Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano Pod Vape Kit Review

Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano Pod Vape Kit Review

Additional Testing By:  
Madeline,   Afreen,   Trevor

Can the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano meet the needs of beginners, disposable vape lovers, and experienced vapers? Read our review to find out...

About The Brand

The brand Vaporesso has been around since 2015, a spin-off from the parent company Smoore (founded in 2006), which passed along a wealth of inherited experience, technology, and features to this newer venture.

Vaporesso are a technology-driven brand, constantly striving to innovate, and they currently hold over 800 patents. Their core values, alongside continual innovation, are strict quality control, sustainability, and attempting to create a smoke-free world. They have developed premium products for every target market, from newbie switchers to the most dedicated and knowledgeable vapers. They have ten factories internationally, with over 10,000 workers producing their own-brand batteries, vape devices, tanks, and coils.

Within their range of products, alongside more advanced vaping kits like the GEN 200, Gen 80, and Gen Fit, their portfolio of more straightforward-to-use inhale-to-vape pod kits has recently expanded. In particular, their Vaporesso XROS vape range has become popular in the UK.

The XROS device evolved quickly; the original launched in 2020, and six versions were released before the latest XROS 3 Nano device we're reviewing here. The XROS Series refillable pods are cross-compatible across all XROS devices - handy for the user and a clever marketing move for Vaporesso.

The Device

The XROS 3 Nano device is gorgeous to look at, crafted from a coloured metal alloy with two-tone brushed and glossy finishes, and is weighty yet small to hold in the hand. The free clip-on silver lanyard that comes with it also looks great and saves the device from getting lost in a bag, which is a nice touch.

Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano Pod Kit On Lanyard Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano Hand ShotVaporesso XROS 3 Nano Vape Kit with Bar Juice 5000 E LiquidVaporesso XROS 3 Nano Box Contents

Ten stunning colour options are available: Black, Bondi Blue, Lemon Yellow, Lilac Purple, Magenta Red, Navy Blue, Olive Green (which I have here), Rose Pink, Silver and Vital Orange. All look great, and there's something here for everyone.

For power, it has an internal, rechargeable, 1000 mAh battery with fast charge functionality through the USB-C port on the base (a charging cable is also supplied).

Previous XROS vapes had a four-step indicator light to display the battery charge while vaping, but this has been replaced in the Nano by a modified, rather nifty, neon LED strip. Green shows a 70% - 100% charge, blue is 70% - 30%, and red alerts you to a 30% - 0% charge remaining. This light is also part of the built-in safety system; flashing red five times highlights that a too-low or high resistance or a short circuit in the unit has been detected, and the power is shut off.

An excellent addition to the XROS 3 Nano is the adjustable airflow system, a shiny chrome side slider allowing you to amend the amount of airflow for a tighter or looser draw. It is easy to adjust and use even for beginner vapers; one exposed hole gives the familiar MTL (Mouth To Lung) style draw, and two exposed holes allow more airflow for a better RDL (Restricted Direct to Lung) experience, as seen more often in advanced vape kits. I hope this technology does not deter entry-level vapers as it is the only XROS 3 Nano device setting. There is no need to adjust once you find your ideal draw, and it is as easy as the simple 'inhale to vape' function.

XROS Pods

The two refillable 2ml pods included with the Nano kit contain a 0.6-ohm and a 0.8-ohm coil, respectively, and their resistance is clearly stamped on the pod bases to avoid confusion. These coils are actually better suited to RDL vaping and perform best with a slightly thicker (higher VG) e-liquid. However, a four-pack of 1.0-ohm pods is available to purchase separately. We also supplied these to our panel of testers (who were mostly disposable vapers) along with some familiar 50/50 PG/VG e-liquid from the Bar Juice 5000 range in popular disposable vape flavours.

In my attempt to fill each of the four pods with e-liquid, I encountered a problem. Three pods are now successfully filled without too much bother. The fourth has been sitting on my desk for over a week like an impossible-to-solve cracker puzzle, goading me.

