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Voopoo Argus G2 being fired in Smart mode

We’re back with yet another Voopoo Argus pod device, this time we’re reviewing the new Argus G2 pod kit that was released alongside the Argus P2 pod kit. We’ve just completed and published our Argus P2 Review so do take a look and see which one takes your fancy.

Argus 2ml Top Fill Vs Argus 2ml Side Fill Vs Argus 3ml Top Fill
Argus 2ml Top Fill – Argus 2ml Side Fill – Argus 3ml Top Fill

The Argus G2 uses the same Argus 2ml/3ml top fill pods including the side fill pods and all are cross compatible with all the different Argus kits. Believe me there are quite a few to choose from, most of which we’ve also reviewed. I will list all the reviews we’ve completed to date on the Argus kits for your reference at the end of this review.

Voopoo Argus G Vs Voopoo Argus G2 left Side View
Argus G Vs Argus G2
Voopoo Argus G Vs Voopoo Argus G2 Right Side View
Argus G Vs Argus G2

This Argus G2 pod kit as the name suggests (G2) is an updated design from the original Argus G that came out back in 2023. We reviewed the Argus G back in May 2023 so feel free to take a peep at our Argus G review if you want to see what’s different and how things have improved with this latest release.

Voopoo Argus G Vs Voopoo Argus G2 Front
Argus G Vs Argus G2
Voopoo Argus G Vs Voopoo Argus G2 Front View with displays illuminated
Argus G2 Vs Argus G

As a spoiler, the Argus G2 is slightly bigger, more powerful, more functionality and has a futuristic funky TFT display that incorporates animated graphics and lighting effects. For reference I’ve added a couple of photos showing the visual comparison between the 2 different releases.

I think Voopoo have to take the top prize for releasing the most kits in any given year as we also have their new Argus G2 Mini and Argus E40 pod kits to review. Guess who’s going to be really busy over the coming weeks/months!

As always we will give a quick overview covering the main points and features of the Argus G2 and then jump into the main body of the review covering everything there is to know.

Overview of the Argus G2

Voopoo Argus G2 with the 0.96 inch TFT display

The Argus G2 is a dual activated (fire button and auto draw) Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) and Restricted-Direct-To-Lung (RDL) pod device. It’s powered by an internal 1000mAh capacity rechargeable battery with variable wattage control from 5W up to 30W.

Voopoo Argus G2 with the 2 Voopoo Argus pods

It will auto sense the pod resistance and sets the optimum wattage and the maximum selectible limit for the resistance of the pod that’s fitted. Two different resistance pods are supplied with the kit; a newly released 0.4 ohm and a 0.7 ohm. These pods are re-fillable (top fill) with a 2ml/3ml e-liquid capacity with fixed integrated coils so are NOT replaceable. These Argus pods are compatible with all the Argus range of devices.

Argus G2 left side with fire button and USB-C charging port
Argus G2 right side with variable airflow control lever

Adjustable airflow control, fire button activation and the Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/2A are positioned on the side edges of the Argus G2 body. Charging is very quick, taking approximately 30 minutes using the supplied charging cable.

Voopoo Argus G2 TFT display screen

A 0.96 inch TFT color display screen with animated graphics and lighting effects, including haptic feedback (vibration) and 2 further multi-colored LED light strips highlight all the settings. These include wattage, remaining battery charge icon, fire button lock/unlock, pod/coil resistance, puff counter, vape time reading, mode of operation (Smart, Super and Eco) and the safety prompts.

Its design and shape is similar to the earlier Argus G (flattened tube style) but slightly bigger. The overall size of the Argus G2 including the pod is 121mm high by 26.4mm wide by 15.2mm deep with a weight of 84 grams (3ml version). It’s manufactured out of Zinc Alloy so not only feels very robust but provides a great superior quality feel too.

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Colors

There are a total of 8 different colors available in the Argus G2 range and the color we received to review was ‘Space Grey’ which you can see in the photos throughout this review.

I would like to thank the guys and girls at Voopoo for sending us the Argus G2 pod kit. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion of my findings while using and reviewing the supplied kit. If you click on any of the buy buttons, we may receive a small affiliate commission but at no extra cost to you.

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Review

Contents

Features and Specifications

  • Construction: Zinc Alloy and PCTG
  • Dimensions: 121mm (H) Including Pod x 26.4mm (W) x 15.2 mm (D) (see note)
  • Weight: 84 grams (Including Pod)
  • Charging: Type-C USB 5V/2.0A
  • Charging Time: 30 minutes
  • Resistance Range: 0.4 ohms – 3.0 ohms
  • Output Wattage: 5W-30W (pod dependant)
  • Output Voltage: 3.2V – 4.2V
  • Output Mode: Variable Wattage + Smart, Super and Eco
  • Sensory Interaction (Haptic Feedback)
  • Battery Specification: Internal/Rechargeable 1000mAh Capacity
  • Display: 0.96 inch TFT Screen + 2x Full Length Screen LEDs
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml/3ml
  • Filling Method: Top Fill
  • Firing Method: Fire Button + Auto Draw Activation
  • Coils: Non-replaceable
  • Coil Material: Kanthal
  • ITO Technology / Anti-Leak
  • Drip Tip: Duckbill Style Mouthpiece
  • Airflow: Adjustable Side Slider
  • Pod Connection: Magnetic Top Loaded
  • Pod Type: 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm
  • Compatibility: All Argus Pods + ITO Coils
  • Vape Style: MTL + RDL
  • Chipset: GENE.AI
  • Auto Sensing Optimum Power and Maximum Wattage Limit
  • 8 Different Colors
  • 7 Safety Protections

Note: The height of the Argus G2 specified above was measured with the 3ml pod fitted. Because the 2ml Argus pods are slightly smaller, when fitted to the Argus G2 the overall height reduces to 117mm.

What’s in the Box?

