ZTE MF79 WiFi Dongle VS Huawei E8372 Wingle

Since Huawei firstly released the USB Dongle with WiFi hotspot function (called Wingle), there are many 3G & 4G Wingle models in the market. The Huawei E355, E8231 are the 3G WiFi dongle. As the LTE networks are becoming the mainstream, 4G LTE WiFi dongles becomes well-known now. More and more users found they are very useful and easy to take. Here now, only three manufacturers Huawei & ZTE & Alcatel had provided such products to market. Huawei had presented the model Huawei E8278 and latest new Huawei E8372. ZTE follows the steps of Huawei and presented the 4G LTE WiFi stick ZTE MF79 and MF75. The Alcatel presents the Alcatel W800 series WiFi dongle. Today, we will have a look at the difference about the Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79.




Appearance

 

The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 are both in the shape of USB dongle. You can say it’s a 4G USB dongle but the real function is to work as a WiFi hotspot. Huawei E8372 has three small indicators on the body with Huawei logo. The indicators are to show the status of Signal, SMS and WiFi. ZTE MF79 only has two indicators of WiFi and signal.

 

The body cover can be pulled out and the SIM card slot is there. They also provide the slot for Micro SD card for users to share files through WiFi. Besides the Model number, IMEI number and S/N, there is also WiFi SSID and password available on the label. Huawei E8372 provides a QR code, which user can scan the code and get connected with the WiFi, so users don’t necessarily enter the long WiFi password. What’s more, there are two TS-9 connectors for external antenna in Huawei E8372 but ZTE MF79 doesn’t have the antenna connector.

Technical Specifications

 

The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 can work as a mobile hotspot, the only difference between them and the 4G Mobile Hotspots is that they don’t have battery. They need get input power from PC or power adapter. Once plug in the SIM card and get connected and power on, they can automatically connect to WAN network. And they are also different from USB dongle because USB dongle must work with PC, but they can work once they get power supply, for example, they could plug into the USB power adapter and start working.

They could both support the LTE category 4 and achieve peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. And up to 10 wireless devices could connect to the WiFi from the two Wingle and access internet. The WiFi standard is 802.11 b/g/n with single band 2.4GHz. They both supports the LTE various band and has sub-models for different markets. Of course, the 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/GPRS networks are backward compatible.

Regarding the internet connection performance and stability, we would take test next time on different network environment. If you want to know more details, welcome to follow our blog: www.4gltemall.com .

Four LTE Category 6 Mobile Hotspots to Recommend

LTE networks are becoming the mainstream available in many countries and areas. With LTE technology, users can enjoy high speed surfing, online games or watching videos etc..The good news is that this is not the end. The LTE technologies are also evolved to LTE advanced and it’s said the 5G network is under test now.

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Currently, many carriers are trying to upgrade the LTE Category 3 or 4 to the latest advanced Category 6 with carrier aggregation technology (in short: CA). With LTE-advanced technology, the LTE data rate could be improved to double faster than that of the current LTE cat4. Theoretically, the peak download speed could reach 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Here comes a question, which device could support the LTE Cat6 advanced networks and achieve this speed? Today, we would recommend a few similar mobile WiFi hotspot supporting LTE advanced carrier aggregation technology from vendors.

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Huawei E5786

Huawei E5786 should be the first LTE Cat6 mobile WiFi available in the market with Huawei own Hisilicon chipset. It has three branch models: E5786s-32a, E5786s-62a, E5786s-63a. The Huawei E5786s-63a and E5786s-62a are for the network providers in Australia and they had new name “Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X” and “Optu 4G WiFi modem” respectively. There are white and black colors available. But you can get the unlocked version from www.4gltemall.com for global use. Like its predecessors Huawei E5573 and E5577, the branch models could support different LTE frequency bands for different carriers and areas. Up to 10 wireless users could connect to Huawei E5786 and surf at high speed. There is a LCD screen in the front with power button. The back cover could be removed, but the 3000mAh battery is built-in. The SIM card and Micro SD card slots could be seen when back cover removed. There are two TS-9 connectors for external 4G LTE/3G antenna.

