SMOK Micro TFV8 Baby Beast Review

Bill has a look at the SMOK Micro TFV8, aka the Baby Beast to find out how it vapes compared to the poppa-bear-sized TFV8.

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SMOK TFV-8 Baby Beast

SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Intro

The SMOK Micro TFV8 Baby Beast Sub-Ohm Tank is the pint-sized little brother of SMOK’s TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank. Many of the specs for the Baby Beast are reductions of those for the Cloud Beast: size (height) of the Baby is about 1/3 less than the Cloud, eliquid capacity is 3 mL rather than 6 mL, and wattage ratings for the smaller-sized Baby Beast coil heads max out at less than half that of the respective Cloud Beast heads.

This is consistent with SMOK’s design and marketing strategy for sub-ohm tanks and heads — many sizes, from very large to very small, often in numerous steps. The TFV4 line has four sizes. Here, with the TFV8, SMOK apparently felt that two sizes was sufficient.

SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Tank Gallery

SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Specs and Features

Kit Content

  • 1 SMOK TFV8 Baby Tank
  • 1 V8 Baby-Q2 Coil Head
  • 1 Replacement Glass Tube
  • Spare Parts
  • Instruction Manual

Specifications

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 3 mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • Convenient Top-Fill Design with Hinge Lock
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • Black Delrin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
  • Patented Baby Turbo Engines Coil Structure
  • 0.2ohm V8 Baby-Q2 Dual Coil – rated 30-80W; sweet spot 55-65W
  • 0.15ohm V8 Baby-X4 Quad Coil – rated 30-70W; sweet spot 45-60W
  • 0.15ohm V8 Baby-T8 Octuple Coil – rated 50-100W sweet-spot 60-80W
  • V8 Baby RBA – Two-Post Deck
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless Steel and Black

Notable Remarks

Price

Online price for the Baby Beast ranges from $17-40.

Thoughts

SMOK TFV-8 Baby Beast Black

The Micro TFV8 Baby Beast is very similar to SMOK’s TFV4 Micro Tank, with the only substantive difference being their coil heads. The Baby Beast’s heads use what SMOK calls “Turbo Engine Coil Structure.”

So, just as SMOK’s TFV8 Cloud Beast is really the next generation TFV4 (like a version 2), the Baby Beast is SMOK’s next-gen upgrade to the Micro TFV4.

Performance

SMOK TFV-8 Baby Beast Coil Lineup

Like all the tanks in SMOK’s “Taste Furious” (TF) series, the Baby Beast performs well — slightly better than the TFV4 Micro. The new Turbo Engine coil heads do seem to improve upon the older TFV4 heads, but the performance enhancement in flavor and vapor production is incremental rather than spectacular — enough to notice, but not sufficient to generate major excitement.

We’ve apparently reached the point in sub-ohm clearomizer tank design where further improvements are no longer revolutionary. That’s not bad news, however, just the reality of how fast sophistication has been achieved in vaping hardware.

Likes

Small size
Great performance (slight improvement in flavor, vapor production and airflow)

Dislikes

Tank gets hot at higher wattage ranges
Performance isn’t that much better than earlier SMOK TF tanks

Verdict

If you don’t own a SMOK TFV4 Micro Tank, the TFV8 Baby Beast is an attractive alternative, especially for cloud chasers. If you own a TFV4 Micro, however, don’t expect a significant difference, since there isn’t much.

If you’ve never vaped any TF tanks, you’ll probably be impressed.

Recommended, but with the caveat that the Baby Beast isn’t a radical new design or a substantial improvement, just a natural evolutionary refinement within the SMOK TF line.

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Bill Herbst
My name is Bill. I’ve been a dedicated vaper for five and a half years, having ended a 35-year addiction to tobacco cold-turkey on my first day of vaping. I live on the Oregon coast, in the tiny town of Florence, one huge sand dune away from the Pacific Ocean.
  • Alexandre G

    How would you compare the taste of this tank with say… their T8 against the Cleito to see if it would be good that I replace the “old” Cleito at my store with that new TFV8 Baby as it’s pretty much the same price and inexpensive, though I hate having to carry extra coils in my inventory just for 1 new tank.