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Whats In The Box
  • Voopoo Argus G2 Battery/Body
  • Argus 0.4 ohm Pod (pre-installed)
  • Argus 0.7 ohm Pod
  • Type-C USB Charging Cable
  • Lanyard
  • User Manual
Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Contents showing Argus G2, 2x Argus Pods, USB-C Charging Cable, User Manual and Lanyard

Packaging of the Argus G2 Pod Kit

The packaging is a slide out draw type box with a cardboard insert housing the Argus G2 device with the 0.4 ohm pod installed. A spare 0.7 ohm pod, Type-C charging cable, lanyard and manual are housed in a separate box that sits on top of the Argus G2. The overall dimensions of the packaging box measures 132mm x 58.5mm x 37.5mm.

Front Box View of the Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit
Reverse Box View of the Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit

On the front of the box is a photo of the Argus G2 in the color of the included device together with the branding “Voopoo” and “Argus G2”. The reverse side of the box details the “Contents”, “Manufacturer’s Details”, “CE/Kitemark” logo’s, “Authentication Sticker” and the relevant safety warnings.

Right Side Box View of the Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit
Left Side Box View of the Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit

The left side of the box has another photo of the Argus G2 with Voopoo’s “QR Code” underneath. The right side displays “icosm code”, “1000mAh”, “0.96 inch TFT Screen”, “30W Max Power” and the “Color Name” of the device.

Preparing to Use the Voopoo Argus G2 Kit

Argus Pod pre-fitted in the Argus G2 with the protective film poking out the side.

When you first unbox your Argus G2 device, it comes pre-fitted with the Argus 0.4 ohm pod. A protective film across the base of the pod stops it being accidentally fired during transit. You can just see the end of the film pocking out the side edge of the pod in the photo above.

Argus Pod with the protective film covering the coil base plate on the bottom of the pod.
Argus Pod with the protective film removed from the coil base plate on the bottom of the pod.

Before you can use your device, remove the pod and take off the thin film coil protector from the base plate of the coil and refit the pod.

Filling the Argus Pod with e-liquid while its removed from the Argus G2

Unplug the black silicone rubber e-liquid bung of the side of the Argus pod, fill with e-liquid, refit the rubber bung and wait for 10-15 minutes before you turn on and power up the Argus G2.

Argus G2 set to 5W after first filling the pod with e-liquid

5 quick clicks of the side mounted fire button will turn the Argus G2 on. I would suggest altering the wattage to its lowest value (5W) and take a few draws to pull e-liquid through the pod to slowly bed the new pod/coil in. Increase the wattage in 1W increments, each time taking a few draws until you reach the wattage that gives you your ideal draw.

For reference, we’ve written a detailed description on all of the functions and how to select and adjust them in the Functionality section of this review.

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Design and Appearance

Argus G2 Battery/Body

Argus G2 Front view
Argus G2 back view

The Voopoo Argus G2 is constructed out of Zinc Alloy giving it a robust quality feel and measures 95mm tall (excluding the pod), 26.4mm wide by 15.2mm deep and weighs in at 76 grams. When the pod is attached, the overall height is 121mm and the combined weight is 84 grams. If a 2ml pod is fitted, the overall height slightly reduces to 117mm.

Argus G2 Right side View showing airflow lever
Argus G2 left side view showing fire button and USB-C charging port

It’s a tall slim sized MTL and RDL style dual activated device having both fire button and auto draw control with variable wattage up to 30W. The wattage is adjustable in 1W steps from 5W-30W but will also auto detect the resistance of the coil fitted in the pod being used and select the optimum wattage (pod specific). In addition to this, it also limits the maximum allowable wattage that can be set for each coil/pod to prevent excessive power being applied to the coil.

Charging cable plugged into the Argus G2  USB-C port

Powered by a 1000mAh capacity internal rechargeable battery, it’s recharged using the supplied cable that comes in the kit via the Type-C USB charging port on the side edge of the Argus G2 which is specified as 5V/2A. Charging times are very quick and will fully charge the Argus G2 in approximately 30 minutes with the added benefit that the pass-thru function allows you to vape while it’s being charged.

Fire button and USB-C port on the Argus G2

Above the USB port on the side edge of the Argus G2 frame is the 10mm by 2.5mm rectangular fire button that’s also used to turn the Argus G2 on/off, access the different menu/screen settings and alter the variable wattage levels. There are no +/- control buttons as everything’s done using the fire button.

Airflow control lever on the Argus G2

On the right hand side edge of the Argus G2 body is a variable airflow control lever. This airflow slider only protrudes out from the side casing by less than 1mm so there’s no chance of it getting caught or moving on its own.

Airflow closed on the Argus G2
Airflow open on the Argus G2

Moving the slider uppermost closes (restricts) the airflow leaving just 1 very small pin hole so the airflow is not completely closed off. Moving the slider downwards will open the airflow intake where you can select 1, 2 or 3 holes to tailor your draw.

Wrap around 0.96 inch TFT display screen on the Argus G2

Unlike the earlier Argus G, the Argus G2 incorporates an advanced 0.96 inch TFT display screen with moving graphics and animations. This display sits within a smoked black flush fitting inlay panel measuring 43mm tall by 22mm wide on the front of the Argus G2. This panel also curves around the side edges of the G2 frame making it appear even bigger and really does look elegant.

Argus G2 with the LED strip lights turned off
Argus G2 with the LED strip lights turned
on

Either side of the TFT display but still within the smoked black inlay panel are two multi-color strip LED lights that serve as a lighting effect with color and sequence change when the different functions are selected. Don’t worry, if the visual lighting isn’t your thing as they can be switched off.

Argus G2 in Smart mode
Argus G2 in Super mode
Argus G2 in Eco mode

The TFT display, while highlighting the usual parameters such as the current battery status with a numerical percentage value, the numerical wattage value, the pod resistance, a puff counter, vape time reading, lock/unlock and mode status, does so in different colors and icons for the different selected modes. Not forgetting it will also display the prompts and safety features.

