Vaporesso Xros Pro vape kit next to Oxva Xlim Pro vape kit with a tear between the two and illustration "vs".


The Oxva Xlim Pro vape kit has been around for some time and continued to rise in popularity ever since its release. However, the latest release from Vaporesso with the Xros Pro has welcomed a pod kit that's competing for the top spot.

It's been a while since we've offered a competing review, but both of these devices are gaining interest within the vaping community with many comparing the two. Although they both have their differences, the Xlim Pro and Xros Pro share many similarities making it difficult to choose between the two. 

After testing both devices side by side over the past week, I break down both devices with an in-depth review so you can better understand the key differences and similarities to help you decide which vape kit is best for you.

Summary: The Oxva Xlim Pro and Vaporesso Xros Pro are both popular vape kits, with the Xros Pro offering some competitive features like a larger battery and an innovative design. However, the Xlim Pro excels in comfort and price. Flavour preference is subjective, but the Xros Pro slightly takes the lead in my opinion. Ultimately, the choice between the two comes down to personal preferences such as design and desired features, and ultimately the price for many.

Initial Impressions

When looking at both devices, there doesn't appear to be that many differences between the Xros and Xlim Pro vape kits. Both vape kits are compact in size and lightweight whilst utilising their own version of pods to offer a Mouth To Lung (MTL) to a Restricted Direct To Lung (RDTL) vaping experience.

The Xros is ever so slightly heavier and larger than the Xlim, but the built-in display on the Xros does feel more appealing. Both devices utilise their own pods and have USB type-C charging ports on their base with a screen on the front, however the Xlim has a button to the side, unlike the front on the Xros.

Person holding two Xlim devices against a brown and black background.

Comparison Overview

Below I highlight the core features of each device before going into each category to thoroughly review the similarities and differences to highlight which device stands out the most to help you decide your next purchase.

  Oxva Xlim Pro Vaporesso Xros Pro
Battery Size 3.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Usability 4.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Functions 4.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
Style & Design 4.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
Comfort 4.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Flavour 4.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
Colour Options 3.5 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0
Price 4.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0

Battery Size

When it comes to battery size, the Xros Pro has the edge, with a built-in 1200mAh battery, it offers 200mAh more than the 1000mAh battery built into the Xlim Pro. However, with this said, it doesn't directly mean that the Xros will last longer. With the additional locking screen and more information displayed on the screen on the Xros, you'll find a slight increase in usage.

With this being said, the average vaper would still expect up to a full day from either device. Both kits feature USB type-C fast charging, although the Xros Pro wins on speed thanks to being capable of a full charge in just 35 minutes. I actually found that both devices lasted as long when used at the same wattage settings.

When it comes to charging either device, both have their charging ports located on the base of the device which means you aren't able to stand the device upright to keep the coil saturated. Although I personally prefer ports to be on the side of the device, it's very common these days for them to be placed on the base.

Winner: Vaporesso Xros Pro

Close up image of green Xros Pro device against a green and black gradient background.


When it comes to usability on either device, it's very hard to define which one is easier to use or more practical overall. Both pod kits offer a straightforward design, that can be both a great starter kit for beginner vapers, whilst offering functionality for an experienced vaper.

When it comes to refilling the 2ml pods, the Xlim Pro offers a simpler process thanks to a silicone plug on the side of the Xlim pods to refill, with the latest V3 Xlim pods having this at the top of the pod without having to remove the pod from the device.

On the other hand, the Xros pods also welcome a top-filling design, but to reveal the filling hole, the mouthpiece has to be snapped off with sideward pressure. This can be more difficult for those with mobility issues and can cause the pods to break if done incorrectly.

Both devices welcome a single fire button design which is used to adjust wattage, or to fire the device, although it's important to mention that both devices have inhale activation too so there's no need to fire the device.

The latest 0.4ohm Xros Pods allows for wattage to be adjusted in 0.5W increments, with the older pods only allowing for the choice between three vaping modes; Eco, Normal, and Power which is a restriction if you prefer using a coil with a higher resistance. However, this could be argued as more straightforward instead of having to scroll through all available wattage options.

Both pod designs are transparent which makes viewing your e-liquid level easy at a glance, although the Xlim pods do have a slight tint to them which can make it a little harder to see if light is reflecting off the pod.

