The Argus G and Argus Pod SE are the latest pod systems from Voopoo.
As they are members of the Argus family, they are compatible with all P1 pods and other older Argus pods.
The Argus G is the more feature rich and sophisticated of the two devices. It features a monochrome screen, adjustable wattage, and a 1000mAh battery.
In contrast, the SE model is a simpler version with an 800mAh battery.
They both come with 2 of Voopoo’s latest P1 pods, which have a 2ml capacity and resistances of 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω.
The Argus G is available in 7 colors: space gray, aurora blue, satin blue, racing green, gloss black, glow pink, and sand drift gold.
The Argus Pod SE is available in 5 colors: black, red, brown, shiny blue, and shiny orange.
- Compact and lightweight
- Excellent build quality
- Nice color options
- Easy to use
- Two pods
- Easy to see the juice level
- Excellent flavor
- Smooth airflow
- Good MTL draw
- Very good coil longevity
- Decent battery life
- No passthrough vaping
- No fast charging
The Bottom Line
The Argus G and SE are both excellent pod devices. They deliver equally impressive performance from the pods with fantastic flavor. Both cater to a tight and loose MTL draw. The Argus G offers a few more features with a screen and adjustable wattage. Both are easy to use and excellent kits for beginners.
Specs and Features
Argus G Specifications
- Dimensions: 110.9 mm x 25.7 mm x 13.5 mm
- Material: Aluminum Alloy/PC
- Output: 5-25 watts
- Output voltage: 3.2-4.2 volts
- Resistance: 0.5-3.0Ω
- Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
Argus SE Specifications
- Dimensions: 93.2 mm x 26.1 mm x 13.8 mm
- Material: Zinc Alloy/PC/leather
- Output: up to 18 watts
- Output voltage: 3.2-4.2 volts
- Resistance: 0.5-3.0Ω
- Battery capacity: 800 mAh
Argus Pod Specifications
- Capacity: 2.0 mL
- Material: PCTG
- Resistance: 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω
- Filling Method: Side fill port
Argus G & SE Kit Contents
- 1 x Device (G or SE)
- 1 x Argus Pod 0.7Ω
- 1 x Argus Pod 1.2Ω
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Type-C cable
- 1 x Lanyard (Argus G)
- 1 x Argus POD platform card (Argus G)
Design & Style
We will start with the Argus Pod SE, the more basic and user-friendly of the two devices.
Instantly I was familiar with the design. In essence, it’s a stripped-back version of one of my favorite recent pods from Voopoo, the Argus Pod. The only thing it is lacking is the screen and adjustable wattage.
It has a minimalistic rectangular design which is incredibly portable and pocket friendly. The slightly curved edges make it extremely comfortable in the hand, and it almost melts into my palm.
There is a small airflow control slider on the front, allowing you to adjust from a tight MTL to a loose MTL/restricted DTL.
As mentioned, there is no screen or buttons. You only have three LED lights on the side to indicate battery levels.
The SE is available in five colors. I’m typically the kind of vaper that goes for sleek designs, and I absolutely love the contrast of black/gunmetal bodies with leather panels.
However, there is something quite pleasant about the glossy blue version we have for review. It’s more of a teal color in real life, and it’s really grown on me.
The Argus G is an entirely new design for Argus devices. It’s a taller and slightly slimmer device than the SE. However, it also has lovely curved edges making it extremely comfortable to hold and use.
It features a full monochrome screen that can display all your vaping data (which sadly didn’t come out in our original photos).
Just below the LED screen is the all-in-one button, which allows you to perform several functions on the device that we’ll cover later on.
The G model has its air slider on the side. It’s also a more granular airflow control, allowing you either one small pinhole for a tight MTL or three open three holes for a restricted DTL vape.
The USB-C charge port for the Argus G is found on the opposite side of the airflow control.
The Argus G comes in more styles. There are four solid shades of gloss black, satin blue, sand drift gold, and glow pink – all look great. Then there are three gradient colors of space gray, racing green, and aurora blue.
