Geekvape Zeus RTA review by Mjag..Is it good or just hype?

Hello once again and thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Geekvape Zeus RTA sent to me from www.efun.top for the purpose of this review.
If you want to find out really quick my overall conclusion you can scroll down to the Pros and Cons section and Conclusion to save you some time.
What you get
 
I did get a Sample version but generally Geekvape is good at keeping the contents the same as the final release versions and they included a lot of extra’s.
  • Spare glass
  • Boatload of o’rings
  • (4) spare screws
  • 3 in 1 tool
  • 510 drip tip adapter
  • 510 drip tip
  • 810 drip tip
  • (2) Alpha Braid coils
  • Zeus RTA with wide drip tip attached

First Impressions
 
When I received the Zeus I had only seen the artist renderings on the net, there were not any actual pictures but when I opened the box I was happy to see it was as good looking as I hoped.
Love how many drip tips they give you and the option to use your own 810 or 510 drip tips.
810 wide, covers the top, my personal favorite
810 regular, leaves the top exposed
510 drip tip with 510 adapter installed
My own 510 drip tip installed
My own 810 friction fit goon style drip tip installed
I had no problems getting any of my drip tips installed and they all fit nice and snug while still being easy to remove. The exception is some TFV8 810 drip tips with the double o’rings, they fit but some were a little tricky to keep down flush as the o’ring on o’ring action would make a few a little wobbly. That is common with a lot of goon style 810 openings though with the inner o’ring.
While being a top airflow the air is redirected to hit the coil from the sides and bottom, pretty smart setup.
Here is a look at one of the side posts and you can see the side air holes as well as the bottom opening  which goes to the bottom airflow.
Here is the inside, the posts line up with the air holes on top which is how it is redirected. There is also a cut out there for the coil so it doesn’t short out. When installing the deck just twist until the posts line up with the top airflow slots, this keeps everything lines up perfectly.
Here is a nice representation of how the airflow works as illustrated by Geekvape.
The top cap has a nice notch and twist design, really easy to put on and remove, a lot easier than a screw on top.
After checking out the entire design along with the fit and finish I found myself impressed thus far.
How is it to build and performance?
 
Being a postless deck you will have to clip your leads prior to installation. I have found that if you have a  coiler like the coilmaster if you clip the leads at the edge of the barrel it leaves you 5mm leads which usually works just fine.
Turns out that was a little on the short side unless you want it a few mm above the bottom air hole which I didn’t. Since I was using the included Alpha Braid coil for my first build I felt the 3mm inner diameter was a bit big for the area. I installed the coils then used a 2.5mm post to lift the coil thus reducing the inner diameter. I was aiming to have the coil in the middle of the side airholes but wound up being just a bit higher. I was worried about the coil being too high but checked and did not get a short due to the added space given by the notch cut into the top of the barrel. This is as high as you can get the coils though, any higher and it will short on the top of the chimney.
Now I had to worry about my wicks being too long but tried it anyway to great success. For this I wanted to have the wicks dip into the slot but wanted to make sure it did not choke the juice flow. I cut my ends at an angle so they would dip down and the very top would be thick enough to stop the chamber from flooding.
The pic makes it look like it’s packed in there but the bottom is loose and just enough near the top to stop any flooding.
I have to say this first build really worked out well. I did not have high hopes as I was given some Geekvape Alpha Braid coils a few months ago and was not impressed but they sure seem to work well in the Zeus. The flavor was outstanding and and decent clouds for a single coil tank and this was at only between 40 and 50 watts.
Now I have tried 5 different builds and what I have found is you don’t want to use a massive coil, it can choke the airflow. 2.5mm inner diameter is about the biggest I prefer and a small inner gauge fused clapton is about right.
I did have success with some quad core fused claptons using a 30g core and 40g outer wrap 2.5mm ID. Here you can see I had the top of the coil just to the line, this places the coil almost in the middle of the side air flow.
Overall I prefered the Alpha Braid build over any other though aside from a small fused clapton build. If you build for the chamber in hopes of vaping at 40 to 60 watts tops you should have great results.
A note on the grub screws. They are slotted which I am usually not a fan off but in Geekvape fashion they are really good. No problems in the 5 builds I tried and they even include 4 extra’s just in case.
Conclusion
I generally don’t get excited for single coil tanks, just not my thing, gimme dual coils for a good time. I actually only have 1 single coil tank I still use prior to the Geekvape Zeus, the Augvape Merlin mini, all others have been retired or PIF’ed away. The Geekvape Zeus, when built correctly, is a great flavorful vape and I will continue to use it after my review is completed and will probably purchase the Blue as it looks so good.
I will add that with the wrong build it is so so to not good, it is not versatile enough for all builds so keep that in mind. I don’t feel it is a great tank for a beginner, it takes a little practice to get the best performance but once you do you will be rewarded.
I want to thank efun.top for sending me the Geekvape Zeus for review. They have it for $24.99 (must be logged in to see that price) which I think is very fair and may very well order the blue myself. You can purchase it here: https://www.efun.top/geekvape-zeus-rta.html
Here is some pics of the Zeus on various mods I used during this review:
Geekvape Aegis
Tesla Nano 120
SXMini G Class
Smoant Battlestar
You can find a few more pics here: https://imgur.com/a/wV0Tl

Geekvape Zeus

24.99
Geekvape Zeus
9.4

Build Quality

9.7/10

Performance

9.3/10

Appearance

9.5/10

Features

9.0/10

Value

9.3/10

Pros

  • Top airflow redirected to the side and bottom
  • No leaks design
  • Easy twist off top cap
  • 3 drip tips included and fits 810 and 510 with adapter
  • Great flavor
  • Decent cloud production for a single coil
  • Smooth airflow
  • Great grub screws
  • Subjective but I think it is a sharp looking tank, may purchase the blue when available

Cons

  • Only holds 4ml, verified with syringe
  • Not great with big builds or suitable for high powered vaping
  • Wicking can be tricky
  • Coil placement essential for great performance
  • They didn't send me the blue, now I will have to buy it....oh woe is me..haha

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