Editors Note: For those who are looking for the easiest and most efficient way to make the switch, we suggest checking out the Bo Plus, a pod-based vaping system that offers great battery life and a hassle-free approach to vaping, no settings, no ohm law, just vapor.
Review: SMOK Majesty
The manufacturing quality of the SMOK Majesty is good. The first thing that you’ll notice is the designs. This is something that is true of most SMOK mods – they’re known for offering tons of color options, some of which are crazy iridescent patterns. Sometimes they look good, sometimes I find it a bit gimmicky.
The Majesty has two base styles, Resin and Carbon Fiber. There are multiple colors available for each, and they look incredible. I’m especially fond of some of the Resin options, but the Carbon FIber looks great too.
The second thing worth talking about is the screen. For starters, it’s a nice size, it’s bright, and it can display color. These are all nice, but the thing that really caught me off guard was the completely new UI. SMOK has been using the same one for a while now. I like this one a lot, it’s very intuitive. I’ll explain it more in the ease of use section.
Other than those two features, the Majesty is a pretty standard dual 18650 mod. The batteries are removable and accessed through a door on the bottom. There are three buttons total, one each for up and down located on the screen, and a big fire trigger on the side. The top has a 510 connection for your tank.
Speaking of the tank, the X-Baby is also well built. It has a convenient top-fill design and airflow control, plus it works with 5 different coils.
The vapor produced by the starter kit is great. The kit includes two coils, the V8 X-Baby Q2 Core and the V8 X-Baby T6 Core. The Q2 has 0.4ohm dual coils, while the T6 has 0.2ohm sextuple (6) coils.
The Q2 is the one to use if you want to maximize flavor, while the T6 produces massive clouds. I personally preferred vaping on the Q2 around 55W, but I care more about flavor than clouds. For big clouds that still have good flavor, go with the T6 at 90W. Any higher and the flavor starts to noticeably drop off.
Like I said earlier, there are additional coils that you can get to work with the tank. This includes a RBA in case you like building your own.
With 225W of power, the Majesty mod itself is more than capable of powering most of the most popular tanks out there right now.
The power flexibility of the Majesty is good. We’ve already established that it can deliver up to 225W of power, but it also has temperature control, memory settings, and different preheat settings.
For temperature control, you choose between stainless steel, nickel, and titanium and set it between 200-600F.
There are three preheat settings which change how hard it hits at the very beginning of a draw. The options are low, normal, and high. I like leaving it on normal, but I know a lot of people that like their vape to hit harder at the beginning, so this is a nice option to have.
Ease of Use
I like the new user interface. I found it intuitive to use, and imagine that other people will as well.
With that being said, this is still nowhere as easy to use as a mod without all the settings that this offers. If you just want a mod to get you started vaping, this may not be the best one to get. If ease of use is your top concern, you may want to check out some of the new pod-based vapes that don’t have any buttons at all.
This also can’t compare to a touch screen mod. I’m a huge fan of touch screens because you can’t get more intuitive. You just click the thing you want to access or change, instead of having to do everything with just three buttons and remembering what different combinations and click lengths do.
But for now, most mods have a ton of settings and just three buttons. And this is one of the easier ones to use.
The portability of this is average. It’s on the big side, even for dual 18650 vapes.
I don’t consider it pocket-friendly at all, which means you’ll either need to carry this in your hand or have a bag handy to stash it in.
To put it in perspective, the height of the mod and tank together is about 5.5”. That’s almost half a foot!
I like the SMOK Majesty.
It’s a solid dual 18650 mod and offers some very appealing design options in both the Resin and Carbon FIber versions. There’s nothing about it that makes it a must-have if you already have other vapes you enjoy. But if you are in the market for a new mod anyway, this is definitely worth considering.
I think it is best suited for experienced vapers who are looking to replace an older vape with less features or who want more power than their former vape is capable of. If you’re going with a mod this big anyway, make sure you check out some of the touch screen options too though.
The TFV8 X-Baby tank is solid. It’s not the best tank in the world, but it delivers good performance with great flavor and big clouds.