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17/08/2018

Huawei E5787 VS ZTE MF980

As Huawei and ZTE are two of the most important networking equipment manufacturers in China, they are always competing with each other in the global market. Huawei E5787 and ZTE MF980 are two latest new 4G LTE pocket WiFi in 2017. Some users may feel interested in the two mobile WiFi hotspots, but somebody may be unfamiliar with the two portable 4G routers and have questions: What's the difference between Huawei E5787 and ZTE MF970? Which one is better to buy? We will review the specs and features of the two mobile routers to get the answers.

 
    


Huawei E5787 ZTE MF980 UFi Appearance and Interfaces   


ZTE MF980 UFi was available earlier than Huawei E5787, it’s launched to Europe market. Like its predecessor ZTE MF970, it has a 1.44 TFT screen on the front and the ZTE and UFi are at the two side of the screen. On the top side, there is the Power and FUNC button to operate the settings. A small hole is at the side of the power button for Reset. Like other ZTE LTE UFi, On the opposite edge side, there are two connectors for an external LTE antenna, the connectors are located together covered by a small cap. The USB 3.0 port is in the middle, and the Micro SIM card slot is at the side of the USB port. The battery of ZTE MF980 is built-in, and the back cover can’t be opened.
 
 


Unlike the ZTE MF980, Huawei E5787 provides the better user experience. First, it has a 2.4 inch touchscreen to display internet connection status and a user can do settings through the screen like operating a smartphone. There is an only home button on the top edge side while the opposite side located the USB port and two connectors for antennas. The back cover of Huawei E5787 could be removed and different from its predecessor Huawei E5786, the battery could be removed for exchange. The SIM card slot is below the battery. 
 
 


ZTE MF980 UFi VS Huawei E5787 Specs and Features 

From the appearance, we can see the two mobile wifi have much difference in design. Then let’s have a look at the Huawei E5787 specs and ZTE MF980 Specs for a comparison:   


Model Huawei E5787 ZTE MF980 Ufi
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.9
Chipset  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor) Qualcomm Cortex-A7 1.2GHz
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20 * Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28 * FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5(26)/B7/B8/B20/B28/B32* TDD-LTE: B40(or B38 or B41)
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 10 users 32 users
MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna Huawei E5787 Antenna ZTE MF980 External antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP ZTELINK APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery 3000mAh 2200mAh
Dimensions 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm  122 * 65 * 10.6mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5787 Datasheet ZTE MF980 Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5787 Manual ZTE MF980 User Manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5787 Firmware ZTE MF980 Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5787 drivers ZTE MF980 Driver
Reviews Huawei E5787s-33a Review ZTE MF980 Review
Price 269.00USD 199.00USD
Buy Huawei E5787 Buy ZTE MF980 Buy


 
 
 
Summary From the specs table, we can see the ZTE MF980 is technically more advanced which could support LTE download speed up to 450Mbps on LTE Cat.9. The Huawei E5787 supports LTE download speed to 300Mbps on LTE Cat.6. However, the newer model Huawei E5787 is more user-friendly, it has the touchscreen for settings and the removable battery is a very good feature for users. And Huawei E5787 has a large battery capacity which provides longer working time. They both have two connectors for two TS-9 external antennas, so users can use the same antenna as the two mobile routers. Like other Huawei Mobile WiFi, Huawei E5787 has two variant models, which covers different LTE band combination and could be used in more areas with the unlocked E5787.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In our opinion, the Huawei E5787 is recommended for 4G LTE pocket WiFi with the good features for users. However, ZTE MF980 is also a good traditional mobile WiFi router. And the ZTE MF980 is attractive now. If you care about the price, ZTE MF980 is a good budget one to buy .

