10 Best Aftermarket Android Auto Head Unit Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best aftermarket android auto head unit that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good aftermarket android auto head units, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 aftermarket android auto head unit : Editor’s Pick

10 Best aftermarket android auto head unit Reviews:

1. CarlinKit Wireless CarPlay&Wired Android Auto USB Dongle for Aftermarket Car Radio with Android System 4.4.2 or Above(Only Support Install Autokit app in Android Car Radio)

Features :

  • ▶Main Functions◀ Support Voice Control, Siri, GPS Navigation App(real-time navigation), Online Music App, Phone Call, Screen Mirroring, Support iOS13 split screen multiple windows. Please notice our device’s operating speed is according your phone’s ios speed.
  • ▶Compatible Devices◀ This Carplay dongle is supports iPhone with IOS 9 and above, iPhone 5 or above mobiles, Android mobile phones and Android head unit version 4.4.2 and above. connect the phone to our carplay system to access message, listen music etc.
  • ▶How to Connect and Use◀ First confirm that the phone wifi is turned on, then enter the Bluetooth interface of the phone to find the Bluetooth signal of the product. Click on the connection and input the pin code to connect successfully. (Note: carplay wireless connection, pairing via Bluetooth, transfer via WIFI. Android phone still needs to connect by usb cable.)
  • ▶Guarantee◀ If you are interested in buying, the product will arrive within 2-3 days.Adapter has a one-year global warranty and permanent technical service support.If you encounter the problem of adapter cannot be used in your car or has other malfunctions, please do not hesitate to contact us to solve the problem for you.

Additional Info :

Color black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.519684
Width 1.5748
Length 0.0031496

2. AutoKit CarPlay Wireless to Android Head Unit, Wired Android Auto, USB Dongle Compatible with All Android 4.4 or Above Car Radio USB Connection, Support Online Upgrade of AUTOKIT APP & Box Version

Features :

  • Allowed on Android tablet or car stereo: This USB dongle compatible with all Android 4.4 or above car radio USB connection.
  • Mobile devices: iPhone iOS 7.1 or newer (CarPlay works wirelessly and by cable.). Android Phone 5.1 or newer, Only supports USB wired connection.
  • CarlinKit is a device that allows you to emulate CarPlay on an Android tablet or car stereo. This product is only for radios with Android operating system They must Install the APK, which the seller gives them.
  • This way you can also install CarPlay on old cars. It also works with Android Auto. Much said it wouldn’t be complete without the essentials such as Carplay and Android Auto. With this add on dongle and very simple installation, your head unit will not be left out.

Additional Info :

Color Wireless CarPlay Dongle, Black

3. ATOTO F7 CarPlay & Android Auto Double Din Car Stereo Receiver, 7in IPS Touch Screen Car Radio Bluetooth F7G2A7SE, Mirrorlink, Fast Phone Charge, HD LRV(Live Rearview),Support up to 2TB SSD&512G SD

Features :

