Vodafone K5006Z VS Vodafone K5005

We had noted that Vodafone K5006Z is already available on the market with tariff for users, somebody may have some memory about the previous model Vodafone K5005. Yes, you are right, they are both LTE Stick for Vodafone 4G networks. But if you want to buy a LTE Stick for Vodafone SIM card, which one to buy? What’s the difference between them? Which one is better? To ask these questions, it proves you are a serious buyer. Many people just buy the 4G sticks with the contract without the corresponding concern. But if you want to buy unlocked LTE Stick, you may concern which one you can benefit more.



In this article, we will see what the difference between the two models is and which one is better. Vodafone K5006Z is available later than K5005, but they are both customized by Vodafone in red and white appearance. Below is the table listing the specifications of Vodafone K5006Z and Vodafone K5005:  


Model Number

 Vodafone K5006z

Vodafone K5005

SIM Lock Status

Unlocked, SIM Card Free

Unlocked, SIM Card Free




Form type

4G Internet Stick/4G LTE Stick

4G Internet Stick/4G LTE Stick


 Qualcomm MDM9200

 Qualcomm MDM9200


LTE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) USB Modem

TE Category 3 (3GPP Release 8) USB Modem


Network Bands

4G/LTE Frequency Bands Vodafone K5006Z: Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz) Vodafone K5005: Band 3/7/20 (800/1800/2600MHz)  
3G UMTS/WCDMA Bands UMTS 900/1900/2100Mhz UMTS 900/1900/2100Mhz  
2G GPRS/GSM/EDGE GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz  

Data Rate Speed

4G/LTE FDD link Speed Downstream: 100Mbit/s Upstream: 50Mbit/s  
4G/TD-LTE link Speed Downstream: N/A Downstream: N/A  
3G HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ Link Speed Downstream: 42Mbit/s Downstream: 42Mbit/s  

Other Features

MIMO Support YES YES  
WiFi Support NO NO  
Maximum Users Supported 1 User 1 User  
SD Card Slot YES, SD card up to 32GB YES, SD card up to 32GB  
USB Type 2.0 2.0  
External Antenna Connector 2 (TS-9) 2 (TS-9)  
Dimensions 90 x 27 x 18mm 90 x 25 x 15mm  
Weight 40g 40g  
OS Supported Windows/Linux/Mac OS Windows/Linux/Mac OS  


From the table above, we can see that the main difference between the Vodafone K5006 and K5005 is the manufacturer. Vodafone K5006 is manufactured by ZTE, so it’s also called Vodafone K5006Z; Vodafone K5005 is from Huawei. The second difference is dimension, the size of the 4G modems are similar. We have to mention that both of them are with rotatable USB connector, which will save much space for users.



So we can conclude that the two modems are very similar in function and performance based on the same chipset. If you prefer to Huawei or ZTE Brand, you can choose the modem on their brands.


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