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VAPORESSO LUXE Q2 Review: Built to Last

VAPORESSO LUXE Q2

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If being small, well-constructed, and easy to use are things you look for in the vapes you use, the VAPORESSO LUXE Q2 is unlikely to disappoint. It is a neat little package that feels built to last and, in the darker colors at least, also looks very good. 

The Q pods offer a decent range of resistances, from 0.6 to 1.2ohm, to help you tailor the vape experience. The pods are well made and don’t generally leak during everyday use. VAPORESSO’s COREX coils are reliable, long-lasting, and possibly one of the best options available right now. 

The battery is more than up to the task of powering this compact vape and, thanks to the power management from the excellent AXON chip, should last the average user a couple of days on a full charge. 

If you want an RDL or MTL/RDL style vape, you would probably be better advised to look elsewhere. But if you want a tight MTL draw and aren’t too worried about airflow adjustment, the LUXE Q2 and Q2 SE are great little beginner vapes.

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Lots of vapes pass through my hands, particularly small, popular, and relatively simple pod vapes like the Caliburn G3 and Wenax K2, so it is always nice to get hold of something that looks a little different. 

Although the Vaporesso LUXE Q2 is a pretty standard pod vape in many ways, the same can’t be said about its unique style. 

The LUXE Q2 and Q2 SE appear to be direct updates of the original LUXE Q, so if you are familiar with the older device, these new versions won’t have too many surprises in store. That’s not to say that things haven’t changed aside from the design because they have in several key areas. 

The LUXE Q2 has a 3ml pod capacity and uses replaceable pods which have the coil built into them. It packs a 1000mAh battery and recharges with Type-C charging. It also features adjustable airflow to fine-tune the MTL draw to your liking.

I’ve been testing out the LUXE Q2 for a couple of weeks now, and here’s what I think are the good, and not-so-good, features of this little leather-clad pod vape. 


Box Contents

  • 1 x LUXE Q2 Device
  • 1 x LUXE Q 0.6ohm pod (pre-installed)
  • 1 x LUXE Q 1.0ohm pod
  • 1 x Type-C USB charging cable

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 96.8mm x 26mm x 18.6mm
  • E-liquid Capacity: 3ml
  • Battery size: 1000mAh
  • Charging type: Type-C
  • Adjustable Airflow (LUXE Q2 only)
  • Pod Connection: Magnetic
  • MTL draw

Design & Build Quality

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The body of the Q2 vape is made from aluminum alloy, which is partly visible at the top of the device. The majority, however, is covered in leather dyed to a similar color as the metal. It’s a stylish and appealing design, but more importantly, it feels great in your hand. The leather softens the device and makes it easy to grip despite its small size. 

You’ll find a small silver airflow control slider on the side, and a slim LED indicator light cut into the leather on the front. Subtle VAPORESSO branding embossed into the leather is the only other design feature. It all combines to give the device a suitably luxurious look and feel, a feeling that is enhanced when you pick it up. 

The LUXE Q2 feels very solid and surprisingly heavy for something so small. It instantly gives the impression of a vape designed to last, although I’m not sure how long the leather finish will continue to look pristine. Time will tell, but it still looks great after nearly two weeks of constant use.

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The LUXE Q2 is available in five colors, ranging from very classy-looking blue or black to olive green and vibrant orange. The orange version is the one that I’m using, and to call it bright is an understatement. It’s like having a highlighter pen on my desk. It’s not my particular style, but it’s undoubtedly eye-catching and unusual to see in anything other than a disposable vape. 

If the small choice of colors and the leather finish doesn’t do it for you, there’s always the LUXE Q2 SE, which is available in a slightly wider range of styles. The SE is very similar to the Q2 in most other ways, apart from using a mix of aluminum and plastic for the body and not including the airflow slider. 


Pods

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VAPORESSO LUXE Q2 SE

The LUXE Q2 uses the same Q pods used by the other vapes in this range, including the LUXE Q, QS, and Q2 SE. They are pretty standard duck-bill style cartridges with fixed coils and use magnetic attachment. You can’t see much of the liquid reservoir when the pod is in place, but that’s hardly unusual for this type of device. 

The pods sit securely inside the top of the battery section, but there is a bit of side-to-side movement due to the shape of the slot. However, it’s not much of a problem as the magnet is quite strong and the pods never felt like they were likely to be dislodged during my weeks of testing. 

The 3ml pods (limited to 2ml in some countries) are available as either side-fill or top-fill. Both pods supplied in the kit are side-fill, but at least you can choose to use the (usually) less messy top-fill versions when you buy replacements. An easy way to tell the difference is the drip tip, which is clear plastic on the side-fill, and black plastic on the top-fill version.  

The LUXE Q2 is billed as an MTL-style vape, as is the Q2 SE, but you can opt for coil resistances more suited to RDL vaping if you wish. Indeed, the pre-installed pod supplied with the kit is 0.6ohm, which would probably be considered low for true MTL vaping. You also get a 1.0ohm pod and can buy Q pods with 0.8 and 1.2ohm coils if those resistances suit your needs better. 

