Innokin MVP 3 Pro Intro
In this review we take a look at the Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0 Pro. The MVP 3.0 Pro is an improved version on the old iTaste MVP 3.
This device was kindly given to us by Innokin for reviewing purposes.
Innokin MVP 3 Pro Specs and Features
- Built-in 4500 mAh polymer Li-Ion rechargable battery
- Variable Voltage: 3.0V – 9.0V in 0.1 volt increments
- Variable Wattage: 6.0W – 60.0W, 0.5 watt increments
- Standby current: 200uA max
- Maximum output Current: 17.5A
- Atmomizer Resistance: 0.2 ohm (minimum)
- Utilizes vRMS DC Current – Power deviation is held within .1 watts
- OLED Screen providing full readouts for battery life, output and ohm reading
- 510 spring loaded pin
- Stainless steel threading
- Integrated Micro USB Cable at the base
- Output port: DC5v/1A
Differences between the old MVP 3 and newer MVP 3 Pro
- Doubled the max wattage from 30W to 60W
- Minimum resistance is now 0.2 ohm instead of 0.4ohm
- Battery is now a 4400mAh battery instead of 3800mAh one
- Comes with many improvements over the old MVP 3 box mod, but is also cheaper!
What hasn’t changed?
- Outside looks
- Spring loaded pin
- Mini USB charging capability
Good Improvements over the Original MVP 3
I like that Innokin quickly took on board what people were saying about the original MVP 3 and came back with a much improved version. The MVP 3 Pro now features some much needed improvements. The minimum resistance is 0.2ohm instead of 0.4ohm, which is great for sub ohm tanks and low ohm RDA builds. The max wattage is now double what it used to be at 60W. Again this is a much needed change, for the newer higher wattage tanks and clearomizers that have recently been released. Lastly the battery capacity has been increased to 4400mAh from 2800mAh. This means the new battery will quite literally last you days and days.
Massive Battery Life
You will get a good couple of days’ worth of vaping from the MVP 3 pro battery if vaping around 30W on a 0.5ohm coil. Obviously lower ohm coils and higher wattages will require more battery power, but it should still last you a full days’ worth of vaping!
Good Max Wattage and 0.2ohm Minimum Resistance
The older MVP 3 was just not powerful enough for its size and price. You now have sub ohm tanks flooding the market where you will be needing 40-60W for some of their lower resistance coils. The new 60W max on the MVP Pro is great for the majority of these tanks.
The MVP 3.0 Pro can also fire down to 0.2ohm, which is again much needed in this current sub ohm vaping market. We have a lot of coils and builds that are around the 0.2ohm mark, so having this capability is in my opinion a must and something that was lacking on the old device.
Sturdy and Robust
As with the old MVP 3, the MVP 3 Pro is extremely robust and solid. I am pretty sure you can take a hammer to it and it will still be working afterwards (don’t want to try this though!). The Innokin devices are really high quality these days and the electrics are usually all very well done as well. However, being that robust does mean the MVP3 pro is quite heavy and isn’t the most ergonomic of devices.
Good Big Screen
The screen on the Innokin MVP 3 Pro is one of the best screens around. The writing is nice and large and can be read extremely easy. Even those with poor eyesight will be able to read the screen without any issues.
Spring Loaded Pin
You still see some box mods these days without a spring loaded pin. Luckily the MVP 3 Pro comes with a nice gold plated 510 spring loaded pin for a great connection with all tanks and RDAs. The MVP 3 Pro also comes with an ego adapter, should you want to use any ego type devices.
Cable to Charge other Devices
The MVP 3 Pro features a mini USB cable that is tucked away at the bottom of the device. This means you can charge other electrical devices with a mini USB connection. Just to give you an idea as to how good the battery is on the MVP 3 pro, you can charge a Samsung S5 several times over with just one battery life! This is a handy feature to have in case your phone or other box mods die.
Innokin have loweredthe price of the MVP3 Pro compared to the previous MVP 3. I think the previous MVP 3 was retailing around $70, which was a touch on the high side, but the newer version now retails around $55, which is not a bad price at all considering the quality and specs of this device.
Heavy and Bulky
When you compare the MVP 3 Pro to box mods like the Coolfire IV, Kanger Subox and the iStick 50W you will find that the MVP 3 Pro is quite a bit heavier. It is also not the most streamlined and sleek looking box mod. It is still very much a “box” mod in its shape and design. It does, however sit well in your hand and the coating is very nice on the outside, but it is still a touch on the large and heavy side. If you want something smaller then look at the Kanger Subox or Innokin Coolfire IV.
Battery Takes Ages to Charge
The battery life is absolutely awesome, which is a big positive, but being a non-removable lipo it also takes a good 5 hours to recharge! The MVP 3 Pro does have pass through charging, so you can carry on vaping whilst it is charging through your laptop or PC.
No Temp Control
This isn’t a major negative, but there are a lot of temp control box mods coming out right now, so it would be good to see the next version of this box mod feature temperature control!
I am a big fan of the Innokin devices, as they are very well made devices. Innokin really do take on board the feedback the community give them and implement this into their work. The MVP 3 Pro is a big improvement over the original and Innokin have introduced some much needed improvements. The lower minimum resistance at 0.2ohm, the higher wattage at 60W and the larger battery capacity are all great improvements and things we liked about this box mod.
The MVP 3 Pro is a box mod for those who want something that is solid and feels a little bit weightier in the hand that has the ability to sub ohm vape with the lastest sub ohm clearomizers on the market. The 60W max wattage gives you plenty of flexibility when it comes to the devices you can vape with this box mod. I have no doubt this device will last you years as the previous Innokin box mods have done in the past.
Overall we really like the MVP 3 Pro and think it is a top quality box mod, albeit slightly on the heavier side!