E3372s-153. However, the LTE stick is not compatible with the device category 6 (CAT6).  The Hisilicon chip allows for connections up to 150 Mbps download rate on category 4 (CAT4).  If with the LTE category 6, the life cycle of the stick back should be far more than 1 year. Thus it can be assumed that there will be an extra Surfstick for LTE-Advanced. Another positive feature relates to the network compatibility. The Speed Stick V supports LTE on the frequencies 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. If 4G network is unavailable, it is possible to switch to GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSPA. This is done as always automatically and is based on the next best alternative available locally. In this regard, there are no changes to the Speed Stick III.

 

As usual, Huawei E3372 is also possible to be used as storage, if a microSD is implemented in the slot. The card may be up to 32 GB. The customer can switch an external antenna for reception optimization. And there are 2 CRC-9 ports ready on the side. And the SIM card is on the standard format (2FF). So if you have a micro SIM, it requires an adapter. And there is not SIM lock as usual.

 

 

Availability

The Speed Stick V is available at online store www.4gltemall.com. With the Speed Stick V, user can get good network support as a successor of Speed Stick 3. In our opinion, this is currently one of the best sticks on the market.

 

 

Vodafone K5160 (Connect USB speed 6) Stick Review

After a long time, Vodafone introduced a new LTE Surfstick again since early 2016 in its product range: the K5160 or also called “Connect USB Speed ​​6“. However, the LTE-Advanced  is not supported. You can see more details specifications in below blank:

Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (3)

LTE features and characteristics of Vodafone K5160
Manufacturer and model Huawei E3372s-153
Download rate up 150 MBit/s
Upload rate up 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
External Antenna Yes; 2 aerial sockets type CRC 9 available(Buy Vodafone K5160 Indoor antenna or Vodafone K5160 Outdoor antenna)
LTE Category: LTE modem of Category 4 (CAT4)
chipset HiSilicon Balong 711M
Others
Dimensions (LxWxH) 88 x 28 x 11.5 mm at 35 grams
USB standard USB 2.0
Memory card expansion Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)
Quick Start Guide Vodafone ” Quick Start Guide Vodafone (PDF)
manual PDF not yet available online
Available at www.4gltemall.com

 Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (5)

LTE CAT4 stick

 

For a long time, Vodafone only has the predecessor Vodafone K5150 for sale, which are already LTE category 4 dominated. With the new K5160 Stick, Vodafone operates more facelift, but LTE CAT6 is still in vain. With LTE Cat6, up to 225 Mbps could be reached. But we can only achieve with a CAT6-device, which so far only the Vodafone R226 offers.

 

 

 

 

From the basic information here, the Vodafone K5160 is similar to Telekom Speed ​​Stick 5. Since Vodafone unfortunately does not specify, it is strongly expected that it also is a E3372s-153 from Huawei. Therefore be supported at least 5 LTE frequency bands – LTE800 more specifically, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. In particular, the former and the latter is essential for Vodafone customers. In addition, the 4G Stick naturally offers backward compatibility with GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+ networks. Thus, surfing the 3G network, after all, also up to 42 Mbps fast.

Vodafone K5160 K5160-H Connect USB Speed 6 (6)

External antenna

The “Connect USB speed 6” (K5160) has 2 ports for operation with an external LTE antenna . As jack comes Type CRC-9 used. MIMO 2 × 2 is also supported accordingly. You can get the indoor and outdoor antenna for Vodafone K5160 from the above link in the blank.

 

Installation and App

The key installed during initial operation on your computer, the “Vodafone Mobile Broadband App” (VMB). Here the settings can be made and users can request information for the connection, such as connection time spent, surfing volume etc. User can download the app from the Windows Store for Windows 8 & 10.

 

 

Availability

Amazingly, the Vodafone K5160 is not directly offered. If you like this 4G LTE Stick, you can get unlocked Vodafone K5160 from www.4gltemall.com . Actually, if you don’t need the customized version from Vodafone, you can directly get the Huawei E3372s-153, which has all the features of Vodafone Connect USB Speed 6. The difference between them is the logo and customized firmware for Vodafone. Other functions are completely the same.

