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Pioneer AVIC-7200NEX

7″ Double Din Head Unit With Touchscreen, DVD & GPS Navigation.

Pioneer AVIC-7200NEX Review

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Offering a compelling array of features, combined with a very competitive price tag, the AVIC-7201NEX is a navigation receiver that brings a lot to the table. This includes the name Pioneer, which is a company with an exceptional reputation for products like these. This Double DIN radio is notable for featuring the ND-BC8 backup camera, but there is much more to this product you will want to keep in mind.

Who Is This Product For?
Ideally, this product will appeal to anyone interested in the AVIC-8200NEX, but who finds the price to be a little prohibitive. The Pioneer AVIC-7200NEX offers many of the same features as with that model. However, the 7200NEX is considerably cheaper than the 8200NEX. That makes this product a potentially good choice for anyone who wants doesn’t want to sacrifice features for price. That’s not the whole story, but it’s important to keep in mind.

What’s In The Box
Right out of the box, you’ll have everything you need. Standard components include a CD-ROM containing the owners’ manual, a Quick Start guide, manual for installation, and warranty sheet. There are also a number of notes on the main features, such as the LCD touch-screen.

What’s in the Box

Right out of the box, you’ll have everything you need. Standard components include a CD-ROM containing the owners’ manual, a Quick Start guide, manual for installation, and warranty sheet. There are also a number of notes on the main features, such as the LCD touch-screen.

You can also find:

  • The navigational receiver, featuring a motorized touch-screen monitor (measuring 6.95inches)
  • A harness for easy wiring
  • The GPS antenna, which comes with a 11.5’ cable
  • A 58 inch UBS (A) extension cable
  • The microphone, which also includes the visor bracket
  • A stereo mini-jack extension cable

This list mentioned above is just a summary of what you will find. You will have everything you need to get the AVIC 7200NEX up and running.

Key Features

Of the numerous key features for the AVIC 7200NEX, the in-dash seven-inch resistive touch-screen will probably be high on your list. iPhone and Android control capabilities are included. You will also want to note the presence of the GPS navigation, which is built right in. Text-to-speech voice controls make it easy to take advantage of the GPS, which has 7.9-million POIs. It is both Apple Carplay Compatible and Android Auto compatible. Versatility is a consistent thread for many of the best features offered here.

The built-in Bluetooth capabilities are nicely included, making hands-free calls straightforward. The AM/FM radio tuner, HDMI input, and compatibility with iDatalink Maestro are also impressive.

Finally, the ND-BC6 backup camera offers striking results, while simultaneously working well with everything else the 7200NEX has to offer.

Specifications

Let’s break down the AVIC 7200NEX specifications:

  • Company: Pioneer
  • Parts #: AVIC-7201NEX
  • Chassis Size: Double DIN
  • RCA Preamp Audio output: Front pairs, sub pairs, and rear pairs
  • Preamp Voltage: Six volts
  • LCD Screen Size: Seven to eight inches
  • Illumination Coloring: Full
  • LCD Screen Brightness: 400NIT
  • Swivel Screen/Touchscreen: Yes
  • Widescreen Display: 16:9
  • Native Screen Resolution: 800×60048
  • Front and Backup Camera Inputs: Yes
  • Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs: One Audio/Video Input/Output
  • Built-in DVD Playing: Included
  • Disc Playback: DVD-specific
  • Anti-Shock Capabilities: Included
  • Dual Zone Control: Included
  • iPod Audio/Video Connection: Included (USB)
  • SD Card Input: Included (SB Micro)
  • USB/HDMI Inputs: Both included
  • Stream With Pandora: Included
  • Smartphone Compatibility: Included for Apple CarPlay, as well as Android Auto
  • Modulation: NTSC/PAL
  • Audio Formats Supported: AAC, FLAC, Mpeg-3, WAV, and WMA
  • Video Formats Supported: DIVX, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV
  • MP3 Playing: Included
  • Bluetooth: Built-in
  • High Definition Radio: Included
  • RDS Features: Included
  • Satellite Radio Capabilities: Includes Sirius XM
  • Navigational Features: Included
  • GPS Map Features: United States/Canada
  • Text-to-Speech Capabilities: Yes
  • Traffic Tuning: Included
  • POI (Points-of-Interest): Over nine million
  • Integration Module: Includes iDatalink Maestro
  • Steering Wheel Control Inputs: Via external modules
  • Wireless Remote Controls: Option-only
  • Operation Voltages: Twelve to fifteen volts (DC)
  • Warranty: One-year warranty offered.

Apple / Android Compatibility

One of the most appealing features to be found on this product, the Apple/Android compatibility for this device has a lot to bring to the table.

Apple CarPlay has drawn raves from its users, and with good reason. Not only is it a breeze to use, but you’ll find that it works effortlessly with the AVIC 7200NEX. If you don’t have a lot of experience with Apple apps, the two key things to remember is usability and safety. These are cornerstones of the best Apple apps and products. You can certainly apply them here. Connecting everything is simple enough. From there, you will see large icons for such needs as getting maps, making phone calls, and or sending messages. Apple CarPlay also makes it easy for you to enjoy your music and podcasts as you normally would on your Apple devices. Siri is available to keep things safe, and you will find that you can even enjoy such streaming services as Pandora.

For those who prefer Android devices, the AVIC 7200NEX has you nicely accommodated. Once you get everything connected, you should be able to access your favorite apps and features for your Android. Fingertip control and voice control are both offered. Your apps, favorite music, and messaging are all easy to access and use. Spotify and Google Maps are two examples of what you can use without any trouble. Just make sure you have the 5.0 operating system, as well as a micro-USB cable compatible with the device.

FAQ

You can do this, but keep in mind that this feature is not comprehensive.

No. However, remember that when the receiver makes initial contact with a GPS satellite, the window of updating the map through a 3rd party is going to be very limited. Make sure you have a thumb drive to handle any updates to your firmware or any maps.

Depending on your vehicle, it may turn out that you will require additional parts to handle your installation needs.

For Apple or Android users, you will find that most of your apps work just fine. This can include any Android apps or Apple apps that were mentioned in our 7200NEX review.

Pioneer may choose to offer additional maps. However, at this moment in time, that does not seem to be the case.

How Does The AVIC 7200NEX Compare To Other Products?

Overall, the AVIC 7200NEX compares favorably to most of the similar products you will find online and elsewhere. The lower price tag allows it to stand apart from the crowd quite nicely.

As we mentioned before, the 7200NEX can be compared most directly to the 8200NEX. The 8200 has a little more to offer, when it comes to features. However, it is more expensive than the 7200NEX, and it doesn’t give you the free backup camera.

The appeal of the 8200NEX is obvious. Nonetheless, many will find that the 7200NEX meets their needs quite nicely.

Final Verdict

It could be argued that the 7200NEX isn’t just built with the budget-conscious in mind. It can be a particularly compelling product for those who don’t have a lot of experience with technology. If you consider yourself to be such a person, we can highly recommend the 7200NEX.

At the same time, there’s enough here for just about anyone.

Pros
  • The ability to use your Apple or Android devices is far and away one of the best things about the 7200NEX.
  • The seven-inch WVGA touch-screen is large and easy to use.
  • The GPS feature is built right in. It offers comprehensive, invaluable information for any driving you may need to do in the U.S. or Canada.
  • The Bluetooth feature is flawlessly implemented.
  • One of the most affordable options on the market.
Cons
  • The touchscreen is a bit resistive, and that can make for an annoying experience occasionally.
  • If you want absolutely every feature on the planet, this may not be the product for you.
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