More and more Huawei LTE Advanced Mobile Routers are available in the market now. Many customers are not satisfied with basic LTE and want higher LTE speeds. So they need to get an LTE advanced or LTE-A pro router to fulfill that. Huawei E5788 and E5885 are the two new models of the Huawei E5 MiFi family. Those who want to buy one of the two mobile hotspots, can ask: What is the difference between Huawei E5885 and E5788? and which one is better? We will go through the appearance, interfaces, specifications and other features to find the answers.

Huawei E5885 VS E5788 Appearance and interfaces

Huawei E5788 is the latest Huawei LTE advanced pro mobile 4G router with touch screen. Compared to its predecessors, the Huawei E5788 is thinner and feels better in the hand. The power button is on the top edge side, while the USB 3.0 port and SIM card slot are on the opposite side. We cannot find the connector for an external antenna, which is the standard setup on other Huawei E5 mobile APs like the E5787 and E5786. The back cover of the Huawei E5788 cannot be removed, and the battery is built-in and cannot be removed.

Tea Mobile Huawei WiFi Pro 2 E5885 it is also the latest LTE-A mobile router. The typical feature is that it has an Ethernet port and USB input and output interfaces. There is only a small screen on the front to show the connection status. The power button and WPS are located on the two sides of the interfaces. Similarly, the Huawei E5885 also does not have a connector for an external antenna. The Huawei E5885 is thicker than the normal Huawei E5 pocket WiFi hotspots. The battery of the Huawei E5885 is also not removable; however, the rear cover can be removed. Huawei E5885 and E5788 use Micro SIM size. The Huawei E5885 has the Micro SD storage slot, but the E5788 does not.

Huawei E5788 VS E5885 Specs and Features

From the appearance and interface, we can see that Huawei E5788 and E5885 are very different. Then let’s take a look at the specs and technical features, which is the key difference:


Huawei E5885Ls-93a

Huawei E5788u-96a

kind of product

LTE mobile hotspot with Ethernet port

LTE mobile hotspot


LTE Cat.6

LTE Cat.16


Hisilicon LTE Cat6 chipset

Qualcomm MDM9250

Data transfer rates

DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps

DL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps

Supported 4G LTE frequency bands

* FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/19 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41

* FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28 * TDD-LTE: Band 38/40/41/42


802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Maximum Support Users

32 users

32 users




Connector for external antenna

without connector

without connector

Buy Antenna



application management

Huawei Hilink APP 3.0

Huawei Hilink APP

typical SIM card




Non-removable, 6400 mAh

Non-removable, 3000 mAh




ethernet port

In port for WAN/LAN port (RJ-45)


Download technical sheet

Huawei E5885 data sheet

Huawei E5788 data sheet

User manual

Huawei E5885 User Guide

Huawei E5788u-96a Manual

Other features

Power bank, AC, NFC



Huawei E5885 review

Huawei E5788u-96a review





According to the specifications, the Huawei E5788 is more advanced with the support of LTE Advanced Pro technologies, such as 4 x 4 MIMO and 4CC AC. And Huawei E5788 supports more LTE frequency bands, making it more widely usable. The highlight of the Huawei E5788 LTE router should be the data transmission speed, it can reach a maximum download speed of up to 1 Gigabit/s, which is three times faster than Huawei E5885. Advanced features make Huawei E5788 hotspot price expensive.

As a new LTE-A mobile hotspot, Huawei E5885 could reach 300mbps download speed. Both support a maximum of users of up to 32 devices. In most cases, the Huawei E5885 is good enough for our daily lives. The highlight of Huawei E5885 is the Ethernet port, which is for WAN and LAN and provides more options for Internet connection. Also, the large battery of the Huawei E5885Ls-93a can make it work as a power bank to charge other devices. So Huawei E5885 has more powerful functions than E5788. And the Huawei E5885 is priced cheaper than the E5788. If you just need a mobile hotspot that supports much faster speed, then there is no doubt that the Huawei E5788 is the one for you. If you want to get a practical and powerful pocket WiFi, then Huawei E5885 would be the one.

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