Smok Devilkin Review – The Spawn Of Satan Or A Vape From Heaven?

By | September 29, 2018

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So Is the Smok Devilkin Kit A Devilish or Delightful Vape?

The Smok Devilkin 225w vape kit comes topped with the TFV12 Prince sub ohm tank and is yet another release from the prolific vape company.

Sadly prolific hasn’t meant quality with some recent releases not very well received by reviewers and the wider vaping community.

It seems Smok has been going through a strange phase recently with lots of tacky and over designed all singing all dancing LED light up everywhere devices that not only look poor but perform poorly too.

Not really since the Alien mod [and that had issues] has the company received its early accolades and with recent releases such as the Mag Baby kit getting a mauling from Deano and the Resa Stick getting an equally bad review from yours truly – Smok really needs to get its act together.

So has the Devilkin pulled their reputation out of the hell fire?

Let’s take a closer look.

The Devilkin kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Incidentally I’m taking a close look at the mod and NOT the TFV12 Prince as Laura-ann has done an extremely detailed review already.

Inside the Box

The usual Smok packaging – remove the sleeve to find a sturdy black box with silver writing:

smok devilkin kit box

  • 1 x Smok Devilkin Mod
  • 1 x TFV12 Prince Tank
  • 1 x V12 Prince Q4 0.4 Ohm Quadruple Coil (pre-installed)
  • 1 x V12 T10 0.12 Ohm Decuple Coil
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Spare Parts Bag

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Devilkin Mod Features and Specs

  • 225W Output
  • Dual 18650 Batteries Required (sold separately)
  • Variable Wattage / Temperature Control
  • 1.3 Inch TFT HD Screen
  • Upgradeable Firmware

smok tfv12 prince tank review

TFV12 Prince Tank Features and Specs

  • 2ml and 8ml Capacity
  • Cobra Drip Tip
  • Patented Locking Mechanism
  • Top Refill

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Smok Devilkin Mod Quick Start Guide

    • Insert x2 18650 batteries into base of the mod
    • X5 clicks of the fire bar to turn on and off
    • Whilst on x3 clicks of fire bar to enter menu
    • Use fire bar to scroll through options
    • Use left and right buttons to scroll through sub menus
    • X3 clicks in menu mode takes you to On/Off option hit fire bar once to return to main screen

Various up + down buttons and fire bar combos including:

  • Up + Down locks device [x5 fast clicks to unlock]
  • Fire + down selects modes
  • Fire + up to select ramp up: norm/soft/hard
  • In memory mode press up and down to adjust wattage/temp
  • Note: Tank is top fill

Key Features

This is a dual 18650 battery mod with a max of 225w and the first thing of note is the very nice and crystal clear TFT 1.3 inch HD colour screen.

dragon devilkin screen

The device is a comfortable curved ergonomic design with the much loved side fire bar.

The options are typical Smok with choice of ramp up – screen colours – full temp control suite – puff counter and memory settings.

Smok has included plenty of protections including overheating – short circuit and 10 second vape cut-off plus more.

smok screen prompt

There’s also what Smok is calling an ‘intelligent atomizer recognition’ which in effect prompts you if this is a new or old coil…

Design and Build Quality

The Devilkin looks like a cross between Smok ProColor and iconic Alien and is quite the looker.

And yeah I’m saying that even though I got the black and gold version – hey it’s something those atties with gold banding and golden decks will look matchy matchy with lol.

gold mod rta

It’s not a device I would look at twice when vape shopping on line if I’m honest but in the flesh it’s actually quite nice – though that cobra design on the back is a little loud for me.

dragon devilkin design

The screen is an absolute joy – crystal clear and no issues reading it even in direct sunlight with the ability to change the colours a bonus.

It really is ergonomic too – if a touch heavy – the curve of the device sits nicely in the hand making the fire bar perfect for right or lefties – finger – thumb or grip firing.

smok devilkin battery compartment

Build wise I really can’t fault it with a solid battery door with the merest amount of rattle [I had to strain when shaking it lol].

The fire bar has a lovely clicky action as do the perfectly placed up and down buttons.

The paint/finish feels rock solid too Smok having been mauled over the shocking job done on the original Alien mods.

Despite its seemingly wide body it just about takes the included 28mm TFV12 Prince tank.

Speaking of the tank I won’t be reviewing that as I’ve already explained.

How Does the Smok Devilkin Mod Perform?

So will it hit 225w?

I doubt it – Smok has been proven [to be fair so have other companies] to be a little loose with their estimates lol.

That aside do you know what I’ve actually enjoyed using the Devilkin!

smok devilkin kit in hand

It is a little on the heavy side but fits nicely in the hand with pretty instantaneous fire time and has handled everything I’ve thrown at it.

The highest I’ve gone is 180w and trust me it felt as if it was making that no sweat.

My basic temp control test was shall we say a little worrying with a much darker banding than I’ve got off other devices but nothing to worry about because even after the third 5 second fire nothing caught alight.

The menu is a little clunky if that’s the right word and it will take a few goes to get things sorted but once you’re clear on what does what it’s all good.

Battery life is actually very good indeed with a couple of 3000mAH 18650 giving me a solid day and a half vape time – and that’s me using it as my go to mod.

Overall it’s actually a solidly built solidly performing mod.

Pros

  • Ergonomic indeed!
  • Good build quality
  • Solid side fire bar
  • Crystal clear colour screen with options
  • Tremendous battery life
  • Decent amount of vaping modes
  • Refreshing lack of LED lights
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Included tank better than many stock tanks
  • Not a bad price

Cons

  • A little on the heavy side
  • Might be a bit blingy for some

Final Review Verdict

This is definitely a vape kit I’d probably scroll past while vape shopping on line but trust me in the flesh this one ain’t half bad.

However whilst the TFV12 Prince is a pretty good stock coil sub ohm tank it’s not to my taste and I kind of think it dwarfs the Devilkin looking slightly top heavy as a kit.

However popping on one of my atties with a bit of gold in them and the Devilkin certainly pops that bit more.

Obviously with a choice of colour combos the world’s your oyster if like me you love a bit of matchy matchy lol.

devilkin size comparison

I’m only looking at the mod in depth in this review and have to say I like this one – never thought I would from the photos – but it’s a solid build and performer and really does feel great in the hand.

Nice one Smok though as to innovation – it’s not really anything new design or chip wise…

If this was an end of school term report I’d use the immortal words “a start but still could do better”

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