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Voopoo Argus P2 Pod Kit Review | A Mammoth Upgrade That Exceeds All Expectations

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Voopoo Argus P2 Held In Hand

Voopoo’s Argus P2 pod kit landed on our doorstep a few weeks ago and we’ve been busy bee’s getting to grips with what it has to offer. The Argus P2 has taken pride of place and not left my side while I’ve been compiling this review and it’s finally finished. Hope you Enjoy!

Argus P1 Vs P2 Front View
Argus P1 Vs Argus P2
Argus P1 Vs P2 Back View
Argus P1 Vs Argus P2

The Argus brand just keeps growing with a never ending stream of devices and I’ve lost track just how many devices bear the Argus name now. It’s been a couple of years since the Argus P1 first came out which we reviewed back then so do take a peep at our Argus P1 review if you want to see how things have moved on with this latest release.

Argus P1 Vs Argus P1(S) Vs Argus P2
Argus P1 – Vs- Argus P1(S -Vs- Argus P2

There was an intermediate release called the Argus P1(S) which deviated from the small square shape of the original P1 so feel free to take a look at our Argus P1(S) review too. It’s great to see the new Argus P2 has reverted back to the original P1 shape and even better comes with lots of updates.

Argus P1 Vs Argus P1(S) Vs Argus P2 Back View
Argus P1 – Vs- Argus P1(S -Vs- Argus P2

I loved the look and feel of the P1 and after my initial look in the Argus P2 box, I liked this one just as much. After fiddling with it, I was truly blown away with what it has to offer. I’ve added the above photos of the original Argus P1, the Argus P1(S) and the Argus P2 so you can get a direct visual comparison between the 3 different releases.

Voopoo have also released another upgraded Argus device, the Argus G2 and G2 Mini. We will also be reviewing these one’s very shortly so do keep a look out for these too.

As always we will give a quick overview covering the main points and features of the Argus P2 and then jump into the main body of the review covering everything there is to know.

Overview of the Argus P2

Voopoo Argus P2 Side Back Image
Voopoo Argus P2 Front Side Image

The Voopoo Argus P2 pod kit despite being small and compact and having the same form factor as the original Argus P1, comes with some major design improvements making it far more versatile with superior function and control.

Voopoo Argus P2 Multi-Colour LEDs Picture

We still have a third of the casing being transparent showing the internal circuit boards but it’s now been updated with 5 color changing bar LEDs which show the status of the battery during use and while charging, together with the safety notifications.

Voopoo Argus P2 OLED display and 5 Bar Leds

If that wasn’t enough, Voopoo have also included a 0.54 inch OLED display screen that shows the battery percentage, numerical wattage value, pod resistance, puff counter and vape time reading.

Things just keep getting better as it also incorporates a menu control providing variable power mode adjustable between 5W to 30W, shift mode with “Sport”, “Normal” and “Eco” options and a memory mode for selecting different screen and LED lighting effects.

Voopoo Argus P2 Airflow lever and USB-C charging port

It’s a Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) and Restricted-Direct-To-Lung (RDL) draw activated pod device with variable airflow control and powered by an internal rechargeable 1100mAh capacity battery. Charging the Argus P2 is very quick (30 minutes) via the supplied Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/2.0A, located on the base of the Argus P2 body.

Voopoo Argus P2 Kit with the 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm Argus pods

The Argus P2 auto senses the pod resistance and sets the optimum wattage and the maximum selectable limit for the resistance of 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 refillable (top fill) with a 2ml/3ml e-liquid capacity but have fixed integrated coils so are NOT replaceable. The Argus P2 is compatible with all the Argus pods.

Being a big fan of the earlier Argus P1, I was a little skeptical if it was going to be any better or just have a couple of cosmetic changes. Far from it… Voopoo have taken a really great compact pod kit and turned it into a feature packed flagship device.

I would like to thank the team at Voopoo for sending us the Argus P2 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 P2 Pod Kit Review

Contents

Features and Specifications

  • Construction: Zinc Alloy and PCTG
  • Dimensions: 78mm (H) Including Pod x 48.5mm (W) x 17.5 mm (D)
  • Weight: 86 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 + Sport, Normal and Eco
  • Battery Specification: Internal/Rechargeable 1100mAh Capacity
  • Display: 5 x Color Changing LEDs + 0.54 inch OLED Screen
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml/3ml
  • Filling Method: Top Fill
  • Firing Method: Auto Draw Activation
  • Coils: Non-replaceable
  • Coil Material: Kanthal
  • 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.TT
  • Auto Sensing Optimum Power and Maximum Wattage Limit
  • 8 Different Colors
  • 7 Safety Protections

What’s in the Box?

