Samsung GT-B3800 4G LTE MiFi Hotspot

Samsung GT-B3800 is the first 4G mobile hotspot from Samsung, and it’s an innovative mini wireless router with support of LTE category 3. We have the general specification details and pictures, but it’s not yet available on the market. Today, we will have a review of the Samsung GT-B3800 4G Mobile Hotspot. Below are the details feature for Samsung GT-B3800.


Features and characteristics of Samsung GT-B3800

Manufacturer and model

Samsung GT-B3800

Download rate up

up to 100 Mbit/s

Upload rate up

Up to 50 Mbit/s

Supported LTE bands:

LTE at 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz

Other compatible standards

UMTS 900 and 2100MHz; EDGE, GPRS (2G)

MIMO Support:

Yes 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes, TS9 Connector


LTE modem category 3 (3GPP Release 8)

Network | LAN & WLAN

LAN Ports

No, only WLAN

Wi-Fi standards

WLAN 802.11b/g/n

5 GHz Wi-Fi support




integrated accumulator

1650 mAh


90 x 59 x 11.7 mm

Information material


»Download here (PDF ~ 10 MB)

At IFA 2011, the little miracle box from Samsung was appraised on the Vodafone booth for the first time. Until mid-2012, Vodafone still not introduced the unit in its hardware portfolio. We therefore do not believe that the Samsung Mini-Hotspot GT-B3800 will be in the product range of Vodafone from the body logo. Especially in August, the Vodafone R210 is available, which is a far better alternative. Nevertheless, you will find following some basic data for the GT-B3800 Overview.



The dimension of Samsung GT-B3800 is just as large as a “high” credit card. At just 1.17 cm height and 9 cm long, the GT-B3800 fits easily into any pocket. The GT-B3800 supports virtually all relevant standards. The Samsung GT-B3800 support LTE range on frequency bands at 800 MHz, 1.8 GHz and 2.6 GHz, and UMTS & HSPA networks. In addition, the 2G standards is backward compatible for “emergency” if there is no LTE & 3G networks available.


The Mini-Router is a good partner for tourists and business travelers. Because the GT-B3800 is also a true wireless router, which can serve up to 5 users simultaneously. So it’s ideal for a meeting or a presentation in a restaurant on vacation. The WLAN module allows connections to the 802.11 standard in the categories N, G and B. Encrypts is optional with WEP, WPA or WPA2.



Even in September 2012, Vodafone GT-B3800 was only available via Ebay. Since it’s not yet clear whether and when Vodafone receives the Samsung Hotpot router into the program and the price seems a little big high, we recommend the cheaper models such as Vodafone R210 or R215, or technically better model Huawei E5786 4G Pocket router. 


Vodafone R210 Mini LTE Router

The Mini LTE Hotspot Vodafone R210 Mobile Wi-Fi Router can be seen everywhere stationary or mobile use. You can use the R210 Mini hotspot at home as a DSL alternative for multiple devices. The R210 Mobile Wi-Fi LTE Router has integrated a powerful battery. So you can use the R210 Mini mobile hotspot on the road to access internet through smartphone, laptop or tablet via WLAN. The R210 Pocket router is ideal for business trips or holidays.

Vodafone R210 MiFi Specifications:


* No SIM lock or Netlock (Unlocked)

* Manufacturer: Huawei (identical for the Huawei E589u-12)

* Supported network standards:

– 4G: LTE800, LTE1800, LTE2600 to up to 100 Mbit/s

– 3G: UMTS Broadband, with DC-HSPA+ 900/2100 MHz up to 43.2 Mbit/s

– 2G: GSM: Quadband 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, EDGE support

* Download speed: up to 100 Mbit/s

* Upload speed: up to 50 Mbit/s

* Wi-Fi b/g/n up to 30 Mbit/s with encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2

* Button for WPS encryption on the mini router

* WLAN supports up to 5 mobile devices

* TFT screen display for the battery charge status, the reception strength and connection technology.

* Antenna connector for external antenna TS-9 (Buy Vodafone R210 Antenna)

* Micro USB connection – only usable as a power supply

* Micro-SD memory card slot: The internal memory is expandable with an SD memory card to 32GB.

