AT&T Unite Explore (815s) VS Nighthawk M1

As the top network provider in the USA, AT & T has presented 4G mobile broadband for LTE network connection. They are very popular with the end-users. However, for those who are unfamiliar with the 4G LTE Wireless routers , they may have trouble choosing the best LTE router for themselves. The AT & T Unite Explore and Nighthawk M1 are the two most popular LTE mobile hotspots. Someone may ask: what's the difference between AT & T Unite Explore and Nighthawk M1 ? Which one is better? We will review the features and specs of the mobile hotspots. You can get the answer from this article.


 



 


Netgear AC815 VS Nighthawk M1 MR1100 Appearance and Interfaces 


 


The AT&T Unite Explore comes from the manufacturer Netgear and the model number is Netgear Aircard 815s. The AT&T Nighthawk M1 also comes from the Netgear. The Aircard 815s AT&T was available in the market much earlier than the latest AT&T Nighthawk M1. If you had read some promotion post from AT&T, you may know the Aircard 815s is the world’s first rugged mobile hotspot, which is waterproof and dust-proof. Like other Netgear WiFi hotspot AT&T, Netgear Aircard 815s has a touch screen on the front and two buttons (Home and Back) at the side of the screen. The Nighthawk M1 is different this time, it has a round screen, but not touch screen. The power status and signal status are indicated by the LED indicators around the screen.


 



 


The AT&T Unite Explore logo is at the left side of the screen. Two connectors for external antennas are available at the edge side of the body. The Nighthawk M1 also has two connectors for external antennas, and they have the same connector type TS-9. The battery of Aircard 815s and Nighthawk M1 could be removed for exchange and they both use Micro SIM card size. They both have a USB3.0 interface. The unique feature of Netgear M1 is that it also has on Ethernet port for LAN and USB type-A for output. This feature should be highlighted because there are very few 4G mobile router with Ethernet port in the market.


 



 


ATT Unite Explore vs Nighthawk M1 Specs


 


From the appearance and interfaces, we can see the two AT&T 4G mobile hotspots are very different. The ATT Unite Explore special feature is the rugged design with a touchscreen. The Netgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T seems more powerful with Ethernet port and more interfaces. However, the Nighthawk M1 doesn’t configure a touchscreen. Let’s have a check the full specs of AT&T unite explore and Nighthawk M1.


 


 














































































































ModelNetgear Aircard 815sNetgear Nighthawk M1
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.9LTE Cat.16
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9240Qualcomm MDM9x50
Data ratesDL 450Mbps/UL 100MbpsDL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsB1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30  -- Telstra Nighthawk: Band 1/3/7/8/28 -- AT&T Nighthawk:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users15 users20 users
MIMO2 x 2 MIMO4 X 4 MIMO
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaAT&T Unite Explore AntennaAT&T Nighthawk M1 Antenna
App managementNetgear Aircard APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
Battery4340 mAh5040 mAh
Dimensions112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm105.5  x 105.5  x 20.35 mm
Ethernet PortNoOne Ethernet Port
Datasheet downloadAT&T Aircard 815s DatasheetAT&T Nighthawk M1 Datasheet
User ManualAT&T Unite Explore ManualAT&T Nighthawk M1 Manual
Other features3 band CA4 band CA
ReviewsAT&T unite explore reviewNetgear Nighthawk M1 AT&T Review
Price349.00USD459.00USD

 


 



 


Summary


 


From the table, we can see the Nighthawk M1 AT&T is more advanced with the support of LTE Category 16, which could achieve download speed to 1Gigabit/s. The AT&T Aircard 815s is an LTE Cat.9 hotspot supporting download speed up to 450Mbps. The AT&T Nighthawk supports more WiFi users up to 20 users while Aircard 815 supports 15 users. The Nighthawk M1 and AT&T Unite explore supports similar LTE frequency bands for ATT. However, the Nighthawk M1 has a variant model for Australian network provider Telstra, which works on difference LTE frequency bands.