Voopoo Argus P2 Whats In The Box - Kit Contents
  • Voopoo Argus P2 Battery/Body
  • Argus 0.4 ohm Pod
  • Argus 0.7 ohm Pod (pre-installed)
  • Type-C USB Charging Cable
  • Lanyard
  • User Manual

Packaging of the Argus P2 Pod Kit

Contents of the Argus P2 Kit

The packaging is a slide out draw type box with a cardboard insert housing the Argus P2 device with the 0.7 ohm pod installed and the spare 0.4 ohm pod, Type-C charging cable, lanyard and manual in a separate included box. The overall dimensions of the packaging box measure 124mm x 64mm x 45mm.

Argus P2 Front of Packaging
Argus P2 Back of Packaging

On the front of the box is a photo of the Argus P2 in the color of the included device together with the branding “Voopoo” and “Argus P2”. The reverse side of the box details the “Contents”, “Manufacturer’s Details”, “CE/Kitemark” logo’s and the relevant safety warnings.

Argus P2 Left Side of Packaging
Argus P2 Right Side of Packaging

The left side of the box highlights “icosm Code”, “Digital Control Outputs”, “Flexible Indicator System”, “OLED Screen”, “Adjustable Airflow” and Voopoo’s “QR Code”. The right side displays “Argus 2”, “Authentication Sticker” and the “Color Name” of the device.

Preparing to Use the Voopoo Argus P2 Kit

Argus Pod with film protector
Remove the film protector from the base of the Argus pod

When you first unbox your Argus P2 device, it comes pre-fitted with the Argus 0.7 ohm pod. Before you can use your device, take the pod out and remove the thin film coil protector from the base plate of the coil and refit the pod.

Voopoo Argus P2 with film protector on the black smoked side edge casing
Voopoo Argus P2 with film protector on the black smoked side edge casing

The Argus P2 also has a clear film that protects the smoked black transparent quarter section to protect during the packing process and transportation. Remove this as well as it does become untidy during use.

Fill the Argus Pod and leave to stand for 15 minutes before using

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 power up the Argus P2.

Argus P2 in Power mode with wattage set to 5W

5 quick clicks of the top mounted push button switch will turn the Argus P2 on. I would suggest switching the Argus P2 to “Power” mode and alter the wattage to its lowest value 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 menus and how to select and adjust them in the Functionality section of this review.

Voopoo Argus P2 Pod Kit Design and Appearance

Argus P2 Battery/Body

Front View of Argus P2
Back View of Argus P2

The Voopoo Argus P2 is constructed out of zinc alloy giving it a robust quality feel and measures 60mm tall (excluding the pod), 48.5mm wide by 17.5mm deep and weighs in at 78 grams. When the pod is attached, the overall height is 78mm and the combined weight is 86 grams.

Side Edge View of Argus P2 Smoked PCTG quarter panel
Side Edge View of Argus P2 Smoked PCTG quarter panel showing the electronic circuits board

It’s a very compact sized MTL and RDL style draw activated device and capable of providing up to 30W of power. The wattage is adjustable in 1W steps when the power mode is selected but will also detect the resistance of the coil fitted in the pod being used and select the optimum wattage (pod specific). In addition to this, the intelligent Gene.TT chip will limit the maximum allowable wattage that can be set for each coil/pod to prevent excessive power being applied to the coil.

USB-C charging port on the base of the Argus P2

Powered by an 1100mAh capacity internal rechargeable battery, it’s recharged via the Type-C USB charging port on the bottom of the Argus P2 specified as 5V/2A. Charging times is pretty quick and will fully charge the Argus P2 in approximately 30 minutes with the added benefit that a pass-thru function allows you to vape while it’s being charged.

We’ve covered the LEDs and OLED screen function and the charging percentage times in more detail in the How do I Charge the Argus P2 section of this review.

Close Up View of the Argus P2 circuit boards beneath the smoked PCTG edge side panel
Close Up View of the Argus P2 OLED and LED displays beneath the smoked PCTG edge side panel

Using a similar design casing to that we saw on the Argus P1, the Argus P2 has a full length ¼ width wrap-around side end of the P2 body. This is transparent having a smoked tinted PCTG finish which highlights the electronic circuit boards beneath.

