SMOK G-Priv Review

Hey, Everyone!

Check out my fancypants touchscreen vape! Pretty cool, huh?

The SMOK G-Priv uses two batteries and ramps up to 220W. It has a resistance range of 0.1 – 3.0 ohms and a temperature range of 200 – 600 degrees (F).

It’s a hefty lil bugger at 202 grams (almost half a pound!).

It comes in 10 different colors, all featuring a carbon fiber battery cover.

If you get the “kit” version, it comes with the TFV8 Big Baby tank which has a 5ml capacity.

It’s an eye-catching vape mod (I get a lot of comments on it when I take it out in public), but how does it stack up…? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.


This vape is super powerful. Going up to 220W is no laughing matter. It’s more than enough power for most vapers to be satisfied with. I vape at a modest 55W most days, but I love knowing I could bump it up higher if I ever need to (if I get another tank that requires high watts, for example).

The touchscreen is large (2.4″), intuitive, and easy to use. It displays everything you’d want to know about — watts, battery life, ohms, puffs, etc. — and the hold/lock button ensures that I don’t accidentally mess up my settings when it’s in my hand.

The lateral firing key is just to die for. Comfortable and easy to use. Want to use your thumb to fire it? Go ahead! Want to use your entire hand? Heck yeah! You can vape any way that feels best to you.

The color choices make it so you can get a G-Priv mod that’s uniquely “you.” And, although boxy, the rounded edges of this mod make it comfortable to hold without your hand cramping up.

The TFV8 Big Baby tank is also a great fit with this mod, if you happen to buy the kit. Like all of the SMOK “beast” tanks, it’s got a swivel top for easy filling, and it has a decent juice capacity that makes sure you won’t have to refill TOO often.


This vape mod is very large. Not only is it heavy, it’s just… big. If you have smaller hands, you may find it a bit cumbersome.  If that’s the case, you may want to wait for the smaller G-Priv 2 that’s coming out soon (it has pretty much all of the same features packed into a smaller-sized mod).

My only other complaint has to do with the battery cover. It’s VERY difficult to open. This is “good” in that my batteries are never in danger of tumbling out, but it’s a definite “con” as well because it means that I can’t easily remove the cover when I’m out of the house.

I sometimes have to take a flathead screwdriver to the vape cover to use as a makeshift crowbar to lift it up. It’s held in place with POWERFUL magnets that are unrelenting at doing their job of keeping the cover in place. For me, my fingers/fingernails just don’t do the trick when it comes to popping that sucker off.

Then again, I have another friend who also has a G-Priv who has no trouble opening the battery cover on his mod. It just slides right off for him! (I’m jealous! lol). So this could be a problem that’s unique to the mod that I own. However, since it IS a problem with my mod, I thought it was worth mentioning since other G-Privs out there may also have hardcore battery covers.


Since I managed to bust my Alien, the G-Priv is now my favorite everyday mod. I use it constantly.

It’s powerful, it’s pretty, and it’s easy to use. I’d definitely recommend it. It’s also starting to go on sale now since the G-Priv 2 is about to take the stage this upcoming week. So you can get this baby for much cheaper than it debuted.

Check it out! I think you’ll like it.

Until next time,

Lauren Tharp is a vaper and the owner of the multiple award-winning LittleZotz Writing.

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