So I googled it to find the answer; 'Wiggle the mouthpiece away from the pod to reveal the top filling port.' Well, my hands, nails, butter knife, pairing knife, kitchen scissors, tweezers, nail scissors, and a metal ruler were all unsuccessful in gaining entry to one of them (a 1.0-ohm version). 

The smooth and shaped mouthpiece may be ergonomically designed, but this does not help when you need to grip the shiny black, slippery part to pull or flip it away from the pod. Admittedly, this was in 28-degree heat, with an elevated body temperature and sweaty hands caused by the pure frustration of being unable to perform this straightforward but crucial task! After many hours (now days and days) and two aching thumbs, I gave up.

Luckily, the pods come in a pack of 4, and two were okay once I got the hang of flipping it away to unclip. The third is very scratched and chipped but at least full of e-liquid (I am dreading the time coming for a refill). I may have had one or two defective pods, but this experience initially annoyed me. Once you have removed the mouthpiece, the pods are very easy to refill. They have an impressive and totally leakproof port, and given my battle, they could easily claim the pods have a robust child lock if they chose.

It is worth noting the importance, to those who have not filled and prepared a refillable or open pod before, of allowing the coil to sit for at least 5 minutes before vaping to enable the e-liquid to seep into and fully penetrate it. Doing this prevents the particularly nasty experience of a 'dry-hit' from a coil heated without full saturation.

The XROS pods fit into the Nano device in either direction (which I like). They are held in place very securely with multiple magnetic points.

Testing

The flavour from this device is just outstanding, and once you adjust the airflow to your preference, it is really an impressive little vape kit. The quality of the craftsmanship and the technology used are worlds away from any disposable vape, and even compared to the most popular refillable vape kits on the market, the XROS Nano is pure class.

The e-liquid used for this review - the Bar Juice 5000 50/50 range - consists purely of popular flavours found in disposable vapes and is well known to me. I found the experience of vaping Bar Juice in the XROS pods versus something like an Elf Bar Mate 500 pod very different, primarily down to the coils. The flavours are crisper and cleaner; in the Cream Tobacco, for example, a far richer and more voluminous vapour is produced.

With their different coil options, the real beauty of the XROS pods is that you are not limited to a particular brand or range. Having tasted the Bar Juice flavours, I am genuinely excited to try other e-liquids in this kit!

Of the options, I preferred the 1.0-ohm pods, with the airflow restricted as low as it would go. This gives a great taste with less vapour and helps make the e-liquid last longer. It is nice to have the option to play with the draw and the different pod resistances. I hope new vapers and disposable vape users who are used to pure convenience are not put off and assume the XROS 3 Nano is tricky to use - it definitely is not.

Overall, I am more than impressed with the Nano; it is an exceptionally well-made, gloriously performing head-turner of a compact vape kit. Advanced vapers will appreciate the simplicity of the technology and flexibility in the choice of pods. At the same time, for new users, especially those wanting to invest in a long-term vape kit, it will serve as an introduction to some of the nuances of vaping. All would be extremely happy with their choice of the XROS 3 Nano.

Brand:

Vaporesso

Flavours in Range:

For the purpose of this review we chose the Bar Juice 5000 E Liquid range which currently sits at 31 flavour options.

Specifications:

  • Battery:  1000mAh integrated
  • Re-chargeable:  Yes
  • Puffs:  Up to 600 between charges
  • Eliquid:  For 1.0 ohm pods, any 50% PG + E Liquid. The 0.6 and 0.8 ohm pods can cope with a higher VG E Liquid.
  • Nicotine Strength: Any
  • Refillable: Yes
  • Coil: 1.0 ohm, 0.8 ohm + 0.6 ohm pods available.
  • Manufactured in:  China

Comparable Products:

Vaporesso XROS 3, Oxva Bipod, Uwell Caliburn A3S

Who is this product best for:

Although very easy to use for beginner vapers, the quality and design would appeal to all vapers.

