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October 20, 2013

Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi review

One of the two new LTE modems that Globe has recently released in the country is the Huawei E5776 (aka Tattoo Pocket WiFi). We couldn’t wait for Globe provide us with a unit, so we decided to buy one of our own and see what it has offer. Check out our full review after the jump.


Design and Construction

Similar to the Huawei E589 which we featured earlier, the E5776 looks and feels well-built albeit the all-plastic body. The latter is tad smaller compared to E589, but has a broader waistline and is a little heavier.

Huawei E5776

The E5776’s design is straightforward, which we assume would appeal to most users. The only thing that broke what would otherwise be a black slab of plastic is the LED-lit Power button on the front besides the fairly small LCD screen. The Cobonpue-made sticker on the front also added an artsy touch to the pocket Wi-Fi which you can easily remove should you find it a little too distracting.

The top and bottom portion of the E5776 is mainly occupied by different ports and slots. There’s a slot for a full-size SIM card, Micro-SD and a port for an external antenna. There’s also a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on the bottom corner, as well as Micro-USB port for charging and USB Tethering.

Performance and Battery Life

We ran a handful of SpeedTests while we’re connected to the Huawei E5776 using an LTE-enabled SIM card. Unfortunately, we were only able to test it with a Globe SIM card as the device is locked to that telco. Here are the results we got.

Note: These tests were done while we’re in Boracay. Results may vary depending on location and LTE signal.

speedtest

The one on the left were the results we got using a mobile device. Meanwhile, the one on the right is the screenshot of the Speedtest result on our PC. Needless to say that the E5776 delivered on our expectation, and was able to maximize whatever speed there was on our current location.

Now as far as battery life is concern, we’re happy to report that we got around 6-7 hours out of a single full charge. We only wish that Huawei made the battery pack removable, so users have an option to swap a fresh one once the other got drained.

e5776

This slight drawback, however, is well-compensated by the E5776’s other function – as a Powerbank. That’s right, this Mobile Wi-Fi charges your other devices through its pre-bundled USB dongle.

Huawei E5776 specs:
LTE 4G, 3G, 2G multimode
LTE CAT-4
LCD Screen
Download speed up to 150 Mbit / s
Upload speeds up to 50Mbits
LTE 2600/2100/1800/900/DD800 MHz
GSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 2100/900Mhz
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
up to 32GB via microSD card
3000mAh
113 x 66 x 15.5mm (dimensions)
150g (weight)

Conclusion

Despite the non-removable battery, we’re all praises for the Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi (aka Tattoo LTE Mobile Wi-Fi). It’s got a decent build that can seem to withstand a fair amount of beating, plus it doubles as a powerbank which is a pretty neat addition to its feature set, and one that’s missing on the E589.

The Huawei E5776 is available in some online stores for Php12,000 (see listing here. It’s also being offered by Globe under their Tattoo Postpaid (+Php2,000 cash-out) and Prepaid deals (Php4,995 off-contract).


44 Responses to “Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi review”

  1. Scyther says:

    I’m planning to buy this one. I just wanna ask kung pwede ba dito ang nano sim ko from my iPhone 5 with sim card adaptor syempre. Nakalagay kasi sa manual ng E5776 na hindi pwede ang nano sim with sim card adaptor. Baka daw masira ang pocket wifi, dapat daw regular sim card talaga.

  2. alpha says:

    yan na un lte ng globe ambgaaaaal sa boracay with smart mabagal na ang 62mbps

    • Donya Ina says:

      Anong pagmamagaling yan? Paki-explain. Lab U!

    • toddler says:

      Agree ako kay alpha. pinakamabagal na yan yung 62mbps sa smart lte dito sa bora. umaabot pa nga up to 150mbps minsan.. 23mbps parang HSPA+ or 3.5G lng..

    • Angel says:

      Depends on the location, sa Station 1 umaabot ng 40Mbps ang Globe, nasa 30 naman ang Smart. Sa Station 2 mas mabilis ang Smart, nasa 60Mbps minsan.

      Ewan ko kung saang lupalop naman ng Boracay nakuha ni toddler yung 150Mbps.

  3. Edan says:

    paayos po, nalabuan ako ng konti nung una kong nabasa eh

    “The one on the left were the results we got using a mobile device. Meanwhile, the one on the left is the screenshot of the Speedtest result on our PC”

    • Adrian says:

      try mong gamitan ng Common Sense paminsan minsan

      yung left obvious naman na sa mobile speedtest d ba?