* App for iPhone or Android for operating the Vodafone R210 Mobile available

* Battery: 3300mAh permanently installed for up to 4 hours continuous operation

* Housing: Plastic

* Dimensions: H 113 x W 62 x D 13.5 mm

* Weight: 140 grams

* Color: black


The Configuration of Vodafone R210 Mobile WiFi Hotspot is very simple.


Step 1:  Plug the SIM card to R210 and then turn on the mini router. The MiFi Router can operate with SIM cards of all LTE providers in Europe. Usually, the R210 Router would automatically read the operators’ information and get connected with wireless network. After LTE connection is made, user can log in the web management page to setup the WiFi key, SSID and other parameters if necessary. For all other simcards from LTE provider, you just need log in the Web page to create a new connection profile with the APN of the existing LTE provider.


Step 2: Computer, laptop or smartphone can connect to the R210 Mobile via WLAN. Wi-Fi password is on the back of the mini router.


Step 3: Visit website and you can manage the settings of Vodafone R210. Vodafone Mobile Wifi could be monitored in iPhone, iPad or Android by the “Vodafone Mobile Wifi Monitor”. It’s a useful APP with the obtained information on battery status, power and signal strength and consumed data volume.



The R210 Mobile is easy to use with the APP Vodafone Mobile Wifi monitor. The battery has enough power sufficient to normal daily use. Up to 4 hours working time is enough for outdoor use. The R210 MiFi supports web standards EDGE, UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE. The mini router automatically logs itself always in the fastest network available. With changing in 2G, 3G and 4G reception, we were able to test extensively at a car on the A8 motorway, we have found no problems and no download aborts. The little mini Hotspot is absolutely practical especially on vacation. You can then save expensive fees for the use of WLAN in the hotel. The Vodafone Mini Router R210 is highly recommended. Through WiFi, the maximum connection speed is limited to the LTE network to 30 Mbit/s which is also confirmed in our speed test. This is sufficient for most LTE users.

Vodafone R212-Z LTE MiFi Router Review

Vodafone has unveiled the R212-Z 4G LTE router recently. The device is a small, portable wireless router (MiFi) with an integrated battery. As you can see the “Z” in the name, the Vodafone R212-Z is manufactured by the manufacturer ZTE and is the counterpart to the Vodafone R210 MiFi router, which is manufactured by Huawei and had been sold for many months. Both devices are very similar technically, however, there are still some differences between them.


LTE Category 3 and DC-HSPA+
On the technical side, Vodafone R212 router provides a modem chipset from Qualcomm, which is LTE category 3 supporting up to 100 megabits per second downstream. For upload, up to 50 Mbit/s data transfer speed is possible under LTE networks. In the UMTS mode, the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ is used, which could reach up to 42.2 Mbit/s downstream and 5.76 Mbit/s upstream.


The integrated wireless module operates on the 802.11b/g/n and allows up to 10 wireless devices to access the mobile Internet. The configuration is done via the web interface as usual; alternatively, the Vodafone Mobile WiFi app or the display can be used. On the display, the most important information such as battery level, network strength, data volume and the number of connected WLAN devices are displayed.


Strong battery and connectors for external antenna
The integrated 2800 mAh battery should allow 8 to 10 hours of run time, which is comparable with other LTE mobile hotspots such as the Huawei E589 or telecom Speedbox LTE mini (HUAWEI E5776). A special feature of the two connectors for external antennas can be connected to LTE MIMO antennas. In most other mobile routers, only one antenna connector is available, so that no MIMO function is guaranteed. Charging via microUSB, the port is on the side of the Vodafone R212. Also located in the device now, there is MicroSD slot in the Vodafone R212, which allows you to make data available on the network.


Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot LTE Router

Vodafone R210 is a new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot which to support most of the European LTE network. With the LTE connection, users can enjoy the same advantages of stationary routers. By mid 2012, there were few models that could support LTE networks. Vodafone now offers the R210 for the first time and all common frequency bands in Germany could be supported. Below are the key features and specifications of Vodafone R210 4G LTE Router.


