Huawei E5331 High Speed 3G 21.1Mbps Mi-Fi Unlocked Modem
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- Unlocked to all networks
- 21.1Mbps download speed
- GSM bands 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - UMTS bands 900 / 2100 /
- Supports 8 Wi-Fi devices
- Ultra slim design
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The Huawei E5331 sim free, High Speed 3G/4G MiFi 21.1Mbps HSPA+ Mobile Wi-Fi
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|Mobile control AAP||Android and iOS||Android and iOS||Android and iOS||Android and iOS||Android and iOS||Android and iOS|
|Dual link Wi-Fi||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|QR code connectivity||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Individual features||Small and light weight |
Standard mobile data support (3G)
Mobile App to monitor data consumption
Connect up to 10 devices
Fast boot up time
|Small and light weight |
Fast mobile data support (up to 150 Mbps)
Easy configuration. 5 seconds boot time
Mobile app to monitor data consumption. 2,4 GHz and 5GHz wifi
|Mobile Wi-Fi with download speed of up to 42Mbps |
5200mAh power bank/charger built-in
Convert Ethernet into Wi-Fi
Connect up to 10 devices
|Storage expansion||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||microSD. Up to 32GB||N/A|
|Data speed||21MB DL||21MB DL||21MB DL||21MB DL||150MB DL||42MD DL|
|USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB and standard USB|
1X Huawei E5331s-2
1x USB cable
1x 1500mAh battery
1x Quick Start Guide
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Top Customer Reviews
The internet speed is good.
Wifi range of the unit is good.
It is very compact.
As it allows several devices to be connected at the same time, you avoid the cost of having multiple SIM cards for multiple devices.
Back cover not easy to remove making frequent SIM card changes difficult.
Instructions are inadequate.
Battery life could be longer but at expense of compactness.
This unit proved a bit of a life saver recently when on a family vacation in northern Italy in a place where there was no internet connection. I purchased a pre-paid SIM card with an internet data allowance from the service provider Three (tre.it in Italy) in Milan on our way there. I had to activate the sim card and configure the unit manually and the enclosed instructions are poor on this aspect. Fortunately, I had wifi internet access in our hotel in Milan to get some external guidance on my iPad. There may be more elegant solutions than this particularly if your sim card is pre-activated but here is what I found and had to do to get it to work on an iPad.
What you get in the box:
Mobile Wifi Unit
What else you will need:
USB charger, USB travel adaptor or a computer with USB power to charge the battery.
Standard SIM card with Pin Code.
The SSID of the unit - this is labelled inside when you take off the back cover.
The wireless key - this is also labelled inside.
What else you may need if your SIM card does not auto activate:
The APN of your service provider - tre.it in my case.
The user name of your service provider - "guest" in my case for tre.it.Read more ›
So, the unit - Yep the cover is not the easiest to get off but does it really matter ? Not to me. Put the Sim in, make sure the battery is charged, enter the code and off you go, in seconds. The range is great, I've been as far as 30 yards away with 3 walls in the way and still getting full whack. Up to 10 devices connected at once (I have an iPad, Hudl, Kindle & iPhone on at the mo and working fine)
Really can't think of anything bad to say about it.
Edit: I also purchased a small, cheap solar charger from Amazon. If you are using this in a sunny country on holiday it helps keep the battery topped up.
What I liked about this E5331 compared to the unlocked ones from 3 is it works on 2G so even in areas with poor signal I can still get on the internet which you cannot do with the 3 device as it does not have any 2G.
My criticism is of the case construction which is light and strong black plastic. The problem is opening the case to access the site or battery. There a small opening which you need to lever open. It impossible to open using the opening with a finger nail or using your hands. It requires a small stronger object such as a blunt knife end or similar. Inevitably such force as is required damages the opening each time you try and open the case.
I do not yet understand whether, on renewal, I will have to buy the same duration and size of data package -- which I have probably over-estimated -- but that will no soubt become clear when the 90 day initial period is over.
Very pleased with this purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fantastic! I use it offshore when onboard a ship so I can place it on the side of the vessel facing land to get the signal but still remain wherever I need to be... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Barney
Battery runs out quicker than expected but serves the purpose when plugged into the mains.Published 8 months ago by Barry
Vary good but didnt come with instructions had to work out for myselfPublished 9 months ago by KATHY