Argus P2 OLED and LED display showing remaining battery charge
Argus P2 LED display showing mullticolor random light effect

Within this transparent section is a bank of 5 bar shaped color changing LEDs. Not only do they provide a visual lighting effect, they also display the remaining battery charge during use, when it’s being charged and the different levels of protection.

Argus P2 LEDs showing how they wrap round the smoked quarter panel view 1
Argus P2 LEDs showing how they wrap round the smoked quarter panel view 2

What I love about these bar LEDs is they are not just visible when looking at the front of the Argus P2. Because the LEDs illuminate on their side edge they can be clearly seen when looking at the Argus P2 side onwards.

Expanded view of the Argus P2 OLED display

Above this bank of LEDs is a 0.54 inch OLED display screen that highlights the current battery status with a numerical percentage value, a numerical wattage value, the pod resistance, a puff counter and vape time reading.

Voopoo Argus P1 Airflow lever closed
Voopoo Argus P1 Airflow lever open

To the left hand side of the Argus P2 body is a variable airflow control lever and a lanyard fixing point to attach the included lanyard if you so desire to use it. The airflow control slider will adjust between closed in the upward position (1 very small hole still visible) to open in the down position where you can select 1, 2 or 3 holes to tailor your draw. The resistance of the lever is pretty tight so shouldn’t move on its own.

Pod recess on the Argus P2

On the top of the Voopoo Argus P2 is the 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.

Control Button on the Argus P2

To the top side of the pod recess is a circular (9.5mm) stainless steel control button that’s used to turn the Argus P2 on/off, access the different menus/screen settings and alter the variable wattage levels. This is NOT a fire button as it’s draw activated only.

The bottom of the Argus P2 is flat so there are no issues when standing upright. On the transparent section of the base is the USB-C charging port.

Argus P2 chrome reflective Argus Logo

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. Depending on the angle the Argus P2 is held against the light, the lettering reflects different colors back.

Argus P2 chrome reflective Argus Logo View 2
Argus P2 chrome reflective Argus Logo View 3

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.

P2 logo on the Argus P2

The reverse side of the casing has the model type in a full size “P2” screen printed in a discreet swirl pattern with “Voopoo” in the tail leg of the “P”.

Base of Argus P2 showing the USB-C port and Battery information

On the base of the casing screen printed in small lettering is “Argus P2”, “1100mAh”, “4.07Wh”, “3.7V” and the “CE” marking.

Each side and bottom edge of the zinc alloy casing are two star shaped countersunk screws that I’m guessing secure the transparent smoked full length ¼ width wrap-around side end to the main frame. You can see from the photos we’ve taken throughout the review they do add to the overall look of the device.

Argus P2 Shift Mode Menu display
Argus P2 NOR mode display
Argus P2 ECO Mode menu display
Argus P2 SPT mode menu display

Now we get to the really exciting stuff. Unlike the earlier P1, the new Argus P2 takes the form of a very good functioning pod mod. We mentioned in the overview earlier, in addition to variable wattage control and smart pod detect, the Argus P2 also has a menu function with “Switch” mode that selects 3 different power modes (SPT, NOR and ECO).

Argus P2 LED OFF Mode display
Argus P2 LED M1 mode display
Argus P2 LED M2 mode display

A further function facilitates switch lighting and screen display modes with memory control to alternate between different screen and LED lighting effects.

We will give a complete breakdown of all the different functions and screen effects in the Functionality section of this review.

The Argus P2’s GENE.TT 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 overcurrent protection
  • Max power protection (pod specific)
8 different colours of the Argus P2

There are a total of 8 different colors available in the Argus P2 range, these include:

  • Matte Black
  • Titanium Grey
  • Ruby Red
  • Emerald Green
  • Violet Purple
  • Steel Blue
  • Crystal Pink
  • Pearl White

The color we received to test is the Pearl White version which you can see throughout this review. Not the easiest color to photograph and I hope the photos do it justice.

This Argus P2 really is a serious upgrade from the original P1. Size remains the same, quality and robustness are equally as good but the functionality and detail that’s now included makes this a fantastic little device.

Argus Pod

2 x Argus Pods in the Argus P2 kit

These new Argus top fill pods continue to use the iCOMS CODE technology which improves the overall performance of the pods. They are cross-compatible with the Argus Pod range of devices including the new Argus P2 which we are reviewing here and the Argus G2 which we will be reviewing shortly plus the existing Argus Pod SE, Argus P1, Argus P1(S), Argus Z, Argus G and the original Argus Pod.

You can take a look at our previous reviews of these kits by clicking on the hyperlinks above or scroll through our Reviews section.

