Smoant S8 review by dw1986

Review Date: 
02.07.2018

Smoant S8

Smoant's first venture into starter kits is the S8 pod system, which features sleek looks inspired by some of the most famous supercars on the planet!

Refillable pods are found on the Smoant S8, which have been designed for use with nicotine salt based E-Liquids, giving you an instant nicotine hit when you need it!

Specs

  • 86.6mm x 48mm x 12.8mm dimensions
  • All In One (AIO) pod system
  • Supercar inspired design
  • Five colour finishes available
  • Zinc alloy construction
  • Piano paint finish
  • Optimized for use with nicotine salts
  • 7-12W power output
  • 370mAh battery capacity
  • USB charging
  • Refillable 2ml capacity pods
  • 1.3ohm coil resistance
  • 3.3-3.4V output
  • Low battery protection
  • Overcharging protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • Overuse protection

What's in the Box?

  • Smoant S8
  • One refillable 2ml pod
  • USB cable
  • Needle nosed bottle
  • User manual

Design and Build Quality

Right out of the box I could see that the Smoant S8 is a stunning looking pod system, featuring premium looks! To me it seems like it has been inspired by the keys used with modern day supercars, and this gives the Smoant S8 a real high end look to it.

Manufacturing is top notch, with zinc alloy used and piano paint on the finish. Five colour finishes are available with Black, Red, Yellow, Blue and Pink however one thing I would say is that the finish is very prone to picking up fingerprints, and the piano paint does give it a bit of a slippery feel!

As you would expect from a pod system, the Smoant S8 is a tiny little thing, measuring in at 86.6mm x 48mm x 12.8mm. It is lightweight too, comfortable in hand to use, and easy enough to slip into your pocket!

Using the Smoant S8 and Performance

Refillable pods are used with the Smoant S8, which feature a 2ml capacity and a 1.3ohm coil inside. You need to fill the Smoant S8 with high nicotine or nicotine salt E-Liquid before use, this is done by opening the silicone bung at the base of the pod to reveal the filling port and filling through the hole. Smoant provide a needle nosed filling bottle however the fill port is of a good size, and so far I haven't needed to use the supplied bottle! 

After filling, you need to leave the E-Liquid to sit in the tank for five minutes before first use to allow the wick to absorb it correctly. Once ready, simply take a draw on the Smoant S8 to vape! This is a draw activated pod system and as such, no buttons are present on the device.

I get a tight mouth to lung draw, which is also very smooth, suiting nicotine salt E-Liquids perfectly. Flavour is very good for a pod system, up there with the best I've tried, and the draw on the S8 suits me perfectly! It's very well suited to someone quitting smoking, as the draw is similar to that of a cigarette.

Output power starts at 12W, then decreases steadily with use down to 7W. A 370mAh battery is built in, rechargeable via USB, and this means I'll get a full day's use out of the Smoant S8 in rotation with the other pod systems that I use. LED lights built into the Smoant S8 will display blue when more than 30% battery capacity remains, and red when under 30% is remaining.

Conclusion

I've been mightily impressed with the Smoant S8 in the time that I have spent with it, I personally feel that it is a great pod system for vaping nicotine salts in, and it absolutely looks the business too! I own a lot of other pod systems but this is one that I have been using every day, to the point where I've even ordered in more spare cartridges for it!

Many thanks to Healthcabin for sending the Smoant S8 in for review, it can be purchased here.