Huawei B525 VS Huawei B618

Huawei B525 LTE CPE and Huawei B618 LTE Cube are the latest LTE router this year. Please check the following comparison about the two products.

Features: Huawei B525 VS Huawei B618

Wi-Fi: both of the Huawei B525 and Huawei B618 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz), and 64 Wi-Fi users.

Speed: the B525s can reach up to 300 MBit / s in the downlink and up to 50 MBit / s in the uplink, however, the B618 can reach up to 600 MBit / s in the downlink.

Both support Huawei HiLink App.

Network Bands: Huawei B525 VS Huawei B618

The available version of Huawei B525 is B525s-23d, it supports:

LTE Band: B1/3/7/8/20/32/38

FDD: 2100 MHz/1800 MHz/2600 MHz/ 900 MHz/800 MHz/1500 MHz/

TDD: 2600 MHz

Intra-band contiguous: B3+B3, B7+B7, B38+B38

Inter-band: B3+B7, B3+B20, B7+B20, B7+B8, B3+B8, B1+B20, B1+B8, B20+B32

For Huawei B618, there are two versions right now: B618s-22d and B618s-65d.

Huawei B618s-22d supports:

– 4G LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20/38 (FDD 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2600MHz)

– 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS: Band 1/8 2100MHz/900MHz

– 2G EDGE/GPRS/GSM: Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz

Huawei B618s-65d supports:

– 4G LTE Band 1/3/5/7/8/28 (FDD 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz & TDD 2300MHz)

– 3G DC-HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS: Band 1/5/8 2100MHz/900MHz/850MHz

– 2G EDGE/GPRS/GSM: Band 2/3/5/8 1900MHz/1800MHz/850MHz/900MHz

Speed: Huawei B525 VS Huawei B618

Huawei B525 is a LTE CAT6 router, while B618 is a LTE CAT11 cube. Ookla tested the speed for both of them by SpeedTest. Here are the results:

Model LTE 800Mhz LTE 1800Mhz LTE 2100Mhz LTE 2600Mhz Automatic
B525 DL: 25Mbps

UL: 9.43Mbps

DL: 16.1Mbps

UL: 13.55Mbps

DL: 14.17Mbps

UL: 9.02Mbps

DL: 28.27Mbps

UL: 4.44Mbps

DL: 53.05Mbps

UL: 16.66Mbps

B618 DL: 26.87Mbps

UL: 9.43Mbps

DL: 21.81Mbps

UL: 13.72Mbps

DL: 16.52Mbps

UL: 9.48Mbps

DL: 44.51Mbps

UL: 4.39Mbps

DL:52.79 Mbps

UL: 17.1Mbps

The Huawei B618 performs faster than the Huawei B618 in single LTE band. When choose the LTE band to automatically, the download speed of B525 is a little faster than B618.

You could view the test here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLgkrxxwVjQ.

Appearance: Huawei B525 VS Huawei B618

Let us look at the indicators, buttons, and ports for the Huawei B525 and Huawei B6189 cube.

* Huawei B525

LED Indicators: 1x Power Indicator, 1x Internet Status Indicator, 1x Mode Indicator, 1x WLAN/WPS Indicator, 1x LAN Indicator, 1x Group of Signal Strength Indicator

Buttons: 1x Power ON or OFF button, 1x WPS button, 1x Reset button

External Ports: 1x power adapter port, 1x LAN port (RJ45), 1x LAN/WAN port (RJ45), 1x Phone port (RJ11), 2x external LTE antenna ports (TS-9), 1x Micro-SIM card slot, 1x USB 2.0 port (Supports a maximum of 500mA current)

* Huawei B618

LED Indicators: 1x Power Indicator, 1x Network Sync Indicator, 1x Wi-Fi Indicator, 1x LAN – WAN Indicator, 1x SMS indicator

Buttons: 1x Power ON or OFF button, 1x Reset button

External Ports: 1x power adapter port, 3x LAN port (RJ45), 1x LAN/WAN port (RJ45), 1x Phone port (RJ11), 2x external LTE antenna ports (SMA), 1x Micro-SIM card slot, 1x USB 2.0 port

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