  • F7 double din car stereo Built-in CarPlay & Android Auto controlled via the USB seamlessly integrate the phone with the F7’s built-in display. You can make phone calls,access your music,receive messages,get directions . You are not always limited to either of the two phone OS camps now or in the future. With the AutoLink option,you can also cast what’s on the phone screen to F7’s display. Certain apps not supported by CarPlay or Android Auto can still be displayed via this option.
  • F7 double din car stereo Built-in CarPlay & Android Auto controlled via the USB seamlessly integrate the phone with the F7’s built-in display. You can make phone calls,access your music,receive messages,get directions . You are not always limited to either of the two phone OS camps now or in the future. With the AutoLink option,you can also cast what’s on the phone screen to F7’s display. Certain apps not supported by CarPlay or Android Auto can still be displayed via this option.
  • Easy Operation. When the phone is connected to F7 car stereo via USB, the system will automatically detect and run either Android Auto or CarPlay immediately, based on the phone operating system. You are free from tapping CarPlay or Andriod Auto icon manually. Other than speaking out, you are now able to wake up Siri or Google Assistant by pressing the physical key on F7, or your steering wheel audio key (if applicable), or the voice key from ATOTO wireless IR remote.
  • F7 SE version applies 178°full-viewing angle IPS display screen, which helps improve the viewing experience in strong daylight, and important tips such as navigation prompts could be viewed clearer than the traditional display screen. It supports running navigation from CarPlay or Android Auto while listing to FM radio or USB music in the background (others may not); Due to builtin dedicated charging protocol, phone battery will increase significantly, while running Carplay or Android Auto.
  • The ATOTO F7 has almost all the vital features you can expect from a common car stereo: (1).AM/FM radio tuner; (2).BT handsfree&A2DP music streaming; (3).USB Multimedia Playback;(4).Backup Camera Input; (5).Phone Connections; (6).Video Out for the headrest connection. It requires users to use the factory/original USB cable that came with the phone for Android Auto/CarPlay connection. Non-manufacturer-made USB cables may lead to connection issues such as a black screen, or an unstable connection.
  • F7 double din car stereo adopts the LRV (Live Rear-view) option that allows users to have a live rear-view even when the vehicle is moving ahead. Besides, it can accept 720P HD rearview camera input (other car stereo brands can only connect to cameras of 480-600 lines). F7 supports up to 512G MicroSD and 2TB SSD for multimedia playback. Get continued firmware updates from ATOTO when available to ensure fewer bugs and get new features. Login to AOCSS to learn more.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 2.866009406

4. Double Din Car Stereo Compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Hieha 7 Inches Car Audio Receiver, in-Dash Head Unit Car Radio Receiver with Bluetooth, Phone Mirroring, AM / FM Radio Tuner

Features :

  • Apple Carplay & Android Auto: Allow ALL Apple iphones & Android smartphones to use the carplay and Android Auto function, simply connect with factory/original USB cable. You can access map navigation, phone contacts, email, notification, music and more when driving. You can also use voice assistant for hands-free control and drive safer.
  • Phone Mirroring & Bluetooth: Hieha car radio support smartphone mirror link function for most of the phones, so some apps that are not supported by CarPlay or Android Auto (for example, Youtube) can still be displayed on this stereo’s screen via phone mirroring function; Car stereo with bluetooth allows wireless audio streaming & hands-free talking.
  • 7 Inches & Full HD Touch Screen: Standard double din size 7 x 4 x 2.6 inches (178*102*65 mm) fit for most cars, but mostly you will need to buy additional wiring harness or dash kit depending on your vehicle!
  • Bonus Rear View Camera: Car stereo with backup camera comes with a free rear view camera supporting HD night vision; stereo will automatic display reverse image when in reversing mode; parking has never been easier.
  • Multifunctional Car Radio: (1) AM/FM radio tuner; (2) USB playback, (3) backup camera input; (4) seamless phone integrations. (5) AUX IN connectivity; (6) EQ Settings; (7) 7 color LED buttons; (8)USB charging option; (9) built-in smartchip;
  • TIPS BEFORE BUYING: Hieha double din stereo is standard double din size, Length: 7.01 inch/178 mm, Height: 3.94 inch/100 mm, Please compare the size of car stereo to your car center console outline before purchase.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2.6
Width 4
Length 7

5. 7 inch Double Din Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver,aboutBit Bluetooth 5.0 Touch Screen Car Radio MP5 Player Support Rear/Front-View Camera, AM/FM/MP3/USB/Subwoofer,Aux Input,Mirror Link

Features :

