Huawei B900 AI Cube Router Review

At IFA 2018, Huawei presented a new device named “Huawei AI Cube(B900-230)”. The Huawei AI Cube is a smart speaker equipped with Amazon Alexa, an audio assistant developed by Amazon in the US. In addition to its function as a smart speaker, it also has a function as a stationary LTE wireless router. Huawei B900 AI Cube combines a 4G Modem, a home WiFi router, high-end 360-degree wireless speaker, and a Huawei-Amazon collaboration that promises Alexa integration and some not-yet-articulated AI capabilities.



 




Huawei B900 AI Cube Appearance 




The Huawei B900 AI Cube looks a little bit similar to its predecessor Huawei B528 but there is the obvious difference. On the top, there are three keys available: one volume up key, one volume down key, and one mute key. On the body, there are three LED indicators for Signal, WiFi and LAN. However, unlike the latest Huawei B618s-22d WiFi router, there is no connector for the external antenna in the B900 AI Cube. 







 







Below the indicators, there are two buttons: Power and WPS buttons. On the bottom of the Huawei B900 WiFi router, the product name Huawei B900-230, IP address (192.168.1.1), User name(admin), SSID, WiFi key, WPS pin, Power input and Made in China information are listed on the bottom label.   The SIM card slot is also at the bottom with the Reset hole. The Huawei B900 WiFi cube uses Micro SIM card size. Below the IMEI & S/N number label, there is an Ethernet port for LAN and WAN. The power plug port is at the side of the Ethernet port. 














Huawei AI Cube B900 Smart Speaker Function   







The Huawei B900 AI Cube Router can be controlled via voice assistant Alexa with around 50,000 voice commands. For example, the router can play music or Internet radio through the built-in speaker. Smart home hardware such as TVs, Wi-Fi bulbs or refrigerators can also be controlled, as long as they are compatible with Amazon Alexa. 














Huawei B900 Specifications 







As a stationary LTE WiFi router, the Huawei B900-230 cube could achieve download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. It has 802.11ac with dual-band Wi-Fi, in total up to 1.200 MBit/s are attainable over WLAN according to Huawei.. You get four microphones with far-field voice recognition. How many users could be connected with the cube is unknown yet, but we list the general specifications of Huawei B900 AI Cube for reference:   




* Support 4G LTE Band B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B32/B38 

* Support 4G LTE Cat.6 2CC Technology - CA Bands: CA_3C/CA_7C/CA_38C/CA_1A-8A/CA_1A-20A/CA_3A-7A/CA_3A-8A/CA_3A-20A/CA_7A-8A/CA_7A-20A/CA_20A-32A/ 

* Support 3G UMTS/WCDMA/HSPA+ B1/B8 

* LTE download speed to 300mbps, upload speed to 50mbps 

* WLAN: WiFi 802.111a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band(2.4GHz & 5GHz), 2 x 2 MIMO, 2 x 2 DBDC(Dual-band, dual-carrier) 

* External Antenna connector: No

* SIM Card size: Micro SIM (3FF) 

* Interfaces: - 1 x RJ-45 for data, GE - 1 x SIM Card slot (3FF), 1 x power interface - 1 x Hi Key/ 1 x Reset Key/ 1 x Power key - 2 x Voice + - / 1 x Mute Key / 1 x Pause Key 

* Speaker: 15W Mono Speaker * Voice Input: 4 x Microphones 

* Main features: Huawei Hilink, Huawei Histen, Amazon Alexa, Far Field Voice Recognition 

* Power: AC 100V - 240V, DC 12V, 2A 

* Dimensions: 218mm (height) x 116mm (diameter) 

* Weight: 900g   











Huawei said the Europe version would be available around the end of 2018, but not mention about the availability for US market. Regarding the Huawei B900 AI Cube price, Huawei didn’t give any information. We have to wait for the news from Huawei.   














      

  1. 2018/12/10(月) 19:19:25|
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ZTE R218 4G Mobile WiFi Router Review

If you had known the ZTE MF920 4G MiFi router, you will know the ZTE R218 soon after we tell you the R218 comes from the ZTE MF920 with Vodafone customization. Vodafone introduced the MF920 to its product range and rename it as R218. The official name is Vodafone R218 Mobile WiFi and someone may also call it ZTE R218. Even though the ZTE R218 is newly presented by Vodafone the public, but the Vodafone R218 specs is not latest new comparing with other ZTE 4G LTE hotspots. Below you will see more details for the Vodafone R218 review. 





