In for review today is the Vaporesso Zero S kit – which is the latest addition to the Zero range.
When it comes to simple, small form-factor pod kits, Vaporesso are up there as one of the best in this category.
Their success is mainly due to the popularity of devices such as the Vaporesso XROS 3. Couple that with their history of high build quality and impressive features, you’d arguably be silly not to contemplate Vaporesso as the brand to go for with your next purchase.
What’s interesting about the release of the Zero S, is where exactly does it fit within their current range of pod systems?
The XROS, XROS 2, XROS Nano and XROS 3 Mini kind of cover every micro-category in themselves and along with the super cheap Osmall/Osmall 2 the previous Zero and Zero 2, it’s hard to really understand where Vaporesso are going with their very busy line of pod systems.
What Can We Expect From the Vaporesso Zero S?
The Zero S in essence is arguably a step up in quality over the Osmall devices and maybe a bit of a side step compared to the XROS range.
Featuring a single 1.2Ω Mesh pod with 2ml capacity and coupled with a 650mAh battery, it features USB-C charging and automatic draw. It’s about as simple as it comes.
It is also compatible with all the Vaporesso Zero pods from 1-1.3ohm resistance. Included in the kit is the 1.2ohm pod.
Along with this the Zero S comes in 6 colour options including: Orange Red, Pitaya Pink, Black, Green, Red, Blue, Silver and Lime.
So let’s crack on with the review and see what the Vaporesso Zero S is all about.
This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review. It is also worth noting this has only just been released – hence we haven’t even had chance to create a preview for this kit!
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the experience of others.
Inside the Box
- Vaporesso Zero S Device
- Zero S 1.0Ω Pod
- USB-C Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Reminder Card
Specs and Features
- Size: 85 x 31.5 x 13mm
- Battery: 650mAh Built-In
- E-Liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
- Display: LED Indicators
- Resistance range: Not specified
- Pods: Refillable, fixed coil.
- Auto Draw Only
- Output Wattage: 14W max
- Airflow – No adjustment
- Charging: Via USB-C Port at 1A
- Compatible Zero S Pods Include 1.0Ω, 1.2Ω and 1.3Ω pods
Design and Build Quality
For the ‘Zero’ users out there, the Zero S is of course compatible with all ‘ZERO’ pods which is a relief.
The Zero S is about as simple and basic as it comes for those considering a pod system of this style. The shape and general form factor is clean and simple and the paint finish is nice and smooth.
At the base of the Zero S is a USB-C port with a 1 amp charge rate which is more than sufficient for a 650mAh battery. On the side are 3 small LED indicators which change depending on your battery charge level and will also illuminate when vaping.
In fact the LED’s do a weird ‘Tidal’ effect when vaping – Vaporesso’s words there.
The Zero pod clicks magnetically into the device with a satisfying clonk thanks to the large magnets in the base of the device.
The Zero Pod
Included in the kit is the Zero pod which has a 1.2Ω resistance, is a mesh coil and has a 2ml capacity.
The pod has an oval shaped mouthpiece which is comfortable on the mouth and dip’s gradually outwards meaning your lips sit comfortably.
Although the mouthpiece section of the pod is black, the lower section is clear meaning your e-liquid level is extremely visible almost down to the base of the pod.
The Mouthpiece is also removable with a gentle ‘Snap’ which unveils the filling port and breather hole so you shouldn’t have any problems with airlocks when filling.
Vaporesso Zero S In the Hand
The Zero S device is small and lightweight but has quote a nice hand feel. Similar in shape and size to a number of other pod systems in this category but the added benefit to this device has to be the general build quality. For a small, light device it feels solid and well made.
The paint finish is also smooth and glossy, perhaps not the best for grip but considering its size, it’s not really an issue.
Quick Start Guide
How To Fill the Vaporesso Zero S Pod.
There’s no real need to remove the pod from the device, but you can do if you prefer to have the pod flat on a table when filling.