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As the world’s first LTE Cat6 mobile 4G router, Huawei E5786 is the best seller in similar gadgets. If you like this mobile hotspot, you’d better to check the network frequency bands and choose the right in the branch models.

 

Check more specification and details about Huawei E5786:

http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5786-4g-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi.html

 

Netgear Aircard 790s

Netgear Aircard 790s is the second LTE cat6 mobile router available in the market. Based the predecessor Netgear Aircard 782s, it looks similar to the 782s aircard. Unlike the Huawei E5786, the screen of Aircard 790s is capacitive screen, where user can operate and do simple settings for the mobile hotspot. The power button is on the top side, the bottom side has two connectors for external antenna (TS-9 type). The USB port is also special with 3.0 port, but with the device, Netgear provides the USB 2.0 cable. The back cover could also be removed, so as the battery. The battery capacity is 2930mAh. The SIM card slot could be seen after battery is pulled out. No slot for Micro SD card. With Qualcomm MDM9230 chipset, Aircard 790s could support up to 15 wireless WiFi-enabled devices. With the touchscreen, Netgear Aircard 790s is attractive for many users in practical functions.

 

Check more specification and details about Netgear Aircard 790s: http://www.4gltemall.com/netgear-aircard-790s-4g-mobile-hotspot.html

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ZTE UFi MF970

Following the steps of the above two vendors, ZTE released the UFi MF970. It looks common like its predecessor MF910. MF970 was already available for Vodafone 4G contract. The front middle is the screen to indicate the connection status. User can do simple settings through the power and menu button. The power and menu button is on the top side. The back cover can’t be removed, so the battery can’t be changed. And there are also two connectors for external LTE/3G antenna. Like Netgear Aircard 790s, there is no slot for Micro SD card. Also with Qualcomm chipset MDM9230, ZTE UFi MF970 could support up to 14 wireless users. The battery is only 2300mAh, which is much lower than the above two similar hotspots. The design of ZTE MF970 looks cool. Other features are very similar to the competitors above.

 

Check more specification and details about ZTE UFi MF970:

http://www.4gltemall.com/zte-ufi-mf970-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

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Alcatel One Touch Y900

Alcatel One Touch Y900, also called Alcatel Link Y900 4G+, looks special in the appearance. The signal bars on the front side looks cool but are not really interesting. In all the four LTE cat6 mobile routers, the Y900 is the only which doesn’t have a LCD display. There is only a power button on the body with the WPS button on the other side of the button. The back cover could be removed for changing the battery and inserting SIM card and SD storage card. The big battery is interesting, which has 3600mAh capacity and not only working long time, but also charge other electronics to work like a power bank. What’s amazing, the Alcatel Y900 could support up to 32 wireless users to access internet. In the four devices, Alcatel Y900 seems to be the most powerful mobile hotspot. I personally like this one more.

 

Check more specification and details about Alcatel One Touch Y900: http://www.4gltemall.com/alcatel-link-y900-4g-led-mobile-hotspot.html

 

The above four LTE cat6 mobile hotspot should be the most popular for LTE advanced networks. You need prefer to the vendor brands, prices, or the functions. We suppose you would choose the right one for the high speed surfing on the go!

More images about the features:

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Huawei E8377 CarFi VS ZTE VFi MF905

More and more people show great dependence to WiFi, even when they are on the go, especially in a car. The manufacturers in China has notice the demand and provided solution for this. We had introduced Huawei CarFi E8377 many times in the past year. You may get familiar with it. And another Chinese vendor ZTE also provide the similar product ZTE VFi MF905 for the network demand in a car. Here come the questions: What’s the difference between Huawei E8377 and ZTE MF905? Which one is better? In this article, you will find the answer for this.

