There’s a long line of Wenax devices from the Geekvape stable and the latest addition to the range is the Geekvape Wenax Q Mini, which we will be looking at in today’s review!
This follows on from the Wenax Stylus, Wenax K1, Wenax U and Wenax Q. Though rather confusingly if you go on Geekvape’s website and click on the ‘Wenax’ section…you won’t find the Wenax Q Mini nor the Wenax Q listed there. They are found under the ‘Q pod’ section!
Geekvape really made a name for themselves way back in 2016 with the Geekvape Griffin RTA and Geekvape Tsunami RDA. Most recently, we’ve looked at and reviewed some of their newer products such as the Z Fli Sub Ohm Tank, Meloso Mini disposables, Wenax K2 and the Sonder Q.
They have grown into one of the largest and most recognisable brand names in the industry and have won a string of awards along the way. Including cleaning up some awards in the Ecigclick Awards over the years!
What Can We Expect From The Geekvape Wenax Q Mini?
As per other Geekvape products in the Q and Wenax ranges, this is a refillable pod kit.
Refillable pod systems are a great option to look at if you currently use disposable vapes.
They offer better performance, a pod that can be refilled multiple times with different e-liquids and rechargeable batteries. Some even offer different bells and whistles such as adjustable airflow and variable wattage to really tailor your vape.
Plus they are more environmentally friendly, as there is less waste from them. Also they tend to save you money in the long run over disposables. They are pretty much just as easy to use as a disposable vape as well!
The Wenax Q Mini has 2ml capacity top filled refillable pods and comes with both a 0.6ohm pod and 1.2ohm pod. It outputs up to 25W of power, with Smart Mode detecting the resistance of the pod and how much battery life is left to judge how much power to deliver to the pod.
It retains compatibility with the existing Q series of pods, so you can also choose from a 0.8ohm pod as well as the included 0.6ohm and 1.2ohm pods.
A 1000mAh battery is built into the device, which is charged via USB-C. Geekvape say that this will deliver up to two days of battery life. Handy for when you are out and about and away from a power source!
There’s also an adjustable airflow slider, LED indicator light and a range of different eye-catching designs to pick from.
Vape Club have very kindly sent us one to review, so let’s have a look at how the Geekvape Wenax Q Mini performs.
- Geekvape Wenax Q Mini device
- USB Type-C charging cable
- 0.6ohm Geekvape Q pod cartridge (pre-installed)
- 1.2ohm Geekvape Q pod cartridge (spare)
- User manual
Geekvape Wenax Q Mini Specifications
- Size: 120mm x 24mm x 14mm
- Weight: 52g
- Easy puff and go system
- Inhale activated
- 2ml capacity refillable 0.6ohm and 1.2ohm pods
- Easy top filling system
- Up to 25W power output
- Smart mode to automatically set power output
- Mouth to lung and restricted direct lung vaping options
- Adjustable airflow
- 1000mAh built in battery
- USB-C charging
- LED indicator light
- Six different designs available
- Ten second vaping cut off protection
- Short circuit protection
Design and Build Quality
Well this is certainly a looker! Vape Club sent me the Gradient Gold finish and I really do love how this kit looks. The gradient between the Gold and Aqua Blue is lovely, as are the etched designs on the kit itself.
There’s six different designs available, with Black, Turquoise, Pink, Gradient Gray, Gradient Purple and the Gradient Gold version that I was sent for review.
Now I’m not sure where they got the ‘Mini’ name from, especially as this kit has dimensions of 120mm x 24mm x 14mm and weighs 52g! Definitely making it a lot larger than other ‘mini’ pod system devices that I have used recently such as the Uwell Caliburn GK3!
In the hand, it is pretty nice to hold. Edges are rounded so there are no sharp bits digging into your hand and the pen style of the Wenax Q Mini makes it a nice and ergonomic little device.
It is quite robust as well and the finish hasn’t really picked up any scratches whilst I’ve used it, nor is it much of a fingerprint magnet.
On the front of the device you’ll spot the X shaped LED light indicator, which is the X in Wenax on the device, which pulses different colours to show how much battery remains.
On the back is the Geekvape logo.
The one side features the airflow adjustment slider, which is a silver toggle and on the opposite side is the USB-C charging port.
Quick Start Guide
This is a draw activated pod system, with the power output automatically selected for you by the device. So all you need to do is to take it out of the box, fill the pod with e-liquid and get vaping on it.
How To Fill The Geekvape Wenax Q Mini Pod
A top filling system is used on the Q pods and it is so easy to use you don’t even need to take the pod out of the device to fill it.
