Is Autel MK808 Better Than Autel MX808 for Customers?

Customers might be in stuck between the Autel MK808 and Autel MX808 scan tools.
The Autel MX808 and MK808 scanners share similar functions and features, but still, they have a few differences.


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Functions/Features Autel MX808 Autel MK808
Works Range All 1996 US-based, 2000 EU-based and newer vehicles All 1996 US-based, 2000 EU-based and newer vehicles
Operating System(OS) Android 4.4.4 Android 4.4.4
Processor Cortex-A9 processor (1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor (1.5 GHz)
7-inch LCD capacitive touch screen with 1024×600 resolution


7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
Memory 32GB 32GB
Connectivity Mini USB 2.0 + USB 2.0 + Wi-Fi + Micro SD card (supports up to 32GB) Mini USB 2.0 + USB 2.0 + Wi-Fi + Micro SD card (supports up to 32GB)
Audio Input/Output Input: N/A + Output: buzzer Input: N/A + Output: Beep
Sensors Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing Ambient light sensor for brightness auto adjust
Power and Battery
3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery,
Charges via 5 VDC power supply


3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery,
Charges via 5 VDC power supply
Tested Battery Life Around 4.5 hours of continuous use Around 4.5 hours of continuous use
Power Consumption 500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on) @3.7 V 500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on) @3.7 V
Battery Charging Input 5 V/1.5 A 5 V/1.5 A
Operating Temperature -10 to 60°C(14 to 140°F) 0 to 55°C(14 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F) -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
Operating Humidity 5% – 95% non-condensing 5% – 95% non-condensing
Read/Clear Codes YES YES
Auto VIN Detection YES YES
Display live data in text YES YES
Support IMMO(Anti-theft matching) Functions YES YES
Basic TPMS Service,ABS Bleeding,Injector Coding, Suspension Calibration YES YES
Freeze Frame Data YES YES
battery registration and reset YES YES
Mode Numbers 10 6
I/M Readiness YES YES
Live Data YES YES
Check Engine Light YES YES
Vehicle Coverage Acura, Audi, Bentley, Bmw, Bugatti, Benz, Auford,

Chevrolet, Holden, Euford, Chrysler, Gm, Ford, Honda,

Hyundai, Land Rover, Isuzu, Infiniti, Kia, Jaguar,

Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mazda, Lexus, Maybach, Mini,

Skoda, Saab, Porsche, Seat, Scion, Smart, Opel,

Sprinter, Subaru, Volvo, Vauxhall, Suzuki, Toyota, Vw etc..

Acura, Audi, Bmw, Bugatti, Benz, Auford, Bentley,

Chevrolet, Chrysler, Gm, Euford, Holden, Ford, Honda,

Hyundai, Land Rover, Kia, Isuzu, Infiniti, Jaguar,

Lexus, Mitsubishi, Mini, Maybach, Nissan, Mazda,

Opel, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Saab, Scion, Smart,

Sprinter, Subaru, Vauxhall, Volvo, Suzuki, Toyota, Vw etc..

Weight 788 g (2.42 lb.) 788 g (2.42 lb.)
Dimensions 237.8 mm (9.4”) x 148.6 mm (5.9”) x 35.5 mm (1.4”) 237.8 mm (9.4”) x 148.6 mm (5.9”) x 35.5 mm (1.4”)
Software Update One Year 12-month free software updates
Warranty Limited One Year Warranty One Year Limited Warranty



For the statistics in the comparison chart, customers can not fully know their advantages and small limitations. This will influence their purchase choice. So for the following content, let’s check their comprehensive analysis related to these to matters.


Autel MaxiCOM MK808:

The Autel Maxicom MK808 automotive diagnostic scanner is a combination of the Maxicheck pro and MD802 all systems scanners. It has the ability to perform a wide range of functions such as basic OBD2 functions, special functions, and advanced functions like support auto bleed test and IMMO functions. Moreover, this scanner is compatible with more than 80 US, European, and Asian vehicle makes manufactured from 1996 and newer.


It features a large 7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution for easy reading of results on display. It is also fast and powerful, thanks to its Android 4.4.4 operating system and the Cortex-A9 processor.  In addition, it has an audio output which helps the user not to miss on the results when the light conditions are not favorable. Just like the MX808 scanner, this code reader also comes with a 3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery with a runtime of 4.5 hours of continuous use. It can as well be updated for free and has a one-year limited warranty.


Its advantages:

1.Easy to use interface

2.Fast and powerful

3.Sleek and compact design

4.Performs a wide range of functions

5.Extensive vehicle coverage of over 80 vehicle makes and models

6.1-year warranty and 1-year free online update


Its small limitations:

Functions provided are little bit limited so far


Autel Maxicheck Maxicom MX808:

The Autel Maxicheck Maxicom OBD2 scan tool is an Android version of the Autel MD802 diagnostic code reader. It features a 5 feet extension 16pin cable for easy maneuvering during reading or erasing of error codes. The large 7-inch LCD capacitive touch screen displays clear results with a high 1024×600 resolution. It has an Android 4.4.4 operating system with the cortex-A9 processor. This makes the device to be extremely fast and easy to navigate.


Additionally, the MX808 scan tool is powered by a 3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery. This battery provides an excellent run time of 4.5 hours of continuous use. There are many ways through which you can connect this device such as using the mini USB cable, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB, and the Micro SD card. The gadget has the ability to support up to 32GB. With Wi-Fi, you can as well update this scanner as it comes with free one-year updates. With greater compatibility and a wide range of functions, and an MX808 scan tool is a great tool for beginners and car enthusiasts.


Its advantages:

1.Large color touchscreen for easy use

2.Compatible with most OBD2 compliant vehicles manufactured from 1996 and newer

3.Fast and powerful processor for exceptional performance

4.Performs a wide range of functions

5.Large storage capacity


Its small limitations:

Offers special functions may not fully meet the professional’s needs


How to make final decision, Autel MK808 or MX808?

From the comparison chart, we can see Autel MK808 and MX808 is extremely similar in functions and features, but they still differ slightly.

Even though these two diagnostic scanners come with similar functions and features, they still differ slightly. First of all, the Autel MX808 scanner is lighter than the Autel MK808 scan tool. So, if you’re looking for a portable and reliable diagnostic code reader, then the MX808 automotive scan tool is the best choice. Secondly, the MX808 is slightly smaller in size as it measures 15 x 11.6 x 4.8 inches, compared to MK808 which measures 15 x 11.7 x 4.7 inches.


Rationally, the final decision when it comes to selecting either the Autel MX808 scan tool or the Autel MK808 scanner lies in the type of work you’re going to perform.


In short, if you want a reliable tool for your auto repair shop, then the Autel MaxiCom MK808 is the best tool for you.


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