With a physical volume control
The faster, the better, and the PX6-based Android headunits are the fastest available. Coupled with the 4Gb of RAM, this headunit will respond quickly, no matter which apps you throw at it. As you swipe or tap the screen to active google maps or maybe play a song on Spotify, you want the screen to react, and the PX6s do that quickly.
This headunit is a budget-friendly, common format with a universal fit. They boast a 10″ style screen and a single DIN body but at a very budget-friendly price. This has proved a popular choice for owners of the many Vivaro, Trafic, and Primastar vans and campers traveling the country. But these are not limited to only vans! They also fit nicely into cars, trucks, and even boats.
This version of the fast processor Android headunit also has the physical volume control and various buttons to press. The advantage of the volume control knob is that you can use it from any screen, and it feels familiar in a vehicle. The driver or passenger can easily adjust the volume without tapping the screen or bezel surround and potentially interrupting the sat nav. The volume control in easy reach can be a big advantage if no steering wheel controls are fitted.
The disadvantage to having the physical volume control isn’t a great concern for the manufacturer to provide space to mount the controls and buttons they have had to fit a slightly smaller screen.
If you want the maximum screen size and are not concerned with the physical volume control, look at this similar PX6-based Android headunit. It has the same processor and RAM configuration but uses the full screen.
HDMI out and other features
An unusual feature for video out is the newer HDMI system. This utilizes cheap and robust standard HDMI cables. The video feed can be split and fed to headrest screens over HDMI.
This Android Headunit is compatible with:
Universal Reversing Cameras,
360-degree camera views,
DAB+ Radio upgrade,
GPS Sat-Nav with Google Maps or Waze,
Aftermarket Steering Wheel Controls (SWC),
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS),
OBD2 engine diagnostics,
4G Mobile Data,
Digital TV (DVB-T2).
All the Android Head Units come with wifi and GPS as standard built-in.
DSP – Digital Signal Processing is found on much more expensive models and is omitted from this budget-friendly Android headunit. The sound control is made under software. If sound quality and adjustment to a sufficient degree are important, look at our DSP-enabled Android headuints.
ISO – Connectors – easy
The universal ISO connectors are An important feature of this budget-friendly Android headunit. This feature will make connecting up more ‘plug and play’ with the correct adapter. There is no soldering of speaker wires or struggle to identify the vehicle loom wiring. This will allow your new toy to be installed in the minimum time. They are available at a very favorable price, but stocks are limited, so be quick.
Quick Review Summary
This is a great choice for a universal 10-inch Android headunit
- Very fast processor (PX6)
- Budget-friendly price
- has RGB
- has Physical volume control
- ISO leads supplied
- external microphone compatible
- HDMI output
- It is a universal fit, so additional adaptors may be required to install
- No DSP
- No fastboot
- The stock sells quickly at this price point
- Speed 5/5
- Value for money 4/5
- Quality of construction 4/5
- Ease of installation 3/5
PX6 is still a good top-end processing core for an Android Headuint; with at least 4 GB RAM, you will get an enjoyable Android experience. You can switch between apps quickly, and it is fast to boot. But there has been a recent disruptor in the guise of an even faster chip. This upstart is the UIS7862. This new chip is a step faster than the PX6 and will gradually replace the processing cores on the faster Android head units. You can find many UIS7862-powered Android Headunits on AliExpress – with a physical volume control. (affiliate link).