The New Suorin Elite: A Flavorful and Cloudy Dream


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: September 19, 2022

suorin elite review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
$17.88 - ‎$29.95
Battery Capacity:
Wattage Range:
Blue, Gold, Gunmetal, Red, Silver
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon


  • Solid MTL and DTL draws
  • Excellent flavor and cloud production
  • Outstanding build quality


  • MTL might be too loose for some
  • Tinted juice viewing window

This is a harder-hitting pod mod than what most people are used to.

It has most of the features of a simple box mod, like a color screen, high wattage output, adjustable wattage, and more. This pod mod is a tremendous performer, and it has very few flaws.

Read on if you are curious about what we have to say about this new vape.

Suorin Elite Review

suorin elite review

The first thing one has to say about this vape is that the device is simple, efficient, and reliable. The pod is easy to use and always works. Not once has there been a problem with it. No leaks, burn hits, or anything.

The airflow is always consistently on point and is restrictive or open, depending on the coil in the pod, and the flavor is tremendously good.

Also, battery life, build quality, and the pod itself are outstanding. There is one problem with the pod, but that will come up later.

Vapor Production

Pretty good for a 40 watt pod mod. It comes with a 0.4 ohm coil that runs up to 40 watts. Vapers will not clear rooms out the way they can with a high output box mod or RDTA, but it puts out a respectable amount of clouds.

Safety Features

  • Magnetic Pod Connection
  • Open Circuit Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Overtime Protection
  • Overcharge Protection

Inside the Suorin Pod Kit

suorin elite starter kit

  • Suorin Elite device
  • 3.1 ml Pod
  • Lanyard
  • 0.4 ohm mesh coil
  • 1.0 ohm wire coil
  • Micro USB cable
  • User manual

Build and Design Quality

This device’s build quality and design are top-notch.

First off, it is about the size of a full deck of cards, so it fits the hand perfectly. The corners look a little sharp in the pictures, but on closer examination, they are rounded and not uncomfortable.

There are some resin flow inlays on both sides of the vape, but the rest is zinc-alloy. The build is solid. No funny noises or rattling.

One nice thing is that there is a juice viewing window on the side that also works as an airflow hold. But it is tinted and challenging to see the juice levels. The pod has to be pulled out to see the juice levels.


The battery lasts all day and charges in 45 to 50 minutes, depending on how much power was left when it was plugged in. Most companies overstate the battery life, but Suorin did not.

The direct-to-lung coil lasts 150 puffs, and the mouth-to-lung coil lasts more than double that count.

These are not precise estimates, though. The puff count can be longer or shorter depending on how long the user’s draws are.


The screen is above the firing buttons, and it is colorful and bright. It shows all the info the user needs to know. That includes battery life, coil resistance, wattage, and puff timer and counter. It also had four different color settings.

There is no menu scrolling. Instead, the pod is controlled by the buttons. They allow you to change the screen’s color, lock the wattage, or clear the puff counter.

The Pods

suorin elite pods

The only criticism is with the pods. They are good pods, but the one flaw that stands out over everything else is the location of the fill port. It is at the bottom, and there is no reason for that. There was plenty of room for it up top. Even a side fill port would have worked.

Bottom-filled pods are inconvenient and tend to leak no matter how good the stopper is. That is why manufacturers should always put them up top if there is room for it.

Besides that, it is a decent pod. It has a silicone stopper at the bottom that does an excellent job of preventing leaking. Also, a magnet keeps the pod connected, and it is a very solid connection.

It has a non-removable 510 drip tip. Some may not like that, but it is comfortable and works well.

Almost forgot. Even though I hammered on the bottom fill port, what makes up for that flaw is how easy it is to pull out and push in the coils. The coils slide right in and pull right out. No tools or fingernails are needed. It is one of the most convenient plug-and-play systems out there.

Overall, this pod is good, but they seriously need to stop putting the fill ports at the bottom.

Suorin Elite Coils

As earlier stated, the kit comes with 1.0 and 0.4 ohm coils.

The 1.0 ohm coil is for mouth-to-lung vaping, and it is very flavorful, burning at 14 to 18 watts. It holds up well and has not dry-hit once. The only thing about this coil is that it may not be tight enough for some to consider it a true MTL. Some might consider it a restricted lung coil. Regardless, it is flavorful and restrictive.

  • The 0.4 ohm coil vapes at 30 to 40 watts, but it can do very well at 20 to 25 watts. It is also flavorful, but it also produces phenomenal levels of clouds for such a small vape.
  • The best setting for the 0.4 ohm coil is 30 to 35 watts. It is the optimum range for battery life, cloud production, and flavor.

How Long Do the Coils Last?

The coils last two to three weeks, depending on how heavy they are vaped. They can last longer or shorter. To get the most life out of them, prime them and give them time to soak up the nicotine liquid before starting vaping.

How to Use the Suorin Elite Pod System

Using this vape is very simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the vape is charged
  2. Prime the coils by dripping some liquid into the cotton and then push them into the bottom of the pod.
  3. Lift the silicone tab at the bottom and fill to capacity
  4. Put the cartridge in the battery and allow five to ten minutes for the coils to absorb the liquid
  5. Click the firing button five times and inhale

Competing Products

Suorin Elite vs Smok Alike 40W

Smok Alike Kit review

The Smok Alike is a slightly better device because it has a larger 1,600 mah battery and bigger side-filled pods, not bottom-filled. Also, the soft and padded grip makes it a bit more comfortable than the Suorin Elite.

Suorin Elite vs VooPoo Vinci 40W

Voopoo Vinci desktop

The VooPoo Vinci is a bit more advanced than the Suorin Elite, with auto, manual, curve modes, and a two-week memory mode. It also has a larger 1,500 mah battery and a clearer juice viewing window.

Suorin Elite Specifications

Dimensions: 79.2 x 36 x 18 mm
Battery Type: Integrated 1100mAh
Wattage Output: 40 Watts
Voltage Output: 3.3V - 4.2V
Construction: Zinc-Alloy
Display: 0.96 inch TFT color screen
Pod Capacity: 3.1mL
Bottom Fill System:
Coils: 0.4 and 1.0 ohm Suorin Elite coils
Plug-and-Play coils:
Magnetic Pod Connection: yes
Safety Features: Open circuit, short-circuit, low voltage, overtime, and overcharge protection
Charging Type: MicroUSB
Colors: Blue, Gold, Gunmetal, Red, Silver


The Positives

  • Solid MTL and DTL draws
  • Excellent flavor and cloud production
  • Adjustable settings
  • No leaking
  • Outstanding build quality

The Negatives

  • Bottom-filled pods
  • Tinted juice viewing window
  • MTL might be too loose for some

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Suorin Elite is a very good pod mod that is the perfect step up from disposable vapes and mods that have pods with pre-installed coils that cannot be removed. It has excellent flavor and is simple to use, but it has most of the perks of a box mod: adjustable wattage, excellent battery life, screen, etc.

That being said, the only major flaw in the whole thing is the fill port at the bottom. So far, it has not leaked, but having it at the top is more convenient. Other minor complaints are the loose draw on the MTL coil and the tinted juice window.

Besides those three cons, this pod mod is excellent and worth the money.

Please let us know what you think about this vape by commenting below.

Published: August 29, 2022Updated: September 19, 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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