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Full review of the SMOK T-Priv box mod kit

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7.5 Final Score
SMOK T Priv Mod Review Bottom Line

We have always liked the SMOK offerings to the vaping market, but as we have tested many products the T-Priv just doesn't give us anything new to be impressed with. That said you still get a quality mod that you would expect! Exceptional performance with a great design giving you a great vape that competes with the best on the market. If however your looking to upgrade your current Smok Mod, then save your money and wait, the new functionality is just not there!

Full In-depth Review of the SMOK T-Priv Kit

The SMOK T-Priv mod with tank kitIf you’re a fan of the products offered by SMOK Tech, then you no doubt eagerly anticipate every new innovation they bring to market. And let’s be honest here: there are few companies out there with a better understanding of their market than SMOK we have been a keen fan since their release of the Smok Alien Kit last year, which is still voted as one of the best box mods on the market! The company almost always hits its mark. So, you can understand why we have been so excited to get our hands on the new SMOK T-Priv; we just couldn’t wait to put it through its paces. In this SMOK T-Priv Kit review, we’ll do just that – and see whether this latest entry into the vaping marketplace is good enough to earn our recommendation.

The design of the SMOK T-Priv


Let’s begin with the design. The outer casing is a work of futuristic art and looks like something that Optimus Prime himself would be proud to carry around. From an aesthetic standpoint, this device is about as cutting-edge as anything we’ve seen come down the pike in quite some time. The shell is highly-detailed and covers a layer of LED panels that you can use to give you a little light while you vape.

This is not your typical, sleek mod design, to be sure. Instead, this is a device that hearkens back to a time when we were all accustomed to technology’s hard edges and even harder angles. Of course, SMOK has given those aesthetic details their full attention, as everything from the feature placement to outer finish showcases their commitment to getting it right.

Those LED panels are customizable too –  so you have the ability to alter the transitions, use different color effects, or schedule their illumination cycle. I’m personally ambivalent toward these types of “features” – since I’ve always believed that companies do better when they focus on their core competencies – but for those who really appreciate these types of bells and whistles, this will probably be a real selling point.

The battery door which houses two 18650 batteries offers what we’ve come to expect from SMOK. It’s easy to manage and seals up well without any glitches. SMOK also marked the contacts, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty determining the right way to place your batteries into the device. Again, this is no surprise, given SMOK’s impressive track record with such things.

Although a little on the large size, SMOK have solved this problem with the release of a new updated mod, the SMOK Majesty Mod kit is smaller and comes with an updated user interface.
Designs available for the T-Priv box mod

The LED Screen on the T-Priv mod


From a technical standpoint, this device has much to offer. It includes variable wattage and temperature control modes, with different settings for each. There’s a puff counter for those of you who like to track such things and menu options that allow you to change your LED colors and activities. These and other features are all managed from the device OLED screen – which is probably the one thing that I didn’t really like about the T-Priv.

If you’re accustomed to a slightly larger screen – like the Smok GX2/4 – then the T-Priv screen may take some getting-used-to. It is smaller, and that can make the details seem less impressive than they might otherwise be. Of course, SMOK tried to compensate for that change by limiting the amount of raw data that you see on your screen, but that didn’t really impress us. In fact, it seems a real shame to create one of the most gorgeous mods we’ve ever seen and then take a step backward on the information display.

Performance of the T-Priv box mod


On the performance front, we found the T-Priv to be pretty good. It’s quite large and feels bulky in the hand – not a bad thing, necessarily – but that size isn’t really accompanied by the anticipated increase in power. In our usage, the device seemed to function about as well as comparable mods – which suggests that it doesn’t really contain any new capabilities that make it stand out from SMOK’s previous offerings.

In other words, this is one of those instances in which the company created a great new design to house its standard mod functions. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, mind you – but it’s something that you should keep in mind if you plan on buying this device expecting it to be a major upgrade over prior SMOK products. Yes, it looks much better – but that’s about it.


To Conclude

Packaging of the T-Priv mod kitBasically, this is a mod for those who simply want a really attractive device with the usual features or SMOK fans who are driven to buy everything that the company makes.

If you’re in need of a new mod, this is surely a competent, reliable product to add to your collection and as it holds the SMOK name competes as one of the best vaping products available.

If you already have SMOK products that are meeting your needs, save your money – since this device probably won’t be a major improvement over what you’re now using.

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 G Priv 2 review

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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!

    SMOK Procolor 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

  • SMOK OSUB Plus reviewSmok OSub Plus – An upgrade to the original 40W Osub the new Plus model boosts an 80W output! Designed really as a vape mod for carrying around with you through the day with reliability and easy to use controls. Check it out!

    Smok OSub Plus 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.

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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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