First of all, in terms of packaging and design, AX5400 and AX5400 Pro can be said to be completely irrelevant. If it is not only a “Pro” difference in name, you will never list them as products of the same brand line.
As the standard version, the AX5400 is not as exaggerated in design as the octopus, but a small square design is very vaguely chosen, so that many people think it is a reduced version of the PS4, and I also felt the same before I got it. Yes, but I didn’t find it until I opened the box. It looks like a little bit, but it is much smaller than the PS4 in terms of size.
The size of the AX5400 is 204×165×47mm, which is not too big. In fact, when you hold it in your hand, you will feel that it is more like a thick book, just like Cihai.
Perhaps it is precisely because of this unique design that this router also won the Goog Design Award, giving the original cold router an artistic aesthetic after being placed at home.
The ZTE AX5400 router is surrounded by horizontal and vertical line cooling holes, which are necessary for a high-end router, which can make the router work better and stably without dropping the line.
Both sides of A and B are covered with a material similar to carbon fiber, but it is just like. If it is real carbon fiber, the price of 499 yuan can be said to be a loss.
A and B are the ZTE logo on one side and the NFC logo on the other side. Yes, as a router product, it also supports NFC pairing to instantly connect to wifi, which greatly facilitates the use of the Internet if there are guests at home. program.
The router is equipped with 4 1000Mbps Ethernet ports and 1 DC470 interface (12V), supports Easy Mesh networking, and supports iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux systems.
Built-in 6 high-gain antennas, using boulder array, can achieve whole house coverage; equipped with Qualcomm dual-core 64-bit network acceleration engine professional chip IPQ5018 and advanced 12-thread network processor; wifi peak speed recording can reach 5400Mbps; support dual-band All-in-one; support 128 users to access and use at the same time.
In terms of hardware configuration and overall design appearance, the ZTE AX5400 router has achieved a very prominent presence in the current market, so remember, what we need to look at is its network connection and usage.
In terms of usage, with the experience of the AX5400 Pro last time, the author thought that using its standard version this time would definitely be familiar, but who knows there is still a bit of a difference.
The AX5400 router cannot be found in the ZTE Smart Home app. Even after your wifi connection is normal and you can use it, where do you usually remotely control and check the real-time status of the router?
This point has been given on the side of the router body, which is the icon of “ZTE Smart Life”.
After scanning with a mobile phone, it will enter the applet of ZTE Smart Life. Yes, the status observation and operation of the AX5400 router must pass through the applet, while the AX5400 Pro has to go through the app of ZTE Smart Home. The sense of division is just like the two routers themselves. It seems that the same model is produced by the same manufacturer, but the actual appearance, interior and operation methods are completely different.
However, this is a good thing for users like the author who are accustomed to using small programs. People with extreme simplicity will be very annoyed that they have to download an app at every turn and feel that they cannot use it for ten days and a half months.
Because it is a small program, the tap bar inside ZTE Smart Life has become more concise. There are only three items, such as device, access terminal, and settings, which are really good news for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compared with many apps, they will come with some application recommendations and For the operation of the product mall, the author firmly supports the applet to operate the router after using ZTE Smart Life.
After the appearance is introduced and the router is paired, the next thing to look at is its network connection status and stability. We still test its network speed according to the several locations where we tested the AX5400 Pro last time. The test chart, so that you can more intuitively check the situation of the router through different distances and blocking conditions.
The location of the first test point is on the side of the router. It was measured just after it was connected, so the signal and network speed must also be the best. Needless to say, the network access conditions of each company are different, so the final speed is also Varies, just to give a reference at full speed.
The position of point A is measured from the two partitions. The straight-line distance is about 12 meters. As can be seen from the figure, the download speed of the network is reduced with this distance and the partition wall, but the stability remains the same. And the signal is also good. The author also played the Genshin Impact game for half an hour at that time. The ping can also be kept in the green state, and there will be no delays and freezes.
Point B is the limit position where the author tests the router. It is separated by two solid walls, and there are some anti-theft doors in the aisle. Usually, in this case, many routers will lose their signal and cannot be connected at all. As you can see from the picture, ZTE The AX5400 can still provide users with a basic network use, but it is the basic use of intelligence. It is best not to use applications that consume a lot of network data in this situation.
After trying the ZTE AX5400Pro router for 20 days, we ushered in the trial of its standard version AX5400. The two routers seem to have the same name, but they are very different in appearance and operation. Each has its own advantages. It is 100 yuan. The Pro version uses ZTE’s self-developed twelve-core chip, and the standard version is Qualcomm chip. No matter which one is used, it is absolutely no problem to meet the wifi needs of a home user, and if your home is big enough, you will find one. If the router is not enough, you can package and purchase two of them together and connect them with one-click Mesh, so as to achieve 100% coverage.