Geekvape Sonder Q and Wenax Q Reviews: Great Coils and Long Battery Life

Product intro and specs

Geekvape has recently introduced the Sonder Q and Wenax Q, the latest additions to their pod system lineup. As the name implies, both devices are compatible with the Q line of pods. Geekvape is known for producing high-quality products, and they gained recognition with their popular Aegis mod, one of the pioneering rugged mods in the market. However, the Sonder Q and Wenax Q differ from the Aegis mod as they are simple pod vapes. They share a similar style with the previous model in the Wenax line, the Wenax H1.

The Wenax Q offers a more advanced feature set compared to the Sonder Q. It features a full black and white screen, adjustable power ranging from 5 to 25 watts, and a 1000 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Sonder Q is a more straightforward device without a screen, power adjustment, or buttons. Both devices come with 2 mL capacity pods available in three resistance options: 0.6, 0.8, and 1.2 ohms.

Price: $29.99 , $17.99
Colors: (Wenax Q) black, sakura pink, rose pink, turquoise green, cobalt blue, gradient dark, gradient violet, sunset yellow (Sonder Q) black, red grey, green, white, sky blue, rose pink, violet purple, green purple, red blue


  • Name: Wenax Q
  • Dimensions: 108.91 mm x 23.8 mm x 13.8 mm
  • Power output: 5-25 watts
  • Cartridge capacity: 2 mL
  • Coil resistance: 0.6/1.2 ohm
  • Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
  • Name: Sonder Q
  • Power Output: 5-20W
  • Cartridge Capacity: 2ml
  • Coil Resistance: 0.8Ω
  • Battery Capacity: 1000mAh
  • Charging Port: Type-C

Kit contents

  • Wenax Q
  • 1 x Device
  • 1 x USB-C cable
  • 1 x Geekvape Q cartridge (2 mL) 0.6 ohm 18-25 watts
  • 1 x Geekvape Q cartridge (2 mL) 1.2 ohm 8-12 watts
  • Sonder Q
  • 1 x Device
  • 1 x Geekvape Q cartridge (2 mL) 0.8 ohm 12-18 watts
  • OR
  • 1 x Geekvape Q cartridge (2 mL) 0.6 ohm 18-25 watts

Build quality and design

The Wenax Q and Sonder Q share a similar design with a few minor differences. The Wenax Q is slightly longer and features a smooth surface, while the Sonder Q has a ribbed surface. Both devices include an air slider on the side, allowing you to adjust the airflow from a tight mouth-to-lung (MTL) draw to a restricted direct lung (DL) draw. However, due to their low wattage, they are best suited for MTL vaping, although you can still adjust the airflow to your preference.

In terms of portability, both devices are lightweight and pocket-friendly. They feel well-built and should withstand daily use with ease. There are various color options available for each device. The Sonder Q comes in ten options, including six solid colors and four multi-color options. The Wenax Q is available in eight options, consisting of three solid colors and five gradient designs that transition from a lighter shade at the bottom to a darker shade at the top. With a range of choices, there’s something to suit everyone’s preference.

In terms of design, the Sonder Q adopts a minimalist approach. Its body is fully colored with only a Sonder logo, which also serves as the LED battery level indicator, and an air slider on the side. It boasts a classic and simple design. On the other hand, the Wenax Q offers additional features such as a full black and white screen on the front, which displays battery level, wattage, and a puff counter. Below the LED screen is the multifunctional button, which will be discussed in detail later.

Getting started

The Sonder Q is a straightforward and user-friendly pod system. It doesn’t have any buttons, on/off switches, or adjustable settings. Simply inhale when you want to vape and pocket it when you’re on the go. It offers a hassle-free vaping experience.

On the other hand, the Wenax Q features a single multifunction button that controls all operations. Clicking the button five times turns the device on and off. While it can be used as a fire button, the device is primarily designed for inhale-to-fire activation, which I personally prefer. Clicking the button three times enters wattage adjustment mode, allowing you to adjust the power within the range suitable for the installed coils. This feature is especially useful for beginners, and it remains easy to use.

