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fado5ster

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Ok so I just sold my car with my Joying HU in it (was a deal breaker), so now I'm on the hunt for a replacement.

I had the old 2GB Joying Intel Sofia.
It was good, a little sluggish at times and I had a constant problem with the Bluetooth disconnecting from my phone.
A real pain in the ass when I had a Marcodroid set up to turn on mobile hotspot when the Bluetooth connected and turn off mobile hotspot when Bluetooth disconnected, you can imagine what this was like when the Bluetooth sometimes reconnected and disconnected 5 times in as many minutes!

Apart from this I was pretty happy, so now I'm looking for something to put in my new car!

Looking along the lines of one of the 4gb units which I imagine should be pretty snappy.

Have Joying fixed their Bluetooth issues or are they just as bad now?
Should I look elsewhere? Pumpkin? Xtrons? Ownice? Someone else?
Just want a "standard" double din 7 inch.

I also see that there is some rom activity on here now! Anyone have any recommendations to try out when I get a new unit?
 

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Bump. I'm curious too. I have one of the joying mtc-b units and the Bluetooth audio quality is so bad that it's useless.



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Bump..
Anybody got any ideas?

You don't get answers because the question is useless.
Nobody does a test between 10-20 head units. You have one head unit, maybe a 2nd one in another car, and maybe you had one or two earlier, which you can't compare because they are completely outdated. That is the experience users on this board have, including me.
Nobody here can give a broad comparison of multiple units.
Quite some Chinese brands are discussed here. All have their issues and all have one or two bonuses with regard to others, be it better audio or an IPS screen or better bluetooth or possibility for custom roms.

If you want "the best" then buy a 500 Euro or more expensive Sony, or a 700-1200 Euro or more Kenwood or Pioneer.
Otherwise just read the different topics here and select what you think is important for a much lower quality Chinese unit.
 

fado5ster

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But that's what I'm asking.. Which do people think have better screens, Bluetooth or custom ROMs?

I know they are all lower quality and I'm good with that, I just don't want the 1 I get to bite me in the ass.
The name brand units don't support full android anyway so no point in looking at them.
I'm simply asking people's opinion. I don't expect anyone to have 20 units in their car
 

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But that's what I'm asking.. Which do people think have better screens, Bluetooth or custom ROMs?

I know they are all lower quality and I'm good with that, I just don't want the 1 I get to bite me in the ass.
The name brand units don't support full android anyway so no point in looking at them.
I'm simply asking people's opinion. I don't expect anyone to have 20 units in their car

You're still asking the wrong things: "Which do people think..".
I have one Joying FYT PX5 unit in my car and one Sofia 3GR "on the bench". Do I think my screen is better than the other one, or better than another one (brand) I don't have? Or that my bluetooth functions better compared to also another brand I don't have?
You had issues with bluetooth on your old Joying. I read more posts from people with issues with bluetooth on joyings, but also on other brands. I have a Joying FYT PX5 and before that one, a Sofia 3GR FYT unit. I never had issues with bluetooth and I also read posts from user with Joyings who don't have issues either.
I still think it is low quality stuff with bad quality control. If you open these units and see how bad they are soldered, I immediately think you have differences between units.

I only have a Joying and I'm happy with it. I have no experience with others, so for me the Joying is the best I ever had. I "could" say that I "think" Dasaita has better audio based on its audio chip, but I never compared. I "could" say that I "think" that a Joying QD unit has a better screen, because it is IPS, compared to a Joying FYT unit with standard TFT, but I never could check the screens myself.
Not really a trustworthy opinion I would say.
 

fado5ster

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You're still asking the wrong things: "Which do people think..".
I have one Joying FYT PX5 unit in my car and one Sofia 3GR "on the bench". Do I think my screen is better than the other one, or better than another one (brand) I don't have? Or that my bluetooth functions better compared to also another brand I don't have?
You had issues with bluetooth on your old Joying. I read more posts from people with issues with bluetooth on joyings, but also on other brands. I have a Joying FYT PX5 and before that one, a Sofia 3GR FYT unit. I never had issues with bluetooth and I also read posts from user with Joyings who don't have issues either.
I still think it is low quality stuff with bad quality control. If you open these units and see how bad they are soldered, I immediately think you have differences between units.

I only have a Joying and I'm happy with it. I have no experience with others, so for me the Joying is the best I ever had. I "could" say that I "think" Dasaita has better audio based on its audio chip, but I never compared. I "could" say that I "think" that a Joying QD unit has a better screen, because it is IPS, compared to a Joying FYT unit with standard TFT, but I never could check the screens myself.
Not really a trustworthy opinion I would say.

That's fine, all I was asking for was opinions, nobody expected anyone to come on here with all of the answers. The point of the thread was anyone to come on and give an option of what they "THINK" of some of the newer android 8.0 units, pros and cons they may have come across on their travels/ownership/searching/YouTube etc.
I've seen this question asked in the past but a lot can change in 3 or 4 years so was looking for an updated idea of what people thought.
I didn't think it would be such a problem tbh.
Maybe someone can just delete the thread then and I'll just get a Joying again.. Or maybe a Dasaita as you say it has a better screen and from my searches it's cheaper for similar model (4gb/32gb universal 2din) maybe it will fit the 2din slot better than the Joying did.
 

