Launch X431 PAD VII vs. X431 Pro5 vs. Autel Ultra Lite vs. MK908 Pro II

Today we recommend 4 hot-selling comprehensive diagnostic scanners which are worth buying in 2023: Launch X431 PAD VII, X431 Pro5, Autel MaxiCOM Ultra Lite, and Autel MaxiCOM MK908 Pro II.



All of them are available with multi-language, support basic diagnosis (read& clear codes, read live data, action test…), online programming& coding, hidden feature, guidance,  Auto VIN,  remote desk, key programming,  D-PDU/RP1210 protocol and special function, and can work with other modules to perform Endoscope and battery test as well.



  • Launch X431 Pad7 has better hardware with a larger RAM ROM.
  • X431 PAD VII is excellent in online programming for many brands incl.BMW, Benz, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Landrover, Jaguar,  Nissan, Subaru, Infiniti, Hyundai, and Kia. (Nonsupport US, CA, Spain).
  • X431 Pro5 newly adds BMW and Benz online programming in 2023,  but only does BMW and Benz. (Activation guide)
  • Only Pad VII supports Oscilloscope and multimeter with other modules.
  • X431 Pad VII and Pro 5 support more car brands in the hidden feature.
  • All 4 diagnostic tools support McLaren and Tesla diagnosis, but X431 scan tool needs to purchase the function separately.
  • Both X431 Pro5 and PAD7 can perform TPMS function with X431 TSGUN, while Autel scan tool cannot.
  • Launch scan tool can work with X431 X-Prog3 to do advanced key programming, while Autel scanner supports basic key programming.
  • X431 PAD7, Pro5 and Autel Ultra Lite support intelligent diagnostics, Topology mapping, and DoIP/CAN FD protocol, but MaxiCOM MK908 PRO II doesn’t.
  • X-431 Fix database has been added to the X-431 PAD VII global version device, Pro5 does not.
  • Expect MK908 Pro II supports one year free update, and others support two years update for free.

Check the comparison table to learn more details.

Item Launch X431 PAD VII Launch X431 Pro5 Autel Ultra Lite Autel MK908 PRO II
Image  launch x431 pad vii  launch x431 pro5 autel ultra lite autel mk908 pro ii
Price €2,437 €1,332 €2,713 €1,713
CPU 2.0GHz Octa-core 1.8GHz  8-Core Exynos8895 Qualcomm 660
RAM 8G 4G 4G 4G
ROM 256G 64G (128G expandable) 256G 128G
Battery capacity 19000mAh 7000 mAh / 3.8V 18000mAh 15000mAh
System Android 9.0 Android 9.0 Android 7.0 Android 10.0
Screen size 13.3′  10.1′ 12.9″ 10.1′
Screen resolution 1920*1080 1920*1200 2732*2048 1920*1200
Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz
Camera Rear 13MP, front 8MP Rear 8MP, front 5MP Rear 16MP, front 5MP Rear 16MP
VCI Smartlink C Smartbox3.0 MaxiFlash VCI Maxiflash Elite
Read & clear codes
Live data
Special function √(50+) √ (50+) √(40+) √ (36+)
Action test
Online programming √ (BMW, Benz, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Landrover, Jaguar,  Nissan, Subaru, Infiniti, Hyundai, Kia)       *Nonsupport US, CA, Spain √ (BMW & Mercedes Till Year 2020)                     *Can not perform in Portugual, Canada and Spain √ (BMW, Benz) √ (BMW, Benz)
Online coding √ (Mercedes (SCN), BMW, VAG, Porsche, Renault) √ (Mercedes (SCN), BMW, VAG, Porsche) √ (BMW, Benz, Audi, Porsche, VW) √ (BMW, Benz, Audi, Porsche, VW)
Hidden feature √ (Benz, BMW, VAG, Porsche, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda) √ (Benz, BMW, VAG, Porsche, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda) √ (BMW, VW, Audi, Skoda) √ (BMW, VW, Audi, Skoda)
Guidance √ (VW, Audi) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Man LD, Bently) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Man LD, Bently)
McLaren, Tesla diagnosis √ (optional purchase)  √ (Purchase in the Mall)
Auto VIN
Remote desk
TPMS √ (need X431 TSGUN) √ (need X431 TSGUN) × ×
Oscilloscope √ (need scope box) × √ (in development) √ (in development)
Endoscope √ (need Launch VSP-600) √ (need VSP-600) √ (MV105/ MV108) √ (MV105/ MV108)
Multimeter √ (need sensor box) × × ×
Battery test √ (need X431 BST-360) √ (need BST-360) √ (Autel BT506) √ (BT506)
Remote expert ×
Advanced key programming √ (need X431 X-PROG 3) √ (need X-PROG 3) √ (basic key programming) √ (basic key programming)
Intelligent diagnostics ×
Topology mapping ×
Language Muti-language (23):        English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Czech, Russian, Dutch, Thai, Finnish, Danish, Romanian, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Croatian Muti-language (23): English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic, Danish, Korean, Persian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Italian Muti-language (20):              English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Persian, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese Muti-language (13):                          English, German, Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Korean, Dutch, and Swedish.
Commercial vehicle & heavy truck √(It is not standard and needs to be paid separately) √ (commercial vehicle) √ (commercial vehicle)
WiFi print
Update 2 free years (in promotion) 2 free years (in promotion) 2 free years (in promotion) 1 year free


Launch X431 PAD VII PAD 7 with Smartlink C:

Launch X431 PRO 5 with SmartBOX 3.0:

Autel Maxicom Ultra Lite with free MV108:

Autel MaxiCOM MK908 PRO II with J2534 ECU programming device:


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