I’ve tried a lot of pod mods and all-in-one systems this year, but I can honestly say that I’ve never tried a SmokJoy device until now. SmokJoy was founded in the year 2011 and since their inception, they have concentrated on developing new technology to keep up with industry trends. Like many popular brands, they have created a solid reputation for customer service and lasting vaping devices. I spent about two weeks giving the SmokJjoy Amos Mini Pod System a good test run. Is it an all-in-one starter kit that’s worthy of praise? Read on to find out.
Unboxing the SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System
SmokJoy sent me two of their Amos Mini starter kits: a black and a red.
These kits are also available in teal, blue, and yellow versions. The look of the Amos Mini is simple, but the colors keep it more interesting. The pod cartridges are all a dark grey/black color. I wouldn’t have minded a variation in pod colors to coincide with the color of the device, but nonetheless, they are nicely integrated. The internal battery is 400mAh, a nice amount of power for one of these all-in-ones. For reference, this is slightly below the battery output of the SMOK Novo kit, which has a 450mAh battery.
Here’s what you get with the kit:
Your SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System, a Refillable Pod Cartridge, and a Micro USB Cable.
Here are the basic features of the Amos Mini Pod System:
- Dimensions: 3-7/16″ x 1-1/16″ x 1/4″ (Including Cartridge)
- Refillable Pod/Cartridge System
- All-in-One Device
- Built-in Battery Capacity: 400mAh
- Adjustable Voltage: 2.6, 3.3, or 4.0V
- E-Liquid Capacity: 1.0ml
- Resistance: 1.8ohm
- Preheat Function
- Simple One Button Design
- Lightweight and Slim Design
- Battery Life LED Indicator Light
- Mouth to Lung or Direct Lung Cartridge Design
- Pod Cartridge uses Ceramic Coil
- Side Micro USB Charging Port
- Low Voltage Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
How To Fill Your Amos Mini Pod
Before you can begin vaping with the SmokJoy Amos Mini, you must fill your pod with vape juice and charge your device. This pod can handle nicotine salt juices, as well as non-salt juices and CBD oil. To fill the pod, take it out from the device. The first removal of the pod is a little stiff, so you need to pull a bit harder, but after that you are able to take it out for refills without a lot of trouble.
On the bottom of the pod you will find the battery contacts and a rubber stopper. Simply undo the rubber stopper and insert your e-liquid through the fill port. This filling port is rather small, so it’s best to use a needle-nosed bottle to avoid vape juice spillage. Fill it carefully, too, because you can potentially flood the airflow if you fill it too fast (I made this mistake due to my impatient nature). Once it’s filled, insert the pod back into the device and wait ten minutes or so until you begin vaping. You will know if the pod is inserted correctly (i.e. reaching the contacts) by the LED light indicator, which will flash white a couple of times to let you know the pod is in.
Vaping with the SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System
Once I charged my Amos Mini and filled the pod with a nicotine salt juice, I turned it on and started vaping. To turn the device on or off, you must click the firing button five times. I was taken by surprise when I read that the Amos Mini Pod System offers different voltage settings. This isn’t common in a lot of pod mods or all-in-ones.
To switch your voltage setting, click the button three times and you will notice the change of the LED indicator light’s color. I began at the lowest voltage setting (2.6), which displays a green light. You press and hold the firing button to vape this, and the light will show which setting you are using. The other voltage settings are 3.3 (the light will be blue) and 4.0V (a red light).
Note, there is also a nice preheat setting for the Amos Mini. Fast-click the firing button three times to preheat your e-liquid. Don’t overdo it though, or you may end up killing your pod’s coil faster. You can also choose to vape in Mouth-to-Lung or Direct-Lung. The right side of the pod has a smaller hole for MTL, while the left side of the pod has a larger hole for DL style.
Let’s Talk About the Voltage Settings
After two weeks of using the various settings on the Amos Mini, I can give an accurate overview of what to expect. Using the lowest 2.6V, you get a milder throat hit, accompanied by some nice flavor. The middle voltage is, in my opinion, where the SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System shines. The device doesn’t get too hot, you get a little more vapor production, good flavor, and a bit stronger of a throat hit. The highest voltage setting you may notice your device’s battery getting very hot. I do not recommend using this setting for an extended period of time, as when I did I noticed a bit of a burning flavor from the pod and the device was getting very warm. However, to switch it up and get a stronger hit, it is certainly a nice experience if used sparingly.
I very much appreciated the option to vary my voltage, especially with a pod mod system. For this reason, I can see experience vapers enjoying the SmokJoy Amos Mini for a portable vaping option.
How Long Does the Charge Last?
The battery on the Amos Mini may not last a full day’s charge. However, that also depends on the frequency of your vaping and the voltage you are using the Amos Mini at. Obviously, keeping it in a higher voltage will drain your battery faster. I was able to get (usually) a day’s worth of charge out of the Amos Mini with moderate usage. This is about the average you’ll see with most all-in-one systems on the market. If you vape less, you may get a day and a half out of this battery. Vape more, you’ll probably need to recharge after five to seven hours.
Does the SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System Beat the Competition?
I’ve got mostly good things to say about the Smokjoy Amos Mini. For what it is, especially at the cost, it’s a nice all-in-one options, especially for beginners. My main concern is the device getting hot after a lot of use. I seemed to notice this more with the Amos Mini than I have with other pod mod systems. Another bummer is the fact that you only get one pod with the kit. My advice to those purchasing the Amos Mini Pod System is to buy some spare pods as well.
I love the voltage settings, the preheat function, and the look and feel of the Amos Mini. It’s extremely light and fits anywhere. For portability, this device gets a ten out of ten. What about flavor? You get some nice flavor and strong hits out of Amos Mini, especially with nicotine salts. I also gave some CBD oil a shot and was pleasantly surprised at how well the pod handled it. To sum it up, the SmokJoy Amos Mini Pod System is worthy of some recognition, and though it isn’t the best pod mod system I’ve ever tried, it performs quite well.
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