What are the best SMOK mods you can buy right now? Good question – these are the best SMOK mods we’ve tested in the past 12 months…
SMOK is basically the biggest brand in the vape space.
Like Apple or Samsung, most people with even a passing interest in vaping have heard of SMOK – or used or owned one of its products. But what are the best SMOK mods you can buy right now?
If you’re looking at SMOK mods because
A) you think they’re the best, and;
B) you see them everywhere, it is definitely worth pausing for thought before you pull the trigger on one.
Why? Simple: SMOK might be one of – if not THE – biggest brand in the vape space right now, but that doesn’t mean it is the best.
Not necessarily, anyway.
There are literally hundreds of brands out there and most of them do not have the kind of reach that SMOK does.
The best of which are collected and ranked in our Best Box Mod Guide (and this article is updated all the time too).
I do like SMOK mods, however, I personally own about 9 of them (I think), but I just want you to be sure that you’re aware of ALL the options currently available (more on this farther down)
For now, this SMOK mod is my #1 choice for mid-2018.
The Best SMOK Mods You Can Buy Right Now
1) SMOK I PRIV
My #1 recommendation for SMOK mods in 2018 is the SMOK I PRIV 230W.
Why? Simple: it looks freakin’ stunning and it vapes like a champ.
It also comes with the SMOK TFV12 Prince tank, which, when used with SMOK’s new mesh coils, is very good, indeed.
Just make sure you get the MESH coils, as the other ones aren’t great at all.
SMOK I PRIV Specs & Features
The SMOK I PRIV is one of the most advanced vape mods ever made. In fact, it probably has more in common with your phone than your current vape mod.
It even features a voice-activated AI, so you can set things like power modes and memory banks by using your voice.
Here’s a breakdown of all its biggest and best USPs:
- Dual High-Amp 20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
- Optional Dual 18650 Batteries
- Wattage Output Range: 1-230W
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- Precision Memory Modes
- Voice Control System – AI Powered Technology
- Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
- Visually Striking Armored Design
- Full-Colored OLED Display Matrix – Customizable Colors
Like a lot of things in the vape space, SMOK products aren’t perfect.
There is a wealth of bad blood between SMOK and some of its customer base and a lot of this is down to the company’s customer service and overall quality control on its products.
Though SMOK is no better or worse than most vape-makers; the market is young and customer service is nowhere near what you’d get in a more mature marketplace.
I have used A LOT of SMOK products over the years, from tanks to mods, and, admittedly, I have never experienced any issues.
I have had plenty of other devices that either hasn’t worked and/or broken shortly after purchasing them.
And, yes, it really does suck when this happens, which is why you should ALWAYS go through reputable retailers with decent returns policies because, despite the growth of the scene, the vape market is still something of a Wild West with plenty of cowboys who will be more than willing to take your money.
Right, enough of that! You’re here because you’re interested in finding out what the best SMOK mods are, so let’s cut to the chase and get into what are the best SMOK mods you can buy right now, according to me (a guy that has used ALL of them).
2) SMOK MAG 225W – Completely Unique
REVIEW – Click Here For My Full Review
If you’re bored the same old box-mod styling, SMOK’s Mag is definitely worth a look. The design is based on the handle of a gun, and you can slap the battery inside it just as you would a magazine of bullets. I know, that kind of sounds immature, but it feels so good when you do it!
It also reminds me a bit of the SMOANT Ranker mod too.
You will get the SMOK TFV12 Prince with the mod too, and that tank, when you get the coils working optimally, is great. I’m not a massive fan of SMOK’s new coil system, they’re just too unpredictable, but that’s the case with most sub-ohm tanks. The mod, however, is great. And it looks awesome.
You have all the latest SMOK software, which means a huge array or vaping modes and customization options.
The main event here, however, is the design; the SMOK MAG is completely unique in the vape space right now – it looks unlike anything else I have ever tested. I was dubious prior to testing, but after living with the SMOK MAG for a month, I am converted.
3) SMOK ProColor 225W Mod
The ProColor is the newest addition to SMOK’s ever-growing fold of high-power, high-performance mods. The SMOK ProColor 225W Mod is the successor of the hugely popular SMOK Alien 220W, which is widely regarded as one of the best mods of 2016/17.
The SMOK ProColor 225W Mod is much the same deal, only it features one pretty quirky gimmick – it lights up like a Christmas tree when you’re using it. There are 12 colours to choose from and they can also be programmed with things like different timing signatures and what not.
As I said: this is a gimmick, but even I’ll admit that it does look pretty cool.
The overall design and finish of the mod, however, is very impressive and I love that SMOK uses OLED display on all its devices now; going to LCD just isn’t an option after you’ve experience OLED.
The SMOK ProColor 225W Mod runs on two 18650 battery cells, features three power modes – Hard, Soft, and Normal – and has a very decent TC vaping mode, with pre-heat, if that’s your bag. Personally, I never TC vape.
If you want the latest and greatest SMOK mod, this is the one to go for. As an added bonus, you also get the excellent SMOK TFV8 Big Baby sub-ohm tank, which, again, is another excellent addition to an already very solid proposition.
4) SMOK G-Priv 2
REVIEW – Click Here For My Full Review
5) SMOK Majesty
REVIEW – Click Here For My Full Review
6) SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod
- Review – Click Here For My Full Review
The SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod is my favourite mod on this list. Why? Simple: I love the way it looks – it is easily the best looking SMOK mod around right now.
I know, I know – looks are subjective. But this thing is still damn gorgeous, especially compared to the SMOK Alien, which is kinda just weird looking. I find it too thin and long, whereas the SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod is just perfectly proportioned.
The SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod is also features flashing lights too, though you have less options than you do with the ProColor – only nine this time (cyan, white, rainbow, red, green, blue, yellow, magenta, and RGB).
The SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod ships with the SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast and is available with all the same software and power modes as the Alien 220W and the ProColor 225W, as SMOK uses the same chipset in all of its mods.
I like the lights implementation on the SMOK T-Priv 220W Mod, and I also really enjoy using its squeeze-to-fire key when vaping, as you don’t have to accurate when holding the device.
As mentioned above, I also think this is the best-looking mod SMOK makes right now, so, yeah… this would probably be the one I’d go for if I were in the market for a new SMOK mod.
Take a look at my Best Box Mods For 2018 feature for a breakdown of the all the best mods VapeBeat has tested during 2017/18.
The mods in the table below are the teams’ current favorite mods for early-2018.
|Product||Rating||Read Review||Battery Life||Best Place To Buy||PICTURES||Why You'd Buy This Mod||Price|
|98%||Dual 18650s; Excellent Power Management + All Day Battery Life|
|92%||Dual-18650s; Fresh Cells Easily Do 1-1.5 Days (Moderate Usage)|
|95%||Dual-18650s, So Excellent With Good Quality Cells|
|88%||Dual-1850; Excellent Power Management >12 Hours With Moderate Vaping|
|88%||Dual 18650s; Excellent All Day Power + Idea For RDAs and Sub Ohm Tanks|
|94%||Dual-20700s; Battery Life Is INSANELY Good – 2-3 Days With Moderate Usage|
|90%||Single 26650 Cell; Great For MTL Tanks & Single Coil RTAs|
|100%||Dual-18650s; Exceptional Power Management + 1.5 to 2 Days Between Charges|