Voopoo has just released a new iteration of their Drag X and Drag S kits. The devices themselves have been given a makeover with new leather panels, but the big difference is that these news kits come with Voopoo’s new PNP-X pod tank. Since the pod is the point of contact between the user and the flavor, a new pod can totally change the experience of using a device. But is that the case here? I intend to find out.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Drag X and Drag S, here is a quick rundown of the specs. These are ‘pod mods’ that have a proprietary connection and are only compatible with Voopoo’s pod tanks. You cannot use a tank with a 510 connector like you would on a ‘regular’ vape mod. The PNP-X pod tanks that come with the kits are compatible with all of Voopoo’s PnP coils.
Both devices use Voopoo’s GENE.TT chipset, have large full color screens, and a 5ml capacity pod. The Drag X & S are nearly identical but the big difference is that the S packs a built-in 2500mAh battery, while the X takes a single 18650. The Drag S will fire at up to 60W while the Drag X will fire at up to 80W.
Are the Drag X and Drag S PNP-X Kits worth buying? Keep reading for the full run-down.
- 1 x Drag S/X Device
- 1 x 5ml PNP-X Pod Tank
- 2 x PnP Coils (Drag S: 0.2ohm & 0.3ohm / Drag X: 0.15ohm & 0.3ohm)
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- Zinc Alloy & Leather Construction
- GENE.TT Chipset
- Drag S: 2500mAh Built-In Battery / Drag X: External Single 18650
- Drag S: 60W Max Output / Drag X: 80W Max Output
- Color Display
- 5ml Pod Capacity
- PnP Coil Family
- Airflow Adjustment
- Type-C Charging
Design & Build Quality
When I first received these two devices for review, I wasn’t sure what the difference was from the originals. Now, after using them for a few weeks, I can finally say that, aside from the new leather panel designs, there really are no differences. The Drag S and Drag X PNP-X Kits are essentially the same devices that I reviewed back in mid-2020, but now with the PNP-X pod tank.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Drag S and Drag X, I’ll break them down for you. They are good looking devices, no doubt about it. You can tell that they’re a part of the ‘Drag’ line of devices just from their design. The design of the frame is similar to Voopoo’s Drag 3 mod, as are the rounded buttons and their layout. The design lines are clean and modern and give the Drag X and Drag S a sophisticated look.
In addition to the sleek zinc alloy frame, the Drag S & X also have gorgeous back panels. These panels are the main difference from the originals and now come in 5 new “Knight” designs. They all have some type of medieval knight or armor embossed into the leather and I think that it is very well done.
The ‘Shield’ panel on my Drag S is a tanned leather with a gold frame, while the ‘Knight’ panel on my Drag X is a chestnut colored leather with a dark gray frame. These panels add a bit of cushion and they feel high quality. ‘DRAG’ is embossed in large lettering across each panel. I’m not sure if these are real leather panels but even if they aren’t, they’re close enough to the real thing that it’s impossible to tell the difference. These new designs still make the Drag S/X some of the best looking and most well-built pod devices out there.
You can adjust the airflow going to the pod by adjusting the knob on the back of the devices. There’s one airflow slot on each side of the device, just below where the pod sits. This knob is sturdy and opening or closing the airflow has a good amount of resistance. It’s not too loose nor too stiff.
The Drag X is 8mm taller than the Drag S at 127.5mm x 32.5mm x 28mm; the width and depth of the two devices are exactly the same. The Drag X is also slightly heavier than the Drag S. The added height and weight on the Drag X are due to the fact that it takes a single 18650 battery whereas the Drag S packs a built in 2500mAh battery. Both devices feel good in the hand, and thanks to the rounded back and cushiony leather grip, they’re more comfortable to use than the Vinci line of devices.
Both devices have an identical full color display. The screen is bright, even outdoors, and the text is crisp and easy to read. The fire button, located just above the screen, is firm and responsive. The adjustment buttons, located just below the screen, are similar in feel.
The PNP-X Pod tank attaches to the devices magnetically and sits firmly in place. These new knight series devices are compatible with the original Drag S/X pod tanks, and the PNP-X Pod tank will work on the original Drag S and Drag X Devices. The TPP X pod tank that comes with the Drag X Pro will also work with the Drag S and Drag X.
PNP-X Pod Tank
The PNP-X Pod Tank is the big differentiator from the original Drag S and Drag X kits. It’s very similar to the TPP X Pod tank that comes with the Drag X Pro kit, but there are some key differences. For one, the PNP-X pod tank is smaller than the TPP X pod tank. It also is only compatible with Voopoo’s PNP coils and will not take TPP coils (they are too big).
The tank has a large 5ml capacity so it can hold a lot of ejuice. The finish on the tank matches the frame on the device and they pair together nicely. The drip tip is a black 510 that is removable and swappable, and on the top of the top cap is a black translucent ring that says “Designed by Voopoo, Adapt TPP Coils”.
The fill method here is the same as the TPP X tank. There’s a black button on the side of the tank which you have to push in and slide the top cap to the left (clockwise). This reveals the rubber bung for the fill port. This fill method makes it extremely unlikely that you will have any leaking from the fill port, even if the bung isn’t completely sealed.
Another nice thing about the PNP-X tank is that it’s completely clear and free of any sort of tint. The Tank also sits completely above the battery compartment which makes it easy to see how much ejuice you have left in your tank.
The PNP-X Pod tank is compatible with all of Voopoo’s PnP coils and there are 9 coils to choose from. The Drag S kit comes with a PNP-VM1 0.30Ω Coil and a PNP-VM5 0.20Ω Coil. The Drag X kit comes with a PNP-VM1 0.30Ω coil and a PNP-VM6 0.15Ω coil. These are DL coils, but there are higher resistance MTL coils available to be purchased separately too, like the TIM1, TM2, and TR1.
