Kanger Subox Mini-C Review - Mini-A+?
Build Quality75%
Vapor Quality73%
Versatility68%
Portability68%
72%Overall Score

Today we’ll be reviewing the Kanger Subox Mini C, an updated version of Kanger’s extremely popular Subox Mini. So what’s the difference?

A quick glance would suggest not much. The Subox Mini and the Subox Mini C are remarkably similar, with most features remaining exactly the same. But don’t let that fool you. The differences are there, and they’re actually pretty important.

When we reviewed the original Subox Mini, our conclusion was that it was a very good introductory mod thanks to its simplicity and above average performance.

Product Pros

  1. Good beginner kit
  2. Easy to use
  3. Variable wattage
  4. Removeable battery
  5. Above average vapor quality
  6. New coil system

Product Cons

  1. No airflow adjustment

Kanger Subox Mini-C Full Kit Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

The build quality for the original was already pretty good, and Kanger made several improvements based on feedback from their customers. Let’s start with the most important ones.

The biggest change involves the tank. The original had a version of the Subtank Mini, while the Mini C has the new Protank 5. Kanger recently introduced their new SSOCC coils, and the Protank 5 is built to use these. This alone should deliver better vapor quality. On top of this, the tank is shorter and filled from the top. The only real problem with it is that it doesn’t offer airflow adjustments.

Another big change was the addition of a spring-loaded contact pin. This opens up the Mini C to be used with a greater range of tanks outside of the Protank 5. Other changes include replacing the painted finish with a metallic one and making the magnetically-held battery cover easier to remove (though just as secure).

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Vapor Quality

The vapor quality is one of the most attractive features about this kit. While there are certainly units out there that can outperform it, there aren’t any that are near as cheap. The flavor is very good, and the cloud size you are able to achieve is respectable as well.

Flavor is definitely better thanks to the Protank 5 and the new stainless steel atomizer heads. Vapor density is slightly improved with the new system, though the mod is still only capable of putting out 50W. This is more than enough for the vast majority of people, but there are mods out there that offer up to 100W for cloud chasers.

Design

Versatility

Versatility

The only real versatility with this vape is the wattage variability, but this is all that a lot of people are looking for anyway. It may not have temperature control like many of the best vapes on the market, but wattage variability still offers a huge boost in performance over units that don’t have it.

This means it will deliver a much better and more ‘true’ vaping experience when compared to most units geared towards beginners. Higher quality coil materials like nickel and titanium require temperature control to work properly, but you can still get great performance out of stainless steel.

The biggest improvement made in terms of versatility is definitely the spring-loaded contact pin. Regardless of how you feel about the Protank 5, the Mini C mod will be able to work with a much greater range of tanks. It can handle resistances between 0.3 ohms and 1.6 ohms.

Portability

Portability

There are smaller units available, but that’s only because Kanger elected to keep the removable 18650 battery. Either side of this trade-off both helps and hurts versatility. On one hand, smaller vapes are easier to carry and store. But removeable batteries allow you to keep extras on hand to swap in anytime you run low on power.

I personally prefer having the removeable battery over slight decreases in size. This is still plenty small enough to carry around with you throughout the day. Plus, the shorter Protank 5 means this is a little smaller than the original Subox Mini anyway.

A couple more notes on the tank. The capacity is slightly decreased to 3 mL, but it’s also now filled from the top. The net effect is probably slightly positive in terms of portability. While you may run out faster, refilling will be much easier.

Conclusion

We thought the original Subox Mini was a good beginners vape. With the improvements, the Kanger Subox Mini C makes an even better one.

I’ve never been a fan of the overly simple units that don’t offer any control other than the power/fire button. If you are looking for your first mod, getting one with variable wattage makes a lot more sense. I get that price can be a limiting factor for beginners, but the Mini C delivers a great blend of performance and affordability.

This is also a great option for people looking to move up from less-capable vapes. Many people will never need or want anything more than this is able to deliver. I could easily see people relying on this as their daily vape for years without wanting anything more.

The only reasons I would suggest looking elsewhere are if you know you want temperature control or a higher max wattage. Otherwise this should be on your list.

We always like to hear our reader’s opinions, so come back and let us know what you think if you try this vape…

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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