SMOK Majesty 225W Kit
The Majesty kit is more of a subdued simplistic release from Smok; it’s built well, has a great screen and comes with a good performing tank.
- Impressive Screen
- Intuitive UI
- Good build quality
- Good performing tank
It seems as if every new week that passes there is a new Smok device on the market – they are the most prolific manufacturer in the industry. This can be seen as either a good or bad thing; good that they create a lot of design choices for their users, or bad that maybe some of the kits are just rehashed or gimmicky designs.
Their latest edition is the SMOK Majesty, which is a 225W dual 18650 mod. It is available in two different styles – Resin or Carbon Fiber – with multiple color options for each. It features Smok’s completely redesigned UI and comes with the TFV8 X-Baby Tank, and two coils included.
Is this something new and worthy of its regal name from Smok?
Let’s find out.
SMOK Majesty Specs:
- Measurements: 85.1mm x 46.1mm x 30.6mm
- Weight: 210g
- Lateral fire button
- 510 threaded connector
- Power range: 6W to 225W
- Output voltage range: 0.5V to 9.0V
- Power mode resistance: 0.1Ω to 3.0Ω
- Temperature mode resistance: 0.05Ω to 3.0Ω
- Temperature control resistance range: 200℉ to 600℉ or 100℃ to 315℃
- Utilizes dual 18650 batteries
- Firmware upgrades
SMOK TFV8 X-Baby Tank Specs:
- Dimensions: 24.5mm x 59mm
- Weighs 58.5g
- Tank reservoir: 4ml/2ml (TPD compliant)
- Constructed from stainless steel and glass
- 510 threaded connection
- Colors: silver, black (matches mod)
- Included: wide bore Delrin drip tip (black)
- Two adjustable top airflow slots
SMOK Majesty Kit Contents:
- 1 x Majesty Mod (Resin Or Carbon)
- 1 x TFV8 X-Baby tank atomizer
- Coils: 1 x V8 X-Baby Q2 0.4Ω dual coil, 2 x V8 X-Baby T6 0.2Ω coil
- Extra glass section
- Micro USB charging cable
- Spare parts
- User manual
Before I get into talking about the build quality of the Majesty, I have to let you know I was an unhappy owner of a Smok Alien 220W. Although it was an ok device, I was majorly disappointed with the build quality, the paint started peeling after a week, and within a month it was retired to the vaping rejects bin.
So that’s why I was interested in being the team member to review this device. I was intrigued to see if Smok had upped their game with regards to build quality, and it was my first real go at using their new interface.
We have both the resin and carbon fiber editions of the Majesty, and right off the bat, they both feel like solid, well-built devices. It is not an entirely square device it has smooth curved edges, with no sharp points so does feel good in the hand. I much prefer the resin version; it has a considerably nicer look and feel to it. The carbon fiber edition is coated in a shiny plastic which makes it appear a little less premium.
Both devices come in an assortment of colors, and some do look very stylish indeed, a lot more so than the yellow resin version that we have. The one main thing to note here with the design is it’s a more subdued affair from Smok – there are no flashy LED lights, and I much prefer this subtle styling, I wish they made more devices like this.
The second noteworthy thing to talk about is the screen, and it is a very impressive screen. It’s has a color display, it’s a nice size, and is very bright. I’m not entirely thrilled with the look of the whole rectangular front face plate that the screen is mounted in, but it does give the device an original appearance.
It wasn’t just the quality of the screen that caught me off guard; it was also the revised and intuitive UI that Smok are now using. I know this setup has been present in a few other devices they have recently released like the ProColor, but this was my first time engaging with it, and it was a joy to use. There’s enough there for advanced vapers to like, and it’s not too complex to navigate or understand that new vapers won’t be overwhelmed. So far…so good.
Other than what’s been mentioned above the Majesty is a pretty standard dual 18650 mod. The batteries are removable and accessed through a bottom hinged door, that we are used to seeing on these types of dual battery devices. Nonetheless, this is also solidly built with no play or rattle whatsoever. There are three buttons in total, the up and down located on the front face plate beneath the screen, and then the long side firebar, which is becoming Smok’s signature design feature. Again, I am impressed with the quality of all of the buttons, especially the firebar; it’s solid but easy to squeeze and probably the best that Smok has made.
