Deciding on SMOK Alien or X-Cube Ultra

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  1. AndrewxW_

    AndrewxW_ Full Member

    Oct 15, 2016
    Hey,

    I want to upgrade from my iTaste MVP 3.0 and get a more updated and advanced mod, so I checked out the two SMOK products, the Alien and the X-Cube Ultra.

    I'm thinking of putting this mod with a TFV8 Cloud Beast tank or even the TFV8 Baby Beast tank to make the "perfect" vape build for me throughout the day. If I was to be honest, the Alien looks better because of the shape/colour options and more details on the OLED, especially when you just figured out what each function does.etc.

    Thanks in advanced.

    *EDIT* Well, this post was useless, I answered my own question and found out myself which mod I'm thinking of getting, it's gonna have to be the SMOK Alien just because I don't really need the extra bells and whistles (Colourful LED, OTA updating) the X-Cube Ultra has, plus the size comparsion is a huge difference. I may like a heavier mod that feels more sturdy and firm but the X-Cube Ultra just feels too big, plus small mods never really hurt anyone.
     
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  2. Nomoreash

    Nomoreash Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    Chattanooga, TN
    I think you'll find the Alien to be hefty for it's size. I was surprised by the weight and it feels solid.
     
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  3. 6steelstrings

    6steelstrings Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2014
    North Carolina Triad
    You made a good choice. I have heard that the X Cube has had a lot of problems with bogus "no atomizer" errors. I returned mine because I was getting the bogus error myself and they did not have any in stock for a replacement because of the number of returns.
     
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  4. cloud4xL

    cloud4xL Full Member

    May 8, 2013
    San Antonio, TX
    And also OP, I know you already made your decision, but from what I've heard of other people's experience with the XCube series from SMOK, you have to be more careful about atty leak with those b/c of the top-mounted screen. The screen's are supposed to be sealed & liquid-proof, but the buttons around it aren't, and if some liquid gets in that area, :|.....:yawn:.......:eek:........:mad:. lol Not sure if that's been an issue with the Ultra, but I remember hearing about it with the Mini & XCube 2.

    Just a little something else to consider for those who may be thinking of getting an XCube Ultra (or other device with a top-mounted screen). :cool:
     
  5. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    i was impressed by the size of the alien 220... it really isn't that much bigger than my kbox 75w mini... while it has the weight of being dual battery, it's a nice size for someone as small as me(5'). since you unnecroed the post i figured i would add my support for this nice mod.

    edit: the baby beast and big baby beasts are evil cloud producing tanks that magically empty when you inhale! baby rba and glass that fits must be bought separately for the baby beast, but it is the same rba that comes with the big baby beast... well worth the investment.
     
  6. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Vaping Master

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    I don't have an X-Cube but I just recently got an Alien and it is one very well made and strong performing MOD. I have never been a fan of side level buttons but this has a solid feel and I like to feel the weight in my hand lighter MOD's I have a tendency to drop easier.
     
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  7. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    just don't do what i accidently did the other day with my alien... i was switching rooms, so had two mods in hand, and i guess the other mod was upping my wattage... went to vape... i can confirm it will fire at 219w! poof went that coil and my throat.
     
  8. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    If you have enough money i would get both. I have the baby beast, the cloud an currently am using a tfv4 micro on the smok h priv and i couldnt wish for greater tanks.
    I am getting the alien this weekend but i have looked at the X cube ultra too. Get both if you can, i like both :)
    How is the mvp 3.0. I was gonna get it a couple months back but it doesnt have removable batteries So it put me off
     
  9. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    *buffs her hubby's new sexy alien before priming it* yeah gunmetal is sexy...
     
  10. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
  11. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    btw there are now two versions of the 220... A and B... A will say something like V1.1.2 when you first start it, the new chipped B will say VB 1.0.2 and doesn't need to be upgraded currently. i have an A hubby has a B.
     
  12. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    To be honest i havent even upgraded my h priv So i cant see me doing with the alien
     
  13. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    no one says you have to upgrade, unless there is an issue that it resolves...
     
  14. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    Okay just never thought bout it
     
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  15. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    mine i updated before i used it.. his is working perfectly fine without an update so far.
     
  16. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    Ah fair enough
     
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  17. Skold

    Skold Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    Hello just an Update after a lot of studying, they both perform amazing. Only plus of x cube ultra is paint doesnt Chip but you could easily paint the alien if it Chips after a couple months.
    Personally i am going for the alien cos the x cube ultra aint much different from the h priv which i also recommend
     

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