Vaporesso GTX GO 80 VS GTX GO 40 Review: Which is Better?

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Advantages

  • Amazing GTX coil line
  • User friendly
  • No settings to adjust
  • No leaks
  • Light and handy
  • Pods are well attached 
  • Many coil options for the GO 80 model

Disadvantages

  • Only one coil in a kit
  • Lacking flavor 
  • GTX coils cannot be used with GTX 40 model
  • Longer time needed to charge

Vape pens belong to the vaping market segment, which has way fewer options and new models than let’s say box mods, sub-ohm tanks, or regular pod vapes. Moreover, they are very rarely released. Those users who like the vape pens format have very limited options when buying a new vape and at times the market cannot fully satisfy them.

Some companies may have left the vape pens behind, although Vaporesso just releases a couple of new vape pens: GTX GO 80 and GTX GO 40. So that’s what we are going to compare today. 

Both GTX GO 80 and GTX GO 40 are vape pen pod kits with a maximum of 80W and 40W respectively. While GO 40 is very compact, GO 80 is somehow bigger, but they are both handy, and both automatically adjust the output power according to the coil used. These are very simple devices that won’t need any manual adjustments.

GTX GO 80 model comes with the GTX POD 26 tank. POD 26 is compatible with all GTX coils, which is great, compared to GTX POD 22 from GTX GO 40 model as comes the second is only compatible with several GTX coils. 

Contents of the box

Vaporesso GTX GO 80:

  • 1 x Battery 
  • 1 x Pod (GTX POD 26, 5ml capacity)
  • 1 x GTX 0.2Ω MESH Coil
  • 1 x USB Cable (Type-C)
  • 1 × Warranty Card
  • 1 × User Manual

Vaporesso GTX GO 40:

  • 1 x Battery
  • 1 x Pod (GTX POD 22, 3.5ml capacity)
  • 1 x GTX 0.6Ω MESH Coil
  • 1 x USB Cable (Type-C)
  • 1 × Warranty Card
  • 1 × User Manual

Specifications

GTX GO 80

  • Size: 133.2 mm x 26 mm
  • Pod Capacity: 5 ml
  • Maximum Output Power: 80W
  • Output Voltage: 0-4V
  • Charging: DC 5V/2A, Type-C
  • Battery: Built-in, 3000mAh 

GTX GO 40

  • Size: 110.3mm x 22mm
  • Pod Capacity: 3.5 ml
  • Maximum Output Power: 40W
  • Output Voltage: 0-4V
  • Charging: DC 5V/2A, Type-C
  • Battery: Built-in, 1500mAh

Design & Quality

GO 80 and GO 40 look like regular vape pens. They are both taller than wide and have a pipe-shaped form. They resemble pens in shape, though they both could be named vape pen pod kits as they both have pod-style tanks, with no 510 connector. 

The GO 80 is a bit larger. It looks like an average vape pen and is very handy. With a soft rubber coating, the model looks great and is comfortable in hand. 

The GTX GO 40 is the smaller version of the GTX GO 80. It’s more compact and therefore more portable. A rainbow finish color model that I got doesn’t come with the soft rubber, which makes it feel not that nice, but it still looks great. 

Both GO 80 and GO 40 have a simple VAPORESSO logo at the front part of the device, next to the bottom. The only button is also at the front part and is a square thing with rounded corners. There is a LED ring around it that lights up the button and indicates the level of charge. 

In the user manual Vaporesso states that both GO 80 and GO 40 adjust the power output automatically depending on the coil. While the power output is not adjusted, airflow is. 

To do this the user has to rotate the capsule tank to open or close the airflow gaps. There are two of them on each side of the tank and one large wide airflow gap on each side of the device body. This allows the user to fully open the airflow, close half of the airflow, or adjust it any other way. The tank has little resistance when rotating to regulate the airflow.

Tanks & Coils

From the very beginning, I had a problem with both GO 80 and GO 40 as they are only supplied with 1 coil. It disappoints because I believe every consumer would like to have another coil to try or just to have it as a spare one in case if the first one gets damaged or burn.

Both GTX GO vape pens use a similar pod tank, but there are several main differences between them.

