The main body of the unit is seems reasonably well built, with the exception of the flimsy plastic cover over the display and the back stand (which is unnecessary anyway). The selector dial gives a good solid click between settings and the probes are just average cheap items, but perfectly good for occasional use.
As with other users experience, the battery was dead on arrival (and the unit set to on) necessitating a replacement battery. Great care needs to be exercised after removing the two screws so as not to break the internal clips at the top of the meter and I elected not to remove the back cover, just crack it open enough to remove and replace the battery.
Display backlight is a nice addition, its a shame it doesn't have a toggle switch as four seconds isn't very long to take a reading (but then how often do you need to use a multimeter in the dark?).
Continuity buzzer worked fine with a constant regular tone and though it's not very loud, it's good enough.
Hold button works and seems solid.
The orange rubberised cover for the unit is as cheap as they come, but does its job despite the laughable quality of it's finish.(I assume this is the 'gift box' mentioned in the insstructions??)
I ran the meter through a few DC voltage, continuity and resistance tests and they all gave results I would have expected. The hFE (for testing transistors) and AC voltage were not tested. I doubt I will ever use the hFE and for AC a non contact tester would be preferable such as those made by Fluke.Fluke 1AC-II VoltAlert voltage detector
or Fluke 2AC Multi-TesterCAT IV 1000 V
Manufacturers packaging was awful (no wonder some units arrive with faults/dead), just a polythene bag.
Instructions were basic, but then should you be messing with electrical items without some prior knowledge?.
Youtube will give you in excess of 130k results for "how to use a multimeter" and an internet search will provide many tutorials and PDF manuals.
Awarded 4/5. Its not the best, but it does the job and it cost very little. I wouldn't want it to be something I relied on day in day out, but for occasional use its just the job.