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Smok E Priv Kit Review

Updated on: 2018-10-07

Conclusion

I don’t know what else to say about this. This is one of the better mods Smok has made in a while. I definitely like this one. I like the build quality. I like the paint, I like the feel in the hand. It’s a winner, it really is.

We’re going to have a link down below to Element Vape. They’re the ones who supplied this to me for this review. Make sure you check them out, fantastic vendor with great pricing and awesome customer service. We highly recommend them here at vaping insider.

We’re also going to have a link to our forum, vapinginsider.com/forum.

You know what else I’m going to do? I’m going to throw a link down to this A La Mode mixed berry juice. Man, this stuff is fantastic. I ordered it on accident. I ordered it from Apollo e-cigarettes. I like their Nic salts, that Havana Nights, I go crazy over that. They had a sale going on and I needed like a couple of bucks to get me free shipping and this was six bucks, $6.99 for 60 mils. Let me tell you something, fantastic berry juice. It’s like a berry pie. If that’s your jam, definitely check it out.

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First Impression Out of the Box

DeucesJack: What’s up everyone, DeucesJack at vapinginsider.com. I got a new Smok kit for you. I got the Smok E Priv. Kind of got that like V12 engine thing going on. Dual 18650, 230W mod, 1.45-inch color TFT display, comes with a TFV12 Prince tank and two mesh coils.

This is a kit so let’s not waste any time. Let’s cut down low. Let’s go over everything up close and personal then we’re going to come back on top. We’ll vape on it, chat about it a bit, cons and pros and then we’re out of here. I’m going to see you down low.

What’s in the Box

  • 1 E-PRIV 230W Box Mod
  • 1 TFV12 Prince Tank
  • 1 0.2ohm V12 Prince Dual Mesh Coil
  • 1 0.17ohm V12 Prince Max Mesh Coil
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 Anti-Slip Tank Ring
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Spare Parts Bag
  • 1 Instructional Manual

Alright, everyone! Welcome to the down low portion of this video. Today we’re going over the Smok E Priv kit. I got the black and red one. Comes with the V12 Prince tank and a dual mesh coil. You can see by the box, it’s got that engine type of theme thing going on. Hence the E Priv name. Check it out. Going over the coils here, on this side of the box, I’ll show them both to you up close. On this side, we got a scratch-and-sniff.

Smok E Priv Kit Review box

On the back of the box, we have what the kit includes, as well as some other specs. Pause it here if you want to read it. Let’s open this thing up. Let me show you what we got. Check that out, man. Beautiful looking mod. I’m diggin that engine look. I like it a lot. Check it out, man. They just did a nice job on this. The quality on this is just a step above for Smok. I’ll tell you that right now. Centered 510, we’re going to put this on deck. We’ll go over in more detail in a minute. The paperwork you get is a QR code, a Smok E Priv kit user manual and a battery safety card. On the bottom of the box, you get a baggie of spare o-rings and a spare gasket for your top fill. You get a spare straight glass, you get a black micro USB cable for charging and updates. You also get a spare mesh coil. Check that out. Got a minimum line there. Nice big juice ports.

This is the 0.17 ohm coil, good for 80-130W with a best-of rating from 90-110W. This is a big-boy coil, man. It only starts going at around 80 so make sure this is your style before you put it in.

From Top to Bottom

The Tank

Here is your TFV12 Prince tank. We’ve gone over this tank a bunch so I’m just going to fly through it. Of course, like most Smok mods, you have an 810 style drip tip with o-rings on the outside. Nice catch cup there. You have a locking mechanism over here for the slider top cap. You can fit most juice bottles in there. Bullnose and glass wrappers may make a bit of a mess. Got that crown styling on the top there. Beefy o-rings, bubble glass, dual bottom airflow, stoppers on both sides. Whatever you adjust on one end happens on the other.

Smok E Priv Kit Review tank

On the bottom of the atomizer, designed by Smok, gold-plated 510 connection, insulator ring around it, stainless steel threading around that. In order to access your coil, you unscrew the base. Look at that coil in there. That’s a weird-looking coil. Like a strip, like a double strip coil. Really doesn’t look like mesh, looks different than mesh. They’re calling it a dual mesh coil but man, that doesn’t look like mesh in there. It looks different. Check it out. Nice big juice ports there, plenty of cotton. There it is 0.2 ohms, good for 50-80W with a best-of rating from 65-75W. I already tried this coil on the Species kit. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to put the other coil in and give it a shot. Here is just the regular single mesh coil. We’re going to juice this one up and see what it’s like.

Smok E Priv Kit Review fill

Juice we’re going to be using today is A La Mode mixed berry. I got this from Apollo e-cigarettes. I needed a couple of dollars to get free shipping on some of the nic salts that I bought. So this was on sale and I like berries so I figured I’d try it out. This is the first time I’m trying it so I’ll let you know up top how I like it. You want to prime that coil up. You want to get those juice ports nice and started there. Just paint them up a little bit. No reason to go crazy. I’ll tell you what, though, this juice smells nice already. Kind of impressed just by the way it smells. Now you take your base, screw it in, get everything nice and snug. Open that top fill port, give it a nice squeeze. You can see it’s filling up nicely and I’ll tell you what, while we’re going over the mod, we’ll leave this to sit and soak and by the time we get back, we should have a nice saturated coil. Snap that drip tip back in and now we’re just going to let this sit and saturate while we go over the mod.

