SMOK Stick X8 Review

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SMOK STICK X8 featured image

Remember SMOK Stick V8? Well, the Stick X8 is a new upgraded version of it. Meet another one from the immensely successful SMOKTech series – SMOK Stick X8.

This one is just as cool as V8. It has pretty much the same dimensions and perks, it also goes with a TFV8 Baby tank and includes two sub-ohm coil variants to pick from. In this SMOK Stick X8 review, we’ll see what exactly this model has to offer.

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SMOK STICK X8 kit imagePros:
– Smooth hassle-free operation
– Great design
– Long-lasting battery
– TFV8 Baby tank

– Tank threading might seem too tight

Features & Specs:

– 4 ml E-juice Capacity
– 3.4V – 4.2V Voltage Range
– 3000 mAh battery
– Goes in Black, Silver, Gold, Blue, Rainbow
– 24.5 mm in Diameter

A Closer Look at SMOK Stick X8 Design

The first eye-catching thing in this device is the LED indicator that surrounds the button. It lights up every time you take a puff, and it also lets you know when the battery is about to die. Once the battery goes below 3.3 V, the indicator starts flashing like a tiny stroboscope so you know it’s time to recharge.

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SMOK STICK X8 colors imageMoving on to the next thing you might notice right away. On top of the battery, you’ll find a spring-loaded, gold-plated 510 connector pin, which can accommodate virtually any tank that is 25 mm in diameter.

The inner chipset is equipped with various safety features, including short-circuit and low-voltage protection, so vaping is going to be safe.

The mod has 24.5 mm in diameter, and frankly, you won’t call it a portable device since it’s a pretty heavy one. At the same time, it has a user-friendly design not overloaded by confusing details.

This means that you actually carry it with you in a bag without worrying that you’ll accidentally press some button. Although, the paint might get scratched on this one, so if you want to preserve an untouched factory look, try to keep it indoors.

SMOK X8 on the Inside

As we’ve already mentioned, this mod is very user-friendly, meaning that you won’t have to set up much. It’s a plug-and-play device in a way, which can be a significant advantage for vaping newbies. The TFV8 Baby tank in X8 shares most benefits with the rest of available SMOK tanks, including a top fill and a swivel top cap.

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The two airflow vents at the top are designed to prevent any leaking, which is a frequent occurrence with bottom airflow vents. You can also additionally purchase a Pyrex glass tube if you want to increase the e-juice capacity (+2 extra ml never hurt anybody).

SMOK STICK X8 side imageOn the whole, the new SMOK Stick X8 is a decent member of the SMOK family. It is also very easy to clean and maintain since it doesn’t require any special effort. Just unscrew the atomizer base and replace the coils, and remove the glass tube just as smoothly.

SMOK Stick X8: Vaping Experience

Alas, the moth-to-lung hitters won’t get what they need with this device because neither V8 nor the X8 allows for a direct-lung experience. But don’t be discouraged just yet. The two SMOK X8 coils in the kit will definitely show exceptional performance in combination with the tank and mod.

SMOK STICK X8 with tank imageFind the X-Baby M2 0.25ohm coil already pre-installed on the tank or use the X-Baby X4 0.13ohm coil for extra cloud cover; the latter works best between 45W and 60W. The coils, in tandem with a wide-mouthed Delrin drip tip, ensure massive clouds.

Although there is no mouth-to-lung coil in the SMOK Stick X8 kit, the airflow is restricted, which is enough to imitate a mouth-to-lung hit.

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SMOK Stick X8: Final Thoughts

All in all, the SMOK Stick X8 is a very simple and functional device, so it can potentially satisfy both vaping rookies and seasoned vapers. It has adjustable and replaceable parts, which is a very important characteristic of such products. You shouldn’t expect too much from the vape pen at this price range, but you can rest assured that it will satisfy all your basic needs, and even a little bit more.

SMOK STICK X8 tank imageIt is stylish enough and powerful enough to be chosen among other available options in this category, so make sure you don’t overlook it next time you’ll be searching for an affordable and functional vape pen.


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David Brown

Smoker for 20 years, switched to vaping 5 years ago. Never felt better since then. The best decision in my life. Proficient in DIY e-juices and custom coil builds. Vape collection - Wismec Noisy Cricket, SMOK Majesty Luxe, Augvape Druga, Dr. Dabber Aurora, Vaporesso Revenger Favorite e-juices - American Patriots by Naked 100, Tobacconist by Element Absinthe , Cosmic Fog Chill'd Tobacco, Starry Night by Quiet Owl