Since Huawei 4G pocket WiFi router had been a great success in many countries, TP-link followed the steps of Huawei and also presented many 4G WiFi pocket routers. Though they are not as well-known as Huawei pocket WiFi routers, they have similar functions to provide reliable performance like TP-link WiFi routers. TP-Link M7450 is one of the 4G+ Cat6 routers. Some customers asked what the difference is between the TP-Link M7450 and Huawei E5885, and which one is better to buy. Today, we will compare the two pocket WiFi routers and see which one is better.
Huawei E5885 VS TP-Link M7450 Specifications
To know the detail functions of Huawei E5885 and TP-Link M7450, let’s have a look at the Huawei E5885 specifications comparison with TP-link M7450 Specs in the table below:
|Model||TP-Link M7450||Huawei E5885Ls-93a|
|Product type||LTE Mobile Hotspot||LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port|
|Category||LTE Cat.6||LTE Cat.6|
|Chipset||Qualcomm||Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset|
|Data rates||DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps||DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps|
|Supported 4G LTE frequency bands||B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41||* FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20
* TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41
|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||32 users|
|MIMO||2 x 2 MIMO||2 X 2 MIMO|
|Connector for external antenna||No connector||No connector|
|App management||tpMiFi APP||Huawei Hilink APP 3.0|
|SIM type||Micro SIM||Micro SIM|
|Battery||Removable, 3000 mAh||Non-removable, 6400mAh|
|Dimensions||112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm||112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm|
|Ethernet Port||No||On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45)|
|Datasheet download||TP-link M7450 Datasheet||Huawei E5885 Datasheet|
|User Manual||TP-link M7450 User Manual||Huawei E5885 Manual|
|Other features||2 band CA||Power bank, CA, NFC|
|Firmware download||TP-link M7450 Firmware||Huawei E5885 Firmware|
|Drivers||TP-link M7450 driver||Huawei E5885 driver|
|Reviews||TP-link M7450 review||Huawei E5885 Review|
From the spec table, we can see the Huawei E5885 and TP-link M7450 are both LTE Cat6 mobile WiFi hotspot which could achieve peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. They both provide WiFi 802ac on dual-bands and support up to 32 wireless devices with 2 x 2 MIMO technology. But there are many obvious differences to note:
- LTE Frequency Bands
Huawei E5885 and TP-link M7450 both support FDD-LTE & TDD-LTE networks, but TP-link M7450 supports mainly the frequency bands popular in Asia and Europe. Huawei E5885 supports LTE band 4, which is widely deployed in American areas, so Huawei E5885 could not only work well in Aisa and European countries, it can also work well in American countries.
Like other TP-link LTE mobile WiFi, he TP-link M7450 battery is removable and has the capacity of 3000mAh, while the Huawei E5885 has a battery pack of 6400mAh and the battery is non-removable. The large battery of Huawei E5885 makes it work like a power bank to charge other devices, which is a very useful function. With the large battery, Huawei E5885 is a little bit thicker than common 4G pocket WiFi routers.
TP-link M7450 has only a Mini USB port for charge, but Huawei E5885 has not only the Mini USB port to charge and the USB 2.0 port to charge other devices, but also one Ethernet port for both LAN & WAN, which is also a practical function if user travel to places where only Ethernet connection is available.
The TP-link M7450 price is a little bit more expensive than Huawei E5885 price, but not too much. But we don’t think the TP-link M7450 is worth this price, on this price, you can consider the higher level pocket WiFi Netgear Aircard 810s.
In conclusion, we think the Huawei E5885 is more powerful and practical for users. And we recommend Huawei E5885 if you would buy one pocket WiFi router from the two.