Huawei E5885Ls-93a VS Netgear AC800s

As one of the top networking equipment vendor, Netgear had presented many 4G WiFi routers to the public such as the well-known Nighthawk M1, Aircard 810s, Aircard 815s(also known as AT&T Unite Explore) and now a new mobile WiFi router Aircard 800s is available for Australian network provider Optus and it got a new name Optus 4G WiFi modem 800S. The aggressive Chinese competitor Huawei also follows the steps to present new wireless router even though it has many 4G pocket WiFi router available for various network providers such as Huawei E5788, E5787, E5786, E5770, etc…Now the Huawei E5885 is available. Somebody may have the question: What’s the difference between the Netgear Aircard 800s and Huawei E5885? Which one is better to buy for global travel? You may find the answers in this article.

Aircard 800s VS Huawei E5885 Appearance and Interface

If you are familiar with other Netgear mobile hotspot routers, you may know the Netgear 4G mobile hotspots are in very similar design, so as the Netgear Aircard 800s. There is a touchscreen on the front, at the side of the display, there are a Home button and Back button for operation. The Optus logo is also at the side of the screen. The power button is on the top edge side while on the opposite side, there is the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external LTE antennas. The connector type is TS-9 and covered by two small caps. The back cover could be opened and the battery is removable for exchange and inserting the SIM card.

 

Unlike most of other Huawei Mobile WiFi 4G, the Huawei E5885 has different features. On the front, there is a small LED screen to show the internet connection status, but it’s not a touchscreen. The Huawei logo is below the screen. The power button and WPS button are on the top edge side. Between the two buttons, there is a small cap, open it, you will see the Ethernet port(RJ45) and two USB ports(Input and output). There is no connector for an external antenna. The back cover could be opened, but the battery is built-in and non-removable. The SIM card slot and Micro SD storage card slot are available. And Huawei E5885 is thicker than Aircard 800s.

 

Huawei E5885 VS Netgear AC800S Specs and Features

 

From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the Netgear AC800S is a traditional 4G pocket WiFi router while the Huawei E5885 is a mobile hotspot with Ethernet port. Then let’s have a comparison of the specs of Huawei E5885 and Netgear Aircard 800s:

Model Huawei E5885Ls-93a Netgear AC800S
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9
Chipset Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Qualcomm MDM9240
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
B1, B3, B7, B28, B40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 32 users 15 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Netgear AC800s External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 2930 mAh
Dimensions  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm
Ethernet Port On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No
Datasheet download Huawei E5885 Datasheet Netgear AC800S Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual
Other features Power bank, CA, NFC 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5885 Firmware Netgear AC800S Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5885 driver Netgear AC800S driver
Reviews Huawei E5885 Review Netgear AC800s review
Price 279.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear Aircard 800s(Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s) is more advanced technology, it supports LTE cat.9 and can achieve download speed up to 450Mbps while the Huawei E5885Ls-93s supports LTE Cat.6 and achieve download speed up to 300mbps. They are configured with a different chipset. The Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s supports less LTE frequency bands than that of Huawei E5885LS-93a, so Huawei E5885ls-93 would support more LTE network providers worldwide. Huawei Mobile WiFi E5885 supports 32 wireless users while Netgear AC800S supports only 15 users. However, there is no external antenna connector in Huawei E5885, which is not good for users who will go the areas with weak signal.

 

The Huawei E5885 large battery pack is really good, the capacity of 6400mAh makes it work like a mobile power bank to charge other devices. And the RJ45 Ethernet port is for both LAN and WAN, which is very useful for travel. From the specs comparison, we can conclude that the Optus 800s would provide faster surfing speed with advanced technology. However, the Huawei E5885 powerful and practical functions are also attractive and friendly for users. If you just need to get faster speed, the Netgear 800 is recommended and the price is attractive. But if you want a powerful pocket WiFi with multi-functions, the Huawei E5885 would be no doubt better to consider.

