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VAPORESSO XROS PRO Review: RDL & MTL from a Small Device

VAPORESSO XROS PRO

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4.0

Excellent

PROS

CONS

The bottom line

The XROS PRO is an altogether great pod vape, especially for RDL vaping. I would have liked to review the USA version with its 0.6Ω and 1.0Ω pods, but reviewing this standard version which allows for adjustable wattage with the 0.4Ω pods definitely gives better insight into the features of the XROS PRO.

Although the XROS 3 was, and still is, an excellent pod device, the XROS PRO is the device to get. You get the benefit of the Super Pulse mode and its consistent wattage output, a more accurate battery life indication by way of the display, the physical locking function, as well as the option for RDL and adjustable wattage with the 0.4Ω pod. You also get the larger battery and way quicker charging times.

If you currently own a XROS 3 and are wondering if it’s worth upgrading, I think that it’s worth it for all of the reasons that I mentioned above. You’re not losing any of the features that made the XROS 3 great, while gaining a bunch of features that make the vaping experience even better.

If you’re a pod vape user then you’ll no doubt have heard of VAPORESSO’s XROS series of devices. They come in all shapes and sizes and at this point in time, there are nine different XROS series devices available. These include the XROS 3 NANO, XROS 3 MINI, and XROS 3.

The XROS PRO is the latest device to join the family. It’s the successor to VAPORESSO’s XROS 3 device and it comes with new features like a physical lock button, as well as adjustable wattage and a larger 1200 mAh battery.

While the older XROS 3 featured VAPORESSO’s ‘Pulse Mode’, the new XROS PRO features ‘Super Pulse Mode’ which provides a completely consistent draw all throughout the battery life.

It’s worth mentioning that there are two versions of the XROS PRO that are being sold: one that comes with a 0.4Ω pod that will hold up to 3ml (what I’m reviewing today), and the USA version which comes with a 0.6Ω and 1.0Ω pod that hold 2ml of ejuice. Only the 0.4Ω pod supports adjustable wattage, however the XROS PRO is compatible with all XROS series pods.

Are the XROS PRO’s new features and performance reason enough to get one? I’ll go over everything that you need to know in this review.

XROS PRO (Standard Version)

  • 1 x XROS PRO
  • 2 x XROS Series 0.4Ω MESH Pod
  • 1 x Type-C Charging Cable
  • 1 x Reminder Card
  • 1 x User Manual & Warranty Card

XROS PRO (Standard Version)

  • Size: 119.7mm x 24.4mm x 18.45mm
  • Pod Capacity: 3ml
  • Uses XROS Series Replaceable Pods
  • Button & Draw Activated
  • Adjustable Airflow Slider
  • RDL to MTL draw
  • Battery Capacity: 1200mAh
  • Charging: 2A Type- C

Design & Build Quality

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The XROS PRO looks a lot like the XROS 3 except that it’s larger, bulkier, and heavier. It’s 119.7mm tall, which is a few millimeters taller than the XROS 3. However, the XROS PRO is 18.45mm thick and weighs 86g. Quite hefty for a pod vape, although still not as heavy or bulky as VAPORESSO’s LUXE XR Max.

It feels substantial in the hand, solid, and well-constructed. The mostly-metal body looks and feels great and has also proven to be quite durable and drop-resistant. Even though I’ve dropped it a few times, it’s still fully intact and only has a couple of small dings to show for it.

The general shape is the same as other XROS devices but it’s easy to tell that this isn’t just a XROS 3. The most obvious tell is the large protruding section on the front. It sticks out at an angle near the top of the XROS PRO and then goes flat. This section is a slightly different color than the metal casing and appears to be made out of durable plastic.

It’s on this front section of the device that you’ll find the power button, screen, and LED indicator light. The button is round and textured with a silver ring around it. It feels tactile, firm, and has enough resistance that it’s satisfying to press but not too easily activated.

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The screen is small at just 0.42” but there’s a lot of info on this tiny display. If you’re using the 0.4Ω pod that comes included with the Standard version then the screen will display your wattage output, a puff counter, and battery percentage. When using any other XROS series pod, the screen will display your mode (Normal, Power, or ECO), puff count, and battery percentage.

Just below the screen is a multi-color LED indicator that lights up when you draw. The color indicates your battery charge level. This is a bit silly when there’s a screen for this exact purpose but you can turn off the LED indicator if you wish.

On the side of the XROS PRO is a small switch which allows you to lock or unlock the device. It’s super convenient for throwing the XROS PRO in your pocket because you can ensure that you don’t have any accidental pocket activations. Definitely a nice feature to have if you’re on-the-go a lot.

On the back of the XROS PRO there is an airflow adjustment slider which can be set for a restricted direct-lung or a MTL draw. There are two airflow holes, one small and one that is slightly larger. The slider is nice and firm so it allows for small micro adjustments. 

Finally, on the bottom of the device there is a Type-C charging port. The XROS PRO uses 2A charging so it can recharge to full in only 35 minutes.


Pods

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Depending on where you live, you’ll be able to purchase one of two versions of the XROS PRO: the Standard version or the USA version. The Standard version is what I’m using for this review and it comes with two 0.4Ω, 3ml capacity mesh pods. On the other hand, the USA version comes with a 0.6Ω pod and a 1.0Ω pod, both with a 2ml capacity.

Out of the box, the standard version is better suited for RDL vaping while the USA version can do both RDL and MTL out of the box. The good news is that the XROS PRO is compatible with all XROS pods and so you can always purchase the pods that you want separately.

No matter which pod you use, they all sit in the device in a way that leaves the pod contents visible. There’s more of the pod that shows with the 0.4Ω pod but all of the pods allow you to see when the ejuice is running low, without having to remove the pod.

