Aside from the wide range of built-in features this device boasts, there is really two standout things about this model any potential buyer should know. First of all, it is a very good value for the money. This is a high-end radio from a well-respected manufacturer that you can purchase for a phenomenally good price.
It has also been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. In fact, BaoFeng states that this product is specifically designed for the person who is not a radio expert. To that end, the model has been designed in the US for intuitive use. You get a very well written, very helpful user manual that is more like a guide to the basics of police and fire scanners as well as comprehensive customer support.
In addition, it’s just a good, solid somewhat basic but overall effective scanner radio. The battery has been upgraded from the previous model to provide 30-percent more capacity (it is a 2000mAh battery, which is an excellent power output for a handheld model). It should be noted this is an analog-only model; however, it does boast excellent reception ranges across FM, VHF and UHF bands.