The Vaporesso Luxe 80: Satisfying Flavor With Every Hit

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: October 18, 2021

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Review

Review Score: 89/100

Price Range:
$37.99 - $42.99
Battery Capacity:
2 500 mAh
Wattage Range:
5W - 80W
Colors:
Wood Grain, Carbon Fiber, Gorilla, Steel Blue, and Steel Red
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • High capacity tank
  • Good build quality
  • Passthrough charging

Cons

  • The airflow is a little bit turbulent
  • The coils are very hard to remove

The Vaporesso Luxe 80 is a starter kit that comes with the high-capacity GTX Pod 26 and two sub-ohm mesh coils that deliver satisfactory levels of flavor. The vape is equipped with a powerful built-in battery, and it uses the AXON chipset, which makes it highly responsive.

This is the stunning vape for people who want a flavorful pod mod with excellent flavor, cloud production, and high juice capacity for a reasonable price.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Review: What Is It Like to Vape?

The flavor is outstanding on either coil; after all, these are GTX mesh coils, and they are some of the best in the industry. The flavor is very good on any airflow setting, and the airflow is pretty good, albeit a little turbulent.

Vapor Production

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Colors

Cloud production is very high thanks to the sub-ohm GTX mesh coils included with the kit. Both coils do a fine job at producing huge clouds that surround the user with vapor. This pod mod is a great fit for cloud chasers.

Power Modes

This pod mod has wattage, voltage, and smart wattage modes, but the vape and coils work best in wattage mode.

Safety Features

Protections:

  • USB Input
  • Low Battery
  • No Load
  • Short-Circuit
  • Overtime
  • Overheat Protection

Vaporesso Luxe 80 vs Vaporesso Luxe 80 S

These are pretty much the same mods, as they have most of the same features and specifications. However, there are still some differences.

The main difference is that the Luxe 80 uses a built-in battery and the 80S uses a single 18650. Both batteries have their advantages and disadvantages, and it was great that Vaporesso gave vapers the option to choose between similar mods that use different batteries.

Inside the Vaporesso Luxe 80w Pod Kits

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Starter Kit

  • Vaporesso Luxe 80 Battery
  • GTX Pod 26
  • 0.2ohm GTX Mesh Coil
  • 0.3ohm GTX Mesh Coil
  • Type-C Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Be sure to read the manual and not use the vape in any way not specified in the directions. Doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Internal Build Quality and Design

The build quality is pretty good, and there is not much to complain about. The one strange thing is the grip; one side is soft, the other hard, which looks and feels strange.

It would have been better if they had made both sides the same material; however, it is hard to label this as a con because it only reflects the preferences of this writer. Other than that, there are no strange sounds or loose connections.

Vaporesso Luxe 80

Battery Performance

As earlier stated, this pod mod uses an internal 2,500 mah battery that has a 1.9 amp charge rate and charges in just over an hour. This battery is pretty large for a vape with 80w output, so expect it to last the day if it is used moderately and not maxed out on the wattage.

Screen

The pod mod uses a 0.96 inch TFT screen that is easy to read in most light conditions. The best thing about the screen is that it states the best wattage for the pod beneath the wattage indicator.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Screen

The screen has everything else a vaper needs to know about the vape. Battery life is shown on the top left corner, wattage in the center, and amps, voltage, puff counter/timer at the bottom.

Vaporesso GTX Pod 26

The best thing about this pod is that it holds 5ml of juice, which is a pretty high amount for an 80w device that comes with low resistance coils. The user will not have to constantly refill it throughout the day.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Tank

There is a magnetic connection that keeps the pod solidly in place. The user will not have to worry about it shaking around or accidentally falling off.

The Airflow

The airflow is pretty good, too, and so is the airflow control. There are two airflow slots at the base, and they hit the coil directly. Airflow is adjusted by rotating the tank, and it moves pretty well back and forth.

One thing is that the top cap is very tight, and it can be hard to remove the first few times. It gets easier to take off after the first few times, though.

