Customers come to us for Android headunit advice, and this customer was no different. They had done their homework regarding the minimum RAM requirement of 4 GB and the need for a ‘fast processor,’ all was good so far. No one wants a slow Android headunit! But the most noted feature request was a portrait mode, 12″ screen. These are often called ‘Tesla’ screens because the portrait orientation of a screen is synonymous with the ones fitted in Elon Musk’s Tesla vehicles. They look impressive and much closer resemble a phone in your hand, just much larger. There was no CAN BUS adaptor required for our customer, making a universal Android headunit the perfect choice.
Portrait or Landscape
Our suggested product was this 12.8″ Portrait mode Android headunit (also rotatable to landscape) – with its universal fitting Double DIN body. There is a high degree of flexibility when positioning its IPS screen, making this ideal for a custom build. The requested 4 GB RAM is present, 64 GB ROM is installed, and the very respected PX6 processor allows ultra-quick operation. This is an ideal solution coupled with universal ISO leads for connection made. It can accept all the usual Android headunit goodies from DAB+ to TPMS and OBD to HDMI output, so there is no problem expanding and adding features to improve the headunit experience.
The ISO connectors are important for a universal fit because this can save a lot of time and potentially make wiring mistakes when installing. The ISO connectors are a standard easily adapted to manufacturer-specific plugs and sockets with the correct adaptor—no need to cut and join the speaker wires.
A very important feature is Fastboot. The fastboot feature makes the load-up time very quick. The universalTeslaa can be booted up and ready in a matter of seconds. You need this if you use your Android headunit for music or satnav.
Having a DSP included helps the sound adjustment to get the levels just how you like them. This is important for a universal headunit because it could be installed in various vehicles. The DSP helps fine-tune the sounds of the interior. Headunits without a DSP do not have such a high degree of sound level adjustment.
The large format screen has a high degree of adjustment, allowing it to be positioned at the optimal angle. Not only can you tilt the screen left/right and forward/back, but you also have the option to raise or lower the screen relative to the double DIN. This high degree of adjustment is ideal for a universal fitting Android headunit and will help in some of the more difficult vehicles.
Quick Review summary of 12.8 inch Screen Android Headunit
- High-quality display
- Bluetooth 5
- Double DIN body
- Fast PX6 Processor
- 4 GB RAM
- Portrait or Landscape
- DSP included
- Has FastBoot feature
- A lot of screen for the money
- Good screen angle adjustment options
- It is a universal fit and may need additional adaptors to fit some vehicles’ wiring.
- Speed 4/5
- Value for money 4/5
- Ease of use 5/5
- Ease of installation 3/5