Smoant S8 Pod System Starter Kit Review & Giveaway

Smoant S8 Pod System

The Smoant S8 is a really nice, thin and pocketable pod sytem. It's got nice cloud production and it does very well with nic salts. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.


First Impression out of the Box

DeucesJack: What’s up everybody? Deuces jack at Today I got another refillable pod system for you. Today, we have the Smoant S8 Pod System Starter Kit.

Not much to this one. It’s a pod system 370 mAh internal battery, drawer activated no button. Got a little bit of a magnetic thing going on on the pod system there.

Let’s cut down low, let’s check it out, up close and personal. We’ll come back on top. We’re going to talk about it a bit – cons, pros. We’re out of here. See you down low.

What’s In The Box

  • 1 Smoant S8 Pod Battery
  • 1 S8 Pod Cartridge
  • 1 Needle E-Juice Bottle
  • 1 MicroUSB Charging Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Welcome to the down low portion of this video. Today we’re going to be going over the Smoant S8 Pod System Starter Kit. As you can tell, I have the black one here. But this is the one that we’re going to use for the giveaway because I’ve been rocking the red one. There you go.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review

Do a quick tour around the box. S8 pod starter kit. A little bit of Smoant branding there. On the back, it tells you exactly what’s in the box. We have a Smoant S8, a certificate card, a warranty card, micro usb charging line, a manual, and a needle bottle.

Let’s open this up and see what we have here. Put the box to the side. Oh look at this – tons of paperwork. Let’s see what we got here. We have a quality certificate. File that to the side. Warranty card, side, user manual, the same.

This thing is good with nicotine salts. Basically what we have here is we have a 370 mAh battery, 2 ml capacity, coil resistance is 1.3 ohms, size is 86.6 by 48 by 12.8. Has an output of 3.3 – 3.4 volts and it charges at a half an amp. It also has low battery protection, charger protection, short-circuit protection, and overuse protection. Let’s file all that to the side.

Let’s see what we have in here. In the box, we have a nice– that’s a nice looking cable. Nice flat USB cable, good looking one. Put that back in, file it to the side. Here is your S8 starter kit, and here is your needle nosed bottle. The bottle, I know, it looks dirty, but it’s not. It’s the felt from the insert here that’s all over it. It comes right off if you rub your fingers on it. So don’t worry about that. It’s not dirty, just want to let you know. Underneath, we have nothing. Put this to the side.

From Top To Bottom

Let’s take a look at the S8 itself. Very slim design. Suorin, I guess, type of design. Very little branding, a little branding over here. Nice shape to it, nice and thin. I mean look at that thing. That thing’s thin.
Right here is your USB charge port, right here. Charges out of half an amp.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review

Take the pod system out. Contacts inside are gold-plated. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to put this in. Now, it goes in both ways. Nice job on that. There’s your draw hole right there. That’s where you put your mouth and take a hit from. You have a removable sticker over here. I’m going to take that off for a second. And here is your fill port right here.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review

Now, the one thing I really like about this is that the fill port, actually, the plug stays in place while you’re filling. Now this thing is designed for nic salt. So most nic salts have a bottle opening that’ll fit that. It’ll hold two ml’s. I would suggest once you fill it up, you make sure you let it sit for a while. I don’t know if you can see that there, can you see your coil there? Right there. There’s your coil. Let it sit for a good five minutes or so before you take your first pull on it.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review

But that’s it. That’s all I got for the down-low. Let’s cut back on top. Let’s vape on it. We’re going to talk about it a little bit – cons, pros, and we’re out of here with the Smoant s8 pod starter kit. See you back on top.

General Thoughts

And we’re back on top with the Smoant s8 pod starter kit. I mean you guys saw it. It’s very much in the same form factor as the Smok Rolo and the Suorin Drop, you know. Real nice and thin. Very pocket-able. Nice paint job on it. They did a nice job with that. Two ml capacity. It’s got a 1.3 ohm coil. It’s a nice pod system, it really is. They did a good job on it.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review


As far as the official cons and pros go, first con is going to be the paint job, while it is very nice, it is a fingerprint magnet, they’re getting a con for that. I would have liked to have seen some type of rubbery type of texture like the Drop, some type of matte finish, that might have been, you know, a lot better on something like this, but the paint job is classy. It gives it a nice classy glossy look to it.

