The Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is the latest pod system by Vaporesso, and they are bringing their new version of a versatile AIO/pod device to take on the competition.
The Luxe PM40 has a familiar form factor and is designed to cater to both MTL and low-wattage DTL vaping.
It has a built-in 1800Mah battery and pods that utilize the GTX-2 coil range and 4ml juice capacity.
While it might seem from specs alone, there’s nothing new here, read on to find out just how well the Luxe PM40 performs.
The Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is available in 5 colors: Black, Silver, Carbon Fiber, Lava, Jade.
The Bottom Line
Vaporesso Luxe PM40 Specs & Features
- Size: 96.4x30x21mm
- Output: 5-40W
- Battery: 1800mAh (internal)
- Display: 0.69in OLED screen
- E-liquid capacity: 4ml (standard) / 2ml (TPD)
- Type C USB charging – 2A
- Coils: GTX coil range
- Axon Chipset
- Adjustable airflow
- Quad Protection Improved Leakproof system
- Top fill
- Push/pull coil replacement
Vaporesso Luxe PM40 Kit Contents
- 1 x LUXE PM40 Battery
- 2 x LUXE PM40 Pods (4ml)
- 1 x GTX 0.6Ω Mesh COIL
- 1 x GTX 0.8Ω Mesh COIL
- 1 x Type-C USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 X Warranty Card
Design & Style
Ok, so addressing the elephant in the room, yes, the Luxe PM40 is not the most original looking device. It’s clear that both there are design similarities to the Smok Nord series.
However, the Luxe PM40 measures 96.5 mm x 30.6 mm x 21.5 mm, which is smaller than its 40W competitors like the Voopoo Vinci. It does have a little weight to it, but that doesn’t make it feel heavy, just solid and well-built.
There are plenty of color options on offer; we received both the Black and Silver for review. It seems like all of the designs have the same gunmetal style frame, and it’s just the colored IML panels that are different.
While the carbon fiber color is probably the most subtle, I do really like both the black and silver with their rainbow effect on the panels. It doesn’t look cheap like other mods that attempt it.
The Luxe PM40 has one simple button to activate and control it, adding to its simplicity and sleek design. I’ll detail the button actions later, but it is a responsive and tactile button.
One the side of the device is a 0.69-inch black and white OLED screen, again it’s simple and bright and perfect for this style of the device. You will find a small silver rod protruding on the opposite side of the mod, which is the airflow adjustment slider. It’s not a huge adjustment, but it does cover a solid MTL to a restricted DTL vape – more on this later.
Overall the Luxe PM40 may not have the most original design. Still, as with everything produced by Vaporesso, it’s done well and definitely feels like a quality product.
The Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is a pretty straightforward pod system but does have slightly more on offer than most.
It features a 0.69-inch screen that displays wattage, coil resistance, and a puff counter. It also shows the battery level with a percentage, which I really like and wish more companies would do the same.
The Luxe PM40 is powered by Vaporesso’s Axon chip, which gives it a 5-40W power output. Vaporesso also claims it has the innovative turbo-boosting tech to produce a more powerful output. I’ll cover this in detail in the performance section. But as a quick note, it does fire rapidly and consistently.
It also comes with all the regular safety features for protection, as you’d expect.
The Luxe PM40 has an in-built 1800mAh battery that is capable of charging via Type-C at 2A, which is great.
As for operating the device, there is just one button to control everything, which at first might seem confusing, but it’s relatively straightforward.
- Power On/Off = Press the Fire button 5 times (within 2 seconds).
- Unlock = Press Fire Button 3 times in quickly.
- Lock = automatically after 5 seconds of inactivity.
- Adjust wattage = Unlock the device, the screen will start to flash, press fire button to move up in wattage (hold to move fast), wattage round-robins from 40w to 5w.
- Start Vaping = When in a locked state, press the fire button.
The Luxe PM40 comes with two pods with a 4ml juice capacity (2ml in the EU).
That’s something still rarely seen by manufacturers, but much appreciated that they include two in the kit.
The pods connect to the device via a friction fit, but it’s sturdy while still being easy to remove from the device. You also won’t need to remove it too often, only to change coils because the pods are filled from the top.
To refill, you simply push back on the drip tip, and it will pop off, revealing a large fill hole. There’s also a small air outlet on the other side to allow excess air to escape and prevent flooding. It’s something we’ve seen before from Vaporesso, and it’s well implemented again here.
