[2020 Updated] Eleaf iStick T80 Mod Review: Best Mod for Beginners

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Feb-13-2020

The Eleaf iStick T80 Mod is the upgraded version of the TC40, which remains the original design of earlier models. Made of lightweight aluminum alloy material, the Eleaf iStick T80 is compact and portable, which ensures the durable construction and resistance to a few knocks.

Driven by 3000mAh built-in battery, the Eleaf iStick T80 Mod provides you sufficient battery life and has a power output range of 1 to 80W. The iStick T80 features wattage, temperature control, and bypass modes. It supports resistance as low as 0.05ohm and supports Nickel 200, Titanium and Stainless Steel heating elements under the TC mode. The single-button design with a clear OLED screen makes the Eleaf iStick T80 easy and convenient to use. Featuring the fast Type-C charging port, the iStick T80 will be fully charged in 1.5h.

The Eleaf iStick series has always been popular and attractive to beginners for its easy operation and great performance. It is relatively cheap compared to other mods. Let’s find out if the iStick T80 Mod worth to buy.

 

Price: £ 32.99 (at NewVaping)

Color: Black, Blue, Grey, Red, Rose Gold, Silver

Eleaf iStick T80 Mod Specifications

  • Width: 36mm
  • Diameter: 28mm
  • Height: 78mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • 3000mAh internal battery
  • 1 - 80W power output
  • Type C USB charging port
  • Aluminium alloy build
  • Built in circuit protection
  • OLED screen display

Eleaf iStick T80 Mod Package Contents

  • 1 x Eleaf iStick T80 battery mod
  • 1 x USB-C cable
  • 1 x User manual

Build Quality and Design of Eleaf iStick T80 Mod

The Eleaf iStick T80 Mod is an oval-shaped mod, which is sleek and streamlined without sharp edges. It measures only 78mm by 28mm by 36mm, which is small and compact, comfortable to hold. Made of high-quality and lightweight aluminum alloy, the Eleaf iStick T80 is lighter than most of the built-in battery mods on the market, perfect for on-the-go vaping.

The iStick T80 Mod is painted in a matte metallic color. It has the silver mirror-finish top and bottom plates. The small branding is around the bottom, Eleaf on one side and iStick T80 on the other side. The springy 510 pin is off-centered and positioned towards the back end of the mod, making the Pesso tank with its 25mm diameter sits flush to the rear of the T80 without overhang.

The wide black strip down one side and you will find the old-school OLED screen and two small chrome-plated buttons, which are encased in shiny black plastic. The buttons are large and oval-shaped, which is easy to firm and convenient to activate. The USB charging port under the buttons is noticeable, which allows the Eleaf iStick T80 Mod to stay in a vertical position while charging.


Performance and Operation of Eleaf iStick T80 Mod

Eleaf iStick T80 Mod is one of the easiest mods on the market, which eliminates the features and settings that new vapers just don’t really require. It follows the ‘less is more’ approach for better user experience and more usability.

The Eleaf iStick T80 has fewer vaping modes compared to TC40, but its wattage mode is absolutely spot on. The upgraded chipset delivers power to the coil instantly and reduces the ramp-up time for better user experience.

Although the T80 doesn’t feature multiple vaping modes like the TC40, it’s wattage setting is absolutely spot on. The chip delivers power almost instantly to the coil, and the reduced ramp-up time really does improve the vaping experience.

The Eleaf iStick T80 has a power output range of 1 - 80W, which is a mid-wattage vape mod, and suitable for the coil resistance of 0.3ohm and above. Please don’t use the coil with resistance lower than 0.3ohm, which requires more wattage, or the battery will drain fast. The iStick T80 Mod features the Variable Wattage, Temperature Control, TCR & Bypass modes and supports Nickel, Titanium, and stainless steel material and goes from 200-600F in Temperature Control mode. Here is the simple operation guide of your Eleaf iStick T80 Mod.

  • Fiver clicks the Fire Button to turn on or turn off the T80 Mod
  • Press the Fire button three times to open up the mode menu
  • Press the Plus or Minus Button to cycle through the various modes
  • Press the Fire Button to select your desired mode
  • After choosing the mode, make the further adjustments by pressing the Plus or Minus Button
  • Press the Fire Button four times when setting wattage in TC mode

In VW or Bypass mode, you can press the Plus Button and Fire Button at the same time to open up the setting menu. You will have the below options:

  • Change the display on the main screen
  • Stealth mode
  • Preheat settings
  • HW/FW version
  • Battery voltage

The OLED screen display shows important vaping information. Here are the screen displays in Wattage Mode:

  • Battery status icon
  • Coil resistance
  • Voltage output
  • Amp draw (only available while vaping)
  • Wattage output
  • Vape time (only available while vaping)

Battery and Charging of Eleaf iStick T80 Mod

The Eleaf iStick T80 Mod has a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable battery, which is impressive for a small and lightweight mod. You will enjoy an entire vaping day with moderate use. The T80 with USB Type-C charging port charges considerably quicker than other vape mods. The large 3000mAh battery can be fully charged only in around an hour and 15min, which is amazing for a 3000mAh large battery.

The screen will remain light when charging and shows the current battery status. The battery icon will keep flashing until you pull out the USB cable after fully charged. There are also several safety protections to ensure safe vaping.

  • Over-Charge Protection
  • Over-Discharge Protection
  • Over-Current Protection
  • Over 10S Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection

Eleaf iStick T80 Mod Review

The Eleaf iStick T80 Mod is a relatively simple vape device but has many good features. It can fire instantly at the appropriate wattage. The compact and sleek design makes it feel comfortable and easy to grip. The large 3000mAh battery is impressive and long-lasting, and only charges quickly with Type-C fast charging.

The Eleaf iStick series has always been popular for its easy operation and good performance. The T80 without exception, features the excellent battery life, decent performance at lower or middle wattage or TC mode. The price is great. So I think it is a cost-efficient vape device that caters to virtually anyone who vapes or wants to vape. It is a great choice for new vapers who want a simple but powerful mod for daily use.

Pros and Cons of Eleaf iStick T80 Mod:

Pros:

  • Good build quality
  • Compact and lightweight, sleek and pocketable
  • Instant power on/power off
  • Responsive buttons with OLED screen
  • 3000mAh large battery with excellent battery life
  • Fast Type C charging
  • Various vaping modes
  • Easy operation, perfect for beginners

Cons:

  • The screen is out of style
  • The silver mirror top attracts fingerprints
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