GTRS GT150 Review

GTRS GT150 Review

GTRS GT150

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$101.99

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First Impression Out Of The Box:

I really like the presentation box that the GT150 comes in. It opens like a book and everything is on one level. The first thing that catches your eye is the beautiful mod itself. Right next to it, we have the tank and right below it is the drip tip. There is also a really nice box of accessories. Not only does GT150 include a 2 Amp charging data cable but they also include a really nice charging brick as well. There is also a faceplate that you can replace on the mod as well as a cleaning cloth. All in all, the packaging on this mod is just superb. The mod itself is very compact and it matches up really nice with the tank. The first thing you notice when you hold the mod in your hand is the feel of quality and the almost anodized-like finish of it. Let’s charge this thing up, drop a coil in the tank, juice it up, and put it through its paces.

What’s In The Box:

  • 1 x GT150 Box Mod
  • 1 x Extra Screen, 1 x US Standard Adapter
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x English User Manual
  • 1 x Screen Clean Cloth

GTRS GT150 Review

From Top To Bottom:

The Mod:

The first thing you notice about the GT150 is the odd shape and the absolutely phenomenal finish that it has on. I say odd shape because the top of the mod has a cutout that will hold a 26mm atomizer with no overhang. There is kind of a little ledge that pops out on the middle top piece of the mod. Right next to that little ledge, there is a firing switch that could actually be classified as a firing bar because it is so big and it takes up over 30% of the side of the mod. The fire bar is what sets this mod apart from all others. You can push down on the top of it to fire the mod or you can push in on the side of it. Either way, the mod will fire and I really do love this switch. It is very ergonomic and extremely comfortable to use. It is also clicky, tactile and responsive. Just an all around great job by GTRS when it comes to the firing button.

GTRS GT150 Review

The 510 connection is held in place by 3 screws. The plate does have six carved out channels that I am sure play some part in keeping your atomizer cool from the bottom. The plate on the 510 is stainless steel and it looks to be very well done. The 510 pin itself is gold plated and it is not exactly on the stiff side. While the throw is rather long, there is not a lot of pressure needed to depress the 510 pin. Threading around the 510 pin is stainless steel and so far, all of the atomizers that I have used have sat flush on this mod. The tank that comes with the mod is 25mm but I have tried 26mm tanks on this mod and they fit with no overhang.

GTRS GT150 Review

The side of the mod that is opposite of the screen has some beautiful anodizing on it just like the rest of the mod. The overall shape of the mod is what I would call stubby yet curvy. Both skinny sides of the mod are done in the same finish and it just feels great in your hand. It is an extremely comfortable form factor and I find myself grabbing this mod a lot as opposed to others. The texture on it is extremely smooth.

On the bottom of the mod, there is a plate with some GTRS branding as well as the model number. There is also some venting present and in the corners of the plate, there are two screws that hold it in place. Underneath that plate is where you will find the 4000mah battery that makes this mod capable of 150 watts. The mod itself measures in at 46 x 78 x 32mm. That is without the tank installed. The mod is made out of primarily zinc alloy.

GTRS GT150 Review

The OLED screen on this mod is just a beauty. It has a clock feature that has Roman numerals on it and I think, it’s just very classy looking. You can switch to a digital face but I prefer the old-school looking clock. The screen itself is bright and vivid and it does have all the information a vaper needs to know. On the screen, you will be able to see your mode, wattage, preheat, battery life, volts, time, resistance, and it also has a puff counter. The screen can be seen in all lighting conditions including direct sunlight when outdoors. It does get a little dim when you try to view the screen outside but it is definitely more than readable. I love the way they laid out this screen and I think it’s just very well done.

GTRS GT150 Review

The plus and minus buttons are to the left of the screen and they are clearly marked. I love the fact that GTRS took the time to mark these buttons. It is definitely one of my pet peeves when I get a mod with no markings on the plus or minus buttons. The buttons themselves are clicky and tactile feeling but I do wish the location was just somewhere else. Because of the way you grip the mod while vaping it, it is kind of easy to hit the plus or minus button wild vaping. I think GTRS could have found a better location for both of these buttons. Being able to lock just those buttons would have done a good job of addressing that problem as well. Hopefully, they can fix that with an update. If there is a way to lock just the plus and minus buttons, I could not find it. Other than that, they work extremely well and they look good on the mod, too. They also scroll through the wattage extremely fast. They are both square in shape with the plus button having a slope to it on the top.

