- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 159 €
- Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 €)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 75W
- Maximum voltage: 9.5Ω
- Minimum value in Ohm resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Yihi, the famous high-end Chinese designer, offers his latest creation. For those who do not know, Yihi has made a name for itself with its chipsets that compete clearly with those of the American Evolv, both qualitatively and in terms of innovation. Then, this Chinese brand has decided to offer itself beautiful "cases" for its renowned electronics through box well designed and well designed.
Much like a major car brand, Yihi continues to propose changes to its standards, but at a decent pace, which often allows them to produce products that are successful and flawless.
Today, it is the most compact of its creations, the SX Mini, which sees its line lengthen by a new version: the MX Class. Based on a simple 18650 battery, like its predecessor the ML Class, it takes the "spirit" style in part. It is equipped with several new features: color screen, "joystick" button and Bluetooth connection. All, managed by their latest chipset: the SX480J-BT.
A box whose rate confirms that it is part of the top of the basket. 159 € is a sum, but when you want the best, you have to know how to put the price.
So, let's see if the latest flagship of giant Yihi is still up to the expectations of high end fans.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 26
- Product Length or Height in mm: 95.20
- Product weight in grams: 200
- Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Aluminum
- 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 the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
- Fire button type: Metal mechanics on contact caouctoucouc
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
- 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: Very 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: 4.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
On the physical level, I would simply start with: Wow !!! She's pretty, this new SX Mini MX class. The previous version, the ML class, was already very successful and it was not easy to do better while maintaining the lineage of this lineage.
Yihi's designers propose us an evolution coherent with the inheritance of the preceding generations while offering a personality peculiar to this MX class.
I can not objectively tell you why I have this analogy in mind but, for me, it finds its basic inspiration from the German manufacturer Mercedes. I would even say that the physical evolution of the models seems to follow that of these cars.
One of the style effects of this new model is at its base where we discover a recessed space. As on some car models, we find this type of detail that exists to provide a kind of aesthetic signature, while providing aerodynamic improvement and weight gain.
This new SX Mini offers a drawing that is both sober, refined and racy. The harmonious combination of curved, soft lines and more taut and dynamic lines gives a perfect result. Indeed, our compact is a striking beauty.
We begin with our fire oval button that follows the curvature of the surface on which it arises. As always, this button is absolutely perfect.
Below, the TFT ips HD color screen and a single interface button of half-spherical shape which makes it is a kind of Joystick complete the endowment. Then, finally, the micro USB port sits at the base of the facade.
On the top of our box, there is an 510 connection cut into a disc of 24mm steel. The devil hides in the details and, if we look at this piece, we realize that the edge of the disc is slightly concave.
The back of the box accommodates the hood of the cradle that receives the battery. This piece is a little more "massive" than the rest, a small detail that seems to have originated from a desire to offer better ergonomics. We note well on the cartridge with the round edges of steel color engraved in the name of the box.
The compartment that receives our 18650 is of course perfect and the cover that covers it is adjusted to the millimeter, no game, not the smallest gap.
A new opus perfect, both in terms of very successful design as the quality of manufacture.
The new SX Mini is beautiful, well inspired and very qualitative, in short, it is perfect. It is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful 18650 simple box of his generation.
- Type of chipset used: SX
- 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 the mod: Switching to mechanical mode, Display of the charge of the batteries, Display of the value of the resistance, Protection against short-circuits coming from the atomizer, Protection against the reversal of polarity of the accumulators, Display of current vape voltage, current vape power display, variable overheat protection of atomizer resistors, temperature control of atomizer resistors, Bluetooth connection, support for firmware update , Supports the customization of its behavior by external software, Adjusting the display brightness, Clear diagnostic messages
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 1
- 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: 24
- Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
- Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
Do I really need to announce that our MX class has everything you need in terms of technology and function?
Indeed, the new chipset SX480J-BT knows how to do everything: bypass, variable power, temperature control, TCR and Joule mode (a mode specific to SX which is similar to a TC mode but which measures the heating compared to a heat meter). It gives you access to all current modes of vape.
In variable power mode, the beautiful can take you to 75W, in TC mode the temperature can reach 300 ° C.