    • ayn says:

      it was clearly a mistake that has to be corrected. and edan just pointed it out. what’s so wrong with that? instead of attacking the question why not just answer it.

  4. poxme says:

    matabong ko lang po. pwede malaman kung nat type 2 ba result nito pag tether mo sa ps 3 or ps vita? ty..

  5. cheverchenes says:

    questiong lang po..may data cap pa din ba ang LTE plans ni Smart? I dont think i can survive on limited data per month.. lalo na kasi palaging tether-mode ako..

    • Yusuf says:

      10 or 21 Gb depending on the plan. I suggest you use their prepaid LTE sim. I’ve downloaded 63+ GB in three days.

  6. drigs says:

    Wala palang kasamang charger to. San kaya nakakabili ng charger nito?

    Pwede kaya gamitin charger ng note 8 dito? Yung 2w? Sa kikod kasi nakalagay 3w.

  7. ervin says:

    Ayos to. Great connection in your pocket. Anytime. Anywhere. Nice article sir. d^_^b

  8. simplynice93
    Twitter: simplynice93
    says:

    I’m a owner of Globe 4G prepaid sim. Sobrang bagal ang internet dito sa Ermita Manila from 10am to 9pm. I can only enjoy 4G internet during 11pm to 6am. Hirap…

  9. diego says:

    pocket wifi? bakit ang daming cable wire nyan? ano yan sabit sa leeg mo o sa brief mo istorbo! dito nga sa manila hindi ka maka 4g/lte signal pupunta kapa sa bora?? e t a e t a

  10. jem says:

    i called up globe yesterday, they said wala pa daw prepaid lte sim. kind of confusing. also, will the rates change by the end of the year?

    i’m very keen on buying the pocket lte and prepaid sim. signal here on my iphone is very strong and downloads are reasonably fast. hope to get the same performance

    • Jens says:

      buy another prepaid lte sim to use with this pocket wifi? you don’t have to buy an extra SIM card, you could use your current SIM card. There is unlocked e5776 router which could work for globle users, include your current SIM card. i don’t think it’s a good idea to buy a locked router, it would be useless when travel the world.:), i like travling, and i use the lte wifi in traveling. and i bought it from http://www.store4g.com/huawei-e5776/
      if you are interested in.

    • Eric says:

      Wala pa silang prepaid sim na benebenta, pero pag bumili ka ng unit sa kanila, may kasama nang prepaid sim ng LTE, if walang signal ng LTE mag fall sya sa 4G, taga sampaloc po ako, 4g lang signal ko, Ortigas and makati full ang signal ng LTE

    • jem says:

      So, meaning to say available nga yun SIM, just that it’s packaged with the unit? How much for the unit with SIM? How’s the download speed?

    • Mark says:

      meron sa website ng Globe yun Globe Tattoo LTE Prepaid Php295 pero ang problema pag pumunta ka sa Globe Center wala naman lagi stock. nag advertised pa sila sa website e wala naman stock lagi.

    • JEK says:

      4G is LTE. Wla pang prepaid LTE sa globe for phone pero sa broadband LTE meron. Meaning if you use it sa phone mo walang calls and text only data. As of now wala pang stock sa lahat ng globe stores kung prepaid LTE lang bibilhin mo

  11. Scyther says:

    Seriously? Wala pa talagang available neto in Almost Globe Stores? Kung makapag advertise neto, WAGAS! Tapos walang stock? Come on!

    • Eric says:

      Globe SM San Lazaro 350pesos, 2months na akong LTE prepaid user.. Available din Smart LTE sim sa Smart Center Gateway 100pesos, prefer ko smart kasi masmarami ng malayo pag dating sa LTE sites, pangit lang sa globe may limit lalo na pag promo ang register mo.

    • Yusuf says:

      Eric, is the 800 MB limit for supersurf still present? Even when connected to LTE?

  12. Karate Kid says:

    ANG BAGAL NG GLOBE LTE!!!!.. di man lang umabot ng 1Mbps.. grrrrrrrrrr.. im using this mobile wifi..

