Innokin Zyon Vape Pod Review | Budget Friendly with 25W Power and New PZP Coils

Today we’re reviewing Innokin’s newest budget friendly vape pod device, their Innokin Zyon.

Despite being primarily aimed at the beginner’s vape market, the compact tube style Zyon boasts variable wattage up to 25W with “Smart” coil detect and variable airflow control. It also has a refillable pod and uses the newly designed replaceable PZP coil platform.

We will give a quick overview first highlighting the main function of the Innokin Zyon and then jump into the main body of the review where we cover its design, functionality and performance.

Overview of the Innokin Zyon

The Zyon is a compact vape pod kit of tubular design with a 1300mAh capacity internal battery that’s rechargeable via the Type-C USB charging port rated at 5V/0.75A. A long elongated fire bar, very similar to the one on the Kroma Nova we just reviewed, controls the variable wattage of 6.0W – 25.0W and also incorporates a small OLED display.

Variable airflow is controlled by rotating the 4.5ml (2ml TPD) pod in the pod recess which aligns against a single airflow intake slot. The pod has a bottom e-liquid filling port and accepts replaceable Innokin PZP coils, two of which (0.6 ohm and 1.2 ohm) are included in the kit.

Functionality is limited to variable wattage only, although it does have “Smart” coil detect. The display is basic which shows the set wattage, remaining battery status and a puff counter. Despite this simplicity, the Zyon packs a punch in terms of performance from the PZP coils.

Product information on the Zyon is a little limited at present but we believe it comes in 6 different colors, two of which we received (Pink and White) for the purpose of this review.

Innokin Zyon Vape Kit Review

Features and Specifications
·Construction: Zinc Alloy + PCTG
·Dimensions: 100.2mm High x 29mm Diameter
·Weight: 90 grams
·Output Wattage: 6W – 25W
·Output Voltage: 1V – 7.5V
·Output Mode: Variable Wattage + Smart Coil Detect
·Firing Mechanism: Fire Bar Activated
·Battery Specification: 1300mAh internal battery
·Charging: Type-C USB 5V/0.75A
·Charging Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
·Resistance Range: 0.1 – 3.5 ohms
·Airflow: Variable with Single Slot Intake
·E-liquid Capacity: 4.5ml (2ml TPD)
·Filling Method: Bottom Fill
·Coils: PZP (0.6 ohm and 1.2 ohm included)
·Drip Tip: Integrated into the Pod
·Pod Connection: Magnetic
·Display: OLED (size not stated, measured as 0.4 inch)
·Vape Cut-Off Time: 10 seconds
·6 Colors available
·4 Safety features

What’s in the Box?

·Innokin Zyon Device
·Innokin Zyon 2ml Pod
·PZP 0.6 ohm Coil (pre-installed)
·PZP 1.2 ohm Coil
·Type-C USB Charging Cable
·Quick Start Guide
·Warning Booklet

Zyon Packaging
As is now standard across all Innokin devices, they continue to use 100% recyclable buff cardboard for all their packaging. This also includes the spares which are housed in paper sachets.

The packaging box is a folded lift to open lid with a cardboard insert housing the Zyon. Beneath the cardboard insert are two further boxes, one that contain the manuals, charging cable and spare coil with the other smaller box used as a packing filler.

All the outer surfaces of the box are plain buff colored with the exception of the colored sticker that wraps around half the box to form a seal. This sticker shows the Zyon kit in the color you’ve chosen on the front of the box. The same color wrapped around one side shows the color name and also wraps around the back which has a bar code and the authentication scratch and verify label.

The front of the packaging includes the main features; “New PZP Coil”, “Compact Pod Mod”, “Adjustable Airflow”, “Up to 25W Power Output” and “Intuitive OLED Display”. The reverse side of the packaging includes the package contents, the manufacturer’s details and the relevant safety warnings.

Overall size and dimensions of the packaging are 140mm high x 93mm wide x 50mm deep. As you can see from the photos the two colors we received for the purpose of this review were Pink and White.

