Product Comparison: BaoFeng GT-3TP vs BaoFeng BF-F8HP


General Specifications
About the Product
The GT-3TP Mark-III is Upgraded Version of GT-3 with Tri-Power (8W/4W/1W). New 23CM High Gain Antenna allows GT-3TP to transmit much further.
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.
Brand
BaoFeng
BaoFeng
Model
GT-3TP
BF-F8HP
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
9 miles
25 miles
Number Of Channels
128
128
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BaoFeng GT-3TP Pofung Mark-III Two-Way Radio Transceiver
  • The frequency range is much greater than the "ham" frequency range, once you unlock it.
  • Seriously well constructed, has great range even with the stock antenna.
  • I'm able to pull good response from far repeaters in the 10 to 20 mile range without a problem.
  • Great Little Radio With 10 mile Range!
  • It's got a range upwards of 10 miles, without large buildings in between radios, and is very clear in transmission.
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.
Size & Weight
Height
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
Width
2.3 in.
2.3 in.
Depth
1.4 in.
1.3 in.
Weight
0.59 lb.
0.47 lb.
Features
Display Type
LCD Display with backlight
Tri-Color LCD
Headset
Yes
Yes
Keypad lock
Yes
Yes
Protection
IP57
IP54
Accessories Included
23CM Antenna, Car Charger, Adapter, Desktop Charger, Headset, Belt Clip
V-85 Antenna, Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger
Extras
Flashlight, VOX, BCLO, Programmable
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
What customers say about "Features"
BaoFeng GT-3TP Pofung Mark-III Two-Way Radio Transceiver
  • The antenna is flexible enough I'm not worried about breaking it.
  • It has worked well for me and the upgrade antenna works good.
  • The antenna does a good job of picking up far away stations and not knowing any better
  • Don’t let the low cost of these radios put you off. They are well constructed, splash proof and come with accessories.
  • The Car Lighter charger is a FIRE HAZARD!
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.
Power
Battery Type
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
2000mAh rechargeable battery
Battery life
24 hours
What customers say about "Power"
BaoFeng GT-3TP Pofung Mark-III Two-Way Radio Transceiver
  • It has excellent battery life. You get everything you need in the package.
  • The GT-3TP Mark III Baofeng radio works well and the battery seems to last a long time.
  • Has good power and pretty good battery life considering the power.
  • Quality for the price is good, it does what it's designed to do. The battery life is good too.
  • Overall a very solid build. This is a nice deal with the extra life battery.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
62.89 $


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