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POTV ONE vs XMAX V3 Pro

Let’s dig in to these popular, budget-friendly vaporizers and see which one comes out on top.

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The Planet of the Vapes ONE dry herb vaporizer has been a hit for a couple years now, with outstanding performance at an incredible value, and the V3 Pro has a lot of the same talking points for a similar price. So which of these portable vaporizers should you get? The quick answer is buy the ONE for the slightly better value and more discreet shape, or the V3 Pro for longer battery life and multiple vaping modes. But there are some other differences you should know about, so keep reading.

XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison
POTV XMAX V3 Pro on the left, POTV ONE on the right.

POTV ONE is a massive value

The POTV ONE nails all the important points. It’s a full-featured, versatile little vape with big hits and a little price. It’s small enough to hide in plan view, but strong enough to power big sessions. With full digital temperature control, haptic feedback, and hot-swappable glass attachments, the POTV ONE’s only drawback is average battery life.

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Planet of the Vapes ONE

Starting at $79.96 Regular price: $99.95

The Planet of the Vapes ONE vaporizer is small, affordable, and hits like a champ!

  • Ultra-pocketable
  • Satisfying sessions
  • Great accessories - add a bubbler!
  • Easy to use and share
  • Affordable
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XMAX V3 Pro is small and satisfies

The XMAX V3 Pro also comes ready with a rich feature set. It fits in any pocket with great hits, and is easy on the wallet. The V3 Pro has all the features of the ONE, including our signature Accessory Attachment, but also has replaceable batteries and an On-demand vaping mode powered by its convection heater.

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POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer

Starting at $87.20 Regular price: $109.00

The XMAX V3 Pro hits the value bullseye, with:

  • Strong, tasty, convection vapor
  • Long battery life and removable batteries
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Session and On-demand modes
  • Pocketable
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Quick comparison

Feature

POTV ONE

XMAX V3 Pro

Vapor quality

8

8

Pocketable

10

10

Features

8

9

Accessories

9

7

Battery life

6

9

Build quality

8

8

Price

9

8

Value

10

9

Scale from 1-10, 10 is best.

Both have satisfying vapor

In side-by-side tests, the vapor from these two vapes was very similar, with clean air paths. Sessions are satisfying, with surprisingly comfortable, potent and tasty vapor from such small vapes. The V3 Pro tasted a little better, while the ONE’s vapor was a little fuller. These differences were subtle, and probably wouldn’t stand out if they weren’t used right next to each other.

The ONE has a slightly more comfortable hit

I would recommend the ONE over the V3 Pro to someone with a very sensitive throat, or weaker lungs. Hits are just a tad easier with the ONE, and the vapor gets thicker just a bit sooner, as well. The airflow is a little tighter on the V3 Pro, but not by much.

V3 Pro has better battery life

The V3 Pro is superior to the ONE when it comes to battery life. Where the POTV ONE will satisfy the light to medium user with enough sessions between charges, the XMAX V3 Pro can literally power through any situation. You’ll get more sessions per charge, and can swap out batteries at will.

The V3 Pro also comes with a USB-C charge port, compared to the ONE’s micro-USB port. Both can charge universally, but the V3 Pro charges faster via USB-C. If great battery life is one of the most important features for you, grab the V3 Pro. Neither unit comes with a wall charger, just the USB cable.

XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Battery and Charging Comparison
The V3 Pro has better battery life and a removable battery.

Both are ultra-portable, but with different shapes

The V3 Pro portable vape is shaped and sized like a cigar, while the ONE goes for short and stubby. The POTV ONE is easier to conceal in a fist, and feels a little better in the pocket, but which shape is better is completely personal. If you mathed out the volume of these vapes, they’d probably end up about the same.

XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Height Comparison
The POTV ONE is about half the height of the V3 PRO…
XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Thickness Comparison
…but twice as thick.

Both can take a beating

Both the V3 Pro and ONE are solidly built, with metal outer shells and strong plastic parts. You won’t have to think twice about what’s in your purse or pocket when you throw either vape in there. Just remove and safely store the glass stem during travel.

Both have small-ish sized ovens

The ONE and V3 Pro have ovens on the average side - large enough for most light to medium users. They both hold between 0.1 and 0.15 grams of dry herbs, depending on how you grind and pack. Dosing capsules for the ONE fit the V3 Pro perfectly, and are a great way to reload on the fly.