Argus G2 animated graphics in Smart mode
Argus G2 animated graphics in Super mode
Argus G2 animated graphics in Eco mode

It gets even better as depending on the mode you’ve selected; SMART, SUPER or ECO, when you fire or draw on the pod, different animated effects will run in the TFT display:

  • SMART: Atom bomb followed by a real flame
  • SUPER: A hovering spaceship
  • ECO: Multi-colored fruits/shapes being sucked up a pipe

If that wasn’t enough, the Argus G2 also has sensory interaction in that it will vibrate (haptic feedback) under certain conditions. This really is miles ahead in terms of function and the user interface from the earlier Argus G.

We will cover all the different options, functions and lighting effects in more detail in the Functionality section of this review.

Pod recess on the Argus G2 View 1
Pod recess on the Argus G2 View 2

Anyway, continuing with the design and appearance, the top of the Voopoo Argus G2 has an 11mm deep recessed oval opening for the pod to be located which can be fitted either way round. Within the pod recess are two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins and two rectangular bar magnets that line up with the pod. There is also a circular silver auto draw sensor next to the central positive coil contact pin and an airflow intake chamber that leads through to the airflow slider lever.

Bottom of Argus G2 showing rubber base

The bottom of the Argus G2 is flat and has a black silicone rubber insert across its base making it a non-slip surface. This also helps keep the Argus G2 stable when stood upright.

Argus and Gene AI branding on Argus G2

Voopoo’s branding is limited to the brand name “ARGUS” with the lettering individually indented in the front face of the body casing with a reflective chrome finish. I believe this lettering is stuck on but does look very effective and shouldn’t come off as it’s held within the letter indents. Also on the front face above the TFT display is the Gene AI logo screen printed onto the smoked black opaque inlay panel.

Voopoo branding on the Argus G2

On the reverse side of the casing, “Voopoo” is screen printed on the lower section of the Argus G2 body. The only other markings are inside the pod recess which includes the “CE” logo. Strangely enough there is no mention of the model type (G2) on the casing, something that we also noticed was missing on the earlier Argus G.

The Argus G2’s GENE AI chip set ensures a multitude of safety features are maintained, such as:

  • Overtime protection (5 seconds)
  • Low battery protection (3.2V)
  • Short circuit protection (<0.4 ohms)
  • Over temperature protection
  • Overcharge protection
  • Output over-current protection
  • Max power protection (pod specific)
4 different colors of the Argus G2
Another 4 different colors of the Argus G2

There are a total of 8 different colors available in the Argus G2 range, these include:

  • Astral Silver
  • Aurora Purple
  • Glow Pink
  • Iris Blue
  • Peach Beige
  • Pearl White
  • Space Grey
  • Spray Black
Reverse side of the Argus G2 reflecting the light of the patterned back

The color we received to test and review was the Space Grey version. It’s not a light grey in fact I originally thought it was black before I looked on the packaging. It has a very interesting pattern on the back with lots of tiny diamond shapes that form an overall circular swirl pattern which reflects the light in all colors of the rainbow.

Vooopoo Argus G2 Verses the Voppoo Argus G front view
Voopoo Argus G2 (left) Vs Voopoo Argus G (right)

This Argus G2, similar to the changes we saw with the Argus P2, really is a serious upgrade from the original Argus G. Size has slightly increased, the quality and aesthetics are even better and the function and TFT display are far superior.

Argus Pods

Voopoo Argus Top fill pod

Voopoo are using these Argus pods across all their range of Argus pod devices for good reason. The performance from them with their icoms code technology together with the longevity of the pods makes these some of the best pods around today.

We tested both the 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm top fill pods when we reviewed the Argus P2 kit so if you’ve read that review this section is very similar as they are the same pods.

Argus G2 with the 2 Argus Pods

The new range of Argus top fill pods don’t have to be removed from whatever device you’re using and now includes a new 0.4 ohm pod together with a 0.7 ohm pod in the Argus G2 kit. These Argus pods come with a 2ml e-liquid capacity for TPD regions and 3ml for other regions.

2ml Argus Pod verses the 3ml Argus pod

We received the non TPD version of the Argus G2 kit which contains the 3ml version of the two Argus pods. I’ve included a photo of the two different versions (2ml/3ml) so you can see the increased height difference of the 3ml version.

Worth pointing out that while these Argus pods have integrated coils making them non- replaceable, Voopoo have released (sold separately) a replaceable (empty) coil version of the pod that accepts their ITO range of coils. These ITO coils are very good and negate the need for replacing the pod every time the coil degrades.

I will be putting these ITO coils that fit into the empty Argus pod to the test in the coming months to see how they compare with the integrated coil pods.

Protective film on the Argus pod

When first installing your pod, make sure you remove the thin plastic film from the base of the pod. The pod that comes pre-fitted to the Argus G2 comes shipped with this protector so they can’t be accidentally fired before e-liquid has been added. Replacement pods don’t have this protector.

Clear tint on the Argus side fill pod verses the darker tint on the Argus top fill pod
2ml side fill pod Vs 3ml top fill pod

Each of these pods are manufactured out of tinted (smoked) lightweight PCTG material. The tint is darker than the original side-fill pods making it slightly harder to see the level of e-liquid through the pod.

Duckbill style mouthpiece on the Argus pod

The mouthpiece is a duckbill shape with a 9mm oval opening tapering to a 4mm circular cut out to cater for the MTL/RDL vape style.

Argus 3ml Pod front view
Argus 3ml Pod side view 1
Argus 3ml Pod side view 2
Argus 3ml Pod back view

Overall dimensions of both the 2ml/3ml pods are:

  • 2ml Pod = 32.5mm tall by 25.4mm wide and 13.4mm deep and the weight is 7.25 grams.
  • 3ml Pod = 37.5mm tall by 25.4mm wide and 13.4mm deep and the weight is 8.10 grams.

