Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei B618

More and more LTE advanced Pro devices are available in the market because most of the LTE-A pro devices are new, when the users try to buy one LTE advanced Pro gadgets for personal use, they may feel confused because they may not be familiar with the specs of the LTE devices. Netgear Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 are two latest new LTE Advanced Pro routers. Somebody may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei B618 and Nighthawk M1 LTE router? Which one is better to buy? We will take a comparison between the two LTE-A pro routers to find the answers for potential users.

 

Huawei B618 VS Nighthawk M1 Appearance

If you are familiar with Netgear 4G Mobile WiFi routers, you may get to know Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot router. As the upgraded model from Netgear AC810S mobile router, the Nighthawk LTE mobile hotspot router adopted a new design different from the predecessors in Aircard series. On the front, there is a 2.4-inch screen in round shape with two LED indicators to show the battery and signal status. It looks cool in black color and can be handed in one hand, but it’s thicker than a normal 4G pocket WiFi router. It’s a mobile WiFi router which can be taken outdoor and work on the go.

 

If you had used Huawei E5180 LTE Cube, you will not feel strange about the Huawei B618 Router design. Unlike a traditional 4G WiFi router, the Huawei B618 is in a shape of a cube and in white color. When it stands at your home, you may though it’s a kind of fashion furniture actually its function is a WiFi router with Ethernet port. The body of Huawei B618 is much larger than Nighthawk M1 but it’s stationary router without battery. It has to work with power adapter.

 

Huawei B618 VS Nighthawk M1 Interfaces

As a mobile WiFi router, the Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot router could be used at home or for outdoor activities. In the display, it would show the connection status. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side locates the USB ports and Ethernet port. It’s the world’s first LTE Advanced pro mobile hotspot with Ethernet port. The back cover could be opened and the battery is removable for exchange or inserting the SIM card. The SIM Card in Micro SIM size could be used.

 

Unlike the Nighthawk M1 router, the Huawei B618 has no display, on the front, there are few indicators for Signal strength, power, status, LAN, WiFi and mode. The WPS button is below the signal indicators. On the back, two connectors for external antennas are covered by a small cap and the power button is below the antenna connectors. Below the power button, there is one USB port and two Ethernet port & one Telephone port available. One of Ethernet ports is for LAN and the other is for both LAN & WAN. And the power plug is available for an adapter. Like the Huawei B525 modem, the SIM card slot is at the bottom with the reset button.

 

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei B618 Specs Comparison

From the appearance, we can see the Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 router are both LTE WiFi routers with Ethernet port and SIM card slot. The Nighthawk M1 is portable for outdoor use while the Huawei B618 CPE is mainly for indoor use. Then let’s have a comparison of Nighthawk M1 Specs and Huawei B618 Router Specs:

 

Model Netgear Nighthawk M1 Huawei B618
Product type LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE WiFi Router with Ethernet Port
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.9/ Cat.11
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9x50 HiSilicon Balong 750
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28
AT&T Nighthawk M1:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
Huawei B618s-22d: Band 1/3/7/8/20/38
Huawei B618s-65d: 1/3/5/7/8/28/40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max supported users 20 users 64 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna Huawei B618 Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM Size Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 5040 mAh NO
Dimensions 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm 95 × 95 × 208mm
Interfaces * On port for LAN port(RJ-45)

* 1 x USB 2.0 port

* 1 x USB 3.0 port

* 1 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet Huawei B618 Datasheet
User Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual Huawei B618 User Manual
Other features 4 band CA, JumpBoost DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT, VoLTE, IPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
Firmware download Nighthawk M1 Firmware Huawei B618 firmware
Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver Huawei B618 driver
Reviews Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review Huawei B618s-22d Review
Price/USD 459.00USD 449.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see that Netgear Nighthawk M1 Router is more advanced with the support of LTE Category 16, which could achieve downloads speed up to 1Gigibit/s. The Huawei B618 download speed is also very aggressive for up to 600Mbps with the support of LTE Cat.11. They both have two variant models for different network providers. The ATT Nighthawk M1 is mainly for North American areas while the Telstra Nighthawk M1 could be used in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, but may work only on 3G if travel to North Americans. The Huawei B618s-22d and B618s-65d cover the same areas as Telstra Nighthawk M1, but the different LTE bands are especially for some network providers.

