Vaporesso Luxe Q Review: Stylish and Straightforward Pod Device

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by James Bickford

Updated: May 3, 2021

Vaporesso Luxe Q

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
$23.99 - $32.90
Battery Capacity:
1000 mAh
Wattage Range:
25W
Colors:
Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, White
Works with:
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Pros

  • Solid build that's portable and lightweight
  • Seven excellent color options
  • Sleek, stylish exterior design

Cons

  • Coils are not removable
  • Output too weak for large clouds

The Vaporesso Luxe Q is a new pod vape keeping in the tradition of other Vaporesso Luxe models that features a buttonless, air-activated design and a unique airflow control system. The Luxe Q comes with an 1000mAh built-in battery that functions on direct output depending on the coil/pod installed. The Luxe Q comes with two refillable 2ml pods that have two separate coils installed in each. The coils are not removable. Once the flavor goes, users need to install a new pod. The Luxe Q has a 1A charging system and is pass-through charging capable. It uses a small USB port to charge located at the bottom of the vape.

A Closer Look at the Vaporesso Q Luxe

The Vaporesso Q Luxe is an open-system vape that features a unique texture on its exterior. It has a leathery texture that feels smooth but has ridges that act as an anti-slip feature. The vape kit is also in line with other pod devices in its class in size and shape. It has a slim, pocketable build that makes it ideal for on-the-go vaping.

The unit measures 91mm in length, much smaller than the typical 100mm threshold that most pod devices cross. It is also very slim with a 16.5mm broad build that gives it a comfortable feel. The vape has a rounded bottom, typical among devices like this, including the Nord and Vaporesso’s other popular pod device, the XROS.

The Q Luxe features a buttonless design and works only on air activation. The XROS had a single operating button and gave users the option to switch between draw-activation and button-firing, which gave it more versatility. But the Q Luxe makes things simpler and easier for new users who want an uncomplicated vaping experience.

Vaporesso Luxe Q colors

The Luxe uses proprietary pods that come with coils built into their structure, so they are not removable. This may be a pro or con, depending on users. This configuration is more accessible for some, but they do not allow for much flexibility in changing out the coils. Luckily, the Q Luxe kit features two pods with different coils inside.

Each of them is semi-transparent and features Vaporesso’s SSS technology (store, seal, saturate) that promises to prevent leaking of any kind. This technology was pioneered first for the XROS, which features a red silicone base in the pod that seals it off entirely and makes removing the coils impossible.

What's Inside the Kit

The Vaporesso Q Luxe features a well-accessorized kit that comes with all the essential parts it requires. The kit also features two pods and a Type-C charging cable for use with the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the device.

Vaporesso Luxe Q starter kit

  • 1 x Vaporesso Luxe Q Mod
  • 1 x 0.8ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1 x 1.2ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1x USB Type C Cable
  • User manual

The Look and Feel of the Device

The Vaporesso Luxe Q comes in seven different color options that all fall in line with the device’s overall style and functionality. They are all solid colors, so they have an elegant, understated look rather than flashy and over-designed. The faux leather pattern looks striking up close, giving you a better grip when handling it.

Vaporesso Luxe Q

The Luxe Q kit has a very similar build quality and design to other pod devices in its class. This design type means that it will be very familiar to regular users of next-generation pod devices. There is no screen or optional settings on the device, so it has a clean, unobstructed design element that is very appealing, especially to new users.

Battery Life

The internal 1000mAh battery in the Luxe Q can guarantee a full day of vaping, depending on your habits and the type of pod installed. The Luxe Q works on direct current as it is a draw-activated device, so there is no controlling the power output. But the pod and coil type will help determine how much power you can get out of the battery.

The Luxe Q has 1A charging, so it charges pretty fast, under one hour. It also features pass-through charging, so you can vape while it charges. The USB-C port sits on the bottom of the device, which is a convenient location. There is also a small LED battery life indicator that shows power level in three colors from red (needs charging), blue (mid-range power), green (full power).

Pods and Fill System Review

There are two pods in the Luxe Q kit. They both have a 2ml capacity, but each comes with a separate, built-in coil. Users can choose from a 0.8ohm mesh coil pod or the more mouth-to-lung friendly 1.2ohm pod. The Luxe Q pods have the same fill system as other pods from Vaporesso, which is very user-friendly.

