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Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

Smartphone receiver

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Original Price: $329.99

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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

Face it, you can't live without your smartphone and the apps that help make your life easier. Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view those apps on its big 7” screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You'll check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for mobile use, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

Enjoy your smartphone apps on the big screen

Face it, you can't live without your smartphone and the apps that help make your life easier. Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view those apps on its big 7” screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You'll check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for mobile use, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

The AppRadio 3 works with iPhone® 4, 4S, and 5, as well as select Android™ models, so you can enjoy compatibility regardless of what platform you're into. In order to enable all of these cool features offered by this Pioneer, you'll need to make sure that your smartphone's compatible with the AppRadio 3, and then pick out the right connection kit for your smartphone (sold separately). 

Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

Control your apps from the large 7" touchscreen.

Navigation, music streaming, and web browsing

AppRadio 3 has you covered by supporting some of the most popular apps available. You'll find plenty of apps to enjoy right now, including MotionX GPS Drive™, INRIX® traffic, AUPEO! Personal Radio, Pandora® Internet radio, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX, with more coming down the road. You'll have the advantage of a sleek app interface, and the apps will look great on the 7" capacitive touchscreen, which recognizes all zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just like if you were using your smartphone.

Siri® Eyes Free 

If you have an iPhone 4S or 5, you'll hear Siri's voice prompts through your vehicle's sound system, and you can make commands or ask questions through the microphone that's included with this receiver. You can set reminders, ask for songs, request directions, or anything else you'd normally do with your iPhone.

AppRadioLIVE makes it easy

Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.

Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.

Works with Android™ phones and features MirrorLink™ connectivity

The AppRadio 3 doesn't leave Android by the wayside when it comes to features, either. Not only will its App Mode support many Android phones, but this receiver takes it to the next level with MirrorLink support.  MirrorLink allows certain Nokia and Samsung smartphones (with more to come in the future) to display their interface on the AppRadio 3, so you can make phone calls, access map services, or check out music with ease. If you don't have a MirrorLink phone, you can still download a free Pioneer app that enables voice commands with your Android phone.

Talk hands-free and stream audio wirelessly with Bluetooth®

Built-in Bluetooth adds to the versatility of this cool receiver — pair your phone, and you'll be able to talk hands-free and access your phone book from the touchscreen. You can even stream audio from your smartphone to the receiver. 

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Complement your setup with a phone mount

The AppRadio 3 requires input from your iPhone from time to time — most notably when running the MotionX GPS Drive app. It's a good idea to mount your iPhone where it's easy to reach. Check out our selection of Pro.Fit mounts.

This smartphone receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play discs in your vehicle, Pioneer's SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3 receiver will play CDs and DVDs.

I like the look of the head unit in the car. Looks very classy. The only issue is that things are a bit slow when moving from app to app.

Rick, Jacksonville, Fl

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What's in the Box:

  • AppRadio 3 smartphone receiver (10A fuse installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
  • Sun-visor clip
  • GPS antenna (with attached 12' cable terminated by a SMB connector)
  • Self-adhesive magnetic base
  • HDMI cable holder
  • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
  • AppRadio Start Up Guide (En/Fr)
  • Installation Manual (En/Fr)
  • Important Information for the User (En/Fr)
  • Warranty Information (USA/Canada)
  • Online Product Registration
  • Lightning-connector note
  • App Connection Settings note

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (no built-in CD player)
    • touchscreen control over select apps
    • MirrorLink™ for in-dash control of select Android™ smartphones (CD-MU200 interface cable required)
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen display
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    Audio features:
    • 5-band equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB input for smartphone connection kits (not compatible with USB devices), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    • included external GPS antenna for boosting signal while using GPS apps
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    99 Reviews

    Poorly designed and dangerous

    Written by: Troy from Mpls, MN on January 1, 2015

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    Pioneer has delivered a radio that has made only the most limited use of the touchscreen while putting far to many obstacles in the way of its functionality to be safe for even normal use while driving.

    Pros: Easy to clean.

    Cons: Too many to list. Live with this radio for month and you'll come to same conclusion most have, it stinks!

    confused

    Written by: mark from bl4 8nj on November 22, 2014

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    2 many wires n would have loved the unit to have its own gps i cant see the point of mirroring what you can do on your phone anyway ????

    Pros: Good for handsfree and streeming tunes thats it

    Cons: Dont see the point of mirroring what you can do on your phone anyway ???

    Awesome Tech, Could Be Improved

    Written by: Justin H from Woodland Hills, CA on July 28, 2014

    2007 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    The Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 is an overall extremely cool and powerful little headunit. Starting off with value, yeah- it's incredibly steep, especially at the MSRP/usual price. I happened to swing this at an Open Box price, and was very happy that I did because otherwise I'm not quite sure if this would had been worth it at original price. By all means, shop around, look around, see if there are alternatives to purchasing. I'll explain why below. Sound quality, stepping up from a factory head unit, this thing does wonders. I know, I'm probably overloading the speakers or whatnot, but definitely the amplifier/setup with this headunit does push more sound and better quality sound, to the stock speakers. It's very simple to use, for the most part. There are a ton of deep menus that could've been better refined, or better implemented methods for using the HDMI/USB, or just Bluetooth, but intermixing it all gets overly confusing. It's a little slow, but normal for most touch screen head units. Compare this with the average joe head unit, and people will drop their jaws when you show them the things this guy will be able to do. Albeit, lots of the software are closed, slow, or overly intensive, it's definitely high up on the coolness scale. In other words, AppRadio is cool and awesome and sweet for a touch screen, but severely limited. I wish developers would start developing and customizing it to it's max potential. Build quality wise, it's been tough and durable!

    Pros: -Awesome coolness factory -Adds "umph" in the stock speakers -Adds a ton of awesome features- bluetooth, Pandora, nav, etc. -Definitely modernizes any old car -Tons of ways of integration and supports it all

    Cons: -Slow sometimes -Integration through bluetooth/HDMi/USB gets overly complicated at times -Severely limited, basically only capable of what your smartphone is capable of.

    AppRadio is Cool but slow

    Written by: Rick from Jacksonville, Fl on July 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I like the look of the head unit in the car. Looks very classy. The only issue is that things are a bit slow when moving from app to app.

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    Not Bad...

    Written by: Petahbread from Naperville, IL on July 11, 2014

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    For the price, this is worth it. Now for all the add-ons to make it even better... Still may be worth it for some. I made it so it could mirror my phone, which costed me 1/3rd of the price after rooting my phone, gettin extra apps, extra adapters/cables, etc. Honestly, if they had a molded trim for my car where I could stick in an iPad mini or Galaxy tablet I would've paid the extra for that. But overall it does what it's supposed to do as long as you don't care to mess with it too much.

