Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX is the latest and premium model from the trusted brand’s AVIC series of car media players. The high-end model comes with superior quality hardware, ultimate specifications, attractive design and of course hefty price tag. Here is our Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX review to explore the new 2-Din system and see how this model competes against its low cost peers.
The latest Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver sports stunning 7″ WVGA touchscreen with narrow bezels. The screen is Capacitive touch screen compared to resistive, the biggest edge over the competition. Touch feels smooth, easy to navigate controls without much destraction from driving. The display resolution is 800 x 480, which is not so great but the brightness, clarity and vividness of screen is up to the mark. Pioneer makes use of its experience in high precision instrumentation, the display is motorized with Last Angle Memory. The display is also compatible with universal rear-view cameras.
This premium model has in-built Navigation system, maps being provided by HERE®, preloaded with over 7.9 Million points of interests. The navigation system has a wide coverage area including US, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada. It has 16 GB internal memory to store map and navigation data. Thanks to all the technologies under-the-wood, the navigation system in the AVIC-8200NEX comes with useful features like Natural Voice Guidance, Lane Information, Speed Limit & Warnings, Multiple Driver Profiles, Enhanced Junction View & Realistic Road Signs, 3D Landmarks and 3D City maps. Overall the device has a complete solution as full-fledged Navigation system.
The multimedia player has Built-in HD Radio with 18 FM and 6 AM presets. It is also SiriusXM-Ready™ for extended entertainment. Smartphone Integration technology in the device assists in Voice Control, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Siri® Eyes Free.
The Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX supports all common audio and video formats stored on CD, DVD, USB flash drives and SD memory cards. Also supports photo slideshows from images stored on SD memory cards and USB flash drives. The device also powered with built-in MOSFET amplifier with 50W x 4 channels.
The device has multiple connectivity ports including HDMI, Aux input and composite AV input. It is also Dual Zone Rear-Seat Entertainment Ready to offer unlimited entertainment on the move.
Overall, the Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX has tons of useful features and superior built-quality. Though the price seems to be little high, the company justifies it with un-matchable product quality. If you’re not on a budget and looking for a reliable and premium product, this model is highly recommended.