Do I recommend this product?

Definitely, it is the perfect kit for those making the jump from a cheap disposable to one they will enjoy long-term.

Reasons for buying this product:

  • Stunning design
  • High-quality craftmanship
  • Ease of use
  • Affordability when long-term vape costs are considered

Scores:

Taste:
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Overall Score:

4.6 out of 5

Test Panel Reviews

* The views of the panel are entirely their own and may not reflect the views of Vapourcore

Afreen

Afreen's Review

I received the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano device for testing from Vapourcore and I have to admit that this vape is a game changer!

I used it with Bar Juice eliquids which produced a lot of cloud and were highly flavoursome.

It is small in size and slim. It fits perfectly in your hand and also into your pocket easily. It comes with a lanyard, so if you wanted, you could hang it around your neck when you're out walking about, which is easier than taking it out and putting it back into your pocket constantly.

It's got a great look to it. The one I received was gold in colour and definitely stands out. It is also rechargeable with a C-Type charger. The battery life is great and I have had no issues with it so far. I'd go as far to say that this vape is the best refillable pod vape I've ever used.

In conclusion, I found the vape to be perfect and couldn't find any flaws. Once you know how to get the pod off it's a product I'd say that's ahead of its competitors in the vape industry! Definitely worth recommending to other vapers who enjoy a good, smoky hit from a vape but don't want a bulky, heavy to carry around device.

Pros:

  • Produces good cloudy smoke
  • Pods are longer lasting (Lasts about a week and a half of constant use, compared to others that last around 5-6 days)
  • Conveniently sized and shaped
  • Looks very smart and sleek
  • The battery life is excellent

Cons:

  • No instructions on how to remove the pod. I had to YouTube it to find out so instructions on taking the pod off the vape would be helpful.

Scores:

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Overall Score:

5.0 out of 5
Madeline

Madeline's Review

The Device:

The XROS 3 Nano is Vaporesso’s new interchangeable DTL/MTL (Direct to lung/Mouth to lung) pod kit. It comes in 10 different colours; I have rose pink, which is my favourite colour. At the time of writing it retails for £24.95 on Vapourcore's website which I think is an amazing price.

In the box, it comes with 2 pods, one 0.8 Ohm (DTL) and the other 0.6 Ohm (DTL) for different vapour production. 1.0 Ohm (MTL) pods are also available which are more like a disposable vape in the draw and vapour production.

Vaporesso themselves did some testing of the lifespan of their pods with continuous usage and it's approximately 20 days – which is remarkable. All Vaporesso’s pods include sealed, non-removable coils, with their ‘morph mesh’ allowing smoother and more consistent inhales.

Using the XROS 3 Nano vape, I found the shape to be convenient and compact, with the free lanyard attachment coming to great use for me while driving. This device feels high quality. It has a switch on the front which controls the airflow. If you push it towards the mouthpiece the flavour is stronger and more potent, whereas pushing it to the bottom makes it less strong. I found I prefer it right in the middle of these two.

The design of the XROS 3 Nano is beautiful. When I first saw it, I thought it was cute. It feels sturdy and is leakproof. This device has been upside down in my bag, it also hangs to one side when on the lanyard and I haven’t experienced any leaking. My only concern with this device is how dirt sometimes becomes trapped in the patterned design on the sides of the vape, but this could be easily avoided and cleaned. The pods are easily removable and attachable with magnets. They don’t fall out and feel secure.

At first I found it quite tricky to take the mouthpiece off to add more e-liquid and had to ask my partner to open it for me, but I realised if you snap it off sideways it comes off easily. I appreciate how secure it is and recommend this for people who aren’t dexterous, but just be aware you have to snap it off sideways for easy removal.

