By: Nicholas King.
8.3 Final Score
SMOK G-Priv 2 Review Bottom Line
Released pretty soon after the original the version 2 upgrade is now here. The SMOK G-Priv 2 is certainly an improvement, both in ergonomics and functionality, producing a 230W output controlled by a new, sharper 2 inch color touchscreen panel to set a trio of output settings, preheat and a host of other stuff from their new SMOK chipset, this mod packs all the features any new or experienced vaper needs. Coupled with the TFV8 X-Baby Beast Tank, this kit is hard to beat.
SMOK’s been hit-or-miss with us lately, with several products that have caught our attention and a few that have left us flat. Still, we’re big fans of the company, so we were eager to test out the new SMOK G-Priv 2 in hopes that this latest version of the Priv would give us reason to cheer. In this SMOK G-Priv 2 review, we’ll examine its capabilities, put it through its paces, and see whether this device is all we hope it might be and see if it’s one of the best vape mods on the market.
If you’re familiar with SMOK, then you can understand why we’re so high on the company. SMOK always seems to push the envelope when it comes to innovative vaping technology. A few months ago, they broke the mold once again when they released the fantastic original G-Priv 220. That device was filled with all the power any user could wish for and included a handy and well-designed touchscreen that we were sure would change the industry forever. Now, it might seem as though it’s a little too early for the company to introduce an update for that model, but this is SMOK we’re talking about – and they seem to have a good sense of what the market needs, and when. Take their recent release of the SMOK Majesty Starter Kit, released just in time for the Christmas rush and an ideal present to new and old vapers!
So, what does this update to the G-Priv involve, you ask? Well, let’s note the obvious before we get into the finer details. Aesthetically, this is a streamlined look that is much more attractive than the original. It’s being touted as “slimmer” and that certainly seems to be the case. It’s also supposedly a more durable device than its predecessor – though we didn’t put it through any stress tests to confirm that notion.
The G-Priv 2 is outfitted with 510 threading – making it compatible with most other components in the market. It relies upon 2 high amp 18650 batteries to provide it’s 1.0 – 230.0 W of wattage. Of course, those batteries are not included in the package, so be sure that you have some on hand if you want to use your SMOK as soon as it arrives at your doorstep. Batteries can be charged via the device’s micro-USB charging port.
It offers variable temperature control for nickel, titanium, and stainless steel 316, with temperature control that ranges from 200 to 600 F, or 100 – 315 C, you can read more about stainless and nickel coils here. That’s more than enough variance to ensure that the product accommodates the widest possible spectrum of vaping needs. In temperature control mode, you can achieve resistance ranges of 0.06 – 3.0 Ohms. If you opt for variable wattage instead, you can enjoy a range of 0.1 – 3.0 Ohms.
Like its predecessor, the version 2 comes with a touchscreen display. It also offers shatter-resistant glass, an OLED display screen to monitor and alter settings, and a solid zinc alloy construction that is sure to provide most users with all the durability they’ll ever need in a vaping device. It comes with oversized airflow slots that are designed for optimal customization and a huge central airflow chamber. Perhaps best of all from a design standpoint is that the G-Priv 2 can accommodate that wonderful X-Baby Tank (it even comes with the mod if you buy the kit), which means that it can achieve e-liquid capacity of 4 ml!
So, why is that latter point so important? If you’re not into huge clouds of vapor, then the Baby Tank might be something that you’re unfamiliar with. For those who’ve used it, however, it needs no introduction. This thing is a tank atomizer that can flood your room with thick, flavorful vapor. Together with this tank, the G-Priv 2 should be an unstoppable cloud monster that meets all your cloud-chasing needs.
Granted, it’s not the perfect tank for those who are trying e-cigs to quit smoking, but for the more experienced vaper, who want to experience more vapor, this kit is wonderful!
With that said, you can probably guess how our tests went. Yes, the mod provided all the power that we could ask for – and then some. Wattage was consistently good, and we found everything to be extremely convenient to use – with almost no learning curve. In an age where companies sometimes change things just to change things, SMOK’s consistency is refreshing. Be sure to look at our vape deals page as SMOK often have items on sale!
That’s why we are so happy to recommend this product to vape enthusiasts – and especially those who are thrilled at the prospect of achieving the largest clouds without modifying their vaping rigs. With the SMOK G-Priv 2 is one of the best vaping devices and mods out there and there is no need for customization, no special techniques, or other tricks and tactics. Instead, you get a thoroughly well-conceived vaping device that is focused on helping you produce as much thick., flavorful vapor as possible. In other words, SMOK knocked this one out of the park.