Features & Functions
The Drag X & Drag S use Voopoo’s GENE.TT chipset. The screens on the Drag X & S are bright and crisp and look very nice.
The screens are nice and the UI is attractive but a little cluttered. A large portion of the screen is taken up by a series of bars that fill up according to the length of your puff; not very useful. The screen real estate would have been better off without this crowding up the screen.
The screen displays all the things that you would expect to see like your wattage, coil resistance, voltage, mode (smart or RBA), and a puff counter.
Smart mode automatically adjusts the wattage and sets a maximum wattage output for each PnP coil that you use. This is helpful for new vapers who don’t know what wattage they should vape at with a particular coil as it will prevent the wattage from being set too high and burning the coil out. If you want to be free to set your wattage yourself then you can change to the RBA mode which allows you to set the wattage to anything you like. Press the fire button 3 times quickly to change between modes.
The Drag S will fire at up to 60W and features both draw or button activated firing. The Drag X on the other hand will fire at up to 80W but only features button activated firing. Both devices will auto detect the coil that you insert and automatically set the power to the recommended wattage.
Drag X & Drag S Button Combinations
- Power ON/OFF: Click the fire button 5 times.
- Change Modes: Click the fire button three times to change between ‘smart’ and ‘RBA’ mode. The Drag S also lets you change between draw and button activated firing.
- Lock/Unlock the device (including fire button): Hold the up adjustment button and power button.
- Clear the puff counter: Hold the bottom adjustment button and power button.
Battery Life & Charging
The Drag S houses a built-in 2500mAh battery and charges using a Type-C cable. The Drag X is a single 18650 battery mod and as such the battery life will depend on the battery that you use. But from my experience, the Drag S lasts for close to two full pods on a single charge (almost 9ml) and that’s with the 0.3ohm coil at 40W. The Drag X with the 0.15ohm coil netted me about the same usage. I vaped close to two full pods at 50W with my LG HG2.
As for charging times, I only timed the Drag S. While the Drag X can be used to charge the 18650 battery, I wouldn’t recommend it. I personally use an external vape battery charger to charge my vape batteries and you should too. The Drag S charged in just about an hour and 20 minutes. That’s not lightning quick by any means but it’s also not bad considering the large 2500mAh battery.
Everything about the Drag S and Drag X up to this point are basically identical to the originals. However, the performance has changed a bit and it’s for the better. This comes down to the new PNP-X pod tank which, in my opinion, does improve the flavor output of these devices. They were already good to begin with when using the original tanks, so this only makes these great pod mods even better.
The 0.3Ω PNP coil is a coil that I’ve used many times so I’m familiar with the performance. This coil comes with both the Drag S and Drag X PNP-X kits and the performance with either device is the same. It’s a very good vape at 40W, which is the maximum recommended wattage for the coil. The vapor is warm and the flavor is very, very good. Leaving the airflow about a third of the way closed was the best with this coil. This coil does struggle with higher VG ejuices and chain vaping, but lower than 70VG does just fine.
The 0.2Ω coil is also a good one. This coil comes with the Drag S but not the Drag X. The wattage range is 40-60W and at 50W it’s even warmer than the 0.30Ω coil. Again, airflow a third of the way closed is the perfect setting for this coil but you can close it even more for an even warmer vape. I would say that the flavor is just as good as the 0.30Ω coil and it’s hard to call a clear winner between the two.
The 0.15Ω coil comes only with the Drag X. This one is still the best of the three, even with the new PNP-X pod tank. Flavor is amazing and comparable to some good subohm tanks that I have used. I found that vaping it at 65W with the PNP-X tank provided the best experience and the best flavor and clouds. Leaving the airflow open is the best idea here, because otherwise it’s very hot. This coil really delivers the flavor that you would expect from a DL device and makes the Drag X my preferred device to use out of the two.
The coils that come with the kits are all DL coils and are meant for use with regular ejuices that are 10mg or less. Don’t try using nic salts with these coils because you will regret it. Consider picking up one of the MTL coils like the TM1 or TM2 if you want to use nic salts.
I did experience some leaking with these pods and coils but nothing that I would call major. There was a little eliquid that collected in the bottom of the battery connection, but a quick wipe with a paper towel cleaned it right up.
I had no technical issues with either device. They both functioned smoothly and without fault throughout the entire duration of my testing. The only real ‘issue’ is that the Drag S and the draw activation doesn’t work great unless you close off the airflow nearly all the way, and that isn’t how I liked vaping these DL coils. With the MTL coils I’m sure it would be fine, but button activation is how you have to vape these DL coils that come with the Drag S.
The Drag S and Drag X PNP-X Kits are really great. The flavor from this new PNP-X pod tank is better than the original pod tank so it’s definitely the way to go if you’re thinking of picking up either of these two pod mods. But as I mentioned earlier, the PNP-X Pod tank will work on the original Drag S and Drag X Devices, and the TPP X pod tank that comes with the Drag X Pro will also work with the Drag S and Drag X. The performance of the PNP-X is also very similar to the TPP X pod tank.
This is a lot of information so I will break it down like this: if you already have a Drag S or Drag X device and don’t care for the new designs, you can just purchase the new PNP-X pod tank and have the increased performance and flavor benefits. Also, if you already have the Drag X Pro and Drag S/X, you can use the TPP-X pod tank interchangeably.
Now, if you don’t have any of these devices and want a pod mod, the new Drag S and Drag X are great devices and worth buying. I just don’t think that someone who already has the Drag S and Drag X should buy what is essentially the same device just for a new pod tank that they can buy separately. There are no real differences between these new devices and the old ones, so save yourself the money if you already own them.