Vodafone R210 4G Mobile Hotspot


Features and Characteristics of Vodafone R210

Manufacturer and type designation Huawei R210 LTE Mobile Wi-Fi
Download Speed 100 Mbit/s
Upload Speed 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: LTE Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)
other compatible standards UMTS 900 and 2100 MHz, EDGE, GPRS (2G)
MIMO Support: MIMO 2×2
Connector for external antenna One TS9 Connector
Category: LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) hotspot
Networking | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports No, only wireless
WLAN standards Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
5 GHz Wi-Fi support no
Coding WEP, WPA/WPA2
USB 2x USB 2.0
Integrated battery 3000mAh
Dimensions (H | D | B) & Weight 113 x 62 x 13.5 mm at 140 grams
Information material
Review Vodafone R210 Review



The Vodafone R210 is from the Chinese supplier HUAWEI, and is customized from the model HUAWEI E589. The R210 should be a god partner for business trips. If you put his SIM card in the device, it allows up to 10 other Wi-Fi devices access 4G (LTE) network. This device could be be tablets, laptops or smartphones. The R210 router supports all three relevant LTE bands at 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz. Of course, there is a “fall-back” option. In other words, if LTE is not available locally, the R210 would automatically switch to the next best available network. To optimize the reception, an external antenna can be connected via TS9 connector. The Vodafone R210 is identical with the Huawei E589, except that Vodafone logo emblazoned on the front. It’s a pity they has only one external antenna connector.



As you can see from the picture, the R210 offers operator information via a small display. The display also provides information about the current signal strength, network technology used (eg LTE) and the battery status. And you don’t need worry about the battery supply, it’s has total capacity of 3000 mAh, which is even larger than most smartphones.



What’s more, the R210 is unlimited to Vodafone 4G LTE network, so if you other SIM which works on Band 3/7/20 or single one of them, the Vodafone R210 will also work well without any trouble. Since band 3/7/20 are the most common 4G Frequency bands in Europe, the HUAWEI R210 support almost all the LTE network and 3G UMTS networks in Europe. So HUAWEI R210 is one of the best potable 4G Router to surf and take around.



Vodafone 3G 4G Mobile WiFi – R201, R205, R210

Many customers know there are various USB Surf sticks available for Vodafone 3G or 4G networks, but few know the mobile WiFi hotspot for Vodafone. Today, we will have a review of Vodafone Pocket WiFi for 3G & 4G networks.



The early model of Vodafone mobile WiFi is Vodafone R201. It’s the first generation for Vodafone and also the first generation of Huawei mobile WiFi. This model is produced by Huawei, follow R201, Huawei presents many new versions to publicly and gained gear success. Vodafone R201 supports HSDPA 7.2Mbps, it could transfer SIM signal to WiFi signal and up to 5 users could access internet via R201. At that time, the download speed 7.2Mbps is good enough for most activities, but with the network development and many applications for data transmission, this speed can’t meet the requirement for surfing. Then newer version comes out.



Vodafone R205 is the newer model supporting HSPA+ technology. The HSPA+ apply the MIMO technology for data transfer. So it would obviously improve the link speed. Vodafone R205 could support peak link speed up to 21Mbps and 5.76Mbps. It comes from the factory model Huawei E586 mobile WiFi. Similar to R201, it would support 5 users to share the WiFi network. As we can see, the improvement of the new generation mobile WiFi is on the supporting speed.



However, People demand for speed is not limited to 21 Mbps. Higher connection speed are required in many areas. Then 4G technology is decoupled and the mobile terminals are following. Vodafone is always leading the industry trend.



Here now Vodafone R210 4G LTE mobile WiFi is available. Under good 4G LTE network, the R210 supports up to 100Mbps. It’s really amazing, if you download a movie in big size, it would take for only few seconds. And this speed makes it true to play many online games.


With more power capacity, Vodafone R210 could work for longer time than its predecessors. What’s more, more users (up to 10 WiFi enabled devices) could get connected with the mobile WiFi and surf. The pocket WiFi could only work on 4G LTE network, but also back ward 3G UMTS/WCDMA & 2G GSM/GPRS/ EDGE. Where 4G network is not available, Vodafone R210 would auto choose the alternative good network available to keep user connected with network. With higher specification, there is no doubt that the price of Vodafone R210 is a little bit higher than the previous R201 and R205.



Considering the performance of the three mobile WiFi for Vodafone and budget, you can choose the right model to keep connected with the best networks.