Filling the Argus Pod while connected to the Argus P2

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 that’s included in the kit together with a 0.7 ohm pod. These Argus pods come with a 2ml e-liquid capacity for TPD regions and 3ml for other regions.

Worth pointing out that while these Argus pods have integrated coils and are not 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 know I’ve said it in some of my other Voopoo Argus reviews but I will get round to reviewing the empty pod (cartridge) that accepts the replaceable Voopoo ITO coils. I have the pods and the coils so it’s just a matter of freeing up some time to complete the review.

When first installing your pod, make sure you remove the thin plastic film from the base of the pod. The pods come shipped with this protector so they can’t be accidently fired before e-liquid has been added.

0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm pods in the Argus P2 kit

The Argus pod is a top re-fillable pod with a 2ml/3ml e-liquid capacity. Two pods are included in the kit, one has the new integrated 0.4 ohm coil and the other has a 0.7 ohm integrated coil. The coils are NOT replaceable so once the coil degrades the whole pod will need replacing.

Side Fill Argus Pod
Side Fill Argus Pod
Top Fill Argus Pod
Top Fill Argus 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. The photo above shows the new top-fill Argus pod against the earlier side-fill Argus pod.

Duck bill 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 Top fill Pod front view
Argus Pod top fill side view
Argus pod top fill side view showing e-liquid fill port stopper

Its dimensions are 32.5mm tall by 25.4mm wide and 13.4mm deep and the weight of the pod is 7.25 grams.

One thing I’ve 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 or perhaps restricting the e-liquid capacity.

Argus Top Fill pod fitted showing the e-liquid fill port stopper is still visible

The Argus pods top fill port, even though it’s positioned on the side of the pod, doesn’t have to be removed from the Argus P2 in order to fill with e-liquid. It’s concealed behind a black silicone rubber plug that remains visible when the pod is fitted.

Base of Argus Pod showing the magnets, airflow intakes and coil

As with all the Argus pods they have a symmetrical oval base so can be fitted either way round. The only caveat to this is the fill port stopper. If the stopper side is positioned towards the control button you don’t have access to the fill port unless you remove the pod. Placing the pod the other way round negates this issue.

Resistance and arrow markings on the Argus e-liquid silicone rubber stopper

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 is a bit tricky.

Argus pod e-liquid stopper being opened
Argus top fill pod e-liquid stopper opened
Argus top fill pod with e-liquid fill port stopper swivelled around

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.

Base of Argus Pod

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 P2. These magnets were previously concealed under the plastic on the earlier Argus pods but no longer on these new ones.

Argus top fill pod showing 0.4 ohm marking on the e-liquid fill port stopper
Argus top fill pod showing 0.7 ohm marking on the e-liquid fill port stopper

Branding on these pods has “Voopoo” and “Argus” screen printed on one side of the pod and the “CE” markings on the other side. The coil resistance “0.4 ohms or 0.7 ohms” is indented into the silicone rubber fill port bung above the directional arrow. It is quite hard to clearly see the resistance markings but nevertheless they are there.

Argus Pod being inserted into the Argus P2 pod recess

Inserting the pod is straight-forward enough, simply place the pod to the Argus P2 body recessed pod opening and it will slide into the recess and be locked and held in place by the magnets. While it can be fitted either way round do take note of the fill port as I mentioned earlier.

Removing the pod is carried out by grasping the pod mouthpiece and pulling away from the Argus P2 body/battery. It’s a reasonably secure fit but is quite easy to remove.

Green LEDs on the Argus P2 illuminated when the pod is inserted

When the pod is inserted into the Argus P2 body, the 5 bar LEDs will incrementally count upwards in green and the OLED display will illuminate to show the pod has made electrical contact with the coil pins in the pod recess.

Argus P2 Lanyard

The Argus P2 kit comes with a lanyard so it only felt right to mention it. I don’t normally use lanyards but as it came with one I thought why not give it a go.

Argus P2 Lanyard being fitted

It’s a nice colorful looking lanyard with a nylon loop that attaches through the small holes just above the airflow slider on the side of the Argus P2. I have to say it took me a few minutes to finally get the compressed hoop through the first hole and out of the second hole.

Lanyard fitted to the Argus P2

This definitely has to be passed through the lower of the two holes first and then fiddle so it comes out of the upper hole. Once you’ve done that then simply feed the lanyard through the hoop and it then secures on itself.

It’s good that it has the option to fit one and good that the Argus P2 kit comes with one. Personally I don’t like things hanging around my neck but nevertheless it’s nice to have that option if you desire.