15/08/2018

AT&T Unite Pro VS MiFi Liberate

AT & T had presented many 4G mobile hotspots to the public for its data plan. The AT & T Unite Pro and the AT & T MiFi Liberate are two hot models. However, for those who are unfamiliar with AT & T products, they may not know the two mobile hotspots. If they want to buy a 4G mobile from the two routers from AT & T, they may ask: What's the difference between AT & T Unite Pro and Liberate? Which one is better to buy? We will review the specs of the two LTE routers to find the answers.

 

AT & T Unite Pro

AT & T Unite Pro VS Liberate Appearance

 

Made by Novatel Wireless, the MiFi Liberate is probably the most interesting-looking hotspot, whose shape is sort of like a folded paperback book—it's basically a flat rectangle with a big circular bump on the back. The AT&T Liberate is constructed from faintly patterned matte black plastic, along with shiny black plastic around the 2.8-inch display. There's a Power button on the top left, a microSD card slot on the bottom, and a SIM card slot on the back that's accessible when you remove the battery. The capacitive 2.8-inch color TFT LCD features 400-by-240-pixel resolution.

 

AT & T Unite Pro

 

 

 

The AT&T Unite Pro was available much later than MiFi Liberate, and Unite Pro comes from Netgear model Aircard 781s. Like other Netgear 4G LTE Routers, the Unite Pro has a touchscreen with a data usage meter, and the Home and back buttons are at the side of the screen. The power buttons are on the top edge side while the opposite side located the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external antennas. The back cover can be opened to insert the SIM card and the battery is removable for batter exchange.

 

ATT MiFi Liberate

 

 

AT&T MiFi Liberate VS Unite Pro Specs

Model AT&T Unite Pro 781S AT&T MiFi Liberate
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.4 LTE Cat.3
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9225 Qualcomm
Data rates DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 100Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B2, B4, B5, B17 B2, B4, B5, B17
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Max support users 15 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO  
Connector for external antenna Two, TS-9 jacks NO
Buy Antenna AT&T Unite Pro External Antenna NO
App management Netgear Aircard APP  
SIM type Micro SIM Standard SIM
Battery Removable, 4020 mAh Removable, 2600 mAh
Dimensions 112 x 68 x 19mm 4.1 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download AT&T Unite Pro Datasheet AT&T MiFi Liberate Datasheet
User Manual AT&T Unite Pro User manual AT&T MiFi Liberate User manual
Firmware download ATT Unite Pro Firmware AT&T MiFi Liberate Firmware
Drivers ATT Unite Pro drivers AT&T MiFi Liberate drivers
Reviews AT&T Unite Pro review AT&T MiFi Liberate review
Price 269.00USD 129.00USD

 

Conclusion

 

From the specs table, we can see the Netgear Aircard 781s(AT&T Unite Pro) is more advanced than the MiFi Liberate. The AT&T Unite Pro support LTE cat.4and it could achieve download speed up to 150mbps. The WLAN feature is more advanced. The battery of Unite Pro is more powerful and there are two connectors for an external antenna. When the AT & T MiFi Liberate was presented the first time, it may be the most advanced, but now it's an old model and some technical features can not meet the requirements of end-users and the upgrading LTE networks. However, as a basic LTE mobile pocket WiFi, its price is very attractive now. If you just need a decent LTE hotspot, it could be considerable, but if you are concerned about LTE surfing speed and want more powerful features from a mobile hotspot, the AT & T Unite Pro should be considered.

 

Sourcing from https://www.4gltemall.com/blog/att-unite-pro-vs-mifi-liberate/

13/08/2018

Five Best Buy WiFi Router in 2018

Since information is more and more important in our daily lives, most people can’t live without the internet. So to have a WiFi router would be very important for internet access. Now that the LTE technologies evolve to LTE advanced Pro, we will recommend five best buy WiFi router in 2018. They are with the latest LTE technologies and can provide fast internet speed for users.   We recommend the five best buy WiFi routers mainly based on the below the concerns:

 

