It seems like only the other day I was reviewing the Oxva Origin, so I was very pleasantly surprised to receive the Oxva Origin X for review.
In my closing notes I mentioned how impressed I was with the coils and how I was keen to see what they come out with next if they continued to use them.
Along with a new coil, this new version has some optional accessories that really underline their commitment to producing a true AIO (All in One).
What Can We Expect From The Origin X by Oxva?
Oxva as a company are still fairly new on the scene, their CEO is Justin Lai who is known for designing the Aegis range of mods, and the Zeus range of tanks.
Their first AIO was called the X, then they released the Origin which I reviewed here, and today I’m going to be reviewing the Origin X. Like the Origin, this is a pod mod/AIO, powered by a single 18650.
So slightly confusing naming conventions aside, the biggest change from the Origin is definitely going to be the additional accessories that are now available.
Like some other manufacturers they have released a 510 adapter plate, to use the Origin X like a mod with any of your favourite tanks.
For people that want to play around with rebuilding, they already had a rebuildable coil.
Now they have added a rebuildable RDTA section that allows you to put in considerably bigger coils as well as dual coils.
So three different possible configurations means there’s a lot to cover!
This was sent over free of charge for the purpose of review directly from Oxva, thank you.
As usual, this will in no way impact my review and I will report back honestly with what I find.
Inside The Box
- Oxva Origin X mod
- Origin X Pod (preinstalled)
- Unicoil 0.2Ω mesh (preinstalled)
- Unicoil 1.0Ω
- Type C Charging Cable
- Airflow Ring
- User Manual and Warranty
I was lucky enough to be sent the limited edition packaging of the Origin X.
This includes all the available accessories that you would normally have to buy separately, as well as what is listed above it came with.
I’m not sure whether this version will be available at retail.
- 510 Adapter Plate
- Dual Coil RBA Section with L Shaped Tank
- Top cap for RBA with 810 Drip Tip
- Unicoil 0.3Ω mesh and 0.5Ω mesh
- Rebuildable Coil
- Dimensions – 32.8mm x 23.5mm x 113.5mm
- Power Output – 5-60W
- Screen – 0.69″ OLED
- Battery – Single 18650
- Capacity – 3ml
- Charging – USB C 2A
- Modes – Wattage
Design and Build Quality
Side by side, the Origin X looks very similar to the Origin, it’s comfortable in the hand and surprisingly small.
It comes in 4 different colours, with Black Carbon Fibre, Pine Green, Marble Grey and Black & Red Trim.
Oxva Origin X – the Body
The battery door is held in place by 4 strong magnets. You’ve got clear battery polarity indicators, but they could have been a touch more obvious if they’d been coloured white rather than just moulded into the plastic.
It takes a single 18650, and a battery ribbon helps you remove it.
I never had any issues with the battery door coming off unexpectedly. In fact the magnets on the battery door are so strong, that it’s a good thing they give you a little fingernail gap to help you to remove it.
In a change from the Origin, they have now put the charging port on the base, as well as the regulatory marks.
I’m not a fan of charging ports being on the base as it means you will have to lie the Oxva down to charge it. However I would always recommend charging 18650 batteries with an external charger, so this may well be a non-issue.
I did test charging it via this port, and I was impressed that even with the biggest coil, I didn’t get any leaking. In another change from the Origin, they have upgraded the port to be USB C, so that gets a big thumbs up from me.
The body itself is very lightweight, and it feels a little plastic-y. However that’s pretty subjective, and I realize that not everyone is as fond of stainless steel dual battery mods as I am!
Despite a hint of plastic, it still feels very rigid, and there’s no flex I noticed.
Oxva Origin X – the Pod
The pod itself is made from clear PCTG. The drip tip is now built in to the pod and is very comfortable.
Unlike the Origin, the pod is now put in from the top, so there’s a little less dismantling of the unit when you need to fill up/change your coil.
One of my complaints of the Origin was that they used a non-standard sleeve style drip tip (that I worried about losing!).
With the drip tip now moulded into the pod that ceases to be an issue, and it allows your mouth to be really close to the coil for hopefully excellent flavour.
It’s a fairly wide bore on the drip tip, so I would say this device is definitely set up more for DTL vaping rather than MTL, though that’s not to say you can’t MTL with it.
Read more about the difference between Direct Lung and Mouth to Lung here.
The fingernail hole you had to remove the battery cover, is repeated on the pod. With a little cut out on the back, and a ridged section at the front, you can easily get enough grip to remove it.
Which is good as the magnets are super strong!
How To Fill The Oxva Origin X Pod
Remove the pod from the device and turn it upside down.
Pull out the silicone stopper and fill with you preferred e-liquid.
It’s a relatively small opening, so larger bottles might be a problem.
There’s also no secondary hole to allow air to escape, so be careful to not seal the fill hole with e-liquid.
