Is the QuanSheng uvk5(8) any good as a communication device?

Hi all,
I was holding off buying a radio for a while, life got in the way and I had more important things. Done some research and came across a device called the Quan sheng UVK5(8). It appeals to me because its inexpensive and loaded with features. Like a wide frequency range, wireless copy frequency and even the ability to install custom firmware which i might in time.

My question is should or should I not buy it. My main use is to RX on 2m and 70cm in open country. I heard Rx and Tx are average sound quality but airband (which i dont need) is unreadable quality.

Does anyone have any experience with this radio and how would it compare with lets say a Bao feng or other HT in this price range ($20)