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Appearance

ZTE VFi MF905 comes later than Huawei E8377, but the two mobile WiFi hotspots look alike in shape and color. They are both in black color and used for cigarette cradle in a car. There is a USB port in the body, and of course there is a slot for SIM card in the two hotspots. But the SIM card slot in Huawei E8377 is covered by a small cap. The SIM card slot in MF905 is just above the USB port.  On the top side, the logo and LED indicators are shown. The power button is at the center of the top.

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Technical Specifications

They are both with LTE Category 4 technology, so they can achieve peak download speed to 150mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The transmission date rates are very good for daily surfing. But whether the surfing speed could be stable when a car is in high speed driving, it still needs time to test.

 

As a follower, ZTE MF905 could support up to 8 wireless users to access internet while Huawei E8377 supports only 10 users. But in most cases, they are enough to use in a car. There is no official saying about the WiFi coverage distance, but we suppose there is no any problem for the WiFi to cover a whole car.

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Control

If user want to do some setup in the CarFi, they can connect the tablets, smartphones or PCs with WiFi and log in the web interface to setup. But here now, Huawei and ZTE also provide a new option for users. User can download the apps to setup the two CarFi. For Huawei E8377 CarFi, you may use “Huawei Mobile WiFi” app. And for ZTE MF905, the app name ZTE Link could be used for settings.

 

Frankly speaking, the two Car WiFi hotspots are very similar. We cannot tell which one is better from the specifications and features. Only the real test would tell which would have more stable and better performance. We will take a test next time in real driving situation to see this result.

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If you had read some review before, there is also other solution for the Car WiFi. The model number is Huawei E8372 and Alcatel W800. They are in the shape of USB dongle, not like the E8377 and MF905. But with the cigarette plug, it would be also OK to use in a car. If you want to know more details of them, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .

 

ZTE MF79 4G LTE WiFi Dongle Review

We had introduced 1&1 Mobile WLAN LTE Stick, and today we get the new ZTE MF79 LTE Dongle which is for another carrier ALTEL. On the ZTE MF79 dongle, there is the logo of ALTEL with ZTE 4G. Between them, there are two LED indicators, one for network signal and the other for WiFi.

ALTEL ZTE MF79

On the back of the USB Stick, the model number “MF79” is printed and it indicators it’s a LTE USB Modem. There is also CE number 0979 and place of origin “Made in China” with the RoHS.

 

The front cover with ALTEL logo could be removed, and below the cover, it’s the inner part with model number (MF79), SSID, Password and IMEI number. And of course, there is SIM card slot, the size is for standard SIM card. Beside the SIM card slot, it’s the slot for Micro SD card, where connected users can share files through WiFi. According to the official sayings, the ZTE MF79 could support the SD card maximum to 32GB. But there is no connector for external antenna.

ZTE MF79 BACK

 

The ZTE MF79 LTE USB Modem looks like a 4G USB dongle, but it can work like a mobile hotspot. Up to 10 WiFi enabled devices could connect to the WiFi from ZTE MF79 and access internet. Supporting LTE Category 4, ZTE MF79 could achieve peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Backward with 3G UMTS and 2G GSM networks, the surfing speed could reach 43.2Mbps and upload speed to 5.76Mbps, which is good enough for most cases.

ZTE MF79 ALTEL

The functions of ZTE MF79 are very similar to the Huawei E8278 and Huawei Wingle E8372. They all look like USB Modem, but have the power to work as a mobile hotspot. Especially due to the small size, user can take them in hand or pocket easily outdoor or for business trip.

 

The ZTE MF79 is very easy to use. You can connect it to PC or directly to the power adapter which has USB plug port. Only if there is power supply, it can work as a WiFi hotspot. So the ZTE MF79 could work as a wireless router in a car if connecting to a USB plug in the car. In this case, it would be a good network solution for a car.

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After connected with the ZTE MF79 WiFi, you can setup the USB Dongle through Web UI. The address is 192.168.0.1 and the default password is admin to log in. User can setup for the language, connection, WiFi, and WPS. In most cases, the setup is unnecessary. It’s just plug and play. The connected user quantity is also showed in the web UI. The ZTE MF79 can also calculate the statistic for the data consumption. The SMS can also be read from the dongle.

