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July 29, 2012

Huawei E5331 and E355 launched and priced

Huawei Philippines recently launched two of their latest WiFi devices, the E5331 and E355. These two adds to the current line-up of E5 pocket WiFis that Huawei revolutionized.

The Huawei E5331 is in essence a pumped up, screen-less version of its predecessor E586. Winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2012, this 12.8mm thick mobile Wi-Fi device went for LED indicators instead of a screen.

It can accommodate up to 8 wireless devices, an upgrade from its predecessor which can only let 5. The peak download speed is also improved by 7Mbps making it 21Mbps tops. Huawei promises up to 4-5 hours of juice out of this device. The Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi E5331 sells at Php4,399 which is also significantly lower introductory price compared to when the E586 was released.

Next in line is the Huawei E355 which at first glance may be mistaken for an ordinary USB dongle. Well technically it is a USB dongle but unlike the dongles before it, the E355 can support 5 other wireless devices at the same DL rate as the E5331 @21Mbps. This mobile Wi-Fi will have a Php2,599.

With the internet dependency in our country on the rise, Huawei is trying to position these products as great travel companion at a more competitive price and a way to save up on your next gadget purchase by opting for the cheaper Wi-Fi-only version rather than the 3G/Wi-Fi model.

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35 Responses to “Huawei E5331 and E355 launched and priced”

  1. Jake says:

    Sir abe where when will these devices be able? Thank you! :)

  2. tecjunkeez
    Twitter: korabtech
    says:

    I’ll look forward to see this offered @ YugaDeals.

  3. byker says:

    San store po ba nakakabili Huawei products ??

  4. alex castillo
    Twitter: ALEXccastillo
    says:

    Yeah! Sana meron na sa YugaDeals nito, Huawei E5331 :-D

  5. Otis says:

    Where can we but this in Cebu yuga? Oh yeah, feature it in yugadeals

  6. xxx123 says:

    Mga pilipino sobrang hilig sa discounts. Try nyo kaya mag-ipon tpos saka kayo bumili. Pra hindi puro asa kyo sa mga discounts. Kaunting effort nmn para masabi nyo naman na pinaghirapan nyo yung gamit nyo.

    • abc123 says:

      syempre mas ok kung may discount! hehe
      feeling mo nakaisa at nakalamang ka kase nakuha mo nang mas mura. kasama yun sa “programing” nating mga pilipino. kaya 3rd world country tayo eh :-)

    • effin 1st guy says:

      Mahihilig sa discount? Puro asa sa discount? Well let’s put it this way. What if you were presented with, for example, an iPhone. One store sells it for 20k, and the other store just right beside it gave it to you for 19k. What would you choose? It’s a no-brainer, of course you would go for the 19k! It’s what you call being smart and practical. Hindi dahil puro asa o kaya para lang masabi pinag-hirapan niyo. That’s BS just like you.

      But since I’m sensing you’re stupid, I think you would go for the 20k.

    • corrupom says:

      Ang big Q is san mabibili? buti nalang di ako bumili last week sa Globe, imagine 3.5k!

    • alf says:

      It’s called being wise which i think you are not.

    • Es says:

      Eh ano ba ina-alburuto nitong si xxx123?!
      Mukhang hindi nya ata naintindihan mga message ng tao dito…
      Kaya nila gusto i-feature sa YugaDeals itong devices kasi di nila alam kung saan makakabili and for convenience purposes na rin…Imagine, ilang clicks lang sa computer mo…voila! For delivery na! At a lower price pa! Compared sa globe and smart na di pa openline.

