Five-Star Rating System
In the looks department, I gotta give the Smok T-Storm 2.5. I know I’m going to get a lot of hate on this. I’m not really a Star Wars fan. I grew up in the 80s, just never been a fan of Star Wars. For you Star Wars people, you are probably going to love it. But for me, it’s just ‘meh’ when it comes to the looks. So we’re going to give it a 2.5, an average score.
I gotta say, the Smok T-storm has a nice curve, a nice feel in the hand, I’ll give it a solid 3.5 because I like the way it feels in the hand. It feels solid. It’s got different textures on it. I like that. We’ll give it a 3.5 total score in the form factor category.
I got to give the Smok T-Storm another average performance score. I’m giving it a 2.5, only because it really doesn’t do TC well. No Smok mod really does TC well. Once they get their act together and start taking TC seriously, they’ll probably start scoring higher on my chart. For now, it’s a fine mod in power mode, but don’t expect to do TC with it.
If you’re just a power mode vapor, if you’re into Star Wars, if you want something that’s nicely built at this price point at $20, the Smok T-Storm is an extreme value. We’re going to give it a 5 in the value category.
Divide all those stars by 4 and you get a total score of 3.375. We’re going to leave it at around three and a quarter. Three and a quarter stars is where I would put the Smok T-Storm. That’s just about right as far as I’m concerned.
Let’s get into the pros.
- Build Quality: First pro is build quality, Real solid, man. Especially for Smok. Feels like a nice, solid piece. I gotta give Smok credit. This is not an expensive mod. So for a $20 chuck, which is what I think I paid for, you’re getting a really nicely-built mod when you consider what you paid for.
- Feels Good In The Hand: The Smok T-Storm feels good in the hand. It’s got all these nice little contours and curves to it. It’s got different textures on it. Again, for a $20 mod, feels really nice in the hand.
- Holds 28mm Atomizers Without Overhang: The Smok T-Storm holds 28 millimeters without any overhang. I got my bling bling Bulk on top of that. I think it looks really nice. No issues at all. Works well. I got no issues with this one at all.
- Fire Button: The fire button on this is nice and tight, not wobbly or anything like that. Really clicky, it’s a pro.
- Price Point: I mentioned the price point already, but I believe at under $20, which is what I’ve been seeing this at, I believe that’s what I paid for it, I think I paid $18 and change at one of those websites out there, can’t go wrong. $20 for a $20 chuck, this thing’s an extreme value.
- Big Color Screen: Nice big color screen with big fonts. For you geriatric people out there like me, you’re going to appreciate being able to read the screen on the Smok T-Storm. It’s a pro.
- Fingerprint Magnet: First, this thing’s a crime scene, baby. It’s a fingerprint magnet. As soon as you touch it, it’s schmutzy.
- Not Good TC: This has become an inherent con with Smok mods. They just don’t do Temperature Control very well. This one is no different. It’s a con for all you TC fans out there.
- Movement On The Screen: The TFT color display screen on the Smok T-Storm has that little dot that moves when you fire a mod. I know it’s a nitpicky con, but I don’t want to see shit moving on my screen. It’s a con. I gotta chalk it up. Smok, I want my screens to stay still. The only time I want to see it move is when I’m adjusting the wattage.
But that’s it on the cons. No real deal-breakers.
What’s up, Insiders. It’s DeucesJack at VapingInsider.com. Today, we’re going over the Smok T-Storm. This one’s for all you Star Wars fans out there.
Check out the Smok T-Storm.
From Top to Bottom
Let’s check this thing out.
I got the Smok T-Storm in gold and black to review. You Star Wars fans are probably going to dig that this has that Stormtrooper look to it. This is the gold one. Nice, big screen. Centered 510, looks like 28mm, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Some T-Storm branding over here, kind of like a little wavy action. I don’t know if you can see that little dip right there. Definitely feels really comfortable in the hand. I like the change in texture over there. Nice job on that, Smok. Over here, you can see, this thing just picks up fingerprints. It’s like a crime scene. It’s unbelievable, as far as being a fingerprint magnet. This looks like your up and down buttons. It’s not, they’re just there for design. Right here, and here, are your adjustment buttons. There’s your micro USB port for charging and updating. Fire bar mod, nice and clicky. Nobody does the fire bar better than Smok. In the middle, you really can’t click it. Kind of got to be like 60% and above to click it, but it’s got a nice click to it. It really does.
