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Voopoo Argus XT and MT Review: Solid Single Battery Mods

Voopoo Argus MT & XT

4.2/5

8.5

Voopoo Argus MT and Argus XT - 3
Design — 9.0
Build Quality — 9.0
Performance — 8.0
Flavor (MAAT Tank New) — 8.0

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Our Verdict

The Voopoo Argus MT & Argus XT are the newest addition to the Voopoo Argus line. Both kits are sleek, compact and have a sophisticated design that effortlessly combines metal and matches it with leather in an elegant design. I have to say that they are outdoorsy and straightforward-to-use kits. Both kits feature a simple and user-friendly UI which makes them perfect for beginner vapers. 

You get the choice between a 21700 external battery with the Argus XT, or a 3000mAh internal battery with the Argus MT, allowing you to make your choice depending on what you prefer. 

The IP68 rating makes these mods resistant to dust/water/shock, and the mechanical slide-to-lock switch is a great idea which I think should become an industry standard. Included with both kits is the MAAT 510 tank, which features plug-and-play coils and delivers great flavor.

As for the bad, the lanyard hole bothers my hand placement, as I have large hands. The USB dust cover on the Argus XT rattles a bit, but hopefully they’ll fix this issue. As for the MAAT Tank, the stainless steel finish looks good on the carbon fiber Argus XT, but in my opinion, it looks horrible on the pearl white Argus MT. In the end my negatives are mostly subjective nitpicking.

All in all, these are awesome kits from Voopoo. I would gladly recommend both of these kits to all levels of experience. The one that you should choose will depend on whether you prefer an internal battery (Argus MT) or an external battery (Argus XT).

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Voopoo’s latest vape mods are here and they are the newest additions to their ‘Argus’ line of products. Joining the family is the Argus XT and Argus MT, two devices that are very similar to each other, but there are a few key differences between them.

The Argus XT takes either a single 21700 or 18650 battery and the maximum wattage will be either 100W or 80W depending on which battery you use. The Argus MT, on the other hand, comes with a built-in 3000mAh battery and will fire at up to 100W.

Both mods are IP68 rated as water and dust resistant, and both are also shock resistant. An noteworthy feature of these mods is that they each feature a physical locking switch on the front of the devices.

The Argus XT and Argus MT kits each come with Voopoo’s MAAT Tank (New), which is an upgraded version of their original MAAT tank. Each kit comes with two TPP coils.

Voopoo have been in the vaping industry for a while, and during that time they’ve grown to become one of the largest and most popular vaping manufacturers. We’ve reviewed a bunch of Voopoo’s products, with the most recent being the DRAG E60 and H80S pod mods, and the V MATE E and VMATE Infinity Edition pod vapes.

Are Voopoo’s latest vape mods worth adding to your collection? If they are, which one should you get? I’ll answer these questions and more in this review.


Box Contents

Voopoo Argus XT
1 x Voopoo Argus XT Mod
1 x MAAT Tank New
1 x TPP-DM2 coil
1 x TPP-DM1 coil
Spare O-Rings
1 x 18650 battery adapter (Battery not included)
1 x USB Type C cable
1 x User Manual

Voopoo Argus MT
1 x Voopoo Argus MT Mod
1 x MAAT Tank New
1 x TPP-DM2 coil
1 x TPP-DM4 coil
1 x Spare O-Rings
1 x USB Type C cable
1 x User Manual


Specifications

  • Size: 145x40x30mm (MT) / 148×34.5x37mm (XT)
  • Battery: 3000mAh (internal) (MT) / 1×18650 or 21700 (not included) (XT)
  • Output: 5-100W (0-8.5V)
  • User modes: Variable Wattage, Smart, Turbo and TC
  • Type C USB charging – 3A charge rate
  • Resistance range: 0.05-3ohm
  • Material: Leather and Zinc Alloy
  • IP68 Tri-proof rating – Water resistant, dust resistant and shock resistant
  • GENE.TT 2.0 chip set
  • Mechanical slide-to-lock switch
  • 510 connection

Design & Build Quality

  • Voopoo Argus MT and Argus XT - 1 copy

The Voopoo Argus MT & XT kits come in beautiful aluminum cases with a paper sleeve that has all of the relevant information like box contents and features on it. At first glance,these mods look a lot like a mod from Geekvape. Both Argus mods are relatively similar to each other besides a few key differences between them. 