  • Enjoy The Ride: Plug into the usb port, turn on the radio or hook up your smartphone to the auxiliary input for a variety of music choices. With bluetooth technology at your fingertips, you can stream music via your smartphone or mp3 player as well as make calls and be hands-free. You can also charge supported devices through the usb port. The remote control lets you take control of your music form outside of your vehicle.
  • Rear/Front View Camera: Support rear/front view camera,easy installation and operation.this input automatically powers the rear camera when the vehicle shifts into reverse and displays the image on the unit’s screen,it could work as a parking assistance.(rearview camera included in the package)
  • Phone Mirror Link: Support android 9.0 &Iphone XR, Iphone 8plus and below.Androids/iphone mobile phones/table can use data cable connections to synchronize voices on phones displayed on car screens. Replacing Mobile Phone with Car Screen to Realize Vehicle Intelligence.
  • Various format: 7 inch 2 din HD 1920 X 1080P car radio MP5 player,High quality sound and bass,Support audio format:MP3/WMA/WAV/MKV/FLAC/OGG/APE,Support video format: RM/RMVB/DVD(VOB)/VCD(DAT)/MP1/MP2/DIVX/XVID/MP4/H263/H264/FLV/3GP/SWF/AVI/ASF/MJPEG etc(Please note: This is not a CD/DVD Player/GPS)
  • Touch screen display: 7-inch high-definition touch screen colorful LCD display, clear, bright, and dynamic

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 3.03
Width 3.77
Length 6.69

6. Hikity Double Din Android Car Stereo 10.1 Inch Touch Screen Car Radio GPS Navigation Bluetooth FM Radio Support WiFi Mirror Link for Android/iOS Phone + Dual USB Input & 12 LEDs Backup Camera

Features :

  • 【Android Car Stereo】Installation size is 7.01″(L)*3.94″(H)*1.89″(W), main screen size: 9.84”(L)*5.71(H)”. Fits for most general purpose 2 din car center console. Latest Android system Quad Core ensure smooth operation and fast response. 10.1 inch capacitive 2.5D tempered glass touch screen, with high resolution 1024*600. Buttons light on the panel can be turn on, could be viewed clearly at night.
  • 【GPS Navigation & WiFi】Car audio receiver with GPS module, offline maps on pre-installed app “HereWeGo”, you just need to connect WiFi/Hotspot to download offline map data for free. With a WiFi connection, online maps work perfectly, you can also download apps from the play store, such as YouTube, Tiktok, Spotify, and more, which can enrich your car life!
  • 【Rear View Camera & DVR Function】10.1 inch car radio equipped with waterproof night vision HD reversing camera, after connected, When you pull the rear gear, the car stereo will automatically display the rear view image. This car radio also supports Dash CAM input, there are two USB port, you also can connect usb dash cam to it.
  • 【Bluetooth & Steering Wheel Control】Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, support Hands-free Call, Phone book synchronization and Stream Music Play. Manual learning is required before you using swc function, two Key/SW wires for Analog steer wheel control, hand-free calling, easy music switch & volume control, enjoy safe driving.
  • 【Mirror Link & FM Radio】Mirror Links For Android and iOS smartphones, you can synchronize the phone screen on the stereo screen to enjoy playing multimedia content on a 10.1 inch larger screen. FM radio with 18 preset stations, you can save your favorite stations at any time and listen to live news, music and programs
  • 【Sound Setting】Such a cost-effective car radio also have equalizer setting. You can easily set the music style and the sound field and volume of 4 speakers through the equalizer. Notice: Bluetooth music does not support adjusting EQ, when you need to set EQ, please enter into the sound setting. Max Audio Power Output: 4* 45W with built-in amplifier IC, you could add subwoofer to it.
  • 【Friendly Service】Easy to install, please test the car stereo turning on normally before hooking up in your car, just connect power 12V DC, (Red to ACC, Yellow to battery positive, Black to battery negative). We offer 30-day Money-Back, 12-month Replacement, life-time Technical Support. More question, please click “sold by Woerman”(under the Add to cart) and “ask a question” to contact us.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.71
Width 1.89
Length 9.84

7. Alpine iLX-W650 7″ Mech-Less Receiver Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Features :

  • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
  • shallow-mount chassis design (2-7/16″ deep)
  • touchscreen swipe controls
  • designed to work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • hands-free control lets you access apps using your voice

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 7
Width 8
Length 10

8. Double Din Stereo Car Audio Receiver – Corehan 7 Inch Touch Screen Car Stereo with Bluetooth Compatiable with Android Auto Car Play

Features :

