GeekVape Frenzy vs. Lost Vape Orion Q Intro
The Lost Vape Orion DNA not only became the inspiration from a design perspective for many new pod systems, but it was also a yardstick for reviewers to measure against.
The Orion Q brought a stripped back version lacking a DNA board, offering simple wattage control but in the same stylish package.
However, the Orion’s are far from perfect, especially when it comes to the quality of the pods and overall vape experience.
GeekVape took their time in releasing their first pod system, which may have paid dividends. The GeekVape Frenzy aimed to iron out of the shortcomings of its competitors that came before.
On a purely aesthetic level, you could see how it was inspired by the Lost Vape Orion, but on a performance level, there’s far more that the Frenzy has to offer.
So does that mean the GeekVape Frenzy is a better choice than the Lost Vape Orion Q, or does the Orion still have a place in the market? Let’s put them up against each other to see which might suit you best.
Both the Lost Vape Orion and GeekVape Frenzy have exceptional build quality some of the best in business, especially when it comes to refillable pod systems.
They both have a comforting solid weight to them, with beautiful side panels and plenty of color options. We called this one a draw from a styling perspective, but it’s quite a subjective thing.
If you’re really are going to be critical about the design of both; the Frenzy implements replaceable coils which are a huge bonus, but the Orion has the more straightforward top fill solution – still a draw we think.
The Frenzy is a little chunkier than the Orion, but also a little shorter. Again there’s not really much to choose from when it comes to portability, another draw.
Both the Orion and Frenzy keep it within the TPD regulations and offer 2 ml capacity from their pods.
When it comes to battery life they are both on par, the Frenzy and Orion Q offering a 950mAh internal battery, and seem to be equally efficient with their use of it depending on which resistance coil you are using.
When it comes to performance and features, we think there’s a clear winner between the two, and that’s the Frenzy.
The GeekVape Frenzy works brilliantly in both a DTL setup with the 0.7ohm mesh coil and in MTL mode with the 1.2ohm coil.
The fact that the Frenzy only requires coil replacement, not a full pod and can offer mesh coils for maximum flavor in DTL. The 1.2ohm coil is SS316, and the Frenzy automatically switches into Temp Control mode with this coil, this not only prevents dry burns but leads to a very consistent MTL vape.
You have three power settings in either mode on the Frenzy, and the same is offered with the Lost Vape Orion Q. Both seem to handle the changes well, but the inclusion of TC on the Frenzy is excellent.
There’s another significant reason the Frenzy easily beats the Orion Q when it comes to MTL vaping, and that’s due to the adjustable airflow. With the Frenzy, you have bottom airflow, that you can dial right in to give an excellent MTL draw. This is also aided by the fact the Frenzy uses coils, which can help restrict the draw.
The Orion, on the other hand, is a far sloppier MTL device. It doesn’t really produce a defined MTL draw. The airflow comes in from the top but and kind of gets lost after it reaches the coil.
It’s thanks to the replaceable coils and far better airflow implementation that the Frenzy delivers superior flavor than the Orion Q.
Even in DTL mode, with the airflow open the mesh coils for the Frenzy deliver a far more saturated and satisfying vape than the Orion.
If you also take into consideration that the replaceable coils for the Frenzy are about half the price of the replacement pods for the Orion Q, it becomes a bit of a no-brainer as to which device you should spend your hard-earned cash on.
The only one slight negative against the Frenzy when compared to the Orion Q, is in the upper echelons of power, the Q seems to have a little more oomph, and the Frenzy can sometimes feel a little lacking. However, this is more noticeable when running them parallel against each other. Day to day experience of using the Frenzy, you get accustomed to the power levels, and it’s fine.
In fact, we think the Frenzy beats out both the Orion and the Orion Q for the overall experience, and the only reason you should not go for the Frenzy is if you own one of the Orion’s already and you are happy with it.