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GPRIV 220W TC by Smok
GPRIV 220W TC by Smok

GPRIV 220W TC by Smok

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Oxygen shop
  • Price of the tested product: 115.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: High end (from 81 to 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 210 watts
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Smok has just released a competition box ^^. Aside from a sleek look with its curves and carbon coating on the back, a large touch screen has taken the place of the traditional display that was in a very small banner. The box includes all the features that Smok has been offering for a while now. The Bluetooth connection is no longer present on this model, and, if you wish, you can download through the flash code, a small application that will allow you to chat with addicts of the brand.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 58.5
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 85
  • Product weight in grams: 200
  • Material constituting the product: Stainless steel
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Good, not the button is very responsive
  • Number of parts in the product: 2
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.6 / 5 3.6 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

The box is an imposing format, 85 mm high, 58,5 mm wide and 28 mm deep, which makes it compatible with 25mm diameter atomizers for a flush mount. Thanks to its pin spring brass, the connection will be perfectly assured.

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I love the switch of this box, like that of the Alien me tell you. The trigger system (switch bar) is well thought out and its use remains flexible. With a height of 58 mm and a width of 16,5 mm, you can not miss it. It is located on the left side of the screen.

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The big novelty of this model is its large OLED touch screen. A basic brightness strong enough, fortunately it is possible to reduce it from the settings. The legible part of the screen is no less than 49,5 mm high for 37 mm width, which gives us comfortable visibility. The screen was shot by 64G force and it resisted, according to Smok, the strength is at the rendezvous. The touch reacts very well, there is no latency.

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This small button will be used to lock the screen. Better to think of doing it if not having it in hand, the settings can move. That happened to me, and take a whiff at 220 W that's not good ^^.

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Under the box, there are no less than three heat dissipation vents that will also cool the screen and prevent the batteries from heating up. in addition to these vents also possible degassing you will find the micro USB port to connect to a computer to update the firmware and recharge your batteries if necessary.

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The rear cover holds firmly in place with four magnets. You just have to pull the small notch provided to open it. The wide cloth headband will allow the removal of the batteries with ease.

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Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Mechanical
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape voltage , Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Variable protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware , Clear diagnostic messages
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 2
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 25
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The box is equipped with variable power mode (VW) and temperature control mode (TC) for the following resistive: Ni 200, Titanium and SS. In VW mode the resistances accepted are 0,10 Ω to 3 Ω and the power is variable from 1 to 220 W. In TC mode the resistances are accepted from 0,06 Ω to 3 Ω, for a range of degrees ranging from 100 ° C at 315 ° C or 200 ° Ft at 600 ° Ft. The display also shows the remaining charge of the batteries, the date and the day of the week.

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For switching modes, everything goes through the tuning interface. In VW mode you can select 4 different types: soft, normal, hard or max. This allows to preheat more quickly coils that have a diesel effect. Thereafter for the power setting, you only have to press one side or the other of the screen. At the bottom of the screen we will be able to see the necessary amperage delivered by the batteries, the voltage and the value of the resistance.

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In TC mode it is through the interface that you can select the type of resistive used and select the W that will be used to heat the coil more or less quickly (pre-heat). Then the degrees are adjusted by pressing on the left or right side of the screen as well.

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Then, a small option that allows you to enter the number of puffs you want to suck during the day, and to be able to set the date and time. When is the possibility of TV on the screen? ^^

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Its micro USB port allows the update of the chipset but also to recharge the batteries. Something I strongly recommend, for troubleshooting it can go, but not everyday. Neither connect your boxes to the vehicle's cigarette lighter connection because the delivered current is not stable. When recharging by micro USB, the batteries do not recharge properly and because of the prolonged heat that the operation causes, the chipset card heats up. So for a longevity of your mod and your batteries think charger.

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Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

A classic conditioning of Smok. The big thick cardboard box with its sheath on which we find the scratch code to verify the authenticity. Side accessories we will have:
A microUSB cord
Silicone cover
A user manual all in English :-( and a small notice that warns about the use of batteries or sheathing is damaged or absent: risk of short circuit)

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Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

Whether at 30 W or 150 W, the box follows without a hitch. No heating found or even possible problem. In the dark, it's a pleasure to adjust the brightness of the screen. The temperature control on the stainless steel among others is precise and works perfectly. The 4 settings in W mode are practical, max with a diesel mounting, paf! it starts immediately, no latency. The switch is very responsive and flexible, very valuable to use. The box is not energy efficient, with a power of 60 W the day it is unrolled without battery change.

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Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Your favorite atomizer
  • Description of the test configuration used: Petri V2 double coil coil in Alien 0,20 Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: The one that suits you best

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.2 / 5 4.2 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

I liked this model from Smok, the box is dynamic and responsive. I'm under the spell of his switch, having big hands, it's very convenient not to look for it. His screen, so he gentlemen ladies, it makes all the difference. Whether indoor, outdoor, sun, light, nothing prevents it to be readable and can adjust its box in all conditions. Apart from the weight, 289 grams with batteries, I have no negative points to raise. It's a good product, and good or bad, you have to say it.

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About the Author

Hello everyone, so I'm Fredo, 36 years, 3 children ^^. I fell in the vape 4 years ago now, and it did not take me long to switch to the dark side of the vape lol !!! I am a geek of hardware and coil of all kinds. Feel free to comment on my reviews whether it is good or bad comment, everything is good to take to evolve. I am here to bring you my opinion on the material and the e-liquids taking into account that all this is only subjective