Internet and 3G data usage are increasing daily. According to a survey 70% of people have more than one device connected to the internet at a time. If you have a laptop, a phone and tablet you would love to have a mobile hotspot to have internet connected to them all at once. New Android tablets like Google Nexus 10, Micromax Funbook Pro does not feature a SIM card slot to connect to 3G data easily. You would either need to data card and 3G Wi-Fi Router or 3G Wi-Fi Modem to have the internet connection. Portable hotspot provides a reliable mobile solution to this issue and you can share internet connection with your friends or between devices you have. I have searched the internet extensively and found some good portable 3G WiFi modem or 3GWiFi  router that can provide you wireless internet sharing on the move. Check out the list below:

Best Wi-Fi 3G Modem & Router

Best 3G Wi-Fi Modem and 3G Wi-Fi Router

1. Huawei E5776

Huawei E5776  3g 4g hotspot

Huawei E5776 is most capable 4G and 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. It supports most of the 3G and 4G mobile networks around the world. Huawei E5776 can offer maximum 150 Mbps speed on 4G LTE network and 43.2 Mbps speed on 3G network. It takes a standard SIM card and it can automatically configure APN settings. This mobile hotspot can create WiFi hotspot and capable of serving 10 devices simultaneously, which is good for small offices or homes. Huawei E5776 has a micro SD card slot that can support max 32 GB card. It has built-in 3,000 mAh battery that provides up to 10 hours working time. There is also a LCD screen which shows network information. Huawei E5776 can be a great choice for those who are looking for high performance portable 3G & 4G mobile hotspot.

  • SIM Card slot: Standard SIM card
  • MicroSD card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: Yes2

2. Huawei E5372s-22

Huawei E5372s-22

Huawei E5372s-22 is a less expensive version of Huawei E5776. While it keeps most of the features of earlier one, it loses some battery life and is compatible with Micro/Nano SIM card. Huawei E5372s-22 can operate at 150 Mbps on 4G LTE Cat 4 network and 42.2 Mbps on 3G network. This 4G & 3G Wi-Fi hotspot can connect up to 11 devices simultaneously. It has a little LCD display which shows relevant network and battery status. Huawei E5372s-22 has smaller 1,780 mAh battery that translates to 6 hours working time. It does have a micro SD card slot supporting maximum 32 GB memory cards for sharing media.

  • SIM Card slot: Micro/Nano SIM card
  • MicroSD card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: Yes

3. Beetel 3G Max:

Beetel 3G Max

Beetel 3G Max

BeetelWi -Fi 3G modem has the same specs, data speed and run time as Micromax 400R. But it’s capable to handle a 32GB MicroSD card and offers faster upload speed (5.76 Mbps) compared to Micromax MMX 400R. It has a SIM card slot and it is powered by a battery which is rated to offer up to 4 hours battery life. Beetel 3G max is available for around Rs 2400.

  • SIM Card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: Yes

4. Alcatel Y 280:

 

Alcatel Y 280

Alcatel Y 280

Priced at Rs 4200 ($76) and has the features of Micromax 400R. It has a 3G SIM card slot and provides data speed up to 7.2Mbps and connectivity time up to 4.5 hours. There are some good reviews over Flipkart but I do not feel that this device is worthy of its price, better go for the Huawei one.

  • SIM Card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: Yes

5. Lava Mi-Fi Router W150:

 

Lava Mi-Fi Router W150

Lava Mi-Fi Router W150

Lava is another well known telecom company in India. This mobile Wi-Fi 3G router can connect to 3G as well as CDMA data cards. It also provides to convert Wired connection to Wi-Fi. Just connect the RJ45 cable and it will automatically behave as Wi-Fi Router. Priced at Rs 3000 ($55) and boasts about connecting up to 32 devices at once. It is powered by a 2300 mAh battery which will offer up to 4 hours usage time. It proves a real competitor to Huawei data card in terms of features.

  • SIM Card slot: No (External 3G modem needed)
  • Battery powered: Yes

6. TP-Link TL-MR3020 Portable 3G Wi-Fi Router:

TP-Link TL-MR3020

TP-Link TL-MR3020

Priced at Rs 1800 ($34) , this W-Fi 3G data card provides 3G/CDMA and RJ45 connectivity. It does not have any SIM card slot you have to plug in an external 3G/EVDO modem to share internet. Packed in just a size of Credit card, this looks like a small Mac Mini. TP-Link are renown telecom and networking products manufacturer and device is reliable and very functional.

  • SIM Card slot: No (External 3G modem needed)
  • Battery powered: No

Buy TP-Link TL-MR3020 Online:

7. Huawei E355 Wi-Fi data Modem:

Huawei E355

Huawei E355

Recently launched Huawei E355 Wi-Fi 3G modem supports up to 21.6 Mbps download speed and 5.7 Mbps upload speed. The company has equipped it with Type3i data technology for enhanced data speed. You can connect multiple devices like Smart TV, tablets, gaming console, music pods and Smartphones. It also has a MicroSD card slot which supports 32GB memory cards. There are not much information about this data card right now. Huawei E355 is priced at Rs 3200 ($60).

  • SIM Card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: No

Buy Huawei E355 Online:

8. Huawei E5331 MiFi

Huawei-E5331-MiFi

Huawei-E5331-MiFi

Huawei E5331 MiFi is latest Wi-Fi enabled 3G data card from Huawei. It supports up to 21Mbps download speed and 5.76Mbps upload speed. Huawei E5331 MiFi has Type3i technology which offers 20% more download speed compared to non Type3i enabled 3G modems. It can connect up to 8 devices simultaneously. It is powered by 1500 mAh battery which will give 5 hours continuous usage time and 250hours standby time.

  • SIM Card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: Yes

Buy Huawei E5331 Online:

10. Huawei E3121 Soft Wi-Fi Modem

Huawei E3121

Huawei E3121

Huawei recently announced Huawei E3121 Wi-Fi 3G modem. It is a Soft Wi-Fi data card that means it needs a Wi-Fi equipped laptop or desktop to make Wi-Fi hotspot. It comes with a software which turns a computer into Wi-Fi hotspot. Huawei E3121 has buit-in SIM card slot and it supports up to 14.4 Mbps download speed and 5.76 Mbps upload speed. It also features a Micro SD card slot which can handle 32GB cards. It has Type3i technology for better signal and speed. Huawei E3121 costs Rs 1699 ($32)

  • SIM Card slot: Yes
  • Battery powered: No

Data cards like Lava Mi-Fi and TP-Link provides RJ45 connectivity with high speed 3G data connectivity. These data cards are preferred by users because of their flexible functionalities. If you do not need data sharing then you can go for other data cards available at a price lower than Rs 1500. If you have multiple devices at home that you need to have a data connection on then go for any reliable Wi-Fi 3G modem or router mentioned above. There are many Android phone available below Rs 5000 that can treat as a W-FI 3G Hotspot.

Do you own any one of these Wi-Fi 3G modems or routers? Do share your review with us.

 


TechJGadgetInternet
Internet and 3G data usage are increasing daily. According to a survey 70% of people have more than one device connected to the internet at a time. If you have a laptop, a phone and tablet you would love to have a mobile hotspot to have internet connected to...