IM508s and IM508, What’S the Difference?

Some customers were curious about the differences between Autel IM508S and IM508 and which one would be a better fit for them. Now, we will provide a comparison for your reference.


Autel IM508S and IM508 comparison table

Item Autel MaxiIM IM508S Autel MaxiIM IM508
Hardware Touch screen tablet & programmer Touch screen tablet & programmer
Connection Wired Wired
Automatic Scan
Guided Function
IMMO Function Comprehensive Comprehensive
Diagnostic Function Basic Basic
Processor Rockchip RK3566 Quad Core, 4x 1.8GHz(A55) Rockchip RK3188 Quad core, 4x 1.6GHz(A9)
System Android 11 Android 4.4.4
ROM 64GB 32/64GB
Screen/ Resolution 7 inches, 1024*600 7 inches, 1024*600
USB USB 2.0: (1 USB HOST Type A, 1 USB mini device) USB 2.0: (1 USB HOST Type A, 1 USB mini device)
SD Card Up to 64GB Up to 32GB
DB16 DLC x
Buttons 1 power button 1 power button
Battery 5000mAh 5000mAh
VCI All-in-one All-in-one
Programmer XP200 XP200
Read & Write EEPROM
Read & Write MCU
Read & Write ECU
Read & Write IMMO Box
Read & Write Instrument/Airbag Module
Identify Key to Generate
Write Key via Dump
Unlock Key √ (need XP400 Pro)
Detect Frequency √ (need XP400 Pro)
Generate Key
Simulate Key √ (need APB112) √ (need APB112)
Auto VIN
Read/Clear DTCs
Read Data Stream
Freeze Frame
Read ECU Info
Action Test √ (soon in Aug.)
Special Function √ (soon in Aug.)
Report Manager
Remote Desk
CANFD √ (need adapter) √ (need adapter)
Endoscope √ (optional Autel MV108/ MV105) √ (optional Autel MV108/ MV105)

From the comparison, we can see that Autel IM508S offers significant advancements in processor, system, and RAM performance compared to IM508. Unlike IM508, it supports DoIP protocols without requiring an additional converter. The primary difference between the two lies in the upgraded hardware configuration.

Compared by product features and price

The Autel IM508S, an advanced version of the Autel IM508, offers additional capabilities such as advanced diagnostics for ABS, SRS, and BCM modules, coding functions, and advanced key programming features like EEPROM chip reading and writing. It is a more versatile tool but comes at a higher price. On the other hand, Autel IM508 is a comprehensive key programming tool that supports various vehicle makes and models. It features functions like remote key programming, immobilizer system diagnosis, and maintenance services. Both tools are suitable for professionals, with the IM508 being more budget-friendly.

In summary, Autel IM508S offers superior performance, DoIP protocol support, and advanced features compared to the budget-friendly IM508.