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SMOK Micro TFV8 Baby Beast Review

Bill Herbst
August 18, 2016

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 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.

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.

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Alexandre G
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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.

fukpussys
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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

Quitter'sChoice
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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… Read more »

Michael Abrams
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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… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

My coils burn out in a day test ed single double and 4 hole coils all bad I don’t know still looking for good coils. Did find online ur suppose to wait 20-30 sec between puffs, turn off device and let cool and to open vent all the way. The xoiksnget too hot for cotton. My friend owns a shop and says they pack cotton too thank fur in the coils have to keep tank full and I tried soaking coils for 15 mins in shit glass in juice prior to install that all helped also the sweeter the juice… Read more »

Naxx1978
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Naxx1978

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

Alexandre G
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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… Read more »

Rozer Robles
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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
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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
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Naxx1978

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

Cloud chunk
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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

Tabitha Guzman
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Tabitha Guzman

I cant get it over 38w with the preinstalled coil (40w-80w) on the AL85. Disappointed.

Adam Howells
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Adam Howells

The preinstalled coils that come with kits are always trash

Bryant Johnson
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Bryant Johnson

I guess I got lucky the TFV8 coil that came with my baby beast was the best TFV8 coil I ever had lol! I am thinking of upgrading to the bigger beast tank, I am definitely a flavor guy first but I also love bigger clouds, do you guys think this is a good route to go? I have a TPriv btw.

Adam Howells
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Adam Howells

I got lucky last time too, but I’ve found that the preinstalled coils usually dont last nearly as long as say if you were to buy a fresh pack of coils. I’ve got the T-Priv too with the big baby beast tank and its fantastic. I personally found that the flavour and cloud is the same when I had my baby beast, but that might be because I’m using the same coils on both of them (x4). I think upgrading is worth it though because it is a bigger tank and I’m not refilling nearly as much. It’s also got… Read more »

Bryant Johnson
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Bryant Johnson

max vg juice is good for me 🙂

Bryant Johnson
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Bryant Johnson

I guess I got lucky the TFV8 coil that came with my baby beast was the best TFV8 coil I ever had lol! I am thinking of upgrading to bigger beast tank, I am definitely a flavor guy first but I also love bigger clouds, do you guys think this is a good route to go? I have a TPriv btw.

Hiresh Etwaroo
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Hiresh Etwaroo

Why can’t you go over 38? I just bought the AL85 kit, havent tested yet, still waiting for the battery and ejuice to be delivered to me,

Brett Prior
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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

DrAppleCrispies
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DrAppleCrispies

Is your nic level above 6ml per volume bottle? Smok states above 6ml the taste goes drastically down and can taste burnt

Trent Daabbs
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Trent Daabbs

Your fucking stupid. But fuck. You don’t know shit. Your probably a fucking idiot with an IQ of room temp

Stephen GEOGHEGAN
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Stephen GEOGHEGAN

I’m Vaping mine at this moment at 75w on the 0.15 ohm coil. Never had any problems. No leakage, nothing, just a good mini sized version of my tfv8 beast. So unless your doing something wrong. Or you got a faulty one. I’m happy with mine.

seth mitchell
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seth mitchell

I bought the smok stick v8 kit and it comes with the big baby beast and it is awesome

fukpussys
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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

Trent Daabbs
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Trent Daabbs

lol I love this tank it’s great but you don’t need it any higher than 70 watts but even at 50 it rips well

Brett Prior
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Brett Prior

Yeah, an electrical and systems engineer who produces and builds multi billion dollar systems gets confused by an atomizer… Get over yourself turd, the tank blows goats.

Jaykob Owens
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Jaykob Owens

Man with an attitude like that I doubt your good at anything and suck to work with. Name calling is for low intelligent people who get frustrated and can’t find solutions for communicating. That said DEPWNDING on the atomizer he’s burning it up at 75 watts. The atomizer I use does great at 55-60 for me. I have a lot of smoke tanks and must tell you my opinion is it’s a fabulous design. Maybe it’s a QC consistency problem from China, or you really don’t know what your doing. Going to a local store can clear up a lot… Read more »

Tom Erne
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Tom Erne

context bro…context

Mike Langford
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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

Trent Daabbs
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Trent Daabbs

You probably didn’t know how to use it right I hit it for 2.5 and it taste fine … it’s all in the juice you have. The lower the mg of nic the better it taste

Alan J Templeton
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Alan J Templeton

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

Trent Daabbs
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Trent Daabbs

Use the alien box. It’s the best to use for this

Todd Goes
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Todd Goes

I have the alien 220w with the big baby running tfv8 coils at 70-75 watts and it rips good.good clouds n great flavor.def a fan

Mike jonas
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Mike jonas

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

Alan J Templeton
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Alan J Templeton

I think you would be looking at the V8-T6

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