Huawei 5G CPE Pro Review

At Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei introduces a 5G NR router named “5G CPE Pro”, the device is designed to provide neat data throughput in the fifth-generation mobile network. Up to 6.5 Gbit/s can be realized in the download and thus puts the competitors Qualcomm in the shade for the time being. Not only the sub 6GHz frequencies, but also mmWave in the range of 26 to 28 GHz are supported. By Wi-Fi 802.11ax, the data packets come in the home network fast enough on the computer. Below table shows the detail feature and specifications of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro.


Features and Specs of the Huawei 5G CPE Pro
Manufacturer and device name Huawei CPE 5G Pro H112-372 / H112-370
Supported cellular standards 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
chipset Huawei Balong 5000
Maximum 5G data rate 5100 Mbps; 1.25 MBit/s upload
5G standalone Yes
5G Non-standalone Yes
Sub 6GHz frequencies Huawei H112-372: n41 / n77 / n78 / n79

Huawei H112-370: only n78

mmWave frequencies No
Network properties (LAN & WiFi)
WLAN standards a / b / g / n / ac and ax
Maximum gross data rate with WLAN Huawei H112-372 1167 Mbps
Huawei H112-370 5100 Mbps
Supported WLAN bands 2.4 and 5 GHz
WLAN guest access can be installed Yes
WLAN encryption standards WPA, WPA2, WPS
Gigabit LAN Yes
Connection for external 5G & LTE antenna yes, 2 x TS-9 (Buy Huawei 5G CPE Pro external antenna)
IPv6 support Yes
NAS capability Yes
Power consumption approx. <24 watts
suitable for IPTV Yes
can be used as a media server No
USB ports on the back No
Dimension and weight 99 mm x 107 mm x 215 mm (700 grams)
Further information
Manual for download (PDF) not available
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5G router with high bandwidth

With the Balong 5000, Huawei introduced a chipset that takes the lead in terms of bandwidth. Up to 6.5 Gbps are available here in the download. It is noteworthy that not only the frequencies below 6 GHz are usable. Even in the mmWave range between 26 and 28 GHz, data can be exchanged and thus ensure the high speed in perspective. The 5G CPE Huawei is one of the fastest on the market.


As one of the first devices of its kind, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro also masters both communication possibilities of the fifth network generation. While many early implementations only offer non-stand-alone (NSA), the new CPE Pro is also capable of providing a data connection through standalone (SA). At the same time, however, it is also compatible with the old mobile network such as 4G LTE. If 5G is not available, the router 5G can automatically switch to 4G LTE networks.


Cool design

In the optical design, the Chinese manufacturer has given a lot of effort. Already the decision for white piano paint evokes memories of the manufacturer from Cupertino, which is responsible for the production of the iPhones. Upright and with rounded corners, it fits easily into the household. It provides information about the current status via three status LEDs. However, the Huawei 5G CPE pro has no built-in or removable battery, so it’s not for mobile.


WiFi 802.11ax Available

For gross data throughput rates of up to 4.8 Gbps, the WLAN provides 802.11ax. It uses the MIMO technology, which transmits over several antennas in variable frequency ranges. Up to 160 MHz of spectrum can be bundled. This ensures that the external connection can be used accordingly.



The 5G router is now open for sale in China. And Vodafone also presents this router with tariff. If your location has 5G coverage, you can get the 5G CPE Pro to enjoy amazing 5G speeds!