We’re going to give him a con for no extra pod. Come on Smoant, you got to put an extra pod in there. I mean I like the fact that you put the bottle in there right, that needle-nosed bottle. But you want to know something, what if i want to switch flavors? What if i want to carry this thing around an extra pod around in my pocket and I want to pop in another flavor? Would have been great if you put two pods in there for it. That would have been nice.

The other con I’m going to give it is the pod is very dark. You really have to, like, hold it up to the light in order to see what your juice level is and when you’re filling it. I wish they would have made it a little lighter.
But that’s it on the cons. Really nothing that effects the big quality of the pod system itself.


Let’s get into the pros ‘cause there’s plenty of them. First pro I’m going to give it, small. Pocket-able. You can put this in a shirt pocket, jacket pocket, pants pocket. You can put it in there safely ‘cause it’s drawer activated. They’ll get a pro for that.

Let’s give them a pro for the vape quality. It’s got nice cloud production when you consider that it’s a pod system. I’m going to give them a pro on the flavor. Flavor’s really nice on this. Very accurate. I vape plenty of pod juices in it so far, and the flavor is really good in it.

I’m going to give him a pro because it does really well with nic salts. Nic salts are awesome in here. We’re going to give them a pro on the nice paint job. Great job on that. They’ll get a pro for the capacity – 2 ml capacity, awesome job. We’re going to give them a pro ‘cause this is refillable. Yeah man, I like my refillable pod systems. Good job on that.

Smoant S8 Refillable Pod Starter Kit Review

Let’s give them a pro for the ease of use. I mean, really, all you got to do is fill this thing and pull on it. You’re vaping. That’s a pro. I’m going to give them a pro on the draw. I like the draw. I would classify it as a loose mouth to long draw but it’s my kind of draw. That’s a pro.

I’m going to give them a pro on the bottle. I wish they would have included an extra pod, but it’s nice that they gave you the needle-nose bottle so you can shove that in your pocket and do a quick refill if you have to. Good job on that.

Going to give them a pro in the battery life. You should be able to get a full day off of this thing because you’re not going to be pounding on it like you would a regular mod. You don’t forget, you’re running high nicotine nic salts in here. You’re just going to be getting your nic fix and then putting it away, so let’s give them a pro on the battery life.

I’m also going to give him a pro on the price point. I’ve been seeing this kit anywhere from $20 – $25, which I think is a really good buy for it. I’ve also been seeing the pods anywhere from $3 -$4 a piece, which is not bad. I think it’s an awesome price point.

Giveaway & Outro

We’ll have links down below as to where you can find it. The nic salt I use in it today is the black nicotine salts – the honeydew – real nice summer vapes. Especially if you’re into those melon vapes. We’ll have a link down below for that. Make sure you check it out.

And hope you didn’t go anywhere because we have a giveaway. That’s right. The black one that you saw up and close, we’re going to be giving it away to one of our lucky subscribers. All you have to do to participate in this giveaway is be in the continental United States, comment on this video. In your comment tell me where you shared it – twitter, google+, facebook, i don’t care. You have to be of legal vaping age in your state. The $8 shipping is on you. I’m going to let it run for a while. When I finally pick a winner, i’ll respond in your comment as to how you can contact me. You must be a sub. Make sure you subscribe and like this video. Those are the requirements.

Don’t forget to hit that sub button, hit that like button, hit that notification button. We’re dropping plenty of content every day. Check out our link down below to That’s all I got for you today on the Smoant s8 pod starter kit. We’ll see you on the next one. You keep living that vape life. Deuces.

Smoant S8 Pod System

The Smoant S8 is a really nice, thin and pocketable pod sytem. It's got nice cloud production and it does very well with nic salts. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.


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.

  • pocketable
  • vape quality
  • does really well with nic salts
  • ease of use
  • bottle
  • battery life
  • price point

  • paint job
  • no extra pod
  • pod is very dark

  • Dimensions: 86.6mm by 48mm by 12.8mm
  • 2mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Integrated 370mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Output Voltage Range: 3.3-3.4V
  • Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
  • Refillable Cartridge – Plug Seal
  • Replaceable Cartridge Design – Two-Piece
  • 1.3ohm Resistance Coil
  • LED Battery Light Indicator
  • MicroUSB Charging Port – 0.5A Charge Rate
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • CPU Protection
  • Charging Protection
  • Low Battery Protection
  • Overuse Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • Note: Install and Prime Coil Before Use

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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