- Simply pop the mouthpiece off of the pod
- Locate the square shaped filling port and pop the nozzle of your bottle in there and fill.
- When filling it for the first time, let the e-liquid sit in the tank for at least five minutes to allow it to fully soak into the coil.
One very small gripe that I have with the design of the pods is that you can’t see exactly how much e-liquid is left in the pod unless you remove the pod or invert it, but it isn’t exactly a dealbreaker.
Battery level is displayed via the X shaped LED indicator (the X on Wenax along the side of the device!) and it will pulse a different colour depending on how much juice is left in the battery. Green means that 70-100% battery remains, Blue means 31-69% remains and Red is 0-30%.
Charging the device is as simple as using the included USB-C cable and plugging it into the charging port located at the side of the device and ensuring that the cable is plugged into a power source. It will charge up from empty to full in around an hour.
How does the Geekvape Wenax Q Mini perform?
Firstly, I’ll look at the 0.6ohm pod as this comes installed in the device. This is designed for restricted direct lung hit vaping (RDL).
We tell you about RDL, MTL and DTL in our Guide To Vaping Styles.
Using this pod will mean that the Wenax Q Mini will output between 18-25W depending on how much power is left in the battery. It will start off with a 25W power output and gradually trickle down to 18W over usage.
I’ve found this works best with the airflow either having two holes exposed or fully open.
It delivers a slightly warm vape that is surprisingly well saturated with flavour. It performed really well with a range of different dessert flavoured and fruit flavoured e-liquids that I ran through it!
In the box you also get a 1.2ohm pod designed for mouth to lung (MTL) vaping and using this pod means that 8-12W of power will be delivered.
Whilst using this I have found that you need to dial the airflow right down to get a ‘true’ mouth to lung vape, so bear that in mind. If the airflow is half or fully open, this is too airy for a mouth to lung vape and it will make the vape quite weak.
Again, as with the 0.6ohm coil, the flavour production is pretty good here – but as long as you have dialled the airflow down.
The pods are rated for 20ml worth of refills, so 10 refills. But during usage I have got more than that. I have been using this device daily for the past couple of weeks and the 0.6ohm pod is still going strong, with no signs of degradation and it definitely has had more than 10 refills!
Airflow can be adjusted using the slider at the side of the device, with four different options available.
It can be completely closed down for a tight mouth to lung vape. Have one hole exposed for a looser mouth to lung hit, two holes exposed is in the realm of a restricted lung hit rather than a mouth to lung hit and fully open is definitely a restricted lung hit. Vapour production is pretty decent with the airflow fully open!
A 1000mAh battery is built into the device, and Geekvape claim that this offers two days’ worth of battery life. This is obviously dependent on how you use it and which pod you are using.
If you vape it infrequently and with the 1.2ohm coil then yes – you will get two days or more. However from experience, heavier usage with the 0.6ohm coil brings this right down to just over a day’s worth of use. Thankfully it does recharge pretty quickly.
- Adjustable airflow gives you some control over your vape
- Good flavour from both pods
- Long lifespan from the pods
- Easy to fill
- Great looks
- Easy puff and go option
- Mouth to lung and restricted direct lung hit options
- Battery lifespan is very good
- Well priced
- More feature rich Wenax Q version is available for the same price
- No way to adjust wattage
- Not the smallest ‘mini’ device on the market
- Need to remove the pod or invert the device to see exactly how much e-liquid you have left
Overall, this is a pretty solid little performer. It is easy to use – simply puff away on it! It is easy to refill and I enjoyed the flavour that both of the included pods delivered.
Long lifespan from the pods is another bonus, as is the fact that this is a pretty good-looking little pod system with a range of different colours available.
I couldn’t really find much to fault with it, it just does exactly what I would expect from a pod system and I have enjoyed my time using it!
However, I did notice that the Wenax Q is available for the same price as the Wenax Q Mini and this comes with more features such as variable wattage, a screen and the ability to lock the device.
I can’t comment on how the Wenax Q performs in comparison to the Wenax Q Mini, as I haven’t tried it, but you can read our review.
I guess that deciding between purchasing the Wenax Q Mini or the Wenax Q boils down to whether you just want to puff away on your device without having to adjust any settings other than airflow, or whether you do like to tinker with the power output to further tailor your vape!
Many thanks to Vape Club for sending the Geekvape Wenax Q Mini over for review, this is available now through Vape Club for the bargain price of £14.99!