Since 4G LTE networks are more and more popular, people usually need one or more home WiFi router for the terminals at home to access the internet. Huawei had provided many wireless router models for home usage and many of the Huawei Home WiFi routers are very well-known by the users. The Huawei B310 router is one of them. A few months ago, Huawei presented a new 4G home WiFi router named Huawei B612. For those people who are looking for a home WiFi router, they may want to know what the difference is between the Huawei B612 and Huawei B310, and which one is better to buy. You may check below the images of the two routers and specs comparisons, in the summary, we will list the key difference between them for the reference.
Huawei B612 VS Huawei B310 Specifications
|Model||Huawei B612||Huawei B310|
|Product type||Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port||LTE WiFi Router|
|Category||LTE Cat.6||LTE Cat.4|
|Chipset||HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset||Hisilicon Balong|
|LTE Data rates||DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps||DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps|
|Supported 4G LTE frequency bands||Huawei B612s-25d: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43
Huawei B612s-51d: B2/B4/B5/B7/B41
|* Huawei B310s-927: B1/B3/B8/B40
* Huawei B310As-852: B3/B7/B8/B38/B39/B40/B41
* Huawei B310s-22: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
* Huawei B310s-518: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B28
|WLAN||802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz||802.11b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz|
|Max supported users||32 users||32 users|
|MIMO||4 x 4 MIMO||n/a|
|Antenna||Two, SMA-female jacks||Two, SMA-female jacks|
|Buy Antenna||Huawei B612 external antenna||Huawei B310 external antenna|
|App management||Huawei Hilink APP||Huawei Hilink APP|
|SIM Size||Micro SIM||Standard SIM|
|Dimensions||240 × 155 × 78 mm||181.0mm x 126.0mm x 70.0mm|
|Interfaces||* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
* One micro-SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port
|* 1 x power adapter port
* 3 x LAN port(RJ45)(Depends)
* 1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
* 1 x telephone port(RJ11)(depends)
* Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-J1.5)
* One SIM card slot
* 1 x USB 2.0 port(depends)
|Datasheet||Huawei B612 Datasheet(PDF)||Huawei B310 Datasheet(PDF)|
|User Manual||Huawei B612 User Manual(PDF)||Huawei B310 Manual(PDF)|
|Other features||Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,||Voice, DHCP, NAT, ARP, ICMP, DNS Relay, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, VPN passthrough, Firewall, URL filter, LAN IP filter, DMZ, UPnP, ALG, Port forwarding|
|Firmware download||Huawei B612 firmware||Huawei B310 firmware|
|Driver||Huawei B612 driver||Huawei B310 driver|
|Reviews||Huawei B612 Review||Huawei B310 Review|
From the specs table, we could see the Huawei B612 is more advanced than Huawei B310 router. The main difference between the Huawei B612 and B310 focus on below:
Huawei B612 could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat6 while Huawei B310 supports peak download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps based on LTE Cat4.
- Variant models
Huawei B612 Router has two variant models while Huawei B310 has more up to 4 variant models. They support different LTE frequency bands, users to check which frequency bands are available for their network providers and then select the right model to use.
- Wireless technology
Huawei B612 and B310 both support single mode 2.4GHz for WiFi, but Huawei B612 support 4 x 4 MIMO technology, which would improve the data transfer speeds.
Huawei B612 has the standard configuration for Huawei 4G routers, including 3 WAN ports, one WAN/LAN port, one telephone port, two connectors for external antennas, and one USB 2.0 port. However, in the Huawei B310 variant models, some of the interfaces may be missing on specific models. If you would buy Huawei B310, you may confirm how many WAN or LAN ports are available, whether there is telephone port in case you want to use some functions but no interface to support.
As the newer model and better technology, Huawei B612 price is higher than Huawei B310 price, but if you don’t have much requirements for the router, Huawei B310 is a budget router for home use.
Now you could make a decision of which router to buy between the Huawei B612 and B310 router.