Huawei E5377 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

Some years after the launch of LTE, there is already a wide range of mobile LTE routers with integrated battery. Especially the Chinese manufacturer Huawei, who is clearly the market leader in this segment, offered many models. But not every user requires the best and most expensive equipment, therefore the Huawei E5377 is now a very compact, lightweight mobile LTE hotspot available, which is still very good technical equipment.

Huawei E5377

Smaller and lighter 4G hotspot

Weighing approximately 80 grams, the Huawei E5377 is very light and is very good in the hand or transported in a pocket. With long time use, it becomes quite warm, but the operating temperature is always at an appropriate level.

On the front of the Huawei E5377, between the Huawei logo and the power button, there is a square display, where a variety of information such as reception, network technology, the spent data volume are shown clearly. The display is not permanently lit to save energy, it only turns on when you press the power button or a wireless device is connected.  Furthermore, you can find a menu button on the top edge, with which you can make a few settings in combination with the power button. Thus, for example the ability to display a QR code through which smartphones or tablets enter into the App Store by scanning the code. There Huawei HiLink app can be downloaded. With this app, further adjustments can be done to the E5377, such as change the wireless network name or password.

Huawei E5377

Special feature: wireless repeater

In addition to the controller via the Huawei HiLink app, an access to the Huawei E5377 via any browser is possible. The default IP is The web interface responds quickly and provides the most important settings. A special feature is the wireless repeater function, with which you will be able to log the Huawei E5377 into an existing wireless network and this order can be used as an Internet access. The advantage of this solution is, for example, that you can save data volume in mobile network as soon as you use the repeater.


Fast LTE to 150 Mbit/s

The integrated modem in Huawei E5377 supports the three wireless standards GSM (2G), UMTS (3G) and LTE (4G). Depending on the wireless technology, different speeds are possible. So LTE category 4 up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and 50 Mbit/s upload speeds are possible. In the UMTS network, speeds are up to 42.2 Mbit/s accessible via DC-HSPA+. Good to know: The Huawei E5377 router is compatible with all major European LTE frequency bands and supports quad-band GSM and dual-band UMTS in many countries for worldwide use.

Huawei E5377

The reception is good both in the LTE network and the UMTS network. Even in weak regions, you can often surf more easily with the E5377. You’d better put the E5377 router close to the window or even outdoors, because there the reception is usually best. By the way, there are two connections for external antennas; you can amplify the reception with an external LTE antenna, thus increasing its speed. The important thing is that the antenna cable has plugs type TS-9. These adapters are often called “pigtail” and are available in all good electronics stores.


WLAN at 2.4 and 5 GHz

A maximum of 10 devices can be connected with Huawei E5377 simultaneously via WLAN. Another device also can connect via USB. The wireless speed is up to 300 Mbit/s, on request, instead of the 2.4 GHz frequency band, WLAN in the region are running at 5 GHz. This is particularly appropriate when the 2.4 GHz band is overloaded or interference. The wireless frequency can be changed in the software of Huawei E5377. The WiFi range was very satisfactory in the test. The 2.4 GHz signal was still usable by two walls at a distance of about 8 meters. Unfortunately an external wireless LAN antenna cannot connect.


Up to 6 hours operating time with battery

The model battery of Huawei hotspot E5377 is easily replaceable by the user. It has a capacity of 1500 mAh and provides an operating time of about 6 hours. Unfortunately, no power adapter is included so that one is forced to connect the E5377 4G router to a USB port on the computer or on an existing USB power adapter. Compared to other devices, such as the Huawei E5786, the operating time is quite short – but it is possible to buy a second battery, thereby extending the duration.



The Huawei E5377 has consistently convinced with good performance in the test. The Internet connection is very fast, the receive and transmit performance is good and the WLAN transmits on request at 5 GHz. Also very pleasant are the compact size and very low weight. Only the battery could be considered a point of criticism, as compared to other mobile wireless hotspots with large battery such as Huawei E5770 and E5771. The Huawei E5377 is now available at The unlocked version could be used worldwide without any limit.


Huawei E5573 LTE MiFi Hotspot Review

More and more huawei new 4G models are available now. We get the latest Huawei E5573 4G mobile hotspot for speeds of up to 150 MBit/s in the LTE network. In addition to a fast modem, Huawei E5573 offers useful functions such as dual-band Wi-Fi, wireless extenders and connectors for external antennas. Thanks to compact dimensions and low weight, the hot spot is ideal for use on the go.