We have the space gray, and although I can’t deny the gradient hue shift looks really lovely on it. However, it’s a little too silver and shiny for my liking.
The build quality on both devices is excellent; they feel lightweight yet durable enough to withstand daily use easily. It’s something Voopoo has always been great at with the pod systems, and these both have a feel far more premium than their price tags.
The Argus G and SE are both simple and easy-to-use devices. However, that doesn’t mean they are utterly void of features, and the G comes with quite a complete set.
The Argus SE has an inbuilt 800mah battery while the Argus G has a larger capacity 1000mAh battery.
They are both powered by Voopoo’s latest Gene chipset and also feature adjustable airflow. However, the G has more airflow control settings.
The Argus G also has an LED screen displaying battery level, wattage, resistance, and a puff counter.
It has a dedicated all-in-one button which can be used as a fire button or for adjusting wattage settings.
Both devices feature USB-C charging at a charging rate of 1A. However, they do not support passthrough vaping.
The Argus SE does not have any adjustable wattage control. Instead, the device automatically sets the wattage based on the resistance of the coil attached.
It only has three LED indicator lights for battery status with the following:
- Two lights = 33-66%
- One light = 0-33%
- Three lights = 66-100%
The Argus G and Argus SE come with two pods in the kit, a 0.7Ω, and 1.2Ω resistance.
The pods have a 2ml capacity and a side fill port with a nice large rubber plug that’s easy to remove and replace.
We’ve covered these pods in detail in our original Argus Pod review, so you can check that out if you want to know more.
The main thing to know about these pods is they are some of the best I’ve tried in a pod system. They are leak-resistant, have good longevity, and deliver impressive performance.
If you prefer replaceable coils in your pods. Then you are in luck. There’s also a pod that can be purchased separately, which is empty but compatible with ITO line replaceable coils.
Let’s cover what you should expect on the performance front from both of these included pods.
I’m extremely familiar with the Argus pods’ performance; thankfully, they were just as delightful and consistent with these two new devices.
The first thing to note about the pods is there is not too much difference between them. You would expect the 0.7Ω to be much more punchy than the 1.2Ω.
However, when it comes to MTL vape (which I think both of these devices are perfect for), the 1.2Ω is actually my preferred pod. It delivers just as good flavor, albeit slightly on the cooler side, but is much more efficient on the battery.
If you prefer a more open MTL or a restricted DTL, go with the 0.7Ω. You’ll get a warmer vape and a touch more vapor.
I found when testing the pods with a 50/50 nic salt mix, I was able to achieve about 7-8 refills (14-16ml) with the 0.7Ω. The 1.2Ω got me slightly further with about 9-10 refills (18-20ml).
They both deliver fantastic flavor. However, I just think the 1.2Ω is the better option for MTL.
The airflow on both devices is nice and smooth. I like that the Argus G allows you to have one small pinhole for tight MTL and then the three slightly larger holes to tailor the draw.
Battery life was equally impressive with both devices (especially when paired with the higher resistance pod).
The Argus G goes that extra mile with its 1000mAh battery, compared to the 800mah of the SE. However, both will easily last you into the second day of vaping, even if you are not conservative.
Then charging times are not the greatest. I would’ve liked to have seen at least 2A fast charging on the more advanced G model.
The Argus SE tops up its battery at around 60 minutes, while the Argus G is approximately 90 minutes.
You won’t be surprised to learn that both of these Argus devices are excellent.
They admirably continue the trend of the Argus line being one of the best in the pod market.
Both devices are well-built, use high-quality coils, and cater to those seeking a medium-to-loose MTL vape in a compact form.
However, each device might appeal to different users. The SE is suited for the vaper that wants a compact no-fuss device. Whereas the Argus G is for the vaper that wants a screen, a slightly larger battery and prefers to tinker with power settings.
Whichever you go with, you will get a comparable vape performance, which is fantastic. I favor the G version, just for the added capacity and control.