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Freemax Galex Nano Review: It’s Out of This World!

Freemax Galex Nano

4.7/5

8.5

Design — 8.5
Build Quality — 9.0
Pod & Coils — 8.5
Performance — 8.5
Flavor — 8.5
Battery Life — 8.0

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Our Verdict

The Galex Nano is a contender for the best pod vapes on the market right now. It has a nice design, solid build quality, and performance that hangs with the best devices out there. I personally like the lights, but if you’re not a fan then you can always turn them off.

The three wattage modes give you the option to choose the strength of your draw, and there’s a good range of wattage levels for each coil. You can get a stronger draw, or if it’s too much, turn it down to the lowest wattage output level for a draw that is smoother but still satisfying.

A main reason that I would buy the Galex Nano is the coil life. Being able to get 10+ refills from each coil isn’t something that you get with every pod vape, and this coil longevity means that you’ll save money in the long run. 

All things considered, the Freemax Galex Nano is a highly recommended pod vape.

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The Galex Nano by Freemax is a pod device that is targeted at mouth-to-lung vapers. It uses Freemax’s FM SaltCoilTech 4.0 coils, which is the same coil technology used for some of their other pod vapes like the Freemax Maxpod 3, and Maxpod Circle. Freemax are known for their flavorful and long-lasting sub-ohm tank coils, so it’s interesting to see them incorporating their coil technology into pod vapes.

The Galex Nano has 3 wattage levels and features a built-in 800mAh battery that recharges with Type-C charging. It comes with one 2ml pod and takes replaceable coils, of which you get two in the box. The Galex Nano will output from 11-22W, depending on the coil used.

Freemax is one of the most well-known vaping brands in the industry. We currently include Freemax on a number of our Buyer’s Guides as they make vape mods, subohm tanks, disposables, and pod vapes, and they all generally perform to a high standard. Some of their most recent releases include the Marvos X kit and the Friobar R5000

In this review, I’ll go over the Freemax Galex Nano and break-down its design, build quality, features, battery life, and performance, so that you can decide if it’s right for you.


Box Contents

  • 1 x Galex Nano Kit
  • 1 x GX Mesh Coil 0.8ohm
  • 1 x GX Mesh Coil 1.0ohm (Pre-installed)
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x USB Type-C Cable

Specifications

  • Size: 53mm x 79.96mm x 19mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Uses Galex pods and GX coils
  • Draw activated
  • MTL to Tight MTL draw (Depending on coil)
  • Battery Size: 800mAh
  • Max Wattage 22W
  • Charging: Type- C fast charging

Design & Build Quality

  • Freemax Galex Nano - 1

The Galex Nano has a really cool design that manages to be different from the sea of other pod vapes out there. It has a shape that is almost square, but it’s just a bit wider than it is tall and stands 53mm tall, ~80mm wide, and 19mm deep. I don’t know the exact weight, but it has a fair bit of heft to it in the hand. It manages to feel solid without being heavy, and it feels like it can easily take a few drops without breaking.

The best way to describe the design on the Galex Nano is futuristic or robotic — it looks like a pod vape from 2030 rather than one from 2022. The body is primarily made of zinc alloy, while the top portion of the mod is a gloss black plastic. The “X” shape that is molded onto the body is comfortable to grip, but above all else, it looks really cool.

One thing that you can’t miss is the large, octagonal window on the front of the device. This window gives you a peak at the inner-workings of the Galex Nano, which further adds to the futuristic look.

There are LEDs lining the perimeter inside the window , and these LEDs light up each time that you take a draw, press the button, or remove the pod. It’s a look that, dare I say, is out of this world.

The Galex Nano comes in five colors: Black, Gunmetal, Blue, Red Gold, and Pink Purple. The first three colors are solid, while the last two are gradient colors. The paint is a nice matte paint with a bit of luster, and it looks good and feels great. So far, I haven’t had any chipping, scratching, or flaking of the paint and it’s been holding up well during my use.

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There’s a single button on the Galex Nano, which is used to turn the device on or off, as well as to change between the three wattage levels. It’s not a fire button though, and the Galex Nano is a purely draw activated device. The button is firm and responsive, and makes a nice click when used.

As a last thing to note, there’s a lanyard anchor spot at the top corner of the Galex Nano. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a lanyard, so you’ll have to use one that you already have.


Pod & Coils

Freemax Galex Nano - 10 Coils

The Galex Nano uses Freemax’s Galex Pods, which are compatible with both the Galex Nano and the Galex pod vape. These pods take replaceable coils, and you get two of these GX coils in the box:

  • 1 x 0.8Ω GX Mesh Coil
  • 1 x 1.0Ω GX Mesh Coil

These coils are made with Freemax’s “FM SaltCoilTech 4.0” and use SS904L mesh and tea fiber cotton. This 4th generation is made with a 50% increase in tea fiber cotton from previous Freemax coils, which should make them wick better and last longer. 

The coil is also “quenched”, which from my understanding means that it’s dunked in water when hot. This should mean that the coil is more durable and perhaps even add to the performance and flavor that it can produce.

The coils easily push fit into the bottom of the pod, although you have to take care to line up the flat sides of the coils with the flat sides on the opening. It’s pretty straightforward, so I don’t think that you’ll have any trouble installing the coils. Removing the coils takes a bit of effort, but thankfully the bottom of the pod is slanted around the edges of the coil, which makes removal easier. Very thoughtful of you, Freemax!