The one issue I do have with the build quality on the Majesty is the paint on the black version of the device. Now, this is not an ‘Alien’ sized paint issue, but I did notice that just through screwing and unscrewing the tank several times it has scratched the paint around the 510. This is not the case with the silver version, and I know its something other devices suffer with if they don’t have a slightly raised 510 plate. With regards to the 510, the threads are smooth, and everything seems to fit nice and flush.
This is not a small device; it’s definitely not as small and compact as the Alien or the Vaporesso Revenger, it’s actually quite bulky and heavy for a dual 18650 mod. Yes, with that weight comes a sense of quality in the build, but I wonder whether they should have just made it that tiny bit bigger and utilized 20700 or 21700 batteries to compete with the likes of iJoy.
Now it’s not an unwieldy device, there are plenty of dual 18650’s that are larger than the Majesty, but I wouldn’t consider it pocket-friendly. It weighs in at around 260g with two batteries, and if you are using the X-Baby that comes included it will stand over 5.5″ tall.
Speaking of the tank, the X-Baby is also well built, and I’ll go into a bit more detail on this later.
The Majesty 225W Mod
The Majesty claims to be capable of delivering up to 225W of power, not something I was directly able to test (maybe check out DJLSB’s youtube channel for this), but it does seem to fare well at high wattages. It also features temperature control, memory and different preheat settings.
There are three preheat settings which allow you to change how hard it hits at the very beginning of a draw. The options are soft, normal, and hard. I tend to leave it on normal but it is nice to have the feature there, and I know some vapers like to have it hit hard at the beginning of a vape. I would also like to see Smok give users a bit more control by implementing custom curves like other manufacturers.
For temperature control, you have the usual presets of stainless steel, nickel, and titanium and with each material you select you are able to adjust the TCR value. The Majesty has the usual temperature range of 200-600F or 100-315C.
This is where I was left disappointed and haven’t seen any real progression from Smok. The temperature control performance was pretty poor. It seems to take an age to get up to the desired heat, even if you set the wattage extremely high, and there is no option to adjust preheat in TC mode. It’s a smoother vape than I remember the Alien being on temp control, but still not as good as some of its peers when it comes to a satisfying temp control vape.
However, if you are only interested in vaping in wattage mode, then the Majesty performs just fine.
The TFV8 X-Baby Tank
Smok does excel at making some great performing, and popular sub-ohm tanks and the X-Baby is no exception.
It has a convenient top-fill design and top airflow control, plus it works with 5 different coils, capable of producing great vapor and flavor.
The kit includes two coils, the V8 X-Baby Q2 Core and the V8 X-Baby T6 Core. The Q2 has 0.4ohm dual coils, and the T6 has a 0.2ohm sextuple (6) coils.
The Q2 is the better coil if you want to maximize flavor, while the T6 is capable of producing massive clouds. I personally prefer more of a flavorful vape so mainly stuck to using the Q2 at around 55W. If you want big clouds that still have good flavor, I’d suggest going with the T6 at around 90W. Any higher than that and will notice the flavor starting to tail off.
It is a good performing tank, not the best on the market but great to have included in a kit. There are plenty coil options available, and even an RBA deck if you want to build your own.
With the Majesty mod being a 225W device, it will be capable of powering nearly all of the most popular atomizers on the market, so if you don’t get on with the X-Baby, you still have plenty of choices.
- Good Build quality
- Impressive screen
- Easy to use UI
- X-Baby tank performs well
- Temp Control is poor
- Quite a large & heavy device
- No custom curves
The SMOK Majesty is a good device, and with the TFV8 X-Baby included it makes a good kit.
Is the Majesty worthy of being vaping Royalty?….not really. Smok has made some great strides in build quality in my opinion, and I really like their new UI. Although, I still find the chipset overall to be a little bit lacking especially when it comes to temp control vaping.
Overall, it is a solid dual 18650 mod, that offers some very appealing design options in both the Resin and Carbon Fiber variants. The TFV8 X-Baby tank is solid. It’s not the best tank in the world, but it does deliver good performance. It’s just not a must-have kit or device.
However, if you are in the market for a new mod anyway, then it is definitely worth considering, as long as you only vape in wattage mode.