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VOOPOO Argus G & Argus POD SE Review

Argus G & Argus POD SE

4.5/5

9.1

Voopoo Argus G and Argus POD SE - 1
Design — 8.5
Build Quality — 9.0
Pod & Coils — 9.0
Performance — 9.0
Flavor — 9.5
Battery Life — 9.5

Our Verdict

The Argus G and Argus POD SE are two fantastic new pod vapes from Voopoo. They perform identically, so the choice between the two will come down to the screen and ability to change the wattage on the Argus G. 

In my opinion, I think that the Argus POD SE is a better all-around device, just for the simplicity. Yes, the Argus G lets you adjust the wattage, but it also sets the wattage back to default each time you remove the pod. This defeats the point of having adjustable wattage for me, and unless you want to bother with changing the wattage back each time, you can just go with the Argus POD SE and get the same vaping experience in a simpler package.

Voopoo’s Argus Pods have been good since they came out, and the way they perform in these two devices is no different. They still deliver great flavors, a warm draw, and excellent longevity. Whether you like a loose MTL (0.7Ω pod) or a tighter MTL draw (1.2Ω pod), these devices give you what you need to vape that way out of the box.

No matter which one you choose, you’ll be getting a good pod vape either way.

BUY ARGUS G

BUY ARGUS POD SE

The Argus G and Argus POD SE are two new pod vapes from Voopoo. They’re similar devices, hence why I’m doing both in one review, and they both use the same Argus Pods. There are some differences between them though, with the main difference being that the Argus G offers greater user control.

The Argus G offers stable power output from 5-25W. It has adjustable wattage as well as adjustable airflow, and features an OLED screen. The Argus G has a 1000mAh battery which is rechargeable with Type-C charging.

The Argus POD SE is a simpler device that also offers a stable power of up to 18W. However, the wattage is not adjustable. It does have adjustable airflow though and it is a draw-activated-only device. The Argus POD SE has an 800mAh battery that recharges with Type-C charging.

Are either of these devices worth adding to your pod vape collection?


Box Contents

Voopoo Argus G

  • 1 x Argus G Device
  • 1 x Argus Pod Cartridge 0.7Ω
  • 1 x Argus Pod Cartridge 1.2Ω
  • 1 x Argus Platform Card
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Lanyard

Voopoo Argus POD SE

  • 1 x Argus POD SE Device
  • 1 x Argus Pod Cartridge 0.7Ω
  • 1 x Argus Pod Cartridge 1.2Ω
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Specifications

Argus G

  • Size: 110.9mm x 25.7mm x 13.5mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Uses Argus Pods
  • Draw/Button activated
  • RDL to MTL draw
  • Battery Size: 1000mAh
  • Max Wattage 25W
  • Charging: Type-C

Argus POD SE

  • Size: 93.2mm x 26.1mm x 13.8mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Uses Argus Pods
  • Draw activated
  • MTL draw
  • Battery Size: 800mAh
  • Max Wattage 18W
  • Charging: Type-C

Design & Build Quality

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Even though these are two closely related devices, the Argus G and Argus POD SE have different outward appearances. The two devices together look like a big brother and little brother standing side-by-side. 

The Argus G is the big brother at 110.9mm tall, 25.7mm wide, and 13.5mm deep. The Argus Pod SE is shorter at 93.2mm tall, but otherwise similar in dimensions at 26.1mm wide and 13.8mm deep.

Both devices are pocket-friendly, but the Argus POD SE is a little more so due to its shorter frame. Both devices have rounded sides and corners which makes them comfortable to hold, as well as nice to look at.

The Argus POD SE is the same size as its predecessor, the Argus POD, and also nearly identical in design. However, there’s no screen on the side of this device and Voopoo has opted for a three LED indicator instead. The black and white screen on the Argus Pod did look a little dated and the three LED indicator here makes for a cleaner and more modern looking pod vape.

If you want a screen then you’ll have to go with the Argus G, which has a small black and white OLED display. This screen is high definition for how small it is and easy to read. It displays your wattage, coil resistance, a puff counter, and a battery life indicator.