The pods themselves are transparent and not tinted so that you can see your juice level. However, only a small amount is exposed when connected to the device so it is a little struggle to see when you get down to that last 10%.
Coil replacement is straightforward with the Luxe PM40. Once the pod is removed from the device, just pull the coil from the bottom, and it will pop out (like most coil systems these days).
The pod will need to be pretty much empty before you change the coil, but you can get away with a little bit of juice in there if you turn it on its side.
It’s also worth noting that at no point did I notice any condensation build-up at the bottom of the pod, which is really good for a pod system like this.
The Luxe PM40 uses GTX-2 coils and comes with two options:
- GTX-2 0.8-ohm mesh coil – rated 12-20 watts.
- GTX-2 0.6-ohm mesh coil – rated 20-30 watts.
I’m not sure if all other GTX coils will work in the device, and I don’t have any others on hand to test. But by the looks of it, it might just be the new GTX-2 coils included and also a 1.2ohm coil that are compatible.
We will update this review if we find out any different.
If you’ve ever used a Vaporesso device with the GTX coils, you pretty much know what you will get performance-wise.
They are great on flavor and very consistent coils across the board.
However, here’s a quick rundown of my experience of the ones included.
I started with the 0.8-ohm coil, using a 60/40 high nicotine juice. I was vaping it constantly at around 12W and never once got a dry hit. The flavor was excellent from this coil, and it delivered a good throat hit also.
I mainly had the airflow closed down for an MTL vape, which it definitely delivers, but it’s not a tight MTL vape. You might have more luck with the available 1.2-ohm coil for a tight MTL, but I’m not sure if it will get tight enough to please those true MTL vapers that like it extremely tight.
Also, the ‘duckbill’ style mouthpiece isn’t the greatest if you’re trying to get a real tight draw.
That being said, I’m incredibly grateful that the Luxe PM40 comes with adjustable airflow that actually works, which is quite rare on a pod system like this – I’m looking at you Smok!
As for the 0.6-ohm coil, I found this performed better at the low end of the wattage range around 25W. I was using 3mg juice with a 70/30 ratio, and again it really delivered on the flavor with a decent amount of vapor.
The airflow adjustment definitely lets you get a nice restricted DTL vape, you won’t really be able to MTL this coil (but that’s to be expected), and it won’t give you a wide-open DTL. However, for a restricted DTL coil, it definitely delivers.
A quick word on Vaporesso’s ‘turbo-boosting tech’ inside the PM40. Is it something you are going to drastically notice? No.
Still what it does do is make sure that the hit remains constant throughout, even as the battery drains. This means you won’t notice any difference in the vape until the battery is completely dead. So it just brings that extra level of consistency to your vape experience, and it does work, in my opinion.
Battery Life & Charging
The battery life on the Luxe PM40 is going to vary depending on which of the coils you are using.
However, overall for a small device with a 1800mAh battery, I found it to be pretty good. I think those that use it for an MTL-style vape with the 0.8-ohm will be pleasantly surprised by how long the battery lasts.
The 2A Type-C quick charging is also a welcome addition and can get you from a dead battery to a full charge in around 60 minutes.
If you’re really stuck, it also pass-through vaping, so you can still vape while it charges; it will just pause the charging process.
- Excellent build quality
- Compact design
- Good looking IML panels
- Easy to use and refill
- Good capacity (4ml)
- Transparent pods to easily see juice level
- Adjustable airflow
- Bright screen
- Battery gauge with percentage
- Two pods included
- Two coil options (0.6 & 0.8ohm)
- Great flavor from both coils
- Easy to replace coils
- Decent battery life
- Consistent vape throughout the battery drain
- Type-C 2A fast charging (60 minutes)
- Pass-through vaping
- Not the tightest MTL with current coils
Overall it’s hard not to be impressed by Vaporesso’s Luxe PM40.
The GTX-2 coils and the device itself are harmonious in delivering excellent performance for both a restricted DTL and loose MTL vape.
It might not be the most original design and might be a little loose for those true MTL vapers.
However, Vaporesso as usual seems to be able to tick most boxes when it comes to vape experience. The Luxe PM40 is probably my favorite of this style currently on the market.
The ease of use of the device with the included screen and solid build quality will please most vapers.