Xhorse Condor II vs Dolphin II Which to Choose?

Would like to learn the differences between dolphin ii vs xhorse condor xc-mini plus ii key cutting machine. Any input?

First of all, check a table comparison, then major differences and the summary below.

Item Xhorse Dolphin II (Dolphin XP005L) Xhorse Condor II (Condor XC-Mini Plus II)
Image  Dolphin Ii  Condor Ii
Database shares same key database, support car, motorcycle and household keys.
Touch screen 5-inch angle- adjustable capacitive touch screen. 7-inch angle- adjustable capacitive touch screen.
WiFi Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-in battery Yes No
Net weight 13kg 19kg
Gross weight 18.5kg 24kg
Power 160W 200W
Protective shield Yes Yes
LED indicator Yes Yes
Parameter  Dolphin Ii Parameter  Condor Ii Parameter
Offline operation No Yes
Manipulation Phone App/Key Tool Max/Standalone Standalone
Optional key Recognition Yes (works with key reader) Yes (works with key reader)
Clamp M5 clamp in default,

Clamp M1, M2, M3, M4 optional

M3 and 5 clamps in default,

Clamp M1, M2, M4 optional

 

Update Firmware, database update via WiFi System, app, software, database, firmware update within machine, without upgrade kit on PC  (update guide)
Warranty 1 year 3 years

1.Software

Database

Dolphin II and Condor II shares the same key database, support car, motorcycle and household keys.

It is mainly for car keys, only a few motorcycle and household keys are on database.

 

2. Key Blank Engraving

Condor Ii Key Blank Engraving
The biggest difference would be the key blank engraving (dimple key) function.
XP005L does not support this feature, condor ii does.

Due to the two new dimple cutters (internal/external), condor ii can decode and cut multi-lock dimple keys so we can personalize our keys.

The key blank engraving function allows users to add and delete texts and pictures, resize and turn them, to perfectly design a unique key.

Check How to Engrave a Key Blank with Condor II

Optical Key Bitting Recognition
Xhorse reader is used for decoding plastic and aluminum keys like some keys of landrover and audi. It can work with dolphin, condor and panda key cutting machines.
Condor XC-Mini II is the only one that can directly connect to key reader without a mobile phone.
It’s able to quickly and accurately identify almost all car keys, motorcycle keys, plastic keys and aluminum keys while connecting to key reader.
optical recognition           avoid probe breaking       identify key data faster

 

 

3. Offline operation

xhorse condor mini plus ii supports offline operation like the previous condor mini plus.
The network is not always movable, so this function could be a highlight.

But condor still does not have a built-in battery, so if you want to take it out, you may prepare a van to power it or choose the new Dolphin XP005L.

 

4. Household keys

Condor ii will cut household keys by bitting and via universal duplication (with original key).  Dolphin ii cannot cut household key by bitting, only via universal duplication (with original key).

 

 

5. Clamps

 

Both come with M5 (M1+M2) clamp, clamp m5 is really handy, don’t have to install and uninstall during procedure, just rotate it to select side A/B and lots of guys also appreciate this clamp update.

Condor Mini Plus II comes with M3 clamp in default as well.  It could save money a lot.

Condor Ii Package

6. Firmware

Both have touch screen control, can also be controlled by phone app.

Condor II has a large screen and works faster (8-core Processor and high resolution).

Dolphin II is light weight and can be carried out easily.

 

 

7. Package

Dolphin XP-005L Package List 

Dolphin Ii Package

1pc x Machine

1pc x Clamp M5 and link stopper

1pc x Clamp M3 ( optional )

1pc x Clamp M4 ( optional )

1pc x 1.5mm cutter

1pc x 2.5mm cutter

1pc x Probe

1pc x 2mm+4mm 3mm hexagon bar wrench

1pc x 3mm hexagon bar wrench

1pc x 6mm hexagon bar wrench

1pc x Protective bracket

1pc x Power adapter

1pc x 1.5m Power cord of Mainland China standard

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of UK standard (optional)

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of US standard (optional)

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of EU standard (optional)

1pc x Built-in battery (optional)

1pc x Brush

1pc x Product qualitty certificate

1pc x User manual

 

Condor XC-Mini Plus II Package List 

Condor Ii Package

Condor II Package:

1pc x Machine

1pc x Clamp M5 and link stopper

1pc x Clamp M3

1pc x Clamp M4 ( optional )

1pc x 1.5mm cutter

1pc x 2.5mm cutter

1pc x Probe

1pc x 2mm+4mm 3mm hexagon bar wrench

1pc x 3mm hexagon bar wrench

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of UK standard (optional)

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of US standard (optional)

1pc x 1.5 Power cord of EU standard (optional)

1pc x Brush

1pc x Product qualitty certificate

1pc x User manual

 

Summary:

It all depends on what you need.
same database, same feature.
First of all, you need to know which one is portable or not.  When you arrive at a site and need to cut 10-15 keys at once, you go for dolphin ii because it is battery operated.

Condor ii would be a nice choice in the long run.