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Voopoo Argus GT II Kit Review: An Excellent High-Wattage Setup

Voopoo Argus GT II Kit

4.2/5

8.5

Design — 9.5
Build Quality — 9.0
Performance — 9.0
Features — 7.0
Flavor (New MAAT Tank) — 8.0

PROS

CONS

Our Verdict

The Argus GT II kit is one of Voopoo’s best releases yet. The Argus GT II mod is arguably even better than the Drag 3 for a number of reasons; the design is nicer, the UI is nicer and easier to use, and the performance is just as good if not better thanks to the new GENE.TT 2.0 chipset. If I had to pick between the Argus GT II and the Drag 3, I would pick the GT II no question. It’s not that the Drag 3 is a bad mod, it’s just that the GT II is better.

This isn’t a mod without its faults though, but the faults are relatively minor. The charging port door/cover is hard to close once opened, the fire button rattles, and there’s no TCR mode. However, the pros of this mod easily outweigh the cons. It’s reliable, it fires up to 200W, and it’s easy to use. The physical locking switch is nice to have, too.

The new MAAT Tank is equally great. While it won’t win a beauty contest, the performance makes up for its less than appealing looks. The leak-proof bowl in that sits around the coils effectively prevents leaking and the airflow is smooth and free of turbulence. The draw is a nice slightly restricted direct to lung draw with either coil and this makes it a very pleasant tank to vape on. It also holds 6.5ml of ejuice which is just a ton of ejuice to last you through the day.

If you are in the market for a new kit, the Argus GT II kit is a good buy. If you’re just looking for a new mod, I still recommend considering the kit just because it’s not that much more expensive and the new MAAT Tank is worth it.

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The Voopoo Argus GT II is a high-wattage kit that is IP68 rated and can fire at up to 200W. The kit comes with Voopoo’s new MAAT tank which has a 6.5ml capacity. This tank has an interesting airflow design which is said to improve the airflow, and it’s also marketed as being leak proof.

The Argus GT II mod takes two 18650 batteries and features a Type-C charging port that supports 3A charging speeds. It comes with wattage mode, “Turbo” mode, RBA mode, and TC modes. It also features a physical locking switch that will lock the entire device.

Voopoo is well-known for their Drag series of box mods, but they’ve also released plenty of pod vapes and pod mods. The Drag X & Drag S pod mods, Drag Nano 2, and Doric 20 are just a few of their most recent releases.

Is the Argus GT II kit worth picking up? Read on to find out!

The Argus GT II Kit was sent to me by Voopoo for the purpose of this review.


Box Contents

  • 1 x Argus GT II Device
  • 1 x MAAT Tank (New)
  • 1 x TPP-DM2 0.2Ω Coil
  • 1 x TPP-DM3 0.15Ω Coil
  • 1 x Manual
  • 1 x Type-C Cable

The Argus GT II Kit comes in a very nice travel case made of metal. It’s nicer than your average box and opens up like a tin. The build quality is great and it seems like it would be convenient for taking the Argus GT II on trips.


Specifications

Argus GT II Mod

  • 90mm(height) x 54mm(depth) x 29mm(width)
  • Takes Two 18650 Batteries
  • 200W Maximum Output
  • Output Voltage: 0-12V
  • GENE.TT 2.0 Chipset
  • Power, Turbo, RBA, and TC Modes
  • OLED Display
  • 3A Charging

MAAT Tank (New)

  • 26mm Base Diameter
  • 6.5ml Eliquid Capacity
  • Dual-Slot Adjustable Airflow
  • Compatible with Voopoo TPP Coils
  • Plug N Play Installation

Design & Build Quality

 

A lot of people, myself included, liked the original Argus GT. The general design was nice and it was quite small and light for a dual 18650 mod. The Argus GT II stays true to the original Argus with a similar design but instead of plastic, the GT II is almost entirely made of zinc alloy. This keeps it light for a dual battery mod. It’s still not too large either, although it is slightly larger than the original in all of its dimensions.

The zinc alloy body looks great. On my silver grey unit the bezel that surrounds the grip is finished in a shiny silver, while the rest of the body is a matte silver finish. At the top and bottom of the mod there is rubber that runs around the edge for decorative purposes. Compared to the original, the GT II has a thicker bezel and a smaller grip but otherwise they look a lot alike. The original was a nice mod but the GT II is even nicer.

The grip on my device looks like it’s wood but once you touch it you realize that it’s not. It feels like a thin layer of foam. Whatever it is, it’s comfortable to hold and it has a little squish to it. ARGUS GT II is embossed into the grip.

