PIONEER APPRADIO 4 REVIEW – SPH-DA120

Pioneer Electronics has been releasing AppRadios for a couple of years now and they’ve finally done it right with the Pioneer AppRadio 4.

I literally stopped recommending the app radio 1 and 2 because of the issues my customers had with the build quality and the screen itself. The AppRadio 3 was a lot better and I haven’t heard anything from my customers so far, but the pioneer AppRadio 4 is the clear winner here.

The sound quality on this radio is awesome! As with most radios these days it wont be a high wattage output but the quality of its internal amplifier and the efficiency is what makes it sound so good, not to mention mosfet drivers that operate it. Bottom line, this radio is worth using to amplify and drive a high quality car audio system.

PIONEER APPRADIO 4 REVIEW – HOW CAN I PLAY MY MUSIC?

One of the cool things about this radio is the many different audio options it has, this unit allows you to listen to music strait from your phone with a direct USB, AUX input and wireless via the built in bluetooth receiver.

WHAT TYPES OF APPS CAN I USE ON THE PIONEER APPRADIO 4?

The list of apps you can use with this radio is  long and it continues to grow every few months or so. A few of my favorites are the Escort Live App, the contacts app and the INRIX traffic application. The apps available for the AppRadio range from Pandora all the way to Laser detection and allow you to download them strait from your android or Iphone.

WHERE CAN I GET PIONEER APPRADIO APPS FROM?

On the Pioneer Electronics website you’ll find a list of phones that will work with the appradio 4 and the software you will need to have running on them.

Pioneer appradio 4

Before I sell This radio I always ask the client what type of phone they have in order to better determine whether or not the appRadio features would even be utilized properly, after all this radio is intended for smartphone users.

Pioneer appradio 4

Before I sell this particular radio I refer to the application list provided buy pioneer electronics to find out what apps are available, unless my client just loves the way this radio looks and wants it for the slandered on-board pre-integrated features it comes with out of the box (happens a lot).

PIONEER APPRADIO 4 REVIEW – REAR CONNECTIONS

The green connection on the top left hand side is used to connect to the GPS antenna that is included with the radio. There also 2 usb ports to the right of the the GPS antenna connection, they are both used to stream music and video.

To the right of these there is an HDMI connection for video and audio in HD, below the HDMI connection are the video and audio connections you will use for input when installing a backup camera or an external DVD unit. The second pair is used for RCA to auxiliary connections to allow you to plug in a headphone jack to your smart phone or Mp3 player.

On the right side you’ll see your main power and speaker harness with a fuse for circuit protection, next to the main harness you’ll find your Bluetooth microphone and radio antenna connection.

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PIONEER APPRADIO 4 SPECS

  • 6.2 inch touch screen display
  • Android integration
  • IOS integration
  • Bluetooth phone calls
  • Bluetooth wireless media steaming
  • SIRI hands eyes free integration
  • Pandora application able
  • 3 (4 volt) RCA pre-outs
  • Time Alignment
  • 13 band equalizer
  • High pass filter/Low pass filter
  • Custom subwoofer settings
  • Built in amplifier
  • HDMI input for video and sound
  • Dual rear USB ports
  • Rear view camera ready
  • GPS ready (with external
  • AUX input
Pioneer appradio 4