Huawei Prime E5878 VS Huawei E5786 Mobile Hotspot

More and more Huawei 4G pocket Wifi hotspots are available in the market, some customers feel confused about the models. Now there are two new mobile hotspots, Huawei E5786 and Huawei Prime E5878. Some customers just know their name, but what’s the key difference between them? Any difference about the specifications? That’s the big concern.


Today, we will tell the real difference between the two models. From three aspects, we can see the difference.




From the first sight, we can see Huawei Prime E5878 is more like a mobile phone, not a pocket hotspot. Huawei E5786 looks like the predecessor Huawei E5776. The body of them are very slim size like a credit card, just for one hand. The thickness of Huawei E5878 is just 7.5 mm, we suppose it’s the thinnest 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot. Because Huawei E5786 has more power capacity of battery, it’s thicker than E5878. They both look cool, but we like Huawei E5878 more because the body feels good and it’s more like a iPhone. It would be perfect partner for Apple gadgets, such as iPhone, iPad.

Huawei E5878 has the power button on the body side while the power button of E5786 is on the front side besides the screen. The screen will help user know more details about the connected status, such as data used, WiFi password, network operator, battery status and connected user numbers etc…


Technical Specifications


This should be the key difference. Huawei Prime E5878 is a LTE Category 4 Hotspot supporting download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Huawei E5786 is much more powerful than E5878. E5786 can support download speed to 300Mbps, almost double of the speed from Huawei Prime E5878. What’s more, the upload speed of E5786 can reach 150Mbps, which also dominates the 4G mobile WiFi hotspots. They both support 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+ networks.


Both of them could support up to 11 wireless devices to access internet. But Huawei E5878 has only 1900mAh battery while Huawei E5786 has larger power capacity to 3000mAh, which makes it can be a power bank for smartphones or Pads. To make the devices work more stable, their batteries are irremovable and rechargeable.

SIM card slot


The Huawei Prime E5878 has a SIM slot like iPhone, and the SIM card is NANO Sim, the Huawei E5786 is still using the standard 6-pin SIM card and no SIM card slot.




They both have built-in antennas to strength the signal. But if you want to have better data connection, Huawei E5786 would be better because it has two external antenna connectors (TS-9 type), which can connect high-gain antenna. It’s a pity that Huawei Prime E5878 doesn’t has external antenna connector. For normal use at home or office, it will not influence the wireless connection. But in poor signal area, it would be a headache if data transfer in slow speed.



After our introduction, you may have a general idea for the Huawei Prime and Huawei E5786. If you want to experience the latest technology, Huawei E5786 would be a good option. But if you want to a cool pocket WiFi, Huawei Prime E5878 would be enough for use.


Huawei E5786 4G LTE Cat6 MiFi

Many people are using the most popular Huawei E5776 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot. It’s the world first LTE Category 4 MiFi that supports maximum download speed to 150Mbps. With the 4G LTE is more and more applied in our lives, Huawei is becoming one of the most well-known 4G Pocket router till now.




However, this is not the end. A few months ago, Huawei released a new generation mobile WiFi hotspot: Huawei E5786. This is the world’s first LTE Category 6 MiFi. With upgraded chipset and functions, Huawei E5786 will dominate the Cat6 terminals. Then what’re the main upgraded functions?


Before we introduce the details of Huawei E5786 and E5776, we should introduce some features and difference about LTE Category 6 and 4. The table below shows some main features of them for your reference:



3GPP release

User equipment category

Maximum L1 datarate downlink

Maximum number of DL MIMO layers

Maximum L1 datarate uplink

Release 8 Category 1 10.3 Mbit/s 1 5.2 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 2 51.0 Mbit/s 2 25.5 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 3 102.0 Mbit/s 2 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 4 150.8 Mbit/s 2 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 5 299.6 Mbit/s 4 75.4 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 6 301.5 Mbit/s 2 or 4 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 7 301.5 Mbit/s 2 or 4 102.0 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 8 2,998.6 Mbit/s 8 1,497.8 Mbit/s




From the table, we can see the LTE Cat6 could fulfill the peak link speed up to 300Mbps, almost the double of the LTE cat5. Now you may know the difference between Huawei E5786 and E5776. Under perfect network environment, Huawei E5786 could achieve the downstream up to 300Mbps.Based on current technology; this wireless connection speed is really amazing! That’s the top selling point of E5786.