Huawei E3372 LTE Stick Test

Those who want to buy a date LTE stick, will certainly choose the Huawei E3372. The stick is very convenient to get on the Internet. Since the Huawei E3372 was launched in the 2014 Autumn, there has been no review for this new LTE Stick. In recent years, Huawei has brought few new LTE sticks monthly on the market and I thought more interesting models with LTE Advanced Cat6 will surely come on the market soon. Here we already have the LTE router Huawei E5786 and the Huawei E5186.

Now I had the opportunity to test the Huawei E3372 and see more details. The full report of LTE stick test is in this article.

Appearance
As I have already indicated in my introduction, there is no special feature on the Huawei E3372 LTE stick. However, in comparison with older devices, the E3372 is a low-cost model. Huawei is likely to have very low production costs and the LTE stick is also available at very reasonable prices. The direct predecessor Huawei E3276 (also known as Telekom Speed Stick LTE III), for example, had the similar technical data as the E3372, but E3276 has a rotatable USB port, which was very convenient. The E3372 has a compact design and also has its own advantages.

 

The Huawei E3372 is made entirely of plastic, but looks quite stable. No accessories are included with the stick. Only a Quick-Start Guide and Safety Instructions are hidden in the little box.

LTE Cat4 Modem
The modem in the Huawei E3372 allows speeds of up to 150 MBit/s for the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s for the uplink based on LTE category 4. In the test, I have achieved approximately just 140 MBit/s for download. The latencies were under 20 milliseconds in the LTE network. In the uplink, I could reach about 40 Mbit/s. Of course, the data rate will vary depending on usage and reception situation.

Of course, the Huawei E3372 can also work with UMTS networks including DC-HSPA+ with up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink when LTE network is not available. And the GSM and EDGE networks are supported. The LTE modem could support the frequency ranges of 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 megahertz (both FDD LTE), making it well suited for use in Europe. If you use it in America, it can be only conditionally recommended. In UMTS, it supports dual band (900/2100MHz) and in GSM supports Quadband.

 

If you want to improve reception and data rates, Huawei E3372 could connect an external antenna. Under two covers, there are two CRC-9 ports available to fasten a MIMO antenna. Below is the suitable antenna for Huawei E3372 recommended.

 

If you want to buy the Huawei E3372, click here: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-crc-9-connector.html

Appliances and Software
The Huawei E3372 is designed to operate on the notebook or desktop PC. User just need plug the LTE stick to a free USB port. After a brief driver installation, the drive already connects to the Internet. The connect software does not need be installed due to “Huawei HiLink”. The complete operation and configuration is performed via the browser, just as you would know from an ordinary DSL router or a MiFi router .The Huawei E3372 automatically recognizes the operator based on the inserted SIM card and takes an appropriate configuration ahead, so you make no further settings.

 

To operate the Huawei E3372, you need a standard mini SIM card in 2FF format, which is currently the largest available SIM-card format. Micro or nano-SIM card with an adapter to go but also easily and adapter can cause the stick no harm. By the way, users can also insert a microSD memory card and use the E3372 as USB memory stick.

 

Operating the Router
The Huawei E3372 LTE Stick can basically be operated on a wide variety of router models. Here it is important to distinguish: I have tested in my test version “E3372h-153“, which works significantly less router models than the version “E3372s-153“. So small differences exist between h and s. I was able to operate my E3372h successfully with the Dovado Tiny AC  and a Dovado GO. With AVM Fritzbox 7490, the stick did not work.

 

Telekom Speed Stick LTE V
Telekom also offers the Huawei E3372 for about a year, named “Telekom Speed Stick LTE V”. It is the 5th generation LTE stick at Telekom as the name suggests.

 

Conclusion
The Huawei E3372 is no doubt a good LTE Stick! Although it doesn’t support current LTE Advanced Cat6 technology for very high data rates, the LTE Cat4 modem makes the stick cut a good figure. The receive and transmit performance is well above average and the latency satisfyingly low. Actually, there is no LTE cat6 stick available now.

 

O2 ZTE MF823D 4G LTE USB Stick

ZTE had offered a new LTE surfstick for Germany network providers. The model ZTE MF823 is for 1&1. The brother model ZTE MF823D is also available for the operator O2. Below are the details features for ZTE MF823D.