    • EJ says:

      effort? ano ba trabaho mo pre?
      paano kung sabihin ko sayo na isa lamang akong hamak na pamilyadong pulis kung kaya’t mas pipiliin ko ang bumili ng mga bagay na discounted ang price?
      effort ba? huwag mo sabihing mas matindi pa ang effort na ginagawa mo sa opisina kumpara sa paghihirap na dinadanas naming mga ordinaryong pilipinong nagbabanat ng buto may maipakain lamang sa aming mga pamilya o baka ang maipagmamayabang mo lamang sa amin ay ang pagGastos mo sa pera na pinaghirapang kitain ng iyong mga magulang…

  7. effin 1st guy says:

    Mahihilig sa discount? Puro asa sa discount? Well let’s put it this way. What if you were presented with, for example, an iPhone. One store sells it for 20k, and the other store just right beside it gave it to you for 19k. What would you choose? It’s a no-brainer, of course you would go for the 19k! It’s what you call being smart and practical. Hindi dahil puro asa o kaya para masabi pinag-hirapan niyo. That’s BS just like you.

    But since I’m sensing you’re stupid, I think you would go for the 20k.

  8. watrboy
    Twitter: Yugatech
    says:

    san pong store available to :) salamat

  9. deuts
    Twitter: deuts
    says:

    What about battery in the E355? Is there one?

    • yuga says:

      Same 4-5 hours quoted by Huawei.

    • Turonbulaong
      Twitter: TuronBulaong
      says:

      Hi Deuts,

      Slight correction. The E355 doesn’t have a battery. It needs to be plugged in to any power source to be used. Hope this helps.

    • deuts
      Twitter: deuts
      says:

      @Turonbulaong I thought so. In that case, I guess it’s worth mentioning in the body of this post.

    • Turonbulaong
      Twitter: TuronBulaong
      says:

      Thanks for the tip Sir Deuts. We’ll include that on our review. :)

  10. Surfer Gal says:

    The quoted price here (E5331) is much cheaper than the one we bought in Singapore. We bought ours there for an equivalent of around 6,000 pesos :(

  11. Surfer Gal says:

    Would you know if the E5331 is tri-band or quad-band?

  12. Wee says:

    Smart e355 = 3495.00
    Globe e355 = 3495.00

    Huawei e355 = 2599.00 openline

    Bakit mas mura sa Huawei at openline pa, san ba store ng Huawei, makabili

  13. corrupom says:

    Ang big Q is san mabibili??

  14. Bash Drilon says:

    Sir, ano massuggest mong wall charger para sa Huawei E5331? Thanks! :)

  15. Bash Drilon says:

    Huawei E5331 is available at Globe stores for only 3495, but it’s coated with different UAAP schools.

  16. ian says:

    Just want to ask if huawei models have data storage?? how many MB? And someone said 1 model be plugged in…can it be powered by 1 comp.host thru USB then share it with 5-8 others? Thanks.

  17. Lourdes says:

    Saw this at Silicon Valley. Sells for 4k cash

  18. User-13 says:

    Just passed by Gilmore earlier. Yung E5331, P3,900.00 sa PC Options. Yun nga lang, wala pa silang E355. Hope it helps dun sa mga nagtatanong.

  19. Boy Pick Up says:

    Sa Yugadeals mahal 4,399 khit pa may kasamang 3 sims. Mas mura parin kung magcacanvas ka sa ibang computer like sa greenhills. Kaya before buying mga ka-pick up, magcanvas muna tayo sa iba.

  20. janus says:

    Does these device have a port for external antennas? Also, what is the micro sd card for?

  21. Alfa
    Twitter: 4gltemall
    says:

    i would choose HUAWEI E355, even it’s just a USB modem, HUAWEI E5331 looks cool, but i will choose the E355

  22. Jerwin J. Paglicawan
    Twitter: jherwyne
    says:

    Just got mine today…got it from Greenhills for only Php2800 with free Globe Tattoo SIM.

    The web utility doesn’t have much option as the other Huawei MyFi device out there. You can’t even tell if you are connected to 3.5G, H or H+ since the page just keeps on saying 3G all the time. No option to specify dial-up number. I’m not sure if this is dual, tri- or quad-band since it doesn’t have the option to specify which band are you on to.

  23. IkerZone says:

    Same here – got my E355 at Hotgadgets. The Web UI doesn’t have any option for me to set the dial-up number (i.e *99#, etc) and no option for authentication type (PAP, CHAP)..A lot of options are not available.

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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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