Netgear Aircard 810s VS Huawei E5787 MiFi

Netgear 4G mobile routers are very well-known worldwide due to the stable performance and practical functions, and it’s always leading the development direction of the 4G LTE mobile broadband. If you know the Netgear Aircard 790s, you may know it’s the world’s first LTE mobile hotspot with a touchscreen. Now the upgraded model Aircard 810s becomes the best seller for LTE-A networks. As the aggressive competitor, Huawei follows the steps of Netgear. Huawei released its first LTE mobile router with a touchscreen: Huawei E5787 (also named Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch). And now the market proves the Huawei E5787 also becomes the best seller of Huawei LTE hotspot with a touchscreen. Someone may ask: What’s the difference between Huawei E5787 and Netgear Aircard 810s? Which one is better? You will find one answer in this article.

Huawei E5787 VS Netgear Aircard 810s Appearance and Interface

The Huawei E5787 and Netgear Aircard 810s both have a touchscreen in the middle of the front. Netgear aircard 810 has a Home button and Back button at the side of the screen. However, the Huawei E5787 doesn’t have the button. Only Huawei logo is below the screen. They have the same features on the appearance: the power button is at the top edge side of the router, on the opposite side, two TS-9 connectors for external antennas are available, and they both have USB 3.0 interface. The difference is the Huawei E5787 antenna connectors located together while the Aircard 810s antenna connectors are located separately, the USB 3.0 interface is in the middle of the two connectors.

The battery of Netgear AC810s and Huawei E5787 could be removed for exchange, and they both use Micro SIM card. However, they both don’t have the slot for Micro SD storage card. Huawei E5787 has a special design: one corner of the body has a port to tie a rope so that you can hold the rope to keep the Huawei E5787 device.


Netgear AC810S VS Huawei E5787 Specs and Variant models

From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the design of the Huawei E5787 and Aircard 810s is very similar, especially when they are both in black color. The Huawei E5787 has other colors available in the market, such as Glod, White, Brown etc… Like other Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspots, Huawei E5787 also has many variant models: Huawei E5787s-33a, Huawei E5787Ph-67a, and Huawei E5787Ph-92a. Similarly, the Aircard 810s has two variant models: one for Telstra and the other for Europe. Then let’s review the Huawei E5787 specs and Aircard 810s specs for more comparison:

Model Huawei E5787 Netgear Aircard 810s
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.11
Chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X12
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41
* Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41
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 810s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 3000mAh 2930 mAh
Dimensions 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5787 Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Telstra 4GX Advanced III Manual
Other features 2 band CA 3 band CA
Reviews Huawei E5787 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review
Price 299.00USD 229.00USD


From the specs, we can see the Aircard 810s is more advanced than the Huawei E5787 because the Netgear 810S could support maximum downloads speed up to 600mbps while the E5787 support peak downlink speed to 300Mbps. The Aircard 810s can achieve twice faster speed than that of E5787. It’s probably because of the Qualcomm chipset with more advanced technologies. And Netgear Aircard 810s supports more WiFi users to 15 while Huawei E5787 4G+ supports only 10 users. However, the Huawei E5787 has more variant models, which means the sub-models could work well with more LTE network providers. The unlocked version would travel globally freely.


The amazing thing is that the more advanced mobile hotspot Netgear Aircard 810s has a better price than that of Huawei E5787. With more powerful function and better price, if you would buy a 4G pocket WiFi router for global use, the Aircard 810s would be the better option than Huawei E5787.