Geekvape introduces two new players to the pod vape game: the Sonder Q and Wenax Q.
Both of these devices are a part of Geekvape’s Q series but still sit true to their Wenax and Sonder ranges.
The Sonder Q is a no-frills device that offers straightforward vaping, while the Wenax Q brings a little more sophistication with a screen and adjustable power settings.
Both devices have an in-built 1000mAh battery and utilize Geekvape’s new Q series pods.
With their pocket-friendly design, varied color options, and durable build, they look great. But how do they perform? Let’s dive in.
- Sleek designs
- Good build quality
- Compact & lightweight
- Large battery capacity (1000mAh)
- Top-fill pods
- Good adjustable airflow
- Excellent flavor and coil longevity
- Wide variety of color options
- Two Pods included – Wenax Q
- Adjustable power – Wenax Q
- Passthrough vaping
- No fast charging (and charging rate is not listed)
- Sonder Q only comes with one pod
The Bottom Line
The Wenax Q and Sonder Q are both excellent pod vapes. The new Q pods deliver fantastic flavor, and there’s a good range of resistance options. The adjustable airflow works well on both to provide a tailored and smooth draw. The Wenax Q gives you more flexibility with adjustable power and looks slightly more premium, but the Sonder Q is the best bang for your buck – recommended.
Specs and Features
Design & Build Quality
Geekvape’s Sonder Q and Wenax Q exhibit a distinct family resemblance while still showing signs of their previous Sonder & Wenax ranges.
The elongated Wenax Q boasts a smooth glossy surface, while the Sonder Q sports a unique ribbed exterior.
While the Wenax Q looks and feels the more premium of the devices, there’s something about the simplicity of the plastic finish on the Sonder Q that still makes it pleasing to the eye.
It also makes the Sonder Q feather-light, so much so that I barely even notice it in my pocket. The Wenax Q may appear to be a weightier device by its finish, but it is only a touch heavier than the Sonder Q.
So both devices match up with their lightweight, highly portable, and durable designs. However, they are quite different in their styling and color options.
The Sonder Q is available in ten colors—six solid shades and four multi-color designs. The Wenax Q offers eight color variants—three solid hues and five gradient styles.
In terms of design, the Sonder Q is minimalistic perfection. A full-color body houses nothing more than the Sonder logo, which also serves as the LED battery indicator. An air slider on the side is its only noticeable feature, making it the epitome of simplicity.
On the other hand, the Wenax Q, with its full black and white screen, is a step up in sophistication. The screen displays battery level, wattage, and a puff counter. An “everything” button below the LED display serves multiple functions, adding to the device’s appeal.
Both devices feature an adjustable air slider to fine-tune the draw from a tight mouth-to-lung (MTL) to a slightly looser restricted direct lung (DTL) style.
On the opposing side of the devices, you will find the USB-C port for charging.
The two devices may differ slightly regarding styling and features (as we’ll cover later). However, they equally deliver impressive build quality that we’ve come to expect from Geekvape products.
Geekvape’s Sonder Q is a model of simplicity. Its lack of buttons, on/off switch, and settings make it perfect for vapers who prefer straightforward functionality.
Just connect the pod, which automatically sets the power (between 5-20W). Then inhale to vape and slip it into your pocket when you’re done..simple!
The Wenax Q, on the other hand, features a single button that manages all functions.
Five clicks turn the device on and off. Three button clicks let you adjust the wattage within the coil range, so there’s no risk of setting it too high. It has a power range of 5-25W.
While the Wenax Q has a fire button, it also features the auto-draw function, which is arguably a more intuitive way to vape.
Both devices feature an in-built 1000mAh battery that is rechargeable via USB-C. However, there are no details in the manual or from Geekvape about their charge rate. I assume from the charge times it is only 1A, as both took around 90 minutes to fully charge.
The Wenax Q also comes with an LED display that shows all of the necessary vaping info from battery level, wattage, and puff count.
The Sonder Q’s only has an LED light which serves as a battery life indicator, changing color based on the battery level:
- Green light: 70-100%
- Blue light: 30-70%
- Red light: 0-30%
Both devices also have adjustable airflow with an airflow slider on the side. It’s easy to adjust and stays in position, allowing for a tight MTL draw to a very restricted DTL draw (dependent on the pod attached)
The Wenax Q and Sonder Q are compatible with Geekvape’s new Q Pods – hence the name.
The pods connect to the device via magnets and sit in place well. They have a 2ml capacity and feature a top-fill design. It’s the same method we’ve seen in other pods where you snap the mouthpiece off to reveal the fill hole, and it works well with the Q pods.
This does mean the mouthpiece is a solid black plastic, and the main body of the pod is only semi-exposed pods might make it a tad difficult to gauge the remaining juice level, but a quick tilt will give you a good idea.
Even though both devices are compatible with the same Q pods, they actually come with different ones in the kit.
The Wenax Q comes equipped with two pod options:
- 0.6Ω pod suitable for 18-25 watts
- 1.2Ω pod suitable for 8-12 watts.
The Sonder Q, on the other hand, comes with only one pod:
- 0.8Ω pod suitable for 12-18 watts.
All of the pods use mesh coils and are compatible with both devices. However, the 0.6Ω may struggle in the Sonder Q as it has no adjustable power, with a maximum output of 20W.
The coil you choose ultimately depends on your draw preference—whether you prefer a tighter or looser MTL draw.
The performance of both the Sonder Q and Wenax Q is impressive.
There’s virtually nothing between them in how they deliver the vape experience, as the auto-draw and airflow adjustment are identical.
The only significant difference is in the resistance of the pods and the greater flexibility of the Wenax Q if you want to adjust the power.
All of the pods deliver fantastic flavor and have a smooth draw. They vary only in the warmth of the vape and the openness of the airflow.
The 0.8Ω resistance pod that came with the Sonder Q is actually my favorite of the three pods. It strikes the perfect balance of providing a warm MTL vape without zapping too much power from the battery.
The 0.6Ω is a little more open, and while you can get a restricted DTL draw from it, I feel the 2ml capacity is a little limiting.
The 1.2Ω is ideal for those who like a mellow vape and prefer a tight MTL draw.
That being said, the adjustable airflow on both devices works well, allowing you to tailor the vape. You can get any of the pods to provide a tight-to-open MTL draw. Only the 0.6Ω will really deliver a restricted DTL.
It’s worth noting that while the Wenax Q gives you the flexibility to adjust the power, I never really found myself needing it. It sets the wattage at the recommended level, which worked great for me with both pods.
However, having the screen and more granular detail on the battery level is nice.
Despite their compact size, both devices offer impressive battery life, making them ideal for all-day use.
The 1000mAh battery in both devices will see you through a full day when using either the 0.8Ω or 1.2Ω pods, but your mileage may vary a little if you are chain vaping the 0.6Ω.
They don’t have the best charge times at around 90 minutes, but you can use them in passthrough mode while charging.
The Geekvape Sonder Q and Wenax Q are both excellent choices if you’re looking for a simple, durable pod system.
They both deliver an excellent quality vape, with fantastic flavor from the new Q pods and versatile adjustable airflow.
The Sonder Q might be the best fit if you’re a beginner or prefer a straightforward, easy-to-use device.
However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more for a more premium-looking device with a screen, and adjustable wattage, the Wenax Q would be a good choice.
Geekvape has done a great job with both devices; they’re as good as any other top pod vape on the market. It just comes down to which style device you prefer.