Smok RPM80 & RPM80 Pro review

Updated on: 2020-04-14

Five-Star Rating System

LOOKS

– 3.5
I have to admit that I don’t like the looks of the Smok RPM80 Pro as much as I like the Fetch and the Fetch Pro. I just like the compactness of that Fetch line. So with that being said, I’m gonna give this a solid 3.5 stars in the looks department.

PERFORMANCE

– 4
You heard me say it. I love these RGC coils. These RGC mesh coils are just fantastic. If you like the older RPM style coils, you can use them in the Smok RPM80 Pro too. That’s awesome. I like the versatility. We’re gonna give it a solid 4 stars as far as coil performance goes.

AIRFLOW

– 3
I’m giving the Smok RPM80 Pro a solid 3 stars. Adjustable airflow on this is huge. That puts it above average. They’re getting a 3 for the airflow.

VALUE

– 3
I’ve been seeing this one for around $25. $25-35, that’s really been the meaty part of the pricing that I’ve been seeing it in. I think that’s a pretty good price for the vape quality that you’re gonna get for this kit. I’m going to give the Smok RPM80 Pro a solid 3 stars.

OVERALL RATING

– 3.375
We’re gonna add all these stars up and we’re gonna come up with a 13.5 total star rating. We’re gonna take that 13.5, we’re gonna divide it by four, and we’re gonna come up with a total score of 3.375, just under 3.5 stars for the Smok RPM80 Pro and that’s exactly where this belongs. This is a really nice kit. It’s definitely a better than average pod/AIO.

Pros

Let’s go over the pros for this Smok RPM80 Pro review.

  • Top Fill: Love, love that top fill. I can fill the Smok RPM80 Pro without removing the pod. All I have to do is flip that little rubber gasket and I’m vaping again, baby.
  • Power-to-Size Ratio: Love the power-to-size ratio of the Smok RPM80 Pro. This little thing does 80W. That’s awesome.
  • Coils: I love the coils for this Smok RPM80 Pro kit. I do. These new RGC mesh coils are just phenomenal and they take full advantage of the mod. You can run these things at like 75-80W. The coils for this kit are fantastic.
  • Form Factor: The Smok RPM 80 Pro has a nice, slim form factor, and is very pocketable.
  • Airflow Adjustment: The RPM 80 Pro has airflow adjustment on this one, that’s a huge pro. Great job, Smok.
  • 2 Different Tank Sections: I like the fact that you get two different tank sections with the Smok RPM80 Pro. So if you’re one of those vapers that have been running the older style coils, you can still run them. That’s kind of cool. However, I think that’s a mistake. I think if you’re gonna run this kit, you need to run those RGC coils because they’re that much better. Now, the nice thing about having the two tanks is there’s an RBA section for the RPM40 and that will fit in the RPM tank of this kit. However, they also have an RGC rebuildable section that I already told you I went over in my Fetch review. Go check it out if you want to see it. But both sections work in both of these devices. That’s pretty awesome.
  • Color Display: Gotta love that color display on the RPM80.
  • Build Quality: Smok’s build quality is on the uptick. You’ve been hearing me say to my latest reviews and these RPM80 kits are no different. You can see the build quality is definitely better as of late with Smok.
  • Nice Capacity: The Smok RPM80 Pro & RPM80 both got nice capacity. Both of these tanks hold a good amount of juice.
  • Available in a Ton of Colors: Both the RPM80 Pro and RPM80 are available in a ton of colors. That’s a pro.

Cons

Let’s go over the cons for this Smok RPM80 Pro review.

