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TP-Link M7650 VS Huawei E5788

More and more network carriers worldwide are upgrading their LTE networks to LTE advanced or LTE-A pro. To enjoy fast internet speed and better surfing experience, customers are demanding the latest LTE advanced or LTE Advanced Pro devices so as to get possible fastest speeds. TP-link M7650 mobile WiFi and Huawei E5788 mobile WiFi hotspot are two latest new LTE hotspots for global users. But what’s the difference between Huawei E5788 and TP-link M7650, many people may don’t quite know. We will compare the TP-link M7650 with Huawei E5788 from the aspects of appearance, interfaces, specs, prices and other features. You will get the answer which LTE MiFi is better to buy.




TP-link M7650 VS Huawei E5788 Appearance and Interfaces  


If you had read the review for TP-link M7650, you may know the appearance feature of M7650. It has a display on the front, but as a TP-link LTE advanced mobile WiFi, it’s a pity that it’s not a touch screen. The home button and power button are at the two sides of the display. There are also no connectors for external LTE antennas. In other similar 4G LTE mobile WiFi hotspots such as Netgear Aircard 810s and Huawei E5787, the touch screen and two antenna connectors are the basic configurations. The back cover of TP-link M7650 Mobile WiFi could be opened and the battery is removable.




As the latest Huawei LTE pocket WiFi, Huawei E5788 has a touch screen, where users can see the connection status and do simple settings. The Huawei logo is at the side of the display. The power button is at the top edge side while the opposite side locates the USB 4.0 Port. However, the Huawei E5788 also doesn’t configure the antenna connectors. Unlike TP-link M7650, Huawei E5788 battery is built-in and non-removable. The SIM card slot is at the side of the USB port, not below the back cover. From the appearance, we can see the two high-end LTE mobile WiFi hotspot both don’t have the connector for the external antenna. However, the Huawei E5788 has a touch screen, which seems to be more user-friendly.




  Huawei E5788 VS TP-link M7650 Specs and Features


The appearance may not tell the core difference of the Huawei MiFi VS TP-link MiFi. Then let’s have a comparison of TP-link M7650 specs and Huawei E5788 specs, and other features that matter the applications of TP-link VS Huawei MiFi.



Model TP-Link M7650 Huawei E5788u-96a
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.11 LTE Cat.16
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9240 Qualcomm MDM9250
Data rates DL 600Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41 * FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42
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 4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No No connector
Buy Antenna No N/A
App management tpMiFi APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 3000 mAh Non-removable, 3000mAh
Dimensions 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm 129 x 65 x 13.5mm
Ethernet Port No No
Datasheet download TP-link M7650 Datasheet Huawei E5788 Datasheet
User Manual TP-link M7650 User Manual Huawei E5788 Manual
Other features 3 band CA 4CC CA
Firmware download TP-link M7650 Firmware Huawei E5788 Firmware
Drivers TP-link M7650 driver Huawei E5788 Driver
Reviews TP-link M7650 review Huawei E5788 Review
Price 469.00USD 499.00USD






From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5788 is technically more advanced than TP-link M7650. Huawei Mobile WiFi E5788 hotspot could support LTE Cat.16 and capable of download speed up to 1Gigabit/s while the TP-Link M7650 is capable of LTE Cat.11 and could achieve download speed to 600Mbps. They both don’t have variant models now. Huawei E5788 supports 4 X 4 MIMO and 4CC CA LTE technologies. However, they both don’t have the external antenna connectors, which are very common in LTE advanced mobile WiFi hotspots. They are both configured with 3000mAh battery, but TP-link M7650 battery is removable while the Huawei E5788 is non-removable. And the two mobile hotspots both could be managed via an APP, which could be downloaded from Google Play or Apple store and installed in a smartphone.



As TP-link and Huawei most advanced 4G WiFi Router, the TP-link M7650 price and Huawei E5788 price are not cheap now. However, comparing with the similar LTE pocket WiFi hotspot Netgear AC810S, TP-link M7650 price is a little bit expensive (See Netgear AC810 VS TP-link M7650). Huawei E5788 price is also not cheap, but on the advanced feature, it’s worth the price. If you want a lower price, you have to wait for the price down.  


Difference between TP-Link M7450 and Huawei E5787 and E5786

Huawei and TP-link are two important network equipment vendor for worldwide network carriers and end-users. They provided similar wireless products, so it's unavoidable they compete with each other, especially on specific Wireless devices. Since more and more demand on LTE Advanced mobile devices, Huawei and TP-link both presented their LTE advanced mobile WIFI hotspot for worldwide users.