Huawei E5573s-320, this is the exact model number of new mobile hotspot. It’s delivered in a small cardboard box without lots of accessories. In addition to the router, you can get only another short micro USB cable for charging or to connect to the computer. In addition, there is a 1,500 mAh strong battery included in the box, which you must insert into the router after the SIM card plugged in.

The first impression is good overall. The device weighs 100g which is significantly less than most smartphones. The Huawei E5573 is available either in black or white, the entire body is made of plastic. Unlike many other Huawei mobile LTE hotspots, on the front of E5573, there are only two LEDs to indicate the operating status.

The Huawei E5573 supports LTE up to 150 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink, if the network available allows these speeds. If there is no LTE is available, of course, the older 2G and 3G networks for internet access can be used via UMTS with DC-HSPA+ up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink. The Huawei E5573 is well suited for use in many countries in Europe, Australia and Asia. However, the E5573 device is not particularly well suited in North America due to limited support for the frequency ranges used there. In LTE, the Huawei E5573s-320 supports the frequency bands 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 megahertz while on UMTS, the device works on 850, 900 and 2100 MHz.

In the test I could reach speeds of up to 130 MBit/s in the downlink and 45 Mbit/s in the uplink via LTE, which is almost peak speed for a Cat4 terminal. If with LTE Cat6, device could achieve higher data rates, but this is not supported by Huawei E5573. Even the current IPv6 is not supported. The reception was in the LTE network at 1800 MHz and 800 well. If necessary, you can connect an external antenna to Huawei E5573. There are two stand TS-9 connectors under a cover available. Below is the recommended 4G External antenna for Huawei E5573, you can refer the image and link to buy:

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Huawei E5573 has a removable battery of 1500mAh, and the operating time is about 6 hours. Of course you can also charge the hotspot during use and thus extend the working time. You can use the E5573 directly via the USB interface, a software needs to be installed, only one driver. The operation completely without the battery is not possible.

As a mobile hotspot, the Huawei E5573 could provide the wirelesss connection to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. The Huawei E5573 uses either wireless on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, by default the connection to 2.4 GHz is preconfigured. In particular, at events and fairs, however, we recommend the use of 5 GHz WLAN, because this frequency range is usually utilized significantly less. WiFi 802.11ac is not supported.


Like many other current LTE hotspots from Huawei, such as the Huawei E5770 or the Huawei E5377, there is a WiFi Extender function. This makes it possible to use an existing Wi-Fi network as an Internet access. Wireless Extender also allows the automatic switching of the connection of wireless access to Wi-Fi, so you can the router on the way to work.

The web interface of the Huawei E5573 is already known by many previous devices and differs neither in design nor in functionality from previous releases. On the home page, which can be accessed via the IP address, there is a good overview of all the relevant connection parameters. Furthermore, there is the possibility to send and receive text messages as well as to update the firmware from the Web. In the settings you can configure, for example, the wireless connection, the often used guest network by some users. Also in the mobile settings, it’s lacking an important feature: you can not adjust “LTE only” or “3G only” in Huawei E5573, but simply turn on and off the possibility of LTE. This was achieved significantly better than Huawei previous models.


The control and configuration can be done via the web interface in the browser, there is also the Huawei Mobile WiFi HiLink app as an application for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Only Windows Phone users will unfortunately empty, for this operating system, there is no special app.

The Huawei E5573 is a good small LTE router, which you can buy without hesitation. Although the device has no LTE Advanced Cat6, but is still fast enough for most users and is suitable also excellent, with dual-band Wi-Fi for fairs and events. The replaceable battery and the terminals for an external antenna also among the plus points. As an alternative, for example, the Huawei E5377 and Netgear Aircard 782s(with Display), both devices are roughly the same price. Those who prefer to have a slightly stronger battery, should refer to Huawei E5770 or Huawei E5377T. And if you prefer LTE cat6, Huawei E5786 would be a good alternative.


Huawei E5377 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Huawei adds its router family with a new model E5377, which is a new LTE “pocket-Hotspot” with small size. Here, the Huawei E5377 is not only with fast LTE category 4, but also with its low price points.



