Smok S Priv Kit Review - Skull & Crossbones
Build Quality88%
Vapor Quality90%
89%Overall Score

Smok wants to break the rules when it comes to design with the released of the Smok S Priv kit. The S Priv mod looks like it will fit very well with your Halloween costume. The hat-wearing skull design on the mod with its shining eyes looks so menacing and cool at the same time. It is not all about the design, Smok made sure that all your vaping needs will be satisfied by the S Priv. The included TFV8 Big Baby light edition tank is one of the best atomizers Smok has ever made. The cool thing about this TFV8 is that it lights up as well, hence the “light edition”.

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Product Pros

  • 225 watts max output
  • Dual 18650 batteries
  • Leak free tank design

Product Cons

  • Design might not be for everyone


Smok S Priv Review: Breakdown

Smok S priv available colors


Build Quality

Build Quality

The S Priv mod is made of a premium aluminum alloy and is available in 7 different color options. You can choose from black, silver, red, green, purple, gold and prism rainbow. Like most Smok mods, it has a firing bar on the side for better ergonomics.

The cool thing about the S Priv is how they made the whole skull design. Looking at the design, you will that the skull looks like it is wearing a hat. The hat is actually the high definition OLED screen display that shows all the information you need. It shows the dual battery life, wattage or temperature, resistance, and voltage.

The skull’s eyes have LED lights and it will light up when the screen is on, creating the perfect illusion that looks like the mod is alive. The skull’s LED eyes color can be changed into 12 different options. Some of the colors are red, green, purple, blue, rainbow and more. The up and down button is perfectly incorporated on the bottom of the hat and it looks like the skull’s eyebrows.

There is also a micro USB port on the back of the mod for charging and firmware upgrade. Smok also put multiple protection on the S Priv to make sure you are always safe when vaping. It has an intelligent atomizer recognition that instantly reads your new coils and set the appropriate wattage, puff monitoring system, 10 seconds cut off, short circuit protection, over-heating protection, and low battery warning.

The TFV8 Big Baby Light edition is just like the normal TFV8 Big Baby tank with LED lights. It is primarily made of stainless steel and comes in different color options as well. It has an easy top fill system, dual adjustable airflow, and a rebuildable deck.


Vapor Quality

The Smok S Priv kit comes with 2 coil heads, a pre-installed 0.4 ohm coil head that is rated to use between 40 watts to 80 watts and a 0.15 ohm coil head that is rated to use between 50 watts to 110 watts. The S Priv mod has a max output of 225 watts which is more than enough to power any coil build you want to use.

The TFV8 Big Baby tank has dual adjustable airflow control ring which can be used to personalize your vaping style. If you want a restrictive mouth to lung drag, you can set the airflow control ring to the minimum and if you want an airy drag for dense and massive clouds, you can set the airflow control ring to as open as it can be.

You are also not limited to the 2 coil heads included in the kit. The TFV8 Big Baby tank comes with its own rebuildable build deck so you can make or buy your own coils and use it with the rebuildable deck.

Smok S priv tank detatched




The Smok S Priv features 3 output modes to suit every vaping style. It has the normal wattage mode for simple vapers who just want the most power out of their S Priv. It has temperature mode that enhances the flavor and memory mode to further personalize your vaping style.

The TFV8 Big Baby tank comes with 2 glass tanks with different capacities. You can use the 5 ml glass tank if you don’t want to refill your tank with e-liquid every now and then, perfect if you’re outside, and a 2 ml glass tank for a stealthy atomizer look.



The Smok S Priv with the TFV8 Big Baby tank might be a bit too bulky for some but you won’t have any problems carrying it around. It is only 30 mm thick so it is still a pocket-friendly device.

The two 18650 batteries can be charged using the micro USB port on the back of the device so if you forgot your battery charger at home, as long as you have access to a USB port, you will be able to charge the S Priv mod anywhere.

Smok S priv flat display


The Smok S Priv kit is perfect for new vapers who are looking for a uniquely designed mod with a lot of features. The design might not be for everyone as it may seem too edgy but nonetheless, it is a very cool looking mod. It is not just aesthetics though, the S Priv kit is packed with modern features that not only new vapers can appreciate, but old-time vapers too.

The TFV8 Big Baby tank is one of the best atomizers Smok has ever made and it is one of the best performing atomizers on the market right now. So if you want a cool looking mod and a tank that performs very well, the Smok S Priv kit is a very good buy.

If you are looking for something a good starter mod style vape check out the SMOK G150 and if you are just looking for the best check out the SMOK Procolor.

About The Author

Senior Content Specialist

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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