Huawei had supplied Huawei E5786 to the market a couple of years ago, and last year, the upgraded model Huawei E5787 available. TP-link was always following Huawei steps and the similar model TP-link M7450 was just available around the end of 2017. If you are unfamiliar with Huawei and TP-link 4G LTE mobile WiFi, you may not know the difference between the TP-link M7450 and Huawei E5787 & E5786. We will compare the three mobile WiFi hotspots in this blog and see TP-link MiFi VS Huawei MiFi, and which one is better to buy.







TP-link M7450 VS Huawei E5787 and E5786 Appearance


We had compared the difference between Huawei E5787 and E5786 (if you want to know Huawei E5787 and E5787, check blog: Huawei E5787 VS Huawei E5786), and from the blog, you can get to know the appearance feature of Huawei E5787 and E5786. The TP-link M7450 is like Huawei E5786, on the front, there is a small display in the middle and at two sides of the screen, there is the Home button and power button. The back cover could be opened for exchange the battery or inserting the sim card, but the Huawei E5786 LTE battery is built-in and non-removable. The Huawei E5787 back cover could be opened and the battery is also removable. The E5787 has a touchscreen, but the other two both don’t have. There is only one USB port at the side of TP-link M7450 while the Huawei E5787 & E5786 both have two connectors for external antennas.




Huawei E5787 and E5786 VS TP-link M7450 Specifications



From the appearance, we can see the latest TP-link M7450 doesn’t have the connector for external antennas. Other features are very similar to Huawei E5786 except the battery. And Huawei E5787 touchscreen is also good to mention. Then let’s have a check the TP-link vs Huawei Pocket WiFi specifications with a comparison:  



Model TP-Link M7450 Huawei E5787 Huawei E5786
Product type LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot LTE Mobile Hotspot
Category LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6 LTE Cat.6
Chipset Qualcomm  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset (Cortex A9 Processor)  HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data rates DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40, B41 * Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20 * Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/28 * Huawei E5786s-32a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38 * Huawei E5786s-62a: Band 1/3/8/28 * Huawei E5786s-63a Band 1/3/7/8/28/40
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
Max support users 32 users 10 users 10 users
MIMO 2 x 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO 2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antenna No Two, TS-9 jacks Two, TS-9 jacks
Buy Antenna No Huawei E5787 external Antenna Huawei E5786 external Antenna
App management tpMiFi APP Huawei Hilink APP Huawei Hilink APP
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery Removable, 3000 mAh Removable, 3000mAh 3000mAh
Dimensions 112.5 x 66.5 x 16mm 109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm 106 x 66 x 15.90mm
Ethernet Port No No No
Datasheet download TP-link M7450 Datasheet Huawei E5787 Datasheet Huawei E5786 Datasheet
User Manual TP-link M7450 User Manual Huawei E5787 Manual Huawei E5786 Manual
Other features 2 band CA 2 band CA 2 band CA
Firmware download TP-link M7450 Firmware Huawei E5787 Firmware Huawei E5786 Firmware
Drivers TP-link M7450 driver Huawei E5787 drivers Huawei E5786 drivers
Reviews TP-link M7450 review Huawei E5787S Review Huawei E5786 Review
Price 289.00USD 269.00USD 179.00USD







From the specs table, we can see the TP-link VS Huawei routers are very similar technically. The three mobile WiFi hotspots all could support peak download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed up to 50Mbps with LTE Category 6. TP-link M7450 is based on Qualcomm chipset while two Huawei mobile WiFi are using Huawei own Hisilicon chipset. The two Huawei mobile WiFi both have variant models but TP-link M7450 has only one variant model, but TP-link M7450 could support maximum users up to 32 devices while Huawei E5787 and E5786 support only 10 wireless users. However, TP-link M7450 mobile WiFi doesn’t have the connector for external antennas, which is disappointing because the antenna connectors are very common in current 4G mobile WiFi hotspots. They all could be managed by APP which could be installed in the smartphone. Users can manage the mobile WiFi router through mobile phones.





In the three mobile hotspots, the Huawei E5787 Specifications seems to be more user-friendly because it has a touchscreen where users could manage and do simple settings for the mobile router. The two connectors also provide the possibility for connecting external antennas when the device is working in rural area of weak signal. But if you want the TP-link and Huawei router to support more users, the TP-link M7450 seems to be better.   Regarding the price, the latest TP-link M7450 price is not good as the old model Huawei E5786. And the newer model Huawei E5787 price is better than TP-link M7450. With more user-friendly feature, we recommend the Huawei E5787 4G mobile WiFi for you in good price and attractive features.