So is there other difference between E5786 and E5776? With LED screen showing important information for the mobile WiFi, they both support maximum up to 10 wireless terminals to access internet based on huawei own brand chipset. There is no doubt that Huawei E5786 is with latest, better chipset than E5776, even the best Huawei chipset till now.





The size of E5786 is a little bit thicker than E5776, and they both have external connector. We believe Huawei E5786 will also have the various sub-models like E5776. But we haven’t gotten such information. The battery capacity of them are large enough for almost 6 or more working hours, Huawei E5786 battery is more powerful with better performance after optimization and chipset grade. We will keep update about the Huawei E5786, please keep follow if you are interested in this pocket WiFi.


Huawei E5786 VS ZTE Flare LTE Cat6 MiFi

Since more and more operators launched theor 4G LTE network, the end users could access the wireless network in high speed for suring. The new technology improves the quaility of our life in almost every aspect, however, when more and more industies apply this technology, the basic 4G network seems not enough for high data requirement. The lucky thing is that thechnology is developing to find better solution in our life: LTE-A technology is bound to provide higher data transmisson.


We had introduced many LTE category 4 or CAT 5 USB stick and WiFi router, they are born to support the wireless speed for 100 or 150 megabytes per scend. But the vendors didn’t stop here. At the beginning of 2014, two LTE category 6 mobile WiFi were presented to public. They are Huawei E5786 and ZTE flare.


Before we introduce the two new terminals, it is necessary to have a review about the LTE categories and their corresponding connection speed that could be achieved. Below table shows the data information for reference:




On the table, we can see the LTE category 6 can provide the support for 300mbit/s downlink speed, which is the double of current CAT5, and three times than CAT3. Huawei E5786 and ZTE Flare are the two new gadget to achieve this fantastic link speed.


So here comes a question, if my ISP provides the LTE Cat6 network, which one is better between the Huawei E5786 and ZTE Flare? To answer this question, we must first know their functions and difference, which will help us to make the right decision. Then what’s the main difference between them?


We can compare below the main features of them:

Model Number

Huawei E5786

ZTE Flare

Category Cat6 Cat6
Chipset HiSilicon Qualcomm Gobi 9×30
Network mode FDD/TDD
Maximum Speed (FDD) 300Mbps DL/50Mbps UL 300Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Maximum Speed (TDD) 224Mbps DL 224Mbps DL
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Maximum WiFi Connection Users



External Antenna Connector 2 TS-9 connectors 2 TS-9 connectors
Dimensions 106.0 x 66.0 x 15.9 mm unknown yet


From the table above, the features are very similar except the Chipset and supported WiFi users. Huawei E5786 is based Huawei own brand Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset while ZTE Flare is running on Qualcomm latest Gob 9×30 chipset. We can’t conclude which chipset is better, after we get the device, we will test the function. Theoretically, Qualcomm chipset is better than Huawei, which also decides the high cost of ZTE Flare. The second one is Huawei E5786 support maximum 10 WiFi users while ZTE Flare could support 32 wireless terminals via WiFi.


It seems ZTE Flare is more powerful than Huawei E5786, after we get the price quote, use will make a balance between them.


Huawei Presents LTE Cat6 MiFi E5786

As the world’s first mobile Wi-Fi hotspot (MiFi), Huawei E5786 with LTE-Advanced (category 6) was presented a few months ago. The Huawei E5786 allows downlink speeds of up to 300 megabits per second; of course, the wireless network must be equipped accordingly. A 3000 mAh powerful battery provides up to 10 hours of operating time, thanks to Wi-Fi 802.11ac, the full LTE Category 6 speed can make true on the terminal used. The Huawei E5786 is the direct successor of Huawei E5776, which came to Germany in early 2013 on the market.

The E5786 was a highlight of Huawei press conference at MWC 2014

LTE with up to 300 MBit/s
Huawei have introduced the E5786 as the world’s first device that supports LTE-Advanced with up to 300 megabits per second in the downlink. The device is based on the the carrier aggregation technology for wireless transmission, depending on the cell bandwidth said top speeds are possible. In Germany, however, Carrier aggregation cannot use everywhere, but mainly in areas with high data volumes. Also, the launch date is not yet known – the provider Telefonica O2 , Vodafone and German Telekom are testing it diligently.



