The Aspire BP80 is an 80W pod mod that looks similar to some other devices we’ve seen lately.
I always associate Aspire with Mouth To Lung devices, however since their launch in 2013, they have developed a huge and diverse range of devices.
The website currently hosts 19 Box mods, 6 pen mods, 43 Tanks and 50 kits (including a E-hookah).
Although I haven’t been a massive fan of their sub-ohm devices in the past (by in the past I mean like 5 years ago), I have reviewed the Aspire K Lite , the Aspire Reax , the Aspire Revvo tank and most recently the Nautilus GT kit.
I did like them all, but the Revvo is the only true sub-ohm device on that list and it was my least favourite, let’s hope the Aspire BP80 can top the list.
What Can We Expect From The Aspire BP80?
The Aspire BP80 is the big sibling of the recently launched Aspire BP60, the connection between the two is rather interesting…
Often when you get a sibling set like this, they are very similar with a few extras like an external battery and higher wattage.
However they look nothing alike and the Aspire BP80 doesn’t even have an external battery.
Although the BP80 doesn’t have an external battery, it does have a generous 2500mAh built in battery, with a 2A charge rating.
As the name suggests it fires up to 80W but it also has 2 modes, an auto mode that suggests a wattage based on the coil and prevents you from firing too high, as well as a manual mode to give you full control over the power setting.
The kit has a 0.96in Colour TFT screen, and you can change the brightness and colour themes.
In all honesty, it really annoys me when companies bring out devices that look the same, so far VooPoo and Smok has recently brought out similar looking devices and that’s okay if there is fundamental differences, so lets hope the Aspire can perform good enough to top the table.
Inside The Box
- 1 x BP80 Device (2500mAh)
- 1 x BP80 Pod (4.6ml)
- 1 x BP Coil 0.17Ω
- 1 x BP Coil 0.6Ω
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
I have received the Standard version (as listed above), the TPD version is the same except you get a 0.3ohm BP coil instead of 0.6ohm and the pod is only 2ml.
I also received the RBA, for the purpose of a review.
Aspire BP80 Specs
- Size: 118 x 26 x 33mm
- Output: 1-80W
- User modes: Auto Power adjustment, Manual wattage adjustment
- Battery: 2500mAh (internal)
- Charger: USB-C (2A)
- Display: 0.96″ colour TFT screen
- E-liquid capacity: 4.6ml (Standard) / 2ml (TPD)
- Pods: Refillable, replaceable coil
- Coil options: BP Coil range – 0.17ohm Mesh, 0.6ohm dual, 0.3ohm Mesh – also compatible with BP60 and RBA
- Adjustable airflow
- Bottom pod fill port
- ASP chipset
- Pod Material: Food grade nylon
- Mod Material: Zinc alloy and microfiber leather
- Changeable Screen Theme colour
- Screen brightness adjustment
- Vaping Over-Time Protection
- Short Citcuit Protection
- Overhear Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Overcharge protection
- Over-discharge protection
Design & Build Quality
I received the Granite Grey but the kit is available in 6 different colours.
You may notice that the actual device remains the same colour, it’s the leather back that has a different colour.
Aspire BP80 Mod Overview
Weighing in at 155g it’s a fairly light device but thanks to the Zinc Alloy it still feels rather durable.
The leather on the back of the device is a nice touch, with “Aspire BP80” embossed into it. The branding is nice and easy to see but not too ‘in your face’, which is always good.
Thanks to the size and shape of the device, it feels pretty good in the hand.
Aspire BP80 Buttons
The fire button is quite big (14 x 9.5 mm) and it’s shiny silver colour stands out among the otherwise dark kit.
It has a radial grip pattern but still feels really smooth.
A downside of the fire button is, it does rattle.
The buttons that I like are the ‘+’ / ‘-‘ buttons.
The main reason I like them is their position on the device, they are located on the side in the bottom corner.
They almost look like those pretend bolts that designers put often put on things…for no apparent reason.
They are still easy to use but are out of the way, which keep the front of the mod looking clean and simple.
There is a slight rattling with the ‘-‘ / ‘+’ buttons but nowhere near as noticeable as the fire button.
Aspire BP80 Screen
The Aspire has a 0.96″ colour TFT screen.
I have to say although I don’t particularly dislike the screen, it is a bit deceiving because the screen cover is much bigger than the screen it’s self, the cover is 40mm tall as the screen is only.
The user interface / display seems a bit blocky and not as smooth as the display on other devices, don’t get me wrong though it’s not horrible, just not graphically as smooth as I expected.
Across the top of the screen is the battery level, both as a bar and as a percentage, as well as the locked/unlocked symbol.
Just below that is the current setting (auto or manual) then below that is the recommended ‘Best’ power setting. Strangely the power recommendation shows on both auto and manual settings, despite manual being unable to suggest a power setting.
