Autel Maxisys MS906BT Diagnostic Scanner Review: Good or Not?


The Autel MS906BT scan tool shares the same OBD scanning and testing capabilities with Maxisys MS906 scanner. The two professional automotive diagnostic scanners can read and clear error codes, read live data, perform ECU coding, actuation tests, and adaptations. Furthermore, they are difficult to differentiate as they have a similar physical appearance. To know their differences and MS906BT features details, read this Autel Maxisys MS906BT reviews article.

Regardless of their resemblance, the Autel MS906BT comes with some additional features and functions that the MS906 doesn’t have. For example, the MS906BT can connect to the vehicle’s OBD system using VCI, while the MS906 cannot. Moreover, the MS906 code reader supports digital inspection camera add-ons and oscilloscope, while the MS906 doesn’t support them.
Another unique thing about the MS906BT scan tool is that it has the same functions as the Autel Maxisys MS908, but it is quite smaller and more convenient to carry around or use. To learn more about this outstanding scan tool, please continue reading the content below and you will get what you want to know.



Autel Maxisys MS906BT’s Technical Specifications Chart:


Features  Autel Maxisys MS906BT
Operating System(OS)
Android 4.4.2, KitKat


Processor Samsung Exynos T5260 6-Core Processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15)
Display 8.0″ LED capacitive touch screen with 1024x768P resolution
Internal Memory
2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM


Oil Reset YES
Built-in 8-megapixel rear camera, autofocus & flashlight


Live data YES
Views freeze frame data YES
Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere YES
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB: 2.0, Mini USB 2.0, Wireless BT V2.1+EDR, Class1, HDMI 1.4a
Real-time push message notifications YES
Smart AutoVIN technology YES
Audio Input/Output Microphone, Single Speaker, 3-Band 3.5 mm stereo/standard headset jack
Sensors Gravity Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
Power and Battery 10,000 mAh 3.7 V lithium-polymer battery, Charging via 12 V AC/DC power supply (up to 14 hours of continuous operation)
Input Voltage 12 V (9-35 V)
Vehicle Coverage more than 80 US, Asian and European makes and models; Abarth, Acura, Alfa, Audi, Bentley, Benz, Bmw, Fiat, Ford, Gm, Holden, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Chrysler,

Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Citroen, Dodge, Dacia, Daihatsu, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lancia, Maybach, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi,Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Saab, Scion, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Subaru, Porsche, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Vw, Vauxhall, Volvo, Etc.

Operating Temperature -10 to 55°C (14 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Update Option Yes. (via internet)
12-Month Limited Warranty



Here we go for the specific description of MS906BT from NINE Aspects:

  1. Extensive vehicle coverage

This is one of the most extensive car scan tools that you will ever come across. It has exceptional vehicle coverage of more than 80 US domestic, European, and Asian vehicle makes and models.


  1. Large display

It features a large 7-inch display screen that is easy to operate. You will just feel like you’re using an ordinary tablet. The screen is not only large but has a resolution of 1024 x 768. This means that you will get clear results in all light conditions.


  1. Intuitive user interface

The icons on the touchscreen are easy to access and respond quickly by simply touching the function that you want. On top of that, it has a multilingual menu that makes it easy for different language speakers.


  1. Fast processor

With an Android operating system and a fast quad-core processor, this is a suitable scanner for big garage and car repair shops. It uses the powerful Exynos 5260 6-core processor, which is extremely fast.

  1. A wide range of functions

This is an amazing scan tool for technicians and mechanics looking for an advanced code reader that can perform basic functions, advanced functions, and special functions. Some of its functions include read/clear error codes, live data, oil reset, ECU coding, DPF service, EPB, BMS, matching, and many others.


  1. Advanced support

Another reason why this scan tool beats other high-end scanners on the market is that you get comprehensive support. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows the user to link up with other technicians or check verified repairs and tips online. And if you want to contact the manufacturer directly, you can use the interactive data logging feature


  1. Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

This is a powerful scan tool that comes with its own battery. The built-in lithium-polymer 10, 0000 mAh 3.7v battery is double the size of the MS906 scan tool. It provides 14 hours of continuous use without having to recharge it.


  1. Compact and portable

With dimensions of 25.6 x 16.7 x 7.4 inches, the MS907BT is a very compact and convenient battery to carry or use. It also weighs 19.25, which is quite light when compared to other scanners in the same category.


  1. 12-month warranty

The manufacturer as well offers the user with a 12-month warranty. This assures the buyer that they are getting a quality product and in case of any issue, they are free to return the scanner.


MS906BT scanner is an amazing scanner, but it still has some shortcomings…

  1. Limited updates– one of the challenges of using this scan tool is that you will have to pay for the updates after one year.  This is very disappointing considering the initial price and quality of the scan tool. It could have been a free lifetime update.
  2. Compatibility issues– get in touch with the Autel support team and find out if the code reader is compatible with your car make and model or not.


To sum up:

If you’re in search of a more advanced scan tool at an outstanding price, then the Autel MS906bt is the code reader for you. Not only can it perform the most basic functions, but it can as well perform a number of advanced functions such as ECU coding and data logging. This makes it be suitable for professional mechanics as well as a DIY enthusiast who handles different car makes and models.

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