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I'm looking for the smallest/thinnest UHF or VHF two-way radio under $100. So far I've found:

Does anyone know of a smaller/thinner radio? Any recommendation for or against a listed radio would also be appreciated.

Note: I haven't been able to find reliable dimensions for the BF-888S. Above are the "official" dimensions, but a YouTuber measured them to be 110mm × 50mm × 32mm, almost three times as thick.

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The Baofeng UV-3R and UV-3R+ are both quite a bit smaller than the UV-5R or BF-888S. The UV-3R+ uses the same programming cable as your UV-5R, if that matters to you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes those are indeed smaller! Thank you! I'm really hoping for a more revolutionary answer, but so far those are the smallest radios from a recognized brand. I'd be willing to sacrifice features like the built-in speaker and LCD, both of which contribute slightly to the size of the UV-3R. Maybe I could remove them myself. $\endgroup$ – user3431540 Oct 2 '15 at 23:50
  • $\begingroup$ Two vendors list the UV-3R dimensions as: 210mm x 167mm x 84mm (Amazon) & 91mm × 49mm × 22mm (buytwowayradios.com). Neither vendor explains how they measure. $\endgroup$ – user3431540 Oct 2 '15 at 23:57
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In some countries the Baofeng UV-82 can be found and it is preferable to the UV-5R and clones, as it has 1 extra watt output power, and it is an evolution of the UV-5R

Check this link: https://baofengtech.com/comparechart

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    $\begingroup$ The comparison chart you provided is very helpful. Thank you! $\endgroup$ – user3431540 Oct 9 '15 at 0:03

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