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These pods also have another interesting and useful trick up their sleeve — a “Maze Chimney Design”. The gist of it is that the bottom portion of the pod is constructed like a maze, with many different routes that the ejuice can take and flow through if it happens to leak from the main reservoir in the pod. 

This maze structure extends the path that the ejuice has to take, and basically traps it in the bottom of the pod. To further prevent leaking, there’s also a layer of cotton in the base of the pod to trap any ejuice that manages to make its way through this maze.

From my experience so far, this maze structure really works. There hasn’t been any ejuice that has leaked out of the pod, so Freemax is clearly onto something with this “maze chimney design”.

To get to the fill port, all that you have to do is remove the black mouthpiece which sits at the top of the pod. The fill port has a self-closing piece of red silicone which opens up when you insert your bottle tip, and closes itself when you remove it. 

It works well to keep ejuice in, and I have not had any instances of leaking from the fill port. There’s also an air-relief hole that sits opposite the fill hole, which is nice to see. This prevents pressure from building up in the pod and thus prevents leaking.

Pods attach magnetically to the device. The magnets that hold the pod in place are nice and strong, and I haven’t had any problems with it coming detached from the device.


Features

Freemax Galex Nano - 11 LED Lighting

The Galex Nano has an output wattage range of 11-22W, and it features three wattage levels:

  • Red: 3.3V
  • Blue: 3.5V
  • Green: 4.2V

The wattage that the Galex Nano fires at depends on which coil you’re using, but we’ve created a simple chart to help you out:

Freemax Galex Nano Wattage Outputs

To change between the wattage output levels, click the fire button three times. The LED window will blink either red, blue, or green, letting you know that you’ve selected that wattage output. 

The LED lighting, which I touched on a little in the design section, is pretty neat. By default, it lights up in a multicolor fashion each time that you take a draw, but you can change it to breathe through solid colors, or even turn the light off completely if it’s not to your liking. To cycle through the different lighting modes, press the fire button twice. You can also press and hold the fire button to turn off the lighting completely.

Although it has a button, the Galex Nano does not feature button-activated firing. It’s a draw-activated-only device, so you have to draw on the mouthpiece to vape. The draw activation works well on the Galex Nano though, so I didn’t find this to be a problem.


Galex Nano Button Combinations

  • Single click button: Check the battery level.
  • Double click button: Cycle through lighting modes.
  • Click button three times: Change between wattage levels.
  • Click button 5 times: Turn device on/off.
  • Press and hold button: Turn off lighting.

Battery Life & Charging

Freemax Galex Nano - 6 Charging Port

The Galex Nano has an 800mAh battery, which is not bad for a pod device that fires at low wattages. To check your remaining battery life, you can press the button a single time and the LED will light up either red, blue, or green:

  • Red: Less than 35%
  • Blue: 35-70%
  • Green: Above 70%

The battery life indicator is pretty good, as the red light coming on at 35% gives you plenty of time to find a charger before it dies. The charging port is a Type-C port, and it’s located on the bottom of the Galex Nano. It takes around 45 minutes to fully recharge the Galex Nano, and it does feature pass-thru charging, so you can vape on it while it charges.


Performance

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Since the Galex Nano comes with two coils, I of course tested it with both coils. These coils are a 0.8Ω mesh coil and a 1.0Ω mesh coil. I used 20-25mg nicotine salt ejuices with both coils, and both coils performed very well.

The 0.8Ω mesh coil is great. The flavor is definitely there, and the throat hit with my nic salts is great too. I liked using this coil at the “Green” output level (22W), because the warmth is just right and the flavor is also best at this highest setting. 

The 1.0Ω mesh coil is similar to the 0.8Ω coil, but the flavor isn’t as good. It’s not a big difference though, so maybe I’m just being nitpicky here. It’s still a really good coil, and the flavor is still excellent, it’s just not as good as the other coil. 

This coil did best at the highest setting as well, and it’s quite a difference from the medium setting (17W vs 12W), but I suggest trying all of the outputs and seeing what you like best for yourself.

Both coils are for MTL vaping. The .0.8Ω coil delivers a looser MTL draw, while the 1.0Ω coil delivers a tighter MTL draw.

I vaped over 20ml of ejuice with each coil, which is 10+ refills of the pod with each one. The flavor is starting to lessen a bit now, but that’s still really good coil life for a pod system.


Verdict

The Galex Nano is a contender for the best pod vapes on the market right now. It has a nice design, solid build quality, and performance that hangs with the best devices out there. I personally like the lights, but if you’re not a fan then you can always turn them off.

The three wattage modes give you the option to choose the strength of your draw, and there’s a good range of wattage levels for each coil. You can get a stronger draw, or if it’s too much, turn it down to the lowest wattage output level for a draw that is smoother but still satisfying.

A main reason that I would buy the Galex Nano is the coil life. Being able to get 10+ refills from each coil isn’t something that you get with every pod vape, and this coil longevity means that you’ll save money in the long run. 

All things considered, the Freemax Galex Nano is a highly recommended pod vape.

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Robert Barnes

For both health and financial reasons, I knew I had to quit smoking cigarettes. At a certain point I felt as if I had tried everything and it was too difficult to quit cold-turkey. That's when I found vaping and I've been off the stinkies ever since! I love testing and reviewing the latest vaping gadgets, marathoning television series and playing with my awesome dog Lupa.

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