Features and characteristics of Huawei E5377

Manufacturer and model

Huawei E5377


HiSilicon B710AM

LTE Category:


Download rate up:

Up to 150 MBit/s

Upload rate to:

Up to 50 MBit/s

Supported LTE bands:

800 /850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

Backward compatible with:


Support of LTE-Advanced:


MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

External antenna connector:

yes, 2 TS-9 jacks (Buy Huawei E5377 Antenna)


LTE modem category 3 (3GPP Release 8)


With integrated telephone system:


Connector for ISDN telephones:


Connection for analog telephones:




integrator answering machine:


Network | LAN & WLAN

LAN Ports:


WLAN Standards:

Wi-Fi 802.11a / b/g/n (866 Mbit/s)

5 GHz WLAN support:




Wireless Internet Hotspot function:

yes – for up to 10 devices


Battery pack:

1500 mAh; interchangeable (to 6 hours of web browsing)


93.5 x 57.1 x 14.4 mm at 82 g


Micro-USB 2.0

Memory card expansion:

Yes; Micro-SD up to 32GB


November 2014

available at:

Technical Features


The Huawei E5377 offers download speeds up to 150 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s upload through its LTE Modem category 4, assuming a corresponding LTE tariff. The LTE networks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are supported on 800, 1,800 and 2,600 MHz. If no LTE available, the router also comes with the mobile radio standards GPRS, UMTS or DC-HSPA+ with speeds of up to 42.2 Mbit/s (download) and 5.7 Mbit/s (upload).



Wireless repeater function

The Wi-Fi standards a/b/g/n is supported on 2.4 and 5 GHz; THE faster Wi-Fi ac is unfortunately not supported. Up to 10 devices can be supplied by Huawei E5377 with wireless Internet, another via USB. In addition, a wireless repeater is integrated into the E5377, which switches automatically from the wireless coverage to a known wireless LAN network when it is available.

HUAWEI E5377 Antenna connectors

Access via browser or app

The hotspot is the smartphone controllable via the Huawei App “Mobile WiFi”, available for both Android and iOS. Access to the web interface of the router is also obtained through a browser. The operating systems Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 / 8.1, Mac OS X will be supported from version 10.7 and Linux.


Informative display

The 1.45-inch TFT LCD display indicates the type, the name and strength of the cellular network, the communication direction (upload / download), the repeater function and battery status, as well as the number of connected devices, the name of the WLAN network, the connection time and the transmitted data volume.


Connector for external antennas

On the bottom of the email, with 9.4 x 5.7 x 1.4 centimeters and very compact with only 82 grams to slight router, two connectors for external UMTS/HSPA+/LTE antennas can be found next to the microUSB port. With matching adapter, SMA antenna can be used to increase the data rate mainly in the house. On the top, the menu button is to get information or make adjustments.

Battery weak, but interchangeable

The Huawei E5377 has a micro SD slot which accepts cards up to 32 GB capacity. The replaceable battery is only 1,500 mAh; and the surf time of up to 6 hours and a standby time (without WLAN) of up to 300 hours. Therefore it’s recommended to carry a spare battery. It comes with only a micro-USB USB cable, but no external power supply adapter – here you have to recharge by connecting it to a PC like smartphones.



The Huawei E5377 is available in black or white at the online store If you like this new mobile hotspot, welcome to purchase from

Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro Review

Huawei new 4G Mobile WiFi hotspots always give great surprise to us. The new 4G pocket router Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro fills a gap in the extensive range of Huawei router: the unit combines a powerful LTE modem with a RJ-45 LAN port and a strong 5.200 mAh battery. In March 2015, the LTE mobile router was on the occasion of the Mobile World Congress presented in Barcelona, now the device is also available in many countries. With a small display on the front and a WiFi Extender function, the Huawei E5770 could register into existing wireless networks in order to use these as Internet access.


The Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro comes in a turquoise cardboard box. In the package, there is a PSU with USB port, a microUSB charging cable and a Quick Start Guide and safety information. At first glance, the Huawei E5770 looks quite large with 200 grams, at least in comparison with other mobile LTE hotspots such as the Huawei E5377. This is mainly due to the exceptionally strong battery that is not replaceable by the way. The Huawei E5770 is manufactured in black or white and completely made of plastic. The following are the technical data in the overview:


Model Huawei E5770s-320
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port
Category LTE Cat.4
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat4 chipset
Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * LTE Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Single-band 2.4GHz
Max support users 11 users
Connector for external antenna No connector
Buy Antenna N/A
App management Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Standard 6-Pin SIM
Battery Non-removable, 5200mAh
Dimensions 106.0 × 68.4 × 22.5 mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)
Datasheet download Huawei E5770s-320 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5770 Manual
Other features Power bank
Firmware download Huawei E5770 Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5770 Driver
Price 229.00USD


Operation & Software

The operation of the Huawei E5770 is very simple. The SIM card must be plugged like an optional memory card under the removable rear panel. There you can find the activated WLAN password, and the address for the Web Interface and the password required for this. The SIM card is inserted together with the MicroSD card on the back. The operation and configuration via the web interface is quick and easily, both on desktop computers and on Tablet touchscreen. On the start screen, the consumed data volume and online time is displayed, on request you can have a look at detailed statistics or tariff limits deposit. It is also possible to receive and send SMS. Navigate to the tab “Settings”; you can set your machine accurately, about the wireless connection or the RJ45 Ethernet connection.

