Huawei has presented a new LTE Stick E8372 at the IFA in Berlin with integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Huawei E8372 combined the function of a simple USB modem with a portable Wi-Fi hotspots if you take it with a mobile power bank. To work with a computer is unnecessary, a power adapter to supply power for Huawei E8372 is sufficient. Technically, huawei E8372 is available in Germany named Huawei E8278, therefore, at first glance we are not quite sure why Huawei brings here a new modem on the market with almost same functions.
LTE with up to 150 MBit/s
The Huawei E8372 has a built-in modem of Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. This chipset can support LTE Category 4 with up to 150 megabits per second on the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. If no LTE network available, up to 42.2 Mbit/s is possible via the UMTS network with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+. Furthermore, of course you can use the GSM network, including EDGE. Those who wish to optimize the reception need an external antenna. These are two TS-9 connectors in Huawei E8372.
The integrated wireless module operates on the 802.11b/g/n standard and accordingly transmits only on 2.4 GHz. The advantageous in some situations, the 5 GHz band is not supported. A maximum of 10 devices can connect simultaneously via Wi-Fi with the E8372 stick. The operation of the Huawei E8372 is either via the browser or the Huawei Mobile WiFi app, which is available for Android and iOS devices.
Like many other modems, the Huawei E8372 can also be used as a storage medium. For this purpose, a MicroSD memory card must be used. Upon request, the files can be shared with other users in the network, the access rights can be assigned individually.