Preparing to Use the Zyon

Once you remove the Zyon from the inner cardboard tray, remove the transparent film sticker that’s covering the long fire button bar.

Pull out the pod from the Zyon body recess and remove the yellow protection sticker that’s placed across the bottom of the pre-installed 0.6 ohm coil.

Before using your new coil, gently pull the coil out from the pod base and prime the coil by dripping a few drops of e-liquid into the wicking ports of the coil. Reinsert the coil, open the silicone rubber fill port stopper on the base of the pod and fill the pod with your e-liquid.

When filled, resecure the rubber stopper and reinsert the pod into the Zyon. I recommend not vaping after first filling but to leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes for the e-liquid to saturate the wick/coil.

Switch the Zyon on by pressing the fire bar 3 times in quick succession. Set the wattage to its lowest value and take a few draws, gradually increasing the wattage until you reach your desired setting.

Innokin Zyon Design and Appearance

Zyon Body/Battery

The Innokin Zyon is a budget friendly compact tube style pod device with an internal 1300mAh capacity battery. It’s a variable wattage device operating between 6W to 25W, adjustable in 0.5 watt steps. There are no conventional + and – control buttons, instead the wattage adjustment is carried out using the long black opaque fire bar.

It also boasts “Smart” coil detect to automatically detect the coil resistance and set the recommended starting wattage level. This can be easily overridden if like me you prefer to select your own wattage level.

A small and simple single color OLED display, measuring 0.4 inch is embedded into the bottom of the long black opaque fire bar. The display information is limited and includes a numerical wattage value, remaining battery charge icon and “Innokin” written underneath the wattage value.

When the fire bar is pressed, a vape time duration reading replaces the wattage value and remains displayed for a further 2 seconds after the fire bar is released.

This display, although small, is clear to read and fairly bright. Turning the Zyon on and off is carried out by 3 quick clicks of the fire bar and wattage adjustment is done by 2 quick clicks then multiple presses to reach your desired wattage.

Underneath the long fire bar on the front bottom edge is the Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/0.75A. Charging is carried out using the supplied USB-C cable and will fully charge the Zyon in approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. It does have “pass-through” so you are able to vape while it’s being charged.

On the reverse side of the Zyon opposite the fire bar, just below the top of the Zyon body, is a single oblong slot that provides the air intake into the bottom of the pod when fitted. Variable airflow control is carried out by rotating the pod within the pod recess and aligning the row of holes in the side of the pod against the air intake slot.

Made out of Zinc Alloy, the Zyon body comes in a two tone contrasting color semi-matte finish. Its overall dimensions, including the pod are 100.2mm high and 29mm in diameter with the total weight being 90 grams.

The base of the Zyon is flat so there are no problems with it being stood upright. “UKCA”, “CE” and “Bin” logos are screen printed onto the base, together with “1300mAh” and “4.81Wh”.

At the top of the Zyon is the deep pod recess (13mm) which has a recessed flat metal plate that’s sealed with an outer O-ring to prevent e-liquid seeping inside the device. This flat metal plate has a circular cut-out with the two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins within.

When looking inside the pod recess, there are two raised tags just above the flat metal plate located either side of the airflow intake slot. The small protruding tag on the base edge of the pod below the airflow holes will butt against these raised tags when the pod is rotated in the pod recess.

Innokin’s branding is very discrete with just the device name “Zyon” screen printed in small font above the fire bar.

There are no menus to worry about so operation is extremely easy. You can either use the starting wattage that the “Smart” coil function of the Zyon selects or manually set the wattage and away you go. It also comes with the usual safety features such as:

·Vape Cut-Off
·Low Battery Protection
·No Coil/Pod Detected
·High Resistance
·Low Resistance
·Short Circuit
·High Temperature warning

Considering its small, compact, has a budget friendly price tag, feels solid and robust, has variable wattage control, variable airflow and a refillable 4.5ml/2ml pod with replaceable PZP coils, it certainly performs well above its price tag!

