As the successor to Huawei E5786 LTE hotspot, Huawei presented a new Huawei E5787 mobile hotspot. Perhaps following the steps of Netgear Aircard 810s, Huawei makes the new LTE gadgets more smart than ever. The most obvious feature different from Huawei E5786 is that the Huawei E5787s has a touch screen, where user can do simple setting for the wireless network.
We get the Huawei E5787 in black color and the model number is E5787s-33a. The body of the new pocket WiFi is made of plastic but hand feel is good. On the top side, it’s the power button and it’s cool. The front 2.4 inch color touch screen is really selling point. This feature can be found on other Huawei mobile WiFi hotspots. This should be Huawei’s first LTE hotspot with color touchscreen. At the other side, it’s the USB port for charging. And two connectors for external antenna are covered by a cap. At the edge side, there is a place for lifting rope.
The back cover of the Huawei E5787s-33a could be opened for inserting the SIM card and battery. The battery of Huawei E5787 could be removed for exchange. The SIM card slot has a slider, user need to move the slider to open the cover and put SIM card in. Beside the SIM card slot, there is a label showing some information about the device:
Huawei Mobile WiFi E5787
WiFi Key: 41018956
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Made in China
Beside the label in the device body, there is a reset button in red color, which is to reset the Huawei E5787 to factory default if necessary. From the features and appearance, we can see the huawei E5787s-33a is very similar to Netgear Aircard 790s.
After plug in the SIM card and power on the Huawei E5787, we can see the Huawei E5787 would automatically detect the SIM card’s network provider and showed it on the screen. We didn’t do anything to setup and it would provide WiFi network. Simultaneously, the WLAN signal and connected WiFi users and battery status are also showed. The touch screen also indicates “Slide to open”, after slide, user can do some simple settings on the screen. If you want to do some advanced settings, you could log into the web interface 192.168.8.1 or user Huawei Hilink APP. You can scan the QR code on the package box to download the Huawei Hilink APP or download from Google Play or Apple Store.
In our test, the Huawei E5787 provided fast internet connection, but we didn’t reach the peak download speed of 300mbps. And the advanced settings are very practical. The battery capacity of 3000mAh can maintain more than one day full time use. And it has the function to charge other electronic devices. According to official sayings, up to 10 wireless users could connect with the Huawei E5787 for surfing. These technical features make it useful and we recommend it for those who usually need long time fast surfing and data plan.
Huawei E5787 4G+ is a new mobile LTE Hotspot which has been released last year and now it’s available for many network providers in Asia and Europe. This is the successor to the popular Huawei E5786 from the year 2014. As the predecessor, the E5786 modem supports up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink (LTE category 6), technically speaking, not much has changed. The new Huawei E5787 has the large touch screen on the front, with which the hotspot is particularly easy to use. In the test, you will see the detail features of the Huawei E5787 and the specifications.
The Huawei E5787 4g+ MiFi is available in black and white. The device is slightly smaller than the predecessor Huawei E5786 and works overall quite inconspicuous. The large touchscreen display is visible on the front, but an LED indication is not available. At the top of the hotspot is the power button, there is a micro-USB port as well as two TS-9 antenna connectors. In addition to the power supply and USB charging cable, it also includes a small hand loop in the package, which can be attached to the router.
The first impression is quite good. After inserting the SIM card as well as the battery (nano-SIM cards with adapter on MicroSIM work safely) you have to start the Huawei E5787 over a long press on the power button. If you do not use a completely exotic provider, the LTE Hotspot configures itself completely automatically and after entering the SIM PIN you are already online.
The Huawei E5787 is sold worldwide in several variants, which support different frequency ranges. The Huawei E5787s-33a is available in Europe and is compatible with all frequency bands that are important in Europe but can also be used on other continents. Unfortunately, with the chipset has not changed in comparison to the predecessor, there is still “only” LTE Cat6 with 300 MBit/s. Many smartphones such as the Huawei P10 or the Samsung Galaxy S8 are already offered at least 600 MBit/s in the downlink with a higher-level chipset, and the Netgear AirCard 810 touch screen hotspot is also providing faster service.
