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SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit Review

SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit
SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit

Review Score

Size:86.6 x 48 x 12.8 mm

Battery: Buit-in 370mAh

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On their website, Smoant has dubbed the S8 pod the supercar of the vape world’. Boy does it live up to the hype! The SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit is an exquisite-looking little pod that looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Everything about it screams luxury and belies its price tag, which is around $20 give or take.

It is incredible how Smoant have managed to create a pod that looks this good without charging vapers an upwards of $50 for it. And it’s not just the curves and streamlined design you’ll fall in love with; when it comes to vape, this pod means business!

For the new vapers reading this, you are in for an absolute treat! This pod is everything you’ve dreamed of. Veteran vapers, stick around as we explore this all-day trooper to see why Smoant have deemed it worthy of comparison to luxury vehicles.

Contents

Specifications

SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit

Cartridge Capacity:
2ml
Resistance:
1.3ohm
Voltage Output Range:
3.3-3.4V
Pod System:
Refillable
Charging:
5V/0.5A

Package Contents

Included in the SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit Device you will find:

  • 1 Smoant S8 Pod Battery
  • 1 S8 Pod Cartridge
  • 1 Needle E-Juice Bottle
  • 1 MicroUSB Charging Cable
  • Instructional Manual

SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit

Design and Aesthetics

Hold on to your hats, ladies, and gents, because the SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit is a supercar. Try and convince yourself otherwise once you set your eyes on its compact and elegant design. It has a sleek, button-less profile that’s hard to tear your eyes away from. Rest assured that everyone will want a closer look at this gadget.

The primary material is zinc alloy. Here’s why you might like that. It is exceptionally durable, so despite its glossy, delicate appearance, the S8 pod is one tough customer. This gives my butterfingers and me the confidence to wield it without worrying that it will shatter to pieces on the first drop.

Now, here’s why you might not like that. The pod’s zinc alloy chassis has some heft to it. If you’ve used pods like the Rincoe Ceto, then you’ll certainly notice the extra weight. Fortunately, Smoant has made sure that the thing is comfortable to hold and use with one hand.

Your hands are not the only thing that will appreciate the streamlined design of the S8 pod—your mouth will as well. The pod feels so natural in your mouth. There are no aggravating rough edges whatsoever. It’s a huge plus because the last thing you want is a pod that’s uncomfortable to draw on.

Lastly, there are no visible ventilation holes on the device, but Smoant addresses this problem quite cleverly. Air moves inside the pod rather mystically, keeping everything cool and allowing you to have long, refreshing draws. Pretty neat, eh?

SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit

Performance

It is sleek, easy to use, and affordable. So, what’s the catch? The SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit can’t be a great performer too,

can it?  It can, and it is.

Flavor production is superior to that of pods like the Wismec Motiv2 and even the Renova Zero. In other words, it outperforms many of the pods in its price range. Just make sure you let it sit for 8 to 10 minutes after refilling to allow the 1.3-ohm micro coil and cotton to wick properly.

One thing that I love about the S8 is that I never get any of those annoying crackling and popping sounds that plague pods at this price tier. Honestly, few things are as irritating as hearing your pod gurgle every time you take a hit.

Speaking of hits, the S8 pod delivers surprisingly good throat hits. Even though it is not designed to make clouds, I wasn’t disappointed by the vapor production either. It uses a 1.3-ohm coil with a cotton wick, and though the 2ml capacity seems meager, it can last well over two charging cycles with moderate use.

The only thing I would be wary about is the slight condensation that occasionally forms. It’s nothing to worry about, though, because the pod features a NAMO waterproof cover on the board.

Battery Life

Powering the S8 pod is an in-built 370mAh battery that’s good for an entire day of moderate to heavy vaping. It is a real trooper, this pod, and any vaper would be glad to have it as a backup to their mod.

The battery can be recharged via the micro-USB port that’s tucked away neatly on one side of it. Pass-through technology allows you to keep vaping even while the device is charging, so don’t let a low-battery warning be an excuse to cut the fun short.

SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Wide range of colors available
  • Refillable pods can be found at most vape shops.
  • Decent battery life
  • Excellent flavor for a pod of this size
  • High-quality zinc alloy construction

Cons

  • Got some heft to it
  • Juice levels are difficult to see until the pod is ejected.

Final Words

To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

On the one hand, the SMOANT S8 Pod Starter Kit is a gorgeous piece of tech that showcases Smoant’s eye for design. On the other, it is a pod that best suits beginners and vapers that need a second (or third) vaping kit for the road. Is it worth the buy? I won’t answer that question. I’ll let the wonderfully unique design and functionality of the S8 speak for itself.

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