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SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod Review

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

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Size:83.5 x 34 x 40 mm

Battery: Dual 18650

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Smoant doesn’t have an excellent track record for making decent mods. If you’ve used the Knight V1, a clunky old mod that tested vapers’ ability to refrain from chucking it at the wall, then you know what I’m saying.

Smoant has decided to take another stab at it with the release of the Battlestar. The Battlestar is a 200W TC box mode that’s powered by dual 18650 batteries.It offers a comprehensive temperature control suite and runs on upgradeable firmware. Is this another disaster from Smoant, or has the company finally gotten the formula right? Stick around as we look for answers in this review of the SMOANT BATTLESTAR 200W TC Box Mod.

Contents

Specifications

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

Wattage Output Range:
1-200W
Resistance Range:
0.05ohm min
Temperature range:
200-600F
Output mode:
Ni / Ti / SS / TCR / VW / Bypass
Materials:
Zinc Alloy with Ceramic Backing

Package Contents

Included in the SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod Device you will find:

  • 1 x Smoant Battlestar MOD
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

Build Quality

The build quality of the Knight V1 was ghastly, to say the least. Even the slightest positive change in the build quality of the Battlestar would be considered a vast improvement. So, has Smoant done anything different this time?

First off, the Battlestar is made from zinc alloy, so that’s an immediate upgrade from the hefty Knight V1. The chassis still looks odd (most people prefer to call it unique), but at least it is beautiful and compact. Smoant has decided to taper the two sides to form a narrower faceplate. This is easier to hold, so kudos for the ergonomic improvement.

On this slimmer faceplate, you’ll find features like the pleasantly large OLED display, an oversized firing button, and a rocker switch that allows you to make positive and negative adjustments.
The battery cover has a magnetic release. It comes off relatively quickly, but it stays firm and secure when snapped on.

There are a few vent holes on the sides and the bottom of the box mod.
You’ll have plenty of options in terms of color as the unit is available in black, white, silver, copper, blue, orange, yellow, red, and bronze-blue variations.

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

Chipset

Bad history or not, it is hard to look past a mod that can fire up to 200W. Featuring a chipset with an output range of 1W to 200W, the Battlestar can do just that. Having such a wattage output range is excellent, especially with a low resistance to match. Luckily, Smoant understands this, which is why the minimum atomizer resistance is 0.05 ohms—wicked low for a mod at this end of the price list.

The chip offers a lot in terms of performance, but most notable, it runs on upgradeable firmware. This is a big deal nowadays because newer firmware always has improvements in the modes and operation.

Speaking of operation, the Battlestar is shockingly easy to use. I find its 5-click on/off feature to be particularly convenient. Just click the firing button five times in succession to turn it off, and five more times to turn it back on. The chip rapidly detects any change in coil and adjusts the resistance accordingly.

Operation Modes

Smoant doesn’t pull punches when it comes to their temperature control feature. The Battlestar’s Temperature Control Suite is highly accurate. It is compatible with heating elements made from Nickel (Ni200), Titanium (Ti), and more than one type of stainless steel (SS316, SS304, and SS316L).

There is also a three-memory TCR mode that comes in handy when you’re using different heating materials like gold, silver, and copper. It’s nice that the mod doesn’t rely on software like Evolv to make these adjustments. The adjustments occur within the device itself.

You will be delighted with the starting points for the TCR adjustment mode regardless of the type of heating element you use.

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

Batteries

The Battlestar is a heavy-duty mod. That is evidenced by its use of high amp (25A+) dual 18650 batteries, although Smoant let you supply your batteries. As far as power is concerned, you won’t miss out on a lot.
The battery door is a 4-magnet piece of metal that clicks on and snaps off relatively easily.

When it is on, it drastically improves the grip of the Battlestar because it wraps around both sides. To take it off, hold the mod by the sides and pull, and it snaps off easily.

Smoant is quite proud of their 4-magnet battery door, and they wouldn’t want you to lose this feature. I say this because they include four extra magnets in the box, which is very thoughtful. You might not need these extra magnets after all because the ones already installed are already quite resilient.

OLED display screen

The OLED display on the Battlestar is vast and beautiful. It arranges information into the standard three-column horizontal layout. At a glance, you will be able to see the output wattage, temperature, and voltage as well as the atomizer resistance in Ohms, and a single battery life indicator (it shows the combined battery life of both batteries).

The display is worth a mention because it is only surpassed by WISMEC mod‘s and the screen on DNA’s Evolv. Everything can be viewed in crisp, sharp detail, and the screen is pleasantly bright.

SMOANT Battlestar 200W TC Box Mod

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Large OLED display
  • Powerful dual batteries
  • 200W maximum output wattage
  • Pass-through charging
  • Magnetized battery cover
  • Easy startup feature
  • Upgradeable firmware

Cons

  • Still has some heft to it.
  • No batteries provided

Final Words

Smoant is serious about making good mods this time around. The Battlestar is nothing like the Knight V1. It is by far a more professional mod with great features.

Kudos to Smoant for including a 200W chip in a budget mod like this. The TCR is accurate, and a joy to use. The addition of a three-memory TCR mode is a bonus even if most of us won’t get around to using copper, gold, and silver coils.

The Battlestar is a decent mod whichever way you look at it. It offers reliable functionality, a sound output, a bunch of great features, and an excellent build to match. In a lot of ways, it is a good value for money.

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