At the top of the mod is where you’ll find the 510 connector and a small sliding door. There’s no 510 plate like on most mods. Instead, there’s just a threaded hole for you to attach your tank. Even though there’s no 510 plate, the 510 hole has a tiny lip which results in tanks not sitting completely flush. It’s a tiny gap but I’ve noticed it and it has annoyed me.

That sliding door that is beside the 510 actually covers the Type-C charging/update port. There appears to be rubber on the underside of the door too. This is because the GT II is IP68 rated as waterproof and dustproof and it’s also shockproof. The door is easy to open but if you open it all the way it’s nearly impossible to close with the tank attached. I’ve had to remove the tank just to close it. It takes a lot of force to close and it doesn’t get any easier with time.

  • Voopoo Argus GT II Mod 3

The GT II supports 3A fast charging but as I mention in all of my box mod reviews, you should always use a dedicated vape battery charger to charge your batteries. You should only use the charging port if you’re stuck with dead batteries and no charger. A charger will charge your batteries more evenly and prolong their lifetime.

The front of the GT II is also similar to the original but with metal, modernized buttons, and a beautiful 0.96” TFT display. This display is full color and the UI is easy on the eyes. The fire button is rectangular, as are the adjustment buttons. The adjustment buttons are firm with no rattle, however the fire button rattles a bit. It’s not very much and it’s certainly not a deal breaker but it does detract from the otherwise excellent build quality.

Below the adjustment buttons there is a physical locking switch. Sliding it to the right locks the entire device including the fire button. Sliding it to the left unlocks the device. I like physical locking switches over button combinations because I think it’s more convenient and quicker to lock or unlock. The switch is firm and works well.

Finally, the bottom of the GT II is where we find the battery door. It’s a spring loaded, hinged door and the spring is nice and strong. The door does not feel floppy at all and feels rather solid. A nice touch is the knurling on the switch. The battery compartment is snug but not tight and batteries go in nicely without any snagging. There are gold plated contacts. There is no battery rattle at all.


Voopoo Argus GT II Features & Functions

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The Argus GT II remains a dual 18650 battery mod like it’s predecessor but now it’s more powerful. The GT II will fire at up to 200W in power mode — a 40W increase over the original. The GT II uses Voopoo’s new GENE.TT 2.0 chipset and it has the following modes:  Turbo mode, Smart mode, RBA mode, and TC modes for titanium, nickel, and stainless steel. There does not appear to be a TCR mode or a way to input your own TCR value for each material.

To change modes you hold both adjustment buttons until the menu comes up. Then you can use the adjustment buttons and fire button to select “Mode” and then select the mode of your choice. There is also a “Setting” option that comes up in the menu but this only allows you to clear the puff counter.

Voopoo Argus GT II Mod 10

From my experience and the limited information that I could find on the modes, Turbo Mode is like RBA mode but it boosts the wattage slightly. Smart mode automatically sets the wattage for the coil that you use and limits the wattage so that you don’t accidentally go too high. RBA mode unlocks the wattage and allows you to vape at whatever wattage you like. This goes for if you’re using the MAAT Tank and the stock coils, if you’re using another tank, or if you’re using a rebuildable tank.

There is a TC mode for titanium, nickel, and stainless steel. Once you’re in one of these TC modes you can press the fire button three times and then use the adjustment buttons to change the wattage.

Once you find a preferred temperature and wattage for your material you can hold the fire button and up adjustment button to save this temperature and wattage. The next time that you open up the mode selection and select TC, you’ll see “M1”. Selecting this will bring up the TC mode, wattage, and temperature for the material that you saved. This feature can be useful if you switch between different TC materials and lets you quickly load up your preferred temperature and wattage for a set of coils.

There isn’t much else of note with the GT II. It has the modes that most vapers will be happy with, although I did not notice a big difference between Turbo and the other modes. There is also a lack of settings that can be adjusted like screen brightness or the theme of the UI, which would be nice to have. In general though, it’s easy to use and navigate the UI and Smart mode makes the mod very beginner friendly. Experienced vapers will miss the ability to adjust your TCR value, but wattage-mode-only vapers will have a good experience with this mod, no matter if you’re new or an advanced vaper.


MAAT Tank (New)

  • Voopoo MAAT Tank New

When it comes to looks, the new MAAT Tank is not my favorite. It has a 26mm diameter and will hold 6.5ml of ejuice (which is great), but it looks absolutely monstrous. It just looks bulky and it’s not as elegant as I prefer but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in internal design and performance. 

