Introduction – H-Priv 2 Kit by Smok

Smok has released the second version of their very popular H-Priv box mod kit, The H-Priv 2 coupled with TFV12 Big Baby Prince Tank.

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Smok is a prolific e-cigarette manufacturer based in Shenzhen China, they have a huge product list stretching back to 2010, some of their past products include: the Alien, Cube Ultra, Stick One Plus, Skyhook RDTA Box and T-Priv, their tanks have been very highly received as well like the TFV range from the TFV4 micro right up to the TFV12 Prince.

So does the H-Priv 2 kit measure up against the original version let’s find out…….

This kit was sent to us for the purpose of this review. As always my views are my own.

Check Out My Hands On SMOK H Priv 2 Video Review


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In The Boxsmok h priv 2 box in

  • 1 x H-Priv 2 Mod
  • 1 x TFV12 Big Baby Prince tank 6ml
  • 1 x Spare 4.5ml
  • Includes (1) V8 Baby-Q4 Quadruple Coil 0.4Ω Atomizer Head (Pre-installed) (Designed for 30 – 65 Watts)
  • Includes (1) V8 Baby-T12 Duodecuple Coil 0.15Ω Atomizer Head (Designed for 50 – 90 Watts)
  • 1 x USB cable
  • User manual and paper work
  • Spare parts bag

Main Specs/Features

  • H-Priv 2, 1w – 225w TC box
  • 52mm x 84mm x 27mm
  • BBP tank: 55mm x 25mm (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
  • 510 Threaded
  • 6 and 4.5ml e-Liquid Capacity 2ml Europe
  • Crown-Style Design
  • Top Rotary Fill Design with Locking Mechanism
  • Large Central Airflow Chamber
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Wide Bore Cobra Resin Drip Tip
  • Dual Adjustable Wide Airflow Slots
  • New and Improved TFV8 Baby Beast Atomizer Heads with Improved Flavour and Vapor Production
  • Utilizes TFV8 Baby Beast Core Atomizer Heads for Variable Wattage

Design and Build Quality

The H-Priv 2 Kit comes in the standard Smok box with a paper over sleeve.smok h priv 2 kit complete

The H-Priv 225w mod

Made of a magnesium alloy frame with plastic side panels, the quality and design of this unit looks and feels the biz. There are 9 different colour options available as you can see I have the Prism Rainbow, while a great looking mod it is somewhat a finger print magnet.smok h priv 2 bbp together

The Smok H-Priv 2 has the same rectangular design with sidebar fire button as the original but now features a honeycomb pattern and carbon fibre stickers on the sides. smok h priv 2 FBMeasuring 52mm x 84mm x 27mm this mod is a nice handful. The mod has a spring loaded 510 connector pin and SS threading, Smok have added a strip of metal to each side of the 510 and made the front bulge so it will take tank diameters of around 26mm.

The OLED screen is also placed at the top, next to the 510 thread, but it’s well placed and easy to read showing all the relevant information!smok h priv 2 510 conect The adjustment buttons are placed on the opposite side to the large fire button, smok h priv 2 adjustWith the micro USB point under the fire button. smok hpriv2 sbThe battery door is located on the bottom of the device and is a slide flip up door; the door has vent holes and the normal CE marks printed on it.smok h priv 2 doorsmok h priv 2 vents

TFV12 Big Baby Prince Tank

Michelle’s excellent review for the X-Priv Baby kit also includes this tank.

The tank is made of Stainless Steel, Pyrex and a Resin wide bore drip tip.

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The tank dismantles into 5 pieces including the coil.smok bbp apart

Base

On the bottom you have the normal information laser etched, silver plated connection pinsmok bbp base infoAnd well turned 510 threading.smok bbp threadThe base also features 2 wide Cylon style AF slots. smok bbp AFFinishing off you also have a crown like pattern that decorates the outside of the base and a washer for your glass to sit on.smok bbp base crown

Glass tank

Made of Pyrex the one installed is the 6ml bubble glass, the spare straight glass tank is 4.5ml.smok bbp glass

Chimney/Fill port/Cap

The end of the chimney section screws into your coil, you have an O’ring here to help stop leaks into the coil above the chimney you have another washer for your glass.smok bbp chimney This section is also decorated with a crown like pattern, the lock cap opens to reveal a white gasket for your fill port.smok bbp topsmok bbp fill port

Coils

The TFV12 is compatible with the V8 Smok Coils, the V8 Baby-Q4 Quadruple and V8 Baby-T12 Duodecuple Coil come with the tank. smok hpriv2 coils asmok hpriv2 coils b

Mouth Piece

The resin the Drip Tip is an 810 wide bore mouth piece, the type that has O’rings fitted.smok bbp DT

A quick guide to getting started

Big Baby Prince tank

To change coils in this tank you will need to empty all e-liquid.

