Operating elements on the front
The entire front of the device is a completely curved glass pane without mechanical keys. There are only sensor keys. This looks very nice and can be kept clean very well. On the left edge of the display you find three key symbols. The top one for navigation, the middle button for volume and below that another one for settings. At the very bottom, in the centre of the screen, is the on/off switch. All other buttons are located in the upper status bar. The home button is on the far left and the back button on the far right.
Housing of the Xtrons universal device
Overall, the car radio makes a very valuable impression, as it is mainly made of glass and metal. A DVD drive is not included with the device.
SIM card slots and RESET
The screen can be tilted to five different angles. If you tilt it all the way down, you can easily reach the front of the double-DIN case behind it. There are two slots for microSD cards. Here you can use up to 128GB microSD cards.
Between the slots there is a small opening. With the help of a paper clip you can activate the reset switch behind it, if the radio’s operating system ever hangs up.
Connection options on the back of the device
At the back of the device there are many connection possibilities. Much more than with other manufacturers. Usually it is enough to simply connect the ISO connector from the radio to the vehicle and connect the radio, GPS and WLAN antenna. If you like, you can use a total of three USB inputs. In most cases, the supplied cable reaches all the way to the glove compartment. You can connect USB sticks with 128GB each to it. Or a 4G stick to always have an Internet connection. Then you can use Google Maps, Spotify, Youtube, Internet radio, Mail and Whatsapp without having to connect the radio to your smartphone every time via hotspot. A separate connection cable is also provided to dim the display illumination. Two more cables are available to power extending antennas or antenna amplifiers.
Inputs of the Xtrons universal device
A separate video input is available for connecting a Dashcam. Additionally there are two video inputs for cameras. So you can connect a rear camera and a front camera for safe parking. For each video input there is a separate control cable which can be used to activate the input and show the signal on the display. This is not available everywhere. There is also a left and right audio input and an external microphone input for the hands-free system. An external microphone improves the quality of the handsfree system!
Outputs of the Xtrons universal device
Two RCA cables are also prepared for the output of video signals. Two headrest monitors can be connected to them. For direct connection of car speakers, there are four speaker outputs, each with 48 watts of power. In addition, four audio outputs with RCA plugs are available for connecting an external amplifier. The radio can also switch on the amplifier via an additional control cable. Even a subwoofer output is available!
Inner values of the Xtrons universal device
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Various vehicle specific devices from Xtrons
You will find a large selection of vehicle-specific devices in this article:
Caution with cheap devices
Make absolutely sure that you do not buy a device with WinCE 6.0. With this operating system you cannot install apps. Furthermore, these radios only have a processor with 800 Mhz and 256MB RAM. This leads after some time to jerking in the operation and sometimes to dropouts during music playback. Because it is easy to mix up the devices, I have always provided you with links to good devices with Android 8.
If you have not yet dealt with the topic, you can learn more in this post:
Data of the Xtrons universal device
Here I have listed the general data for you again:
- Rockchip 64Bit Octa Core Processor Cortex A-53 with 1,5Ghz
- 4G RAM; 64G ROM
- Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
- Screen size: 10.25 inch
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 480
- Supports DAB + Digital Radio
- Supports 4K Ultra HD video
- Key illumination can be selected as required
- Bluetooth 5.0: Hands-free function with phone book import and music playback (A2DP)
- Bluetooth connection for iPhones & Android phones
- Wireless screen mirroring
- Supports USB media & SD cards up to 128 GB
- Supports steering wheel remote control
- Chinch connection for rear view camera
- Chinch connector for Dashcam
- 3 USB ports on the rear panel
- Supports tire pressure monitoring (TPMS optional)
- 2 RCA connectors for video output: Two external monitors (e.g. headrest monitors) can be connected to this
- internal microphone
- FM/AM radio with RDS
- Audio output power: 4 x 48 Watt Surround Stereo
Connections of the Xtrons universal device
If your vehicle has two antennas, these are intended for diversity. If you use only one antenna for the radio, the reception will suffer! With a good diversity adapter you can use the signal strength of both antennas for radio reception.
A video about the Xtrons universal device
In this Youtube video the Xtrons TBX125L is installed in a vehicle and then the operation is shown:
Scope of delivery of the Xtrons universal device with large display
- 11.25″ Android car radio (Head Unit)
- ISO connection cable
- Cable with three USB sockets for rear connection
- 2 x connection cables for video, audio and subwoofer
- GPS antenna
- Connection cable for external microphone and cameras
- WLAN antenna
- Frame for the front panel
- Brackets and fixing screws
- Operating instructions in English
Currently you can get Xtron’s universal device TBX125L with Android 9.0 for all vehicles for US $466.58 in the online shop of eBay. Big, fast, very cheap and with the latest Android version.
You can get a similar radio with the Pumpkin AA0405B on eBay for US $227.09. Its operating system is Android 9.0, it has an Octa Core processor and 4 GB RAM & 32 GB ROM memory. Many owners have already had good experiences with this radio. I have already described it in an article:
The Xtrons universal device comes with the latest version of the Android operating system and can be used as a navigation system, hands-free kit and mobile music collection. I award a total of 4.8 of 5 stars. The seller car-entertainment has received 1215 positive, 12 neutral and 12 negative ratings in the last 12 months.
Advice and assistance
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This entry was last updated on 07.02.2021!