One thing we noticed that’s not on the earlier Argus pods, inside these pods are two raised black pillars that sit either side of the coil. I’m not quite sure the purpose of these pillars other than possibly supporting the coil. I originally thought they were restricting the e-liquid capacity but that’s not the case as the 3ml pods have these raised pillars too.

E-liquid fill port visible when the pod is fitted in the Argus G2

The Argus pods top fill e-liquid port, even though it’s positioned on the side of the pod, doesn’t have to be removed from the Argus G2 in order to fill with e-liquid. It’s concealed behind a black silicone rubber plug that remains visible when the pod is fitted.

Close up view of the 2 pillars in the Argus pod

To gain access to the fill port, the silicone rubber bung has an indented arrow on it which identifies the end to open and be lifted away to gain access to the filling port. As with most of these bungs, it does help if you have finger nails to get under the flap otherwise it’s a bit tricky.

Fill port open on the Argus G2
Fill port open and twisted to one side on the Argus G2

When the plug is opened, the other end of the silicone rubber flap will remain attached to the pod so it won’t get lost. It can be swivelled to the side to give easier access to the filling hole. This e-liquid fill port is a reasonable size measuring 4.5mm so is just big enough to accept short stubby e-liquid tip bottles.

Bottom view of the Argus pod with integrated coil, magnets and air intake holes

On the underside of the pod are 2 small diagonally opposed air intake holes either side of the integrated coil and two bar magnets on the base of the pod that locate with the magnets in the pod recess of the Argus G2. These magnets were previously concealed under the plastic casing on the earlier Argus pods but no longer on these new ones.

Argus top fill pods showing the Voopoo and Argus branding
Argus top fill pods showing the CE and Do Not Dispose branding

Branding on these pods has “Voopoo” and “Argus” screen printed on one side of the pod and the “CE” markings on the other side.

Voopoo Argus pods top view
Voopoo Argus pods showing the coil resistance on the fill port stopper
View of the 0.7 ohm marking and the indented arrow on the Argus pod
View of the 0.4 ohm marking and the indented arrow on the Argus pod

The coil resistance “0.4 ohms or 0.7 ohms” is indented into the silicone rubber fill port bung above the directional arrow. It’s quite hard to clearly see the resistance markings but nevertheless they are there.

Argus pod removed from the Argus G2
Argus pod being removed from the Argus G2
Argus pod fitted into the Argus G2

Inserting the pod is straight-forward enough, simply place the pod to the Argus G2 body recessed pod opening and it will slide into the recess and be locked and held in place by the magnets.

Removing the pod is carried out by grasping the pod mouthpiece and pulling away from the Argus G2 body/battery. It’s a reasonably secure fit but is quite easy to remove.

Argus G2 TFT display illuminated and the 2 strip lights when the pod is inserted

When the pod is inserted into the Argus G2 body pod recess, the device will vibrate, the two LED strip-lights will initially illuminate and cycle in multiple colors and the TFT display will illuminate with the main display screen.

Argus G2 Lanyard

The Argus G2 kit comes with a lanyard giving you that extra flexibility if you prefer to have it hanging round your neck rather than being carried in a pocket or bag.

Argus G2 with the lanyard fitted

It’s a thick cord lanyard, black in color and slightly elastic with an adjustable neck tie. It’s easy to fit as the end of the lanyard has a black silicone rubber ring that stretches and slides over the Argus G2 body.

I don’t normally use a lanyard but thought I would try it out. I’m not sure if there’s a right or wrong way to attach it but for me personally I found having the silicone rubber ring positioned just below the TFT screen worked best.

Voopoo Argus G2 Functionality

Argus G2 in hand displaying the display in Eco mode
Argus G2 in hand being fired and displaying the Eco mode animation

The Voopoo Argus G2 is a variable wattage 5W-30W pod device, adjustable in 1W increments and has 3 different operating modes; SMART, SUPER and ECO. The user interface is a 0.96inch TFT multi-colored display screen with animated graphics, 2 multi-color LED strip lights and haptic feedback.

There are no + or – control buttons, instead each of the control and menu changes are carried out by sequential presses of the fire button as follows:

  • Fire button pressed 5 times turns the device ON
  • Fire button pressed 5 times, POWER OFF selected, turns the device OFF
  • Fire button pressed 2 times switches between SMART, SUPER and ECO modes
  • Fire button pressed 3 times enters the variable wattage mode
  • When on, fire button pressed 5 times enters the Clear Puff/Lock or Unlock/Light/Power Off menu

Note: The fire button needs to be pressed very quickly for it to respond to the setting you want. For example, if you want to enter the variable wattage mode, you have to press the fire button 3 times within 1 second.

Screen timeout is not adjustable on the Argus G2. After you’ve drawn on the mouthpiece or released the fire button, the display will dim to half brightness after 10 seconds and then extinguish after a further 5 seconds.

Argus G2 sensing the 0.7 ohm pod and setting the power level to 16W
Argus G2 sensing the 0.4 ohm pod and setting the power level to 23W

Before we delve down into the screen and menu options, the Argus G2 incorporates auto sensing pod detection where it sets the optimum (ideal) wattage when a pod is inserted and also limits the maximum selectable wattage for the pod type you’re using.

Pod ResistanceOptimum WattageArgus G2 Min/Max Setting
0.4 ohm Pod23W5W – 30W
0.7 ohm Pod16W5W – 18W

This pre-set optimum wattage can be adjusted above or below this value but the upper wattage limit for the pod cannot be exceeded. Once you reach the maximum wattage for the pod, the next press of the fire button takes you to the minimum value.

Main Display Screen

Argus G2 showing the Smart, Super and Eco screen

The Argus G2 has 3 different selectable menu options; SMART, SUPER and ECO. with another menu to exit back to the previous screen.

Argus G2 in Smart Mode
Argus G2 in Super Mode
Argus G2 in Eco Mode

Each one has a different screen layout with different graphics.