This device has a 10,000mAh battery which should last 48 hours when fully charged. From my experience, I would say this is accurate. It lasted me throughout while using it continuously. It comes with a C-type charging cable which is refreshing; I’m so used to vape kits using a micro-USB and it really does make a difference in charging times; It takes approximately 1 hour for the device to fully charge. There is a small neon battery indicator on the side of the device which when you inhale will either light up green meaning full battery, blue meaning it has medium battery and red shows it is about to run out of battery.

I have been using this device alongside Bar Juice 5000 20mg 10ml E-Liquids in Red Apple Ice, Cream Tobacco, Lemon and Lime and Apple and Peach. I love the Bar Juice 5000 range as its flavours are inspired by some of my favourite disposable vape brands. It’s the flavours I know and love in refillable vape form. I’d recommend waiting about 5 minutes for the e-liquid to prime in a new pod before inhaling from the device; this is standard across devices similar to the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano. The 0.6 Ohm pod that comes on the device is a good option for people who prefer more vapour and a warmer hit. Inhaling with the 0.6 Ohm pod appears quicker as if the vapour travels more easily. I did notice that whilst using this pod compared to the others, my e-liquid drained quicker and possibly the battery life was cut shorter.

The 0.8 Ohm pod that also comes with the device is a great option for people who appreciate an intensified flavour. Similar to the 0.6 Ohm pod, it’s good for having more vapour and a warmer hit. Sometimes with lower Ohm pods, you experience dry hits more often.

Personally, my favourite is the 1.0 Ohm pod. This pod is not included with the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano, but you can purchase them separately. This pod is the most like a disposable vape. In my experience, the vapour felt cooler – which I appreciate in summer. Furthermore, I think that the device's battery life lasts longer, and I don’t use as much e-liquid.

The interchangeable pods that you use are tricky to recycle as they contain cotton, plastic and a non-removable metal coil. Vaporesso have their own recycling centres around the UK which are found on a Facebook group you have to become a member of to locate. Whilst I appreciate the efforts of Vaporesso to keep standards for recycling; I wish it wasn’t such a tricky process to find the locations. This could prevent people who don’t have Facebook or who aren’t tech-savvy to struggle to recycle their pods.

Having tried a few vape devices previously in a similar price range I can wholeheartedly say this is the best one yet. The flavour payoff is the same as a disposable vape, which is my usual go-to. The design to me is really appealing, I love the colour. The square shape is different and I appreciate it being pocket-sized; very easy to vape on the go or quickly. I spend a great deal of money monthly on disposable vapes and I haven’t managed to find similar in a cheap, reliable and reusable device until I found the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano.

I would highly recommend this to beginners as it’s easy to use and figure out. Having the disposable pods makes it easier for me personally as I don’t have to fiddle around with coils and screens. I don’t have a lot of knowledge or experience in that area. I am already repurchasing more pods and e-liquids as I type this. I plan to use this device for the foreseeable.

The E liquid:

Barjuice 5000 are e-liquids for refillable vape devices. They range from 0mg to 20mg in salt strength. They come in 10ml bottles and are 3 for £10 on Vapourcore.

My first impression of these e-liquids whilst using the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano, was how similar it felt to smoking a disposable vape. The flavour and strength were the same to me as an Elf or Geek bar. I have tried other e-liquids for refillable devices and just immediately went back to disposables as the flavour was not as good. This was a whole new experience. I intend to purchase more the second mine runs out.

The packaging is simplistic and easy to carry. With cardboard outer packaging it is also easy to recycle. The lid of the e-liquid container matches the flavour you have chosen which is a nice touch. I can easily carry them around in my bag in case I need to refill, and they have not leaked. The tip of the e-liquid container is slim and small so it can easily be put into my device's chamber to refill.