 



 


What’s more, the Nighthawk M1 supports more LTE advanced Pro network technology such as 4 x 4 MIMO and 4 band carrier aggregation, which make the high-speed downlink possible. Since both of the AT&T mobile hotspots has the JumpBoost feature, which makes the Netgear hotspot work like a power bank to charge other devices. The Aircard 815 has a battery of 4340mAh capacity while the Nighthawk M1 has a battery of 5040mAh. So the AT&T Nighthawk M1is more powerful than the AT & T Unite Explore in almost all the aspects, which means the Nighthawk M1 would be much better than the older model Aircard 815s. If you are a price-sensitive buyer, the Netgear Aircard 815s seems good enough, but if you want a future-proof pocket hotspot, the Nighthawk M1 is no doubt the best one. By the way, there are unlocked AT & T Unite Explore and Unlocked Nighthawk AT & T M1 available on www.4gltemall.com online store. You can buy unlocked for global use.    

  1. 2018/06/22(金) 23:46:11|
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ATT Unite Explore AC815S VS Optus 4G WiFi AC800S

Netgear 4G Aircard provides a series of 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspots for worldwide network providers and more and more new LTE advanced Pro hotspots will be available as time goes. Netgear AC815 was introduced to the product range for US network provider AT&T and gets a new name AT&T Unite Explore. It’s available around two years earlier than the latest Netgear AC800, which was introduced to the Australian market for the network provider Optus and got a new name Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s. Somebody may ask: what’s the difference between Netgear AC815S and AC800S? Which one is better between AT&T Unite Explore and Optus AC800S? In this article, you may find the answer.


 



 


Netgear AC800S VS AC815S Appearance and Interfaces


 


Someone may be unfamiliar with the Netgear AC815s, but if you get it in hand, you will be attracted by its special design. As the world’s first rugged 4G mobile hotspot, the AT&T Unite Explore 815s is the best mobile router for outdoor use. Of course, it’s also good to use for indoor use. Like the predecessor Aircard 810s, the touchscreen is in the middle of the front body with the ATT logo on the left side, and home & back buttons are at the right side of the screen. The Optus AC800S also has the similar feature, on the front, the home button and back button are on the right side. The Optus logo is at the corner.  


 


Like other Netgear LTE Hotspots, the AT&T Unite Explore(815s) and Optus 4G WiFi modem(800s) both have two connectors for external LTE antenna, which is in TS-9 type and at the same position of the body. Between the two connectors, they both have the standard USB 3.0 interface. The back cover and battery of the two Netgear hotspots could be removed and the SIM card slot is below the battery. They both use Micro SIM card size, but no slot of Micro SD card for data sharing.


 



 


AT&T Unite Explore VS Optus 4G WiFi Modem Specifications


 


From the appearance, we can’t see the real difference between the two routers, except the special rugged design of Aircard 815S. To know more, we have to check the AT&T Unite Explore Specs and Optus AC800S Specs. In the table below, we list the specs and features for reference:  


 


 














































































































ModelNetgear Aircard 815sNetgear Aircard 800S
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.9LTE Cat.9
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9240Qualcomm MDM9240
Data ratesDL 450Mbps/UL 100MbpsDL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsB1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30B1, B3, B7, B28, B40
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users15 users15 users
MIMO2 x 2 MIMO2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaAT&T Unite Explore AntennaAircard 800s External Antenna
App managementNetgear Aircard APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
Battery4340 mAh2930 mAh
Dimensions113.5 x 71 x 20 mm110 x 68 x 16.1 mm
Ethernet PortNoNo
Datasheet downloadNetgear AC815S DatasheetNetgear AC800S Datasheet
User ManualAT&T Unite Explore ManualOptus 4G modem 800S Manual
Other features3 band CA3 band CA
ReviewsAT&T unite explore reviewNetgear Aircard 800s review
Price349.00USD199.00USD

 


 


Summary


 


From the specs table, we can see the AT&T Unite Explore 815S and Optus 4G WiFi modem 800s are both LTE Cat.9 mobile hotspot which could support peak download speed to 450Mbps. With same Qualcomm chipset, they could both support maximum WiFi-enabled devices up to 15 users. The main difference is that they are presented for different network providers, so the supported LTE frequency bands are different. The unlocked Aircard 815s is mainly for American areas while the unlocked Aircard 800s is mainly for Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. And the rugged Aircard 815s has a more powerful battery, much larger than Aircard 800s. So if you would buy the Netgear AC815s or AC800S, firstly, you would check whether the device is compatible with your provider’s network; if they are OK for your SIM card, then you need check which one you prefer. For outdoor use, the Aircard 815 seems better, but if you care about the price, the Netgear AC800S would be also good to consider.

