Name: XROS (Vaporesso) – Pod Mod – received by the manufacturer

Type: Pod Mod

Colors:Silver, Matt grey, Blue, Sky blue, Rose pink, Rainbow

Price: ~ € 25


Vaporesso promises to exceed the limit with XROS!

For today’s review I am going back to talk about an entry level pod mod, designed as the first device for those who decide to try for the first time an electronic cigarette. I am about to discover the characteristics and quality of the XROS by Vaporesso, a Chinese company that needs no introduction, having been one of the most active and avant-garde brands in the vaping market for almost a decade.

As usual, at the start of the article I report the contents of the package received.

IN THE BOX

1 x Vaporesso XROS device
1 x Vaporesso XROS 1.2 ohm (2 ml)
1 x Vaporesso XROS 0.8 ohm (2 ml)
1 x Type-C USB cable
1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card
1 x Reminder Card

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

XROS is a pod mod that from the first approach appears quite small and manageable, even if it must be said to be relatively long and slender. It is built in 304 stainless steel and in my opinion has a very high build quality, especially if we consider that it is a low-end product. Aesthetically speaking, although it is not a system with a refined and innovative design, the XROS has a very pleasant and refined appearance. If you are a lover of minimal style, the XROS is the pod mod for you, a functional parallelepiped with rounded corners and clean and essential lines. In this circumstance, the Vaporesso designers did not allow themselves any aesthetic extravagance and paid attention to the point, creating a product with a classic line and easily “receivable” by all those who, not knowing the vaping world, are going to buy their first e-cig.

FEATURES

The Vaporesso XROS is 113mm high, 23mm wide and 13mm thick; the weight is only 50 grams, very few if you think that it is equipped with a battery of 800 mAh. If it is true that on the market there are pod systems with integrated batteries with larger capacities, it is equally true that they are still more big systems, while within the specific range of small and slender pod mods, XROS is in my memory the system with the largest battery. Charging is done via a 1A USB type-C port and a led under the activation button indicates the charging status (the LED flashes red during charging and turns solid green when charging is complete after only 30-40 minutes). The mod is equipped with two mesh pods with a resistive value of 0.8 ohm (maximum power 16 watts) and 1.2 ohm for a maximum output of 11 watts.

The Vaporesso XROS is equipped with both an automatic shot and an activation button, the same button also prepared for switching the mod on and off (five close clicks). During delivery, the LED light turns on to indicate the battery charge status through three different colors (green light charge between 100% and 70%, blue light 70% -30% charge, red light 30%-0% residual charge).

A very interesting feature on XROS and I add a more unique than rare feature on these types of devices, is the presence of an airflow control window with three small holes and a lever with which to adjust the opening and the airiness on vape. The XROS airflow control significantly modifies the airiness of the device, even within a rather limited range of action, which oscillates between a fairly restricted flavor chasing and a slightly airy MTL vape, partly due to a drip tip (PCTG material) with a shell shape (clamshell style) with a fairly generous exit hole.

The XROS cartridges have no replaceable coils and are anchored on the mod thanks to two powerful magnets that prevent any kind of minimal and annoying movement. The drip tip clamshell style has excellent ergonomics and in my opinion fits nicely to the vaper lips.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

To replace an old pod, simply extract it from the mod and insert a new one without even having to worry about the side of insertion. To proceed with the e-liquid refill is necessary to remove the black cap/drip tip by pulling it towards you. The system is snap-on and I do not hide the fact that, especially in the first removal attempts, I found some difficulties in carrying out this operation. Once the drip tip has been removed, the e-liquid can be refilled using the hole with membrane placed on one side of the cartridge (there is also a small air vent hole).

Another surplus of this system and its pods is the total transparency of the same which allows you to easily check the e-juice filling level.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

An element of great value of the Vaporesso XROS is undoubtedly the battery capacity perfectly commensurate with the vaping powers of the system, a very well calibrated battery that is able to guarantee an autonomy of about 4-5 ml with the 0.8 ohm pod, and with the 1.2 ohm pod about 6-7 ml of e-liquid. Credit for these very good performances must certainly be attributed to the Axon chipset, a guarantee also in terms of safety functions. The XROS shot is superb, very quiet, very linear and with a decent hit (more accentuated with the 0.8 ohm coil); the only small flaw, found especially with the 0.8 pod, was sometimes a slight spit back especially when the liquid inside the tank is almost completely exhausted. Still talking about the draw, it must be said that I also noticed a lower reactivity of the device in automatic mode compared to the activation with the fire button, but nothing particularly annoying and alarming.

Finally, it is not negligible that the system after intense and prolonged use did not show any condensation problems under the pod, which is absolutely not obvious on this kind of devices.

From an aromatic point of view, Vaporesso XROS did not disappoint my expectations and this system seemed to me to have performances in line with the quality that has long distinguished the Asian manufacturer, and more generally an aromatic yield on average higher than the performance of many competing devices. In my opinion, the 0.8 ohm pod has a greater aromatic completeness and manages to perform very well with even quite complex flavor chasing e-juices. The vapor is full-bodied (considering it is a 16 watt vape) but not overly fat. The cartridge with 1.2 ohm coil, on the other hand, lends itself better with tobacco e-liquids or not particularly sweet fruit e-juices; the vapor is drier and even the aromatic range seemed slightly more limited to me.

TO CONCLUDE

Vaporesso XROS in summary is a device that works very well and I consider it perfect for all those who are about to buy their first e-cig. Ease of use, good yield, high level performance and a very competitive price. Better than this…

Recommended to: newbies vapers.

  • 8.5/10
    In the Box - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 8.5/10
  • 7/10
    Features - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 8.5/10
8.3/10


  • 8.5/10
    In the Box - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 8.5/10
  • 7/10
    Features - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 8.5/10
8.3/10