ZTE MF79 SIM card slot

In summary, the ZTE MF79 is a good and smart mobile USB WiFi dongle for daily use at home or on the go. Supporting high speed surfing, ZTE MF79 can also share the internet with multiple users. And no setup and plug & play features makes it very friendly to users. It’s a great partner for network access!

 

 

ZTE MF903 4G Pocket WiFi Review

Following the steps of the competitor Huawei, the Chinese Telecom equipment vendor presents a new 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot named ZTE MF903, which is very similar to Huawei Mobile Wifi Pro E5770. The Huawei E5770 mobile hotspot was proved to be a powerful portable 4G router with multi-functions. And ZTE MF903 copied almost all the features and comes to be a budget option for users.

ZTE MF903 LED indicators

The appearance of ZTE MF903 is not like E5770, which has a small screen to show full connection status when working. The MF903 has only a few indicators about battery, WiFi, message and signal. The left side of the indicator is ZTE logo and the right side is power button.

 

If you had read our introduction of Huawei E5770 hotspot, you may know the interfaces/ports are covered by a small tap, under which there are there ports for Ethernet cable, USB in and out. (If you want to know more about Huawei E5770, click here.)This design could protect the ports form dust. But the ports are open to air in ZTE MF903 hotspot.  The lucky thing is the Sim and SD card slots are protected by a cover.  The reset hole is at the side of SD card slot.

ZTE MF903 interfaces

ZTE MF903 is using ZX297520 while Huawei E5770 is based on Huawei Hisilicon chipset. Both of them can provide same functions. They can transfer the 4G wireless network from a SIM card to WiFi signal so that the connected devices via WiFi could access internet. This can make true of when user insert SIM cards to them. But if users connect an Ethernet cable to them, they can also transfer the network from Ethernet to WiFi, after connected with the WiFi, user can also surf freely.  The only difference on this is that Huawei E5770 could support up to 11 users while MF903 support only 8 devices.

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The shinning point of the two mobile hotspots is the large battery capacity, which would not only keep themselves long-time working but also charge other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, game terminals etc..

ZTE MF903 SIM and SD card slot

Regarding the technical specifications, ZTE MF903 and Huawei E5770 both support the LTE category 4 technology and could achieve download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Both can work well on TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks but it depends on the specific model number. And the download and upload speeds are theoretical under perfect environment, in practice, the speed can’t reach these speed due to network congestion or far distance to the cell tower. But they can also work on UMTS network if 4G LTE network is not available. What’s more, they both can be controlled by APP. For ZTE MF903 to use ZTELink while for Huawei E5770 to use Huawei mobile WiFi app. User can also manage the settings through web UI in the browsers.

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From the appearance and technical features, we can’t tell which one is better. But we think the Huawei E5770 would be at higher price than ZTE MF903 due to the Huawei’s brand reputation and quality trust from customers. We will do a network connection test next to see which one is better in performance.

ZTE Ufi MF970 4G LTE Cat6 Mobile Router Overview

We had known the model ZTE UFi MF970 4G Mobile Hotspot around the beginning of last year. It was first released by Chinese manufacturer ZTE almost at the same time like its competitor Huawei E5786. The Huawei E5786 was sold for one and a half year, but we still can’t get the ZTE UFi MF970 in the past year. Now we get the ZTE MF970 LTE Moible WiFi hotspot and we have the overview in this article.

ZTE MF970 Screen

Actually, when we get the ZTE MF970, we are not quite sure which model it is, because there is no model number indication on the body of the device. The ZTE UFi MF970 is in white color, and touch feel is good in hand. There is “ZTE UFi” on the front of the device and there is a little screen in the middle of the UFi.

 

On the back of the MF970, there are only the logos for CE, ROHS and WiFi. No more information is showed about the model number, WiFi key word, SSID and IMEI number, which should be printed on a label with the device.

