The OXVA Xlim is a pod device that has actually been on the market since mid-2021. However, OXVA has updated the pod system and given it a new lease of life.
The Xlim has a built-in 900mAh battery and features adjustable wattage from 5-25W. It also has adjustable airflow and USB Type C charging.
The significant redesign is with the V2 pods, which have a 2ml capacity but now feature a leak-proof design. The pods use A1 Kanthal mesh coils and come in three resistances 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, and 1.2Ω.
The OXVA Xlim V2 kit is available in 11 colors in total with 5 new gradient colors of Black White, Arctic Ice, Black Red, Blue Green, and Green Lemon.
Good build quality, elegant design, adjustable wattage, adjustable airflow, smooth airflow, great battery life, excellent flavor from mesh pods, and pods have a good lifespan.
The fill port is a little small and fiddly on the V2 pods.
The Bottom Line
The OXVA Xlim V2 is easily one of the best compact pod systems on the market right now. It is stacked full of features with an OLED screen and adjustable airflow and wattage. But, more importantly, it delivers an excellent vape experience with impressive flavor from all the mesh coil pods, which also have a great lifespan – highly recommended.
Specs & Features
OXVA Xlim V2 Pod Kit Specifications
- Size: 111x24x14mm
- Weight: 45g
- Output: 5-25W – VW
- Battery: 900mAh
- Capacity: 2ml (standard)
- Display: 0.42″ OLED Screen
- Resistance range: Not specified
- USB Type C port – 1A charge rate
- Pods: Refillable, fixed coil disposable pod
- Coils: 0.6Ω, 0.8Ω, 1.2Ω
- Adjustable airflow
- Auto draw or button activation
- Side fill port
- Airflow sensor protection cover
OXVA Xlim V2 Pod Kit Contents
- OXVA XLIM device
- 0.6Ω V2 pod (installed)
- 0.8Ω V2 pod
- USB Type C cable
- User manual
Design & Style
The OXVA Xlim V2 is a classy-looking pod device. It strikes a really good balance of being understated in its design format but with a touch of flair with the colors it comes in.
The Xlim has slightly curved edges to make it comfortable to hold but still has flat sides and, importantly, a flat base for practicality (standing the device upright).
It measures 111mm tall, 24mm wide, and 14mm thick (with pod attached) and only weighs 45g. This makes it a perfect size to slip into a pocket, and it’s light enough to barely know you are carrying it.
Where the Xlim trumps other pod devices of this size is it comes with a 0.42″ OLED display on the front side. The display is just simple black and white. Still, it gives you all the necessary information from wattage, resistance, puff count, and battery level.
Beneath the screen is the one and only button for the device. It is slightly protruding and has a nice grained texture, so it’s easy to feel. The button has an ‘X’ pattern on it that also lights up blue when the device is active. The device features both auto draw and manual button activation.
The Xlim comes with an airflow adjustment slider which is located on the right-hand side of the device. It’s a very neat slider that can be moved easily with the protruding pin. There are 3 airflow slots slightly varying in size, but it allows for a very open MTL draw (or restricted DTL) to an extremely tight MTL draw.
On all the devices we have for review, there is a good resistance to the slider, and it seems to stay in place when adjusted.
The base of the OXVA Xlim is where you’ll find the USB Type C port for charging, which it can do at a 1A charge rate.
The real upgrade with the Xlim V2 is with the pods, which we will cover in detail later. However, they fit perfectly into the device and connect magnetically. There is absolutely no wiggle or movement to them when connected to the battery.
The Xlim also has a rubber seal that sits on the device beneath where the pod attaches, protecting against any liquid getting into the device or stopping the auto draw functionality. This seal is user replaceable.
The OXVA Xlim V2 comes in a few extra colors over the V1 kit. However, as you can tell from our review selection, they all have a nice metallic finish and look classy and elegant.
The OXVA Xlim comes with a built-in 900mAh battery.
It has an adjustable wattage range of 5-25W but also has an intelligent wattage setting, so it will set the appropriate wattage for the resistance of the attached pod.
Another nice touch is it remembers your preferred setting for the resistance. So if you adjust the wattage change to a different resistance coil and then change back, it will remember your setting.
The Xlim has draw activation but can also be operated manually using the fire button. The one button lets you control a few things with the device, even adjusting wattage up and down.
The settings are quite straightforward once you know how:
- 5 clicks = on/off
- 3 clicks = wattage adjustment mode. Once flashing, click the button to move up in 0.5 increments. It only goes one way, so you have to round robin.
