Difference between Huawei B525 andHuawei B528 WiFi router

Huawei released a series of LTE cubes for LTE-A or LTE-A Pro networks. Some people want to change their address to 4G LTE Router Gold 4G LTE Cube, however, for those who do not know about Huawei routers, they may have trouble to choose the Huawei 4G WiFi router or Huawei LTE Cubes. Huawei B525 and Huawei B528 are two typical WiFi routers, but what's the difference between Huawei B528 and B525, and which one is better for home or office gateway. In this article, you will find the answer from our comparison.



Huawei B528 Huawei B525 VS Appearance and Interfaces

As the new Huawei LTE Advanced router, Huawei Router B525 is a traditional stationary router. On the front, there are five indicators for Power, Mode, WiFi, LAN, and Signal. The Huawei B525 LTE WiFi router could stand on the desktop and in white or black colors. There are 4 LAN ports (One of them for WAN/LAN), One telephone port and one USB 2.0 port. However, if you see the Huawei B528, you would be attracted by the cool design. The Huawei B528 looks like the latest Huawei B818 5G CPE; they are both in the shape of a column. The white color Huawei B528 makes it look good when standing with the modern furniture. The LED indicators are also available, including Signal, LAN, WiFi, and Power. The power button is below the indicators. On the back, there is only one LAN port (RJ45) and one VoIP port(RJ11).  


As the standard configuration for Huawei Router with Ethernet port, two connectors for external antennas are available. The connectors in Huawei B525 are SMA-female while the Huawei B528 has two TS-9 connectors. If you want to buy Huawei B525 antenna, the connector in the antenna should be SMA-male. And if you want to use the antenna with Huawei B528, you need an SMA-to-TS-9 adapter. The two routers both use Micro SIM card size, and the SIM card slots are both located at the bottom of the router. Some customers who are not familiar with the router may don’t know where to plug the SIM card in.



Huawei B525 VS Huawei B528 Specs and Variant Models


If you had read our review about Huawei B525, you may know Huawei B525 has two variant models in the market: B525s-23a and B525s-65a. The Huawei B528 has only one variant model B528s-23a, which is available for Vodafone and get a new name “GigaCube”. From the appearance, you may still have questions about the difference between the two routers and which one is better. Below the table including the specs, interfaces, speed, antenna, manual, datasheet, WLAN, price and other features will tell you.    


ModelHuawei B525s-23a/B525s-65aHuawei B528s-23a
Product typeLTE WiFi RouterLTE WiFi Router
CategoryLTE Cat.6LTE Cat.6
ChipsetHiSilicon LTE Cat6 ChipsetHiSilicon Balong 722
Data ratesDL 300Mbps/UL 50MbpsDL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsB525s-23a: Band 1/3/7/8/20/32/38 B525s-65a: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/19/26/28/32/38/40/41LTE B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B32, B38
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, SMA-female jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
App managementHuawei Hilink APPHuawei Hilink APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
Dimensions163 mm x 52 mm x 226 mm105 mm x 90mm x 181 mm
Interfaces* 1 x power adapter port * 3 x LAN port(45) * 1 x LAN/WAN port (45) * 1 x telephone port(RJ11) * Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA) * One micro-SIM card slot * 1 x USB 2.0 port* 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45) * 1 x RJ11 (VoIP)
DatasheetHuawei B525 DatasheetHuawei B528 Datasheet
User ManualHuawei B525 ManualHuawei B528 Manual
Other featuresNAT, DHCP, VPN, SMS, VoIP, CS Voice, Firewall, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,  IPv4 /IPv6 dual stackIPv4 /IPv6 dual stack
ReviewsHuawei B525 ReviewHuawei B528s-23a Review






Huawei B525 and Huawei B528 (Vodafone Gigacube unlocked) are both LTE Cat.6 wireless router, which could achieve downloads speed up to 300Mbps and upload speed to 50Mbps. Ignoring the appearance and design, the interfaces (Ethernet ports and telephone port) are the main difference which should be the important concern before buying a 4G LTE WiFi Router. If you have many terminals to get network via Ethernet, then Huawei B525 LTE CPE is the right one. If your devices mainly access the internet via WiFi, the Huawei B528 can be considered because it’s really cool as a home router.


They both support maximum WiFi-enabled devices up to 62 users, so you do not need to worry about the device. By the way, the Huawei B525 variant models support more LTE frequency bands, which makes it work in more areas after unlocked. To summarize, the Huawei B525 is more powerful in its use while Huawei B528 is attracting in design with same specs.

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