 

Netgear Aircard 800s VS Aircard 815S

Netgear 4G Aircard provides a series of 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspots for worldwide network providers and more and more new LTE advanced Pro hotspots will be available as time goes. Netgear AC815 was introduced to the product range for US network provider AT&T and gets a new name AT&T Unite Explore. It’s available around two years earlier than the latest Netgear AC800, which was introduced to the Australian market for the network provider Optus and got a new name Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s. Somebody may ask: what’s the difference between Netgear AC815S and AC800S? Which one is better between AT&T Unite Explore and Optus AC800S? In this article, you may find the answer.

Netgear AC800S VS AC815S Appearance and Interfaces

Someone may be unfamiliar with the Netgear AC815s, but if you get it in hand, you will be attracted by its special design. As the world’s first rugged 4G mobile hotspot, the AT&T Unite Explore 815s is the best mobile router for outdoor use. Of course, it’s also good to use for indoor use. Like the predecessor Aircard 810s, the touchscreen is in the middle of the front body with the ATT logo on the left side, and home & back buttons are at the right side of the screen. The Optus AC800S also has the similar feature, on the front, the home button and back button are on the right side. The Optus logo is at the corner.

 

Like other Netgear LTE Hotspots, the AT&T Unite Explore(815s) and Optus 4G WiFi modem(800s) both have two connectors for external LTE antenna, which is in TS-9 type and at the same position of the body. Between the two connectors, they both have the standard USB 3.0 interface. The back cover and battery of the two Netgear hotspots could be removed and the SIM card slot is below the battery. They both use Micro SIM card size, but no slot of Micro SD card for data sharing.

AT&T Unite Explore VS Optus 4G WiFi Modem Specifications

From the appearance, we can’t see the real difference between the two routers, except the special rugged design of Aircard 815S. To know more, we have to check the AT&T Unite Explore Specs and Optus AC800S Specs. In the table below, we list the specs and features for reference:

 

Model Netgear Aircard 815s Netgear Aircard 800S
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.9 LTE Cat.9
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240 Qualcomm MDM9240
Data rates DL 450Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30 B1, B3, B7, B28, B40
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users 15 users 15 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna AT&T Unite Explore Antenna Aircard 800s External Antenna
App management Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 4340 mAh 2930 mAh
Dimensions 113.5 x 71 x 20 mm 110 x 68 x 16.1 mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Netgear AC815S Datasheet Netgear AC800S Datasheet
User Manual AT&T Unite Explore Manual Optus 4G modem 800S Manual
Other features 3 band CA 3 band CA
Reviews AT&T unite explore review Netgear Aircard 800s review
Price 349.00USD 199.00USD

 

Summary

From the specs table, we can see the AT&T Unite Explore 815S and Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s are both LTE Cat.9 mobile hotspot which could support peak download speed to 450Mbps. With same Qualcomm chipset, they could both support maximum WiFi-enabled devices up to 15 users. The main difference is that they are presented for different network providers, so the supported LTE frequency bands are different. The unlocked Aircard 815s is mainly for American areas while the unlocked Aircard 800s is mainly for Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. And the rugged Aircard 815s has a more powerful battery, much larger than Aircard 800s. So if you would buy the Netgear AC815s or AC800S, firstly, you would check whether the device is compatible with your provider’s network; if they are OK for your SIM card, then you need check which one you prefer. For outdoor use, the Aircard 815 seems better, but if you care about the price, the Netgear AC800S would be also good to consider.

Netgear Aircard 800s (Optus 4G Wi-Fi Modem) Review

As Netgear’s first LTE category 9 mobile hotspot, Aircard 800s has improved configuration for LTE Advanced networks. Netgear Aircard 800s was already available for Australian network provider Optus and named it as Optus 4G WiFi Modem AC800S. With the support of LTE Cat.9 and 3 band carrier aggregation technology, Netgear AC800S could achieve download speed to 450mbps and upload speed to 50mbps, which is triple faster than that of LTE Cat.4 mobile hotspots. The AC800S Netgear could provide LTE Advanced connectivity, swift application response times, reliable connectivity and a better overall user experience for buffering data-heavy programs such as multimedia and video files.