Strip lights illuminated on the Argus G2

The LED strip lighting either side of the TFT screen also illuminates in a different color depending on the mode selected. Smart mode illuminates in “Red”, Super mode illuminates in “Blue” and Eco mode illuminates in “Green”.

Close up view of the animated Smart mode screen on the Argus G2
SMART Mode
Close up view of the animated Super mode screen on the Argus G2
SUPER Mode
Close up view of the animated Eco mode screen on the Argus G2
ECO Mode

These 3 mode options also display different animated graphics while the Argus G2 is being fired:

Irrespective of the mode you’re in, the TFT display includes the main operating parameters and read-out information as follows:

Main display screen display on the Argus G2
  • Battery level indicator with remaining percentage of charge (%)
  • Numerical Wattage level
  • Mode
  • Lock / Unlock
  • Pod/Coil resistance reading
  • Puff counter
  • Vape time reading

Smart, Super and Eco Modes

Argus G2 with the Smart menu highlighted
Argus G2 with the Super menu highlighted
Argus G2 with the Eco menu highlighted

To access these modes, press the fire button 2 times in very quick succession. This brings up an option menu where you can then scroll down by pressing the fire button each time until the one you want is highlighted.

With the mode highlighted, press and hold the fire button down and that mode will be selected. The display will then switch back to the main screen and that mode will appear under the numerical wattage value.

Smart mode animated display screen on the Argus G2 - Flame effect
SMART Mode

SMART mode provides the optimum vaping experience and the TFT display shows an explosion followed by a burning flame. The 2 multi-colored LED strip lights will illuminate in Red.

Super mode animated display screen on the Argus G2 - Flying Saucer effect
SUPER Mode

SUPER mode is a full bodied flavor experience and the TFT display shows a hovering flying spaceship followed by it flying through space. The 2 multi-colored LED strip lights will illuminate in Blue.

Eco mode animated display screen on the Argus G2 - Fruits being sucked up a straw effect
ECO Mode

ECO mode reduces the power and e-liquid consumption and the TFT display seems to be sucking colored fruits and shapes up through a straw. The 2 multi-colored LED strip lights will illuminate in Green.

Menu Options

Main function menu on the Argus G2

Pressing the fire button 5 times quickly within 1 second will bring up the Menu options. A single press off the fire button while in the menu mode will scroll through these options and a long press of the fire button will activate the mode that is being displayed.

  • POWER OFF (turns the Argus G2 Off)
  • CLEAR PUFF (clears the puff counter)
  • LOCK (locks/unlocks the fire button)
  • LIGHT ON/OFF (turns the LED strip lights on/off)
  • EXIT (exits menu mode)

Safety Precautions and Prompts

The safety precautions and prompts displayed by the Argus G2 are as shown below:

While Charging:TFT display briefly illuminates then extinguishes
Full Charge:TFT display shows 100% and 0% remaining
While Vaping:TFT display and LEDs illuminate depending on display mode
Low Voltage Protection:TFT display shows CHECK BATTERY
No Load/High Resistance:TFT display shows CHECK ATOMIZER
Over-Time Protection (5s):TFT display shows TIME OUT, LEDs illuminate Red
High Temp Protection:TFT display shows TEMP HIGH
Pod Inserted:TFT display and LEDs illuminate and the Argus G2 vibrates
Pod Removed:TFT display illuminates

Variable Wattage Adjustment

Adjusting the wattage is carried out by pressing the fire button 3 times in quick succession. The numerical wattage number in the main display will start to flash. While the numerical wattage value is flashing, each press of the control button will increase the wattage value in 1W steps until it reaches the maximum limit for the pod you’re using. Holding the control button down will scroll through the wattage levels quicker.

Max wattage set (18W) on the Argus G2 when the 0.7 ohm Argus Pod is fitted
Max wattage set (30W) on the Argus G2 when the 0.4 ohm Argus Pod is fitted
  • 0.4 ohm Pod:   30W
  • 0.7 ohm Pod:   18W

If you want to reduce the wattage level, you have to first take it to its maximum wattage setting for the particular pod you’re using then the next press of the control button starts back at the lowest wattage value (5W).

Battery Status

Battery Status on the Argus G2

When using the Argus G2, the current discharge status of the battery is displayed on the 0.96inch TFT display screen with a numerical percentage value next to the battery icon.

Battery showing 0% on the Argus G2

When the battery reduces to 20% left of its charge, the battery icon turns Red. When it reaches the low battery cut-off (3.2V), the battery percentage value will show 0% and the TFT display will show CHECK BATTERY.

Airflow

Airflow control lever  on the side edge of the Argus G2

The Voopoo Argus G2 incorporates an adjustable airflow control slider on the right hand side edge of the casing.

When the airflow control slider is in the downward position the airflow is open with 3 small intake holes and provides an airy MTL/RDL draw. Moving the airflow control slider uppermost, the airflow will be closed off showing an even smaller single air intake hole and provides a tight restrictive MTL draw. You can position the lever anywhere between min and max to tweak your preferred vaping style.

Voopoo Argus G2 Performance

0.7 ohm and 0.4 ohm Argus Pods

Two Argus pods are supplied with the Argus G2 kit; a 0.4 ohm Kanthal mesh top fill pod and a 0.7 ohm Kanthal mesh top fill pod. They do have integrated coils so are non-replaceable. I’ve been using these pods for a while now in other Argus devices including the Argus P2 we reviewed earlier and while reviewing this Argus G2.

Voopoo state on their website that these Argus Pods are good for 90ml of e-liquid through them. On average I get through between 10ml – 20ml of e-liquid per day, so approx. 70ml – 140ml per week. I can say with all certainty I’ve not had one Argus pod fail on me in under 3 weeks use and in some cases have lasted between 2-3 months.

If we equate this to e-liquid usage, then on average the pods I’ve used can last anywhere from 300ml to 800ml which considerably exceeds Voopoo’s figures. I will point out that I very seldom take the wattage above the minimum recommended power setting for each pod type and will more than often have more than 1 pod/mod on the go at any one time. Power (wattage) and the type of e-liquid used can reduce the life of the pod considerably so do bare this in mind.

