The SMOK T-Priv is one of the most stylish mods on the market. It’s available in 19 different color combinations, and each one is covered with lights that you have full control over. More importantly, it’s powered by dual 18650s and can deliver up to 220W! Also be sure to check our vape buyer’s guides for important information to consider before making your first purchase.
Review: SMOK T-PRIV
The manufacturing quality of the T-Priv is good. If you are familiar with any of the other SMOK mods, you can expect more of the same. There really isn’t much of a functional difference between this and other high-powered SMOK mods, you’re just getting something different stylistically.
There are a lot of Privs in the SMOK lineup, but this one is more like the H-Priv than the G-Priv. The G-Priv is the one with the touch screen, the H-Priv has the screen on top. The T-Priv also has a screen on top.
Before I go on, I have to ask: who is naming these things? While the manufacturing quality may be good, the naming is horrendous. This is true for most vapes, to be honest. I just don’t get it. It’s not like they had a great name and wanted to stick with it. What is Priv? It certainly doesn’t mean anything to me. This is such a cool looking mod, and the best they could come up with is T-Priv?
Anyway, like I was saying, the screen is on top of the mod. The menu is the classic SMOK setup and isn’t difficult to navigate. I’m still waiting to see upgrades to the menu, but it certainly is good enough to get the job done. The only new thing you’ll find in the T-Priv’s menu is an area for adjusting the colors of the lights.
The lights are the real selling point for this mod, along with the 19 color options. The exterior of this has slashes in the metal that either make it look like a Transformer or like it was attacked by something with large claws, depending on what color you have. These slashes expose the lights inside, and you can adjust the color of these lights and whether they’re solid, blinking, or slowly fading.
The fire button is a whole side trigger, and there is a micro USB port for upgrading the firmware. You can also charge the batteries through this, but it’s much better to use an external charger.
The tank included with the kit is the Big Baby. No surprises there. If you’ve bought a SMOK kit in the last year or so, your options were pretty much the Baby Beast or the Big Baby. I’m not complaining though, because the Big Baby is built very well, complete with airflow adjustments, a top-fill design, and multiple coil options.
The T-Priv mod works as it should, which means the vapor quality is entirely dependant on what tank you put on top. In this case, the kit comes with the Big Baby, which delivers both great flavor and big clouds.
There are two coils included with the kit. The first is the 0.4ohm V8 Baby-Q2 Dual Coil. As the name implies, there are two coils in this. It performs well, but I personally think the other one does a better all around job.
It’s the 0.15ohm V8 Baby-T8 Octuple Coil. It delivers much bigger clouds, but at 60W the flavor is every bit as good as the other coil in my opinion.
This is a very easy to use kit. The T-Priv mod has a large fire bar on the side and two buttons (up and down) for navigating the menu and setting the power or temperature.
If you have used a recent SMOK mod, you should be able to pick this up and use it without even reading the manual. If you haven’t, it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to figure out.
The Big Baby is also beginner friendly. The airflow adjusts with a simple twist, and the top opens easily to refill the chamber. You shouldn’t run into any problems here.
The portability isn’t all that great. It’s not like this thing is huge and bulky, but it certainly can’t compare to some of the increasingly tiny options out there. There’s a trade-off that you have to make when choosing a mod.
To get one with high wattage, you pretty much have to have dual 18650’s inside, which means the size is going to be bigger too. This one is too big for me to say it would be comfortable for pocket carrying, but it feels good in the hand.
The SMOK T-Priv is a good mod, and the Big Baby is a great way to complete the kit.
The performance is great, and it has all the features you could want from a modern, high-powered mod. The tank performs well, delivering both excellent flavor and big clouds. Despite all this, the T-Priv is obviously not for everyone.
The reason is that the design is rather aggressive in the sense that it 100% will attract attention. It’s bright and flashy, in a very literal way. Depending on your preferences, this could either be the reason you absolutely have to have it or a major turn-off.
If you like the design and are looking for a high-powered mod, I have no problem recommending the T-Priv.
Those just starting out may feel this is too much vape for them and for you I would say check out the Coolfire IV 100W. And for those who want a portable vape that doesn’t sacrifice power, we highly recommend the Vaporesso Target Mini.