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    AppRadio 3

    Written by: AScottE527 from Virginia Beach, VA on July 9, 2014

    2009 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I was a little "Concerned" about this unit with no CD option.(Didn't want to shell out for DVD model) This unit is awesome even with a Android phone. Highly recommend this unit!

    Pros: Bluetooth audio is clean and clear, the difference in sound over factory unit is even better than what I expected. Plenty of features with AppMode too.

    Cons: Didn't come with HDMI connector for AppMode hookup. Unit is a little sluggish but does everything its asked.

    Awesome Radio!

    Written by: Anonymous from Baton Rouge, LA on June 24, 2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Love this unit! Almost returned it because my phone would not pair bluetooth (Samsung GS4 on KitKat) ended up doing a factory restore on phone to fix. Do your research on what cables you need to be able to mirror your screen to the AR3! If you have a Samsung the Pioneer Android cable kit is useless. Get the Samsung HDTV adapter with HDMI cable and a micro USB to standard USB cable, or if your like me and hate having the phone plugged in, use Samsung's wireless AllShare dongle.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Needs more compatible apps

    So far so good!!

    Written by: Jarrod K. from Boise, ID on June 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Wasn't to hard to install. Fits like it was meant to be in the car. I would say that I would only change a couple of things. Take the wire out for the parking brake. What if I want to use this to show a video to my daughter to calm her down while driving down the road?? Can't with this product. Also I would make it more clear that when you are hooking up to the apps that you have to touch the white dot on the radio screen a few times. Thanks to the great Crutchfield tech support for helping me through that, even though he didn't even know about it.

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    good radio

    Written by: luv'd x few, hated x many from 70068 on June 20, 2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    As expected, works perfectly, no issues

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    Nice radio not much else

    Written by: DrewG from Pittsburgh, PA on June 18, 2014

    2006 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The apps do not function at all without the phone attached (which requires adapters sold separately).

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: Not a complete product.

    Great Product But....

    Written by: FrankV from Northern New Jersey on June 17, 2014

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy install, great product. I should have done a bit more research and saw that you need to have the AV adapter for iPhone to get the full feature set. But outside that I would recommend

    Pros: Great Sound, build quality and feature set

    Cons: No AV adapter included

    Excellent

    Written by: TDM from NC on June 14, 2014

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am very pleased with this Radio and using it with AR Unchained and a rooted Android phone has worked perfectly. The combination of those two gives me exactly what I want out of car stereo.

    Pros: Solid Construction that looks great. Captive touch screen and AR Unchained gives me my phone display on a 7" screen in the middle of my dash. GREAT!

    Cons: Stock apps are not that great, but AR Unchained fixes that.

    Good Looking, Sounding Radio...Terrible App

    Written by: AbitDisgruntled from Orlando on June 12, 2014

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    I got it installed pretty easily, but finding the connectors for an iPhone 5 that will work with the radio and make it easy to connect is impossible. There are no lightning cable extensions available that will work. Beyond that fact, I couldn't believe how useless this thing was once I finally got my phone connected. No iPod connectivity, no gps on screen while driving, and the interface looks terrible on the screen. Yeah, it'll launch Waze on your phone, but that is pointless. I'm beyond frustrated with it. It sounds good. Looks good. Behaves like crap. I'll be sticking with Pioneer for the sound, but I am switching to something that has a front mounted usb port and easy iphone connectivity because this was a waste of time.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good

    Cons: Does not work anything like advertised

    Love my App Radio

    Written by: Don Schroeder from Lompoc, CA on June 10, 2014

    2005 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am super happy about my App Radio 3 purchase. the install was a little confusing at first, since I have never tried to install a stereo before, but a quick call into Crutchfield and it all made sense. 2 weeks into having the Radio installed I lost all sound. One more quick call to Crutchfield to see what was going on, and they quickly diagnosed the problem to be with one of the adapters. 2 days later I had the replacement part, popped it in and all was well.

    Pros: Bluetooth connection is quicker then in my wife's 2013 Prius, call quality is amazing. The touch screen responsiveness is fantastic.

    Cons: hooking it up to my iPhone 5 (I have not purchased the kit yet) does not excite me. spending an additional $100-120 ($150 if you don'y buy from Crutchfield) is pretty lame for a radio that was designed to work with iPhone. With out the iphone adapter cables I have very limited functionality on the Radio. If you plan to buy this Radio, be prepared to buy the iPhone adapter kits, and do it at the time of purchasing the Radio.

    Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves

    Written by: Anguish from Battle Ground, WA on June 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves for releasing a product such as this. I could see if this were first generation of this product having the ridiculous problems that this thing has, but 3rd generation? Pioneer should be begging their customers that bought this junk for forgiveness. If I hadn't let this sit in my garage waiting to be installed for so long, I would be returning it to Crutchfield for a refund. I gave it a full month after install to see if I could get used to its quirks, but these aren't quirks, these are outright flaws in concept, design, and execution. If Crutchfield would let me type more than a 1000 characters, I would give this thing a proper review, but this format is far too limited to do so. The only real positive I can find with this head unit is that it fits and conforms to Double DIN standards. It was easy to install because it fits and conforms to those standards. Beyond that, I can find no redeeming qualities. Garbage. Stay away from it. You will regret it. I can't even give it "cool" points because it HAS TO WORK in order to be "cool".

    Pros: Fits. Conforms to DIN Standards.

    Cons: Everything else. Slow. Sloppy execution. Bluetooth auto-connect is garbage. App "integration" is garbage. It should be called app interrogation, as Pandora has been made useless when in my car. I hate this thing so much that it has turned me from a Pioneer fan into a consumer who will likely never buy one of their products again. Truly shameful.

    50/50

    Written by: RooK from Saint Paul, MN on June 5, 2014

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall from install to use, this radio is easy and cool, my issues with it come when you try to sync your phone with it. In my experience the phones I've used have only ever gotten to a half way point of being usable through appradio. The apps themselves are very limited and not that useful or great in general. A lot of bulk for minimal "additional features". I think Pioneer is ahead of its time (ironic) with this technology. Parts of it are very solid and deliever a true quality product and then other aspects seem to remind me of a beta version.

    Pros: Sounds, menus, ease of use/install

    Cons: appradio not quite where it should be yet.

    app radio 3

    Written by: Jake S. from SLC, UT on June 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    great deck. just wish i could use the "iPod" button as well as iPhone

    Pros: mimics iphone to car stereo, bluetooth

    Cons: can't use iPod and iPhone at same time.

    pioneer app radio 3

    Written by: joe from hawaii on June 4, 2014

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Perfect deck for me, it does not have the cd/dvd mechanism which is okay because most of the music and videos i have are in iPhone or iPad format.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: requires additional interfaces to incorporate warning and on star for GM vehicles

    Poor sound quality

    Written by: Salomon F. from Long beach, CA on May 27, 2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Bad sound quality. I updated my speaker cables and RCA thinking that was the cause of the problem. I even changed both my amps and still sounded like I poor.

