Vertex radio comparison

Vertex Standard recently launched a new two way radio, the VX-230 radio series.  This radio is very slick when you compare its features to a Motorola two way radio. A leading two way radio expert recently gave me his thoughts:

If you compare size and durability, I would say the BPR40 or the CP185, maybe the CP200 but it’s much better when it comes to durability and audio quality, but not size.  If you look at features, then it compares somewhat to HT series, PR860 and EX series, but those are 10X the radio when it comes to everything else.

This radio intrigued me, because those comparison radios very greatly in functionality. Since Motorola owns Vertex Standard, it will be very interesting if they keep producing these hybrid/multi-functional radios.