ZTE MF970 Ufi Back

On the top side of the ZTE MF970, there is a USB 2.0 interface and two connectors for external antenna. The connectors are covered by a small cap, if user want to connect the external antenna, the cap has to be opened. The small caps are still connected with the ZTE UFi body. At the low side of the body, there are power button, function button (“FUNC”) and the slot for SIM card. The back cover can’t be opened because the battery is built-in. And there is no slot for MicroSD card.

ZTE MF970 USB interface

The battery capacity of the ZTE UFi MF970 is 2300mAh, which can make the device keep working for 8 hours. It’s just like other 4G mobile hotspots, and is enough for normal use, if user want to extend the working time, mobile power bank may be necessary to charge the MF970 when power is low.

ZTE MF970 external antenna connectors

ZTE UFi MF970 should be the first LTE category 6 mobile pocket router from ZTE to support LTE-advanced network. Its competitor Huawei E5786 is the first LTE Cat 6 pocket WiFi in the world. ZTE always follow the Huawei’s step to present its new products. The chipset of ZTE MF970 is Qualcomm MDM9230. Whether the processor Qualcomm MDM9230 is better or not than Huawei Hisilicon chipset, we haven’t taken such test. The ZTE MF970 could support up to 14 wireless devices to access internet through the WiFi, but Huawei E5786 could support maximum users only up to 10. But the most attractive feature for the two mobile hotspots is that they both support peak download speed to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps.

ZTE MF970 Ufi power and function button

After plugging the SIM card and power on the ZTE UFi, the device quick starts in seconds. There comes Vodafone logo in red and then the screen shows the network provider’s name, network signal, network mode, WiFi signal, battery status. Press the FUNC button and it comes the options, including the “Data Connection”, “Device info”, “WiFi QR code”, and options for “Global Roaming” and “Quick Boot”. The power button is “OK” button and the “FUNC” is for Next. Press power button(Ok) when on the “Device info”, we can see the information about device name(Vodafone R226-Z), SSID, WiFi key, phone number, web URL(http://vodafonemobile.wifi), and password(admin). We can also see other features when choose other options. User can do basic settings through the two buttons “FUNC” and power button.

ZTE MF970 SIM card slot

At the beginning, we didn’t know the ZTE MF970 is the original factory model for Vodafone R226-Z, but now everything is clear. The ZTE MF970 was released and then Vodafone introduced the MF970 UFi to its product range. The Vodafone R226-Z is the same model to ZTE UFi MF970. And as we know, Vodafone R226 is the same model to Huawei E5786. Vodafone uses the two models for its own contract plans.

ZTE MF970

Just like the Huawei E5786, ZTE MF970 UFi also has two connectors for external antenna. If using the ZTE MF970 at the places with weak signal, it’s necessary to connect the external antenna. We had connected with the ZTE UFi from the smartphone, the surfing speed is good and stable. We will take a full test for the wireless connection next time.

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In all, the ZTE MF970 UFi is a good pocket WiFi router which supports the latest network technology and could achieve high speed network connection wirelessly. Multiple users could connect with the ZTE MF970 pocket router. The battery is enough for common use. If user want better signal in rural area, there is ports for external antenna. And Vodafone has introduced the ZTE UFi to its product range, it proves the quality of ZT MF970 is trustful.

 

If you don’t like ZTE brand, you can turn to Huawei E5786. And there is better model to recommend, such as Netgear Aircard 790s, Alcatel One Touch Y900. They all could support LTE advanced Cat6 networks.

ZTE Flare 4G LTE Cat6 Mobile Hotspot

The Chinese producer “ZTE” has announced a new hotspot routers at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which is to support LTE-Advanced with up to 300 MBit/s for the first time. The device name is ZTE flare and is equipped with the latest wireless technology. Below are the more key data about wireless hotspot.

