By: Nicholas King.
9.3 Final Score
SMOK Devilkin Vape Kit Bottom Line
Based on the SMOK ProColor, the new Devilkin will certainly impress, especially if you haven't tried SMOK products before. The nice inclusion of the TFV12 Prince tank really makes this vape kit produce some of the riches tasting vape clouds on the market. This dual 18650 battery mod produces power up to 225W with a whole array of coils to choose from. A great kit, but too similar to the ProColor to warrant an upgrade.
Well, it’s been about a week, so it must be time for another SMOK review, wow these manufacturers really release a lot of products to the market! So what’s so special with their Devilkin kit and is it now one of the best box mods on the market? Well, it’s a 225W dual battery mod, and at face value, it looks no different to their other mods, let’s take a closer look.
On the face of it, the design is very similar to the SMOK Procolor, even the screen layout is the same. It’s so annoying when a manufacturer releases a new mod, with only the slightest of changes from a previous mod.
You get a whole array of colors to choose from, including; red, rainbow, which they call prism, gold, chrome, blue, and gunmetal. That said, they are all black the only color difference is the tank and the trim on the mod.
The Devilkin mod measures in at 86mm tall, a tad less than 50mm wide and a depth of 34mm making this a little bigger overall than the original ProColor, so we guess there are some changes under the hood!
The screen is a TFT 1.3 inch with high-definition, making it really easy to read all the important info like current wattage, puff timer, the resistance of the coil, voltage, a puff counter, vape mode, and a dual battery indicator.
Below the screen is the USB port and the device has a large fire button to one side. On top is your 510 connector placed on one side and houses the TFV12 tank very well indeed.
Of course, there is a bit of a difference with this mod, SMOK has introduced a new upgraded user interface. Again you get into the menu by clicking the fire button 3 times. The menu is laid out completely different to other SMOK mods, but it’s still easy to understand. To flick through the menu options just click the + button.
The menu features include variable wattage (VW) mode, here you can adjust the wattage settings. Temperature control (TC) mode where you can choose your coil from Titanium, Stainless steel or Nickel and also includes a memory mode. Moving along the settings you come to the puff settings, where you can reset the puff counter etc.
Then you come to the display settings, where you can choose the color of the screen as well as adjusting the screen timeout time.
Overall the features are pretty much the same, with a new user interface, do we prefer the new one, well to us, it’s not really that much of a big deal and certainly not worth an upgrade. They should have just released this as an alternative firmware update, not a whole new device!
The main difference between the Devilkin kit and the ProColor kit is the tank, instead of the TFV8 which comes with the Procolor you get the TFV12 Prince Tank.
It’s not really that much of a big deal as they already offer this tank on many other kits including the SMOK H-PRIV 2 and the SMOK V-FIN. You can also buy it separately, it’s not by any means a brand new designed tank especially for this mod.
That said the performance of the TFV12 Prince Tank is exceptional for a prebuilt sub ohm tank, certainly one of our top sub-ohm tank choices. You get 2 coils with the kit which are the T10 Decuple 0.12-ohm coil which is best vaped from 80-110Watts and the Q4 Quadruple 0.4-ohm coil, best vaped from 60-80Watts.
So using the TFV12 tank with the T10 Decuple 0.12-ohm coil and setting the Devilkin to 50 watts, the flavor is somewhat muted, this is typical of a new coil and it takes about half a tank to really let the e-liquid soak into the coil. We always like to start low in wattage mode, to allow full saturation of the cotton in the coil. There’s nothing worse than burning the cotton!
Ramping the wattage up to 80 Watts really improves the general performance of this coil. The Devilkin mod handles it really well, and changing the vape mode to high, makes the mod more responsive.
The temperature control modes on the Devilkin kit are also pretty good. Testing it out we failed to burn any of the cotton inside the coil, even when the e-liquid had completely dried out, so it’s obviously working as it should and compares well with all the best electronic cigarette models that offer this feature.
Overall we were a little disappointed with the SMOK Devilkin kit, nothing to do with the performance, with the TFV12 Prince tank it produces some of the best flavors you can get from a sub-ohm kit. We were disappointed with the lack of innovation. The Devilkin kit is basically the same as the ProColor, just with a new upgraded user interface.
The performance of the mod is the same; the tank has been updated to the TFV12 Prince tank (which you could buy separately) and the design is almost the same! We wouldn’t necessarily recommend this mod as an upgrade, but if your new to vaping and fancy trying a SMOK product, then this would be a great choice, after all, they are one of the best manufacturers out there.