The Voopoo Argus MT & XT Mods both have a hexagonal shape. The 510 plate has no visible screws and the floating pin is gold plated. The threads are smooth when screwing or unscrewing the tank. A 28mm atomizer would be the biggest size that would fit comfortably on these mods.

The first main difference between these two mods is the internal/external battery between the Voopoo Argus MT (internal battery) & XT (external battery). Depending on the type of battery inserted (21700 or 18650) the Argus XT will have either 100W or 80W of power available respectively, a neat safety feature from VooPoo. The Argus MT is not affected by this due to the internal battery and has 100W of power available depending on the coil type and/or setting (RBA mode).

The second difference is the placement of the up and down buttons; on the Argus MT the buttons are horizontal, while on the Argus XT, the buttons are vertical.

The third difference is the positioning of the slide-to-lock switch. The Argus MT has it right below the screen in a very inconspicuous spot, while the slide-to-lock switch on the Argus XT sits above the firing button. The Argus XT also has a third setting on the slide-to-lock switch which locks the wattage settings, allowing you to use and fire the mod instead of completely locking the device.

Voopoo Argus XT - Battery Compartment

This physical switch is great because you’ll never have to worry about accidentally pressing the fire button in your pocket; just slide the switch and no more pocket firing! I would’ve loved having a wattage only lock switch on the Argus MT as well, but as it stands, the switch only has 2 settings to lock or unlock the MT.

The Voopoo Argus MT & XT Mod are both IP68 Tri-proof rated making them water resistant, dust resistant and shock resistant. I love the style of the Voopoo Argus MT & XT Mods, especially the pearl white Argus MT mod that I received. These mods are available in these color options: Graphite, Dark Blue, Pearl White (Argus MT only), Lime Green, Silver Grey ( Argus XT only), and Carbon Fiber.

The branding is kept to a minimum which in my opinion gives the devices a rather premium feel and look. The shape and weight are comfortable to hold and carry around in your hand. On one side you have the name of the Gene TT chip, and on the back there is a high-end faux leather grip that is embossed with the Argus MT/XT logo. The leather has a nice feel and adds a nice grip/texture. The shape and weight are comfortable to hold and carry around but I consider it to be too heavy to carry around your neck using the lanyard hole. 

Near the bottom of the mods there is a hidden USB port that has a flip open cover which maintains the IP68 protection.


Voopoo Argus XT/MT Features & Functions

Voopoo Argus XT - Screen

The screen and font is bright and massive and has all of the important visual info like wattage, mode (Smart, RBA, Turbo and TC), battery life bar and percentage, resistance, volts, puff counter and seconds fired.

The button is a pleasant size and extremely responsive. It takes 5 clicks to turn on, and 5 clicks to turn it off. Pressing the up and down wattage buttons at the same time takes you into the menu system of the devices. The 4 menu options are mode, setting, about the device and exit. The mode system has 4 varied settings. Smart mode automatically adjusts the wattage setting according to the coil recommendations. RBA mode allows you to manually adjust the wattage to your liking. Turbo mode is a setting that is said to increase the vapor volume by 25% in the first second, but honestly I don’t feel or see much of a difference from the other modes. Finally, TC mode allows you to use temperature control. The setting option menu enables you to clear the puff counter and increase or decrease the brightness and/or display time.

The Argus MT and XT employ a smart battery management system, which includes a high-precision temperature sensor that can monitor the battery temperature while in use and keep the device safe. When the battery temperature reaches 60 degrees Celsius, the Argus MT/XT will immediately stop working for 30 seconds.

Here are the seven standard safety protection modes, so you can use these product with peace of mind: overtime protection, low battery protection, overload protection, output over current protection, short circuit protection, over temperature protection, reverse battery protection.

The base on the Argus MT has a rubber pad which I like as it prevents damaging the mod and stops it from making a loud noise when you put it down somewhere. Plus, I find that it provides a bit of stability when it’s stood up.  However, on the Argus XT the bottom of the mod is plastic and that’s where the battery hatch for your external battery is located. The battery door seems to be well made for a hinge type of door with a type of rubber/silicone to help retain the IP68 rating.