User-friendly Touch Screen

Netgear AC800S modem is not only fast for wireless internet connection but also extremely user-friendly. Like its predecessor Netgear Aircard 810s, Aircard 800s modem has a simplified touch screen, where users can see the important information about the internet, such as the signal strength, network provider name, battery status, data consumed, WiFi SSID and password, WiFi connected user quantity, SMS, and settings etc.. The most important is that user can do simple settings through the touch screen like operating a smartphone. The Netgear Aircard 800s is well positioned to offer you a superior mobile broadband experience like never before.

Below are the features and characteristics for Netgear AC800S for reference:

 

Features and characteristics of Netgear Aircard 800S
Manufacturer and type Netgear AC800S
Chipset Qualcomm Cortex-A7
LTE category LTE Cat.9
Download rate up to 450 Mbit/s
Upload rate up to 50 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands 700 (B28), 1800 (B3), 2100 (B1), 2300 (B40), 2600 (B7)
Downwards compatible with GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
Support 3G Bands 900/2100 MHz
Support for LTE-Advanced Yes
MIMO Support Yes, 2×2 MIMO
SIM Type Micro-SIM (3FF)
Connection for external antenna Yes, two TS-9 connectors(Buy Netgear AC800S Antenna)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN Ports No
WLAN Standards 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz)
5 GHz WLAN Support Yes
Multiple SSID/Guest WiFi Support Yes
Encryption WPS/WPA/WPA2
WLAN Hotspot Function Support maximum up to 15 users
Telephone
With integrated telephone system no
Connector for ISDN telephones no
Connection for analog telephones no
DECT no
integrator answering machine no
Others
IPv6 Dual Stack No
Battery Capacity 2930 mAh, Up to 11 hours of continuous usage
Battery Removable Yes
Battery Standby time 260 hours (typical)
Dimension 110 (L) x 68 (W) x 16.1 (H) mm
Weight 82 g (without battery), 132 g (with battery)
USB USB 3.0 compliant charging cable
Memory Card Expansion No
Release Apr 2017
Price 199.00USD for unlocked version
available at »Optus and www.4gltemall.com
File Download
Quick start guide » Download Netgear Aircard 800s spec(PDF)
Detailed manual » Download Netgear AC800s manual(PDF)

 

LTE Category 9 Modem

The Netgear 800S is designed to support LTE advanced network with LTE Category 9 and CA technology, which could support peak download speed to 450mbps. As a WiFi hotspot, Aircard 800 could support maximum 11 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. However, for many users, the carrier deployed networks have not reached LTE advanced. So Netgear Aircard 800s is a future-proof mobile router.

WLAN Standard 802.11ac with dual band

Netgear AC800S would increase network performance and reduce interference with 802.11ac and Dual-Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi. What’s more, it could support multiple SSID and guest WiFi function, which is usually available for high-level LTE mobile hotspots. In addition, the WPN (WiFi Protected Setup) feature is available.

 

Other features

The Aircard 800 modem has a removable battery of 2930mAh, which could keep working for 11 hours and standby time could last for 260 hours. The battery can make Netgear 800s work like a power bank to charge other electric devices, which Netgear call it “Jump Boost” function. With the device, the Jump Boost cable is provided. Like other Netgear 4G mobile routers, Aircard 800s also has two connectors(TS-9 type) for a 4G external antenna.

 

Summary

Netgear Aircard 800s is a high-level mobile 4g router with the support of LTE advanced network to get fast speed connection on WLAN 802.11ac dual bands. The large battery could keep itself working for a long time and charge other terminals. The dual connectors for the external antenna are also very useful features for the people located at weak signal areas. The Netgear AC800s price is not expensive comparing with same level LTE-A mobile hotspots. If you want to buy an LTE-A mobile hotspot with good price, the Netgear AC800S is a good one to consider.

 

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