GTX GO 80 is equipped with the GTX POD 26 with a 5ml capacity. This tank is compatible with all GTX coils, including the RBA. Vaporesso’s GTX coil line is one of the largest coil lines available today in the market. This gives you a lot of resistance options as well as hover style options, but remember that the 26 mm diameter and airflow setting are best suited for direct lung vaping or limited direct lung vaping.

GO 40 comes with the POD 22 with a 3.5ml capacity. The crucial difference between POD 26 and POD 22 is limited coil options. POD 22 is only compatible with the GTX 0.3, 0.6, 0.8, or 1.2Ω mesh coil. 

The coils are pressed into the bottom of the capsule in a certain way. GTX coils manufactured by Vaporesso have flat sides. You just need to align the round sides of the coils with the round cutouts on the bottom of the capsule and insert the coil.

The pods have 4 magnets that pull and firmly adhere to the battery. Once inserted, they sit very tight, but can still be easily rotated to adjust the airflow. 

The tanks are filled from the top through the hole under the top cover. A quarter turn counterclockwise will release the top cover. The bottom of the top cover has a silicone seal that helps prevent leaks.

The fill port itself is similar to some of the other ports Vaporesso has already used in their products before. To fill the device, you will have to push the ejuice nozzle into the membrane and fill the ejuice. When you remove the nozzle the membrane seals itself. It seems to be working fine as I didn’t have any leaks from the cover, although I found some ejuice there when I went to refill.

Battery life & Charge

The main difference between these GTX GO pens is the battery capacity. While the GO 80 is equipped with a 3000 mAh battery, the GO 40 has only half of that (1500 mAh). The charging speed also differs: the GO 80 has a 2A charge, while the GO 40 has a standard 1A. Both devices are charged via the Type-C port. It takes about ninety minutes to charge both devices. 

The LED light that surrounds the fire lights up, indicating the level of charge. It can lit in three colors: green (more than 70% of charge left), blue (30%-70% of charge left), and red (less than 30% of charge left).

Performance

The GO 80 is equipped with a 0.2 Ω GTX mesh coil. It has a power of 45-60 watts, but since it has no adjustable power, there is no possibility to change it. The GO 80 will operate at 80 W when fully charged and using a 0.2 OMA coil. Although it is slightly outside the recommended power range, it works great.

The volume of steam is awesome, and the steam is hot but bearable. The taste is good, but not as good as in a regular tank, such as, for example, the GTX Tank 22 from the Vaporesso Gen Nano Kit. 

The GO 40 is equipped with a 0.6 Ω GTX mesh coil. It has a power of 20-30 watts. It also has no adjustable power and will operate at about 26 watts when fully charged and using a regular coil. 

Using this device taste turned out to be good, but surely not as good as from the sub-ohm tanks. Also, when the airflow is almost completely closed, the taste is very soft, so when reviewing this model I left the airflow open, meaning this device is not the best option for tight MTL vapers.

While the taste of these two devices is a bit disillusioning, there is one thing about them. During the whole time of me using those, they both stayed dry and I have not noticed any leaks. The capsules are made using Vaporesso special “SSS Leak-Proof Technology” that works just perfectly. 

During the review process, I have not found any other performance issues. The simplicity of these sets leaves little to go wrong. As soon as I press the fire button, it works as it is supposed to.

Which is better?

While some companies left the vape pens alone, Vaporesso did a great job releasing not just one, but two brand new vape pens: GTX GO 80 and GTX GO 40. Reviewing and comparing these two devices I concluded that they are pretty much the same with the GO 40 being ‘a little brother’ of GO 80.

Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with the battery side of these models. Their design is simple and great; they feel good in the hand. The battery performance is decent and I found no leaks when comparing them, although compared to other devices the flavor is not as good as you could wish. Special sub-ohm tanks with those coils could have made it better and leave the user more satisfied with the result. This made me think that these are the tanks that hinder the devices’ performance. 

However, this coin has a downside. These vape pens are easier to use than the box mod and sub-ohm tank. Remove the capsule, insert the coil, fill it, and the device is ready for vaping. The lack of power adjustment and dismantling of the tank are the good aspects of these kits. If I were someone who wanted to switch to vaping, I would buy one of these kits. But if you already tried box mods or sub-ohm tanks and liked them, I would stick to those.


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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

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