HUAWEI E3131 has a few branch models, such as HUAWEI E3131s-1, E3131s-2, E3131s-6 and E3131s-65. They are born to support different network bands, for example, E3131s-1 supports UMTS 21Mbps, E3131s-2 supports UMTS 900/2100Mhz, E3131s-65 supports UMTS 850/1900Mhz and E3131s-6 supports UMTS 2100/1900/850MHz. They are all unlocked and could be used worldwide.
It’s the upgraded version of HUAWEI E303 HSDPA 7.2Mbps 3G USB Stick, and the same level of HUAWEI E353 3G USB Surfstick. But HUAWEI E3131 3G USB donle seems to be better than E353. Except the external antenna port, HUAWEI E3131 is more slim and could connect network in less time than E353. No software installation, plug to PC, it would auto connect.
Highlights & Details
Data transfer up to 21.6 Mb / s
Plug & Play installation with software for Windows and Mac OS X
MicroSD card slot for memory cards up to 32 GB (for example, for file sharing and common data exchange)
External antenna connector (CRC-9)
Supports SMS sending / receiving
HSPA + high-speed premium surf stick with antenna connection.
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 3G, HSPA, HSPA +
HSDPA up to 21.6 Mbit / s (download)
S HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbit / (upload).
HUAWEI also released another model HUAWEI E369 Himini 3G Datacard, which seem to be more powerful, because it support UMTS/WCDMA 850/900/AWS/2100Mhz and HSPA+ Download speed up to 21Mbps, but there is no external antenna connector and Micro SD card slot connector in E369. Perhaps HUAWEI E369 is designed for industrial applications.
HUAWEI E353 3G USB Modem, also name E353u-2 3G Surfstick, is one of the hilink 3G USB stick which could help PC to connect network at HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. It’s not the newest USB modem, but it’s widely used in industries area. It’s longer than its predecessor HUAWEI E182E and E1820 UMTS Stick. With new software and upgrade in connection performance, HUAWEI E353 Internet Surfstick is the proved to be the reliable 3G USB dongle to access internet.
Below is the specifications:
Highlights & Details
Mobile high-speed data stick for easy surfing anywhere
Mobile Internet access with up to 21.6 Mbit / s
Plug & Play Installation: Software for Windows / Mac OS is already integrated in the drive
MicroSD slot for memory cards up to 32 GB
SMS / – reception possible
Free for all SIM cards, with “Mobile Partner” software to identify and develop all Operator Cards
With external antenna connection (CRC-9)
Data Transfer: 3G, HSDPA up to 21.6 Mbit / s (download), HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbit / s (upload), 2G, GPRS, EDGE
External antenna connector (CRC9)
LED status display
Dimension: (L x W x H) 89 x 27 x 12 mm
Huawei E353 surf stick
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP2 (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64) or later
Mac OS X 10.4.x or later
Kernel 2.6.18 or later
Here now there is new HiLink HUAWEI E369 3G USB datacard available, which also support HSPA+ 21mbps download speed and 5.76Mbps upload. The difference between them is that HUAWEI E369 Internet Stick supports 5 bands for 3G, they are WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz. So HUAWEI E369 UMTS stick could supports almost all the 3G network all over the world. But high spec means high cost, if you can use HUAWEI E353, it’s also reliable and budget 3G modem for consideration.