The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi hotspot (Huawei E5783B) allows you to share 4G mobile broadband with up to 16 other devices.

In the UK, Three has launched their latest mobile wi-fi hotspot, the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi (Huawei E5783B). Allowing you to share a 4G mobile broadband connection with up to 16 other devices, it offers download speeds that are up to twice as fast as on the Huawei E5573bs-322.

The Huawei 4G Plus hotspot connects to Three’s 4G mobile network in the UK. From that, it produces a regular wi-fi network that you’re able to connect to on other devices. This includes your laptop, tablet, smartphone and smart TV. The mobile broadband connection can be used whilst you’re at home or whilst you’re away from home at other places.

In this article, we’ll review the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi, including the price plans you’re able to use with it and the technical specifications of the hotspot. We’ll also look at how the device compares to alternatives like the Huawei E5573bs-322 MiFi and the Huawei B535 HomeFi Plus router. We’ll also look at the coverage and download speeds available when using this 4G+ MiFi on Three.

Huawei 4G Plus Price Plans

If you’re looking for high-speed broadband that can be used either at home or outside, Three offers 4G-powered mobile broadband through their mobile wi-fi hotspots (also known as MiFis). With their latest Huawei 4G Plus MiFi, you can get up to 16 devices connected to the internet with download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s.

The Huawei 4G Plus is available on a choice of price plans ranging from 2GB of data per month up to truly unlimited data. Price plans start from £10/month with a device included, or from £23/month if you’re looking for an unlimited data allowance.

The following table shows a list of price plans currently available on the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi:

Data AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
24 month contracts
Unlimited Data24 month contract£0£23/month
40GB Data24 month contract£0£17/month
20GB Data24 month contract£0£14/month
15GB Data24 month contract£0£13/month
10GB Data24 month contract£0£12/month
5GB Data24 month contract£0£11/month
2GB Data24 month contract£0£10/month
12 month contracts
Unlimited Data12 month contract£19£24/month
40GB Data12 month contract£19£18/month
20GB Data12 month contract£19£15/month
15GB Data12 month contract£19£14/month
10GB Data12 month contract£19£13/month
5GB Data12 month contract£19£12/month
2GB Data12 month contract£19£11/month
1 month contracts
Unlimited Data1 month contract£39£25/month
40GB Data1 month contract£39£19/month
20GB Data1 month contract£39£16/month
15GB Data1 month contract£39£15/month
10GB Data1 month contract£39£14/month
5GB Data1 month contract£39£13/month
2GB Data1 month contract£39£12/month

See all Huawei 4G Plus MiFi Deals →

Compared to the Huawei E5573bs-322 (Three’s other mobile wi-fi hotspot), you’ll typically pay an extra £1 or £2 per month for the Huawei E5783B 4G Plus hotspot. For most people, this is probably a worthwhile upgrade for the more powerful device and for the faster download speeds. However, you can save a little bit of money choosing the older Huawei E5573bs-322 if you don’t need the latest specifications.

The Go Binge offer is included on all of Three’s mobile broadband plans with at least 15GB of data per month. This gives you unlimited data for use on Netflix, TV Player, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Deezer and Apple Music without it counting towards your normal download limit.

You’ll also get Go Roam included on all mobile broadband plans, allowing you to use your mobile broadband service at no extra cost in 71 destinations. This includes most European countries along with the USA, Australia, Brazil, Singapore and more.

Huawei E5783B Hotspot

The Huawei 4G Plus (or Huawei E5783B) is Three’s latest mobile wi-fi hotspot (MiFi). The battery-powered device allows you to access 4G mobile broadband on up to 16 devices at the same time. You can use it wherever a 3G or 4G connection is available, including whilst you’re at home or whilst you’re out and about.

The main upgrade when compared to Three’s older MiFi hotspots is the fact you’ll get access to a faster 4G+ connection. The Huawei E5783B 4G Plus supports up to Category 7 LTE speeds. This gives you download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. Compared to the older Huawei E5573bs-322 hotspot, that’s up to twice as fast.

Using the 4G connection to Three’s mobile network, the Huawei 4G Plus will create its own secure Wi-Fi network for your other devices to connect to. The wi-fi network will be preconfigured with a default network name and password but you can easily change this through the administration interface of your hotspot. You can also enable a guest wi-fi network if you’d like to share your mobile broadband connection with greater security.

The device supports Wi-Fi 5 technology (802.11ac) with dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. This gives you transfer speeds of up to 867Mbit/s on 5GHz Wi-Fi and up to 300Mbit/s on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. According to Huawei, up to 16 devices can be connected to your Wi-Fi network at one time, with a maximum of 8 devices using 5GHz Wi-Fi. Three, however, advertises a limit of 10 devices as the performance of the hotspot can start to degrade when you connect lots of devices at the same time.

The Huawei E5783B hotspot has a built-in 1,500mAh battery which gives you up to 6 hours usage or up to 350 hours standby on one charge. The device can be charged using a micro-USB cable, one of which is provided in the box. The USB cable can also be used to connect the hotspot directly to your laptop, where it can be used for tethering as a USB modem without the need to enable wi-fi functionality.

