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The Best 5 Walkie Talkies 2023

5 best walkie talkies of 2023

What are the best walkie talkies to buy in 2023?

While smartphones dominate our communication landscape, walkie talkies still have their place, especially when faced with limited cellular connectivity or when considering options for kids who may not be ready for a smartphone just yet.

Walkie talkies are great for facilitating communication within a defined mile range.

While their core purpose remains unchanged, modern-day walkie talkies offer heaps more features like severe weather alerts, flashlights, and more.

To help you find the best walkie talkies for your communication needs, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best ones available on the market today.


The Motorola MOTOTRBO system stands out due to its advanced digital technology. Digital radio systems offer numerous advantages compared to analogue ones, such as enhanced audio quality, extended range, and improved battery life.

The use of digital technology ensures consistent and clear audio transmission across the coverage area, effectively reducing background noise.

This ensures messages are easily comprehensible, even in noisy environments or areas on the outskirts of the coverage zone.

Additionally, digital radios tend to have longer-lasting batteries, making them highly valuable for businesses requiring uninterrupted communication throughout the day.

2. Kenwood NX-3200E2/NX-3300E

This handheld radio is a true all-rounder, supporting multiple digital protocols such as NXDN and DMR, along with mixed digital and FM analogue operation. 

This versatility makes it an excellent choice for various enterprise- and operation-critical applications. Despite its compact size, the radio is built to withstand tough conditions, ensuring durability in demanding environments. It also comes equipped with practical features like Bluetooth for hands-free operation and built-in GPS, enhancing its usability and convenience.

Whether you need reliable digital communication or a seamless transition between digital and analogue modes, this handheld radio is up to the task, making it a top contender for your communication needs.

3. Kenwood NX-5200 / 5300

The NX-5000 Series stands out with its unmatched interoperability, making it highly versatile for a wide range of applications.

What sets it apart is its ability to support both analogue FM and two distinct digital protocols within a single radio.

With Kenwood NX-5000 Series hand-portable and mobile/in-vehicle radios, you have the option to select two digital Common Air Interfaces (CAIs), even if they operate in different protocols, alongside FM analogue pre-programmed in a single device.


The MOTOTRBO R7 two-way radio is an advanced addition to the MOTOTRBO line, designed to improve communication clarity and efficiency. It offers a powerful speaker, extended battery life, and a durable design. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features, it enables wireless communication and remote software upgrades.

The R7 excels in critical voice communication and supports legacy analogue technology. It’s a versatile and reliable digital radio solution for modern businesses.

5. Kenwood NX-1200 / 1300

Upgrade your business efficiency with the NX-1200/1300 radios, supporting DMR or NXDN digital protocols.

These versatile two-way radios come in various models, including basic and keypad variations with backlit LCD and LED indicator. With mixed-mode operation, seamless integration with legacy radios is ensured. Experience clear voice communications with KENWOOD’s trusted audio quality, backed by reliability from professional system expertise.

Choose the NX-1200/1300 for your radio needs, offering a single platform tailored to all your requirements.

How do we know these are the best walkie talkies?

Selecting these walkie talkies involved a thorough process to ensure we offer the best options available. With a plethora of choices on the market, we conducted extensive research on popular websites, meticulously analysing both positive and negative customer reviews.

This approach allowed us to identify the top-rated two way radios, considering various categories and specific needs.

We carefully considered factors like price, size, and special features while making our final selections, ensuring that the chosen two way radios are a perfect fit for diverse requirements and preferences.

Our goal was to provide you with reliable, well-rounded options that cater to different communication needs and budgets.

Backed by our extensive 25 years of experience and safety compliance, OS Comms is always here to help.  So, give us a call 01440 268 486 and speak to a friendly member of our team today, or send us a message and let us help find you a Walkie Talkie that’s right for your communication needs.

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Motorola R2 Portable Two-Way Radio
A next-level workhorse, the MOTOTRBO R2 marries durability and ergonomics to ensure confident, easy handling. And with superior range, configurable audio and seamless integration, the R2 is a reliable addition to an uninterrupted workday.

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