Got to see the BF-u1. It is very small. Light. The housing is plastic. Very cheap. While all baofengs are this one really beats them to the cheap market. Honestly if it was dropped it would appear it would crack the plastic housing. Even the battery is very light plastic.
It is 16 channels. UHF not dual band. You would need to keep a eye out for a VHF. The listing are incorrect I have seen. After my thoughts he decided not to use this and I refused to even program it for gmrs. No FCC tags let alone how cheap the housing is I can only imagine how bad it bleeds over. He left it with me since he only paid around 20 something bucks. Another shelf wonder talking piece item. For gigs I might RX only a few freqs we have to see the audio and or maybe throw it on a bench test.
Honestly if your looking at entry level equipment go for another model. The plastic is similiar to the old radio shack cheap plastic kids walkie talkies (even then those probably beat this) except in the UHF 400 to 470 mhz range. Heck the bubble pack gmrs radios are better quality then the BF-U1. Yes same as pictured silver and black and I would imagine the other housing bf-u1 models are same I looked at after reading your post.
Overall not worth even 20 something bucks.
Only use to me is gutting it and finding a purpose for the housing maybe turning one of the kids toy regular walkie talkies into it gutting both and swapping the guts for a boredom filler project rather then them have toy store orange walkie talkie just do a gut transfer and toss the UHF guts in trash.
I have seen cheap out there but this really beats that to a new level. I would never let a baofeng touch any public safety and in this case this BF-U1 shouldn't even touch gmrs in my opinion just looking at it.
Edit, forgot to mention upon turning it on, a female voice is audible stating power on, then gives the channel announcements, 1, 2, etc.
I also looked on the other and it indeed does have a FCC logo. Strange one does not and one does. Still doesn't change my opinion . Would be a nice prop for a B movie though.