Here’s how to fill the pod with e-liquid:
- Gently bend the mouthpiece away from the device until is snaps off from the pod
- Fill with your desired e-liquid through the ‘leak free’ red seal
- Re-fit the mouthpiece
- Leave the pod to sit for 5 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate the coil.
Vaporesso Zero S Functions
There really isn’t much to mention when it comes to functions. Due to the Automatic draw system, no fire button, no airflow adjustment and just LED indicators and a USB-C port at the base. It’s pretty much self-explanatory.
The only thing I could mention would be the 3-level LED indicators will drop to 2 indicators when your battery goes below 60% and to 1 indicator when your battery is 30% or less.
How Does the Vaporesso Zero S Perform?
For the 1.2Ω Mesh Zero pod, I went with a 50VG / 50PG nic salt e-liquid at 20mg – Darkstar Mango Unchained.
The Zero S is designed for an MTL (Mouth To Lung) vape and with no optional airflow or power adjustment available. What you get is simply that.
If any of these terms are over your head – have a read of our handy guides below!
- MTL V DTL – A Guide To Vape Styles
- VG and PG in E-liquid – all you need to know
- Beginners guide to E-liquid
- Nic Salt E-liquid
The general vape experience from this pod is quite pleasant, allowing a fair amount of airflow but certainly a noticeable MTL draw. Arguably tighter than a number of MTL only pod systems I’ve tried recently but still smooth and quiet.
The vapour production isn’t subtle, but it isn’t over the top either and the general flavour from the Zero S is quite impressive. It reminds me to the Aspire Minican which I was a big fan of. Dense flavour and good saturation.
With no airflow adjustment to tailor the experience, it’s almost difficult to fill this section with words. What I would say is that the MTL draw is tight, but not so tight and it’s certainly slightly tighter than the majority of disposable e-cigs on the market currently. Which for me is a good thing. It’s certainly closer in draw tightness to a cigarette.
Battery Life & Charging
The 650mAh battery isn’t massive, but it’s more than enough for a day’s battery life with the 1.2Ω pod, unless you vape like a trooper.
Vaporesso’s Zero S has a smart technology that will alter the wattage depending on which resistance pod you install, but I’m pretty confident even with the lowest resistance 1.0Ω pod installed, you’ll still enjoy a day’s life.
Nonetheless if you get stuck with no battery, the USB-C port with a 1amp rating is plenty for a quick boost and takes 40-50 minutes to charge.
Does the Vaporesso Zero S Leak?
Vaporesso claim this has ‘SSS Leak-Resistant technology’ and during my time, I haven’t experience even a drop of e-liquid on the inside of the device, not even any condensation… which is weird.
So yeah – No leaky.
- Very easy to use
- Well-built for something so small
- Nice paint finish
- Auto draw is very responsive
- Very respectable flavour and draw
- Decent battery considering its size
- Only 1 pod in the kid
- No airflow adjustment (However I found the MTL very good)
- Cracking the mouthpiece off to fill concerns me
Final Review Verdict
The Zero S by Vaporesso is another device which ticks very little boxes, but the boxes it does tick are certainly ticked in thick black ink for sure.
The general user experience is as simple as it comes and very trustworthy and reliably.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
Due to its very respectable build quality, I would expect this device to last a solid 12 months as long as its well-kept and not abused. However over time, you will notice battery degradation to some extent. Not to mention a newer model in 6 month’s time no doubt.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
If you’re looking for a simple auto draw system which delivers a simple cloud, with a tighter than Disposables draw, then the Zero S is worth considering.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper and an experienced one alike?
For me, the Zero S could satisfy three types of vapers. The ‘I want to get off disposables vaper’ the ‘Just walking the Dog Vaper’, and the ‘Sneaky vape in the office toilet vapers’
Everyone else will probably just get bored of this device within a week. No offence Vaporesso
Have you bought the Vaporesso Zero S kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below