  1. 2018/06/20(水) 15:37:48|
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Huawei E5788 VS E5787 - Huawei 4G Hotspot Comparison

Huawei E5788 is new LTE Advanced Mobile Pro hotspot and was available on the market for few months. Upgrading from the predecessor Huawei E5787 LTE Mobile Cat.6 hotspot, Huawei E5788 has many new features to highlight. However, some people do not know the new Huawei hotspot 4G or do not know what has been improved in the new hotspot. Someone may ask what the difference is between Huawei E5788 and E5787 . Today, we will have a review of the difference between the new Huawei 4G hotspots .


 



 


Huawei E5788 E5787 VS Appearance and Interfaces


 


 


If you had used the Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi hotspot, you may know the touchscreen, which is the first 4G Mobile hotspot with a 2.4-inch touchscreen. As a high-level LTE hotspot, Huawei E5788 followed this feature but unlike the Huawei E5787, the touchscreen is on the left half of the front body. The touchscreen of Huawei E5787 is in the middle of the front body. They both have standard Micro USB 3.0 interface. The Huawei E5787 has two TS-9 connectors for external antenna, however, the Huawei E5788 doesn’t have a connector for external antenna, which is widely criticized. The two connectors of Huawei E5787 are covered by a small cap, and it’s at the side of the USB port. At the side of Huawei E5788 USB port, it’s the SIM card slot. The two mobile hotspots both use Micro SIM card size. They both have the power button on the top edge side of the body.


 


 


The one point of the difference between of Huawei E5787 and E5788 is that the back cover of Huawei E5787 could be removed so that the users could insert the SIM card to the slot. And the Huawei E5787 could be removed for exchange. However, the back cover and battery of Huawei E5788 are non-removable. The non-removed battery feature is very similar to Huawei E5786.  


 


Huawei E5787 VS E5788 Specifications and variant models


 


Like Huawei E5786, the Huawei E5787 has a few variant models for different LTE frequency bands from many network providers worldwide. As we know, Huawei E5787 has three variant models: Huawei E5787s-33a, Huawei E5787Ph-67a, and Huawei E5787Ph-92a. Huawei E5788 has only one variant model now and the specific model is E5788u-96a. But we believe there will be more variant models for the E5788 Hotspot in near future. From the appearance, we can see some difference, but the key difference is on the Huawei E5787 specs and E5788 specs. In the table below, we list the full specs and features for your reference:


 



 


 














































































































ModelHuawei E5788u-96aHuawei E5787
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.16LTE Cat.6
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9250 HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data ratesDL 1Gbps/UL 100MbpsDL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
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* Huawei E5787s-33a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41 * Huawei E5787Ph-67a: Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users32 users10 users
MIMO4 X 4 MIMO2 X 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaNo connectorYes, two TS-9 connectors
Buy AntennaN/AHuawei E5787 external Antenna
App managementHuawei Hilink APPHuawei Hilink APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
Battery3000mAh3000mAh
Dimensions129 x 65 x 13.5mm109.00 x 58.00 x 7.50mm
Ethernet PortNoNo
Datasheet downloadHuawei E5788 DatasheetHuawei E5787 Datasheet
User ManualHuawei E5788 ManualHuawei E5787 Manual
Other features4CC CA2 band CA
ReviewsHuawei E5788 ReviewHuawei E5787 Review
Price499.00USD299.00USD

 


 



 


Summary


 


From the specs table, we can see the Huawei E5788 is much more advanced than E5787. It could achieve download speed up to 1Gbps, which is almost three times than that of E5787. The advanced LTE features make the E5788 more expensive than Huawei Router E5787. However, the missing of an external antenna connector in Huawei E5788 is not good for many users if you are located in areas of weak signal. The Huawei E5787 antenna and the removable feature is good to mention.  