Vaporesso GTX Mesh Coils

The 0.3 ohm coil is best when vaped between 30 and 40 watts, and the 2.0 ohm coil works best at 40 to 50 watts. Even though these coils are great, it will not hurt to buy some of the other GTC coils, especially for those who like mouth-to-lung vaping.

The coils in the starter kit are for direct-to-lung vaping, so it would be best to buy their 0.8 and 1.2 ohm coils, which are great for MTL vaping. With the airflow closed, the hits with these coils are tight and satisfactory.

Compatible Liquids

The lowest resistance coils need to be used with 80/20 or 70/30 vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol liquids. The higher resistance 0.8 and 1.2 ohm coils in the GTX series should be used with 50/50 VG/PG liquids.

How to Use the Vaporesso Luxe 80 Pod Mod Kit

The coils have to be primed and pushed into a hole in the base of the pod. Make sure to prime them before putting them in. Users are going to notice that the coils fit very tightly and can be hard to pull out.

There is a small indenture at the base where the coils are pushed in, but it is not enough. Use a flathead screwdriver or knife to pry them out of there.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Design

Refill the vape by twisting off the top cap and dripping the juice into one of the two refilling slots, and then reattach the top cap. Let the coils sit with the juice for five to ten minutes before vaping.

Button Combinations

  • Five clicks on/off
  • Three clicks to lock the settings
  • Click up or down to adjust wattage
  • Hold the up and down buttons to enter the menu

Competing Products

Vaporesso Luxe 80 vs. VooPoo Drag S Mod Pod

VooPoo Drag S

  • The Vaporesso Luxe is an 80w mod, and the VooPoo Drag S is a 60 watt mod, which is the main difference.
  • Another difference is that the Luxe 80 holds slightly more juice, while the Drag S only holds 4.5 ml. 4.5 ml is quite a lot, but it does not hurt to have an extra 0.5 ml of juice capacity.
  • The Drag S’s main advantage over the Luxe 80 is its appearance. It has a leather grip that is more comfortable than the Luxe 80’s. Another advantage of the Drag S is that it is a little bit cheaper.
  • Overall, the Luxe 80 is a better vape, but the Drag S’s leather grip and price make it a viable alternative.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 vs. Aspire BP80 80w

Aspire BP80 Colors

These mods have excellent output and build quality with no leaking or any issues in those areas.

The Luxe 80 has greater juice capacity than the BP80’s 4.6 ml, but one of the BP80’s advantages is that it comes with an ultra low-resistance 0.17 ohm coil and a moderately high resistance 0.6 ohm coil. It is a great vape for DTL and MTL vaping.

These mods are very evenly matched, but the BP80’s coils included in the starter kit provide the vaper with the ability to start MTL vaping immediately.

Vaporesso Luxe 80 Specifications

Dimensions: 111.1mm x 39.4mm x 28mm
Chipset: AXON
Battery Type: Integrated 2,500 mAh
Output Range: 5W to 80W
Construction: Zinc Alloy
Pod Capacity: 5 mL
GTX Mesh Coils: 0.2/0.3 ohm
Safety Features: USB Input, Low Battery, No Load, Short-Circuit, Overtime, and Overheating Protection
Charging Type: Type-C USB Port
Colors: Wood Grain, Carbon Fiber, Gorilla, Steel Blue, and Steel Red

Pros&Cons

The Positives

  • Comes with excellent coils that produce excellent clouds and flavor
  • High capacity tank
  • Good build quality
  • Passthrough charging
  • Charges quickly

The Negatives

  • The airflow is a little bit turbulent
  • The coils are very hard to remove

Final Thoughts on the Vaporesso Luxe 80w Kit

The Luxe 80 is an outstanding starter kit that is flavorful and great for producing clouds. It also is great for MTL vaping if the user gets the higher resistance GTX coils. It also has decent juice capacity, fast charging capability, and overall good build quality.

The only criticisms of this device are the difficulty it takes to remove the coils and the slightly turbulent airflow. There is also the odd grip, but that is not worth noting as a con.

Overall, this is an excellent pod mod kit that is worth checking out. If you agree or think differently, please leave a few words below.

Published: October 25, 2021
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Christina Matthews

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


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