Product Comparison: BaoFeng BF-F8HP vs BaoFeng UV-82HP


General Specifications
About the Product
The BF-F8HP is a dual band handheld radio that improves on the UV-5R with more transmit power based on a new generation chipset - along with new concierge service.
The UV-82HP is the second generation of the classic UV-82 Series. Some new features found in the UV-82HP are the three selectable power levels (Low - 1 watt, Medium - 5 watt, High- 7 watt) allowing for a high-output of seven watts.
Brand
BaoFeng
BaoFeng
Model
BF-F8HP
UV-82HP
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
1
1
Frequency Band
VHF, UHF
VHF, UHF
Frequency Range
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
Communication Range
25 miles
25 miles
Number Of Channels
128
128
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • This is a very nice radio for the money. I live in close range to some local repeaters, so I'm not really challenging the radio's receive capabilities.
  • But I have two of these radios and they work great over about a 2-4 mile effective range.
  • With 8 W vs 5 W you can expect ~125% the range of of the UV-5R (sqrt(8/5)=1.26). The flashlight is a little silly and unnecessary, but w/e. The speaker is nice and loud.
  • I have found it to be a good, reliable radio transceiver with pretty good function sets, as well as excellent frequency ranges for the various U S radio services bands.
  • I was hoping to improve my range in my rural environment with the advertised 8 watts of transmit power but my watt meter showed that although the radio had the advertised 1 watt on the low setting and almost 5 watts on the medium setting it had less than 1 watt on the high power setting.
BaoFeng UV-82HP High Power Dual Band Radio
  • Amazing range! I drove home from a job site about 2 miles away in a very densely populated area and my guy radioed me and it worked clear as can be.
  • t has more features than the Motorola and I have full Rx/Tx access on the 136-174MHz and 400-520MHz frequency ranges. That includes the business frequencies....so I set my first 32 channels to the business frequencies I generally use in addition to assigning tones (Rx/Tx CTCS, DCS, etc.).
  • As expected in this price range. The radio feels sturdy and looks serious apart from the LED on top which is of no use at all.
  • I will be getting an FCC license so that I can register it with some local relay stations and extend the range to about 50 miles.
  • Great range even when on low power. I can talk to my guys in the basement of a high-rise when I'm on the 11th-12th floor and hear them clear as a bell.
Size & Weight
Height
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
Width
2.3 in.
2.3 in.
Depth
1.3 in.
1.3 in.
Weight
0.47 lb.
0.47 lb.
Features
Display Type
Tri-Color LCD
Tri-Color LCD
Headset
Yes
Yes
Keypad lock
Yes
Yes
Protection
IP54
IP54
Accessories Included
V-85 Antenna, Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger
V-85 Antenna, Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger
Extras
A new 76 Page In-Depth User's Guide, Versatile for Amateur USE, Dual Watch Receiver, FM Broadcast Station, Group Tones supported, Internal VOX function, Flashlight
The Dual Push-to-Talk Switch, A new 80 Page In-Depth User's Guide, Full Accessory Compatibility with ALL UV-82 accessories, Multiple TONE Burst Options
What customers say about "Features"
BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • First of all, the SMA connector is likely opposite of what you would expect. I had several high gain dual band antennas from my previous HTs, and the connector on the Baofeng is the opposite gender.
  • I like the colored screens, as the black stand by screens that the GT-3 have are hard to read.
  • It's tough. You can view the screen well. Volume is very good for the price it is a out standings value.
  • The speaker quality is not that great - again, comparing it to some other portable radio of the same price range, it's below the bar.
  • The screen backlight goes off based on what you set in the menu, 10 seconds is longest. At first, the backlight going off in 2 seconds while I was transmitting was a bit confusing.
  • The readability of the color screens are a bit of concern. Once the back light goes out, It's very hard to read.
BaoFeng UV-82HP High Power Dual Band Radio
  • What seems difficult and why it 5 stars is the user interface on screen for a simple task like using a repeater is daunting at best.
  • Radio came with very small defect on the liquid crystal screen. But it has performed flawlessly and once you know what frequency you want to use its a simple matter of entering it with numerical jeypad.. Just like dialing a phone
  • With a minimal screen and a small form factor that provides little space for the keys beyond the numbers and a couple of other buttons, it is tedious to program more than a couple of repeaters.
  • The screen on my UV-82HP is already scratched. I also noticed small stuff such as dirt and lint can get in between the screen and the plastic over the screen.
  • The LCD screen window is made out of soft plastic and scratches easily
Power
Battery Type
2000mAh rechargeable battery
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
Battery life
24 hours
What customers say about "Power"
BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • The included battery holds up well, I've had it mostly on for days, listening with a few minutes of talking here and there as something piques my interest, and only had to recharge it twice since I've had it.
  • The optional battery and mic/speaker are identical for both BF-F8HP and the UV-5X3.
  • Battery life is unsurpassed and the added broadcast FM band quality is a nice touch. At the price, a ham needs one if only for a spare..
  • All in all it feels like and so far is a well-bought radio that works great, has excellent battery life and is easy to learn and use.
  • The dock station included in the box is very cheap. I don't like it has an external power charger and when the radio is docked, the radio is not firm like any other dock station I've seen for radio.
BaoFeng UV-82HP High Power Dual Band Radio
  • Battery life has been great lasting me for days. Mostly listening with a few transmissions.
  • The battery life is amazing. I can use this thing for 12 hours straight and the battery barley drops any.
  • Battery life is good so far. I've never really run it totally dead, so I can't swear it's better, but it seems to be good.
  • I had problems putting it in the charging base until I realized what was going on. The short answer is the Charger base is designed to charge a loose battery or the handset.
  • The battery fit is not good, have to use a small tool to help get it started when removing it. General functionality is pretty good.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
62.89 $
62.89 $


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