Sony - 6.4" - Android Auto/Apple CarPlay™ - In-Dash Receiver - Black

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Get help from your smartphone on the road, without taking your hands off the wheel. Powerful 4 x 55 W amplification makes music sound clear and dynamic, even at high volumes.
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    • Sony 6.4" - Android Auto/Apple CarPlay™ - In-Dash Receiver

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (222 out of 243)

    Included Free


    Advanced In-Dash Navigation or In-Dash Video Installation (Hardware Not Included)
    Advanced In-Dash Navigation or In-Dash Video Installation (Hardware Not Included)
    Need help installing your new car stereo receiver with in-dash navigation or video capability? Get it done neatly, reliably and professionally by a Geek Squad Autotech. Our Autotechs are MECP-certified, and their workmanship is warrantied for life. Plus, if you ever sell your vehicle we'll reinstall your factory receiver for free. Additional materials fees apply, see below for more details.*

    Features


    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatible

    Make it easier than ever to use your smartphone's helpful features on the road. Just connect to the unit to see everything you need on the large touch screen.

    Integrated Bluetooth

    Easily take calls and listen to your favorite tunes with Bluetooth technology.

    Turn or push to control

    The ergonomic rotary dial makes operation distraction-free. Turn it to control volume, or push the integrated button to launch sound control menus. Alternatively, hold the button to use voice commands.

    Control and view everything with the 6.4" touch screen

    Large, clear touchscreen gives you intuitive control over music playback and smartphone functions.

    4 x 55W amplification for clear, powerful sound

    Built-in 4 x 55W power amp gives you all the volume you need, with clear and dynamic sound.

    Virtual speakers

    Create virtual speakers on your dashboard with the Dynamic Stage Organizer.

    EXTRABASS™ boosts the beat

    Bring out the dynamics in your music, with enhanced low frequencies from EXTRABASS.

    Rear view camera ready

    Got a rear camera installed? View its feed through the screen, along with customizable guidelines that help you back in safely.


    Customer rating

    4.5
    92%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best aftermarket choice for Volvo

      Posted
      RedStar

      This is an awesome, affordable CarPlay unit. And it's a great choice to drop into a Volvo. What I mean is Volvo aesthetics dictate that any aftermarket radio will cheapen the look of the car. So when my HU-850 radio died in my 2006 XC70 I was faced with buying questionable used or paying $1100 installed from my dealer. For a radio that was cutting edge 12 years ago (dinosaur)!!! It looked good, but outdated and overpriced. This Sony unit is so understated and non-blingy (especially for a full display unit) that with the installed dashboard bezel it looks like it was designed for Volvo. Very happy. The bad was that I lost the back up sensors (which were fairly lame) and it couldn't be hooked up to the Volvo external amplifier (but the Sony is super powerful) and I lose the front center channel (never an issue). Also steering wheel hookup is a bit more, BUT at a crazy low price BestBuy did an awesome install job. This unit is more powerful than my old one. It also has a Sony DSO setting that creates the sound direction from in front (so the center channel thing is unmissed). I now have a powerful great sounding super-cool CarPlay unit that destroys my old one AND looks like it belongs in my Volvo Cross Country. I can make phone calls, hands-free text, listen to Spotify and have GPS all active. I don't think that I'll miss my old radio.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi RedStar, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Product

      Posted
      b0anerges
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Please excuse the blown out colors in the image -- it is hard to get the exposure right. I installed the head unit myself in a 2010 Toyota Tacoma. I used the following parts: - Metra 70-8114 - Metra 70-1761 - Metra 95-8214TG - Metra Axxess ASWC-1 The above wiring harnesses allowed me to preserve the existing wires on my truck and avoid splicing any of them. After hooking up all of the connections the head unit powered on without issue. I primarily use Apple CarPlay (which is fantastic for what it is); however, even the stock interface is terrific and meshes well with Apple's. The resistive touch screen is responsive enough that you could ALMOST be fooled into thinking that it is capacitive -- it is, without a doubt, the best resistive display I have ever used. As a benefit over capacitive for this use case, you can use the display with gloves. Aside from the above, the display is responsive with good contrast and brightness. The controls are intuitive and straight forward. Featurewise, the combination of a solid base operating system combined with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay represent a great combination. The head unit has USB input as well as an RCA input for a backup camera. The inclusion of these features negates the need for a traditional 3.5mm auxiliary jack or [legacy] CD/DVD player. Unfortunately, it does not include HD Radio (or Satellite Radio); however, for the price this is easily justified. I would easily recommend this to anyone who is looking to jump into Android Auto or Apple CarPlay with a terrific head unit to backup those features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Typical Sony Product...

