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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review

Tests

 

The first test we did was to check the autonomy of the 4640 mAh battery using two scenarios. First benchmark of the autonomy was the charging of an iPhone 5 (1440 mAh) from 0% to 100%. The charging was completed with about 2% per minute until 80%. The complete charging process from 0% to 100% took 2 hours and 13 minutes, and the gadget’s battery was slightly under 50%. Thus we concluded that MobileLite G2 can charge an iPhone 5 twice or it can provide one charge for any other device that uses a battery up to 3000 mAh.

The second autonomy scenario was the one where we used MobileLite G2 as a WiFi router. A moderate usage (meaning only browsing and some HD streaming) on two devices (notebook and smartphone) allowed us to reach 14 hours of autonomy – in other words, enough for a full day of work.

After testing the autonomy, we have tested the transfer speeds of the WiFi network from different storage mediums (SD card, USB pendrive, Internet). For this test we have used a MacBook Pro (late 2013), a Samsung micro-SDHC Class10 16GB card, an USB-3.0 Corsair Voyager 16GB pendrive and a test file of 870 MB. Our internet connection speed is 15 MB (or 120 Mb) used with a TP-Link WDR-3600 WiFi router.

MobileLite was positioned 30 cm away from the main router and notebook, and the microSD card and USB pendrive were previously tested on the notebook. In the chart below you can clearly see the difference between the copy speeds of the test file from the external medium to notebook. The results are expressed in MB/s.

4 comments la: Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review

    1. Hi, I just received my Mobilelite G2 today. It is charging now for 12hrs or so (unit is switched off) and the app says that is is still around 75%. USB charger is good for 2 Amps… so there should be enough current. Did you experienced a similar behaviour? How long does it take to charge this thing to 100% when switched off? Mine has Firmware 2.00.3.

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    2. First time you should leave it overnight. If it does not charge any further, use it and drain it and try charging it again. If you still have problems take it to the service.

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      1. Thats what I did. Now it will be replaced by Amazon. I am sure the next unit will perform better.

    3. Well, as long as it will be replaced I am sure everything will be ok.

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