Vaporesso Target PM30 Review: More Compact Version in 2020

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Apr-21-2020

The Target PM30 Pod System is the latest pod AIO from Vaporesso. It is the simplified version of the original Target PM80 pod mod, but the powerful pod kit for MTL and restricted DL vape. There is a significant difference between the pod mod and pod kit. The former tends to be more powerful and cater to those looking for a DTL sub-ohm vape. The latter is likely to be a low-wattage device for MTL vape. Vaporesso created in 2015, has become well-known by its full-featured vaping mods, but their pod-based devices have been decent at best for the most part.

The new Vaporesso Target PM30 is a small and ergonomic vape device. It has a similar profile and aesthetic design to the Target PM80. Powered by 1200mAh built-in battery, the Target PM30 is powerful enough to last several hours. With 3 adjustable power levels, it can recognize the coils automatically and provide the optimal wattage output. The pod cartridge holds 3.5ml e-liquid and features an easy top-filling design. It is compatible with the 0.6ohm mesh and 1.2ohm regular GTX coils to bring you both MTL and restricted DTL vape. So what’s the difference between Target PM30 and the PM80? Is it worth buying? Let’s read the review and take a look!


Price: £ 25.99 (at NewVaping)

Color: Silver, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple

Vaporesso Target PM30 Pod System Specifications

  • Size: 22x 26.7x 117.1mm
  • Max output: 30W
  • Cartridge capacity: 3.5ml
  • Charging: 1A, Type-C USB port
  • Power: 3 levels adjustable power
  • Battery: Built-in 1200mAh battery
  • Coil Resistance: GTX 0.6Ω MESH COIL (20-30W);
  • GTX 1.2Ω COIL (8-12W)

Vaporesso Target PM30 Pod System Package Contents

  • 1 x Vaporesso Target PM30 device
  • 2 x Target PM30 pod (3.5ml/2ml)
  • 1 x GTX 0.6Ω mesh coil
  • 1 x GTX 1.2Ω coil
  • 1 x Type-C USB Cable
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x Reminder Card
  • 1 x User Manual

Build Quality and Design of Vaporesso Target PM30

The Vaporesso Target PM30 is packed in a cardboard box, which will match the color of your device. There are two pods, two coils, a USB cable and a user manual in the box. The Target PM30 is a more compact and simpler version of the previous PM80 but it is still pretty large for a pod system. It stands approximately 117.1mm x 26.7mm x 22mm, which feels like a small mod but surprisingly lightweight. Made of sturdy aluminum alloy, the Target PM30 fits your palm perfectly and slips into your pocket easily. It looks premium and feels hefty in hands. It may not be regarded as a rugged device as Geekvape Boost, but mine has survived a few drops without wear or scratch.

There are two small gold-plated and spring-loaded contact points and 2 strong magnets inside the pod bay of the device. The textured colorful sticker on the back of the device provides great grab. The back of the device is a little bit higher than the front. That tapered shape allows you to easily view the juice level. On the front of the device, you will see the branding ‘ VAPORESSO TARGET PM30’. The round fire button is clicky on the center of the pod device. The design is pretty compact and streamlined. There are no adjustment buttons or screen. The Type-C USB charging port sits at the base of the device. The bottom of the device has 5 battery vent holes to prevent battery errors. You will also see the safety marks on the bottom. Overall, the build quality is as great as its predecessor. The ergonomic shape is designed to be carried in purses or pockets without taking up too much space.

Vaporesso Target PM30 Mod

The Target PM30 is a solid and well-built vape kit. Powered by a built-in 1200mAh battery, it has a maximum wattage of 30W. The ergonomic pod-style design makes carrying effortless and the battery capacity is sufficient enough to last several hours.

The PM30 is a button-activated device without an auto-draw feature. Five clicks of the fire button to turn on or turn off the device. There are no adjustment buttons. The PM30 can automatically recognize the coil type. There are three different wattage output levels for the 0.6ohm GTX coil and the 1.2ohm regular coil respectively. You can adjust the wattage level by clicking the fire button three times. The LED light indicates the different wattage.

  • Green Light: 25W (0.6ohm Mesh Coil), 12W (1.2ohm Regular Coil)
  • Blue Light: 22W (0.6ohm Mesh Coil), 10W (1.2ohm Regular Coil)
  • Red Light: 20W (0.6ohm Mesh Coil), 8W (1.2ohm Regular Coil)

The LED indicator also shows the battery level while vaping or charging.