Manufacturer & Model:
LTE / 4G (Cat6) | UMTS / 3G GSM / 2G
* LTE: 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
* UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100
* GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
* LTE: 300Mbps down, 50Mbit/s up
* UMTS: 42.2 Mbit/s down, 5.76 Mbps up (when using DC-HSPA+)
* GSM: 236 kbps (when using EDGE)
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
802.11a/b/g/n/ac to 867 Mbps 2 × 2 MIMO | 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Firmware version: 21.312.11.00.00
* 2 x external antenna connector (type TS-9)
* Touchscreen 2.4 inch
* Replaceable battery 3,000 mAh
* MicroUSB connector
Operation & Touchscreen
The E5787 is Huawei’s first mobile WLAN router with touch-screen operation. The display is 2.4 inches in size and provides a color display. The plastic cover over the display reflects quite strongly and the display quality of the display is not comparable to that of current smartphones, but much worse. You can recognize all the contents well, but when you look at the display, it is somewhat brighter. But the response of the screen is good, and usually one seldom uses the display at an LTE Hotspot.
The speed of the software and the response speed of the touchscreen could be convincing. Huawei offers a much better experience in the E5787 hotspot than Netgear AirCard 790 or AirCard 810 Hotspot. Also, the software is quite appealing, without losing the functionality from the eye.
On the start screen, all important functions are displayed by default. This includes a large time display including the date as well as the status bar Information about the reception, WLAN and battery. Access to further functions or the settings is obtained by unlocking the E5787 with a “Swipe” to the left. In the main menu, there are the 6 menu items “Connection Wizard”, “Energy Saving Mode”, “SSID and Password”, “SMS”, “Settings” and “Info”.
In addition to the touchscreen operation, a web interface is also available, which can be accessed via the IP address 192.168.8.1. In addition, the Huawei HiLink app is also available for iOS and Android, with which a configuration is also possible.
LTE up to 300 MBit/s
Theoretically, the Huawei E5787 with its LTE Cat6 modem reaches speeds of up to 300 MBit/s in the downlink. For this purpose, the hotspot bundles two frequency bands by carrier aggregation technology provided that the mobile radio network also makes this technology available. In the test, speed tests were carried out with SIM cards from Vodafone and Telekom, but only in the frequency range around 800 megahertz, in particular, to be able to test the reception and the speed in remote areas. The Huawei E5787 made a good figure here, especially in comparison with various smartphones, reception is often better and the data rates were slightly higher. In case of doubt, an external antenna can also be connected for the purpose of improving the reception; the necessary two TS-9 connectors are hidden under a side cover. If you need the Huawei E5787 external antenna, you may try this one: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html
WLAN without Extender
Devices can be connected to the Internet either via the USB port or via WLAN. The cable connection worked in the test without problems, but most users will probably use WLAN. The maximum speed over WLAN is 867 Mbps, up to 10 devices can be connected at the same time. The Huawei E5787 supports both the frequency range around 2.4 GHz as well as the 5 GHz, the simultaneous use in the dual-band mode is unfortunately not possible. In the test, there were no problems with the WLAN. It is nice that the WLAN access data are no longer displayed in the display like on some previous Huawei hotspots, but are only displayed on demand, so as the important settings such as WLAN SSID, WLAN password.
A major disadvantage of the Huawei E5787 compared to many other LTE hotspots: a so-called WLAN extender or WLAN repeater is missing. The predecessor E5786 had still integrated the function, with which one can use an existing WLAN network as Internet access, but in the E5787, Huawei disabled the function for unknown reasons. It’s really a pity.
Battery & Other
The battery of the Huawei E5787 has a capacity of 3.000 mAh. The battery can easily be replaced by the user, which is an advantage compared to the predecessor model Huawei E5786. So you can buy a second battery or in the case of a battery defect, quickly replace it even outside the warranty period. In continuous test operation with an average of 3 WLAN devices connected simultaneously to 2.4 GHz, the runtime was around 10 hours.
