Carlinkit 3.0 VS 4.0 (What is the difference between them?)

When you go online and see the product Carlinkit 3.0/4.0, maybe you are wondering what's the difference between them, which one do I need to buy? Which one is more suitable for my car and my phone? You can also find out all carlinkit 4.0 pros and cons before you buy it .

carlinkit 3.0 vs carlinkit 4.0


In order to solve these problems, please follow the below points,then you no longer get into the trouble of conflict and tangle.

What is (U2W plus) Carlinkit 3.0 VS 4.0?

Actually,the U2W Plus dongle is a wireless CarPlay/Android adapter, which is suitable for 98% of existing wired CarPlay-enabled vehicles and wired CarPlay-enabled receivers.

If you use an iPhone and your vehicle supports wired CarPlay or these Aftermarket Head-Units (Alpine/ Pioneer/ Kenwood...), you can choose Carlinkit 3.0.

If you use both iPhone and Android Auto, Carlinkit 4.0.0 is more suitable for you.

The second point for you to figure them out is to observe their standard package list.

The two pictures below display the standard package list for Carlinkit 3.0 and Carlinkit 4.0 and there are slight difference between them.

After comparing two of them, you would find that Carlinkit4.0 has an extra 1xUSB-C to USB-C Cable,so it adds more possibility to connect to the car.

Apart from that, to embody a little variation in colors gives people the emotion involvement, black in Carlinkit 3.0 conveys a meaning of thick and classic, while navy blue in Carlinkit 4.0 embraces a concept of fashion and taste of life.

On top of that, they lay emphasis on different phone versions just as below:

Carlinkit 3.0 works on all iPhone 6 and above, IOS 10 and above version.

While Carlinkit 4.0 is compatible with both iPhone (iPhone 6 and above, IOS 10 and above version) and Android smartphones (Android 9.0 and above, some require Android 11.0 and above version, e.g. Huawei).

So Carlinkit 4.0 has a better compatibility compared to Carlinkit 3.0

In a nutshell, Carlinkit 4.0 has a better compatibility on different phone versions and it also provides an extra USB cable to connect to the car compared with Carlinkit 3.0.

They both are suitable for wired CarPlay-enabled vehicles and wired CarPlay-enabled receivers ,but Carlinkit 3.0 can be applied to Aftermarket Head-Units.

Carlinkit 4.0 can be applied to both iPhone and Android Auto, while Carlinkit 3.0 is only supported by iPhone.

Carlinkit 4.0 FAQs can guide you for carlinkit 4.0 troubleshoot.