Never had a Masport before but very pleased with it. It came boxed and took 15 minutes to assemble. It doesn't come with oil, so you need to buy that too.
The one-lever hight adjustment is easy to use and is strong, the deck is rigid and the wheels roll the mower effortlessly over really long grass. Once ready it started first time, and has started first time ever since.
My grass was 9 inches tall, and it cut it with no problems. The engine really has a lot of power. I would definitely recommend this mower.