Question Which internet 4g Modem is best ?

Jan 23, 2020
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Hello

I'm going to buy a new 4g USB modem and i have two options to choose ..

1) Huawei e3276s-150

2) ZTE 403ZT

so which one is best ?
 
Not a simple question to answer because it more depends on the details of what your ISP is using on the particular cell towers.
From a quick look the huawei run lte bands 1,3,7,8,20 and the ZTE runs 1,3,8,25.

So what happens if the tower you are using need band 7 or 20 or 25. These are not consistent between the adapters. If you do not have the proper band it will drop back and use one of the slower 3g encoding.

This really is a ask someone you know that has one or ask the ISP to let you test each out in their shop to see which works better. The ISP maybe able to tell you which will work better in the area you want to use them.
 
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Jan 23, 2020
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Not a simple question to answer because it more depends on the details of what your ISP is using on the particular cell towers.
From a quick look the huawei run lte bands 1,3,7,8,20 and the ZTE runs 1,3,8,25.

So what happens if the tower you are using need band 7 or 20 or 25. These are not consistent between the adapters. If you do not have the proper band it will drop back and use one of the slower 3g encoding.

This really is a ask someone you know that has one or ask the ISP to let you test each out in their shop to see which works better. The ISP maybe able to tell you which will work better in the area you want to use them.
Thank you very much for replying..

huawei is 150mbps and zte is 300 mbps. so what's that mean ?

zte download speed to 187.5Mbps and upload speed to 37.5Mbps

Huawei Downstream: 150Mbit/s Upstream: 50Mbit/s

300mbps one is better than 150 mbps one ? is this mean wifi speed or network 4g download speed ?
 
Not sure didn't see the 300 number the other rates are the way the data is encoded on LTE. This depends on of the ISP is using those option on the tower you are connecting to. It is highly unlikely you get anywhere near those speeds even if they are. What is most important is what combination of data encoding is being used on a particular cell tower. Your equipment will connect using the fastest both support.

This tends to be a extremely tedious thing to find out because ISP do not have the rights to use the same radio/encoding on all the cell towers they have. Depending on the country you can find out what they are licensed to use but doing this for more than say where your house is and where you work is way too much effort.

In the end what most people do is blindly buy something and hope it works well for them.
 
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