ZTE MC801A 5G Indoor CPE Review

Following the first generation 5G router ZTE MC801, ZTE MC801A is a compact and powerful 2nd generation 5G router that lets you easily connect a high-speed connection to your devices wirelessly or with high-speed Ethernet connectors. ZTE MC801A is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 chipset, which has an adequate reserve of computing power and a special structural design and core parts help keeping power consumption low, allowing for stable operation. In addition, specially designed Chimney Venting provides supreme dissipate heat efficiency. Fan-less design brings quiet environment


ZTE MC801A supports both NSA and SA 5G networks and the router is compatible with 4G and 5G mainstream standards. The ZTE 5G CPE enables consumers to enjoy the advantages of ultra-fast 5G networks and rich 5G services and advantages, such as less congestion, reduced video buffering, continuous HD video streaming and more consistent connectivity.


And it supports the latest WiFi 6 standard, i.e…802.11ax on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. So users can fully enjoy the highest available data transmission rate for wireless connected devices. In this new ZTE 5G WiFi router, better antenna design supported by ZTE “Smart ANT” algorithm is adopted, which allows the 5G CPE to choose better signals independently.


ZTE MC801A CPE is easily configurable via a web browser from any computer. For advanced users, a wide range of network functions is provided, allowing for any configuration of the device for home and business applications. Users can also manage the router via ZTElink APP, which can be download through app market from Android & Ios.

Below are the details specifications of ZTE MC801A 5G Indoor CPE for reference:


  • Chipset: Qualcomm® 5G SDX55M
  • CPU: CPU (cores): Cortex A7 up to 1.4GHz
  • sub6G: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n40/n78/n79
  • LTE FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8
  • LTE TDD: B40
  • UMTS: B1/B2/B5/B8
  • 5G Speeds: DL 3.8 Gbit/s and UL 542 Mbit/s
  • 4G Speeds: DL 2.4 Gbit/s and UL 316 Mbit/s
  • Two connectors for external antenna
  • Wi-Fi/WLAN: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Support maximum up to 30 WiFi-enabled devices
  • SIM card: NANO-SIM
  • Size: 182 x 124 x 70mm
  • Weight: 632g
  • Power Supply: DC 12V / 1.5A
  • Interface: RJ45 Port x2, RJ11 VoLTE Port x1
  • What’s included:
    • ZTE MC801A CPE x 1
    • Power Adapter x 1
    • Quick Guide x 1
    • Ethernet Cable x1