Zyon Pod

The Innokin Zyon comes supplied with the Zyon pod as part of the kit. It comes pre-fitted with a PZP 0.6 ohm coil and also includes a spare 1.2 ohm coil. It’s primarily a mouth-to-lung (MTL) pod but opening the airflow does produce a really good RDL draw too.

It has a 2ml e-liquid capacity (4.5ml standard) with a bottom filling e-liquid port, accepts the range of replaceable PZP coils and variable airflow is achieved from the multiple different sized airflow holes punched into the side of the pod.

Innokin have introduced a new range of PZP Mesh push fit coils that fit this pod, two of which are included in the kit:

·PZP 0.4 ohm coil: 30W-40W (DTL/RDL)
·PZP 0.6 ohm coil: 18W-24W (MTL/RDL) Included in kit
·PZP 1.0 ohm coil: 9W-13W (MTL)
·PZP 1.2 ohm coil: 10W-13W (MTL) Included in kit

These new PZP coils are Kanthal A1 Mesh with 2 clear O-rings, 1 at the top of the coil that seals against the top chimney inside the pod and 1 at the base opening of the pod.

We recently reviewed the new Innokin Kroma Nova and this kit included the new PZP 0.4 ohm and 1.0 ohm coils, so between these two kits we’ve covered the whole PZP platform range. Bear in mind the PZP 0.4 ohm coil is rated higher than the Zyon wattage is capable of providing.

Saying this, when using the Kroma Nova with the PZP 0.4 ohm coil fitted I vape around 22W so in theory this coil can be used with the Zyon.

The Zyon Pod is manufactured out of PCTG material with a semi-opaque e-liquid chamber and measures 38mm high including the drip tip and 27mm in diameter (29mm including the beauty ring).

At the top of the Zyon pod is the integrated MTL non replaceable mouthpiece. Strangely it has a removable black ring that slides over the top of the pod and rests up against a raised edge in the pod. I can only describe it as a beauty ring and can assume it’s to protect the pod if it’s dropped.

The bottom side edge of the Zyon pod has 6 small circular air intake holes which when fitted in the Zyon pod recess provide the variable airflow control. Rotating the pod in the pod recess and aligning one or more of these holes with the oblong slot in the Zyon body casing controls the amount of airflow into the pod recess.

If you look closely, beneath the row of 6 circular holes there is a very small protruding square tag. This tag provides the end stops of rotation when fitted in the pod recess. As you rotate the pod, this tag will catch against the two tags (120o apart) in the pod recess and stop any further rotation.

When fitting the pod into the pod recess, for the airflow control to work correctly, the tag on the base edge of the pod has to be aligned with the 12mm long oblong slot in the casing. Difficult to explain but you will understand when you try it for yourself!

On the base of the Zyon pod are 3 circular magnets, a circular hole in the base center that accepts the PZP push fit coils and the e-liquid filling port. This fill port is concealed behind a black silicone rubber stopper that opens from the bottom of the pod in the direction of the arrow that’s stamped into the rubber.

When the stopper is opened the other end of the silicone rubber flap will remain attached to the pod so it won’t get lost. The fill port hole is semi-oval in shape and a pretty decent size (5mm) allowing for most e-liquid tip bottles to be used. This rubber flap can be swivelled away from the oval opening to make it easier to fill.

Innokin Zyon Functionality

The Innokin Zyon is very simple and straightforward to use. Functionality is limited to a single long oblong fire bar that controls the variable wattage (6W – 25W), turns the device on/off and incorporates the small 0.4 inch OLED display.

There are no menu options, just the main display screen that shows the set wattage level, the remaining battery charge and a vape time reading.
The vape time reading is only present when the fire bar is held down and will remain visible after the fire bar is released for 2 seconds.

Quick Start Operation
·Fire bar pressed 3 times turns the device on or off
·Fire bar pressed 2 times adjusts the wattage

Smart Coil Detect
Smart coil detect is a function that takes the worry out of knowing what the correct wattage is for any particular resistance of coil. This is a great aid for newish vapers who could inadvertently apply to much power to a coil and burn it out.

