LAUNCH X431 vs. Autel MaxiCOM: X431 PAD VII vs. Autel Ultra Lite

LAUNCH X431 vs. Autel MaxiCOM

LAUNCH X431 PAD series and Autel MaxiCOM series are both good OBD diagnostic instruments. This article will compare LAUNCH X431 PAD VII, PAD V, Autel MaxiCOM Ultra Lite, MaxiCOM 908 PRO II.

(These four products are all compared at a price point of approximately US$2,000, while the Autel MaxiCOM Ultra is priced close to US$4,000, so it is not included in this comparison.)

LAUNCH X431 vs. Autel MaxiCOM

LAUNCH X431 PAD7 Elite vs. Ultra Lite vs. PAD5 Elite vs. MK908 Pro2

Item Launch X431 PAD VII Elite Autel MaxiCOM Ultra Lite Launch X431 PAD V Elite Autel MaxiCOM MK908 PRO II
Image PAD VII Elite Autel MaxiCOM Ultra Lite PAD V Elite Autel MaxiCOM Ultra Lite
CPU 2.0GHz Octa-core Exynos8895 2.0GHz Octa-core Qualcomm 660
RAM 8G 4G 4G 4G
ROM 256G 256G 64G+128G SD Card 128G
Battery capacity 19000mAh 18000mAh 35568mAh 15000mAh
System Android 9.0 Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 10.0
Screen size 13.3′ 12.9″ 10.1′ 10.1′
Screen resolution 1920*1080 2732*2048 1920*1200 1920*1200
Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz 2.4 & 5GHz
Camera Rear 13MP, front 8MP Rear 16MP, front 5MP Rear 13MP, front 8MP Rear 16MP
VCI Smart link C MaxiFlash VCI Smart link C Maxiflash Elite
Read & clear codes
Live data
Service
Special function
Action test
Online programming √ (BMW, Benz, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Nissan, Infiniti)

*Nonsupport US, CA, Spain

√ (BMW, Benz) √ (BMW, Benz, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Nissan, Infiniti, Subaru)

*Nonsupport US, CA, Spain

√ (BMW, Benz)
Online coding √ (BMW, Benz, Audi, Porsche, VW) √ (BMW, Benz, Audi, VW, Seat, Porsche) √ (BMW, Benz, Audi, Porsche, VW)
Hidden feature √ (BMW, VW, Audi, Skoda) √ (BMW, Porsche, Toyota, Subaru) √ (BMW, VW, Audi, Skoda)
Guidance √ (VW, Audi) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Man LD, Bently) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) √ (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Man LD, Bently)
McLaren, Tesla diagnosis √ (optional purchase) √ (optional purchase)
Auto VIN
Remote desk
TPMS √ (need X431 TSGUN) × √ (need X431 TSGUN) ×
Oscilloscope √ (need scope box) √ (in development) √ (need scope box) √ (in development)
Endoscope √ (need VSP-600) √ (MV105/ MV108) √ (need VSP-600) √ (MV105/ MV108)
Multimeter √ (need sensor  box) × √ (need sensor  box) ×
Battery test √ (need BST-360) √ (BT506) √ (need BST-360) √ (BT506)
Remote expert ×
Advanced key programming √ (need X-PROG 3) √ (basic key programming) √ (need X-PROG 3) √ (basic key programming)
Intelligent diagnostics ×
Topology mapping ×
D-PDU/RP1210
DoIP/CAN FD ×
Language Muti-language Muti-language Muti-language Muti-language
Commercial vehicle & heavy truck √ (commercial vehicle) √ (commercial vehicle)
WiFi print
Update 2 free years 2 free years (in promotion) 2 free year 1 year free

 

In conclusion:
1. Both X431 PAD VII & Autel Ultra Lite support the most comprehensive functions for diagnosis.

2. X431 PAD VII is excellent in online programming but restricting to regions.

3. Launch X431 supports more extended features like multimeter, TPMS & heavy truck diagnosis, but needing extra costs.

4. Autel Ultra Lite & MK908Pro II supports to diagnose McLaren, Tesla while Launch X431 need purchase.

5. Autel MK908Pro II is the latest device to equip with newest CPU & system.

LAUNCH X431 vs. Autel MaxiCOM

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