Argus top fill pod being filled with e-liquid

As always, when filling the pod for the first time, do leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes before you use to allow the e-liquid to fully saturate the wicking material. I also prefer when using a new pod to set the wattage to its lowest setting and take a few draws to pull e-liquid through the coil. Gradually increment the wattage, each time taking a few draw until you reach your sweet spot.

Because of the fairly small wicking ports in each of the coils, I would recommend using a 50/50 ratio e-liquid when using the Argus pods. Throughout the time I’ve been using these pods there has been no signs of any leaks or condensation on the coil contact pins.

I do occasionally use a 70VG/30PG ratio e-liquid through the pods and haven’t had any problems with dry hits.

Difference between the 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm Argus top fill pods

There’s very little difference between the two resistance pods. Side by side you can see the chimney chamber is that little bit longer and the wicking ports are slightly smaller on the 0.7 ohm pod. The resistance is stamped on the e-liquid stopper but is quite difficult to see.

When fitted to the Argus G2 the TFT display shows the numerical resistance value under the “R” symbol .

Argus 0.7 Ohm Pod

0.7 ohm Argus top fill pod

Voopoo specify the recommended wattage range for this pod is between 14W-18W. The auto sensing pod detection (Smart mode) sets the optimum wattage to 16W. The operating wattage of the Argus G2 when using the 0.7 ohm pod is from 5W to 18W.

After initially bedding in the coil, I set the wattage to its minimum value of 5W. The draw was weak until I reached 8W when the flavor and vapor started to come through after a 2-3 second draw. Increasing the wattage to 10W improved the draw with increased flavor and vapor.

Taking the wattage to 12W was about right for me. A 2 second RDL draw with the airflow switch open brought out the flavor of my e-liquid very well with plenty of vapor. I found completely closing the airflow (small hole showing) restricted the draw, reduced the flavor and was giving a warmer vape.

At 14W the draw intensifies and at the optimum set wattage of 16W the flavor shines through with dense clouds of vapor. Airflow fully open works best for me with a RDL draw, even with the airflow half way gave good results. Shutting the airflow off muted things a little too much for me.

Taking the wattage to its maximum 18W gave the same great results and only required a short sharp draw to achieve a good throat hit and satisfying vape.

My ideal setting for this pod was between 12W to 16W with the airflow fully open which gave a great RDL draw with very good flavor, vapor and throat hit.

Argus 0.4 Ohm Pod (pre-installed)

0.4 ohm Argus top fill pod

Voopoo specify the recommended wattage range for this pod is between 18W-30W. The auto sensing pod detection (Smart mode) sets the optimum wattage to 23W. The operating wattage of the Argus G2 when using the 0.4 ohm pod is from 5W to 30W.

With the wattage set to its minimum value of 5W there was very little happening in terms of flavor or vapor. Once I got to 8W the flavor and vapor started to come through but only after a long slow draw. Increasing the wattage in 1W increments improved the draw at each stage and found at 12W I was getting a nice slow draw with plenty of flavor and vapor.

Taking the wattage to 14W was about right for me on this pod. The flavor was very good and produced dense vapor with the airflow fully open. Definitely an RDL and even a DTL draw. The minimum 18W setting gave a quick draw while the optimum set wattage of 23W was quite an intense draw.

Again as with the 0.7 ohm pod, shutting the airflow off tended to mute the flavor and vapor and increased the warmth of the draw. I found anywhere from half open to fully open gave me the best results.

I did take the wattage up to the maximum of 30W and yes it does produce a short powerful draw but in all honesty I much prefer a more sedately 2 second plus longer draw. At this wattage I do wonder how long the pod would last before the coil produces dry hits.

My ideal settings for this pod was between 14W to 18W with the airflow fully open which gave a great RDL draw with very good flavor, vapor and throat hit.

Smart, Super and Eco Modes

I’m a little bit unsure here what each of the 3 modes are supposed to do. Voopoo’s website doesn’t really mention much about them other than say the following:

  • Super Mode: – Full bodied flavor
  • Smart Mode: – Optimum vaping experience
  • Eco Mode: – Reducing power and e-liquid consumption

What does happen when switching between the 3 modes is the TFT screen changes between 3 different layouts and the LED light strips change color. Also when you draw on the pod or press the fire button to vape the animation changes between 3 different styles.

My expectation and it’s only what I would have assumed from the name of each mode, would be:

  • Super Mode: – Full power (top of its maximum recommended limit for each pod)
  • Smart Mode: – Optimum power (mid-range setting + variable wattage)
  • Eco Mode: – Low power (minimum recommended power limit for each pod)

What in fact happened when switching between these 3 different modes was the set wattage displayed remained the same across all 3 modes. The intensity of the draw (power) however did alter and followed the full, optimum and low power settings.

It is slightly misleading because the auto sensing which is normally called “Smart” mode functions correctly in all 3 modes. Also auto sensing, where it limits the maximum wattage available for each resistive pod, also works correctly in each mode.

Where my confusion comes from is I would have expected “Super” mode to be a high power boost at full wattage and “Eco” to be a lower power at minimum wattage, both of which would not be adjustable but display the wattage that was actually being used.

I may be overthinking it but why have 3 different modes when all that’s needed is one mode and you adjust the wattage to suit your requirements!

Any Leaks?

Voopoo state that these pods will be leak free for up to 30 days.

Throughout my time using both the pods supplied with the Argus G2 kit and using them in the Argus P2 before this, there were no e-liquid leaks or seepage. However, if you’re not using the device, or any other device for that matter, for a day or two and the pod is still connected to the device, e-liquid seepage will most likely occur.

This is not a criticism of the Argus pods in any way, it’s just my experience when using any pod mod.