 


Huawei E5788 LTE Router could support up to 32 users while Huawei E5787 only supports to 10 WiFi-enabled devices. So the Huawei E5788 would meet your needs. The Huawei E5788 is powerful in functions; However, the Huawei E5788 is in high level now. Huawei E5787 is more expensive than E5788, and for most users, it can fully meet the requirements for daily internet access.

  1. 2018/06/19(火) 00:15:47|
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Netgear Aircard 800s vs Aircard 810S

As a popular series of LTE gadgets, Netgear 4G aircards are well-known many countries in Europe and the United States. Especially the hot Netgear Aircard 810s mobile hotspot, is the best seller for LTE advanced networks. Recently, Netgear provided a new 4G LTE mobile router Aircard 800s for Australian network provider Optus and Optus named it as Optus WiFi modem 800s. If this article, we will review the difference between the two mobile hotspots and see which one is better.


 



 


Netgear AC810S VS AC800S Appearance and Interfaces


 


The Netgear AC810 has a 2.4 inch touchscreen on the front with two buttons for option: home and back. We have Aircard 810 in the version of Telstra WI-FI 4GX Advanced III.  But it's already unlocked for global use. The Telstra Aircard 810 has the logo on the top side of the front. On the back, the Netgear logo is on the back cover, which could be removed to insert SIM card and battery. The Aircard 800s has similar features, on the front, there is a 2.4 inch touchscreen and Optus logo. Two buttons (home and back buttons) are available at the side of the screen. The Netgear logo is on the back cover, which could also be removed for changing SIM card or battery. And they both have two connectors for an external antenna. And the connector type is TS-9. They both use Micro SIM card to get WLAN network for internet access.   The Netgear Aircard 810s is available for Telstra in black color and Optus 4G WiFi modem is in white color.


 



 


Netgear Aircard 800s vs Aircard 810s Specifications and features


 


From the appearance, we can see the color difference, but can’t get other difference. It seems they are made by the same model. Let’s looks at the Specifications of Aircard 810s and 800s and see what the real difference is for buyers and users.  














































































































ModelNetgear Aircard 810sNetgear Aircard 800S
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.11LTE Cat.9
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon X12Qualcomm MDM9240
Data ratesDL 600Mbps/UL 100MbpsDL 450Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsB1, B3, B7, B8, B28B1, B3, B7, B28, B40
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users15 users15 users
MIMO2 x 2 MIMO2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaAircard 810s External AntennaAircard 800s External Antenna
App managementNetgear Aircard APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
Battery2930 mAh2930 mAh
Dimensions112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm110 x 68 x 16.1 mm
Ethernet PortNoNo
Datasheet downloadNetgear AC810S DatasheetNetgear AC800S Datasheet
User ManualTelstra 4GX Advanced III ManualOptus 4G modem 800S Manual
Other features3 band CA3 band CA
ReviewsNetgear Aircard 810s reviewNetgear Aircard 800s review
Price229.00USD199.00USD

 


 



 


Aircard 800s vs 810S Conclusion


 


From table for the Aircard 810s specs and Aircard 800s specs, the Netgear 810s is more advanced with Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 chipset which can achieve download speed up to 600Mbps. Netgear Aircard 800s is also good to mention with Qualcomm MDM9240 chipset which could support download speed to 450mbps. They support same LTE frequency band B1, B3, B7, B28, but Aircard 810s supports band 8 while Aircard 800s supports band 40, which means the Aircard 810s can’t support TDD-LTE network. Other features of the two Netgear 4G mobile hotspots are same as described. Since the Netgear AC810S is more advanced, the price is a little bit higher than that of Aircard 800s. If you would buy a Netgear 4G Router between the two models, first, you need check whether the Aircard 810s or 800s would be compatible with your network provider’s network, and then you need to consider the price. The real performance of the two hotspots 4G has no much obvious difference.  

