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SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Sub-Ohm Tank Review

If you had any doubt that SMOKTech wouldn’t follow up their best-selling Sub-Ohm Tank, the SMOK TFV12 Prince, with a “baby” version, the SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince, then you haven’t been following SMOK like we have, but then again, why should you?. That’s perfectly fine, we know that not everyone has nice things to say about SMOK, but since the Prince won the Spinfuel VAPE Product of the Year  Award, it makes sense that we would approach the new TFV12 Baby Prince with enthusiasm, and confidence. Would SMOK dare mess up the success of the Prince with an inferior follow up? Not likely. A better question might be, “Why does the Prince need a baby version?”

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There are two major differences between the original TFV12 Prince and the TFV12 Baby Prince;

 

1: 8mL juice capacity for the full-fledged Prince vs 4.5mL for the Baby Prince

2: Compatibility with the TFV8 Baby Coils with the Baby Prince, not so with the Prince, which uses strictly proprietary prebuilt coils.

 

In fact, the SMOK Baby Prince is, arguably, not a TFV12 tank at all… at least in my opinion. The Baby Prince is more a “TFV8” Sub-Ohm Tank dressed up as a Prince. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but do not expect the Baby Prince to run on TFV12 Coils… they don’t.

When purchasing the SMOK Baby Prince (which I do recommend), you’ll get three Coil Heads in total. They are:

  • 1 0.4ohm V8 Baby-Q4 Quadruple
  • 1 0.15ohm V8 Baby-T12 Red Light
  • 1 0.15ohm V8 Baby Mesh

The Baby Prince’s three coils, the V8 Baby-Q4 0.4 ohm,  is rated at 30 to 65W and recommended for 50 to 60W, while the new V8 Baby T12Red Light Duodecuple Coil Head is a 0.15 ohm, and rated at 50 to 80W and recommended for 60 to 80W, and lastly there is the V8 Baby Mesh Coil Head, a 0.15ohm coil rated at 40 to 80W with a recommended range of 60 to 70W. The V8 Baby T12 Red Light Duodecuple Coil head lights up red when firing the mod it’s attached to.

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Where the TFV12 Baby Prince is Unique

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The Baby Prince is truly a “union”, an amalgamation, of all the seemingly best characteristics of the entire line of TFV8 and TFV12 sub-ohm tanks of the past 18 months or so and is supposed to be the crowning achievement of all these various tanks. Although I certainly enjoy this new sub-ohm, I’m not willing to say it ‘bests’ all of SMOK’s prior sub-ohms.

 

The SMOK Baby Prince vapes like the SMOK Big Baby; lots of airflow for an easy pull, and lots of clouds on par with that Big Baby tank. It’s 810 Cobra Resin drip tip and bulb-shaped glass tube are certainly TFV12 Prince characteristics, while the V8-Baby-T12 Coil give off a light like the SMOK X-Baby Light Edition sub-ohm.

 

The uniqueness of the Baby Prince is that SMOK has attempted to take the winning features of previous tanks to create something truly new, with a modicum of success. Having said that, while I do score the Baby Prince highly, it’s vape experience does not equal the TFV12 Prince, and is nowhere near as high performing as the TFV12 Cloud Beast King.

The TFV12 Baby Prince At Its Core

For Vapers, and there are many, who absolutely adore the vape from the SMOK Big Baby, and those Vapers who might be smitten with the unique bold design of the TFV12 Prince, the SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince will definitely fill a void of some kind. Otherwise, the Baby Prince serves as nothing more than the continuation of SMOKTech’s prolific march to out-produce every other manufacturer of vape products on the planet.

 

Let’s Get Technical About the Baby Prince

 

The SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Sub-Ohm Tank is upgraded version of the TFV8 Big Baby Beast, providing more than enough vapor and some damn fine flavor fidelity. The TFV12 Baby Prince utilizes the V8 Baby Coils that hundreds of thousands of Vapers have enjoyed.