MAAT Tank (New)

Voopoo Argus XT Kit - MAAT Tank New

The MAAT bubble glass tank holds 6.5ml of ejuice which lasted me all day, and the tank has a diameter of 26mm. The drip tip is a replaceable 810 sized drip tip with 2 o-rings on it. A simple quarter turn to remove the top cap gives you access to the fill  ports. A neat feature is that the top of the tank has a layer of silicone membrane covering it to help prevent any leaking. There are two small silicone fill port holes on each side which open up when inserting the bottle nozzle, and self-close after.

The overall look and design of this tank is, let’s just say, a little different. The MAAT tank is not the prettiest, but the flavor and longevity from the TPP coils far exceeds the PNP coils. It has a 26mm diameter and will hold 6.5ml of ejuice (which is pretty great). 

The two-sided airflow control on the bottom is a little different than what I’m used to, but easily adjustable. Where other tanks have the coil connecting directly to the 510 plate at the base of the tank, in the airflow control area, the Maat tank has an ingenious crater style design to prevent leaks and improve air intake. 

This unique crater structure drains condensate downwards and isolates it in the bottom of the tank. This means that even if ejuice does leak out of the bottom of the coil, it gets caught in the bowl and doesn’t leak out the airflow holes. It’s a small but great feature that makes a big difference. This tank is essentially ‘leak proof’, although I did notice some liquid in the crater bowl. None leaked out and reached the 510 plate though.

Voopoo Argus XT Kit - MAAT Tank New Fill Port

Underneath the top-cap and right under the drip tip there is a round piece of metal that goes directly inside the center of the tank. This ensures a seamless vaping experience with no leaking or lost vapor.

The MAAT tank uses Voopoo’s TPP Coil Series and they come in four different resistances:

  • 0.15ohm TPP-DM1 Coils (rated for 60-80W)
  • 0.2ohm TPP-DM2 Coils (rated for 40-60W)
  • 0.15ohm TPP-DM3 Coils (rated for 80-100W)
  • 0.3ohm TPP-DM4 Coils (rated for 32-40W)

You get two coils with each device: the Argus MT comes with one DM2 and one DM4 coil, with the Argus XT comes with one DM2 and one DM1 coil. Make sure to properly prime each coil before use.

Another nice feature of this tank is the airflow design. There are two large airflow slots and these feed into the crater bowl and then up through the coil. I vaped it with the airflow fully open and it’s a slightly restricted direct to lung draw that is smooth, free of turbulence, and relatively quiet. 

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.


Verdict

The Voopoo Argus MT & Argus XT are the newest addition to the Voopoo Argus line. Both kits are sleek, compact and have a sophisticated design that effortlessly combines metal and matches it with leather in an elegant design. I have to say that they are outdoorsy and straightforward-to-use kits. Both kits feature a simple and user-friendly UI which makes them perfect for beginner vapers. 

You get the choice between a 21700 external battery with the Argus XT, or a 3000mAh internal battery with the Argus MT, allowing you to make your choice depending on what you prefer. The IP68 rating makes these mods resistant to dust/water/shock, and the mechanical slide-to-lock switch is a great idea which I think should become an industry standard. Included with both kits is the MAAT 510 tank, which features plug-and-play coils and delivers great flavor. 

As for the bad, the lanyard hole bothers my hand placement, as I have large hands. The USB dust cover on the Argus XT rattles a bit, but hopefully they’ll fix this issue. As for the MAAT Tank, the stainless steel finish looks good on the carbon fiber Argus XT, but in my opinion, it looks horrible on the pearl white Argus MT. In the end my negatives are mostly subjective nitpicking.

All in all, these are awesome kits from Voopoo. I would gladly recommend both of these kits to all levels of experience. The one that you should choose will depend on whether you prefer an internal battery (Argus MT) or an external battery (Argus XT).

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Sam Morris

I was a cigarette smoker for 9 years. I started vaping in 2019 and fully converted to a combustion-free life shortly after. Since then, I've become knowledgeable in all things vaping, and love sharing what I've learned with others. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and watching Sunday night football. I'm an avid user of sub-ohm tanks, pod vapes, and MTL RTAs.

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