Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

Smoant Battlestar Mod

The Smoant Battlestar just checks off all the boxes. It has a quality build to it, a simple menu system, it looks good, and it does a more than respectable job in temperature control. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price!

$48.99

First Impression Out Of The Box:

Nice presentation, the mod reminds me of the Minikin V2 or the Wismec 2/3 in 2-battery mode. It has a really smooth texture to it and the finish is actually really nice. It’s pretty small for a dual 18650 mod. So far, I’m really liking the compact, triangular shape. The mod actually feels really good in your hand.

What’s In The Box:

Basically, you get the mod and a USB charging cable. There is also a user manual as well as a quality control card and a prompt card. The prompt card is kind of like a quick start guide. Not a lot here so let’s just dive down and get into the mod.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

From Top To Bottom:

The Battlestar has a spring loaded 510 pin that looks to be made out of brass. It has a firm spring to it with a good throw. The stainless steel threading is smooth and so far, all of my atomizers sit flush on it. There are three slots that are cut out for air flow just in case you use an older style tank.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

This mod is shaped like a triangle but with rounded corners. On the short side of the triangle, there is venting present. There is also venting on the top and bottom of the mod. There is a slight indentation on the sides of the mod that definitely helps when it comes to gripping the mod.

The battery door on the Battlestar is very solid. The magnets that Smoant users are really strong and there is basically no movement on this battery door at all. There is no wiggle or rattle that I can find. There are four holes on the side of the battery door for venting. When putting the battery door back in place, the magnets provide the vapor with a very satisfying click.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

The battery sled is clean and made of plastic. It is held in place by four Phillips head screws and the battery orientation is clearly marked on the sled. There is also a battery ribbon that will help you get your batteries out of the mod. All of my batteries fit nice and snug. The terminals in the sled are spring loaded on the positive side. They look to be gold-plated and they do have a good firm spring to them.

The front of the mod is the flat side of the top of the triangle. The Battlestar is a traditional three button mod. You have the fire button and the plus and minus buttons. All of the buttons are nice and clicky. So far I have no button rattle at all even if I shake the mod vigorously. The plus minus button is a rocker style button. Located right below this rocker style switch is a charge port. The Battlestar is not firmware upgradeable so this port is strictly for charging.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

The screen on the Battlestar is nice although I do wish it was just a tad brighter. I like the font that they have chosen for the screen. I also like the overall layout of the screen. The screen shows the vaper all the information they would need to know including mode, battery life, temperature, wattage, and resistance.

Located on the bottom of the mod, you will find some subtle branding. There is also plenty of venting present. Besides the branding on the bottom, there is no other branding on the Battlestar mod. I wish more companies would design their mods like this. I like when the branding is kind of hidden in a subtle and elegant way. The Battlestar is available in a plethora of colors. Not only that, but lately Smoant has been coming out with the bunch of new colors including camouflage. The colors I know that the Battlestar is available in now are black, blue, white, red, stainless steel, dark blue, yellow, orange, copper and silver. Like I said though, Smoant is always adding new colors so keep an eye out for them.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

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

I really do love the look and form factor of this mod. I like the soft angles that it has and I like the fact that it almost has the same feel as a minikin V2. The build quality is actually a lot more than I expected for a mod at this price point. In that respect, Smoant has definitely exceeded my expectations. The paint quality on it seems to be very durable. I also like the smooth texture. The whole layout of the mod gives it a simple yet elegant look. Well done Smoant!

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

The Board:

The Battlestar does have a full temperature control suite that includes Ni, TI, SS as well as TCR slots for all of your custom wires. The TC on the Battlestar has probably been the biggest surprise for me. This mod does hit hard in power mode and I do feel that it is accurate. The TC on this mod is a lot better than I could have ever anticipated. I’ve used it in stainless steel and nickel mode and I can honestly tell you, it gives you a very satisfying, accurate, temperature controlled vape. Is it as good as all of the top tier PC boards like the DNA and Yihi? No, not quite, but those boards also have a lot more precise tuning available to them. As far as the overall vape quality, the Battlestar vapes just as well as any other board on the market. I would put it up there at the top level of the second-tier TC boards like the Innokin Atheon and the VO chipset.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

The Menu System:

This menu system is one of the simplest I have ever seen.