Airflow

Airflow lever only protrudes 1mm on the Argus G2

The airflow slider adjustment worked effortlessly and has a good restrictive feel to the slider. Because the lever only protrudes about 1mm from the side of the casing it can be a bit fiddly to adjust. Saying this though, once it’s adjusted in won’t move of its own accord.

Closing the airflow off (uppermost) produced a tight restrictive MTL vape while opening it up (downwards) provided a less restrictive (airy) draw. There isn’t a great deal of movement on the slider (approx. 5mm) but enough to provide your ideal draw.

For me personally, irrespective of the resistance pod I was using, I preferred the airflow slider full open.

The only niggle I found with the airflow was in relation to the fire button. Because the fire button is on the opposite side to the airflow control lever, when using the fire button my other fingers would sometimes cover the airflow holes.

Auto Draw

Auto draw was hit and miss for me. Quite often the first draw didn’t fire/activate, even when taking a hard draw but did illuminate the main display. Straight after this happened (2nd draw) it always activated and fired so I’m not quite sure why the initial draw wouldn’t fire.

I did wonder if it was some sort of sleep mode function but this sometimes happened within a minute of a previous draw. This happened on both the supplied pods.

The sensitivity of the draw worked perfectly, even the slightest of draws with the airflow open fired the Argus G2 apart from the times as mentioned above when it only illuminated to TFT screen. Irrespective of the position of the airflow, the draw was smooth and quiet.

Performance Summary

Both the 0.7 ohm and 0.4 ohm pods were very impressive. Flavor and vapor, including the throat hit from them was really good. The longevity of the pods far exceeds that specified by Voopoo. These Argus pods are some of the best in the market place today.

The draw was smooth and quiet with no gurgling. The throat hit from 3-6mg freebase nicotine is very good and the airflow control on the Argus G2 is very effective.

Argus G2 in Super mode showing the animated graphics

Despite the Argus G2 looking good and having a great user interface, I did have a few concerns over its function and operation. I’ve already mentioned the Smart/Super/Eco modes and the Auto Draw not always activating but I did find another issue that didn’t always function correctly.

The fire/control button didn’t always switch to the different menu or wattage adjustment settings. The Argus G2 always fired with the press of the fire button every time but when trying to change the wattage level, 3 quick presses should bring up the flashing numerical wattage value but it would sometimes jump into the Smart/Super/Eco screen or not switch at all. This did happen on several occasions.

I found the speed of pressing the fire button to be crucial. Normally with most vape devices, the number of clicks (presses) to switch menus or make changes etc is within 3 seconds. With the Argus G2, for it to work every time the number of clicks needed has to be done within 1 second (very quickly).

Voopoo Argus G2 Battery Performance

Charging cable plugged into the USB-C port on the Argus G2

The Voopoo Argus G2 is powered by a rechargeable 1000mAh capacity internal battery and takes approximately 30 minutes to fully charge via the on board Type-C USB port with the supplied cable when using a power source of 2A.

On average I was achieving around 14 hours vaping with a recorded min/max puff count between 475 and 526 on a single charge while using the 0.7 ohm pod set to 11W in “Smart” mode. This length of time and puff count was more than expected from a battery of this size.

Vape times will vary depending on the resistance of the pod you’re using, the wattage that’s been set, the mode you’re in and your vaping style i.e. duration and frequency of your draw.

The Argus G2 indicates the status of the remaining battery charge on the 0.96 inch TFT display. It shows the battery icon with a percentage value next to the icon. As the battery charge diminishes, the white battery line in the icon reduces and the percentage value counts down from 100% to 0%. Once the battery reaches 20% of its remaining charge the battery icon turns red.

Battery icon not present in Super mode on the Argus G2

One exception to this is when the Argus G2 is in “Super” mode. The battery icon is not present and the numerical percentage value is very small and quite hard to see.

Remaining battery charge status screen on the Argus G2

Drawing on the mouthpiece or pressing the fire button will illuminate the TFT display and show the remaining battery charge status. When the battery reaches its low voltage cut-off point, the battery percentage will show 0% and the display screen will show the prompt “Check Battery”. At this point you will no longer be able to vape and will have to charge the device.

If you’ve read our Argus P2 review you will know how much we loved the charging display, especially with the level of detail and that it remains visible throughout the charging process. Sadly the Argus G2 doesn’t follow in the same vein.

We’ve covered the charging process and what to expect in How do I Charge the Argus G2 section. Fortunately the Argus G2, even though it charges pretty quick, does have pass-thru so you are able to vape while it’s being charged.

The intensity of the draw remains the same throughout the discharge cycle of the battery. It doesn’t diminish as the battery drains and remained the same up to the point when the battery cut out.

How do I Fill the Argus Pod?

These new Voopoo Argus pods are a top fill design despite being positioned on the side of the pod. In essence it’s called a top fill because the pod doesn’t have to be removed from the Argus G2 in order to fill with e-liquid. It’s purely down to user preference whether you remove the pod or not.

Open the rubber stopper e-liquid filling port on the Argus G2

The fill port is located on one side of the pod casing and is concealed behind a black silicon rubber flap. A small arrow, just below the pod resistance is indented on the rubber flap highlighting which end of the rubber stopper lifts away to gain access to the fill port.

This silicone rubber flap is attached to the pod by a small rubber pin so there’s no chance of it getting lost. It can be swivelled side-wards when you’re filling to give a little more free room. Because the fill port opening is pretty wide (4.5mm), it’ll accept those larger e-liquid/shortfill bottle tips.

Filling the Argus pod when fitted to the Argus G2

Pull open the flap and insert your e-liquid bottle tip into the opening. Tilt the pod on its side to aid filling and to get the maximum amount of e-liquid into the pod. Once filled, re-insert the silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely re-seated.

Filling the Argus Pod when its removed from the Argus G2

If you’ve removed the pod to fill, when it’s re-inserted, the Argus G2 TFT display screen and LED strip lights will illuminate and it will vibrate.

Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, once filled, leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil/pod.

When and How do I Change the Argus Pod?

Because both of the included Argus pods have fixed non replaceable coils, when the coil starts to degrade after a few weeks/months of use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted. Voopoo state these new pods have an increased minimum lifespan of 90ml of e-liquid passing through them. In my experience, the earlier pods and these new pods far exceed this lifespan.

An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor and/or a lack of vapor. Continuing beyond this loss of flavor/vapor will finally result in a nasty burnt taste. Equally the coil could fail going open or short circuit. Either way, when this happens discard the pod and fit a new one.

Pod being removed from the Argus G2
Pod removed from the Argus G2

Pull the pod away from the Argus G2 battery/body. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well as it will have been tainted by the burnt out coil.

Pod fitted to the Argus G2

When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How do I Fill the Pod. As you insert the pod into the Argus G2 body, the TFT display and LED strip lights will briefly illuminate, and the Argus G2 will vibrate to identify the pod has made electrical contact with the Argus G2 contact pins.

How do I Charge the Voopoo Argus G2?

Argus G2 being charged
Argus G2 charging screen when its just been put on charge

Because the Argus G2 has an internal battery, charging is carried out using the USB to Type-C charging cable (supplied in the kit). Simply connect the cable into the Type-C port on the side edge of the Argus G2 body and the other end into a suitable USB power source. The specified charging circuit of the Argus G2 is 5V/2.0A and will fully charge the Argus G2 in approximately 30 minutes. If you charge using a lower current power source (1A) the charging time will increase.

Main display screen when the Argus G2 is placed on charge
Argus G2 switches to the charging screen when placed on charge

As you plug the Type-C cable into the charging port, the Argus G2 will vibrate and the main TFT display and LED light strips will illuminate briefly. Within 3 seconds the display will switch to a single battery charging screen which has animated graphics with the battery percentage and time remaining figures displayed.

Argus G2 display showing 14% charged with 31 minutes remaining
Argus G2 display showing 35% charged with 23 minutes remaining
Argus G2 display showing 67% charged with 12 minutes remaining

After approximately 5 seconds the display will dim to half brightness and then a few seconds later the display will extinguish. Sadly the display remains blank throughout the remaining charging cycle so you don’t know when charging has been completed. The only way to verify this is to press the fire button and see if the display indicates 100% complete with 0% remaining.

Argus G2 display showing 100% charged with 00 minutes remaining

If you’ve read any of my other reviews you know this is a pet hate of mine. If only it functioned similar to the Argus P2 then I would be a happy bunny! Fortunately the Argus G2 has a charge time remaining figure so you can see how long is left to charge.

When the charging cable is removed the main display will illuminate and the battery icon will show a full white battery icon bar with 100%. The only deviation from this is if the Argus G2 is set to “Super” mode as the battery value is very small with no icon.

The Argus G2 has pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged but this will increase the charge time.

I did observe while the Voopoo Argus G2 was on charge the case did get slightly warm to the touch. While this is normal, I strongly advise to always charge this, and any other device for that matter, on a non-flammable surface.

As with any vape device, NEVER leave it unattended whilst charging and don’t charge it overnight.

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Price

Most of the major retailers are selling the Voopoo Argus G2 pod kit for around the £25/$25 price mark. Considering the kit contents include the 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm pods plus the lanyard, it’s very good value for money.

I’ve used and own many of the Voopoo pod kits, quite a few of them on a daily rotation and they’ve not let me down so that’s always a positive when looking at what kit to buy.

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Verdict

Argus G2 Review Verdict

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Great design
  • Robust
  • Type-C USB fast charge port (30 mins)
  • Good battery life
  • Top fill pod
  • Leak proof
  • Variable airflow
  • 5W-30W adjustable wattage + Auto sensing + Max wattage limitation
  • TFT multi-colored display with animated graphics
  • 2 x color changing LED strip lights
  • Smart, Super and Eco modes
  • Haptic vibration
  • Very good overall performance
  • Really good vapor and flavor
  • Pod/coil life is very good
  • Tight – Airy MTL/RDL draw
  • Dual Activation
  • Pass-thru vaping

Cons

  • Display doesn’t remain illuminated while charging
  • Auto draw doesn’t always activate
  • Battery display hard to see in Super mode

Voopoo Argus G2 Pod Kit Summary

TFT display and Strip lights on the Argus G2

The Voopoo Argus G2 pod kit is a very worthy upgrade over the original Argus G. The 0.96 inch TFT multi-colored screen with animated graphics plus the multi-color LED strip lights will surely be one of the main selling points.

Argus G2 in Smart mode with red strip lights showing
Argus G2 in Super mode with blue strip lights showing
Argus G2 in Eco mode with green strip lights showing

It has plenty of functionality with the 3 different modes, Smart, Super and Eco including variable wattage from 5W-30W, variable airflow, fast charge, good battery life, dual activation, lock/unlock, puff counter, auto sensing pods and haptic feedback.

Auto pod detect selects the optimum operating wattage with a maximum wattage limit that restricts excessive power being applied to the coil/pod making it perfect for the inexperienced.

The new Argus 0.4 ohm Top fill and 0.7 ohm top fill pods

The Argus pods have proven to be very successful and produce great results in terms of flavor, vapor and longevity. Top fill now makes them even easier to use and the leak proof design certainly works. Because they are cross compatible across the Argus range of pod devices, they can be used in several different kits.

My one negative is the Auto Draw activation. I still can’t figure out why it doesn’t always fire on the first draw? I’m hoping this may just be an anomaly with the one we received. Other than this it’s a great kit.

Hope you enjoyed this review on the Voopoo Argus G2 pod kit and found it useful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

I’ve included a list of the different Voopoo Argus Pod kits we’ve reviewed and had the pleasure of using. If you click on any of the hyperlinks it will take you directly to that review.

If you do purchase one, please do drop us a comment and let us know how you’re getting on with it.

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