Taking A Closer Look At The SMOK R80 TC Mod from the Micro One Kit

Smok have released a new starter kit, the Smok Micro One, comprising of the Smok TFV4 Micro tank, and the Smok R80 temperature control box mod unit.

The Micro TFV4 is the smallest version of the massively popular Smok TFV4 tank, and the Smok R80 TC, a box mod powered by an inbuilt 4000 mAh battery, 80w of power and temperature control support for Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel coils.Smok R80 TC Mod Review

Out of all the current ‘all in one’ starter kits to come to market as of yet, the Smok Micro One is shaping up to be the most powerful one yet.

We are going to look at the Micro One starter kit over two reviews, as we will be looking at the TFV4 Micro Tank and Smok R80 temperature control unit separately. In today’s review let’s have a look at the Smok R80 TC mod!

What’s In The Box

The Smok R80 TC comes boxed as part of the Smok Micro One kit at present, however it will be available as a separate unit in the near future. The Smok Micro One kit features-

  • 1x Smok R80 TC Box Mod
  • 1x TFV4 Micro tank
  • 1x 0.3ohm Micro Fused Clapton Core (pre installed)
  • 1x 0.25ohm Micro Stainless Steel Dual Core
  • 1x Replacement XL (3.5ml) glass tube
  • 1x Tank Extension Adapter
  • 1x Black SMOK Vape Band
  • 1x USB Charging/Upgrading cable
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Set of replacement o-rings

That’s an awesome amount of kit, Smok are known for providing just about everything you need within their kits and this here is no different!

Battery / Body & Build

The styling of the Smok R80 TC gives more than a passing nod to the popular Smok M80, with slightly smaller form factor.

At the top of the unit you have a spring loaded 510 connector, which not only allows for a flush fit for the TFV4 Micro, but with many other 22mm width tanks as well. Smok R80 TC Review

Buttons are found to the side of the unit with the OLED screen too, which offers two lines of information such as output wattage/temperature, output voltage, atomizer resistance and battery life.

The SMOK R80 TC has an inbuilt 4000 mAh battery and this is rechargeable via the supplied micro USB cable, superbly the firmware is also upgrade-able and SMOK have future updates for the chip in the pipeline. It will also be available in different colour schemes, with silver, white, red and black presently available.

Build quality is very good and the only minor gripes I have with it are that the buttons feel a little cheap and rattly, and it is a little on the weighty side at 280g with the TFV4 Micro, however these are only minor negatives but still I would think SMOK would have done something about those buttons.

Smok R80 TC Video

Key Features

  • Max 80W Power Output
  • 4000 mAh Internal Battery
  • Voltage: 0.8V-9V
  • Temp Control: 200°F-600°F / 100°C-315°C
  • Coil Resistance: TC: 0.06-2.0 ohm / VW: 0.1-3.0 ohm
  • Micro USB Charging
  • Stable DC Circuit
  • Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 22mm
  • Full Temperature Control support for Ni200 Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel
  • Spring Loaded Center Pin
  • Two Line OLED Screen displaying Output Wattage/Temperature, Output Voltage,
  • Atomizer Resistance, Battery Life Indicator
  • 3 Button Operation
  • Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
  • Puff Monitoring System – Works with the SMOK App
  • Short Circuit/Over-Heating/Low Battery/12 Second Cut-Off Protection

How Does The SMOK R80 Perform?

The 4000 mAh in built battery is a key selling point and this gives you battery life that lasts for absolutely ages, even outperforming many of the competing dual 18650 battery box mods that are available today.

It is rechargeable via the micro USB cable and charges back up to full battery in next to no time at all. The micro USB cable also serves to enable you to upgrade the firmware with future firmware updates planned for this unit.Smok R80 TC Review

You have up to a huge 80w of output power available with this unit at your disposal, so the R80 TC is compatible with not just the supplied TFV4 micro tank, but packs enough power to run most of the popular sub ohm tanks available.

With the stainless steel coil head in temperature control, this provides an excellent temperature control vape at high power, however the vape with stainless steel in temperature control can be a little inconsistent, which is what I have found to be the case with stainless steel in temperature control on the whole.

Temperature control support for Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel coils is found with the Smok R80 TC and Ni200 and Titanium work flawlessly.

As mentioned above, Stainless Steel is a little inconsistent but definitely not as bad as what I have experienced with other units!

Final Smok R80 Review Verdict

The Smok R80 TC is a very solid and powerful box mod that offers excellent battery life, will be firmware upgrade-able, 80w of output power and support for the three most popular wires used in temperature control- Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel.

The form factor is great and I can have no complaints about how this unit sits in your hand!

There are also different colors available for it, and the finish is excellent on the red one I received for review. One thing that I could not help thinking was that this is the unit the SMOK M80 should have been, with solid power performance and reliable temperature control functionality.

Overall the Smok Micro One tank is one hell of a starter kit, if anyone is looking for an introduction into high power and cloud chasing, this kit will be absolutely perfect. There is all you need here to get chasing clouds with the very best of them!

Pro’s

  • 4000 mAh inbuilt battery gives you really good lifespan
  • 80w of power is more than enough to handle the TFV4 Micro coils
  • Paired with the TFV4 Micro it’s an excellent all in one kit that appeals to flavour and cloud chasers
  • Well priced – £51.99 / $79.95 For Full Kit
  • Loads of kit included
  • Temperature control support for SS, TC and Ni200
  • Real solid build quality
  • Feels nice in hand
  • USB Charging
  • Looks excellent, especially with the different colour options available

Con’s

  • Performance with Stainless Steel coils in TC isn’t great, but I haven’t yet experienced a mod that performs superbly with SS in TC!
  • Buttons feel a little cheap and rattly
  • Fairly weighty unit
  • Not the easiest menu system to navigate

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Ratamahatta
Been vaping full time for three and a half years, started on cigalikes for a fair while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an ego/ce5 set up after, a month or two later I was seeing people walking around with these interesting shiny tubes and I thought 'I gotta get one of those'.Before I knew it a trip down to my local B&M got me my first VW mod, an Innokin SVD, paired with an iClear 30, and I was hooked. Soon after that I was jumping to VW mods both box and tube shaped, before I then made the jump to rebuilding and thus sub ohming, with my first RDA and mech mod.These days I'm still preferring mechanical mods, but using VW mods with both RDA's and tanks alike whilst on the move, most importantly I am still loving vaping!

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