 

Regarding the applications, the Nighthawk M1 Mobile Hotspot router has a removable battery which could let M1 work on the go and the large battery could provide the JumpBoost function to charge other devices like a mobile power bank. The Huawei B618 is mainly for indoor use at home or in office due to the limit of the power supply. And the size of Huawei B618 is inconvenient to take outside. As a stationary router, the Huawei B618 provides more practical functions for users. Many functions can’t be found in Nighthawk M1. Anyhow they both can be managed through the APP from a smartphone. It’s cool and user-friendly.

 

Regarding the price, the price of Nighthawk M1 and Huawei B618 are both at the high range now since they are latest new. As time goes, the price would be down but not expect too much. If you want to buy a Huawei B618 router or Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot, consider your applications and the functions, and then make your decision. You will never get disappointed by the two LTE-A pro devices.

Huawei E5885Ls-93a VS Netgear AC800s

As one of the top networking equipment vendor, Netgear had presented many 4G WiFi routers to the public such as the well-known Nighthawk M1, Aircard 810s, Aircard 815s(also known as AT&T Unite Explore) and now a new mobile WiFi router Aircard 800s is available for Australian network provider Optus and it got a new name Optus 4G WiFi modem 800S. The aggressive Chinese competitor Huawei also follows the steps to present new wireless router even though it has many 4G pocket WiFi router available for various network providers such as Huawei E5788, E5787, E5786, E5770, etc…Now the Huawei E5885 is available. Somebody may have the question: What’s the difference between the Netgear Aircard 800s and Huawei E5885? Which one is better to buy for global travel? You may find the answers in this article.

Aircard 800s VS Huawei E5885 Appearance and Interface

If you are familiar with other Netgear mobile hotspot routers, you may know the Netgear 4G mobile hotspots are in very similar design, so as the Netgear Aircard 800s. There is a touchscreen on the front, at the side of the display, there are a Home button and Back button for operation. The Optus logo is also at the side of the screen. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side, there is the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external LTE antennas. The connector type is TS-9 and covered by two small caps. The back cover could be opened and the battery is removable for exchange and inserting the SIM card.

 

Unlike most of other Huawei Mobile WiFi 4G, the Huawei E5885 has different features. On the front, there is a small LED screen to show the internet connection status, but it’s not a touchscreen. The Huawei logo is below the screen. The power button and WPS button are on the top edge side. Between the two buttons, there is a small cap, open it, you will see the Ethernet port(RJ45) and two USB ports(Input and output). There is no connector for an external antenna. The back cover could be opened, but the battery is built-in and non-removable. The SIM card slot and Micro SD storage card slot are available. And Huawei E5885 is thicker than Aircard 800s.

 

Huawei E5885 VS Netgear AC800S Specs and Features

 

From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the Netgear AC800S is a traditional 4G pocket WiFi router while the Huawei E5885 is a mobile hotspot with Ethernet port. Then let’s have a comparison of the specs of Huawei E5885 and Netgear Aircard 800s:

Model Huawei E5885Ls-93a Netgear AC800S
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Qualcomm MDM9240
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
B1, B3, B7, B28, B40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Netgear AC800s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No
Datasheet download Huawei E5885 Datasheet Netgear AC800S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual
Other features Power bank, CA, NFC 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5885 Firmware Netgear AC800S Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5885 driver Netgear AC800S driver
Reviews Huawei E5885 Review Netgear AC800s review
Price 279.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear Aircard 800s(Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s) is more advanced technology, it supports LTE cat.9 and can achieve download speed up to 450Mbps while the Huawei E5885Ls-93s supports LTE Cat.6 and achieve download speed up to 300mbps. They are configured with a different chipset. The Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s supports less LTE frequency bands than that of Huawei E5885LS-93a, so Huawei E5885ls-93 would support more LTE network providers worldwide. Huawei Mobile WiFi E5885 supports 32 wireless users while Netgear AC800S supports only 15 users. However, there is no external antenna connector in Huawei E5885, which is not good for users who will go the areas with weak signal.

