I have the Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen in for review!


This is also available in a kit format with a power bank and additional filter style drip tips. But for this review we will only be covering the basic kit with the pen and charger.

doric galaxy banner

Previous Doric kits include the Doric 60, Doric 20, Doric 20SE, Doric Q and the Doric E.

Thank you to Vape Club for sending this over for review! I will report back honestly on my findings of the kit in my possession!

Let’s get stuck in!

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Full Kit

What To Expect From The Voopoo Doric Galaxy…

This is similar in design to the old PCC (Personal Charging Case) kits – in that you have a very small vape device and a portable charging case (power bank) to carry around.

This is quite a throwback to devices such as the Joyetech eRoll Mac, Epuffer Magnum Snaps, Vype eStick and the Innokin AIO PCC (back in 2012!)

In fact one of my earliest kits in around 2013 was the Microlite from TECC which had a charging case styled like a cigarette packet! My mom used it for quite a while too! I found the image below on a website that offers valuations for collectibles! I had the Black version BTW!

TECC Microlite
TECC Microlite – Image Courtesy of Worthpoint.com

There have been a few kits released in this style lately with the Joyetech eRoll Slim, Lost Vape Thelema Nexus and the Aspire Vilter Pro so perhaps the trend is back!

doric galaxy features

The vape device is a pen style format with a battery section and a replaceable pod.

It does have a very small battery at only 500mAh. But the portable charging case has a 1800mAh battery and you pop the pen into the case to magnetically charge it up. Plus it can be used to charge other devices like you would use a power bank.

doric galaxy pen in case

You can of course just charge the pen on its own using the USB Type C port on the base.

doric galaxy charging

A USB Type C port is also provided on the charging case / power bank, which allows a fast charging rate of 2A.

Both the pen and charging case have LED indicators to inform of battery charge remaining.

doric galaxy pen indicator

doric galaxy case indicator

The pod has a fixed 1.2ohm Mesh coil which is not replaceable. When the coil performance drops you simply replace the pod component with a new one. No messy coil changes!

doric galaxy pod

It is refillable with up to 2ml of your own e-liquid via the side fill port.

You have 2 types of mouthpiece (drip tip) – you can use the plastic (POM) Black mouthpiece or a cigarette filter style. Both are included in the full kit.

doric galaxy drip tips

There are 4 colours to choose from: Blue, Leaden & Red, Black & Silver & White.

doric galaxy colours
Image courtesy of Vapesourcing.com

Kit Includes

Note: I am reviewing the vape pen kit – you can buy the full kit which includes a power bank for charging the pen and additional filter style tips.

  • Doric Galaxy vape pen
  • 1.2ohm cartridge
  • Plastic drip tip
  • USB Type C cable
  • User manual

doric galaxy box contents

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Specs

  • Size: Power Bank = 23x37x110mm / Vape Pen = 16×15.5×118.5mm
  • Battery: Power Bank = 1800mAh (internal) / Vape Pen = 500mAh (internal)
  • Display: LED indicator on Vape Pen and Power bank, vibration alert on Vape Pen
  • Output: 3.5V
  • Type C USB charging (1A on Vape Pen – 2A on Power Bank) / Magnetic charging with power bank
  • Resistance range: Not specified
  • Capacity: 2ml
  • Pods: Doric Galaxy Cartridge 1.2ohm Mesh coil
  • Auto draw
  • Plastic or cigarette filter style drip tips (Mouthpiece)
  • Side fill
  • Maximum vaping time: 8 seconds
  • Pass through charging (can vape whilst charging)

doric galaxy specs

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen Design and Build Quality

I received the Blue version.doric galaxy logos

As mentioned above this is the budget version with only the pen, pod and USB cable included. So as you can imagine the packaging is quite small but perfectly functional!

The outer packaging is a cardboard box which looks great and has the authenticity checker on the side. Either scan the QR code with your phone camera or input the code into the Voopoo Security Code Page.

doric galaxy authenticity

Opening the box reveals a slide out plastic tray which snugly houses the device complete with pod. Everything arrived in perfect condition so the packaging is doing its job!

On the underside of the tray you will find a small bag which contains the 50cm long braided USB cable and the user manual. I have to say the length and quality of the cable is very impressive compared to some kits where it is too short to be of much use!doric galaxy cable

The instruction manual is very thick but only 6 pages are dedicated to each language and the text is quite small. Fear not – you can view an online version which is easier to read and zoom in here!

doric galaxy instructions

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen

This is surprisingly small at around 16mm in diameter. It is pretty much cylindrical with a flat face on either side.