The modem is made by Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. In addition to LTE, Huawei E5786 also supports both UMTS including DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink) and GSM/EDGE. A maximum of 10 devices can be connected wirelessly to the router via wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, an additional device is also connected via micro-USB. The (non-removable battery) has a capacity of 3000 mAh and should provide about 10 hours of running time.
Operation is via a web interface, as you already know it from other mobile Wi-Fi hotspots ago. Upon request, even other devices can be recharged via the Huawei E5786, if a suitable cable is available. Huawei calls this Reverse Charging technology.

Reverse Charging is one of the many features of Huawei E5786.

Other equipment and Hands-On
Under a cover of the Huawei E5786 side, there are two connectors for external antennas. Since the E5786 “only” 2 × 2 MIMO support, you also need only two terminals. Theoretically, the speed would be by 4 antennas, ie MIMO 4 × 4, again in need of improvement.


Although the back of the Huawei E5786 can remove, the battery is built-in installed. Under the cover, there is a slot for SIM cards and a slot for MicroSD memory cards. A menu button on the top allows the operation of simple functions such as the wireless repeater function, which is already known on Huawei E5372.


LTE Cat 6 with 300 MBit/s Available on Telekom from summer

The German Telekom plans the introduction of LTE-Advanced (category 6) at speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s from the summer of 2014. This information was announced at CeBIT, held in Hannover since Monday. The increased bandwidth would be realized mainly in cities and in places with high traffic. Technically, it is LTE Category 6, Telekom combined the frequency bands around 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz (carrier aggregation).

Telekom uses three frequency bands for LTE

The German Telekom has its LTE network currently being expanded to three frequency ranges. In the country, LTE800 was used in the frequency range around 800 MHz, the Telekom stand for 10 MHz bandwidth. The maximum speed is here around 70 MBit/s in downlink, in reality about 50-55 Mbit/s can be achieved.
On the other hand, in cities, small towns and larger villages expanded to LTE1800, here a 20 MHz wide spectrum is available, i.e. the maximum speed with LTE Category 4 is about 150 Mbit/s. The LTE1800 network is thus significantly more powerful than the LTE800 network. However, it also has a shorter range and this is even very useful in the city, then radio cells are not overloaded so big and so quickly.
Telekom also uses the frequency range around 2600 MHz. LTE2600 is mainly developed in the places where many people gather, such as airports, train stations or city centers. For example, in the subway at the Nuremberg or main station in Friedrichshafen. Also on LTE2600 up to 150 MBit/s are currently achievable in downlink, because there is a 20 MHz wide range available.

300 MBit/s with carrier aggregation
To achieve maximum downlink rate of 300 Mbit/s, two frequency bands of 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz, are combined and concentrated in the terminal to a 40 MHz wide channel. This is called carrier aggregation to German carrier bundling. Carrier aggregation is a part of LTE-Advanced and 300 Mbit/s is called LTE Category 6. Today’s devices can usually support only LTE Category 3 or Category 4, so for the new speeds in each case, new devices will be necessary to support the Carrier aggregation or Cat 6. The Huawei E5786 is a first LTE mobile hotspot presented for Cat 6, we had introduced this hotspot here.

The Huawei E5786 Hotspot is the first terminal for 300 Mbit/s LTE

The speed of 300 Mbit/s will be available according to Telekom from summer; exact details are not yet streamlined. But it is certain that the particular location must be supplied in any case simultaneously with LTE1800 and LTE2600.  Of course, Carrier Aggregation with LTE1800 and LTE800 would be possible, here are then up to 225 Mbit/s can be achieved, provided that both bands can be received.


Huawei E5786 – The Fastest LTE Cat6 Mobile WiFi for 300Mbps Downlink

In Barcelona Mobile World Congress 201, Huawei announced the world’s first LTE Cat6 mobile hotspot device Huawei E5786 to support maximum downlink rate of up to 300Mbps and also the industry’s first support for 802.11ac WiFi technology, allowing users to be able to get higher LTE downlink rate. It can also be better able to provide higher-speed transmission as WiFi hotspots to share terminals.

