Freemax Maxpod: A Budget-Friendly and Flavorful Pod Mod


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: May 25, 2022

freemax maxpod review

Review Score: 87/100

Price Range:
‎$19.99 - ‎$37.99
Battery Capacity:
Wattage Range:
8W - 11W
White, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Black
Works with:
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  • Excellent construction quality and design
  • Many color options available
  • Pods stay secure to the mod


  • Inaccurate battery lights
  • The plastic pods are too dark

The Maxpod is Freemax’s first attempt at making a compact pod system, and they really did hit the mark on the first try. The mod uses replaceable 1.0 and 1.5-ohm coils and a 2 ml pod. As for the battery, it is 550 mah and has 8 to 11-watt output.

The device is also draw-activated, meaning all the user has to do is turn it on. The mod can also be depended on to put out 3.3 volts of constant output while the battery has juice. Small and portable, the Freemax Maxpod is a go-to vape for vapers of all sorts.

Freemax Maxpod Performance Review

Fans of Freemax will not be disappointed when they try the Maxpod. The vape has gotten a lot of positive attention since its release date. It is truly an enjoyable device to use, being of excellent build quality, and having an equally good set of features.

It has an airy draw, maybe too much for some, but it has an outstanding 1.0-ohm mesh coil that sucks the flavor out of the juices. Of all the pod mods out there, this one is one of the best for flavor production. Even cloud production is not that bad.

freemax maxpod colors

While not for chain vaping, the battery can last several hours, and quality control is pretty good, aside from some issues with the battery indicator lights. The device is draw activated, and the sensor works particularly well.

Often, draw-activated vapes have weak sensors, but that is not the case with the Maxpod. Once broken in, this sensor is highly accurate and can be depended on to operate at a high level.

Overall, this is an excellent device. It may not have the same output level as other mods, but it puts out a steady and unceasing stream of power while delivering high amounts of flavor and decent cloud production.

This device has its drawbacks, of course, what mod does not? But, vapers who have been looking for something low maintenance and easy to use will appreciate this pod mod.

Unboxing the Starter Kit

freemax maxpod starter kit

The Freemax Maxpod kit comes with an assortment of items necessary for the smooth operation of the device. In addition to the battery, there is a single pod and two mesh coils, one of which is pre-installed.

As a bonus, a lanyard and ring are included. These two extra items in the kit allow the user to keep the vape held securely to a belt loop without fear of losing it. A USB cable is there for charging the vape, and there is also a warranty card and user manual.

Internal Build Quality and Design

The first thing the user will notice is that this is a weighty device that feels good in the hand. It is not some cheap vape made from plastic that can crack at any moment. Instead, it is constructed from steel and zinc alloy, giving it an edge over other vapes in terms of durability.

While heavy, the Maxpod is not too much so, and it is light enough to be portable and comfortable to hold. Additionally, the mouthpiece is well designed, and the pods stay in place with no play.

The only problem with the device is that the pods are tinted, making it difficult to monitor the juice levels. But, they can be checked by holding the pod up to a light.

Battery Life and Charging

There are some things to like and dislike about the battery. The battery’s ability to replenish quickly makes up for the fact that the battery is not as powerful as it could have been. Freemax put a 550 mah battery in this vape, which is not bad, but it will not get the user throughout the day.

The mod has an LED light that indicates the battery level.

  • White shows a full charge.
  • Blue 30 to 60 percent charge.
  • Red means that it needs to be recharged.

The color codes do not seem to indicate power levels accurately. The white light does not stay on very long, and when the red light comes on, the vape is moments away from dying. When the red light comes on, it is time to plug in the USB cord.

How Long Does Maxpod Take to Charge?

The best thing to like is that it charges amazingly fast. From the moment it dies and is plugged in, the Freemax Maxpod takes 45 minutes to charge.

Freemax Maxpod Coils and Pods

This mod uses a pod that contains 2 ml of liquid. They hold pre-made mesh coils that are already wicked. As stated earlier, there are two mouth-to-lung coils included with the starter kit, and they use FM SaltCoilTech 2.0.

freemax maxpod pods

This mesh coil technology uses honeycombed mesh and organic cotton, combined with flax. One of the coils is 1.0 ohms and the other 1.5 ohms.

  • The 1.0-ohm coil is suited for 20 to 30 mg nicotine salts, and 3 to 13 mg regular nicotine.
  • The 1.5-ohm mesh coil can handle higher concentrations of nicotine – 30 to 50 salt nicotine, and 12 to 24 mg regular nicotine.
  • The 1.0-ohm mesh coil works exceptionally well. They can last six refills before they give out. Also, it delivers warm vapor and fantastic flavor.
  • The 1.5-ohm coil provides a weaker flavor, but it is not that weaker, and it can handle liquids with higher nicotine liquids. Also, the 1.5-ohm coil lasts as long as the other one.

