On my search for interesting car radios I discovered something very special this time. Because this Joying universal device is finally offered with 4G receiver and SIM card slot! Also the other technical details are quite impressive. The radio uses the Octa-Core processor Intel Spreadtrum SC9853i with 1.8 Ghz clock frequency and runs with Android 8.1. 4GB RAM and 32 GB RAM were generously provided for running apps.
SIM card slot
The SIM card slot of the Joying JY-UOS03N4G is located at the end of a connection cable that is plugged into the back of the device. In many cases it will extend to the glove compartment together with the two USB connection cables. As an owner of a mobile phone contract you can get a second SIM card for 5 Euro per month. This means your car radio will always have an Internet connection for Google Maps, Spotify, Youtube, Internet Radio, Mail and Whatsapp. This will save you the effort of pairing the radio with a smartphone hotspot.
Android car radios offer you a wide range of possibilities in contrast to the usual brand car radios. All devices comes from China and are more or less standardized. Thus they are quite inexpensive and upgradeable. With branded devices there is at most an update for error correction. On the other hand, you can find free upgrades to the next Android version in various forums. I give you an overview.
The manufacturers of branded devices usually use proprietary operating systems that are not open source and cannot be extended. The Android car radios can be extended via apps. These supposedly cheap devices can even be connected to any steering wheel remote control !The Android car radios can do much more than the simple possibilities of “Car Play” or “Android Auto” with the so-called brand devices.
This Xtrons universal device has recently been offered at a very competitive price! The device has the quad-core processor Cortex A7 with 1.2 Ghz clock frequency and uses Android 8.1 . The radio has 2GB RAM and 16GB memory for running apps. On eBay the all-rounder is already available for 175 Euro !
The new Xtrons device has a 1024 x 600 pixel display. At the bottom left of the screen is a slot for microSD cards. There are sensor keys for the volume, a back button and the on/off switch. At the top you can see a small hole from the internal microphone. If a reset is necessary, you can easily reach the opening above the SD card slot.Read More
All devices have 32 GB of ROM space for applications and 2 GB of RAM.
The Eonon GA2176 has three short-stroke keys and a volume control on the left front. This knob is also the on-off switch. Above it are the homebutton, the backspace key and the navigation key.
At the top left you find two holes, one for receiving signals from the infrared remote control and one for the internal microphone. A DVD drive does not exist on this model, but a slot for microSD cards. With this Eonon car stereo you can use MicroSD cards and USB sticks up to a size of 64 GB. At the bottom there is also an opening for the reset with a ballpoint pen.
There is also a USB port on the back. It’s best to put the attached USB cable into the glove box. Then you can easily replace a connected USB stick. The 7-inch display even has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Even the 8-core processor is properly sized with a clock frequency of 1.5 Ghz.
Dirk Heimbürger | Xtrons car stereo with Android 7 is new on the market. So far there are thirty different devices which have 16 GB ROM for applications and a 2 GB memory.
As usual, the new devices from Xtrons are very attractively designed and stand out from the competition visually and technically. All radios have a display with 1024 x 600 pixels. A new feature is the possibility to switch between the rear camera and the front camera. Besides, the Xtrons car stereo with Android 7 can now display apps in two windows next to each other. The price of the equipment was lowered.