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  1. Join Date
    Dec 2004
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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    wanted something with local support.

    was almost decided to get the Navitopia one since may branch sila malapit sa favorite car wash shop ko. but my wife hated na may "Navitopia" name yung harap ng head unit.
    Ah yes, local support. Totally understandable. That's the con of getting one from oversees.

    I think you can request for one without the branding. Same here ayoko nakalagay "Navitopia" sa head unit and luckily they gave me one without any branding.

    Or go with one of your original ideas and get a branded unit with Carplay and Android Auto. That's actually the solution we did because I gave up on the Android head unit. Sold our navitopia and got a pioneer avh-z5250bt instead. Even after selling the car the new owner liked the head unit and didn't change it.

  2. Join Date
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    #12
    Quote Originally Posted by thephantom View Post
    Ah yes, local support. Totally understandable. That's the con of getting one from oversees.

    I think you can request for one without the branding. Same here ayoko nakalagay "Navitopia" sa head unit and luckily they gave me one without any branding.

    Or go with one of your original ideas and get a branded unit with Carplay and Android Auto. That's actually the solution we did because I gave up on the Android head unit. Sold our navitopia and got a pioneer avh-z5250bt instead. Even after selling the car the new owner liked the head unit and didn't change it.
    was initially decided on getting a Pioneer head unit instead, kaso tempting yung YouTube and Netflix (etc)

    Previous Gen City yung car ko so may malaking space sa area ng Head Unit, mas maganda tignan yung 9-10 inch screen sa harap.

  3. Join Date
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    #13
    Had the Growl Premium installed yesterday.

    The new Hazard button looks cheap!

    But the head unit is way better than AVT

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    #14
    to those using Android Head Units.

    Did you turn on your Google Play Protect?

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    #15
    A month after using my Growl Head Unit (4/64)

    Observations:

    Radio volume is slightly higher than the volume of Waze (even with the loudness off). No issue if I use Spotify.
    Same volume issue if I use the radio with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.

    It will turn off and disconnect when I start the engine.

    The unit will take some time to turn on, halos nakalabas na ako ng parking before I can use the unit.

    Reverse camera is a split second slower compared to my AVT head unit

    Yes you have an Android device in front of you... (however)

    You need to update the Apps 1 by 1. Somehow, the update all doesn't work
    Android Auto keeps disconnecting (wireless)
    I'm used to using gestures on Android and Growl does not support it.
    I also cannot delete unused/empty home screens

    And I can't seem to figure out how to add/switch user profiles... (anyone who uses the car will see my Google history)

    You can't remove all Apps (messages and contacts feels weird)

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    #16
    Been seeing ads of Astral Android head unit. Anyone here using it? Any feedback?

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