SMOK G-Priv

Introduction

SMOK is not the first, and probably won’t be the last manufacturer to bring a touchscreen box-mod to the market. However, the G-Priv 220W is absolutely one of the best box-mods available out there. With it’s huge, clear capacitive touchscreen, you’ll get the vaping experience of a lifetime.

Performance
The SMOK G-Priv 220W is availabe als a single mod. You can also get it as a kit, which will be combined with the amazing SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast. The latter is the combination we chose and tested.

The first thing you’ll see when you get the device in hand, is how the Big Baby Beast and the G-Priv are really made for eachother. Everything fits. No overhang, no spaces where it shouldn’t be. It definitely looks the part.
The G-Priv’s touchscreen does it’s job as you’d except. It’s got a nice and clean interface with big buttons so you’ll have a hard time pressing the wrong one.




All over the side of this box-mod is a big firebutton. A nice touch to an already neat looking device.
In terms of vapor and taste: Wow! Definitely one of the best devices we’ve tried thusfar. And stable as well, it keeps pumping out huge amounts of vapor until the last little drop of power is out.

On the back of the G-Priv you’ll find a little magnetic batterycover, with a little edge you can put your fingernail in to pop it open.
Don’t judge too soon, SMOK huged probably the strongest magnets they could find. It costs quite the bit of power to get it off. No chance of losing this thing.

Inside, you’ll find two 18650 flat-top batteries.

The screen
SMOK created a nice, crisp interface. Very, very responsive and clear.
However, it does feel kind of ‘hurried’ at times. For example, when you click the fire-button 5 times to shut the G-Priv down, you’ll get a very out of place looking popup, asking you if you’re sure.
It’s not that big of a deal, but it is kind of a shame on an otherwise very nice device.
Another thing we noticed, is the screen doesn’t feel all that strong. Pressing a tiny bit too hard results in white spots in the screen. Luckily, those fade away almost immediately.

Although SMOK built in a relatively good screen, they are missing out on options to customize the interface. Adding your own background is not one of the possibilities.
Perhaps SMOK will choose to add that later on in a firmware update, but at the time of writing: not possible.

Specs:
Output wattage: 1W – 220W
Capacity: 2 18650 flat-top batteries
Variable wattage
Variable temperature (if you’re using the right coils)
BIG touch screen
510 wire

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 2 batteries
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Big, clear screen
  • Touchscreen
  • Pass-through vaping

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Big
  • Interface appears to be built in kind of a hurry

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