“ALL HAIL THE KING HAS ARRIVED”
It has become extremely challenging to keep up with every single brand new mod or atomizer launched by the company.
This increase in production rate has made lots of SMOK supporters wholly baffled. However, there are some obvious reasons why the manufacturer has become so popular across the globe these days.
One of the most recent products happens to be the innovative SMOK SUB King 220W Vape Starter Kit which is the powerhouse version of the reputed OSUB collection, and the power of device makes use of a breathtaking dual 18650 batteries platform along with 220 watts of maximum power apart from the mighty TFV8 Big Baby Beast Tank.
You’re going to receive the striking OSUB King starter kit in a regular “brick” packaging provided by the company featuring attractively cut foam inserts along with some remarkable bonus features inside, which includes USB cable, spare O-rings, a useful documentation as well as the big baby beast tank not to mention other essential components.
It will be challenging to avoid uttering the word “solid” once you pick up the astounding King. Although the other popular versions of the company are likewise stable, those are a bit more stylized as well as nuanced.
In comparison, the OSUB King starter kit happens to be king-sized, stout and does pack a punch with some serious clouds! As we’ll discover in our review and break down the things we love and the things at could use some improvements in our opinion.
In spite of the fact that this product is a bit shorter as compared to the other similar mods, with a dimension of 81.5 mm x 57.8 mm x 25 mm the SMOK device is not going to disappoint you in the long run.
The majority of the top baby tanks or big baby e-liquid tank at present will be able to sit flush without any gaps thanks to the 25 mm width plus the recessed 510 connection.
The bright and compact OLED display shows all the required information including wattage and temperature, battery life, voltage, puff counter, coil resistance, as well as puff strength setting.
In a nutshell, lots of info is highlighted by the product without making things complicated.
A snug-fitting battery door is also featured by the device along with adequate venting holes which enables everything to remain cool at the time of high-wattage usage.
The up and down control buttons are perhaps the only significant drawback of the OSUB King which happen to be hard and round buttons that are placed too close to each other thus making it difficult to use.
However, these buttons are not entirely useless since you will become familiar with them over time.
Another drawback that usually comes with the SMOK products is the inferior paint quality,. such as the SMOK Alien. Fortunately, no such thing occurs in case of the OSUB King. In fact, its high-gloss finish is resilient and attractive capable of surviving lots of wear and tear over the years.
The cutting-edge SMOK firmware is among the most navigable and usable systems available on the market. The beginner vapers will be able to learn using this product without any difficulty thanks to the innovative long-click press/hold scheme.
Although the OSUB has been promoted to be a King 220w tc mod, the fact is that it is not always possible to achieve this with a high-powered new to the market hot item. However, this baby is known to hit 200 watts on a regular basis with no difficulty at all.
There might be some stutter once you exceed this limit, but that is quite normal. However, there is hardly any review from the previous users regarding the device becoming too hot to hold comfortably.
The osub king 220w tc is not going to live up to your expectations when it comes to the temperature control suite. Although stainless steel, nickel, and titanium are supported by it up to 600F, one might face numerous problems with the mod giving “no atomizer” notifications now and then, in spite of the tanks being secure and sufficiently juiced.
Moreover, you will not come across any TCR mode on this mod for those not familiar it stands for “Temperature Coefficient of Resistance” which is a fancy acronym describing the resistance of the heating coil element in relation to the temp control and type of metal used in the coil.
Therefore TCR vapers such as Kanger Nebox need to fiddle with various builds till they can find the right spot. In fact, this product cannot be considered to be a nuanced and sophisticated vape device; preferably it is ideal for straight wattage setups.
A user can enjoy thick and tasty clouds right around 70 watts day after day just by using the already installed 0.2-ohm Q2 coil as well as the integrated baby beast tank.
Even though the three puff strength settings make a significant difference in puff time as well as immediacy, you will find the regular “Normal” environment to be adequate for the majority of the vapers. This latest mod is reputed for featuring a satisfactory ramp-up time and virtually no lag in between the button presses and the firing.
Don’t be surprised if you can enjoy as much as 7 to 8 hours of moderate vaping without any interruption till getting a low battery notification flashing on display. Any vaping enthusiast is merely going to adore that!
However, it is highly unlikely that the osub series will succeed in winning any awards for innovation or design this year and you will come across some better and efficient products on the market when it comes to the overall features.
Also, the vaping mod provides you with nothing unique that you won’t find anywhere. However, it is not going to not disappoint you by what it does.
Nevertheless, the question might lurk in one’s mind: What is the target market for this product? The sub-ohm newbies would like to have something a bit more compact and also more sophisticated. Experienced Vapers will probably try some other advanced devices available on the market.
In fact, the majority of them own these types of devices already in their collection.
1 x SMOK G-PRIV 2 230W MOD
1 x SMOK TFV8 X-Baby Tank
1 x V8 X-Baby Q2 0.4 Ohm Dual Coils (Pre-Installed)
1 x V8 X-Baby T6 0.2 Ohm Sextuple Coils
1 x Replacement Tank Glass
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual
Smok G-PRIV 2 230W MOD Specs
Wattage Output: 1.0 – 230.0W
Variable Temperature Control : Nickel / Titanium / Stainless Steel 316
Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600F / 100 – 315C
Resistance Range: 0.06 – 3.0ohm for Temperature Control Mode
Resistance Range: 0.1 – 3.0ohm for Variable Wattage
Shatter Resistant High Strength Toughened Glass
Hidden Fire Side Button
OLED Display Screen
Zinc Alloy Construction
Requires (2) High Amp 18650 Batteries (Sold Separately)
Micro USB Charging Port
Smok TFV8 X-Baby Beast Tank Specs
Dimensions: 2-5/16″ x 15/16″ (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
4.0ml e-Liquid Capacity
Top Fill Swivel Design with Larger Fill Hole
Large Heating Air Tube for Higher Airflow Efficiency
Top Airflow Control Valve
Leak Resistant Design
Large Dual Adjustable Airflow Slots
Ultra Long Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
Large Central Airflow Chamber
Stainless Steel Construction
Utilizes SMOK X-Baby Beast Brother V8 Core Atomizer Heads for Variable Wattage
Includes (1) V8 X-Baby Q2 Core 0.4ohm Dual Coil Atomizer Head (Pre-installed) (Designed for 40 – 80 Watts)
Includes (1) V8 X-Baby M2 Core 0.25ohm Dual Coil Atomizer Head (Designed for 30 – 50 Watts)
Optional V8 X-Baby RBA Head (Sold Separately)
Word of WARNING: The SMOK OSUB KING like all battery mods needs to be properly charged and used to avoid injury. Be careful and use wisely at your own risk, always use proper precautions, these products are sensitive to charging characteristics if manufacturer directions are not followed it could have adverse reactions!
Our Bottom Line Thoughts
It will not be wrong to assert that the OSUB mod is a beast and has proved itself to be a worthy device when it comes to vaping. Although not that small in size, it is nevertheless quite convenient to use.
Users having smaller hands will find it to be a bit heavy as well as uncomfortable, but unlike the other mods in this category, this powerful mod is not oversized by any means.
Nonetheless, there are some flaws when it comes to the temperature control of the product which needs to be fixed in the upcoming days. In short, the OSUB King is going to be ideal for those who are looking for a primary vaping device with the standard features.