The Vaporesso Target PM80: Small but Powerful Vape


by James Bickford

Updated: August 31, 2021

Vaporesso Target PM80 Review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
Blue, Red, Purple, Black, Green, Silver
Battery Capacity:
Wattage Range:
5 to 50W
E-juice Capacity:
Up to 4ml
Works with:
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  • Outstanding flavor
  • High e-liquid capacity
  • No leaking


  • No type-c charging
  • No airflow adjustment

Starting Price: $ 34.99

The new Vaporesso Target PM80 is a small but powerful sub-ohm vape. It has an ergonomic pod vape design that makes transporting it effortless, and its battery is powerful enough to ensure it lasts several hours.

The interface gives the user complete control over the vaping experience, offering high wattage settings and different vaping modes that suit all desires. Plus, the tank holds a respectable amount of e-liquid and sports the latest in coil technology. The result is a satisfying and flavorful vape.

Review of the Vaporesso Target PM80 Starter Kit

Vaporesso’s products did very well in 2019, but they thought that there was still room for improvement. The company answered the challenge to improve upon their vaping platform by creating the Target PM80.

The Vaporesso Target PM80 kit is a small, portable pod mod (102 mm x 24.8 mm), but do not be deceived by its size. It can fire up to 80 watts, and it is powered by a 2,000 mah battery that charges quickly. Additionally, the tank can hold up to 4 ml of e-juice nicotine, which is heated by replaceable GTX mesh coils.

Vaporesso Target PM80 Review

Vapers are not only excited about the battery and the tank, but they are also fascinated by the AXON chipset that helps the vape to run. This chip is one of the best in the industry, and it heats up in under a second, resulting in a burst of flavor that hits the spot the way no other vape can. The reason why the taste is so impressive is that the chip is programmed to interact with the coil by automatically selecting the recommended power output.

The Vaporesso Target PM80 kit is controlled via a 0.96 inch TFT screen that displays all of the information about the device, including the wattage level and battery life. It also has a puff counter so that the user can keep track of how often he or she is vaping.

With outstanding features like these, this new mod is well on its way to becoming one of the best vaping products of 2020.

What Comes with the New Starter Kit?

The starter kit comes with all of the vaping essentials. It comes with two pods and two coils, a USB cable, and a user manual. There is also a warranty card inside the box, which makes battery replacement easy when problems arise.

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Internal Building Quality and Design of the Mod

The build quality is on par with other high-quality devices, and the design makes it easy to carry around and take apart. The outer casing is constructed from zinc alloy and stainless steel, and it has a solid build that is resistant to wear and corrosion. Its unique design allows it to fit the hand perfectly, and it can be carried around in purses or backpacks without taking up too much space.

Vaporesso Target PM80 Battery Life

The battery is the most impressive feature of the Vaporesso Target PM80. It is 2,000 mah and can last an entire day without having to be recharged. Once the battery if finally depleted, it takes only one hour for it to charge. The longevity of the battery and its ability to recharge quickly makes it the perfect vape for users on the go.

Quality of the Pods

The starter kit comes with two pods, each of which is capable of holding 4 ml of e-liquid. The pods are easy to put in thanks to the “plug and play” design. Another feature worthy of note is that the pods are clear, allowing the user to monitor the nicotine e-juice levels easily.

The pods operate on 0.2 and 0.3-ohm coils that function best on 45 to 60 and 32 to 45 watts, respectively. Which also means the device is not compatible with nicotine salts (they require above-ohm vaping capacity).

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The 0.2-ohm coil is hotter and offers more flavor than the 0.3-ohm coil, but the 0.3-ohm coil provides better battery life at higher wattages. It has been announced that a 0.15-ohm coil will be released that will work at 80 watts.

How Long Does the Coil Last While in the Mod?

The coil for the Vaporesso Target PM80 needs to be changed every one to four weeks, depending on how often they are used. Vaping regularly on high wattages will mean having to change out the coil once a week. Using them on low wattages will extend the life of the coil considerably.

Users will know when they need to change the coils by the quality of the vapor. When the flavor tastes burnt, that means it is time to change out the coil.

One way to extend coil life is by priming them correctly. Once the nicotine e-juice is in the tank, allow ten minutes for the liquid to soak into the wicking. Doing this will result in better quality vaping sessions and longer coil life in general.

