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 4Gb and the need for a ‘fast processor’, all 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 do look impressive and much closer resemble a phone in your hand, just much larger. For our customer there was no CAN BUS adaptor required making a universal android headunit the perfect choice.
Portrait or Landscape
This 12.8″ Portrait mode android headunit (also rotatable to landscape) – with its universal fitting double DIN body – was our suggested product. There is a high degree of flexibility when positioning its IPS screen, making this ideal for a custom build. The requested 4Gb RAM is present, 64Gb ROM installed and the very respected PX6 processor allowing for a ultra quick operation. Coupled with universal ISO leads for connection made this a ideal solution. It can accept all the usual android headunit goodies from DAB+ to TPMS, 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 potential to make wiring mistakes when installing. The ISO connectors are a standard that are 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, Fastboot. The fastboot feature makes the load up time very quick. The universal tesla can be booted up and ready in a matter of seconds. This is what you need if you are using 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 a variety of different vehicles. The DSP helps fine tune the sounds to the interior. Headunits without a DSP do not have such a high degree of sound levels adjustment.
The double DIN body can help give a secure fit with there is a double DIN space in the vehicle.
The large format screen has a high degree of adjustment allowing it to be positioned in the optimal angle. Not only can you can tilt the screen left/right and forward/back, you 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 fitting in some of the more difficult vehicles.
Quick Review summary of 12.8 inch Screen Android Headunit
High quality display
Double DIN body
Portrait or Landscape
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
Value for money 4/5
Ease of use 5/5
Ease of install 3/5