  






First, we list the details specs and feature for the ZTE R218 in a table:
























































































































Features and Specs of the Vodafone R218
Manufacturer and modelVodafone R218 from ZTE
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9207
LTE CategoryCat.4
Download rateUp to 150 Mbps
Upload rateUp to 50 Mbps
Supported LTE bands800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz
Backward compatible withHSDPA (42.2 Mbps), EDGE, GPRS
Support for LTE-AdvancedNo
MIMO SupportNo
Connection for external antennaNo
Integrated telephone systemNo
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN portsno
WLAN standards802.11 n (2.4 GHz)
5 GHz WLAN supportNo
EncryptionWEP, WPA, WPA2
WLAN hotspot function:Yes
Others
Battery pack2,300 mAh
Dimension105 x 64 x 14 mm at 102 g
USB1x micro USB
Memory card expansionNo
Release time07/01/2018
Price129.00USD
available at:» www.4gltemall.com
Document download
Datasheet» Download Vodafone R218 datasheet
User manual» Download Vodafone R218 manual

    




Vodafone R218 – LTE Download Speed to 150Mbps 







The Vodafone R218 was available in the summary of 2018 in Germany, but if you don’t like the customized one, you may turn to the original model ZTE MF920. Behind the Vodafone R218 branding, the model number ZTE MF920V could be seen. With a Micro SIM inserted, the Vodafone R218 could achieve download speed up to 150Mbps, which allows devices such as a smartphone, a notebook and a tablet to receive 4K movies simultaneously via Netflix. Those who want to share multimedia files with others can access a speed up to 50mbps for upload. The WiFi network itself transmits up to 300Mbps to connected devices. The removable battery is designed to provide up to 10 hours of internet access. Interestingly, the battery of Vodafone R218 comes from the competitor Huawei




 







The LCD display keeps the user up to date with the operating status such as battery level, received SMS, signal strength and the WiFi status. The ZTE MF920V could be configured via a web interface or APP for mobile devices. In the manual, there is QR code for smartphones to scan and download the APP. The Vodafone R218 is compatible with all mobile devices with Android or IoS OS. The 4G wireless mobile router does not offer many configuration options, but the firewall is integrated and WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption standards are supported. The IP assignment is either static or dynamic. And the current data consumption and the number of sent and received SMS can be seen in the web interface at any time.   







Summary 







As we said, the Vodafone R218 (also ZTE MF920V) is not a high-end mobile WiFi hotspot. So it would be enough for daily use, but don’t expect too much from it if you want to surf at very fast speed through this mobile WiFi. Actually, ZTE also presents many LTE advanced mobile WiFi models to the public, such as ZTE MF971V, ZTE MF970, ZTE MF980 etc…If you want to get faster surfing speeds, you may check the higher-level LTE MiFis.



  1. 2018/11/28(水) 17:21:35|
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ZTE MF971V LTE Cat6 MiFi Review

We had introduced ZTE LTE Cat6 MiFi MF970 last year, actually, ZTE also presented another LTE Cat6 MiFi MF971V and it’s available for many network providers worldwide. Even though it’s already an old mobile WiFi hotspot, many people don’t know this ZTE 4G mobile hotspot and its specs & features. Today we will review the ZTE MF971V LTE mobile hotspot.



 







ZTE MF971V Appearance 




The appearance of ZTE MF971V looks very similar to ZTE MF970 uFi, there is a small LED screen on the front. The ZTE logo is at the left side while the LTE word on the other side. On the top edge side, there is a WPS button with the power button. And there is a connector for external 4G Antenna. On the opposite side, there is also a connector for a 4G LTE antenna. The SIM card slot is available with the USB port. The back cover of the ZTE MF971V could not be removed, unlike the competitor Huawei E5786. But both the ZTE MF971V and Huawei E5786 batteries are built-in and non-removable. 














ZTE MF971V Technical Specifications and Features 







With LTE category 6 bandwidth technology (carrier aggregation), ZTE MF971V could achieve download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed up to 50mbps. As a WiFi Router, ZTE MF971V hotspot 4G could allows simultaneous connection via WiFi up to 10 devices or with a PC using a USB cable. This makes the ZTE MF971V ideal for use at home, taking with you on holidays, for business meetings and on a longer journey. In places with a weaker range, an external antenna can be connected to the device. ZTE MF971V WiFi Router is also distinguished by its small size and modern design, and the clear display informs about the current status of the battery, Wi-Fi networks, coverage of the cellular network and about received SMS messages. The built-in 2300 mAh battery provides up to 500 hours of standby time and up to 11 hours of operating mode. ZTE MF971V weighs approximately 100 g. 


