 

The Huawei E5885 large battery pack is really good, the capacity of 6400mAh makes it work like a mobile power bank to charge other devices. And the RJ45 Ethernet port is for both LAN and WAN, which is very useful for travel. From the specs comparison, we can conclude that the Optus 800s would provide faster surfing speed with advanced technology. However, the Huawei E5885 powerful and practical functions are also attractive and friendly for users. If you just need to get faster speed, the Netgear 800 is recommended and the price is attractive. But if you want a powerful pocket WiFi with multi-functions, the Huawei E5885 would be no doubt better to consider.

 

AT&T Unite Pro VS MiFi Liberate

AT&T had presented many 4G mobile hotspots to the public for its data plan. The AT&T Unite Pro and AT&T MiFi Liberate are two hot models. However, for those who are unfamiliar with AT&T products, they may don’t know the two mobile hotspots. If they want to buy a 4G mobile router from the two routers from AT&T, they may ask: What’s the difference between AT&T Unite Pro and Liberate? Which one is better to buy? We will review the specs of the two LTE routers to find the answers.

 

AT&T Unite Pro VS Liberate Appearance

Made by Novatel Wireless, the MiFi Liberate is probably the most interesting-looking hotspot, whose shape is sort of like a folded paperback book—it’s basically a flat rectangle with a big circular bump on the back. The AT&T Liberate is constructed from faintly patterned matte black plastic, along with shiny black plastic around the 2.8-inch display. There’s a Power button on the top left, a microSD card slot on the bottom, and a SIM card slot on the back that’s accessible when you remove the battery. The capacitive 2.8-inch color TFT LCD features 400-by-240-pixel resolution.

 

The AT&T Unite Pro was available much later than MiFi Liberate, and Unite Pro comes from Netgear model Aircard 781s. Like other Netgear 4G LTE Routers, the Unite Pro has a touchscreen with data usage meter, and the Home and back buttons are at the side of the screen. The power buttons are on the top edge side while the opposite side located the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external antennas. The back cover can be opened to insert the SIM card and the battery is removable for batter exchange.

 

AT&T MiFi Liberate VS Unite Pro Specs

Model AT&T Unite Pro 781S AT&T MiFi Liberate
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.3
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9225 Qualcomm
Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 100Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B2, B4, B5, B17 B2, B4, B5, B17
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO  
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks NO
Buy Antenna AT&T Unite Pro External Antenna NO
App management Netgear Aircard APP  
SIM type Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery Removable, 4020 mAh Removable, 2600 mAh
Dimensions 112 x 68 x 19mm 4.1 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download AT&T Unite Pro Datasheet AT&T MiFi Liberate Datasheet
User Manual AT&T Unite Pro User manual AT&T MiFi Liberate User manual
Firmware download ATT Unite Pro Firmware AT&T MiFi Liberate Firmware
Drivers ATT Unite Pro drivers AT&T MiFi Liberate drivers
Reviews AT&T Unite Pro review AT&T MiFi Liberate review
Price 269.00USD 129.00USD

 

 

Conclusion

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear Aircard 781s(AT&T Unite Pro) is more advanced than the MiFi Liberate. The AT&T Unite Pro support LTE cat.4 and it could achieve download speed up to 150mbps. The WLAN feature is more advanced. The battery of Unite Pro is more powerful and there are two connectors for an external antenna. When the AT&T MiFi Liberate was presented the first time, it may be the most advanced, but now it’s an old model and some technical features can’t meet the requirements from end-users and the upgrading LTE networks. However, as a basic LTE mobile pocket WiFi, its price is very attractive now. If you just need a decent LTE hotspot, it could be considerable, but if you concern the LTE surfing speed and want more powerful features from a mobile hotspot, the AT&T Unite Pro should be considered.

Five Best Buy WiFi Router in 2018

Since information is more and more important in our daily lives, most people can’t live without the internet. So to have a WiFi router would be very important for internet access. Now that the LTE technologies evolve to LTE advanced Pro, we will recommend five best buy WiFi router in 2018. They are with the latest LTE technologies and can provide fast internet speed for users.

