Pod System Reviews

Freemax Galex Nano

If you are looking for a small form factor mini pod kit with superb flavour and cool looks, the Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit might be right up your street

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Supplied by Freemax for review
https://www.freemaxvape.com/galex-nano-kit
RRP $31.99

With the recent releases of the colourful LED direct lung kits from Freemax, we now get a MTL option in the all new Galex Nano, fully designed for MTL only which is nice to see. Better still, it has replaceable coils and, knowing Freemax’s pedigree for great coils, then this should be good.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit first look

  • Size: 53*19*76.96mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2mL
  • Replaceable SS904L Mesh Coils
  • Coil Resistance: 0.8/1.0Ω
  • Battery Capacity: 800mAh
  • Auto-Draw
  • Multiple Colour LEDs
  • Lanyard Mount
  • Output Wattage: 11-22W
  • Output Voltage: 3.3V-3.5V-4.2V
  • Colour: Black/Gunmetal/Blue/Red/Pink Cyan

Unboxing

I received an advance sample version so I didn’t get the manual but I think the boxing will be the same; it has an outer sleeve showing the colour option on the front along with the specs and contents on the rear.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit unboxing

The kit is held in one velvet covered foam layer which holds the Galex Nano mod, a pod with a 1.0ohm coil preinstalled, an additional 0.8ohm coil, and a box containing the USB-C charging cable.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit contents

There’s one thing I am very happy to see; a second coil is included. I say happy even though we have come to expect a spare coil, but many recent releases have only had a single coil/pod included which sucks.

First Impressions and Overview

The Galex Nano is a box shaped pod and has quite an interesting design with its window displaying the chipset with a ring of LEDs surrounding it.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit glow

The default lighting style is a colourful changing spectrum of colours fading around in a circular pattern, you can change this to a single colour RGB status theme or turn them off completely, more on that later.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit montage

The main body is zinc alloy and is very solid. It weighs 88g so it’s a bit of a pie eater when it comes to pods, but for me it adds to the Galex Nano’s appeal as it has a ruggedly solid, almost industrial feel to it. The body is well sculpted and ergonomic with no hard edges, the single control button is located on the one edge and a single airflow hole above that.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit back

The back is pretty plain compared to the front but it serves its purpose to draw your attention to the front. There’s a welcome lanyard mount on the top corner which I always appreciate even if I don’t use it.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit top and bottom

The branding is quite discreet with the ‘GALEX NANO’ name in a small font on the top, ‘FREEMAX’ on the front, and a very subtle ‘GALEX NANO’ embossed onto the clear window. The base has the mandatory markings and the battery 800mAh capacity but there’s also a Watts per hour which is a rare thing! The USB port is also on the base which is USB-C, the cable provided is short but decent quality.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit pod fitting

The pod is a magnetic fit and sits into a fairly deep well which makes it near impossible to accidentally come out in your pocket or bag, the magnets are pretty strong and the pod snaps into place once fitted.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit fitting the coil

As mentioned in the intro, the pod takes replaceable coils which is far less wasteful as you don’t throw away any plastic. The coils are a press fit and are easy enough to pull out with your fingernails. To refit, you need to make sure the flats are aligned with the pod’s flats.

The included coils are the new FM SaltCoilTech 4.0:

  • GX Mesh Coil 0.8ohm
  • GX Mesh Coil 1.0ohm

They offer leak protection and an interesting promise of up to ten refills which I’m more than happy with, that’s 20ml total where I am more used to around 15ml from many other pods before the coil drops off flavour. Time will tell if ten refills is accurate.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit filling

Refilling the pod is quite effortless as it has a flip off top-fill which comes off by levering the mouthpiece with your thumb in a sideways action. The filling hole is clearly marked in red and it accepts standard 10ml bottles. There’s a breathing hole to avoid airlocks.

Controls

With just the one control button the Galex Nano is dead simple to control:

  • 5 x Button = Turns the device On/Off
  • 3 x Button = Cycles the power levels:
    • High (Green 4.2V)
    • Middle (Blue 3.5V)
    • Low (Red 3.2V)
  • 2 x Button = Cycles Colour Schemes
  • 1 x Button = Battery level
    • Green 70%
    • Blue 35 – 70%
    • Red – Below 35%

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit lights alive

Performance

Being a Freemax device, I had high expectations from the Galex Nano, and if anything, it performed higher than expected. The flavour is superb and is on par with the very best. The variable power setting meant you could get your desired warmth which led to an exceedingly good vape quality.