Voopoo Argus P2 Functionality

Voopoo Argus P2 with 0.7 ohm pod fitted showing the auto sensing 16W setting
Voopoo Argus P2 with 0.4 ohm pod fitted showing the auto sensing 23W setting

The Voopoo Argus P2 is a variable wattage 5W-30W pod device, adjustable in 1W increments and incorporates auto sensing pod detection where it sets the optimum wattage and also limits the maximum selectable wattage for the pod type you’re using.

Pod ResistanceOptimum WattageArgus P2 Min/Max Setting
0.4 ohm Pod23W5W – 30W
0.7 ohm Pod16W5W – 18W
Control button on the Argus P2 in the clear smoked casing

There isn’t a fire button as it’s draw activated only and doesn’t have the more conventional + and – control buttons. Instead it uses a single control button that makes all the appropriate adjustments in terms of variable wattage, power on/off, menu selection and display settings.

Quick Start Guide

Control of the Argus P2 is all done via a series of quick presses of the control button as follows:

  • Control button pressed 5 times turns the device on
  • Control button pressed 5 times when ON enters the Menu screen
  • Control button pressed 3 times in Power mode alters the wattage value
  • Control button pressed 3 times in Shift mode switches between pre-set options
  • Control button pressed down scrolls through the Screen and LED display modes
Puff Clear Mode setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
Shift Mode setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
OFF mode setting on the Argus P2 OLED display

Turning the Argus P2 OFF or clearing the Puff Counter are both done through the Menu screen and selecting the appropriate menu.

0.54 inch OLED display on the Argus P2

The user interface far exceeds the earlier P1 in that it has a 0.54 inch OLED display which shows the battery icon with a numerical percentage value of the remaining battery charge, numerical wattage level (or the 3 preset power levels), coil resistance, puff counter and a vape time reading.

Note: The vape time numerical reading replaces the puff count reading while you draw on the pod and remains visible for a further 2 seconds before it switches back to the puff count.

White 5 BAR LEDs on the Argus P2
Multicolour 5 BAR LEDs on the Argus P2

It also has the addition of 5 rectangular bar shaped multi-color LEDs that also indicates the status of the remaining battery charge, will scroll while it’s being charged and provide a lighting effect when you draw on the pod.

Switch Lighting and Screen Display Modes

These multi colored bar LEDs and/or OLED display can be switched off or configured to provide different light sequences by holding the control button down for 2 seconds. There are 3 different modes to choose from and by holding the control button down it will cycle through these options.

LED OFF setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
LED M1 setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
LED M2 setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
  • LED M1:  LEDs and OLED display illuminate
  • LED M2:  OLED display off and LEDs show battery status
  • LED OFF:  LEDs OFF

Menu Options

PUFF clear setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
SHIFT mode setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
OFF setting on the Argus P2 OLED display
EXIT setting on the Argus P2 OLED display

Pressing the control button 5 times quickly within 2 seconds will bring up the Menu options. A single press off the control button while in the menu mode will scroll through these options and a long press of the control button will activate the mode that is being displayed.

  • Puff Clear (clears the puff counter)
  • Shift Mode (selects 3 pre-set power modes)
  • Power Mode  (normal wattage mode)
  • Off (turns the P2 off)
  • Exit ( exits menu mode)

Note: The SHIFT mode menu option is only visible when in POWER mode. Equally the POWER mode menu option is only visible when in SHIFT mode.

Shift Mode

When Shift Mode is selected the main OLED display screen will switch from showing the numerical wattage value to one of the preset levels:

  • NOR ( optimum power level)
  • SPT ( high power level)
  • ECO (conserves battery power and e-liquid consumption)
Argus P2 showing NOR on the OLED display screen and the white Bar LEDs
Argus P2 showing ECO on the OLED display screen and NO Bar LEDs
Argus P2 showing SPT on the OLED display screen and the RGB Bar LEDs

When you’re in the Shift Mode, to switch between these 3 modes, press the control button 3 times quickly within 2 seconds and it will select the next power mode. As you switch between the different modes, the OLED display screen will highlight which mode you’re in.

Power Mode

Power mode is the normal variable wattage mode and is selected and adjusted using the control button. With Power mode selected (screen shows the numerical wattage value) press the control button 3 times in quick succession.

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 as shown below. Holding the control button down will scroll through the wattage levels quicker.

