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Voopoo Drag X Pro Review: Powerful Pod Mod Performance

Drag X Pro

9.7
Design 10.0
Build Quality 9.5
Pod & Coils 9.0
Performance 10.0
Flavor 10.0

Pros

  • Great looking design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Reliable performance
  • Large pod capacity
  • Airflow can be adjusted for DTL or MTL vaping
  • Large amount of coils available for TPP X Pod tank
  • Really good flavor
  • Good battery life thanks to 21700 battery compatibility
  • Capable of TC

Cons

  • Large portion of UI taken up by useless puff time graph
  • Does not include MTL coils

Voopoo has been expanding their Drag series at a rapid pace and the latest device to join the family is the Drag X Pro. This is not to be confused with the Drag X Plus or recently released Drag X Plus Pro. It’s confusing, I know. 

While the Drag X Pro is similar to these two devices, the difference is that it does not have a 510 connector. It uses a pod-style tank which makes it the successor to the Drag X pod mod that was released last year.

A lot of people in the vaping community seem to like pod mods, and it’s easy to see why: they offer a large battery capacity, can fire at relatively high wattages, and can deliver flavor comparable to that of a sub ohm tank. Add to this a pod style tank that makes it easy to fill and swap coils and it’s no wonder that companies like Voopoo are releasing these devices left and right.

The Drag X Pro has adjustable power up to 100W, a max output of 8.5V, and uses Voopoo’s new GENE.FAN 3.0 chipset. It takes either a single 21700 or 18650 battery (adapter included) and it comes with the TPP X Pod tank which is compatible with all TPP and PnP coils.

This kit was sent to me directly by Voopoo for this review.


Box ContentsVoopoo Drag X Pro Box Contents

  • 1 x Drag X Pro Device
  • 1 x TPP X Pod Tank
  • 1 x TPP-DM3 0.15Ω Coil
  • 1 x TPP-DM2 0.20Ω Coil
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Specifications

  • Zinc-Alloy + Leather
  • 5-100W Wattage Output
  • 8.5V Maximum Voltage
  • Single 21700 or 18650 Battery
  • Physical Locking Switch
  • Smart, RBA, and TC Modes
  • Draw/Button Activated
  • 5.5ml Pod Capacity

Design & Build

  • Voopoo Drag X Pro 1

First and foremost, the Drag X Pro is tall for a single battery mod. It’s noticeably taller than other single battery mods but the height looks good. It gives your full hand somewhere to comfortably grip and the leather pad at the back extends up nearly the full length of the device. I don’t mind the height. 

The leather pad is the most prominent feature of the Drag X Pro. I have the ‘Sahara Brown’ and although I’m not a fan of the color, the leather is nice. It’s smooth and semi-firm with a bit of give when you squeeze it. DRAG X PRO is embossed in large letters. I think that on some of the other colors it looks great, just this brown is not at all my preference.

The rest of the frame is made of zinc-alloy. This makes it not too heavy, but there is a nice weight to this mod. It feels overall very solid in the hand and the satin silver frame looks and feels good. The design of the Drag X Pro is very Voopoo and unmistakably a ‘Drag’ mod. It looks modern and fresh — definitely a device that came out in 2021.

You can use either a 21700 battery or an 18650 with the Drag X Pro. It comes with an adapter for an 18650 battery so you just have to slip it into the sleeve and you’re set. The battery sits snug and using either type of battery produces no battery rattle. 

The battery door unlocks by sliding the switch and it seems sturdy, although I can’t speak for long term durability. I’m personally not a fan of hinged battery doors as they tend to break eventually and I would have much preferred a threaded battery cap. The bottom of the door has rubber feet to keep the mod from sliding around on your desk. A nice, thoughtful touch.

Moving on to the face of the Drag X Pro, you’ll find a circular fire button, a screen, two adjustment buttons, a switch, and a Type-C charging port. This circular fire button has become a signature of recent Voopoo mods and on the Drag X Pro it’s much the same as we’ve seen before. It’s concave and takes what I feel is the perfect amount of pressure to activate. The same goes for the adjustment buttons.

