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The Smok G80 Full Review

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8.1 Final Score
SMOK G80 Review Bottom Line

The SMOK G80 is SMOKTECH’s new footprint in the ‘tiny mod’ marketplace, where the challenge is to provide a super-compact device with an output in the 50W to 100W range without introducing a big battery casing or making the unit too bulky. Combining top performance features with enough power to last a decent time is hard, and putting it into an ultra-slim mod, which can be slipped into a pocket or bag, is not an easy task.

The Full Smok G80 Review

The Smok G80 Kit in goldThe SMOK G80 builds on SMOK’s experience in this market. The brand has picked up a lovely sleek, lean look with easy-to-use advanced features throughout their range of products, arguably making them one of the best box mod manufacturers in the market.  The new G80 has some distinct advantages over other products, and perhaps the most noticeable benefit is taste control.

At first glance, it appears similar to its predecessors, but the new 80W power makes the SMOK G80 a proper little workhorse.  The mod comes in gold with black detail, a solid silver, or a black tank with red or green detail.  Rings and trimmings are picked out in matching colors. The OLED screen is clean, and the buttons are just where you expect them.  Here are the highlights of the new G80:


No Pairing:

The unit is built around one 18650 battery, which, in certain circumstances, can be a better option than built-in batteries. It’s sometimes more convenient to slip in a fresh battery than to plug in and recharge, and the battery case is a smooth push-pull design. Not having to pair batteries for your mod has the advantage that you can use older batteries for longer, just to make sure you get your full money’s worth from each one! Battery life always depends on usage, and if you use the G80 at a steady  20 to 30 watts you’ll get a decent day’s vaping out of the battery, but heavier usage (it is, after all, an 80W for a reason!) will require recharging or battery replacement during the day.

The size of the G80 mod in a hand

Clean look:

The G80 has a no-fuss look and sports an ergonomic design for comfortable handling. The dimensions of the mod are 75.5mm high, 38.5mm wide and a scant 26.5mm thick.  The striking OLED screen is easy to read at a quick glance, with all the important information in a neat display:  mode, voltage, temperature, amps, resistance and battery level.


Intuitive Button Placement:

The fire button is on the side, right at the top, with the two smaller up/down adjustment buttons just below it. The micro-USB port is situated at the bottom of the unit, in line with the power and navigation buttons.  The USB port allows for upgrading the firmware as needed, and also quick charging via micro-USB cable.  The operation is familiar:  just tap the power button 5 times to switch on, and hold it down for vaping.  The auto-safety system cuts the circuit if you hold the button down for longer than 12 seconds, but will resume once you release the button.


Mix & Match:

Most mods have been standardized to a 510 thread, which makes it easy to replace tanks or experiment with other tank designs.  You can easily use 22mm or larger atomizers, though you may have to deal with some overhang from the tanks larger than 24mm.


The Smok Spiral tank

Tanked Out:

The Spiral tank holds 2ml e-juice with a top fill feature and Delrin drip tip.  The new SMOK Spiral tank is a great asset to this nifty little mini-mod. Although the tank capacity is ‘just’ 2ml, users will find that SMOK’s precise wicking hole placement, in conjunction with quality coils and their highly adjustable 4-hole airflow design, makes for efficient e-juice use and gives a huge difference in multi-level taste.  It’s not just saving in terms of money, but fuss! SMOK’s 4-hole airflow system allows for a great deal of custom control, which means a wide variety of enjoyable e-juice flavors and also a choice for users who like to switch between Direct Lung and Mouth-to-Lung hits as most of the vape brands use this type of control it’s nice to see on this tank.


Coiled Up:

The kit comes with 2 different coils.  Users can experiment with two different coils which are provided with the kit.  The mod arrives with a pre-installed 0.6 Ω dual core coil, and the box set also contains another 0.3 Ω dual core for VW mode vaping.


Circuit Safety:

SMOK’s chipset protects users against the dangers of short circuits and overheating and the mode of operation is automatically detected depending on the coil. In VW mode the range is 0.1ohm to 3.5ohms, while in TC mode, the range is 0.05ohms to 1.5ohms.

Colors available of the G80



  1. VW / TC mode
  2. Outstanding taste
  3. The advantagesWattage up to 80W for power vaping
  4. Wide resistance range
  5. Intelligent atomizer recognition eliminates the need for manual settings
  6. Automatic temperature control and safety cut-off
  7. SMOK quality design and build
  8. 510 compatibility
  9. Pocket size – Ergonomic design and light weight
  10. 2ml tank with convenient top fill feature

    Specifications of the SMOK G80 Kit



RX Mini Mod:

  • Weight: 97.6g
  • Size: 75.5mm high and 38.5mm wide, 26.5mm thick
  • Thread Type: 510 thread
  • Wattage Range: 6W – 80W
  • Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F / 100°C – 315°C
  • Resistance Range: 0.1Ω – 3.Ω (VW Mode)  and 0.06Ω – 3Ω (TC Mode)
  • Output Modes: VW, TC
  • OLED Display
  • Micro USB Port (Upgrading & Charging)
  • Dual Circuit Protection
  • Replaceable 18650 Battery not included