The E5787 4G Hotspot offers the possibility to also be used as an external battery (“Powerbank”), which can charge an empty smartphone with power off. For a full charge, it should not be enough with most current smartphones, so the Powerbank function is, therefore, more suitable for the emergency.
The Huawei E5787 is a very good LTE hotspot. The touch screen operation was well implemented and the software was designed appealing. The modem performance was good in the test and the maximum speed of 300 MBit/s should be sufficient for most users, but it is disappointing that Huawei “only” installed an LTE Cat6 modem and the E5787 has no great technical improvement. Also some practical functions are missing: the simultaneous spark on 2.4 and 5 Gigahertz is not supported and support of a maximum of 10 devices at the same time in comparison with the competition also somewhat obsolete. Nevertheless: if one can ignore the few criticism points, the Huawei E5787 a very good mobile LTE hotspot to recommend.
The company “Huawei” in Saudi Arabia has launched through its agent a new mobile device – E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch (LTE Cat6 Hotspot), which offers advanced features for the connections to the Internet on the go from anywhere and at any time, and it provides the highest speed downloading and reliability possible connection. The connection speed is faster, almost double than the third generation communications technology. Huawei E5787 allows downloading high-definition movies in half a minute and speeds of up to 300 megabits per second based on the LTE-advanced CAT6 technology.
Huawei E5787 Basic Features
Huawei Mobile WiFi Touch E5787 features a unique design; the experts relied on curved surfaces and low thickness, as well as the use of distinctive inscriptions and variations in the materials used, while maintaining the granulated users play button. The device uses a metal frame in the middle rear area, with the use of reinforced aluminum in the Play button. There is a 2.4 inches touch screen which will help user to operate the setting and see important connection information. Actually, other vendors already use this feature in their devices, such Netgear Aircard 790s and Aircard 782s.
Huawei E5787 is the world’s first device with HiSilicon LTE processor used Cat6 HPM Cortex A9 manufacturing 28-nanometer technology, which offers high performance levels and higher speeds communication, in addition to the low heat emitted and smoother interaction with the E5787, which is convenient for those who wish to surf Internet and play electronic games with others online, as well as watch the video. Huawei E5787 MiFi offers high accuracy without interruption, which also proves the high quality of the new chipset.
Huawei E5787 Operation
The operation of Huawei E5787 hotspot could be done through the colored glass touch screen, which contains the area light up periodically to indicate the status of the connection to the Internet at a glance, and without having to run the screen. Some features can be adjusted for displaying messages received from the telecommunications company, and modify WiFi network to be “local private” or “public for all” with the presentation of the names of all those connected devices to the network. Users can also modify the display language, and setup the amount of data consumption considering to the maximum data plan of the user, and edit password for using the device, and other options.
What’s more, up to 10 people can connect to the Internet through the E5787 using the wireless network, as well as an additional user can connect via the “USB” port. Huawei E5787 mobile hotspot also provides a slot for flash memory cards. Other devices could share the data via the E5787 in the “Micro SD”card. By the way, the Huawei E5787 router works with Mini SIM card. With the strong battery, Huawei E5787 can keep working for almost 12 hours, and the standby time could be 600 hours.
The Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi Touch uses a mobile screen with a diameter of 2.4 inches to modify options and display the data, with the ability to download data at speeds of up to 300 megabits per second. The device can work for 12 hours of continuous use or 600 hoursthanks to the built-in battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh per hour. The Huawei E5787 supports networks “Wi-Fi” technologies a, c, b, g and n and dual-band 2.4 & 5 GHz, with the support of the fourth-generation communications networks. The E5787 supports WEP encryption and WPA and WPA2 data protection technologies, with a thickness of only 7.5 mm, and a weight of 155 grams, and is available in white, golden and black colors. We can conclude the Huawei E5787 is more user friendly than its predecessor Huawei E5786, which is already the best seller of 4G portable router in 2016.