Here we list the details specifications of ZTE MF971V for general review:  
  • Support 4G Band: LTE FDD B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/12/20/28 TDD B38/40

  • (FDD 2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/800Mhz TDD 2600/2300Mhz)

  • Carrier Aggregation: 4G LTE band B3+B7 / B3+B3 / B20+B7 / B3+B20 / B7+B20 / B3+B5

  • 3G Band: DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS B1/B2/B5/B8

  • 2G BAND: GSM/GPRS/ED GE

  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

  • LTE Category 6 download up to 300Mbit/s, upload to 50Mbit/s

  • DC-HSPA+DL (Download) up to 43.2Mbps, UL (Upload) u p to 5.76Mbps












Other Features:
  • 1 x SIM card slot - Micro SIM (12 x 15mm)

  • 1 x micro USB connector for charging

  • 1 x 1.44 TFT-LCD

  • Power switch, a MENU switch, RESET switch

  • Built-in LTE/UMTS/GSM and WLAN high gain antenna

  • Battery: 2300 mAh (Max Work 11 hours, Max Standby 500hr)

  • 2 X TS9 external antenna connection

  • Maximum of 32 wireless users

  • Operating: 0℃ to +35℃

  • Dimension: 104 x 65 x 14.3 mm

  • Weight: 101g (including the battery)


  




If you want to know more details about ZTE MF971 LTE-A Mobile WiFi hotspot, click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/zte-mf971v-lte-cat6-mobile-wifi-hotspot.html

  1. 2018/11/16(金) 22:41:16|
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Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810s

Many people may have known the Netgear Aircard 810s 4G mobile WiFi hotspot because it has been available for years in many countries. Huawei E5788 is a new 4G LTE Modem available recently; so many people may don’t know this new pocket WiFi router. Here also comes a new question: what’s the difference between the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S? And which one is better to buy in the two MiFi router 4G? Today, we will compare the Huawei E5788 and Netgear Aircard 810s to find the answers.   












Huawei E5788 VS Netgear AC810S Appearance and Interfaces








If you are familiar with Netgear LTE modem, you may know the Netgear aircard series have very similar feature. On the front of Netgear Aircard 810s, there is a LED touchscreen with a home and back button at the side of the screen. The power button is on the top side while the opposite side locates the USB port for charging and two connectors for external 4G LTE antennas. The back cover could be removed to change the battery and insert the SIM card.   The latest Huawei E5788 is thinner than Netgear AC810S. It also has a touch screen to do settings and show the connection status. The power button is on the top side while the SIM card slot and USB port at the opposite side. But there is no connector for external antennas. Unlike the Aircard 810s, the Huawei E5788 battery is non-removable like the predecessor Huawei E5786. 




 







 

Netgear AC810S VS Huawei E5788 Specs and Features





From the appearance, we can see the Huawei E5788 and Netgear AC810S are very different. Then let’s have a check the Huawei E5788 specs and Netgear AC810S specs for a comparison:  




























































































































ModelHuawei E5788u-96aNetgear Aircard AC810s
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.16LTE Cat.11
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9250Qualcomm Snapdragon X12
Data ratesDL 1Gbps/UL 100MbpsDL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands* FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users32 users15 users
MIMO4 X 4 MIMO2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaNo connectorTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaN/AAircard 810s External Antenna
App managementHuawei Hilink APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
BatteryNon-removable, 3000mAhRemovable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions129 x 65 x 13.5mm112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet PortNoNo
Datasheet downloadHuawei E5788 DatasheetNetgear AC810S Datasheet
User ManualHuawei E5788 ManualTelstra 4GX Advanced III Manual
Other features4CC CA3 band CA
Firmware downloadHuawei E5788 FirmwareAircard 810s Firmware
DriversHuawei E5788 DriverAircard 810s driver
ReviewsHuawei E5788 ReviewNetgear Aircard 810s review
Price499.00USD229.00USD










 










Summary 







From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5788 is more advanced than Netgear AC810S. The Huawei E5788u-96a could support peak download speed up to 1Gbit/s while Netgear AC810S supports peak speed to 600Mbps. They both have only one variant model now. Huawei E5788 could support more LTE frequency bands than that of Netgear Aircard 810s. Huawei E5788 supports the maximum of up to 32 users with 4 x 4 MIMO while Netgear AC810S supports the maximum of up to 15 users with 2 x 2 MIMO. However, Huawei E5788 doesn’t have the connectors for an external antenna. The Netgear Aircard 810s has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas. 




 







From the specs, there is no doubt that Huawei E5788 is better to buy than Aircard 810s. However, the Huawei E5788 price is much higher than Netgear AC810S price. Considering the decent good specs of Aircard 810s, we think Netgear AC810S is a budget mobile router with comparably good specs for daily use. So if the Huawei E5788 price is out of your budget, Netgear AC810S is good to buy.

