Launch X431 IMMO Elite VS Autel IM508/IM608

Launch X431 IMMO Elite and Autel IM508/ IM608 are all powerful combinations of key programming/all system diagnostics/advanced maintenance services. Is there any difference between them? Which one is better?


Check the comparison table below:

Product Launch X431 IMMO Elite Autel IM508 with XP400 Pro (IM508 Pro) Autel IM608 with XP400 Pro

(IM608 Pro)

Image launch x431 immo elite vs autel im508 im608 1 Autel IM508 with XP400 Pro Autel IM608 with XP400 Pro
Price € 1,139 € 1,209 € 2,249
Operation system Android 10.0 Android 4.4 Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat
Storage capacity 4GB*64GB Memory (128gb can be extended) 2GB*32GB Memory (extended storage) 2GB RAM & 64GB On-board Memory
Touch screen  8 inch with gorilla glass+ 2.0Ghz 4-core high-efficiency processor  7 inch with powerful quad-core processor 10.1 inch
Update 2 years free update online 2 years free update online; after 2 years,  autel im508 update subscription price is 319USD/Year 2 years free update online; after 2 years, the im608 pro software update subscription cost is 795USD/year
Warranty 5 years 1 year 1 year
Language 25 languages: English, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic, Danish, Korean, Persian , Romanian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional English, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese,etc English, Portuguese, Germany, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Turkish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Thai.
(Please leave the S,N of machine to authorize the language you want after you receive it.)
IMMO function with X-prog 3 with XP400 Pro with XP400 Pro
CAN FD/DOIP protocols Yes No No
FCA Auto Auth access Yes Yes Yes
Work with endoscope/BST360 Yes No No
Vehicle coverage 80+ brands 80+ brands, check Autel im508 car list 80+ brands
Reset function 39+ 28+ 36+
Remote diagnosis Yes No No
Smart Mode (guided and  automated key learning) Yes Yes Yes
Expert mode (advanced key learning) Yes Yes Yes
Read PIN/CS (all key lost) Yes Yes Yes
Key generation/key learning/remote learning Yes Yes Yes
IMMO ECU reset/adaptation Yes Yes Yes
IMMO ECU refresh/coding Yes Yes Yes
Transpronder read/write Yes Yes Yes
Key read/write Yes Yes Yes
EEPROM/MCU read/write Yes Yes Yes
MCU read/write Yes Advanced Advanced
ECU read/write Yes Yes Yes
MC9S12 Encryption chip read/write Yes Yes Yes
IC card read/write Yes Yes Yes
Mercedes infrared key read/write Yes Yes Yes
Remote frequency detect/support PC Yes Yes Yes


In conclusion:

1.x431 immo elite’s package includes x-prog 3 programmer to finish the complete immo function, while the IM508 and IM608 are equipped with xp400 to get more immo function.


X431 IMMO Elite’s advantage:

1.From software side

  • Supports CAND/DOIP protocols to more cars, while the IM508 IM608 cannot support
  • Supports the most reset functions
  • Supports the most languages
  • Supports the use of the endoscope, BST360, and other expansion modules to make the diagnostic functions more powerful while the IM508 does not.
  • Supports remote diagnosis, and you can get help anytime or anywhere while the Autel IM508 Pro and IM608 Pro do not.
  • Supports the longest warranty


2.From hardware side

  • The android system is Android 10.0, it’s the highest access system and you can do car diagnostics more quickly and comfortably.
  • The memory is the largest and can reduce memory usage, improve the running speed, and install more required software without worrying about insufficient memory.
  • The screen is made of gorilla glass, which provides exceptional damage resistance to scratches, bumps, and drops from everyday use.


3.From price

X431 IMMO Elite is the cheapest of all.



What’s the difference between x431 immo elite and x431 pad v?

x431 immo elite is a basic diagnostic tool, but you can buy advanced functions from the “Mall” service in the software.

X431 pad v is an advanced diagnostic full system tool with an online coding function.

x431 immo elite has complete IMMO functions, like Key Read and Write, Add Key, All Key is Lost, Add Key, ECU Replacement Matching, ECU Cloning, Anti-theft Password/Data reading, Anti-theft Type Identification, Remote Control Matching, Anti-theft Component Matching, EEPROM Read and Write, Special Key Generation, Read/write Engine ECU, Read/write Transmission ECU, On-board MCU Read and Write, BMW Engine ISN Code Reading, Mercedes Benz Keys, Replace OBD Reading Component and more.

And single x431 pad v has a simple key immo function and should extra buy x-prog3 to get more basic programming capabilities and the suitable programming cars brands are limited.


All in all, if you need a high-performance and professional anti-theft diagnostic tool, Launch x431 IMMO Elite IMMO key programmer is the best choice for you. It’s a perfect affordable IMMO tool for those customers who value key diagnostic expertise more.


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