The main difference is the oven’s construction. The ONE’s bowl is made of titanium, while the V3 Pro uses stainless steel. We don’t think you’ll notice any difference.

POTV ONE vs XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer Oven Comparison
POTV oven on the left, V3 Pro oven on the right.

Both have quick heat up times

Both vaporizers heat up quickly for sessions anywhere. The POTV ONE's fast heat up time is about thirty seconds, while the V3 Pro takes around 20 seconds depending on the set temperature

Both have standout accessories

The POTV ONE changed the game when it comes to what a vape can do with glass bubblers and water pipe adapters. With the Accessory Attachment (that comes standard with a glass mouthpiece), you can go from a dry stem to an attached bubbler or at-home water pipe in a second.

We loved the Accessory Attachment so much that designed one specifically for the V3 Pro. Just like with the ONE, you can swap to a mini bubbler or water pipe adapter in an instant with the V3 Pro.

Bottom line, both grant you access to our wide assortment of glass accessories.

XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Bubblers
The V3 Pro shown with the Curved Mini Bubbler. The ONE shown with the Straight Mini Bubbler.

Both are easy to use

Both vapes have an intuitive three-button control scheme with LED display that’s proven to be effective and easy to use. All you need to know is clear with just a glance. If you prefer a longer session timer, only the V3 Pro will accommodate with a two-minute extension.

POTV XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Controls Comparison
Easy three-button controls with LED display.

V3 Pro has On-demand mode

Most vapes run in Session mode which heats the herbs for a set amount of time, and you’re expected to finish before it shuts off. A few dry herb vapes can deliver vapor On-demand, without cooking between hits. The V3 Pro is unique in that it offers both modes.

Use it like normal in Session mode, or switch to On-demand mode and pick it up for just a hit every now and then. On-demand mode runs through the battery quicker, but it’s great for smaller appetites.

Both offer incredible value

Currently, the POTV ONE base price is $99,  while the V3 Pro is only $10 more at $109. 

Both vaporizers come with the Accessory Attachment, a dosing capsule, and a glass mouthpiece, and each can be bundled with a mini glass bubbler or water pipe adapter.

With only a $10 difference between the two, it really comes down to you and your personal preferences. 

POTV XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Glass Accessories
POTV XMAX V3 Pro and POTV ONE shown with our line of glass accessories.

Who’s the POTV ONE for?

I recommend the POTV ONE to just about everyone, and happily watch them do the same. It’s a fantastic vape that fits a lot of lifestyles. But the V3 Pro is a crowd pleaser, as well.

The main reasons to choose the ONE over the V3 is its compact size. It’s a little more discreet than the V3 Pro’s cigar shape and fits a little better inside a pocket.  If you don’t care about On-demand mode, and won’t tear through batteries, the ONE is a slightly better deal.

Who’s the V3 Pro for?

The XMAX V3 Pro is hot out of the gate with a lot of positive user-reviews. Most people can’t go wrong with it. The vapor and features are very similar to the POTV ONE, other than the V3 Pro’s On-demand mode. It’s one of the few vapes that offer On-demand mode, and the only one at this price point.

But where the V3 Pro laps the ONE is battery life. If you vape a lot, you’ll really appreciate all that went into this one - extended vape time, replaceable 18650 battery, and USB-C charge port. If battery life is more important to you, grab the V3 Pro.

POTV XMAX V3 Pro vs POTV ONE Vaporizer Comparison Glass Accessories
Our glass accessories are hot-swappable with both the POTV XMAX V3 Pro and the ONE.

Conclusion - POTV ONE vs XMAX V3 Pro

Don’t sweat this decision much - they’re both winners and you’ll be happy with either high quality vape. The V3 Pro and Planet of the Vapes ONE have much more in common than not. While vape nerds like myself will decide based on some lesser detail like On-demand mode, most will buy the ONE for the slightly better value, or choose the V3 Pro for its great battery life. Those are the standout differences, and where I think you should put the most weight.

Written by

jerry stickstones

Vaporist, vape beta tester, vape reviewer. I like to vape, talk about vapes, and think about vapes. Sometimes I dream...about vapes.

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