8 AWESOME Android Auto Car Stereos For 2018

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When I was a teenager the coolest tech you could have in your car was a CD player—and these things skipped half the time.

Nowadays, of course, things are very different. Many cars sold today come with in-dash touchscreen units that can interface with your smartphone. These in-dash units allow you to not only play your music from your Android smartphone, but many also give you access to news, maps, social media, and more.

The car industry is notoriously slow when it comes to integrating technology inside its products. For a lot of people, those running cars that are eight or more years old, things like native Bluetooth and the like are not an option.

You can make do with Bluetooth receivers and the like – this one is AMAZING, by the way – but it’s not quite the same. Given time, though, all cars will eventually catch up with our phones; it’s just a matter of time.

Currently car manufacturers that make one or more models that support Android Auto include Abarth, Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lincoln, Mahindra and Mahindra, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, RAM, Renault, SEAT, Škoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Tata Motors Cars, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Yeah, that’s a lot! But what if you don’t want to splash the cash on a new car just so you can use your smartphone with it (that would be the most expensive smartphone accessory ever)? Thankfully there are a number of suppliers that make third-party in-dash units that let you interface with your Android. Here are five units we love.

Pumpkin Android 8.0 Double Din Car Stereo

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This is one of the best Android 8.0 Android Auto car stereos on the market. The beautiful display sports a  1024×600 HD touchscreen with 4K support. Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 means you can make hands-free voice calls while keeping your eyes on the road. The unit even supports optional front and rear cameras, so you can see what’s behind you.

Specs & Features

  • 4GB RAM
  • Octa Core CPU
  • 32GB ROM for more apps installed and files storage
  • 1 Second boot up (fastest)
  • USB/ micro SD card drive up to 128GB
  • Support both online and offline navigation apps with built-in WIFI modem. GPS Navigation system with pre-loaded Google Map;1.5M WIFI antenna for better signal reception.
  • 1024×600 HD touchscreen, support 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) /1080P HD video.

Get it now on Amazon for only £289.99.

LESHP Android Double Din Car Stereo

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The LESHP Android Double Din Car Stereo is a great choice for those who want Android Auto in their car at a cheaper price point. It features a big 7in touchscreen display that supports 1080P video. You’ve got built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G with a dongle. But best of all is the included 170º rear camera so you can see what’s behind you.

Specs & Features

  • Android 5.1 OS
  • 1.6GHz Cortex A9 Quad Core MTK8227 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16G ROM
  • 7-Inch touch screen HD 1024×600, supports full HD 1080P
  • Built-in GPS receptor, Google support map, Waze, Sygic, etc.

Grab it on Amazon now for just £159.00.

Pumpkin Android 7.1 Double Din Car Stereo

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Another Pumpkin makes the list. But this one is only for certain Mercedes Benz models. What’s great about this unit is it features a built-in CD/DVD player as well as support for a ton of mapping solutions including Tomtom Go & Europe maps, Waze, Google, Sygic, Navmii, IGO, and more. And of course, Bluetooth 4.0 support will mean you can make crystal clear hands free calls.

Specs & Features

  • Android 7.1 OS
  • Octa Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM for more apps installed and files storage
  • 1024×600 HD touchscreen
  • USB/ micro SD card drive up to 64GB

Get it now on Amazon for just £309.99.

Sony XAV-AX100 6.4in Media Receiver 

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The Sony XAV-AX100 is one of the most expensive receivers on our list, but it’s also the most full-featured. It supports Android Auto, which enables you to completely interact with your smartphone via the touchscreen display.

Specs & Features 

  • Connect your iPhone / Android phone and easily access apps directly on the headunit screen
  • Navigate, communicate and play music, with intelligent voice control via Bluetooth – Siri with Apple CarPlay / Voice control with Android Auto
  • Clear and fast responsive 6.4-inch touch screen
  • Enjoy immersive audio by powerful amplification with 4 x 55W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 for clear and detailed sounds
  • Rear view camera ready

Features include taking calls, checking voicemails and text messages, or bringing up maps. It also supports numerous other Android Auto-compatible apps, such as those from streaming music services.

And it’s got a beautiful 6.4in screen. The Sony XAV-AX100 6.4 is around £329 on Amazon.

Pioneer AVH-X3800DAB Double Din 6.2in Media Receiver

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The Pioneer AVH-X3800DAB is another great choice. Just a hair cheaper than the Sony at around £291 on Amazon, the Pioneer AVH-X3800DAB features Android Auto support via a 6.2in touchscreen interface.