The airflow is fixed and there is not even the option to rotate the pod, I dreaded this as usually that means a looser airflow, but that’s not the case on the Galex Nano thankfully. It gave a proper MTL draw, not super tight but tight enough to satisfy my fussy needs. The 0.8ohm coil gave a slightly looser draw if you require that.

The auto-draw performed well and felt instantaneous, it never missed a beat and the power appeared to be consistent throughout the battery levels.

Battery life was exceptional when using the 1.0ohm coil. I had expected the LEDs to drastically effect the battery life but it hardly did, the 800mAh cell lasted me over 24 hours of regular use and only took 45 minutes to recharge. I had expected to quickly get bored of the LEDs but I didn’t and left it on the spectrum effect, but the option to turn them off was welcome for those times where flashy lights weren’t welcome (stealth vaping etc.).

Leak-proof Coil and Lifespan

Firstly the leak resistant structure of the pod did its job of preventing leaks perfectly, I didn’t experience a single drop making its way into the base and there was no condensation either – nice job Freemax!

Now onto the promised ’10 x refill’, I made sure I checked this accurately with 2 x 10ml bottles of nic salts, and I can confirm it did last at least that. I am actually onto my third bottle using the 1.0ohm coil and it is still going well, the flavour has dropped off somewhat and I would say 30ml is the limit (15x) so I would use 10 x Refill as a guide, anything more is a bonus.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit with lanyard

I mostly used a lanyard during the review period as it was always there, I thought 88g might make it too heavy but I didn’t mind it, the weight made it better as it swung around less when walking. Should Freemax have included one in the bundle? I don’t think so and the additional coil is far better than a lanyard for pretty much every user, lanyards are ten-a-penny.

Conclusion

I haven’t gotten to the pros and cons yet but I already know that the Galex Nano won’t have a single con, it won’t have a huge list of pros either as it doesn’t offer all that much new but what it does offer is a superb quality vape, and a take it or leave it LED lightshow with an easy to use chipset all wrapped up in a solid quality body.

I have quite a few box shape pod kits and the Galex Nano rivals them all in vape quality, personally I love anything to do with LEDs so the Nano is just my cup of tea.

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Will you like it? Well as long as you consider the following factors then it should be easy to decide; superb MTL vape quality, long lasting replaceable coils, an easy to use 88g box with a built in LED lightshow (or not if you choose), and lanyard mountable pretty much sums it up, so if you like the look of it as well, then you’re in for a treat.

*If the looks of the Galex Nano isn’t your bag then keep an eye out for the Galex Pod which use the same coils and pod but in a more traditional, plainer, long pod and no lightshow which I will be reviewing soon.
https://www.freemaxvape.com/galex-kit

Pros

  • Superb vape quality
  • Long-lasting replaceable coils
  • Flip-top-fill
  • Simple controls
  • Pleasing LEDs with the option to turn off
  • Proper MTL airflow (fixed)
  • Leak-resistant

Cons

Personally I don’t have a single one, it ticks all my boxes as a pod. The only things that might put some folks off would be the 88g weight or the LEDs, but that’s as subjective as the looks, your call.

Final Thoughts and Score

I have been a big fan of Freemax for full on high wattage DL cloud vaping, but recently I am experiencing some superb MTL vapes such as the Galex Nano and the Maxpod. I’m hoping they exploit these new GX coils in other devices as they are some of the best MTL coils I’ve experienced.

Score: 9/10 – “Never give up, never surrender.” Galaxy Quest

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit little monster

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Si Davies

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My background is Engineering and Professional Photography. Mostly from POTV users knowledge I learned so much about pretty much all styles of vaping and equipment, Cloud Chasing, Squonking, Mouth To Lung, Direct To Lung, Pods, Mechs, Rebuild-able tanks and atomisers etc, and have experience with many many devices and atomisers, it's become a hobby and enjoy trying out the latest gear. I like to think my reviews are plain speaking and informative without getting too technical, if I have to resort to reading the manual then I don't consider it user friendly!

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