  • 5 clicks on/off
  • 3 clicks to get into the main menu
  • Use the +/- button to scroll through the main menu
  • Use the fire button to select in the main menu
  • +/ button at the same time flips the screen
  • In TC mode, hold the + button and fire button to adjust your wattage

That’s the whole menu system.

How Does It Vape?

For months, I heard little whispers about the Smoant Battlestar and its capabilities on some of the vaping forms. For a while, I doubted those whispers but to be honest, they made me want to go out and grab a Battlestar just to see what they were talking about. I have to admit that I am extremely impressed with the capabilities of the Smoant Battlestar. Power mode is hard hitting and accurate. TC mode is more than capable. Right now, I have my Battlestar RTA on the mod. I have dual SS Tiger coils in the RTA. They are ohming out at .18 ohms. I have the mod set to 75 watts and 500 Degrees in SS TC mode. I get an extremely smooth, consistent, flavorful, cloudy vape. I’m here to tell you as a TC vaper that the TC on the Battlestar is indeed legit.

Smoant Battlestar Mod Review

Conclusion:

If the top tier TC mods were something that you always wanted but you were always held back by the price, then you should really take a look at the Smoant Battlestar. Or maybe you tried one of the other mods on the market that claim to do TC but in reality, really don’t do a good job with it. Maybe that’s why you never got into TC vaping? If that’s the case and you are that type of vaper, I would highly recommend that you go out and get a Battlestar. This mod actually gives a great representation of what temperature control is all about. It also does it without killing your wallet. If you are the type of vapor that is already into TC and you need a backup, commuter, or knock around mod, then the Battlestar would definitely be an excellent choice.

Let’s face it, this mod just checks off all the boxes. It has a quality build to it, a simple menu system, it looks good, and it does a more than respectable job in temperature control. For all of those reasons, I have no choice but to fully approve the Smoant Battlestar. Go get one and you won’t regret it. Be sure to check out our Vapor DNA coupon page for the latest deals when purchasing this tank.

Smoant Battlestar Mod

The Smoant Battlestar just checks off all the boxes. It has a quality build to it, a simple menu system, it looks good, and it does a more than respectable job in temperature control. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price!

$48.99

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:
  • Build quality
  • Look and feel
  • Paint
  • Battery door
  • Lots of venting
  • Quality 510
  • Subtle branding
  • Simple menu system
  • TC
  • Compact size
  • Color choices

Cons:
  • No updates

  • 200W Maximum Output Wattage
    • 1 to 200W
    • High Performance Output
      • Little to No Firing Delay
    • 0.5 to 8.4V
    • 0.1 to 5.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
  • Temperature Control Suite
    • Ni200 Nickel Support
    • Titanium Support
    • Stainless Steel Support
      • 304
      • 316
      • 317
    • TCR Functionality
      • Temperature Coefficient of Resistivity
    • Resistance Read and Lock
    • Three Setting Memory Bank
    • 0.1 to 1.3 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
    • 200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Quad Magnetic Back Battery Access Door
    • Accepts Two 18650 Batteries
    • Gold Plated Contacts
    • Sold Separately
  • Three Button Control
    • Rocker Switch
  • OLED Display
    • Three Column Display
    • Atomizer Resistance
    • Output Voltage
    • Battery Life Indicator
    • Output Wattage
    • Output Temperature
  • Micro USB Charge and Update Port
  • Zinc Alloy Chassis
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection
    • Spring Loaded Gold Plated Connection
  • Reverse Battery/Low Resistance/Low Input Voltage/Short Circuit/Overheating Protection
  • 40mm by 34mm by 83.5mm

Deuces Jack is a well-known member of the VapingUndeground 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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