Product Comparison: BaoFeng UV-82 vs BaoFeng UV-82L

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General Specifications
About the Product
This radio has upped the bar on ham radio technology! Compare to previous Baofeng products (UV-5R and the UV-B Series) this radio comes with a much louder speaker (1 watt!).
The latest radio to come from Baofeng! This radio has upped the bar on ham radio technology! Compared to previous Baofeng products (UV-5R and the UV-B Series) this radio comes with a much louder speaker (1 watt!), a more solid design with larger buttons, and a better antenna.
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
Frequency Band
Frequency Range
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
136-174 / 400-520 MHz
Communication Range
9 miles
9 miles
Number Of Channels
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BaoFeng UV-82 Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • Decent range, reception and filtering on par with most big brand HT, can't beat this price.
  • Performance of the UV-82 also is excellent. Loaded with features, a very sensitive receiver and real 5W power.
  • These radios communicate crisp and clear through 1/2 mile of mature woods.
  • Very nice. When paired with the extended antenna the range is great for a 5w handheld. Great bang for your buck!
  • Has surprising long range ability. Buy the after-market antenna that extends range even more.
BaoFeng UV-82L Two Way Radio-Dual Band
  • They work well and the range is pretty impressive.
  • These transceivers pick up commercial frequencies such as police, fire, EMS, weather, etc.
  • For what it is, it is a quite capable dual band radio.
  • The reception is good, the transmission appears to be good and I was able to program it easily using chirp.
  • The frequency range it's great. From 400 to 520 mhz in UHF. And it also handles VHF frequency.
Size & Weight
4.33 in.
4.33 in.
2.28 in.
2.28 in.
1.26 in.
1.26 in.
0.29 lb.
0.33 lb.
Display Type
Tri-Color LCD
LCD Display with backlight
Keypad lock
Accessories Included
Antenna, Adapter, Drop-in Charging Tray, Belt Clip, Hand Strap
Drop-in Charging Tray, Adapter, Antenna, Belt Clip, Earphone
VOX, BCLO, Programmable, Group Tones, Flashlight
Flashlight, VOX, Group Tones, Dual Channel, Dual Band, FM radio, BCLO, Programmable
What customers say about "Features"
BaoFeng UV-82 Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • Worked well with CHIRP and had no problems interfacing it with my computer, not that I expected to since I do own another Beofeng.
  • The flashlight is a great feature and nicely done. The auto key lock is very useful.
  • This radio has a lot of good features including double ptt buttons.
  • It offers features only available in $300 plus radios. It offers voice commands that can be used by the visually impared user.
  • Radio is easy to program and use. I like the FM radio feature allows me to listen to radio and monitor the two way at the same time.
BaoFeng UV-82L Two Way Radio-Dual Band
  • Functions and features are plentiful for me, a beginning Technician class operator.
  • The flashlight is big and bright and the build is sturdy and solid.
  • Comfortable, loud and clear audio. Built-in flashlight and FM radio.
  • Very good speaker volume and voice clarity. It has a great deal of features.
  • Very easy to program on the menus of the handheld. You can set almost every features directly in the radio.
Battery Type
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
1800 mAh rechargeable battery
Battery life
12 hours
What customers say about "Power"
BaoFeng UV-82 Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • The battery lasts about 24 hours of average use, and it's easy to learn/use.
  • Awesome product so far. Awesome battery life and range.
  • Battery life is good. This radio also has a bit more 'heft' than some of the other Baofengs.
  • I use this radio for paragliding. The battery seems to last forever.
  • Great battery life. Feels like good quality product.
BaoFeng UV-82L Two Way Radio-Dual Band
  • I have been using it every day since I got it. Battery life is long.
  • You cannot go wrong with it. Long battery life.
  • Not too small not too big. The battery duration it's good.
  • Battery life is surprisingly good. I've observed listen-only time of about 16 hours on a single charge.
  • This is the best radio you can get for under $50.00 battery life is amazing
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
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