Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS Huawei E5788 Mobile Wi-Fi Prime

As the industry’s first 1Gbps 4G LTE portable router, Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router is powered by Qualcomm’s X16 LTE modem with 4×4 MIMO. It causes heightened concerns for many Gadgets lovers. Now, Huawei releases another 1Gbps Mobile Wi-Fi, Huawei E5788 Mobile WiFi Prime, which is carried with Qualcomm MDM9250 chipest with LTE Cat16 standard, with the best LTE capability 4x4MIMO,4CC(Carrier aggregation) and 256QAM. Both are the 1Gbps device, is there any difference? Sure, look at the following details.
Huawei E5788 is in the style of slim ID design with the dimensions of 129*65*13.5mm. And there are also two colors for choosing, blue and golden. It is easy to take around you. For the Nighthawk M1, it is with 105.5 × 105.5 × 20.35 mm, it is in bigger size than the E5788 with a 2.4″ display. It is equipped with 1 GE Ethernet port, 2 ×TS-9 connectors and one MicroSD slot.

Both of the Huawei E5788 and Nighthawk M1 are equipped with 2.4 inch screen. However, the screen of the Huawei E5788 is colorful and touchable. It simplify the operation much easier, by pressing the icons on the screen, you could do the quick setup, Wi-Fi settings, SMS and more settings in few seconds. The 2.4” display of the M1 lets you monitor its performance/data usage easily with such information shown on the screen.

Huawei E5788u MiFi supports Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11 b/g/n/ac and up to 32 devices. The NFC technology used by the E5788, allows users connect the Wi-Fi directly with zero configuration. For the Netgear MR1100, it also support 2×2 802.11 b/g/n/ac, but only with 20 maximum users at one time.
Network Bands
The first available version for E5788 is Huawei E5788u-96a, it supports:
– 4*4MIMO:B1/B3/B4/B7/B38/B40/B41/B42
– 4*4MIMO+2CC/4*4MIMO+3CC
– 4CC/3CC/2CC/UL 2CC
– LTE: B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B19/B20/B28/B38/B40/B41/B42
– UMTS: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8 GSM:4Bands
– It has LTE 6 antennas (2 for 3400-3600MHz)
And for M1, it supports:
– LTE/4GX Band 1/3/7/8/28 (700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)
– 3G 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
– It has LTE 4 antennas.
The E5788u-96a supports more LTE bands than M1, it would be used for many countries and carriers.
The battery for M1 is removable with 5040 mAh. And you could use it to content to share its power with others via the integrated USB port. For the E5788, it has a built-in battery with 3000mAh. However, it has the “Smart Supply” Bluetooth data transmit and wake up function, which save 40% power compared to WiFi connection, and extend device working and standby time.

Take a look at the comparison from the table below.

Size 105.5×105.5×20.35 mm 129*65*13.5mm
Fashion ID design
LTE Cat16, 1Gbps DL
4-band CA, 4×4 MIMO
700~2600 MHz
LTE 4 antennas
Cat16, 1Gbps DL
4-band CA, 4×4 MIMO
700~3600 MHz
LTE 6 antennas (2 for 3400-3600MHz)
chipset QualcommMDM9x50 QualcommMDM9250
WiFi Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11 b/g/n/ac
up to 20 devices
Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11 b/g/n/ac
up to 32 devices (TBD)
battery 5040 mAh(removable) 3000mAh
“Smart Supply”and Bluetooth data transmit /wake up
External interface 1 GE Ethernet2 ×TS-9 connectors
NFC, WiFizeroconfiguration
Bluetooth 4.0
screen 2.4inch display 2.4inch touch
APP support support

For more details about the Huawei E5788, please view the Huawei E5788 review.
For more details about the Huawei E5788, please view the Netgear M1 MR1100 review.

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