What’s the Difference between Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro E6878-370 and E6878-870?

Recently, Huawei official released two 5G mobile WiFi router to the public. The two Huawei 5G portable WiFi routers have the name “Huawei 5G mobile WiFi” and “Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro”. And the specific model numbers for them are Huawei E6878-870 and E6878-370. If you had seen the pictures of two router 5G huawei, you may find they are very similar in appearance. However, they do have some difference. Then what’s the difference between the Huawei 5G mobile WiFi (E6878-870) and Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro(E6878-370)? You may find the answer in following content.

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 VS E6878-370

Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro E6878-370 VS E6878-870 Appearance

At the first glance of the two Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Router, they look very similar at the color, display, body size and even the logo location. But after further checking on details, you may find the difference. Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro is thicker and it has an USB output port, which is because Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro has larger battery pack and it can charge other devices. The 5G logo on the front are located at different places. The SIM card slot cap on Huawei E6878-370(Mobile WiFi Pro) is longer than that on E6878-870.

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 VS E6878-370

 

Huawei 5G MiFi E6878-370 VS E6878-870 Specifications

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Router Specifications Comparison
Name Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro
Model E6878-870 E6878-370
Product type 5G Mobile Hotspot 5G Mobile Hotspot
Chipset Balong 5000 Balong 5000
5G Network Mode NSA/SA NSA/SA
Data rates DL 1.65Gbps/UL 250Mbps DL 1.65Gbps/UL 250Mbps
Supported 5G/4G LTE frequency bands — 5G NR Band: N41, N77, N78, N79
— 4G LTE Band: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, 28, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42
— 5G NR Band: N41, N77, N78, N79
— 4G LTE Band: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, 28, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42
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 20 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No No
App management Huawei Smart Home APP Huawei Smart Home APP
SIM type NANO SIM NANO SIM
Battery Non-removable, 4000 mAh Non-removable, 8000 mAh
SuperCharge 18W QuickCharge – 40W Super charge
– 22.5W Wired Super Charge other devices
– 15W Wireless Super Charge other devices
Dimensions 148mm×72mm×12mm 148mm×72mm×18mm
Interface Port – 1 x Type-C port
– 1 x SIM card slot(for Nano-SIM card)
– 1 x Type-A port
– 1 x Type-C port
– 1 x SIM card slot(for Nano-SIM card)
Datasheet download Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Datasheet Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro Datasheet
User Manual Huawei 5G mobile WiFi User Manual Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro User Manual
Other features wireless network connection, WiFi connection, WiFi encryption, menu UI, WebUI, SMS, firewall, Pin protection, MAC filter, VPN penetration, IPv6/IPv4, HOTA update  wireless network connection(5G/4G), WiFi connection, WiFi encryption, menu UI, WebUI, SMS, power bank, firewall, Pin protection, MAC filter, VPN penetration, IPv6/IPv4, HOTA update
Firmware download Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Firmware Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro Firmware
Drivers Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Driver Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro Driver
Reviews Huawei 5G mobile WiFi E6878-870 Review Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro E6878-370 Review
Price/USD 599.00USD 699.00USD

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 VS E6878-370

 

Summary

From the table above, we can see the core specifications of Huawei E6878-370 and E6878-870 are very similar. They both support dual-mode 5G networks NSA and SA based on 7nm Balong 5000 chipset. And the 4G networks are backward compatible. They can both work on same 5G & 4G frequency bands. You can also enjoy almost same 5G speeds when using the two 5G mobile WiFi hotspots. However, there are some differences which also decide why the Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro is more powerful:

 

  1. Huawei E6878-370 (5G Mobile WiFi Pro) has a larger battery of 8000mAh, which is double of E6878-870. The large battery makes Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Pro(E6878-370) working for longer time and it can charge other devices. However, the larger battery makes it thicker.
  2. So Huawei E6878-370 (5G Mobile WiFi Pro) has a USB output port to connect other devices for wired charging.
  3. What’s more, Huawei E6878-370 (5G Mobile WiFi Pro) can provide supercharge for other devices wirelessly.
  4. Huawei E6878-370 (5G Mobile WiFi Pro) itself support 40W supercharge which makes it get full power in much shorter time.
  5. Not only Huawei E6878-370 (5G Mobile WiFi Pro) provides cell phone gaming model and broadcasting mode (Huawei E6878-870 has the two working modes), but also it can provide AI high-speed railway working mode, which let the WiFi hotspot automatically search and connect with the nearest cell tower so that users can get fastest possible speeds when the railway is going at high speeds on the way.

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 VS E6878-370

 

Based on these differences, the Huawei 5G mobile WiFi Pro E6878-370 price is higher than that of E6878-870. So if you are looking for a 5G mobile WiFi hotspot, you may check which one is preferred.