Both devices utilize the Q pods, which are magnetically attached and easily removable. The pods fit securely with no wiggling, thanks to the strong magnets. Refilling the pod is a breeze as it can be done while it’s still in the device since it has a top-fill design. Simply push back on the drip tip to remove it and access the fill hole. The fill hole is equipped with a rubber flap, and it accommodates fine-tip bottles with ease.

The pod is partially exposed and has a clear, non-tinted design. However, since the bottom portion of the pod isn’t visible, you’ll need to tilt it to check the remaining juice level when it’s running low. While it’s not a significant issue, it’s worth mentioning.


Both the Sonder Q and Wenax Q utilize the pods from the Q series. The Sonder Q comes with the 0.8-ohm pod, which operates at a wattage range of 12-18 watts. However, according to the manufacturer’s website, it is also available with the 0.6-ohm pod, which has a wattage range of 18-25 watts. It’s worth noting that the Sonder Q only includes one pod and does not come with a spare, which is something that could be improved upon as it’s beneficial to have two pods for convenience and backup.

On the other hand, the Wenax Q includes two pods in the kit. It comes with the 0.6-ohm pod and the 1.2-ohm pod. The 0.6-ohm pod operates at a wattage range of 18-25 watts, while the 1.2-ohm pod operates at a wattage range of 8-12 watts.

I found that all three coils provided good coil life, lasting for at least ten refills. They also delivered excellent flavor. The 1.2-ohm coil is well-suited for tighter MTL (mouth-to-lung) vapers, while the 0.8-ohm and 0.6-ohm coils are better suited for those who prefer a slightly looser draw.

Battery life and charging


The battery life on both the Sonder Q and Wenax Q appears to be quite sufficient and should last most people throughout the day. While the devices are listed with a 1000 mAh battery capacity on the manufacturer’s website, there is no specified charge rate provided.

During testing, I found that the Sonder Q had a maximum charge rate of 0.74A, suggesting a potential 1A rating since companies often round up in their specifications. The full charge time was approximately 85 minutes, which is slightly longer than average as most pod devices typically charge in 30-60 minutes. However, considering the Sonder Q has a larger battery capacity compared to its competitors, the charging speed is acceptable.

In terms of battery capacity, I measured a usable 1000 mAh, which matches the stated rating. This is excellent as many pod devices tend to overstate their battery capacity by about 20% due to factors like soft cell cut-off. Therefore, I am pleased with the accurate rating of the Sonder Q’s battery.

The Sonder Q features an LED on the front with the Sonder logo, indicating battery life in three steps. However, I would prefer to have four evenly-spaced steps for more precise battery level indication.

Moving on to the Wenax Q, it had a maximum charge rate of 0.96A, aligning with a 1A rating. The charge time for the Wenax Q was approximately 70 minutes, making it slightly faster than the Sonder Q. As for battery capacity, I measured a usable 980 mAh, which once again demonstrates an excellent rating.

Pros / Cons

  • Solid build quality
  • Pods are held in firmly
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Nice color options (and lots of them)
  • Very beginner friendly
  • Clear pods
  •  easy to see juice level
  • Practical air adjustment slider
  • Good flavor and coil life from all coils
  • Two pods included (Wenax Q)
  • Good battery ratings on both
  • Great battery life (1000 mAh)
  • Can check battery level by popping pod in and out (Sonder Q)
  • Great battery meter (Wenax Q)
  • Passthrough vaping
  • No listed charge rate on either
  • Sonder Q only comes with one pod


Overall, both the Geekvape Sonder Q and Wenax Q are commendable pod systems, and choosing between them ultimately depends on personal preference.

If you prefer a more budget-friendly and compact option that charges at a slower rate but offers simplicity, the Sonder Q is a suitable choice. On the other hand, if you don’t mind spending a bit more and desire features like a screen, adjustable wattage, and faster charging, the Wenax Q is the better option. Both devices deliver excellent performance, ease of use, and accommodate long-lasting pods with satisfying flavor.

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