We are pleased to have the opportunity to review the single DIN replacement stereo and universal fit Joying JY-HOS02N4GS-1. The striking feature of this Joying android headunit is its wide 10.25″ screen. Having a resolution of 1280*480 gives it a novel 8:3 aspect ratio. An advantage of this format in a universal fit is it can integrate with many modern interiors. Any headunit more rectangular can obscure the various controls and vents. You should check that its 276*118 mm screen will fit. Making a cardboard template to these dimensions can help with testing the fit.
The universal fit Joying android headunit comes with standard ISO connectors that will connect directly to older vehicles. It will also interface easily with the correct patch lead for more modern vehicles. AS EXPECTED, the KEY1 and KEY2 Steering Wheel Control (SWC) lines are included. This feature will keep the vehicle factory SWC working with the joying via a vehicle-specific SWC adaptor. The ISO connectors of the Joying make for a much easier install over the cheaper headunits that don’t have any plugs. Nothing less than we would expect from Joying.
There is a feel of quality about this wide Joying screen. The picture shows how the screen is coupled to the 1 DIN (single DIN) body. A flexible ribbon cable and adjustable and demountable clips give this Android headunit great installation flexibility. These features make this Android headunit a good choice for universal 1 DIN upgrades. Where a custom fit is not required, and there is limited vertical space to install a much larger screen, this could be just what you need.
The quick Intel SC9853i 8-core processor is packaged into its single DIN body. Coupled with a delay-busting 4 GB RAM, this Android headunit is fast. But with the addition of ‘fastboot,’ it becomes one of the quickest to boot. But it isn’t just quick! There is also a generous 64Gb ROM.
Included extras help raise this Android headunit from up above the others. Unusually for an Android headunit, joying has kindly included a 4G dongle for data. Add a SIM, and the headunit data connection is ready. Bluetooth version 5.1 further enhances the capability of the joying for Bluetooth music and calls. An external microphone is a small and often overlooked feature for improving the clarity of outgoing caller voice. Joying has included this extra as an external microphone in the box.
This Joying supports all the usual and expected add-ons. The fast octa-core Intel processor with 4 GB RAM makes this fast. But not only fast, the fastboot feature makes it boot almost instantly. A fast boot is ideal if you need the stereo for the satnav. If you are looking for a single DIN universal fit and this novel screen size of 276x118mm is what you need, then this Joying JY-HOS02N4GS-1 comes highly recommended by us.
Quick Review Summary
A respected brand brings us this novel format screen backed by a powerful system
- High quality
- OctaCore Intel Processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB ROM
- Plenty of connectivity options
- Has fast boot
- Has DSP option
- 4G adaptor included
- It is a universal fit, so additional adaptors may be required to install to the vehicle wiring.
- Only 2 USB ports
- Speed 4/5
- Value for money 3/5
- Ease of use 5/5
- Ease of installation 3/5