How To Change The Oxva Origin X Coil
Changing your coil is going to be slightly different depending on whether you’re using the new 0.2Ω coil or not.
On all the previous coils you have an airflow ring on the base that you need to unscrew once you’ve pulled out your coil, and swap over to the new one.
The 0.2Ω does not have this ring, it is always fully open.
Regardless which coil you are using, you just need to remove your pod from the device – turn it upside, pull out your coil, and put in a new one.
Remember to leave your coil to sit for 5 minutes to make sure it is fully saturated.
Helpfully the device itself will tell you there’s a new coil when you reinsert the pod and prevent you from firing it immediately.
If you want to override this, just press the wattage button and it will let you back in.
Oxva Origin X – 510 Adapter
The 510 adapter allows you to use the Oxva Origin X as a single battery mod.
It locks into place with the same magnetic arrangement as the other pods, and you then screw your favourite tank on top.
The 510 pin isn’t spring mounted, but it does have a little bit of play to account for different pin lengths, it feels like it is probably mounted on a silicone gasket of some description.
In use a 22mm tank looks absolutely perfect on it, and you can happily go up to 24mm without really worrying about overhang.
Oxva Origin X – RDTA Section
Up until now Oxva only offered the RBA section for people that wanted to rebuild.
You can click here to see my thoughts from the Oxva Origin Review.
This new rebuildable is one of the most interesting accessories for the Origin X! A post less, dual coil, RDTA!
As you can see in the photo, it’s certainly a lot bigger than using just the normal pod, as your coils sit at the top of the tank, with the wicks dropping down below them.
Oxva Origin X – RDTA Deck
The deck is a standard dual postless configuration. The grub screws require an Allen key to unscrew, and you have a decent amount of space to fit more complex wires in.
You can either set it up as a dual coil, or you can put one bigger single coil in.
On either side of the deck, you can see the wick ports that allow your wick to drop down into the tank.
Oxva Origin X – Tank
The RDTA pod comes apart into three pieces.
You have your main tank section of PCTG, which unusually is L shaped – unlike the normal pod, you can fill this when it’s on the device.
This L shaped tank is supposed to help make sure your wicks are always saturated, as until you vape through the top section of the reservoir, they are always going to be immersed in e-liquid.
After that you have your top cap and airflow control.
This locks into place with a couple of cut outs on either side, allowing you to spin the black section around to open/close the mirrored airflow of three large holes.
Also the drip tip is removeable, it is a standard 810, so if you prefer to put your own one on, then feel free to!
How to Build the Oxva Origin X RDTA Section
I’m using the prebuilt coils and agleted cotton that came with the device for this section.
The coils are Ni80, 2.5mm ID, 26ga*2 + 38ga. In use they ohmed out to 0.24Ω.
- Unscrew the deck screws
- Trim the coil legs, I trimmed them to 5mm using the Coily Tool
- Insert you coil legs, tighten the screws and straighten the coils
- Dry fire the coils to get them glowing evenly, rake with ceramic tweezers as needed
- Insert the wicks through the coils
- Trim the wicks so they will reach down into the tank section
- Thin the cotton out with tweezers and fluff slightly
- Place the wick into the wick holes, be careful not to overstuff it, don’t force it in
- Your wick should be poking down so you can just see it when looked at from the side
- Prime the coils well with e-liquid (any excess will drain into the tank)
- Remove the rubber bung and fill with e-liquid
- Replace the top cap, making sure the teeth lock into place
Oxva Origin X – Screen and Controls
Just like with the Origin before it, this is a simple two button device.
Your fire button has a 5 clicks on/off, as well as 3 clicks to lock it.
It’s a minor niggle, but I wish the 3 clicks only locked the adjustment button, instead it locks the whole thing so you can’t fire it either.
I did feel that the fire button was maybe a little far down the device, as when I picked it up I’d often try to put my thumb on the ridged section of the pod. I soon adjusted though.
Your wattage adjustment button is below the screen and it will only scroll up.
Press and hold and it will scroll quickly through the whole range (5-60W) in 1W increments.
When it reaches the max it will show “Power Max” and then round robin when you press it again.
In my review sample the device sets a maximum wattage depending on the resistance of the coil. This is fine for the stock coils, but a little frustrating for the rebuildable options.
Happily I have heard from the manufacturer that this is not going to be the case on the retail version.
The wattage will be automatically set to what it thinks is right for the coil, but it will not be restricted.
Big thumbs up for listening to feedback on that one Oxva!
The screen shows basic information including Wattage, resistance, volts being drawn, battery indicator and puff counter. If you wish to reset the puff counter, just press and hold both buttons.
How Does the Oxva Origin X Perform?
I have tested out all 4 of the coils, the RDTA section and the RBA coil for this review.
