This article is a comparison review of Autel MaxiIM IM508 and Xtool X100 PAD3.
Generally, this Xtool comes with a lot of extras, but the Autel has an easier system to go through.
Have done about 50 keys in 2 months by two devices.
For Jeep, Dongle, Range Rover, Toyota, both works great and quick.
For Audi/BMW keys, it’s way faster on the Xtool.
Basically similar service functions but not exactly.
For scanning and key programming espically on my Honda Accura, IM508 moves a lot slower, just going into scanning system takes me like two three minutes, but this Xtool is super fast.
Everything on this Autel is guided. It has immobilizer, diagnosis and service separate. While this Xtool, you have to click on “Diagnosis” and then get the tabs.
IM508 doesn’t have like a camera, and it’s not a bi-directional scanner, but X100 PAD3 is a bi-directional scanner, and it has a camera and a speaker.
Of course, IM508 has a higher verison, Autel MaxiIM IM608 that definitely could do a lot more than this Xtool. But 3,000 dollars tool, too expensive. To me, the price point is great, it works great.
For the battle between Autel MaxiIM IM508 and Xtool X100 PAD3, Xtool X100 PAD3 wins for me.
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