Pumpkin AA0437B 2 Din Android Head Unit

Pumpkin Android 2 Din head units have been talked about, and reviewed on this website in the past. That review was about the CN01-03302B-02A model. And overall, it was a decent car stereo / Android computer for the price. Though some people wouldn't agree, as the reviews overall are a big mixture of good and bad.

The latest Pumpkin AA0437B is more of the same, only much more updated. Packing an Octa Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, and one of the latest Android operating systems (Android 9.0 - Pie), it's much more than just a music system. Be aware: Some Pumpkin models are universal (fit many car makes and models), while others are for a specific make of vehicle.

AA0437B-2-Din-UK-Pie

This model is made for Volkswagen (VW) vehicles. It will fit a lot of models that are double din, including VW Golf GTi, Golf 6, Passatt, VW Scirocco, Jetta, Bettle and Polo's. Although, not all models are compatible, so do check before purchasing the AA0437B.

This model will also fit some models of SEAT and Skoda. For the full list of compatible vehicles - check out the official Pumpkin website.

Pumpkin AA0437B 2 Din Android Head Unit Quick Specification

 

  • 8 Inch 1024 x 600 Touch Screen Display
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Octa Core Processor (8 Cores)
  • 4GB RAM (DDR3)
  • 32GB internal storage space (Expandable via SD slot)
  • GPS (works both online and when not connected)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3G support
  • Phone Mirroring
  • WiFi (Needs aerial / booster - included)
  • AV OUT
  • USB connections
  • FM/AM/RDS
  • Reverse camera compatible
  • Output: 4 x 50 Watts

Other features worth mentioning: Supports many of the well known audio and video formats (MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV + many more) and has an extremely fast load up / boot time. The SD card slot makes the internal storage space expandable to an additional 64GB. Also comes with a free external microphone. If you want a closer look at this model, and to see it getting fitted into a Volkswagen and tested - watch the YouTube video below.



Pumpkin AA0437B Double Din Shortcomings


When it comes to Android stereos in general, so many other them are not an all-in-one solution. To really use many other features the manufacturers promise, most require additional leads and antenna's that make the whole process a bit messy. The Pumpkin AA0437B is no exception. But anyone who wants as many features as Android based stereos now provide should expect, or at least be willing to sacrifice all the extra leads and antenna's involved, and longer set-up process, in order to have this level of technology at their disposal.

Also worth noting is the price. This unit is not cheap. And for this type of money there is a lot of choice out there, a lot of them for the same price are admittedly not as advanced in terms of having their own fully fledged on-board Operating system, but they are offered by some of the top stereo brands, including Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood and JVC. Furthermore, with the new Android Auto / Apple CarPlay updates, be sure to shop around before making your decision of what aftermarket stereo to buy.

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