In the middle is the current power setting in watts. Then just below that is V, R and A with the respective Volts, Resistance (ohms) and Amps under the corresponding letter.
Right down on the bottom is the puff information, which has the puff counter and puff timer.
Something I didn’t notice until I started paying close attention to the details, is the size of the information.
0.96″ isn’t a small screen, but it isn’t huge, there for you would expect less information on the home screen or for it to be designed in a very space efficient way.
Aspire has done neither, meaning the only thing on the screen that is easily readable is the power setting, unless you have perfect vision you might struggle to see the other information.
Aspire BP80 Pod Connection
Around the edge of the pods base is 3 fairly big magnets that connect to a circular metal plate inside the mods connection port.
I like this style of pod connection, they hold on strong, and because the actual connection ports are lower than the magnetic ring, if there is any leaking it’s easier to tell if it is coming through the coil or the fill hole.
The Aspire BP80 Pod
The BP80 pod is similar to a lot of other pods of late. In both the way it looks and the way it connects to the mod.
In comparison to the similar pods, the BP80 Pod is probably my least favourite, purely because it’s got a black top, making it that little bit harder to see inside.
Having said that the liquid level is still easy to see and I suppose the black top makes it look that bit more like an actual tank.
All in all I like it, the built in drip tip stands at 10.5mm tall with a 7mm Inner diameter and a 12.5mm outer diameter, which is about the right size to satisfy both MTL and DTL vaping.
The Aspire BP80 Adjustable Airflow
The airflow on the Aspire BP80 is built into the mod.
It is adjustable and can go from fully open, which isn’t huge but it is sufficient for a device like this, to a fairly good MTL draw when it’s fully closed.
The airflow ring, has a rough surface to make it easily grip-able, it’s nice and loose, but not too loose for it to move on it’s own accord and it turns less than 90 degrees.
Using the Aspire BP80
Changing The Coil
- Remove the pod from the device
- Holding the pod upside down pull the coil out from the base of the pod
- Push a new coil in to the pod
- Fill the pod and wait for 4 to 5 minutes to allow the liquid to saturate the coil
Tip: Try to do this when the tank is as empty as possible to reduce loss of liquid.
Fill the Aspire BP80 Pod
- Remove the pod from the device
- Holding the pod upside down lift the black fill plug from the base of the device
- Insert E-Liquid into the hole and reapply the plug
- If using a new coil wait for 4 to 5 minutes to allow the liquid to saturate the coil
Aspire BP80 Button Operations
- On/Off = Press Fire button 5 times in quick succession
- Lock/Unlock ‘+’/’-‘ buttons = Press Fire button 3 times in quick succession
- Reset Puff Counter = Press ‘+’ and Fire button simultaneously
- Enter Menu = Press ‘+’ and ‘-‘ simultaneously
- Navigate Menu = Press ‘+’ or ‘-‘ to move up and down, fire button to select
- Charging = Screen shows growing battery and screen goes off when fully charged.
How Does The Aspire BP80 Perform?
Fairly well, in all fairness.
I do have to say, straight off the bat, it highly annoys me when you get a kit and the coils don’t match the mod and that’s the case here, it’s a 80W kit but the highest recommended wattage among the coils is 55w.
As a chaser of power, clouds and flavour, that’s quite upsetting to me.
Aspire BP80 Coil 0.17Ω
This coil is recommend to be used between 45W and 55W and it’s got some decent sized wicking holes, so I threw in some Untold Chapter 1: It Has Begun which is a 70VG/30PG, zero nic, Coconut and Pineapple flavour.
As always we’ll start down low.
At 35w there is a nice little cloud produced but only a very small hint of flavour. I tried different airflow settings, I even tried MTL but in regards to flavour there wasn’t much difference.
Up at the minimum recommend, 45w starts to give off an OK taste at the back of the mouth, you can taste the flavour quite well but it isn’t very prominent. That’s the best I could get and I got that with the airflow turned half way down, vaping DTL.
50w is midway and the flavour does improve even with the airflow fully open, but it’s still not quite fulfilling enough for me.
However there is a really nice prominent MTL flavour with the airflow fully open.
55w is the top of the recommended range, so the ‘auto’ mode won’t let you go above it. For me it’s here that the flavour production becomes fulfilling.
To say it’s only 55w the flavour is nice and prominent, almost in a ‘whole mouth’ way, and the cloud is small but thick.
Throughout the vapour has been really nice and smooth, even for MTL at 55w!
As usual, I tried to go above and beyond but at 65w the flavour seemed to decrease, so after 2 puffs I stopped trying before I burnt the coil out.
Aspire BP80 Coil 0.6Ω
This coil is recommend to be used between 15W and 25W and it’s got some decent sized wicking holes, so again I threw in some Untold Chapter 1: It Has Begun which is a 70VG/30PG, zero nic, Coconut and Pineapple flavour.