  1. 2018/06/14(木) 22:11:54|
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Huawei B528 VS Huawei B529 LTE Cube

Since more and more Huawei LTE cubes available in the market, more and more people accept the Huawei Cubes as consumer electronics. Actually, they are still the wireless routers essentially. Huawei assigns the 4G wireless gateway to a new design and combines the workmanship with router functions to make the Cube series product very special but attractive for home use. Huawei B528 and B529 cube are two latest LTE cube for Europe market. Since they are very newly released, many people may don’t know them or don’t know what’s the difference between the Huawei B528 and B529. We will have a review about the two LTE routers and give some buy recommendation for potential users.


 



 


Huawei B528 VS B529 Appearance and Interfaces


 


Frankly speaking, the Huawei B528 LTE Router and B529 Cube are both cool in the design. You may not think they are Huawei wireless 4G Router when you first look at them. The Huawei B528 is in black like a cake and the Huawei B529 looks like a humidifier in white. On the front of Huawei B528, there are indicators for Mode, LAN, WiFi, and Power while the Huawei B529 Cube changes the Mode to Signal. The power button is below the indicators. On the back of Huawei B528, only one Ethernet port is available for LAN. The Huawei B529 has one Gigabit Ethernet port for LAN with one VoIP port. The same feature is the power plug below the Ethernet port. And above the Ethernet port, there are two connectors for external antennas. The connector type is both TS-9. So if you have a Huawei B528 external antenna, you can use it with Huawei B529. What’s more, the two WiFi Cube both uses Micro SIM size and locate the SIM card slot at the bottom of the devices.


 


Huawei B529 VS B528 Specs and Variant model


 


Currently, the Huawei B529 is only available for T-mobile in Europe and get a new name as HomeNet Box. The specific model number is Huawei B529s-23a. Like the B529 Cube, the Huawei B528 is available for the network provider Vodafone and gets a new name Vodafone GigaCube with specific model number Huawei B528s-23a. Unlike the Huawei B618 Cube, they both have an only variant model now. But we are not sure whether there will be more variant models in near future.  


 


From the appearance and interface, you may not get the core difference between the two routers. Let’s have a looks at the Vodafone B528 specs and Huawei B529s-23a specs in the tables below:  


 














































































































ModelHuawei B528s-23aHuawei B529s-23a
Product typeLTE WiFi CubeLTE WiFi Cube
CategoryLTE Cat.6LTE Cat.6
ChipsetHiSilicon Balong 722HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset
Data ratesDL 300Mbps/UL 50MbpsDL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsLTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32, B38Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users64 users64 users
MIMO2 x 2 MIMO2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaHuawei B528 External AntennaHuawei B529 External antenna
App managementHuawei Hilink APPHuawei Hilink APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
BatteryNOYes, non-removable 3000mAh battery
Dimensions105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm120 x 120 x 125mm
Interfaces* 1 x power adapter port * 1 x LAN port(RJ 45)* 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)* Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9) * One micro-SIM card slot* 1 x power adapter port * 1 x LAN port(RJ 45) * Two external LTE antenna ports (TS-9) * One micro-SIM card slot
DatasheetHuawei B528 DatasheetHuawei B529 Datasheet
User ManualHuawei B528 ManualHuawei B529 Manual
Other featuresIPv4 /IPv6 dual stack DHCP Server, DNS RELAY and NAT
ReviewsHuawei B528s-23a ReviewHuawei B529 Review
Price/USD399.00USD299.00

 


 


 


Conclusion


 


The Huawei B528s-23a and HomeNet Box B529s-23a are both LTE Category 6 router, which could support peak download speed to 300mbps and upload speed. They could both support maximum users up to 64 devices. They support even same LTE frequency bands. The only difference is on the Huawei B529 has one more VoIP port than B528. So if you would buy one home router between the two, you would consider the interface first. If you don’t use the VoIP, just take the preferred appearance and make the decision. Per our test, the two routers could support fast internet connection in the real network.

  1. 2018/06/12(火) 00:04:56|
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