In past years, 4G mobile routers with SIM card slots are becoming more and more well-known because they are in the handbag or in a pocket. Nowadays, more and more people would prefer the 4G router with Ethernet port, which will provide one more option for internet connection. What's the most, the manufacturers typically set up the 4G routers with Ethernet with large battery packs, which makes the device more expensive. Huawei is the first manufacturer to release its 4G mobile router with Ethernet port, and now the Netgear follows. Huawei E5885 is the latest 4G mobile hotspot with Ethernet and Netgear presents the Nighthawk M1 as its first 4G router with Ethernet. Someone may ask: what's the difference between Huawei E5885 and Nighthawk M1? Which one is better? You may find the answers after reading this article. Huawei E5885 Nighthawk VS M1 Appearance and Interface Actually, before the Huawei E5885 was presented, Huawei had released a few mobile hotspots with Ethernet port such as E5151, E5730, E5351, E5770, E5771, which are a series of mobile routers with Ethernet. It has been proved this series of MiFi hotspots are very popular in the end-users. Now the upgraded Huawei E5885 is available with more advanced features and cool design. On the front of E5885, the upper part is the LED screen while the lower part is the leather material with Huawei logo. The touch feels much better than the predecessor models. And it's much thicker than the mobile hotspot E5770 and E5771. The power button, WPS, and the Interfaces are located on the top edge of the body. The Ethernet port and USB ports are covered by a square cap, which you have to open to see. The back cover could be removed, however, like the Huawei E5786 in the end-users. Now the upgraded Huawei E5885 is available with more advanced features and cool design. On the front of E5885, the upper part is the LED screen while the lower part is the leather material with Huawei logo. The touch feels much better than the predecessor models. And it's much thicker than the mobile hotspot E5770 and E5771. The power button, WPS, and the Interfaces are located on the top edge of the body. The Ethernet port and USB ports are covered by a square cap, which you have to open to see. The back cover could be removed, however, like the , the battery is built-in and non-changeable. The Mirco SIM card slot and SD slot are available with the reset button. Unlike its predecessor of the Netgear mobile router, Nighthawk M1 also has a thick body. On the front, there is a round screen, like E5885, it's also not a touchscreen. There are battery and data transmission indicators around the screen. The Netgear logo and carrier logo are on the side of the screen. The power button is on the top and the Ethernet & USB ports are located on the opposite side. The difference is Netgear Nighthawk M1 has two connectors for external antenna, which is missing in Huawei E5885. And the USB ports for Nighthawk M1 and the Huawei E5885 are different. The Nighthawk M1 back cover could be removed and unlike the Huawei E5885, the battery could also be removed for exchange. The Netgear M1 also uses Micro SIM card size, but no slot for SD card. Netgear Nighthawk VS Huawei E5885 Specs and Variant Models Since the nighthawk M1, AT&T Nighthawk M1, and another variant model for Europe market. The Huawei E5885 Huawei E5885Ls-93a. It seems to be a global version, however, in China, the Huawei E5885LS-93a in China has only one language (Chinese) available. In other countries such as Saudi Arabia or Romania, we found many languages available, at least with the English language. From the appearance, we can see the Nighthawk M1 and Huawei E5885 are very different in design. To know more difference, let's have a look at the detail specs of the Nighthawk M1 and E5885:
Model: Netgear Nighthawk M1 Product type: LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet Port Category: LTE Cat.16 Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9x50 Data rates: DL 1Gbps / UL 100Mbps Supported 4G LTE frequency bands: - Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28 - AT & T Nighthawk M1: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66 - HK Nighthawk M1: The band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41 WLAN: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz Max support users: 20 users MIMO: 4 X 4 MIMO Connector for external antenna: Two, TS-9 jacks Buy Antenna: Netgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna App management: Netgear Aircard APP SIM type: Micro SIM Battery: Removable, 5040 mAh Dimensions: 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm Ethernet Port: On port for LAN port (RJ-45) Datasheet download: AT&T Nighthawk M1 Datasheet User Manual: AT&T Nighthawk M1 Manual Other features: 4 bands Firmware download: Nighthawk M1 Firmware Drivers: Nighthawk M1 Driver Reviews: Netgear Nighthawk AT&T M1 Review Price: 459.00USD -----------------------------------------------
Model: Huawei E5885Ls-93a Product type: LTE Mobile Hotspot with Ethernet port Category: LTE Cat.6 Chipset: Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset Data rates: DL 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 WLAN: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz Max support users: 32 users MIMO: 2 X 2 MIMO Connector for external antenna: No connector Buy Antenna: N / A App management: Huawei Hilink APP 3.0 SIM type: Micro SIM Battery: Non-removable, 6400mAh Dimensions: 112.00 x 69.20 x 23.00mm Ethernet Port: On port for WAN / LAN port (RJ-45) Datasheet download: Huawei E5885 Datasheet User Manual: Huawei E5885 Manual Other features: Power bank, CA, NFC Firmware downloads: Huawei E5885 Firmware Drivers: Huawei E5885 driver Reviews: Huawei E5885Ls-93a Review Price: 279.00USD
From the specs, we can see the Nighthawk M1 Router is more advanced with the support of LTE Cat.16, which can achieve speeds up to 1Gigabit / s and upload speed to 100Mbps. The speed is much faster than that of Huawei E5885. The LTE Advanced Pro technologies will provide amazing surfing experience. The Nighthawk M1 variant models could be used globally after unlocking. However, there may be the limitation due to network incompatibility. The Huawei E5885LS-93a seems to be more open for global travel. It covers the main frequency bands in all areas.[/font][/size][/color] The Nighthawk M1 could support up to 20 users while Huawei E5885 mobile hotspot supports up to 32 users. The Ethernet port in Huawei E5885 is for WAN and LAN but the port in Netgear M1 is only for LAN, which may not be expected for Ethernet. The Huawei E5885 has a large battery capacity of 6400mAh while the Netgear MR100 has around 5040 mAh battery; However, the removable battery of Nighthawk M1 seems better than Huawei E5885 built-in battery. The lack of an antenna connector in Huawei E5885 is also criticized while the Netgear M1 has two connectors for external 4G antennas, which is very useful when using the device in weak signal areas. Per the feedback from the users of Nighthawk M1, it's the best 4G router with Ethernet. However, the advanced Nighthawk M1 is more expensive, so if you would buy Nighthawk M1, the price is an important concern.
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