Tronian Milatron vs XMax V3 Pro Vaporiser Pen Review
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Tronian Milatron Review Rating
I like the Tronian Milatron, it works well for me, and I find the screw cap to be a big plus compared to my XMax V3 Pro.
- Good overall design with screw on nozzle
- Wide bowl
- Good overall performance
- Battery not removable
- No accessories (yet)
- Too expensive compared to XMax V3 Pro
I don’t have extensive experience with dry herb vaporizers, but I previously reviewed the Zeus Arc GTS Hub, which I really like, but I ended up using the XMax V3 Pro as my personal choice.
The Tronian Milatron is the latest launch from Tronian / TVAPE, and it’s marketed as the budget beast. That’s a big claim to make when the XMax is a bit cheaper…
Reddit Vaporents & TVAPE
Just like my previous post, I feel the need to emphasize that the Reddit users at r/vaporents are not too fond of TVAPE with accusations of paid reviews and poor products.
TVAPE provided this vaporizer, the Utlillian 2, and a glass bubbler for free, but they did not incentivize my review in any other way, nor did they suggest that I post a positive review for them.
Even the links I used are not affiliate links (but
Tronian Milatron spec
- MANUFACTURER Tronian
- BATTERY 2300 mAh
- CONTROL buttons
- HEATING TIME 25 seconds
- HEATING STYLE Hybrid
- TEMPERATURE 160°C – 240°C
- COMPATIBILITY Herbs
- COMPATIBLE WITH UTILLIAN BUBBLER No
- COMPATIBLE WITH ZEUS ICEBORN No
- WARRANTY 1 year TVape warranty
- MATERIALS Stainless steel airway tube, anodized aluminum heating chamber, stainless steel screen, ceramic filter
Tronian Milatron vs XMax V3 Pro
When I originally saw a photo of the Tronian Milatron, I immediately thought it was going to be a clone of the XMax V3 Pro. I think it is to some extent that they are very similar, but there are some differences.
- The Tronian Milatron has a different temperature range of 160°C – 240°C vs 100°C – 220°C.
- The Tronian Milatron has a screw-on nozzle, while the XMax is magnetic, and I find it annoyingly easy to knock off. The one advantage of the XMax is the built-in scraper tool.
- The XMax V3 Pro has a replaceable 2600 mAh battery, while the Tronian Milatron is 2300 mAh. The one problem I have with the XMax V3 Pro is that my sister is a clutz and keeps dropping it and the battery and back piece are always knocked out.
- The Tronian Milatron takes about 16 seconds to reach 160°C and just under 40 seconds to reach 240°C. XMax quotes 15 seconds, but when I stop it, it took 23 seconds to get to 200°C.
- The Tronian Milatron has a wider bowl.
- The Tronian Milatron uses a hybrid heating system that combines conduction with convection, while the XMax is convection only.
- XMax has an on-demand mode, although I don’t think I’ve ever used it.
- The XMax comes with a wash cup.
Design / Build
The Tronian Milatron is shorter and thicker than the XMax and the lid screws on. I think this is a superior design if you plan to carry it around in your pocket or anywhere really.
The herb chamber is quite a bit wider than the XMax, which seems to be beneficial.
The power button requires five presses rather than three and more than XMax requires.
Then when it turns on, you have the two temperature buttons, and the display shows the target temp, current temp, and time it took to heat.
Overall, there is very little difference between the XMax, but I prefer the overall design of the Tronian, especially the screw cap and wider chamber.
I find the overall experience of the Tronian Milatron very similar to the XMax V3 Pro. Maybe I’m not enough of a connoisseur to appreciate the differences.
I had issues with airflow with the XMax. I have found that it is very easy to pack the herbs too tightly and restrict air flow. I did not experience the same problem with the Tronian Milatron. I think it was probably a lack of experience on my part when I started using the XMax, but I suspect the wider bowl helps with the airflow.
When the airflow is good with the XMax, I find it seems to come out smoother than the Tronian. The airflow is audibly louder with the Tronian, as if it’s being restricted a bit. However, the overall result is good for both devices.
Even though the Tronian has a smaller battery, I didn’t notice much difference in battery life.
Since I don’t really like smoking, I used the glass bubbler with the XMax and glass mouthpiece in an attempt to reduce the harshness of the hot vapor. At the time of writing, there don’t seem to be any accessories like this for the Tronian Milatron. The glass bubbler I was sent works on the Utlillian 2.
Price and Alternatives
The Tronian Milatron costs £115.99, and you can get a free grinder with it, which they say is worth £27.
The XMax V3 Pro is available for as little as £73 (I’ve bought it twice over the year at this price, so that’s the usual price).
The XMAX Starry v3 is just £65
Reddit also recommends the Arizer Go, which is a similar price to the Milatron at £126 and available via TVAPE.
I do like the Tronian Milatron, it works well for me, and I find the screw cap to be a big plus compared to my XMax V3 Pro.
I found myself using it more than the XMax V3 Pro, and I think anyone who buys it will be happy with it.
However, it is marketing as the budget beast, but the XMax V3 Pro has an RRP of around £100, £15 cheaper. You can also pick it up for as low as £73. Furthermore, the XMax V3 Pro has tons of accessories you can get, including a glass mouthpiece, bubbler, and dosing capsules. It also has an easily replaceable 2600 mAh battery. So, I feel that the XMax V3 Pro is more of a budget beast than the Tronian Milatron.