There is only one problem with the Freemax pods. Even though these are mouth-to-lung pods, the draw is airier than it should be. But, the draw can be tightened by placing a finger over one of the holes.

Freemax Maxpod replacement coils are readily available. Each package contains five coils.

How Long Do Freemax Maxpod Coils Last?

The coils durability depends on your style of vaping and the coils type. The Freemax Naxpod coils last approximately 7-8 hours.

How to Use the Freemax Maxpod

freemax maxpod open

The Freemax Maxpod is an easy to use vape kit that is ideally suited for beginners.

  1. Replace the coil by taking off the pod and pulling the coil from the bottom of the pod.
  2. Next, prime the coil by dripping five drops of nicotine liquid inside the coil.
  3. Then, push the coil back inside and fill the pod through the fill port covered by a small rubber plug.
  4. Before refilling, have a paper towel handy to clean up any accidents that occur.
  5. The pods are narrow, and there is not a lot of space for the juice.
  6. Spills can happen easily as a result.
  7. To avoid spills, refill slowly and carefully.
  8. When full, let the pod stand for ten minutes so that the coil and cotton have time to absorb the liquid.
  9. Finally, place the pod on the battery and vape. It is draw activated, so all the user has to do is take a drag to turn it on.

Competing Products

Freemax Maxpod vs. Caliburn

Uwell Caliburn Vape Review

The Maxpod looks like it was made to compete with the Caliburn starter kit. The Caliburn is a worthy competitor, with a decent battery, 2 ml pod capacity, and portable size. However, the Maxpod exceeds the Caliburn in several critical areas.

  • Firstly, the Maxpod’s battery is slightly larger, giving the user more vaping time.
  • Additionally, it is smaller and more compact.
  • The best advantage, however, is that it has significantly lower resistance, resulting in a better vaping experience.
  • Finally, and unfortunately, the US Food and Drug Administration ordered Uwell to take the Caliburn off the market. American vapers may have trouble finding the Caliburn.

Freemax Maxpod vs. Smok Nord 2

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The Smok Nord is one of the highest performing mods out there, and the Maxpod does not even come close.

  • The Smok Nord 2 is a 40 watt mod with pods that hold 4.5 ml of liquid. These pods also support sub-ohm coils, while the Maxpod does not.
  • Additionally, the Smok Nord 2 has a monster 1,500 mah battery that lasts much longer than that of the Maxpod.
  • The cherry on top is the LED screen, another feature the Maxpod does not have.
  • Overall, the Smok Nord 2 is a much better vape, but it can be much more expensive, depending on where it is bought.

Freemax Maxpod Specifications

Sizes: 100.8 mm x 21.8 mm x 14 mm
Weight: 56.3 Grams
Battery Capacity: 550mAh
Pod Capacity: 2mL
Wattage Range: 8W to 11W
Voltage Output: 3.3V
Construction Material: PCTG, Steel, and Zinc Alloy
Coil Resistance : 1.0 and 1.5 ohm
Colors: White, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Black


The Positives

  • Easy to use
  • Excellent construction quality and design
  • Many color options available
  • Pods stay secure to the mod
  • Good coil life

The Negatives

  • The plastic pods are too dark
  • Inaccurate battery lights
  • Refilling can be messy

Final Thoughts About This Freemax Maxpod Review

The Maxpod is a decent device and is a better alternative to mods like the Uwell Caliburn. It delivers a high amount of flavor, primarily when the 1.0-ohm mesh coils are used, and cloud production is not that bad either.

This mod starter kit is also easy to use, durable, and highly portable. These characteristics make this vape ideal for beginner vapers or people wanting something easy to use.

There are a few downsides to using this mod. One, the airflow is not tight enough. If they make an updated version, they should tighten the airflow a bit. Secondly, the plastic on the pods is tinted too much, making it difficult to monitor the juice levels. Finally, the LED light does not accurately reflect the battery level. Other than these problems, this is a decent device well worth the money.

What are your thoughts about the Maxpod? Your feedback is invaluable to us, so please share your opinions with other readers and us. Leave a comment telling us what you liked and disliked about this Freemax device.

Published: June 1, 2022

Jeffrey Buckley

I was a smoker for over 25 years. In this time I also earned my medical degree with a specialization in addiction treatment and counseling. That period has led me to vaping, my interest started around 2011. I’m fighting the tide of hysteria and dis-information around vaping that emanates from various fronts legislative, cultural and scientific. Having scientific councils support, I’m happy to contribute my thoughts, articles, and expertise.


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