Xhorse Dolphin II XP-005L vs Dolphin XP-005 vs Condor XC-MINI Plus

Dolphin XP005 vs Dolphin XP005L vs Condor XC-Mini Plus:

Item Dolphin XP-005 Dolphin XP-005L Condor XC-MINI Plus
Price(USD) 1950$ 2250$ 2700$
Weight(Net) 15kg 13kg 18kg
Weight(Gross) 18kg 18.5kg 22.9kg
Size 315x218x270mm 390*220*270mm 265*362*301mm
Screen × Angle adjustable 5-inch LCD touch screen Angle adjustable 7-inch LCD touch screen
Smart status indicator × Yes (in blue, yellow, red color) ×
Protection cover Yes,not enough Yes, good Yes, good
Update Database update in APP, firmware update via Xhorse update kit Online Update Online Update, support offline file update.
Clamp M1, M2,
M1, M2,
Manipulation Phone APP/Key Tool Max Phone APP/Standalone Standalone
Offline operation ×
All keys lost

What is Clamp M5?

The new clamp M5 is equal to clamp M1 plus M2, supporting Dolphin II XP-005L and Condor XC-MINI Plus II(coming soon).

Clamp M5 has side A and B, so users can turn it over as cutting needs instead of replacing different clamps. Detailed method is:

Loosen the key lock knob, turn over the clamp and tighten the key lock knob.

 dolphin ii m5 clamp

What new features on Dolphin XP-005L?

Dolphin XP-005L ≈ Dolphin XP-005 software(function) + Condor XC-MINI Plus firmware.

Compared to Dolphin XP-005:

300$, we'll get

An HD screen(you don't have to operate on your phone or buy a Key Tool Max),

A larger protection cover(Some customers gave a feedback that they wanted to buy a separate shell for Dolphin XP-005),

Online update(Firmware update via Upgrade Kit is a big trouble to some customers)

Lower weight(Easier to carry out)

M5 clamp(Make operation easier).


Compared to Condor XC-MINI Plus:

450$, we'll lose

A larger screen, offline operation. However, XC-Mini Plus doesn't have a built-in battery so hard to take it out for job.

A Review from Team Test and Tune

This is my first Chinese key cutting machine, and I bought for all key lost on BMWs.

First look
The advantage is the protective shield or the actual screen.
It's not connected to power source, and it's all running off batteries.

I don't know why I was so keen to the screen. Before I nearly bought the Condor Mini, which isn't battery operated because it had the screen. Now I've got it that the screen is no easier than using your phone. I've connected my phone to this and cut keys through the phone, and it was quite quick. When you're using your phone, the screen will go defunct.

The screen is very responsive, no issue with the touch screen at all, but I mean it's sort of like just using your phone to be honest.

To get this all set up, I did need to connect to the Internet and it's linked to your Xhorse account. In fact the biggest issue was getting a good enough Internet connection. My home Internet wasn't good enough, and I had to use the hot spot.

We'll go "System setting", "Machine parameter", "Cutting machine", which is all default, but I did install a 2.5mm cutter.
The clamp can be rotated, and we'll go around side A to calibrate.

And put a blank there.

I bought this for AKL on BMWs, and I just made a key with my VVDI BIM Tool, so let's go through the process.
The menu is very similar to Xhorse app, so
Vehicle Database>>BMW>>325>>E90
It gives you two bits of info, and it seems the older BMW keys use the different cut depth.

It all loads very quickly, pretty happy with it but there's no more information than you get on the Xhorse app.

We can do cut by code.
I have done a couple of Lishi tests and it's the same as the app it works.
We go to "Cut by code" and HU92, and input Lishi code in the key code.

Putting the code in is super quick, and it works perfectly again just like the Xhorse app.

All Key Lost
Let's go to All Key Lost, and that's why I bought this machine.
It has a different menu. When you do all keys lost, it allows you to input the manufacturer key codes.
When I was doing it by BIM Tool, the key code is 1380.
So input it in, and that's what it wants to cut.

We turn the clamp to side B, and start cutting.
It takes about two minutes to cut one side, and then you need to turn it around.
One thing I want complain is that you can hit the screen with the cover.

Something I didn’t appreciate is that the earlier Dolphin XP005 doesn’t have the cover, because the amount of crap is really impressive, and don’t forget that’s one key.

The arm coming out the bottom is bolted somewhere in the back, and it’s solid.

I'm super impressed with how well it cuts, and I though it was going to be just enough.
The Bluetooth is on and Wi-Fi is on, and we haven't lost any battery.

Open the car, feel mint.

Xhorse Dolphin XP005L FAQs
1.Q: What is the password of dolphin ii?

A: 123456
Xhorse dolphin ii

2.Q: Cut a Jaguar FO21 Tibbe key using M3 clamp, xp005l gives "Not support current data"?
A: 1)Make sure the database is the late version
    2)Re-update database and try again
    3)6-cut or 8-cut key? XP005L supports FO21 6-cut keys but doesn't support FO21 8-cut keys.