Huawei E5373 4G LTE Router

The Huawei E5373 is an affordable mobile LTE router with integrated battery and WLAN hotspot feature. The integrated modem in E5373 can reach speeds of up to 150 megabits per second in the LTE network. Instead of expensive extras such as a display installed on the front, the manufacturer has focuses on the essentials about integrated dual-band Wi-Fi. In the following information sheet, you will find all the details for Huawei E5373.



Features and specifications of Huawei E5373 router
Manufacturer and model Huawei E5373
Chipset: HiSilicon
LTE Category: LTE modem category 4 (3GPP Release 9)
Download rate Up to 150 MBit/s
Upload rate Up to 50 MBit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE800, LTE900, LTE1800, LTE2100, LTE2600
Backward compatible with: DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM (UMTS 900 and 2100MHz )
Support of LTE-Advanced: no
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
External antenna connector:

Yes; 2 antenna connectors available(buy Huawei E5373 antenna)

Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports: no
WLAN Standards: 802.11a/b/g/n
5 GHz WLAN support: no
Encryption: WPS/WPA/WPA2
WiFi Extender function: no

Wireless Internet Hotspot function:

Yes, up to 10 devices
Battery 1500 mAh (6 hours)
Dimensions: 93 x 57 x 13 mm at 82 grams
USB: 1x Micro USB 2.0
Memory card expansion: Micro-SIM card slot (up to 32GB)
Release: about August 2015
available at:

LTE Cat4 and DC-HSPA+


The centerpiece of the Huawei E5373 is a cellular modem HiSilicon, a subsidiary of manufacturer Huawei. The modem supports all important for Europe frequency bands and allows data rates of up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream depending on the network. In practice, however, the rate could usually be well below the maximum. If LTE network is unavailable, the modem supports both GSM and UMTS networks, the two older wireless technologies. In the UMTS network, it also allows up to 42.2 Mbit s download and 5.76 Mbit/s upload speed if the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ are used.


On the body side of Huawei E5373, you can find two connections for an external antenna. The connector type is TS-9. When the device is in low data rates or unstable Internet connection, an external antenna is recommended. The two connectors are hidden under a cover.


Dual Band WLAN

Up to 10 units can connect to the E5373 LTE router simultaneously via WLAN. Another device may also take advantage of the Internet connection via the microUSB connector and the cable supplied. The manufacturer Huawei has opted for a module, which can send and receive both at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 5 GHz band is particularly useful when the frequency range is overloaded on 2.4 GHz, which may often happen on large-scale events or in a residential area with many local residents.


6 hours operating time

The Huawei E5373 has a battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh. The energy storage unit is easily replaceable by the user, so if necessary, you can buy a second battery to extend the operating time. According to Huawei, one can expect a runtime of up to 6 hours of continuous operation, then the battery needs to be charged through the microUSB connector again.


Availability and price

Now the Huawei E5373 is available on .The price is in budget without a contract. In the mobile operators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the LTE router is not available, so you should look around when necessary for a separate data plan with a provider of their choice. Huawei E5373 can work well with almost all network provides in Europe, if you usually travel or go outdoor, it’s a good partner!

Huawei E5373 4G Mobile Router Review

The Huawei E5373 is a small cellular router for speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s via LTE. Unlike many other MiFi hotspots, the model does not have a display on the front, but the rest of the equipment is quite good and the price is attractively lower than many comparable devices. We will review more details about Huawei E5373 in this article.

The Huawei E5373 has an integrated cellular modem for speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink via LTE. Of course, the slightly older UMTS network is available, then the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink is possible. Also GSM with EDGE is supported. As for FDD-LTE, the frequency bands are supported on 800/900/1800/2100/2600Mhz. So you are free use the unlocked Huawei E5373 in many countries in Europe. But you will have trouble to use it in North America, because the device will be unable to work in the LTE networks there.

If you want to improve the speed and optimize receive and transmit power, you may need an external LTE MIMO antenna to connect to Huawei E5373. There are two connectors for external antenna, which are hidden at side of the Huawei E5373 under a cover. The connector type is TS-9, you could refer to the 4G antenna:

The connection to terminal equipment is normally done via Wi-Fi, although a use as a USB modem is possible using the MicroUSB interface. The wireless module operates on the 802.11a/b/g/n, ie on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Thus the Huawei E5373 can also be used in environments where the 2.4 GHz band is overloaded. A maximum of 10 devices can be connected simultaneously via wireless to the E5373 router.

The battery is 1500 mAh strong and easily replaceable by the user. It is designed to ensure an operating time of about 6 hours, according to Huawei. On the front of the Huawei E5373, 5 LEDs were integrated, which indicate its operating status. There is also a microSD slot for file sharing in Huawei E5373. If you use a corresponding memory card in the device, so you can share files and folders on the network.


The Huawei E5373 is now available on . As a similar model to Huawei E5372, here now we can’t tell what the real difference between them is. But new device is always better than old one. Huawei mobile WiFi is always leading the mainstream in the wireless pocket WiFi. We believe Huawei E5373 will be popular soon.

Huawei E5573 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot Review

Huawei released many new 4G Pocket WiFi in 2015. They are named at the same former of E5XXX, so use may feel confused about the name. As we know, there is new 4G mobile router Huawei E5577, E5573, E5373, E5377, E5770…It’s good to name them by number, but it’s hard for end users to identify what’s the difference between them, and to choose the best one for use. As a classical series product, Huawei E5 always brings surprise to us. Today, we will introduce a new mobile hotspot E5573.

Like other Huawei E5 mobile WiFi, Huawei E5573 is now available for many network providers worldwide, such as Plus+, Orange, EE, 3, Chine Unicom etc…From the appearance, we can see the power button is on the middle of the front. The Huawei logo is printed on the power button. At the left side the button, it’s the signal strength indicator. On the right side, it’s the battery indicator. User can see the signal and power status from the indicators’ colors.


There is a cap beside the USB port. It’s for external antenna. If user uses the E5573 at the location with weak signal, the external antenna may help to get stable and better internet connection. The antenna connector is TS-9, if you want to buy the external antenna for Huawei E5573, you can click here: . The design of Huawei E5573 is very simple and this will help users to operate the device easily.


Huawei E5573 is a LTE Category 4 Mobile hotspot. Just like its brother models, Huawei E5573 could also support the peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. The most common version could support 4G FDD LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, this make this hotspot could work with most of the network providers. Huawei E5573 also work well with DC-HSPA+/UMTS networks when 4G LTE network is not available. The 3G network connection speed could reach 42Mbps. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi module, which operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, as well as 5 GHz. As a mobile hotspot, E5573 could share the networks for up to 10 wireless devices.


Huawei E5573 is equipped with a MicroSD card slot, which allows users to insert extended SD card to 32GB. So users could share the files in the SD with the connected devices. The battery of Huawei E5573 is only 1500mAh, which could keep working for around 6 hours while the standby time up to 300 hours.

Management of the router is extremely simple and intuitive and can be done directly from a web browser or through an application of Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi to your smartphone (downloadable application from Google Play, Apple Store). Currently, we can’t not see the real improvements and difference from its predecessors E5776 and E5372; however, we will take some test in future to find what’s new in the new mobile hotspot.


If you are interested in this new hotspot, welcome to check more details on .