Launch X431 Pro3S+ vs X431 Pro5 Which to Buy?


Q: I am confused which one to buy Launch X431 pro3s+ or pro 5. which is better and what’s the difference? make a table comparison between Pro3s+ and Pro5 here.

Item Launch X431 Pro3S+


Launch X431 Pro5launch-x431-pro5
Processor 8-core 1.8GHz 8-core 1.8GHz
ROM 32G 64G
Battery capacity 7000mAh/3.8v


Andriod Version Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Screen Size 10.1 inch 10.1 inch
Screen resolution 1920×1200 1920×1200
Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5 GHz


2.4 & 5GHz
Camera 5.0 MP Pixel Rear Camera
Rear 8.0 MP/ Front 5.0 MP
Communication VCI USB/Bluetooth


VCI DBScar VCI SmartBox 3.0
Basic Functions

(Read & Clear the codes and data stream)

Yes Yes
Service Functions 35+ 50+
Full system diagnostic Yes Yes
Active Test Yes Yes
Auto VIN Yes Yes
Scan VIN/License Yes Yes
Remote Desk Yes Yes
Topology Yes Yes
Online Programming NO Yes, built-in BMW and Benz online programming
Online Coding Yes Yes, BMW, Benz and VAG online coding
Online FFS Activation Yes Yes
Online Calibration & Matching Yes Yes


Yes Yes


Yes Yes
Flash Hidden Function Yes Yes
TSGUN TPMS module Yes, with TSGUN Yes, with TSGUN
X-prog3 IMMO programmer Yes, with X-prog3 Yes, with X-prog3
Battery Test Yes, with BST-360 battery tester Yes with BST-360 battery tester
ADAS Yes Yes
Videoscope Yes with VSP600 Yes with VSP600
Heavy duty module Yes with HDIII Yes, with HD set
Diagnostic Protocols:
Bus Protocols:


FCA AutoAuth Yes Yes
Tesla software Yes, purchase from Mall Yes, purchase from Mall
Update 2 Years Free Update, $450 per year later 2 Years Free Update, $450 per year later

In Sum: 

1.Pro3s+ and pro5 have many similarities, they have same diagnostic functions, support online coding and FCA Autoauth. All comes with 2 years free update. They all supports x-prog3, tsgun, bst-360, vsp600, ADAS calibration.

2.The major difference is that Pro3s+ and Pro5 have different VCI. Pro3s+ has DBscar VII Bluetooth connector while Pro5 has SmartBox 3.0 VCI. Smartbox has D-PDU/J2534/RP1210, CAN FD DoIP protocols for newer vehicles. With the smartbox Pro5 can do Benz and BMW online programming, Pro3s+ cannot. Smartbox 3.0 can also be used as j2534 passthru for official brand software.

3. They use different heavy duty module, pro3s+ use HDIII while PRO5 use HD kit with license.

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