ZTE MF980 4G Mobile Router Test

With the LTE network evolving to LTE-Advanced, more and more LTE gadgets are needed to support the advanced network so as to meet the requirements from end-users for faster internet speed. ZTE MF980, also named ZTE UFi MF980, is one of the new gadgets.


 



 


We got the ZTE MF980 4G mobile router for a couple of weeks and today we have time to take a test for this new LTE router. It’s in black color but much thinner than current popular models such as Huawei E5786 and Mobile WiFi Pro 2 E5885.


 



 


Appearance


 


The ZTE MF980 has a 1.44inch screen, but not like the high-end 4G LTE-A mobile hotspots from Netgear such as Aircard 790s and Aircard 810s, it’s not a touch screen. The ZTE and UFi are listed at two sides of the screen. On top edge, the power button and func button are there with a reset hole. At the opposite edge, two connectors for external 4G Antennas are covered by a small cap. The USB3.0 port is at the middle of the edge while the right side is SIM card slot. It uses Micro SIM. On the back of the ZTE UFi, there is only ZTE Logo. The back cover is not tight with the whole body, which makes you think it could be removed, but we tried, the back cover can’t be removed. So the battery is built-in and can’t be changed.


 



 


Operation


 


Long press the power button for 3 seconds on the top edge, the ZTE UFi MF980 will start working. The screen will show the signal bars, network provider’s name, users quantity connected from WiFi, battery status and the consumed data. For simple setup, users need to press the FUNC button to switch menu and power button to confirm.


 



 


In the simple menu, we can see it includes Data Connection, Device Info, WiFi QR Code, WPS, Global Roaming, Quick Boot. Click FUNC to next and click Power button to OK. Users can click to connect the data, and scan the QR code to connect to the router with the ZTELink APP. No more setup is allowed through the two buttons on ZTE UFi. If you want do more settings, you need log in the web page http://ufi.ztedevice.com or 192.168.0.1. Firstly, you need connect the WiFi from ZTE MF980 and enter WiFi key. When log in the web UI, the default password is admin. And there is PC and Mobile option per user preference.


 



 


On the head of the web page, user can shutdown the device, modify login password and logout by one click. Two languages are available: English and Chinese. In the middle of the page, there is a switch button to on and off LTE connection. Below is the setting button to click and enter into the setting options. Users can setup the connection by adding new APN, select preferred network (four options: 4G only, 3G only, 2G only and Automatic).


 



 


There are more options to setup the WiFi, user can setup the SSID name, security mode and password. If necessary, user can also enable the Guest SSID and WPS. In the WiFi advanced settings, user can select the WiFi band (2.4GHz and 5GHz available), Network mode (two options: 802.11b/g/n and 802.11 n only), Channel Bandwidth(20MHz/40MHz or 20MHz) and frequency channel. User can also select the country if necessary.



 


In the Advanced Settings, user can setup the power-save mode by choosing the WiFi coverage distance and WiFi Sleep time. And the router settings allow user to setup the IP address and DHCP. There are also options for firewall settings, such as Port filtering, Port mapping, UPnP and DMZ. User can also setup the firmware update check and reset or restart the router manually.


 



 


All setting for the ZTE MF980 UFI is very simple but important if you need them. User can also do the setting through the ZTELink APP, but has to install the APP in the smartphone first. We didn’t take the speed test this time, we will do the speed test by comparing it with the latest Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 in following weeks and will provide full report after test. You can follow us for coming testing report.

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ZTE MF910 4G Mobile Router Test

Many people are demanding higher speed for internet connection, even when they are on the go for vacation. If the LTE network is available, user just need a reliable mobile WiFi router to fulfill this. The ZTE mobile router MF910 would do this job well for a good network partner.


ZTE MF910


The model ZTE MF910 is the big brother of our previously tested model ZTE MF65+. It offers the same features, but it is faster and more durable. Hard data: the MF910 gadget can be used continuously for 8 hours downloading data at speeds up to 150Mbit/s, in standby mode, it can withstand almost a week, and the maximum use of its services may as many as 14 other devices.


ZTE MF910


 


The manufacturer does not provide any information on the overstatement. ZTE MF910 battery in fact it is difficult to unload. Internet speed is of course dependent on the extent and network environment. The router I tested using a SIM from Plus network. Even outside the city to check it perfectly, even when the coverage rate on small but readable screen does not show the five bars. Without any problems I could browse mail, Facebook, portals and watch the video on YouTube.


