Product Comparison: Motorola MS350R vs Midland GXT1000VP4

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General Specifications
About the Product
Motorola's Talkabout MS350R 35 Mile Range, Waterproof, Two-Way Radio is by no means a fair weather radio. This high performance, ultra durable waterproof radio is right for the extreme outdoors
With 50 channels, this top-selling NOAA weather alert two-way radio gives you maximum output power with Xtreme Range Technology.
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
Frequency Band
Frequency Range
462.550 - 467.7125 MHz
462.550 - 467.7125 MHz
Communication Range
35 miles
36 miles
Number Of Channels
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio
  • The range is about 1-2 miles when I am inside the house and the other walkie is at the beach.
  • They are very solid radios, with easy to access functions. Of importance to me was the ability to work with GMRS repeaters.
  • After work I forgot to it off and I could still hear my co-workers clearly from about 14miles away.
  • For shorter range, very good little radios. I use these on offroad trips with my friends all the time, excellent.
  • The range is incredible and they are sturdy and lightweight.
Midland GXT1000VP4 Two-Way Radio
  • Radios are solid and feel better than most consumer FRS/GMRS radios.
  • I have gotten as far a 5-6 miles away down hills and in thick tree cover and still gotten reception. Pretty good reception.
  • Sound quality is great, transmission distance is adequate and terrain dependent.
  • Range and clarity is excellent; noticed very little interference and excellent clarity at 4-mile distances.
  • For these standard radios I feel the distance was up to pair with similar devices. The clarity was awesome. Much better than what was expected.
Size & Weight
8.36 in.
7.91 in.
2.4 in.
2.44 in.
1.5 in.
1.52 in.
0.50 lb.
0.475 lb.
Display Type
LCD Display
LCD Display with backlight
Keypad lock
Accessories Included
2 belt clips, Dual drop-in charger, Charging adaptor
2 belt clips, 2 boom mic headsets, 120V dual desktop charger, AC adapter, DC adapter
11 Weather Channels, Hands-free Communication, Vibrating Alert, Flashlight
eVOX, Vibrating Alert, SOS Siren, 10 Weather Channels, X-TRA TALK Power
What customers say about "Features"
Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio
  • These are a decent quality radio with ok range, definitely waterproof.
  • They have so many built in features that its more than i want. They work well for being waterproof.
  • Distance is excellent, they ate durable (took a 5' fall onto pavement and not even a scratch), worked great in pouring rain for 3 hours.
  • The fact that they are waterproof and have NOAA weather capability added to the mix.
  • Completely waterproof, good solid construction, and great range. The flashlight is a nice feature.
Midland GXT1000VP4 Two-Way Radio
  • Comes with everything you could need including a 12v adapter for the charger base.
  • Wow, the first time I have EVER heard clear voices on a GMRS radio.
  • The option to hear the weather newscast/alert on each radio at the push of a button is nice.
  • The quality is great!! It’s awesome they come with the option for ear pieces.
  • The headsets they come with were wonderful. While not fully comfortable, they worked like they should without issues.
Battery Type
NiMH rechargeable battery pack / 3 AA
NiMH rechargeable battery pack / 4 AA
Battery life
23 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio
  • The rechargeable batteries lasted about 10 hours of on time where they were in use for transmitting/receiving about 6 hours.
  • Long battery length. Lasted me a double shift (16hrs) on many occasions depending on how frequently I used it.
  • Battery lasts all day, which is more than I can say for my cell phone.
  • The battery life was impressive as well, holding a single charge for a three night camping trip.
  • Built-in flashlights are very handy on camping trips. They are not terribly bright but it is sufficient to prevent tripping over rocks and branches.
Midland GXT1000VP4 Two-Way Radio
  • These Midland Radios gave us excellent result: durable, good quality, easy of use, good volume, great battery life, and have a good price.
  • After a 10 hour day of wheeling the battery level only dropped one bar.
  • Easy access to batteries, nowhere near as difficult as the less expensive Midland products.
  • Battery life is pretty darn good, around 5-6 hours and still working.
  • I like how if the battery does drain, I can always fall back on AAs.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
3 year
Other Information
89.99 $

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