Autel MaxiIM IM508S VS IM508 - IM508S is faster than IM508!


Recently, Autel released an upgraded version of IM508 called Autel IM508S. Many people may feel confused about the differences between these two models. So, what are the main upgrades of IM508S? Is it worth buying? Let's take a look at the comparison table below.

IM508 IM508S
Processor Quad core: 4x 1.6GHz(A9) Quad core: 4x 1.8GHz(A55)
Operating System Android 4.4.4 Android 11
Touchscreen 7-inch 7-inch
Resolution 1024x600 1024x600
Memory 1G+32GB 4G+64GB
SD Card SD Card (Support up to 32GB) SD Card (Support up to 64GB)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 5000mAh 5000mAh
Internet Updatable Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Camera NO NO
Connection OBD Cable OBD Cable
Programmer XP200 XP200
Weight 0.78 kg 0.78 kg
Remote Expert NO NO
Device/Report Management Yes Yes
Programmer Function
(Note: All functions are covered most extensively when paired with XP400   PRO and its accessories)
Reading/Writing EEPROM Yes Yes
Reading/Writing MCU Yes Yes
Reading/Writing Engine ECU Yes Yes
Reading/Writing IMMO ECU Yes Yes
Universal Key Information Detection Yes Yes
Write key to ECU by programmer Yes Yes
Key Unlocking Yes Yes
Frequency Detection Yes Yes
Key tool Functions
Universal key generation Yes Yes
Chip Simulation (Need APB112) Yes Yes
Diagnostic Functions
Auto VIN Yes Yes
Reading/ Erasing codes Yes Yes
Read Live Data Yes Yes
Read Freeze Data Yes Yes
Read ECU information Yes Yes
Active Test Yes Yes
Service Function Yes(40+service features) Yes(40+service features)
Special Function Yes Yes
Online Coding No No
Offline Coding No No
Hidden Function No No
Guided Function No No
Offline Programming No No
Cloud Service Report Management Report  Management
Other Remote Desk CANFD(Adapters required) Remote Desk CANFD(Adapters required)

Based on the comparison, the main upgrades of IM508S include improved hardware with a faster processor and enhanced memory. The key programming functionality has also been expanded to cover more vehicles.

Ultimately, whether it is worth purchasing IM508S depends on your specific needs and budget. If you require expanded vehicle coverage, along with the upgraded hardware, then IM508S would be a good choice.

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