GTRS GT150 Review

Right below the plus minus button, you will find the charge update port for the GT150. This mod is capable of 2 Amp charging and it will go from 0% to 100% in 2 hours. I have checked this out and confirmed that it does indeed charge rather quickly. The port can also be used for updates as this mod is firmware upgradable. Overall, I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the power to size ratio of this mod. The overall finish is absolutely phenomenal as well. This mod was designed in America, manufactured in China, and it uses a German designed Limou chipset.

The Tank:

The tank that comes with the GT150 is matched beautifully to the mod self. The color on it is just spot on and it looks phenomenal with this mod. It does come with a 510 drip tip that is sort of proprietary. What I mean by sort of proprietary is that while you can still use traditional 510 drip tips, you will need to use the stock drip tip to open and close the top cap. This atomizer has a toilet seat type of top cap but in order to open it, you need to unscrew the top cap with the drip tip in place. If you do not use the stock drip tip to do this, you cannot open the tank. The stock drip tip is very comfortable and GTRS did provide some knurling on the bottom of the drip tip that allows you to get a good grip while opening the top cap.

GTRS GT150 Review

Once the top cap is open, it is rather easy to flip up. The machining on the top cap is nothing short of phenomenal and once it is open, you will see a rather narrow chimney with a kidney bean-shaped fill port that is definitely on the smaller side. I think this tank would have benefited from a larger fill port. While needle nose bottles are not a problem sometimes, it can get messy with the bullnose types of bottles. The fill port is recessed so even when it does get messy, the juice does stay inside the interior of the top cap. A bigger fill port would have made it easier to fill with any type of bottle. Droppers are not a problem either but you will wind up with residual juice inside the top cap because the juice will flow down from the outside of the dropper. Overall though, it’s a nice design and it does work very well. Once you take the tank apart and you take the whole top cap off, you will see the chimney with what looks like a built-in spitback guard. There seems to be a triangular-shaped permanent peace inside the beginning of the chimney that I’m sure is there to guard against spit back. It probably also does a good job of keeping the leftover moisture in the tank and on top of the coil. It is very smooth as far as airflow goes and I haven’t really found it to be a problem.

GTRS GT150 Review

Next is the glass. It is held in place by two really nice rings. The tension between the base and the chimney when you screw the top of your coil in is what actually keeps the glass in place. The included tank does have a 4 ml capacity. Unfortunately, GTRS did not include a spare glass in this kit. GTRS did include two coils in the package and the good news is that this tank also accepts the full line of Smok Baby Beast coils.

GTRS GT150 Review

The base on the tank has bottom airflow and the threading on the interior is actually really nice. There is an airflow control ring and whatever you adjust on one side of the AFC will, of course, happen on the other side. The control ring does have some knurling to it but it can still be kind of a pain to adjust because the AFC section is extremely narrow. You really have to get your fingers in there in order to adjust the AFC. Because of the way the top part of the mod is shaped, this can be a pain sometimes and normally it is much easier to adjust the AFC while the tank is off the mod. The AFC does have some smooth action to it and there are stoppers on both ends of it. The bottom of the base does have some GTRS branding on it. There is also a gold plated 510 pin. Around the gold plated 510 pin, we have some stainless steel threading that has proven to be buttery smooth. While I have not tried this tank on a lot of other mods, the ones that I have used it on it does sit flush on. I have mainly been using this tank with the mod that it came with because they just go very well together.

The Coils:

In your package, you will receive two coils. One will be .4 ohms and the other will be .2 ohms. Because there is no marking on the coils, I am assuming that they are made out of Kanthal. I will go over both coils in detail right now.

The first coil I tried was the .4 ohm coil. It did seem to be accurate and it provided a nice vape. I got really good flavor on it and the clouds were okay as well. Unfortunately, the coil itself did not last more than a few days. I was very disappointed in the longevity or lack of longevity that I received from this coil. I really didn’t get a chance to push it like I wanted to because it just did not last that long. In the first few days though, it did give me a flavorful, cloudy, vape but I don’t think I ran 3 tanks through it before it started to fail.

