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Learn | 03.04.2023

Comparing PAX Devices: PAX 2 & 3 Vs. PAX Plus & Mini

Let's discuss the differences between PAX's most popular devices.

So you’re thinking about getting a new PAX device. Great choice. This trusted brand is praised for their unique, high-quality, and distinct devices that bring out the best in your flower and concentrate.

In recent years, PAX has released some stellar vaporizers, like the PAX 2 and the iPhone of vaporizers, the PAX 3. However, the company recently launched their new flagship devices, the PAX Plus and PAX Mini. At first glance, these devices look very similar. But there’s more than what meets the eye.

See below for more information about the PAX 2, PAX 3, PAX Plus, and PAX Mini. We’ll discuss their similarities and differences and which one is right for you.

The Late PAX 2 & PAX 3

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Let’s start with the core differences between PAX’s prior devices, the popular, tried, and true PAX 2 and PAX 3 devices.


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  • PAX 3 is a dual-use vaporizer, meaning it works with both flower and concentrates. The PAX 2 was only designed for flower.
  • The PAX 3 had additional settings comprising standard, stealth, efficiency, balance, and boost. The PAX 2 did not.
  • The PAX 3 had a 22-second heat-up time, while the PAX 2 was around 30 seconds.
  • PAX 2 had four pre-set temperature settings: 360°F, 380°F, 400°F, and 420°F, while the PAX 3 could be adjusted by one-degree increments.
  • The PAX 2 had a slightly different appearance with a transverse-brushed look. The PAX 3 has a smooth matte finish.

It’s clear that the PAX 3 was designed for maximum efficiency, ease of use, and convenience. It’s a powerful dual-use vaporizer with various settings, adjustable temperatures, and a sleek matte finish. So, what’s the difference between the PAX 3 and the PAX Plus?

PAX Plus

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The PAX Plus replaces the PAX 3. It’s the company’s new flagship device and the most impressive vaporizer from PAX to date. It features four built-in Experience Modes:

  • Stealth
  • Efficiency
  • Balance
  • Boost

Regarding resemblances, the PAX 3 and PAX Plus look very similar. Their design is almost identical, boasting a magnetic charging connector and the classic four-petal LEDs. All mouthpieces, oven lids, and accessories are compatible with the PAX 3, PAX Plus, and even the PAX Mini.

However, the PAX Plus has a larger chamber for flower. Another difference is the battery on the PAX Plus can last up to 8-10 sessions, whereas the PAX 3 can only last 6-10 sessions.

Additional differences between the PAX 3 and PAX Plus include:

  • Newly designed 3D oven screen that pops out easier for deep cleaning
  • Larger LEDs
  • Colorful mouthpieces

PAX Mini

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PAX also released its smallest vaporizer to date, the PAX Mini. This small yet powerful device is nearly the same as the PAX Plus, which also has a 22-second heat-up time and can last for 8-10 sessions. Like the Plus, the Mini also has a newly designed 3D oven screen that easily pops out from the device.

The major difference is that the PAX Mini is slightly smaller, making it even more discreet and portable than the PAX Plus. The PAX Mini only operates with dry flower, while the PAX Plus has inserts for concentrates and flower.

Another difference is the oven size. The PAX Mini has a .25g oven chamber, which is half the size of the .5g oven chamber within the PAX Plus. While both are effective, the Mini might be more suitable for solo sessions.

Instead of having four “experience modes” like the PAX Plus, the PAX Mini only has one. This might be ideal for beginner vapers who don’t know much about temperature settings and want more of a straightforward function.

Final Thoughts

While the PAX 3 had a good run, we get the feeling that consumers will appreciate the PAX Plus and PAX Mini a lot more. Both of these state-of-the-art vaporizers have different functions and features that were designed for cannabis users of all experiences, from beginner to seasoned.

If you’re a solo vaper looking to vaporize flower in the most discreet way possible, the PAX Mini is for you. On the other hand, for experienced users who desire different “Experience Modes,” temperatures, and materials, the PAX Plus is your best bet.

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