Huawei E5786 maximum downlink rate of up to 300Mbps, the maximum upstream rate up to 50Mbps

Huawei consumers BG CEO Yu Chengdong said: As a leader in mobile broadband and next-generation network service providers, Huawei has been committed to providing consumers a seamless experience to create end-to-end intelligent access network. Huawei have been released in 2012 the world’s first TDD multi-mode data card E392, and in 2013, released the first mobile hotspot support LTE Cat4 E5776, etc., which means Huawei has become a leader in mobile broadband terminal brand. As an industry-leading mobile hotspot, I believe Huawei E5786 provides high-speed, stable mobile network connection to gain better reputation which will further expand the market blueprint for Huawei mobile broadband terminal.

Huawei E5786 has 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band, dual antenna


Huawei E5786 supports downlink speeds of up to 300Mbps, while the uplink rate can reach 50Mbps. It means E5786 support large files and movies of a high-definition download to be completed within 30 seconds. In addition, Huawei E5786 use carrier aggregation and high-frequency technology to support 10 mobile broadband WiFi access, and is the first mobile hotspot to support WiFi 802.11ac 2 ×  2MIMO, while supporting 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band, dual antenna, to provide users with better internet access.

Huawei E5786 has 3000 mAh large capacity battery and can charge other mobile teminals

Standby capacity for mobile hotspot device is also important; Huawei E5786 is configured a 3000 mAh battery capacity with Huawei’s “Smart Power” power-saving patent technology to meet user long standby demand. According to the official introduction, it could support sustainable work in 10 hours on LTE networks, more than 500 hours standby, while Huawei E5786 also has the ability to support mobile phones, tablets and other mobile intelligent terminal for charging.

Huawei E5786 black version will be available in May 2014

Regarding the appearance, Huawei E5786 has a 106 × 66 × 15.9mm body size, so that one hand can easily grasp. In addition, Huawei E5786 performed on the user experience and interface optimized to support MicroUSB3.0 and 32 GB SDHC card, 5 seconds boot functions. Users can also run “Mobile WiFi” application on the phone or Huawei mobile intelligent terminals, to achieve access equipment, flow, amount to view the state of charge, and can also set the time for automatically disconnected under power saving mode. Huawei E5786 black version is expected available in May this year in the commercial market, such as Europe, Australia, Russia and the Middle East. Let’s keep follow!

Huawei Release 5 New Products in MWC

Huawei’s new conference held this afternoon released two new mobile phones, including the 7-inch tablet phone Mediapad X1, Ascend G6 smartphone.




Huawei Mediapad X1 officially released


One Week ago before the MWC, Huawei X1 was exposed and many people are interested in this new series phones. With the conference, veil of X device has also been gradually lifted, which is a 7-inch screen tablet cross-border mobile phone, and is the thinnest of 7.18 mm body in the same level of product.


Huawei X1 supports 4G network in both TDD/FDD formats, and can be backward compatible TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM network, built-in 5000mAh lithium battery, according to official information, the machine can play five online films and 8 local movies.


MWC debut Huawei G6


In addition to the glory of X1 and TalkBand, Huawei has released a cost-effective Ascend G6 flagship phone, the aircraft is based on the appearance of Ascend P6, and adjust configuration to make the screen size increased from 4.7 inches to 4.5 inches. With qHD shrunk level, equipped Quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 2000mAh lithium battery, the Ascend G6 is a budget smartphone.




Huawei wearable devices TalkBand


Among the many vendors to enter the smart worn equipment, Huawei will look on a Bluetooth headset, Huawei TalkBand equipped with 1.4 inches screen, combining functions of motion recording, sleep monitoring, intelligent alarm, reminder calls into one, which are very perfect for business people.



Published 8 tablet Huawei MediaPad M1 deposit


MediaPad M1 is an 8-inch tablet, the screen resolution is 800 * 1280, equipped with a rear camera 5 mega pixel and 10 mega pixel front camera combination, support for LTE Cat4, has a 4800mAH battery.


Huawei E5786 Wireless Router release

Huawei Wireless router E5786 is the world’s first mobile WiFi to support LTE Cat 6, the maximum downlink rate up to 300Mbps, upload speeds up to 50Mbp/s; support WiFi 802.11ac, while supporting 2.4G/5G dual-band with dual antenna. Use carrier aggregation and high-frequency technology, Huawei E5786 supports 10 mobile broadband WiFi access simultaneously; 3000mAh battery can make the product work in a sustainable LTE network for 10 hours, more than 500 hours standby; Huawei has reverse charging technology, which make HUAWEI E5786 can be used as portable mobile power, ready to charge mobile phones and other smart terminal equipments.