SMOK has finally entered the blossoming vape pod mod kit market with the release of both the FIT and the SMOK Infinix which is the system we’ll be looking at.
Update: There is a second version of this kit now available. Check out what we thought with our SMOK Infinix 2 pod review.
They have also released the quirky Rolo Badge kit which has recently been reviewed.
For those of you not in the know a pod mod or kit is a simple clean and efficient way to get into vaping featuring either a sealed or refillable pod – see our guide to the Best Pod Vape Kits Here.
What to Expect From the SMOK Infinix Kit
OK the Infinix follows in the footsteps of the SMOK FIT and to all intents and purpose looks almost identical except for the more angular design.
It comes with x2 2ml pods that can be refilled and is powered by a decent internal 250mAH battery.
Looking at SMOK’s marketing around the FIT and the Infinix I get the impression they’re pushing this one more towards female vapers though in all honesty in these gender fluid times we seem to live in you can ignore that lol.
The SMOK Infinix kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Ok so have I got a ‘Buzz’ vaping on this to Infinix and beyond?
Let’s take a closer look.
Inside the Box
Your usual functional SMOK packaging covered with a sleeve and inside you’ll find:
- 1x Smok Infinix
- 2x Pod 2ml
- USB Cable
- User Manual
- E-Liquid Injection Bottle (10ml)
SMOK Infinix Kit Specs
- Height: 110mm
- Width: 19.5mm
- Depth: 11mm
- Built-In 250mAh Battery
- Power Range: 10W – 16W
- Charging via USB
- Capacity: 2ml
SMOK Infinix Quick Start Guide
- LED is red whilst charging and goes out when fully charged
- Open rubber bung on pod to fill with e-liquid
- Either use the supplied re-fill bottle or juice with small nozzle
- Make sure bung is closed tight
- Snap pod onto the battery
- Wait 5 minutes + to let juice soak in
- Inhale to vape
- Will turn white when vaping
- X5 white flashes means 8 second cutout reached
- X4 flashes means short circuit protection activated
- X15 flashes means battery needs recharging
Note: SMOK say after a period of time water vapor [condensation] can build up between the battery and pod connections – if this happens simply clean with dry cloth or kitchen paper.
OK the SMOK Infinix is obviously a pod system which means it’s refreshingly easy to use – fill and vape on.
There’s no menus or buttons to press and to vape you just need to take a draw or what’s known as a ‘air driven technology’.
It’s powered by a respectable 250mAH internal battery and kicks out between 10 and 16watts so definitely ideal for beginners and those of us who enjoy mouth to lung vaping [MTL] and need a cheap and cheerful back up.
I say cheap and cheerful because the price of the SMOK Infinix is extremely competitive.
SMOK has popped in a few safety features namely an 8 second cutoff – meaning you can only take an 8 second draw – short circuit protection and low voltage protection.
No matter where you are in the world the pods are 2ml and as to the coil resistance I’ve had a good look around but can’t find any info.
I’m guessing they must be around the 1.0 plus ohm range but don’t quote me on that!
Design and Build Quality
Not quite sure what the device is made from but it feels like aluminium with the finish looking and feeling like it will take some knocks.
It’s certainly lightweight and the angular wedge design means it sits nicely in the hand and won’t roll away if laid on its side.
The pods slide in nicely – there’s no snap as such so make sure it is fully pushed down.
The rubber fill bung feels like it might come loose after regular use so be careful with it!
The pods will be sold separately in packs of 3. Priced at around £6.45/$8.90 which is a great price when you take into account the Infinix kit itself is just short of £12/$16. A relative bargain.
Though unlike a couple of those these pods can be refilled which given the price of a pre-filled pod for the amount of e-liquid you actually get is a BIG win!
It comes in x3 colours: Red – Blue and the Gun Metal version I received.
It certainly looks good is light as feather appears to be durable as easy as it gets to use so how does it vape?
How Does the SMOK Infinix Perform?
Filling can be a tad fiddly given the size of the pod and indeed the small juice fill hole.
I have found some e-liquid nozzles fit but you really are better off using the supplied 10ml needle point refill bottle.
This is handy to take out and about with you as it has a cap that really does make a good seal to prevent leakage.
Speaking of leaking – I haven’t had any at all not even leaving the Infinix on its side overnight so very pocket and bag friendly.
I mouth to lung vape regularly through the day and have found I’m getting around 4 to 6 hours use before I need to recharge so not bad battery longevity at all.
One slight niggle is the 8 second cutoff.
Now 8 seconds is quite a long draw if you think about it however if you do like to fill those lungs you will find it shutting down on you.
Not sure why an inhale powered device needs an auto shut down but hey it is what it is and I’m just pointing it out and I certainly only had it happen a couple of times.
What VG and PG Ratios?
I instinctively began with a 50/50 PG and VG e-liquid on a flavour I know well.
The Infinix wicked very well indeed with no gurgling or spit back.
It coped very well indeed with a 60/40 VG PG and for science I popped in a 70/30 mix and whilst it was vapable I could tell it was struggling a little.
My advice would be to stick with the middle of the road e-liquid mixes though to be fair I didn’t get any dry hits using higher VG I could just instinctively tell one was imminent 😉
Unfortunately I had no nic salts left so can’t comment on how they’d vape – but going out on a limb I’d say you should be OK!
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Vapour and Flavour
OK the vapour is perfectly passable for a pod MTL set-up – let’s face it we aren’t gonna be entering cloud chucking competitions with this device.
The flavour is actually pretty good which I put down to the tiny size of the pod which funnels to a very restricted mouthpiece.
The vapour really is funnelled into the tightest of holes which I guess is condensing the flavour.
There is no airflow control and even as a regular MTL vaper I found the draw extremely tight – ideal for newcomers that’s for sure.
All in all you’re getting decent – not spectacular – flavour – passable cloud production – good battery life and sleek contemporary looks.
- Cheap as chips!
- Simple to use
- Compact and extremely light
- X2 refillable pods
- Decent battery life
- Fast charging
- Good flavour
- Passable cloud production
- Nice design
- Filling can be fiddly
- No airflow control
- Very restricted draw
- 8 second cutoff might be an issue
Final Review Verdict
For the price – trust me it’s a bargain – this isn’t a bad vaping pod set-up at all.
It’s nicely put together and certainly looks good design wise – feels nice in the hand and delivers a pretty decent flavour with good battery life.
As a regular MTL vaper I personally found the draw a little too restrictive for my taste but for a newbie or for taking out and about I can’t fault it.
So would I buy the SMOK Infinix if I lost it? At that price and for the performance indeed I would.