Freemax Galex Nano Pod System Review

Product Intro and Specifications

The Freemax Galex Nano is the latest addition to Freemax’s lineup of pod systems, a well-known company in the vaping industry, celebrated for their exceptional coils and the Fireluke series of sub ohm tanks. With their history of producing top-quality coils, expectations are high for their new pod system.

The Galex Nano is a compact and square-shaped pod vape designed for MTL (Mouth to Lung) vaping. While it may not be loaded with advanced features, it offers some adjustable options. The device is equipped with an 800 mAh internal battery and uses pods with a 2 mL capacity that are compatible with the GX Platform coils. Freemax has also released the Galex pod, which has the same coil compatibility but comes in a traditional stick-shaped design.

Price: To be announced (available at ejuice connect)
Available Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Blue, Red-Gold, Pink-Purple

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 53 mm x 19 mm x 76.96 mm
  • Pod Capacity: 2 mL
  • Coil Resistance: 0.8/1.0 ohm
  • Battery Capacity: 800 mAh
  • Output Wattage: 11-22 watts
  • Output Voltage: 3.3V-3.5V-4.2V

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x Galex Nano kit
  • 1 x GX mesh coil 0.8 ohm
  • 1 x GX mesh coil 1.0 ohm (pre-installed)
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x USB Type-C cable

Build Quality and Design

The Galex Nano is a compact pod system that adopts the square shape, a design made popular by devices like the Mi-Pod and the UWELL KOKO. It’s incredibly lightweight and pocket-friendly. Recently, there has been a surge in square-shaped pod systems, with the VOOPOO Argus P1 being one of them, which I’m currently testing alongside the Galex Nano.

The Galex Nano boasts a metal plate covering the body and a plastic top section with holes designed for attaching an optional lanyard. A clear window located above the chip allows users to monitor their vaping activity through the device, a feature I always appreciate. The window also reveals LEDs that can be turned off if desired. On the side of the device, there is a small rectangular button that serves several functions, which I’ll elaborate on later in this review.

The Galex Nano is available in five different colors. While the red-gold fade variant appears visually appealing in the pictures, some users may prefer the more basic color options. For testing purposes, I received the matte blue version with a black plastic top. Overall, the Galex Nano combines simplicity with stylish touches and adjustable features.

Freemax Galex Nano

Getting Started

The Galex Nano is a user-friendly pod system designed with beginners in mind. It features a function button, which I’ll refer to as such, that offers several useful operations:

  • Press the button once to check the battery level.
  • Two clicks allow you to change the LED color, offering options like a solid rainbow, breathing singular colors that change, or turning off the LED.
  • Three clicks enable you to adjust the power level, with red indicating low, blue indicating medium, and green indicating high.
  • Five clicks turn the device on and off.
  • The Galex Nano is draw-activated, so you simply inhale to start vaping.

One particularly handy feature is the ability to check the battery level with the button, unlike most pods that require you to vape to see the battery level.

Filling the pod is a straightforward process. The pod is magnetic and can be easily inserted and removed without any wiggling. You can fill the pod without removing it. Just push back on the black mouthpiece, and it will pop off, revealing a fill hole with a red rubber gasket and an air-escape hole on the other side. Once you’ve filled it, pop the mouthpiece back on, and you’re ready to vape.

The pod is partially exposed, and it has no tint, making it easy to monitor the juice level. However, when the juice drops below half, you may need to tilt the device to check the remaining juice. In summary, the Galex Nano is an ideal choice for first-time vapers looking to quit smoking or anyone seeking a compact device that doesn’t produce excessive vapor for their daily use. The extra features are available, but you’re not obligated to use them.

Performance

As previously mentioned, Freemax is renowned for its coils, and the GX line is no exception. It offers two coil options: a 1.0-ohm coil and a 0.8-ohm coil, with one of each included with the device. I tested both coils with 50/50 20-24 mg nic salt e-liquids. Both coils delivered a solid MTL (mouth-to-lung) vaping experience, striking a balance between a tight and loose draw.

I started with the 0.8-ohm coil and was impressed with its performance. It lasted for about 30 mL of e-liquid, which is outstanding, considering that similar devices typically provide 15-20 mL of usage. Freemax’s official site promises around 10 refills, equivalent to 20 mL, so the coil greatly exceeded those expectations. Additionally, the flavor produced by the 0.8-ohm coil was remarkable for a pod system.

Next, I tried the 1.0-ohm coil, which still offered good coil life, allowing for approximately 26 mL of e-liquid consumption. While the flavor was slightly less intense compared to the 0.8-ohm coil, it remained impressive. Overall, I preferred the 0.8-ohm coil, but both options are excellent, and you can experiment with both to determine your personal preference. For optimal results, I recommend using these coils on medium or high power settings.

Battery life and charging

Battery life on the Freemax Galex Nano is impressive for a device of this size and usage. The internal battery is rated at 800 mAh, and while the charging rate isn’t specified on the manufacturer’s site, it’s likely around 1A based on my testing. The device uses a convenient Type-C port located on the bottom, which allows you to charge it while laying it down.

During my testing, I observed a maximum charging rate of 0.78A, and the device took approximately 50 minutes to fully charge. This falls within the typical 30-60 minute range for most pods, depending on the battery size. Importantly, the Galex Nano supports passthrough vaping, allowing you to use it while it’s charging.

In terms of battery capacity, I measured a usable 632 mAh, which is a bit below the rated 800 mAh. It’s common for devices to have a battery capacity rating about 20% higher than the actual capacity due to factors like soft cell cut-off and overrated specifications from battery manufacturers. In this case, the discrepancy is about 21%, which is standard in the industry.

To check the battery level, you can simply press the function button once. The device features a three-step LED battery meter, with green indicating 70-100% charge, blue for 35-70%, and red for 0-35%. While this is the standard setup, I would prefer a more precise four-step meter for better battery status information.

Pros / Cons

Pros:

  1. Excellent build quality
  2. Compact and lightweight design
  3. Replaceable coils for cost-effective use
  4. Easy-to-use and refill with the ability to top up without removing the pod
  5. Innovative see-through window with adjustable LEDs
  6. Clear pods for easy monitoring of juice level
  7. Includes two coils (one of each) for versatile vaping
  8. Outstanding flavor delivery
  9. Impressive coil lifespan
  10. Fast 50-minute charging time
  11. Great battery life for a pod system
  12. Convenient battery level checking without vaping
  13. Supports passthrough vaping
  14. Option for attaching a lanyard

Cons:

  1. The addition of a fourth step on the battery meter would provide more accurate battery level information.
  2. The kit does not include the lanyard, despite having a lanyard attachment option.

Verdict:

In conclusion, Freemax has delivered an outstanding device with the Galex Nano. It’s a well-crafted, durable, and aesthetically pleasing pod system with remarkable coil performance. The ability to adjust the power settings and the presence of customizable LEDs, which can be disabled if not preferred, add versatility to the device.

For those who prefer a pen-style device with a non-boxy design and fewer adjustments, Freemax also offers the Galex, which shares the same coil compatibility. Both these devices are ideal choices for users seeking a compact, beginner-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on performance.

Have you had the opportunity to experience the Freemax Galex Nano pod? If so, we’d love to hear about your vaping experience.

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