A customer is thinking of buying an Autel scanner but doesn’t know which one to choose: Autel MaxiCOM MK908 Pro or MaxiSys MS908S Pro?
Both are professional diagnostic scanners but come with varying price tags. So, which one should you choose?
Despite their price differences, the two scanners share identical diagnostic functionality. The variance in price can be attributed to their different hardware configurations.
|MaxiSYS MS908S PRO||MaxiCOM MK908P|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.2, KitKat||Android 4.4.2, KitKat|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos Six-core Processor (1.3GHz Quard-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15)||Samsung Exynos Six-core Processor (1.3GHz Quard-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15)|
|Memory||2GB + 64GB||2GB + 64GB|
|Display||9.7-inch LED capacitive touch screen with 1024*768 resolution||10.1-inch LED capacitive touch screen with 1920*1200 resolution|
|Camera||Rear: 8.0 Megapixel, AF with Flashlight||Rear: 8.0 Megapixel, Autofocus with Flashlight|
|Power & Battery||11000nAh 3.8V lithium-polymer battery||15000nAh 3.8V lithium-polymer battery|
|Full Set of OBDI Adapters||Yes||Yes|
|MaxiFlash Elite J2534 ECU Programmer||Yes||Yes|
Display-wise, the MaxiCOM MK908 Pro diagnostic scanner boasts a 101.1-inch LED screen with a resolution of 1920×1200. This provides users with a superior visual experience compared to the MaxiSys MS908S Pro, which features a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024×768.
Battery capacity plays a crucial role in the overall performance and user experience of a tablet diagnostic tool. In this aspect, the MaxiCOM MK908 Pro outshines the MaxiSys MS908S Pro by offering an extended usage time. It achieves this by increasing the battery capacity by 4000mAh.
Differences in Software
|MaxiSYS MS908S Pro||MaxiSYS Elite|
|Diagnostic Service||Advanced Full systems Diagnostics (for 80+ US, Asian and European makes and models)
complete OBD Diagnostics
| Advanced Full systems Diagnostics (for 80+ US, Asian and European makes and models)Read Codes
complete OBD Diagnostics
|20+ Special Service||Oil Reset, EPB, TPMS, BMS, Auto Bleeding, DPF, Airbag Reset, Injetor, SAS, Suspension, Throttle, Win DR Roof, Seat, Odometer, Land change, Headamp, CHG tire size, TEC learn, Cylinder, Turbocharging, Trans adaption||Oil Reset, EPB, TPMS, BMS, Auto Bleeding, DPF, Airbag Reset, Injetor, SAS, Suspension, Throttle, Win DR Roof, Seat, Odometer, Land change, Headamp, CHG tire size, TEC learn, Cylinder, Turbocharging, Trans adaption|
|ECU Programming||Benz and BMW online ECU programming||Benz and BMW online ECU programming|
|Auto VIN Technology||Yes||Yes|
|Add on Oscilloscope||Yes||Yes|
|Add on Inspection Camera||Yes||Yes|
|Update Service||1-Year Free Update||1-Year Free Update|
Both scanners offer a wide range of functions, including ECU coding and programming, data logging, extensive OE-level diagnoses and services, smart Auto-VIN technology, tire pressure reset, SAS reset, and a host of other basic, special, and advanced functions.
It’s important to note that neither the Autel MaxiCOM MK908 Pro nor the MaxiSys MS908S Pro supports the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) function.
When making a purchasing decision, consider your specific diagnostic requirements and budget constraints. As of now, the advanced version Autel MaxiCOM MK908 Pro II is priced at £1899, while the Autel MaxiSys MS908S Pro is available for $789.
In summary, while the Autel MaxiCOM MK908 Pro and the MaxiSys MS908S Pro share many similarities in terms of diagnostic functionality, their differences lie in display size, battery capacity, and pricing. Choose the one that aligns best with your needs and budget.