    Pros: Best BT quality

    Cons: Poor music quality.

    As great as you want it to be.

    Written by: JustinV from Georgetown, SC on May 26, 2014

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I purchased this unit as well as a micro bypass and installation was a breeze. However i initally had this set up using a 64gb iphone 4s and performance was OK . in ipod mode it worked great however in app mode i found most of the apps to be useless and slow. The carmedia app would crash often and overall performance was sluggish.However the radio, Bluetooth streaming and ipod features worked flawless. After being slightly dissapointed i decided to go the alternate route by installing the "ARUNCHAINED " app on my rooted Galaxy s3 and I have never been happier with a car stereo. This stereo suddenly became a dream the unit i always wanted . Its a great price and it can be as great as you want it to be if you have the tools and know how.

    Pros: Price ,Endless availability of tools and software to customize it to perfection.

    Cons: Default app mode can be very buggy and slow.

    pioneer app radio review

    Written by: rinde from new jersey on May 25, 2014

    2008 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    excellent quality head unin. there is one problem to be aware of, in order to use an iphone with this unit there needs to be a considerable additional investment and since Crutchfield is out of the parts i have been unable to complete the install and with the temporary install i am finding the system to be quite frustrating to reset every time i enter the vehicle.

    Pros: good quality system

    Cons: requires so much additional equipment,which is currently unavailable, that the system is almost as disappointing as buying a sony product

    Overall good product, no regrets

    Written by: JSter from Manhattan, KS on May 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. The AppRadio connecting via the 2 expensive cables in my glovebox is not the most practical thing in the world, so I use the bluetooth connectivity almost exclusively. Very simple to navigate on the touchscreen, the fm radio seemed to lose some power & frequency after installing this unit, but no real complaints, great sound quality & great sound controls at the unit

    Pros: great display, very attractive unit, simple bluetooth connectivity makes me never take my phone out of my pocket in the vehicle, touchscreen is plenty responsive, no glitches, very durable

    Cons: For AppRadio I have to connect 2 cables & put my phone in the glovebox and it's always more of a hassle, thus I find myself just bluetoothing my iTunes Library & Pandora most of the time, the display could be more responsive, but this is not bad bang for the buck,

    app radio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from ny on May 19, 2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    At first I wasn't happy with my purchase decision. My reason for buying this was mostly a back up camera and secondly a OEM type in dash GPS. It fills those needs perfectly. The android mirroing with ARunchained is all gravey. Very Happy Now!

    Pros: Easy to install (thanks to Crutchfield)

    Cons: Sometimes takes a while to re connect.

    learning curve

    Written by: Victor from Miami, FL on May 17, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This radio takes some getting used to. It is also very frustrating when the connection between the phone and radio fails. When you turn your car on, make sure the phone is unlocked. If the phone is locked the app will fail to load and you will have to unplug and plug in again - you do get the request for permission on the locked screen, but it does not work for me, it never opens the app when you unlock. To log into the app section of the radio you have to hit 'allow' when the prompt comes on the screen of the phone. If for some reason you exit that section, you will have to hit allow on the phone again. When you plug the phone into the radio, the bluetooth turns off. If you plug the phone in, while the app is not working/hung on your phone, the phone call features, apps or music will not work at all. While your phone is connected and working properly, the screen has to be on - so if you go on a long trip, the phone is charged, but also very hot when you place it back in your pocket. I am really hoping they put out a patch or upgrade to the software to make it more user friendly or I will eventually find a different head unit. On an unrelated note, the Crutchfield staff was more than helpful and knowledgable.

    Pros: * the bluetooth feature works very well * the radio itself works very well * the phone calls are clear and the microphone works well

    Cons: * hard to use * they need more apps * the MAPS feature is not useful. You have to download a third party app to use navigation

    appradio 3 SPD-DA110

    Written by: Gj from los angeles on May 17, 2014

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    for the price.. this is probably the best head unit.. rooted android plus arunchained is like having an android headunit!

    Pros: can seariously run android

    Cons: still have to find one..

    Excellent...but

    Written by: Dean from Atlanta, GA on May 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is a great radio, looks great in the vette and integrates nicely. The crutchfield team was awesome at all stages (I even got a handwritten TY from Hunter). The appradio has HUGE potential to be a game changer but...it needs more aggressive development and synch improvements. My iPhone 5 only connects about 50% of the time and I have no idea why. Buy it for the cool...you get it right away. Buy it for the potential...and hope that it comes to fruition!

    Pros: Looks awesome sounds great Easy install Great support from crutchfield

    Cons: Needs more app development Needs more consistent synch

    AppRadio3

    Written by: Sam A from Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 4, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is my second one of these to buy. They represent a great concept. They are a little tricky to work/setup. Unfortunately Crutchfield and Pioneer have different ideas of how to wire the unit and although Samsung represents one of two cell phone brands that meld with the unit Android yet there is a connector that you are on your own to acquire and you won't find ANYTHING in the set up material that make it clear that they didn't send it to you among the half dozen or so cords that are shipped.

    Pros: If you have it on your phone, in theory, you can use it through the App Radio through BlueTooth.

    Cons: Very limited number of available apps you can download to the App Radio itself. When playing things through your phone they don't display on the App Radio, or if they do it isn't made clear how to do so. Connector necessary to connect Samsung phone to unit is NOT available from Crutchfield, so once you figure out you need it you will spend another week finding and getting that part shipped from a third party provider. Don't expect your cell phone provider to have it on the shelf .

    appradio 3

    Written by: David from Albany NY on May 2, 2014

    2008 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    After installing this unit I was very impressed on How it looked and the features that it has to offer

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    App radio 3

    Written by: Danny p. from Odessa,tx on May 1, 2014

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Put this in my wife's 2010 Malibu looks great and she loves all the feats. Aside former spending the extra $$$ on installation modulation to keep onstar and the iPhone 5 cables with should probably be included it's awesome installed it myself. First install since 2001 and couldn't have been happier with the end result

    Pros: Looks cool and auto connect Bluetooth is great too

    Cons: Buying the extras

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: haro from bronx ny on April 30, 2014

    2003 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    great app radio what I was expecting and more, every day something new to learn on this radio

    Pros: great sound. great bluetooth connection

    Cons: cables are sold separate about $60-100 in cables. no usb mass storage connection

    Good, but not perfect

    Written by: MadKow from Boulder Colorado on April 27, 2014

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    Pioneer put together a really nice unit in the App radio, but they were a bit clumsy in implementation. I echo many of the other reviews in that the unit requires too many cables just to connect a phone. I have been using this unit daily now for 4 months, so I think I have a pretty good handle on it.