How to Use and Fill the Vaporesso Target PM80

The Vaporesso Target PM80 is simple to use. The tank and coils can be popped in and out effortlessly, and refilling is easy. There is a black rubber plug covering the refilling port. Flip it off with a fingernail and use a syringe or bottle with a cone-shaped nose. The fill port is large enough so that spillage and leakage are minimal.

The chip will not allow the user to raise or lower the wattage level beyond the recommended settings for the two coils when used in smart mode. This might be frustrating to some, but, as stated earlier, Vaporesso plans on introducing the high-wattage 0.15-ohm coil shortly.


Use the button beneath the screen to cycle through the menu functions, which include the smart function, variable wattage, puff counter, and other features. Click the button once to move through each of these settings.

Lock the settings in by pressing the firing button three times.

How to Vape the Mod

  • To turn on the Vaporesso Target PM80, click it five times.
  • Clicking it five more times will turn it off.
  • Put the vape on the desired settings,
  • and then press the firing button and inhale.

Brief Overview of the Vaporesso Target Mini 2 Box Mod Starter Kit

The Vaporesso Target Mini 2 is an improvement over the original Target Mini, utilizing a new chipset, temperature control, and an impressive tank. The plug and play design make it easy to install the coils, and the vape is excellent for mouth-to-lung vaping.

The vape is built from zinc alloy, so it is resistant to impact, and it has a textured grip, which prevents it from slipping out of the hands due to sweaty palms and fingertips.

An Omni Board 4.2 chipset helps the vape to operate an extensive temperature control suite and makes it highly responsive to the user. Vapers can choose wattages ranging from five to 50 watts, and the temperature can be adjusted to the user’s preferences.

The e-liquid goes into a 2 ml VM 22 sub-ohm tank that is great for mouth-to-lung style vaping, and it uses coils that are compatible with different juice mixtures. The coils are available in Ni200, titanium, and stainless steel.

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Another thing to be thrilled about is the battery. It is 2,000 mah, so it can last for most of the day when moderately used, and several hours if used frequently. The amount of battery life in this vape ensures that users can venture a long way from a wall socket without having to worry about the battery level. The battery also has pass-through charging.

Users can monitor the status of the Vaporesso Target Mini 2 by looking at the 0.66-inch OLED display. It shows the wattage level and other relevant information.

Finally, it has all of the features needed for safe operation, including low resistance, high temperature, short circuit, and overcharge protection. The vape is available in black, teal, and red.

The Vaporesso Target Mini vs. Target Mini 2 Box Mod

The Target Mini was an excellent vape, but it is no match for the Target Mini 2. The original version went up to 40 watts, the battery was 1,400 mah, and the display screen was only 0.49 inches. The Mini 2 has a higher wattage range, a more powerful battery, and the display screen is larger. Vapers still using the original Mini should seriously consider upgrading to the Mini 2.

The Vaporesso Target Mini 2 Specification

Chipset: OMNI Board 4.2
Battery: 2,000 mAh
Watt output: 5 to 50 W
Resistance range: 0.03 to 5.0-ohm
OLED screen: 0.66 inch
Colors: Blue, Red, Purple, Black, Green, Silver

Pros and Cons


  • Outstanding flavor
  • High e-liquid capacity
  • No leaking
  • Easy to use and refill
  • Long battery life and fast charging


  • No type-c charging
  • No airflow adjustment

Final Words About the Vaporesso Target PM80

Vaporesso makes a lot of fine products, and this device is no exception. The Vaporesso Target PM80 is a great little vape with which to start the new year. The best thing about it is the flavor. It has some of the most impressive flavor our critics have had in a long time, and that says a lot considering how picky some of them can be.

The pods and coils are easy to handle, and there is no wiggling between the tank and the battery connection. Refilling is easy as pie, and the rubber stopper does not leak, leaving the outside dry as a bone.

Finally, the battery life and the ergonomic design make it the ideal vape for people always on the go and who do not have time to charge it during the day.

The only downsides to the Vaporesso Target PM80 are that there is no type-c charging, and airflow adjustment is nearly non-existent. But, the pros outweigh the cons by a hefty margin, meaning this vape will make an excellent addition to anyone’s mod collection.

Readers who have had a crack at the Vaporesso Target PM80, or any of their other products, are encouraged to leave us a message in our commenting section. Let us know what you thought about this vape mod and if you would recommend it to your friends.

Published: January 22, 2020Updated: August 31, 2021

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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