  • Pre wick your coil by dropping a few drops of liquid into the coil smok bbp prep Asmok bbp prep b
  • Reassemble the tank and fill with your favourite e-liquidsmok bbp filling
  • Let the tank stand for a few minutes and top up if needed

H-Priv 2 Mod

Menu System.

  • Fire Button x5 on, x5 lock and unlock
  • Adjustment buttons to alter your watts or Temperature
  • X3 to enter the menu system hold fire button to enter that option use Adjustment buttons to scroll.
  • Mode, watts, Ni, Ti, SS >Puff strength, Soft, Normal, Hard
  • Puff, puff counter/clear or set
  • Settings, stealth, contrast, screen, adj ohms, download
  • Power, ON and Off

How Does The Smok H-Priv 2 Kit Perform?

For this review I will fill the TFV Big Baby Prince tank with DD Caramel Apple Cake, I have installed the 0.4Ω, and the H-Priv 2 I have placed in 2 VTC5a batteries.smok h priv 2 liquid

I have to say this right off the bat, I don’t like the TFV range of tanks they are so thirsty and wasteful of liquid, the big baby prince is no exception!

30/60w

I have to say I was somewhat surprised by the flavour from 30 up to 45w with the V8 Baby-Q4 Quadruple 0.4Ω coil. I had the airflow restricted to half (this is no MTL tank, I feel like it demands power) and was able to get a decent vape that wasn’t too hot for my poor old micro lungs, the vapour production was quite good.

Knocking the wattage up to 50w and then up to 60w, the heat did increase as did the vapour production, however the flavour for me wasn’t as good as at lower watts. I wouldn’t normally go over the stated wattage for a stock coil but I just had to, I was able to get the tank up to 80w before I detected a slight burn.smok h priv 2 using

H-Priv 2

There really is only one way to describe the H-Priv 2 it’s beautiful! Comparing it to its predecessor I like what Smok have done with its appearance, the H-Priv 2 is slightly smaller than the original it’s a wee bit chunkier in the hand and a lot heavier once you get the batteries installed.smok hpriv2 comp

If you ever had the original H-Priv or a few of Smok’s other devices you will notice that the presentation of the menu system is very familiar that’s because it is basically the same lol.

They have put their energy into improving the TC capability of the mod. The mod will fire from 1w up to 225w and the standard TC values of 200f-600f and 100c-315c.

Temperature Control

Because the coils they send with the kit are Kanthal I put my acid rainbow Apocalypse on top with a dual pair of SS316L Clapton’s 0.15Ω, a cool looking pairing.smok h priv 2 rda

420F at 60w cotton test

Dry test first, I pulsed 5 times almost invisible yellow banding appeared on the dry cotton.smok hpriv2 dry

I then changed my cotton.

With the same e-liquid I dampened cotton and chain vaped until dry, as you can see there is hardly any burning.smok hpriv2 wet

I would call the TC cotton test a pass.

420f at 110w

Well out of my comfort zone, the H-Priv 2 performed admirably; while the vapour was too hot for me personally the flavour wasn’t bad.smok h priv 2 acid

Pros

  • Price of the whole kit is competitive

H-Priv 2 mod

  • Beautifully designed
  • Great quality
  • Functions well in both power and TC

TFV12 Big Baby Prince Tank

  • Good design and quality
  • Wonderful 6ml or 4.5ml tank
  • Available as TPD compliance
  • Not to bad flavour at lower watts with the 0.4Ω coil
  • Very good vapour production

Cons

H-Priv 2 mod

  • No concerns

TFV12 Big Baby Prince Tank

  • Very thirsty tank

Final Review Verdict

Being a big fan of the original H-Priv mod I was looking forward to the 2nd version and paired with the B.B.P this sure is a cloud beast! I have really enjoyed my time with the Smok H-Priv 2 kit, although beware of the B.B.P tank as it consumes liquid faster than a greyhound chasing a rabbit.

The kit itself is beautifully created, I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t do something more with the screen and menu, however the kit would make an excellent choice for a mid to experienced user.

Would I buy the SMOK H-Priv 2 kit should I lose or damage this one? Yes to the mod no to the tank!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Quality of the kit
10
Design of the kit
10
Ease of use
10
Flavour
9
Vapour Quality
10
Price Point
8
Replace if Lost or Damaged?
9
Kevin Jeffrey
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

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