X-222 · 2-DIN Infotainer with DAB+, USB and Bluetooth

The X-222 is a 2-DIN infotainer from XZENT that scores with an ideal combination of product features in many areas. That the X-222 is a really comfortable device to use, is revealed by the clear layout of the front, combining a large 16.5 cm/6.5" touchscreen with four sensor buttons, and a practical volume control knob. The capacitive display reacts to just a light touch – a fingertip is enough. The strong brightness of the high resolution display, its crystal clear transparency, brilliant colors, and large contrast range ensure good readability even in difficult light conditions – a perfect platform for media content playback.

Xzent: X-222 2-DIN Infotainer image

Capacitive TFT LCD display

The X-222 comes with a capacitive 6.5“/ 16.5 cm TFT touchscreen display. The totally clear glossy touch panel offers high brightness, clarity and lifelike colour reproduction.

X-222: capacitive TFT LCD display

Variable illumination color

The key illumination of the four sensor buttons can be adjusted in any color tone for optimum compatibility of the X-222 with the night illumination color of different vehicle brand cockpits.

Menu: variable key illumination color

Shorter housing body

The housing depth of the X-222 is reduced by approx. 20 mm compared to other 2-DIN models. This is due to the absence of the DVD loader and provides ample space for connections and cables when in­stalling the device.

X-222 with short housing body

Easy Connect

With the Easy Connect function, you can connect your Android smartphone via USB directly to the X-222 and mirror the screen content of your mobile phone on the infotainer's display. You can then operate your apps, including your navigation apps, very comfortably via the touchscreen display of the X-222.

Menu Easy Connect for Android

DAB+ and FM – optimal radio reception

The X-222 also provides the best mobile entertainment and digital radio reception with its “par excellence” integrated DAB+ tuner. In areas without DAB+ broadcasting, the sensitive FM RDS tuner provides an excellent reception of conventional FM radio stations.

DAB+ tuner

Thanks to its integrated DAB+ single tuner with MOT Slideshow, DLS-text and DAB-DAB service following, the X-222 provides crystal clear digital radio reception.

X-222 supports DAB+ digital radio

RDS FM radio

The integrated analog FM RDS tuner has a software DSP for clear, interference- and noise-free radio reception with RDS text display and 18 preset stations.

Menu of integrated FM radio tuner

Multimedia and Sound

For multimedia playback the X-222 offers two USB ports supporting all the usual audio and video file formats, including FLAC and WAV. In addition, there is a microSD card reader and an HDMI interface for the connection of multimedia devices or smartphones with an HDMI output. The second USB port connects to iOS based Apple devices, supporting the “Made for iPod/iPhones” functionality.

X-222 street

A/V playback

Two rear USB ports, made for iPod/iPhone and a microSDHC port at the front – the X-222 is well prepared and ideally equipped for the latest A/V format playback.

Menu USB playback

HDMI input

The HDMI input allows connection of mul­­timedia devices and smartphones with an HDMI output to the X-222 for playback of audio and video content.

HDMI port

Bluetooth hands-free kit

The Bluetooth hands-free system with internal microphone automatically synchro­­nizes the phone book entries of paired smartphones, for immediate avail­­a­bility. The A2DP Bluetooth music streaming further improves the device versatility.

  • Bluetooth hands-free function
  • Memory-resident phonebook with direct access to sync’d contacts
  • Dialling shortcut for 6 favourite contacts
  • A2DP BT-music streaming with AVRCP 1.0
  • Internal Bluetooth microphone
Bluetooth menu calling

More functions X-222

Reversing camera connections

The XZENT X-222 features two RCA video inputs (Cam1/Cam2) to connect two camera systems (front/rear or rear/rear) with switched power and auto switching logic.

connection rear-view camera

CAM sensor key

In addition to the FAV button configurable via the system settings, the X-F222 offers a CAM hard key on the front panel of the device, allowing manual control of the rear-view camera.

CAM sensor key

Learning interface for SWC integration

The X-222 provides an “SWC assignment“ in the setup menu, to assign steering wheel remote control buttons. This solution covers vehicles with analogue SWC, upon which the purchase of additional vehicle-specific stalk or SWC interfaces becomes obsolete.