Pros:

  • Compact and convenient design
  • C-type charging port and cable
  • 10 colours to choose from
  • Removable pod in various Ohms
  • Free lanyard
  • Airflow switch
  • Battery Life
  • Great for beginners or lovers of disposable vapes
  • Secure and leakproof
  • Price
  • Quality

Cons:

  • Patterned design could trap dirt easily
  • The removable mouthpiece to insert more e-liquid takes some getting used to (you have to snap it off)
  • Recycling the pods is a tricky process

Scores:

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Overall Score:

5.0 out of 5
Trevor

Trevor's Review

I've used refillable pod devices from a different brand in the past, but when I first saw the Vaporesso XROS 3 NANO Vape Kit I thought it looked very interesting and had to get one for myself. I have been using it for some time now and it has become a clear favourite of mine. I think the chunky top fill pods are easier to get on with than what I'd been used to previously, and the device performance is excellent.

The device is a trendy, square metal unit that comes in various colours. The refillable pods slot easily in to the unit over on one side. It is a powerful device and the chunky pods are available with various resistance coils built in to them. You also have a slider on the side of the unit for further draw adjustment, allowing you to choose something that suits your personal preference.

Don't be put off by these options. Some people understand fully what is going on inside the pod and unit itself, but I am not one of them, I only have a basic understanding. It all sounds very technical, but actually it is very simple straight out of the box, and this vape makes your favorite liquids taste great.

In the box, the device comes with two empty pods and a small USB C cord, you also get a lanyard.

The unit has unique metal casing panel plates on each side, which is where your personal colour choice comes in. On one side you have a logo made from a capital V with a circle around it. This is embossed into the metal. And on the other side the VAPORESSO logo is repeated in diagonal lines, also embossed. The metal unit feels expensive and sturdy while still being small enough to be a pocket device.

All you have to get your head around is which flavour and strength liquid you will fill up your pod with. It is important to remember that if you already know what you like it is most likely now available as a liquid.

Charging the device is easy, you can use the small USB C cable included or instantly upgrade and use your own. The unit charges quickly and holds a good charge throughout the day.

The LED light is a small line on the bottom front of the device. It can change through different colours, but you probably won't see this yourself because it does it while in use. When charging it is green and goes off when fully charged, it probably has a way of telling you the battery needs to be charged but because the battery is powerful, I've never seen it.

My overall view of the Vaporesso XROS 3 NANO is that it is excellent. I would mention a couple of points of advice to new users of this device. It is possible that you will go through your chosen liquid quicker than you usually do. Because the unit is giving you one of the very best experiences around, it can go through liquid a little more quickly. I would suggest keeping a spare bottle with you if possible and if not make sure you fill the pod just before leaving home. It is never a good idea to let your pod dry out, chances are you will have to bin it if you do. You should also stock up on loads of liquids, obviously.

Pros:

  • A cool metal device that feels solid and well made.
  • Easy top fill pods with built-in coils which all deliver a great draw and full flavour experience.
  • Compatible with many various liquids.

Cons:

  • Small USB C cable.

Scores:

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Overall Score:

5.0 out of 5

Product Taste Tests:

Red Apple Ice
Red Apple Ice
5.0 out of 5

This is an icy blend of sweet red Apple with a extra icy cooling exhale. Rich in flavour and taste this is a great flavour for those who like me usually want an ice liquid.

4.5 out of 5

Really clean and crisp. A nice Apple flavour, quite strong in taste.

4.5 out of 5

This flavour I didn’t think I’d love. My usual favourite is Grape and I rarely sway any other way. This flavour surprised me with how accurate it is; it tastes exactly like a Braeburn Apple to me with an aftertaste of cool Menthol which goes well together. I find some Apple-flavoured e-liquids or disposables even have a strange aftertaste of straight Tobacco but this one was perfect. I have been using this e-liquid in my Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano for 2 days straight and I haven’t gotten bored or tired of it, it is just as refreshing as my first inhale. I would highly recommend this flavour to anyone who enjoys crisp, cool and fruity flavours.

