The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi (E5783B-230 technical name) is not just one more 4G mobile high speed broadband device, as unlike the majority of competitor devices this one can handle speeds of up to 300Mbps, so even while it’s still 4G, it’s faster than most some other products on the marketplace.
Of course, speed is only one aspect of a mobile broadband device. Some other factors include battery lifetime, dimension, weight, and the number of units you can connect to it at once – not to mention the price. The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi really does not stand out much in terms of its design and style. Really the most significant element is just its black colour, which is noteworthy only because – for whatever reason – mobile broadband devices usually tend to be white-colored.
The two tones are similarly inoffensive though and preference will be a very subjective option, so while we like that it looks a small different, you may possibly prefer a white shade.
Regardless, colour aside the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is a really plain box, with just a Huawei logo and a few status indicators on the front side.
At 108 x 62 x 16mm and 87g the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is a little bit larger sized and heavier than its major rival, which is a mark against it, since as it’s designed to be taken around with you we’d want it to be as tiny and light as possible. But it’s still very lightweight, and it has some improvements over that device.
As along with most mobile high speed broadband devices, setup here is easy. Just put a SIM card in the micro-SIM card slot (if one is not pre-inserted), after that charge the device if needed, turn it on, and follow the very simple quick start instructions that come with it.
But basically, it will immediately broadcast a Wi-Fi network (using a mobile data signal from the inserted SIM card) that you can then connect some other devices to. The Wi-Fi network will show up on Wi-Fi network listings just like a network from a regular router would, so any device that can connect to Wi-Fi will be capable to connect to the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi.
The network it broadcasts will use a predefined SSID and Network Key that arrive with the device on a card, so there is little that needs doing just before you can get your gadgets online. If you want you can also modify it using the devices software, which you can access through smartphone or PC.The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi supports download speeds of up to 300Mbps over 4G. In the real world you are unlikely to get speeds that high, but it basically means you can make the most of any 4G network, and get higher real-world speeds than you would from most opponent devices.
That, combined with the capability to get up to 16 gadgets online wirelessly at once (which should be more than enough for most users), makes this a top rated mobile broadband solution.
It supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz WiFi simulatenously, with the previous offering higher speeds over lower ranges and the latter created for enhanced range. It should be mentioned that when activating 5Ghz and 2.4GHz at the same time you can connect 8 devices to each, which continue to gives you a total of 16 devices.
The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi has a 1,500mAh battery which is charged using the included micro USB cable. That is not a huge battery, but it is a fit for the Huawei E5573bs-322, and in practice allows for much longer life than that device, with up to 6 hours of working time and 350 hours of standby. So if you are not using it you will not often have to charge it, and even when you are using it you should get adequate life to see you through most long trips.
As for functions, there is practically nothing of major note, but the control panel provides almost everything you would expect including control of the WiFi network configuration, MAC address filtering and firewall control. It’s also compatible with HUAWEI’s SmartHome application, which enables you to control it from your mobile phone or tablet.The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is a fast 4G mobile broadband device with very good battery life and a competitive selling price.
There is not much more to say about it than that – while a 5G device might be more attractive at this point, development in mobile broadband can often be slow-moving, so we might be waiting a while for many of them to release. In the meantime, this is one of the greatest and quickest choices around.
Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is not the tiniest, lightest, or cheapest mobile broadband device, but it strikes a excellent balance. Photo: Huawei
Up to 6 operating hours
Up to 350 hours standby
Micro USB 2.0 cable (100cm)
Quick Start Guide
Keep sake card with predefined SSID and Network key