The finish is a lovely metallic Blue and covers all of the device apart from the base.doric galaxy rear

On one of the flat sides is the LED indicator which measures 6mm in length and is nice and bright. Above and below this is some branding with the “Voopoo” and “Doric Galaxy” logos etched in.doric galaxy LED indicator

Turn it 180° and you will see an embedded electrical connector. This is where the pen would connect with the power bank / charging case. If you buy the pen on its own – this will not be of much use.doric galaxy case contacts

On each of the rounded sides at the top are small pin holes which allow the airflow to vape.

doric galaxy air holes

Towards the bottom on one of the sides are the required legal logos.doric galaxy legal logos

The base has a similar finish but feels like a rubber material. As this is a tall and slim device it struggles to stay standing up vertically.

doric galaxy pen base

A USB Type C port lives on the base and I have had no issues with operation at all.

The pod compartment is very deep so if you need to clean the contacts you will need a Cotton Bud rather than just a bit of tissue.doric galaxy pod compartment

Inside the pod compartment there appear to be 2 electrical contacts and 2 magnets. The magnets are nice and strong and when the pod is inserted they turn it so the contacts align.

It is a very light device with no visual flaws and feels well made.

Doric Galaxy Pod Cartridge

This is a tall pod, especially when coupled with the plastic drip tip (Black Mouthpiece).

doric galaxy pen v pod

The mouthpiece is removable, just pull it out from the pod. However this kit did not include the cigarette filter style tips – which are installed and removed in the same way.

doric galaxy drip tip

About 1/3rd of the pod is visible when installed in the pen and weirdly this is the part of the pod which is tinted the darkest? Which makes it quite hard to see the e-liquid level.

doric galaxy eliquid view

The lower 2/3rds of the pod are a lighter tint and you can see the e-liquid and integrated coil easily. On this area you will find the pod resistance and required legal logos.doric galaxy pod markings

A large fill port cover is mounted on the side with a small cut out to help with lifting it to access the e-liquid fill port. You can also swing the cover out of the way to help with filling.

doric galaxy fill cover open

The port itself measures around 3x5mm so most small e-liquid nozzles should fit here OK.

doric galaxy fill port detail

As the actual port is around half way up the pod it is difficult to fill it fully as you have to tilt the pod in different directions. Plus you can get air locks where sections of the pod have air trapped meaning you can’t fully fill it.doric galaxy pod side view

On the base of the pod you will see the Gold coloured electrical contacts which are hollow for the airflow to pass through. The Silver circles are the magnets which secure the pod to the pen.
doric galaxy pod base

Quick Start Guide

The device arrives with an isolator sticker on the base of the pod. This is to prevent firing before e-liquid is added to the pod. Firing when the pod is empty will damage the pod and possibly cause overheating.

doric galaxy pen isolator

Fill the pod then remove the isolator sticker. Make sure to check the battery is fully charged. I will guide you through all the steps below!

doric galaxy pen components

Basic Operation

  • Power On/Off = There is no on/off function
  • Vaping = Simply inhale on the mouthpiece to trigger the auto draw activation.
  • Battery indicator = The LED indicator will change colour to display the battery charge remaining when vaping – Green = 60-100%, Blue = 30-60% and Red = 30% or below.
  • Battery indicator when charging = The LED will breathe (slowly pulse) in the appropriate colour as the battery indicator above. When fully charged the light will stay on Green solidly (not pulsing).


  • Atomiser Detected: The LED will flash Green once and the pen will vibrate for 0.5 seconds. This means the device and pod are properly connected.
  • No Atomiser: If the pod and pen are not properly connected or there is a fault, the LED will flash twice in Green. Clean all the pod and pen contacts. Replace with a new pod. If fault persists the device may be defective.
  • Low Battery: When the battery charge drops to a point where there is no power left to vape, the Red LED will flash 5 times and the pen will vibrate twice.
  • Over Vaping Alert: If you vape more than 20 times in 10 minutes the pen will vibrate for 0.5 seconds.
  • Overtime Protection: If you vape for over 8 seconds, the LED flashes 5 times and vibrates for 2 seconds. You will need to inhale again to re-start vaping.
  • Short Circuit: The LED will flash Red 3 times. Clean all the pod and pen contacts. Replace with a new pod. If fault persists the device may be defective.

How To Charge The Battery

The charging rate is specified as 1A.

This does have “pass through” charging – meaning you can vape on it whilst charging.

  • Using a USB type C cable, connect the small end into the USB port on the pen.doric galaxy charging
  • Connect the large end of the cable into a suitable USB outlet.
  • The LED indicator will pulse through the battery indicator colours and will stay on Green constantly when fully charged.

I found this to take around 30 minutes to fully charge.

How To Fill the Pod

If using a new pod leave to stand for 5-10 minutes after first fill to allow the coil to saturate with e-liquid.

