When choose a proper LTE modem for daily or travel usage, Huawei product is always the brand come to our mind. However, you would be a little confused after you have do some searching. As there are so many models at Huawei and each model number are similar, like Huawei E3372, E8372, E2372 and more. Is there any difference between the Huawei E3372 and Huawei E8372 LTE Wingle? Let’s take a view of the following comparisons about Huawei E3372 VS. E8372.
Similarity 1 – LTE Cat4
HUAWEI E3372 is the newest LTE Cat 4 dongle after HUAWEI E3276 and E3272, and Huawei E8372 is the LTE Cat4 Wi-Fi dongle after E8278. Both of them could support download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed up to 50Mbps.
Similarity 2 – External Antenna Supporting
Both of the E3372 and E8372 have built-in antenna and two external antenna ports for signal boosting. The connectors are all TS9. If you are in rural valley or other space with weak signal receiving ability, inserting an 4G LTE external antenna would help you boost the signal strength and enjoy fast internet speed.
E3372 VS E8372 Difference 1 – Appearance
Huawei E3372, E8372 sized 88 mm x 28 mm x 11,5 mm and 94 mm x 30 mm x 14 respectively, both of them highlight as slim, compact, and user-friendly design sports flowing curves made with matte materials for a natural and comfortable feel. There is an obvious difference at the front side of the body. There is only 1 indicator at the E3372, and there are 3 indicators at the E8372 which to show the status of singal, Wi-Fi and message. You could get more info from the E8372 which makes the E8372 more easy-to-use.
E3372 VS E8372 Difference 2 – Wi-Fi
Huawei E3372 is only a 4G LTE dongle which cann’t broadcast Wi-Fi singnal. You can only use it by inserting to the computer or insert at LTE Wi-Fi routers like TP-link. However, E8372 is more powerful, it can broadcast Wi-Fi signal for 10 Wi-Fi users. What’s more, it can work as a car Wi-Fi which you could insert into a USB power adapter to make it to broadcast Wi-Fi. Good for travelling.
E3372 VS E8372 Difference 3 – Network Band
Compare with E3372 the E8372 has much more sub-models for different network frequency. For E8372, here are some main versions:
E8372h-153: LTE FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 3(1800 MHz)/Band 7(2600MHz)/Band 8(900MHz)/Band 20(800 MHz)
E8372h-927: FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 3(1800 MHz)/Band 8(900 MHz) and TDD Band 40(2300 MHz)
E8372h-510: FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 2(1900 MHz)/Band 4(AWS)/Band 5(850MHz)/Band 7(2600 MHz)/Band 28(700 MHz)
E8372h-511: FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 2(1900 MHz)/Band 4(AWS)/Band 5(850MHz)/Band 17(700 MHz)
E8372h-608: FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 3(1800 MHz)/Band 5(850MHz)/Band 7(2600 MHz)/Band 28(700 MHz)
E8372h-517: FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 2(1900 MHz)/Band 4(AWS)/Band 5(850MHz)/Band12 (700Mhz)/Band 17(700 MHz)
For E3372, here are only four versions right now:
E3372s-153 (E3372h-153:): Band 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)
E3372h-607: Band 1/3/7/8/28/40 (FDD 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz, TDD 2300 MHz )
E3372h-510: Band 1/2/4/5/7/28 (FDD 700/850/1700/1900/2100/2600 MHz )
Huawei E8372 supports more LTE bands which makes it more popular all over the world.
Conclusion: Huawei E3372 or E8372
For personal use, both of them are good. If the price are the same, choosing the E8372 would be better. If you want to choose one for using in American countries, E8372h-517 and E8372h-511 would be better cause they support the most LTE bands which are used by carriers. However, in some situations you only could choose E3372, such as using with some specified TP-Link LTE wireless router.