Review of the Freemax Galex Nano: Best Coils in the Galaxy?

Product intro and specs

The Freemax Galex Nano is the latest addition to Freemax’s lineup, a renowned company known for their exceptional coils and popular Fireluke sub-ohm tanks. With a track record of producing high-quality coils, it’s exciting to see what they have to offer in the pod system category.

The Galex Nano is a compact and square-shaped pod vape designed specifically for MTL vaping. While it may not boast an array of advanced features, it does offer some adjustable options. With an internal battery capacity of 800 mAh, it comes with 2 mL pods that are compatible with the GX Platform coils. Additionally, the Galex Nano is accompanied by the Galex pod, which shares the same coil compatibility but features a traditional stick shape design.

Colors: Black, gunmetal, blue, red-gold, pink-purple.


  • Dimensions: 53 mm x 19 mm x 76.96 mm
  • Pod capacity: 2 mL
  • Coil resistance: 0.8/1.0 ohm
  • Battery capacity: 800 mAh
  • Output wattage: 11-22 watts
  • Output voltage: 3.3V-3.5V-4.2V

Kit contents

  • 1 x Galex Nano kit
  • 1 x GX mesh coil 0.8 ohm
  • 1 x GX mesh coil 1.0 ohm
  • (pre-installed)
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x USB Type-C cable

Build quality and design


The Galex Nano is a compact pod system with a square shape, similar to the popular Mi-Pod and UWELL KOKO devices. Its small size makes it lightweight and easy to carry in your pocket. Recently, there has been an increase in the availability of square-shaped pods, and I am currently testing another one, the VOOPOO Argus P1.

The Galex Nano features a metal plate covering the body, with a plastic top section that includes holes for attaching an optional lanyard. One of the standout features is the clear window on the device, which allows you to see the internals. During vaping, you can also observe the LEDs through the window, and they can be turned off if desired. On the side of the device, there is a small rectangular button that serves multiple functions, which I will discuss later in the review.

The device is offered in five colors. Based on the pictures, the red/gold fade color option appears appealing, although some may prefer the more basic colors. In my testing, I received the blue variant, which has a matte blue finish overall with a black plastic top. Overall, the Galex Nano is a straightforward device with a touch of style and adjustability.

Getting started

The Galex Nano is designed as a straightforward pod system, ideal for beginners. The device features a button, which I refer to as the function button, that offers convenient operations. Here’s a breakdown of its basic functions:

  • Press the button once to check the battery level.
  • Two clicks change the LED color, allowing you to select between a solid rainbow, breathing singular colors that change, or turn off the LED.
  • Three clicks adjust the power level, with red indicating low, blue indicating medium, and green indicating high power.
  • Five clicks turn the device on and off.
  • The device is draw-activated, meaning you simply need to inhale to vape.

The inclusion of the button for checking battery levels is a useful feature compared to most pods where you need to vape to see the battery level.

Filling the pod is a simple process. The pod itself is magnetic and can be easily inserted and removed. It fits securely with no wiggling. You only need to remove the pod when changing coils, as you can fill the pod while it’s still in the device. To fill, push back on the black mouthpiece, which will pop off, revealing a fill hole with a red rubber gasket and an air-escape hole on the other side. Once filled, simply pop the mouthpiece back on, and you’re ready to vape.

The pod of the Galex Nano is partially exposed, and there is no tint, making it easy to see the juice level. However, when the juice level is below half, you may need to tilt the device to check it accurately. Overall, the device is well-suited for first-time vapers who are looking to quit smoking or for those who prefer a small, low-vapor option to get through the day. The device offers additional features, but you don’t have to make use of them if you prefer a more straightforward vaping experience.


As I mentioned earlier, Freemax is renowned for their coils, so let’s see if these coils live up to expectations. The GX line offers two coil options: a 1.0-ohm coil and a 0.8-ohm coil. The device comes with one of each. I tested both pods using 50/50 20-24 mg nic salt juices. Both coils provided a solid MTL vaping experience, not too tight but not overly loose.

I started with the 0.8-ohm coil and was able to vape approximately 30 mL, which is impressive. Typically, I expect around 15-20 mL from a device like this. According to their website, they promise 10 refills or 20 mL, so the coil lifespan exceeded those claims. The flavor was also great for a pod system.

Next, I used the 1.0-ohm coil and was able to vape around 26 mL. The coil life was really good, and although the flavor was slightly less pronounced compared to the 0.8-ohm coil, it still provided a satisfying vaping experience. Personally, I preferred the 0.8-ohm coil, but both coils performed excellently. I recommend using them at medium or high power settings.

Battery life and charging

Battery life on the Galex Nano appears to be quite good for a device of this size. It comes with an internal battery listed at 800 mAh, although the charging rate is not specified on the manufacturer’s website. The device utilizes a Type-C port located on the bottom, requiring it to be laid down while charging.

During testing, I achieved a maximum charge rate of 0.78A, which indicates that it would likely be around the intended 1A charging rate. Charging times for most pods range from 30-60 minutes, depending on the battery size. In my testing, the Galex Nano took approximately 50 minutes to fully charge. Additionally, the device supports passthrough vaping, allowing you to use it while it’s being charged.

In terms of battery size, I obtained a usable capacity of 632 mAh, which is slightly below the rated 800 mAh. It’s common for device batteries to be rated approximately 20% higher than their actual usable capacity due to factors such as soft cell cut-off, overrated specifications from battery manufacturers, and what the device considers a full charge. In this case, the difference is about 21%, which falls within the industry standards.

As mentioned earlier, you can check the battery level by pressing the function button once. This feature allows you to monitor the remaining battery life of the device.

The device has a three-step LED battery meter which is the standard, but I’d prefer a four-step meter:

  • Green: 70-100%
  • Blue: 35-70%
  • Red: 0-35%

Pros / Cons

  • Great build quality
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Replaceable coils
  • Easy to use and fill
  • Can refill without removing the pod
  • See through window with adjustable LEDs is awesome
  • Clear pods (easy to see juice level)
  • Two coils included (one of each)
  • Great flavor
  • Great coil life
  • Fast charging (50 minutes)
  • Great battery life for a pod
  • Can check battery level without vaping
  • Passthrough vaping
  • Option for a lanyard
  • A fourth step on the battery meter would have been better
  • Doesn’t include the lanyard


Overall, the Freemax Galex Nano is an impressive device. It is simple, aesthetically pleasing, well-built, and durable. The coils deliver excellent performance, and the ability to adjust the input and control the LED lights adds a nice touch. Even if you’re not a fan of the LED lights, you have the option to turn them off.

If you prefer a pen-style device that is not square-shaped and doesn’t offer adjustable features, you can also consider the Galex, which is essentially the same device and uses the same line of coils. Both devices are compact, beginner-friendly, and deliver satisfying performance.

If you have experience with the Freemax Galex Nano pod, we would love to hear about your personal experience with the device.

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