 

The chassis design of the TFV12 Baby Prince looks a lot like the TFV12 Prince, only smaller…measuring 26mm at the base and 28mm at the widest point. The Baby Prince maintains the “press to open” Top Fill System that the TFV12 Prince uses, revealing a single fill port for a maximum capacity of 4.5mL inside the “convex glass” tube, and 2mL with the still-stupid TPD-compliant glass tube.

 

The Airflow of the TFV12 Baby Prince is set at the base of the chassis and provides ample airflow for whatever coil head the user decides to use.

Wrapping Up and the Score

Just how well does the Baby Prince stock up?

My excitement for the release of the SMOK Baby Prince was palpable in the weeks running up to having one in my hand. I expected greatness from this new sub-ohm, or at least an equal to the Product of the Year, the TFV12 8mL Prince. What I got instead was a Big Baby vape experience under the guise of the full-sized Prince. Is that a bad thing? Yes and no.

 

Yea, I’m a little disappointed there isn’t a better vape experience to be had here. However, despite that, what owners of the Baby Prince will get is the excellent vape experience of one of the best SMOK sub-ohms, the Big Baby, a fresh experience with a Mesh coil, and the “look” of the magnificent Prince.

 

I’ve been asked by several Vapers who have not yet purchased their own Baby Prince if I would recommend it to them. My answer, in all sincerity, is “yes, I do.”

 

I’m not the kind of person to get excited over a sub-ohm tank lighting up every time I press the fire button, but, being able to use the SMOK V8 Baby Mesh coil in a Prince-like sub-ohm is a vape experience worthy of my (and your) hard-earned money.

 

The SMOK V8 Baby Mesh coil is an advanced 0.15ohm coil. It has a mesh interior that enlarges the entire heating surface for big clouds and excellent flavor. The Mesh coil is recommended for 40-80W and vapes best at 60-70W. The ramp up time and the flavor fidelity of this new coil head is the single biggest reason why the Baby Prince makes an excellent addition to the SMOK lineup. Yes, the new Mesh coil can be used in the SMOK Big Babyas well, but when combined with cobra resin drip tip, and the excellent airflow of the Baby Prince, not to mention the aesthetics of the Prince itself… it’s just wonderful.

 

The V8-Baby-Q4 coil is preinstalled in the Baby Prince, so in order to maximize your vape experience with the Mesh coil you’ll have to replace the default coil with the V8 Baby Meshthat is inside the Baby Prince box.

 

My Score: A

SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Specs

SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Features:

  • 26mm Diameter Base
    • 28mm at Widest Point
  • Hinge and Lock Top Fill System
    • Swivels Open and Shut
    • Fill Port
  • 2ml Max Standard Capacity
  • 4.5ml Max Convex Glass Extension Capacity
  • SMOK V8 Baby Coil Family
    • V8 Baby Q4 Coil Head
      • 0.4 ohm
      • Quadruple Coils
      • 30 to 65W Range
      • 50 to 60W Recommended Range
    • V8 Baby T12 Red Light Duodecuple Coil Head
      • 0.15 ohm
      • Patented Octuple Coil
      • 50 to 90W
      • 60 to 80W Recommended Range
      • Emits Red Light
    • V8 Baby Mesh Coil Head
      • 0.15 ohm
      • Mesh Coil
      • 40 to 80W
      • 60 to 70W Recommended Range
    • Compatible with Additional V8 Baby Coils
  • Dual Adjustable Air slots
  • Stainless Steel and Glass Construction

SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Includes:

  • One SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Sub-Ohm Tank
  • One V8 Baby-Q4 0.4-ohm Coil Head
  • One V8 Baby-T12 Red Light 0.15-ohm Coil Head
  • One V8 Baby Mesh Coil 0.15-ohm Coil Head
  • One Replacement Glass Tank Section
    • 2ml
  • One Convex Bubble Tank Glass Tube
    • 4.5ml
  • Spare Parts Pack
  • User Manual
  •  1 0.15ohm V8 Baby Mesh
  • 1 Replacement Glass Tube
  • Spare Parts & O-Rings
  • Instructional Manual
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