WLAN and Ethernet

The Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro offers three ways to access the Internet. First of course there’s the classic access via the mobile network so that up to 150 MBit/s accessible via LTE Cat4. Then you can also use the RJ45 Ethernet port as Internet access, which offers network connection at home, office or hotel. The third way to access the Internet is the so-called Wi-Fi Extender: the Huawei E5770 thus uses an existing wireless network to access internet.


All three types of access have worked well and without any problems in the test. Particularly interesting is the WiFi Extender function, because then it is also possible to connect multiple devices to a wireless network. As soon as the wireless network, the Huawei E5770 automatically switches from LTE to Wi-Fi access. Huawei E5770 could support up to 11 devices simultaneously. In LTE network, the Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro Router provides a good reception and many supported frequency ranges, so that it can also be used abroad in many countries. Huawei E5770 would support LTE Advanced Cat4 and the LTE modem Cat4 could achieve 140Mbit/s in the test. It’s a pity that it can’t support LTE CAT6, also disappointed that Huawei mobile WiFi Pro doesn’t have connections for an external antenna.

Battery and More

With the amazing 5,200 mAh strong battery, the Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi may be used up to 20 hours per operating as a mobile LTE hotspot. The full-size USB port allows charging other devices such as smartphones or tablets. Through the output of 5V / 2A, the charging goes very quickly. The battery capacity is proudly advertised. But the battery can’t be removed. Finally, a little word to the display on the front of the Huawei E5770: this is definitely smaller than many other mobile wireless hotspots of Huawei, but it does the job properly and provides all important information such as data usage and battery status clearly. With a short press on the power button, you can see the wireless password in screen.

Conclusion: A perfect solution for Travel

The Huawei E5770 is a good mobile LTE router with two great unique features: it is the first device of its kind with RJ-45 LAN port and simultaneous support for LTE and it is one of the few devices, which simultaneously can also be used as a power bank for charging other devices. Overall, the router can convince definitely, besides the classic functions of the wireless Extender function should be emphasized. But there are three drawbacks: the missing of 5GHz WLAN and connections for an external antenna, and the feature of LTE Cat6 with 300 Mbit/s is not supported. Even though, the Huawei E5770 Mobile WiFi Pro is still a wonderful pocket WiFi router!

If you want the LTE cat6 mobile wifi, huawei E5786 may help you.

Huawei E5377 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Test

We had generally reviewed the new mobile WiFi Hotspot Huawei E5377. This week, we get the sample and it’s time to do a test with this new gadget. Users can get some useful information.
The Huawei E5377 comes in a very small cardboard box like other Huawei mobile WiFi hotspots. There is only a short USB 2.0 Cable in the box, no other accessories could be found except for Quick Reference Guide and the security warning. Thus, users must unfortunately get a power supply, but this should not be a problem for most users, because ordinary AC adapter with micro USB port can connect the USB cable. If user has a mobile phone, the power adapter would work.

When we take Huawei E5377 in the hand, we feel the E5377 is very small and light. The black surface is quite valuable and not prone to fingerprints. Compared to other mobile hotspots such as the predecessor Huawei E5372 or the big brother Huawei E5786, Huawei E5377 is much more compact, which is quite an advantage if you want to carry the device in one hand or in the pocket. It is simple to power on the Huawei E5377: remove battery cover, Insert SIM (nano-SIM), insert battery and press power button on the front.


Operation of the Huawei E5377 is done via any browser on the web interface (address: or via the Huawei HiLink app on your smartphone or tablet. The app is available for Android and iOS; if you are using a Windows Phone, you are forced to use the web interface to setup the mobile Wifi E5377. User can do the most important settings through the two methods. Further things such as the choice of mobile technology or the establishment of the wireless repeater can be made. Overall, the web interface is very fast and has many features; the design is now a little dusty and in need of optimization. On the other hand, the HiLink app on smartphones and tablets looks very modern and fresh, and it offers a wide range of functions. All information is quickly and easily visible via the APP, so most users may not be relevant to the web interface in the browser. To load the HiLink app, you can find a QR code is displayed on the Huawei E5377 and it leads directly into the App Store.

A few functions can be set using the button on the front of the Huawei E5377 for example, the WLAN frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz), the use of data roaming, or wireless repeater. The LED displays status information, such as the consumption data, the online time or receipt. Also, the battery status (in percent) and the network technology are displayed. The display of the Huawei E5377 is easy to read in spite of low resolution. The link data such as the correct access point (APN) will be entered automatically by the device based on the SIM card. In our test on Huawei E5377, the APN for the network provider need to set manually.

