Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition | Review

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Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition Review

The Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional edition is the 15th addition to the burgeoning Drag range.

The Voopoo Drag X Plus was released not so long ago boasting a maximum power output of 100W utilizing a single 21700 external battery – 18650’s can also be used.

However, the Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional edition takes things even further with the addition of an upgraded GENE.FAN 2.0 chipset.

The chip is designed to give you a much stronger output of power at a more consistent rate. It should also provide a faster fire rate, down to 0.001 seconds.

The Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional still comes with a built-in smart wattage setting for less experienced vapers and an RBA mode for full control to suit the more seasoned ‘Professional’ vapers.

It is available for purchase as either a standalone device or as part of a kit with the Voopoo TPP Pod Tank.

The Drag X Plus Professional is currently available in 5 new color schemes: Black and Coffee (under review), Silver and Blue, Silver and Grey, Silver and Retro Brown, Black and Black.

The Good

Excellent build quality, ergonomic design, 21700 & 18650, 100W power output, dynamic stable output – great performance throughout the battery’s lifespan.

The Bad

Locking the device locks all buttons, you can not lock wattage only.

The Bottom Line

The Drag X Plus Professional is pretty much the same device as the original X Plus – delivering good performance from either a single 18650 or 21700, all wrapped up in an excellent design. However, it’s one trump card is a good one; the unlocked power potential of the ‘Professional’ delivers excellent performance throughout the lifespan of the battery (especially 21700s).

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

Specs & Features

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition Specs
  • Size 28 x 34.5 x 88.5mm
  • Material Zinc Alloy, Leather
  • Weight 133g
  • Battery Single 18650 / 21700 (not included)
  • Output 5 – 100W
  • Max output 8.5V
  • Output modes VW, Smart, RBA
  • Input voltage 3.2 – 4.2V
  • Screen 0.96in TFT display
  • Resistance range 0.1 – 3.0ohm
Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition Kit Contents
  • Drag X Plus Professional Edition
  • Type C USB charge cable
  • User manual
Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition & Voopoo Drag X Plus

Design & Style

When I first opened the box and looked at the Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional, I assumed Voopoo had made a mistake and sent through the standard Plus version.

However, through closer inspection of the box and digging out the old Plus version it is, in fact, the upgraded model. 

But as you can see in our pictures, you really can’t tell any difference between the two versions even side by side. We have the ‘Professional’ in the black/coffee color and the ‘Plus’ in the silver/denim.

The only real noticeable aesthetic change in the styling of the device is the leather back panel/grip. It feels a little plusher, and the etched writing is far more detailed than on the older version.

Other than that, the only other real way to tell them apart is with the change in available colors of the new Drag X Plus Professional. I have to mention at this point that I really like the black/coffee mix on the one we have in for review – it looks incredibly sleek.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition & Voopoo Drag X Plus

As with the Plus, it measures 88mm x 28mm x 35.8mm and is made with an aluminum shell, so it keeps an overall lightweight yet sturdy feel – It only weighs 133g.

The 510 plate on the device is 20mm in diameter, but it can handle anything up to 26mm on top without any overhang.

The Drag X Plus Professional, like its predecessor, can utilize either a single 18650 or a 21700 battery. It comes pre-installed with a 18650 battery adapter with a few raised serrations to provide extra grip and prevent unnecessary rattling.

The battery door on the base of the device is the same hinged design as before. It does feel a little flimsy when it’s open and you twist it side-to-side, but as soon as you place a battery inside and close it, everything feels solid and there’s no rattling whatsoever.

As for the screen (0.96 inch TFT screen) and the mod’s buttons are identical to the previous model. All the controls are perfectly responsive, and the screen gets plenty bright so it can be seen during daylight.

The fundamental changes that make this device the ‘Professional’ version are all under the hood. There was no real reason for Voopoo to change an already winning formula when it comes to the overall looks. 

The Drag X Plus models both have an excellent design and look great.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition & Voopoo Drag X Plus

Features

The Drag X Plus Professional can utilize either a single 18650 or 21700 external battery.

It has a maximum output range of 5-100W, and there are the same impressive fire modes incorporated in the GENE.FAN 2.0 chipset.

You have the smart power mode, which will automatically detect the resistance of the attached coil and set the optimal wattage. However, if you want complete control of the power, you can use the RBA mode, which will allow you to make the most of the 100W headroom and really tailor your vape.

