Alcatel Mobile is one of the global telecommunications equipment company which supports a lot of popular LTE devices. Alcatel EE40 and EE60 are two LTE MiFi devices all over the world. As the model numbers are close and they all support LTE CAT4, most users would be confused when choose a mobile hotspot between the EE40 and EE60. Are there any differences? Yes. Let’s view the comparisons below.
Both of the EE40 and EE60 are LTE CAT4 MiFi supporting the same LTE bands and network speed. However, the most obvious differences are embodied in three aspects: appearance, battery and Wi-Fi users.
Alcatel EE40 vs EE60 Appearance
From the first sight, the EE40 is the same as the EE60. However, if you put them together you will fast find that the EE40 is much smaller than the EE60 which is 70 x 70 x 13 mm to 88 × 88 × 17.6 mm. From the front side, they are the same with the same indicators. However, there are some few difference at the bottom of them. There is a USB port at the EE60 which could supply power for other mobile devices, however, EE40 don’t have such port because it cannot work as a power bank.
Alcatel EE40 vs EE60 Battery
The battery aspect is the biggest difference between the EE60 and EE40 router. That is EE40 only has a power capacity of 1500mAh compared to 5150mAh of EE60. This high capacity irremovable battery of 5150mAh of EE60 lets it work as a power bank for other mobile devices.
Alcatel EE40 vs EE60 Wi-Fi users
Both of the EE40 and EE60 support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz. The EE40 can only support 10 Wi-Fi users at one time and 1 device via USB cable, however, the EE60 is able to support 15 Wi-Fi users and 1 device via USB cable.
Alcatel EE40 EE60 Specification
|Model||Alcatel EE40||Alcatel EE60|
|Product type||LTE Mobile Hotspot||LTE Mobile Hotspot|
|Category||LTE Cat.4||LTE Cat.4|
|Chipset||LTE Cat4 Chipset||LTE Cat4 Chipset|
|Data rates||DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps||DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps|
|4G LTE bands||Band 3/7/20||Band 3/7/20|
|WLAN||802.11 b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz||802.11 b/g/n, single-band 2.4GHz|
|Max WiFi users||10 users||15 users|
|MIMO||2 X 2 MIMO||2 X 2 MIMO|
|External antenna||No connector||No connector|
|SIM type||Nano SIM||Micro SIM|
|Battery||1500mAh||5150mAh(work as Power bank)|
|Dimensions||70 x 70 x 13 mm||88 × 88 × 17.6 mm|
|Review||Alcatel EE40 Review||Alcatel EE60 Review|
Alcatel EE40 or EE60?
In conclusion, if you want to buy a mobile hotspot with high power capacity, the EE60 is the best choice. If you don’t mind the capacity and Wi-Fi users, the EE40 would save you a lot of money.