    Pros: Bluetooth - Awesome. Connects without issue Sound Quality - works great with the BOSE system in my Mazda 3 Installation - very simple with the Crutchfield kit. Video - Excellent screen Steering wheel controls - with the integration kits this works great

    Cons: Apps - Pioneer app are terrible. They need to learn how to write for the iphone. License agreement - Why do I need to agree to the license agreement (safety warning) every time I start my car? Allow app - Why do I need to allow the app radio to speak to my phone every time I start my car? Other systems (Ford Sync) do not require this extra step). Once it knows my phone, it should not ask again. Clock - The phone integration is good, but when on a call, the clock is not visible.

    Pioneer AppRadio 3 was a great choice.

    Written by: JesseC from Austin, Tx on April 23, 2014

    2008 Nissan Pathfinder
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    • Ease of Use
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    I am a details guy, I did a ton or research on head units before coming to my decision that the AppRadio 3 was the best choice. It is my wife's birthday this next month and she asked for a sprucing up of her stereo and speaker system in our 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. Once I made my decision on the unit ordering was a breeze, and Crutchfield came through for us in a big way! I did the install myself and it took a pretty long time, all speakers plus the head unit and the required accessories took most of my Saturday. Buy the additional Pioneer wiring to mirror, its worth it. A few pointers that are left out of the instruction manual: When you take apart your dash and remove the plugs for the A/C and airbags and such in the center under where you will mount the unit, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT turn on your engine to see if the power works with out reattaching all plugs to the dash. I did this and it cycled my SRS airbag light on my dash board, I realized immediately what I did but my wife wouldn't drive her car until I took it to get the codes reset. An expected cost but deff my mistake, I feel the manual could have had an FYI in that section. Also, as for the brake wire, don't expect to be able to use your unit during driving, even to change Google maps, the systems safety protocol wont allow it. Otherwise I really enjoyed the install and the sound it produces, best part is my wife loves her birthday gift and her car has a sweet update. Great deal through Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Looks absolutely beast, sounds pretty great, ease of use is there and the ability to mirror the phone is a sick addition!

    Cons: Pretty long install, not really a con just an FYI. Otherwise, you deff get what they advertise.

    AppRadio 3 in Highlander

    Written by: VinceM from Myrtle Beach, SC on April 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this radio to install in my wife's '02 Toyota Highlander. It looks great, but doesn't fit the opening perfectly. There's a small gap top and bottom of about 1/8" that shows the edge of the chassis. Doesn't seem to bother anyone but me, though. There are two plastic pieces that fill the gaps on the sides and provide the rounded corners needed to fill the factory opening; they're fine. I've installed radios before, but this is the first to integrate a backup camera. After looking at what was involved with the camera, the Bluetooth microphone, the GPS antenna, and the wiring harnesses, I put everything back in the box and took it to a pro installer. For under $300, Soundwave did a great installation. Everything works perfectly. The Pioneer working with the factory JBL amp and speakers sounds fantastic. The camera image is big and bright, WAY better than the factory unit in my Grand Cherokee. The Bluetooth link with our iPhones fires right up and the onscreen display and control of music files is clean and simple. The phone function is dependable and sounds great with the mic mounted high on the A pillar. I'm not sure, now, why I bought the interface cable for the iPhone 4. It works, but the radio display is a little funky and the Pioneer Apps don't seem that great. You have to use one of them if you want navigation, and I haven't really spent much time on them. More later, if warranted.

    Pros: Big bright screen with good resolution, great picture with Sony rear-view camera, very clean sound with factory JBL system, easy-to-use BlueTooth for iPhone music and calling.

    Cons: Not that easy to install, especially with a rear-view camera. Glad I left it to professionals. Not sure I'm impressed with the Pioneer Apps.

    Great head unit, issues with install

    Written by: kevreh from Annandale, VA on April 21, 2014

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    First off, when it works its really cool. For under $400 you get sat nav, mp3 player, other apps, good sound control, nice screen, etc... There's no other hu like it in its price range.

    Pros: The built in apps and good enough for me right now. Will use Waze, Pandora, and the car media player most of the time. The open source app AR Unchained will totally unlock things (complete mirror of phone).

    Cons: SSo frustrated with this stereo. Been trying to get it to CONSISTANTLY connect to my Samsung Galaxy S4. Shouldn't be this hard. I've resisted buying the Samsung Adapter and Pioneer Appradio Android Kit when there are other solutions out there (MHL 2.0 cable with integrated HDMI and USB for power) that people have reported working. With my MHL 2.0 cable the Apparadio 3 only connects to my phone sometimes. Which is frustrating since it does work, just not reliably. OTOH

    great

    Written by: michael from north carolina on April 14, 2014

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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    awesome product

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    Nice stereo for the price

    Written by: David from Ohio on April 13, 2014

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    Own an iPhone 5s. I really am liking this radio.i believe this radio works best with the iphone. I have a manual transmission and it is working very well for me. Installation was a breeze and I have never done a radio install in my life. Everything works as it should. You don't need pioneer's $120 cable setup to get your phone to work. All I bought was a lightning adapter to hdmi and an hdmi cable I had lying around the house. Crutchfield is the way to go as they include all the install parts you need for free. Don't let nerd squad at local store hack up your car. Do it yourself it's easy

    Pros: Looks great. Dash command rocks!

    Cons: Too many nav apps. Need more apps but I hear pioneer opened it up to developers. Hopefully I can keep this longer than I can keep a phone as they update way too frequently

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: bma830 from Del Rio, Tx on April 12, 2014

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    One of the best screens I have ever bought. It's so easy to use, and the blue tooth connectivity just blew my mind

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    AppRadio 3

    Written by: Joyce from Fort Worth, TX on April 9, 2014

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    I love this radio! I need to learn more about how to use it to get the full benefit of all it's capabilities. Better than my navigation system I have in my 2014 QX60...

    Pros: Love being able to use my I-phone apps with it. Navigation works great.

    Cons: My husband installed it and I know he had to call Crutchfield several times to get some additional help with installation.

    Great deck!

    Written by: Anonymous from sacramento, ca on April 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is an awesome pioneer deck with great and easy to use features. And at a great price through Crutchfield!

    Pros: The customer service is always impeccable when I need any assistance installing any item purchased though Crutchfield

    Cons: None

    Great product, great price, but not perfect.

