The first thing I noticed about the Eleaf Lexicon Mod was its capability to output a maximum wattage of 235W with just two 18650 cells. That alone is quite an accomplishment for Eleaf, and it says a lot about the chipset being used in the Lexicon. After that, me and the Eleaf Lexicon got off on the wrong foot. I’ll explain…
The Uncooperative Eleaf Lexicon Battery Door
My first color choice for the Lexicon was the super glossy black model. I unboxed it and immediately went for the bottom battery door and attempted to open it. 30 minutes went by, and I gave up.
The battery door is quite simple, we’ve all seen this type of “slide forward and lift” door a million times, but the back Lexicon did not want to cooperate. Nothing I did would budge it forward… nothing. I went back to stockroom and grabbed a “silver” model, unboxed it, and with little effort the battery door sprung forward and opened normally.
I strongly suggest that before you touch the ELLO DURO Sub-Ohm tank or remove the USB cable or read through the manual, you try the battery door first. If it doesn’t open for you, contact the vendor (Element Vape of course) and let them know.
As it turned out the silver model has a much more attractive color coordinated ELLO DURO tank, as you can see in the photos. Perhaps the universe was telling me that the silver Lexicon was the one I needed to review.
Unlike the black Lexicon, the silver one has a matt silver finish, not glossy like the other color options (purple, red, rainbow, and blue), which allows for a firmer, more secure grip.
The Eleaf Lexicon 235W TC Starter Kit moves so far away from Eleaf’s claim to fame, the iStick mods, that this compact and modern mod feels very different from other Eleaf mods I’ve reviewed. Yes, the Eleaf Tessera (reviewed here) is also a testament to leaving the iStick line behind, but I did not review the Tessera.
The Lexicon is very flashy with its vast array of multi-colored flashing LED lights that run the gamut all over the mod. Fortunately, the default setting sets off the lights when the fire button is pressed, and should you want to extend the battery life a bit, you can turn off the LED’s completely.
The Eleaf Lexicon has all the modern safety features you’d expect for a 2018 box mod, including Over-Charge Protection, Over-Discharge Protection, Over-Current Protection and Reverse Polarity Protection. The battery door includes two rows of venting holes as well.
The Lexicon offers a full temperature control suite, a minimum resistance of 0.05ohm, and the range is 0.05 to 3.0 ohms. The included coils (2 of them) are Kanthal coils, so in order to make use of the temperature control features you’ll need to use another atomizer. The ELLO DURO replacement coils (5 coils to a pack) seem to be all Kanthal.
The Lexicon is a standard 5-click on/off and 3-click to access the menu system. Once inside the menu, the user navigates by way of the two arrow shaped adjustment buttons. The black and white display is placed vertically on the front of the mod and is rather small…. Well, more like an Evolv DNA display then it is the trend for full color 1.5-2-inch displays we’re beginning to see on more and more mods.
The USB port and cable are used for updates to the firmware and for charging the mod. It has a maximum recharge rate of 2A. I should also mention that the 510 connector is a stainless steel, centered connector. At the same time, 28mm is the maximum width for your atomizer choice should you decide to use another tank or rebuildable with the mod.
Eleaf HW Series Replacement Coils Features:
0.2ohm HW1 Single Parallel Coil – rated for 40-80W
0.3ohm HW2 Dual Parallel Coil – rated for 30-70W
0.2ohm HW3 Triple Parallel Coil – rated for 50-130W
0.3ohm HW4 Quad Parallel Coil – rated for 40-110W
0.2ohm HW-N Net Coil – rated for 40-90W
0.15ohm HW-M Multi-Hole Coil – rated for 50-100W
Stainless Steel Construction
More about the Eleaf ELLO DURO
The Eleaf Lexicon Starter Kit is paired with the outstanding ELLO DURO 28mm Sub-Ohm Tank. With the Lexicon Mod’s ability to reach wattages of up to 235W, along with seven vaping modes, all the available coils for ELLO DURO are compatible.
