The JoyTech eVic VTC Mini is an upgrade to the eVicVT. It is better in appearance than its predecessor, and it has several impressive features. Buyers will find that it has a magnetic battery cover, upgradeable firmware, and more modes than other mods released by Joyetech.
Take the box mod up to 75 watts after downloading the new firmware, easily adjust the temperature and wattage, and choose between several attractive colors for the device’s body.
Table of Contents
- JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review
- What Does the Product Come With?
- How is the Construction and Design Quality?
- Using the Menu Screen
- Finding Pods for the Vape
- How to Vape the JoyTech eVic VTC Mini
- Does it Vape Well?
- Getting a No Atomizer Found Message
- Why is My Vape Not Turning On?
- What to Do if the Flavor Decreases
- JoyTech eVic Mini vs. eVic Vtwo
- eVic VTC Mini vs. iStick Pico
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review
There are a lot of things to like about the JoyTech eVic VTC Mini. First off, it can go to a lower resistance than its predecessor. JoyTech eVic VTC Mini coils can go down to 0.05 ohms while the original product only went down to 0.2 ohms.
The advantage to this is that when the power runs low, the user only has to switch out the battery, and then keep vaping. This feature brings us to another point: the Mini uses a 18650, while the original uses a built-in battery.
The JoyTech VTC Mini has wattage, temperature control, and wattage mode. It also supports titanium and nickel coils, which are used when the vape is in temperature control mode. In addition, the Ego One Mega has excellent flavor and produces high levels of vapor.
Finally, vape is easy to use. Learning how to cycle through the menu and adjust the settings does not take longer than a day to learn. This is thanks in part to the well written JoyTech eVic VTC Mini manual that covers everything about this vape, leaving nothing to chance.
Unboxing the JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Starter Kit
The JoyTech eVic comes with an eGo One Mega, USB cable, and nickel and titanium coils. The USB cable can be used for upgrading the firmware and charging the batteries while they are inside the box mod. Unfortunately, it does not come with a regular coil for wattage mode.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review - Design and Build Quality
The outside looks outstanding. It is available in black, grey, white, light blue, gold, and red. It has a soft coating that makes it fit the hand better and does not attract dust or lint. Be careful handling it, though, because the surface will chip if the vape is dropped.
Another excellent design feature is the placement of the USB port. It is positioned just above the base of the 18650, so it can stand upright as it is being charged.
One major flaw in the design is the battery bay. It is tight and holds the 18650 firmly in place, but the spring in the top part of the terminal does not go in far enough. The result is that the battery scrapes against the bottom, resulting in the wrapper scraping away.
This problem is common in a lot of mods. The way to avoid this is to be very careful when putting the 18650 into the box mod. Do not force it in and be extra gentle with it. Buy extra battery wrappers just in case.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini review of the Menu Screen
The screen is one of the best in the industry, measuring 0.96 inches and displaying all the information in bright, easy to read white letters against a black backdrop. Info such as temperature, wattage, ohm level, and battery life is shown on the screen.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review of Battery Performance
The JoyTech eVic VTC Mini uses replaceable 18650s. The best battery for the JoyTech eVic VTC Mini is something high rate like the Sony VTC 4. Using this 18650 can extend the vaping time substantially.
Charging the 18650 is easy since it does not have to be removed. Just plug the USB cable in and let it charge. It will finish charging in three hours after being plugged in. Fortunately, it has pass-through charging.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review of the eGo One Mega
The eGo One Mega comes with the starter kit. It has 4 ml juice capacity, and it has two adjustable airflow slots. The airflow can be adjusted by turning the metal at the base. Choose between wide open and restricted airflow. The eGo One comes with titanium and nickel coils that use organic cotton for the wicking. All of these features make for excellent flavor and airflow.
Stainless steel surrounds the glass, making it very durable. On the flip side, this makes it a little bit challenging to monitor the level of the e-juice. To avoid dry hits, pay extra close attention to the small e-juice window.
The big problem is that it cannot be disassembled. If it breaks, the vaper will have to buy a new one. Another problem is that it occasionally spits back hot e-liquid. These problems were not that big of a deal, though. Overall, the device performed well.
How to Use the JoyTech eVic VTC Mini
The JoyTech eVic VTC Mini is easy to use.
- To set the power mode, enter the menu and click the firing button three times in rapid succession.
- Press the right adjustment button to cycle through the modes and choose “wattage.”
- Then, press the firing button to set the mode.