  • Voopoo Argus G - 1

Both the Argus G and Argus POD SE sport a minimalist design that is clean and attractive. The Argus G has a smooth polished finish, while the Argus POD SE has a shiny metallic finish. Both have ARGUS printed on the front (the POD SE also has VOOPOO printed on the back), but otherwise there’s very little other branding.

Both these pod vapes have an adjustable airflow slider. The Argus POD SE has this slider located on the front of the device, while the Argus G’s airflow slider is located on the side. These sliders have a nice amount of resistance to them. They stay where they are set, but they aren’t too difficult to adjust. They also don’t move when you put the devices in your pockets.

The slider on the Argus POD SE is a small square hole with a small range of adjustment. The one on the Argus G consists of three holes when fully open and this can be taken down to a single hole when fully closed.

For a quick recap: the Argus POD SE is smaller and a bit more portable than the Argus G. Both devices have an equally nice design, with the main difference being the presence of a screen on the Argus G. Both devices feature excellent build quality and I could find no faults with the construction of either devices.


Pods

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Both of these devices come with the same pods. You get one 0.7Ω Argus Pod Cartridge and one 1.2Ω Argus Pod Cartridge with each one. These pods are the same pods that Voopoo has been using on most of their recent devices, including the Argus P1, Argus Z, and original Argus Pod.

The pods that come with the Argus G and Argus POD SE have the coils built-into them and these coils are non-removable. However, you can purchase reusable Argus Pods which take replaceable coils and this gives you access to more coil options for these devices. The available coils for the empty Argus Pods are:

  • ITO-M0 0.5Ω
  • ITO-M1 0.7Ω
  • ITO-M2 1.0Ω
  • ITO-M3 1.2Ω

The pods are very nice, with only a light tint to them so it’s easy to see how much ejuice is left inside. The mouthpiece is also really comfortable on these pods, with a nice curve and gradual slant that fits my lips nicely.

The pod attaches magnetically and the magnetic connection is strong on both devices. The pod wiggles a bit when inserted in both devices, but not enough to be annoying or concerning. 

To fill the pod, remove the black rubber stopper on the side of the pod. The fill port is located more towards the bottom of the pod, so you have to remove the pod in order to fill. The resistance of the pod is featured on the rubber stopper, which is a nice place to put it.


Features

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The Argus G and Argus POD SE have similar features, but the small differences make each device better suited to different types of vapers. As a whole, the Argus G is better for experienced vapers, while the Argus POD SE makes a better device for a beginner.

We’ll start with the similarities. Both devices feature a stable wattage output, which means that the draw stays the same strength up until the battery dies. This is different from many other pod vapes, where the draw gets weaker as the battery level drops. The stable wattage output makes for a better experience overall and makes for a more consistent vaping experience.

Both devices also use the same pods. When using the same resistance pod, the strength of the draw feels exactly the same between the two devices (with the Argus G set to the default wattage). The experience is the exact same, so you’re not going to miss out on a strong draw or throat hit by choosing one over the other.

Now for the differences. The Argus G, as I mentioned earlier, has a small black and white OLED display. This screen is high definition for how small it is and easy to read. It displays your wattage, coil resistance, a puff counter, and a battery life indicator.

The Argus G also has adjustable wattage, something that the Argus POD SE does not. By pressing the fire button three times, the wattage will start to blink. From here, you can press or hold the fire button to increase the wattage. When the maximum wattage for the coil is reached, the screen will display “maximum power”. If you press the fire button again, the wattage will round-robin back to 5W and you can press the fire button to increase the wattage to your desired level again.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to turn off this wattage lock so you’ll have to vape within the limits set by the device. The 0.7Ω coil will go up to a maximum of 18W, while the 1.2Ω pod will go up to a maximum of 12W. If you want to use the maximum 25W output of the Argus G then you’ll have to purchase the empty Argus Pod and some 0.5Ω coils (sold separately).

Another (slightly annoying) feature of the Argus G is that it automatically sets the wattage each time that you insert the pod. This means that even if you set the wattage to 18W with the 0.7Ω pod and then remove the pod (lets say, to fill it), when you reinsert the pod it will automatically set the wattage back to 16W. The same thing happens with the 1.2Ω pod, which automatically sets to 10W. There’s no way to turn this off, so it can get annoying setting the wattage each time you insert or remove the pod.

