Vodafone R226 LTE Cat6 Mobile WiFi Hotspot

We are not sure whether LTE Category 6 technology is already applied in Vodafone 4G LTE networks, but we are glad to find that the latest 4G LTE Category 6 mobile hotspot is available for Vodafone plan. The model number is Vodafone R226.

The Vodafone R226 is upgraded from the predecessor Vodafone R215, which is with LTE Category 4 technology. The R215 could reach peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. R226 hotspot is much more powerful than R215. The downlink speed of R226 could reach 300Mbps and uplink speed to 50Mbps. The link speed is double of the speed on R215.


The appearance of R226 is somewhat like R215, the power button and logo are both besides the LCD screen. They both have two external antenna connectors. The antenna connectors of R226 are covered by a cap while the two antenna connectors of R215 are at the bottom side, but separately. The connectors are for LTE Mimo antenna.


Vodafone R226 has much larger power capacity than R215; the capacity is 3000mAh, which could support up to 10 continuous working time. What’s more, the R226 could provide the power charge to other electronics such as smartphones, Pads etc… Just like R215, R226 could also help up to 10 wireless devices to access internet. They provide the wireless network in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. They both could be managed by Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi smartphone app.

Vodafone R226

As we know, Vodafone R215 comes from the factory model Huawei E5372. This time, Vodafone R226 also comes from Huawei, the factory model is the latest and hottest Huawei E5786 mobile hotspot.  Vodafone customized the logo and firmware, then it becomes R226.


On one side, there is a Micro USB connector, user can recharge the Vodafone R226 battery, but the battery of R226 is unremovable, so users have to recharge it after it power off. The Micro-SIM and Micro SD card are also at the side of Vodafone R226.


Vodafone R226 is the first LTE category 6 mobile WiFi hotspot. In this year, Vodafone already released the first LTE Category 6 wireless router named B4000. As we know, the peak download speed on Vodafone 4G network could reach 225Mbps now. But we suppose Vodafone will upgrade the network in 2015 spring. The R226 will show its best performance at due time.



Huawei Prime E5878 4G Mobile WiFi Review

Huawei is always the leaders for wireless terminals. And the most popular and well-known products are Huawei E5 pocket WiFi. Around the end of 2014, we get to know a new mobile WiFi hotspot named Huawei Prime E5878(also named Huawei E5878).

Huawei E5878 Image

This new 4GLTE pocket WiFi was already available for UK network operator EE. The model is Huawei E5878s-32. When we first look at the Huawei Prime, we thought it’s a slim mobile phone because it’s really very thin that looks like a small size iPhone. After we read the specifications, we know this is a new wireless hotspot.



Different from other Huawei Mobile WiFi, Huawei Prime E5878 has better craftsmanship, which makes very attractive. The slim size makes it perfect to take outdoors and in pockets. There is a LED screen which will show the connected network operator, WiFi SSID and password, battery status, connected user numbers, online login address and the used data statistics.

HUAWEI Prime E5878 Screen


We cannot find the port for external antenna in the Huawei E5878. This feature ensures the thickness of this smart hotspot. But we feel worried if users connect it in rural areas. Currently, most users prefer to connect an external antenna to the mobile hotspot so as to have better signal and stable data transmission.

Huawei E5878 SIM Slot

What amazing is we found the design of Huawei Prime is special than its predecessors. The SIM card is in Nano size which has to be put in a SIM slot and insert to the body. This feature just learnt from Apple iPhone. We think this is good because it can stabilize the performance when connecting wireless network.


The battery in the Huawei Prime is rechargeable but unremoveable. It’s a pity that the battery capacity is only 1900mAh, which can support only 4-5 working hours. Most users want the 4G hotspots to have large capacity so that their mobile phones or Pads can get better battery support.



Now the shop 4GLTEMALL.COM can supply unlocked Huawei Prime E5878, if you want to change your data plan or roam to other countries in Europe, Huawei E5878 would be a good option because the unlocked on could work with Vodafone, Orange, Tenelor, Testra and other network operators in Asia and Middle East.


Huawei Prime E5878 VS Huawei E5786 Mobile Hotspot

More and more Huawei 4G pocket Wifi hotspots are available in the market, some customers feel confused about the models. Now there are two new mobile hotspots, Huawei E5786 and Huawei Prime E5878. Some customers just know their name, but what’s the key difference between them? Any difference about the specifications? That’s the big concern.


Today, we will tell the real difference between the two models. From three aspects, we can see the difference.




From the first sight, we can see Huawei Prime E5878 is more like a mobile phone, not a pocket hotspot. Huawei E5786 looks like the predecessor Huawei E5776. The body of them are very slim size like a credit card, just for one hand. The thickness of Huawei E5878 is just 7.5 mm, we suppose it’s the thinnest 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot. Because Huawei E5786 has more power capacity of battery, it’s thicker than E5878. They both look cool, but we like Huawei E5878 more because the body feels good and it’s more like a iPhone. It would be perfect partner for Apple gadgets, such as iPhone, iPad.

Huawei E5878 has the power button on the body side while the power button of E5786 is on the front side besides the screen. The screen will help user know more details about the connected status, such as data used, WiFi password, network operator, battery status and connected user numbers etc…


Technical Specifications


This should be the key difference. Huawei Prime E5878 is a LTE Category 4 Hotspot supporting download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Huawei E5786 is much more powerful than E5878. E5786 can support download speed to 300Mbps, almost double of the speed from Huawei Prime E5878. What’s more, the upload speed of E5786 can reach 150Mbps, which also dominates the 4G mobile WiFi hotspots. They both support 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ networks.


Both of them could support up to 11 wireless devices to access internet. But Huawei E5878 has only 1900mAh battery while Huawei E5786 has larger power capacity to 3000mAh, which makes it can be a power bank for smartphones or Pads. To make the devices work more stable, their batteries are irremovable and rechargeable.

SIM card slot


The Huawei Prime E5878 has a SIM slot like iPhone, and the SIM card is NANO Sim, the Huawei E5786 is still using the standard 6-pin SIM card and no SIM card slot.




They both have built-in antennas to strength the signal. But if you want to have better data connection, Huawei E5786 would be better because it has two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type), which can connect high-gain antenna. It’s a pity that Huawei Prime E5878 doesn’t has external antenna connector. For normal use at home or office, it will not influence the wireless connection. But in poor signal area, it would be a headache if data transfer in slow speed.



After our introduction, you may have a general idea for the Huawei Prime and Huawei E5786. If you want to experience the latest technology, Huawei E5786 would be a good option. But if you want to a cool pocket WiFi, Huawei Prime E5878 would be enough for use.