Autel MX808 vs. IM508 vs. MS908S vs. IM608 vs. Elite Comparison


How to distinguish Autel MaxiCheck, MaxiIM & MaxiSYS series? What are the differences between them? Since lots of customers don’t know how to choose, we have made a comparison chart below for reference.
 
MX808 vs. IM508 vs. MS908S vs. IM608 vs. Elite Comparison
Item
Autel MaxiSYS MSElite
Hardware
Vehicle Connection
OBDII cable
OBDII cable
Wireless MaxiSYS-VCI
MaxiFlash JVCI
J2534 MaxiFlash Elite
Color Screen
7-inch touch screen (1024*600 DPI/LED color screen)
7-inch touch screen (1024*600 DPI/LED color screen)
10-inch touch screen (1024*768 DPI/LED color screen)
10-inch touch screen (1920*1200 DPI/LED color screen)
10-inch touch screen (2048*1536 DPI/LED color screen)
Processor
1.5 GHz, Quad-Core
1.7 GHz, Hexa-Core
1.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, Hexa-Core
1.7 GHz, Hexa-Core
1.8 GHz, Quad-Core
Onboard Memory
32GB SSD/1GB RAM
32GB SSD/1GB RAM
64GB SSD/2 GB RAM
64GB SSD/2 GB RAM
64GB SSD/2 GB RAM
Battery
5000 mAh
5000 mAh
11000 mAh
15000 mAh
13600 mAh
OBDII Connectors
×
×
1996-2001 Kit
×
1996-2001 Kit
Operating System
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.4
Software Updates
1 year free
1 year free
1 year free
1 year free
2 years free
Diagnostics
OE-level coverage US/AS/EU 1996+
US/AS/EU 1996+
US/AS/EU 1996+
US/AS/EU 1996+
US/AS/EU 1996+
US/AS/EU 1996+
System Diagnostics
Auto-Vin & all system auto-scan
Auto-Vin & all system auto-scan
Auto-Vin & all system auto-scan
Auto-Vin & all system auto-scan
Auto-Vin & all system auto-scan
Read/Erase Codes
Live&Freeze Frame Data
View/record/playback
View/record/playback
View/record/playback
View/record/playback
View/record/playback
Maxisys Software Applications
Shop & data manager
Shop & data manager
Shop & data manager
Shop & data manager
Shop & data manager
Component Activations
×
×
Bi-directional control
Bi-directional control
Bi-directional control
Enhanced Functions
×
×
Advanced coding + adaptations
×
Advanced coding + adaptations
Service
Oil Service Reset
Parking Brake Pad Relearn After Replacement
Steering Angle Sensor Relearn
Battery Register And Reset
Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration
Reset diesel emissions (light & medium duty vehicles)
Reset diesel emissions (light & medium duty vehicles)
Reset diesel emissions (light & medium duty vehicles)
Reset diesel emissions (light & medium duty vehicles)
Reset diesel emissions (light & medium duty vehicles)
TPMS
Sensor ID relearn
Sensor ID relearn
Sensor ID relearn
Sensor ID relearn
Sensor ID relearn
ECU Coding
×
×
IMMO
Read Pin/CS(All Key Lost)
×
×
×
Key Generation & Learning
×
Non-high security keys
Non-high security keys
IMMO ECU Reset/Adaptation
×
IMMO ECU Refresh/Coding
×
Backup/Restore IMMO Data
×
×
×
Benz 3rd Generation IMMO Add Key, All Key Lost, Key Learning
×
With XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
BMW FEM/BDC Key Learning & ECU Adaptation
×
×
×
BMW CAS4/3/2 Key Learning
×
CAS4 Compatible with XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
VW/Audi MQB(VDD&JCI) Add Key, IMMO V A4/A5/Q5 2015+ Key Learning
×
×
×
×
VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat IMMO III/IV/V Add Key, All Key Lost
×
×
×
Key Programming
Key Read/Write
×
Limited demestic & Asian 2014 and older
Limited demestic & Asian 2014 and older
EEPROM Read/Write
×
×
×
MCU Read/Write
×
Basic
×
Advanced
×
ECU, IC, Card & MC9S12 Encryption Chip Read/Write
×
With XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
Mercedes Infrared Key Read/Write
×
With XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
Remote Frequency Detect
×
With XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
Support PC
×
With XP400/ XP400 Pro
×
×
 
 
Summary
  • Autel MaxiCheck MX808 / MK808 is an entry-level diagnostic tool.
  • Autel MaxiIM IM508/ IM608 are professional key programmers.
  • Autel MaxiSYS MS908S/ Elite are advanced diagnostic scanners.
BTW, The MaxiSys Elite has a powerful processor. The MK908P has the same diagnostic software as the
Elite. If you can’t afford the Elite and still want diagnostics coding and programming, go for the MK908P
If you want to do more key coding and don’t need the BMW and Benz onboard programming, then you
can look at the IM608 or IM508 with XP400. If you don’t need key coding at a locksmith level but want
to program bmw and benz from the tablet then you can get the Elite or MS908S.
If you want to invest in a tool that you are not going to be able to use all of its special functions. We
would rather recommend a tool that’s a perfect fit for your needs. The mx808 or ms906BT is a fantastic
tool by the way.