Difference between Huawei E5788 and Netgear Nighthawk M1

Till the November 2017, Netgear Nighthawk M1 was always the fastest 4G LTE Pocket WiFi in the market. With the support of download speed of 1Gigabit per second and 150Mbps for upload, Netgear Nighthawk M1 is very popular in the users who are looking for high-speed terminals to work with LTE advanced Pro networks. With the release of a new 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Huawei E5788, Netgear Nighthawk M1 has a challenging competitor.

Huawei E5 mobile hotspots are always the most popular wireless routers all over the world. Now the most advanced Huawei E5788 comes with Huawei advanced LTE technology. Today we will have a look at what the new LTE hotspot bring to us and what’s the difference between the two Gigabit LTE mobile routers.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei E5788 Appearance and interfaces

If you already have known the Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot router, you may know the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is in a square shape with LAN port. The Huawei E5788 doesn’t have the LAN port, it seems to be upgraded from the Huawei E5786 LTE cat6 mobile hotspot. Huawei E5788 has a 2.4-inch color touchscreen to show the information about the connection in square shape while Netgear Nighthawk M1 has also same size screen but in round shape. The power button of Netgear Nighthawk M1 is to switch the menu.

The SIM card slot of Huawei E5788 is at the side of the device while the Nighthawk M1 design the SIM card slot in the inner part under the battery, which is similar to the predecessor Netgear Aircard 810s. They both have two TS-9 connectors for external 4G LTE antenna in case of use in weak signal areas.

 

Huawei E5788 VS MR1100 Battery

The Huawei E5788 has a built-in battery of 3000mAh while the Netgear Nighthawk M1 has a removable battery of 5040mAh. What’s more, the Nighthawk M1 can charge other electric devices on the large battery. Whether the Huawei E5788 has the same function is not mentioned by the official sayings.

Huawei E5788 VS Nighthawk M1 Technical Specifications

We summarize the main technical features of the two high-level LTE mobile routers as below:

 

Model Huawei E5788u-96a Netgear Nighthawk M1
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.16
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9250 Qualcomm MDM9x50
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 1Gbps/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 M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28
AT&T Nighthawk M1: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
Hong Kong Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
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 20 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 3000mAh Removable, 5040 mAh
Dimensions 129 x 65 x 13.5mm 105.5  x 105.5  x 20.35 mm
Ethernet Port No On port for LAN port(RJ-45)
Datasheet download Huawei E5788 Datahseet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual
Other features 4CC CA 4 band CA, JumpBoost
Firmware download Huawei E5788 Firmware Nighthawk M1 Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5788 Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver
Reviews Huawei E5788 Review Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review
Price 499.00USD 459.00USD

Summary

From the technical specifications, we can see the two Gigabit LTE routers have very similar functions. The supported LTE frequency bands are different for various LTE networks in different areas. Here now, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is available in the market and has gained a very good reputation. The Huawei E5788u-96a(first released model) is now available at https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e5788-gigabit-lte-cat-16-mobile-hotspot.html. But who will be the winner, the market will tell.