A Comparison of New Generation Routers – Xiaomi Mini VS Guokr

by Frank Tu 0

Routers are not new concepts, but with the technological wave sweeping past everything these days, the smart router has become a fresh product. Due to the natural advantage of the router being the family’s gate to the Internet, from the end of last year, Xiaomi, Guokr, 360 and various manufacturers have started a full-scale war fighting for the market share.

Today Xiaomi held a new product press conference and released the low-end router mini, priced at CNY$129 (USD$20). This is similar to the price range of the Guokr routers. In the beginning of April, Guokr launched a CNY$99 (USD$16) sale, causing its official website to receive a million orders.


Xiaomi Router Mini Guokr Router
Display None 2.4 inch touchscreen
Wifi Encryption IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless channels Dual-channel 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dual-channel 2.4GHz and 5GHz
ROM Currently Unknown 128MB NAND FLASH
Storage Space Able to connect to hard drive Able to connect to hard drive, charge
USB USB 2.0 USB2.0, maximum power 1A
Other ports None One port with unknown function
Antenna External antenna Internal multi-directional antenna


Currently Unknown

Boosts game performance

In terms of hardware specifications, the two products are no different. We did a detailed comparison table for everyone’s convenience, so you can choose your preferred router.

Router Design Comparison

In terms of design, the Xiaomi Router Mini uses an all new design and is available in a variety of colours. The Guokr Router Beta uses a transparent shell design, but the official version as shown on the official website seems to be white. The following pictures compare the design of the two routers.