  1. Network frequency bands compatibility: the WiFi hotspot best buy must be compatible with the popular LTE frequency bands for global use. The more frequency bands supported by the WiFi router, the more network carriers the WiFi router could work with.
  2. Fast Internet connection speeds: the best buy MiFi must have the ability to provide fast wireless internet speed at last up to download speed up to 300mbps with carrier aggregation technology.
  3. Large battery pack for long-time use: the best buy mobile hotspot must have a large battery, which would provide long working time, it would be much better if the LTE WiFi routers could charge other devices such as smartphones, Pads or other terminals.
  4. Easy management for settings and data consumption: the WiFi router best buy must provide a user-friendly experience for networking settings and data consumption.
  5. Better to have Ethernet for WAN or LAN: sometimes, when the user travels to other countries and 4G SIM is not available, or the terminal doesn’t have the ability to connect via WiFi, the Ethernet port may be a good alternative for internet connection.

 

 

Below are the five best buy WiFi routers to recommend for 2018:  

 

Model Huawei E5788u-96a Specs Netgear Nighthawk M1 Specs Huawei E5885Ls-93a Specs Netgear Aircard 810s Specs AT&T Unite Explore 815S Specs
Product type 4G Mobile WiFi 4G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port 4G Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port 4G Mobile WiFi 4G Mobile WiFi
Product Image
Category LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.16 LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.11 LTE Cat.9
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9250 Qualcomm MDM9x50 Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 Qualcomm MDM9240
Data rates DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 600Mbps/UL 100Mbps DL 450Mbps/UL 100Mbps
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 -- Telstra Nighthawk: Band 1/3/7/8/28 -- AT&T Nighthawk:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66 * FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42 B1, B3, B7, B8, B28 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 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 20 users 32 users 15 users 15 users
MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 4 X 4 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No connector Two, TS-9 jacks No connector Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna N/A Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna N/A Aircard 810s External Antenna AT&T Unite Explore External Antenna
App management Huawei Hilink APP Netgear Aircard APP Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 Netgear Aircard APP Netgear Aircard APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Non-removable, 3000mAh Removable, 5040 mAh Non-removable, 6400mAh Removable, 2930 mAh Removable, 4340 mAh
Dimensions 129 x 65 x 13.5mm 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm  112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm 112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm
Ethernet Port No On port for LAN port(RJ-45) On port for WAN/LAN port(RJ-45) No No
Datasheet download Huawei E5788 Datasheet Netgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet Huawei E5885 Datasheet Netgear AC810S Datasheet AT&T Unite Explore 815s Datasheet
User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual Netgear Nighthawk M1 Manual Huawei E5885 Manual Telstra 4GX Advanced III Manual AT&T Unite Explore Manual
Other features 4CC CA 4 band CA, JumpBoost Power bank, CA, NFC 3 band CA 3 band CA
Firmware download Huawei E5788 Firmware Nighthawk M1 Firmware Huawei E5885 Firmware Aircard 810s Firmware ATT Unite Explore Firmware
Drivers Huawei E5788 Driver Nighthawk M1 Driver Huawei E5885 driver Aircard 810s driver ATT Unite Explore drivers
Reviews Huawei E5788 Review Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review Huawei E5885 Review Netgear Aircard 810s review AT&T unite explore review
Price 499.00USD 459.00USD 279.00USD 249.00USD 349.00USD
To Buy Buy Huawei E5788u-96a Netgear Nighthawk M1 Unlocked Buy Huawei E5885Ls-93a Buy Netgear AC810S Buy ATT Unite Explore Unlocked Buy

 

 

These WiFi router best buy are recommended for 2018. The Huawei E5788u-96a and Netgear Nighthawk M1 are the most advanced WiFi router for a pocket. The Nighthawk M1 has one Ethernet port for LAN. The Netgear AirCard 815S is in the rugged design for outdoor activities. Huawei E5885Ls-93a has an Ethernet port and has the large battery to charge other devices. For more details of each WiFi router, click the reviews for them. They are all best buy MiFi for 2018.