 

LTE features and Characteristics of ZTE MF823

Manufacturer and Model

ZTE MF823D

Download rate up

Up to 100 MBit/s

Upload rate up

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE 2600MHz

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type TS-9 available(Buy ZTE MF823D Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem category 3 (3GPP Release 8)

Chipset

Qualcomm

Others

Dimensions

90 mm x 28.4 mm x 13 mm

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (from 10.4)

 

Technical Specifications

 

The ZTE MF823 from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor ZTE, replaces the current model MF821D from O2. All thing should be mentioned that ZTE MF823 is not the best USB stick when the ZTE MF825 is also in its product range. It supports LTE category 3 (max. 100 Mbit) and therefore with all networks from O2. In any case, the mobile service provider can offer data connections on the basis of category 4, which allows data rates up to 150 Mbps. It supports the LTE frequencies at 800, 900, 1800 and 2600 MHz – for operation in European countries. Likewise, the MF823 could also support DC-HSPA+ (to 42.2 Mbps), UMTS and GSM networks.

 

 

Unlike the Speed Stick 4 by Telekom, the stick fortunately has two connectors for an external antenna – optional to improve reception. Like almost all other models, user can insert a MicroSD memory card of up to 32GB of storage space for data of all kinds.

 

 

Others

Users do not have to install an extra software for the MF823, which would be auto connect to network. It is controlled conveniently from the browser via the web interface. It is enough to enter the following IP in the browser: http://192.168.3.1. The interface shows all important data at a glance. And you can see, how much volume you have already used in the current billing month. The stick is also compatible with the IPv6 protocol. According to the manufacturer ZTE, the MF823 uses about 1/4 less power than even the previous generations. It’s special for operation on a laptop or tablet. We are also pleased that quite modest dimensions of the model. At just 13 mm in height and 26 grams, it is one of the shallower representatives of its kind. It is alleged that the world’s smallest LTE data modem. Important to mention would be that there is no SIM lock, so the drive can be used with Contract card of other network operators.

 

Conclusion

The ZTE MF823 for O2 can provider users at an acceptable price for mobile Internet. With slim size and decent network support, it could be good partner for laptop. It’s available on www.4gltemall.com . But if you want to find better models, the Speed Stick III or the Huawei E3276, may be good options, but they are also more expensive.

 

Telekom Speedstick V LTE Stick Review

The German network carrier Telekom offers the Speed Stick V now, it’s the 5th version of the stick-series. The new model is distinguished by a number of improvements. This is much anticipated – it is a worthy successor of the Speed Stick III. We will show what the device can do and what advantages it offers compared to earlier versions.

 

 

LTE features and Specifications of the Speed Stick V LTE

Manufacturer and Model

Huawei E3372s-153

Download rate

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE 2600

Backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM frequencies (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz)

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type CRC-9 available(Buy Huawei E3372 Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE Category 4 (CAT4)

Chipset

HiSilicon

Others

Dimensions (LxWxH)

88 x 28 x 11.5 mm with 24 grams

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Mac OS (from 10.7)

Available at

www.4gltemall.com

 

 

Successor of the Speed Stick III

The Speedstick V should be named Speedstick IV, but we found it missed and IV and directly to V. Perhaps there is a model between the Speedstick V and III. In any case, the Speed Stick IV has not been a really big hit. The Speed Stick III was the best model in the range – this status is now taking over the 5. And it will no longer be available.

 

First impression

First, it is noticeable that Huawei continues to focus on the size of the sticks. The Speed Stick V is 4 millimeters smaller than Version III and with only 24 grams of even 25 percent lighter. And also the height has been reduced by the same length. Unfortunately, Huawei also rationalized the articulated steering away. Actually, this is often helpful when using the laptop, so we rather see it as a deterioration. Solving space issues then creates only the use of an extension cord. In terms of design, optics and processing’s are unfortunately some drawbacks that affect not only the noble silver edge and slightly curvy concept of its predecessor. Here Huawei has unfortunately saved considerably on material. In this price range you must not ask for anything more. We hope that these savings will no established line at Huawei. But what ultimately counts are the intrinsic values.