The first thing I noticed about this coil, as you can see on the pictures, is the coil has a smaller inner diameter, which restricts the airflow, irregardless of the airflow control.
Way down low doesn’t really do anything, so I’m starting off at 15w, which is the minimum recommended. With MTL vaping we get a small amount of vapour and although the flavour production is small, the taste is still nice and prominent.
Up at 20W, the vapour production seems to bump up a lot, we’ve now got a nice smooth cigarette like amount of vapour and the flavour production follows, giving an almost whole mouth flavour production despite only using it MTL.
25w is the maximum recommendation and it is wonderful, it really does flood the mouth with flavour, while providing a nice smooth and think MTL sized vapour production.
With this coil you get a lot better results when using it MTL than you do DTL.
Aspire BP80 Coil Summary
Both coils produce great flavours and smooth vapour with both, high VG and 50/50 juice.
Although the 0.17ohm is decent for a small DTL experience, both of the coils were great for MTL vaping.
I’m a major fan of the design of the coils, a MTL coil that can use 70/30 juice is a great thing to have.
Battery Life & Charging
The Aspire BP80 has a built in 2500mAh battery, although I personally prefer external batteries, 2500mAh is a very decent sized battery for a device like this.
In fact the Samsung 25R is a quite common battery and they are only 2500mAh.
While using the system, at 15w you would get about 1050 x 2 seconds puffs. That’s a 2 second puff every other minutes for a whopping 35 hours!
If you use it at 55w you would get about 290 x 2 second puffs. That’s a puff every other minute for almost 10 hours.
After a week of using the system I made a point of looking at what the battery capacity was because it just seemed to keep going! I should point out, at no point did the battery last me a week, that’s not what I meant.
Thanks to the 2A charge rate the BP80 can be fully charged in less than an hour and half. For me it typically too between 1hour 10 minutes and 1hour 20 minutes.
It even does that thing that it really like, it tells you how long till it is fully charged.
Does the Aspire BP80 Leak?
From the very second I unboxed it, I noticed that the fill plug didn’t feel as ‘stiff’ as I expected. I dismissed it putting my faith into Aspire’s design.
I must stress that the leaking isn’t a huge amount and I know it comes from the fill port because it is only on the magnetic plate and not on the actual connection base.
To help emphasis how slow the leak is, I didn’t wipe the leakage away and after a week the liquid was still only on the magnetic plate.
If you own an Aspire BP80 please comment down below to let us know if yours leaks or not, because of course it is entirely possible that my fill hole plug is the ‘one in a million’.
Aspire BP80 RBA Section
Straight of the bat, I was disappointed.
The first disappoint was on the box contents, which includes the RBA, the RBAs 510 connector, some spare screws and o-rings but no coils.
Then I was expecting a nice size build deck because the whole RBA is pretty big… but no, the deck is super small.
This entire thing caused a problem for me because I ran out of thin wire from the last RBA review and forgot to get some more…
Never fear though I decided I’d chuck a fused clapton in and if it doesn’t work well I’ll have to get some proper wire.
Building the Aspire BP80 RBA
So I got to work. I made a 4 wrap fused clapton coil (Ni80 2.6ohm/ft 2-28/36) with an inner diameter of 1.5mm.
Let’s be honest RBAs like this are not designed to be used with wires this thick as a result the spaces beside the clamp screw wasn’t really big enough, but I managed it and to be honest although it was a little fiddly it wasn’t anywhere near as fiddly as I expected.
The coil it’s self was actually an OK size, it looks pretty perfect in my opinion.
As you’d expect with any coil that has an I.D of 1.5mm the wick had to be quite thin, but wicking it was a lot easier than I expected.
Aspire BP80 RBA Summary
What a turn around? I went from optimistic to disappointed to impressed, all in the space of 10 minutes!
The entire thing is pretty big, but the deck is really small, however that plays as a perfect example of why we shouldn’t judge based on looks and to push that even further the deck it’s self looks super awkward and hard to build but it isn’t. In facts it is easy to build and provides a good MTL vaping experience.
- Feels Durable
- Fast Charging
- Capable of Great Flavour
- Good for MTL with high VG Flavours
- Strong Connection Port
- Easy To Fill & Change Coils
- Simple and Easy to use
- Slight Leak from fill port
- Built in Mouth Piece
- No Advanced Features
Final Review Verdict
It is a good kit for starters or somebody that likes to do low power sub-ohming or MTL.
I do think with both coils that i tried it is definitely better at MTL than DTL but the 0.16ohm coil does provide a satisfactory, although low powered, DTL experience.
The battery life is pretty great, it’s light, feels good in hand and it is easy to use.
There isn’t anything that has stood out to me in a negative way, other than the slow leaking.
If you’re looking for a fault it would be there is very minimalist functions.