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Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

HUAWEI E5220 Mobile WiFi is a high-speed packet access mobile hotspot. It is a multi-mode wireless terminal for SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) and business professionals.

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
HUAWEI E5220 Mobile Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
Manuals/User Guide, USB Cable and Battery included

You can carry it into your pocket or bag, a handy mobile device especially if you out for a travel, or you just want to share it with your family or friends. You can acquire this device from Globe in a Postpaid plan around Php 999 / month. I don’t know if they still have this in their product page or service.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

Model: E5220
Form: Mobile Wi-Fi
Display: LED light
Dimensions: 71.0mm x 67.5mm x 25.5mm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight: < 30 g
Wi-Fi Protocol: 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Connection Number: Up to 10 simultaneous users/devices
Communication System: UMTS/HSUPA/HSPA+ | GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Speed: HSDPA 21.6Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Battery: 1150mAh | Maximum working time: 4 hours | Maximum standby time: 200 hours while Wi-Fi is off; 23 hours while Wi-Fi is often on.
microSD card slot: None
External Antenna Interface: None
Operation System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X10.7, Mac OS X10.8

DESIGN and BUILT

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

The Mobile Wi-Fi is made of plastic type material in an oval shape form factor.The power button is located on the front side, along with the LED light indicators.

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
LED Light indicators: Cellular Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Battery and SMS messages.

On the Network cellular connectivity, it won’t show you how many bars or signal strength. To see and check the cellular connectivity, there are 3 color led indicator: GREEN = GOOD, ORANGE = WEAK/MINIMAL and RED = NO SIGNAL/BAD SIGNAL.

BATTERY LED INDICATOR: STEADY GREEN = FULL/BATTERY IN USED | BLINKING GREEN = CHARGING | RED/BLINKING RED = BATTERY NEEDS TO BE CHARGE

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

You can also use the Mobile Wi-Fi while charging the battery. There is a micro-USB port that can be used to charge the device. Connect it to a PC Desktop/Laptop using a micro USB cable.

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
The back part can be removed to insert SIM card or swap another battery.

PERFORMANCE

The Huawei E5220 Mobile Wi-Fi supports UMTS/HSUPA/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE and a speed of HSDPA 21.6Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps. So for those who is hoping that this device has a 4G LTE connectivity, Sorry folks, no LTE support.

NOTE: Some acclaim that this device has a 4G LTE, they might interpolated it or misunderstand that the 4G is not generally equals to LTE. In fact, there are different versions of 4G. While the device can be in 4G network, it can be faster than 3G network but not as fast as LTE network.

As mention, no LTE support and that’s one flaw for this device. Other than that, the device can provide good and strong network connectivity, in the areas were covered with good network/telco services.

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
Test Results of Huawei E5220 via Globe Postpaid Mobile Internet
(Note: Test Results may vary & depends on location/signal)

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid
Highest speed achieved on download speed is 4.09 Mbps while on upload speed is 0.90 Mbps.

The Huawei E5220’s Wi-Fi connectivity can provide good and reliable connection up to 45 meters. The device can serve up to 10 simultaneous users/devices via Wi-Fi b/g/n protocol. The device can easily be shutdown by pressing and holding the power button until the LED light indicator turns off. It can quickly turn on and ready to serve in just about 12-15 seconds.

BATTERY

The battery capacity of the Huawei E5220 is 1150mAh, and battery can last up to 3.5 – 4 hours of continuous usage. The battery can be swap with another or extra battery. Better yet, if you plan to use it on longer hours, you may plug it to your PC/Laptop while in use or used a power bank.

COMPATIBILITY

For those who has iOS and Android device, no need to worry about how you can access your device to easily manage and send/receive text messages. Huawei create its own app available in app stores. But if you’re not familiar with that, you can access it via web browser. And of course, you need virtually connected to the device via Wi-Fi.

PRICE TAG
You can acquire Huawei E5220 Mobile Wi-Fi at the following online stores:
Around 54 – 78 USD at Amazon Online Store
PHP 2490 at Widgetcity.com

VERDICT

Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi via Globe Postpaid

The Huawei E5220 Mobile Wi-Fi is a portable solution for Wi-Fi connectivity within its physical attributes of being compact and light. Sure it doesn’t have LTE connectivity, but it has everything you need for immediate internet connectivity within a size of a palm. Performance and price doesn’t seem to worry about, because it’s a bit better than average in comparison with other devices out there.

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8 thoughts on “UNBOX-REVIEW: Huawei E5220 Pocket Wi-Fi”
  1. agree hindi naman masyado need natin ng 4g lte, kasi sa ibang location wala pa naman 4g lte. badtrip nga e, nagapply ako ng 4g lte network kapag nasa ibang area ka na wala ng signal.

  2. yan din gamit ok naman sya at madaling gamitin at dalin. mabilis lang sya malowbat kasi maliit lang mAh nya. dala lang lagi extra bat or powerbank.

  3. nagpurchase din ako ng modem wi-fi 4g lte na, sa ibang area medyo walang signal its either H+ or E nakukuha mong signal at bumabagal din.

  4. tama hindi sya lte may 3g hspa+ lang mas mabilis sa 3g. pwede na rin sa pag-download tutal hindi pa naman tayo 100% lte sa bansa natin.

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