A new addition that I really like is the mode/power switch. By sliding the switch you can either lock/unlock the entire device (including the fire button), or turn the power on or off. What you want the switch to do can be chosen in the modes menu. I think the physical switch is a great addition. It just makes it quicker and easier to lock or unlock.

The screen is a full color TFT display. It’s bright, sports a high resolution, and it’s easy to read. This display is similar to the display on other Voopoo devices.

Up top there’s an airflow control dial that is ribbed for aesthetics and to make adjustments easier. There are two airflow slots but this can be cut down to two pin holes if you want a MTL vape. It’s an odd airflow setup but I’ll discuss how well it does or doesn’t work later on.

The top of the Drag X Pro has two spring loaded, gold plated contacts. The pod attaches by way of magnets and it’s a firm connection with no chance of the pod accidentally coming detached.

As usual from Voopoo, the Drag X Pro is a mod with a nice design and equally nice build quality. My list of complaints is short: I’m not a fan of the Sahara Brown color, and I would have preferred the hinged battery door to be a threaded cap system instead. I have to say, Voopoo has done a good job with this aspect of the Drag X Pro.


TPP X Pod Tank

  • Voopoo Drag X Pro TPP X Pod Tank 4

The new TPP X Pod tank comes with the Drag X Pro kit and it has a few nifty features that are really quite useful. The tank has a large 5.5ml capacity, the same capacity as the previous TPP Pod Tank, so it can hold a lot of ejuice. The satin silver finish on the tank matches the frame on the Drag X Pro and they pair together nicely. The drip tip is a black 810 that is removable and on the top of the top cap is a black translucent ring that says “Designed by Voopoo, Adapt TPP Coils”. 

I think that the previous TPP Tank actually looks better, but I don’t mind how this tank looks. Aside from the looks, the TPP X Tank has a few features that are an improvement from the TPP Tank. One feature is the fill method which is very unique. 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. Innovative and interesting for certain!

The other improvement is that the tank is completely clear and free of any sort of tint. The tank also sits completely above the battery compartment and this leaves your remaining ejuice in full view. 

The TPP X Pod tank is compatible with all of Voopoo’s TPP and PnP coils and there are 13 coils to choose from. The kit comes with a TPP-DM3 0.15Ω Coil and a TPP-DM2 0.20Ω Coil, both DL coils, but there are higher resistance MTL coils available too.


Features & FunctionsVoopoo Drag X Pro Display

The Drag X Pro is a relatively high powered pod mod. It is meant to replace your single battery mod or pod vape with a convenient device that still delivers on performance. With that said, it has a few more modes and features than your average pod vape and the fact that it can take a single 21700 battery means you’ll get longer battery life too.

This pod mod can fire up to 100W and features Smart mode, RBA mode, and even TC mode (the software update has to be downloaded from Voopoo’s website here). 

Smart mode automatically adjusts the wattage and sets a maximum wattage output for each PnP or TPP 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.

The screen on the Drag X Pro is 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. Pretty much useless if you ask me. The screen real estate would have been better off without this crowding up the screen.

Holding both adjustment buttons takes you into the settings menu. Here you can change the function of the switch to turn the power on/off or to lock the entire device. You can also switch modes between Smart mode and RBA mode.


Drag X Pro Button Combinations

  • Power on or off: Press the fire button 5 times (or use the switch if you have it set).
  • Enter settings menu: Hold both adjustment buttons.
  • Clear puff counter: Hold the left adjustment button and power button.
  • Lock device: Slide the switch (default setting).

PerformanceVoopoo Drag X Pro 5

Two coils come with the Drag X Pro:

  • 1 x TPP-DM3 0.15Ω Coil
  • 1 x TPP-DM2 0.20Ω Coil

I used 6mg nicotine strength ejuices with these coils which varied from 70VG to 80VG. These coils are both DL coils so unfortunately I could not test out the MTL effectiveness of the Drag X Pro and will be sticking to the DL performance.