  • 0.4 ohm Pod:   30W Max
  • 0.7 ohm Pod    18W Max
Argus P2 showing MAX POWER on the OLED display screen

Once you reach the maximum wattage, the display screen prompt will show MAX POWER. 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

Argus P2 showing 0% battery charge on the OLED display screen and 1 white Bar LED
Showing 0% Battery and 1 Bar
Argus P2 showing 96% battery status on the OLED display screen and 5 white Bar LEDs
Showing 96% Battery and 5 Bars

When using the Argus P2, the current discharge status of the battery is displayed in one of two ways. Displayed on the OLED screen with a numerical percentage value in the battery icon and when selected, through the 5 bar LEDs. These LEDs will show the remaining charge when you draw on the device or press the control button as follows:

  • 1 white LED bar  =  10% – 20% of remaining charge
  • 2 white LED bars =  20% – 40% of remaining charge
  • 3 white LED bars =  40% – 60% of remaining charge
  • 4 white LED bars =  60% – 80% of remaining charge
  • 5 white LED bars =  80% – 100% of remaining charge
Argus P2 showing LOW BATTERY on the OLED display screen and the REd single Bar LED

When the battery is depleted of its charge and reaches the low battery cut-off (3.2V), the single red LED will flash 5 times and the OLED will display LOW BATTERY.

Unfortunately there is no information in the manual or on Voopoo’s website relating to the Argus P2’s prompts and safety indications. We’ve tried to cover as many different scenarios as we could as shown below:

While Charging:Green LEDs will cycle up and down
OLED display shows real time percentage of charge and time remaining
Battery icon bars slowly increment
Full Charge:Green LEDs turn static and remain illuminated
OLED display shows 100%
Battery icon bars remain static
While Vaping:LEDs and OLED display will illuminate depending on display mode
LED M2 Mode: White LEDs will slowly reduce
OLED battery icon shows remaining percentage charge
Low Voltage Protection:Single Red LED flashes 5 times, OLED display indicates LOW BATTERY
No Load/High Resistance:OLED display shows NO ATOMIZER, Red LEDs illuminate
Over-Time Protection:LEDs flash Red 8 times
Max Power Protection:OLED display indicates MAX POWER
Pod Inserted:LEDs increment upwards in green, OLED display illuminates
Pod Removed:No indication

OLED Screen and Multi-color LEDs Timeout

Depending on what Switch Lighting and Screen Display Modes you’ve selected (M1, M2, OFF), the multi-colored LEDs will remain illuminated for approximately 3 seconds after you draw on the Argus P2 Pod or after the control button is released.

The OLED display screen will remain illuminated at full brightness for 13 seconds then dim for a further 17 seconds and then extinguish.

Airflow

The Voopoo Argus P2 pod kit incorporates an adjustable airflow control slider on the side of the casing, positioned just below the lanyard connecting point.

Argus P2 Airflow control slider in the off position showing the small single Air intake hole
Argus P2 Airflow control slider in the OPEN position showing 3 Air intake holes

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 P2 Performance

2 Argus Pods that come with the Argus P2 Kit

Two Argus pods are supplied with the Argus P2 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. After approximately 4 weeks use I’m still using the same 2 pods that came with the Argus P2 kit and both are still performing really well.

I’ve been using the original side fill Argus pods in my other Argus devices for nearly 2 years now and can honestly say these pods perform perfectly and in some cases I’ve been getting between 2-3 months use from a single pod before the pod/coil became unusable.

As always, when filling the pod for the first time, do leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes before you use it 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 did use a 70VG/30PG ratio e-liquid through the pods for a couple of refills with no problems of dry hits.

Argus 0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm top fill pods

There is no visible difference between the two different resistance pods as the wicking port holes are the same size. The only way I could tell the difference was to either look at the resistance value printed on the rubber e-liquid fill port stopper or check the numerical resistance value on the OLED display screen.

Argus 0.7 Ohm Pod (pre-installed)

Voopoo specify the recommended wattage range for this pod is between 14W-18W. The auto sensing pod detection (power mode) sets the optimum wattage to 16W. The operating wattage of the Argus P2 when using the 0.7 ohm pod is from 5W to 18W.

Argus 0.7 ohm top fill pod

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

Voopoo specify the recommended wattage range for this pod is between 18W-30W. The auto sensing pod detection (Power mode) sets the optimum wattage to 23W. The operating wattage of the Argus P2 when using the 0.4 ohm pod is from 5W to 30W.

Argus 0.4 ohm pod

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.

Shift Mode

Selecting the Shift mode and alternating between the 3 different power modes of ECO, NOR and SPT takes the guess work out of wattage adjustments as it uses a pre-set power level for each mode for the particular pod you’re using.

