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Fastest kid on the block,
This review is from: Unlocked Huawei E5776s-32 4G Mobile LTE WIFI Hotspot MiFi 150 Mbit/s (Accessory)
About 18 months ago I acquired a Huawei E586 MiFi device for use on Three. It was sleek, small and trendy. My life radically changed and as a result the E586 was quietly forgotten about.
I've always been conscious of what should happen if I was suddenly without Virgin Broadband? It has happened in the past and it wasn't good news. And the solution was for me another MiFi device.
A bit of reading showed that Three were offering 10GB of 'Ultrafast' data via a SIM only deal for £15 per month. And it would be possible to acquire a MiFi device which would take advantage of all this. I was all set to buy a E589 which offered access to the Three'Ultrafast'network and seemed to do pretty well. However, my curiosity was aroused by the Huawei website mentioning their top model the E5776. This seemed to be offering the top spec and also appeared future proof-being fully 4G compatible.
Anyway, I acquired one. It is an amazing device. Relatively small it feels well made and up to the job. A built in battery rated at 3000mAh is good for 10hrs use/500hrs standby. In practice these figures should be halved. A clear LED display informs of the network, connection (eg 3 or 4G), how many devices are connected, battery life and whether it is connected to the Internet. It also has a Micro SD card slot for holding up to a 32GB card.
In practice, it was very easy to set up. Place the SIM card in the relevant slot, charge overnight then connect the device to your laptop. Mine was set to Everything Everywhere or EE but this can be sorted by unlocking then changing the profile on your laptop as well.
In use this E5776 has provided a nice strong signal with no blips or signal breakup of any kind. I am using it on Three's data tarrif and taking maximum advantage of the 'Ultrafast' network.
I am delighted with this MiFi unit. It has consistently provided a strong and reliable signal. Download speed can go up to a (Theoretical) 150mbs-VERY fast indeed. It is a light portable unit which is immensely useful if you're travelling without guaranteed internet access. It is also future proof and is the best specified MiFi unit available in the UK as things stand.
For this type of device there is nothing to beat it. It has perhaps too small a display, could do with showing the user exactly how it's connected to a network eg HSDPA, HSPA etc Sadly it will only display 2G,3G,4G etc which isn't a lot to go on. And it should have been issued with a case.
Even so as far as MiFi units go, this is one of a kind. It provides outstanding results and I can thoroughly recommend it.
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Initial post: 7 Aug 2013 18:34:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Aug 2013 18:34:35 BDT
Thanks for the review loads of info Do you think you could do a speed test and let me know what you get thank you
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 18:53:51 BDT
Hi Clive. I'll be happy to try for you. Only problem is that Three is a bit iffy where I live on occasions . Best plan might be to do several and average them out. Regards-Perer.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 23:08:27 BDT
Thanks.Atthe moment I have the Huawei E586Es. I would probably buy the unlocked one PAYG version because I don't want a contract over my head for 24 months.
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 19:44:01 BDT
Mr. J. P. Grove says:
Is this item SIM Free and Factory Un-Branded, so the internal web pages of the device are free from network branding?
Any help before i buy, Cheers
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2013 19:58:58 BDT
Can't speak for Amazon as I bought it elsewhere. It appears to be but would best contacting the supplier first.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2013 20:02:54 BDT
Mr. J. P. Grove says:
Could you hint to where you got? it as i don't want a branded one at all.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2013 20:10:29 BDT
Amazons main online competitor. It was both locked and branded but an online unlock site DC unlock.com sent me the unlock code for about £8 which worked a treat. It still has EE branding but works an absolute treat if a little slow to load up
Posted on 3 May 2014 16:46:27 BDT
Hi, Any chance you could tell me what antenna connection does this unit have?
In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2014 22:06:08 BDT
The unit has a PS9 connector which takes the Huawei LTE antenna. I am with the Three network which does not have many areas giving the 4G signal yet. So I went for an inexpensive 3G antenna sourced via Amazon which does a good job in difficult signal areas.
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