So far I have owned for less than 24h the Baofeng UV-82L VHF/UHF handheld (firmware version B82S21). Here are my first impressions.
It does lack a DC socket: it must be recharged with its own base.
With battery and antenna it weights 250g. It feels good, you can't forget it in a pocket like the UV-3R. Easy to use for a left-handed (PTT with left thumb).
The operator must get used to the double PTT , one for each displayed line. If you want to avoid mistakes, just tune both lines to the same frequency.
Switching between VFO mode and Memory mode requires a power-off cycle.
Manual programming is not straighforward, as usual on Baofeng devices.
There is no signal strength indication. Even if it has a 5-bar symbol, it is either absent (squelch closed) or present (squelch open).
The loudspeaker sounds good and volume control does work.
It does V/V, V/U, U/V, U/U. One receiver active at a time.
The LED torch is pretty powerful :-)
I got positive modulation reports (Wide setting must be used here).
Last but not least, the charger base didn't turn either green or warm after 8 hours charging. I am now in the process of discharging the battery so that I can try again.