 


ZTE MF910


 


I was surprised how well I downloaded from the Internet file weighs about 500 MB. In fact, I did not feel the difference in speed compared with that to which I am accustomed when I use the network in your own home.   There is no any problem regarding the hardware configuration. Comparing with the ZTE MF65+, it should be the biggest advantages of this router. Just turn the whole holding down one button. That's enough to be able to enjoy access to the Internet. All the smartphones and tablets that "paired" with the MF910 did not have any problems with that hardware. I can only complain to the location of the SIM card slot. It is devilishly difficult to correctly add to the router.  


 


ZTE MF910


 


The whole body weighs 106g and the size is similar to a candy package (65x 14.6 x 104 mm). It's a little larger than the ZTE MF65+ caliber, but still there is nothing to prevent the router to throw in a bag or backpack, or put it in his jacket pocket.


 


ZTE MF910


 


ZTE MF910 is equipment that meets all the expectations from customer. It will provide high-speed internet in both the cottage and will save you and your closest collaborators, when the company's network will refuse to obey. If you are looking for a good partner for outdoor activities, ZTE MF910 is highly recommended. The most important, the price is aggressive for most users.  


 


ZTE MF910


 


 

  1. 2017/07/31(月) 22:29:20|
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Huawei E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi 2 Pro Test

In the internet era, we need surf internet anytime and anywhere, but when going outside, the unstable WiFi and expensive charge on 4G may be a big problem for those who want high quality data transmission. And then the Mobile WiFi Hotspots are becoming a good solution for this. Today, we would introduce a new Mobile Hotspot from Huawei, and let’s see what’s new it bring to us.



 


Cool Appearance


 


The new model is named Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi 2 Pro, more specifically; the model number is Huawei E5885Ls-93a. We suppose there will be other model numbers for various network providers over the world. If the new brother model available, we would also introduce.   Following the design from first generation of Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro E5770, the Huawei E5885Ls-93a is in cuboids shape, but it’s thicker and more elegant than E5770. The size of E5885 is just as large as one hand and user can easily take it in hand or pocket. It also looks like a common mobile power bank, actually, it can work as a mobile power bank to charge other devices by USB cable.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 front logo


 


The top half of the front is made of black plastic material, where there is a 0.96 inch OLED screen in the middle. The screen function is similar to its predecessor huawei E5786, but not a touch screen like Huawei E5787 mobile WiFi Touch. When the Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro 2 working, the screen would show the network connection status, battery status, signals, SMS and WiFi connections etc.. The rest half of the front is made of leather, which makes the Huawei E5885 very soft so as to have a very good touch feel. And we can see, the Huawei logo is just printed on the leather at the below side of the LED screen. The back cover is also made of leather with Huawei logo and the words “CAT6/6300mAh/23Wh”, which means the E5885Ls-93a could support LTE Cat.6 and has large battery of 6400mAh to have 23 hours continuous working time.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 back logo


 


The back cover of the Huawei E5885 could be opened and we can see the SIM card & Micro SD card slot with one Reset hole. Huawei E5885Ls-93a uses Micro SIM card. The Huawei WiFi 2 Pro could support maximum SD card storage up to 32GB, and the data could be shared through the WiFi in the connected users. At the side of the SIM card slot, there is a small label which indicates the name of this device: Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro2 E5885L and model number E5885Ls-93a. And the SSID, WiFi key, IP address, IP log in user name and password. There is also one QR code, where user can scan to connect, and the IMEI number, S/N number, certified logos are listed below.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 ports


 


The round side of the Huawei E5885 is made in champagne gold color, which makes the WiFi Pro 2 looks very cool. On the top edge, the WPS and power button are located at each side. Open the cap between them, we can see the 5V/2A output USB port, Input 5V/2A port and one RJ 45 Ethernet port. With the Huawei E5885, there is a sling which can not only hang the device but also work as a USB cable. It’s very useful for user to hold the E5885 WiFi pro 2, and charge other device. We see the design is also available on the Huawei E5770 mobile WiFi Pro and it’s really a good design.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 power and WPS button


 


Internet Connection Through WiFi


 


The Huawei Mobile WiFi 2 Pro is easy to use, user just need one valid SIM card with data plan, plug into the SIM card slot and power on, then there will be WiFi available for internet connection. The SIM card needs to be Micro SIM. User can see the network mode, data used and left, battery status in Huawei HiLink APP through smartphones. And user can also setup the WiFi mode, single band or dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) are both available. Of course, we can also see the data used and network mode & provider’s name on the OLED screen.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot and sd card slot