ECO mode appears to use the lowest minimum recommended wattage, NOR uses the optimum auto set wattage and SPT uses the maximum recommended wattage.

Some users will find the Shift mode a really useful function but call me old-fashioned, I prefer with and pod/coil so start off at the lowest wattage setting and gradually increase the power level until I’m happy with the results.

Any Leaks?

Throughout my time using both the pods supplied with the Argus P2 kit 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 occur.

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

Airflow

The airflow slider adjustment worked effortlessly and has a good resistive feel to the slider. Closing the airflow off (uppermost) produced a nice 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.

Auto Draw

Auto draw worked faultlessly. With the airflow closed, even the slightest of draws fired the Argus P2. Opening the airflow requires a slightly stronger draw as you’d expect but still activates the auto draw. Irrespective of the position of the airflow, the draw was smooth and quiet.

Performance Summary

Argus P2 held in hand

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 new 0.4 ohm pod is at present unknown because of the short time we’ve been using it (4 weeks).

Having used the 0.7 ohm pod (and a 1.2 ohm pod) in other Argus devices, on average we’ve found they last between 1-2 months. If the 0.4 ohm pod performs equally as well then the range of Argus pods are some of the best in the market place today.

The draw was smooth and pretty quiet with no gurgling. The throat hit from 3-6mg freebase nicotine was very good and the airflow control on the Argus P2 is very effective.

Voopoo Argus P2 Battery Performance

Type-C charging cable plugged into the Argus P2

The Voopoo Argus P2 is powered by a rechargeable 1100mAh capacity internal battery which is a good decent size for a pod mod of this size. Charging time 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 nearly 2 days vaping with a recorded puff count (approx. 480-542) on a single charge while using the 0.7 ohm pod. This length of time was really impressive, much more than I would have expected. Vape times will vary depending on the resistance of the pod you’re using, the wattage that’s been set and your vaping style i.e. duration and frequency of your draw.

The Argus P2 indicates the status of the remaining battery charge in one of two ways. The 0.54 inch OLED display shows the battery icon with a percentage value within the icon and the multi-color 5 bar LEDs can be configured (LED M2 mode) to display the battery status in incremental bars.

Drawing on the mouthpiece or pressing the control button will illuminate the OLED display and/or the color changing LEDs depending on what lighting mode (LED M1, LED M2 or LED OFF) you’ve selected. We’ve covered these options in the Functionality section and are easily changed by holding down the control button and scrolling through the 3 available options.

As the battery charge reduces, the real time battery percentage in the icon on the OLED display will reduce slowly from 100% to 0%. If the lighting is selected to LED M2 mode, the 5 white LED bars will also slowly reduce as follows:

  • 1 white LED bar  =  10% – 20% of remaining charge
  • 2 white LED bars =  20% – 40% of remaining charge
  • 3 white LED bars =  40% – 60% of remaining charge
  • 4 white LED bars =  60% – 80% of remaining charge
  • 5 white LED bars =  80% – 100% of remaining charge

When the battery reaches its low voltage cut-off point, the single white LED bar will flash red 5 times, the OLED battery percentage will show 0% and the display screen will show the prompt “Low Voltage”. At this point you will no longer be able to vape

At this stage you will need to charge the device. We’ve covered the charging process and what to expect in How do I Charge the Argus P2 section. Fortunately the Argus P2, even though it charges pretty quick, does have pass-thru so you are able to vape while it’s being charged.

Unlike some of the devices we’ve reviewed in the past, the Argus P2 remaining battery charge status is really good. The OLED display’s percentage of remaining charge is very accurate and repeatable. The 5 white bar LEDs follow the percentage value which each bar LED equating to 20% of charge.

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 P2 in order to fill with e-liquid. It’s purely down to user preference whether you remove the pod or not.

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.

Argus Pod with the top fill silicone rubber stopper opened

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.

Argus top fill pod being filled while still connected to the Argus P2

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.

Argus top fill pod being filled

If you’ve removed the pod to fill, when it’s re-inserted, the Argus P2 OLED display screen will illuminate and the 5 LED bars will increment upwards (1-5) in green and then extinguish.

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.

Argus Pod removed from the Argus P2

Pull the pod away from the Argus P2 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.

Argus Pod being fitted into the Argus P2
Argus Pod fitted in the Argus P2

When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How do I Fill the Pod. As you insert the pod into the Argus P2 body, the OLED display and LED’s will briefly illuminate to identify the pod has made electrical contact with the Argus P2 contact pins.

