Huawei E5730s-2 Mobile Wi-Fi Review: Longer Battery Life For Less

I'm officially a long battery life junkie when it comes to gadgets thus I have the Lenovo P780 and Yoga 8 with intention of getting the 13” Apple MacBook Air before the year runs out. I recently stumbled across another Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi modem that offers up to 16hrs usage with easy to use power bank function and I knew I just had to get it.

Released sometime in November 2014 with a current price tag of around $90 only, the Huawei E5730s-2 ships with a whooping 5200mAh battery capacity and below is a quick look at my experience using the device.

Huawei E5730s-2 Full Specifications

* Network mode: DC-HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / GSM

* Device Type: 3G Wireless Router

* Backup Function: Mobile Pocket Power Bank

* WLAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n


* EDGE / GPRS / GSM: 1900/1800/900/850MHz

* 3G speed up to 42Mbps

* Wi-Fi speed up to 150 Mbps

* WiFi: 2400MHz ~ 2483.5MHz

* Mircro USB interface x 1

* A USB interface x 1

* RJ45 Ethernet port x 1

* Standard 6 PIN SIM Card

* Built-in UMTS/WLAN/GSM Antenna

* Plug and play

* Other Features: DHCP, NET Cone, Symmetric NAT, APN, filter IP LAN, DMZ,

* Battery: 3.7V, 5200mAh

* Dimensions: 99.0mm × 66.3mm × 22.5 mm

* Weight: 170g


Live Images Of The Huawei E5730s-2

Just like the Huawei E5756, the Huawei E5730s-2 ships with an English manual, small microUSB cable and the modem itself. That’s all









Setting up the Huawei E5730s-2 is pretty simple. If it’s not automatically configured, you can do so by navigating to with username and password: admin/admin. The default Wi-Fi password can be found under the back cover.


Pros Of The Huawei E5730s-2 Mobile Wi-Fi

  1. Excellent download speeds of up to 1.8MBps on Internet Download Manager on the Etisalat Nigeria network.
  2. You can connect up to 11 devices at a time. 10 via Wi-Fi and 1 extra using the usb cable.
  3. Though I haven’t tested it as I don’t have a working ethernet internet connection, it’s said that you can also share your home or office Ethernet cable connection via Wi-Fi using the single ethernet port on the modem.
  4. It can be used as a mobile powerbank to charge just about any mobile device using just a microUSB cable.
  5. The battery capacity is pretty huge at 5200mAh
  6. With mild usage, you can expect up to 20 hours of working battery life and with moderate-heavy usage 16 hours. Remember, how long the battery lasts depends heavily on your usage pattern, how many devices are connected and of course how strong your network signal is. I highly recommend placing the modem is a location with the best network reception in your home or work place.
  7. Uses regular sized SIM.

Cons Of The Huawei E5730s-2 Mobile Wi-Fi

  1. There’s no LCD display thus it’s not possible to monitor details such as how many devices are connected and how long the device has been working.
  2. Battery is not removable
  3. There’s neither a power adapter nor ethernet cable
  4. No microSD card slot
  5. It seems the device only comes in White which can easily get dirty.

So in a nutshell, that’s basically the bulk of what you need to know about the Huawei E5730s-2.

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Article written by On April 30, 2014.

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