Table of Contents
- 1 Testing Records
- 2 Launch CRP123E vs CRP123X Comparison Chart
- 3 Key Differences
- 4 Key Similarities
- 5 Who Should Buy Them?
Before writing this comparison, our tester Eric Fugere spent tens of hours testing the Launch CRP123E and CRP123X on 7 different cars and 3 light trucks.
The aim of this comparison is to show you the key differences and similarities of the scan tools so that you can find out which is suitable for you.
We will also tell you who should buy them.
Let’s dive in!
|Scanner models||Launch CRP123E, Launch CRP123X|
|Testing Period||May 10 to October 15, 2023|
|Vehicle Tested||Cars: 2012 Ford Focus, 2007 Saturn Vue, 2019 Toyota Corolla, 2016 Toyota Prius, 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, 2017 Honda Accord, 2011 Nissan Juke|
Trucks: 2020 GMC Sierra 1500, 2019 Ford F-150, 2018 Silverado 1500
|Functions Tested||OBD2 Diagnostics, System Diagnostics (Engine, ABS, Airbag, Transmission), Battery Test, Oil Reset, SAS Reset, Throttle Adaptation|
Launch CRP123E vs CRP123X Comparison Chart
|Supported Engine Fuel Type||Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid||Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid|
|Supported Vehicle Type||Cars, SUVs, Light trucks, Minivans||Cars, SUVs, Light trucks, Minivans|
|Supported Vehicle Brands||See Vehicle Coverage||See Vehicle Coverage|
|Supported Model Years||From 1996||From 1996|
|Suitable Users||Beginner, Home Mechanic||Beginner, Home Mechanic|
|Supported Systems||engine, ABS, airbag (SRS), transmission||engine, ABS, airbag (SRS), transmission|
|O2 Sensor Test||✔||✔|
|On-board Monitor Test (Mode $06)||✔||✔|
|EVAP System Test||✔||✔|
|Battery Voltage Test||✔||✔|
|Throttle Body Relearn||✔||✔|
|Connection Type||OBD2 Cable||OBD2 Cable|
|Operating System||Android 7.0||Android 7.0|
|Memory (RAM, ROM)||1GB, 8GB||1GB, 8GB|
|Display||5-inch touch screen||5-inch touch screen|
|Battery Capacity||6100mAh battery||6100mAh battery|
|AFTER SALE SERVICES|
|Warranty||5 years||5 years|
Launch CRP123E and CRP123X are twins with minor differences. The only difference between them is the design. While the Launch CRP123X has a physical keypad beside the 5-inch touch screen, the Launch CRP123E doesn’t. It only has a 5-inch touch screen.
1. Full OBD2 Diagnostics
Based on our tests, we discovered that both the Launch CRP123E and CRP123X can do all 10 of the important OBDII tests. They include reading error codes, freeze frame data, live data, AutoVIN, on-board monitor diagnostics, EVAP test, I/M readiness, O2 sensor test, etc. These are all really important functions for an OBD2 scanner, and we were happy to see that they worked really well on all the cars and light trucks we tried them on.
2. Four-system Diagnosis and Battery Test
Utilizing the Launch CRP123E and CRP123X, we can perform comprehensive diagnostics on the engine, ABS, airbag, and transmission systems with ease and uniformity. In addition to reading and clearing trouble codes, these scan tools provide an extensive array of live data, facilitating the precise identification of system issues. Furthermore, the battery test function proves valuable and operates seamlessly during our testing on various vehicles. The data obtained during our evaluation is presented in the table below:
Note: The results were consistent across all nine vehicles tested.
|Systems||Live Data Retrieved|
|Engine System||Intake air temperature|
Fuel trim data
Misfire cylinder counts
Oxygen sensor data
O2 sensor voltage
MAF sensor data
Air intake humidity
Intake manifold pressure
|ABS system||ABS System Self-Test Results|
Brake Fluid Pressure
ABS Pump Motor
Wheel Speed Sensors
ABS System Voltage
ABS Module Data
Wheel Speed Discrepancy
ABS Solenoid Activation
Steering Angle Sensors
|Airbag System||Airbag Deployment Status|
Reset SRS Code
System Self-Test Results
Voltage and Power Supply
Seat Occupancy Sensor
Airbag Weight Sensor
|Transmission System||Shift Solenoid Status|
Transmission Fluid Temperature
Transmission input speed sensor
Torque Converter Clutch Status
Tachometer drive shaft
Transmission Fluid Pressure
3. Oil Reset, SAS Reset, Throttle Adaptation
The three reset functions are designed for home mechanics and both the scanners work the same in our tests. No significant differences found.
4. Wide Vehicle Coverage
The two Launch scan tools are compatible with all the 10 cars and trucks we tested. However, it doesn’t mean that they will work on any vehicles. It’s better to double check using the vehicle coverage checker provided by Launch.
5. User-friendly Build, Strong Configuration
The Launch CRP123E and CRP123X are well-designed scan tools with user-friendly build and strong configuration. These compact car scanners feature a sleek and durable design with an easy-to-navigate color screen.
They both come equipped with a robust OBD2 connector cable for quick and secure connections to your vehicle.
Their intuitive interface allows users to access a wide range of diagnostic functions, from reading error codes to viewing live data, all in a hassle-free manner.
The scan tools’ configuration is streamlined to provide efficient and accurate results, making it a valuable companion for anyone looking to troubleshoot and maintain their vehicles.
Who Should Buy Them?
I would recommend both of these scanners to home mechanics. If you have a preference for physical keypads alongside the touchscreen interface, the Launch CRP123X is a suitable choice.
However, if you seek a fully touchscreen-operated device, the Launch CRP123E is tailored to meet your requirements.