  • No Removable Drip Tip: No removable drip tip for the Smok RPM80 Pro and RPM80. I hate it. All these new pods/AIO systems are coming out, they’re all coming out with a fixed drip tip. I don’t like it. I’d rather have a 510 drip tip. It’s a con.
  • No Real MTL Coil Included in Kit: I don’t like the fact that there’s no real mouth-to-lung coil included in the Smok RPM80 Pro pod mod kit. I think when companies send a kit out, especially one that’s capable of mouth-to-lung and direct-lung vaping, they should send it out with a direct-lung coil and a mouth-to-lung coil. It’s just common sense.
  • No RBA Base Included in Kit: I don’t like the fact that there’s no RBA base included in the Smok Pro RPM80 pod mod kit. I went over the RBA base in my Fetch review. We’re gonna put a link up here in case you want to see it. But I think the RBA base should be included in kits like this. It’s a con.
  • No Type-C Charging: I think they both the Smok RPM80 Pro & RPM80 charge at 1.2 or 1.3amps.

Those are the cons. Nothing crazy, no deal-breakers.

Intro

What’s going on, Insiders? DeucesJack at Vaping Insider. Today, we got a two-for-one. We’re going to review both the Smok RPM80 kit and Smok RPM80 Pro kit.

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One’s got an internal battery, the other one takes an 18650.

What’s In The Box

I’m going to focus on the Smoke RPM80 Pro kit, then discuss the RPM80 after it. I’ll review them side by side.

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Open up the box, you have your user manual and other regular papers. You got your micro USB cable. And you can see in the Smok RPM80 Pro kit box, you have two pods. They’re calling this design stabwood. This is not real stabwood.

From Top To Bottom

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Let’s take a look at the Smok RPM80 Pro mod. Again, this is a stabwood look. This is not real stabwood, just want to make you aware of that. Just a really, really compact 80W little mod.

 

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There’s your fire button right there, raised a little bit. Plus and minus button, micro USB port over here. Nice thing about the Smok RPM80 Pro pod mod is the finish, it’s not too fingerprint-y. Kind of cool. I do like that.

The big difference between this, the Smok RPM80 Pro and the regular RPM80 is the battery.

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The battery door on the Smok RPM80 Pro has black on black markings. Bad job. Gold-plated battery contact right there. Spring-loaded, gold-plated battery contact down the middle with a plus sign. To load the battery, take your battery, pop it in. Negative side facing the door, pop it down, and boom, you’re ready to roll.

The Pod

Let’s take a look at the pod part of the Smok RPM80 Pro, pop it out like that.

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It’s got that little sticker on there so you don’t accidentally fire it. Over here, you can see, we got two nice strong magnets gold-plated contacts over here that are gonna hit your coil and fire it. And if you look from the side here, this is where you’re gonna get your airflow from. Pods fit nice and tight. Nice, strong magnet to them. You can hear that click, nice job on that.

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Now, let’s take a look at the pod itself. You peel the little sticker off, just like that, and it reveals your coil. If you turn the pod over, you’re gonna notice on the flap there, the juice fill port flat, it says RPM. This is the pod that takes the RPM coils, as opposed to this pod that says RGC, this is the pod that takes the bigger RGC coils.

The Smok Fetch Pro review I made shows a rebuildable section. That same rebuildable section also works in the Smok RPM80 Pro. If you’d like to see how that works, view the review video on Youtube here, or read the review here.

Back to the RPM pod for the Smok RPM80 Pro.

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Typical RPM coils, we’ve all seen these before. This is the RPM mesh coil. This is the 0.4ohm coil, good for 25W. If I show you the pod with the new coils, these are the RGC coils. Press-fit coils, but now look at the difference.

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Look at the size of that coil. That coils like a regular style coil you’d see in a sub ohm tank. This is the 0.17 coil, good for 40-80W. Let me show you what I’m talking about here.

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Look at the difference in those coils. Look at the size difference. The RGC is almost double the size. The other nice thing about the RGC coils is the fact that they take full advantage of the wattage capability of both mods. That’s really, really nice.

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Here’s the regular Smok RPM80. This one’s got like that gold finish. Again, kind of resin type a look to it. Same exact pod, same exact type of drip tip, a little shorter. The only difference is on the bottom, you have some venting instead of a battery door to pull the battery out. This is an internal battery mod. There you go. There’s the difference. You can see the internal battery one is just a little shorter. Not by much. If I had to pick between one or the other, I’d take the one with the rechargeable battery, the Smok RPM80 Pro. I just like external battery mods better in general. But you can see, very, very close in size. The Smok RPM80 and Smok RPM80 Pro perform exactly the same.

