Kangertech Pollex Review

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by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: October 28, 2020

Kangertech Pollex desktop

Review Score: 85/100

Price Range:
$41.95-‎$64.87
Colors:
Blue, White, Dark Gray, Black
Battery Capacity:
3500mAh
Wattage Output Range:
1-20W
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Simple touchscreen interface
  • High-end features and easy to use

Cons

  • Unresponsive touchscreen

The Kangertech Pollex is one of the best touchscreen mods in the industry. It has reached a coveted place in the market for its stylish undertone and awesome performance. It can be used by an advanced vaper as it touches on high-end features like power curves, DIY temperature, and three-tier TCR Adjustments. It is also a fairly good vaporizer for sub-ohm tanks and can deliver the power to create dense, flavorful vapor.

The mod has smooth functionality and comes with three, easy-to-use modes. It can work as a run-of-the-mill, mech mod or a sophisticated feature-full mod, depending on the way you use it. Such versatility is deeply appreciated from Kangertech, which took its first step into the world of touchscreen mods with the Kanger Pollex. However, the mod is far away from perfection and there are some clear flaws that need improvements. The first basic irritant with the device is the non-responsiveness of the touchscreen. The 2.4-inch touchscreen’s sensitivity is so low that you would have to hit the exact center of the symbol to get the mod working. This might be a problem for people with thick fingers. The mod is shaped like a cell phone, so it is mostly a thumb-powered device. The next imperfection in the Kanger Pollex is its ventilation, which makes the mod too hot to hold. Sometimes, while vaping at 200w of power, it gets hotter than the drip-tip and the tank itself.

VD Kangertech Pollex Box Mods Colors

The mod carries a 3500 mAh Li-Po battery and hence consistency in vapor will be the third key weakness of this device. You will notice a sharp drop in performance after a few months and that is due to the Lithium Polymer battery. Since it carries a non-removable battery, the demise of the battery will make the whole mod useless. The last noticeable problem in the Kanger Pollex is its performance above 150w, which feels a bit underpowered. Let’s take a look at the hits and misses of the mod before getting on to the performance of the Kanger Pollex.

What are the Three Settings in the Kangertech Pollex?

The Kanger Pollex comes in three basic modes of operation; beginner, intermediate and expert. In the beginner mode, you simply get to play around with the wattage while in the intermediate mode, you will get TCR settings, power control, and temp control. The expert mode has advanced features like power curves, DIY temperature, and various device settings.

Understanding the Kangertech Pollex

As mentioned earlier, the Kanger Pollex can be operated in different modes. The modes can be changed by taping the “back-arrow” button on the bottom-left side of the main interface, where you will see three modes; beginner, intermediate and expert. The beginner mode is very basic, and it lets you change only the wattage and locks out everything else. This transforms the Kanger Pollex into a simple mech mod, giving you a Wattage range of 1-200W, with 1-watt increments. The intermediate level introduces temperature control (200-600 °F) and variable wattage (1-200W). You can select SS, Ni, Ti, and TCR in the temperature control. However, a slight drawback in the Temperature Control of the Kanger Pollex is that you can’t set the wattage in the TC mode.

VD Kangertech Pollex Box Mods

The expert mode is where you can customize your mod to fit in different power curves or DIY temperature settings, and create that last mile of vapor personalization. These features will sit well with advanced vapers and cloud-chasing enthusiasts. However, the Pollex has some innate engineering flaws in its heating mechanism. The mod claims to deliver a power of 200w but it feels grossly off the mark, especially when you use a low-resistance coil. You just won’t get that intensity of a 200w hit, on a sub-ohm tank. Even though it may feel underpowered, the Pollex mod actually works well with a higher resistance coil, where it does feel like a 200w hit. We assume that the battery voltage is the issue here, which gives us widely disparate results while using different resistances. We recommend the Kangertech Pollex for low to mid-watt vapers, for those who like to vape under 100w.

How to Change the Wallpaper in the Kanger Pollex?

Kanger Pollex from Kangertech comes with 4 awesome wallpapers that replace your locked screen. The device settings can be accessed only in the expert mode. Once you are in expert mode, you have to click on settings (nut-bolt symbol) and then select “Change Wallpaper”. Choose one of the four wallpapers from this option.

Kanger Pollex Specifications

Kanger Pollex
Battery Capacity: 3500mAh (integrated, rechargeable)
Wattage Output Range: 1-20W
Temperature Control: 200F-600F
Dimensions: 86mm by 48mm by 24mm
Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
Screen: Large 2.4" OLED Touch
Connection: 510
Colors: Blue, White, Dark Gray, Black

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Simple touchscreen interface
  • High-end features and easy to use
  • Heavy battery life
  • Sub-ohm vaping

The Negatives

  • Unresponsive touchscreen
  • Ventilation problem

The Final Judgment on the Kangertech Pollex

The Kanger Pollex is a good investment for your vaping cabinet, as it is a versatile mod and can take various roles to suit your vaping needs. Being their first touchscreen product, Kangertech has left no stones unturned to include a whole range of features into this. This makes it a worthy addition for people who take vaping seriously. However, we don’t suggest this for high-wattage vapers, as it can feel a bit underpowered.

Published: January 8, 2018Updated: October 28, 2020
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Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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