BMW Android Screen - PX6 VS Qualcomm Snapdragon models

Comparison for PX6 and Qualcomm Snapdragon Android screen:


Qualcomm Snapdragon

CPU processor Rockchip RK3399 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8895)
Hexa Core (6 cores):
Dual Cortex-A72(1.8GHZ)+ Quad Cortex-A53(1.4GHZ)
Octa-Core (8 cores):
8 x Cortex A53 -2GHZ
Android OS
Android 9.0 Android 10 (for 4GB RAM+64GB ROM)  Android 9.0 (for 2GB RAM+32GB ROM)
4G LTE compatibility Not support, NO SIM card slot Support 4G LTE, with SIM card slot
Built-in WiFI YES
Screen resolution 1280*480P & 1920*720P optional
RAM / ROM 2GB/4GB + 32GB/64GB optional
Apple Carplay & Android Auto (optional) Built-in Wired Apple Carplay ( Android Auto) Built-in Wireless Carplay (Android Auto)
Support External Wired / Wireless Carplay (Android auto) Dongle

Note: Wired connection is better than wireless connection; External connection dongle is better than built-in design.
NOT recommend built-in wireless Carplay(android auto)


How to choose it? PX6 or Qualcomm models?

The main difference between the PX6 & Qualcomm models are: 

1) The Qualcomm model support 4G LTE (PX6 does not have it)

2) The Qualcomm model is with android 10 (PX6 model is android 9.0)

3) In terms of price, the Qualcomm model is about USD20.00 higher than PX6 models.

When we know their difference, then it will be easier to choose it. 



A, About the 4G LTE.

1) The 4G function relies on your local 4G network, if the 4G network is not so good in your country,

 then no need to choose the Qualcomm model.

2) If your country with a good 4G network, and you also need to use an online map & internet regularly. 

you can choose the Qualcomm model

gps navigation offline map


In fact, PX6 models can also use an online map, just connect the android screen to the internet ( by WiFi or hotspot).
Both of them can download the offline map, such as google map (it need to connect to the internet by
Wi-Fi or hotspot before download), you can download map data for your city.
With the offline map, you can use the navigation map even without the 3G/4G internet.
If the map needs to update, just connect to the internet (by WiFi or hotspot) and update it, that is easy!



 android 9 vs android 10

B, About the Android Version.

Many people are very concerned about the android version and hope to get a higher android version for their unit.
Some people ask: if order android 9.0 now, is it possible to upgrade to android 10 in the future?
The PX6 & Qualcomm model is different hardware, thus, it can NOT upgrade the PX6 model to the Qualcomm model.
For the PX6 model, it is android 8.1 OS when it came to market (about May - 2018), after six months, it upgraded to android 9.0,
but the functions are the same, you can't really tell the difference for day-to-day usage.
So, in my opinion, it also not a very big problem for the android version, some people still using the models based on android 4.4 os.



 Video Demo (for latest Android 10):




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