  • Green Light: High (70 - 100%), Fully Charged
  • Blue Light: Medium (30 - 70%)
  • Red Light: Low (0 - 30%), Under Charging

Vaporesso Target PM30 Pod Cartridge

The PM30 pod cartridge is held in place with strong magnets. Just pull it out to remove it. The kit comes with two plastic pods, each of which can hold 3.5ml/2ml(TPD) of e-liquid. The pods made of PETG have black tops and round non-removable mouthpieces, which fit your lips comfortably. To fill the pod, you should slide the top cap to reveal the filling port. The pod window is slightly dark-tinted, which is easy to view the juice level. There are two coils included in the box - a 0.6ohm GTX Mesh coil and a 1.2ohm GTX Regular coil. These coils are easy to install due to the convenient plug and play design. The coil takes the airflow directly. Unfortunately, the airflow is non-adjustable. You can use the PM30 with both regular freebase juice and nic salt for MTL and restricted DL vape.

Compatible coils for Vaporesso Target:
0.6ohm Mesh Coil, 20 - 30W
1.2ohm Regular Coil, 8 - 12W
0.8ohm Mesh Coil, 12 - 20W (sold separately)

Quick Guide of Vaporesso Target PM30 Pod:

  • Prime the coil by dropping a few drops of e-liquid onto the cotton
  • Insert the coil from the bottom of the pod
  • Slide the top cap to reveal the filling port
  • Fill the pod with your favorite e-liquid
  • Wait at least 5min to get the coil fully saturated

Vaporesso Target PM30 VS PM80

Vaporesso Target PM30 is here for 2020 but what’s the difference between the PM30 and the original PM80? The Target PM30 is not an upgraded rendition of PM80 but a more portable and compact version. It minimizes the functions and features to make it a simpler device for beginners. The flavor is almost the same as the original PM80, which is pure and tasty. The vapor production is more stealthy, ideal for those who are quitting smoking. Let’s check the major difference in the comparison chart.

Item PM30 PM80




Maximum Wattge



Power Output

3 Preset Levels

5 - 80W Variable Wattge


Single Button

A Fire Button + Two Adjustment Buttons


No Screen

0.96-inch TFT Screen


1A Type-C

2A Micro USB

Coil Compatibility

0.6ohm Mesh Coil

0.8ohm Mesh Coil

1.2ohm Regular Coil

0.2ohm Mesh Coil

0.3ohm Mesh Coil

0.6ohm Mesh Coil

0.8ohm Mesh Coil

1.2ohm Regular Coil

RBA Coil Head




Vaporesso Target PM30 Pod System Review

Vaporesso have released the PM30 Kit in several eye-catching color designs. It is an easier and more compact version of the previous Target PM80. It eliminates the complex functions, adjustment buttons but remains the essential features. It integrates a large 1200mAh built-in battery into a small and sturdy body to bring you rich flavor and dense vapor. The coil detection feature with three power levels is easy to use even for a new vaper. The 3.5ml pod cartridge is compatible with the GTX coil series (0.6ohm, 0.8ohm, and 1.2ohm) to bring you both MTL and restricted DL vape experience.

If you are a smoker transitioning to vaping, the Target PM30 will be a great choice as it can deliver both satisfying nicotine and pure flavor with the decent vapor production. If you already own a Target PM80, this new device is unnecessary. The result doesn't show any significant improvements compared to PM80. It is neither versatile as the RPM40 nor ultra-portable as the Caliburn. The positioning of this new release is blurry.

Pros and Cons of Vaporesso Target PM30


  • Good build quality
  • Solid and strong construction
  • Anti-slip sticker provides nice hand feel
  • Looks premium and elegant
  • Easy top-filling design without a mess
  • Pods are held in place firmly
  • Clear pod, easy to view juice level
  • Compatible with GTX coil series (not all coils)
  • Deliver MTL and restricted DL vape
  • Large battery size in a small body
  • Three output level
  • Can be used with both freebase juice and nic salt
  • LED indicator shows the wattage level and power level
  • Single-button design, easy to use for a beginner


  • A little bit heavy compared to other pod systems
  • The design is not innovative
  • Non-adjustable airflow
  • Filling port is small
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