PUMPKIN ANDROID 6.0 CAR STEREO

Pumpkin Android 6.0 Car Stereo

Pros

  • The LCD touchscreen is easy to use, and reassuringly responsive
  • The Pumpkin Android 6.0 car stereo supports a very wide selection of media

Cons

  • It doesn’t come with any GPS software pre installed

What we think

The Pumpkin Android 6.0 car stereo offers a range of impressive features, and all at an extremely affordable price. For the amount you pay, you get a surprising amount out. If you’re on the look out for an Android car stereo that packs a punch but doesn’t require a huge amount of cash, this may be the one for you.

First off, let’s look at the basic technical specifications. The stereo features a spacious 6.95 inch screen, somewhat larger than most of the other devices we’ve seen in a similar price range. The LCD touchscreen is easy to use, and reassuringly responsive. There’s nothing worse than thrashing around at one of these things while doing some city driving, but this stereo offered a responsive and easy experience. A Marshmallow head unit, coupled with an impressive 16 GB Nand memory, make for a surprisingly fast and responsive unit. It’s not often that you come across something this fast for this much money, and it’s definitely a big selling point. The item was up and running in 5 seconds, way quicker than the majority of products on the market.

Now for the features. The Pumpkin Android 6.0 car stereo supports a very wide selection of media. All the standard audio formats are playable, and it also boasts a high definition radio tuner. As far as video goes, naturally you can play directly from a USB. You can also stream directly from Youtube, which is very useful. Not only can your car occupants enjoy videos, as the driver you can use the site as your own personal jukebox, and play any playlists you may have saved on your account.

As for navigation, the Pumpkin Android 6.0 car stereo does fall down somewhat for one main reason: it doesn’t come with any GPS software pre installed. The device may be marketed primarily as an affordable audio player, but it would be nice if they’d included satnav. That said, it does have no problems supporting the relevant software, which can be downloaded with ease.

Review

Jason described the Pumpkin Android 6.0 car stereo as an “Incredible radio”, and said that “Since it’s basically an Android tablet, the music possibilities are practically endless”. Michael Warmoth was similarly impressed, praising “Lots of options and versatility”. If you’re a music lover on a budget, who isn’t too fussed about navigation, this could be the one for you.