When looking in depth at the usability of the Vaporesso Xros Pro and the Oxva Xlim Pro there are many differences and similarities which really makes this category difficult to rate. With a lot down to preference, as much as I hate to do so, this category is really a tie as there is no way to point one out.

Winner: It's a tie

Person holding Xlim Pro device in their hand to show its compact size.


Both the Oxva Xlim Pro and Vaporesso Xros Pro offer adjustable wattage and airflow control with much more precision when compared to traditional pod kits currently available. It is noticeable that the Xros Pro has a tighter draw when airflow is completely open when compared to the Xlim Pro but not too much to be a decision maker.

When looking further into the display, both offer a clear screen with the Xros being ever so slightly larger in size. In addition, the Xros Pro also displays the exact percentage of the battery which can be useful when you're looking to make the battery last throughout the day.

Thinking further about simplicity, the Xros also has a dedicated lock switch with a prompt showing on the screen when done, this is easier than having to remember a button combination such as having to press the power button four times in a row on the Xlim Pro.

It's clear that Vaporesso has looked at new ways to simplify the vaping experience with their latest Xros Pro which ever so slightly gives it the edge in my opinion, although either one you choose you're not going to feel as though you're missing something, unless you were to use both regularly.

Winner: Vaporesso Xros Pro

Person holding Xros Pro in their hand whilst pressing the front button to display wattage.

Style & Design

Both devices stand out with their designs, but this is generally down to preference. The Xros Pro welcomes a solid metallic finish that to me definitely seems more premium when compared to the shinier laser style, or carbon fiber texture on the Xlim Pro.

When it comes to style, the Xros stands out significantly with its display screen that is built behind the body making it invisible when not in use, almost like those fancy mirrors that have a TV built into them. I really like this innovative design as I personally have never had the chance to use a vape kit that offers this.

In addition to the main screen on the Xros, there is also a smaller lock screen higher up in the device that displays when locked which I thought was a nice added extra.

Although the screen on the Oxva Xlim Pro is clear and displays everything you'd like to see at a glance, including wattage, coil resistance, puff counter, and battery, it just doesn't stand out as much as the built-in screen on the Xros Pro which is why it wins in this category.

Winner: Vaporesso Xros Pro

Person vaping an orange Xros Pro whilst exhaling vapour.


When it comes to holding the devices, both are compact in size and offer a pocket-friendly pod kit, although the Xros Pro is marginally the bigger of the two when it comes to size. I personally think that the Xros looks almost like a doorstop shape when compared to the flatter Xlim Pro, but don't let this be a point of putting you off. Underneath that slight bulge are the two display screens discussed which makes it understandable and accepted.

Although the Xros Pro is also slightly larger in length, either device feels the same in my hand regarding size, although the Xros is noticeably heavier at 86g when compared to the 66g weight of the Xlim Pro.

The Xlim pods also welcome a larger surface area on the mouthpiece making it more comforting to vape, although this doesn't mean that the Xros pods are small, this generally comes down to preference.

Winner: Oxva Xlim Pro

Three hands rising from the bottom with a different colour in each against a bright orange background.


When first vaping an Xlim device, I was pleasantly surprised with the flavour it produced, especially after vaping a wide range of devices from countless manufacturers over the years. I truly thought that Oxva had created a device that couldn't be beaten on flavour, but I have now had the chance to play around with the Xros Pro and it's definitely putting up a fight.

Testing both devices with a firm favourite of mine, Blueberry Sour Raspberry by Bottled Mary, in a 10mg nic salt strength, I honestly find it difficult to pinpoint which device offered the best flavour. I have vaped this flavour for over six months and always stated that the Xlim pods introduced me to the best flavour possible.

However, after vaping this in the Xros Pro for the past week, I have to tell you that I have never tasted so many notes of this flavour in any kit I've vaped... in a good way!

The Xros Pro pod kit has now introduced a new staple to me in e-liquid flavour and opened up a new world to me with one of my favourite nic salts available. I always hate rating flavours as they are obviously subjective and can differ significantly on the type of e-liquid and ingredients, but on this occasion I have to give it to Vaporesso for unlocking a new taste profile I've never experienced.

Winner: Vaporesso Xros Pro

Woman wearing pink jacket and holding pink Xros vape kit in her left hand.

Colour Options

If you're looking for a wider selection of colour designs, then the Xlim Pro does offer one additional option with a choice between eight designs, instead of the seven available with the Xros Pro. However, with this being said, the variety and difference in designs is less clear with the Xlim, such as their black carbon, and black gold essentially offering the same texture, but with a gold trim.