LTE features and characteristics of ZTE Flare

Manufacturer and model

ZTE Flare

Download rate

Up to 300 MBit/s

Upload rate

50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

still unknown

backward compatible with:

still unknown

Support of LTE-Advanced

Yes

MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type TS-9 available(Buy ZTE Flare antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem of Category 6 (CAT6)

Chipset

Qualcomm Gobi ™ 9×30 with RF360

Others

Dimensions (LxWxH)

still unknown

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS (from 10.4)

Release

Summer or Fall 2014

Manual PDF

Unfortunately not yet available online

 

 

 

Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and probably O2, are about to launch the next generation LTE – the so-called “LTE-Advanced”. For now, data rates of 300 Mbit/s are possible with the new LTE technology. In order to use the “LTE 2.0”, however, customers also require new hardware. And those of LTE devices Category 6 (CAT6) supported. Both ZTE, as well as the main rival Huawei want punctually prepare enough for the start of such models. With the “flare”, ZTE announced its first CAT6 device for the 2nd half of the year.

 

ZTE Flare – Portable Router

 

Behind the “ZTE Flare“, hides a so-called hotspot wifi router. The device is therefore designed for mobile use and allows the establishing of a Wi-Fi hotspots. So hardware of this kind combines the best of fixed and mobile solutions – a hybrid between the router and stick if you will.

 

ZTE Flare – Main features

 

ZTE stated that the flare router is the world’s first LTE cat6 device that uses the Gobi chipset from Qualcomm, specifically, the “Gobi 9×30”.This is manufactured in 20nm process ultra-thin and is thus significantly less energy than conventional radio chips. Up to 15 percent power savings are possible. However, the highlight is the already mentioned LTE-Advanced Support. Per Carrier aggregation, the chipset can bundle two RF bands of different spectral regions, so that the LTE providers are up to 40 MHz total bandwidth for data transmission available. According to 3GPP standard, hinges with 5, 10, 15 or 20 MHz are combined. In this way, data rates can reach up to 300 Mbps. The Gobi dominated beyond FDD and TDD modulation. The former is common in Europe and North America, the latter especially in the Asian region.

 

Of course, ZTE flare also dominates wireless to the latest AC standard, for up to 540 Mbit transfer rate. For this purpose, the VIVE ™ 502.11ac Wi-Fi chip from Qualcomm was built. This is also compatible with previous 802.11 a/b/g/n and can be operated at 2.4 or 5 GHz. About the hotspot feature allows the end customer to bring a total of up to 32 devices to the network and connect. They also offer two ports for connecting external antennas to the side.

 

As is customary for mobile hotspot router, there are an info-LCD on the front, which serves on the one hand for the user interaction and fades to another important connection information, such as current surf duration, radio standard or volume consumed.

 

Conclusion

 

ZTE has here a real alternative to similar models made by Huawei (E5186 and E5786) and Negear (Aircard 790s)in the pipeline. Based on the specifications on the paper, ZTE flare has nothing to be desired in practice. Remains to be seen whether ZTE can meet the high expectations too. Once the device is available on www.4gltemall.com, we will test and report.

 

Vodafone R216(Huawei) 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

As the successor of the LTE router R215, Vodafone takes the new mobile hotspot R216 in its range. The R216 dominated LTE category 4 and is again produced by Huawei. Alternatively, the sister model produced by the Chinese competitor ZTE R216Z to select which has features similar specifications.

Features and characteristics of Vodafone R216
Manufacturer and model number Vodafone R216(Huawei)
Chipset: HiSilicon Balong 711
LTE Category: CAT4
Download rate up: Up to 150 Mbit/s
Upload rate to: Up to 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: 800 MHz / 1800 MHz / 2600 MHz
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+ / UMTS / GSM
Support of LTE-Advanced: no
MIMO Support: Yes
External antenna connector: no
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: no
Connector for ISDN telephones: no
Connection for analog telephones: no
DECT: no
integrator answering machine: no
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: no
WLAN Standards: Fi 802.11 b/g/n
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WPA, WPA2
Wireless Internet Hotspot function: Yes, for up to 10 devices
Others
Battery pack: 1,500 mAh, exchangeable
Dimensions: 96 x 58 x 13 mm
USB: USB 2.0
Memory card expansion: no
Release: April 2015
available at: www.4gltemall.com

 

Technical Features

 

The Vodafone R216 accepts cards on the mini SIM format and accesses the LTE network of category 4 to download with speeds up to 150 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s upstream. Here, the mobile router uses 5 frequency bands: Besides the usual bands 800, 1,800 and 2,600 MHz additionally 850 and 900 MHz, which are used in the US and Asia for LTE.

