AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore

As the most important network carrier in the USA, AT&T has a large range of wireless devices for 4G LTE networks, including the wireless mobile hotspot. AT&T had presented a series of 4G mobile WiFi hotspots in the name of Unite. The AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore are the two popular 4G LTE WiFi routers. For those people who are unfamiliar with AT&T Unite series product, they may ask: What’s the difference between AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore? Which one is more advanced and better? Read this blog and you may find the answers.



AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore Appearance


The AT&T Unite Pro comes from the Netgear Aircard 781s and is customized to be AT&T Unite Pro. On the front of the screen, the AT&T Logo is available. Like other Netgear 4G mobile hotspot, the Unite Pro has a touchscreen with data usage meter, and the Home and back buttons are at the side of the screen. The power buttons are on the top edge side while the opposite side located the USB 3.0 port and two connectors for external antennas. The back cover can be opened to insert the SIM card and the battery is removable for batter exchange.  


Following the Netgear AC781S design, the AT&T Unite Explore also has the same screen feature, the buttons, antenna connectors and USB ports are almost the same as that in Unite Pro 781s. The AT&T Unite Explore comes from Netgear Aircard 815s. The main difference from the appearance is the Unite Explore AC815S is in the rugged design, which is water and dust proof for outdoor activities.



AT&T Unite Pro VS Unite Explore Specifications


The appearance of the AT&T Unite Pro and Unite Explore are very similar except the Aircard 815s rugged design. Then let’s compare the AT&T Unite Pro Specs and Unite Explore Specs. The table below shows the two AT&T mobile hotspots specs and features:


ModelAT&T Unite Explore 815SAT&T Unite Pro 781S
Product typeLTE Mobile HotspotLTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.9LTE Cat.4
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9240Qualcomm MDM9225
Data ratesDL 450Mbps/UL 100MbpsDL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bandsB1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17, B29, B30B2, B4, B5, B17
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11 b/g/n, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users15 users10 users
MIMO2 x 2 MIMO2 x 2 MIMO
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaAT&T Unite Explore AntennaAT&T Unite Pro Antenna
App managementNetgear Aircard APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
BatteryRemovable, 4340 mAhRemovable, 4020 mAh
Dimensions112 x 68.6 x 15.45mm112 x 68 x 19mm
Ethernet PortNoNo
Datasheet downloadAT&T Unite Explore 815s DatasheetAT&T Unite Pro Datasheet
User ManualAT&T Unite Explore ManualAT&T Unite Pro User manual
Other features3 band CA 
Firmware downloadATT Unite Explore FirmwareATT Unite Pro Firmware
DriversATT Unite Explore driversATT Unite Pro drivers
ReviewsAT&T unite explore reviewAT&T Unite Pro review







From the spec table above, we can see the AT&T Unite Explore (Netgear AC815S) is more advanced than AT&T Unite Pro (Netgear AC781S). With LTE advanced technologies on LTE Cat.9, Unite Explore could achieve download speed up to 450Mbps, which is almost three times faster than that of Unite Pro. The ATT Unite Explore covers more LTE frequency bands than that of Unite Pro. The WiFi 802.11ac is available in Unite Explore but Unite Pro doesn’t have this feature. Both ATT Unite Explore and Unite Pro support up to 15 wireless users and has two TS-9 connectors for an external antenna. Except that, the AT&T Unite explore is better than Unite Pro in almost all the aspects. If you would buy one mobile hotspot from the two, it’s no doubt that AT&T Unite Explore is better to buy.  


However, with the advanced features, the AT&T Unite Explore price is a little bit higher than Unite Pro price. So if you are sensitive to the price, the budget one Unite Pro may also be good for daily life.


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