INCLUDED IN THE BOX
LARGER 1000mAh INTERNAL BATTERY
BATTERY CAPACITY INDICATOR LIGHTS
REFINED CURVE BASE
NON SLIP DIAMOND PATTERN
INCLUDED 1.2Ω MESH POD ( OPTIONAL 0.8Ω MESH POD )
SSS LEAK RESISTANT PODS
PROVEN MESS FREE FILLING
TYPE-C 1A CHARGING
COMPARISON OF XROS MINI AND XROS
UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Packaging for the XROS MINI is a box with a plastic tray inside it where the XROS MINI and type-c charge cord rest in, there is only one pod supplied in the kit and it’s already installed on the device. The XROS MINI warranty card and anti-counterfeiting information is also included, no user manual was sent with either device being samples, there should be one in the retail version. I know most people don’t really think about charging cables but I am glad Vaporesso is continuing to use the braided type of cable, I think it’s stronger and is a step above your everyday charging cable that comes with most devices.
I like the appearance that the diamond pattern on the face gives and know it will give a bit of grip to the device not that it needs it being as lightweight as it is but aesthetically it looks nice. The back of the device is plain, only the front face has the diamond pattern.
Unfortunately the type-c charge port in located on the bottom of the device so it will have to be laid down when charging, with ample space on the face or back I wish it was either in front or back because I like to keep my coil fully saturated, if your pod is really low on juice laying it down on one of it’s sides as pictured below will prevent the coil from fully sitting in juice so when charging lay the device on it’s face or back.
As I mentioned earlier the XROS MINI is a auto-draw only MTL device with no buttons on it, wattage output on the supplied 1.2Ω mesh coil inside the pod is 11 watts, on the optional 0.8Ω mesh it outputs at 16 watts.
This is a tight MTL vape that is produced and you will either love it or get used to it as I have because there is no adjustment for airflow control, ( it is what it is ).
The auto-draw works very well on the device and produces a good amount of vapor.
The pod is shipped already installed on the MINI and has a protective sticker on the contacts of the coil to prevent a accidental firing that needs to be removed after filling of the pod and letting it sit for 5 minutes to fully saturate the coil inside.
In the picture below the pod on the right has had the protective sticker removed from the contacts of the pod while the pod on the left has not. Above the left contact is one of the 2 air supply holes for the coil inside the pod, on the right contact the hole is below it.
The pod is held in place with 2 magnets on the outer portion of the pod that are very strong and hold in place vey well.
Next to the magnets on the device are the contact pins for the pods coil that are spring loaded, in the center of the spring loaded contact pins is the air supply tube of the auto-draw feature.
The XROS MINI uses 2 very tiny holes located on each side of the device as it’s air feed, now you can see why the MINI has such a tight MTL draw to it compared with other devices that claim to have a tight MTL draw as the XROS MINI does. The back of the device is pictured.
The mouthpiece of the pod is the cover for the fill port, to access the fill port simply tilt the mouthpiece forward or backward with some force and the mouthpiece will pop off revealing the fill port on one side of the pod, the fill port is a membrane that opens when a bottle tip is inserted and then seals back up when it’s removed leaving a mess free filling process, on the other side of the pod is a tiny hole that lets air out of the pod when filling. This filling method works great, when finished filling simply pop the mouthpiece back on.
On the face of the XROS MINI is a faceplate with Vaporesso stamped on it and above it is a very small but bright led light that is the battery level indicator, when vaping this indicator light will light with the designated color indicating the capacity level of the battery.
GREEN – ( HIGH ) – 70-100%
BLUE – ( MEDIUM ) – 30-70%
RED – ( LOW ) – 0-30%
USING THE XROS MINI
Having reviewed the original XROS I really was curious what the changes were going to be with the MINI, one is the height of the Mini being shorter while depth and width remain the same.
Unlike the original that gave the option of button or draw activation the Mini is only draw activated but it doesn’t matter because the auto-draw works great and firers every time without cutting off in mid vape.
Pod capacity is the same 2ml as the original XROS so no change on that front which is a good thing because depending on how often you vape it 2ml can go fast.
Having interchangeability of the pods between the MINI and the original XROS is great for those of us that have the original.
Battery capacity being larger on the MINI along with only having the 1.2Ω pod will give you more time before having to charge, I really think Vaporesso should have included the 0.8Ω pod as well.
Flavor is good for a pod styled device using freebase or nic-salt.
My MTL airflow preference is a tiny bit looser than the airflow of the MINI but during testing I became used to it, I like a tight MTL draw but this is just a tad to tight for me, it’s not like your sucking a milkshake though a straw tight though.
I will be giving this to my boss that likes a very tight draw and he uses nic-salt and has already called dibs on it when I’m finished testing it.
Both of the XROS devices that were sent to me have remained leak free during testing.
If your a MTL vaper that enjoys a tight draw style of vaping I 100% recommend the XROS MINI to you.
I would like to thank Milo and Vaporesso for providing the XROS MINI for the purpose of this review.