Huawei Prime E5878 4G Mobile Router

The Huawei Prime LTE Hotspot was presented last year by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. And the specific model number is E5878. It was first available for the network provider EE in United Kingdom. The Huawei Prime supports both UMTS/HSPA+ and LTE cat.4, and enables data rates of up to 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s upstream. Up to 10 users can connect to the device wirelessly. The wireless standards 802.11b/g/n are supported. The Huawei Prime is equipped with a built-in 1900 mAh battery, which could last up to eight hours in full operation or up to 380 hours in standby. The operation could be done via the free app “Mobile WiFi” from Huawei.

Huawei E5878 Prime


The Huawei Prime Mobile WiFi E5878 is the thinnest LTE hotspot with a thickness of 7.5 millimeters according to the manufacturer. The Huawei E5878 Prime provides connectivity for up to ten mobile devices. It supports LTE cat.4 and download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s. Two integrated antennas should allow a more stable connection but there is no connector for external antenna. Inside the LTE hotspots, it’s working on a HiSilicon A9 dual-core chipset. The integrated 1900 mAh battery keeps Huawei E5878 working up to eight hours in LTE mode or 380 hours in standby mode.



Aluminum body and micro-USB port

The aluminum body of the Huawei Prime E5878 has dimensions of 109.5 x 58 x 7.5 millimeters. Due to its size, it fits in a pocket and can therefore be easily carried. By applying a nano-molding technology, the device is to be particularly stable.


On the front panel, there is a 0.96-inch display, which indicates how many devices are currently connected to the Huawei E5878 Prime, the number of messages transmitted and the sent & received data amount. Using the ‘Huawei Mobile WiFi’ app then further information can be queried via the smartphone and functions are exercised. Another connection option is also offered through connection the micro-USB connector on the bottom of the LTE hotspots to a PC. Here over the battery of Huawei Prime can also be charged when connecting a PC.

Huawei-Prime-E5878-4G-Portable router

The Huawei Mobile WiFi E5878 Prime should be already commercially available in the colors black and white. Other color variations are also been found on specific market. If you want to know more information about Huawei Prime E5878 and buy this LTE hotspot, welcome to check .


Huawei E5878 Prime 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

A router looks like a smartphone, and it’s slim like an iPhone, Huawei has presented a new mobile hotspot Huawei Prime E5878 in its product range. The LTE cat4 seems to be the main stream now. Huawei new mobile hotspots all support LTE category 4 or higher LTE standard. So the Huawei Prime E5878 could support peak download speed to 150Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. And it could support up to ten devices wirelessly and can be controlled via an app.

Huawei E5878S-32 WITH PC

LTE features and characteristics of Huawei Prime E5878s-32

Manufacturer and type designation

Prime E5878s-32 Mobile WiFi Huawei

Download rate up

150 MBit/s

Upload rate up

50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

800 MHz / 1800 MHz / 2600 MHz

backward compatible with


Support of LTE-Advanced


MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna


LTE Category

LTE modem category 4 (CAT4)


HiSilicon | Cortex A9 dual-core

Wi-Fi standards

WLAN 802.11b/g/n (up to 300 Mbit/s)

Wireless Internet Hotspot function

yes – for up to 10 devices

Number of LAN ports



battery pack

1,900 mAh – not changeable (up to 8 hours surfing)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

58 x 110 x 7.5 mm at 80 g

USB standard


Memory card expansion



Since Q2 2015 trading

available at

»Available at retail

HUAWEI E5878 IN classic black

Technical Features

The Huawei Prime E5878s-32 Mobile WiFi, looks really like a iPhone 4 from the side. With only 7.5 millimeters extremely flat, it can be easily carried in your pocket. The body is integrated in a aluminum enclosure measuring approximately 6 x 11 centimeters. At its 1-inch OLED display, the router displays how many devices are currently connected to him and how much data they consume already – ie sent and received volume. In addition, it shows the received and sent SMS, the battery level, the signal strength and the network used are displayed.


The router has a 128MB of flash memory, as well as an equally large amounts of RAM. A micro SD slot for memory expansion does not exist. And there is a processor HiSilicon Cortex A9 with dual core.

huawei E5878 Front

LTE Cat4 Technology


Equipped with the matching micro-SIM card including data plan allows the Huawei E5878 LTE Prime compounds Category 4 with maximum download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s and uploads up to 50 Mbit/s. Here the 4G router is backwards compatible with 3G (HSPA+ up to 43 Mbit/s) as well as 2G and has two internal antennas (one on each side of the head of the device) for optimal connection. However, an external antenna can not be connected.


When you have WiFi with standard 802.11b/g/n, it usually takes on 2.4 GHz with up to 300 Mbit/s downstream to be connected. The wireless radio should be 100 meters, with up to ten devices can be connected to the wireless hotspot. The Prime E5878 can be adjusted through a smartphone or tablet.

Huawei E5878 SIM Design

Huawei Mobile WiFi App

When connected to a computer, it supports the operating systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. Firmware updates for the device to be supplied by the manufacturer online. Owners of Android smartphones can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, the Huawei Mobile WiFi app and simply connect your smartphone to the router by reading the bar code on the device. With the app, the router can also be controlled via the smart phone as well as further information is obtained.


Through the Micro-USB port, the battery can be charged. With an adapter cable available as an option, a USB-to-Ethernet connection is possible. Push button start, the hotspot is to be operational within 5 seconds. The battery gets to 1,900 mAh, and according to the manufacturer, it should last up to 8 hours of surfing or 380 hours in standby. The capacity would be not enough for surfing, especially since the battery is not replaceable.

huawei E5878 back


The Huawei prime E5878 is available since Q2 2015 at It’s a pity that the battery of the E5878 can’t changed and there is connector for external antenna. If you would like a mobile hotspot with replaceable battery and antenna connector, you may try other model such as Huawei E5372 or Huawei E5377.