My Best Walkie Talkies Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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Wondering, how we created this list? It was pretty hard: we had to compare hundreds of various walkie talkies. We took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, average user score, weight, and many more. If we think that we missed something, let us know about it!

You might have already noticed that there are hundreds of various walkie talkies on the market. Manufacturers present new models of walkie talkies every year, making the choice even harder. We made this buying guide to assist you to buy the right walkie talkies for you.

Our Favorite 10 Walkie Talkies of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-way Radios
Frequency range is uhf 400-470mhz.
Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-way Radios
4.8
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2. Floureon Walkie Talkies
Long range communication, this walkies talkies set up to 3000m (max 5km open field).
Floureon Walkie Talkies
4.5
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3. Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies
Vox function-a ptt button lets you communicate when you are busy but want to speak.
Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies
4.5
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4. Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio
Low battery alert reminds you when batteries are running low.
Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio
4.3
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5. Galwad-888s Walkie Talkie
Crystal clear voice transmission, great battery life.
Galwad-888s Walkie Talkie
3.8
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6. Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS GMRS Two-Way Radio
Noaa/all hazard weather channels with alert and weather scan.
Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS GMRS Two-Way Radio
3.8
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7. Retevis H-777 Two Way Radio Uhf 400-470mhz Signal Frequency Single Band 16 Ch Walkie Talkies
Built-in led torch and voice prompt function.
Retevis H-777 Two Way Radio Uhf 400-470mhz Signal Frequency Single Band 16 Ch Walkie Talkies
3.5
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8. Esynic Walkie Talkies (Best Lightweight)
Usb charger design, the charger is usb cable version, you can charge the walkie talkie with usb plug for your phone, power bank and also the usb port from you pc or laptop.
Esynic Walkie Talkies
3.5
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9. Proster Walkie Talkies
Dcs and ctcss function — can shield external interference signal and reduce noises for clear communication, ready to communicate with your mate as long as set to a same channel.
Proster Walkie Talkies
3.3
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10. Baofeng Bf-888s Uhf High Power Intelligent Fm Illumination Flashlight Walkie Talkie (Best Classic Design)
Solid shell, anti-wear wear, compact and lightweight, walkie talkies easy to carry for a variety of people use.
Baofeng Bf-888s Uhf High Power Intelligent Fm Illumination Flashlight Walkie Talkie
2.8
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№ 1. Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-way Radios with Earpiece 2 Pack Uhf 400-470mhz Walkie Talkies Li-ion Battery and Charger Included
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Arcshell 1.5 pounds
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High quality built-in speaker on the radio provides loud and crystal clear sound; push-to talk button and built-in mic on the radio; each radio comes with a single-earbud style earpiece(foam piece included) with a microphone built in and a push-to-talk button; earpiece plug is k-type of 3.5mm plug and 2.5mm plug; when you plug in the earpiece, all sound goes to the earpiece and the radio speaker is silent; the radio has a vox function. Frequency range is uhf 400-470mhz; 16 pre-programmed channels; each radio has identical frequency on each of the 16 channels out of the box; 16 position mechanical rotary switch channel selector; when you turn the knob to change the channel, a synthesized voice will tell you the channel number; channel frequency is programmable within the frequency range; you can program any of 50 ctcss tones and 105 cdcss tones on each programmed channel. Range is very dependant on terrain; up to 5 miles with no obstructions, less in congested area; work great in a commercial construction or around the house; suitable for security team; maintenance team; construction team; fire department; warehouse; factory; kitchen staff; hotel; retail store; at the school; events communications; roadtrip while driving in different cars; family camping and hunting; on a cruise ship; in mountains; it works worldwide; you can add as many as you want and they work great together.

Each radio comes with a 1500mah rechargeable li-ion battery and a charging dock; the charger comes with an ac wall-wart type a plug and works in 110v-240v; it takes about 2.5 hours to fully charge; battery life is determined by transmit time; it lasts around 8 to 96 hours on a single charge depending on how much you transmit; you can charge the battery alone or charge the radio with battery installed. Small and convenient size; it easily fits on your hand; it measures 4.53 inches in height without antenna(antenna length: 4.3 inches); 1.30 inches thick; 2.36 inches in width; 6.3 oz light-weighted; solid built; water-resistant; easy to operate for all ages; 2 wattage power output; each radio has a removable belt clip.

 

 
GOOD
Range is very dependant on terrain
Frequency range is uhf 400-470mhz
High quality built-in speaker on
Each radio comes
BAD
None cons at all!
 

Do good walkie talkiesrequire a lifetime warranty?

Companies that make walkie talkiesoffer all kinds of warranties for any taste. Usually, cheap models have only a 6-month warranty or do not have it at all. Average users recommend choosing a walkie talkies with a two-year warranty, but we believe that the five-year warranty is much better and safer. At the same time, our team would not recommend you to buy models with a lifetime warranty since the vast majority of them is significantly overpriced.