The DM3 0.15Ω coil is made for high wattage vaping. It’s recommended to be used from 80-100W which is right at the upper limit of the Drag X Pro’s output capabilities. I like that Voopoo included this coil rather than one that was meant for lower wattages because it allowed me to test out how the Drag X Pro performs at its maximum. 

The results? I would say that it fairs well actually, but I did have a small issue; in Smart mode it would not allow me to go past 80W. The coil was reading as the correct resistance of 0.15Ω but because the DM1 coil which is rated for 60-80W is also 0.15Ω, I’m guessing it limited the power to that coil’s maximum. This was easily fixed by going into RBA mode and afterwards I was able to push it to the full 100W. 

At 100W it’s a warm vape but due to the low resistance of this coil it still only outputs around 3.9V. This coil could definitely take 105-110W so it’s a shame that the Drag X Pro doesn’t go just a little bit higher. But still, the flavor is nice and the clouds are truly massive. At 100W this coil isn’t making any top lists for flavor but it’s still very good and I did not mind using this coil for extended periods of time. This coil drinks ejuice and even a 21700 battery gets drained fast at 100W so, out of the two coils that come with the Drag X pro, this isn’t my preferred coil. It is a solid coil though and certainly worth using.

The DM2 coil is the one to use. This coil is a mid wattage coil that is meant to be used at 40-60W. The flavor at 60W is intense and exactly what I want to get from a sub ohm vape. At anything lower than the mid 50’s wattage range the vapor is a little too cool for me but you may find your preferences are different. Out of the two coils, this is the one to use for the best flavor and best vaping experience.

The airflow control is something that I want to touch on. The included coils aren’t made for MTL vaping so if you want to get everything that you can out of the Drag X Pro, you will have to pick up some MTL coils. Even without the MTL Coils, I closed the airflow down to the pinholes and lowered the wattage on the 0.20Ω coil just to test it out. In all honesty, even with a coil meant for DTL vaping, it’s not a bad MTL experience. A little hard on the lungs for sure, but with a dedicated MTL coil at a lower wattage it seems like the draw would be spot on.

A big improvement with this tank is that there are no leaking issues. It seems that previous Voopoo tanks always had an issue with leaking (I’m looking at you, TPP Pod tank), but the bottom of these coils and my AFC stayed bone dry throughout my use.

The Drag X Pro itself is a well performing pod mod. It is able to accurately identify the resistance of the coil you’re using and then set the wattage limits appropriately. I can’t fault it for not knowing the difference between two 0.15Ω coils; that wouldn’t be fair. In general, this is great for newer vapers because it will let them vape without worry of if they’re vaping at the correct wattage. There’s enough other things to learn when you first start vaping and the important thing is not smoking cigarettes. 


Verdict

Voopoo has done a solid job here with the Drag X Pro. I feel like this really takes their pod mods to a new level; one that is closer in competition with sub ohm tanks and single battery mods than before. The Drag X Pro and its maximum wattage of 100W gives you plenty of power for sub ohm vaping and this in turn means larger clouds. The flavor from the TPP X Pod tank is excellent, especially with the DM2 0.20Ω coil, so you won’t be missing out on flavor either.

If you have the first generation Drag X, is this worth upgrading to? Well, the Drag X Pro gets you 21700 battery compatibility, an increased 100W and 8.5V output limit, a larger tank capacity, a fresher design, better MTL capabilities, and more. 

I think that this is one of those cases where the upgrade is definitely worth it. You get what is essentially an entirely redesigned device that better accomplishes what the pod mod segment is all about. I highly recommend that  you check out the Drag X Pro.

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Danielle

I started vaping a few years back to quit smoking cigarettes. Many tries later, and I've been smoke free since 2015. Going from being a pack a day smoker, vaping changed my life for the better. Now, I want to help other smokers make the switch.

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