I switched from a smaller Android radio to this one. The change was fully worth it.
The installation itself was done quickly because I could take the parts from the predecessor. Fortunately, since there was no CanBus or suitable Quadlock connector here.
In addition, I treated myself to a Fakra on SMA connector to use the vehicle GPS antenna.
A big point on the device is the huge display which is completely removable. Due to the above attachment, the radio also fits in cars that need a completely new cover, such as in the VW Sportsvan.
The only drawback is the display which is extremely reflective. You can swivel and tilt the display, but it is not advisable while driving.
I installed this PUMPKIN AA0472B in a Jetta 7 and just had to get myself a mounting frame to attach the radio.
Operation works smoothly and important data is also sent to the radio via the CanBus. With the new CSN2 board, more information arrives than with the MCTD.
The operation itself does not work differently than with the cell phone. Thanks to 4GB, the performance is extremely fast and all applications start quickly. However, some apps have to be purchased outside the store, as they are not compatible or do not work properly. Currently mainly affects TomTom.
The steering wheel buttons also work without problems. However, it is advisable to disconnect a vehicle's internal Bluetooth module if you want to use the radio. Otherwise, the FSE also starts from the car when the button is pressed. Unfortunately a bit annoying but avoidable.
Since there is currently no ROM available, I use the FCC Launcher, which releases some functions from the device to expand the range of settings.
I found various radios on the Internet, which are installed with a matching cover and thus offer better protection against theft than this device. However, I hope that potential thieves know about this "China" device and save themselves the trouble.
It is a China product and everyone should know that you have to cut back on some things. In terms of price performance, it far exceeds the original radios. If you have problems with installation or operation, you will find enough videos on YouTube to find help.
Otherwise I can not regret the change and I am very satisfied with the device. I can only hope that there will also be updates, which unfortunately did not happen to my predecessor.