Launch X431 Pro5 vs Thinktool Pro

What’s the difference between the Launch X431 Pro5 and Thinktool Pro di-directional scanners?


We’re about to dissect these tools from every angle to help you make an informed decision.

First of all, check a table comparison below:

Item Launch X431 Pro5 Thinkcar Thinktool Pro
Image Launch X431 Pro5 Thinktool Pro
Screen 10.1 inch 1280×800 10-inch
Operating system Andriod 10.0 Andriod 10.0
Battery 7000mAh/3.8v 6000mAh
Camera Rear 8.0 MP/ Front 5.0 MP 8.0 MP Pixel Rear Camera
VCI SmartBox 3.0 VCI Bluetooth adapter
Connection USB/Bluetooth Bluetooth
Multi-language Yes, 24 languages 13 English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese
CAN FD protocol Yes
DoIP protocol Yes
Full system diagnostic Yes Yes
Bi-Directional Control Yes Yes
ECU coding Yes Yes
VAG Guided Function Yes Yes
Service Function 50 40+
ECU Programming Yes, built-in BMW and Benz online programming, Smartbox J2534 OEM programming No
Topology Mapping Yes Yes
AutoVin Yes Yes
FCA Autoauth Yes Yes
Immobilizer Compatibility Yes, X-prog3 and advanced IMMO package
Truck diagnostics Yes, with truck software and kit
TPMS Yes, with TSGUN/i-TPMS Yes, Need Extra ThinkTPMS G1 Tire Relearn Tool
Battery test With BST-360 battery tester With Thinkcar battery tester
Videoscope With VSP-600 videoscope With Thinkcar Videoscope
ADAS Yes, need ADAS kit Yes with ADAS kit
WiFi print Yes with wifi printer Yes with thinkcar printer
Scopebox Yes with thinkcar Scopebox
Update 2 years free update, 1 Year subscription is $350/year 2 years free update
Price $1,199 $1,168


In sum:

Both tools have advanced bi-directional control capabilities that allow precise diagnostics and component testing making it a go-to choice for professionals.

Launch X431 Pro 5 comes with Smartbox J2534 passthru, it supports built-in BMW and Mercedes online programming and J2534 OEM online programming with online subscription. Thinktool pro only with Bluetooth VCI, it cannot do online programming. (Only Thinktool Pros+ supports online programming, see attchment image)

Pro5 supports CAN FD and DoIP protocols. Thinktool does not. 

Pro5 supports heavy duty add-on module, Thinktool pro does not. 

Both have 2 years free update.

For the price, Launch X431 pro5 is a better buy. 



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