The Vaporesso Osmall pod kit marks a welcome return to basics after a raft of releases in this particular vaping category.

There have been some aggressive changes over the last few years, to where it’s reached a point pod systems have become almost unrecognisable.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Hand Check

The moment companies decided to utilise single 18650 batteries was very much a defining moment for the industry. The humble and discreet mouth to lung pod kit had mutated into a relative power house of cloud chucking proportion.

And the lines between vaping styles themselves have become very much blurred. Very often pod kits are able to appeal to direct lung vapers as well as those more comfortable with a cigarette style experience.

The Smok Fetch Pro being one such example.

So they’ve reached a point where they almost fall entirely away from the audience they were original intended for, I’m talking, of course about the virgin vaper.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Side Of Box

So has Vaporesso redressed the balance by turning the clock back to a time when vape devices were genuinely looked upon as smoke cessation tools? To when a pod looked like, well, a pod?

We’ve reviewed a whole host of Vaporesso vape kits, such as the Orca Solo Plus – the Target PM80 – the Vaporesso Degree and the impressive Gen mod.

Right onto the main event – my review of the Vaporesso Osmall pod kit…

I guess that would be my cue!

What Can We Expect From The Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit?

We can expect the most basic of performances from the device. There’s no button bashing to be had either as the pod relies entirely on draw activation to function.

The Vaporesso Osmall pod kit includes a low demand coil running at a constant 11W. Expect a genuine  mouth to lung vape (highly welcome in my opinion).

Despite a battery rating of only 350mAH the lower demand on power should also provide a sufficient life cycle.

Inside The Box

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Unboxing

  • Osmall Battery
  • 1.2ohm REGULAR pod
  • USB cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Specifications and Features


It appears there is only a 2ml capacity version available which falls comfortably in line with TPD requirements. Just as well really because you won’t be guzzling juice with this Oh so small puppy!

Vaporesso has provided us with plenty of colour options, and there’s something for everyone here with the no nonsense schemes on offer:

Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Grey, Red, Rose, Blue, Gold? Take your pick.


  • Dimensions 84.2mm height. 26.5mm width. 13.4mm depth
  • Pod capacity 2ml
  • Resistance 1.2ohm
  • Battery capacity 350mah
  • Output wattage 11W constant

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Features

Although one of the most basic of pod kits of recent months, the Vaporesso Osmall pod kit still has a few things to brag about.

  • Cotton comprised of flax cotton and non woven fabric
  • Designed to provide excellent nicotine delivery
  • Compact with a textured finish to provide adequate grip
  • Auto draw activation

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Boxed State

Probably more important are the addition of those oh so important safeguards against device failure.

  • Short circuit detection. Device LED flashes 3 times
  • Low voltage protection. LED blinks 5 times
  • Over charge cut off. The device LED will flash 20 times
  • Over vape protection. LED blinks twice if vaping exceeds 5 seconds

Design and Build Quality

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Battery Section

Including the pod section this entire device weighs a mere 50G. That’s oh so light! Being entirely comprised of plastic and PCTG it may come as no surprise.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Battery Section

It features an etched mosaic design across the front and back of the battery section designed to provide grip.

A tiny white LED is located on the rear panel in the centre which illuminates during circuit protection, charging, vaping and when removing the pod.

Curiously it does nothing to let you know the pod has been successfully connected.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit USB port

On the underside of this 13.4mm deep pod is the USB port. It’s your standard connection so no fast charging capabilities here – again, no real surprise.

Inside the battery there are two magnetic contacts that grab the pod into place.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Battery contacts and magnets

On either side of these the positive and negative contacts can be found.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Pod Section

The pod makes up 18G of the entire weight of the device and as with most is comprised of tough PCTG.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Pod Full

It’s very translucent so viewing juice levels is extremely easy – full kudos to Vaporesso for getting that right.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Fixed Airflow port on pod
On the underside of the pod the two aligning magnetic contacts are visible and in the centre is the single fixed mouth to lung airflow inlet.

A bottom airflow that feeds the coil directly more often than not provides superior flavour production.

