Last Updated on January 27, 2018 by Team Spinfuel
Come on, who here didn’t expect to see Joyetech release the eVic Primo Mini? Just last week we saw the release (and preview) for the eVic Primo 2, so yes, maybe the eVic Primo Mini is quick on the draw, but it is here, or will be here, in a matter of days. Currently under review by Julia Hartley-Barnes, below is a brief preview of what to expect. So far, Julia is liking what she sees.
About the Joyetech eVic Primo Mini Kit
Stepping away from the usual OLED display found on ‘most’ eVic models, the Joyetech eVic Primo Mini is using a large, original display (see photos) In addition, like the newer eVic Primo 2, Joyetech has brushed aside the UNIMAX sub-ohm tank in favor of the ProCore Aires Sub-Ohm tank.
This new display is larger than you might think. It’s a 1.3-inch OLED display with a new simple interface. In fact, the display is larger than the display on the WISMEC Predator and the eVic Primo, and the size of the fonts makes it seem even larger. While my favorite display remains the OLED on many SMOK box mods, like the Alien 220W or the SMOK AL85, this one has a lot going for it.
The eVic Primo Mini has a larger fire button than the eVic Primo 2, but is still a compact box mod, and available is several colorful finishes. If the performance Julia is experiencing on Day Two of her review period the eVic Primo Mini just make a delightful starter kit for new Sub-Ohm Vapers, or experienced sub-ohm users looking for an 80W single-18650 mod and pro-level tank.
eVic Primo Mini Kit Feature Highlights
The eVic Primo Mini offers a 1W-80W power output along with a 2A quick charge (when used with the Avatar Quick Charge device), a preheat function and a spring-loaded 510 connector Pin for pins ranging from 4.0 to 5.5mm, a first for Joyetech.
The ProCore Aries sub-ohm tank (4.0mL) features a unique flip-top fill system that seems to work just fine. Our concern, now, is that the mechanism for the flip-top holds up under heavy usage, and we hope to have a good indication of that by the time the review is finished. On the top of the tank there is a double-hook symbol etched into the stainless steel, by pushing back on the top cap at that position opens the tank up for filling. There are two fill slots placed in a such a way that getting vape juice into the center hole (where it shouldn’t go) is harder now.
ProCore Aeries Replacement Coils
Joyetech’s new ProC series heads include direct lung or mouth to lung coils. Joyetech makes no mention (that we can see) that the heating elements (wires) are the usual Joyetech Stainless Steel, so it seems to us that Joyetech has moved to Kanthal heating elements for the ProCore Aries tank. That would be extremely interesting if true, making the Spinfuel VAPE Death Knell for Temperature Control technology seems a little closer. We’re not saying that these coils are in fact Kanthal, by the time the review comes around, we’ll be sure either way.
The Usual Suspects – eVic Primo Mini Quick Specs
Weight: 139.0g (with coil, no cell)
Colors: silver, black, red, yellow, blue
E-liquid capacity: 4.0ml
Output range: 1-80W
Output modes: Power/Bypass/Start/Temp(Ni, Ti, SS316)/TCR(M1, M2, M3)
Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for Temp/TCR mode
0.1-3.5ohm for Power/Start/Bypass mode
Temperature control: 100-315°C/ 200-600°F
Depth of 510 pins applicable: 4.0-5.5mm
Battery using: high-rate 18650 cell (continues discharge current 25A)
Max charging current: 2.0A
Max output current: 25A
Features: Flip type top-fill system, balanced flavor and cloud, 1.3 inch OLED display,
small and exquisite, quick charge, real-time clock, preheat function, custom logo
It’s too early to say, but the Joyetech eVic Primo Mini seems to be a very good 80W single 18650 box mod with a delightful sub-ohm tank. Julia will want to use the coils that came with the kit, find out how long the coil life seems to be, as well as running various vape juices through them. We do not have the Avatar Quick Charge accessory so we won’t be able to test out the 2A charge, but we prefer and insist on external battery charging anyway.
Pricing is about $43 at Vapor Authority for the full kit, though we suspect the mod by itself, if it becomes available as a standalone mod, to be $30. Again, by the time the review is published we’ll know for sure.
In the eVic Primo Mini Box
- 1 x eVic Primo Mini battery (no cell)
- 1 x ProCore Aries atomizer
- 1 x ProC1 (0.4ohm) head
1 x ProC1-S (0.25ohm) head
1 x Spare glass tube
1 x Warranty card
1 x QC USB cable
2 x Warning card
2 x Manual