 


Internet Connection via Ethernet


 


If only Ethernet cable is available for internet, Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi Pro 2 can also show its function. Just plug the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port and configure the settings through Hilink APP or web interface, you can then access internet. We suggest downloading the Hilink APP, connecting with the Huawei E5885 WiFi and open the APP for settings. To be more secure, you can also change the log in user name and password. The whole process is very simple and user can also do further settings if necessary.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 sim card slot


 


Work as WiFi Repeater


 


The Huawei E5885L can also work as a WiFi repeater, which means the WiFi PRO 2 can get connected with the existing WiFi from other gateway or router, just like a phone connecting to WiFi. After connected, the Huawei E5885 can extend the WiFi coverage for more space. However, if the Huawei E5885 is already connected with Ethernet cable, the WiFi repeater function would be unusable.  


 


Battery Saving and Guest WiFi


 


The Huawei E5885 is very smart in application. There is battery-saving function, when it’s activated, the WiFi Pro 2 would automatically close the WiFi if long-time data transmission so as to save battery. Sometimes, user may need setup a special WiFi for visiting guest, the Huawei E5885 can provide this function and if don’t need it, user can close this function easily from Hilink APP.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 in box


 


Storage Sharing without Data Consumption


 


The users connected with Huawei E5885 WiFi can share the files or videos in Micro SD card easily, what’s amazing is that the sharing would not cost any data, so it’s called ”Zero data consumption sharing”. It’s better to share the files, images or videos through the Huawei Hilink APP. The Huawei WiFi 2 PRO also supports sending short messages.  


 


Fastest Wireless Surfing Speed


 


In our test, the Huawei WiFi 2 Pro would provide stable and fast internet connection. With the support 300mbps download speed on LTE category 6, Huawei E5885 can switch to the fastest network mode available so as to provide the best support for data transmission. It can definitely meet the common requirements whenever you are at home or going outside.


 


HUAWEI E5885Ls-93a Mobile WiFi Pro 2 USB Cable


 


Summary


 


As a latest LTE gadget combining the functions of 4G mobile hotspot, Ethernet gateway and mobile power bank, Huawei E5885 mobile WiFi Pro 2 is a powerful and practical partner for outdoor activities or business travel. With the cool design and good touch feel, we can’t praise more on the small pocket router. The easy setup and management is also very good for most users.

  1. 2017/06/27(火) 23:05:55|
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Xiaomi Mi 6 Unboxing

Xiaomi has been one of the top mobile phone manufacturers from China. The models from brand Mi can keep technically and qualitatively equal with Apple and Samsung but cost significantly less. Now we get the new Xiaomi Mi 6 mobile phone for test.


 



 


The Xiaomi Mi6 is equipped with a handy 5.15 inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB RAM. As an operating system, Android 7.1.1 nougat with the Xiaomi-own surface MIUI 8 is used. With this interface, the Android operating system not only expands a number of functions, but also virtually completely reverses it. Comparing with the similar phones from other brands, the Android smartphone is a real bargain.  


 



 


Simple elegance is the motto of Xiaomi packaging. Nothing except that the Mi logo and the memory equipment is printed on the front. The stable lid can be lifted easily and then you can see the Xiaomi Mi 6, which is protected with a film on the front, back and camera lens against scratches during transportation. When we tested it, we have already removed them. The included accessories are hidden under the Android smartphone. The plastic bowl, in which the Xiaomi Mi6 is located, offers a small opening for easy lifting.


 



 


After removal of the plastic shell with the Xiaomi Mi6, a silicone cover in transparent black comes first. The actual accessory underneath is clearly and without further packaging in the box. Xiaomi does not have headphones, which means that you have to use your own headphones if you want to listen music yourself in the phone.


 



 


  It comes with a USB type C cable, which charges the Xiaomi Mi 6 and is fed with data from the PC/Notebook. It also includes a power supply for Chinese sockets. A power supply suitable for European sockets is not included with the Android smartphone. More specifically, no Xiaomi device has such a device since the manufacturer operates exclusively in Asia and therefore does not have to enclose it.


 



 


Depending on the import wholesaler, a European power supply can be ordered either separately or as a service package already included in the package. The so-called global editions of the Xiaomi models are a special case: they already contain an EU-compliant power supply in the packaging. The power supply itself supports QuickCharge from Qualcomm for faster charging.