 

We recommend the five best buy WiFi routers mainly based on the below the concerns:

  1. Network frequency bands compatibility: the WiFi hotspot best buy must be compatible with the popular LTE frequency bands for global use. The more frequency bands supported by the WiFi router, the more network carriers the WiFi router could work with.
  2. Fast Internet connection speeds: the best buy MiFi must have the ability to provide fast wireless internet speed at last up to download speed up to 300mbps with carrier aggregation technology.
  3. Large battery pack for long-time use: the best buy mobile hotspot must have a large battery, which would provide long working time, it would be much better if the LTE WiFi routers could charge other devices such as smartphones, Pads or other terminals.
  4. Easy management for settings and data consumption: the WiFi router best buy must provide a user-friendly experience for networking settings and data consumption.
  5. Better to have Ethernet for WAN or LAN: sometimes, when the user travels to other countries and 4G SIM is not available, or the terminal doesn’t have the ability to connect via WiFi, the Ethernet port may be a good alternative for internet connection.

 

Below are the five best buy WiFi routers to recommend for 2018:

 

Model Huawei E5788u-96a Specs Netgear Nighthawk M1 Specs Huawei E5885Ls-93a Specs Netgear Aircard 810s Specs AT&T Unite Explore 815S Specs
Product type 4G Mobile WiFi 4G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port 4G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port 4G Mobile WiFi 4G Mobile WiFi
Product Image
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.11 LTE Cat.9
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9250 Qualcomm MDM9x50 Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 Qualcomm MDM9240
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
Telstra Nighthawk: Band 1/3/7/8/28
AT&T Nighthawk:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
* FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 20 users 32 users 15 users 15 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks No connector Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna N/A Aircard 810s External Antenna AT&T Unite Explore External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 3000mAh Removable, 5040 mAh Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 2930 mAh Removable, 4340 mAh
Dimensions 129 x 65 x 13.5mm 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port No On port for LAN port(RJ-45) On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5788 Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet Huawei E5885 Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet AT&T Unite Explore 815s Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Telstra 4GX Advanced III Manual AT&T Unite Explore Manual
Other features 4CC CA 4 band CA, JumpBoost Power bank, CA, NFC 3 band CA 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5788 Firmware Nighthawk M1 Firmware Huawei E5885 Firmware Aircard 810s Firmware ATT Unite Explore Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5788 Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver Huawei E5885 driver Aircard 810s driver ATT Unite Explore drivers
Reviews Huawei E5788 Review Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review Huawei E5885 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review AT&T unite explore review
Price 499.00USD 459.00USD 279.00USD 249.00USD 349.00USD
To Buy Buy Huawei E5788u-96a Netgear Nighthawk M1 Unlocked Buy Huawei E5885Ls-93a Buy Netgear AC810S Buy ATT Unite Explore Unlocked Buy

These WiFi router best buy are recommend for 2018. The Huawei E5788u-96a and Netgear Nighthawk M1 are most advanced WiFi router for pocket. The Nighthawk M1 has one Ethernet port for LAN. The Netgear Aircard 815S is in the rugged design for outdoor activities. Huawei E5885Ls-93a has an Ethernet port and has the large battery to charge other devices. For more details of each WiFi router, click the reviews for them. They are all best buy MiFi for 2018.

 

AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore

As the most important network carrier in the USA, AT&T has a large range of wireless devices for 4G LTE networks, including the wireless mobile hotspot. AT&T had presented a series of 4G mobile WiFi hotspots in the name of Unite. The AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore are the two popular 4G LTE WiFi routers. For those people who are unfamiliar with AT&T Unite series product, they may ask: What’s the difference between AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore? Which one is more advanced and better? Read this blog and you may find the answers.

AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore Appearance

The AT&T Unite Pro comes from the Netgear Aircard 781s and is customized to be AT&T Unite Pro. On the front of the screen, the AT&T Logo is available. Like other Netgear 4G mobile hotspot, the Unite Pro has a touchscreen with data usage meter, and the Home and back buttons are at the side of the screen. The power buttons are on the top edge side while the opposite side located the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external antennas. The back cover can be opened to insert the SIM card and the battery is removable for batter exchange.

 

Following the Netgear AC781S design, the AT&T Unite Explore also has the same screen feature, the buttons, antenna connectors and USB ports are almost the same as that in Unite Pro 781s. The AT&T Unite Explore comes from Netgear Aircard 815s. The main difference from the appearance is the Unite Explore AC815S is in the rugged design, which is water and dust proof for outdoor activities.

AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore Specifications

The appearance of the AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore are very similar except the Aircard 815s rugged design. Then let’s compare the AT&T Unite Pro Specs and Unite Explore Specs. The table below shows the two AT&T mobile hotspots specs and features:

Model AT&T Unite Explore 815S AT&T Unite Pro 781S
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.4
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240 Qualcomm MDM9225
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30 B2, B4, B5, B17
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna AT&T Unite Explore Antenna AT&T Unite Pro Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 4340 mAh Removable, 4020 mAh
Dimensions 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm 112 x 68 x 19mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download AT&T Unite Explore 815s Datasheet AT&T Unite Pro Datasheet
User Manual AT&T Unite Explore Manual AT&T Unite Pro User manual
Other features 3 band CA
Firmware download ATT Unite Explore Firmware ATT Unite Pro Firmware
Drivers ATT Unite Explore drivers ATT Unite Pro drivers
Reviews AT&T unite explore review AT&T Unite Pro review
Price 349.00USD 269.00USD

 

Summary

From the spec table above, we can see the AT&T Unite Explore (Netgear AC815S) is more advanced than AT&T Unite Pro (Netgear AC781S). With LTE advanced technologies on LTE Cat.9, Unite Explore could achieve download speed up to 450Mbps, which is almost three times faster than that of Unite Pro. The ATT Unite Explore covers more LTE frequency bands than that of Unite Pro. The WiFi 802.11ac is available in Unite Explore but Unite Pro doesn’t have this feature. Both ATT Unite Explore and Unite Pro support up to 15 wireless users and has two TS-9 connectors for an external antenna. Except that, the AT&T Unite explore is better than Unite Pro in almost all the aspects. If you would buy one mobile hotspot from the two, it’s no doubt that AT&T Unite Explore is better to buy.

 

However, with the advanced features, the AT&T Unite Explore price is a little bit higher than Unite Pro price. So if you are sensitive to the price, the budget one Unite Pro may also be good for daily life.

Huawei E5786 VS Netgear Aircard 790S

More and more LTE advanced networks are available worldwide, so more and more LTE advanced mobile hotspots are needed to support faster internet speeds. Huawei E5786 and Netgear Aircard 790s are both LTE Cat.6 routers, even they are available for few years in the market, some people still don’t know what’s the difference between Huawei E5786 and Netgear AC790S. When they want to buy one LTE Advanced mobile router, they may ask which one is better. We will review the appearance, interfaces, variant models, specs, and other features about the Netgear AC790 and Huawei E5786 to see what the key difference is so as the reference for the potential users.

Appearance

Huawei E5786 had been available in the market for more than three years. It has a small LCD screen to show the internet connection status. The power button is at the side of the screen. On the top side, there is a menu button while on the opposite side, the USB 2.0 and two connectors are located. The back cover could be opened but the battery is built-in and can’t be removable. The SIM card slot and SD card slot are at the side with Menu button.

The Netgear Aircard 790s router also has a 2.4-inch screen but it’s a touchscreen where a user can do the simple setting. Of course, users can also see the connection status through the screen. At the side of the screen, there are “Home” and “Back” buttons. The power button is on the top edge side while the USB 3.0 and two connectors for external antennas are located at the other side. The back cover could be opened but the Netgear Aircard 790s battery could be removed for exchange. They both use Micro SIM card size.

Specs and features

From the appearance, the Netgear Aircard 790 seems to be better than Huawei E5786 unlocked, not only on the touchscreen but also the removable battery. Then let’s have a look at the details about Netgear Aircard 790s specs and Huawei E5786 specs comparison in the table below:

 

Model Huawei E5786 Netgear Aircard 790s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Qualcomm MDM9230
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38
* Huawei E5786s-62a:
Band 1/3/8/28
* Huawei E5786s-63a:
Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 10 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna Netgear AC790s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 3000mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions 106 x 66 x 15.90mm 110 x 68 x 15 mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5786 Datasheet Netgear AC790S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5786 Manual Netgear Aircard 790s manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Huawei E5786 Review Netgear Aircard 790s review
Price 199.00USD 229.00USD

Summary

 

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear AC790S has similar specifications as Huawei E5786. They are both LTE Category 6 mobile WiFi hotspot supporting peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50mbps. But Aircard 790s supports maximum users up to 15 devices while Huawei E5786 support max to 10 users. The feature of the touchscreen and removable battery of Netgear Aircard 790s should be the key difference between Aircard 790s and Huawei E5786. So in our opinion, the Netgear Aircard 790s would provide better user experience than Huawei E5786.