GTRS GT150 Review

Next, I tried the .2 ohm coil and I have to say that I liked it a lot better. I got much more flavor and clouds when compared to the previous coil. When the coil was new, I was getting a very flavorful, dense, cloudy vape. Unfortunately, this coil suffered the same fate as the .4 ohm coil. It just did not last nearly as long as I expected it to. Now, since both coils didn’t last very long, I can only come to the conclusion that the quality of the coils are really not that good. The good news is this tank does take Smok Baby Beast coils which are excellent. I would highly recommend that if you buy this mod and you are going to be in the market for replacement coils, just go out and buy your favorite Baby Beast coil. They seem to be much more accessible and when compared to the coils that I got in this package, the quality is far superior.

The Look, Feel, and General Aesthetics Of The Mod:

This section is where this mod is a total winner. As far as the general look, feel, and aesthetics of the mod, the GT150 is almost in a class of its own. I test a ton of mods on a regular basis and I have yet to find one that has a form factor or comfort level that the GT150 has. It just feels great in your hand and it is a pleasure to use. I like the short stubby look of it and I love the way the tank matches up with the mod. It is a fantastic little package and I don’t think that you can go wrong with a mod that has this type of quality or form factor. The finish on it is absolutely phenomenal and the form factor is like nothing I’ve ever seen. I am also extremely impressed by the power to size ratio that the GT150 has. For a little mod like this to be able to crank out 150 watts is just fantastic. Aesthetically, GTRS did a phenomenal job on this mod.

GTRS GT150 Review

The Board:

I have to be honest, I have never heard of this Limou board designed in Germany. I have also never vaped on this board before. I can honestly say that I have put this board through its paces and so far, it is very impressive. It is definitely accurate in power mode and in TC mode as well. My only complaint about it in TC mode is that sometimes, with some of the bigger coils, you do have to bump the wattage up a bit because it does have a hard time ramping up those coils. Other than that, the TC mode on this board is pretty accurate. As I always do, I did vape it next to my DNA and Yihi mods. I have to say that the quality and the heat of the vape that I received was very close on all three mods. Aside from that little problem that it has with the big coils on ramp up, I would have to report that this is an accurate TC mod.

GTRS GT150 Review

This Board, of course, has a full temperature control suite as well as TCR. It is capable of firing your coil in TC mode with Ni, Ti, and SS. In wattage mode, it also has a powerful feature that serves as a preheat function. This mod also has a variable wattage curve as well as a variable temperature curve. There is also a bypass mode available, too. I received two mods from GTRS for review. I got the GT150 as well as the V-Boy. After reviewing the GT150, I am kind of shocked that GTRS did not take this chipset and put it in the V-Boy. It really is that good of a chipset. This chipset does have a maximum voltage of 8.4 volts and a temperature range of 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. It is capable of the full 150 watts and it can fire your coil as low as .05 ohms in temperature control mode. In power mode, it also fires as low as .05 ohms.

The Menu System:

  • Click the fire button 5 times in 2 seconds to turn on/ off the device
  • To access the main menu, click the fire button 3 times in standby mode to function menu, select with + and – button, confirm and exit with power button
  • To access Power Curve Mode, click the fire button 3 times in standby mode press + and – button to choose the POWER mode, press the fire button to confirm, then choose CURVE mode.
  • To access TC Curve Mode, click the fire button 3 times in standby mode to function menu, press + and – button to choose the TC mode, press the fire button to confirm, then choose CURVE mode and press fire button to choose the coil type.
  • To adjust the wattage in TC Mode, In TC mode, press – and fire button at the same time, the screen will display “to change power”, then adjust with + and -, press fire button to exit.
  • To lock all keys, Press + and fire button at the same time in standby mode, the screen will show a lock icon and all keys are locked. You can’t vape with it now. Repeat it to unlock the buttons.