 



 


Furthermore, an adapter is part of the scope of delivery, with the help of which a cable headset can be used on the Xiaomi Mi6. Because: Xiaomi has like the Apple or HTC the 3.5 millimeter jack. Audio is only output via the USB Type C connector, which is one of the great features of Android since version 5.0 Lollipop. This has the advantage that audio hardware can communicate directly with the system, for example, to integrate an audio amplifier directly into the headset. Alternatively, of course, a Bluetooth headset with the Android smartphone can be used without problems.


 



 


The Xiaomi Mi6 is factory-set Dual SIM-capable. The device for opening the SIM slot is, of course, included in the package, which is stored inside the quick start guide. This is completely written in Chinese and therefore for the least understandable. Further instruction leaflets such as warranty information or instructions/information in other languages ​​are not included in the package. It should also be noted that Xiaomi smartphones do not support LTE band 20 and LTE800. Only the special global editions have support for LTE800 and other languages ​​besides Chinese.


 



 


Not everyone will like the back of the glass, which can quickly change by a protective cover. One of these is included in the Xiaomi Mi6 and makes it very well. It fits perfectly and protects the smartphone against accidental falls, without destroying the edge of the device. In the online shop of Xiaomi, there are further accessories such as more robust cases made of hard plastic, flip covers or sleeves in other colors.


 



 


In summary, the package content of the Xiaomi Mi6 is not exactly lush, on the other hand useful. Thus the carton is not unnecessarily heavy and the costs can be reduced. At a decent budget price for a premium smartphone in terms of technology and processing, the missing headset is a pain. Anyhow, there is no doubt that the Xiaomi Mi6 is a high budget phone with the technical specifications. If you are looking for a cool smartphone with good price, you may try Xiaomi Mi6. If you want to know more Xiaomi Smartphones, welcome to click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone/xiaomi.html  


 


 

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ZTE MF79 WiFi Dongle VS Huawei E8372 Wingle






Since Huawei firstly released the USB Dongle with WiFi hotspot function (called Wingle), there are many 3G & 4G Wingle models in the market. The Huawei E355, E8231 are the 3G WiFi dongle. As the LTE networks are becoming the mainstream, 4G LTE WiFi dongles becomes well-known now. More and more users found they are very useful and easy to take. Here now, only three manufacturers Huawei & ZTE & Alcatel had provided such products to market. Huawei had presented the model Huawei E8278 and latest new Huawei E8372. ZTE follows the steps of Huawei and presented the 4G LTE WiFi stick ZTE MF79 and MF75. The Alcatel presents the Alcatel W800 series WiFi dongle. Today, we will have a look at the difference about the Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79.


 




Appearance   

 

 The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 are both in the shape of USB dongle. You can say it’s a 4G USB dongle but the real function is to work as a WiFi hotspot. Huawei E8372 has three small indicators on the body with Huawei logo. The indicators are to show the status of Signal, SMS and WiFi. ZTE MF79 only has two indicators of WiFi and signal.  

 

The body cover can be pulled out and the SIM card slot is there. They also provide the slot for Micro SD card for users to share files through WiFi. Besides the Model number, IMEI number and S/N, there is also WiFi SSID and password available on the label. Huawei E8372 provides a QR code, which user can scan the code and get connected with the WiFi, so users don’t necessarily enter the long WiFi password. What’s more, there are two TS-9 connectors for external antenna in Huawei E8372 but ZTE MF79 doesn’t have the antenna connector.

 






Technical Specifications   





 The Huawei E8372 and ZTE MF79 can work as a mobile hotspot, the only difference between them and the 4G Mobile Hotspots is that they don’t have battery. They need get input power from PC or power adapter. Once plug in the SIM card and get connected and power on, they can automatically connect to WAN network. And they are also different from USB dongle because USB dongle must work with PC, but they can work once they get power supply, for example, they could plug into the USB power adapter and start working.

 

 

 

 





They could both support the LTE category 4 and achieve peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. And up to 10 wireless devices could connect to the WiFi from the two Wingle and access internet. The WiFi standard is 802.11 b/g/n with single band 2.4GHz. They both supports the LTE various band and has sub-models for different markets. Of course, the 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/GPRS networks are backward compatible.

 






Regarding the internet connection performance and stability, we would take test next time on different network environment. If you want to know more details, welcome to follow our blog: www.4gltemall.com .


  1. 2017/05/30(火) 15:56:02|
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