Very rarely to I get awestruck when I receive a review sample but the Phiness Vega is, quite simply, stunning.
Now, Phiness as a company, appear to be “new kids on the block”. But scratch the surface and the pedigree is there for all to see. Phiness are a subsidiary of Vandy Vape, and I don’t need to tell you lot how well put together their kit is.
What Can We Expect From The Vega by Phiness?
Opening the box I was presented with probably the smallest pod system I’ve ever seen! I mean this thing is TINY. But by God does it look good.
This makes the Vega ultra pocket-friendly. Mine has been in my top shirt pocket when at work and in my jeans pocket when playing during the whole of my testing, and I’ve barely even noticed it.
Being this small can be restrictive. On board the Vega only packs a 250mAh battery and only has space for a 1ml pod.
The pods themselves appear to use a single core micro coil, mounted horizontally. This should allow for good wicking.
There are currently 12 colour options available. But what stands out to me is the different materials that are on offer too. As well as the resin panels to compliment metal chassis you can also pick the vega up in leather and carbon fibre finishes.
The panel option I was sent was the Pine Cone Green finish and I think it looks bloody gorgeous.
I was sent the Phiness Vega free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always, the opinions expressed are my own and unbiased.
In the Box
- 1 x Phiness Vega Pod System
- 1 x USB charge cable
- 1 x metal chain lanyard
- 1 x instruction manual
Features and Specs
- Size: 66 x 28 x 12mm
- Battery type: Built-in 250mAh
- Capacity: 1ml (refillable)
- Ceramic resistance: 1.5ohm
- Weight: 90g
- Power range: 5-15W
Quick Start Guide
The box comes with only 1 pod included, which is a bit disappointing as this limited me to really only being able to use it for a single liquid type.
The pod is pre-installed in the body, but has a cover over the contacts which will need to be removed before you begin vaping
There is an LED set at the lower left side which provides warning information and battery level indication (High Charge = Purple, Medium Charge = Blue and Low Charge = Red).
I’m assuming the output power drops in 5W increments from 15W to 5W depending on the level of charge in the battery.
My Vega came with a solid purple light letting me know that I needed to what some e-liquid in this pretty thing and get some vaping started.
The fill system is simple, remove the pod from the battery chassis, remove the mouthpiece, then fill with your chosen e-liquid. Please bear in mind that the filling hole is only 3mm so either a small tipped bottle or syringe will be needed.
We will talk more about how to fill the pod below.
Design and Build Quality
Holding the Phiness Vega in my hand I really enjoyed the feel. It was smooth but didn’t feel like it would slip out of my hand like I’ve found with some all metal pod systems.
I’ve not had much experience with resin panels/mods, but finish of this little beauty left me feeling like I was a little bit special. The Vega certainly feels like a quality piece of kit.
Removing the pod is a straight-forward pull to separate it from the battery. The pod fits in both ways and is held in by small recesses in the battery that allow the protrusions on the pod to clip into place.
The USB charge port is located on the base of the battery which is flat, allowing you to stand the device upright when not charging. And let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to stare longingly at this on their desk at work!
The overall weight of the Vega is a mere 90g. Making it perfect for popping into your shirt pocket. It also makes it feel barely there when you attach the metal lanyard to it. Another positive in my books.
How Does The Phiness Vega Pod Perform?
How To Fill the Vega Pod
- Remove the pod from the battery
- Remove the mouthpiece from the pod
- Fill carefully through the 3mm fill port
- Leave for at least 5 minutes to allow the coil to soak up the e-liquid.
For this review I chose Grape Vape nic salts by Far…let’s get testing.
The draw for me was quite restrictive. Which I really like when I’m mouth to lunging (MTL).
It was just the right level of restriction for me. I tried to go for a fully direct to lung hit (DTL). The Vega just about managed it, but with 20mg nic-salts I wouldn’t recommend it!!
I really enjoyed the flavour given out by this 1.5Ohm coil. It was consistent and absolutely true to form.
For me, this was the perfect morning vape. Sat in the garden with a coffee quietly chain vaping. At this point I have to say I was impressed with the wicking on this pod. I don’t know what Phiness have used, but it certainly managed to keep up with my frantic chain vaping.
Out of the box the battery appeared to have near to a full charge on it. To be fair I was using the Vega for my 15 minute commute and my 20 minute morning coffee every day for 4 days and only just saw the light turning blue.
Definitely a positive on the life for me.
- Gorgeous to look at
- Tiny and easy to carry
- Great battery life
I’m not a big pod user to be fair. I do like that I can use them to get my morning kick start of nicotine. Add to that the sheer beauty of those panels and I know that this is one pod system that I won’t be passing on any time soon.
As far at recommending the Vega to people just starting out their vaping journey. The simplicity and the size make it difficult to argue against. I would like to have seen Phiness chuck in at least 1 extra pod in the kit to allow a choice of nic strengths and flavours to be used with it.
In my opinion, if you want a gorgeous looking open pod system with great battery life…you’ve found it with the Phiness Vega!