    • Quitter’sChoice

      Alexandre,
      While you wait on a response from the author, let me offer my 2cents. I own a vape shop in Mississippi, and we carry the Baby TFV8. I feel it is a no-brainer to carry this tank in your shop. Currently, the Baby TFV8 is in the top 3 in tank sales at our shop. We LOVE it, and the customers Love it! It has a GREAT price point, and it appeals to a wider range of vapers than the TFV8 in therms of wattage range. I agree with the author that the TFV8 isn’t drastically better than the Micro TFV4. However, it is BETTER, and that is saying a lot. We felt that the Micro TFV4 was one of the better tanks from Smok, especially for lower/mid range wattage applications. Considering the price, and the Enormous popularity of the TFV8 (the BEST Sub-ohm tank EVER, in my opinion), I would DEFINITELY add the Baby TFV8 to your lineup! You won’t regret it!!

      P.S I wouldn’t “replace” the Cleito. It is still a very good tank! Get a few boxes of Vaperwerx Raptor coils for the Cleito to offer your customers. It offers a whole new experience for high wattage vapers. (200 watt max!). I know you mentioned not wanting to add extra coils to your inventory. Well, I used to feel that way, but I feel it;s important now more than ever to at Least carry the very Best offerings for your “Core” products. (due to the FDA;s deeming regulations).

      • Alexandre G

        Hey thanks a lot Quitter! I highly appreciate the feedack you gave me, and even more considering you are also a store owner. It’s been 11 days since my last message and since then I’ve been reading the (TFV8 Baby) was as you said an improvement over the TFV4 but just a small improvement and I still think I already have too much choice for my customers and sometime having too much isn’t necessary better as it can be too confusing for them to choose, and involountary you are very likely to always push your 2-3 favorite tanks and you’ll be stuck with the remaining others.

        For example now I know I have all these (TFV8, Cleito, Atlantis Evo, Joyetech Ultimo, Uwell Crown 2, Silo Beast, Nautilus X…) but I’ve thouht since last week to finish the 2 Cleito that’s left and then just go with the new (Cleito 120) that’s only 3$CAD more and otherwise suggest customers the cheaper (Atlantis Evo) if they want less juice consumption and lower wattage while having the same quality as otherwise I’m gonna have too much Aspire products being too close from each other and the guy who’s gonna want to be cloudchasing will be going with the new Cleito 120 anyway so the one that’s inbetween will prolly be quickly forgotton and it kind of made its time, I am not selling a sh*tload of them anymore like I used to.

      • Naxx1978

        Do you know if it can be used with the smok stick plus battery?

      • Michael Abrams

        Picked up a Baby yesterday without high expectations, not having been impressed with the tfv4 Micro. This is more than just a little different, as long as the coils last. Just a nice, smooth, mellow vape, reminiscent of a Triton Clapton coil- which I was lucky to get a few days out of. I was looking for something to replace a Kanger Sub Mini on my little IPV d3 for out and around. Interested to hear which coils have best flavor, and if they can last, if not pushed to the top of their limits. Nice thing is, this tank should appeal to everyone from newbies to hobbyists looking for a grab and go tank.

    • fukpussys

      i would keep you cleito and buy a couple baby beast and keep them both there is nothing more that i hate when a shop has very small verity on things

  • Rozer Robles

    it doesnt come with rba deck so its a
    bummer

    ill choose serpent mini 25 or the griffin 25 over this… but i like the t8 coils that comes up on this one..

    • Brett Prior

      It does, and it has dual claptons on it… That said, many of the big baby beast boxes are arriving with different shit inside… Terrible quality control

  • Naxx1978

    Does anyone know if you can use it with the smok stick plus battery or smok stick battery???