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Silicone Stopper

This is a side filling pod and I have to say that for a throw away includes a rather robust looking silicone stopper. It’s going to last the lifetime of the coil which itself has four generous size wicking ports.

Something else I’m hoping will assist with flavour production.

How Does The Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Perform?

First things first we need to fill the pod. The 1.2ohm coil is factory fitted so I can get away with skipping the “How To Fit The Coil” procedure. Ha!

Filling Procedure

  • Remove the pod from the battery section
  • With the pod on its side, open the silicone stopper port
  • Gently administer E liquid into the opening on the pod. Do not overfill
  • Replace the silicone stopper ensuring a snug but secure seal
  • Drop the pod back down into the battery section

The pod is idiot proof and will fit either way into the battery section.

Once you’ve successfully filled the pod, leave it a good five to ten minutes prior to vaping.

This allows the juice to soak into the coil and cotton preventing an unnecessary dry hit – known as ‘priming your coil‘.

1.2ohm Flax Cotton/Non Woven Fabric Coil Performance

The test was carried out using Double Drip Raspberry Sherbet, a 50VG/50PG juice ratio, and I opted for the nicotine salt version.

I’ll be honest my initial vape reverted to a direct to lung pull, merely out of habit. You don’t want to be doing that yourself because you’ll experience the throat hit from hell lol!

Indeed, the device is suited only for mouth to lung and here it really does excel.

The raspberry content was focused and prominent on the exhale. It never tapered off either which was very impressive, leaving enough sweetness on the taste buds.

Cloud production was minimal as expected but enough to satisfy any budding newbie.

I found the restrictive qualities to be on point and the bottom airflow made a big difference to the clarity of flavour.

Further Testing

I wanted to see how the pod responded when changing flavour profiles.

Next I used Riot Squad Fresh Leaf which is a hybrid mix of freebase and salt nicotine and this was also a 50VG/50PG liquid mix.

Impressively it took around five or six pulls before this tobacco inspired profile began to shine – and shine it did! Very soon there was nothing to indicate that I had even been vaping a raspberry sherbet flavour.

This has to be contributed to the cotton combo being used by Vaporesso. I can’t stress enough how effective the flax cotton and non woven fabric is with this vertically mounted MTL coil.

What’s more, the flavour quality was better than some of the more powerful AIO pod kits out there at the moment.

A bold statement I know!

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Observations

The battery held out for five hours of moderate to heavy use which isn’t bad given the capacity, during this time I vaped around 1.4ml of e liquid.

Again, the pod kit impressed me by only taking around an hour to fully charge from flat.

Disposable Pod
The mouthpiece may not be to everyone’s’ liking

I never once felt the urge to reach for one of my more powerful cloud chucking devices, so that’s testament to how effective the Vaporesso Osmall pod kit is.

However it did tend to leak but this was only after a few days of testing and I constantly monitored, and thereafter it continued to show signs of minor leaking issues intermittently.

I deliberately dropped the device onto concrete a few times – being plastic, not a dent.

Neither did the pod separate from the battery section, proof, if needed, the magnetic contacts do a damn fine job.


  • Auto draw works perfectly
  • Extremely quiet and discreet vaping experience
  • Excellent flavour reproduction
  • Lightweight and extremely pocket friendly
  • Capable of taking a few knocks


  • The mouthpiece may not be to everyone’s liking
  • Prone to leaking on occasion

Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit Final Review Verdict

I have to say the Vaporesso Osmall pod kit is the perfect jumping on point for any budding vaper.

Hand Check

It’s a very accessible and straightforward way of pulling away from cigarettes.

Why would I say that?

Osmall Is Beautiful

Auto draw is an overlooked feature in my opinion, with the ability to mimic the smoking style plays a massive role in any successful transition.

Cloud production also emulates that of cigarette smoke.

Using the nicotine salt level that I tested provided a very similar throat hit.

The Vaporesso Osmall pod kit is around the same weight as a cigarette, but lighter than a pack of them, and being ultra pocket friendly is yet another major plus point.


It’s very thin in comparison to other pod kits, so never feels clumsy while holding in the hand.