 

 

LTE to 150 Mbit/s and UMTS to 42 Mbit/s

 

The R216 is backwards compatible with UMTS, including DC-HSPA+ and GSM and radio in the WLAN b/g/n to 2.4 and 5 GHz. WLAN ac is not supported. Up to 10 connected devices can be supplied. The router does not have connections for external antennas. The Vodafone R216 has a Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon Balong-711 chipset, the 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM stand aside. A memory expansion via an SD card is not provided.

No status display

 

Vodafone R216 does not have a display. Information on the device itself can only be seen from the LED, and this indicates only when the battery has enough charge, the connection is active on the network or a new SMS has been received.

Future-proof thanks to IPv6

 

So you have access to more information and settings on the interface of the router on Web PC – or you use the Vodafone Mobile Internet App for smartphones and tablets. After all: The Vodafone R216 already dominates the Internet Protocol 6 (IPv6), which may facilitate, inter alia, the configuration of connected devices in a home network.

 

Replaceable battery

 

The battery of the R216 comes with only 1,500 mAh somewhat underpowered, and the battery

Is changeable. Vodafone provides a runtime of up to 8 hours in 3G network and 6 hours in 4G network, with each 5 users simultaneously. In standby, the battery will hold about 300 hours. Charging battery can use the supplied USB cable, either on the PC or via an adapter to the electrical outlet.

 

Vodafone R216-Z( ZTE)

 

There is a brother model named Vodafone R216-Z. The slightly more compact sibling with the suffix Z is also designed for LTE Cat4, is equipped with a different chipset Qualcomm MDM 9225 from the manufacturer ZTE. The Vodafone R216-Z has 512M ram bout twice as much flash memory, the router also can be used for memory expansion micro SD card holds up to 32 GB. It also has a wireless repeater function and two sockets for external antennas to improve reception quality. Also the R216-Z battery is significantly stronger than the R216 with 2,300 mAh. However, a display does not have even the Vodafone R216-Z.

 

Conclusion

The Vodafone R216 Huawei is a mid-LTE router, the display and SD card slot is missing. The Vodafone R216-Z ZTE has to offer as even more with memory expansion and a stronger battery. If you want to see more details, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .

 

Uros Goodspeed ZTE MF900 LTE Mobile Hotspot

For many devices, it has become a must to have access to the Internet abroad. It may be due to that one wants to share his vacation photos via Facebook or Instagram with friends, or that you have to work as a business traveler outside his hotel with the laptop.  The Finnish company Uros offers with their mobile hotspot Goodspeed MF900 on a solution that now dominates LTE.

Features and Specifications of Uros Goodspeed MF900

Manufacturer and Model Number

ZTE MF900 (Uros Goodspeed)

Chipset:

Qualcomm MDM9225 Gobi

LTE Category:

CAT4

Download rate

Up to 150 Mbit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 Mbit/s

supported LTE bands:

850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 Mhz

backward compatible with:

DC-HSPA+ / UMTS / GSM

Support of LTE-Advanced:

no

MIMO Support:

WLAN MIMO

External antenna connector:

no

Network | LAN & WLAN

LAN Ports:

no

WLAN Standards:

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

5 GHz WLAN support:

yes (5.8GHz)

Encryption:

WPA, WPA2

Wireless Internet Hotspot function:

Yes, for up to 14 devices

Others

Battery pack:

3,200 mAh

Dimensions:

123 x 62 x 14 mm

USB:

MicroUSB

Memory card expansion:

no

available at:

www.4gltemall.com

 

 

Technical Features

 

The previous Hotspot sold by Uros could offer a maximum 3G speed. The new model MF900, which is offered from July, is produced by ZTE and has a Qualcomm chipset (MDM9225 Gobi), which has an LTE module of category 4. The download speed to a maximum of 150 Mbit/s and upload speed to 50 Mbit/s could be achieved, of course only where a LTE network is available. It supports most 7 LTE bands. The Hotspot produces a wireless b/g/n network  to 2.4 and 5.8 GHz, in which up to 14 mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones or laptops can dial in order to surf the Internet.