Overall Score:

4.7 out of 5
Lemon & Lime
Lemon & Lime
4.0 out of 5

This has to be my favourite out of the flavours I have tried so far. The flavour immediately is strong, citrusy sour Lemon on inhale, but a beautiful tangy Lime aftertaste. There is a strong ice hit which I think is perfect for summer. It makes me feel like I’ve just had an ice lolly. I’d highly recommend this flavour to anyone, especially during the hotter months.

3.5 out of 5

Very citrusy as you would expect. You can taste both the Lemon and Lime. Maybe a bit too sharp for prolonged vape sessions if you were to choose this flavour alone.

5.0 out of 5

This is a refreshing blend of citrus flavours with a sweet base, it's not labeled as icy but it does have a cooling exhale. One of the very best that I have tasted and an absolute winner.

Overall Score:

4.2 out of 5
Apple Peach
Apple Peach
4.0 out of 5

I enjoyed vaping with this flavour. You can certainly taste the sharp Apple straight away, with a more discreet hint of Peach following after. In my opinion, this flavour is not as strong as others such as Red Apple Ice, but I think that’s not always a bad thing – it’s rather refreshing. There’s a slight cooling ice sensation alongside the Peach which is a nice touch. I have been using this e-liquid for a full day non-stop and I think I will definitely be repurchasing when this bottle runs out.

5.0 out of 5

This is a candy blast of flavour. When I opened the packet I could smell Pear Drops. The Apple and Peach flavours are combined with other fruity elements, and there's a nice cooling exhale.

3.5 out of 5

A very nice fruity sweet flavour, almost like Pear Drops. I enjoyed Apple Peach although it is not as strong as some of the other flavours in the range, so tasted a bit weak after a while.

Overall Score:

4.2 out of 5
Cream Tobacco
Cream Tobacco
3.0 out of 5

I’m not a fan of Tobacco-flavoured e-liquids or disposables. Even when I smoke cigarettes I use a Menthol filter. So, personally, I do not think I'm the target demographic for this flavour. Nonetheless, I think this flavour is better tasting than a cigarette. It is a rich Tobacco flavour, but with a hint of sweetness from the Cream. This combination matches well together. I used this flavour for around 6-8 hours and surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it compared to my expectations. I would highly recommend this flavour for somebody who enjoys the taste of Tobacco and is trying to quit smoking cigarettes. The creamy sweetness is almost moreish.

4.0 out of 5

A great Tobacco taste. Not as creamy as the name suggests, but definitely smoother than most Tobaccos out there. I think this flavour really suited the XROS pods well for an authentic smoking alternative.

5.0 out of 5

If you do not like icy or fruity vapes, this is for you. A classic Tobacco flavour, with a creamy finish. Simple and uncomplicated quality.

Overall Score:

4.0 out of 5

Conclusion

Conclusion

Despite a few initial pod issues, the XROS Nano impressed all our reviewers. It exudes quality with its solid metal body, exquisite finish, and branded laser etching reminiscent of designer products. The build quality stands out as one of the best, durable, entry-level vape kits available.

Our reviewers, ranging from beginners to experienced vapers, all highly recommended it. It is beginner-friendly, with the only minor issue coming from occasional pod difficulties. A novice vaper can easily fill the pod with e-liquid, wait five minutes for the wick to saturate, and start vaping.

For more experienced vapers, the XROS 3 Nano offers easy-to-use and welcome features. It provides options for a different style draw based on a combination of the chosen pod coil resistance and the adjustable airflow slider position.

The refillable pods enable users to choose any e-liquid, whether a familiar taste from big brand disposables, an authentic tobacco, or something exotic or unique. 

Given the impending ban on disposable vapes in the UK, the XROS Nano's compact size and shape make it an attractive alternative for fans of devices like the Lost Mary BM600.

The XROS Nano 3 stands out as a Rolls Royce, meticulously designed to offer a classy, smooth, and long-lasting vape solution in a market currently awash with plastic disposable vapes.

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