To learn the difference between Retevis RT5 and BaoFengUV-5R, let’s take a look at what they have in common. There are many similarities between Retevis RT5 and BaoFengUV-5R.This is why we have to distinguish between these two walkie-talkies.
Retevis RT5 Similarities
1.They are all both VHF and UHF Dual-band handheld walkie talkies, With display function menu user can setting the radios by keypad quickly, also can use program software setting by computer.
2. They all have the VOX function, which allows your hands free when you are busy.
3. Scanning function: Retevis RT5 and BaoFeng UV-5R can help you seek same frequencies which are talking and join the communication easily and fast. Or avoid a busy channel from interference
4. They all have Monitor function which allows you enhance voice when the signal is too weak to hear.
5. FM function 65-108 MHz (Only commercial FM radio reception) and built in flashlight will make it easier in leisure time and darkness. But just the Second Generation Retevis RT5 and BaoFengUV-5R have the function.
6. Keypad lock function: Prevent you from wrong operation
Both Retevis RT5 and BaoFengUV-5R have other same function, such as TOT, Low Battery Alert, Busy channel lock-out, Emergency alarm function and so on..they are all Digital /Analog walkie-talkies, and have 128 channels.
1.It has H/M/L(7W/5W/1W)power to select.but BaoFengUV-5R has H/L Power Settings (4W/1W).As we all know,wattage determines the strength of your radio signal with UHF & VHF radios,it also depends on your environment and terrain. The longer communicate, the more watts you should purchase. This radio is 7w, so Retevis RT5 has a longer distance than BaoFengUV-5R.
2.It has four color LCD display which make things easier when in dark but BaoFengUV-5R has 3.
3.It has Squelch function but BaoFengUV-5R not.0-9 grades helps you suppress background noise, enhancing signal sensitivity and sound clearly.
4.It comes with 1400 mAh Li-ion battery,BaoFengUV-5R is 1500 mAh battery.
5.It comes with USB charger and can charger anywhere you want, and it also supports car charger but BaoFengUV-5R not.