 

 

Display & Battery

 

The ZTE MF900 hotspot, which comes in the design of a smartphone and pocket fit with 125 grams, has a small display that can display the name of the used mobile network, the number of connected devices, the used data volume and the battery level. In addition, the name and password of the generated Wi-Fi network can be displayed in order to make it available to other users. The strong battery of MF900 is 3,200 mAh and can take 12 hours active use time or 7 days standby time, which is approximately the same length as a smartphone.

 

Support for up to 10 SIM cards

 

10 SIM card slots are available, each 5 are on each side: Taking the front panel of the instrument, shows the unique selling point of the Goodspeed router. If you use the Goodspeed MF900 Hotspot in other countries, the hotspot automatically switches to the local network mode to support the available network, so you have to worry about anything.

 

 

77 countries worldwide

 

Uros offers SIM cards for 77 countries worldwide (Jul. 2015). Europe is expected to be already well covered with more than 30 countries. In Asia and in the Americas, more than a dozen countries are supported, including the US and Canada, Argentina and Brazil, Japan and Thailand. According to the provider, the number of available countries will be further expanded. Through a partnership with Vodafone, Turkey, Romania, Malta, Albania and seven African countries are added, including South Africa.

 

Availability & Price

 

The Uros Goodspeed 4G Mobile Hotspot is now available on the shop www.4gltemall.com, you can buy at a fixed price right in the shop. But you have to buy a contract from the network provider. 4gltemall.com only provides the devices, the contract SIM is not available with the device.

 

ZTE Presented MF970 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

ZTE has presented a new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MF970 with ZTE MF285 LTE Router at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The special feature of ZTE MF970 is like Huawei E5786: it supports the LTE Advanced Cat6 with up to 300mbps speed for the downlink and has WiFi ac in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz range. We had seen the ZTE MF970 at the booth. You can see some features in this article.

The demo at the booth is at white color. There is a 1.4 inch TFT LCD screen which gives the user an overview of the WiFi signal strength, speed and device battery status. Beside the screen, it shows the name “ZTE UFi”. On the top side, there are two connectors for external antenna. At the below side, there is a slot for SIM card. And the power button is also there. On the back cover, we can see the device model, IMEI number, serial number, SSID and password.

 

ZTE MF970 is one of the few mobile LTE routers that support LTE Category 6, thus they could achieve the peak data rates up to 300Mbps in the downlink and 50mbps in the uplink. Of course, user must make sure a suitable LTE mobile network availability and a corresponding data plan. As we know, the LTE-Advanced Cat6 networks are available for many network providers in Europe and Asia. ZTE MF970 could support FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/7/8/20/28/12/17 and TD-LTE Band 38/40. In addition to LTE cat6, MF970 also supports UMTS and GSM networks. ZTE MF970 4G Hotspot is based on the chipset Qualcomm MDM9230, which is reliable brand.

 

ZTE MF970 also has a fast WLAN module for a mobile hotspot. It supports WLAN 802.11 ac which transmits both in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz. According to ZTE, the maximum connected users could reach to 14 devices via WLAN. The MF970 has a strong battery of 2300mAh, the battery could enable the operating time of approximately 8 hours. But the battery is irremovable, user must use re-charge it if power off.

 

At the current market, there are already few LTE Category 6 mobile hotspots available, such as Huawei E5786, Netgear Aircard 790s. They are very popular in many countries. We will write new articles to show what the difference between them is and which one is better between them. So user will choose preferred the model.