The device is available only in black, measures 10.8 x 6.2 x 1.6 cm and weighs 95g. The front of the device has three LED indicator lights showing the status of your connection, any unread text messages and the remaining battery life of your device. It’s a little heavier and larger than the Huawei E5573bs-322 but there isn’t a massively significant difference that affects day-to-day usage.

For more information and specifications of the device, please see the Three website.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Huawei E5783B 4G Plus MiFi, you can also consider Three’s older Huawei E5573bs-322 MiFi. Alternatively, there are also portable hotspots from other mobile networks as well as 4G-powered home broadband services.

Huawei E5783B vs Huawei E5573bs-322

The main alternative to the Huawei E5783B 4G Plus MiFi on Three is the older Huawei E5573bs-322 hotspot. The older hotspot is available at a slightly lower price but offers slower speeds, both on the 4G connection and on the Wi-Fi network from your hotspot. It’s slightly lighter and more portable, which can be advantageous if you’re carrying the device with you in a pocket.

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the Huawei E5783 4G Plus MiFi and the Huawei E5573bs-322 MiFi:

Three 4G Plus Mi-Fi
(Huawei E5783B)
Three 4G Mobile Wi-Fi
(Huawei E5573bs-322)
Mobile Broadband Plans
Price:From £10/monthFrom £13/month
Data:2GB - Unlimited20GB - Unlimited
Unlimited Data:£23/month£22/month
Contract Length:1-24 months12-24 months
Mobile Connectivity
4G Connectivity:Category 7 LTECategory 4 LTE
4G Download Speed:Up to 300 Mbit/s downloadUp to 150 Mbit/s download
4G Upload Speed:Up to 100 Mbit/s uploadUp to 50 Mbit/s upload
4G Bands:LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38 & 40LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 20
External Antenna:NoNo
Home Network Connectivity
Dual-Band Wi-Fi:YesNo
Wi-Fi Connectivity:802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Devices:Up to 16 devicesUp to 10 devices
Other
Battery:1,500mAh (6 hours usage, 350 hours standby)1,500mAh (4 hours usage, 300 hours standby)
Dimensions:10.8 x 6.2 x 1.6 cm9.7 x 5.8 x 1.3 cm
Weight:95g75g
Model:Huawei E5783BHuawei E5573bs-322
Colour:BlackWhite
Review:Three 4G Plus Mi-Fi ReviewThree 4G Mobile Wi-Fi Review

You can get the Huawei E5573bs-322 on the following price plans:

ServiceData AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
24 month contracts

Three 4G Mobile Wi-Fi
Unlimited Data24 month contract£0£22/month

Three 4G Mobile Wi-Fi
20GB Data24 month contract£0£13/month
12 month contracts

Three 4G Mobile Wi-Fi
Unlimited Data12 month contract£19£23/month

Other Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

Broadening the comparison to other mobile broadband providers, you can also consider a mobile wi-fi hotspots from EE or Vodafone.

On EE, you can get a mobile broadband plan with between 5GB and 50GB of data per month. There’s a choice of two devices: the 4GEE WiFi or the 4GEE WiFi Mini.

Meanwhile, mobile broadband is available on Vodafone from £8/month, with unlimited data also available from £28/month.

The following table compares Three’s 4G Plus MiFi to alternative mobile wi-fi hotspots from EE and Vodafone:

Three 4G Plus Mi-Fi
(Huawei E5783B)
4GEE WiFi
(EE 4GEE WiFi (2018))
4GEE WiFi Mini
(EE 4GEE WiFi Mini (2018))
Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi
(Vodafone R219)
Mobile Broadband Plans
Price:From £10/monthFrom £20/monthFrom £20/monthFrom £11/month
Data:2GB - Unlimited15GB - 50GB15GB - 50GB2GB - Unlimited
Unlimited Data:£23/monthNot availableNot available£28/month
Contract Length:1-24 months1-24 months1-24 months1-12 months
Mobile Connectivity
4G Connectivity:Category 7 LTECategory 12 LTECategory 7 LTECategory 4 LTE
4G Download Speed:Up to 300 Mbit/s downloadUp to 600 Mbit/s downloadUp to 300 Mbit/s downloadUp to 150 Mbit/s download
4G Upload Speed:Up to 100 Mbit/s uploadUp to 100 Mbit/s uploadUp to 100 Mbit/s uploadUp to 50 Mbit/s upload
4G Bands:LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38 & 40LTE bands 3, 7 & 20LTE bands 3, 7 & 20LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8 & 20
External Antenna:NoNoNoNo
Home Network Connectivity
Dual-Band Wi-Fi:YesYesYesNo
Wi-Fi Connectivity:802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Devices:Up to 16 devicesUp to 20 devicesUp to 20 devicesUp to 10 devices
Other
Battery:1,500mAh (6 hours usage, 350 hours standby)4,300mAh (15 hours usage)2,150mAh (8 hours usage)1,500mAh (6 hours usage, 350 hours standby)
Dimensions:10.8 x 6.2 x 1.6 cm6.6 x 9.6 x 1.88 cm6.3 x 9.2 x 1.33 cm10.0 x 5.8 x 1.37 cm
Weight:95g150g85g95g
Model:Huawei E5783BEE 4GEE WiFi (2018)EE 4GEE WiFi Mini (2018)Vodafone R219
Colour:BlackBlackBlackWhite
Review:Three 4G Plus Mi-Fi Review4GEE WiFi Review4GEE WiFi Mini ReviewVodafone Mobile Wi-Fi Review

For more information, you can read our in-depth reviews of EE mobile broadband and Vodafone mobile broadband.