    Written by: ng2T2 from SoCal on April 5, 2014

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    The potential for this unit is unlimited. It's just not there yet. Pioneer has an opportunity to take full control of this market for years to come if they can figure it out. Inexpensive compared to other double din Nav units. Great sound and killer looks. The back up camera function works great and needs no changes. Bluetooth works great but they need to figure out how to get the album art to display on the huge screen (Come on Pioneer!). The pairing with my Galaxy S3 is somewhat cluttered and clumsy. I needed 3 cables. An hdmi cable plus a pioneer cable (that looks just like a usb cable) and a Samsung MHL adapter to get full mirroring. There are bugs that need to be worked out. If you don't root your phone and get ARU...you will only get a select few apps to work...I understand that liability is an issue here but this unit feels like a big tease and becomes frustrating with all the hoop-jumping that is required to get full mirroring. And even when you do get full mirroring...there will be bugs and kinks that need to be dealt with. Hopefully in the years to come they will have a true full-mirroring device with no limits and no glitches...

    Pros: Inexpensive (compared to other units), sounds great, and looks great.

    Cons: Limited to Apps that Pioneer has selected (unless you root your phone) and hardware required (at least for my Galaxy S3) can make hooking up somewhat cluttered.

    App Radio

    Written by: Dean from Piqua, OH on April 4, 2014

    1998 Ford Ranger
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    Easy install and set up. Improved sound cosiderably with stock speakers.

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    Nice radio for a nice price

    Written by: Kevin from Philadelphia PA on April 4, 2014

    2000 Ford F-350
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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I ordered this head unit for my 2000 Ford F350. I wanted something to bring the truck into this decade. After a lot of searching I came across the Appradio 3. I chose to purchase the DA-110 because I thought the DVR and CD feature was useless and the thought of a motorized screen seemed like a potential future failure point. Realistically with the iphone connected I could play netflix or any other video on my phone so DVR was a waste and CD's are almost extinct at this point. The price from Crutchfield was very fair especially when you consider that they included the the tool to remove the old radio, the wiring harness adapter and the trim kit. Also their support was top notch. When I called (many times) with installation questions they knew who I was, what radio I bought and what vehicle it was being installed into as soon as they answered the phone. I did end up ordering the extra wires I needed to link this head unit to my iphone 5. It was a little bit of a pain but I understand that its not really practical to include all the various wires that would be needed to connect the various phones to this head unit. At the end of the day the cost would just be passed a long to the consumer and you would end up with a bunch of wires that you didn't need. The installation went smooth and I added a license plate backup camera to link with the head unit. It took a few days to learn the different features of the appradio but all in all I like it and I am happy with it

    Pros: Large screen, easy bluetooth link with phone, good sound, good price

    Cons: HDMI and lightning wire to the adapter that plugs into phone to link it to appradio is pretty bulky and not very flexible. Would be nice to see more apps available and more online news as to what is in the works for new apps. Less warning screens when lauching into the apps section everytime.

    APP RADIO

    Written by: Anonymous from Grand Prairie , TX on April 4, 2014

    2011 Nissan Altima
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    Everyone at the place I got it installed kept telling me that I'm not gonna like it and they can get me better for the same price. everything they showed me was like $200-$300 more. I got it installed and I love it! it looks nice in my car. the screen doesn't lag . its good product .

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    Pioneer App Radio

    Written by: Wes from Marysville, Ca on April 2, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Pioneer App Radio 3 is a great unit for someone who wants to experience all the bella and whistles of a expensive factory unit. The upside being adaptable and user friendly. I must say Crutchfield definetly has their knowledge of products and installation down to a science. It only took myself and a friend an hour to install the complete system including a backup camera. I definetly recommend buying from crutchfield if you want proffesional results, because everything you will need is provided.

    Pros: Perfect install did not have to change or alter anything on my vehicle.

    Cons: The App Radio's settings dont have a lot of options in them. Example. Dimmer, clock adjustment etc. it is very app dependent from your phone and doesnt store them on the radio.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Mike s from Staten island ny on April 1, 2014

    2009 Nissan Versa
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    Too much adapters and cables to mirror my phone to the device and still not working properly. PIONEER should supply the adapters and cables or suggest the proper accessories.

    Pros: Not there yet

    Cons: A lot of cables and adapters to work properly

    Awesome product

    Written by: DustinE from Abilene TX on March 30, 2014

    2013 Honda Ridgeline
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    Installed in a 2014 Honda Ridgeline and it works great. Hooked it up with my Sprint HTC One M7 and a generic MHL cable and no issues and no snow. Rooted my phone and installed AR Unchained and now I can control my phone through the head unit no problems.

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    Pioneer SPH-DA110

    Written by: Mike from Sterling ,Va on March 30, 2014

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    The head unit is cutting edge, easy to install and operate. Works great with the iphone 5 with the latest firmware loaded.

    Pros: It is touch screen and has great video quality.

    Cons: Had to load the latest firmware from pioneer, no CD player, no video out.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Conroe, TX on March 28, 2014

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
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    Pioneer App Radio has really stepped their Radios with this one.

    Pros: Many different applications. So you not lock into just what the radio comes with

    Cons: The cable connection is a pain. It would be great if it all was Bluetooth!

    Turtle and the hare

    Written by: JerryP from Bayboro,NC on March 26, 2014

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    I have found I have purchased a product that I cannot utilize.Android is changing so fast,and app radio is unable to keep up with the changes.My radio will not work with my HTC One,which I bought specificaly for this radio.I am thinking my Droid M would have worked just fine,however, Pioneer website did not list the phone as being compatible.So for now I am stuck with a really nice looking unit,that I cannot fully utlize.

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    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 Reviews

    Written by: bruce from atlanta on March 23, 2014

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    I think the AppRadio is a great step forward. Still needs some tweaks worked out. It can just be a bit slow to launch the apps when starting the car. Installed in an 11 wrangler, quite a bit cheaper than the factor nag and looked good in the dash. Overall does what it says. Some functions could be a bit faster.

    Pros: iPhone screen in the car, I can see WAZE and other applications better than before. Nice multitouch screen, if you can run an iPhone this works the same way. Also good for the passenger, not a big learning curve for them either.

    Cons: App takes a bit to start up. The radio mix function does not remember the last setup. if you use any of the function s on the iPhone the app radio needs to basically start again when you stop using the functions. No subwoofer output, not a big deal in my noisy wrangler, but could be a concern for some people.

    appradio

    Written by: Nuel from Fort Worth, TX on March 21, 2014

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    worst radio ever

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    Some obvious I improvements needed

    Written by: Dave G from Michigan on March 5, 2014

    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    Generally this thing is pretty cool. its a bit ridiculous that something called "app radio" work work out of the box with iphone5 with out spending another $100. More control over the iphone would be nice ( maybe some SMS function/siri/etc) the single thing that upset me to no end is the " BSM " button that lives under the 6th FM preset. Who uses this button more then a rare occasion ? Its intended use is to automatically find local stations and set the presets. Ive owned this radio for a few weeks and have accidentally hit this button no less then 5 times. This results in you loosing all your presets. I see no reason this function cant be moved someplace else or at least add a confirmation screen after you hit it. Speaking of confirmations. Do i really need to "ok" the legal junk EVERY single time i turn my car on ? AND ! every single time i connect my Iphone ?? And lastly.. the FM presets scroll whats playing across there respective buttons, a nice feature other then they only update when you are on the actual channel. If they updated in real time showing you whats on each station without you needing to tune to it. A trim ring would be nice too !