 

 
№ 2. Floureon Walkie Talkies Two Way Radios 4 Packs 22 Channel 3000m (max 5000m Open Field) Uhf Long Range Handheld Walkie Talky (orange)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
floureon FLOUREON188190601_1 15.2 ounces
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Clear sound quality, no noise, the fluoreon twin walkie talkies has clear and loud sound quality, with durable and environmental-friendly material, it s safe for kids to receive the clear and smooth sound with adjustable volume level, auto squelch function will mute the background noise so you get the clear sound even in crowded places. One year warranty, all floureon walkie talkies have 1 year warranty.100% satisfaction and zero hassle returns guaranteed. Two way radio use, this floureon walkies talkies set has frs/gmrs 2 way radio provide access to both the frs and gmrs bands with long range distance communication, supporting 22 channel pmr system to transmit and receive icons. It requires 3 aa batteries per unit (not included). Super long play time; 3.5 hours continuous.9 hours standby.

Lcd display & night use, – lcd backlit display, battery status indicator, clip on belt holder, modern compact design. Lcd backlit display comes in handy at night as it provides high visibility to see if everything’s alright. Built-in led torch can be used as both flash and emergency light. Long range communication, this walkies talkies set up to 3000m (max 5km open field). Adverse weather, car(iron material), voyage and buildings(yard, street) will affect the range. Adjusting power to 1w will be helpful.

 

 
GOOD
Long range communication
Clear sound quality
Lcd display & night use
Two way radio use
One year warranty
BAD
Is not affordable for an average person.
 

Is Amazone.com a good place to buy a walkie talkies?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a walkie talkies since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

 

 
№ 3. Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies 22 Channel 0.5w Frs Gmrs Two Way Radios Long Range Handheld Walkie Talky with LED Flashlight for Children (blue)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Upgrow MYDZDJ0002US 2.2 x 1.2 x 5.5 inches 6.6 ounces
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Multi-application walkie talkies-great for supermarkets, shopping center, festivals and other outdoor activities. Birthday, christmas gift for your kids or family members. Vox function-a ptt button lets you communicate when you are busy but want to speak. When you set the vox, and you don’t need to press the ptt to speak, it will pick up the voice. Long range communication-these walkie talkies for kids are set up from 0 to 3000m (max 3km must in open field). Easy use walkie talkies-with simple talk button is highly visible and easy to find by touch. Small size makes it convenient to carry around.

Confidence warranty-simple and convenient return process.90 days warranty provide and 30 days return without reason.

 

 
GOOD
Long range communication-these walkie talkies
Confidence warranty-simple
Multi-application walkie talkies-great
BAD
It is easy to damage.
 

 

 
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Motorola Solutions T100 1.1 x 1.9 x 5.2 inches 8.8 ounces
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Flashing low battery alert: low battery alert reminds you when batteries are running low. 22 channels: with 22 channels, it s easy to find an available channel. Compatible with any radio: you can communicate with other frs/gmrs radios regardless of brand by being on the same channel and privacy codes. Keypad lock: keypad lock prevents your personalized settings from being inadvertently changed. Call tones: a call tone is what people calling you can hear instead of the normal default ring. It grabs the attention of your family and friends before you start speaking.

 

 
GOOD
Keypad lock
22 channels
Flashing low battery alert
BAD
Was not delivered in time.
Not suitable for short people.
 

How did you make the list of the best walkie talkies?

We considered so many factors that it is nearly impossible to tell you about all of them. Believe us, we did not forget about anything. Price, material, user score, and other characteristics of walkie talkieswere used to create this TOP list. We tried our best to help you choose the best walkie talkies!

 

 
№ 5. Galwad-888s Walkie Talkie 2pcs In One Box with Rechargeable Battery Headphone Wall Charger Long Range 16 Channels Two Way Radio (2pcs Radios)
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Galwad 2pcs 888S in one Box 4.1 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches 1.53 pounds
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Cover range up to 5-6 kilometers in the outdoor area, reaches nearly 20 floors in buildings. Power-saving features to extend battery life; low battery alarm advises you when to recharge or replace the batteries. Crystal clear voice transmission, great battery life; easy to use all ages. Walkie talkie model: galwad-888s this walkie talkie comes in handy when you are in the marketplace, shopping center, amusement park and cruise ship or even can be used in home children/ kids care. Single band/frequency uhf 400-470mhz; 16 channels; battery capacity: 1500mah; USA plug.

 

 
GOOD
Single band/frequency uhf 400-470mhz
Cover range up
Power-saving features
Crystal clear voice transmission
Walkie talkie model
BAD
It weighs a ton!
 

 

 
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Midland GXT1000VP4 4 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches 1.7 pounds
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142 privacy codes, frequency band: 462.550 – 467.7125mhz. Noaa/all hazard weather channels with alert and weather scan. Sos siren allows you to send out distress/locator signals in an emergency situation.10 different call alerts tones to notify you of incoming calls from your group. 9 levels of vox for hands free operation. 50 channels with up to 36-mile range communication in open areas with little or no obstruction.120v charger.

