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|
|CPU||2.0GHz Octa-core||1.8GHz 8-Core||Exynos8895||Qualcomm 660|
|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|
|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||√||√||√||√|
|Special function||√(50+)||√ (50+)||√(40+)||√ (36+)|
|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)||√||√|
|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)|
|Advanced key programming||√ (need X431 X-PROG 3)||√ (need X-PROG 3)||√ (basic key programming)||√ (basic key programming)|
|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)|
|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: