Vaporesso GTX One Review


Vaporesso GTX One kit, a 40w adjustable mod, with a stock coil tank for your favourite GTX coils. But let’s delve into this review of the GTX One to find out more.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Vapresso for the purpose of an impartial review. Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Introduction

Without a doubt the GTX coils are popular because of their flavour. But until now the coils have been limited to just Vaporesso’s pod systems. Moreover with a traditional style tank, is the Vaporesso GTX One the answer to everyones dreams? Or has the adjustable 40W mod with its 2000 mAh internal battery, stopped a bit too short of the mark ? Let’s find out and delve deeper into this review of the Vaporesso GTX One.

Box Contents

Below is a quick breakdown of what you may expect to see included with the Vaporesso GTX One kit.

Vaporesso GTX One Contents
1x Vaporesso GTX One Mod
1x Vaporesso GTX One Bubble Tank 18 3ml (TPD 2ml)
1x GTX 0.8Ω Mesh Coil
1x GTX 1.2Ω Mesh Coil
1x 2ml Straight Glass Tube
1x Bag of Spare O-Rings
1x USB-C cable
1x User Manual

Packaging

Typical of the packaging style of Vaporesso, the packagings colour and imagery reflects the chosen colour option for the Vaporesso GTX One. Moreover on the front the laminated image of the GTX One takes up most of the space. While the sides show key elements of the Vaporesso GTX One in icon form. Additionally on the back is the specifications, contents, governmental compliance logos, health warnings and authenticity checker.

Removing the lid reveals the Vaporesso GTX One with the tank and 0.8Ω mesh coil pre-fitted, sat within its plastic inlay. While sat alongside is the 2ml straight glass tube and spare o-rings. Additionally underneath the inlay are the USB-C cable, GTX 1.2Ω Mesh coil and user manual.

Build quality

Without a doubt the Vaporesso GTX One is sleek and for the most part a smart looking kit. Moreover with the mods curved lines and fingerprint attracting chrome finish, it contrasts nicely against the blue dimpled exterior that covers most of the mod. Furthermore the dimpled region of the mod belies its metal nature, instead it feels and grips like neoprene which is great.

Despite the GTX One with the tank fitted only weighing 118.6g, the mod still feels a sturdy device but not as sturdy as the Target PM80 line. Nevertheless the GTX One still feels like a device that you would happily take out and about with you. Although only time will tell how well the chrome finish holds up to daily use and abuse.

Naturally as the chromed front fascia is formed as larger piece, the join lines sit wonderfully flush. Furthermore the well placed buttons are both audible and responsive without too much of a plasticky feel. However the USB-C port on the front of the mod is a little awkward, but more on that later.

While the LCD is easy to read, it isn’t the sharpest, or nicest. Moreover the rendering of the fonts and icons aren’t quite as well rendered as on the Target PM80 SE. Consequentially this causes the display and the Vaporesso GTX One to look a little dated. Additionally the LCD screen or internal housing is skewed and although only slightly it is still noticeable.

510 Connector

While featuring a 14mm 510 plate, the Vaporesso Target could happily hold a 22mm tank. Importantly the threading is well cut and silky smooth, with the 510 centre pin has is relatively stiff. Which gives some confidence in its long term use. Furthermore the centre pin appears to have a throw of approximately 2-3mm, which is good to see.

GTX One 18 Tank

Visually the Vaporesso GTX One 18 tank is finished with a similar chrome to that of the GTX mod. Furthermore the tank upon first inspection looks clean and without any residual smell left over from the manufacturing process. Nonetheless a good thorough clean is always recommended.

Importantly the threading on both the top cap and base of the GTX One 18 tank are well cut and operate smoothly. Additionally the coil housing looks well milled and all edging is cut well with no burrs.

Similarly the exterior of the tank is nicely finished and while there is little knurling, it is however cut well. Despite the lack of decent knurling the silky smooth airflow control ring is easy to operate. Allowing the cleanly cut 5 hole airflow inlet to be either fully open or close down completely.

Dimensions

Dimensionally the Vaporesso GTX One mod with the tank fitted stands 127.5mm tall from the base of the mod to the top of the drip tip. Furthermore the GTX One mod is 22.7mm wide and 29.3mm deep from front to back.

Functionality

Turning on the Vaporesso GTX One is via the customary 5 clicks of the fire button. Additionally pressing the fire button quickly three times locks the GTX One. Preventing the settings from being accidentally changed. To unlock repeat the process.

Furthermore holding both the up and down buttons simultaneously opens the settings menu. Allowing the user to change the vape mode of the GTX One. However unlike other recent releases from Vaporesso, there is no puff counter. Oh what a shame! LOL.

Modes

As previously mentioned access to the various modes is via holding the up and down buttons simultaneously. Once inside the settings menu, you have access to the various vape modes available on the Vaporesso GTX One. Importantly like the Vaporesso Target PM80 SE, there is no restrictions on the selectable power outputs such as the wattage mode.

Smart VW – Smart Variable Wattage

Without a doubt the Smart VW mode appears to produce a slightly warmer vape regardless of setting. Moreover I suspect that it is upping the wattage at the beginning of the vape, then lowering that wattage back down slightly. However it is very subtle and difficult to say for sure.

VW – Variable Wattage

Set as default, when you first turn on the Vaporesso GTX One the VW mode allows the user to select the desired power output in 0.1 watt increments. Allowing for refinement of the vape experience.

VV – Variable Voltage

Similar in methodology of the VW mode, whereas wattage is used in controlling the output. Instead voltage is used as the method of controlling the power output.

Default

Selecting the default menu option allows the GTX One to be reset to factory settings, if the need arises.

Battery Use

While the Vaporesso GTX One features an internal 2000 mAh battery, battery economy is good with the supplied coils. Moreover with the enclosed coils requiring less power than others in the GTX line, battery longevity of over a day is normal. However as always this does depend on personal use. But with the GTX One geared more towards MTL vaping, most MTL users will be happy with its performance.

Despite specified with a charging rate of 5V 2A via the USB-C connector. However I could only get the Vaporesso GTX One to charge at 5.08V 1.53A, which is a little disappointing. Furthermore the placement of the USB-C port on the front of the device is not great with rear facing cables. Moreover this causes the device to be either facing away or to the side when charging. Consequentially this can make viewing the current charging status a little awkward. But not a deal breaker.

Nonetheless a nice feature of the GTX One is the estimated recharging time which is displayed alongside the animated icon and current battery levels. Additionally if the need arises the GTX One will stop charging if you require a quick vape and continue once again after the fire button is released.

Refilling

Vaporesso GTX One Tank 18 Refilling

While the method of removing the entire top cap and refilling is super easy on the Vaporesso GTX One. However it can become messy and would have liked to have seen either a bayonet or a push back style of top cap. Moreover at times when unscrewing the top cap, the tank can start to unscrew itself. Consequentially the tank needs to be retightened. Which can cause the tank to become tightly screwed to the mod, and difficult to remove. Nonetheless one advantage of removing the top cap is that any size e-liquid bottle can be used.

Airflow

Vaporesso GTX One Tank 18 Airflow

Without a doubt the airflow design of the Vaporesso GTX One tank is designed to produce both a MTL draw and a slightly restricted DTL vape. Moreover the smooth airflow control ring is fully adjustable. Allowing either the 5 air inlet holes to be open or completely closed for a much tighter draw. Regardless of airflow settings the vape remains pleasingly smooth.

Coil Replacement

Vaporesso GTX One Tank 18 Coil Replacement

Despite using a traditional tank, the Vaporesso GTX One remains as easy to change coils as any off the Vaporesso pod systems. Moreover the changing of the coil remains a “Plug N Play” method of inserting. However you still can not change the coil with much e-liquid remaining. Nonetheless with the old coil removed, prime the new coil by placing a little e-liquid down into the coil, and a drop onto each wicking hole. Now pop the new coil into the pod and refill if need be. Additionally leave the coil to sit for a while to ensure it becomes suitably saturated. Typically I like to leave it 10 – 15 minutes, then vape.

GTX 0.8Ω Mesh Coil 12W-20W

Without a doubt the GTX 0.8Ω Mesh wicks 70VG well, although it prefers not to be chained vaped. Additionally the coil prefers a little more air. Moreover around 3 1/2 holes in the airflow control is perfect for this coil regardless of the PG content in the e-liquid. Furthermore when vaped at 18.5W and with a 70VG Lemon Meringue e-liquid, the flavour profile does a reasonable job. But is not mind-blowing. However when vaped with Peach flavoured 20mg Nic Salt e-liquid the flavour is much better.

GTX 1.2Ω Mesh Coil 7W-11W

Vaporesso GTX 1.2 Mesh Coil 7 - 11W

While the GTX 1.2Ω Mesh coil may take a little while to break in. But when it does, the flavour from 50PG e-liquids is good and produces a much smoother vape than its non-meshed variant. Furthermore the throat hit from 20mg Nic Salt is pleasingly good without any harshness.

Chipset and Protection

Powered by an unspecified chipset, the Vaporesso GTX One mod offers the following levels of protection.

  • Overtime Protection 10s – Protects against continued accidental firing.
  • Low Resistance Protection – Prevents firing when no coil or damaged attached.
  • High Resistance Protection – Prevents firing when coils resistance is too high.
  • No Load Protection – Prevents firing when no tank if fitted.
  • Short-circuit protection – A form of over current protection.
  • Low Voltage Protection – Prevents the battery levels dropping to a point of no return.
  • Over Discharging protection – Similar to Low Voltage but instead shows low power.
  • Over Charging protection – Protecting both the device and battery from dangerously overcharging.
  • USB Input Protection – Prevents high voltage damage by stopping the charging process.

Specifications

Vaporesso GTX One Kit
Dimensions29.3mm (D) x 22.7mm (W) x 127.5 (T) mm (Including Drip Tip)
Output Power Range5 W – 40 W
Resistance Range0.15 – 5Ω
Battery type, and quantityInternal 2000 mAh battery.
Available ModesSmart Wattage, Voltage, Wattage.
Material – GTX One ModUndocumented
Material – GTX one 18 TankStainless Steel ?, Pyrex ?

Niggles

More often than not a vape device has a niggle or two. Moreover in the case of the GTX One mod there is a few niggles with the display. Firstly although slightly skewed the LCD crookedness is noticeable. Secondly the use of a display that is not particular sharp serves only to give the GTX One kit a dated look. Finally the old fashioned method of removing the entire top cap to refill the tank, again adds to the dated feel of the Vaporesso GTX One. Especially as it often causes the tank to un-tighten itself, forcing the user to screw the tank back up more. Consequentially the tank can become overly tightened on to the mod, making removal difficult.

Summary

Despite the LCD looking dated and its slightly awkward messy method. The Vaporesso GTX One is very much a step in the right direction for those wanting to move away from pod devices. But love the Vaporesso GTX MTL coils. Moreover the device is best suited to e-liquids with 50PG content.

But while the GTX One itself isn’t powerful enough for the likes of the GTX 0.2Ω Mesh coil. However there is already something new to cater for the DTL vaper and this will follow the GTX One very shortly.

Vaporesso GTX One Kit

$45.90
9

MOD BUILD QUALITY

8.7/10

BATTERY EFFICIENCY

9.2/10

MOD EASE OF USE

9.4/10

TANK BUILD QUALITY

9.0/10

EASE OF USE

8.4/10

FLAVOUR

9.0/10

Pros

  • Good Battery Economy
  • Good MTL Vape
  • Smooth Airflow

Cons

  • Dated LCD
  • Dated Refilling Method
  • Tank Unscrews When Refilling

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