Both Launch X431 PAD VII and Autel MaxiIM 608 Pro are high-end devices built for professionals. If you find yourself weighing between the two, you’ll want to know that Launch offers a more user-friendly gadget. The PAD VII has a much bigger screen which makes interpreting the results fast and easy.
Both scanners can use a J2534 pass-thru programming device. However, Launch X431 PAD VII allows you to add seven modules to improve functionality. It can also perform ECU programming out of the box. That’s unlike the Autel model that needs to pair with the J2534 ECU VCI.
The Launch X431 PAD VII runs on a 19000mAh battery, while the Autel MaxiIM 608 pro has a 15000mAH battery. You’ll get more juice out of the PAD VII than the IM608 Pro.
One thing worth noticing is Launch X431 PAD VII provides users with the option to purchase additional software in “Mall” in their app, includes heavy duty, Tesla software, etc while IM608 Pro does not.
PAD 7 has full ADAS capability while im608pro has limited capabilities for ADAS.
Therefore, if you want a flexible device where you can add functions as you like, Launch X431 PAD VII is our recommended diagnostics tool.
|Launch X431 Pad VII
||Autel MaxiIM 608 Pro|
|Product Dimensions||13.89 x 9.29 x 2.79 inches||11.87 x 8.66 x 1.97 inches|
|Item Weight||29.76 pounds||15.47 pounds|
|Screen Size||13.3 inches (1920 x 1080 pixels)||10.1 inches (1920 x 1200 pixels)|
|System Diagnostics||All systems||All systems|
|Advanced Service Functions (Special Functions, Reset Functions)||30 + advanced service functionsReset & Relearn Services
ADAS Calibration Function
Nox Sensor Reset
Electronic Throttle Relearn
8 Extended Module Functions
|31 Advanced Service FunctionsOil Service Reset
Parking Brake Pad Relearn
Battery Registration and Reset
Crankshaft Position Variation
|Coding/Programming||Yes (Advanced Coding and Programming).Online programming for select vehicles without online account (Benz, BMW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche, Nissan/Infinity, etc and keep updating more vehicles).||Yes (advanced ECU coding and programming with J2534 device).Does not have built-in BMW and Mercedes online programming.|
|Vehicle Coverage||Full system vehicle coverage for domestic and imported cars, medium & light-duty vehicles (110 brands).Optional heavy-duty vehicles diagnosis.||95% of all 1996-2021 cars, SUVs, and light trucks. Including OEM diagnostics for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.|