So, found a bunch of bugs when actually using the radio. I sent an email to Anytone, and posted a review on Amazon in hopes they get resolved, I am basically copying my review here as well:
"Love the radio, for the most part..., and when it works, that is. Aside from the lack of separation for the head unit, which can be overcome with some mounting shenanigans, when the radio works its pretty good.
Receiver performance is far superior to the 878 or MD5, it seems to pick things where the Alinco MD5 won't even break the squelch.
As a standalone unit the radio works fairly well, provided you don't use the Bluetooth or the BT PTT... et all.
So, why 1 star then?
Simple, the features that make this radio stand out don't work all the time, or consistently, and when this happens there isn't much you can do to fix that and frustration sets in.
The list of issues I've run into so far are: (firmware 1.05)
-Bluetooth will stop transmitting voice after paired for a few minutes without a transmission. As in, radio will transmit, you speak into your Senna headset microphone but no voice will be heard on the other end. Upon pairing it works like a charm.
-Bluetooth won't automatically reconnect if the headset is turned off, then back on. (LAME) Need to power the radio down and then back up.
-Bluetooth PTT won't reconnect automatically after powering up unless you explicitly go into the menus to connect it. (LAME)
-Crossband DMR repeat will stop working after radio is been sitting idle for 1/2 hour or so. (WHT?) Need to take the radio out of Crossband mode, then toggle it back on.
-Crossband DMR won't transmit back on A when Band A is selected, the active band needs to be B in order to be a true two way crossband that receives on B and transmits on A, and vice versa.
-Crossband DMR won't pass get GPS position, call-alert, or radio check, etc, type of messages, like a DMR repeater should, so if you are using two 878s one in VHF and another on UHF, with the 578 set to crossband mode, neither of the 878s will be able to perform range measurements within each other, radio checks, etc... that is pretty significant missing functionality.
-Crossband DMR won't pass private calls both ways, only band B to A, but no A to B.
-Crossband DMR no SMS will go through at all.
-In Crossband mode you can't TX by keying up the microphone PTT. My TYT 8000E radio can do this.
-No option to turn off the screen from the menus, or a time out. (How so?)
-PA and PD are hardcoded to some function, and no matter what you set in the CPS, you can't use those two buttons.
-No speed dial with the microphone keypad??? Really?? Even my BF-1801 45 dollar especial has this feature. (LAME)
That's all I can remember now, hope these get fixed, if not I'll dump the radio and move on.