SWC interface programmable

360° view X-222

Key Features

  • 2-DIN DAB+ moniceiver
  • Capacitive 6.5"/ 16.5 cm 16:9 touchscreen display
  • Graphical user interface supporting 10 different EU languages
  • Power supply for DAB+ active antennas (12 V)
  • HOME / FAV / CAM and BT sensor buttons
  • RGB multicolor key illumination
  • IR remote control
  • Programmable steering wheel interface (analogue)


  • Bluetooth hands-free module
  • Memory-resident phonebook with direct access to sync'd contacts
  • Dialling shortcut for 6 favourite contacts
  • Internal Bluetooth microphone

Multimedia and audio

  • DAB+ receiver with MOT slideshow and DLS-text
  • FM RDS radio with DSP noise masking
  • Two USB 2.0 ports on device backside (≥ 1000 mA charging support)
  • microSDHC port at front panel for A/V playback
  • EasyConnect for Android smartphones (dual protocol support)
  • Made for iPod/iPhone
  • A2DP BT-music streaming with AVRCP 1.0
  • 10-band graphical equalizer with 14 predefined sound-profiles
  • 4 x 40 watts amplifier


  • 4.2 RCA line pre-outs (3 V)
  • 2 x RCA video inputs for two camera systems with switched power supply and auto switching for manoeuvring and parking (CVBS)
  • 1 x RCA video output (CVBS, NTSC)
  • 1 x RCA A/V input with NTSC/PAL auto switching (CVBS)
  • 1 x HDMI input for accessories and HDMI compatible mobile devices
  • 1 x IR-In input for connection of an external CAN/SWC interface

User Manual


Product video – German
Product video – English

v1.3 – up-to-date

New software update v1.3 available.

This update is available since 2020-AUG-03

If you do not find an answer to your question, you can also send your query to our Support Department at: support@xzent.com. Depending on the volume of queries received, it may not be possible to reply immediately. To avoid callbacks please also state the type of device and other details, such as software version, and any other useful information.

Accessory and scope of delivery

Does the X-222 set accessory include a DAB antenna?

No, a DAB antenna is not included. We suggest using an active DAB antenna because the X-402 supports internal phantom power. Connector at antenna should be SMB [f] on XZENT a SMB [m] is used.

Does the set accessory include a HDMI cable?

No, but we offer optionally GBA-HDMIBOX (1 x HDMI, 2 x USB) for X-222.

Can I use the GBA-XHDMI cable on my X-222?

No, the cable is suited for usage on X-302BT MkII and X-202BT MkII with miniTypeC connector and MHL support.


On ignition of the engine my XZENT device powers off and reboots again.

XZENT units include a low-voltage protection to avoid undersupply for certain integrated circuits (ICs) that may not work properly without correct and steady supply voltage. Please consult your car service point or car garage to review your car´s battery and wiring.

How is the clock display synchronized?

The time is synchronized via DAB+. It is required to equip the device with a suitable DAB antenna. As long as you can successfully scan at least 1 DAB station, the time will be synced after approx. 1 minute. Automatic re-synchronization during daily usage requires to enter the DAB source. It is also possible to manually set the clock, in this case detected time differences, DaylightSavingTime or power disconnection requires manual re-adjustment.

Mounting / Installation

Which requirements does my car have to fulfill that the XZENT unit can be installed?

You need a 2-DIN slot for X-222. Depending on your car brand and model you may also need a CAN/STALK adapter or a mounting/installation kit. Your XZENT dealer may assist you here in detail.

Which requirements does the SWC learning interface of the X-222 have for the programmable SWC keys?

Only analog SWCs are supported. Please refer to the A3-size paper wiring diagram included at the accessory about the wire connection. Many XZENT dealers may offer this service to you. Alternatively you can also purchase an optional car specific Stalk interface via IR-IN (see next FAQ entry).

Can I operate my XZENT device with my existing steering wheel control (SWC) elements?

Your SWC may be connected with an optional CAN/Stalk adapter. Details of functions (such as Mute, Pickup, Volume, Skip) are depending on the CAN/Stalk adapter itself. Please also note that your selected CAN/Stalk interface must be compatible to the XZENT IR/IN interface and also that an optional adapter cable ZEZ-XZENTLEAD is needed. Please contact your local XZENT dealer for further assistance. X-222 also offers another connection option see previous listed FAQ entry.

Can I use the built-in OE hands free system of my car?