TC functions are compatible with titanium, Ni200 and SS coils.
The value of the accepted resistance will be the same regardless of the chosen mode, it must be between 0.05 and 3Ω.
There is also a booster with five predefined puff profiles (Eco, Soft, Standard, Powerful and Powerful +), but you can also create your own profiles using the manufacturer's software.
Always in the idea of customizing your box, you can also choose the components displayed by the TFT screen.
The color HD TFT ips screen displays by default: the power or temperature or the joules according to the mode chosen. There is also a counter in joules, the value of the resistance, the voltage, the intensity in ampere, the chosen boost, the charge of the battery.
The micro USB port will be used to connect your box to your PC and thus configure everything with the software, while serving as a backup charger.
The box is equipped with a Bluetooth connection that allows it to be connected to a smartphone, it will be discussed below this function.
The electronics offered by Yihi are visibly top, complete and accurate, this new SX has everything you need to honor its ancestors.
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? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
Here too, the Chinese brand has been able to appropriate all the codes of the high-end: a white box type "pavé", wrapped in a transparent plastic sleeve type frosted. On the lid, we find the brand that fits in all simplicity in a brilliant black. On the back, the contents and the legal notices.
Inside, we find our box, a USB cable of good quality and the notice that includes a part in French. There is also a kind of transparent film pellet rather rigid, intended to be glued on the base of the box in order to preserve any scratches.
The box is, itself, contained in a small paper bag with the colors of the brand. There is another small white box that contains the protective skin of the box.
A presentation, simple, sober and class that fits perfectly in the spirit of the box.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- 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: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
First point, the box is compact so easily transportable. Similarly, the silicone skin will protect it well, despite the fact that it spoils a little visual appearance of the beautiful.
In terms of ergonomics, here too the SX mini is one of the good students. The design in addition to being to fall offers a very good grip.
The battery change is childish, no particular difficulty, the compartment is accessible at will. Except when the skin is in place, it goes without saying.
In terms of ergonomics, there is the base of five clicks to start, but the rest is to learn. Indeed, it is necessary to appropriate the new system of joystick, I do not make you a detailed description, I will just say that each movement of the latter opens the different settings and that this system requires a little time of adaptation but that it remains accessible.
Our box is equipped with a Bluetooth connection, so it can be controlled through a free application, available on Android and Apple Store. In this case, the setting of La SX mini is made in all simplicity especially that the connection is done well and that every action on your mobile will be transmitted immediately to the Box.
The application is very well done, it can fix everything without any harm, it is very similar to the micro version except that we can not change or customize the display that is reserved for the PC version.
There is no need to tell you that the vape offered by this beautiful box is part of what is best in the genre. The SX mini chipset are as efficient as those of Evolv for example.
Not much to say more, the new SX Mini is really nice to live.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 1
- 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? Personally I would stay on the simple coil, 24mm RTA or dripper no matter
- Description of the test configuration used: Tested with Zenith resistance in 0.8Ω and Kaifun 5 with resistance to 1Ω
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: For me a Kaifun type atomizer, Letho, Taifun, Squape or Ares for example
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
It is difficult to find a conclusion to a test that we would almost never finish as we fall in love with this box.
First of all, she is beautiful, her drawing is just perfect. The curvaceous and soft lines are associated with more straightened lines in an irreproachable harmony. A style effect particularly well felt at the "foot" of the box comes to complete this design already very successful. The finishes are irreproachable, like what the Chinese, when they want, they can.
Metal controls, always as efficient and well adjusted, reinforce the qualitative sensation that emerges from our MX class.
A TFT screen of very good quality accompanies a new chipset that inherits the intrinsic qualities of its elders. An impressive number of settings give you great possibilities to customize your vape and the visual features of the display. Something that can be tricky with the physical controls of the beautiful but, thanks to a Bluetooth connection of very good quality, becomes a breeze.
So what can be blamed for such an achievement? Some will tell me its price!
We can indeed find that our pretty Chinese is overcharged. But in fact it is not, we have a high-end product that has nothing to envy to European High End productions, both qualitatively than on the engineering or even design.
I have no choice but to salute this new opus of the SX mini by awarding a TOP MOD rewarding a product almost perfect.
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