 

 
GOOD
50 channels
Sos siren allows you
Noaa/all hazard weather channels
142 privacy codes
Vibrate alert
BAD
There are many better options on the market.
 

 

 
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Retevis A9104AX10 2.3 x 4.5 x 1.2 inches 3.43 pounds
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They have been programmed to same frequency when out of the box and just on the same channel can communicate. The 50 ctcss/105 cdcss keep you away from the irrelevant call which is allow you do some private exchanges. Every radio have their own original earpiece for true hands-free communication; and belt clip make them easy to carry. Simple and convenient return process; 1 year warranty and 30 day return with no questions asked. Built-in led torch and voice prompt function; easy to change the channel and easy to use in dark environment.

 

 
GOOD
Every radio have their own original earpiece
They have been programmed
Built-in led torch
BAD
Considering the price, the material quality could be better.
There are many models with better price/quality ration.
 

 

 
№ 8. Esynic Walkie Talkies 2 Pcs Long Range Two-way Radio Usb Cable Charging Uhf 400- 470mhz Walky Talky with Earpieces Flashlight 16ch Single Band Fm Handheld Transceiver
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
eSynic zESY66 2.4 x 1.3 x 4.5 inches 3.17 pounds
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Multifunction for wide application.50 ctcss/ dcs function/ scanning function/ emergency alarm function and built in led torch light, clearly seen in the dark. Great for security guard, supermarket connection, construction area indication, field survival, biking and hiking. Usb charger design, the charger is usb cable version, you can charge the walkie talkie with usb plug for your phone, power bank and also the usb port from you pc or laptop. Charging even you are outside with power bank. 2 pack two way radio.16 memory channels and up to 5 kilometers range, can work together with other bf-888s by selecting the same channel on each single band/frequency uhf 400-470mhz; easy to use for both adult and children.

18-month-warranty, all esynic product come with 18-month-warranty and lifetime customer support. 1500mah li-ion rechargeable battery, large capacity battery allow you can charge 2-3 hours then use it for 8-9 hours continuous use.

 

 
GOOD
2 pack two way radio.16 memory channels
Usb charger design
1500mah li-ion rechargeable battery
BAD
It is good, but costly.
 

 

 
№ 9. Proster Walkie Talkies Rechargeable 16 Channel Walkie Talkies Two Way Radio with Original Earpiece and Usb Charger 2 Pair
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Proster 7 x 6.2 x 2.3 inches 3.8 pounds
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Convenient usb charger — it can use a pc, car charger, mobile charger, power bank and most usb port power source; 2 way charging supported: interphone charging and battery charging. (2 pair walkie talkies) uhf 400-470mhz.16 channels — enables to connect each other in a long range of about 2 miles (max in outdoor open field, it exactly depends on your surroundings). Bulit-in led flashlight & original ergonomic earpiece — led torch light for emergency station, also with scanning function/ emergency alarm function/ english voice prompt/ low voltage alert; original earpieces provides long-term wearing comfort, which free your hands.

Wide application — this walkie talkies is perfect for security guard, supermarket, construction area, field survival, biking and so on. Dcs and ctcss function — can shield external interference signal and reduce noises for clear communication, ready to communicate with your mate as long as set to a same channel.

 

 
GOOD
Bulit-in led flashlight & original ergonomic earpiece –
Wide application –
Convenient usb charger –
BAD
It is rather costly.
May be too heavy for some people.
 

 

 
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
BaoFeng baofeng bf-888s walkie talkies 8.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches 1.6 pounds
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Anti-monitoring anti-interference, good sound quality, intelligent power long battery life, low voltage alert. 5w high power, strong signal, long range of 2~4km, communication stability, each baofeng walkie talkies two way radio with a earpiece. Built in flashlight can be used in poor lighting conditions and nighttime environments. Applicable to: travel by car, biking, hiking, hunting, mountain climbing, bar, ktv, restaurant, site, security and other office space. Solid shell, anti-wear wear, compact and lightweight, walkie talkies easy to carry for a variety of people use.

 

 
GOOD
Applicable to
Anti-monitoring anti-interference
Solid shell
5w high power
Built in flashlight can be used in poor lighting conditions
BAD
It is too heavy for regular use.
 

What is the average cost for a good walkie talkies?

The price of a walkie talkies should never be the determining factor. Even if you are able to afford the most expensive model, you might do not actually need it. walkie talkiesin the average price range can cover all your needs and save you a few bucks at the same time.

What should be the warranty period for a good walkie talkies?

You should buy walkie talkiesfrom brands with customer-friendly warranty policy. Trustworthy walkie talkies manufacturers offer two-year or even longer warranty period. You would not have any problems in case of any issues — simply take a broken product to the service center to get it replaced or fixed.

What warranty should be offered with a decent walkie talkies?

We recommend all our readers to buy walkie talkieswith at least the two-year long warranty period. This is the optimal term for an average walkie talkies. Instead of overpaying for a lifetime warranty, save the money to buy a new walkie talkies later.

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