Users can fill the pods without having to remove them from the vape. The mouthpiece is removable, and once removed, it exposes the fill port that can accommodate most narrow e-juice bottle nozzles. The pods are also fully transparent, so it is easy for vapers to gauge their e-juice level without having, again, to remove the entire pod from the battery.

Vaporesso Luxe Q Pods

The pods are also the latest line of pods that use Vaporesso’s patented technology to prevent leakage. The SSS system (seal, saturate and store) uses a solid band of red silicone at the pod base to prevent any leaks from occurring. Another innovation of these particular Vaporesso pods is their airflow design. The company claims that rotating the pods in the opposite direction aligns two air intake holes on the pods’ bottom with two airflow holes in the pod bay.

Using and Vaping It

The Luxe Q has no buttons or control panel, so it is very easy to get started. Everything about the device is meant to make it easy for new users, from the filling method to the buttonless design to the non-removable coils that prevent any spills or sticky fingers. Once the battery is fully charged, users can fill the pod of their choice, install it into the battery and start inhaling.

Pod installation is very straightforward as the pod clicks into place when securely fastened. The airflow control system is also made, so it is not hard for beginners to use. It requires only turning the pod around and installing it in the opposite direction. Still, there is little difference between either setting, as the airflow is pretty consistent and neither very loose nor very restricted.

The flavor quality between the two pods is also pretty consistent, as neither one outshines the other in terms of vapor quality. Cloud-size was also suitable for both coils, and the mesh design brings out the flavor notes in many e-juices, no matter their PG/VG ratio or whether they were nicotine salts or freebase nicotine.

The Competition

VooPoo Vinci

The Vinci is VooPoo’s premier pod device that blends an intelligent GENE.AI internal chipset with variable settings and a LED control panel in a pod device. The Vinci is about the same size as the Luxe Q, but it is far more advanced and intended for experienced vapers. The Vinci uses an internal 1500mAh battery that can output up to a maximum of 40W.

voopoo-vinci-design image

The Vinci’s pods are also more extensive than the Luxe Q as they can hold 5.5ml of e-liquid over the Vaporesso pod’s 2ml limit. The Vinci is dual-use so that vapers can choose between button-activation and draw-activation via the device’s power button.

Vaporesso XROS

The XROS kit is another pod device from Vaporesso that features a few changes from the Luxe Q. For one, the XROS has dual functionality so that it can work as a button-activated device, or it can work as a draw-activated pod. Another unique feature of the XROS is its adjustable airflow switch that lets users adjust the airflow with three different settings.

Vaporesso XROS

However, the specs on the XROS are similar to those of the Luxe Q except for the 800mAh internal battery compared to the Q’s 1000mAh battery. The XROS also uses similar pods with non-removable mesh coils rated at 0.8ohms and 1.2ohms, respectively.

Vaporesso Luxe Q Specifications

Dimensions: 91.85 mm x 26 mm x 16.5 mm
Pod Capacity: 2 mL
Pods: 0.8-ohm mesh / 1.2-ohm mesh
Battery Capacity: 1000 mAh
Charging: Type-C / 1A
Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, White

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Solid build that's portable and lightweight
  • One hour charge time for its internal 1000mAh battery
  • Buttonless design for simple, air-activated vaping
  • Sleek, stylish exterior design
  • Seven excellent color options
  • Rotatable airflow control system (more on that later)

The Negatives

  • Coils are not removable
  • Output too weak for large clouds

Conclusion: Vaporesso Luxe Q Review: A Beginner's Best Choice?

Are you a fan of pod systems? What kind of features do you look for in a pod system? Do you prefer button-activation or draw-activation? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Vaporesso Luxe Q is meant for beginners, and it achieves that goal with its buttonless design, effortless fill system, and non-removable coils. After charging and letting e-juice saturate into the coil for a few minutes, users can get up and running by installing the pod and inhaling. There are no button combinations to remember or settings to control. It’s as easy as fill, install, and vape.

The flavor and vapor quality of both pods are also satisfying. It may not be on par with the vapor quality of larger and more advanced devices, but it is enough to keep newcomers exploring their vape options. The airflow is a good mix between loose and tight and offers a good balance between flavor and cloud size. Overall, the Luxe Q succeeds at being a perfect device for new vapers.

Published: April 30, 2021Updated: May 3, 2021
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James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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