The advantage of Huawei E5786 is that it has three variant models which support various LTE frequency bands and provides more options for users for various network providers. One point we have to mention is that the Netgear Aircard 790s price is a little bit expensive than that of Huawei E5786. If you would buy Netgear Aircard 790s or Huawei E5786 mobile hotspot, you should take care of these features.

Huawei E5787 VS Netgear Aircard 790s

If you had read our blog about Netgear Aircard 790s, you may know the Aircard 790s was the world’s first 4G LTE mobile hotspots with a touchscreen, which makes it very attractive mobile pocket router. Last year, the Chinese network equipment supplier Huawei also presented a new 4G Mobile Hotspot with the touchscreen, and the model number is Huawei E5787, also named Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch. If you are looking for a 4G mobile router WiFi with a touchscreen, the Aircard 790s and Huawei E5787 could be considered. However, someone may ask: what’s the difference between Huawei E5787 and Netgear Aircard 790s? Which one is better to buy? In this article, we will review the difference between the Aircard 790s and Huawei E5787, including appearance, interfaces, specs, and other features to find the answers.

Appearance

Like other Netgear LTE mobile routers, the Netgear Aircard 790s has a 2.4-inch touchscreen with two buttons at the side of the screen. The two buttons are “Home” and “Back”. The Aircard 790s may have Telstra logo around the corner. The power button is on the top edge side while the USB3.0 port and external antenna connectors are located at the opposite side. The back cover could be opened and the battery is removable for exchange. And Micro SIM card slot is available after removing the battery.

The latest Huawei E5787 also has a 2.4 inch touchscreen but no button on the front. The Huawei logo is below the screen. Like Netgear 790s, the power button is also on the top side, and the USB 3.0 and connectors for external antennas are available on the other side. The back cover could be opened and the battery is also removable. The difference is that the two connectors in Huawei E5787 are located together and covered by a cap. The Aircard 790s antenna connectors are located at two sides of the USB port. Huawei E5787 also uses Micro SIM card size.

Specs and features

From the appearance, we can see the two 4G LTE Routers are very similar. Then let’s check the Huawei E5787 specs and Netgear AC790S specs to see the specs difference in the table:

Model Huawei E5787 Netgear Aircard 790s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor) Qualcomm MDM9230
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 10 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei E5787 external Antenna Aircard 790s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 3000mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 110 x 68 x 15 mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5787 Datasheet Netgear AC790S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Netgear Aircard 790s manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Huawei E5787 Review Netgear Aircard 790s review
Price 269.00USD 229.00USD

Summary

From the specs comparison, we can see the Huawei E5787 Mobile Hotspot and Netgear Aircard 790s has almost same specs features. The main difference is on the variant models. Like other Huawei LTE hotspots, Huawei E5787 also has many variant models for various network providers. So it could support more LTE frequency bands worldwide. The Netgear Aircard 790s doesn’t have many variant models. As we know, there is only EU version and Australia version. Then if you would like a 4G mobile wifi router to support more network frequency bands, the Huawei E5787 may be better. However, if your network provider’s network frequency bands can be supported by Aircard 790s, and the Netgear AC790S would be better for you because based on same specifications, the Netgear 790S has a better price than that of Huawei E5787.

Netgear Aircard 810s vs Huawei E5885

More and more new Huawei LTE advanced pocket WiFi routers are available in the market, which would be the powerful competitor to the 4G LTE mobile hotspot from Netgear wireless. Huawei E5885 is a new 4G pocket WiFi router at the end of 2017. Netgear AirCard 810s was available in 2016 and has already been the best seller in Netgear 4G Routers. Someone may ask: what’s the difference between the Huawei E5885 and Netgear AC810S? Which one to buy from the two mobile routers? In this article, we will review the appearance, interfaces, specs, price, and other features to answer the questions.

