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Customer Review on Pumpkin Android 5.1 Car Stereo for VW with IPS Screen

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 Android 5.1 Car Stereo for VW with IPS Screen

► Scope of delivery
– 8 Inch Touchscreen Radio
– 2x ISO Cable
– External Microphone
– GPS Antenna
– 3G / USB / Microphone Cable
– AUX Cable
– Android Operating instructions
– Assembly instructions
– Warranty Card

► Material/quality/appearance/processing
The processing of the radio is very high quality, you notice this immediately when you unpack it.The radio has a matte black finish. The housing is very stable, feels comfortable and has a magnesium plate on the back to stability.The touch panel which can light up in different colors, it looks unique.The radio, he has the great 8 inch IPS display and the nice tidy homescreen.

Through the touch screen in combination with the touch-sensitive buttons,the radio is really a perfect device, you can control without direct viewing.

► Technical data

The radio has a quad-core (Rockchip PX3 cortex A9) 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM and the internal memory is 16 GB.
With this data, the Android 5.1 system running fluidly and without problems. You can install and play current games on the radio.
The radio supports GPS (preloaded with the Google maps APP), Bluetooth, steering wheel remote control, Wi-Fi, 3 G, FM, AM, RDS, OBD2


Through the supplied GPS antenna ,the navigation runs very well.The site search takes just a few seconds after switching on and is extremely accurate. I have experienced no GPS dropouts. Together with the Google Maps app, the navigation is super easy to adjust because it works like the route planner on the PC or on the phone.

 The radio has a TF card reader. This reads standard micro SD card which is used for the extension of the store. (E.g. maps for different countries)

► FM Radio

The radio works fine, it is easy to use.You can save more on the detailed program page per 8 radio transmitter on the quick dial field and 30.

► Sound quality

The radio impresses not only with its easy operation, but also by a super sound.The radio has 4 audio outputs with each “real” 50 watt.The heights are very clear and the basses have a rich sound.The sound experience that you can refine app, which is already installed on the device and change to his liking with an equalizer

► Bluetooth

The Bluetooth connection is initialized in a few seconds the first time.Next time you have nothing to do more.The phone will connect automatically when it is in range of the car.This is very handy, then the radio has a speakerphone and it is activated directly when it is connected via Bluetooth.  You will never lose a thought if you get a call in the car, whether you take the phone in your hand or used but the headset.

► Wifi, Wlan, 3G
The radio convinces with extremely many high-end features. So, as a Wi-Fi access inside the car radio can build up.Friends and family can connect to it and thus surf the Internet over 3G.

► Operating system

The OS is Android 5.1 lollipop.Overall the UI is very easy.You can choose between two surface design. You can personalize the radio of course, E.g. with an own background image.Of course, a highlight of the radio is that it is using the APK Installer not only di normal APPs from the play store can install on the radio, but also that there are all the apps on the Internet.

► Installation and connection

The installation of the radio was very fast, because the radio has a good fit. Just remove old  radio and connect pumpkin radio with the supplied ISO cables in the DIN plug frame and secure with four screws.The complete installation is completed in less than 30 minutes.

► Suitable Cars

The radio has a 2 DIN standard form and thus fits in many cars.The radio fits many cars of the brand VW (Jetta, golf, Scirocco, Passat, Polo, beetle, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran, Amarok, caddy, EOS, rabbit)

The radio also fits some car of Seat (Altea, Leon, Toledo) and Skoda (E.g. Fabia, superb, Octavia)

The seller lists very carefully the appropriate models.

► Conclusion

Overall, the price/performance ratio of this radio is not to beat.He keeps everything he promises and touch screen can be controlled incredibly easy.He has many features that were described above.

–by Bernie S

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Customer Review on Pumpkin WinCE 6.0 Car Stereo GPS for Opel/Vauxhall

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Pumpkin WinCE 6.0 Car Radio for Opel

After a long back and forth,I decided to chose the PUMPKIN 7 inch 2 DIN car radio Moniceiver .
Since my car is not Opel Astra, Corsa, Meriva or Zafira, but an Opel Tigra TwinTop 2004, I was not sure if it fits.
The old radio was a CD30 MP3 – standard model for Opel – also for the Corsa. Thus everything should fit. OK – bought and hoping it fits.

The pumpkin head unit came quickly. Perfectly packed.

I have just installed the radio and Lo and behold it all fits, if you have some tool.

Here’s the description of what I had to do:
– The Middle top left harness of old radio had plugged slightly into to the pumpkin. Thus I had to expand something into the recess of the frame  (snips – 1 min.)
– The pumpkin has an antenna adapter which out back then is something and collides with the mounting frame. Also just cut the sheet (sheet metal shears – 2 min!)
– The original plug of Opel fits! No adapter necessary.
– Micro laid
– GPS antenna installed 
– All the cables in and push it inside
– IMPORTANT: the 2 DIN standard frame bought 2 euro at Amazon!
– The setting is all just
– Works fine

– Best radio for the price!
– Everything works perfect – Navi, Bluetooth with iPhone 6, handsfree, listening to music via iPhone, radio, etc
– Looks elegant!

– Time is not automatically.
– The front panel is very, very closely with the bottom edge to the heating controller module, fits but push in with something.

— by McPain

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Customer Review on Pumpkin Andorid 5.1 Car Stereo for VW

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 andorid 5.1 car stereo for vw

I wanted to replace the RCD300 in my VW Golf GTI Mk5 2008 with something that retained the factory look, and this did the trick perfectly. Installation is fairly straightforward especially if you don’t install the reverse camera that came with it – just unplug the existing unit and plug in the new one using the provided power/canbus leads. I also had to plug in the GPS antenna, radio antenna (an adapter is included), and the USB & microphone extension wires. There are also connectors provided for auxiliary sound and video inputs if required.

In my car the 2 USB sockets fit perfectly in one of the empty button holders near the gear knob (see images). The GPS antenna can be placed underneath the dash, attached to a piece of metal there (the antenna is magnetic). Reception is good and you can install any navigation app from the Play store. Radio reception is very good, same as the factory unit. I did not install DAB so cannot comment on that.

If installing the reverse camera it gets a bit more complicated as you have to pass the wire from the back to the head-unit. Once that is done, the camera needs to be powered on when the reverse gear is engaged. I found a 3-wire connector coming out of the unit (red, orange-black, black) and tested it with a multimeter, the orange-black is live when the reverse is engaged. I spliced that wire into the red wire coming out of the camera’s RCA connector and it worked like a charm – no need to splice into the reverse light at the back.

As for the unit itself it is well built and the software works well – it is a tweaked Android 5.1 system and it supports pretty much anything that can be done on an Android phone or tablet. The default home screen cannot be modified much but installing the Apex launcher allowed me to fully customize the home screens. I connected my mobile via Bluetooth easily and it works well, although the microphone is not the best and still unsure where to place it for the best reception. I also purchased a WiFi OBD2 adapter and the unit works perfectly with it. The Torque app is great and I was able to add its widgets to the Apex home screen (see image).

Overall I was very impressed with the unit, I have only had it for a few weeks but so far it has worked well. A great replacement for the aging factory unit and for the price, it is much more worth it than the OEM units that are not as customizable as this one. Highly recommended.

–by David B.

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