The mosaic etching on either side does provide a degree of grip, and personally, I found it gave the device some much needed character.

These are the things a virgin vaper will be looking for, and furthermore, these are the things the Vaporesso Osmall pod kit delivers.

On a closing note it seems replacement pods are readily available for purchase as a pair. My coil is lasting well into a weeks regular use and the flavour is still hitting hard.

Although I never tested thicker juice ratios I’m still inclined to suggest sticking with 50VG/50PG density, simply for increased flavour and a way of increasing the inbuilt coils life span.

The Vaporesso Osmall pod kit is an extremely impressive pod kit.

It’s one I would highly recommend to any newbie because it just ticks all the right boxes.

neil cozens
Neil Cozens

My name is Neil and I've been a keen vaper for eight years, having been smoke free since 2014. That's all thanks to being introduced to a CE4 clearomiser by a work mate. In 2015 I started a Facebook group encouraging members to help others make the switch, sharing thoughts and opinions while acknowledging all the hard work that goes into running a vape shop and the guidance those folks give. I've also created a You Tube channel, Ncboreas Vapes. It's primarily there to help the newer vaper so if you've any questions feel free to drop by! There are so many positives to vaping and absolutely none to smoking. It's a message I continue to spread. Long Live Vaping. Live Longer Vaping.

Build Quality
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Flavour and Cloud Production
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Replace If Lost Or Damaged?
My name is Neil and I've been a keen vaper for eight years, having been smoke free since 2014. That's all thanks to being introduced to a CE4 clearomiser by a work mate. In 2015 I started a Facebook group encouraging members to help others make the switch, sharing thoughts and opinions while acknowledging all the hard work that goes into running a vape shop and the guidance those folks give. I've also created a You Tube channel, Ncboreas Vapes. It's primarily there to help the newer vaper so if you've any questions feel free to drop by! There are so many positives to vaping and absolutely none to smoking. It's a message I continue to spread. Long Live Vaping. Live Longer Vaping.
vaporesso-osmall-pod-kit-reviewThe Vaporesso Osmall Pod Kit is the perfect alternative to any pen style starter kit. Not only does it rival those devices for flavour and true mouth to lung vaping but the form factor is even more pocket friendly. Lightweight and reliable this is one to look out for if you're considering switching from the cigs.


  1. I’ve had my vaporesso about 7 months and had a few issues in the.past charging it but managed to get it working. Unfortunately it has now stopped working and from what I have read up on it, 20 flashes.means overcharged. Is this now ready for the bin or is there anything I can do to get it working again
    Thank you

  2. Thanks, Neil, for that very detailed overview! I currently use a Vaporesso Nano (about a year with the occasional cigarette in between) and am looking for something more discreet. I believe Vaporesso is one of the best brands and that this OSMALL may be a great option. My Nano is set to 40 watts and 0.49 Ohms.
    Your opinion?

    • Hi, Wendy! Glad you liked the review. I know I certainly loved the Osmall and if you’re looking for something discreet it fits the bill.

      As far as the Vaporesso Nano is concerned I’m afraid I haven’t had the privilege. Flavour and cloud production as you will know is subjective. For this reason alone I cannot tell you whether 40W, 50W, 60W is right or wrong. That’s the beauty of vaping.

      Putting the two side by side we do know they are completely different animals. Your Nano is a sub ohm tank kit and the Osmall is a pod system designed exclusively for a newer vaper. So be prepared for the difference in vapour production there. A constant 11W output from the Osmall will not provide you with the clout of the Nano.

      Having said that, I was gobsmacked by the flavour properties of the Osmall. Also, being discreet and extremely lightweight there’s a very strong chance that you’ll reach for it instead of that occasional cigarette.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read our reviews – if there’s anything else you need help with don’t hesitate to ask.

      Kind regards,


  3. How about its performance on 50 Mg nicsalts?

    compared to most pod systems or is its nicotine delivery hits stronger? & gives that head rush required?


