Love them or hate them, closed-system pod mods are here to stay. In my today’s review article, we’ll be looking at the Phix vape kit by MLV (Major League Vapers) and why you should consider getting this great e-cig.
+ Dimensions: 110 x 19 x 10.75mm (Height x Width x Depth)
+ Pod capacity: 1.5ml/400-440 puffs
+ Output wattage: 3.7V
+ Battery capacity: 280mAh/220 puffs
+ Nicotine level: 5%
+ Coil type: Ceramic
+ Phix pod mod
+ Magnetic USB Charger
+ 1 x Original Blend Tobacco flavor pod
Design and Build Quality
First and foremost, the Phix vape kit is a closed-system pod mod, which means that it features custom cartridges that can’t be used on a different e-cig. In addition to that, this starter kit can’t use pods meant for other e-cigarettes, and its custom pods are refillable. In short, you’ll have to purchase a new pod after emptying the current one.
This kind of system eliminates those frequent refills, but it does come with its limitations. In this case, you’ll be limited to the flavors offered by the manufacturer. So, you just have to hope that your manufacturer has a great taste when it comes to flavor selection. But the good thing is that the Phix pod mod comes with a pretty decent flavor selection.
As for the general design, this device is at least 4 inches long and boasts of a unique shape that can’t be easily found on any other e-cig. Phix calls this flattened-out diamond shape a hexahedron. Therefore, you should expect a strange feeling when holding this device for the first time, especially if you’re used to those rectangular shaped e-cigs. With this kind of shape, you can also stand the unit upright while charging. The Phix’s body is also made using anthracite ceramic, making it very durable and comfortable in hand. All you have to do is to select your favorite color and enjoy the experience.
If there’s an area where Phix definitely nailed it, then it’s the availability of robust flavor variety. The Phix vape kit comes with the flavorful Ice Tobacco, Spearmint, Butterscotch Tobacco pods, and Hard Strawberry. I’m sure you’ll love the tobacco flavor included in Phix Starter Kits, especially if you were one of those heavy tobacco smokers.
With the Butterscotch Tobacco, you’ll get a raw flavor with some vanilla tastes. Additionally, the Spearmint flavor will leave you with a fresh, crisp minty taste after vaping. For the methanol lovers, I recommend the Ice Tobacco, which is popular among novice and professional vapers alike. All these flavors are to ensure that you get a personalized and fun vaping experience.
One of the first things that I usually check before settling for a specific starter kit is the battery capacity. In this case, the Phix pod mod doesn’t disappoint as it comes with a 280mAh capacity battery. This capacity should be enough to give you a few hundreds of puffs (220 actually) for each charging cycle. This number should be enough to see you through the whole day if you are a regular vaper. And to make it even better, it will only take you around 45 minutes to recharge your unit fully.
I’ll start by saying that the Phix vape kit is draw-activated and boasts of low resistance, making it the perfect fit for most first-time vapers. The build quality is also secure enough, so you won’t have to constantly worry about spills or leaks while you’re vaping or when the device is in the pocket. Also, you’ll rarely experience those dreaded dry hits with this starter kit, which is a major plus.
Moreover, Phix pod mods are known to produce very flavorful vapor. However, the flavors are a bit lighter compared to what you’ll normally get in other e-liquids and e-cigs. And thanks to its 1.5ml tank capacity, you can enjoy hundreds of puffs, although the flavors won’t hit your throat instantly when enjoying your puff.
Also, Phix vapes use nicotine salt, so you should expect a strong throat hit. This feature makes them more suitable for MTL (mouth to lung) vaping. For those who are not used to intense nicotine levels, they might find this pod mod to be a little bit uncomfortable. All in all, cloud chasers should look elsewhere since this starter kit doesn’t produce dense vapors.
Pros and Cons
• Easy to use
• Great tank capacity to last you longer
• Strong magnetic connection
• Long lasting battery
• No dry hits
• No leaking
• You might not like the Ceramic coil
• Slightly overpriced
• No pass-through vaping
• You can’t refill the pod
The JUUL and the KandyPens Rubi are undoubtedly the most famous e-cig brands in the vaping space currently. With that being said, the JUUL comes with a broader variety of flavors although it has a smaller 200mAh battery. This battery capacity should give you at least 200 puffs a day. The KandyPens, on the other hand, comes with a 280mAh battery, just like the Phix E-cig.
Also, don’t forget that you can get both the JUUL and KandyPens at around $50 depending on where you get them. I find this price to be a bit on the high end, especially if you consider that you can get similar vape kits like the Phix e-cig for around $32.
If you’re looking for a combination of light, gentle flavors and a robust nicotine hit, at an affordable price, then the Phix vape kit should be your go-to option. In addition, this closed pod system e-cig comes with a sleek design that you’ll like to show off to your friends. But if you can’t handle high nicotine levels or you’re searching for something with stronger flavors, this device isn’t for you.