 

 

 

 

Technical Data

Under the Telekom logo hides the Huawei model this time with the serial identifier E3372, specifically E3372s-153. Again the LTE stick is not compatible with the category 6 (CAT6). In other words, he has mastered yet a LTE-Advanced. The Hisilicon chip allows for connections up to 150 Mbps download rate on category 4 (CAT4). That’s not so tragic, because it is expected with the launch of the new Super-LTE network eventually only in a few months. Why the Telekom is not equal to CAT6 is nevertheless remains questionable because the life cycle of the stick back for sure should be far more than 1 year. Thus it can be assumed that there will be an extra Surfstick for LTE-Advanced. Another positive feature relates to the network compatibility. The Speed Stick V supports LTE on the frequencies 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz. In the event that no 4G is available, it is switched to GPRS, EDGE, UMTS or HSPA. This is always done automatically and is based on the next best available alternative locally. In this regard, so there are no changes to the Speed Stick III.

 

As usual, it is possible the Surfstick also be used as storage medium, if a microSD is implemented in the slot provided for it. The card may be up to 32 GB in size. The customer can switch an external antenna for reception optimization. There are 2 CRC 9 ports ready on the side.  Here on the standard format (2FF) will continue to set. So if you have a micro SIM, requires an adapter. There is no SIM Netlock as usual.

 

Availability

The Speedstick V is now available on www.4gltemall.com without any contract. In our opinion, it’s on of the best stick now on the market.

 

 

 

 

Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770 Review

When we got the Huawei E5730s mobile WLAN router last year, some customers ask when we can get the 4G device like Huawei E5730s. Now we get the new one with Ethernet port, the model number is Huawei E5770. Huawei named it “Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro”. If you know Huawei E5730s, you may know the similar functions of Huawei E5770.

Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro is the upgraded model from Huawei E5730S. It supports 4G networks while E5730 only supports 3G networks. The design of Huawei E5770 looks cool. The wallet design of the Mobile WiFi Pro is fashioned with a leather texture and ornamental plating mid-frame. The E5770 is compact enough to fit in a pocket, and it’s also been fitted with an array of built-in innovations.

Like other Huawei 4G mobile WiFi, there is a 0.96 OLED screen on the top front, which can show the network mode, network strength, SMS, battery status and consumed data. Beside the screen, the Huawei logo is printed. On the top side, there is a cover beside the screen. Open the cover, we can see the USB input and output port. And there is an Ethernet port. The USB input is to charge the Mobile WiFi Pro. And the USB output is to charge other electronics.

 

Huawei E5770 is designed with protected and hidden ports, and is also built with Ethernet/3G dual link and the flexibility to support WAN/LAN auto redirect – all so you can stay connected without any problems while you travel. The Ethernet port is the key feature of Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro. Through the Ethernet port, Huawei E5770 can finish three functions:

  1. Transfer the internet connection to WiFi
  2. Transfer 4G connection from SIM to WiFi
  3. Transfer 4G connection from SIM to Ethernet connection

What’s more, Huawei E5770 could support peak download speed to 150mbps on 4G LTE networks. The upload speed could also reach 50Mbps. To have better internet connection speed, Huawei E5770 mobile WiFi Pro should soon replace Huawei E5730s. It would be a perfect partner for international travel on 4G.

 

Another key feature of Huawei mobile WiFi Pro is the battery. The battery has a capacity of 5200mAh, which is much larger than usual smartphones. So the Huawei E5770 can be seen as a mobile power bank for other mobile terminals such as mobile phones, tablets or iPods. It can work effortlessly up to 20 hours straight and standby for over 500 hours.

Like other Huawei E5 Mobile hotspot, Huawei E5770 could support up to 10 wireless devices to access internet. User can insert a micro SD card to 32GB. Mobile WiFi Pro’s big storage means it’s now easier than ever to share files between your devices. It helps you quickly and easily “share” photos, apps with your friends through the same mobile Wi-Fi.

 

To sum up, Huawei E5770 combines 3 main functions (Mobile hotspot, power bank, Ethernt router) to one. It’s a special and very practical mobile pocket router. If you usually need wireless network outdoor, Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770 would be a perfect partner.