    • Hi, Ahmed.
      I’m based in the UK so our TPD regulations rule out the possibility of vaping 50mg nicotine salts. I’m not sure I even want to try that strength if I’m honest with you! lol
      In answer to your questions based on other pods I’ve used, hell yeah! That’s one of the reasons I was so impressed by this unassuming little device. I got adequate throat hit for sure and lightheaded on 9mg nicotine salt!
      ..So as well as lightheaded you can also call me a lightweight when it comes to salts! lol

      Thank you for reading our reviews, very much appreciated.


    • Yo man
      im from aus and use 50mg nic salt in mine and it works perfectly fine
      not a problem at all
      i was using the vapresso zero before this one also with 50mg

      youll be fine with 50mg 🙂

  4. how is the pod life? Are you certain it has Constant 11W output? I can’t find anything officially stating that.
    Also, have you tried the suorin shine? I am considering these devices but like the shine because it has more power; but, many Suorin Devices want 70:30 pg:vg with a minimum of 60vg:40pg.
    As I like using high nic salts this severely limits my juice selection but again I haven’t much about the Shine indicating anything about juice compatibility, pod life, leakage, etc.
    Currently using the 11W Uwell Yearn and it seems weak in terms of nicotine delivery compared to my now not working Suorin Drop.
    Yearn had better flavor but Drop delivered nicotine better and still tasted good.
    I prefer the still delicious flavor but better Nic delivery than the weaker Yearn.

    Your thoughts/opinions/recommendations would be appreciated.

    • Hi Betty!
      I managed to get two weeks from the disposable pod, during which time the flavour properties held up very well. I have to say I’m extremely impressed with the non woven cotton combo and tiny vertical mounted coil.

      Am I sure it has a constant 11W output?

      I took that information from the back of the packaging. If you’re looking for an official claim it’s coming from the manufacturers themselves. However, I notice their site doesn’t actually make this clear.

      I didn’t notice any drop in performance as the battery drained.

      I’m afraid I haven’t tried the Suorin Shine, Betty. If you’re interested in using the Osmall I would suggest 50VG/50PG. Both nicotine salt and the hybrid salt used for the tests provided me with an ample hit. The Suorin Shine does offer twice the battery capacity, though.

      The Vaporesso Osmall looks such an unassuming little pod kit but actually delivers a damn fine vaping experience all round.

      Thanks for taking the time to read the review and if there’s anything else we can do to help don’t hesitate to ask.

      Kind Regards,

  5. Great review my friend. Because i d love to buy this one and i sent a msg to their facebook page but i never got an answer could u plz tell me what is the material that the coil is made of? Thanx in advance.

    • Hi!
      It’s most probably made of kanthal, although I can’t be 100% certain. I think what made this vaping experience special was the vertical build combined with those two types of wicking material. Incredibly impressed by such a simple pod system.

      I’m pleased the review has helped you, and thank you for reading.

      • Thanx alot for the response, i wanna try it its like 12 euros here in Greece so it worth a trying, the thing is that i cant stand nickr so i hope its kanthal or ss, keep on the good work and stay safe.

  6. Apakah dengan sesekali menjadi rawan bocor itu akan menimbulkan kerusakan pada baterai dan apakah ini akan membuat umur mod menjadi sangat pendek yang membuatnya rentan rusak seperti pada Zero yang kumiliki dahulu dan sekarang hanya menjadi pajangan saja dan merk vaporesso ini membuat ku takut kedua kalinya dan itu sangat disayangkan tetapi saya percaya vaporesso akan memberikan terbaik

    (Google Translate)
    Is the occasional leak-prone that will cause damage to the battery and whether this will make the mod life is very short which makes it vulnerable to damage like the Zero that I had before and now only become a display and this brand of vaporesso scares me a second time and it is very unfortunate but i believe vaporesso will provide the best

    • Ini adalah system pod MTL terbaik yang pernah saya gunakan sejauh ini. Ini memberikan rasa yang luar biasa dengan fitur autodraw. Masalah kebocoran kecil dapat diatasi dengan menyeka kontak secara teratur. Vaporesso melakukan pekerjaan yang baik dengan Osmall dan itu tentu mengejutkan saya.
      Terima kasih telah meluangkan waktu untuk membaca ulasan.



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