Product Comparison: BaoFeng UV-5R vs BaoFeng UV-82HP

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General Specifications
About the Product
BaoFeng Introduced the UV-5R Dual Band, Dual Display radio in 2012. Since its introduction the UV-5R has seen a massive success.
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.
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
Frequency Band
Frequency Range
136-174 / 400-480 MHz
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
Communication Range
25 miles
25 miles
Number Of Channels
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
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 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
4.33 in.
4.3 in.
2.28 in.
2.3 in.
1.26 in.
1.3 in.
0.29 lb.
0.47 lb.
Display Type
LCD Display with backlight
Tri-Color LCD
Keypad lock
Accessories Included
Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger, Antenna
V-85 Antenna, Power Adapter, Earpiece, Belt Clip, Hand Strap, Battery Charger
VOX, 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 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.
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
Battery Type
1500mAh Rechargable Battery
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
Battery life
16 hours
What customers say about "Power"
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.
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
Other Information
62.89 $

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