The Augvape VX200 was sent to me for review from Augvape. I did some first impressions of the VX200 more than a month ago and now I’m finally putting up my final thoughts.
I got this as part of a kit that Augvape is selling which includes three disposable tanks. I’ll be doing a separate review for those tanks, but you can get that full kit for about $50, or you can get the device separately for about $40 and the disposable tanks for about $12 for a pack of three.
Here are some places where you can get it (affiliate)
This is a super sleek 200-watt device. And unlike Augvape’s other recent releases, the Augvape VX200 has a lot of advanced features. You might also notice that the name of the VX200 is similar to V200 that Augvape released a few months ago. The V200 was inspired by the Honda car engine, but this one is totally different. I’m not really sure why they’ve kept the name so similar.
- Weight: 65g
- Size: 87.5mm x 45mm x 29.2mm
- Power: 5-200 watts
- Voltage: 0.2-7.2 volts
- Resistance: 0.05-3.0 ohms
- Working efficiency: 94%
- Colors: Black, Red, Gun Metal
In The Box
- VX200 box mod
- USB cable
- User manual
Modeled After Edge-to-Edge Phones
My first thought when I saw the screen and the rounded edges of the front panel on the VX200 is how it’s just like the edge-to-edge screens on newer smartphones. I have the Samsung Galaxy S9 and it immediately made me think of my own phone.
And sure enough, when I went to Augvape’s website, I see that the body is inspired by edge-to-edge panels on phones. So they nailed it. And I think it looks great. Just the front though. From the side, it looks nothing like a phone. But cool aesthetic nonetheless.
The one downside to the panels is that they are fingerprint magnets. You’ll get smudges all over this.
The size of the VX200 is about 3.4 inches tall, 1.8 inches side-to-side, and about 1 inch thick. It’s also 65 grams. Just to provide some reference, it’s a little heavier than a golf ball or tennis ball and not even as heavy as a deck of cards. It’s pretty light. And that’s because it’s all plastic.
Beautiful Screen But The Panels Are Tinted Too Dark!
The screen on the front is a 1.3 Inch color display. Like I mentioned earlier, the original V200 looked exactly like the valve cover of a car engine. The only car-related thing going on with the VX200 is the dial on the screen, which Augvape says it’s similar to a speedometer on a car dashboard, which I guess I can see, but I think that’s sort of reaching. It doesn’t really remind me of a speedometer. Not that I really care though. I think it looks good either way.
You’ll see vape time, the mode you’re in, your wattage, voltage, resistance, and battery life.
The screen also has a 240×240 RGB resolution and you can customize the color of the screen using hundreds of different combinations.
The biggest drawback with the screen is that it’s just not bright enough. When you’re outside and the sun is shining down, you can’t see a thing.
Look at the tint on these panels.
It’s just like the Druga Foxy. The plastic cover is so darkly tinted that it makes the screen really hard to see when in reality, it’s probably really vivid and bright underneath.
Function and Features
The firing button runs along most of the entire side of the VX200, which makes the button easy to find and activate in both hands, but the button is really only active on the top half. If you press the bottom half, it won’t connect to the switch. Five clicks turns it on and five turns it off.
The last couple of devices from Augvape have been as basic as basic can be. 200 watts and that’s it. I actually really like that, but that’s because I only use wattage when I vape. I test out all of the features when I do my reviews, but when the reviews are done, I go straight back to a max of 90 watts.
Anyway, there are four modes in the VX200
- Variable Wattage – There are options to pick from Normal, Soft, and High. That’s the pre-heat setting that your vape starts at and then it settles in on whatever wattage you set it at. You can adjust the wattage from 5 watts to 200 watts in 1-watt increments. It stops automatically when you reach 200 watts and then another click brings it back to 5 watts.
- Variable Voltage – In this mode you can set it to turn between 0.50 and 7.2 volts.
- Bypass – This runs your device off of the batteries, kind of like a mech mod, but with safety settings. What’s interesting about this is that the VX200 runs like a series mech mod, rather than parallel. That means you’ll get 7.2 volts from fully charged batteries.
- Temperature Control – This has presets for Stainless Steel (SS316), Titanium (TI), and Nickel (Ni200). You also have options to adjust TCR base, TCR Advanced, and Ohms Lock. With all of the features built into this device, I’m surprised that there’s no option to set TCR curves or to adjust the wattage in temp-control, which are both very common features in Temperature Control devices, but maybe that will come out in a future firmware upgrade.
Outside of the mode settings you also have additional settings and an information menu.
There are a lot of settings available here.
- Auto mode – tries to set your device to what it believes is the best wattage based on the build of your atomizer. It works okay, but is more of a starting point for less experienced users. I keep it off.
- Cutoff time – lets you choose how many seconds you want to allow the device to hit before it turns off.
- Standby – sets how long the device will stay on after you press a button. You can set it to 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 seconds, or if you don’t care about battery life, you can set it to stay on all the time.
- LCD Color Setting – There are four presets; orange-red, olive green, sky blue, or white & black. There’s also a user-defined setting. In user-defined, you can set the percentages of red, green, and blue. You can play around with that and see how it changes live while you’re making settings.
- Temperature Unit – lets you change whether you want the device to work in either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
- Language – lets you change between Chinese or English
- Factory Default – lets you reset everything on the device to the way it was out of the box.
When you’re back in the main menu, you’ll see the Information setting. If you go in there you see your personal statistics, your firmware version, and you’ll find the option to do a firmware upgrade.
The personal statistics are pretty interesting. You can see how many puffs you’ve ever taken from the device, the average duration of your puffs, the average wattage setting you use, the average temperature if you use temp-control, the total Joules that you’ve used (which I don’t know why anyone would even care about), and the total time you’ve used your device.
This is a dual 18650 battery device – batteries not included.
You pull the back panel off to get access to the battery sled. The magnets are strong and the battery cover sits really tight.
You’ll see plus and negative signs to tell the direction to place the batteries and you’ll also see labels telling you which battery is in each slot. I actually like this because if you notice on the front of the device that one battery is draining faster than the other, that tells you really quickly which one it is. It’s a nice little feature.
Augvape says that the chip inside of the VX200 is designed to use the least amount of wire as possible. They say that this prevents the battery current from having to travel through unnecessary lengths of wire, which in turn allows the batteries to last longer. Now, I have to be honest here, I think that’s marketing bull, BUT the battery life seems normal to me. Nothing out of the ordinary, good or bad.
And finally, the USB port. You can use that to charge the batteries while still in the VX200 and also to upgrade the firmware.
Augvape’s most recent devices, like the V200 and Druga Foxy, were simple wattage-only devices. They were easy to use and I really liked that about them. The VX200 is totally different and has a bunch of features. The features are actually a lot like the Vaporesso Revenger. I mean, it’s just like it, plus or minus a couple of small details, which makes me wonder if they’re using the Omni chip, or something similar.
But yeah, it’s a nice device. It’s really light, it pushes a lot of wattage, it fires really fast, it’s extremely light, and it looks great. The biggest drawback for me is that the screen is hard to see outside. But it really is a great device that I like a lot.
The Augvape VX200 was sent to me for review from Augvape. I’ve seen it online for around $40 and sometimes even less.
Here are some places where you can get it (affiliate)