The first cleverly designed feature of the MAAT Tank is the fill ports. The top cap comes off with a quarter turn. Underneath, the top of the tank is lined with silicone to prevent leaking. The fill ports also have silicone membranes over them and a small hole that opens up when you insert your ejuice bottle nozzle. The hole self-seals when you remove the bottle. 

The underside of the top cap also has a circular part that goes into the center of the tank to meet up with the chimney (this all connects to the drip tip on the other side of the top cap). This ensures that no vapor escapes on its way out the drip tip. The drip tip is 810 sized and replaceable.

Another nice feature of this tank is the airflow design. Where most other tanks have the coil connecting directly to the 510 at the base of the tank, in the airflow control area, the Maat tank has a bowl inside the airflow control that surrounds the coil. This means that even if ejuice does leak out of the bottom of the coil, it gets caught in this bowl and doesn’t leak out the airflow holes. It’s a small but great feature that makes a big difference.

Not only does this make a difference in preventing leaks but it also affects the airflow. There are two large airflow slots and these feed into this “bowl” and then up through the coil. Even with the airflow fully open it’s a slightly restricted direct to lung draw that is smooth, free of turbulence, and relatively quiet. The airflow adjustment is firm but easy to adjust.

The MAAT Tank uses Voopoo’s TPP coils. It comes with a TPP-DM2 0.2Ω coil (40-60W) and a  TPP-DM3 0.15Ω coil (80-100W). There is also a DM1 and DM4 coil available for purchase.

The coils push fit into the bottom of the tank and you do not need to line up any flat sides or edges or anything. They simply and easily push into the bottom of the tank.


Performance

Voopoo Argus GT II Mod

I’ll preface this section by saying that this tank and mod are some of the best that I’ve used from Voopoo. They have a lot of great mods and the Drag mods are hard to beat, but I like the Argus GT II mod a lot. Voopoo hasn’t really been known for their tanks but this new MAAT Tank might just be the one to change that.

The tank and mod work excellently together. Both the DM2 and DM3 coils are good flavor coils and your preference will be decided by the wattage that you like to vape at. Personally I liked the warmth of the DM3 coil at 90W in Turbo Mode, but the DM2 coil at 60W is close competition. The fact of the matter is that they are both good coils and I enjoyed using each of them.

Smart mode is good for beginner vapers because it limits the wattage with each coil. The DM2 coil is limited to 60W and the DM3 coil is limited to 100W. You can defeat these limits by switching to turbo or RBA modes but if you’re afraid of burning your coil you can comfortably vape within the Smart mode limits.

The airflow design of the new MAAT tank definitely contributes to the flavor from these coils. These are the same coils that come with the Drag X Pro. I thought they were good with that device and the TPP X Pod tank but they are definitely better here. The airflow is smooth and the flavor is good. The bowl that surrounds the coil also does its job well and catches the small bits of ejuice that leak out of the coil. I did not experience leaking from the airflow holes and that’s always a plus.

The GT II mod is reliable and worked for me without any problems. I didn’t find much difference between Turbo mode and RBA mode and honestly, using Smart mode was the easiest way to just vape with this mod. That’s a strong reason to get this mod; it’s simple and it just works. Isn’t that what counts with a vape mod?

Temperature control mode is not bad either. I only tested it in SS mode using SS316L and it was a decent experience. It’s certainly usable for TC mode and better than a lot of other mods for this purpose.


Verdict

The Argus GT II kit is one of Voopoo’s best releases yet. The Argus GT II mod is arguably even better than the Drag 3 for a number of reasons; the design is nicer, the UI is nicer and easier to use, and the performance is just as good if not better thanks to the new GENE.TT 2.0 chipset. If I had to pick between the Argus GT II and the Drag 3, I would pick the GT II no question. It’s not that the Drag 3 is a bad mod, it’s just that the GT II is better.

This isn’t a mod without its faults though, but the faults are relatively minor. The charging port door/cover is hard to close once opened, the fire button rattles, and there’s no TCR mode. However, the pros of this mod easily outweigh the cons. It’s reliable, it fires up to 200W, and it’s easy to use. The physical locking switch is nice to have, too.

The new MAAT Tank is equally great. While it won’t win a beauty contest, the performance makes up for its less than appealing looks. The leak-proof bowl in that sits around the coils effectively prevents leaking and the airflow is smooth and free of turbulence. The draw is a nice slightly restricted direct to lung draw with either coil and this makes it a very pleasant tank to vape on. It also holds 6.5ml of ejuice which is just a ton of ejuice to last you through the day.

If you are in the market for a new kit, the Argus GT II kit is a good buy. If you’re just looking for a new mod, I still recommend considering the kit just because it’s not that much more expensive and the new MAAT Tank is worth it.

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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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