Product Comparison: Autel DS808 vs Autel MS906


General Specifications
Brand
Autel
Autel
Model
DS808
MS906
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Based on the Android operating system, MaxiDAS DS808 is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics. Installed with a fast quad-core processor, DS808 offers maximum convenience and efficiency for your diagnosis and analysis. The intuitive user interface makes using the device effortless through a 7-inch LCD touchscreen that displays at 1024 x 600 quality.
MaxiSys MS906 is based on the Android operating system and is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics at an affordable price. Built with Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), a 32G SSD hard drive and an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, MaxiSys MS906 efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis.
Key Specs
Type
Handheld
Handheld
OBD2 Protocol(s)
ISO9141-2, ISO14230-2, ISO15765, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE J1850 VPW, SAE J1850 PWM, ISO11898, SAE J2610, GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6
ISO 9142-2, ISO 14230-2, ISO 15765-4, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE J1850 PWM, SAE J1850 VPW, ISO11898, GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6, SAE J1939, SAE J1708, Fault-Tolerant CAN
Code Reader
High end
High end
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Autel DS808 Automotive Diagnostic Tool OBD2 Scanner
  • The most sophisticated scanner I own is the 2009 ver. of the Snapon Modis which is a great scanner but it became obsolete.
  • I have used many code scanners as a DIY mechanic, but this one takes the cake. If you are a hard-core DIY mechanic, then you need this. Online updates, with helpful diagnoses, you can take the guesswork out of confusing codes.
  • First is that it’s a smart scanner but most of my cars are pretty dumb the smarter the car, the more it does to a point, but it helped me bleed the ABS on my 2004 Optima after replacing a brake line.
  • Other than the menu system takes a little while to get used to this scanner does everything that our fleet shop scanner does.
  • This DS808 is very helpful when I want to be able to diagnose different aspect of any type of automobile such as Engine, ABS, SRS, and Suspension etc.
Autel MS906 Automotive Diagnostic Scanner
  • Just letting you guys know that I'm a Master Technician and shop owner for over 15 years. The most sophisticated scanner I own is the 2009 ver. of the Snapon Modis which is a great scanner but it became obsolete.
  • Turns out, the MS-906 DOES program keys! I'm very impressed with the scanner. Comparing it to an older Snap-On Solus, it blows it out of the water! The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!
  • I'm very impressed with the scanner. Comparing it to an older Snap-On Solus, it blows it out of the water! The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!
  • For the most part I like the scanner and it helps me keep my cars away from the local yokels who want to charge top dollar, sell you stuff you don’t need, and do crappy work.
  • Whatever the response speed, diagnostic accuracy or the sensitivity of the super touch screen, MS906 is one of the best vehicle scanner with excellent configuration among the products in the same price.
Size & Weight
Height
5.9 in.
6.9 in.
Width
9.4 in.
10 in.
Depth
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
Weight
2.42 oz.
2.05 oz.
Diagnostic
Check Engine
Yes
Yes
Retrieve the VIN
Yes
Yes
Freeze Frame
Yes
Yes
EVAP Codes
Yes
Yes
Oil Light Reset
Yes
Yes
Emissions Readiness
Yes
Yes
Battery/Alternator Test
Yes
Yes
ABS or Airbag
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Diagnostic"
Autel DS808 Automotive Diagnostic Tool OBD2 Scanner
  • Firstly, this diagnostic computer has great features. I need more than just check engine light codes for most carts, and cheap code readers usually only clear CEL codes.
  • Makes diagnostic work simple so you're not giving customers the wrong diagnosis and having comebacks.
  • A code reader for diagnosing problem of engine can’t meet my expectation now so that I bought this professional diagnostic tool.
  • This diagnostic tool works flawlessly. Its well worth the cost. I run a service department at a new car dealership and it has helped us greatly with used car inventory and customers who bring us other make vehicles
  • Excellent product I was skeptical on if it would work at dealer level diagnostics but I have to say it is pretty dam close. It has done everything I have needed it to do so far. I work on mostly domestic cars.
Autel MS906 Automotive Diagnostic Scanner
  • Also the complete scan where it checks all the modules for DTC's is kinda slow, in fact much slower than the verus.
  • Great product. I was sold on the fact that this has an oscilloscope. Definitely handy when checking signals. Happy with my purchase.
  • The unit gets to check all the engine issues but the abs, airbag is not easily available in some of the older Audi models like the 1998 A4.
  • So far it works well just have a little problem reading Vin numbers but ill see if there upgrades for it I would love the new upgrade tool.
  • Another oddity I noticed is the timing belt check does not work right. The rise and fall data is shown in the live data but when a timing belt check is done it will only show one and not the other, the second value is always zero.
Features
Display
7-inch LCD touchscreen
8.0” 1024x768 LED-backlit glossy Multi-Touch capacitive display with IPS technology
Connectivity
Via cable
Via cable
Memory
Memory card supported
Internal SSD
Refreshes Data
Interactive Data Logging
Interactive Data Logging
Battery Low Indicator
Yes
Yes
Printing Ability
Yes
Yes
Detachable Cable
Yes
Yes
Updatable
Yes
Yes
Extras
Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes, Exceptional OE-Level system coverage for all electronic systems, Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via Wi-Fi, Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing
Extraordinarily powerful Samsung Exynos Hexa-core processor, Internal reliable 32GB SSD for better performance, Built-in 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources, Unique ergonomic design with rubberized outer protection and a rugged internal housing
What customers say about "Features"
Autel DS808 Automotive Diagnostic Tool OBD2 Scanner
  • Email sharing of the diagnostic files ( they have an embedded app but it doesn't work with yahoo or gmail servers - I got around it by downloading the yahoo app and using that one to send files to my computer)
  • The complete lack of wiring diagrams and any sort of schematics.
  • I was able to do variant coding on a W212 Mercedes, Airmatic calibration and it still had a lot of other useful features( it was able to access all of the 46 modules installed on the Merc).
  • I was recommended to purchase it. As I expected, it performs well. Its premium features really enhance my work efficiency like shop manager and data manager.
  • This has a kinda scope feature that can really be useful when troubleshooting sensors on the fly along with a very bright and easy to read screen as well as a ohm meter it had me curious as to how good it is.
Autel MS906 Automotive Diagnostic Scanner
  • The graphing is nice, has a TON of features!
  • Its premium features really enhance my work efficiency like shop manager and data manager.
  • I am a professional and this has a lot of well thought out features bundled in one small package which saves me time and you no what they say time is money
  • All in all I think it's a great tool for the features and price point , I only hope it lasts just as long as I expect or will it fail too soon. I will update in the future as to its durability and operation.
  • It has many very useful features, especially the A/C screen, which doubles as a waveform viewer.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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