Juice Test

So let’s use the big coil. Let me show you how to juice this up.

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Today, we’re gonna be using some of Batman’s juice. This is the pineapple rum upside-down cake. Really, really like this juice. So the first thing you want to do, you want to take your juice bottle, you want to get some juice on the inside of that coil.

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Don’t go crazy, but get it in there, just get it started. And then take these juice ports and just paint them. Just get them started, just like that. Once they’re all started like that, you want to take your pod, line up the flat sides with the corresponding parts, and just give it a good push in there.

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Now if you want, if you don’t want to run it wide open, you can adjust your airflow. I normally like running this coil at around 70 something watts, 75W. So I use it wide open.

Here’s a little annoying part. You got this little tab here, you get your fingernail under there.

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See that? You have to have some nails, some girly nails to get in there. You can push it to the side like that. So you open that up. Decent sized fill port. Now you just take your juice bottle and just dump it in there. All the way to the top. Might overfill a little bit there. Pop it down just like that. By the way, the drip tip on the Smok RPM80 Pro is fixed. It does not come off. That’s definitely a con. I would have liked to have seen them use a 510 drip tip. It’s got a 510 type of feel to it and it’s very comfortable, but I’d still rather use my own if given the choice. Once you’re done filling up, just pop it in there, just like that. Nice, strong magnets. Ain’t going anywhere.

Menu System

Size Comparison

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Give you one last look at them side by side. This is the Smok RPM80 Pro pod mod, this is the Smok RPM80. Again, the Smok RPM80 Pro pod mod is the one with the external battery, while the Smok RPM80 is the one with the internal battery. The internal battery one is just a tad shorter. Both take the same exact pods and the same exact coils, both perform exactly the same.

The RBA Section Set

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This is the RPM80 RBA section set. It’s sold separately from the Smok RPM80 Pro pod mod kit, but you can use it there. If you want to see how to use the RBA section, look at my review of the Smok Fetch Pro on Youtube here, or in written form here.

Specs

Let’s go over some of the specs on the Smoke RPM80 and RPM80 Pro.

Smok RPM80

  • Dimensions: 109 x 26 x 31.5mm.
  • Weight: 125g
  • Juice Capacity: 5ml
  • Battery: 3000mAh internal battery
  • Wattage: 80W maximum output
  • Charging: 1.2amp
  • Pods: 2 – 1 for RGC coils + 1 for RPM coils
  • Takes both RPM & RGC coils, and RBA bases
  • Colors: Black Carbon Fiber, Stabwood Black, Red Stabwood, Black/White Resin, 7-Color Resin, Fluid Blue

 

Smok RPM80 Pro

  • Dimensions: 118 x 26 x 31.5mm.
  • Weight: 97.3g (without the battery)
  • Juice Capacity: 5ml
  • Battery: takes a single 18650 battery
  • Wattage: 80W maximum output
  • Charging: 1.3amp
  • Pods: 2 – 1 for RGC coils + 1 for RPM coils
  • Takes both RPM & RGC coils, and RBA bases
  • Colors: Black Carbon Fiber, Stabwood Black, Red Stabwood, Black/White Resin, 7-Color Resin, Fluid Blue

Conclusion

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And that’s it for the Smok RPM80 Pro kit review, Insiders. That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.

Pros
  • Top Fill
  • Power-to-Size Ratio
  • Coils
  • Form Factor
  • Airflow Adjustment
  • 2 Different Tank Sections
  • Color Display
  • Build Quality
  • Nice Capacity
  • Available in a Ton of Colors
Cons
  • No Removable Drip Tip
  • No Real MTL Coil Included in Kit
  • No RBA Base Included in Kit
  • No Type-C Charging

Deals

Smok RPM80 Pro
$31.95 $35.95
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.