Product Comparison: BaoFeng GT-3 Mark-II vs BaoFeng UV-5R


General Specifications
About the Product
This is the latest Baofeng two way radio with large capacity Li-ion Battery for 7-9 hours. Small and lightweight. Upgraded frame material and black&orange color matching make it more durable and give it a more fashionable appearance.
BaoFeng Introduced the UV-5R Dual Band, Dual Display radio in 2012. Since its introduction the UV-5R has seen a massive success.
Brand
BaoFeng
BaoFeng
Model
GT-3 Mark-II
UV-5R
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
1
1
Frequency Band
VHF, UHF
VHF, UHF
Frequency Range
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
136-174 / 400-480 MHz
Communication Range
9 miles
25 miles
Number Of Channels
128
128
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BaoFeng GT-3 Mark-II PoFung Transceiver + 1 Additional Free Battery
  • Also it seems to perform better with the included antenna and, to me, the sound quality is improved over the 5R.
  • Works excellent. Decent sound, range, battery life. No problems in the 2 months since I have been using it.
  • The antenna allows for really good reception and range. I am counting the days that I get to try this thing out in the mountains.
  • Bought several of these for the deer lease and they have a pretty good range even through the woods.
  • Well I'm happy with its receiving range and sound quality.
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio
  • Was averaging about 6 to 7 miles with the antenna that came with the BaoFeng UV-5R radio.
  • Great thing about the Baofeng as opposed to ones like the Midland, is that all frequencies from 136-174 and 400-480 are fully programmable.
  • Reception and transmitting are both good with the stock antenna.
  • Solid radio. construction is very good. reception is great with an aftermarket 14.5 inch antenna.
  • Great coverage area. Crisp and clear TX and RX.
Size & Weight
Height
4.3 in.
4.33 in.
Width
2.3 in.
2.28 in.
Depth
1.3 in.
1.26 in.
Weight
0.33 lb.
0.29 lb.
Features
Display Type
LCD Display with backlight
LCD Display with backlight
Headset
Yes
Yes
Keypad lock
Yes
Yes
Protection
IP56
IP54
Accessories Included
2 Li-ion Battery Pack, Headset, Desktop Charger, Antenna, Belt Clip
Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger, Antenna
Extras
Flashlight, VOX, BCLO, Programmable, Dual Band, Dual Channel, FM radio
VOX, Flashlight
What customers say about "Features"
BaoFeng GT-3 Mark-II PoFung Transceiver + 1 Additional Free Battery
  • The sound is a better. It has a louder max volume while still being clear and not as "tinny" as the older ones.
  • Quality is decent for the price. They're super easy to program using chirp.
  • Works as advertised. I appreciate the extra features like the AM/FM radio, lights, and voice functions.
  • Great little radio. Has all the features I need for emergency communication with my neighborhood group.
  • This radio is absolutely wonderful. Programmable with my XP computer. Fantastic price and fantastic features!!
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio
  • Nice to have the flashlight and the key and display backlight. Overall great radio for the price.
  • The BaoFeng radio is solid, small, comfortable to use, has cool voice menu operation, supports FM Broadcast frequencies.
  • Astonishing performance for the money. Simple to program and simple to use.
  • Had no trouble programming the channels I needed without the USB cord or software.
  • The radio is extremely easy to program with CHIRP software.
Power
Battery Type
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
1500mAh Rechargable Battery
Battery life
16 hours
What customers say about "Power"
BaoFeng GT-3 Mark-II PoFung Transceiver + 1 Additional Free Battery
  • Overall the radio is nice, feels nice, its lightweight and has good battery life.
  • The battery lasts a long time. The radio itself has stood up well for what I put it through.
  • Works excellent. Decent sound, range, battery life.
  • So far great radio for the buck long battery life. Will buy another one.
  • I took it on a road trip and used it for comms between vehicles and this models battery life, reception, and usability was great.
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio
  • Another plus is the battery life, so far I am on the initial charge and I still have 3 out of 4 bars after 5 days of fairly heavy use.
  • The unit itself has felt solid and performed well, with the stock battery offering days of monitoring and learning worth of charge.
  • It feels well made, the battery life is fantastic.
  • Battery is inasanely good and will go all day with normal usage on a single charge.
  • The construction is solid and the battery life is excellent in standby and about 4-8 hours with normal use.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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