    Pros: Decent gadget for a pretty good price

    Cons: Read above!

    Nice Head Unit With Room For Improvement

    Written by: DanielR from Queens, NA on March 4, 2014

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Buying everything from Crutchfield made the install on my Ford easy. I wired everything in my dining room and connected the Ford connector to the provided connector from Crutchfield, hooked up the antenna, GPS and mic and was all set to bolt back into car within the hour. It looks nice in my dash and the buttons on screen are the right size for me. There are a few things that Pioneer could do to make it a better unit. One is to make one cable that goes from the head unit to the iPhone 5. Currently, you have to use a HDMI and data cable . Also, allow iPhone 5 users the ability to use the built-in music app to play music off of the iPod. Currently that app is only for 30-pin iPhones. Another issue is that there needs to be more integration between the device and the head unit. Most of the apps still require you to operate the phone as well as the app on the head unit. Another big on is, with most of the apps you CANNOT turn off your screen. It will close down the app on the head unit. These can all be easily be fixed and I hope they are working on it. One last thing is the parking break issue. I know you should not watch videos in the car while driving (and I did not buy this for that) I mainly wanted it for GPS and music. You need to use your parking break to turn off the safety feature that disables the screen. I could not find my parking brake cable; so I had to YouTube how to bypass that. (that's all I'm going to say about that) :-)

    Pros: With Crutchfield's help, I was able to hook this thing up with no problem (with the exception of the parking brake cable location. It sounded great with my stock speakers (but I upgraded those as well and it sounds even better) Like using a GPS from my phone on the big screen Like having my iTunes library at the ready (with the use of a

    Cons: Lost the feature that muted the audio when my stock parking sensors goes off Need one direct cable from head unit to lighting iOS devices Still need to use phone in order to use some features Sunlight washes out the display at times Needs more apps The parking brake should not have to be used to use the GPS or music Trying to find your parking brake cable might be a pain (if you can even find it at all)

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: DB from Atlanta, Georgia on March 2, 2014

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very pleased with the radio and the service from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy install and customer service.

    Cons: None

    Good not great

    Written by: jon from florida on February 25, 2014

    I was told that my note 3 was compatible and it isn't so this is very disappointing ! But the unit itself is very nice

    Pros: great looking and Blue tooth feature

    Cons: Doesn't work with my phone and its very frustrating to not be able to use the entire radio functions

    Crutchfield response on March 11, 2014 The AppRadio is compatible with the Galaxy Note, but it requires the Pioneer CD-AH200 connectivity kit. If the customer has the Galaxy Note II, then he also needs a 5-pin to 11-pin MHL adapter (not available from Crutchfield). a href="http:// www.crutchfield.com/p_130CDAH200/Pioneer-CD-AH200.html?tp=120">The kit.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Mike from Herndon, VA on February 24, 2014

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall, I really like this unit. Out of the box, the mobile phone mirroring is somewhat lacking. It required a massive amount of research to determine how to mirror and charge my Galaxy S3 with this head unit. It also required a fair amount of research to determine what harness and steering wheel control module was needed in my '08+ Subaru. After rooting my phone and installing AppRadio Unchained, I have FULL mirroring. I can play music while using Google Maps and running Torque, which is quite impressive. The hands free calling works very nicely. The included microphone and GPS antenna work well.

    Pros: Once you figure out what you need to achieve full phone mirroring, it's quite an impressive head unit.

    Cons: There is a lot of convicting information on the internet. I ended up ordering my adapters and cabling correctly the first time, but it took days of research. A special 2008+ Subaru radio harness is needed as the Metra version doesn't include the 3 wires needed for steering wheel controls.

    AppRadio 3 is tops!

    Written by: RickT from Fredericksburg, VA on February 10, 2014

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    First most negative reviews are from people who don't know what they are doing. I have an iPhone 5S and this thing works GREAT! I didn't give top marks because yes there are some minor bugs, such as allowing apps, however, it's not as often as people elude to. Also regarding the issue of not being able to listen to the radio while in apps and switching between, well they haven't perfected the double click home button (on the radio not phone) it works just like on the phone and it works just fine. Yes sometimes there are some hiccups but not as much as some would lead you to believe. I installed this into my 2009 Corolla by myself and it was VERY easy. Best advice is PLAN YOUR INSTALL. If you have iPhone 5 with lighting cable I would get all the suggested DVI and HDMI cables it makes a major difference. Also there is a USB pigtail for Androids on the top right rear, I cut a small hole in my glovebox and I have access there. I then ran the primary cables for the iPhone 5 to my center console and cut hole in bottom.

    Pros: Easy Install, looks great, nice sound upgrade for factory system. Voice command works great for iPhone can't comment on Android.

    Cons: Considering other radio options and capabilities, I don't see anything on the market that compares. Minor bugs at times, but isn't that true of all technology, even the phones we use.

    App Radio 3 Rocks

    Written by: Ron from Madison, IN on January 31, 2014

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    I love the look and all the possibilities It sounds great it will take a while to get used to

    Pros: It looks great i love streaming Netflix

    Cons: I hate all the messages asking to allow

    Cool Idea Poor execution

    Written by: Andrewwe from Fountain Hills, AZ on January 26, 2014

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    I really wanted to like this radio. However, I soon found that there are may flaws and quite simply this radio is not ready for primetime. First, Crutchfield did tell me that not all Android phones would work with the radio, so we research it and found that my HTC One S was an approved device. However, only after I couldn't get Voice dialing to work did I discover that NO Adroid device support Voice Dialing (only Iphones work). Then I became annoyed with the BSM button. It's located right under the bottom preset button so it's easy to hit it by mistake which retunes all the stations to the strongest in the area. Then I found that Bluetooth wouldn't connect about 60% of the time, then I found my finger prints smudged the screen so bad that I couldn't see the screen when sunlight hit it just wrong... I live in AZ so that's always. Then I found that phone wouldn't charge when connected to the radio so I had to uninstall and reinstall. Then I used WAZE the nav app. WOW that's the worst Nav app ever created. It couldn't navigate anyone you out of a paper bag.