  • ✔Compatible with Car Play. Safer way to use your iPhone while you drive. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, enjoy your favorite music, make calendar with Siri voice control
  • ✔Compatible with Android auto. Display your Android apps show up on screen. Talk to get driving directions, send a text, play your road-trip playlist or make a call. With Google Assistant, help you focus on the road and have fun along the way. Just plug in and go
  • ✔Multimedia Player – Equipped with USB, microSD slot, and AUX port to offer multiple options for music and movie enjoyment in the vehicle. The Bluetooth connectivity allows for hands-free calling, and wireless music sharing via your smartphone. It delivers an amazing experience for entertainment and beyond during your drive
  • ✔Your Best Car Assistant – FM/AM radio is integrated to help you access the latest news and traffic information. Besides, it features steering wheel control and reversing camera input, allowing you to control the vehicle more easily
  • ✔TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT to BUY with MORE CONFIDENCE. We have detailed installation instructions and video tutorials to help you install the double din Android car stereo into your car more easily and efficiently. At the same time, we also provide 7*24 hours of after-sales technical support to help you solve installation and operation problems.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 3.9
Width 2.36
Length 7
Weight 1.2
Release Date 2021-09-02T00:00:01Z

9. FingerLakes 3.5mm Microphone Assembly Mic for Car Vehicle Head Unit Bluetooth Enabled Stereo Radio GPS DVD

Features :

  • Adopting electret condenser cartridge with high sensitivity , low impedance , anti noise and ant jamming capability ,
  • Aftermarket microphone works with most car radios with 3.5mm Mic input.
  • With fast and accurate data transmission, which could guarantee the voice clearly and stably under kinds driving occasions,
  • Includes Dash Mount & Visor Clip.
  • Wire Length 3 M (9 Feet)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 3
Length 4

10. Podofo Android Car Stereo Double Din 10.1 Inch Car Radio 2.5D HD Touchscreen Multimedia MP5 Player with Bluetooth GPS Support WiFi FM Radio Dual USB Mirror Link SWC + Backup Camera

Features :

  • 10.1” Android Car Stereo: 10.1 inch HD large screen and 2.5D tempered glass mirror with 1024*600 high resolution, capacitive touchscreen car MP5 Player, more sensitive and better visual experience. 2021 car multimedia system, with double USB adapter input, support steering wheel controls, FM radio with 18 preset stations.
  • WIFI & GPS Navigation: Support download, install and delete over thousands of android apps. Built-in offline map named “Here wego”, with wift/hotspot connected, you can download apps you like, YouTube, Instagram, and use online maps such as Sygic, Tomtom, NaviGon ect.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 &Dual System Mirror Link: Car radio with built in bluetooth and mic for hands-free calling, support auto loading phonebooks, view Call log and BT music play. Support mirror link with IOS/Android smartphone. One-way projection to the machine for IOS phone. Two-way connection for Android phone.
  • Universal Backup Camera: Reverse Camera is a gift, 170°wide view 8 LEDs night vision and IP68 waterproof rear view camera. The 10.1 inch touch screen will automatically display the reverse image once you put the car into reverse gear.
  • Installation & Best Service: The front panel size: 250(W)*145(H)mm, Two metal brackets can be fixed on the back, installation size: 180(W)*75(H)mm. Podofo has professional technical team and great customer service, we offer 30-day Money-Back, 12-month Replacement, life-time Technical Support.

Additional Info :

Color 10.1 inch 1G+16G
Item Dimensions
Height 5.70865
Width 0.3937
Length 9.8425

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select aftermarket android auto head unit

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to aftermarket android auto head unit, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best aftermarket android auto head unit for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their aftermarket android auto head unit!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to aftermarket android auto head unit. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a aftermarket android auto head unit, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a aftermarket android auto head unit that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the aftermarket android auto head unit and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their aftermarket android auto head unit online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online aftermarket android auto head unit the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the aftermarket android auto head unit for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online aftermarket android auto head unit are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of aftermarket android auto head unit

Before even thinking about all the different aftermarket android auto head unit available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these aftermarket android auto head units will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these aftermarket android auto head unit will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer aftermarket android auto head unit every few months. This is because they know that people want the better aftermarket android auto head unit. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good aftermarket android auto head unit tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.