- To change the wattage, quickly click the firing button three times and then press the left adjustment button.
- Next, hold down or click the right adjustment button to go through the wattage levels.
- The wattage can only go up, not down.
- To go from, say, 50 watts to one, the user will have to press the up arrow until one watt is reached.
- Press the firing button once to lock in the wattage.
- Lock the atomizer reading by entering the menu and clicking the firing button three times.
- Press the left adjustment button two times, and then press the right adjustment button once to lock it.
- A padlock will appear next to the ohms display.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review - Vaping Experience
The JoyTech eVic VTC Mini handled all of the coils and tanks marvelously. The battery life was excellent, especially in temperature control mode. Most importantly, the vapor and flavor are fantastic. It produces enough vapor to fill an entire room with clouds.
The sweet spot for excellent flavor and thick clouds for this mod is between 550 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Finally, when the eGo One is filled with an adequate level of e-juice, there are no dry hits.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini - No Atomizer Found
The dreaded “no atomizer” warning might appear on the screen occasionally. On this mod, the most likely reason this message is appearing is that there is a short in the battery.
As written earlier, the wraps for the 18650 can come off because of how tight the fit is in the battery bay. This can cause a shortage. Solve this problem by rewrapping the 18650 or replacing it with a new one.
Other causes can be a poor connection between the tank and battery, or the coil is not seated correctly. If it is a 510 connection problem, make sure it is connected properly and clean the connection. If the problem is with the coil, take it out, screw it back in, or use a new one.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Not Turning On
It could be that the device is in stealth mode. Take it out of stealth mode and try to vape it again. If that does not work, it could be that the device shorted out due to a problem with the 18650 related to the wrapping.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini - No Flavor
This can happen after the first month of vaping. The way to solve this problem is to change the coils and clean out the tank. Another reason this could be happening is that it is being vaped in the incorrect mode.
Try switching between nickel and titanium modes. Doing this can significantly improve the quality of the vapor. If changing the coils, cleaning the tank, and switching modes do not help, buy a new tank.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini vs. JoyTech eVic VTwo Starter Kit
The eVic VTwo has a lot of features that make it worth considering over the Mini. The first significant difference is that the VTwo has an internal 5,000 mah battery that is a real powerhouse. Those who like mods with internal batteries will love this feature. Also, the JoyTech VTwo fires five watts higher than the VTC mini.
JoyTech eVic VTC Mini vs. iStick Pico Starter Kit
The iStick Pico is also an excellent product that goes up to 75 watts. It is also the perfect vape for someone looking for an ultra-portable device. The edges are more rounded than the JoyTech VTC Mini’s, so it will fit more comfortably in a pocket.
The main drawbacks to this device are that the tank with which it comes only holds 3 ml of juice and that the plus and minus buttons are on the bottom. The juice capacity of the JoyTech VTC Mini’s tank is higher, and its adjustment buttons are better placed.
The eVic VTC Mini Specifications
|Size:||22.20 x 38.20 x 82.00 mm|
|Battery Type:||Single 18650|
|Output Modes:||VT-Ti/VT-Ni/VW/Bypass Mode|
|Wattage Range:||1W to 75W (with firmware upgrade)|
|Resistance Range:||0.05-1.5ohm for VT mode (0.1-3.5ohm for VW/ BYPASS/ START mode)|
|Temperature Range:||100-315℃/ 200-600°F|
|Colors:||Black, White, Light Blue, Gold, Gray, Red|
- Upgradeable firmware available
- Well-placed USB port
- The tank produces excellent flavor and vapor
- Temperature control mode extends battery life
- Pass-through charging
- It takes three hours to charge
- Can eat the wrapping on the batteries if not careful
Concluding Thoughts about This JoyTech eVic VTC Mini Review
The JoyTech eVic VTC Mini is an excellent device, especially for those who like using replaceable batteries. The battery will last a long time, especially on temperature control, which makes it desirable for people who might be away from a wall socket for a long time. Additionally, the coating makes it perfect for those with sweaty palms.
The features found in this device all add to the performance. Of all the features, the best is temp control mode because of how much it extends the battery life and juice levels in the tank. Bypass mode is another excellent addition, especially considering that it takes a long time to charge.
There are some things people will not like about it. The coating chips and the 18650 compartment can damage the 18650 wraps. If you have experienced these issues, please let us know. If you have not had these problems and everything has been perfect with your mod, let us know that, too!