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SMOK OSUB Plus Review Bottom Line

In the OSUB Plus 80W, SMOK made some improvements on their OSUB 40W mod while staying in the ‘pocket mod’ category. They’ve added an extra 40W and twinned the mod with the excellent Brit Beast tank’s TFV8 Baby-Q2 coil heads for some serious vapor production ability. It’s not a large device, but thanks to SMOK’s choice of a Brit Beast TFV8 tank this modest-looking mod is a monster cloud maker. Where the similarly ‘specked SMOK G80 caters for taste fiends, this portable 80W mod caters for cloud-lovers.

Full In-depth Review of the SMOK OSUB Plus

OSUB Plus 80W in blackApart from a slightly larger size, it is visually similar to the smaller 40W OSUB with its nicely rounded corners and the same display positioning and control buttons. The starter kit comes with; The Brit Beast tank with two V8 Baby-Q2 dual coil heads of 0.4Ω, USB cable and an extra glass tube in case you crack or break the tank. The unit is built around one 3300mAh battery which is why the mod is a little bulkier than its predecessor, the 40W OSUB.


More Powerful Battery:

A single 18650 removable battery provides the more robust extra wattage. The battery can be recharged using the USB cable provided with the kit or replaced with a fresh battery as needed. Any larger battery would make the device much chubbier, so this is a good compromise between power and portability.  You should get up to 8 hours’ vaping at about 50W, so the battery life always depends on your vaping pattern, but heavier usage at the 80W capacity will require more frequent recharging, obviously!
SMOK OSUB Plus Mod in silver

Clean and Sleek Look:

With dimensions of 75.5mm high, 54.5mm wide and 25mm thick it is a little chubbier than SMOK’s 40W OSUB, although it has the same clean appearance. The device is finished in a long-lasting zinc alloy and is available in black, matt silver, gold, a Royal Purple and the, by now, instantly recognizable signature SMOK multicolor finish. The LED information and control system is on the broad side panel where it is easy to read and manipulate. But does this make it one of the best box mods on the market, well we’re not too sure!


New Firing button Design:

The shiny new lateral firing bar is new. Only the top part of the bar activates with a satisfying ‘click feel’ – so the stationary bottom part of the bar prevents accidental firing. The locking/unlocking system provides further firing safety. Except for the reset button and battery venting holes, all the controls are on the side and are neatly laid out in a line all down the broader flank of the unit. The LED display is at the top, followed by the up/down buttons and then the micro-USB port which allows for upgrading firmware and quick charging via micro-USB cable. 


The auto-safety system takes care of accidental or over-zealous firing by cutting the circuit if necessary. The OSUB Plus 80W LED layout is familiar, but the display seems brighter than that of the G40 OSUB. Information about mode, temperature, voltage, amps, resistance and battery level is available.


Beastly Little Tank:

The Smok Brit Beast tank in black
The Brit Beast TFV8 tank is a tremendous asset to this mod. The Standard Edition holds 3ml e-juice with a decent top fill opening and the inevitable Delrin drip tip, all packed into a modest 53mm high by 22mm diameter sized package. The Baby Beast has earned a justifiable reputation for not leaking at all, perfect airflow placement and high-quality coils which all makes for efficient e-juice use.

The airflow system can be adjusted with pin-point accuracy for either MTL or direct lung hits with its ability to set it for an airy draw. This is very similar to all the best vape brands on the market right now and we love it!


Coiled Up:

The TFV8 Baby comes with two V8 Baby-Q2 cores and 0.4 Ω dual coils, one of which is pre-installed, but the tank also has a temperature control function Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel coils.
Colors available of the SMOK OSUB Plus


The Full Osub kit

  • Pocket sized vapor monster
  • Quality tank twinned with 80W power to satisfy power vapers
  • VW / TC mode
  • Wide resistance range to experiment with
  • Intelligent atomizer recognition allows user to rely on auto settings, but experienced users can use manual settings to control wattage (increments of 0.1W between 1W to 80W) and temperature (increments of 5 degrees between 100C – 315C)
  • You can also switch between 5 output modes, from Minimum through Normal, Soft, Hard and Maximum settings
  • Safety cut-off



With an increasing number of 80W mods on the market, vapers now have plenty of choices between good all-rounders, cloud monsters and flavor beasts.  The SMOK OSUB 80W is a good selection in this category as it will definitely satisfy cloud chasers, even though the moderate size makes it very portable. Like the SMOK G80, it is a very attractive alternative to large mods as it is compact, very portable and delivers the vapor as promised.


Other Smok Kits Available

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


  • Smok G Priv 2 reviewSMOK G Priv 2 – The upgrade is here and it’s improved in every sense! Better screen, smaller, more power and overall a better performer, what more could you ask for!

    SMOK G Priv 2 review

  • The SMOK Stick X8SMOK Stick X8 – SMOK have released their new version of a vape pen with some huge improvements like a 3000mAh battery, creating a smooth and all day vape that competes with the best on the market.

    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!

    SMOK Procolor review

  • 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

  • Smok G80 reviewSmok G80 – If your interested in box mods, but don’t want to carry a huge brick around with you then the Smok G80 needs to be looked at. With an 80W built in battery and a 2ml tank this mod produces as good vapor as the big dogs!

    Smok G80 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

  • 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!

    Smok AL85 review

  • 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!

    Smok Stick AIO review

  • 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.

    Smok Skyhook review

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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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