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Voopoo Drag H40 Review: A Compact Pod Mod for DTL

VOOPOO DRAG H40

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The simplicity of the DRAG H40 is definitely one of its biggest selling points. It’s a compact device that still delivers flavor, ample power, and good clouds, all while being straightforward to use. If you’re a DL vaper who wants something more portable than a box mod and tank setup, the H40 could be the device for you.

In many ways the H40 is similar to the E60 and H80S, only less complex. I think that I preferred the top filled pod on the E60 and H80S over this side filled pod, but that all comes down to personal preference. Of course, the larger 5ml capacity of this new pod is nice, though.

I don’t have much bad to say about the H40 other than it being a little heavy. You also don’t get any MTL coils included which could be a con depending on what type of vaper you are.

In general though, the H40 is a solid little pod mod that can put out clouds much larger than you would expect. If you’re a beginner after a simple pod device for freebase ejuices then I can easily recommend checking this device out.

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The Voopoo Drag H40 is a new, small pod mod from the brand that is known for their well-built and flavorful devices. It’s similar in design to the H80S, only the H40 is much smaller and much more simple to operate. If you wanted a more beginner-friendly H80S then the H40 might be what you’re looking for.

The H40 can fire at up to 40W and features only two modes: RBA and SMART. It comes with the upgraded PNP POD II, and features airflow control which can be adjusted by rotating the pod. You get two coils in the box, a PNP-VM3 0.45Ω coil and a PNP-TW30 0.30Ω coil. The H40 has a 15000mAh battery that recharges with Type-C charging.

Like other PnP coils, the coils for the H40 are made to last. Voopoo claims that they can last for 35ml of eliquid before needing to be replaced, with very little flavor drop-off throughout their use.

Some of Voopoo’s other recent releases include the M100S single battery mod, and the Argus G & Argus POD SE pod vapes. The DRAG H40 is the newest member of the DRAG POD MOD family, which includes the DRAG E60, DRAG H80S, DRAG S, DRAG S PnP-X, DRAG S Pro, DRAG X, DRAG X PnP-X and DRAG X Pro.

This device was sent to me by VOOPOO for the purpose of this review.


Box Contents

  • Voopoo DRAG H40 Device
  • PnP POD II
  • PNP-VM3 0.45Ω coil
  • PNP-TW30 0.30Ω coil
  • User Manual
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • PnP Platform Card

Specifications

DRAG H40

  • Size: 104.5mm x 27.5mm x 26.1mm
  • Material: Zinc Alloy, Leather
  • GENE.AI Chipset
  • Output Power: 5-40W
  • Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2V
  • Battery Capacity: 1500mAh
  • 0.54” OLED Screen
  • Adjustable Airflow

PnP POD II

  • Capacity: 5ml / 2ml(TPD)
  • Material: PCTG
  • Compatible with PnP Coils
  • Side Filled

Design & Build Quality

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The DRAG H40 is similar to many of Voopoo’s other pod mod devices, only smaller. It has a pen shape that is taller than it is wide and it’s overall very compact for a device that can fire at up to 40W. It reminds me a lot of the H80S, only shorter.

The H40 is 104.5mm tall, 27.5mm wide, and 26.1mm deep. It’s a nice width and depth because the rounded shape fits nicely in my hand without having to scrunch it up to hold it. It’s also much shorter than the H80S, so I like the height too. It has a fair bit of weight to it, coming in at 103g with a half full pod, but it feels like it’s made to last.

The majority of the body is wrapped in leather which feels really high-quality. DRAG H40 is embossed in large font in the leather, with a smaller VOOPOO GENE.AI embossed on the other side. You won’t forget that this is a DRAG device, that’s for sure.

There are seven colors available, all of which I think are really nice. There are two gradient colors and five solid colors. The gradient colors are really nice, but equally attention grabbing. I’ve been using the Gun Metal color and it’s subtle, but classy and nice.

The front of the H40 has a 0.54” OLED screen. It’s quite small, and black and white, but it gets the job done. It’s bright enough to see outdoors and has all of the information you would need about your vape, so I can’t complain too much about it. 

Above the screen is a round power/fire button, and below the screen are two round adjustment buttons. All of the buttons feel clicky, responsive, and sturdy.

The top portion of the H40 features a large, thick metal bezel which also has the airflow control slots. You can simply rotate the pod to change the airflow, which is both easy and convenient.

The pod is the upgraded PNP POD II, which is not to be confused with the older PNP POD TANK II that comes with the E60 and H80S.

Even though they are both pod tanks, they are slightly different. The main difference is that this pod that comes with the H40 has a slightly larger 5ml capacity and is side filled (as opposed to the 4.5ml capacity, top fill of the POD TANK II). VOOPOO has told me that the E60 and H80S will also adopt this new upgraded pod in the future.


