I hear they perform great, but are not easy to program through the radio.
How about everything else? What are the practical differences?
How about the difference between Wouxun and BaoFeng?
I personally own a Wouxun KG-UVD1P.
It is a very basic HT and has few bells and whistles.
It provides me with with basic analog operation, it does this well , and this is all I need in a HT.
It's fit and finish is much better than the Alinco DJ-596T handheld I owned in the early 2000's
Since I live out in the boonies, I don't need to change the programmed channels very often, so ease of programming channels manually is not a major concern to me.
I just use the KG-UVD Commander program on the computer to make any changes.
The MAJOR attraction for me is the price. If I lose it, isn't as big a hit as losing a $400 Kenwood 91AD.
As to Wouxun vs Baofeng, I have seen and looked at Baofeng and the Wouxun's seem to me to be a bit better constructed.