Spiral Tank Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 48 high and 22ml thick
  • Capacity: 2ml
  • Weight: 42g
  • 2mL Tank Capacity
  • What is in the G80 KitStainless Steel Construction
  • Convenient Top Fill
  • Delrin drip tip
  • Adjustable Airflow with four separate air holes on the bottom


Package Contents:

  • 1 x G80 Mod
  • 1 x Spirals Tank
  • 1 X 0.6 Ω Dual core (pre-installed)
  • 1 X 0.3 Ω Dual core
  • 1 x Replacement glass tube
  • 1 x USB Cable for charging/upgrade
  • 1 x User Manual
  • Spare parts



80W mods are becoming mainstream. The SMOK G80 is a good choice in this category due to its excellent taste production and powerful clouds of vapor, which is now obtainable without the hassle of carrying around a big mod.  Like the SMOK Qbox, this mini kit is a very attractive alternative to large mods if you don’t want to deal with bigger battery packs. The G80 Mod is compact, very portable and a fantastic primary device for taste-fiends or as standby device for people who already own ultra-customized mods.

Other Smok Kits Available

Smok is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic cigarettes and they have many models currently on the market:


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    SMOK Stick X8 review

  • SMOK Procolor ReviewSMOK Procolor 225W Mod – The Procolor is Smok’s upgrade to the Alien kit that was one of their best sellers. With an improved paint job and other subtle changes, this mod stands out as one of the best!

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  • The SMOK T-PrivSmok T-Priv – One of SMOK’s newer box mods and one of the best looking, that said not many feature changes so not suitable for an upgrade, but a great starter kit if you haven’t tried SMOK before!

    SMOK T-Priv review

  • SMOK GX2/4 Mod ReviewSMOK GX2/4 Mod – Combining all the great features of the SMOK Alien kit and the GX350, SMOK have released this 2 in 1 mod that holds 4 x 18650 batteries, but can be slimmed down to hold just 2 batteries! This mod gives you everything you would need in vaping!

    SMOK GX2/4 review

  • The SMOK G150 KitSmok G150 – The G150 Kit features a huge built-in 4200mAh battery and the TFV8 Big Baby tank. The vapor produced is great and the mod has all the latest features you would expect making it one to check out.

    Smok G150 review

  • Smok Vape Pen Plus reviewSmok Vape Pen Plus – For those lovers of vape pens, the new vape pen plus from Smok has been released. Small yet featuring a huge 3000mAh battery and 4ml tank this pen produces some great tasting vapor.

    Smok Vape Pen Plus review

  • Smok QBox ReviewSmok QBox – One of the smallest box mods on the market, but paired with the TFV8 Baby tank this thing delivers. With a huge 1-inch screen this is arguably the best box mod on the market for portability and performance, if power is not your concern.
  • Review of the Smok AL85Smok AL85 – Nicknamed the baby Alien kit after the success and popularity of the original Alien mod. The AL85 features the similar specs but with one huge difference; it’s size! IF your after a smaller box mod that delivers both flavor and vapor then the AL85 might be for you!

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  • SMOK GX 350 Quad reviewSmok GX 350 Quad – Featuring 4 x 18650 batteries, this thing is a beast of a mod! It’s relatively small too and also has the option to work of just 2 batteries. The kit comes with the TFV8 Tank which is well known and trusted as one of the best tanks on the market. All in all, a great kit!

    Smok GX 350 Quad review

  • The AIO Smok StickSmok Stick AIO – If vape pens are your thing, then you need to check out the SMOK Stick AIO. This all in one pen makes vaping easy and best of all the flavors are as good as any box mod!

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  • Stick V8Smok Stick V8 Kit – Utilizing the TFV8 Baby tanks and a huge 3000 mAh battery the Smok Stick V8 is one of the best vape pens on the market. Great vapor amounts and great taste, what more could you ask for?

    Smok Stick V8 review

  • Alien KitSmok Alien Kit – One of the best, if not the best box mod on the market right now! The Alien kit is small and yet so powerful, taking 2 x 18650 batteries your sure to have enough power for all levels of vaping. Also features the TFV8 Baby beast tank, which is recognized as the best tank on the market!

    Smok Alien review

  • The Smok SkyhookSmok Skyhook – Nicknamed the Aliens cloud machine, this box mod is using all the tech from the Alien kit and specializing it for the TDA and RTA users. If you like the taste of your own coils and cotton, then this box mod needs to be in your inventory! Great tasting and great features.

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Nicholas King
Nicholas King

Hi! I’m Nicholas King, the founder, and Chief Editor at SmokeTastic. As an ex-smoker and now vaping enthusiast for over 13 years myself, I understand the transition between smoking and vaping. My aim is to share useful information about all the different vape and e-cig products on the market, self-help tips, and detailed reviews.

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