The Argus G has a 1000mAh battery which recharges with Type-C charging. Voopoo says that you can get 3-4 days of vaping out of a single charge, and I can definitely see that being true if you use the 1.2Ω pod and don’t take draws that are too long. The battery indicator on the screen doesn’t have a percentage indicator, but it gives you an idea of where your battery life is at.

The Argus G allows you to either draw on the mouthpiece, or press and hold the button to vape.

Voopoo Argus POD SE - 4

As for the Argus POD SE, it’s the more simple device of the two. There’s no screen and  no adjustable wattage. You simply insert the pod and draw on the mouthpiece to vape, no button required. The Argus POD SE also automatically sets the wattage for the pod that you use, but you won’t be able to see this as there’s no display. As far as I can tell, these pods fire at the same wattage as the defaults for the Argus G, so 16W for the 0.7Ω pod and 10W for the 1.2Ω pod.

The Argus POD SE has an 800mAh battery which recharges with Type-C charging. Battery life is similarly long as the Argus G, although somewhat less due to the smaller battery. Still, you can get a couple of days of vaping out of a single charge depending on your habits.

There’s a three LED bar indicator on the side of the Argus POD SE which tells you your battery charge level. All three bars means 66-100% battery, two bars is 33-66%, and one bar is 0-33%.


Performance

Voopoo Argus G - 4

During my time with these two Argus pod devices, I’ve really enjoyed using them both. What I found is that they both perform very similarly, close to identically in fact, so I didn’t have a preference on which one I used. I used a 60VG 25mg nicotine salt ejuice and a 70VG 35mg nicotine salt ejuice with these pods.

The airflow on both devices is basically identical. The Argus G has more precise control over the airflow though, allowing you to better set the airflow to the exact way that you want it. But other than fine-tuned adjustments, wide open or fully closed the airflow is the same. This is a loose MTL draw with the airflow open, and a tight MTL draw with the airflow closed.

The 1.2Ω pod is a tighter draw than the 0.7Ω pod to begin with. This pod delivers nice warm vapor, along with really good flavor. I liked using this pod with my higher strength nicotine salt ejuice and the throat hit is perfect. If you’re a MTL vaper, this pod allows you to adjust the airflow to the right tight MTL draw that you’re looking for.

I found that the 0.7Ω pod worked better with my lower strength 25mg nicotine salt ejuice, just due to the fact that it works at a higher wattage output and so the draw is a bit stronger. I found the flavor to be equally as good as the other pod, although the draw is a bit heavier and warmer. If you prefer a loose MTL vape, this pod is the one to go with.

Voopoo Argus POD SE - 5

With both pods, I started off adjusting the wattage a little higher on the Argus G, but I quickly gave up after it kept setting the wattage back to the default every time that I removed the pod. Both pods do well on the default wattage setting, but this almost defeats the purpose of having adjustable wattage on the Argus G.

Draw activation works great on both devices and I didn’t have any issues with either pod. I also did not experience any leaking from these pods, even after refilling each one five times. Voopoo says that the pods can be refilled seven times before losing flavor and honestly, so far so good. My pods are still vaping great and I haven’t noticed a drop in flavor or performance yet.


Verdict

The Argus G and Argus POD SE are two fantastic new pod vapes from Voopoo. They perform identically, so the choice between the two will come down to the screen and ability to change the wattage on the Argus G. 

In my opinion, I think that the Argus POD SE is a better all-around device, just for the simplicity. Yes, the Argus G lets you adjust the wattage, but it also sets the wattage back to default each time you remove the pod. This defeats the point of having adjustable wattage for me, and unless you want to bother with changing the wattage back each time, you can just go with the Argus POD SE and get the same vaping experience in a simpler package.

Voopoo’s Argus Pods have been good since they came out, and the way they perform in these two devices is no different. They still deliver great flavors, a warm draw, and excellent longevity. Whether you like a loose MTL (0.7Ω pod) or a tighter MTL draw (1.2Ω pod), these devices give you what you need to vape that way out of the box.

No matter which one you choose, you’ll be getting a good pod vape either way.

BUY ARGUS G

BUY ARGUS POD SE

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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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