  13. kapitan awesome says:

    may bago na ngayon HUAWEI E5775S-925…Mas maganda kesa E5776 pero sa internet di mo makita..only 599 sa jarir…super bilis 3560 mAH ang battery

  14. blas says:

    check the unboxing of huawei 4G LTE E5775s-925
    kabayan…latest ng Huawei.

    Here is the link

  15. blas says:

    Key Features:

    - Wi-fi 2*2; 802.11a/b/g/n
    - Support 802.11n 2.4G/5G
    - Up to 11 users (10 wi-fi + 1 usb)
    - LTE Cat 4 /DC-HSPA+/UMTS
    - EDGE/GPRS/GSM
    - Download Speed; 150Mbps Upload 50Mbps
    - Support double external antenna Interface
    - Data and SMS service
    - Band LTE B1 B3 B38 B40 B41
    - WCDMA B1 B8

    System Requirements

    - Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1/SP2
    - Windows 7, Windows 8
    - Mac OS X 10.5 ,10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 with latest updates

    -Battery 3560mAH (Maximum 10 hours working and 600 hours stand-by by battery

    - Removable battery

  16. badtrip lang says:

    kakabili ko lang ng E5776 sa robinson place manila… pero prepaid lang kasi duda ako na magiging ok nga… 4995 lumipad lang hehehe pero ok lang atleast di ako naka lock in contract sa sobrang bagal na wifi na ito… Paco manila ko tinest… di man lang umabot ng 2mpbs ang download and minsan wala pang 1mbps… upload di man lang umabot ng 1mpbs ever naka 10 test na ako… signal ng 4G is 2bars consistent..hayzz nalang nadagdagan ang mga laruan kong bulok:P

    • chong says:

      buy panel antenna to boost up speed. Muy download cap ba yong prepai lte sim ng globe at smart?

    • badtrip parin says:

      San makakabili ng panel antenna??? latest news na pinastop ni globe kay CDR king at SMile ang pagbenta ng mga signal boosters… nakapagtataka bakit pinastop mas maganda nga na may ganon para gumanda pa product nila…..
      As for the CAP issue sabi ng cashier may POLICY na 800mb so i think yun na yon.. nakakatawa lang ang globe ang tawag nila sa CAP ay POLICY heheheh a Company that has no balls to say directly to their customers.

  17. serice says:

    question bago lng ako sa ganto e.

    so ano ba to working lng to sa globe at smart sim card or all network din sya pwede? tska bakit lumalabas roaming yung sakin nka unlocked nman yung skin(d ko rin sure pero nakalagay sa DC unlocker unlocked na daw)need advice kung anong gawin pra maayos to thanks :)

  18. albert says:

    Bakit ung skin ng overheat tpos gang 4hrs n lng xa at ang charging time is 5hrs bgo full batt. 2Weeks p lng xa balak ko ipaayos sa globe kaso openline naany idea po pra maayos to thx

  19. freakindeen says:

    hi, bought the tattoo LTE prepaid mobile wifi today. I just found out that I have the Huawei E5372 instead of the they advertised na Huawei E5776. Does this matter? Should I insist to get the E5776?

  20. amer says:

    ok ba ito kahit 3g lang signal sa amin at pwede ba i unlock,currently im using e5220s gusto ko sana mag upgrade,advise please.

  21. BoyButet says:

    Ano ba yun port neto for external antenna? TS9 Male Pin/CRC9 Male Pin ba? Thanks in advance!

  22. Regie says:

    hi guys, question po. I have a plan sa iphone plan sa globe 1799 with unlimited data plan. I dont like to use my phone for internet connection kasi sobra bilis maka drain ng battery. so what i do is to remove the nano sim and put it sa mobile wifi for internet connection. And panget lng is hindi ako matawagan kasi nga nsa mobile wifi ung sim ko, i can only receive text msg. Any bright idea pra matawagan paden ako while using the globe sim in mobile wifi? I tried to activate the “call forward when unreachable” but its not 100% na maforward yung call to my sun number.

  23. yeihda says:

    hey, do you know how to fix my wifi pocket? its globe. my problem is , its always blinking its been overcharged but just one time. theres a warranty but still they will send it to manila to avail it but im in cebu. my point is do you know how to solve it? all lights in LED are blibking non stop until its lowbat. it cant charge also.

  24. SkyWave says:

    Solve internet problems here for more info:

    http://www.uplift.ph/Accessories

  25. arvie says:

    Free po ba yan pa unlock? Thx

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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