How to choose a car radio or navigation

Time for a new car radio (navigation system) and difficult to make a choice? Then read this blog carefully.

This blog was written by employees of Autoradioplaza, for customers who find it difficult to make a choice.

When you buy a car radio with an Android operating system, you have unlimited options, it cannot be compared with a standard car radio. Just like a smartphone or tablet, a car radio with Android operating system has the option to install applications on it, you can install these applications via the pre-installed Playstore application.

Of course you need an internet connection for this, and that's why all Android car radios on the market always have a WIFI antenna, one will have a stronger WIFI antenna and others less strong, eventually they all have WIFI and that's what you need to to install applications.

Because a car radio with Android works just like a kind of smartphone or tablet, it is also important to know what kind of processor is in it and how much GB working memory (ram) and finally how much GB storage memory (ROM). The processor and working memory determine how fast and stable everything works, and the storage memory determines how much data, so applications or videos, music you can store.

And then we also have car radio with Android operating system with CarPlay and Android Auto, and this is something that many customers find confusing.

- Android is the operating system the car radio works on, so this has nothing to do with your phone. You can connect an iPhone or Samsung to the radio to make calls, share internet, stream music, etc.

- Android Auto, is an extra option that allows you to connect a Samsung or other smartphone that runs on Android via the USB, and thus control the applications of your smartphone on the radio.

- CarPlay, just like Android Auto, is an extra option to connect an iPhone via USB (or via bluetooth) to operate the applications on the radio.

There are car radios on the market, such as the RCD 330 Plus that have the CarPlay option, this is not a car radio with android operating system or navigation, you cannot install applications or navigation on this. You will always have to connect a phone so that you can use the apps on your smartphone. So it is actually a basic car radio with CarPlay. You also have them with Android Auto, this also does not mean that the car radio works on Android operating system, but the radio does have the option to connect an Android smartphone and use certain apps from your smartphone.

So in summary:
1. A car radio with Android operating system, has WIFI and the option to install applications directly on the car radio.
2. A car radio without an Android operating system but with CarPlay and Android Auto does not have the option to install applications, but certain supported applications on your smartphone can be used, if it is connected via USB.
3. A car radio with Android operating system and as an extra option CarPlay and Android Auto is the most extensive system that you can use both with and without a smartphone as a car radio and navigation system and can also install applications on it.

Why are there so many sellers with different prices?
1. Quality difference, we sold many different brands at the time and the reason that we now work with 1 brand is because we think it is important that a car radio lasts a long time and has a minimum of 2 years warranty. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case.
2. The stated number of ram must be correct, there are brands that advertise with 2GB ram, this one is actually equipped with 1GB, but with software they have adjusted this to 2GB and this will never work as a 2GB ram.
3. Image and sound quality, some brands use cheap parts to cut costs, but you can see and hear this in the image and sound quality.
4. There are brands that have 16GB of storage memory available, while we provide a minimum of 32GB.
5. New and refurbished, we only sell new products while there are companies that sell refurbished, that is car radios that have been repaired.
6. Warranty period, manual, packaging, customer service, these can all affect the selling price.

Do you still have questions after reading this blog? Send us an email and we will answer your questions as soon as possible.

What are the best-selling models for Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda from Autoradioplaza?

1. The Avison N8VW7RNSW
- 2GB RAM - 32GB ROM - 8 CORE
- Android operating system
- Android Auto option via USB cable
- CarPlay option Wireless and via USB cable
- No CD/DVD player
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2. The Avison N8VW7RNSPRO
- 4GB RAM - 64GB ROM - 8 CORE
- Android operating system
- Android Auto option via USB cable
- CarPlay option Wireless and via USB cable
- CD/DVD player
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3. The Avison N8VW7RNS
- 2GB RAM - 32GB ROM - 4 CORE
- Android operating system
- Android Auto option via USB cable
- CarPlay option via USB cable
- CD/DVD player
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