      Posted
      Moosefeathers
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      by "typical" I mean: * Decent audio performance, not "top of the heap" but pretty good. * Some non-intuitive (and/or hidden) controls buried a couple of menu layers deep... for example, I think a Balance and Front/Back Fade ought to be ONE click away. * PRESETS cannot be LOCKED!!! It's too easy to accidentally poke at one of the preset "buttons" the wrong way (whatever that is, I haven't figured it out yet!) and have the preset be CHANGED to the current station setting, rather than switching to the already saved preset! THIS SUCKS! PLEASE DO A FIRMWARE UPGRADE TO FIX THIS, SONY! * CarPlay is "OK", but I think what's lacking is having a way for the VOLume of navigation speech (Siri) vs the VOLume of music to be proportioned more consistently, and remove the phone's volume settings from the equation! Sometimes I can;t hear navigation, other times Siri blasts me out of my wits! * Provide a way to TURN OFF the "warning dialog" that comes up every time you start the car; I shouldn't need to be forced to click "OK" just because some lawyer proclivity towards CYA. * As some other reviewers have mentioned, the BASS capabilities of this unit seem a little short of what audiophiles might expect; but for the price/feature ratio, it's decent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Experience. Choose Another Male/Model

      Posted
      Anonymous
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was hoping for an opportunity to give this product (0) stars. After some research on top Double-Din style receivers I decided to go with Sony. The reviews for this particular were rated at (4.5) stars which I thought to be fair. My appointment the day of installation was at 11 AM, and approximately 20 minutes after the installation the product started to drop calls, produce a black screen, and turn off on its own accord. I immediately called BestBuy, and was informed I could have been in possession of a faulty unit. I was given the option to have a new Sony unit (same model as purchased), or return for a refund. I ultimately decided to give Sony another chance, and had a new unit placed in my vehicle. The process required another trip to Bestbuy, and took approximately 20 minutes. The unit worked fine for a total of four days, and then started to produce similar problems then the previously installed unit. All in all, this unit was not cheap, and was nothing less then a paint to deal with. I have decided to have this unit removed from my vehicle, and deal with the struggles of an ordinary AM/FM receiver. Stay Away From This Unit. Sony customer service was just as unsatisfactory as the product itself.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sony is changing the game...again!

      Posted
      Sack
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I must say that I am very impressed with this Sony receiver. This was the 1st time I have ever purchased a double din/video receiver. The market has always been overwhelming to me in regard to finding the best/easiest to use. After all my research, I decided to go with this Brand New Sony unit (did not have a lot of reviews yet) which had the #1 feature I wanted: Google Maps on the screen (I was tired of holding the phone in my hand). Android Auto was my answer! The price was well below other Android Auto/Car Play units because this unit does not have a DVD drive. That's OK by me...I've loaded a thumb drive full of media and it plays all flawlessly. It is also very basic and simple settings to navigate...which is key when on the road. Bottom line, this unit is a great Android Auto unit and Sony is doing the things to renew it's reputation as the premier electronics leader is still known for.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's great!

      Posted
      Croquin
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought for a 2014 Jeep Patriot. The vehicle doesn't have steering wheel controls but they still had us buy the $99 harness. The unit is narrower than our stock one but the functionality is great! My wife has an iPhone so she loves the apple carplay feature. It makes things so easy. This unit doesn't have gps built in but uses your phone to provide this. This means, when connected to the stereo, you get navigation and elmost features of your phone. (Calling, texts, navigation, contacts, and music). There is no disk player but we have not played a CD in years anyway. Stereos like this take a few seconds to come on once you start the car so it's not instantaneous like stock cheaper units with no screen. Makes sense as it is a mini computer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great unit

      Posted
      Wizdumbga
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this unit because it had back up cam, and navigation. But it's not a true navigation, which it's better. It's has the android auto, which 100x easier then most navigation systems. It's good maps! Just say OK Google, and tell it where you want to go, like a stores name and it directing you instantly. I've got a Samsung Galaxy s8 and it works great with hands free calling, reading text message, responding to text, and playing your music on Google play. I've got Google play service so I can pretty much say OK Google play any song there is , and it does. It also has apps like Spotify, Pandora, audible, or whatever you've got on your Android phone. You have to plug it in, but I navigatedon't from Georgia to florida and had it plugged in the whole time and it never overheated like it would have straight plugged to a charger and navigating without this radio. The android auto show you contacts picture on the full screen when they call and it's super easy to use. Only thing I wish could be better is the saved radio station buttons and the channel surfing buttons are kind of small and not super easy when driving.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great CarPlay receiver

      Posted
      DAB421
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is one of the better and affordable CarPlay receivers you can get. Sony keeps it simple, does not add a lot of extra junk some of the others do that you never use anyway. It’s wired, which some may see as a downside, but if you plug in your phone to charge it anyway, then it’s not a big deal and always more reliable than wireless anything. The screen is resistive touch, but is very responsive and has the nice effect of not having any noticeable glare when in full sun. The screen is still totally visible even in direct sunlight. I was worried a resistive touch screen would feel clunky but turned out to be a non-issue. It was also pretty easy to install if you’ve ever done any car radio installs before, this is pretty simple. Overall great product, works well with no issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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