There’s a USB Type C charge port that allows 5V 2A fast charging to get you out of trouble. However, just like the “Plus,” there is no pass-through, so you’ll need to take it off of charge to take a vape.

The device has a host of built-in safety measures, as you’d expect.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

The Gene 2.0 chip will protect against Over vaping (8 seconds cut off), Overcharging, short-circuiting, output overcurrent, over-discharging, overheating, and reverse battery.

Ok, so what features are different between the ‘Professional’ and the ‘Plus’?

The newer ‘Professional’ release has an updated version of the chipset. Previously, you were limited to a 4.2 Volt maximum output. The Professional allows output to 8.5 Volts, a power boost, which means there is less chance of feeling any drop of output power as your battery drains.

We will put all this to the test in our performance section below.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

Operating the device:

Operating the device is straightforward and pretty much the same as any Drag device. The main button sequences are as follows:

  • Press the fire button 5 times to switch on/off
  • Press the fire button 3 times to switch between Smart & RBA modes
  • Hold the + and – buttons together to toggle between the Iron and Core screen themes.
  • Press the fire and + button to lock/unlock the device
  • Press the fire and – button to clear the puff counter
Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

Performance

I’ve tested the Drag X Plus Professional using a range of RTAs and tanks and have run it alongside its smaller (or should I say less powerful) brother to see if there’s much to note.

The first thing I noticed when running them both side by side using a 0.15ohm coil on smart mode (with the setting of 65W) is the professional would fire just a touch faster. 

Now the Plus is no slouch, and in all honesty, you wouldn’t really tell the difference unless you had them side by side. However, it did give me the sign that the upgraded board is doing something.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

So what about the boost and Dynamic Stable output? 

Well, this is where things get a little more tricky. It definitely works, but not all the time.

Let me explain.

I set the device in RBA mode, dropped in my Molicell P42A (4200mAh) 21700 battery.

The RTA was running a 0.3ohm fused Clapton, and I set the power to 45W.

I happily vaped away all day, taking note of any depletion in performance. After a good few hours of vaping, the device was still showing a reading of 3.67V, and I had virtually no drop-off in performance.

It was delivering a punchy, powerful vape even at a relatively low power setting.

As the battery started to reach the end of its charge, and only a tiny red dot was showing on the indicator, it still gave the same impressive vape with no loss in performance.

So an all-around win. The voltage held steady regardless of the duration of vape, and even at a relatively low power output, the vape was punchy with flavor and cloud production.

However, attempting precisely the same with a single 18650 battery didn’t quite deliver the same results.

Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition & Voopoo Drag X Plus

I started to notice the voltage drop off drastically when continuously vaping for 3-6 seconds on a lower resistance 0.15ohm coil. Sometimes the high-temperature protection kicked in and cut the vape off.

However, the main thing to note was that this was after a while of vaping. So I suspect it struggles when you are overstepping the 3v mark.

I chucked in an MTL coil at 1.2ohm, as this is typically what I would vape on a single 18650 device. I was able to up the wattage and voltage with no issues whatsoever, and the performance was stable across the board until the battery depleted.

So my conclusion is Voopoo has certainly unlocked the board’s potential, and it does deliver a boosted performance and Dynamic Stable output.

But just be sure to use 21700s if you are going for low resistance and decent power, and stick to the 18650s for low wattage MTL vaping. To be fair, most who are looking at a device with these features would opt for a 21700 every time.

Good Vibes


  • Stylish Design
  • Great build quality
  • Highly ergonomic
  • Excellent performance throughout the lifespan of battery
  • Up to 100 Watts of power
  • USB Type C charging 2A
  • 18650 & 21700 batteries are compatible
  • Fast boot-up
  • Vibrant TFT screen
  • Intuitive Smart mode
  • Gene Fan 2.0 chipset

Bad Vibes


  • Cannot lock wattage only
Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition

Verdict

The Voopoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition is such an easy device to wholeheartedly recommend to any vaper looking for a single battery mod.

It has an easy-to-use interface with all smart features making it suitable for new vapers. Then on the flip side, it has the RBA mode for the more advanced users.

The newly upgraded chipset delivers an impressive performance boost and retains constant voltage right up to the last breath of your battery.

If you don’t already own a Drag X Plus, you should definitely look at this device.

If you do already own the original Drag X Plus, it’s not the biggest of upgrades, but it might just be worth it.


REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9
Features
9
Performance
9
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.