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That's fine, all I was asking for was opinions, nobody expected anyone to come on here with all of the answers. The point of the thread was anyone to come on and give an option of what they "THINK" of some of the newer android 8.0 units, pros and cons they may have come across on their travels/ownership/searching/YouTube etc.
I've seen this question asked in the past but a lot can change in 3 or 4 years so was looking for an updated idea of what people thought.
I didn't think it would be such a problem tbh.
Maybe someone can just delete the thread then and I'll just get a Joying again.. Or maybe a Dasaita as you say it has a better screen and from my searches it's cheaper for similar model (4gb/32gb universal 2din) maybe it will fit the 2din slot better than the Joying did.

Just came to mind: Check the reviews from cadillacmike. He had at least 5 different units and also posts about it on youtube.
 

fado5ster

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Just came to mind: Check the reviews from cadillacmike. He had at least 5 different units and also posts about it on youtube.

Yeah I saw on Reddit that he settled on a Seicane But I haven't heard of them all that much.

Maybe I'll look more into him if he has some YouTube videos.
Cheers
 

fado5ster

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Just came to mind: Check the reviews from cadillacmike. He had at least 5 different units and also posts about it on youtube.

So I have been in contact with cadillacmike and he's still running a Dasaita and seems pretty happy with it. I was thinking I may give it a go but then I started thinking about support (xda, root, mods etc.) and when I look into it, it seems that there is little to no support for the Dasaita units.
This brought me upon your Extra Tools apk (brilliant work) which is pushing me back to the idea of getting a Joying again.

These are the 2 units on the shortlist and my head is fried from them! Joying have a 20% off sale coming up for a few days during the week so I need to make my mind up by then!

http://www.hot-audio.com/product/2_..._0_Octa_Core_32G_+_4G_RAM_for_Nissan-280.html

https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-l...ch-double-din-car-sound-system-head-unit.html

Also, you wouldn't have any idea what the 6.95 inch unit is about? (https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-6...ndroid-8-0-car-head-unit-replacement-4gb.html )
Is it to fit a standard double din layout better or what? why have another unit so close to 7 inch I wonder.
 

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http://www.hot-audio.com/product/2_..._0_Octa_Core_32G_+_4G_RAM_for_Nissan-280.html

https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-l...ch-double-din-car-sound-system-head-unit.html

Also, you wouldn't have any idea what the 6.95 inch unit is about? (https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-6...ndroid-8-0-car-head-unit-replacement-4gb.html )
Is it to fit a standard double din layout better or what? why have another unit so close to 7 inch I wonder.

As far as I know the Dasaita is an MTCD/E unit and therefore suitable for the Malaysk and HAL9 custom ROM. That's quite some support I would say. But don't take my word for it: confirm it with Hot-audio whether it is an mtcd/e.

Both the Joyings are OK. I think the difference (0.1 cm) is due to another screen supplier. I assume you saw from the webshop images that they have different hardware buttons / Vol knob?
The 2-DIN sizes are equal but the 7" box is 9 millimeters less deep. In my dash every centimeter less deep counts. That might be different for you.
I think it is just a question of preference.
And you can always ask Joying for the differences.
 

fado5ster

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As far as I know the Dasaita is an MTCD/E unit and therefore suitable for the Malaysk and HAL9 custom ROM. That's quite some support I would say. But don't take my word for it: confirm it with Hot-audio whether it is an mtcd/e.

Both the Joyings are OK. I think the difference (0.1 cm) is due to another screen supplier. I assume you saw from the webshop images that they have different hardware buttons / Vol knob?
The 2-DIN sizes are equal but the 7" box is 9 millimeters less deep. In my dash every centimeter less deep counts. That might be different for you.
I think it is just a question of preference.
And you can always ask Joying for the differences.

I was thinking of contacting them but I have a feeling that it would take too long to get a reply that would have a straight answer.
Joying are having their Christmas sale on Thursday and Friday so would have to get answers by then. After some thinking today I have decided to go for the Joying. I just know more about it and I'm afraid the Dasaita is a leap into the unknown (although realistically it's probably not).

Yeah I will be going for the hardware buttons over the touch. I just like the buttons for some reason.

Looking forward to some messing around with the unit in regards to the custom ROMs and mods as when I rooted my old unit I pretty much had the nokill mod and that was about it! Seems the community has grown big time since then. Will definitely be giving your app a go and throw you a cup of coffee!

I've also just realised that I can get a OBD1 (Nissan consult) -> USB cable and use that to get torque feedback from my Skyline! Looking forward to that.
I also think I will get a DAB dongle too as there are some decent digital stations around here (Perth, Australia) and the FM stations are awful! With the 3rd party apps out there now I can just grab a cheapy from eBay with no issues, correct me if I'm wrong!
Will most lightly have to fabricate some sort of facia though as I can't see it fitting too well!
 

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    Bump..
    Anybody got any ideas?

    You don't get answers because the question is useless.
    Nobody does a test between 10-20 head units. You have one head unit, maybe a 2nd one in another car, and maybe you had one or two earlier, which you can't compare because they are completely outdated. That is the experience users on this board have, including me.
    Nobody here can give a broad comparison of multiple units.
    Quite some Chinese brands are discussed here. All have their issues and all have one or two bonuses with regard to others, be it better audio or an IPS screen or better bluetooth or possibility for custom roms.

    If you want "the best" then buy a 500 Euro or more expensive Sony, or a 700-1200 Euro or more Kenwood or Pioneer.
    Otherwise just read the different topics here and select what you think is important for a much lower quality Chinese unit.