On the top here, you can see, centered 510. Stainless steel plate, stainless steel threading. Gold-plated 510 that I would say has a pretty stiff spring with a medium throw to it, but it’s got a nice stiff spring to it. Nice job on that, Smok. On the bottom side of the mod, you can see, there’s your battery door. Push down and over, and it pops up. It’s not spring-loaded, it just pops up manually.
There are your battery markings, black on black. Gold plated button-style battery contacts. That’s a bad job, black-on-black battery markings. And they are marked A and B, but they should be in a different color. Down the tube are gold-plated, spring-loaded button style contacts and there is a red and blue plus and minus sign. There’s also some type of plastic in between here that keeps your batteries separated.
Speaking of batteries, let’s throw some in for this review. Positive side up on this side, negative side up on this side. Close the door, push, and snap it over. It doesn’t move. Pretty solid battery door. I put the Smok T-Storm thing down on desks, it doesn’t pop open.
Five clicks, it turns it on. There’s your Smok T-Storm splash screen.
Check out that screen and that geriatric font. I absolutely love it. Let’s take a look at the screen and break it down. Puff counter over there, A and B battery meters, wattage, preheat is in normal. There’s your time of the last puff, resistance, and voltage.
One thing I don’t like about the Smok T-Storm mod is when you do vape on it, this little dot thing here moves. Here, let me show you what I’m talking about. I’m going to take my gold Bulk, which basically looks like it was made for this. The Bulk looks beautiful on it. And by the way, while we got the Bulk out, let me show you, 28mm in diameter. Really no overhang. On the back, for some reason, there looks like there’s a bit of overhang, but it doesn’t look that bad on the front. I don’t know why. That’s kind of wacky. That might bother some people. I’m going to call it 28 because it doesn’t bother me, but you OCD people might have a problem with that. Watch when I fire it. See that movement? I hate that. I absolutely hate things moving on my screen. It pisses me off. I don’t want anything moving on my screen, Smok. It’s a nitpicky con, but I gotta point it out because it’s annoying.
Typical menu system for Smok. Three clicks, you can see I’m in mode right there. Long-press, now I can choose between wattage, Ti, Ni, Stainless Steel (SS), and memory. If I go into stainless steel, long press on the fire bar, now I can pick my wattage. See the wattage there scrolling. I can scroll all the way up to the full 230w. Let’s put it down because I don’t want to vape in Temperature Control mode at 230w by accident. If I long press, I can pick my TCR. If I long press, I’m back in the menu system. I can adjust my temperature in stainless steel mode in 10-degree increments. Long press, let’s put it back in wattage mode. Long press, now you can see, I can adjust my wattage and I can adjust my preheat there as well. Long press, preheat is normal, hard, and soft. I normally keep it in normal. Three clicks, I can go to my screen.
Long press, here I can pick my color. I can go red, gray, or white, whatever that is, green, blue, purple. Let’s leave it in purple. Let’s go a little funky with the gold and purple. Long press, now I can pick my screen time. Let’s knock it down to 20 seconds. Long press, now my screen will only stay on for 20 seconds. There’s the purple. Three clicks, here’s my puff information. I can clear my puffs.
Long press, long press, three more clicks, here’s where I can shut the mod on and off. Long press, it’ll ask me I want to power off or on. I hit yes or no. We’re going to say no for now because you already see me turn it on.
And that’s it, folks. That’s the whole menu system for the Smok T-Storm. I really haven’t been able to find any shortcuts. When I hit the plus and the fire bar, or the minus and the fire bar, or the plus and minus button together, nothing happens. Basically, this looks like it’s the same chipset as the D-Barrel and the A-Priv just with a different skin on the screen.
What’s in the Box
Let’s get into some of the specs on the Smok T-Storm mod.
- 5 x 48.4 x 32.9 millimeters
- Colors: Available in Black, Gold, White, Blue, Chrome, and Rainbow
- Batteries: 2 x 18650
- Wattage: 230w maximum output
- Ohms: Will fire own to 0.1ohm in power mode, 0.05ohm in TC mode
- Display: TFT Color Display Screen
- Has pre-heat options
- Has a memory mode
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And that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.
- Build Quality
- Feels Good In The Hand
- Holds 28mm Atomizers Without Overhang
- Fire Button
- Price Point
- Big Color Screen
- Fingerprint Magnet
- Not Good TC
- Movement On The Screen