  • Remove the pod from the pen by simply pulling it out. There may be a slight resistance from the retaining magnets.
  • Lift up the port cover in the direction of the arrow.doric galaxy fill cover open
  • Add e-liquid to the port. You may need to tilt the pod in various directions to fill all areas of the pod.doric galaxy fill bottle
  • Watch the e-liquid level through the side of the pod.
  • Replace the fill port cover firmly.
  • Replace the pod into the pen.

How Does the Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen Perform?

I used my 50% PG / 50% VG Bubblegum e-liquid with 6mg nicotine salt. I mix this myself from the IVG concentrate.

If any of these terms are over your head – have a read of our handy guides below!

1.2ohm Doric Galaxy Pod Cartridge

The flavour and vapour are decent straight from the first vape.

I tend to enjoy slightly lower resistance coils around 0.8ohm at around 15-16W. Therefore this feels quite under-powered for me. As a result I have to take very long inhales to feel like I have a satisfying amount of vapour in my mouth. Sadly the 8 second timer cuts off the vape before I feel I have had enough.

The low power and high coil resistance is to prolong the battery life as the device only has a 500mAh battery.

For me I would prefer a bigger battery with a slightly higher output. 1ohm or 0.8ohm pods would perform better.

It is decent and would suit those using high nicotine strengths as the output is not enough to cause huge coughing fits. But for those who already use devices with 15W+ outputs you will find this slightly disappointing.


To help rate how restricted the airflow is, I use a scale – where 0 = fully closed, no airflow up to 10 = breathing fresh air.

For this I would rate it around 1 – it is very tight. Tighter than inhaling on a cigarette for sure. This may be ideal for some but off-putting for others. As there is no airflow adjustment you are kind of stuck with the airflow.

Mod Performance

This has been a very weird kit to use.

After 9 out of 10 inhales it vibrates and the Red LED comes on. It is not always the over time (8 second) cut off either as I have timed it.

The instructions mention an “Over Vaping Alert”. Apparently this means the pen will vibrate for 0.5 seconds if you vape more than 20 times in 10 minutes. This does not explain the Red LED though?

As for the over time protection, this kept cutting the vape off at 8 seconds when I felt like I needed longer due to the low output.

I have no idea what the Red LED staying on and a long vibrate means – there is nothing in the instructions which matches?

Output wise it is pretty consistent, the last 2 or 3 vapes before the battery conks out are slightly weaker.

I am pleased with the 30 minute charging time from the USB port – that does mean you are up and running very quickly!


No a drop – excellent!

Battery Life

The battery life is around 3 hours. I do vape quite often though and had to take very long inhales.

But with it charging in around 30 minutes it is not long to wait to get back to vaping!


  • Very simple to use
  • Great quality
  • Decent flavour
  • Very tight MTL airflow
  • Vibration is handy – but it does seem to vibrate after every vape!
  • 30 minute charge time
  • Very gentle vape ideal for those on high nicotine strengths
  • No leaks


  • Top part of the pod is too darkly tinted to see e-liquid level
  • 2/3rds of the pod is concealed when in use so have to remove the pod to see e-liquid level
  • Vibrates and lights up the Red LED after nearly every inhale? Not mentioned in the instructions
  • As it is quite low power the 8 second limit is too low
  • Airflow is MTL only and no adjustment, it might be too tight for some
  • Really needs a bigger battery, higher output and lower resistance pods
  • Due to fill port location you can get airlocks when filling

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen Review Verdict

If you are a new vaper using high nicotine strength e-liquid you will find the Voopoo Doric Galaxy vape pen ideal.

It is super simple to use and fill, plus it recharges very quickly.

For anyone used to vaping you will find this a bit “meh”. Especially if you are used to some of the excellent pod kits and disposable vapes you can get hold of nowadays.

Due to the 500mAh battery the output is low, the vapour is cool and it feels like it needs more “oomph”. A higher output and lower resistance pods would be a start, but of course they will hammer the battery life.

I can’t complain about the flavour – considering the low output it is pretty good. But you will find the airflow very tight – tighter than a drag on a ciggie. Therefore some kind of airflow adjustment would make this appeal to more people.

I just feel that there are much better kits out there. Yes this is small and simple to use, but the performance does not live up to the capabilities of a modern vape. Perhaps 4 or 5 years ago this would have felt good, but in this era of incredible starter and pod kits it just feels a bit out of date. Even those who use disposable vapes would find this lack-lustre.

In its favour is the low purchase price – which is a bonus.

If you want to purchase this kit, I would suggest buying the full kit with the cigarette style filters and charging case to get the best performance.

Let me know your thoughts on the Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen in the comments below!

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Vape Pen

Voopoo Doric Galaxy Full Kit

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My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy
voopoo-doric-galaxy-vape-pen-reviewIdeal as a first kit for someone using high nicotine strength e-liquids and it is super easy to use. Above that it does not perform as well as the average starter, pod kit or disposable vape you can buy nowadays. It feels a bit out of date performance wise.


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