In use I found that the RBA coil and the 3 Unicoils with the airflow control ring behave pretty much identically to how they did in the Oxva Origin.
For this reason I’m going to be focusing on the new 0.2Ω coil and the RDTA section, but if you want to read my thoughts on the other coils, click here to jump to that section in the Origin review.
Oxva Origin X – 0.2Ω Coil – Airflow and Cloud Production
The 0.2Ω coil does away with the replaceable airflow ring at the base that the other coils use, instead it is all open, all the time.
Because of this, and the large bore of the coil, this gives a really nice unrestricted DL vape. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being totally unrestricted, this is about a 9.
Cloud production is also seriously impressive. For a dinky little AIO, this thing is capable of fogging out rooms surprisingly quickly! The clouds are also really thick, luscious seems to be the right word.
Oxva Origin X – 0.2Ω Coil – Flavour
Flavour is similarly impressive to the cloud production.
Impressively the coil seemed to take almost no time to break in, and I was getting great flavour from the word go.
Really punchy, full-on flavour from this coil, in fact it is even a little bit better than their two previous sub-ohm coils, which I rated highly!
To make sure it wasn’t a “one hit wonder” I tested out spare coils with a range of other e-liquids, and I wasn’t able to find a flavour profile that it didn’t perform well with.
Coil life is another area that gets a big tick from me, I’ve been vaping on the same coil for well over a week, and I haven’t noticed any drop in flavour.
Oxva Origin X – RDTA Section
I was really impressed at how much this feels like a “proper” rebuildable tank.
The airflow control ring gives you enough control, and wide open is a 9 on the 1-10 scale.
Flavour and vapour are strong and well defined, though it’s important to remember that it can only go up to 60W.
So if you’re building dual coils, you might want to aim for a little higher resistance than you might normally.
I’m a big fan of top coiling RDTAs, as I love how close your mouth is to the coil (like a dripper) but having the capacity of a tank, that’s not to say that they’re without issues though.
The L-shaped tank helps to fix the problem of your e-liquid not reaching the wick and saturating it.
Similarly it means that you don’t have to have enormously long wicks dropping all the way down the length of the tank.
I do worry that after a while the tank may pick up loose threads of cotton over time, but in my time testing it I haven’t run into this.
Oxva Origin X As A Mod
I used the Oxva with a variety of different tanks and rebuildables to see if there were any issues.
On my first try I was a little disappointed that it set a maximum wattage based on coil resistance, as not every manufacturers coils are going to behave in the same way, even less so when you build your own!
However I’ve since learned that they listened to this feedback and so this isn’t going to be the case in the retail version.
The other thing I was worried about was that the 510 adapter might be a bit loose, and lead to the tank and adapter separating from the rest of the device.
Happily the super strong magnets that they use mean that the adapter stays very firmly connected to the device.
It’s easy enough to pull the whole thing out when you want to, for example if you want to switch from the pod to it being a mod, but otherwise things stay where you put them.
I even held it upside down a bit and shook, and it didn’t go anywhere! Obviously the weight of your tank may make a difference here, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
Oxva Origin X Battery Life
As always battery life is going to be based on lots of different factors.
Using the device at 55W on the 0.2Ω coil I was able to get about 150 long puffs out of it.
For a single 18650 battery (2500mAh) this compares pretty favourably with other mods I’ve tested.
Of course there’s not much else to power on a small device like this, the screen is small and switches itself off quite quickly.
- Great flavour
- Useful accessories to use as either a mod or an RDTA
- Really neat, comfortable device
- Fill holes a little small and no secondary hole to allow air to escape
- No way to lock just the wattage button and still allow it to fire
Final Review Verdict
I think it’s fair to say that Oxva has knocked it out the park with the Origin X.
A big part of that is down to the great coils they’re using.
As I said in my original Origin review, I’m really glad to see that they are maintaining cross compatibility with all of their devices so far.
Flavour is spot on, and the cloud production is impressive!
Having not one, but two options, for people that want to rebuild, is another big plus for me, as it gives you plenty of opportunity to tailor the vape to exactly what you want.
As a whole, it gets an almost perfect set of scores. But I’m a big believer that nothing is perfect, and there are still things that could make it better.
A larger fill hole, coupled with another opening to release the air would have made filling a little bit easier.
I think this is really a device that can grow with the vaper.
You can start off with the pod and stock coils – if in the future you want to get a tank and try something new, you can get the 510 adapter and not have to buy a new mod.
Then for those that want to experiment with building their own coils, you can pick up either the RBA section and continue to use the pod, or go with the rather impressive RDTA section.
All in all, it’s been a pleasure to test this kit.
It’s good to see that it’s not just the big, established companies that can make a splash in the hyper competitive world of AIO’s.
So is this a set-up you’re interested in getting your hands on?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!