In all, there are nine pods that are compatible with the XROS PRO. These range from 0.4Ω up to 1.2Ω.

Some of the XROS pods are side-filled and some of them are top filled. In the case of the pods that come with the XROS PRO, both versions use the top-filled pods. These are easily filled by removing the mouthpiece, which also serves as the fill cap. From here, it’s a simple matter of inserting your bottle nozzle into the red silicone gasket and filling the pod.

I like the top-filled pods because they’re both convenient and secure. It’s not likely that the top cap will pop off or leak. It’s also easy to fill without removing the pod so it saves a bit of time too.


Features

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The XROS PRO is the most feature-filled XROS device yet, but I didn’t find it complicated to operate in the slightest. It’s still an easy to use device, but one that provides a little bit more control over how you want to vape when compared to the XROS 3—at least with the 0.4Ω pod.

That’s because the adjustable wattage feature of the XROS PRO is only available with the 0.4Ω pod. You can adjust the wattage from 15-30W in 0.5W increments, although the device recommends 25W as the ‘best’ wattage.

With any other pod, you’ll have three modes available: normal, power, and eco. There’s not much information available on what they do, so I’m unsure what the difference is. Eco presumably uses less battery power, but the difference between normal and power is anyone’s guess.

I have a 0.8Ω XROS pod on hand that I (briefly) tested these modes with and honestly, I didn’t find much of a difference between them in terms of the draw strength or flavor.

To adjust the wattage with the 0.4Ω pod, or switch between modes with any other XROS series pod, click the power button three times. 

One of the XROS PRO’s main features is “Super Pulse Mode”. This ensures that the output is consistent throughout the entire battery life, from full to depleted. It works too, and beautifully at that. The draw stays the same no matter what the battery is at and this makes the vaping experience way, way better.

As I mentioned earlier, the device can be locked to prevent accidental firing by sliding the physical lock switch, located on the side of the XROS PRO, to the UP position.

The airflow slider on the back of the device can be used to adjust the draw from RDL to MTL.


Battery Life & Charging

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In addition to the battery percentage indicated on the display, there’s also an LED battery indicator right below it. This makes it easy to tell roughly where your battery life is sitting, without having to look at the exact percentage. If you see red, it’s probably time to start looking for a charger. The colors of the LED are:

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

If you don’t want to use the LED indicator, it can be turned off by pressing the power button twice.

The XROS PRO has a 1200mAh battery which is an upgrade over the 1000mAh battery on the XROS 3. However, because the XROS PRO uses “Super Pulse” mode which keeps the output consistent, I didn’t notice an improvement in the battery life.

I averaged 1-2 days of use depending on how heavily I vaped and what wattage I had the 0.4Ω pod set to. If you use one of the higher-resistance XROS pods you can expect even better battery life.

The saving grace to the less-than-desirable battery life is that the XROS PRO recharges to full in just 35 minutes. This is extremely quick for a 1200mAh battery so there’s not a lot of time that I spent without my XROS PRO.


Performance

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The 0.4Ω pod that comes with the standard version is going to be best for RDL vaping and freebase ejuices. This is how I used it for most of my time reviewing the XROS PRO, however keep in mind that this is not purely a RDL or freebase device. I also tested the 0.4Ω pod at 15W with 20mg/ml nic salts and I found it to be just fine with the airflow set to nearly closed.

You can, of course, also use the XROS PRO with other XROS series pods and the airflow nearly closed to achieve a MTL experience with nic salts. I briefly tested using a 0.8Ω top-filled pod and the XROS PRO performs similarly to the XROS 3. It’s definitely usable for MTL but you’ll need to purchase the other XROS series pods separately.

Let’s talk about what you get out of the box with the Standard version that comes with the 0.4Ω pods. The flavor is great, as expected from a XROS series pod, but even better is how consistent the power output is. No matter what the wattage is set to, the draw remains the same even when the battery is nearly dead. This really enhanced the whole experience of using the XROS PRO for me.

I refilled the 0.4Ω pod seven times before the flavor was affected. This seems to be about in line with VAPORESSO’s rating of 20ml per pod, so I’m happy with this result.


Verdict

The XROS PRO is an altogether great pod vape, especially for RDL vaping. I would have liked to review the USA version with its 0.6Ω and 1.0Ω pods, but reviewing this standard version which allows for adjustable wattage with the 0.4Ω pods definitely gives better insight into the features of the XROS PRO.

Although the XROS 3 was, and still is, an excellent pod device, the XROS PRO is the device to get. You get the benefit of the Super Pulse mode and its consistent wattage output, a more accurate battery life indication by way of the display, the physical locking function, as well as the option for RDL and adjustable wattage with the 0.4Ω pod. You also get the larger battery and way quicker charging times.

If you currently own a XROS 3 and are wondering if it’s worth upgrading, I think that it’s worth it for all of the reasons that I mentioned above. You’re not losing any of the features that made the XROS 3 great, while gaining a bunch of features that make the vaping experience even better.

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Adam Alhiraki

Adam is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Versed Vaper. Originally a smoker, he started vaping in 2013 and has been completely smoke-free since 2015. With over a decade of personal experience and more than five years of professional experience in testing and reviewing vaping products, his oversight ensures that Versed Vaper provides genuine, honest, and accurate information that you can rely on. Adam loves trying as many different tanks, mods, and ejuices as he can get his hands on and he has tested and/or tried the vast majority of vaping products to hit the market since 2018. When he's not reviewing, researching, or writing, you can find him watching tennis, PC gaming, or playing with his three mischievous cats.

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