Smok Xpro M65/M50 Intro
In this article we take a look at the SMOK Xpro M65. The actual mod we have is a SMOK M50 that has been updated to the M65 firmware with the 65W max wattage.
This device was kindly sent to us by JAC Vapour UK for reviewing purposes.
Smok Xpro M65/M50 Specs and Features
- 1 x SMOK M65 box mod
- 1 x USB Charger
- 1 x Ego Adapter
- 1 x Spare Screws
- 1 x Allen Key
- 1 x Manual
- Dimensions: 37mm x 22mm x 85mm
- Wattage: 6-65W
- Resistance: 0.2-3.0 Ohm coils
- Input: 4.5V-5.5V, 1A-2A
- 510 thread (Ego adapter included)
- Requires 1x 18650 battery (not included)
- Variable Voltage and Mech Mode available
- Fully adjustable, spring loaded 510 connection
- Built-in Ohm reader
- Device can be locked or turned off completely
- Device features pass through charging
The biggest selling point about this device for me is its tiny size. It boasts more power than the iStick 50W and yet remains a lot smaller in size. It is the smallest 50-65W box mod out there and it sits great in your hand. This was a big positive for me!
Wattage and Resistance Range
I like that despite its size that this device can still fire up to 65W. It will also fire down to 0.2ohm, which means it will be able to vape a great variety of sub ohm tanks and low ohm builds.
Alongside its tiny size I think the SMOK Xpro M65 looks pretty cool. I much prefer it in terms of aesthetics to the iStick 50W for instance, as its quite a lot thinner. Ours came in black and I think it looks pretty sleek.
Battery Charges Fast through USB
The battery can be charged a lot quicker on this box mod compared with others like the iStick 50W. Ours charged fully in around 1 and half to 2 hours through the USB, although it did hang on 99% for quite a while!
Spring Loaded Pin
Usually a spring loaded pin would be a positive, but the pin on the SMOK Xpro M65 doesn’t work as it should, in my opinion. I couldn’t get several of my sub ohm tanks to make a connection on the pin (High voltage tank, Freemax Starre, Herakles). The pin also looks like it can be screwed up and down, but it won’t move and screwing it could damage your device. It would be good to have a warning about that or remove the slot on the screw that makes it look adjustable. A box mod these days shouldn’t be having these sorts of issues – come on SMOK!
I don’t really see the point of having a Mech mode on a regulated box mod. I don’t know many vapers who would use this mode to be perfectly honest, so I think it’s just a bit of a waste.
Screen and Menu
I am not a big fan of the screen and menu. When scrolling through wattages, I find the accelerator too slow. The menu I find really annoying to use and turning the device off cannot be done through clicking the power button. You instead need to go through the silly menu, which I find annoying to use!
This isn’t something I can personally complain about, as my device hasn’t had any such issues, but I have heard from many vapers and vendors that this was an issue. According to some the SMOK M65 would reduce its power and automatically drop to a lower wattage showing the error sign “power reduced” on the screen. I have yet to have this issue, but as mentioned quite a few have complained about this issue at varying battery levels.
The battery cover needs to be unscrewed every time you want to take the battery out. I like to charge my 18650s using a Nitecore charger, so having to use the Allen key to remove four screws every time is a pain in the ass! I would have loved a magnetic cover on the M65, like the majority of box mods now have.
I found the battery life on the SMOK Xpro M65 to be pretty poor. I found the chip to be pretty inefficient and if you want to preserve battery, I would make sure to turn off the device when you are not using it rather than leaving it in standby mode.
I really love the size and looks on this device, but unfortunately there are too many issues, which means I cannot really recommend this device. The pin is awful, and many have complained about power drops when using the M65. As I said ours worked well and didn’t have this issue, but I have heard many vendors are not stocking this box mod anymore because of the amount of returns they got! The battery cover is also another big negative for me, having to unscrew those annoying screws.
I hope SMOK can sort these issues out, as I think the M65 has a lot of potential with its tiny size, good looks and good wattage and resistance ranges.
I hope this review of the SMOK M65 was useful and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to drop me a comment below.