SMOK G-PRIV 3 230W STARTER KIT PREVIEWAfter adopting the SMOK Mag P3 as my Go-To, Everyday Use Vape Mod I was happily satisfied that SMOKTech had not forgotten the Hobbyist Vaper. Hobbyist Vapers enjoy intense flavors, large clouds of delightful vapor clouds, and a nice warmth you can’t find in cheaper pod mod systems. So when I discovered the upcoming SMOK G-PRIV 3 230W Starter Kit(always available first at Element Vape) was right around the corner, I got this feeling in my gut that maybe, just maybe, manufacturers have come to their senses. Maybe they realized that it was these low wattage pod mods that anti-vape groups, and the government, took aim at in getting flavor bans and complete vape bans.

Lest we not forget, once it was discovered this so-called mysterious vape illness was NOT caused by vaping e-liquid, but rather bootleg THC cartridges that were ‘cut’ with a deadly-when-vaped Vitamin E acetate solution. The government, especially Governor Charlie Baker of MA, enacted Police State policies against anyone that might enjoy vaping blueberry pancake e-liquid. Funny thing about this incredibly ignorant governor, THC cartridges are still legal. Anyway, I’m getting off topic.

As SMOK and other manufacturers turn their attention toward the higher wattage, lower-nicotine sub-ohm tanks, I urge you to make sure you have in your possession 4 or 5 of your favorite starter kits in the event you live in a state that will act against the Federal Government and ban vape products of all kinds. Keep in mind that the Feds have yet to legalize marijuana, but the states are doing so at quite the clip. Ah, what a strange landscape we live in now. Legalize Pot, Ban harmless vaping, the most effective tool ever for Smoking Cessation.



The brand new SMOK G-PRIV 3 Starter Kit is a versatile vaping system. It integrates a Dual 18650 battery format, working with various coil options that provide different vaping styles and/or preferences, and comes paired with the SMOK TFV16 Lite  Sub-Ohm Tank for a cloud-kicking competition vape experience that I cannot wait to experience for myself.

The G-PRIV 3 is constructed from a durable zinc-alloy for a long-lasting lifespan. The chassis of the SMOK G-PRIV 3 features a magnetic body panel that hides the Dual High-Amp 18650 batteries (sold separately).

In addition, the G-PRIV 3 vape mod is equipped with the latest IQ-G Chipset, an intelligent chipset that offers the user an ultra-fast firing speed. (clocking in at 0.001s) That firing speed helps deliver massive clouds of vapor with the TFV16 Lite.

Oh, and as it becomes more common, the G-PRIV 3 has USB-C port and cable!

About the SMOK TFV16 Lite

SMOK G-PRIV 3 230W STARTER KIT PREVIEWSpeaking of the SMOK TFV16 Lite Tank; it comes with a smooth 510 threaded connection, that makes easy work of attaching it to the G-PRIV 3. That said, the G-PRIV 3 Starter Kit can utilize a myriad of sub-ohm tanks, but the coils from the SMOK TFV16 Coil Series (including MESH Coils) create delicious and flavorful clouds of vapor with just a press of a button.

Above the firing bar is a single secondary button, used to lock and unlock the box mod. This lock prevents adolescent or underage users from using the device.

The TFV16 Lite that comes equipped with the Starter Kit model, has a swivel top refill system. It can hold up to 5mL of eJuice, which refills by pressing the single locking button on the top cap to open the single fill port refill system. If you’re used to the more modern sub-ohm tanks from SMOK, this tank will be a cinch to operate.

Below are the Official Specs of the SMOK G-PRIV 3 Starter Kit. Read them carefully. It’s price tag of $64.95 makes this most advanced vape kit a wonderful value. As experienced as I am with SMOK, I have high confidence that this vape mod and new sub-ohm will be a big success with hobbyist vapers, or any vaper looking for intense flavor and matching vapor. You can expect our full Review soon.


IQ-G Chipset – 32-bit Processor
Dimensions – 85mm by 54mm by 28mm
Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
Wattage Output Range – VW Mode: 1-230W
Wattage Output Range – TC Mode: 10-230W
Voltage Output Range – TC Mode: 0.5-8.2V
Resistance Range – VW Mode: 0.1-2.5ohms
Resistance Range – TC Mode: 0.05-2.0ohms
Temperature Range: 200°-600°F / 100°-315°C
VW Mode
4 Power Levels – Soft, Norm, Hard, Max
TC Mode
My Mode – 4 Memory Mode
Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
Side Firing Bar
Secondary Key – Lock/Unlock Functionality
Touchscreen Operation
2.4″ Touch Screen Display
Password Protection
Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
Puff Monitoring System
10 Seconds Cut-Off
Short Circuit Protection
Over-Heating Protection
Low-Battery Warning
USB Type-C Port
Available in Black, Prism Gold, Purple Red, Prism Chrome


28mm Diameter
5mL Bubble Glass Capacity
Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
304 Stainless Steel Tank Construction
Swivel Top Fill System – Locking Button
SMOK TFV16 Lite Coil Series
0.2ohm TFV16 Lite Conical Mesh Coil – rated for 60-85W
0.15ohm TFV16 Lite Dual Mesh Coil – rated for 60-90W
Plug ‘n’ Play Coil Installation
Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring – 12.7mm by 2.7mm Slots
Widebore 810 Resin Drip Tip
Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Available in Black

SMOK G-PRIV 3 230W Includes:

1 G-PRIV 3 Box Mod
1 TFV16 Lite Tank 
1 0.2ohm TFV16 Lite Conical Mesh Coil
1 0.15ohm TFV Lite Dual Mesh Coil
1 Glass Tube Replacement
1 USB Cable
1 User Manual
1 Spare Parts