Appearance and interfaces

Since the Aircard 810s was available in the market for around 2 years, you may already know the Netgear AC810s, which is the world’s first LTE cat.11 mobile hotspot. On the front, there is a 2.4-inch touchscreen with “Home” and “Back” buttons at the screen side. The touchscreen allows users to do simple settings for internet connection. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side, two connectors for an external antenna and USB 3.0 port are located. Like other Netgear 4G WiFi routers, the two connectors are a TS-9 type. The back cover of the Aircard 810s could be opened and the battery is removable.

Huawei E5885 may not be as well-known as Aircard 810s but it has unique features. Here now the market has only the E5885Ls-93a available. Not sure whether there will be a new variant model available in near future. The Huawei E5885 is thicker than common 4G mobile hotspots because it has a large built-in battery of 6400mAh. There is also a small screen on the front, but not touchable. The power button and WPS button are on the top edge side of the Ethernet port and USB ports. You much open the cap to see the ports. However, unlike other Huawei mobile router 4G, the Huawei E5885 doesn’t have the connectors for external antennas. The back cover could be removed but the built-in battery can’t be removed. The Huawei E5885 and Netgear Aircard 810s both use Micro SIM card size. The E5885 has also the Micro SD card slot for storage.

Specs and Features

From the appearance, we can see the Huawei E5885 and Netgear Aircard 810s are very different. Then let’s have a review about the Huawei E5885Ls-93a specs and Netgear AC810S specs.

 

Model Huawei E5885Ls-93a Netgear Aircard 810s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.11
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X12
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
B1, B3, B7, B8, B28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Aircard 810s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No
Datasheet download Huawei E5885Ls-93a Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885Ls-93a Manual Netgear AC810S Manual
Other features Power bank, CA, NFC 3 band CA
Reviews Huawei E5885 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review
Price 249.00USD 249.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the new Huawei E5885Ls-93a 4G hotspot supports LTE category 6 while the old model Netgear 810S supports LTE Cat.11, which could achieve almost double faster speed than that of Huawei E5885. However, the Huawei E5885 has many features that are very powerful. Firstly, the Huawei E5885 has one Ethernet port for WAN and LAN, which would provide more connection possibility, especially when the 4G connection is not available and only Ethernet connection is available. Secondly, the Huawei E5885Ls-93a could support maximum users up to 32 users while Netgear Aircard 810s supports only 15 users. Thirdly, the Huawei E5885Ls-93a has a large battery pack of 6400mAh, which would keep working for a long time and charge other devices. The AirCard 810s also has the JumpBoost, which is to charge devices. However, the battery of 2930mAh seems weaker than Huawei E5885 battery.

However, the more advanced Netgear 810S has the same price as the latest new Huawei E5885. If you need a practical 4G mobile WiFi hotspots, Huawei E5885 seems to be more powerful and useful. But if you just need a faster internet connection, the Netgear Aircard 810s is the right one to recommend.

Telstra 4GX WiFi Pro E5787 VS Optus Modem AC800s

Telstra and Optus are both 4G LTE network providers in Australia, and they provide similar LTE frequency bands. To meet the demand for LTE wireless connection, they both have the 4G LTE mobile WiFi hotspots for their contract plan. Telstra had introduced Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi touch to its product range while the Optus had latest Netgear Aircard 800s. Then somebody may ask: What’s the difference between Huawei E5787 and Netgear Aircard 800s? Which one is better if buying from the two routers?

Appearance

The specific model for Telstra is Huawei E5787ph-67a, unlike the brother model Huawei E5786, the E5787ph-67a has a 2.4-inch touchscreen and no button on the front side. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side, the USB 2.0 port and two connectors for external antennas are available. The back cover of Huawei E5787 could be removed for changing the battery or inserting the SIM card.

 

Like the Telstra 4G WiFi Pro Unlocked, the Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s also has a 2.4-inch touchscreen and there are two buttons at the screen side, one for home and the other for “back”. The button is also on the top edge side and the two connectors for external antennas are available at the opposite side with the USB 3.0 port. The difference is the antenna connectors are on two sides of the USB port. The back cover of Optus 800s could also be removed for exchange or inserting the SIM card. They are both configured with two TS-9 connectors.