Specs & Features 

  • DVD/CD Player
  • USB / iPhone / iPod / Android Control
  • 6.2″ Touchscreen
  • DAB+ Digital Radio with Timeshift
  • Bluetooth Handsfree and Audio Streaming

You can control your contacts, calendar, maps and more directly on your dash via a Bluetooth connection. It also comes with a DAB+ tuner so you can listen to your favorite radio stations in digital sound quality without distortion.

Kenwood DDX-4016BT 6.2in Media Receiver

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Kenwood’s DDX-4016BT is a great choice for those who are looking for a quality in-dash unit at a more affordable price point.

At £225 on Amazon, the Kenwood DDX-4016BT includes a 6.2in touchscreen, a DAB + Tuner, an FM/AM radio, built-in CD and DVD player, and even USB and AUX inputs for music playback and charging.

Specs & Features 

  • 6.2″ VGA Monitor USB DVD Bluetoot
  • DAB + Tuner
  • Made for iPhone and Android
  • High resolution 6.2″ VGA monitor with intuitive menu interface
  • Easily pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth for hands free and music streaming
  • Features USB and AUX inputs for music playback and charging
  • Comes with a high quality FM/AM radio
  • Includes a built-in CD & DVD mechanism

It pairs with your Android smartphone via Bluetooth as well.

Pumpkin 7in Media Receiver (BEST VALUE FOR MONEY)

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Less well known that Pioneer, Sony, and Kenwood, the Pumpkin in-dash unit is still a great choice. First, it’s much cheaper than the rest at £259 on Amazon. But it also has a much larger touchscreen display at a whopping 7 inches.

Specs & Features

  • Fit Audi A3 2003-2011. No matter what issue you have, please contact us via email freely. Our support team will spare no effort to help.
  • OS:Android 5.1 Kit Kat, CPU:Rockchip PX3 Cortex A9 Quad Core 1.6GHz, RAM:DDR3 1GB, Nand Memory:16GB, Audio output: 4*50W max, Screen Resolution:1024*600, Cold Boot time:about 25-30s, Screen Size:7-Inch Digital Screen, Capacitive Touch Screen (5 points).
  • GPS (WITHOUT map card included, support both online and offline Navigation apps.), DAB+Digital Radio (Extra DAB+ box required), OBD2 (Extra device required), WIFI (Built in WIFI modem)/3G (Extra device required), DVR (Extra device required), Cam-In (Extra device required).
  • Mirror-link (Android phone via USB, iPhone via WIFI), DVD drive:Region Free, Bluetooth Built-In/external Microphone for hands free, Steering Wheel Control (Change the track,volume,etc), AM/FM tuner built in (worldwide), Built in USB Port/Micro SD Slot, AV Output (display almost everything to your headrests, even the video from USB/SD card or online youtube video)

It supports both online and offline navigation apps, such as Google Maps; the ability to mirror your Android via a USB connection; and best of all even has a built-in Wi-Fi modem so you can use a 3G dongle to share your 3G connection with everyone in the car.

ATOTO 7in Media Receiver

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The most affordable on the list, the ATOTA is only £159 from Amazon. It’s compatible with most Android apps including Tomtom, Waze, iGO, Google Maps, Here, Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, Amazon, and more and it also features built-in radio tuners, a backup camera, a dash camera, Bluetooth hands-free capabilities, steering wheel key control, and more! Oh, and that 7-inch touchscreen is beautiful.

Specs & Features

  • *Developed from Android OS,deeply customized & optimized. Comes with a lot of vechile-based features – Radio tuners, Backup Camera In, Dash Camera In, Bluetooth Handsfree, Steer wheel key control &more. Be aware that it has no built in DVD/CD disc receiver! Fast booting feature, allows it to be ready for operation within 2 seconds when car is ignited.It has never been faster than now to access to music/radio and enjoy it!
  • *Keep Original Steering Wheel Key Control functioning (based on resistance anolog signal input only ), Users are allowed to re-define & rebuild matching of steering wheel key with system function response. Google Voice command app is customized as a built in option for quick access.
  • *The panel size of this Android Car Stereo (M4171) is 178*101mm,and inner storage is 16G. Check which model you need: M4171(16G,178mm*101mm),M4172 (32G,178mm*101mm),M4271(16G,174mm*98mm),M4271(32G,174mm*98mm)
  • *Built in GPS module, and pre-installed 1 map engine app: Google Maps,users need to download map data from the map app setting for offline navigation. Tomtom/iGO/HERE WeGo map are also supported
  • *Unlimited Micro USB Drive hook and up to 128GB Micro SD slot, expert-support (we fully understand our products, as well as general installing issues). So remember to write to us (support@myatoto.com) if you have any questions or problems with ATOTO product.
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