The ELLO DURO Tank is the latest sub-ohm tank from Eleaf. It increases the HW Coil line with new coil options, like the Net and Multi-Hole Coil that operate at 0.15 ohm (my default coils read 0.17-ohm) which are optimized to perform best when fired at wattages between 40W and 100W. I found my optimal wattage to be 77W with multi-hole coil, but others here find 90-95W to be their optimal power.
The ELLO DURO is a fairly large tank with a 6.5mL capacity of eJuice. To fill the tank all the user needs to do is push the top cap to the side to reveal a good-sized top-fill slot.
I have to say that for an affordable Starter Kit, including the ELLO DURO was a good move on Eleaf’s part. This is a high-performance tank that throws flavor and clouds as tasty and thick as some of the best Sub-Ohms I have, including the SMOK Prince and the iJoy Diamond. As a reviewer I have no doubt that there will come a time when I move on to another mod, but the ELLO DURO will remain in my collection of excellent sub-ohm tanks.
Because the ELLO DURO is a high-performance tank, and the multi-hole coil can vape at 100W, the tank is quite the thirsty beast. Even with 6.5mL capacity, you’ll fill the tank often.
Eleaf HW Replacement Coils
Eleaf Lexicon 235W Starter Kit Features & Specs:
- Dimensions – 81mm by 45mm by 31mm
- Weight – 167g
- Dual 18650 High Amp Battery – Not Included
- Maximum Wattage Output: 235W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8V
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0 Ohm (VW Mode)
- 0.05-1.5 Ohm (TC-Ni/Ti/SS/M1/M2/M3 Mode)
- Ni200, Titanium, and 316 Stainless Steel Compatibility
- TCR Adjustment – 3 Memory Modes
- Bezeled Exterior with LED Lights
- Futuristic Design
- Real Time Clock System
- Over-Charge Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- Over-Current Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- MicroUSB Port – Max 2A Charging Rate
- Centered Stainless Steel 510 Connection
- Available in Silver, Blue, Red, Black, Dazzling Rainbow, Purple
Eleaf ELLO DURO TS Sub-Ohm Tank Features & Specs:
- 28mm Diameter
- 6.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Eleaf’s HW Series Coils
- 0.2ohm HW-N Net Style Kanthal Coil – rated for 40-90W
- 0.15ohm HW-M Multi-hole Style Kanthal Coil – rated for 60-100W
- Convenient Sliding Top-Fill Design
- Dual Bottom Airflow Control
- Wide Bore Drip Tip
- Detachable Structure
- 510 Connection
Eleaf Lexicon Starter Kit Includes:
- 1 Eleaf Lexicon Mod
- 1 ELLO Duro Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.2ohm HW-N Coil Head
- 1 0.15ohm HW-M Coil Head (Pre-Installed)
- 1 QC USB Cable
- 2 User Manuals
- Spare Parts
It’s unfair to compare the design of one mod against another. The competitive market calls for mods of all shapes and sizes, so the only fair way to judge a mod these days is by performance, features, and price. The Eleaf Lexicon is a bargain when judging it until performance and features, though I admit to some disappointment in the display.
The fire button, on the side of the mod, is a good size, very clicky button. Vaping it with this type of fire button gives me confidence, and I suspect you’ll feel the same way. The adjustment arrows (buttons) are a bit less clicky, but still self-assured and functional.
Using a smaller display this time out, Eleaf still manages to use two battery indicators on the screen so users can keep an eye out on how each battery is functioning. It may be small(er) than I’d like, but it displays all the information anyone would need. The screen is bright, sharp, and easy to understand.
This 235W Starter Kit is priced lower than it’s worth. The introduction price is still under $60, and considering the inclusion of the ELLO DURO, the Eleaf Lexicon is an excellent choice for intermediate and advanced vapers looking for a compact, yet high-performance mod and tank.
I spent about 10 days with the Eleaf Lexicon Kit and during all that time I found no issues to deal with, except for the black model’s inability to release the battery door. I’m going to be very interested in seeing if this becomes an issue for Eleaf or if the black Lexicon I had first was one-off QC issue. Affordable, capable, easy to use…. what more could you want at this price?