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November 23, 2023
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OXVA XLIM Pro Review: Big Flavor on a Small Puff!

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Jeremy Mann
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OXVA XLIM Pro

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The XLIM Pro is the latest in the OXVA XLIM ecosystem of pod vapes. It is a 1000 mAh refillable pod vape with extreme flavor, featuring adjustable wattage, adjustable airflow, and a plethora of pod options. The 0.4-ohm RDL pod is the highlight of the line, producing award-winning flavor.

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Product intro and specs

Introducing OXVA's latest pod system, the handsome XLIM Pro kit. It’s the latest device in the XLIM ecosystem of pod vapes.

OXVA has made a name for itself over the past couple of years, with its products getting more and more favorable reviews. Although I’m new to the XLIM line, my experience with the XLIM Pro thus far solidifies the sentiment that OXVA is doing good work in the vape space.

The XLIM Pro kit is a semi-advanced vape geared toward the hobbyist vaper, or maybe the reformed hobbyist vaper, who still wants flexibility and control but with the supreme convenience of a refillable pod vape. With features like a 1000 mAh battery, adjustable wattage from 5-30 watts, an LED screen, and a variety of pod options, OXVA has produced a compact kit that can satisfy some of the most persnickety vapers.

Although I love this kit, all is not perfect. Let me tell you about my experience with it; then, you can decide whether it should make it to your Christmas list.

Price: $23.99 (at Element Vape)

Colors: Brown leather, grey leather, brown wood, fancy feather, black gold, black carbon, gleamy grey, gleamy green, gleamy pink, gleamy red, gleamy blue, gleamy cyan

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 111 mm x 25 mm x 14.3 mm
  • Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
  • Wattage range: 5-30 watts
  • Resistance range: 0.33-3.0 ohm
  • Material: Zinc-alloy
  • Pod series: XLIM pods
  • Pod material: PCTG
  • Pod capacity: 2 mL

Kit contents

Build quality and design

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The first thing you notice about the XLIM Pro is the build quality. I received several of the finishes, and they’re all stellar (especially for a modestly priced kit). Even the leather feels real, not like some cheap composite material. The wood grain finishes are not real wood, but they’re made with a similar (albeit aggressive) texture that feels great in the hand. No chipping, flaking, or peeling decals on this device!

The XLIM Pro is a compact vape that carries some heft for its size, weighing in at 66 grams. The heft comes from its materials, which include stainless steel contours and a sizable 1000 mAh battery. The weight is not a shortcoming, though. It’s evenly distributed throughout the device. After reviewing so many disposables as of late, I really enjoy holding something other than plastic!

As mentioned, the XLIM Pro is a single-button device. The fire button is on the side of the device, but the device is also inhale-to-fire. On the other side, you'll find the airflow control switch. The front panel is where the LED screen sits, and it features a glowing RGB band that illuminates while you take a puff and also acts as a battery status indicator. When you drop in a pod, the RGB band alternates red, green, and blue. Whatever! I’m not a fan of light shows, but at least it’s tastefully executed.

Getting started

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Although this is basically a plug-and-play kit, the novice vaper should be aware of a few things. The side button is the only button to interface with the power adjustments. It's also a fire button to activate the vape, but you can also just inhale without pressing the button since the XLIM Pro has an automatic draw.

  • Power on/off: Press the fire button 5x
  • Wattage adjustments: Press the fire button 3x
  • Lock/unlock: Press the fire button 4x
  • Lighting adjustment: Press the fire button 2x
  • Puff counter reset: Press the fire button 7x
  • The XLIM Pro comes with two pods: 0.6 ohm and 0.8 ohm. There are four total pods available for this kit (which are also compatible with the other XLIM devices). They’re magnetized, transparent pods, holding 2 mL of e-liquid.

    • 0.4 ohm (not included); best for max airflow range
    • 0.6 ohm (included); best for middle airflow range
    • 0.8 ohm (included); best for middle airflow range
    • 1.2 ohm (not included); best for tight airflow range
    • Pre-filled pods (coming soon)
    • OXVA calls the pods “top fill,” but it's really a side fill port that's above the pod housing. In that way, you can refill without having to remove the pod. The refill plug is an anchored plug, which will keep it from popping out. But it’s also a flimsy plug, and there’s not much to pull up on. If you have sausage fingers and no fingernail protrusion, you will have issues. Be prepared for unnecessary frustration.

      I should mention that the placement of the plug is meant to help resist leaking. I’ve had not a drop of leakage, so that’s a positive.