TP-Link M7450 LTE Advanced Mobile WiFi Review

As one of the telecommunication equipment suppliers from China, TP-link is well-known for its 4G WiFi router for home. Even though TP-link also presented a series of mobile WiFi hotspot routers, they are not well-known as the competitor Huawei Mobile WiFi routers. TP-link M7450 is a new 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, and many people may don’t its specs and features. Today we will have a review of TP-link M7450 and see what we can benefit from it.


TP-link M7450 Appearance and Package   
Like other TP-link 4g lte pocket WiFi hotspot, the TP-link M7450 mobile WiFi is very small and can be easily put in hand or pocket. On the front in the middle, there is a small 1.44-inch TFT display with a limited color palette, but it is readable even in the strong sun. The plastic used at the front is slightly reflective, but fortunately, it only occupies part of the surface of the device. The rest is pleasant to the touch, like a slight rubber, and yet smooth material. Besides the display, two buttons (power and home buttons) are located. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 3000 mAh. Under the battery, there are slots for a microSIM card and microSD card.  

TP-Link M7450 Technical Specs and Feature  
TP-Link M7450 is primarily a device for global use. It has a built-in LTE cat.6 modem with theoretical speeds of 300 Mbps for download and 50 Mbps for upload. We used the term "theoretical" because everything still depends on the operator’s mobile networks. TP-Link M7450 mobile WiFi supports multi-mode networks, include FDD-LTE (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20), TDD-LTE (B38/B40/B41), as well as DC-HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS and even EDGE/GPRS/GSM with frequencies: 850/900/1800/1900MHz.   
Naturally, TP-link M7450 has a WiFi access point operating in the 802.11a / b/g/n/ac standards. Thus, it is able to handle up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. The manufacturer declares the coverage of 20 dB for the 2.4 GHz band and 23 dB for 5 GHz. As an access point, it allows you to connect up to 32 devices, provided you use the 5 GHz band. Unfortunately, we did not have the possibility to check if the device really could connect with the number of devices connected to it. We had 6 devices (3 laptops, smartwatch, 2 telephones) and all were connected without a problem at the same time.   

TP-link M7450 Configuration   
The basic configuration of the TP-Link M7450 is very simple and the setup will guide you to basic settings. You can also rely completely on the manufacturer's settings, which are enough to operate. If you want to enter more detailed settings, you will do it in the same way as in most routers, ie by entering its IP address on the local network. The panel available is transparent and resembles those known from other TP-Link routers.   After installing the SIM card, it is independently detected by the M7450 hotspot and connects easily to the operator station. There is also no problem with the domestic roaming used by other network providers. TP-Link M7450 also has a micro USB port through which you can not only charge its battery but also you can connect the device to a computer. The installation does not cause the slightest difficulty. On Windows 10 it is immediately detected and no drivers need to be tightened. 

TP-link M7450 Battery 
The manufacturer declares that the TP-link M7450 is able to work on a 3000 mAh battery for 15 hours at full load. However, in real use, it depends on the network activity. What TP-Link gives is the result of a constant maximum load. And nobody will keep it working for 15 hours without any stop. In "normal" use, we tested it in writing texts in WordPress, browsing favorite websites or uploading photos, the result is clearly good. In this way, we used the device for three days, leaving it in standby mode for the night. It was only the third day of use that killed the battery in a small router. On the first day, he worked about 7 hours, the second about 11 hours, the third before he gave up his last electric breath, about 3.5 hours. So if you would take a business trip with TP-link M7450, you can actually forget about the charger.   

TP-link M7450 Software 
The manufacturer recommends TP-Link MiFi application for easier operation through a smartphone. This one is available for download from the Google Play store. If you do not want to look for it, you can scan the QR code on your device. The application itself is quite simple and friendly to use.   With its help, you gain access to information about the status of the device, the number of connected users, transfer statistics or shared microSD memory cards. With M7450, you can share the content of the memory card between users of the local network.   

The TP-link M7450 is good 4G portable WiFi router for daily use. It can provide fast internet speed and could share WiFi for up to 32 wireless devices. The battery could last for a long time working and it could be a good partner for a business trip. However, the TP-link M7450 price fluctuates in different stores. If you want to buy TP-link M7450 mobile WiFi, you can click here: