The Vaporesso Target Mini is styled in much the same way as the popular Vaporesso Target, with the same trigger style design in a smaller body.

Update: While this is still a very good mini mod there is now a new version. Click here check out our Vaporesso Target Mini 2 review.

vaporesso target mini kit review

Vaporesso have been releasing some superb gear in more recent times. The Aurora Play, excellent Gen Mod and the Vaporesso Luxe S!

What to Expect From The Target Mini by Vaporesso

The Target Mini mod is available as part of a Kit that also features the Vaporesso Guardian tank, which caters to mouth to lung and direct lung vapers. The tank comes with a 2ml capacity, top filling and a childproof locking mechanism.

The Vaporesso Guardian also takes C-CELL coils, that have a ceramic element to them, meaning they last longer than traditional Japanese cotton wicked coil heads.

With a 1400 mAh in-built battery, the Vaporesso Target Mini also has a pretty impressive battery for its small size. There is also temperature control support built in, for Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel wires, as well as a custom TCR input.

Further Reading: Beginners Guide To Temperature Control

Does this little stealth set up hit the target? Is it one of the best mini vape mods?

Lets have a look…

This item was sent for free for the purposes of this review. As always, our views are our own.

Kit Contents

The kit comes in very tidy ‘Apple Esque’ packaging and contains the following:

  • Vaporesso Target Mini mod
  • Vaporesso Guardian tank
  • CCELL-GD SS 0.5ohm ceramic coil (pre-installed with the Guardian tank)
  • CCELL-GD MTL 1.4ohm coil
  • Dedicated mouth to lung drip tip
  • USB charging cable
  • Instruction Manualvaporesso target mini in the box

Key Features

Guardian Tank

  • Diameter: 22 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 60 g
  • Capacity: 2.0 ml
  • Supports mouth to lung and direct lung vaping
  • Childproof locking system
  • Top filling
  • Adjustable Airflow

Target Mini Mod

  • Diameter: 36.5 x 24.2 x 58.1 mm
  • Built in Lithium 1400mAh battery
  • Weight: 93 g
  • Temperature Range: 100℃-315℃/200F-600F
  • Wattage Output: 5-40W
  • Atomizer Resistance range: VW:0.15 Ohm – 5 Ohm / VT:0.1 Ohm -1.0 Ohm
  • Standby Current: ﹤30uA
  • Voltage range: 0-9V
  • Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel build
  • 510 Thread
  • 0.49” OLED Display

Design and Build Quality

The Vaporesso Target Mini is very much a mini version of the Vaporesso Target VTC, and fans of that mod will notice the trigger shaped power button conveniently placed on the front of the mod.vaporesso target mini review

It has a 1400 mAh battery built into the unit, that is recharged via USB with the USB port located at the base of the unit. The cable is worth a mention, the design is the first of the type I have seen.

It’s similar to a chord you may find on an Iron albeit it a smaller scale. It’s a quality touch that shows the attention to detail the company have taken with the package as a whole.vaporesso target mini micro usb

At the top, you have a spring loaded 510 connector for a flush fit with your atomisers.vaporesso target mini 510 thread

There is a nice and clear OLED screen present, along with the plus and minus buttons and a dedicated mode button underneath. target mini OLED screen

I’m a big fan of the inclusion of the mode button as this allows you to switch between the different modes on the fly, and there is temperature control support for Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel and custom TCR input as well.

vaporesso target mini size
Smaller than a credit card in length and width
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Vaporesso Target Mini Side By Side With Innokin Cool Fire 4 TC100

Overall, it’s a tiny vape mod, that feels really nice in hand as well. It’s very pocket friendly, and doesn’t take up much room in your pocket at all. vaporesso target mini mod review

It’s a similar size to the Artery Nugget mod which I am a huge fan of. Although for my personally tastes the design and aesthetics of the Nugget win for mini size vs artery nugget

Guardian Tank Design and Build

The Vaporesso Guardian is a new 2ml capacity sub ohm vape tank that’s available for the first time with this particular Kit. It has been designed to be TPD compliant and features a child proof locking system.vaporesso guardian tank review

You can unscrew the top cap to top fill, but you first need to unscrew the drip tip to unlock this, and lock it back up by replacing the drip tip.vaporesso guardian tank drip tip

You have adjustable airflow present on the tank, which has wide adjustable airflow for lung hitters, and two airflow hole options for MTL vapers.

You also have two drip tips included, one for lung hitters with a wide bore, and a narrower one for MTL.vaporesso guardian tank drip tips

Two coils are included in the kit, Vaporesso CCell coils that have a ceramic element to them, with the CCell GD SS 0.5ohm coil pre-installed, and this coil is for direct lung vaping. You also have the CCell GD 1.4ohm coil for mouth to lung vape tank

Vaporesso Target Mini Kit Performance

The good thing about the Vaporesso Target Mini kit is that right out of the box you have the option to direct lung hit or the option to mouth to lung vape with the coils and drip tips supplied.vaporesso guardian tank parts

Both coils provide very good flavour, really clean and crisp, with the 0.5ohm coil providing more vapour and a looser draw. The 1.4ohm coil produced less vapour and a tighter draw but more intense flavour from my e liquid.vaporesso target mini kit

I found the 0.5ohm coil to be optimum at 33w and the 1.4ohm coil to be perfect at 14.5w.

Juice consumption is pretty economical from both coils, even though you only have a 2ml capacity. The coils wick really well, with even max VG juices, but don’t seem to drink juice like it is going out of fashion! As many tank do nowadays.

vaporesso guardian ceramic coil

Battery life is actually better than you would expect, even though there is a relatively small 1400mah battery capacity you will get a good few hours use from this, and it can be recharged on the move via USB.

What I Liked

I like the fact the Vaporesso Target Mini appeals to both direct lung inhalers and mouth to lung inhalers. Mouth to lung vapers tend to get forgotten about when it comes to new tanks, and it’s good to see an option for MTL here.

The C-Cell coils perform really well, and as they have a ceramic heating element they do tend to last quite a long time as well. You will definitely get more mileage from these than with a traditional cotton wicked coil head.

The Vaporesso Target Mini may be small but it’s not short on features. You have up to 40w here, plus temperature control support for the three most popular wires on the market.

If you know the specific TCR for a particular wire you want to use in temperature control, you can even input it into the Vaporesso Target Mini in order for it to be compatible.

There is a dedicated mode button allowing you to switch modes quickly and easily on the fly. This is a great little feature and means you don’t have to navigate your way through a confusing menu system operated with button presses.

The size of this thing is great, it takes up very little room in your pocket and it is ideal to carry around with you.

What I Didn’t Like

Obviously, the Target Mini only has a 1400 mAh battery capacity and this severely curtails battery life.

You will only get a couple of hours maximum from this when sub ohm vaping before it needs a recharge, meaning that if you take this mod out on its own you will be charging it regularly throughout the day.

The coil in the Vaporesso Guardian tank tends to flood when you fill it, meaning that the first few puffs can make you end up with juice in your mouth. This does tend to clear after one or two puffs on the tank however.

Final Review Verdict

If you are looking for a small and compact stealth set up, the Vaporesso Target Mini is an ideal little kit, with the added appeal of catering to mouth to lung and direct lung inhalers.

It’s got a great temperature control mode for fans of temperature control, and the battery life is pretty decent when you consider how small this mod is.

Performance wise, it’s ideal, and a great looking little pocket friendly kit to add to your collection.


  • It’s tiny, making it ideal for your pocket
  • USB rechargeable
  • Ideal little stealth mod
  • Impressive chip with great TC support
  • Good looking set up
  • Appeals to mouth to lung and direct lung vapers
  • Ceramic coil heads in the Vaporesso Guardian tank outlast traditional cotton wicked coils
  • Dedicated mode button on the Target Mini allows you to switch modes easily on the fly


  • Small 1400 mAh battery means limited battery life
  • Coil in the Guardian tank tends to flood occasionally when you fill it
  • It’s tiny, meaning that it gets misplaced easily!
Dan Willis Ecigclick Vape Reviewer
Dan W

Vaping full time since 2012, started on cigalikes for a while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an vape pens, 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've come back to convenience and mainly use pods, disposables and the VOOPOO Drag H40. Most importantly I am still loving vaping!

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Vaping full time since 2012, started on cigalikes for a while then curiosity got the better of me and I moved onto an vape pens, 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've come back to convenience and mainly use pods, disposables and the VOOPOO Drag H40. Most importantly I am still loving vaping!
vaporesso-target-mini-reviewIf you are looking for a micro vape mod for some stealth vaping then the Vaporesso Target mini is a great little option. One to be considered.


  1. I have been vaping for about 2yrs and like many spent a small fortune and thought I would build my own kit using Kangertech and aspire. It was a damn good set up until it landed in a bucket of water, enough said.

    I frantically searched for something that I could use whilst searching for another design build kit.. Well little did I expect to absolutely love this mini stealth machine, which has left me feeling that I don’t need to bother with another design build project..

    I have to say the only thing that let this little beauty down was the terrible instructions entitled Quick Guide. This was not only a let down, as the Quick Guide implies that there should be a more detailed guide, but try as I might, I could find nothing available… Then when I started to package it up for a return, I found YOU and Your Review…

    Not only have you done the best review I have ever read, but you took the time to really go into detail about this little beauty with pictures and real terms, which everyone out there could understand..

    This beautiful machine looks fabulous in the rainbow finish and does everything and more than you could ever wish for. I have used to both DTL & MTL settings and found that the battery life to be quite good, only needing to charge at night time, although it will charge fully in 2.5hrs, which is pretty good.

    I am so impressed that I am going to purchase another in Baby Pink so I can be sure of not running out of battery time… Yep it’s a girl thing, couldn’t make my mind up which colour, so I will have both.. I highly recommend this beauty to everyone and of course Your Good Self, who has truly done the best review I have seen 😍

    • Thanks for the comment! Glad to see you are getting on well with this kit, always good to hear 🙂

      Keep an eye out as the Vaporesso Target Mini 2 is being released soon 🙂

  2. Don’t know what I did but. I put system lock on my target mini and I can’t get it off can anyone help me with this

    • Hey Maxine,

      To lock/unlock you need to press the + button (top right button in the group of three) and the mode button (bottom button in the group of three) together for a couple of seconds.

      Let us know if that works out!



    • Hi Syed,

      It’s impossible really to say how long the battery would last.

      What I will say it is like any other battery powered device, the battery will lose performance over time. I would say 2 or 3 years for a mod would be quite optimistic if using day in day out.

  3. I purchased two of these it’s helped me quit smoking! But where in the U.K. Can I buy replacement coils??? I’m desperate as mine is finished I’m sure but also as newbie to vaping am still to understand what constitutes a change of coil is required?

  4. What would be the perfect temperature C* for this kit . And in what mode should I use it , temperature control or wattage mod ?

    • It’s pretty much an impossible question to answer Sabbir. Each user prefers different settings and each different e juice will be better at different wattage/TC settings.

      I personally prefer vaping in wattage mode. I vape anywhere from 20W to 60W depending on the tank and juices used.

      *IMPORTANT* – Only use Ni200/Titanium coils in temp control mode. DO NOT use in wattage mode. Also, do not use Kanthal coils in temperature mode. Only use in wattage mode!

      You can use stainless steel coils in both.

      Best thing to do is start low (Wattage/temp) on your device and work your way up until you find a satisfying vape.

      On the side of the coils or on the back of the coil box the manufacturer usually recommends and optimum temperature/wattage for use. These are just guidelines but give you an idea of where you should be.

      Hope that helps, sorry I couldn’t be more specific.


  5. I purchased the target mini kit, and i love everything about it except for a couple of things. The extra coil that came with the kit was a 0.6 ohm coil for MTL not 1.4, I contacted vaporesso about it and they told me that these are the newer coils and that it is an original kit, but the coil didn’t fit properly and i couldn’t close the tank. Second, I do get some dry hits every now and then but primer pulls help. Overall a great kit!!

  6. Nobody makes a two inch tall mini that can vape for a whole day. My original iStick Mini won’t and neither will my newer iStick Mini 20. My buddy’s Mini Volt doesn’t either. My Target Mini is good for a couple of hours like the rest but with the 0.46 ohm coil and 300 degrees F temperature setting it seems to deliver a greater volume of vapour. The ceramic coils work well and the tank is not too hard to open once some little kid shows you how. This is a nice little kit and I would recommend it to anyone, even a beginner.

  7. I have to say I very rarely come across a mini mod that has enthused me as much as the Target and the Guardian tank I obtained mine about 3 weeks ago it is so simple to use (menu system) the tank is a delight the vapour produced is so smooth and dense its a shame the battery doesn’t last longer lol but having said that it has a very fast charge rate which is good 5 stars from me dude.


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