  • Cloud chunk

    The baby beast is not what the hype led on it to be. I bought one and as soon as I tried to hit the higher wattage coil on 75 watts for more than 2 seconds it has an awful burnt taste from the coils burning up. Along with that it also leaks around the O-rings on the bottom of the tank. I honestly do not like this tank at all

    • Mike Langford

      I hate this tank as well, can’t have it above 50w and take a hit longer than 2sec otherwise dirty burn taste, thats a good night of soaking the coil

      • Alan J Templeton

        What Box are you using? I got this problem with the XCUBE II, but it works great on my IJOY MAXO

    • fukpussys

      thats because you probally took it apart and didnt know what the hell you was doing puttuing it togther it is a great tank

    • Brett Prior

      The tank is absolute garbage… Using the smok alien mod, anything above 55 on soft burns the living shitboutbofncoiks that pretend to be able to take up to 130watts…all of them have “preferred ranges” though, which suggest strongly that the ranges listed are horse shit… And even within those preferred ranges are more preferred ranges which are even smaller… Basically ever coil offered for this stupid tank operates at 50 to 55 watts… Won’t fire with less, burns with more… And the output is very similar to a $10 vape pen setup… It freaking blows

  • Mike jonas

    Which coils would you recommend for overall efficiency with regards to lifespan and juice consumption?

    • Alan J Templeton

      I think you would be looking at the V8-T6

  • fukpussys

    these tanks are magic they really went over the top putting that much power in a tan this small i loved my cloud beast but i love my baby beast i cant wait to get my hands on the big baby beast

  • Brett Prior

    I seriously don’t understand the positive reviews… I specifically purchased this tank to replace my tfv4 due to these overly positive reviews, and discarded the idea of the tfv8 as well… I don’t buy tons of tanks to swap around as if money is nothing like most vape enthusiasts… I’ve got well over a couple thousand invested since I began, over numerous mods and tanks, but usually due to failure to unsatisfactory performance… And here we are again… Another $50+ in the hole for a tank that seemingly sucks…

    It has nowhere near the coil assortment as the tfv4, than again neither does the tfv8…and I really don’t know why… Not sure who thought less options equals happier customers… But the coils that do exist for this tank are all underwhelming, under powered, helpless coils… With preferred ranges on average of 30 to 70 watts… And that’s being generous… Many too out at 50 or 60…with 60 burning the crap out of the cotton and or coils… The quads look suspiciously like dials, the six looks like a three, and the right looks like a quad… And I understand the premise of ventricle stacking… The tfv4 of mine had it all the way up to deca “ten”…and you could clearly see the height of then and the individual coils stack vertically… This however says it has a quad coil, which has two ventricle stacks, with one cool in each of them about an eighth to a quarter inch talk… There are not two per stack… There just aren’t… It’s a lie… And the resistance suggests so as well.

    That said, the six (triple in reality)coil burned out immediately… Broke it in ever so gently, and after about 50 puffs, it was 100% lung damaging burn cotton and metal at 55watts… The quad (dual in reality) has a preferred or real range of 40 to 60…but 60 burns it and 40 doesn’t even fire… So in reality it works from 50 to 55.x… And its dry the entire time… Underwhelming, dry, and about the equivalent of an entry level pen… It’s awful… I plan to try the remaining 3 or so coils available… All with deplorable ranges which I’m sure will suck… But I’m hoping not… Because the tank looks fantastic in top of my smok alien mod… I’ve got all this potential up to 220watts, and this tank only uses 50 of them at best… But yeah, it looks good… So two stars…

  • Evan

    An amazing tank! I don’t understand the negative reviews, seems like mostly negative reviews I read don’t know quite what they’re talking about or seem to have a bad set up. I am using mine on the egrip 2. Very smooth, great flavor, all over a gray tank. Smok has lowered the price of the big baby pro to around $20-$25. All in all an amazing product amazing price.

  • bob

    Just purchased the Big Baby Beast and I love it. Great flavor, awesome cloud. The one thing I would say is make sure you properly prime your coils before you fire and make sure you are in the coils range. I dripped directly on the top of the coils till the cotton showing on the side of the coil was visibly saturated. Then filled the tank and gave it a couple of dry pulls. I am usually not a tank guy but I make an acceptation for this one. Heads up, The coil that comes installed is rated at 0.15 ohms for use at 30-70 watts, higher then that you may burn the coil.