    Pros: Cool Idea, maybe the execution is better on the Iphone. How Pandora works on the radio interface.

    Cons: The app that installs on the Android Phone, the apps that interface between the radio and the phone. Managing phone contacts on the radio is cludgy. The screen can't be seen in the sunlight. The BSM button location. No Voice dialing on Android. Generally not ready for primetime.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Chris Clayton from St. Pete Florida on January 23, 2014

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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    This unit is just as described. It is basically an extension of your smart phone. Why have a CD player, DVD player, navigation, when all your music and maps are in your phone. Bluetooth work well. Automatically syncs when you enter the vehicle. All around I'm very pleased with this unit. Looks, style, sound are all great.

    Pros: Bluetooth, apps, clock and display.

    Cons: None

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Travis D from Westhampton, MA 01027 on January 16, 2014

    2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great addition to my 04 impreza. Love the sound, such a sound upgrade from my regular pioneer stereo. Display look great and it's so easy to use. Installation is super simple, save your self $$$ and install it your self. Great product and Crutchfield's support team is great! (iPhone 5)

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Having to buy the apple converter for hdmi cord and charging cord separately

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: AtoB from Boston on January 9, 2014

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    great radio... now it just needs more custom apps created for it

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    Frustrated to the point of replacing it

    Written by: DuaneH from NoVA on January 1, 2014

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    The AppRadio is definitely cool-looking, but that's where the fun stops. The software running it has some quirks and some outright bugs that have been driving me batty. Things like having to re-authorize the app to run on my phone after a phone call or changing sources to a non-App source - like FM radio. Quirks like not being able to listen to FM radio while running a navigation app. bugs like the screen blacking out and songs quitting, forcing me to pay attention to what's going on with the head unit whilst I am supposed to be doing something else - like DRIVING! Im at the point where I want to rip it out of the dash, take it out to a field, and shoot it to put me out of its misery. P.S. - I can say it is built quite sturdily - I broke the dash mounting kit when I punched the screen, but the AppRadio itself appears no worse for the wear.

    Pros: KewlFaktor

    Cons: Quirky, buggy, and requiring constant care and feeding.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from port jervis, ny on December 31, 2013

    2005 Nissan Altima
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    Worth every penny

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    Please make it work!

    Written by: BillP from The Plains, VA on December 28, 2013

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    Can't rate it fairly, as it does not work properly. No steering wheel controls, but thought we bought them, no way to plug iPhone into the USB, APPS work not at all over Bluetooth. We'll be contacting tech support on Monday.

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    Crutchfield response on January 1, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    App radio 3

    Written by: Colt from ;5503 on December 3, 2013

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    I found the app radio very annoying to use it took my eyes off the road a lot more because of adjusting the radio

    Pros: Nice display, sound quality very good

    Cons: Apps need work , Bluetooth didn't always connect

    awesome radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Santa Fe Springs, CA on November 25, 2013

    2003 Acura RSX
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    Let me start by saying this was the first time I ever installed a radio into my car. Crutchfield did a great job with sending an instruction manual that was easy to follow. They also sent all the parts needed for the installation, so that was very convenient. As for the radio itself, it is simply AWESOME. Instantly, my sound quality improves 100 folds. the menus are very easy to navigate through. The toughest part was getting the mirror link to work. But after purchasing the hand brake override and connecting that to the radio, the mirror linking worked perfectly. The system also comes with a hands free mic for your bluetooth phone calls, which I use daily. Overall, the system works well. Sound quality, picture quality, easy installation with easy menu navigation, and lots of extras, all rounds out to produce a great radio experience. Well done pioneer and clutchfied for carrying such a magnificent radio!

    Pros: easy installation sound quality touch screen mirror link

    Cons: having to purchase the handbrake override for a not so cheap price a little lag from touch scrolling a lil pricey screen gets a lil smudgy (but that's common with all touch screens)

    Great product for a good price

    Written by: Justin Murphy from Pequannock, New Jersey on November 3, 2013

    2001 Volkswagen Passat
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    The display is amazing and looks great

    Pros: Big touch screen and hi-definition

    Cons: A little expense but you get a good product

    Great System...Sound is Amazing

    Written by: rk1579 from Noblesville, IN on October 14, 2013

    2007 Hyundai Azera
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    I purchased this system within the last 30 days and I am happy with my decision. I have a 2007 Hyundai Azera and I was looking for something that was modern but not gimmicky looking to put in my car. The installation took longer than expected which was mostly my fault for over thinking the process. Once the installation was completed; I was thrilled with the system responsiveness. I have told everyone that will listen about my SPH-DA110. I love it!! I do wish that a firmware update would be released to allow for a passenger to make use of the GPS functions if needed. It seems impractical to have to pull over on a highway in an area that you are unfamiliar with in order to access your GPS apps. It would also be nice to beable to update the background selections via bluetooth sharing. I would also like the funtions of changing the brightness. Great sound quality. I'm still learning all the functions but I am very happy so far.

    Pros: Great Sound; off the scale "cool factor" ease of use! Creates endless options for music listening!!

    Cons: Needs brightness control function. wishlist for changing backgrounds using photos from smartphone or web. Need GPS changes to be allowed without have o pull over and apply parking brake.

    Nice is very good app radio in amazon

    Written by: Mauricio C from New York on October 8, 2013

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    I like is one app radio very good I recommend to everybody is esay to use to play is work to all app for u iphone 5 and 5s 5c everything you want ist perfect.

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    AppRadio

    Written by: I Be Jammin from Rogers, Ar on October 3, 2013

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    I up graded to the DVD unit, and love it!

    Pros: Sweet Look, and very cool

    Cons: Hard for the basic jammer

    Don't waste your money

    Written by: Hartley from Hermosa Beach on October 1, 2013

    2008 Toyota Prius
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    The idea behind this receiver is great...if it worked easily and intuitively. 1.)You constantly have to hit buttons on the iphone and the receiver to get apps to work. It is far from "plug and play". 2.)if you're used to high quality touchscreens on your phone, you will be disappointed with the quality of this one. The screen on my 2008 Prius from the factory is more responsive. 3.) Switching between apps (music to navigation for example) is slow and distracting while driving. 4.) the cable requires a heavy HDMI cable and the iphone charger sort of bundled together, which is pain and doesn't move around easily. 5.) Rdio doesn't work if you have updated the app recently at all 6.)iOs 7 caused problems. Bottom line. If you like your music apps on your phone, buy a receiver that simply connects to the device and control the music from the phone. It will be faster to get music playing, less distracting, and you're not held hostage if Pioneer isn't compatible with future updates. Spend the saved money on a clean install that puts the cables where you want them.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone connection

    Cons: Interface issues prevent enjoyment of any other features.

    Eh...