4G Home Broadband

If you’re mainly using 4G broadband in a fixed location where there’s access to a power supply from the mains, consider getting a 4G home broadband router instead of a mobile wi-fi hotspot. This is powered by the same underlying 4G technology but you’ll normally get much better performance and more connectivity options.

Three offers unlimited 4G home broadband on the Huawei B535 HomeFi Plus router. The Huawei B535 produces a wi-fi network that’s substantially stronger and covers a much larger area than the wi-fi network from a Huawei 4G Plus MiFi. The Huawei B535 also supports up to 64 devices on wi-fi at the same time and has 4 Gigabit Ethernet sockets for connecting wired devices to your network. There’s also the ability to attach an external antenna to further improve the speed and reliability of your broadband connection.

At present, the Huawei B535 is offered on the following price plans:

ServiceData AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price

Three HomeFi Plus
Unlimited Data24 month contract£0£20/month
with special offer

Three HomeFi Plus
Unlimited Data12 month contract£29£27/month

Three HomeFi Plus
Unlimited Data1 month contract£29£30/month

See all Huawei B535 Deals →

Three also offers the Huawei AI Cube B900 router which is a two-in-one device , combining a 4G home broadband router with an Amazon Alexa smart speaker.

ServiceData AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price

Three AI Cube
Unlimited Data24 month contract£0£25/month

Three AI Cube
Unlimited Data12 month contract£49£32/month

Three AI Cube
Unlimited Data1 month contract£149£32/month

For more information, see our in-depth reviews of the Huawei B535 and Huawei AI Cube B900. There’s also more information in our guide to 4G home broadband.

Coverage

Three offers 99.8% population coverage in the UK. This includes 99.8% population coverage on 4G and 98.3% population coverage on 3G.

Before you buy the Huawei 4G Plus Mi-Fi, we’d strongly recommend checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on Three’s online coverage map:

Check Three Coverage (three.co.uk) →

If you’re travelling abroad to another country, you can use your mobile wi-fi hotspot through Three’s international roaming service. With the Go Roam offer, you can use the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi at no extra charge in 71 destinations including most of Europe, the USA, Australia and more.

If you’re looking to use the service in a rural area with weaker coverage, we’d strongly recommend choosing a mains-powered device like the Huawei B535 instead of a battery-operated hotspot. This is because the mains-powered device will give you better coverage and download speeds, along with the ability to attach an external antenna if required to improve this.

For more information, see our full guide to Three’s UK coverage. You can also read our overview of mobile coverage in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi (Huawei E5783B)?
The Huawei 4G Plus (Huawei E5783B) is Three’s latest mobile wi-fi hotspot. It gives you access to 4G mobile broadband on up to 16 devices at the same time including your laptop, tablet, smartphone, smart TV and other wi-fi compatible devices.
How much does the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi cost?
The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is available on a range of price plans from Three, starting from £10/month. The most popular plans are £23/month for unlimited data, £17/month for 40GB of data and £14/month for 20GB of data.
Can I get unlimited data with the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi?
Yes. The Huawei 4G Plus MiFi is available on an unlimited data plan. The cheapest way to get unlimited data is on a 24-month contract where you’ll pay £23/month with no upfront cost. Alternatively, unlimited data is also available on a 12-month contract (£24/month plus £19 upfront) and on a 1-month contract (£25/month plus £39 upfront).
What download speeds can I get on the 4G Plus MiFi hotspot?
The Huawei E5783B 4G Plus MiFi supports Category 7 LTE speeds. This means it supports download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. In practice, however, the speeds you’ll actually get will depend on the coverage and network capacity in your area.
How does the Huawei E5783B (4G Plus MiFi) compare to the Huawei E5573bs-322?
Compared to the older Huawei E5573bs-322 MiFi, the newer Huawei E5783B 4G Plus MiFi supports 4G+ speeds that are up to twice as fast (it supports download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s rather than only 150Mbit/s). It also supports Wi-Fi 5 technology (802.11ac) with dual-band Wi-Fi for better connectivity. You’ll typically pay an extra £1 or £2 per month than you would for the older Mi-Fi.
What coverage is available on the Huawei 4G Plus MiFi?
Three offers 99.8% population coverage on 4G and 98.3% population coverage on 3G. You can check the coverage in your area through Three’s website.

More Information

For more information about the Huawei E5783B 4G Plus hotspot, please see Three’s official website.

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