Vaporesso on the other hand appears to have introduced a more varied selection with no colours overlapping in their options which may welcome a clearer choice for some when deciding which design to go for.

Due to the significant variations on the Xros Pro, it wins this category in my opinion, however, it could be argued that the Xlim Pro offers a larger variety on paper. I'll leave it up to you on how you rank them.

Winner: Vaporesso Xros Pro... Debatable

Person sat in a chair vaping Xros Pro vape kit.


Generally, Vaporesso offers competitive pricing with their pod kits, but as it stands the Oxva Xlim Pro stands out as the cheaper option at just £23.99 plus a free nic salt e-liquid at Royal Flush Vape. Priced at £29.99, the Vaporesso Xros Pro is slightly more in price, although you do receive additional functions and a bigger battery alongside a more unique design overall, plus this also is available with a free nic salt e-liquid at Royal Flush Vape.

Winner: Oxva Xlim Pro

Three Xlim Pro devices with prefilled pods attached on a wooden bench.

Technical Specifications

If you're somebody who prefers looking directly at statistics, then below we lay out the technical specifications of the Xros Pro and Xlim Pro for you to clearly see any differences between the two to help you make your mind up on which vape kit to purchase next.

  Oxva Xlim Pro Vaporesso Xros Pro
Battery 1000mAh 1200mAh
Wattage Control Variable Variable
Output Wattage 5W - 30W 5W - 30W
Airflow Control Variable Variable
Pod Capacity 2ml 2ml
Charging USB-C 5V/2A USB-C 5V/2A
Display Screen 0.42" OLED 0.42" OLED
Activation Button + Inhale Button + Inhale
Refilling Side / Top Fill Top Fill
Materials Zinc Alloy + IML + PCTG Zinc Alloy + PCTG
Weight 66g 86g
Dimensions 111x25x14.3mm 119.7x24.4x18.45mm


Regardless of which device you're leaning towards, after using both the Xros Pro and Oxva Xlim over the past week I cannot fault either device. The Xros has opened up new flavours with my favourite nic salt e-liquid, yet the simplicity and balanced flavour of the Xlim has really been a joy to vape. With their current prices, I believe that you get more value for money with the Xlim Pro, although the extra features and design on the Xros Pro are definitely worth considering.

I'm going to continue vaping both devices over the next few weeks and I'll be sure to report on anything new that I find. But for now, I strongly believe that the core decision makers on selecting the right kit for you come down to price, colour preference, and preferred features. Besides these, you'll really struggle to pick them apart much further.

What device are you leaning towards? Have you already picked up your Xlim Pro or Xros Pro? Let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear what you're going for and what it was that made you decide between these two latest devices.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The Oxva Xlim Pro is compatible with the Xlim pods which are available in both the side-fill V2 and top-fill V3 designs. The Xlim Pro is also compatible with the Xlim prefilled pods that are built with a 1.2ohm coil. Available in packs of three, both the 0.6ohm and 0.8ohm are offered straight out of the box with the Xlim Pro vape kit.

The Vaporesso Xros Pro is compatible with the Xros replacement pods which are available in 0.4ohm, 0.6ohm, 0.8ohm, 1.0ohm, and 1.2ohm coil resistances. These pods are available in packs of four with two 0.4ohm mesh pods included with the vape kit.

The Oxva Xlim pods can last anywhere between 10 and 20 days. This will all depend on the amount you vape and which e-liquid you select. Overall the Xlim pods offer a significant lifespan when compared to older designs available.

The Vaporesso Xros pods can last between 10 and 20 days, however, this will differ significantly depending on how frequently you vape and which e-liquid you use. When comparing the Xros pods with older pods available, there's a significant increase in lifespan overall.

We recommend pairing the Oxva Xlim Pro with e-liquid that has a PG ratio of at least 50% such as nic salts or 10ml freebase e-liquids. Although higher VG e-liquids such as shortfills can be used with the V3 0.4ohm pod, you'll find a longer lifespan with higher PG e-liquids.

The Vaporesso Xros Pro is best paired with e-liquids containing at least 50% PG such as freebase 10ml e-liquids or nic salts. There is a 0.4ohm pod that can be used with higher VG e-liquids such as shortfills, however, we generally advise higher PG e-liquids for the Xros replacement pods.


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