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Hands-On: Huawei E589 LTE Pocket WiFi

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Now that both Globe and Smart have rolled out their respective LTE networks, both have also offered LTE pricing plans for subscribers. Aside from the iPhone 5, one of the more important devices that you can use to connect to the LTE network is the Huawei E589.

Huawei E589 • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

We managed to grab a hold of an openline E589 and used our Globe postpaid nano SIM with it. Unlike the previous pocket WiFi devices from Huawei, the E589 has a unibody design so the internal battery is non-removable.

The device is a bit heavy and much bigger than the previous pocket WiFi we have used in the past. Actually, it already feels like it’s the same size as one of those entry-level Android phones like the Optimus L3 or the Galaxy Pocket.

Huawei E589 Lte • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

The SIM card slot is designed for a regular SIM card so you will need to use a nano-SIM cradle when using your nano SIM card.

Huawei E589 specs:

LTE 4G, 3G, 2G multimode
LTE Cat 3
LCD Screen
Download speed up to 100 Mbit / s
Upload speeds up to 50Mbits
LTE 2600/2100/1800/900/DD800 MHz
GSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 2100/900Mhz
6 hours of battery life
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
up to 32GB via microSD card
113 x 62 x 13.5mm (dimensions)
120g (weight)

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We did several runs on Speedtest.net and got these results:

Lte Test1 • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

Lte Test2 • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

Lte Test3 • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

These were all taken using the Huawei E589 running on a Globe postpaid nano-SIM with a desktop PC connected via WiFi that ran/recorded the speed tests.

Huawei Lte E589 • Hands-On: Huawei E589 Lte Pocket Wifi

According to Huawei’s website, the E589 is compatible with both Smart and Globe’s LTE network in the Philippines. Will also try this on a Smart’s SIM and see how it fares.

You can get this Huawei E589 at Hot Gadgets for Php9,800 (see listing here).

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Huawei E589
7 years ago

i already bought the Huawei E589 from http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e589-4g-lte-mobile-wifi.html

Where can i buy the antenna for Huawei E589? Do you sell the antenna?

Dennis
Dennis
8 years ago

Just want to ask where can I buy an antenna?
I got this pocket wifi and I want to boost it using an antenna. tnx

carlo
carlo
8 years ago

Hi just want to ask can i use internation sim cards like for exp. indo sim. and can I also use it anywre?

Marc-cielo
Marc-cielo
8 years ago

saan po ba may available na stuck n2

Don
Don
8 years ago

Just remember lte is not country wide nor is it province wide! So right now lte is not worth anything unless you live in manila and only certain parts! So I would suggest people stay away from Lte 4G until it has better coverage, this will in turn force globe and smart to improve there coverage areas. I know you read reports that they cover other areas but false advertizement is the norm with globe and smart consumer beware…

Scyther
Scyther
8 years ago

Ask ko lang kung possible din ba na mailagay ang nano sim with sim card adaptor to Huawei E5776, ang model ng Globe LTE Pocket Wifi, nakalagay kc sa manual na dih pwede ang nano sim with adaptor. Since nagamit naman dito sa Huawei E489, Possible din ba sa Huawei E5776?

ergarcia
ergarcia
8 years ago

sa infomax meron pero ang mahal 14,500 na cya;(

nontechsavvy
nontechsavvy
8 years ago

anong model number po yung sa smart bro pocket wifi lte? :)

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