Huawei E5377 has a modem chipset from Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. The modem can support FDD-LTE by Category 4 with up to 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink on the frequency bands around 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz. In addition, TDD-LTE is supported in the frequency range 2300 MHz, this can be quite useful for a trip to Asia. Of course, the device is backward compatible with UMTS and GSM; On UMTS networks, Huawei E5377 supports DC-HSPA+ downlink speed to 42.2 Mbps.

The receiver performance is good on LTE networks. The reception brother Huawei E5786 is a bit better especially with LTE on 800MHz. Huawei E5377 with UMTS 2100 MHz has good performance in the test. Next to the micro-USB connector under a cover, two connections for an external antenna (type TS-9) are available (Buy Huawei E5377 antenna from here: ) . Means Pigtail Adapter TS-9 to SMA can use all standard antennas with SMA connector. In the test with a LTE Antenna with two connectors, data rates in both uplink and downlink could be significantly increased.

HUAWEI E5377 Antenna connectors
The WLAN module of the Huawei E5377 can supply up to 10 devices simultaneously with wireless Internet. Another extra device can be connected using a USB connection to the E5377 router. The maximum data rate when tested at the 300 Mbit/s (according to Windows). Despite support for wireless 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the latest WLAN standard ac is not integrated. The connection speed is absolutely sufficient for the full 150 Mbit/s. The particular feature of Huawei E5377 is the integrated wireless repeater. Once configured, it will automatically move from mobile to WLAN.  Here you can then connect the E5377, which sends the signal via its own Wi-Fi at up to 10 devices.


The unsatisfied feature at the Huawei E5377 is the battery: it has a capacity of 1500 mAh and provides an operating time of more than 6 hours, for outdoor use, it could ever become shorter. Fortunately, the battery is removable, so you can have a spare battery type HB554666RAW to replace it when power off. Alternatively, there is a battery with 1780 mAh for the Huawei E5377, this provides a longer operating time and costs little more.

The Huawei E5377 LTE Hotspot is available with dimensions of 9.35 x 5.71 x 1.44 inches and a weight of just 82 grams including the battery; it’s one of the smallest and lightest mobile LTE routers on the market. Nevertheless, Huawei E5377 offers a very good quality. Huawei mobile WiFi series provides wonderful experience for network connection. The Huawei E5377 is the latest one and would become a new star!


Huawei E5377 4G Mobile Hotspot Review

At the beginning of the New Year, Huawei release many new models to the market, including USB sticks, mobile hotspots and wireless routers. We believe they have better performance than the predecessors to support the upgraded networks from providers. We get a new 4G LTE pocket WiFi Huawei E5377 in white color this week. If you had read our introduction, you may still remember the brother model Huawei E5372. Their names are similar and most of features are also same.


The E5377 has a 1.45inch LCD screen which is to show the important information when working. The network providers’ name, battery status, connected users, signal strength and used data will show in the screen. The huawei logo and power button are at the two sides of the screen. Like huawei E5372, E5377 has two external antenna connectors in case poor signal. The Huawei E5377 is also pocket sized and easy to take in hand outdoors or on trip.


On the top side, the Menu button is there for operation. At the below side, the two ports for external antenna are covered a cap. The back cover is removable and the battery is rechargeable and changeable. The MicroSD card can be used in the E5377, and user can share the files or documents in SD card to connected users. Up to 10 wireless devices could get connected with the E5377 hotspot. Aside from allowing up to 10 WiFi devices to connect to the AP, the E5377 can last up to 6 hours on a single full charge. The older models have between 4 to 5 hours so 6 hours on the new one is around 20-30% longer. Before sharing the contents in SD card, user has to setup to let them free to access. Unlike Netgear wireless aircard, users has to log in the admin panel via web browser or huawei mobile Wifi APP.

The attracting feature for Huawei E5377 is that it could fast connect in 5 seconds. It can support the peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps based on Qualcomm chipset MDM9625. Aside from the LTE capability, the WiFi AP supports dual band at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. User can choose between the usual 2.4GHz WiFi band or switch to the 5GHz band. The dual-band capability allows for less interference, faster wireless speeds, and more channels to choose from.

Actually, Huawei E5377 has a brother partner E5377T, with the “T”, E5377T has larger power capacity and is thicker than E5377. Some users may need longer working time, the E5377T can work much longer than no “T”. If you want to buy them, you can check .