Specs and features

From the appearance, we can see the Telstra 4G WiFi Pro and Optus 4G Cat.9 modem 800s are very similar in design, including the touchscreen, home button, external antenna connectors. Let’s compare the Telstra 4G WiFi Pro specs with Optus 4G modem 800S Specs to see what the difference is in the specifications in the table below:

 

Model Netgear Aircard 800S Huawei E5787
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor)
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B28, B40 * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Optus AC800s External Antenna Huawei E5787 external Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 2930 mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC800S Datasheet Huawei E5787 Datasheet
User Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual Huawei E5787 Manual
Other features 3 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Netgear Aircard 800s review Huawei E5787 Review
Price 199.00USD 299.00USD

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s is more advanced than Telstra 4G WiFi Pro E5787 because the Optus modem AC800S could support LTE download speed up to 450Mbps while the Huawei E5787 could only reach LTE download speed to 300mbps. With Qualcomm chipset, Optus 4G modem 800s could support LTE category 9 while Telstra E5787 supports LTE Cat.6 on Huawei Hisilicon LTE Cat.6 chipset. Telstra 4G WiFI Pro could support maximum 10 users to access the internet while Optus 800s would support up to 15 users. The most interesting is that the Optus 4G WiFi modem unlocked price is 199.00USD while the unlocked Telstra 4G WiFi Pro at price of 299.00USD. So if you would buy an unlocked 4G mobile hotspot from the two, it’s obvious that the unlocked Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s is better than unlocked Telstra 4G WiFi Pro E5787.

Optus Aircard 800s VS Huawei E5786

Optus is one of the important network providers in Australia and provides LTE networks in LTE Band 3, 7, 28 and 40. It has introduced the Huawei E5786 4G Mobile hotspots to its product range and now the new product Netgear Aircard 800s available for contract. For those people who are interested in the two mobile hotspots, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei E5786 and the Netgear AC800S, and which one is better to buy for global use. We will review the appearance, interfaces, specs, and other features as a reference for the questions.

Appearance and interfaces

Huawei E5786 is the first LTE Cat.6 mobile hotspot from Huawei, and the specific model for Optus is Huawei E5786s-63a. Huawei E5786 has a 2.4 inch screen to show the network provider, signal, battery, data consumed, WiFi users, SSID and password, and etc…Like other Huawei 4G pocket WiFi routers, Huawei E5786s-63a has two TS-9 connectors for external LTE antennas. The back cover of Huawei E5786 could be removed to insert the SIM card or SD card. However, the battery of Huawei E5786 is built-in and can’t be removed for exchange. The power button is on the front besides the screen while the menu button is on the top edge side of the device.

Unlike the Huawei E5786, the Netgear Aircard 800s is configured with a touchscreen, where users can do simple setting through the screen. Like other Netgear 4G Pocket WiFi routers, Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s also has two TS-9 connectors for 4G external antennas. However, the back cover of Aircard 800s could be removed for changing the battery and inserting the SIM card, but there is no SD card slot for storage sharing. The Optus AC800S has a USB 3.0 interface.

 

Specs and features

From the appearance, we can’t see much difference between the two mobile hotspots. The main difference is on the touchscreen. Then let’s have a look at the Huawei E5786 specs and Optus WiFi modem 800S specs for more details comparison:

Model Netgear Aircard 800S Huawei E5786s-63a
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B28, B40 B1, B3, B7, B8, B28, B40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Optus AC800s External Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 2930 mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm 106.00 x 66.00 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC800S Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features 3 band CA 2 band CA
Reviews Netgear Aircard 800s review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 199.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

The specs table above shows the Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s is more advanced based on Qualcomm chipset and the support of LTE Category 9, which could achieve download speed to 450Mbps and upload speed to 100Mbps. With the 3 band Carrier Aggregation, removable battery and touchscreen, Aircard 800s seems better than Huawei 4G LTE E5786 MiFi. And they both support similar LTE Frequency bands. What’s more, the price of Aircard 800s is same as Huawei E5786 price. So if you would buy one 4G mobile hotspot from the two, Netgear Aircard 810s is recommended with higher configuration and better experience.