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Smarty Trend Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jai LI, Nov 7, 2018 at 6:50 AM.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    Jai LI

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  2. Nov 10, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    Twinky

    Twinky Keep the shinny side up!

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    Thats a good question, sadly there really isnt any info available on any of their products.

    Im pretty sure Smaty Trend is a German based company, Chinese build house. So i would feel a bit more confident that they are not a typical rebadged generic headunit. And might have legitimate tech/help support. That said, this is just in my opinion.

    It is weird, though. Reviews are almost non existent on any of their products. Just some mentions here and there on some forums. Most were posted at Xda. Nothing negative was mentioned that i found.

    Thats encouraging.

    The listed intergration features is pretty extensive and claims the installation is plug and play.

    The OS is upgradeable to atleast Android Pie (9.1). Thats a big plus.

    Only things that seem like some may consider as negatives, imo, are the boot time isnt the fastest. About 20-25 seconds is what is advertised.

    And not much offered for audio adjustment.
    Hard to decipher, the translation over to 'merican could be better.

    Oh, it does have a dedicated sub output and sub volume/eq (/crossover?).

    Its definitely an interesting headunit that seems to offer alot of, if not all, the intergration features that your truck came with, plus the ability to add some of the ones that didnt come stock.

    Someone should definitely buy it and report back if it was gem or a bust!...
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    As Chris said, looks like another android HU made in China with the reseller in Germany. And it's not taking advantage of removing the big OEM HVAC controls so you get a large screen like the Phoenix ones.

    I'd be weary without reviews and support. At least Phoenix has a fb group and support thread here where solutions to problems are crowd sourced from owners, some very technical. Responses are relatively quick.

    If you must stick to that smaller form factor, I think you'd be better off getting a tried true HU from Kenwood, Pioneer or Alpine with Android or CarPlay.
     
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  4. Nov 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    Jai LI

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    I agree, thanks both for your insights. Going to pass on this.
     

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