The MD-UV380 is a new mid-2018 dual-band variant of the popular MD-380. Web searches do not yield much information about the radio. In my opinion, the manual could be improved. The folliwing items are notes and observations made since purchasing the radio in July 2018.
The charger is not a rapid-charging unit. It takes 6-8 hours to charge a dead battery. I bought a second battery.
When unboxing your new radio and loading the TYT CPS software, the very first thing to do is READ the radio, and save the initial file elsewhere as a 'do not touch' safety valve backup just in case. I name files in the the format of 'uv380-yyyymmddhhmm.rdt' so I can revert to previous versions.
An MD380 codeplug will not directly load into a UV380. Let's leave it at that. If you seek a MD-UV380 codeplug (as a sample, starter or to study) in lieu of building your own, in my opinion the easiest solution is to use the N0GSG DMR Contact Manager to read in an MD380 codeplug and write it out in the UV380 format.
The dual VFOs are not ganged. When one has UHF and VHF repeaters and simplex frequencies in the same zone list, you can listen to traffic on both receivers simultaneously. It is a nice feature. A few days later I discovered that VFO A audio has priority over VFO B if both receivers are active.
The UV380 has 3 power levels—H, M, L—despite some confusing literature. I like to have a quick button programmed to change same. To conserve the battery, I program repeaters at M and step to H if needed. Program one of the buttons on the left side of the radio.