    Written by: Anonymous from Wyoming on October 1, 2013

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    Pretty disappointed with this unit. The hands free function is not useful and is very difficult, if not impossible, to use. There are only two sets of RCAs which make it difficult to run a five channel amp. Bummer. I will be sending this back to crutchfield and switching it out with the AVH-X2500BT. Crutchfield was incredibly helpful and made the return simple.

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    Cool

    Written by: dm4x4 from DE/PA on September 25, 2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500
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    Very cool product. Was a little difficult to figure out how each component worked, but in time it is all good. I ditched Sirius because it frankly costs too much. Now I get my entire music collection at my fingers as well as Pandora !!

    Pros: Love the features and capabilities. Not more CDs to swap and Pandora !!

    Cons: Would like to see more apps supported via the main panel icons versus connected via the AppRadio App. Also there should be a better way to connect the phone. Having the CD-AH200C and then adding the Samsung EPL-FU10BEBSTD for Galaxy S4 is crazy.

    Nice way to add a lot of features to an older car for a little money

    Written by: Brian H from Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 16, 2013

    2003 GMC Envoy
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    I bought this unit to add a lot of the new car features to my 2003 GMC Envoy. With this receiver I was able to add Bluetooth calling, IPOD connection and when connected to your cell phone free navigation. I also added a back up camera. I love it so far.

    Pros: Lot of features

    Cons: Connection between the iPhone and addpradio is not as easy as it should be. I have to relaunch the app radio program on the iphone often. To many warning buttons to push to get things going.

    Pioneer App 3 System

    Written by: Robert S. from Cool Ridge, WV on September 13, 2013

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    I had the unit installed and it was all down hill after. First it did not fit my car as Crutchfield promised. Next the unit would not work properly. After that I find out my phone isn't compatible as Crutchfield promised. I draw the line on my tenth phone call when calling customer service. I had 10 with Pioneer, another 10 with Samsung, and 5 with Crutchfield. Each put the blame on the other. The instructions were incomplete also. Just a bad experience. On the up side Crutchfield did not hesitate to take it back including the wiring and face plate . Many thanks to Crutchfield, the only one willing to right a wrong. Thanks Again

    Pros: The unit had unbelievable, crisp sound (even with factory speakers). Really had a nice screen look to it.

    Cons: Extremely hard to use. Had to hit at least 6 or 7 buttons just to get music.

    Still The Best Radio Yet

    Written by: gwhite from Manvel, Texas on September 10, 2013

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    I have had this radio about four months now. It's still the best radio I've ever owned. Love the maps and other apps. Since I purchased the radio, a couple more apps became available. I change out my horrible Toyota Tundra speakers and install Infinity Reference series speakers. The music is supper clear with deep base from my 10" sub-woofer and amp. I don't want to write a lot, but get this radio. The apps are your friend and you will love this radio.

    Pros: iphon-5, Apps, operations, great camera, best sound every.

    Cons: Have to click OK each time the phone is disconnected and reconnected. No problem if you are using Bluetooth.

    Nice unit, missing some features.

    Written by: Ken from Lawenceville, GA on September 5, 2013

    2011 Ram 1500
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    Nice unit, pain to install because of the Dodge RAm 1500 radio mount. It needed some 'tweaking" with a pair of ViceGrips (The truck not the radio) The bad is the USB port is not usable to play MP3's from ! I had to rig a parking brake bypass so that Motion X GPS etc would work.. All in all a nice head unit

    Pros: Works nice with my RearView Safety camera system The Ram 1500 it is installed in is a my tow vehicle for a Travel Trailer. Audio is clean and powerful enough for my use. It is very cool.. and there are some hackers working on iOS extensions to make it mirror the phone screen. ! It needs more compatible apps !

    Cons: No USB memory playback. Pioneer should add this.. This is a glaring mistake. All th eUSB connection is usable for is FW updates.so far. The stupid governement interlock keeps GPS apps from working till you bypass it or pull over and do teh parking brake dance.. really stupid rfegulations

    AppRadio 3

    Written by: Allen from Atlanta, GA on September 5, 2013

    2001 Toyota Camry Solara
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    This AppRadio 3 works easily with the iPhone 5 as well as the iPod 4rth Generation using the Bluetooth feature. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a Apple device and is also serious about quality sound in their vehicle.

    Pros: Easy use with Bluetooth

    Cons: There are still too many messages when starting the vehicle. However, this will most likely be addressed with a future update. Updating the firmware is not clearly mentioned in the instruction book. The firmware updates are essential to improvements in using the apps.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on September 1, 2013

    2010 Toyota Prius
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    Great unit

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    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Mike from East Hampton,NY on August 31, 2013

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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    I give this all 5 stars. Its an amazing product by Pioneer and so worth the price

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    Awesome Radio

    Written by: Chris from Dayton, Ohio on August 31, 2013

    2008 GMC Sierra
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    The crutchfield website says that this radio will not fit a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 but it fits in mine. The fit is extremely tight on depth and I don't believe there is any extra room. I had to make sure that the wires were pulled down and didn't interfere with the back of the dash. Other than that, the radio fit well and the quality of the radio is second to none. One thing that is not mentioned anywhere and I had to call tech support in was how to switch the head unit over to be compatible with the iPhone 4. You must follow the directions on the screen and then apply the parking brake for 2 seconds, release for 2 seconds and then you can change the option from iPhone AV to "Other".

    Pros: Everything, I love this radio. It sounds great and is fairly intuitive with the controls and settings.

    Cons: No instructions for how to set the radio up for the iPhone 4S and the sound quality is better when streaming music via Bluetooth than when using the iPhone cable and listening to music through the iPod function on the radio.

    App Radio 3

    Written by: Ray43 from NYC on August 28, 2013

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    Love the looks but was a little disappointed by it's UI. For starters, it froze on me a few times, had to turn off my car then restart. The setup can be confusing especially when it comes to configuring the speaker output on the unit. Hate that you can't do certain functions without applying parking brake. Even to adjust brightness you have to apply brakes to make that change. One aggravating thing is the GPS, so far can't use Nav w/o applying brake, what's the sense of that if I need to make changes to my destination. Plus, the maps looks horrible on the app radio, better off to use your phone for nav. Oh, almost forgot, the free install kit that crutchfield provides, didn't exactly fit perfect, had to install double sided tape to keep it from rattling. On a good note, had some issues with the install and the guys at crutchfield were aces. The only reason I didn't return the unit was because it has a large display for the clock and with my eyes not getting any younger, makes it easy for me to read the time.

    Pros: big clock display

    Cons: not very user friendly, too many restrictions to make simple changes in settings by forcing you to stop, apply parking brake.

    Not sure if this was an upgrade

    Written by: Eddie from San Diego, Ca on August 21, 2013

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