Launch X431 PAD V Elite vs. PAD V vs. PAD VII

What’s the difference between Launch X431 PAD V Elite, PAD V, and PAD VII? Which one is the best?

1.X431 PAD V Elite vs. PAD V:

X431 PAD V Elite is the upgraded version of PAD V (Pad5), with optimized and upgraded hardware.

X431 Pad5 comes with smartbox, and the new PAD V Elite comes with SmartLink VCI.

New PAD V Elite advantages:

  • Support both DoIP and CAN FD protocols (comes with CAN FD cable but without car adapter and cable);
  • Has larger storage and battery capacity.

Apart from that, there is no big difference in the function.

2.X431 PAD V Elite vs. X431 PAD VII:

Both come with the Smartlink C VCI and support the same function.

The main differences:

X431 PAD7 has a newer system, bigger screen, larger battery, twice RAM and memory.

PAD V Elite is cheaper than PAD7.

Launch PAD V Elite has two versions: Global Version and UK/EU Version.

  • Global Version is for customers outside the UK and EU countries.
  • UK/EU Version is for UK/EU countries customers.

For more details, check the comparison table carefully.

Item Launch X431 PAD V (old) Launch X431 PAD V Elite/ X431 PAD V LINK Launch X431 PAD VII
Image  Launch X431 PAD V  Launch X431 PAD V Elite  Launch X431 PAD VII
Configuration:
Operating system Android 7.1 Android 7.1 Android 9.0
Display 10.1″/IPS 1920*1200 10.1” gorilla glass; 1920*1200 13.3″/1920*1080 IPS
CPU 2.0GHz Octa-core 2.0GHz 8-core 2.0GHz Octa-core
Memory 4GB 4GB 8GB
Storage 64GB 128GB 256GB
Camera 13MP Rear+8MB front 13MP Rear+8MB front 13MP Rear+8MB front
VCI Connector Smartbox Smartlink C Smart Link C
VCI Connection 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual WiFi/Bluetooth/USB 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual WiFi/Bluetooth/USB 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual WiFi/Bluetooth/USB
Battery 9360 mAh 35568 mAh 19000mAh
Adjustable Supporting holder Yes Yes Yes
IP65 waterproof & dustproof Yes Yes
Quick charge technology Yes Yes
Charging station Yes
Features:
Full system diagnostic Yes Yes Yes
OBDII full functions Yes Yes Yes
Tech-to-tech remote diagnosis Yes Yes Yes
Topology mapping Yes Yes Yes
Smartlink remote diagnosis Yes Yes
AutoVin Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional Control Yes Yes Yes
VAG Guided Function Yes Yes Yes
ECU Coding (Online & offline) Yes Yes Yes
Online Programming Yes Yes Yes
J2534 programming Yes Yes Yes
RP1210/D-PDU Yes Yes Yes
J2534 Yes Yes Yes
CAN FD Yes Yes
DoIP Yes Yes Yes
Complete TPMS service Yes with TSGUN Yes with TSGUN Yes with TSGUN
Advanced key programming Yes with X-prog3 and X431 Key programmer Yes with X-prog3 and X431 Key programmer Yes with X-prog3 and X431 Key programmer
ADAS calibration Yes optional Yes optional Yes optional
Service Functions 41+ 40+ 40+
Vehicle coverage Passenger cars Medium & light Duty Vehicle Heavy duty vehicles (Optional) Passenger cars Medium & light Duty Vehicle Heavy duty vehicles (Optional) Passenger cars Medium & light Duty Vehicle Heavy duty vehicles (Optional)
Software Update 2 years free update 2 years free update 2 years free update
Compatible Modules:
X431 ADAS Pro Yes Yes Yes
X431 ADAS Mobile Yes Yes Yes
X-prog3 Yes Yes Yes
BST-360 Battery tester Yes Yes Yes
VSP600 videoscope Yes Yes Yes
TSGUN/i-TPMS Yes Yes Yes
Truck software add-on Yes Yes Yes
Oscilloscope O2-1/O2-2 Yes Yes Yes
S2-2 Sensorbox Yes Yes Yes
Price $1,689 EU UK Version: $1,689; Global version: $1,789 $2,273

X431 PAD V Elite Review:

Review 1:

I have been using this scanner for a week now and have found 2 misdiagnosed vehicles from other shops. This PAD V ELITE scanner loads quickly and so far very user-friendly. Still trying to figure out all the things it can do but as of now very happy with it.

Review 2:

I like how simple this X431 PAD V Elite scan tool is to operate. It’s very quick and gets the job done. I do car repair for a hobby and the price doesn’t break the bank. I purchased this scan tool to do an adaptive learning on a transmission for a 2016 Ford Focus, worked flawlessly.

Launch X431 PAD V Elite EU UK Version:

https://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/launch-x431-v-elite-eu-uk-version.html

Launch X431 PAD V Elite Global Version:

https://www.uobdii.com/wholesale/launch-x431-v-elite-global-version.html