- 4 clicks = locks the fire button, but can still be fired via draw activation.
It’s a straightforward device to use, and OXVA has done an excellent job giving you so much functionality with just one simple button.
The Xlim features USB C charging at a charge rate of 1A and also has pass-through, so it can still be used while charging.
As previously mentioned, this is a significant upgrade with the V2 Xlim kit.
OXVA went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned the pods for the device, and I’m so glad they did.
The original pods had a top fill system where you snapped off the mouthpiece, but it was extremely awkward to use.
The new V2 pods still have the same 2ml capacity but are now all one piece of smoked plastic and look much more stylish on the device. They also enable you to see your juice levels a lot better.
The filling mechanism, although a step back, is more functional. It is now a side-fill port with a rubber plug. The fill port whole is a little small, and you may struggle with large tipped bottles. I reverted to using small 10ml battles with a needle-style tip just to make life easier.
The pods now also feature an anti-leaking system. They have been fine through my testing using 50/50 juice and higher. Although a couple of times, I noticed a little bit of excess juice. However, this could have been down to the tight filling and my over-exuberance.
The new V2 pods all come with mesh coils (A1 Kathal). There are two included in the kit 0.6Ω and 0.8Ω. You can also get a 1.2Ω separately (which we were also sent to test in this review).
- 0.6Ω – 20-25W range
- 0.8Ω – 12-16W range
- 1.2Ω – 10-12W range
The pods also have an impressive life span. I primarily used the 0.8Ω resistance pod and easily achieved 18-20 refills before the flavor started to tail off.
The OXVA Xlim has impressed me on all fronts, but let’s start with the device.
The device itself has been pretty much flawless from my time using it.
The auto-draw functions so well that I locked the power button and only used it in this mode.
Adjusted wattage can be a little cumbersome, but once you’ve changed it, that’s it. It’s also a great feature to have fully adjustable power on such a compact device.
I’ve also loved having a screen. I get a little frustrated with other pod systems and their colored LEDs for power ranges. I like to have a little more granular detail on my battery status, and the Xlim allows that with the display.
Speaking of battery life. That has been another really impressive thing with the Xlim. The inbuilt 900mAh battery definitely goes a long way, and I was easily making it through a day primarily using the 0.8Ω coil. I’ve seen other pod systems with equal ratings fall short of this. The recharging of the Xlim is also reasonably rapid, only taking about 45 minutes to top up from empty.
The airflow adjustment also works well. I like a really tight MTL draw with a defined throat hit. Often I find pod systems tend to fall on the loose MTL side. However, the Xlim easily covers all bases and has an extremely smooth draw. Just don’t expect to get an open DTL lung-style vape from it, but it’s not a suitable device for that style of vaping.
The V2 pods are better than the original pods in so many ways. I’ve tested them using all types of liquid viscosities down to a 50/50 juice. They have worked great with everything and deliver with both freebase and nic salt juices.
The 0.6Ω pod delivers excellent flavor and a nice warm vape. It has a range of 20-25W, but I think it works the best bang in the middle at 22.5W.
The 0.8Ω pod was easily my favorite of the 3 resistances. It delivers just as good flavor as the 0.6Ω pod. It’s still a warm vape but consumes far less battery power. It has a range of 12-16W, but I found this one worked best around 15W for the best balance.
The 1.2Ω is also a very good pod, especially for a more mellow, cooler MTL vape. It still delivers good flavor, just not quite as punchy as the other two. With this pod, you’ll definitely get more battery life, but you’ll need to keep it at 12W for the best performance.
- Compact and lightweight
- Comfortable in the hand
- Great build quality
- Adjustable wattage up to 25W
- Airflow adjustment (good MTL range)
- Excellent flavor from all pods
- No leaking or dry hits
- Good lifespan of pods (refilled 20+ times)
- Good battery life
- Type C charging (Recharges quickly)
- Wattage memory for each pod is convenient
- Can lock the fire button and just use it as auto draw
- The fill port on the V2 pods is a little small.
I’m seriously impressed with the OXVA Xlim V2 and its new redesigned pods.
I can honestly say this has become one of my favorite pod systems to use. It delivers excellent flavor from all of the mesh coil pods. In addition, it has great battery life, adjustable wattage, adjustable airflow, and a super smooth draw.
It also has a stylish design and is compact and lightweight. The other really impressive aspect of this kit is how long the pods last. You definitely get a good bang for your buck with the OXVA Xlim – highly recommended.
This product was sent to us by Oxva for the purpose of this review.