The Mod

As usual, let’s start off on top. Gold-plated, spring-loaded 510, I would say has a medium throw with a medium spring. Stainless steel threading around there, stainless steel plate around that, a little bit of -I don’t know if you can see that, see that right there? A little bit of a raise there. So that’s kind of affect whether you can fit 30s on it or not. Let’s check it out and see if it works. Let’s see if the Voltron will go on, man. Nope, it will not. See? It will not let it go by that. So that’s going to be a con, man. I don’t know why you guys at Smok had to make this raised, kind of ridiculous man because if you would have not made it raised, you could have definitely put some bigger tanks on here so you’re going to get a con for that.

Smok E Priv Kit Review mod

Definitely diggin the engine theme. Here is your fire bar right here, really solid clicky firing bar. Real nice job, no wiggle, no rattle, no nothin. Good job on that. Paint on this is fantastic. I mean, I’ve had this thing for weeks and I put it in and out of my pocket and I got one little chip there. You guys know I’m very rough on my mods. I say it all the time. This thing’s held up fantastically considering what I put it through. On the bottom, battery door right here. Boom! Pop it open, battery indicator markings A and B, plus and minus, they should be done in a different color. Bad job on that, Smok.

Smok E Priv Kit Review batt

Batteries were going to be using today are Golisi s30 Pro Series. Shout out to Golisi for supplying the batteries. On this side, we do negative facing the door. On this side, we do positive facing the door. Simply push the door down, pull that little tab, push the door down and lock it into place. It ain’t going nowhere. Very, very, solid door.

Menu System

General Thoughts

Alright, everyone! We’re back on top with the Smok E Priv kit. I gotta tell you, man. Thing feels solid, feels nice and hefty in the hand. I like that. I like the way it feels, man. Definitely been digging that. Paint on it is real nice. Fire bar is nice and clicky with no rattles. Got that hinged battery door that’s really solid. 25mm tanks fit on it with no overhang on the centered 510 but because of that ledge, that same type of ledge that they did on the iPriv, that’s about it. 25s is about it. That’s a shame because you probably could have gone with -you might have been able to get 28 if they didn’t put that ledge on there. Comes in red, green, blue, gold and silver and you also get the Legendary TFV12 Prince tank with it. We’ve talked about that in a million reviews. It’s great tank. With the mesh coils, makes it even better. We’re not going to spend a lot of time on the tank itself.

Smok E Priv Kit

Let’s get into the cons and the pros.

Cons

First con is going to be that centered 510 right, that top plate. It’s got that ledge that we spoke about. You’re only good for 25mm, that’s a con.

The plus and minus button, they’re weirdly placed and to be honest with you, the buttons are so long it should have been a rock a button where the plus is on one side and the minus on the other, not one down. It’s kind of weird. It kind of confuses me sometimes. Sometimes I press the other side of the plus button. I wish they just would have made them like right across from each other so I’m going to give them a con for that.

And the battery markings on this mod need to be in white. Smok, you’ve been doing it on some of your mods. Maybe you didn’t start with this one. Hopefully, it’s a thing that you do going forward.

Let’s get into the pros.

Pros

First pro is going to be centered 510 pin, pro.

Great tank included, we spoke about already, pro.

Great flavor on the mesh coils, pro.

Smok E Priv Kit Review parts

Nice heft and feel to it, pro.

I like the screen. I like the layout, it’s real simple. They did a great job on it. That’s a pro.

No rattles, no button rattle, no battery rattle, nothing. We’re going to give them a pro for that.

Great battery door, solid as they come. You can put this mod down, that door don’t pop open. Great job on that.

Has no lights, I’m giving it a pro for that because I can’t stand lights.

Tank has an 8 ml capacity. They’re getting a pro for that.

Smok E Priv Kit Review coil

2 coils included, pro.

Specs

Smok E-Priv 230W TC Box Mod

  • Dimensions – 85mm by 47mm by 31.88mm
  • Weight – 194.5g
  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-230W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.5-9V
  • Charging Voltage: 5V
  • Charging Current: 1.3A
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • MEMORY Mode
  • Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
  • High-Quality 1.45 Inch TFT Full Color Display
  • 6-Color Screen Adjustment Setting
  • Hinged Bottom-Loaded Battery Door Access
  • Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
  • Battery Series Connection
  • Puff Monitoring System
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over-Heat Protection
  • 10 Seconds Cut-Off
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black Silver, Red, Blue, Green, Gold

Smok TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank

  • 25mm Base Diameter
  • 28mm At Widest Point
  • 5mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 8mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Convex Glass Extension
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • High-Temperature Resistant – Explosion Proof
  • Convenient Top-Fill Rotary Design – Lock Button Mechanism
  • Massive Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • 810 Cobra Resin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
  • Performance-Grade V12 Prince Coil Structure
  • 0.2ohm V12 Prince Dual Mesh Coil – rated for 50-80W
  • 0.17ohm V12 Prince Max Mesh Coil – rated for 80-130W
  • 510 Connection

Pros
  • centered 510 pin
  • Great tank
  • Great flavor on the mesh coils
  • Nice heft and feel to it
  • screen
  • No rattles
  • Great battery door
  • no lights
  • 8 ml capacity
  • 2 coils included
Cons
  • ledge on the top plate
  • battery markings
  • weirdly placed plus and minus button

Deals

Smok E Priv Kit
$49.95 $99.95
Deucesjack
Deucesjack

DeucesJack is head of reviews at Vaping Insider and has become known as one of the best reviewers in the industry. He pulls no punches and always gives an honest and unbiased opinion on the products he reviews. Since the launch of our youtube channel in 2018 he has put out a review video every single day.