The Zyon auto-detects the resistance of the coil you’re using and sets the starting wattage for you. This is only a guide and you can decrease or increase the wattage as you see fit as we’ve outlined in the following section. Bear in mind that you can still increase the wattage above the maximum recommended so do be careful not to burn your coil out.

Starting wattage and recommended power values for each coil type are outlined below:

Increasing/Decreasing the Wattage Level

Press the fire bar 2 times and the numerical power level will flash. While the display is flashing, each press of the fire bar will increase the wattage value in 0.5W steps. Holding the fire bar down will scroll through the wattage levels quicker.

If you want to reduce the wattage level, you have to first take it to its maximum wattage (25W) value then the next press of the fire bar starts at the lowest wattage value (6W).

Screen Timeout
The display screen will remain illuminated for 8 seconds after the fire bar is released.

Vape Cut-Off

Cut-Off is a safety feature to prevent prolonged firing of the device when the fire bar is held. Pressing the fire bar continually for longer than 10 seconds will activate the cut-off. The display screen will start flashing “—-“ and then stop firing.

The Zyon has adjustable airflow and is controlled by rotating the pod in the pod recess and aligning the 1-6 holes in the pod against the single rectangular air intake slot in the Zyon body.

MTL and RDL style draws can be achieved by fitting the appropriate resistance coil and adjusting the airflow position as required.

Safety Protections
The following safety protections are provided by the Zyon and will display the relevant prompts via the OLED display:

·Low Voltage – The OLED display will flash 8 times
·No Load / High Resistance – OLED Display flashes “—-“
·Low Resistance/Short Circuit – OLED Display shows “—-“ for 5 seconds
·Auto Shut Off (Cut-Out) – OLED Display flashes “—-“ 10 times
·Temperature Overheat – OLED Display flashes “—-“ 3 +3 times

Innokin Zyon Performance

Two PZP coils are supplied with the Zyon kit (0 6 ohm and 1.2 ohm) and both are Kanthal A1 mesh with cotton wick. The Zyon operates in variable wattage mode and also has “Smart” coil detect.

The “Smart” coil detect function is always a handy feature, especially if you’re not sure what wattage value to set for each coil. I always bed my new coils in initially below the minimum recommended wattage level so not to stress the coils too quickly.

Also worth knowing these coils perform very well even below the minimum wattage specified for each coil type.

Note: Unlike some devices that have the “Smart” coil function, the Zyon does NOT restrict the wattage being set for the coil, you can still increase the wattage above the maximum recommended for a particular coil.

Innokin recommend using a 50VG/50PG ratio e-liquid when using the 1.2 ohm coil and a 70VG/30PG ratio for the 0.6 ohm coil. I have tried both ratios through both coil types with no signs of leaking or dry hits.

Both of the PZP coils have the coil resistance and the minimum and maximum recommended wattage range stamped on the coil casing. The 0.6 ohm coil is a MTL/RDL coil and gives a great RDL draw with the airflow wide open. The 1.2 ohm is a true MTL coil and gives a really nice tight draw.

I wouldn’t recommend exceeding the maximum wattage rating for these coils as more often than not I vape under the minimum recommended for the coils with great results.

PZP 0.6 Ohm Coil (pre-installed)

Innokin specify the wattage range for this coil is between 18W-24W. Smart coil detect automatically sets the starting wattage to 20W.

After priming and slowly bedding in the coil, I set the wattage at 6W and took a few draws. Not much was happening and had to increase the wattage to 9W before it started to fire.

Increasing the wattage to 12W started to produce results with the flavor starting to come through but still with minimal vapor. Taking it up to 15W started to have the desired effect and was giving me a nice slow RDT draw with good flavor coming through.

At 18W things were perfect, great flavor with pretty dense vaper. 20W gave just that little bit more of an intense draw. The starting wattage of 20W for this coil is spot on.

Taking the coil to its maximum of 24W kept up really well with no dry hits for the hour or so I was vaping at this level. Reducing the airflow restricted the draw but for me I preferred the airflow wide open.

My sweet spot for this coil was 18W-20W with the airflow fully open (all 6 holes showing).