No, this is not possible. Stated models of XZENT already include a hands free feature. To avoid inter operability issues it is strongly suggested to deactivate your car's built-in OE hands free system. You can do this by removing the correct fuse for that part (please read your car's manual).

My car owns an active FM-antenna type. Do I need an antenna feed adapter?

The X-222 needs power active antennas via P.ANT cable.

Can I use a custom background wallpaper from my SD-card or USB flash drive?

No. The background wallpapers are stored in EEPROM which is limited and not directly accessible to SD or USB data ports.


Does the device generate lines for the camera view and are they dynamically following the steering wheel position?

No, the device does not generate any lines for the camera view. In case you prefer camera lines, you should purchase a camera model which draws the lines by the camera itself.


Does the device generate lines for the camera view and are they dynamically following the steering wheel position?

No, the device does not generate any lines for the camera view. In case you prefer camera lines, you should purchase a camera model which draws the lines by the camera itself.

How do I connect my mobile phone?

You need to connect your XZENT via your smart phone. Your XZENT device is only visible to other Bluetooth devices if you enter the BT-source of your XZENT with active page BT-Settings & More, respectively press the Smartphone Icon on X-222 (see manual).

XZENT request a PIN to pair, what shall I enter?

You will find this information also in your manual – please enter four times zero (0000). At X-222 the set PIN will also be displayed at lower bottom of the screen in pair list mode.

Can I edit a saved favorite contact?

It is not possible to edit favorites. However, you have to delete and re-assign a new contact after you refreshed the downloaded phonebook on your XZENT device.

Changes in contacts of my smartphone are not adopted automatically?

Your smartphone contacts will only be downloaded after your confirmation during the first connection after search&pair. Any later changes made to your contacts must be refreshed manually (see manual).

Is there a search function for contacts in the phonebook?

No, the device does not implement a database for search. We suggest to save your most used contacts as a favorite. You can assign up to 6 of them.


What do I need to consider on usage of USB/SD for media playback?

Please make sure your SD-cards/USB-sticks are FAT32 formatted. XZENT suggests using high quality products with a maximum of 32 GB capacity. Higher capacity may work but is not guaranteed.

New added folders are added on the end of the XZENT mediaplayer list?

The XZENT mediaplayer does not run on a OS like Windows or MacOS. Files will be read as created 1 by 1 which means that later added files are saved on higher memory addresses. You can compare this to a CD-R disc, where the read sequence is from inside to outside and later added data to a multisession disc will be appended at the end.

What is the sequence of the folder presented by the XZENT mediaplayer on the GUI?

X-222 sorts the folder alphanumerically.

Is it possible to play A/V files from my smart phone?

It is not officially supported via USB. However, some phones may offer a simplified USB access option (please check your smart phone manual). It is possible with to play audio and music via Bluetooth A2DP.

My USB/SD device is not detected by XZENT even after new format.

It may happen that the file system of your device is damaged: by high frequent write/re-write cycles, inappropriate usage (including storage), errors on first format or some other reasons.

Windows OS for example offers 2 different ways of format, quick-format and full-format. In such problem cases it is advised to use full-format and make sure you use FAT32 as file system.

Note: if even after full format, your data devices are still not detected, it may result from an incompatibility of data carrier controller-ICs. Please try a different brand/maker.

Is there an automatic volume increase on broadcasted traffic announcements?

No, depending on the device a pop up prompting “Traffic announcement” or an Icon is displayed if the function is set ON.

I want to mirror music and videos wirelessly using Wi-Fi on the screen of the X-222, so I need the GBA-WIFI HDMI Dongle, available as an accessory. Which smartphones are compatible with the GBA-WIFI dongle?

For Miracast mode at least Android 4.4 or higher is needed. In DNLA mode, depending on the source device manufacturer, Airplay requires iOS5 or higher. Additionally, check the smartphone's product info. Please make sure that the dongle is set to the correct mode.

I want to use the GBA-WIFI dongle. Which source devices would be compatible?

All display devices (like a TV) with a standard HDMI type A input, such as the X-222, may use it as target display. Additionally, a 5 V DC power source (e.g. USB) is required. We suggest using our extension cable GBA-HDMIBOX.


Why do I need software updates?

We provide in periods system enhancements and increased compatibility for Bluetooth, to keep your device up to date with the latest software.

Where do I get XZENT software updates?

As soon as released you can find them on our XZENT homepage at: Support > Software updates.