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 VS E6878-370

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 Review

A few months ago, Huawei released the newest 5G portable WiFi router in China and huawei online store starts to sell this new mobile 5G hotspot. We got the new Huawei 5G Pocket WiFi yesterday and let’s have a close look at the new 5G gadget.

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 Package

The Huawei 5G mobile WiFi hotspot is packed in a white box, which is similar to many Huawei devices such as Huawei 4G WiFi router, WiFi extender. Since it’s released for China market, the language in the box is Chinese, so as the user manual. In our test, there are two languages available in the web UI. On the front, the Huawei 5G mobile WiFi image is printed in white color with black face.

On the side label, it tells the product type: 5G wireless data terminal and model number: E6878-870. And the network standard, network entrance number, color, IMEI & S/N numbers are included.

 

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 Appearance

The Huawei E6878-870 is in white and black color as showed below. On the front, there is a small LED screen which will show the connection status and other parameters. Unlike the predecessor model Huawei E5788u-96a, the Huawei 5G WiFi router can’t operate the setting through the display. The Huawei and 5G logos are on the front black. The power button and SIM card slot is at the edge side. Between them, there is a switch button, where user and press to switch the menus on the display to do simple settings. On the back, there is a small label showing the IMEI number and S/N number.

If you are unfamiliar with this new 5G pocket WiFi, you may thought it’s a new cell phone at first glance. The size of Huawei E6878 5G MiFi is much bigger than the predecessors, and it weights much like the Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100. The USB port is Type 3.0. There is no connector for external antenna. And it also has the Ethernet port like the Huawei E5885 Mobile WiFi hotspot.

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 Operation

Press the power on, the display of Huawei 5G portable router E6878 will show the slogan: welcome to 5G. It will also tell users to log in the 192.168.8.1 in a browser to configure the Huawei 5G mobile router. However, the default language is Chinese. To switch to Engligh, users need to log in the 192.168.8.1 in a browser. At the right head of the web page, there are two languages optional. You can select English as preferred language. Then you can follow the guide to setup the Huawei mobile 5G router.

 

As mentioned before, users can setup the Huawei 5G pocket WiFi router through the power button and switch button at the edge side. When the Huawei E6878 MiFi working, press the power button, it will show the menu. The switch button is the function of Next and the power button is the function of Confirm.

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi E6878-870 Price

Since the Huawei E6878 5G mobile WiFi Hotspot is new and recently available, the price is not cheap now. But we suppose the price would be down from 2020 when more and more competitors’ 5G mobile router will be available.

 

 

We will take further test in following days and we will share our test report later.

Huawei Launched New 5G Mobile WiFi Hotspot at MWC2019

It’s obvious that the Huawei Mate X is the main role at the Barcelona event MWC2019. With the Mate X, Huawei also presented some 5G gadgets such as Huawei 5G CPE Pro and Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Hotspot. Although they are not very spectacular, the useful line of innovations naturally attracts intentions at the event.

HUAWEI 5G Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Specifications

 

According to Huawei, the Huawei 5G Mobile Pocket Wi-Fi router has built a Balong 5000 chipset platform modem, the maximum data rate can reach 4.6 Gbit/s, which is very faster than current 4G speeds. The new 5G device supports sixth-generation Wi-Fi networks (ax), with the use of which the speed of data exchange within the network reaches 4.8 Gbit/s. Due to this, a file of 1 GB can be downloaded in just 3 seconds, that is, almost instantly.

With the support of Wi-Fi 6 (ax) HiLink technology, owners of the new Huawei 5G portable WiFi router can communicate with multiple devices within the network any data as much as four times as fast as using Wi-Fi 5 (ac). The Huawei 5G WiFi Hotspot router has a large battery pack of 8000 mAh, and it provides about 7 hours of operation in the 5G network at the highest speed. When using networks 3G and 4G LTE, this figure is increased by 2 – 3 times.

 

Huawei 5G Pocket WiFi Battery

 

The Huawei 5G Mobile Wi-Fi Portable Router supports Qi’s fast charging technology and can also be used as a stationary access point – for this you need to connect the charger via a USB Type-C connector. Also, the manufacturer would provide the antenna connectors in the Huawei 5G pocket WiFi and also introduced a touch screen that allows you to control routers with different capabilities without having to enter the “admin” via a third-party device.

 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi Router Availability and Price

Since Huawei mobile WiFi hotspots are always popular in thousands of users worldwide, the latest Huawei 5G WiFi router would be no doubt a selling star. However, Huawei didn’t tell when they would be available. We predict it would be available around June, 2019. And the price would not be cheap because the 5G network construction over the world is still on the way. But we would keep updating the news of this new 5G WiFi router.