PZP 1.2 Ohm Coil

Innokin specify the wattage range for this coil is between 10W-13W. Smart coil detect automatically sets the starting wattage to 10W.

Once primed and bedded in with the wattage set to its lowest level of 6W, the flavor and vapor were very good. With the airflow closed the draw was nice and tight. Airflow open produced a wonderful RDL draw and my Watermelon flavor was spot on.

I’ve got to say I love the performance from this coil and prefer it over the 0.6 ohm coil. At 6W the battery should last ages. Taking the wattage to 10W improved the MTL draw and was giving me a really good throat hit from my 4mg e-liquid.

Increasing to 13W does increase the intensity but to be honest I found myself dropping it back down to 8W. Depending on my mood, I’m happy to vape MTL or RDL and this coil definitely works really well with both styles.

The “Smart” coil detect of 10W is about right for this coil although as I’ve said, a little lower than this works for me.

I think the 1.2 ohm and the 1.0 ohm coil I tried with the Kroma Nova are REALLY good MTL/RDL coils. The lower resistance coils are equally as good but if you want to conserve power then the higher ohm coils really do the job well.

While the airflow adjustment is a great addition and provides very good control over the tightness of your draw, I did have a few minor niggles with the function of it.

·Seeing the number of holes visible in the side of the pod through the thin oblong airflow slot is not always easy
·Remembering to align the tag on the bottom of the pod within the two tags in the pod recess is slightly frustrating
·When pressing the fire bar with my thumb, my index finger naturally rested against the oblong airflow slot which restricted the airflow

Any Leaks?
Throughout my time using the Zyon there was no evidence of any leaks and zero condensation around the base of the coil and in the pod recess. Obviously as the coils get older leaking can start to occur and this is a good gauge that it’s time to replace the coil.

As with ANY pod, I strongly recommend if you’re not vaping it for a day or longer then remove the pod, otherwise it will leak into the pod recess and cause damage.

PZP Coil Summary

Both the 0.6 ohm and 1.2 ohm PZP coils are very impressive, but the 1.2 ohm topped it for me. Flavor and vapor from both are really good! The choice of coil is slightly dependent on your vaping style although I have to say the wide airflow adjustment caters for all styles.

Longevity of the PZP coils are a little unknown as they are new out. I’ve only been using the Zyon for a few weeks but so far I’ve not had to replace the coils yet.

Innokin Zyon Battery Performance

The Zyon is powered by a reasonably sized internal 1300mAh capacity battery which should give you a good day’s vaping time between charges, or more depending on the coil you’re using. It does come with a nominal charge but I would recommend fully charging the battery first before you use it. Our How to Charge section covers what you can expect when charging the Zyon.

Battery performance is always subjective and depends on the power (wattage) you vape at, the type (resistance) of coil you’re using and your vaping style.

On average I was achieving an impressive 2 days of vaping while using the 1.2 ohm coil at 8W before the battery cut-out. Using the 0.6 ohm coil will reduce your vape time between charges because of the higher wattage needed.

The Zyon indicates the status of the remaining battery charge on the OLED display with a battery icon consisting of 4 individual bars; 4 bars equals full charge, 1 bar equals low charge.

Once the battery runs out of charge (Low Voltage Cut-Off), the OLED display will flash 8 times. At this point, the Zyon will require charging. It does have “pass-through” so you can 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.

How do I Fill the Zyon Pod?
The Zyon pod incorporates a concealed bottom fill port so the pod will have to be removed from the pod recess to gain access to this port.

Once removed, you will see the black silicone rubber flap on the base of the pod. Gently pull this flap open from the bottom side edge of the rubber stopper as shown by the little directional arrow. This rubber stopper swivels around giving greater access to the fill port.

There is also a small fingernail slot between the rubber flap and the base edge of the pod which aids removal for those with no fingernails.

Place your e-liquid bottle tip into this 5mm oval opening and fill with e-liquid. To get the maximum amount of e-liquid into the pod you will have to keep the pod inverted (drip tip facing downwards).

