Personally, I wouldn't buy either one, but as you said, the price sounds enticing.
Probably the worse problem you'll encounter will be service and support. While folks like Yaesu leave a lot to be desired in this department, at least you have SOME support. The others? Nada.
You'll also find out, they're a bear to program, and not nearly as convenient as most other handhelds, no matter who made them.
In any case, I certainly wouldn't buy one as my only handheld radio, and I wouldn't buy a handheld as an only radio.