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ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B315

As two important network equipment manufacturers from China, Huawei and ZTE supplied similar networking products to the network providers and users worldwide. As the typical network terminals, Huawei and ZTE both have a series of 4G LTE Router for hundreds of network carriers and thousands of end-users all over the world. The ZTE MF286 and Huawei B315 are two of the most popular 4G WiFi routers. Those who don’t use the two routers may don’t know what the difference between Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 is. To buy one of the two routers, they may feel hard to decide. We will compare the Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 router to give a clue.


 


 



 


 


 


Huawei B315 VS ZTE MF286 Appearance and Interfaces


 


 


Huawei B315 and ZTE MF286 are both typical WiFi router for home. On the front, there are some indicators for Power, WiFi, Data, and Signal. ZTE MF286 has also the indicator for telephone and battery. The Huawei B315 doesn’t have the telephone port and battery, so there is no indicator for a telephone. On the back, they both have 1 port for WAN/LAN and 3 ports for LAN. The ZTE MF286 router has two telephone ports and one USB port, which are not available in Huawei 4G Router B315.  


 


 


They both have the interface for an external power adapter, the Huawei B315 also have the reset hole at the side of the adapter. ZTE MF286 provides a button switch to power on or off the router. The SIM card slot is both located at the side of the two routers.  


 



 


 


 


 


 


ZTE MF286 VS Huawei B315 Specs and Features


 


 


From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the ZTE MF286 and Huawei B315 are very similar in shape but there is the obvious difference in the interfaces and battery; they are both designed for the home WiFi router. Then we compare the ZTE MF286 specs with Huawei B315 specs:  


 


 
























































































































ModelHuawei B315sZTE MF286
Product typeLTE WiFi Router with Ethernet portLTE WiFi Router with Ethernet port
CategoryLTE Cat.4LTE Cat.6
ChipsetHisilicon BalongQualcomm MDM9230
LTE Data ratesDL 150Mbps/UL 50MbpsDL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands* Huawei B315s-22: 4G LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38 * Huawei B315s-607: 4G Band 1/3/7/8/28/40 * Huawei B315s-936: 4G Band 1/3/40/41 * Huawei B315s-608: 4G Band 1/3/5/7/28ZTE MF286: Band 1/3/7/8/28
WLAN802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz802.11b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users32 users64 users
MIMOn/a3 x 3 MIMO
AntennaTwo, SMA-female jacksTwo, SMA-female jacks
Buy AntennaHuawei B315 external antennaZTE MF286 outdoor antenna
App managementHuawei Hilink APPZTELink APP
SIM SizeStandard SIMStandard SIM
BatteryNoRemovable, 3000mAh
Dimensions186.0 x 139.0 x 46.0mm180 × 170 × 30 mm
Interfaces* 1 x power adapter port * 3 x LAN port(RJ45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5) * One SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)* 3 x LAN port(RJ45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45) * 2 x telephone port(RJ11) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-Female) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port
DatasheetHuawei B315 Datasheet(PDF)ZTE MF286 Datasheet(PDF)
User ManualHuawei B315 Manual(PDF)ZTE MF286 User Manual(PDF)
Other featuresVoIP, DHCP, NAT, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, Firewall, Port forwarding, DMZ, ALG, Remote management Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, TR069 Remote Management, HTTP Online Upgrade, QoS, USB Share, UPnP, IPV6, DLNA, Fax, Print, VPN
Firmware downloadHuawei B315s FirmwareZTE MF286 firmware
DriverHuawei B315s driverZTE MF286 driver
ReviewsHuawei B315 ReviewZTE MF286 Review
Price/USD169.00199.00USD

 


 



 


 


Summary  


 


From the specs table, we can see that the ZTE MF286 is more advanced than Huawei B315. ZTE MF286 router could support LTE Cat6 achieving download speed up to 300mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. But unlike Huawei 4G Wireless router, ZTE MF286 has only one variant model while Huawei B315 has many variant models supporting various LTE frequency bands. The unique feature of ZTE MF286 is that it has a removable battery of 3000mAh, which makes it would work like a mobile WiFi router. The feature is not common in similar routers.


 



 


 


ZTE MF286 could support up to 64 wireless users while Huawei B315 router could support half to 32 WiFi-enabled devices. They both use standard 6 pin SIM card. With the advanced feature, ZTE MF286 price is a little bit higher than that of Huawei B315. If you are looking for a router that can provide faster speeds, it’s better to buy ZTE MF286. But if you concern about the price, Huawei B315 is a decent and budget router to buy.

  1. 2018/11/09(金) 11:07:51|
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