Once complete, replace the black silicone rubber flap ensuring it’s securely fitted and reinsert the pod back into the Zyon pod recess.

Quick Tip: If you are using a brand new coil for the first time, remove the coil and drip a few drops of e liquid onto the wick of the coil first. Push the coil into the base of the pod then fill and 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 your coil.

How do I Change the Coil in the Zyon Pod?

Remove the Zyon pod by grasping the mouthpiece or the pod body and pull the pod away and out from the pod recess.

Before removing the coil, ensure the pod is empty of e-liquid otherwise you’ll have e-liquid spilling out. You can if needed turn the pod upside down and keep your thumb/finger over the mouthpiece while removing and fitting a new coil as this should keep e-liquid spillage to a minimum.

The new PZP coils are a push fit type so you simply pull the coil out from the bottom of the pod. Before you fit a new one ensure you prime the coil first by dripping a few drops of e-liquid into the wicking ports on the coil.

Fit your new coil making sure it’s fully pushed into the coil recess. The flat base of the coil should be flush with the base of the pod. Refit your pod into the pod recess making sure the 6 small airflow holes in the pod align with the oblong slot in the Zyon body.

With any new coil make sure you prime it first and once the pod is filled leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes before you vape so the e-liquid fully saturates the wick. See our guide on Prolonging the Life of your Coil.

How do I Charge the Innokin Zyon?

The Zyon has an internal battery therefore charging is carried out using the supplied USB to Type-C charging cable. Simply connect the cable into the Type-C port on the Zyon body below the fire bar and the other end into a suitable USB power source.

The USB charging circuit of the Zyon is specified as 5V/0.75A so will fully charge the device in approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

When the Zyon is first placed on charge the OLED display illuminates and flashes for 3 seconds. The bars in the battery icon will start to count upwards. After approximately 5 seconds the display extinguishes and remains blank throughout the charging cycle.

Pressing the fire bar while it’s charging will bring up the display screen showing the battery icon incrementing but only for a further 5 seconds.

I would have liked to see some indication on the display to say it’s still charging with a different prompt when full charge is achieved. Full charge can only be verified when you press the fire bar and the battery icon shows four static bars.

During the charging cycle, the body of the Zyon remains cool to the touch. Even though it doesn’t get warm I would still recommend charging this and any other vape mod or pod on a non-flammable surface.

As with any vape device, NEVER leave your mod unattended whilst charging.

Innokin Zyon Vape Kit Price
The Zyon vape kit has only just being released to market and is currently retailing around the $20 / £15 mark, although I have seen a couple of lower offers online so it’s worth shopping around.

Considering thw cheap price tag, it’s a great performing vape kit and I strongly recommend it! It’s great as a starter kit yet equally as good as a backup pod kit or even your main vape kit.

Innokin Zyon Vape Kit Verdict

·Good build quality
·Nice design and stylish
·1300mAh capacity battery
·Great battery life
·25W max wattage
·Type-C USB charging
·Smart Coil detect
·Variable airflow
·Refillable 2ml/4.5ml pod
·Very good vapor and flavor
·Good MTL and RDL Draw
·Compatible with all PZP coils
·Pass-through vaping

·Display doesn’t remain illuminated during charging
·Fairly slow charging time (1hr 45)
·Beauty ring/pod protector on pod could get lost

Innokin Zyon Vape Kit Summary

The Innokin Zyon is a perfect alternative for those switching from disposables or for new vapers that want the flexibility of a refillable pod and replaceable coils. The “Smart” coil detect gives that extra assurance that you’re using the right wattage for the coil.

Variable airflow allows you to fine tune your vaping draw and the variable wattage control from 6W – 25W is perfect for the range of PZP coils available. The 1300mAh rechargeable battery, while not the biggest, provides up to 2 day’s of vaping between charges.

It’s compact, sturdy and performs really well! Flavor and vapor from the PZP coils is also really good! The small OLED display also tells you what you need to know without making things over complicated.

The budget friendly price tag of the Zyon is going to attract lots of interest.

Hope you enjoyed this review on the Innokin Zyon vape kit and found it useful and helpful.