Features

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The DRAG H40 is a simple, beginners device. It uses the GENE.AI chipset to fire at up to 40W and features only two modes, SMART and RBA. It’s just an all-around easy device to use, so it’s perfect for new vapers who use freebase ejuice and want a portable device that can deliver on both flavor and clouds.

SMART mode is the one that most vapers will want to use for everyday vaping. It automatically adjusts the wattage to an ideal level when you insert the pod with a different coil and sets a maximum wattage that you can’t go past. This prevents you from pumping too much wattage through the coil and potentially getting a dry or burnt hit. 

RBA mode unlocks these wattage constraints and will allow you to set the wattage to wherever you like for each coil. This mode will also automatically set the wattage when you insert the pod with a different coil, but again, you can set the wattage to wherever you like. This mode is also what you would use if you pick up the RBA PnP Coil.

To change mode, press the fire buttons three times. You’ll see either “S” or “R” under the wattage, which indicates which mode you’re in. The screen also displays a battery lif indicator, your coil resistance, and a puff counter.

You can lock or unlock the device by pressing the fire button and up adjustment button. You can also clear the puff counter by pressing the fire button and down adjustment button. 

The H40 is compatible with Voopoo’s line of PnP coils, of which there are 9 compatible coils available. This gives you plenty of options for what resistance and vaping style you want. Plus, Voopoo’s PnP coils are known for being quite flavorful so they’re good coils all around.

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Like Voopoo’s H80S and E60 pod mods, the H40 features adjustable airflow. You can adjust the airflow by rotating the pod, which opens and closes the airflow slots built-into the device. With the included coils you can expect to get a light RDL to a DL experience right out of the box, although there are MTL coils that you can pick up too if that’s what you like.

There are two airflow slots and by rotating the pod you can close off both slots, close only one slot, or open up both slots. Adjusting the airflow is smooth and precise, allowing you to adjust the airflow to any position that you want.

The H40 has a 1500mAh battery which recharges with Type-C charging. Battery life has been pretty good, and I’ve gotten the most longevity out of the device by using the 0.45Ω coil at 30W. The 0.30Ω coil isn’t that much worse for battery life, but I found that I needed to have this coil at closer to the maximum 36W in order to get the best that it could deliver. Higher wattage = less battery life, but both coils got me through about two days of vaping on a single charge.


Performance

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As I’ve mentioned in this review, the DRAG H40 is a RDL/DL device out of the box. The included 0.45Ω and 0.30Ω coils are both DL coils, so you’ll want to use freebase nicotine ejuices in the 0 to 18mg range with these coils. Any higher strength will be harsh, and nicotine salt ejuices are a definite no-go with these coils. I used 6mg freebase ejuices for this review.

Although Voopoo doesn’t state the optimal PG/VG ratio for these coils, I think that sticking with a 60VG to 70VG ejuice is the way to go. That’s what I used for these coils and I didn’t have leaking or wicking issues, so I recommend staying in this range.

The 0.45Ω coil is a single mesh coil that, with the airflow open, delivers a touch of restriction with a DL draw. There’s plenty of flavor here and there are a lot of clouds too, which is surprising for the small size of the H40. This coil is a single mesh coil and I found it to be best at around 30W.  The recommended resistance range is 25-35W though, so there’s quite a bit of wiggle room to play around and find what you like best.

The 0.30Ω coil is a coil that I’ve used recently with the E60/H80S and the performance here with the H40 is the same. I found 35W to be the best for this coil for a good combination of flavor, warmth, and clouds, and I kept the airflow mid-way closed for a nice restricted DL draw. I would place this coil second for flavor behind the 0.45Ω coil but I enjoyed using it all the same.

I’ve refilled with each of these coils a number of times and, although there is a bit of a flavor drop, I’m still using them right now. They’ve remained good enough to continue using up to this point and I imagine I can get a few more refills out of each coil before needing to replace them.


Verdict

The simplicity of the DRAG H40 is definitely one of its biggest selling points. It’s a compact device that still delivers flavor, ample power, and good clouds, all while being straightforward to use. If you’re a DL vaper who wants something more portable than a box mod and tank setup, the H40 could be the device for you.

In many ways the H40 is similar to the E60 and H80S, only less complex. I think that I preferred the top filled pod on the E60 and H80S over this side filled pod, but that all comes down to personal preference. Of course, the larger 5ml capacity of this new pod is nice, though.

I don’t have much bad to say about the H40 other than it being a little heavy. You also don’t get any MTL coils included which could be a con depending on what type of vaper you are.

In general though, the H40 is a solid little pod mod that can put out clouds much larger than you would expect. If you’re a beginner after a simple pod device for freebase ejuices then I can easily recommend checking this device out.

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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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