Autel MaxiIM + MaxiSys Comparison Chart
|HARDWARE||MaxiCheck MX808||MaxiIM IM508||MaxiSys MS908S||MaxiIM IM608||MaxiSys Elite|
|Vehicle connection||OBDII cable||OBDII cable||Wireless maxisys VCI||MaxiFlash JVCI||J2534 MaxiFlash Elite|
|Color screen||7 inch touchscreen||7 inch touchscreen||10 inch touchscreen||10 inch touchscreen||10 inch touchscreen|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core||1.7GHz hexa core||1.3GHz + 1.7GHx
|1.7GHz hexa core||1.8GHz quad core|
|Onboard memory||32GB SSD/ 1GB RAM||32GB SSD/ 1GB RAM||64GB SSD/ 2GB RAM||64GB SSD/ 2GB RAM||64GB SSD/ 2GB RAM|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh||11,000 mAh||15,000 mAh||13,600 mAh|
|OBDII Connectors||1995-2001 kit||1995-2001 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||1 Year FREE|
|OE-Level coverage 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|
|Live & Freeze frame data||View, Record,
|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+ adaptation||Advanced coding+ adaptation|
|Oil Service Reset||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Parking Brake Pad relearn after replacement||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Steering angle sensor relearn||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Battery register and reset||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Diesel particulate filter regeneration||Reset diesel emissions||Reset diesel emissions||Reset diesel emissions||Reset diesel emissions||Reset diesel emissions|
|TPMS||Sensor ID relearn||Sensor ID relearn||Sensor ID relearn||Sensor ID relearn||Sensor ID relearn|
|Read PIN/CS (All key lost)||YES||YES|
|Key generation & learning||YES||Non-16gh
|IMMO ECU reset/adaptation||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|IMMO ECU refresh/coding||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Benz 3rd generation immo add key, all keys lost, key learning||With XP400||YES|
|BMW FEM/BDC key learning & ECU adaptation||YES||YES|
|BMW CAS4/3/2 Key learning||CAS4 compatible with XP400||YES|
|VW/Audi MQB (VDO & JCD) add key, immo V A4/A5/Q5 2015+ key learning||YES|
|VW Audi Skoda Seat IMMO III/IV/V add key, all keys lost||YES||YES|
|Key read/write||YES||Limited domestic and Asian 2014 and other||YES||Limited domestic and Asian 2014 and other|
|ECU, IC card & MC9S12 encryption chip read/write||With XP400||YES|
|Mercedes IN RAFED key read/write||With XP400||YES|
|Support PC||With XP400||YES|
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.
The 508 with the xp400 programmer should get you the same functions in the Immo section of the tool. However the diagnostic side on the im508 is very basic, no bidirectional controls or special functions aside from the reset functions. The im608 is a full fledge diagnostic scanner with coding and programming capabilities. It has become my daily driver. Another thing to consider is the tablet hardware. The 508 is painfully slow in my opinion, the screen seems cheaper aside from being smaller, and you have to be connected to the vehicle via an obd cable. I also use the wireless vci as a j2534 for GM SPS, Ford FJDS, Chrysler J2534, and Nissan Ners, for programming.
All that being said if your main use will be key programming the 508 with the xp400 may be your best choice. The subscription price is a lot cheaper and a lot of functions require you to have an active subscription.