- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Vapoclope
- Price of the tested product: 79.90 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 220 watts
- Maximum voltage: 8
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Smoktech is one of the very active Chinese players, since the success of its TFV4, Smok took part in the race for power.
He therefore proposes a new "Muscle Box" which displays a Maxi power of 220watts.
Repeating the concept of waste developed with the series of X Cube, the "little news" however shows reduced measurements.
We give up bluetooth, and we adopt a reasonable price, given the category in which this box evolves.
But does the H-Priv have all the attributes to make a place for itself, given the references that are the Reuleaux or the Cuboid?
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 25
- Product Length or Height in mms: 91
- Product weight in grams: 290
- Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, Alloy Zinc alloy, Brass, Gold
- 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? Can do better and I'll tell you why
- 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: 2
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- 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: 3.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
In its black and red coat, the H-Priv adopts a modern style "sport looker". I immediately think of the GTI "Touch".
In comparison with the X Cube series, it displays reduced measurements, which represents the first point of progression. We are not sure of the compact, but in a certain standardization, for a double 18650 battery box. Its weight is also down, thanks to the use of the alloy "zinc alloy".
The firing bar occupies one side and it is this part that adopts the red color. This concept is here too, an improvement over the X Cube. Indeed, this time the moving part is articulated around an axis, which stiffens everything and suggests increased resistance over time.
On the top-cap, a beautiful OLED screen is accompanied by buttons [+] / [-] of good quality too. The coating seems good quality, but I think it will suffer from the wear of time and likely shocks it will receive.
The brass pin is spring loaded and the 510 thread is well machined.
Another improvement is the abandonment of the large facial flap for access to the batteries. The H-Priv is equipped with a small sliding red hatch placed at the bottom-cap. It does not suffer from any game, stays perfectly in place and offers a very simple access to the double battery cradle.
The only little criticism that I will make it is an approximation assembly somewhat visible, it is noticeable in the evening, because the light of the screen filters by small spaces at the junction between the top-cap, the body and the bar fire.
Nothing nasty, and overall, the product displays a positive qualitative aspect and the changes to the X Cube are beneficial.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? Electronic
- 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, Display of the vape time since a certain date, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware, Setting Display Brightness, 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? No recharge function offered by the mod
- Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
- 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
Reviewer's comments on functional features
With the H-Priv Smoktech remains on a very geek product.
All popular modes are present. Variable wattage mode, a TC mode compatible Ni200, titanium and SS316 and a TCR mode. The ranges of use are as follows:
Output Voltage: 0.35V - 8V
Power Range: from 6W to 220W
Temperature range: 100 ° C - 315 ° C
Resistance range in TC mode: from 0.06ohm to 3.0ohms
Power Mode Resistance Range: 0.1ohm to 3ohms
In passing, the box retains the setting and setting of the profile of the puff. It has 5 levels ranging from soft to max. They define the starting power, so in soft, the ramp up will be very progressive while in the max position there will be a big boost during the first 2 pulse seconds.
The box is equipped with all the necessary security. We can adjust a lot of parameters and it includes a clock, a puff counter (number and time).
No reloading via the micro USB port, which is present only to ensure the firmware update.
In short, everything is there, we just gave up the Bluetooth connection, and I do not think it will upset future buyers.
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
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
A correct packaging, not extraordinary but appropriate. A black cardboard box stamped Smok, dressed with a sheath that presents a photo of the product. A USB cable and an untranslated record constitutes the pack. I still regret this untranslated record and remind all resellers that it is better not notice, because when it is present it must be translated, in case of control of the repression of fraud, the risk of fine is not excluded.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for a Jean back pocket (no discomfort)
- 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 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
There are a lot of settings to adjust, but the large screen and clear menus will make it easier for you to use.
In terms of transport, its measurements, even downward reviews, do not necessarily make it an ideal product, but it is still possible in clothes with large pockets.
The change of battery is simple, the hatch is easy to maneuver.
At the quality level of vape nothing to say, you get what you pay for, and I like the calibration system of the beginning of puff.
Finally I welcome the ergonomics offered by the firing bar, in this reliable version, it offers great comfort to use.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 2
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Make you happy, it is usable with everything without problem
- Description of the test configuration used: I have successively associated with: Protank 4 (double Clapton 0,30ohm), Tsunami (same assembly) and Taifun GT2 Air 1 ohm
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: I leave you free of your choice.
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
The last box Smok had attracted a lot of attention, on the photo and on paper, the promises were beautiful. But in fact, an Android application in English, an imposing product, suffering from some approximations, had somewhat sealed the picture.
With the H-Priv, Smok corrects the shot beautifully. So it remains a bit of approximation in the realization, but overall the product is much better. Perfect ergonomics, thanks to the firing bar, nice look, overall quality up, make this box an alternative to those who are a little weary Joyetech and Eleaf products that flood the market.
It is not better or cheaper, but it has a personality that makes it nice.
So if you are unsure about the choice of your future "muscle box", put it in the field of your possibilities.
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