How do I Charge the Voopoo Argus P2?

How do I charge the Argus P2

Because the Argus P2 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 bottom of the Argus P2 body and the other end into a suitable USB power source. The specified charging circuit of the Argus P2 is 5V/2.0A and will fully charge the Argus P2 in approximately 30 minutes.

Before I mention what the Voopoo Argus P2 displays while it’s being charged, I do have an issue with some devices that fail to have any indication that the device is on charge. I’m glad to say the Argus P2 doesn’t fall into this category and is one of the BEST detailed displays I’ve seen that remains illuminated throughout the entire charging cycle.

Argus P2 being charged showing 0% with time remaining

When the Argus P2 is placed on charge, the OLED display screen illuminates and the LEDs will cycle up and down in the color green. After approximately 3 seconds, the OLED display screen switches to a charging screen and the green LEDs continue to cycle.

Argus P2 being charged showing 12% with time remaining

The OLED display shows a scrolling 5 bar battery icon with a real time numerical percentage value of the charge. Underneath the icon is a numerical time of charge remaining value in minutes. As the percentage of charge increases to 20% the first green LED turns static with the remaining 4 LEDs cycling. The small battery icon on the OLED display does the same i.e. the first bar turns static.

Argus P2 being charged showing 52% with time remaining

They continue to cycle until 40% is reached when the second LED and the second battery icon bar turn static with the remaining 3 cycling. This will continue to change until full charge is achieved at which point all 5 bars on the battery icon are static with a 100% value and time remaining is 0 minutes with the 5 green bars on the LEDs static (illuminated). The OLED and LEDs will remain illuminated until the charging cable is removed.

Argus P2 being charged showing 100% with no time remaining

The Argus P2 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 P2 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 P2 Pod Kit Price

The Voopoo Argus P2 pod kit has only recently been released but many retailers currently have this in stock already. The average price I’ve seen the Argus P2 selling for is £25/$25. Considering the kit comes with 2 different pods and the Argus P2 is a cracking device it’s well worth the money.

Voopoo Argus P2 Pod Kit Verdict

Voopoo Argus P2 Pod Kit Review Verdict

Pros

  • Very good build quality
  • Fantastic design and great looking
  • Compact and Robust
  • Type-C USB fast charge port (30 mins)
  • Top fill pod
  • Variable airflow
  • 5W-30W adjustable wattage
  • Auto sensing + Max wattage limitation
  • OLED display + 5x color changing LEDs
  • Lighting effects + Sport/Norm/Eco modes
  • Amazing charging display screen
  • Really good overall performance
  • Really good vapor and flavor
  • Pod/coil life is very good
  • Tight – Airy MTL/RDL draw
  • Auto draw very responsive
  • Pass-thru vaping

Cons

  • None. It’s a really good device!

Voopoo Argus P2 Pod Kit Summary

Argus P2 size comparison when held in hand

The Voopoo Argus P2 pod kit is one of the best little pods I’ve come across. It’s not complicated to use but has enough options to satisfy the more adventurous vaper. Auto pod detect that selects the optimum wattage with a maximum wattage limit that can be applied to the coil/pod makes it perfect for the inexperienced.

Argus P2 OLED and LEDs illuminated

If you liked the original Argus P1, you will LOVE the Argus P2. Variable wattage from 5W-30W, adjustable airflow, fast charge, great battery life from the 1100mAh battery, OLED display and 5 bar color changing LEDs, top fill pods with very good flavor and vapor and a fantastic charging display…..what’s not to like.

I said at the beginning of this review I was a little skeptical as to how Voopoo would improve on the earlier Argus P1. While the Argus P2 looks similar in appearance to the P1, the functionality and display with the lighting options and the Switch mode option has transformed the Argus P2 into an amazing device.

The Argus Pods are very good yet if you want to use the ITO replaceable coils in the empty pod (sold separately) this opens up the options no end.

Argus P2 kit with all the displays illuminated

Voopoo offer a really good range of pod devices including the Argus brand of kits and we’ve reviewed lots of these in the past with very good results but for me personally this Argus P2 has gone to the top of my list.

Hope you enjoyed this review on the Voopoo Argus P2 pod kit and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

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

Comments 2

  1. What a great informative review. Thankyou very much. I’ve just ordered one and fingers crossed I should recieve it this wednesday?

    1. Thanks so much Andy, pleased to hear you liked our review. Your comment was very much appreciated. Hope your Argus P2 turns up soon. Do let us know how you get on with it?.

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