GTRS GT150 Review

How Does It Vape:

I think this kit provides a highly accurate Vape in both power and TC mode. I like that it has two curve modes to it and I have used them with some success. I am really not a curve mode vaper but for the purpose of this review, I did try it out. It’s really not my thing but it did work well. I have to say I am more impressed with the TC on this mod than anything else. Aside from the issue it has with ramping up big coils, I do find the TC on it to be very accurate.

The tank that comes with this kit is good as well even though the coils are not the greatest. That’s a problem though that is easily solved by simply buying the Smok Baby Beast coils as replacements. If you buy this kit and use those coils, you will have a very satisfying experience.

Because of the coil longevity issue right now, I am running the stock tank with Baby Beast coils. I am using the .4 ohm Q2 Core coil. I am vaping it at 60 watts and I am getting just a phenomenal vape. The flavor is just fantastic and the clouds are great especially at only 60 watts. This is a good tank but only if you run the Baby Beast coils in it. Run the stock coils and you will be sorely disappointed.

What Would Make It Better:

  • Tweak the TC ramp up with an update
  • Better stock coils
  • Non proprietary drip tip
  • Having the ability to lock just the +/- buttons

I just want to say that the four things that I listed in this section are indeed very minor cons. While these things being addressed would have made the mod better, they definitely do not significantly affect the vape quality or enjoyment that this product provides. The biggest issue of the four is probably the ramp up in TC. However, it is only a huge issue if you use big exotic TC coils. If you do not use those types of coils, then this is a really moot point. As far as the stock coils go, while I am very disappointed in their quality, I am extremely happy that this tank does take the Baby Beast line of coils. The stock drip tip thing is always an issue with me and if you have read my reviews before, you know that I just cannot stand proprietary drip tips. The button issue can probably be handled with a simple update. I wish GTRS would have provided a way for me to shut those buttons down while still being able to vape. Again, these issues are very minor and overall, I think this kid is just phenomenal in many ways.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for a little powerhouse mod with an internal battery, awesome form factor, phenomenal finish, and a tank that takes a legendary family of coils well, then you need to look no further. Go pick yourself up a GT150 by GTRS. The finish on it is absolutely phenomenal and the form factor is just fantastic. It is probably one of the best kits on the market today. I mean really, what’s not to like all you really have to do is add juice and you are vaping. I really don’t know what else I can say about this kit except that it is DeucesJack approved. Go get one and you can thank me later.

GTRS GT150

If you're looking for a little powerhouse mod with an internal battery, awesome form factor, phenomenal finish, and a tank that takes a legendary family of coils well, then the GTRS GT150 Kit is for you! Click View Coupon to get this great price.

$101.99

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Pros & Cons:

A note about Pros and Cons. These are my Pros and Cons. They are very subjective. What may be a pro to me could be a con to you and vice versa.

Pros:
  • Form factor
  • Looks
  • Finish
  • Accuracy in power mode
  • Accuracy in TC Mode
  • Power Curve Mode
  • TC Curve Mode
  • Power to size ratio
  • 2 amp charging
  • 26 mm tanks with no overhang
  • Great buttons
  • Clock feature
  • Solid tank included
  • Compatible with Baby Beast Coil Family

Cons:
  • +/- button location
  • No ability to just lock the +/- buttons
  • Has a tough time ramping up big coils in TC mode
  • Longevity of stock coils
  • No spare glass for tank
  • Proprietary drip tip
  • AFC ring can be a pain to adjust

  • Built-in two 3.7V / 28A lithium RC battery
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Resistance range: 0.05 – 3 ohm ( Ni200, Ti1 / SS )
  • Output voltage range: 6.6 – 8.4V
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Wattage range: 5 – 150W
  • TC range: 200 – 600 Deg.F / 100 – 300 Deg.C
  • Thread: 510
  • Material: zinc alloy
  • Product weight: 0.2890 kg
  • Product size (L x W x H): 7.80 x 4.60 x 3.20 cm / 3.07 x 1.81 x 1.26 inches

Deuces Jack is a well-known member of the VapingUnderground forums where he quickly became respected for his honest opinions and willingness to help other members. He is now a regular content contributor for Vaping Insider. When he’s not vaping or unboxing the latest products for review, he can be found riding motorcycles close to his home in New York.

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