All of the Q pods use VAPORESSO COREX coils. These are generally very good, providing great flavor, lasting a decent amount of time, and don’t suffer too much from burning if the liquid runs low. Based on my experience, the average vaper should expect a couple weeks of use from each pod. 


Features

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Despite the LUXE name and the unique style, the Q2 isn’t packed with features. On the outside, this is a simple and easy-to-use vape, probably aimed at new vapers rather than someone who wants a highly adaptable vaping experience. 

You do get an airflow slider (although that feature is missing from the SE version) and a battery indicator light, but that’s about it. The USB-C port is on the base of the device, which isn’t unusual for this type of device but is a departure from the original LUXE Q, which had the port on the side. That allowed the device to stand upright during charging, and I would have preferred to see that feature here, too. 

Inside the vape is VAPORESSO’s clever and powerful AXON chip. This takes care of things like adjusting temperature and power level, and will even change wattage automatically based on the resistance of the pod you have installed. It also manages protections for short circuits, low voltage, overcharging, and the overtime cutoff feature. 

It’s the same chip used in many of VAPORESSO’s pod vapes and has repeatedly proved itself to be reliable and very good at getting the most from a device without the need to make it complicated to use. 


Battery Life & Charging

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Discovering a very capable 1000mAh battery inside such a small device was a pleasant surprise. I was half expecting to read that it had 750 or perhaps 800mAh in the spec sheet. There are similar pod vapes with larger capacity batteries, but not many in a body this compact. 

VAPORESSO doesn’t explicitly state the wattage of the LUXE Q2, but I would assume it’s variable between 15w and 20w, depending on the pod being used. Certainly, nothing that will drain the battery too quickly. 48 hours of use from a single charge is suggested, and my testing backs this claim up if you’re willing to keep vaping well into the red. 

Unlike the older LUXE Q, the Q2 and Q2 SE can take full advantage of 2A fast charging through the Type-C USB port. That means you can completely recharge the battery in around 30 minutes. 2A charging isn’t unusual in vape devices these days, but it’s always worth checking if you don’t want to be without your vape for long periods. 

The battery level remaining is displayed using a standard green, blue, and red activation LED. 

  • Green: 70-100%
  • Blue: 30-70%
  • Red: 0-30%

While charging, the light will pulse in those same colors to show you its progress. When the battery is fully charged, the light will stay solid green, and overcharge protection kicks in to prevent the battery from overheating. 


Performance

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The VAPORESSO LUXE Q2 is designed to be an MTL vape and that’s very much what it delivers. The draw is quite tight, as you might expect from an MTL vape, even with the airflow opened up fully. In fact, there seems to be little difference between airflow open and airflow closed apart from increasing/decreasing the chance of a slight firing delay if you don’t draw hard enough. 

Even when using the 0.6ohm pod, it isn’t really suitable for RDL vaping, no matter what some listings on online vape stores might say. There are far better devices for RDL available if that’s what you are after. 

The COREX coil delivers good flavor and produces a decent lungful of vapor at the lower resistances. As mentioned previously, the coil in mine is still going strong after nearly two weeks of daily use, with no hint of burning encountered yet. The quality of coils being used in this type of small and simple vape is getting better all the time, but it’s still nice to find one that will easily last for a couple of weeks without flavor being lost. 

The device is nice to hold and small enough to be almost completely hidden in your hand if you want to do a bit of stealth vaping. Even the Q2 SE, which doesn’t have the same premium leather finish, feels solid, dependable, and unlikely to break if accidentally dropped a few times. 


Verdict

If being small, well-constructed, and easy to use are things you look for in the vapes you use, the VAPORESSO LUXE Q2 is unlikely to disappoint. It is a neat little package that feels built to last and, in the darker colors at least, also looks very good. 

The Q pods offer a decent range of resistances, from 0.6 to 1.2ohm, to help you tailor the vape experience. The pods are well made and don’t generally leak during everyday use. VAPORESSO’s COREX coils are reliable, long-lasting, and possibly one of the best options available right now. 

The battery is more than up to the task of powering this compact vape and, thanks to the power management from the excellent AXON chip, should last the average user a couple of days on a full charge. 

If you want an RDL or MTL/RDL style vape, you would probably be better advised to look elsewhere. But if you want a tight MTL draw and aren’t too worried about airflow adjustment, the LUXE Q2 and Q2 SE are great little beginner vapes.

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Russ Ware

Russ is a UK-based Staff Writer for Versed Vaper who has been in journalism for more than two decades, having previously written for tech publications like Lifewire. He tried vaping in 2015 but the setup that he was using wasn’t quite right and so he didn’t enjoy it at first. However, after going back and forth between vaping and smoking for a couple of years, he started experimenting with different coils, power levels, and mixing his own vape juice. The rest is history and Russ has been a devoted vaper ever since. Russ is a passionate writer and he produces reviews, news, and well-researched informational articles for our site. When Russ is not testing or writing about vapes, he likes to travel, read true crime, and eat anything with lots of chilies.

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