I am was so excited when the VooPoo Drag X Plus unexpectedly came in for review.
I’m a high wattage vaper, usually hitting at over 120w, but what the Drag X could do with a 80W/60W PnP coil was incredible.
The question is, will the Drag X Plus be an upgrade or downgrade? Even more pressing, are the New TPP coils better then the incredibly popular PnP coils?
VooPoo is a US vape company that’s been around since 2010 but they didn’t really enter the vaping industry until 2016 when they acquired Woody Vapes (A US e-cigarette brand).
VooPoo hit big with the VooPoo Drag mod, but the market really started to pay attention when the Drag pod mod launched. With it they redefined what a pod mod is, completely blurring the line between what is a pod mod and what isn’t.
Are you as excited as me yet? Lets take a look at the device…
What To Expect From The VooPoo DRAG X Plus
This style and design of vape became extremely popular in 2020.
It is a kind of oval base with a flat front, a leather patch on the back with the screen, fire and power adjustment buttons on the front, accompanied by a USB-C port.
The Drag X Plus takes a 21700 battery (or 18650, with the included adapter), which is a very nice upgrade as it allows for more battery capacity. And fear not, if you are caught off guard, the device takes a 2A charge rate.
It’s not only the battery that has been upgraded though, the power out put has been upped from a maximum of 80W to 100W.
Like it’s older sibling, it has the Smart Mode and RBA Mode.
And, new coils equals new pod.
The PnP pod tank was revolutionary and great but a lot of people pointed out one potentially major flaw, it had a built in mouth piece. The New TPP pod tank has a removable mouth piece and metal top… it still uses bottom fill though.
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Inside the Box
- 1x Drag X Plus Mod
- 1x TPP Pod Tank (Pod and 510 Adapter)
- 1x TPP-DM1, 0.15ohm coil
- 1x TPP-DM2, 0.2ohm coil
- 18650 Battery Adapter
- USB-C Cable
- User Manual
There are 3 types of package: Standard, US and TPD, all 3 contain the same except the TPD package has a 2ml Pod while the others have a 5.5ml – mine is the 5.5ml version.
DRAG X Plus Specs
- Total Size: 141mm x 34 x 28mm
- Pod tank size : 51.5mm x 27 x 27mm
- Weight: 133g
- Mod size : 88mm x 34 x 28mm
- Pod Capacity: 5.5ml / 2.5ml TPD
- Coils: TPP coil range
- Fill style: Bottom Fill
- Material: Zinc Alloy, Leather & PTCG
- Power Output: 5-100w
- Input Voltage: 3.2~4.2V
- Resistance: 0.1~3.0ohms
- Battery: External 21700 (or 18650 with included adapter)
- Built in Charger: USB-C 5V/2A
DRAG X Plus Features
- Removable Mouth Piece
- VooPoo Pod Tank 510 Adapter Included
- Smart Mode
- RBA Mode
- Dual User Interface
- 0.96″ TFT Colour Screen
- GENE.FAN 2.0 Chip
- Adjustable Airflow (On 510 Adapter)
Design and Build Quality
The Drag X Plus looks very similar to the Drag X, as you may expect.
The kit comes in 5 different colours.
I have the Prussian Blue and I have to say, it is… silver. I was going to say shiny, but it’s more of a frosted shine.
The VooPoo DRAG X Plus Mod
The DRAG X Plus mod is extremely similar to the DRAG X Mod.
The shape of the mod is almost identical, with the oval like base and a padded leather patch on the back.
‘DRAG X’ is stamped into the leather on the back of the mod, with a dog-tag like “DRAG” plaque protruding down from the top.
All in all it’s pretty well built, but let’s take a closer look at its features…
The VooPoo DRAG X Plus Buttons
The Fire button is a classic DRAG style fire button, located towards the top of the mod.
Measuring in at 12mm in diameter, it is raised by 2mm and indented in the middle, which comforts your thumb/finger brilliantly.
The ‘+’/’-‘ buttons are towards the bottom of the mod, just above the USB-C port. They are 5mm in diameter and are raised by about 1.5mm with the ‘+’ button located above the ‘-‘ button.
All the buttons are nicely place, not of them rattle and they are all nice to press.
The VooPoo DRAG X Plus Screen
There are 2 different screen layouts you can use with the VooPoo DRAG X Plus.
The first is the ‘Iron Theme’ and this is basically the portrait theme we are used to seeing.
In the top right is a battery indicator bar, with the ‘DRAG’ logo in the top left, then quite big below that is the Wattage and the mode (S/R).
Further down is the Puff counter, resistance, puff timer and a visual puff timer.
The other layout is the landscape ‘Core Theme’, this theme looks, dare I say, like a futuristic dashboard.
The power setting is in the middle circle with the puff counter, lock icon and resistance on the left. Then on the right is the time mode and voltage.
All in all the screen is great, it is easy to see and use.
The VooPoo DRAG X Plus Battery Port
The battery door on the VooPoo DRAG X Plus is a sliding bottom door.
This style of battery door is quite common and although I don’t really like them on dual battery mods, I can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with them on a single battery mod.
There is one huge difference between this battery port and the original, it’s bigger.
That’s right the VooPoo DRAG X Plus takes a 21700 battery but it also comes with an adapter so you can still use 18650s.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus 510 connection
Perhaps the biggest change is the connection type.
Although it has been a while since VooPoo brought out its first pod tank, the Original Drag X only had a pod port (which you could by a 510 adapter for).
With the DRAG X Plus, the tables have the turned. The mod has a 510 connection port and you get the TPP pod tank, which is the TPP pod with a 510 adapter.
The Connection plate is 20mm (but the mod can comfortably fit a 26mm tank). It is held down by 2 screws, which I know, a few people will questions it’s durability for the long term.
To me it feels well placed and there aren’t many mods that use a different connection plate type, I should add those that do are usually plastic or rubber.
TPP Pod Tank (Adapter Section)
The Adapter section of a pod tank is quite simple.
It acts like the base of a tank, except from the pod holds to it magnetically rather than via screw threads.
The adapter has an adjustable airflow ring, which is sufficiently open for a nice airy DTL draw, but when it’s fully shut off it still lets in a bit too much airflow, you could never get a restrictive MTL experience from it.
Truth be told I think it looks a bit tacky. I know that is massively subject to opinion, but for me it just looks a flimsy and cheap.
However, it does serve as a good example of why you shouldn’t ‘judge a book by it’s cover‘ because it is pretty thick and durable.
TPP Pod Tank (Pod Section)
Although the base design of the TPP pod is the same as the PnP pod, it is a completely different pod.
From the bottom of the pod, it is super similar. It has 3 magnets and a rubber fill port around the edge, with the coil port in the middle.
The TPP coils are much bigger than the PnP coils, so by nature, the port is also much bigger.
Other than the coil size, the biggest difference is the top of the pod. Unlike the PnP pod, the TPP pod has a opaque top with a removable mouth piece.
Making the mouth piece removable was a master mover, If I recall the biggest complaint about the PnP pod was the fixed mouth piece.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus – Smart Mode vs RBA mode
There are two power modes of the Voopoo DRAG X Plus, and they both do what they say on the tin.
The Smart mode suggests what wattage you should be using the coil at and it restricts the wattage in order to prevent you burning the coil too high and destroying the coil.
With the RBA mode it removes those smart features, so if you are using a different tank, the RBA pod or maybe you just want total control of the power, the RBA mode allows you to do so.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus Quick Start Guide
Changing The Coil TPP Pod
- Remove the Pod from the base
- Holding it upside down, pull the coil out of the bottom of the pod
- push/insert new coil
- Fill the pod with e-liquid and leave for 5 minutes to allow the coil to soak
Filling The TPP Pod
- Remove the Pod from the base
- Holding it upside down, lift up the rubber seal
- Fill the pod through the newly exposed fill hole
- Reseal the fill hole.
DRAG X Plus Operation
- Turn On/Off = Fire button 5 times
- Change Mode (Smart/RBA)= Fire button 3 times
- Clear Data (puff count)= press and hold Fire Button and ‘-‘ simultaneously
- Lock/Unlock Buttons = press and hold Fire Button and ‘+’ simultaneously
- Change Screen ‘theme’= press and hold ‘-‘ and ‘+’ simultaneously, use ‘-‘/’+’ to change and hold fire to select
How Does The DRAG X Plus Perform?
No holds barred here, I am a major fan of the PnP coils.
I was in love from the very first drag with the original DRAG X with the 60w and 80w PnP Coils.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus – TPP-DM1 0.15ohm coil
This coil is recommended for 60-80w with a ‘best’ recommendation for 65-75W.
I went at it with my UNTOLD Chapter 2, it’s a skittles inspired flavour, mixed at 70vg/30pg.
Let’s start way down low at 50W. To say this is 15w below the best recommended setting, it is surprisingly good.
It’s prominent and almost fills the mouth. It’s no the best flavour but it’s definitely impressive for 50w, the cloud production is medium.
65W is bottom of the best recommended range and I have to say it’s getting better. It’s still leaving me wanting more, but the flavour is almost flooding the mouth and the cloud is now a thick medium size.
Up to the of the ‘Best‘, 75W intensifies the flavour, it’s now a lot deeper. And it’s pretty much flooding the mouth, it’s nice. The cloud is nice and thick but as a chaser, it could be thicker.
It’s not all that good though…. I use these coils for roughly a week, and then I sit down to write the review and go through the wattage again.
And what I’ve just written was what I experienced as I was writing it. However in reality, when using it though-out the day, the coil struggles to keep the flavour.
One puff can be incredible and the next can be quite underwhelming.
Truth be told I spent at lot of the time using this coil at 80W and I was unimpressed most of the time.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus – PP-DM2 0.2ohm Coil
Let’s start at 35w, again this is better than expected, providing a prominent but not flooding flavour with a small cloud.
Leaving just above the bottom recommended range 43W is quite underwhelming, you get a medium sized cloud and a bit of flavour, but I was hoping for a lot more flavour.
50w is the bottom of the ‘best‘ wattage range and again the flavour just isn’t up to par, it is ample and prominent but it’s in no way fulfilling. It’s not even giving a super prominent taste at the back of the mouth never mind flooding the mouth.
55W ups the game a little bit, the flavour spreads around the mouth a bit more and it is nice, but still not flooding the mouth – I’m not impressed.
Push it up! In search of great flavour, I went into RBA mode and boosted it up to 65W and although the vapour production was nice and thick the flavour still wasn’t as good as I’d hoped for.
Again this coil did have moments in which it kicked out some amazing flavour, but it just couldn’t keep it up.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus Coil Summary
Okay, Okay, Okay.
Let me make sure you know what I mean.
Both of the coils are capable amazing flavour production, but from what I’ve experienced it isn’t great at maintaining an amazing flavour.
Some puffs flood the mouth, some just have an okay flavour production.
Additionally to that it takes a while for that flavour to come through when you first start using it. The 0.15ohm coil for example took a full day of minimalist flavour before it starting performing great.
I used both coils for a week, and they were still okay, but I don’t think they would have gone much longer.
If I was to compare the TPP coils with the PnP coils, give me PnP coils everyday.
VooPoo DRAG X Plus Battery Life
It’s hard to say what the battery life if like on a kit like this, it depends massively on what type of battery and power output you are using.
If you were to use a 4,800mAh 21700 battery and you take 2 second puffs:
- At 75W you will get 426 puffs (A puff every other minute for 14 hours)
- At 40W you will get 799 puffs (A puff every other minute for 26 hours)
If you were to use a 2,500mAh 18650 battery (with the adapter) and you take 2 second puffs:
- At 75W you will get 222 puffs (A puff every other minute for 7 hours)
- At 40W you will get 416 puffs (A puff every other minute for 13-14 hours)
I always charge my batteries externally but if you are looking for charging it without removing the battery, you have a 2A USB-C port.
Again charging speeds depend completely on what battery you are using.
From out examples above the 4,800mAh 21700 battery would take just over 2 hours to charge while the 2,500mAh 18650 battery would take just over 1 hour to charge.
Does the TPP Pod Tank Leak?
It does, not a lot, but it does. I’m fairly sure, the leakage I have had has come from the coil and not elsewhere.
I’ll give it the benefit of doubt, the Chapter 2 e-liquid I have been using is quite thin for a 70vg/30pg liquid, however, that isn’t a good enough excuse in my eyes.
- 21700 or 18650 batteries
- 100W output
- Looks and feels good
- Capable of great flavour
- 510 connection
- the 510 adapter is compatible with the PNP Pods
- seems sturdy and durable
- Leaks alittle bit too much
- Flavour production is consistent
- Potentially weak Connection Plate
Final Review Verdict
My final verdict is, it’s an OK device…. haha!
Look it’s a hard call. I loved the original, and this is a great device with a lot of advantages over the original but for me it also has a lot of disadvantages.
In my opinion the biggest difference is the TPP pod/coils, although that being said, I am glad that Voopoo has brought out a new coil system, rather than just making small changes to the kit.
It is capable of great flavour and clouds? Yes but it isn’t consistent.
It isn’t as leak proof as I would have liked either.
I suppose the contrast principle is in play here, If it wasn’t for the DRAG X the Plus would probably seem a lot better, however the original is awesome and I’m just not a fan of the TPP.
Is it time to stop dragging out this line of vape kits?
Are you using or thinking of buying the Voopoo Drag X Plus?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.