      Once you’re all filled up, let it wait for a few minutes. Now it’s time to power up.

      Due to the single-button interface, you can only adjust up until it round-robins. The wattage moves in 0.5-watt increments, and holding the button makes it go faster. It’s not as quick to change wattages as I’d like, but it’s not something you’ll have to change often. Frankly, the smart power feature sets it just about perfectly, so there’s not much need to change if you don’t want to.

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      Performance

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      When it comes to performance, the XLIM Pro puts in the work! All the coils perform well for flavor and vapor. The standout is the 0.4-ohm pod (not included.) THAT pod is the stallion! The 0.4-ohm pod puts out flavor like a nice sub ohm tank, but with a tighter concentration of an RDL hit. I haven’t been this impressed with flavor in a long time. It’s a crime for this pod to not be included in the kit.

      I’ve refilled the 0.4-ohm pod the most. By a large margin! About 30 mL so far, and it hasn’t slowed down a bit. It does guzzle juice, though. And with only a 2 mL capacity, you better keep your juice bottle with you, or you won’t get very far before having an empty pod. Just writing this review, I’ve refilled it several times.

      I thought the 1.2-ohm MTL pod was going to be my favorite. It was the first one I used. I enjoyed it immensely until I opened up the 0.4-ohm pod. I haven’t touched it since. That said, the 1.2-ohm pod works well for nicotine salt or high nic in general, particularly with the airflow at a minimum and wattage set below 10 watts.

      While the 0.6-ohm and 0.8-ohm pods are also solid performers, I think they’re a bit redundant and lacking in oomph. Of course, those are the two that come with the kit. There’s very little difference between the two in terms of performance.

      Note: the 0.4-ohm pod has a red bottom. The other pods are indistinguishable from each other except for a super small font on the bottom of the pod. I’m in my 40s. My eyes ain’t got time for all that! Please, OXVA, find a way to clearly distinguish the different pods from one another, like you did with the 0.4-ohm pod.

      Battery life and charging

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      Although the XLIM Pro is marketed as having this long-lasting battery, I’m really only getting a day or so before needing a recharge. I’m a bit disappointed in that. As much as I have to refill and charge, I’m not coasting as much as I’d like. Maybe the XLIM SQ Pro (the square version) would be a better fit for me since it has a 1200 mAh battery.

      The charge is USB-C, like all other vapes nowadays. The battery charge light is a little confusing at first. Colors flash, then the flash slows until it gets solid, then turns off. The slow fash begins about midway through the blue stage. Here is the charge cycle key:

      • Red: empty
      • Light orange: minimal
      • Blue: medium
      • Green: full
      • The lights turn off when the charge completes. The total charge time was 45 minutes, making it a quick charge in my book.

        Pros / Cons

        Pros

        • Great build quality
        • Well-executed finishes
        • Screen is bright and easy to read
        • Smart power takes out the guesswork
        • Transparent pods show juice levels
        • Can refill pod without removing it
        • Magnetized pods stay in place
        • Airflow switch is firm and stays where you set it
        • Solid performance for flavor from all the pods
        • Remarkable flavor from 0.4-ohm pod
        • Long-lasting coils
        • Quick charging (45 minutes)
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        Cons

        • Hard to distinguish the different pods from one another
        • The battery doesn’t last as long as advertised
        • Flimsy refill plug
        • Guzzles juice (only 2 mL pods)
        • The standout pods (0.4 ohm) are not included with the kit

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        Verdict

        My impression of the XLIM Pro is highly positive. OXVA has done an excellent job with this kit, although it's not without its flaws. The most prominent issue for me is the refill plug. It's a minor detail, but it becomes significantly irritating when refilling frequently due to another con, which is that it guzzles juice.

        Despite these minor drawbacks, I highly recommend this kit. Its excellence makes the small flaws more noticeable, like a stain on a tuxedo. If you can overlook these, you'll appreciate the high-quality device that OXVA created.

        Even with the cons, I strongly recommend the OXVA XLIM Pro…unless you have fat fingers.

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        Jeremy Mann

        Vaping since: 14 years

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        Favorite flavors: Desserts, fruit mixes, sweet tobaccos

        Expertise in: Vaping history, MTL vapes, DIY, cannabis/vapes

        Jeremy Mann

        Previously having been the chief-editor, I am now a contributor here at Vaping360 and I reside in southeast Michigan. I've been vaping since my first ecig purchase in 2010. For more reasons than I can list, vaping has been a lifesaver for me. Now, my goal is to help other smokers make the switch.

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